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Paparazzo Fatally Struck by Car While Photographing Justin Bieber's Ferrari

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Police say a paparazzo was killed Tuesday evening in Los Angeles after being struck by a car as he was trying to snap photos of Justin Bieber's white Ferrari, which had been pulled over by a highway patrol officer for speeding.  Bieber was not in the car.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the paparazzo was warned to stay away as he snapped pics of the traffic stop on Sepulveda Boulevard and was struck by a passing motorist on the busy thoroughfare.  The motorist stopped and tried to render aid to the unidentified photographer after the accident, but he died at a nearby hospital.

Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the accident.  No charges are expected to be filed.

Thibault Mauvilain, a fellow photographer and friend of the dead paparazzo, said the victim "loved the people that he was following," and "always played by the rules."

On Wednesday, Bieber released a statement through a spokesperson, saying, "While I was not present nor directly involved with this tragic accident, my thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim."

"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," Bieber added.

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Paris Hilton Treats Herself to a New Ferrari

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Paris Hilton got a head start on her Christmas shopping on Black Friday and gave herself a special treat: a new car, according to E! Online.

The vehicle is reportedly a red 2012 California Spyder Ferrari worth an estimated $300,000. This will be the latest addition to her collection, which includes two Bentleys, a Range Rover, a hybrid Escalade and a Lexus LFA.

A source close to the heiress says, “Paris has always wanted a red Ferrari ever since being a little girl. She is a huge tomboy at heart and loves fast cars and bikes.”

The socialite referenced her new car in a tweet on Friday. Paris said, “Just drove my new car for the first time. Such a beautiful car and fun to drive! I love it! #YES I [love] Fast Cars!”

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John Lennon's First Car Up for Auction

Photo Courtesy - Bonhams(PARIS) -- The first car that John Lennon owned, a blue Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Coupe, will be up for auction at Bonham's auction house in Paris on Feb. 5.

The car is expected to sell for anywhere between $155,124 to $219,759.  Lennon bought the car in 1965 after passing his driver's test.  He originally paid about $3,104 for the ride.

Last week, another former Lennon car sold at Bonham's: the 1972 green Chrysler station wagon in which Lennon and Yoko Ono tooled around New York City sold for $5,500.  Also, the white suit Lennon wore on the cover of the Abbey Road album went for a little over $45,000.

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