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The daily gossip: Border patrol found marijuana on Justin Bieber's tour bus, and more
5 top pieces of celebrity gossip — from Katy Perry's acting aspirations to Jerry Bruckheimer's defense of The Lone Ranger
What?! The Biebs gets high? 
What?! The Biebs gets high?  Ethan Miller/Getty Images

1. Border patrol found marijuana on Justin Bieber's tour bus
The Biebs just can't catch a break. After months of reports about his controversial club-hopping and monkey-abandoning, the pop star's tour bus was stopped at the Canadian border by U.S. border patrol, who discovered marijuana on board. But don't be too worried about the Biebs; he wasn't on the bus when it was stopped, marking the first controversy he's actually avoided being a part of since the beginning of 2013. [Daily News]
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2. Jerry Bruckheimer thinks we'll all love The Lone Ranger someday
The Lone Ranger's so-so reviews and dismal box-office performance have led many analysts to brand it one of the biggest bombs of the summer. But not so fast, says completely unbiased Lone Ranger producer Jerry Bruckheimer: In 10 years, we'll all be talking about how great it is. "I think [The Lone Ranger] is going to be looked back on as a brave, wonderful film," he argued — so don't miss your chance to applaud the bravery of a $250 million blockbuster starring one of the biggest actors in Hollywood. [Vulture]
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3. Superheroes are taking over television, too
If a summer's worth of so-so blockbusters has burned you out on superhero stories, we have bad news for you: There are even more do-gooders in costumes that are primed to invade your television. In a session at the Television Critics Association press tour, The CW president Mark Pedowitz revealed that the network plans to introduce The Flash to its superhero drama Arrow, with the possibility of spinning him off into his own series. "We do want to expand on the DC universe," said Pedowitz. Fans of Matter-Eater Lad should start those petitions now. [HitFix]
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4. Katy Perry wants to do more acting
In case her critically acclaimed turns as the voice of Smurfette in the Smurfs movies didn't already tip you off, Katy Perry is leaving no room for doubt: She's interested in becoming a serious actress. "With films, I hope to win you all over with animation and then do other films," said Perry, who has already failed at the first part of that sentence. "I think I'd enjoy playing the opposite of what you expect" — like, say, doing anything but reprising her role in a soulless cash-grab of a sequel. [The Huffington Post]
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5. Katy Perry announces her new album on the side of a gold-plated semi truck
But until Katy Perry is a respected enough actress to take home the Oscar gold, she's locked down the next best thing: A massive, gold-plated semi truck. The promotional vehicle is emblazoned with the title and release date of Perry's new album, which will be called Prism, thus rendering the gold-plated truck bizarrely incongruous. "Don't worry, Los Angeles is just the first stop on the map," tweeted Perry, so drivers across the nation can look forward to being blinded while they're stopped at traffic lights. [Gossip Cop]

Scott Meslow is the entertainment editor for TheWeek.com. He has written about film and television at publications including The AtlanticOutside Magazine, and Think Progress.

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