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May 23, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
It's one thing to land a celebrity as a commencement speaker upon graduation. When you're Justin Bieber, however, celebs stage the entire ceremony. This was the case on Wednesday as Ellen DeGeneres welcomed the pop star to perform his hit "Boyfriend," and threw in a last-minute surprise: a cap-and-gown rite of passage to celebrate Bieber's completion of his GED requirements. "I know you graduated two weeks ago and you really didn't have a traditional graduation ceremony. So I'm going to give you one right now," Ellen said (video clip below)
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NEWS
November 23, 2011 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Justin Bieber has said on ABC's "The View" that he's taken a DNA test to show that he's not the father of Mariah Yeater's child -- even though Yeater has withdrawn the paternity suit against the "Baby" singer. “I didn't have to do it, I did it because I wanted to,” he said on the show . “I wanted everything to be out in the open.” That attitude seems in line with the message from companies offering DNA tests. According to an article by The Times'  Karen Kaplan , one company offered a Father's Day discount, suggesting that "a paternity test can be 'a gift of peace of mind.'" Nicely spun.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Jenny McCarthy kissed Justin Bieber on Sunday night at the American Music Awards, grabbing him by the neck and then the butt after announcing him as the winner in the rock/pop album of the year category. All in good fun, right? "Wow. I feel violated right now," said Bieber, laughing off the slurp-stravaganza as he collected one of his three AMAs. "Wow. " Afterward, McCarthy attempted to explain herself - which might have been about as icky as going full cougar in the first place.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 2, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Justin Bieber on Wednesday sent "thoughts and prayers" to the family of a 29-year-old paparazzo killed Tuesday while he was shadowing the pop star's Ferrari, trying to obtain pictures during a traffic stop. "While I was not present nor directly involved with this tragic accident, my thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim," Bieber said in a statement obtained by L.A. Now . "Hopefully this tragedy will finally inspire meaningful legislation and whatever other necessary steps to protect the lives and safety of celebrities, police officers, innocent public bystanders and the photographers themselves.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
See Justin Bieber walk to the left. See Justin Bieber walk to the right. See Justin Bieber doing all this walking while wearing a pair of hideous orange shoes we can only hope are jailhouse issue. "Scared Straight" it ain't - new video footage out Wednesday is more like a sneaky treat for people who really love or really hate the Biebs.  Miami Beach authorities released about 10 hours of surveillance video showing Bieber at a Miami-Dade County jail after being arrested Jan. 23 on suspicion of DUI, resisting arrest without force and driving without a valid license.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Does Justin Bieber's mom want her son and Selena Gomez to get back together? In an appearance on the "Today" show Thursday, Pattie Mallette hit the morning talk show to promote her film "Crescendo I" about Beethoven's mother's attempted abortion. But the conversation eventually turned to her 18-year-old pop star son and his very public relationship with Disney star Selena Gomez. "Everybody watches his personal life, we know about this relationship with Selena. I don't know if moms  get a vote, but are you hoping they keep it going?"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2013 | By Joseph Serna and Richard Winton
A battery investigation involving a neighbor, walking shirtless through airports and hotels, and donning a gas mask on London streets, it's all a part of being young and making mistakes, Justin Bieber says. In an interview with Us Weekly , the 19-year-old pop star chalks up some of his recent public missteps to youthful inexperience. “I'm young and I make mistakes. That's a part of growing up,” Bieber said. “I mess up sometimes. It's part of growing up.” Despite his age, Beiber is facing a very adult situation: an investigation that he battered his Calabasas neighbor.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 9, 2011
Will Ferrell, beware: Justin Bieber is coming for you. ( Los Angeles Times ) Lindsay Lohan probably won't be booked until she appears in court Wednesday afternoon to face a felony grand-theft charge. ( Los Angeles Times ) The Laugh Factory now has a psychologist on hand to keep comedians happy. But will it make them less funny? ( Los Angeles Times ) Detroit's mayor quashes the most awesome idea ever in the entire history of Detroit: a RoboCop statue. ( Los Angeles Times )
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2014 | By a Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies continued to investigate allegations that Justin Bieber threw eggs at the home of a neighbor in a tony section of Calabasas. It marks the latest clash between the pop star and his neighbors, who have accused him of throwing loud parties and speeding through the neighborhood. The neighbor called authorities about 7:40 p.m. claiming someone was pelting his home with eggs, said sheriff's Sgt. Dan Nagelmann of the Malibu/Lost Hills station.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Monday: Justin Bieber borrowed Staples Center for a date with Selena Gomez. They ate stake and watched "Titanic. " ( TMZ ) "The Lion King's" Simba and Mufasa reigned over "Moneyball's" Brad Pitt and "Abduction's" Taylor Lautner at the box office. ( Los Angeles Times ) Funk music icon Sly Stone is reportedly homeless, on the lam and living (and recording) out of a van in Los Angeles. ( New York Post ) Lady Gaga spoke out against bullying and honors suicide victim Jamey Rodemeyer at the I Heart Radio concerts in Las Vegas.
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