John Paul Filo/CBS(NEW YORK) -- Justin Bieber has apparently learned his lesson.
During a trip to Tokyo earlier this week, the singer stopped at the Yasukuni Shrine, then tweeted an homage to the shrine.
Only problem was that the Yasukuni Shrine was founded in the late 1800s and honors more than two million Japanese who died in combat from the Boshin War in 1868 through the end of World War II. But it also honors convicted war criminals that are categorized Class A -- crimes against peace -- stemming from mass murders across Asia during World War II.
After Chinese fans urged Bieber to take his positive tweet down, he did so and posted an apology Wednesday morning.
"While in Japan I asked my driver to pull over for which I saw a beautiful shrine," he wrote. "I was mislead to think the shrines were only a place of prayer. To anyone I have offended I am extremely sorry. I love you China and I love you Japan."
ABC/Fred Lee(NEW YORK) -- Robin Roberts has watched Late Show With David Letterman countless times before. But the Good Morning America co-anchor had never appeared on the program. Not until Tuesday, when she visited Late Show to promote her new book, Everybody's Got Something.
Roberts spoke with David Letterman about the medical obstacles she has faced and overcome. Roberts, a breast cancer survivor, was later diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, or MDS, a rare blood disorder. She underwent a bone marrow transplant in 2012, receiving donor cells from her sister, Sally-Ann.
Through it all, she has maintained a positive outlook, saying she wouldn’t change a thing.
"I can look at you right now and say I am healthier and happier than I've ever been," Roberts, 53, said. "That's all that matters."
Letterman remarked on the book's title, saying how appropriate it is. "Nobody gets a free ride," he said.
"You think you’re the only one," Roberts said of life's obstacles. "And my momma would say, 'Honey, everybody's got something.' Everybody's got something, not just a challenge, but something to give to help you get through that challenge."
After taping the appearance, Roberts had a parting message for Letterman:
Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS(NEW YORK) -- David Letterman welcomed his future Late Show successor, Stephen Colbert, onto his CBS program on Tuesday night.
The Colbert Report host said he's "obviously thrilled" that he will take over the Late Show in 2015. Letterman replied that he is thrilled, too, because CBS execs could have easily hired "another boob like me. But they didn't. They hired a guy..." Colbert interjected, "They hired a boob like me." Letterman said, "No, no, no," but Colbert maintained, "Every boob is like a snowflake, Dave. We're all unique in our own way."
Colbert noted that he has a couple of connections to Letterman. He recalled that in 1986, his college girlfriend interviewed for an internship with Letterman's old NBC program, Late Night. By chance, Colbert landed an interview himself. He was offered an internship, his girlfriend wasn't, and the "relationship did not last."
Colbert said he didn't accept the internship because it didn't pay. As he declared to Letterman, New York City is "an expensive city!"
About a decade later, Colbert said, the Late Show was seeking new writers, so he and a collaborator submitted material. By the time they heard back, months later, they'd moved on to jobs with the TV show Strangers with Candy, which premiered on Comedy Central in 1999.
However, Colbert revealed a Top Ten List he'd submitted: "Top Ten Cocktails for Santa." The top items on the list were:
3. "King of the Juice -- any available juice, any available liquor, wedge of matzo."
2. "Jack Frost -- equal parts Jack Daniels and snow (seasonal)."
1. "Silent Nighttrain."
After the interview aired on the East Coast, Colbert tweeted a selfie featuring himself with Letterman that he snapped during their segment. He included the hashtag #boobs.
Steve Granitz/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Lupita Nyong'o is having a very good year. After winning the Oscar for her role in 12 Years a Slave, the actress has now been named People magazine's "Most Beautiful."
"It was exciting and just a major, major compliment," Nyong'o said of nabbing the cover. "I was happy for all the girls who would see me on it and feel a little more seen."
Being a role model for other women like her is important for Nyong'o, who told People she first thought being beautiful meant having "light skin and long, flowing, straight hair."
