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Bieber expected to draw crowds
Paul McCartney’s May 10 concert in Mexico City’s central plaza attracted some 200,000 people and city Tourism Secretary Carlos Mackinlay says organizers expect “a little more” for the Bieber event.
Officials are planning elaborate security arrangements for the event, with nearly 6,000 police officers, two helicopters, 500 portable toilets and four rings of barriers. Checkpoints will limit the crowd in the plaza to about 80,000, with other fans directed to watch the concert on giant screens erected on neighboring streets.
Miss USA contestant claims show is fixed
PHILADELPHIA — The former Miss USA contestant who stepped down last week is standing by her claim the contest was rigged.
Sheena Monnin told NBC’s “Today” show she firmly believes the top 5 finishers were determined before the show was broadcast Sunday night.
The former Miss Pennsylvania claims a fellow contestant told her she saw the list of finalists hours before the pageant.
Pageant officials deny Monnin’s allegation, saying the contestant who Monnin claims saw the list denies her account.
Miss Universe officials say Monnin resigned because organizers decided to admit transgender contestants.
Pageant producer Donald Trump says he’s considering suing Monnin.
DC Comics’ stories relaunch in fall
PHILADELPHIA — DC Comics’ heroes are going to zeroes. In September, DC Entertainment will publish a zero issue for its 52 titles, a move that co-publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio said will help explain the origins and effects of its rebooted characters a year after it rebooted the stories of its heroes and villains.
Lee said each of the books will help fill in the blanks of some characters’ origins or present a full origin story.
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