Jan 28 - The day's top showbiz news and headlines including Pete Seeger dies, 'Deport Bieber' petition gets thousands of signatures, and Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart reunite in Los Angeles. Bob Mezan reports.
Pete Seeger has died. The singer co-wrote enduring folk songs like "If I Had a Hammer" and became a leading voice for social justice; he was well known for his liberal politics, working as an environmentalist, and protesting against wars from Vietnam to Iraq. Seeger died of natural causes. He was 94. A petition calling for the deportation of Justin Bieber has been listed on the White House's official petition page. The request, called "Deport Justin Bieber and revoke his green card," received more than 72,000 signatures by early Tuesday (January 28) - just shy of the 100,000 needed to warrant an official response from the U.S. government. Bieber is due for an arraignment in Miami on February 14, where he will face potential charges of DUI, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license - all stemming from an arrest last Thursday (January 23). Prince has filed a lawsuit against his own fans. The singer is pressing charges against 22 website owners and Facebook users who he says posted bootleg footage of his concerts. He's suing for 1 million dollars from each of the 22 parties. Finally, Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart hit the red carpet in Los Angeles for a Eurythmics reunion. The duo were on hand for a Grammy tribute to The Beatles, where they performed together for the first time in nine years. Their performance will air as part of "The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles" on February 9 on U.S. network CBS.