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Justin Bieber Collapses at London Concert, Soldiers Through Before Heading to Hospital 

Chiaki Nozu/WireImage(LONDON) -- Justin Bieber's third show at London's O2 arena took a scary turn Thursday evening when the star collapsed backstage. A rep for the performer has confirmed to ABC News Radio that Biebs was "heading to the doctor....He fainted and took a twenty-minute reprieve and was given oxygen."

While medics tended to the star backstage, Bieber's manager Scooter Braun informed the crowd the star was feeling unwell. "Justin got very light of breath," Braun said. "The whole show he’s been complaining, he’s backstage with the EMTs and the doctor."

Braun promised fans Justin would be back to finish the show, and the pop star did just that before heading to the hospital. Justin was slated to perform four more songs before he collapsed.

Justin has reassured his fans on Twitter that he's doing OK. He wrote, "getting better. thanks for everyone pulling me thru tonight. best fans in the world. figuring out what happened. thanks for the love."

In addition, Braun has tweeted, "tough as nails," and, "tough kid. proud night. once again he always finishes the show. full out. true pro. now get better and rest up! strange night but proud nt."

Justin is scheduled to perform his fourth and final show at the O2 arena on Friday.

Justin's past week in the U.K. has been rough on him. Last Thursday, Justin arrived back to his hotel, shirtless and almost pantless, following his concert in Birmingham, England, and partied until 6:30 a.m.  Then, there was the whole "worst birthday" fiasco at a London club Friday night, when he and his entourage got into a disagreement with security and his party was cut short.  Finally, Justin was slammed by parents, kids and the papers when he started his London concert Monday night two hours late.

On Wednesday, Justin launched into an extended rant on Twitter in which he struck down the rumors about him. Among other things, he wrote, "Fake stories to sell papers i guess are part of the job. but im a good person. i know that. u cant tell me different. we know the truth."

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio


Juvenile Arrested in Connection with Celeb Swatting Incidents

Photodisc/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Los Angeles police have arrested a juvenile they believe was involved in swatting incidents involving Ashton Kutcher and Justin Bieber.

"Swatting" is a term used to describe phone calls made to police with the intention of having officers sent to an unsuspecting home as a hoax.

The juvenile, who lives in the Southern California area but whose name and age have not been revealed, was arrested on Dec. 10.  Los Angeles prosecutors are now reviewing the case.

In the Kutcher incident, police received a call that people were inside the actor's home with guns and explosives, and that several people had been shot.  The Bieber incident occurred a week later.

Miley Cyrus and Simon Cowell were also victims of swatting this year, but the Los Angeles Police Department's press release doesn't mention those incidents.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


In Preview of Oprah Interview, Justin Bieber Talks About Dating Selena Gomez

Kevin Mazur/WireImage via ABC(NEW YORK) -- In his upcoming appearance on Oprah's Next Chapter, Justin Bieber tells Oprah Winfrey about his high-profile romance with girlfriend Selena Gomez, his music and his life in the spotlight.  In a preview of the interview shown Thursday on ABC's Good Morning America,  Justin says he does what's needed to have a relationship with Selena, even when the logistics of dating get tricky.

"Sometimes we gotta take the back exits and do different things," explains Justin in the preview.  Regardless of the efforts required, says Justin, "I never make [Selena] separate from me 'cause... I don't want her to ever feel like I'm ashamed of her."

Justin explains that comment by saying, "I feel like a lot of guys do that, you know, especially in the business.  [They] don't want to be seen with their girl so they'll make them ride in separate cars and do all that 'getaway' stuff.   If we get away, we're, you know, getting away together."

While Oprah's done a slew of interviews, she says chatting with The Bieb was beyond major.  "It's the biggest thing I've done since Michael Jackson in 1993," Oprah told the hosts of Good Morning America on Thursday.

As previously reported, the interview for Oprah's Next Chapter will air in more than 100 countries worldwide on Nov. 25 on OWN.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


Women’s Gymnastics Team Gets Tweeted by GaGa, Bieber

EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) -- What’s the best way to get a music superstar to acknowledge your presence on Twitter?  Be a gold medal-winning Olympian.

After snagging the gold medal at the London Olympics Tuesday night, the U.S. women’s gymnastics team got messages of congratulations from both Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber.