"Subconsciously you start to appreciate those things more than what you possess," she added.
Nyong'o credits her mother, Dorothy, for finally convincing her that her own beauty was enough. The actress said her mother "always said I was beautiful. And I finally believed her at some point."
Nyong'o said she's received the most compliments on her looks when she doesn't have any makeup on, "and also before I comb my hair or put on a pretty dress. Happiness is the most important thing."
The Most Beautiful issue of People goes on sale this Friday.
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- After cancelling its Everest Jump Live special in light of Friday's avalanche at Mount Everest that killed 13 people, Discovery Channel is instead planning a documentary on the tragedy.
According to Deadline.com, Discovery will utilize footage shot by NBC News' Peacock Productions, which had been set to produce Everest Jump Live. Its crews had been shooting footage for the five nights of Everest-themed programming that the network had planned, leading up to the special.
Everest Jump Live, which had been scheduled to air May 11, would have featured Joby Ogwyn gliding down from the summit of Mount Everest using a wingsuit.
The documentary will focus on the avalanche and the local reaction to it. The film's length and airdate have not yet been announced.
Discovery hopes to make a donation to a charity benefiting the families of the Sherpa guides killed in the avalanche, and encourage viewers to pitch in as well.
Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for DTFF(NEW YORK) -- Robert De Niro may be a veteran actor with plenty of experience under his belt, but he apparently can still learn something new. Just this past week he recorded his first Vine video.
De Niro was playing around with Tribeca Film Festival judge Jerome Jarre's cell phone when he discovered the app.
The video, captioned "ROBERT DE NIRO'S FIRST 6 SECOND FILM!," shows the 70-year-old actor appearing puzzled as he looks into the camera lens and asks, "What happened to my iPhone?"
Jarre then appears in the frame and says, "What are you doing with my Vine? My Vine account?"
The video was most likely filmed during the Tribeca Film Festival, of which De Niro is a co-founder. The festival is currently running through April 27.
Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Dylan Farrow, the adopted daughter of director Woody Allen and actress Mia Farrow, recently revived past accusations that Allen abused her as a child, but one person in Allen's life will not waver in her friendship with him.
"I’m Woody’s friend and I’ve been Woody’s friend for 45 years and nothing’s going to change that," Diane Keaton says in the May issue of More magazine.
Dylan Farrow detailed the alleged abuse in an open letter published in The New York Times. Allen has long denied the abuse claims and defended himself in his own open letter on the Times' website, saying, "Of course, I did not molest Dylan."
Keaton starred in eight Woody Allen movies, including 1972’s Play It Again, Sam, 1995’s Love and Death, 1977’s Annie Hall and Manhattan Murder Mystery in 1993. Allen reportedly wrote the title role of Annie Hall for Keaton. It earned her an Academy Award as best actress. Keaton and Allen were romantically involved for a time.
Keaton has also been linked to her other co-stars, including Warren Beatty and Al Pacino, but she has never married.
In her interview with More, Keaton, 68, says she could've walked down the aisle for the right man. "I told myself I wanted to [marry] but I didn’t really want a man that I could have...I wanted the dream."
Keaton details her life, including her love affairs, in her new book, Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty, out April 29.
Mark Davis/Getty Images for EJAF(LOS ANGELES) -- The three Hollywood executives accused of sexual abuse by the man who is suing X-Men director Bryan Singer over similar allegations are denying the claims made against them.
Michael Egan, 31, claims in lawsuits filed this week that he was abused by Garth Ancier, David Neuman and Gary Goddard when he was a teenager.
A lawyer for Ancier, the former head of programming for Fox and NBC, says in a statement obtained by The Hollywood Reporter that the claims are "demonstrably untrue." The statement continues, "As just one of many examples, Mr. Ancier has never even visited the estate in Hawaii where the plaintiff claims to have encountered him."
