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Thursday
May022013

Justin Bieber: Causing Trouble at Istanbul Airport?

STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images(ISTANBUL) -- Teen pop sensation Justin Bieber reportedly caused a ruckus at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport when he and his entourage blew through passport control without presenting their travel documents.

Team Bieber – around a dozen strong – went straight for the cars idling outside Wednesday night, with airport officials in hot pursuit, according to the Dogan News Agency. Eventually, airport security reportedly agreed to do the security check curbside and allowed the pop star to go on his way.

Fanatical Bieber fans – known as "Beliebers" – were waiting for the pint-sized singer as he stepped off his private plane, but were disappointed when his bodyguards whisked him into the awaiting vehicles.

Bieber, 19, is due to give a concert Thursday night to a sold-out crowd at Istanbul’s Technical University’s sports arena, and, according to his Twitter page, he can’t wait.

“Turkey is crazy right now,” he wrote. “We ready.”

Airports have not been kind to Bieber lately: He made news in March for walking through a Polish airport semi-naked.

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Tuesday
Nov152011

'Jersey Shore' Star Complains About TSA Treatment

Bill McCay/WireImage(FARGO, N.D.) -- Jersey Shore star JWOWW claims she was "treated like a criminal" by security at Fargo’s Hector International Airport in North Dakota.

JWOWW, whose real name is Jenni Farley, tweeted that being selected for a pat-down by Transportation Security Administration officers seemed “odd and deliberate.”

“I’ve been patted down a bunch n don’t mind but after I’m getting on a plane seems odd and deliberate to me,” she wrote. “Hate when people abuse authority.”

The reality star says she noticed a TSA officer pointing at her while she was getting coffee earlier.  JWOWW was in Fargo Saturday to make an appearance at a local club.

The TSA responded to the incident by telling GossipCop.com, “As part of TSA’s layered approach to security, passengers may be subject to various random screening measures at the checkpoint or the gate. In this case, a number of passengers were randomly selected according to a pre-set protocol for gate screening prior to boarding an aircraft.”

JWOWW tweeted about having been “patted down,” but the TSA claims the "particular screening protocol consisted of a simple swab of passenger’s hands and did not include a pat down or additional screening of carry-on items."

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Jun282011

'Raising Hope's' Garret Dillahunt Slips Knife Past Airport Security

Creatas/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Raising Hope and Deadwood actor Garret Dillahunt is a very lucky man.  The 46-year-old unknowingly passed through security at a local airport while in possession of a small knife.

Apparently, Dillahunt's guilt got the best of him and he tweeted a photo of the little silver knife he accidently carried through the airport.  He said, "Oops, Walked right through airport security with this little number."

Fellow actor Rainn Wilson responded with a post on his own Twitter page, writing, "Arrest this tweeter!"  Dillahunt answered Wilson saying it was a simple mistake and that he's "a whittler, plain and simple."

However, now that he has come clean, Dillahunt jokingly admits, "I foresee a lifetime of hassles by the TSA. A sacrifice I am willing to make to ensure the safety of our skies."

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