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Justin Bieber to take DNA test; Mariah Yeater team says bring it

Justin Bieber with his MTV Europe Music Awards

Justin Bieber will reportedly submit to a paternity test upon his return from Europe — and if it proves he's not Mariah Yeater's baby daddy, she might be on the receiving end of a lawsuit courtesy of the Biebs.

Her lawyers, meanwhile, said they are encouraged to be getting what they asked for, because in their view having the 17-year-old pop star submit to DNA testing is the only way to figure out who fathered their client's 3-month-old child.

"We are encouraged that Justin Bieber will voluntarily take the paternity test," attorneys Lance Rogers and Matt Pare told TMZ, adding that the child-support lawsuit was filed "in good faith" and isn't going away any time soon. TMZ broke the news that Bieber would do the DNA test.

Yeater filed a lawsuit in San Diego on Halloween, alleging that she and Bieber had had brief, virginity-stealing sexual intercourse (his virginity, not hers) in a bathroom backstage after his Oct. 25 show in L.A., after which he wouldn't give her his phone number.

The 20-year-old will be going even more public with baby boy Tristyn and her version of her 30 seconds with Bieber in an interview with "The Insider" set to air Monday night. E! Online quotes her as saying their encounter "went from cute and gushy, you know, to just more aggressive."

Bieber said Friday on "Today" that he'd "never met the woman." Yeater reportedly told ex-boyfriend John Terranova last December that she was preggers and that he — Terranova — was the father.

Mariah Yeater pictureTerranova, who'd dated Yeater for four years, told the Sunday Mirror that his ex "came back here from California telling me she was pregnant with my child. I said, 'This is impossible, you've been in California two months and back here for only a week.' She told me, 'No, I got pregnant before I left.' But it didn't make sense because she had a doctor’s note saying she wasn't pregnant enough for that to be possible."

Yeater's visit to Terranova's place in Las Vegas ended in her arrest on suspicion of domestic battery, for which she headed to court in Clark County, Nevada, on Dec. 12.

Unnamed friends, meanwhile, told the Mirror that Yeater also had mentioned a "secret boyfriend" named Steve as the baby's father.

"It's disappointing that people would stoop so low," a source told People, regarding the likelihood of a lawsuit from Team Bieber, "but somebody needs to stand up to them." A Bieber attorney said last week that they would "vigorously pursue all available legal remedies to defend and protect Justin against these allegations."

Bieber is currently in Europe, in part for the MTV Europe Music Awards on Sunday night in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where he performed live and took home awards for best male and best pop act.

Also, ladies, for the record: The Biebs' girlfriend, Selena Gomez, performed at the show as well.


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Justin Bieber was Mariah Yeater's second-choice baby daddy?

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— Christie D'Zurilla

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Top photo: Justin Bieber with his MTV Europe Music Awards for best male and best pop act in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Nov. 6. Credit: Luke Macgregor / Reuters

Bottom photo: Mariah Yeater in a booking photo last December after she was arrested on suspicion of battery domestic violence, destroying property and making threatening phone calls in Las Vegas. Credit: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department / Getty Images

Justin Bieber was Mariah Yeater's second-choice baby daddy?

Mariah Yeater? Justin Bieber never met her, he told the Today show.

When Mariah Yeater accused Justin Bieber of being the father of her baby, she said he was the only one who could've done the deed. But what about the former boyfriend she allegedly identified as the baby daddy back in December?

Ouch, Justin — second choice. That's gotta sting.

Former boyfriend John Terranova, 18, heard from Yeater in December that she was pregnant and he was the father, Terranova's grandmother Frances Lippe told TMZ. Long story short: That who's-the-daddy visit led to an alleged argument, capped by an alleged window-breaking by Yeater, followed by an alleged return by Yeater to discuss paying for said window, finally wrapped up with Yeater's arrest on suspicion of domestic violence after police were called to sort out the second argument that broke out, which allegedly included Yeater slapping her ex repeatedly. (She's due in court Dec. 12 to deal with that charge.)

Lippe said they didn't hear from Yeater after that. Allegedly.

Bieber, meanwhile, said Friday that he'd never heard of Yeater at all before she filed her paternity suit. "Never met the woman," he told the "Today" show gang while a mass of young female fans screamed in the background.

"None of those allegations are true," the pop star said in his newly lower voice. "I know that I'm going to be a target, but I'm never going to be a victim."

(If that last line came from his just-hired crisis-management team, they may have already earned their keep.)

The Biebs said he goes from the stage to his car after every show, calling it "crazy that some people want to make up such false allegations.

"To set the record straight, none of it is true."

