Justin Bieber was arrested early Thursday morning after leaving a Miami Beach club, accused of drag racing and DUI, according to ABC affiliate WSVN-TV.
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Instagram.com/CarrieUnderwoodCarrie Underwood toured the world and starred in the TV production of The Sound of Music in 2013, but her 2014 is off to a much less glamorous start. Carrie has spent the past few days volunteering at an animal shelter, where one of the puppies left her a little surprise on her sweatshirt.
Carrie posted a Vine video showing brown streaks on her shoulder. In the clip, Carrie says, “Been cleaning pens at the shelter all day. How did I get poop on my shoulder? Weird.”
Hopefully Carrie was thinking of some song ideas while …read more
By By CRAIG SAILOR TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — It’s easy to understand why people occasionally report sightings of Bigfoot in the mossy forests of the Olympic Peninsula. What else could explain a fast-moving biped with long flowing hair climbing trees and plunging into icy streams?… …read more
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Republic NashvilleCassadee Pope fans came through for her in a big way when she they voted her to a win on The Voice‘s third season. Some of them even followed her before her music career got a big boost from that TV exposure. That’s why Cassadee makes sure to take care of those longtime fans when she’s on the road.
She tells ABC News Radio, “Every time I play certain places on tour, I will always make sure that those fans that I remember that have been fans for many years, I will make sure …read more
PRNewsFoto/PMK*BNCNow that the Christmas season is over, Mariah Carey will stop singing “All I Want for Christmas Is You” and switch to “Auld Lang Syne.” She’ll ring in 2013 on NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly, which airs Tuesday night. Jane Lynch will co-host.
Also appearing on the show will be Voice coach Blake Shelton, actor Anthony Anderson, and actress and comedian Natasha Leggero. The special airs on two parts: the first goes from 10 p.m. ET to 11 p.m. ET, and then it picks up again at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT and runs to 12:30 …read more
Eric McCandless/Triage Entertainment.Why does it seem like music’s biggest stars are all over your TV screen during the holidays? Because they know that reminding fans that they’ve got new albums out during the Christmas shopping season leads to big sales. Just look at Celine Dion, for example.
After debuting in the top 10 when it first came out, Celine’s album Love Me Back to Life rapidly slid down the charts, but two key TV appearances in the week before Christmas helped it climb back up. The Canadian diva performed on the season …read more
Attorneys general sue U.S. Fidelis for deceptive business practices
In April 2010, Washington and 11 other states sued the business and its owners over U.S. Fidelis’ deceptive solicitations, illegal telemarketing, robo-calls and misleading TV ads. The states later agreed to settle claims against the owners in exchange for their agreement to turn over their assets to the bankruptcy estate.
Attorneys general increase refunds to consumers
Washington advocated for consumers during the bankruptcy process that resulted in creation of the Consumer Restitution Fund.
Because of the hard work of Washington and other states, every eligible claimant will receive a minimum of $250.
All U.S. Fidelis’ customers were provided restitution fund claim forms in 2012. Checks are going in the mail today to eligible consumers who filed claims. Those who didn’t already file a claim can still do so until January 2015.
Consumers can still file refund claims
The Consumer Restitution Fund will remain open until January 2015. Consumers who have unexpired contracts or money back guarantees, may still file claims. Other claims may be paid, if funds are available. No distribution, however, is guaranteed.
Consumers who have outstanding claims against U.S. Fidelis, and have questions about their claims, or whose contact information may have changed should contact Garden City Group by calling (877) 691-8477. Additional information about the settlement, including frequently asked questions can be found at www.usfbankruptcy.com.
Service contract purchase tips
The AGO recommends consumers follow these tips when considering purchase of a vehicle service contract.
· Insist on seeing a copy of the contract before you make a purchase, if possible.
· Read the contract in detail to see what is covered and what is not. Most industry experts recommend that you purchase an automotive service contract that is exclusionary (lists what isn’t covered), rather than inclusionary (lists what is covered).
· Understand what typical repairs there may be for your vehicle, and what they cost. This will help ensure you buy a vehicle service contract that is right for you and right for your car.
· Beware of contracts that come with a product you must put into your vehicle. You may be buying a vehicle protection product warranty that does not come with any refund rights and may have extremely limited repair rights.
· Check that the marketing company and business providing contract services are registered with the Office of the Insurance Commissioner and are compliant with Washington laws at http://www.insurance.wa.gov/consumertoolkit/search.aspx.