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Friday
Jul192013

Justin Bieber on New Tattoo: Mom’s Always Watching

JustinBieber/Instagram(NEW YORK) -- Usually teenage boys will do anything to avoid their mothers. Justin Bieber, 19, wants his watching his every move.

After months of acting out, including run-ins with the paparazzi and angry neighbors, the “Baby” singer paid a tribute to his mother Pattie Mallette, getting a tattoo of her eye on the inside of his left elbow.

Bieber chose Bang Bang in NYC, the same tattoo shop that did his “Believe” ink that now sits beneath the eye on his forearm.

After the tattoo was finished, Bieber posted a picture Wednesday on Instagram with the caption “Moms always watching ;)”

Bang Bang also posted a pic on the shop’s Facebook account, showing the “Never Say Never” star posing with tattoo artist Keith McCurdy.

The Biebs has been in a bit of hot water lately, most recently apologizing to former President Bill Clinton after a video was discovered of him yelling obscenities about Clinton while urinating into a bucket.
Questions about Bieber’s personal life still loom, as well.

Earlier this month, Bieber posted a picture of himself and ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez with one word attached: “Heartbreaker.” Since then, there’s been no word on a possible reunion.

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Thursday
May022013

Justin Bieber: Causing Trouble at Istanbul Airport?

STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images(ISTANBUL) -- Teen pop sensation Justin Bieber reportedly caused a ruckus at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport when he and his entourage blew through passport control without presenting their travel documents.

Team Bieber – around a dozen strong – went straight for the cars idling outside Wednesday night, with airport officials in hot pursuit, according to the Dogan News Agency. Eventually, airport security reportedly agreed to do the security check curbside and allowed the pop star to go on his way.

Fanatical Bieber fans – known as "Beliebers" – were waiting for the pint-sized singer as he stepped off his private plane, but were disappointed when his bodyguards whisked him into the awaiting vehicles.

Bieber, 19, is due to give a concert Thursday night to a sold-out crowd at Istanbul’s Technical University’s sports arena, and, according to his Twitter page, he can’t wait.

“Turkey is crazy right now,” he wrote. “We ready.”

Airports have not been kind to Bieber lately: He made news in March for walking through a Polish airport semi-naked.

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Sunday
Apr142013

Justin Bieber's Message for Anne Frank Stirs Criticism

DISNEYLAND/MARK ASHMAN(NEW YORK) -- When Justin Bieber visited the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam Friday, he left a message that is stirring up criticism on the Internet.

When signing the museum's guestbook, the singer wrote, "Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber." Bieber reportedly visited the museum with his friends and guards and stayed for over an hour, as his fans waited outside to see a glimpse of him, according to the Anne Frank House Facebook account.

"This makes me want to vomit. What an idiot to make it about him and not Anne," one Facebook user wrote. "Lets hope she would have never been a belieber," wrote another.

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Sunday
Mar312013

Justin Bieber’s Pet Monkey Quarantined by German Customs

ABC/RANDY HOLMES(MUNICH) -- Justin Bieber should have known better. He flew into Munich a couple of days ago with his pet capuchin monkey, but without the monkey's required documentation.

The Sun reports that the animal was quarantined under the watchful eye of custom's authorities. Bieber's has a few more concert dates over the next few days in Germany and Austria. After his performances, Bieber can pick-up his pal before flying back home.

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Monday
Mar112013

Is Selena Gomez Mocking Justin Bieber with "Everybody Knows" Video?

Isaac Brekken/Getty Images via ABC(NEW YORK) -- It may or may not be a message to her former boyfriend Justin Bieber, but Selena Gomez has appeared in a video in which she dances to a song called “Everybody Knows (Douchebag).”

In the YouTube clip, Gomez is seen with four other young female dancers, moving along to the Dustin Tavella song, which features the lyrics, "Your boyfriend is a douchebag/ And everybody knows."

Dressed in a gray hoodie, burgundy pants and black boots, the singer could be mocking Bieber, following their split in January.

The description for the video reads, "Me and my girls just doin what we do...dancin! haha...All fun!"

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Sunday
Mar032013

Incident at London Club Shortens Justin Bieber's 'Worst Birthday'

ABC/RANDY HOLMES(NEW YORK) -- Justin Bieber’s fame and fortune did not prevent him from having a bad 19th birthday.

On March 1, Bieber tweeted that he had a “big night ahead,” but hours later, the pop star admitted to his followers that it was his “worst birthday.”