An attorney for Goddard, who has helped create theme park attractions for Universal Studios, said in an email to The Hollywood Reporter that Goddard is currently in China and a proper statement will be released in "due course but needless to say this is without merit."
Neuman, a former president of Disney TV, addressed the allegations against him on his Twitter feed, calling them "disgusting and COMPLETELY FALSE." He added, "Also very shocking in that they don’t just stretch the truth, they are whole-cloth lies with zero basis in reality or truth. Sickening, and very evil, for anyone to lie like that, let alone in a legal document."
The lawsuits against the executives were filed just days after Egan filed a similar complaint against Singer. The director's attorney has said the claims against Singer are "completely fabricated."
Singer's latest film, X-Men: Days of Future Past, opens on May 23.
Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Michael Imperioli is still coming to grips with the loss of his Sopranos co-star, James Gandolfini, who died last June in Italy of a heart attack at the age of 51.
ABC News Radio recently asked Imperioli whether he will reunite with his fellow Sopranos cast members to watch Gandolfini's final movie, The Drop, once the drama is released in September. He said he currently has no plans to do so, and mentioned that he has yet to see Gandolfini's most recent movie, Enough Said.
Imperioli admitted that it would be "a little painful" for him to watch one of Gandolfini's final works. He said, "We miss him a lot, man. He was a good guy and he was a good friend."
Imperioli is one of the stars of the new comedy The M Word, opening everywhere on May 2.
Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former President Bill Clinton may have dropped a couple of House of Cards spoilers at a recent benefit concert, but the lead star of the Netflix series, Kevin Spacey, has no problem with that.
Clinton and Spacey were among the top names who attended Sting's Rainforest Benefit Concert in New York City last Thursday night.
As he addressed the crowd, the 42nd U.S. president poked fun at Spacey's character on House of Cards, Frank Underwood. He joked, "When I was president, people accused me of murder all the time! Made a show of investigating it! Spacey's president for 15 minutes, and he gets away with murder!"
That last line contains two spoilers from the second season of House of Cards, which premiered in February: Spacey killing Kate Mara's journalist character, Zoe Barnes, and his character making the jump from vice president to president.
Spacey normally discourages people from discussing spoilers, but he makes an exception in Clinton's case. He pointed out to ABC News Radio that the event was not televised. He added, "If he wants to be the spoiler-in-chief that's entirely up to him. He's a good man, it was great of him to have shown up, and we had some fun on stage together."
Much like he did at the Rainforest Benefit Concert, Spacey imitated Clinton: "I love that show because 99 percent of what they do in that show, it's real. And the one percent they got wrong, you could never get an education bill passed that fast."
Aside from House of Cards, you'll soon be able to catch Spacey in the documentary NOW: in the Wings on a World Stage. He collaborated with his American Beauty director, Sam Mendes, on the film, which chronicles their touring production of the Shakespeare tragedy Richard III.
NOW: in the Wings on a World Stage will screen in select theaters and be made available for download on May 2. You can learn more about the film at KevinSpacey.com.
Samir Hussein/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Last month Beyonce shot a Toyota commercial for the auto maker's new campaign titled “Get Going.” Now, a behind-the-scenes video from the shoot has surfaced on Tuesday.
In the two-minute clip, posted on one of her Beyhive's YouTube page, the singer films three spots as her latest single, “XO,” plays in the background.
"I feel like it’s a very emotional spot. It goes through my growth and my childhood and who I wanted to be and who I have become," Beyonce says during an on-set interview.
The commercial was directed by Melina Matsoukas, who previously helmed Beyonce's video "Pretty Hurts" and "Move Your Body." She comments, "We all can relate to the idea of 'get going' and how we all need that motivation in our own lives."
Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for Sony Pictures(NEW YORK) -- Emma Stone certainly keeps Andrew Garfield on his toes.
During a recent Q&A about their new film The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Stone challenged her real-life boyfriend when he called sewing "feminine."
