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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View" that he's taken a DNA test to show that he's not the father of Mariah Yeater's child -- even though Yeater has withdrawn the paternity suit against the "Baby" singer.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
June 22, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
David Letterman has never been late night TV's most affable host, but during Justin Bieber's visit to “The Late Show” Thursday night, the host was in an especially cantankerous mood. Why the cranky demeanor? Blame it on the Beeb's new body art. The teen heartthrob commemorated the release of his new album, “Believe,” earlier this week with a new tattoo on the inside of his forearm. After spotting the fresh ink, Letterman wondered, “Oh God, how many do you have?
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.
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
October 1, 2012 | By Todd Martens
And . . . scene.  Justin Bieber's concert went off the script Saturday night in Arizona, just three days before he's set to begin a two-night stay at the Staples Center on Tuesday. (A disclaimer: Pop & Hiss isn't proud to post this. Even pop stars, after all, can get sick. But there's Bieber's name, dominating search engines -- and admit it, you're kind of curious. After all, we wrote, you clicked. We're all just minor players in Bieber's world.) The projectile moment below happened during "Out of Town Girl" at a Bieber concert in Glendale, Ariz.
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
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.
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