Yeater said in her lawsuit that she and Bieber met at a concert in L.A., were immediately attracted to one another and then went backstage so they could be alone. He then allegedly talked dirty to her and left her with child after 30 seconds of sexual intercourse that was had while she was lying on some sort of bathroom shelf.

And, she said, he never followed through on his promise to give her his number, instead saying he'd remember hers. And he never returned her calls to his people.

One of Yeater's attorneys, Matt Pare, said on HLN's "Dr. Drew" program Thursday that they have "credible evidence" the baby is Bieber's — but it's evidence they haven't shared with the media, because paternity cases are "technically confidential." The paternity suit was filed Monday in San Diego and was confidential except for the part where Star magazine told the world about it immediately.

Also noted by Team Yeater: Despite the age difference — she's 20 now, he's 17, and a year ago they were, well, each a year younger — she would "not technically" need to worry about statutory rape charges, because in this case it would only be a misdemeanor, and a $5,000 fine would be worth it if she got the child support she's seeking.

Bieber was on "Today" to promote his "Under the Mistletoe" Christmas album, profits from which will go to various charitable organizations, including a Canadian food bank that helped his family when they were struggling.

In addition to clarifying he was no baby's daddy, he shared the fact that it was really hard to record a Christmas record in September.


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— Christie D'Zurilla

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photo: Justin Bieber with "Today" co-hosts Al Roker, left, Ann Curry and Matt Lauer on Nov. 4. While promoting "Under the Mistletoe," he said he's no baby's daddy. Peter Kramer / NBC / Associated Press.

Justin Bieber, baby daddy? Fan's paternity allegations denied

Justin Bieber has reportedly been hit with a paternity suit

This post has been corrected, as indicated below.

Justin Bieber, baby daddy? His legal team is calling allegations in a reported paternity suit "malicious, defamatory and demonstrably false" and vowing to fight them. Bieber, meanwhile, has told fans he's focusing on other things.

Mariah Yeater, 20, made the claim in a paternity suit filed Monday in Southern California, according to Star magazine, which said it has seen the lawsuit and its handwritten declaration from the 20-year-old single mom. A rep for 17-year-old Bieber's legal team Tuesday told outlets including TMZ and RadarOnline that although hadn't yet seen the suit, "We will vigorously pursue all available legal remedies to defend and protect Justin against these allegations."

Bieber is currently promoting his new Christmas-themed album and, on Sunday, will pick up one of the inaugural MTV Voices awards at the MTV Europe Video Awards in Belfast, in recognition of his work to raise millions for various charities. He's also recently a multibillionaire -- 2 billion, to be more specific -- in the YouTube page-views department.

So -- the allegations. Yeater said she and Bieber met backstage at a concert in L.A. on Oct. 25, 2010, where he propositioned her and then lost his virginity, knocking her up in the process.

"When I later realized I was pregnant with Justin Bieber's baby, I tried to contact him through his representatives but no one ever called me back," she told the court, according to Star. She gave birth to a son this past July 6, and stated in the suit that there was nobody else she'd had sex with in between. 

Team Bieber told the tabloid there's no way he could have been alone with anyone backstage at a concert.

At least in this case, if it all moves forward, a paternity test on the baby boy would answer some questions. That was a little harder in the case of one apparently mentally ill Leonardo DiCaprio fan who claimed he was the father of her unborn child -- a baby she said she was choosing not to deliver, as he'd not yet taken her as his wife.

DiCaprio was granted a three-year restraining order against Livia Bistriceanu in September 2010, more than two years after she said she was carrying his child.

Bieber laid out his personal plan Wednesday on Twitter: "so Im going to ignore the rumors ... and focus on what is real. an opportunity to help by doing what i love. Judge me on the music! Love yall!"

[For the record, 9:55 a.m. Nov. 3: This post originally said the paternity suit was filed in Los Angeles. Though the concert noted in the lawsuit was at Staples Center in L.A., the papers were filed in San Diego County Superior Court.]


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Photo: Justin Bieber onstage in Lima, Peru, on Oct. 17. Credit: Enrique Castro-Mendivil / Reuters


Justin Bieber's scary guys night with Jaden Smith, Connor Cruise

Justin Bieber and Jaden Smith

Justin Bieber took a break from recording his Christmas album and romancing Selena Gomez for a fun-filled guys night Sunday with famous pals Jaden Smith and Tom Cruise's son, Connor. 

Hitting up Universal Studios Hollywood's popular Halloween Horror Nights attraction, Bieber indulged in scares including "Terror Tram: Scream 4 Your Life," where his group evaded a knife-wielding Ghostface killer, as well as mazes based on Eli Roth's "Hostel" films and Rob Zombie's gross-out movies.

