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ENTERTAINMENT
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View" that he's taken a DNA test to show that he's not the father of Mariah Yeater's child -- even though Yeater has withdrawn the paternity suit against the "Baby" singer.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.
SPORTS
July 10, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Justin Bieber can't do anything right. He allegedly endangers Keyshawn Johnson's kids, doesn't quite get the significance of Anne Frank, somehow messes up a relationship with Selena Gomez, passes out onstage, reportedly urinates where he's not supposed to, has bad hair ... and the list goes on. And now we find out the Biebs doesn't even know how to be a true hockey fan, even though he's from Canada of all places. So there he was in the locker room of the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks -- because, ummm ... -- right there in the presence of the Cup itself.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein
L.A. County sheriff's deputies are investigating singer Justin Bieber after witnesses in his Calabasas neighborhood reported the pop singer driving at freeway speeds on local streets. Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said the case will be investigated and presented to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office for a possible criminal filing. Bieber refused to talk with sheriff's deputies, Whitmore said. Prosecutors also are weighing whether to charge Bieber for battery for allegedly spitting on a neighbor.
NEWS
September 18, 2012 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Justin Bieber is a teen sensation. Pattie Mallette was a teen mom. Mallette, of course, is Bieber's mother. She writes about her difficult childhood in "Nowhere but Up: The Story of Justin Bieber's Mom. " Of course, she also writes about the early years of her talented, heart-throbbing, chart-topping son. But first, Mallette's difficult years. "I've spent most of my adult life sifting through the tangled web of emotional wounds and the debris left by the darkness in my childhood," she writes.
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
June 18, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Los Angeles police interviewed pop singer Justin Bieber for a possible hit-and-run outside of the Laugh Factory in Hollywood on Monday night. Police talked to the teenage heartthrob after receiving reports of a car accident involving a pedestrian about 11:45 p.m. in the 8800 block of Sunset Boulevard, officials said. A preliminary investigation cleared Bieber of any wrongdoing, said Lt. Craig Valenzuela. The pedestrian claimed being hit by Bieber as the singer pulled away in his white Ferrari.
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.
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