It all started when team member Jordyn Wieber tweeted, “Now that we are OLYMPIC champions … Can we please meet @justinbieber??”  She included her team members’ Twitter handles in her tweet.

Next thing she knew, Bieber wrote back, “@jordyn_wieber u support me i support u. congrats… #DREAMBIG.”

She replied, “@justinbieber THANK YOU SO MUCH! #believe.”

Justin then tweeted to the entire team, "CONGRATS…on your GOLD MEDAL #BeliebersWinGOLD  #Proud.”

Later, Wieber tweeted, “That amazing moment when @justinbieber follows all of us.”

But it wasn’t just Bieber who got into the act -- Lady Gaga was watching too.  She tweeted, “Woohoo! Gold for the ladies! just want to squeeze them! So much talent and beauty. Did u seem [sic] all holding hands? There’s no 'I' in team.”

A member of the team, McKayla Maroney, tweeted Gaga back, saying, “This team loves you & your music!! I also heard you were a gymnast??”

Gaga responded, “You were brilliant give all the girls a kiss for me. And no I did gymnastics for like a weeks and then dropped out for ballet!” Maroney joked, “Your so amazing I bet you still have a shot at gymnastics! 2016 maybe.”

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


Bieber Fever Sweeps Norway, Police Threaten State of Emergency

Kevin Mazur/WireImage via ABC(OSLO, Norway) -- Nearly overwhelmed by the masses of Justin Bieber fans who gathered in Oslo for a free performance the teen mega-star gave Wednesday night, Norwegian police reportedly threatened a state of emergency and appealed to the singer for help in controlling his followers.

According to the gossip website, tens of thousands of Bieber's fans traveled across Europe and descended on Oslo. The 18-year-old singer was scheduled to perform four new songs at the Oslo Opera House as part of his Justin Bieber Believe: All Around the World television special that airs June 21 on NBC.

But the massive fan presence taxed local police efforts and cast doubt on whether the performance could go forward.

Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun, detailed the situation on Twitter: "The streets are filled … the bridges are closed. It is out of control. We may have to start the show early or they will cancel. # bieberfever"

"To have this much pressure and this much attention on this one single guy, I think that's pretty unprecedented," Jennifer Peros of Us Weekly magazine told Good Morning America.

TMZ reported police asked Bieber to take the stage early and to reach out to his fans.

He did both. On Twitter, the star wrote: "NORWAY - please listen to the police. I dont want anyone getting hurt. I want everything to go to plan but your safety must come first …," and, "for the show to happen u must all listen to the police. We are all concerned for your safety and I want what is best for u. Please listen."

And the show went on. Bieber performed two current songs and four new ones. After the performance, he addressed his 22.5 million followers on Twitter, writing: "that was fun. # NORWAY !! Paris tomorrow! # AtItAgain # BELIEVE"

"I don't think you can see how far or how famous he can get from this point on," Peros told GMA.  "I think the worst has yet to come for him."

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


Report: Justin Bieber Takes DNA Paternity Test

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Justin Bieber has reportedly taken a DNA test to disprove the paternity claim of a 20-year-old woman who alleged that a backstage bathroom sexual tryst following one of the pop star's concerts resulted in a pregnancy.

A source close to Bieber told ABC News that arrangements were made for Bieber to take the test.  ABC News cannot independently verify that, but the gossip website is reporting that the teen heartthrob took the test on Friday in New Jersey under what it reported were very controlled circumstances.

Mariah Yeater had initially filed a paternity suit against Bieber but abruptly withdrew it last week. She has since hired new legal representation and reportedly wants to settle out of court.

Bieber has steadfastly denied Yeater’s allegations, saying the story was “completely made up” and that he has never met her.

The pop star may take legal action against Yeater following the results of the test.

Yeater had earlier accused her former boyfriend, Robbie, of fathering her baby. In her court filings, Yeater alleged that she and Bieber engaged in a minutes-long tryst in a backstage bathroom at the Staples Center in Los Angeles following a concert in October 2010. She was 19 and Bieber, 16. Her son, Tristyn Anthony Markhouse Yeater, was born in July.