The birthday boy’s festivities were held at London’s Cirque du Soir club. According to E! News, star guests included British singer Ella-Paige Roberts Clark and actor/rapper Jaden Smith.

A source told E! that all were asked to leave after an argument ensued between Bieber’s entourage and the club’s security. After the incident, Bieber went straight back to his hotel.

While the cause of the argument is not known, Bieber’s friend Ryan Butler tweeted, “This is unbelievable. Can’t even have fun on his birthday.”

#BeliebersHatePaparazzi was trending on Twitter following Bieber's tweet, with many fans blaming Bieber’s ever present paparazzi for his birthday woes.

In spite of Friday night’s drama, Bieber did thank his more than 35 million followers for their birthday wishes.

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Monday
Jan212013

James Franco Says He Wasn't Trying to 'Diss' Justin Bieber with Video

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(PARK CITY, Utah) -- James Franco has explained why a video he posted of himself “serenading” female friend Ashley Benson by lip-synching to Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” disappeared quickly from his WhoSay page recently.

Speaking to E! at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah on Saturday, the 127 Hours star said, “I was asked to take it down by some people.”

Franco didn't say who asked, but insisted it wasn't Bieber.

Bieber didn’t contact me, but I don’t think he was too happy,” he said.

In the clip, which went viral, Franco was seen dressed like Bieber with a sideways cap and a hoodie.

The actor insisted the video was not an attempt to offend the singer.

“I wasn’t trying to diss him,” said Franco.

Sources tell E! that Bieber never saw the Franco video.

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Monday
Jan072013

Justin Bieber Meets Young Fan Battling Leukemia

DISNEYLAND/MARK ASHMAN(SALT LAKE CITY) -- An online and social media campaign helped a young Utah girl battling leukemia meet Justin Bieber on Saturday.

The Deseret News reports 7-year-old Millie Flamm had planned to attend Justin's concert Saturday in Salt Lake City until she suffered a relapse two weeks ago.  The newspaper reports her relapse prompted friends and family members to enlist thousands of Millie’s supporters in an online campaign to encourage the singer to meet her.

As late as Saturday morning, Millie's mother, Amanda, wasn't sure the meeting with Justin would happen, and didn't even know if her daughter would be able to meet him because she was running a fever and was on oxygen.

Then, at the last minute, a private meeting was arranged. Millie’s mother tells the Deseret News, "All of a sudden it pulled through and we were able to do a really intimate little meeting with just her and us and Justin and it was incredible and he was so sweet to her.”

Amanda described the meeting to the newspaper, "[Justin] walked in and [Millie's] whole face just lit up, and she turned around and hugged her dad, and then he ran over and came next to her and gave her a big hug."

Justin sang his song “Baby” to Millie and gave her a guitar pick. He then gave her a kiss on the cheek before leaving.  The newspaper reports Millie told her mom, "You are never going to wash my face again."

A photo of Justin and Millie with the caption "Look at this bundle of joy...I love her," appeared on the singer's Instagram page.

Millie will continue her treatment re-energized, according to her mother, who added, "I have no words. There is no way to say thank you to everybody who helped make this happen," she said. "I have no words but thank you, and that's not enough."

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Thursday
Jan032013

Miley Cyrus Criticizes Paparazzi After Photog Dies Trailing Car

@MileyCyrus(LOS ANGELES) -- Miley Cyrus believes there's a lesson to be learned from the death of a paparazzo who was fatally struck by a car Tuesday while attempting to snap pictures of Justin Bieber's Ferrari after it was pulled over in Los Angeles.

Cyrus tweeted on Wednesday, "Hope this paparazzi/JB accident brings on some changes in '13 Paparazzi are dangerous! Wasn't Princess Di enough of a wake up call?!"

She said no one should blame Bieber for the accident.  She continued, "This was bound to happen! Your mom teaches u when your a child not to play in the street! The chaos that comes with the paparazzi acting like fools makes it impossible for anyone to make safe choices."

Bieber, who wasn't in the car at the time of the accident, released a statement Wednesday, saying, “While I was not present nor directly involved with this tragic accident, my thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim."

He added, “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."

TMZ.com has reported that rapper Lil Twist was behind the wheel of Bieber's Ferrari at the time of the incident.  The paparazzo hasn’t been named by authorities.

Paparazzi have had many dangerous run-ins with Bieber, including a high-speed chase last July that led to the arrest of a photographer.  At the time, Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine said Bieber was to blame and deserved to be arrested.

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Wednesday
Jan022013

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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