Asked by a child how Spider-Man got his costume, Garfield, 30, replied that he made it after taking sewing and needlepoint classes.
"It's kind of a feminine thing to do," he added, "but he really kind of made a very masculine costume."
Stone, 25, piped up, asking, "It's feminine, how?" -- prompting Garfield to respond, "It's amazing how you took that as an insult."
However, he immediately began to backpedal, and even threw in a personal story about his family.
"I would say that femininity is about more delicacy and precision and detail work and craftsmanship — like my mother, she’s an amazing craftsman. She in fact made my first Spider-Man costume when I was three. So I use it as a compliment. To compliment the feminine not just in women but in men as well. We all have feminine in us, young men."
Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Drew Barrymore is a mom -- times two.
The actress and her husband, Will Kopelman, welcomed their second daughter on Tuesday, her publicist confirmed to ABC News. Their eldest, Olive, is 19 months old.
"Happy to announce that today we are the proud parents of our second daughter, Frankie Barrymore Kopelman," the couple said in a statement. "Olive has a new little sister, and everyone is healthy and happy!"
Barrymore, 39, announced that she was expecting last November.
She said that she and her art adviser husband purposely chose to have children close in age.
"Will is just thrilled -- we both are -- [because] we just wanted so badly for Olive to have a sibling," she told People. "In some ways, it’s really for her. So congratulations, Olive!"
David Moir/Bravo(NEW YORK) -- Are Richard Gere and Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi dating?
According to the New York Post's Page Six, Gere, who is reportedly in the middle of a divorce from actress/model Carey Lowell after 11 years of marriage, has been seeing Lakshmi.
"They have been quietly spending some time together. It is all very new and recent, and happened while he has been filming in New York," a source told the paper.
Gere is producing and starring in Time Out of Mind in New York City, where he plays George, a homeless man trying to reconcile with his estranged daughter, Maggie, played by Jena Malone.
Gere and Lowell, who split last September, have a 14-year-old son, Homer. The actor was previously married to supermodel Cindy Crawford. Lakshmi has a 3-year-old daughter Krishna with Adam Dell, the brother of Dell Computer founder Michael Dell. She was also previously married to author Salman Rushdie.
The Post adds that reps for both Gere and Lakshmi had no comment.
Lifetime TV(NEW YORK) -- If you enjoy watching television shows that make you cringe, you may want to tune in to Tori Spelling's latest reality series.
True Tori, premiering Tuesday night on Lifetime at 10 p.m. Eastern time, follows Spelling and her husband, Dean McDermott, as they work on their marriage following his well-documented infidelity. There will be some awkward moments along the way, as evidenced in a recently-released sneak peek.
In the clip, we see Spelling and McDermott attending a therapy session that was held on April 9. When the former Beverly Hills, 90210 actress says they had a great relationship and sex life, McDermott counters, "We would have sex once every two weeks. It wasn't fantastic."
The counselor tries to set him straight, saying, "Dean, your expectations of what a marriage is supposed to be like sexually, it's like a fairy tale."
As Spelling cries that McDermott seems unsatisfied with her, he admits, "I'm insatiable. Sex was an escape, just like drugs and alcohol."
Spelling asks him, referring to his mistress, "Why her?" He responds, "I wasn't attracted to her. It was, like, a warm body."
McDermott says that cheating on his wife is his "worst nightmare." But when Spelling adds, "Or that you got caught," McDermott gives a long pause, then admits, "I don't know."
In a new post on her website, Spelling says she filmed the show in order to "set the record straight" and tell her own story.
She concedes, "At the moment, I don’t know if it will have a happy ending. But I need to get my voice back, and this is my way of doing that."
After reports surfaced that McDermott cheated on Spelling, he announced in January that he had entered a treatment center to address what he described at the time as "health and personal issues."
He said, "I am truly sorry for the mistakes I have made and for the pain I've caused my family."
Spelling and McDermott married in 2006. They have four children together.