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Justin Bieber hearing set for May in Canada

The next hearing on Canadian pop star Justin Bieber's assault charge for striking a limousine driver on the back of the head was set for May 12, court officials said Monday. The troubled celeb was not in court for the routine pretrial hearing, nor were the throngs of teenage girls that showed up last month hoping for a glimpse of their idol. Instead, Bieber was represented by his lawyer and the proceedings wrapped up very quickly after prosecutors provided additional disclosures in the case. The actual trial date has yet to be set.

Justin Bieber deposition video shows the singer at his worst

Los Angeles, Mar 11 (EFE).- A video posted on the Internet of Justin Bieber shows the pop singer at his worst, oozing arrogance in his response to questions from a lawyer representing a photographer allegedly beaten up by the entertainer's bodyguard. Celebrity gossip Web site TMZ described Bieber as "arrogant," "contentious," "lovesick" and "disrespectful" on the more than four-hour video.

Norwegian jailed in US over Bieber scam

A Norwegian man who admitted tricking an investor out of $1 million in a fake deal to promote Justin Bieber in Scandinavia was sentenced to 11 years in jail, US prosecutors said Monday. Wahleed Ahmed was also ordered to repay the $1 million, said the US Attorney's office in Los Angeles and the FBI. Ahmed presented himself as a successful entrepreneur from Norway who had invented solar-powered phone covers, and he promised the victim would make $9 million in profit in three months.

No Bieber but plenty of 'Beliebers' at Toronto court proceeding for pop star

TORONTO - About two dozen Justin Bieber fans were left heartbroken at a Toronto courthouse Monday when the teen heartthrob did not show up for his first court date for an assault charge. Bieber wasn't required to appear, as his lawyer was there in his place. Various court officials explained to the small legion of girls lining up outside the courtroom that the pop star wasn't there, but that didn't dissuade the Beliebers. Court staff might be lying, the fans explained.

Bieber bodyguard charged with snatching camera at Georgia arcade

By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - One of pop singer Justin Bieber's bodyguards has been arrested and charged with stealing a photographer's $10,000 camera outside an arcade in an Atlanta suburb, police said on Wednesday. The 32-year-old guard, Hugo Hesny, was outside a business called the Funhouse late on Tuesday when he warned a photographer that he was too close to the teenage entertainer, the Sandy Springs Police Department said in a statement.

No media access to images of semi-clad Bieber - for now: judge

By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - A Miami judge on Thursday temporarily blocked media access to any more video images of a semi-clad Justin Bieber filmed while the teenage pop singer was in police custody last month after his arrest for driving under the influence. The police station footage included clips of Bieber giving a urine sample behind a low wall.

Justin Bieber's day in Miami court pushed back

Justin Bieber's day in court over a drag-racing incident in Miami Beach was pushed back, a court official said Thursday, as the teen idol used Twitter to declare he's refocusing on his music. Bieber was to stand trial March 3 after pleading not guilty to misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license in connection with the January 23 incident.

Fla. judge to review Bieber post-arrest video before release to AP, other media outlets

MIAMI - A judge said Thursday he will review police video made shortly after Justin Bieber's recent Miami Beach arrest to determine if some portions should be withheld from the public, particularly clips depicting the singer urinating into a cup as part of a drug test.

In court, AP, other media outlets seek access to police video of Justin Bieber's Fla. arrest

MIAMI - The Associated Press and other media outlets urged a judge Tuesday to grant access to police videos made shortly after pop singer Justin Bieber's arrest last month on driving under the influence and other charges. The news organizations said in a motion filed in Miami-Dade County court that the 19-year-old has no legal basis to prevent release of the videos, taken at the Miami Beach police station after he was booked Jan. 23. Bieber's attorneys have asked a judge to allow them to review the videos before their potential release.

In court, AP, other media outlets seek access to police video of Justin Bieber's Fla. arrest

MIAMI - The Associated Press and other media outlets urged a judge Tuesday to grant access to police videos made shortly after pop singer Justin Bieber's arrest last month on driving under the influence and other charges. The news organizations said in a motion filed in Miami-Dade County court that the 19-year-old has no legal basis to prevent release of the videos, taken at the Miami Beach police station after he was booked Jan. 23. Bieber's attorneys have asked a judge to allow them to review the videos before their potential release.
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