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Pop star Justin Bieber gets March trial date in Fla. for charges of DUI, resisting arrest

MIAMI - A trial date has been set for Justin Bieber in Miami for his recent arrest on charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an invalid license. The March 3 date for the three misdemeanours was set Tuesday by an automated court system. Bieber's attorneys have filed a written plea of not guilty. Initial trial dates are often delayed. The 19-year-old pop star from Stratford, Ont., was arrested Jan. 23 in Miami Beach after what police called an illegal drag race between two exotic sports cars driven by Bieber and R

Justin Bieber in more trouble with U.S. authorities

New York, Feb 1 (EFE).- Canadian pop idol Justin Bieber added to his legal troubles in Miami and Toronto with more of the same in New York, when he landed at an airport in a private plane that apparently smelled strongly of marijuana, the New York Post said. The singer of "Baby," who arrived Friday at New York state's Teterboro airport planning to attend this weekend's Super Bowl, was held for several hours and later freed when no remains of pot were found on the plane, which he had chartered to travel with 10 of his pals and his father Jeremy to Sunday's big game.

In teen star transition, Bieber may want to emulate Miley

By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A role model for troubled teen star Justin Bieber could be, believe it or not, provocative songstress Miley Cyrus. Bieber, who racked up charges in two cities in the span of a week, would be wise to use Cyrus as his guide to navigate the transition from teen pop stardom to a serious adult career, branding and celebrity crisis experts said.

Justin Bieber may face more than legal repercussions from court cases; travel may be impeded

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Justin Bieber's court cases on both sides of the U.S.-Canadian border could complicate the pop star's jet-setting ways as his troubles bring more scrutiny by judges and prosecutors, Legal experts said a decision by Toronto authorities to charge the 19-year-old Bieber with assault on Wednesday makes his legal situation more complicated and difficult to untangle. He is already facing a driving under the influence case in Miami and remains under investigation for felony vandalism in California.

Miami Beach officer investigated for trying to snap Bieber photo

MIAMI (Reuters) - A female Miami Beach police officer is under investigation for improperly attempting to take a photograph of teenage pop singer Justin Bieber after his arrest last week for alleged driving under the influence. The officer is alleged to have attempted to photograph Bieber while he was in a temporary holding facility, according to police spokesman, Bobby Hernandez. The woman faces possible disciplinary action for conduct unbecoming an officer, he added. Her name is being withheld.

Police: Fla. officer investigated over attempt to photograph Justin Bieber in custody

MIAMI - A South Florida officer is under investigation for attempting to take a photograph of Justin Bieber while he was in custody on DUI and other charges. Miami Beach police Sgt. Bobby Hernandez confirmed Friday that a female officer is being investigated for possible conduct unbecoming an officer. Punishments can range from a verbal reprimand to termination. The officer's name wasn't released.

Bieber's legal woes put him at risk of being turned back at U.S. border: experts

TORONTO - Justin Bieber's brushes with the law north and south of the Canadian border have placed him at risk of being barred from entering the United States, legal experts said. The 19-year-old Canadian pop star is no stranger to having his public antics take a toll on his career. A string of recent headline-grabbing incidents — including reports of public urination and visits to a South American brothel — has slowly eroded the squeaky-clean image that helped vault him to global stardom before he'd turned 16.

Bieber: latest child star battling (very public) fall

Justin Bieber is the latest in a long line of troubled former child stars to veer off the rails. The question now is can those around him save the teen from a complete train wreck? And if so, how? A spell in rehab? A tough-love crackdown by his management or family? It remains to be seen if the latest brushes with the law will prove a wake-up call for the 19-year-old Canadian heartthrob.

Bieber, latest child star battling (very public) fall

Justin Bieber is the latest in a long line of troubled former child stars to veer off the rails -- the question now is, can those around him save the teen from a complete train wreck. And if so, how? A spell in rehab? A tough-love crackdown by his management or family? It remains to be seen if the latest brushes with the law will prove a wake-up call for the 19-year-old Canadian heartthrob. "If I were his manager, my temptation would be to just send Justin to his room for three months," Robert Thompson, a professor of pop culture at Syracuse University, told AFP.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford sticks up for Justin Bieber, says he's only 19

TORONTO - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is sticking up for another headline-grabbing Canadian — Justin Bieber. Ford was asked about the pop singer when he spoke by phone Thursday to hosts on the Washington, D.C.-based Sports Junkies radio show. Ford said Bieber is only 19 and asked the radio personalities, who called Bieber "Canada's worst export," to think back to when they were that age. On Wednesday, Bieber was charged in Toronto with assault.
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