The life of Justin Bieber may be the model for a new comedy from ABC.

Makes sense. Some of us have thought the whole Justin Bieber thing was pretty funny from the get-go.

According to TV Guide, Bieber and his manager Scooter Braun would executive produce the currently untitled project, along with "Entourage's" Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi, who are writing the script.

The show is being described as a family-centric comedy that revolves around a future pop star's unconventional upbringing and his awkward teenage years. Hopefully it will include a skinny little white guy wearing lots of gold chains and throwing gang signs.

Originally intended as a multi-camera comedy for the 2011 season, the now single-camera project is under consideration for next season and has received a script commitment from the network.

L.A. REID TO LEAVE 'THE X FACTOR': L.A. Reid will leave "The X Factor" after this season.

The music executive wants to go back to his day job as Epic Records chairman, according to "Access Hollywood."

"I have decided that I will not return to 'The X Factor' next year," he said. "I have to go back and I have a company to run that I've kind of neglected and it saddens me a little bit, but only a little bit ... I'm not ruling out ever coming back, but I'm definitely not coming back next year. Maybe I'll revisit the idea a little later."


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Make up your mind, already.

Reid told The Hollywood Reporter that he has "the utmost respect for Simon Cowell, he is the very best and I have had the opportunity to learn so much from him ... Working with him on 'X Factor' has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience, I'm honored to have sat on the panel with such incredible talent."

Reid already has his replacement in mind.

"My choice would be like Jon Bon Jovi," he told "Access Hollywood."

Reid was the first judge hired by Cowell and is the only judge to sit on the panel for both Season 1 and Season 2. No one knows if judges Britney Spears or Demi Lovato will return for season three. The hunt for one, or possibly three, more judges could prove difficult, considering it took Cowell four months to get Spears and Lovato on board, after Cowell fired everyone but the audience after the first season.

Fox had no comment on the news.

LINDSAY LOHAN GETS JOB OFFER: A strip club is offering to pay off Lindsay Lohan's storage debt.

I'm sure no one saw this coming.

New York club Scores has offered to pay Lohan's $16,000 storage facility bill and help out with payments on her $8,000-a-month mansion in Beverly Hills, according to TMZ. All she has to do is some hosting work for their website, ScoresLive.com. The "work" does not involve stripping or any nudity, but rather a fully-clothed hosting job for their online video chat forum.

Here's a weird idea: Maybe Lohan could pull herself together, take a few acting classes at the local community college, and try to be in some movies.

Never mind. That's just crazy talk.

In a letter sent to Lohan's lawyer, obtained by TMZ, the strip club said "We understand that you have recently been spending some time in NYC, and we would like to arrange for you to host a few events online for ScoresLive.com. ScoresLive.com presents hundreds of beautiful ladies who appear by webcam nightly entertaining upscale gentlemen in the privacy of their homes. We are currently starting a new promotion wherein we will engage famous, female celebrities as hosts for special events streamed live from our club, SCORES, on West 28th Street in Manhattan for the VIP members of Scoreslive.com."

Oh ... well, if it's "upscale," she should do it.

Lohan's father Michael Lohan recently told RadarOnline that his daughter and her team have already turned down $130,000 in endorsements so as to not "cause further embarrassment."

How much more embarrassment is possible?

RumorFix said Lohan is not at the brink of financial ruin yet. A friend close to the actress said there is no risk of an auction of her storage unit at the moment. And this isn't Lohan's biggest problem, anyway. Her probation was revoked on Wednesday and the actress could face up to 245 days in jail. She goes back to court next month.

AMANDA BYNES OFF THE HOOK: Amanda Bynes may soon be free to start driving into things again.

Prosecutors have dropped two misdemeanor hit-and-run charges against her, according to RadarOnline. Bynes was reportedly able settle both cases, and the other drivers agreed to not press charges in favor of financial settlements, according to a source close to the situation.

It was not immediately clear whether her driver's license, which was suspended in September, has been restored.

She should get together with Lindsay Lohan and do a "Thelma & Louise: re-make ... in real life.

"This is routinely done when both sides are able to come to an agreement, and there really is no need to pursue legal charges because damages to their respective vehicles was paid for," the source explained to RadarOnline.

Bynes pleaded not guilty to the charges, which were brought against her in September.

The first charge stemmed from an incident in April, when Bynes allegedly rear-ended another vehicle while driving an Enterprise rental car. The second charge was the result of an incident in August, when Bynes allegedly left the scene of a minor accident without exchanging information with the other driver.

The accidents were part of a string of bizarre incidents involving the actress this year, including her being charged with DUI, hitting a police car, and driving about Los Angeles while smoking what appeared to be a marijuana pipe. She still has the DUI charge and two counts of driving on a suspended drivers license pending.

RUSSELL CROWE WANTS FAMILY FOR CHRISTMAS: Russell Crowe wants to be back with his family for Christmas, including his estranged wife Danielle Spencer.

This is the part where "I'll Be Home for Christmas" starts playing in your head. Take a moment.

