Bieber turns himself in
Justin Bieber has turned himself in to Toronto police for an expected assault charge.
Bieber arrived Wednesday evening at a police station to a crush of media and screaming fans.
A police official said the charge relates to an alleged assault on a limo driver in December.
Toronto police said in late December they were looking into allegations that a member of Bieber’s entourage assaulted a limo driver who was driving the Canadian pop star and several others. Police said at the time that it was unclear whether Bieber was involved.
Earlier Wednesday, the 19-year-old pleaded not guilty in Florida to driving under the influence after driving nearly twice the speed limit on a Miami Beach street. He also pleaded not guilty to resisting arrest and driving with an expired license.
Bieber also remains under investigation for felony vandalism in Los Angeles County over an egg-tossing episode.
Emmys move to August
NBC announced Tuesday that it will broadcast the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Aug. 25, a month earlier than usual and on a Monday rather than a Sunday.
The move to late August – the Emmys typically are broadcast just before the TV season officially starts in the third week of September – was expected in order to avoid a scheduling conflict with “Sunday Night Football,” which usually begins airing in early September. Such a change is not unprecedented: The last two times the network aired the Emmys, in 2006 and 2010, it did so in August.
However, the switch to Monday night is more unusual, given that most of the big-name awards shows, including the Oscars, Grammys and Golden Globes, are broadcast on Sundays when the number of available viewers is typically larger.
PepsiCo boosts injured vets
PepsiCo Inc. is making a $1 million donation and streaming a live concert Friday to benefit injured military veterans and their families.
The company said it would stream a show featuring comic Jon Stewart and country star Blake Shelton online at 9:45 p.m. The show will take place at a temporary venue built for the company in Manhattan’s Bryant Park in connection with Super Bowl festivities.
The PepsiCo Foundation is making the donation to the Bob Woodruff Foundation, the organization that aids injured veterans named for the ABC News journalist who was severely injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq.
Lambert, McGraw top list
Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw are the top nominees for this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards.
Lambert and McGraw are up for seven awards apiece at the April 6 awards show. The nominations were announced Wednesday morning in a series of videos via social media.
Keith Urban is up for six awards, and Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Kacey Musgraves and Lee Brice have five apiece. Florida Georgia Line and Lady Antebellum are next with four nods.
Lambert and husband Shelton are nominated for the top honor, the fan-voted entertainer of the year, with Swift, 2013 winner Luke Bryan and George Strait.