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White House on 'deport Justin Bieber' petition: No comment

The White House has two words for those who want President Barack Obama to deport Justin Bieber: No comment.

Nearly 275,000 people signed an Internet petition calling the Canadian-born teen idol reckless and asking Obama to revoke his green card. That’s far more than required to merit an official response through the White House’s “We the People” program.

The White House says it’s sorry to disappoint, but it won’t be commenting. It’s citing a caveat that lets the White House decline to address certain petitions.

But the White House is using the occasion to argue that an immigration overhaul could shrink deficits by nearly $1 trillion over two decades. The White House says that’s equivalent to 12.5 billion concert tickets — or 100 billion copies of Bieber’s debut album.

Justin Bieber surprises with SXSW performance

Justin Bieber has kicked off the music portion of South by Southwest before the real program begins.

The 20-year-old pop star surprised a small crowd at Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden in Austin, Texas, on Sunday night.

Audience member Ashley Gregg said Monday that Bieber performed two songs, dedicating “Boyfriend” to ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez, who was backstage.

“This goes out to my baby girl,” Bieber told a crowd of about 100 people.

The bar was hosting an event for Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun. Surprise performers included Bieber and boy band The Wanted. Cody Simpson, Dan + Shay, Tori Kelly, and Rixton, who are among Braun’s clients, also performed.

The music portion of SXSW, which will feature Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Willie Nelson, and Kendrick Lamar, starts Tuesday.

Justin Bieber releases first post-arrest music: Hear 'Broken' here!

Considering all the stories about hotboxing private planes and rejecting very reasonable plea deals for his DUI arrest, it’s easy to forget that Justin Bieber is primarily famous for creating music. His extra-curricular activities have eclipsed his work as of late, though he’s making attempts to shift the focus back on the tunes.

Thus, the arrival of “Broken,” Bieber’s first post-arrest song and a seemingly direct response to his latest tabloid turmoil. Over the weekend, Bieber’s DJ Tay James dropped a mixtape called We Know The DJ Radio 4which contains “Broken” and features a guest rap by Blake Kelly. On the track, Bieber repeatedly announces “I cannot be broken,” and opens the track with the line “I guess they want a reaction/ I ain’t gonna give it to ‘em.” (Don’t work too hard trying to resolve the logic of that line—just go with it.)

Listen to “Broken” below.  READ FULL STORY

Justin Bieber: Prosecutors consider felony vandalism case in egging incident

Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators have presented evidence to prosecutors for a possible felony vandalism case against Justin Bieber.

The pop star has been under investigation since eggs were thrown at his neighbor’s home last month, resulting in thousands of dollars in damage.

Detectives searched Bieber’s home looking for surveillance footage or other evidence Jan. 14.

The district attorney’s office said Thursday that it has received the case. If prosecutors decide to move forward, it could result in Bieber’s most serious criminal charges yet.

The 19-year-old has been charged with misdemeanor offenses in Miami and Toronto in recent weeks. But prosecutors in California have rejected three previous cases against Bieber that accused him of reckless driving, attacking a paparazzo, and spitting on a neighbor.

Justin Bieber gets March trial date in Miami DUI case

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.

A Miami-Dade County judge set a trial for the three misdemeanors for March 3. Bieber’s attorneys have already filed a written plea of not guilty. Initial trial dates are often delayed.

The 19-year-old pop star 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&B singer Khalil Amir Sharieff. Sharieff was also arrested on a DUI charge.

Breath tests showed Bieber’s blood alcohol content below the .02 threshold for underage drivers. But police say a toxicology test detected the presence of marijuana and Xanax in his system.

Report: Justin Bieber had pot, Xanax in system at arrest

A preliminary toxicology report shows that Justin Bieber tested positive for marijuana and the anti-anxiety drug Xanax after his arrest last week in South Florida.

The report released Thursday also shows no presence of other illicit drugs in Bieber’s system, such as cocaine or oxycodone. The 19-year-old pop star was arrested last week on Miami Beach on charges of DUI, resisting arrest, and having an expired driver’s license.

Bieber has pleaded not guilty but told police after his arrest last week that he had been smoking marijuana and took a prescription drug.

A previous police report found that breath tests placed Bieber’s blood-alcohol content below the .02 level considered intoxicated for under-21 drivers. Bieber was stopped after police suspected he and another driver were drag racing exotic sports cars.

Bieber’s legal troubles don’t stop there: He was charged with assault in Toronto on Wednesday for allegedly playing a part in the attack of a limo driver.

Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper drop 'Confident' video

There’s nothing a woman walking around alone at night likes more than being followed intently by a strange man — Justin Bieber knows that much.

So in the new video for his Chance the Rapper collaboration “Confidence,” the not-yet-deported pop singer does just that to his video vixen, creeping up behind her as she strolls around in the darkness.

But don’t worry, they eventually make it to some weird underground Fast and Furious party and end up sharing a kiss, so it worked! Watch the new “Confidence” video below:

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Justin Bieber pleads not guilty in DUI arrest

UPDATE: Justin Bieber legal issues continue in Toronto; singer turns himself in on assault charge later in the day on January 29, 2014.

ORIGINAL POST: Justin Bieber has pleaded not guilty to charges of DUI, resisting arrest, and driving with an expired license in Florida.

Court records show that Bieber’s attorney filed the written plea Wednesday in Miami-Dade County. Bieber already has an arraignment set for Feb. 14, but Florida law doesn’t require the 19-year-old pop star to be present.

Defense attorney Mark Shapiro says a decision on whether Bieber will attend has not been made.

Bieber and R&B singer Khalil Amir Sharieff were arrested last week in Miami Beach during what police described as an illegal street drag race between a Lamborghini and a Ferrari. Neither has been charged with drag racing.

Police say Bieber cursed at an officer and admitted to smoking marijuana, drinking, and taking a prescription medication.

'Deport Justin Bieber' petition reaches 100,000+ signatures, will merit White House response

Do you belieb that one of Canada’s biggest exports could be deported as a result of his recent Miami arrest?

The possibility is slim. Nevertheless, less than a week after it was first posted to the government’s “We the People” platform, over 100,000 Americans have signed a petition asking the Obama administration to revoke Bieber’s green card. (Why? Because “he is not only threatening the safety of our people but he is also a terrible influence on our nations youth.”) And according to the site’s terms of participation, this means that the White House must now respond to the petition “in a timely fashion.”

Just don’t expect that response to come soon — or to affirm that Bieber really will be kicked off our amber waves of grain.

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Justin Bieber exits jail after DUI arrest

A sober-looking Justin Bieber was released from jail Thursday following his arrest on charges of driving under the influence, driving with an expired license, and resisting arrest. Police say they stopped the 19-year-old pop star while he was drag-racing down a Miami Beach street before dawn.

Bieber was arrested after police said they saw him heading down a residential street in Miami Beach in a yellow Lamborghini at twice the speed limit. Officers say he had an expired license, was initially not cooperative when he was pulled over, and smelled of alcohol.

Police say Bieber later admitted that he had been drinking, smoking marijuana, and taking prescription medication. R&B singer Khalil Amir Sharieff was arrested in the same incident. He is charged with driving under the influence. Police said Khalil was driving a Ferrari.

Bieber and Khalil, wearing bright red jail fatigues, made their initial court appearance via a video link from jail. They remained silent while defense attorney Roy Black negotiated bond. Bieber’s bond was set at $2,500. Khalil’s bond was set at $1,000.

Black, a high-profile lawyer whose clients have included Rush Limbaugh and William Kennedy Smith, said he thought the case would proceed “hopefully as any other case would” in light of Bieber’s celebrity status.
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