Arriving around 7 p.m. and staying until just after midnight, the group received a VIP tour and were "totally scared," one onlooker said.

Ghoulish motifs must be a welcome change for the Biebs, who has been up to his 17-year-old ears in holiday spirit. "Under the Mistletoe," his soon-to-be-released Christmas record, features collaborations with the likes of his mentor Usher.

In fact, Usher and Bieber released their take on "The Christmas Song" on Monday. 

"This record is going to be remembered for years to come," Usher said on a call to Ryan Seacrest's morning radio show. "It's a record that has always been one of my favorites, and I'm happy that I was able to share it with Justin, and for us to put it out."


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Photo: Around this time last year -- when there was an NBA season going on -- Justin Bieber and Jaden Smith buddied up for a Lakers game at Staples Center. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Justin Bieber covers Lil Wayne's 'How to Love' [Video]

Justin Bieber has covered a Justin Bieber song

Justin Bieber could have given Lil' Wayne a number of things for his birthday -- some vintage YSL gear, signed autographs for his family, the diamond planet -- but instead the teen idol presented to Weezy a cover of the rapper's song "How to Love."

Posting to his Twitter account in the wee hours Wednesday, Bieber hinted at insomnia but still wished Wayne well and included a link. One click over to YouTube and the acoustic cover was found, lurking behind a picture of the two artists at MTV's Video Music Awards in August.

"Trying to sleep. until then happy birthday @LilTunechi - #remix," Bieber wrote.

The resulting sound is a sweet, medium-produced tribute that shows off some of Bieber's higher vocal registers and, most obviously, his fandom of the gruff rapper. Wayne, by the by, turned 29 and landed some other impressive gifts.

"My daughter bought me a ukulele & my girl bought me a vintage gumball machine!! 2 of the best gifts ever! Party time!" he tweeted.

Watch Bieber's version of "How to Love" below, then tell us what you think, in comments.



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Photo: Justin Bieber arrives, left, and Lil' Wayne performs at the MTV Video Music Awards in August. Credits: Getty Images.

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Justin Bieber and Anna Wintour collided in a mess of iconic hair and pursed lips on Thursday, celebrating Fashion's Night Out in New York.

Bieber and manager Scooter Braun hosted Dolce & Gabbana's efforts at their Madison Avenue shop, welcoming the Vogue editor and celebs including Brooklyn Decker, Sophia Bush, Antonio "L.A." Reid and his wife Erica, and Bieber mentor Usher.

LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian managed an invite (a customer is a customer in this economy, we suppose), as did "Gossip Girl" duo Kelly Rutherford and Matthew Settle, Rose McGowan and Lauren Santo Domingo.

The Wintour-created Fashion's Night Out drives communities, with the help of fashion's finest and tons of talent, to stimulate retail one night nationwide -- including here in Los Angeles, where Nicole Richie and Randy Jackson hosted the official FNO kickoff at the Beverly Center.

Vogue's West Coast Editor Lisa Love showed, as did Rachel Bilson. Other sightings included Mena Suvari at Marco Marco's fete at the Andaz Hotel and Lauren Conrad launching her new clothing line Paper Crown at the Grove's Nordstrom. 


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Photo: Brooklyn Decker, left, Justin Bieber and Vogue Editor Anna Wintour at Dolce & Gabbana's Fashion's Night Out event in New York. Credit: Eugene Gologursky / Getty Images

Kathy Griffin channels Jim Carrey in love video to Justin Bieber [Poll]

Kathy Griffin and Jim Carrey

Inspired by Jim Carrey's recent Emma Stone homage -- after being spurred on by a Twitter follower -- Kathy Griffin has issued her own love-letter video ... to Justin Bieber.

"What/whom do YOU wanna hear me GO OFF on?," Griffin said Thursday on Twitter by way of soliciting fodder for her Saturday stand-up show being taped for Bravo. "I just feel like making this my angriest one:)"

User @AlexAnthonyG answered, suggesting she "make fun of how Jim Carry wrote a creepy love letter to Emma Stone and putting it on the internet." And voilà, like that, it was done -- and clearly an improv rush job, with Griffin's note cards easy to spot reflected in the shiny background. 

Carrey's video, a planned comedic bit to launch his new video site JimCarreyTrulife.com, unnerved those who'd missed the "it's a joke" part of the joke. Griffin's, however, was clearly intended as comedy. As was her "Levi Johnston is my boyfriend" phase. We hope.

So given that both videos are on the record as "comedic," we have to know: Which is funnier, and which one makes you more uncomfortable?  See Griffin's, below, and watch Carrey's here (we'd send you straight to his site, but it keeps crashing). We have our own opinion, but ... the polls are below. Go nuts.


