November 23, 2011 |
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View" that he's taken a DNA test to show that he's not the father of Mariah Yeater's child -- even though Yeater has withdrawn the paternity suit against the "Baby" singer.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.
January 2, 2013 |
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.
September 4, 2012 |
The K-pop singer Psy has had no trouble dominating the Internet ( and Dodger Stadium) with his absurdist ode to to the high life, "Gangnam Style. " But he's about to become even more inescapable if Justin Bieber's manager has a say. The Hollywood Reporter notes that the singer born Park Jae-Sang has signed a deal with Scooter Braun, the young impresario and recent New Yorker darling who ushered Biebs and Carly Rae Jepsen into the teenpop troposphere. The deal puts Psy on Braun's Universal imprint Schoolboy Records, and Braun has high hopes for the arrangement.
December 13, 2012 |
Justin Bieber was the target of a bizarre plot designed to kill the superstar and, according to some reports, deprive him of part of his anatomy. A plan to kidnap and castrate the pop star at a Madison Square Garden performance last month in New York has been foiled by authorities, a variety of media outlets, including the New York Post, TMZ, ABC News, Fox News, the Associated Press and local television stations in New Mexico, reported. Reports of the foiled plot were first published on Wednesday and have taken on a life of their own, propelled through the 24-hour news cycle.
January 29, 2013 |
Justin Bieber, what are we going to do about you? The pop star appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Tuesday to perform the acoustic version of his hit single "Boyfriend," which he's re-releasing with two other newly recorded songs on what we want to call his breakup album, "Believe Acoustic. " Selena Gomez, where are you? This kid seems depressed! And if he's not, this frighteningly painful rendition of the song should be enough to depress him in a big way. Where's that "makes us sad" hashtag when we need it?
May 23, 2012 |
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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March 28, 2013 |
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.
September 18, 2012 |
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.
March 27, 2013 |
As Justin Bieber looks forward at a string of concert dates in Germany and elsewhere in Europe starting Thursday night, he'd better have his eyes in the rear-view mirror as well: The Sheriff's Department back home is investigating him for an assault that allegedly happened Tuesday morning in his home neighborhood. "The neighbor has complained Mr. Bieber spit on him and made some threats," Los Angeles County sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore told L.A. Now on Wednesday. "Mr. Bieber's people say that it did not happen.
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March 26, 2013 |
Justin Bieber is under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department after a neighbor told authorities he was battered and threatened by the pop star outside his Calabasas home Tuesday morning Sheriff's deputies arrived on the block where Bieber lives in Calabasas at 9:08 am Tuesday to investigate the neighbor's allegations of battery and threats by Bieber, said sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore. The altercation began with a verbal argument outside their homes on Prado Del Grandioso, the neighbor alleged.