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Paris Jackson loses respect for ‘obnoxious’ Justin Bieber

FILE: Paris JacksHospitalized For Reported Suicide Attempt

FILE: Paris Jackson Hospitalized For Reported Suicide Attempt

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Updated: July 19, 2013 6:03AM



H ow times change. Paris Jackson’s opinion of Justin Bieber has taken a big nosedive over the past year or so — with Michael Jackson’s only daughter now despising the pop superstar.

Once a fan when this photo was snapped in 2012, “Paris no longer has any respect for Justin — and hates the fact he considers himself the natural heir to Michael,” a Jackson family source told this column Monday,

Beyond the recent revelations of Paris Jackson’s emotional problems — including her alleged suicide attempt — the source added, “When it comes to Justin Bieber, Paris is on the same page as the rest of her family. They all think he’s become an obnoxious, spoiled brat.”

Though still hospitalized at the UCLA Medical Center, Paris ordinarily lives in the same Calabasas, Calif., gated community as Bieber. The source added, “Paris knows first-hand how Justin has shown such disrespect to their neighbors, by racing his cars down their quiet streets, blasting very loud music at all hours and getting into that fight with his next-door neighbor.”

TAKE A BOW: Five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald charmed the crowd at the Sarah Siddons Award luncheon Monday at the Ritz-Carlton with a terrific acceptance speech that included everything from awe about being included with other Siddons winners like Angela Lansbury, Patti LuPone and Barbara Cook, to her lifelong battle with stage fright, to performing at Ravinia in 2000 while pregnant with her daughter, Zoe.

But McDonald will never forget her first trip here in 1992 — part of the national tour of “Secret Garden,” which just happened to coincide with the night Michael Jordan and the Bulls won their first back-to-back NBA championships. “This may come as a surprise to you, but there weren’t too many sports fans in the cast,” McDonald quipped.

“But [with] the hysteria at such a fever pitch, we just had to join in.”

MORE LAUGHS: On the heels of the end of the TBS “Just For Laughs” comedy festival here comes news about Funny or Die’s “Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival” — featuring Dave Chappelle and a slew of other comics.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for the show, which hits the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park on Aug. 31.

TV TALK: On the Tuesday episode of Katie Couric’s talk show, Chicagoan Sara Connell will discuss the suffering she went through in her attempts to have children — and her mom becoming the unlikely surrogate mother of her child. “Katie” airs at 2 p.m. weekdays on WLS-Channel 7.

AGE GAME: Let’s hope there’s lots of makeup involved, but it does seem a bit wacky that Shirley Jones, 78, will play the mother of William Shatner — who is 82! — on the live season premiere of “Hot in Cleveland” on TVLand on Wednesday.Of course, as

showbiz411.com points out, no matter what her age, Jones will long be remembered as that beloved TV mom on “The Partridge Family.”

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Kudos to Carmen Rossi, Chris Bader and Kevin Killerman — the new ownership team at Hubbard Inn, 110 W. Hubbard, who have given the River North watering hole a rebirth with both an interior inspired by the life and travels of Ernest Hemingway, and a creative and eclectic new menu created by chef Bob Zrenner.



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