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Photos: Jim Carrey and Kathy Griffin. Credits: Dan Steinberg / Associated Press, left; Matthew Peyton / Getty Images, right.

Do Something Awards get done with Demi Lovato, Justin Bieber [Pictures]


Plenty was accomplished at the Do Something Awards on Sunday: A comeback performance from Demi Lovato, a healthy dose of Justin Bieber, a hosting dry-run for Emmys emcee-to-be Jane Lynch and some honoring of charitable youth all went down in Hollywood during the ceremony.

The Do Something Awards, hosted again by "Glee" star Lynch, brought celebrities out to celebrate a young generation of leaders who care about causes such as special-needs kids, ending hunger and educating refugee children.

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Do Something athlete winner and new dad David Beckham dropped in to scoop up his trophy, a silver sneaker sporting angel wings presented by chef Gordon Ramsay.

"Ramsay's supposed to be 'round my house now cooking my children dinner," Beckham joked. Having just welcomed his first daughter with wife Victoria, the father of four touched on the importance of teaching his kids to give back.

"The best example I can give them is to show them to give back, and let them know they can help change the world," Beckham said.

Photos: 2011 Do Something Awards arrivals

Bieber was honored for his work with Pencils of Promise, which builds schools around the world, and was quite excited getting handed his prize by geek pinup Olivia Munn. Olivia Wilde, Sophia Bush and Tyra Banks were other big winners, with Kristen Bell, Zachary Levi, Nick Cannon and Kerry Washington among the presenters.

Demi Lovato capped the show with her first TV performance since her slow climb back to work from rehab. Kim Kardashian, who described herself as a longtime pal, introduced the singer. Fog machines and Texas hair brought lots of drama as Lovato crooned "Skyscraper" with surprising skill.

Young female fans, of which there were plenty, screamed messages of support while the former "Sonny With a Chance" star's gear and lights were being set up.

"You're an inspiration, Demi!" one fan shouted.

That seemed to be theme, which will go wide when the special airs Thursday on VH1.


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Photo: Justin Bieber nabs a sweet sneaker trophy at the Do Something Awards on Sunday for his work with Pencils of Promise. Credit: Gus Ruelas / Reuters

Kendall Jenner summoned by Justin Bieber for a double date

Kendall Jenner, with sisters
Kendall Jenner, ye hath been summoned -- to the realm of Justin Bieber.

For on the ninth day of the eighth month of the 2011th year, in a time of great darkness leading up to the apocalyptic wedding of Kardashian elder Kim, it was written that Kendall Jenner, also of the clan Kardashian, should consider partaking of a date with Justin Bieber's buddy Julian Swirsky, 16 years old and a prominent member of the Friends of Bieber clan.

Thus it was written, on Twitter, by Bieber, who at 17 ruleth over many tribes: "Hey @Kendalljenner you should let my boy @iamjulkeyz take you on a date."

Respondeth the 15-year-old model, Kendall? "Only if you & @selenagomez join! :) #DoubleDate."

So it was written, and so it shall be done.

As long as all of their publicists can work out a time and place.


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-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: That's Kendall Jenner, second from left, with Kylie Jenner, second from right, and Khloe, left, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian at the Teen Choice Awards on Aug. 7, 2011. Credit: Danny Moloshok / Reuters

Sean Kingston's red carpet return: Teen Choice Awards [Video]

Sean Kingston at the Teen Choice Awards with Tyra Banks
Only a few months ago, singer Sean Kingston was laid up in a hospital bed, clinging to life after crashing his jet ski in Miami. He sustained serious injuries in May and required multiple surgeries, including one on his heart.

Now back on his feet and 45 pounds lighter, Kingston hit the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday night, his first red carpet event since the ordeal.

Photos: Teen Choice Awards arrivals 2011

"I basically learned that in life, anything can happen," he said. "You've gotta count your blessings and you've gotta worship God and believe in God and know that anything can happen -- so you just gotta be cautious with what you do."

Kingston, who is heading into the studio this week to start work on his next album, said he is now "thinking more" before he jumps into risky situation, and has retired his jet ski -- "for now."

The artist was on hand at the Gibson Amphitheater to present his friend Justin Bieber with the award for choice male artist. On the red carpet, Kingston said the young pop star had been a supportive friend throughout his health scare.

And as for rumors that Bieber's girlfriend, Selena Gomez, broke up with the young pop star because she didn't want him hanging out with "bad boy" Kingston?

"That's all rumors," Kingston said on the carpet. "Selena's my friend. We all friends."


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Photo: Sean Kingston and Tyra Banks present the award for top male musical artist at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday at the Gibson Amphitheater. Credit: Mario Anzuoni /Reuters.


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