According to Us Weekly, two months after widespread reports of a separation, the "Les Miserables" actor, 48, took to his Twitter earlier this week to address (in vague terms) the state of his nine-year marriage to Spencer.

"As soon as I finish this job and can get home, my priority is to try to bring my family back together," wrote the Oscar winner, who is currently shooting "Winter's Tale" in New York City with Colin Farrell and Will Smith.

Crowe was upset by a New York Post story claiming he's casually dating cookbook author and TV personality Katie Lee, the former wife of Billy Joel. "These latest reports are false and cruel," Crowe said.

Spencer also resurfaced on social media with a post to her fans on Facebook.

"Hi Everyone! I'm sorry i haven't visited here for a while, things have been keeping me somewhat busy of late," wrote Spencer, who shares sons Charles, 8, and Tennyson, 6, with the Crowe. Acknowledging the tumultuous several months, she added: "I just wanted to thank you all for bearing with me and also for your messages of support, it means a lot to me."

You're welcome. Glad to help.

Australia's Sydney Morning Herald first reported in October that the couple -- who met 22 years ago on a film set and got married in April 2003 -- separated, with Spencer staying behind with the boys in Australia.

"I need to go home & be with my children," Crowe tweeted two weeks ago as "Winter's Tale" began shooting. "Cannot believe how (expletive) up my schedule has become this year."

CHARLEY SHEEN'S KIDS TAKEN FROM DENISE RICHARDS: Charlie Sheen's ex-wife Brooke Mueller had her mother take her twins with Charlie Sheen away from Charlie Sheen's other ex-wife Denise Richards, after getting angry that Richards was considering letting Mueller's children go with Charlie Sheen to Charlie Sheen's company holiday party.

Got that?

Mueller asked Richards to take care of her twins while she went to rehab for the 19th time (not a typo). Sources close to Sheen told TMZ that Richards called Mueller on Tuesday to tell her she was taking the twins, along with her daughters, to Sheen's "Anger Management" kiddie Christmas party.

Mueller supposedly exploded, saying, "Absolutely not," adding that she didn't want Sheen anywhere near the kids. Wow -- sounds like she really is sober.

Then Richards got a call Mueller's lawyer, threatening her if she took the kids to the party, which Richards didn't. But just in case, Mueller brought out the big guns and sent her mother to Richards' house. Mueller's mom took the kids home with her.

That must be one treacherous Christmas party.

TMZ said Sheen wants the kids with Richards, who has taken care of them before while Muller is in rehab -- sometimes for a full month. But Mueller has full custody, so what she says, goes.

I can't imagine how any child would feel unstable with parents like these.

Contact Tony Hicks at thicks@bayareanewsgroup.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BayAreaNewsGroup.TonyHicks.

DECEMBER 15 IN HISTORY

Saturday is Dec. 15, the 350th day of 2012. There are 16 days left in the year.

1791: The Bill of Rights went into effect following ratification by Virginia.

1890: Sioux Indian Chief Sitting Bull and 11 other tribe members were killed in Grand River, S.D., during a confrontation with Indian police.

1938: Groundbreaking for the Jefferson Memorial took place in Washington with President Franklin D. Roosevelt taking part in the ceremony.

1939: The epic Civil War movie "Gone With the Wind," produced by David O. Selznick and starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, had its world premiere in Atlanta.

1944: A single-engine plane carrying bandleader Glenn Miller, a major in the U.S. Army Air Forces, disappeared over the English Channel while en route to Paris. American forces invaded Mindoro Island in the Philippines.

1961: Former Nazi official Adolf Eichmann was sentenced to death by an Israeli court for crimes against humanity. (Eichmann was hanged 5 1/2 months later.)

1962: The Vail Mountain ski resort in Colorado officially opened. Actor-director Charles Laughton died in Los Angeles at age 63.

1965: Two U.S. manned spacecraft, Gemini 6A and Gemini 7, maneuvered to within 10 feet of each other while in orbit.

1971: The Secret Service appointed its first five female special agents.

1972: Bernardo Bertolucci's controversial film "Last Tango in Paris" had its European premiere in Rome, as well as Paris.

1989: A popular uprising began in Romania that resulted in the downfall of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.

1991: An Egyptian-registered ferry, the Salem Express, hit a reef and sank in the Red Sea; at least 470 people died, although some estimates are much higher.

2001: The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy, was reopened to the public after a $27 million realignment that had dragged on for over a decade.

2011: The flag used by U.S. forces in Iraq was lowered in a low-key Baghdad airport ceremony marking the end of a war that had left 4,500 Americans and 110,000 Iraqis dead and cost more than $800 billion.

BIRTHDAYS

Actor-comedian Tim Conway (79), singer Cindy Birdsong (The Supremes) (73), rock musician Dave Clark (The Dave Clark Five) (70), rock musician Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge) (66), actor Don Johnson (63), actress Melanie Chartoff (62), rock musician Paul Simonon (The Clash) (57), DNC Vice Chairwoman Donna Brazile (53), actress Helen Slater (49), actress Stefania Owen (TV: "Running Wilde") (15).

Associated Press