Pop superstar avoids jury duty

A Nashville judge has dismissed pop star Taylor Swift as a potential juror in an aggravated rape and kidnapping case.

Davidson County District Attorney Generalís Office spokesman Ken Whitehouse says Swift told the judge Monday she was concerned because of an upcoming trial in Denver involving allegations she was groped by a fan at a meet-and-greet.

Whitehouse says Swift told the judge she is more than willing to serve on a jury in any other type of case. He says the judge thanked her and let her leave.

Other potential jurors chatted and took selfies with the star in waiting areas before they reached the courtroom.

Oops! Bieber not on Instagram

False alarm! Justin Bieber hasnít actually returned to Instagram.

Bieberís 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, ďit was an accident.Ē

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

Comedian runs in Oregon relay

Actor and comedian Kevin Hart says heís up for a sequel after running in a 198-mile Oregon relay over the weekend.

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. Hart ran three legs of the race.

In a video posted on Facebook, Hart said he didnít realize how hard the race would be, describing it as his own Olympics.