His team says the pop star has no intention of reaching a settlement with Yeater, and added that text messages purportedly sent by Yeater are evidence of a classic celebrity shakedown.

In the messages, released by TMZ, Yeater allegedly wrote last week: “Pleeease ERASE ALL MESSAGES from my mom where she says Tristyn is Robbie’s Son. I’ll kick u when we get paid. I’m trusting you pleeease.”

In another text, Yeater allegedly writes: “Would you please stress to Robbie how important it is for him to be in his son’s life?”

Yeater also faces a bench trial next month on a misdemeanor battery charge filed against her last December claiming she slapped 18-year-old Robbie during a dispute.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio


Justin Bieber Dismisses ‘People Making Up This BS’

Ferdaus Shamim/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Justin Bieber has a message for those who believe the claims that he fathered a child: ”SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN TO TOWN B*Tches!”

Though Bieber’s publicist confirmed late Monday that the 17-year-old pop star will take a DNA test in connection with 20-year-old Mariah Yeater’s paternity suit against him, Bieber’s still using Twitter to fight Yeater’s allegations that they had sex and he fathered her young son.

“So this past week and even today every rumor and lie about me possible has been coming out in the press,” he tweeted Tuesday. “Just need to ignore it..but…even through all the crap and lies…my fans have been there for me.”

Bieber went on to say that his new Christmas album, Under the Mistletoe, reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart.

“WE ARE THE #1 ALBUM!!,” he wrote. “so to the people making up this BS……SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN TO TOWN B*Tches! #ILOVEMYFANS!!”

Bieber added, "They can’t break us!” and retweeted fans who avowed they’d stand by him.
Bieber has previously said that he writes all his tweets. His publicist did not immediately respond to’s request to confirm that Bieber typed out his latest messages.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio


Justin Bieber’s Team Calls Paternity Suit ‘Malicious,’ ‘Defamatory’

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Justin Bieber’s team is working fast to combat tabloid reports that a young woman filed a paternity suit against the pop star.

“While we haven’t yet seen the lawsuit, it’s sad that someone would fabricate, malicious, defamatory and demonstrably false claims,” Bieber’s publicist told ABC News late Tuesday. “We will vigorously pursue all available legal remedies to defend and protect Justin against these allegations.”

On Tuesday, Star magazine reported that a 20-year-old California woman filed a paternity suit alleging she got pregnant after having sex with Bieber, 17, backstage at one of his Los Angeles concerts. According to the magazine, the woman now wants Bieber to take a paternity test and “provide adequate support for my baby.”

Bieber is currently dating 19-year-old pop star Selena Gomez.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio


Did Kim Kardashian Use Justin Bieber to Get 'DWTS' Votes for Brother?

Scott Kirkland/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Kim Kardashian and Justin Bieber are friends, but does that give her the right to use his name to garner more votes for her brother Rob, who's a contestant on Dancing with the Stars?  

On Monday night, after Rob danced the cha cha cha and received less-than-stellar reviews from the judges, Kim tweeted, "OMG I have @JustinBieber 's phone #!!!! 800 8683402! CALL HIM! He's taking calls for the next hour!!!!"  Any fans who called didn't get the Bieb, though -- they got a message saying, "Thanks for voting for Rob and Cheryl."  An hour later, she 'fessed up, tweeting, "Ok guys obviously I'm joking, that's not Justin's #! But seriously call & vote for @RobKardashian & @CherylBurke 800 8683402!!! Xoxo"

So far, Justin hasn't responded to Kim's little prank via Twitter.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio


Justin Bieber Reacts to Marg Helgenberger's 'Brat' Comment

Peter Kramer/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- You didn't think Justin Bieber was going to let CSI star Marg Helgenberger get away with calling him a brat, now, did you?

The actress told a French radio program on Friday that during his time as a guest-star on CSI, Justin was always very nice to her, but overall, he was "kind of a brat" who locked a producer in a closet and put his "fist through a cake that was on the craft service table."

Now, Justin has responded to her comments via Twitter, saying, "It's kinda lame when someone you met briefly and never worked with comments on you."  He added, "I continue to wish them luck and be kind," and added the hash tag "#killthemwithkindness."

Though not specifically denying Helgenberger's account, Justin also stated, "I know who I am and sometimes, people are just going to say what they want."

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