Justin Bieber not back on Instagram


False alarm! Justin Bieber hasn’t actually returned to Instagram.

Bieber’s account briefly returned to public view Monday for his nearly 78 million Instagram followers with week-old pictures and videos of Bieber introducing his new dog, Todd.

However, the pop star later turned it off again and said on Twitter that “it was an accident.”

Bieber left Instagram two weeks ago amid criticism of pictures of him and Lionel Richie’s daughter Sofia from fans of Bieber’s ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez.

Before his account disappeared, he responded to the negativity by writing, “I’m gonna make my Instagram private if you guys don’t stop the hate this is getting out of hand, if you guys are really fans you wouldn’t be so mean to people that I like.”

Bieber’s return was celebrated Monday on Twitter with #JustinReactivatedParty. It followed the #JustinDeactivatedParty trend that popped up when he left Instagram.

Pregnancy didn’t affect plans for ‘Scandal’


“Scandal” creator Shonda Rhimes didn’t know that star Kerry Washington had another baby on the way when a less-is-more plan was put in place for season six of the political thriller.

The ABC series will have just 16 episodes next season. And fans will have to wait until January to see how the show’s many cliffhangers play out.

Rhimes “knows what the story is,” Washington said recently when she sat down with The Associated Press. “She knows about how many episodes she needs left to get there. And that was her decision.”

Comedian Kevin Hart runs in Oregon relay


Actor and comedian Kevin Hart says he’s up for a sequel after running in an Oregon relay.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that Hart competed in the 198-mile relay Saturday, completing three legs of the race.

The event known as Hood to Coast is a 35-leg relay that starts near the top of Mount Hood and ends at the Oregon coast in Seaside.

In a video posted on his Facebook page, Hart said he didn’t realize how hard the race would be. He described the relay as his own Olympics.

Hart praised race organizers and the state, and said he “can’t wait” to run again next year.

Associated Press