SYDNEY – Thousands of frenzied teenagers, who spent the night camped out by Sydney Harbour awaiting a concert by pop star Justin Bieber, surged toward the venue Monday morning, sending at least eight girls to the hospital and injuring several more.

Police canceled the performance after the swarm, which may have begun when rumors spread that the 16-year-old Canadian heartthrob had arrived early. In the crush, at least 10 girls fainted, and paramedics had to pull them out of the crowd, according to Australia’s Network Seven. Of the eight sent to the hospital, one fractured her kneecap, though most had hyperventilated.

“We were expecting this to be the biggest concert we ever had, but we just couldn’t have foreseen this scale,” said Grant Denyer, the weather presenter for Network Seven’s Sunrise program, which was planning to broadcast the open-air concert.

Police said the station was well prepared, but that the frenzy of 5,000 fans got out of control.

Quaid, wife arrested, held in felony case

 SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Randy and Evi Quaid showed up in a criminal courtroom two weeks late Monday and were arrested on outstanding warrants, authorities said.

The actor and his wife were ordered held on $100,000 bail and told to return for a court hearing Wednesday, Senior Deputy District Attorney Lee Carter said in an e-mail.

The couple have repeatedly failed to show up in a Santa Barbara court for hearings in a felony case alleging that they defrauded an inn out of more than $10,000. They have pleaded not guilty, and their attorney has said the money has been repaid and the Quaids hope to resolve the case.

But the couple’s repeated missed appearances cost them $40,000 in bail that they forfeited after missing an April 12 hearing. Warrants for the Quaids’ arrest were issued after they didn’t show up the next day, either.

The Quaids’ attorney, Robert Sanger, declined to comment on Monday’s developments.

Randy Quaid is best-known for supporting roles in films such as “Independence Day” and “National Lampoon’s Vacation.” He is the older brother of actor Dennis Quaid.

The case has been ongoing since September. A criminal complaint alleges the couple used an invalid credit card to defraud the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito of more than $10,000.

Michaels remains hospitalized with brain hemorrhage

LOS ANGELES – Doctors plan further testing to help pinpoint the source of the brain hemorrhage that is keeping Bret Michaels in intensive care, according to a post Monday on the rocker’s website.

A report from doctors is expected this week. The website doesn’t say where Michaels, 47, is hospitalized.

“Please remember Bret is, and always has been, a fighter and survivor and is under the best medical care possible,” the post added.

His New York-based publicist, Joann Mignano, on Friday confirmed a report on People magazine’s website that said the former Poison frontman was rushed to intensive care late Thursday after a severe headache. Doctors discovered bleeding at the base of his brain stem, the report said.

Rapper sues for song royalties

NEW YORK – Rapper DMX says he’s been ripped off for years by a company hired to collect his song royalties, but he’s been behind bars so much that he only recently realized the problem.

The hip-hop artist — who’s currently in an Arizona jail — said in a lawsuit filed Monday that Rich Kid Entertainment 1 and related companies paid him nothing while collecting royalties on some of his most popular work. The company also made deals letting record labels reproduce his work without telling him, the lawsuit claims.