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Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus; Justin Bieber; George Zimmerman

Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus are having a public spat in the aftermath of Cyrus’s unsuccessful attempt to French-kiss Perry onstage. During a television interview, Perry explained why she pulled away from Cyrus in apparent disgust when the raunchy singer tried to smooch her during a Cyrus concert in Los Angeles. “I just walked up to her to give her a friendly girlie kiss. You know, as us girls do,” Perry said. “And then she, like, tried to move her head and go deeper, and I pulled away.” With a grin, Perry added, “God knows where that tongue has been!” Cyrus sought revenge via Twitter with a put-down of Perry’s ex-boyfriend (or “boo”), notorious ladies’ man John Mayer. “Girl if ur worried abt where tongues have been good thing ur ex boo is ur EX BOO cause we ALL know where THAT been.”

Non-Beliebers who accuse Justin Bieber of being an insolent brat got more evidence this week in a leaked video of his deposition in a lawsuit by a photographer against the pop star’s bodyguard. Bieber sighs and smirks his way through the deposition, refusing to acknowledge some of the opposing lawyer’s questions and snarkily referring to him as “Katie Couric.” When the photographer’s lawyer mentions Selena Gomez, Bieber’s ex-girlfriend, Bieber loses it. “Don’t ask me about her again,” he orders, before stomping out of the room.

George Zimmerman signed autographs and chatted with fans last weekend as the featured guest at a Florida gun show. Only about 20 people took up the invitation to meet Zimmerman at the New Orlando Gun Show, held in the back of a gun shop. “Seeing my supporters face to face was something I couldn’t pass up,” said Zimmerman, noting that because of death threats he wears a bulletproof vest and carries a firearm. The gun show had been scheduled for an Orlando event center, which canceled the show after receiving protests about Zimmerman’s appearance. “He seemed nervous and actually a little scared to be there,” said one woman who took a photo with Zimmerman, who was acquitted of all charges last year after fatally shooting Trayvon Martin.

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