News Week in Review: The Five Things You Need to Know For This Week

From Justin Bieber to acclaimed director Quentin Tarantino, here are the five biggest events of this week


1. The Broncos Are Going to the Superbowl!

Yes, it’s finally happened, after a decisive victory against the New England Patriots, the Broncos have made it to the Super Bowl, and with Peyton Manning leading, the Broncos are favored to win. The highly watched television event, where a 30 second ad space will cost nearly four million dollars, will feature our very own Denver Broncos against the Seattle Seahawks in this year’s biggest sports event.

2. The Chris Christie Scandal Gets Even Worse

Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey and widely considered future presidential candidate has recently been accused of punishing his political foes, which is not only highly illegal but has potentially destroyed his political career. Last September, the Port Authority announced that a traffic study would shut parts of the George Washington Bridge, causing massive traffic jams in Fort Lee. Then, reporting by The Wall Street Journal and the Bergen Record revealed the possibility that since Fort Lee’s mayor, Democrat Mark Sokolich, failed to endorse Christie before November’s gubernatorial election, the traffic jams may have had a more sinister origin. This was amplified even more when people found out Christie’s deputy chief of staff Bridget Kelly emailed Port Authority “time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee.” To top this off, recent developments have shown Christie’s staff members also threatened to withhold Hurricane Sandy relief funds if the mayor of Hoboken did not allow for a high-rise development project that would help Christie. The mayor applied for $130 million in Sandy relief aid and only received $300,000.

3. New Poll Says a Majority of Americans Support Marijuana Legalization

Following the implementation of Amendement 64 in Colorado a CBS news poll found that for the first time in history a majority of Americans support marijuana legalization. In the past few years public opinion has changed dramatically concerning this issue, and now two states have legalized it for recreational purposes, Colorado and Washington. These states will serve as an indicator for the effectiveness of marijuana legalization.

4. Quentin Tarantino in An Uproar Over New Script Leak

“Pulp Fiction” and “Django Unchained” director Quentin Tarantino is furious over the script to his newest project, “The Hateful Eight” being leaked. He says that while he was planning on shooting the film next winter, he will now drop the film to work on new projects.

5. Justin Bieber Arrested on Drunk Driving and Resisting Arrest Charges

Justin Bieber was charged with drunk driving, resisting arrest and driving without a valid license after police saw the pop star street racing early Thursday morning. Justin Bieber was charged with drunken driving, resisting arrest and driving without a valid license after police saw the star street racing early Thursday morning, Miami Beach police said.

“What the f*** did I do? Why did you stop me?” Bieber, 19, told the police officer who pulled him according to the arrest report. Bieber was also apparently not following instructions, according to the Miami Beach Police Chief and was reported as having a “flushed face, bloodshot eyes, and the odor of alcohol on his breath.”