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Justin Bieber face time for Mark Wahlberg's daughter Ella

October 25, 2010 | 12:43 pm

Justin Bieber with Mark Wahlberg and daughter Looks like "The Italian Job" DVDs and a voicemail from Will Ferrell will go only so far in securing "awesome dad" status -- so Mark Wahlberg stepped up his game and landed his daughter a meeting with Justin Bieber.

Wahlberg attended Variety's Power of Youth event, presented by the Hub on Sunday at the Studios at Paramount in L.A., with his eldest child, Ella, in tow. With a friend, the 7-year-old -- wearing a T-shirt featuring the teen phenom's face -- nabbed a photo op with the Biebs.

After the big meet, the family walked the studio lot snacking on Sprinkles cupcakes and mingling with the likes of Maria Bello. New "Glee" guy Chord Overstreet showed up in John Varvatos to rub elbows with young stars including "Scream 4's" Lucy Hale, Kendall Jenner (of the Kardashian clan) and rapper Bow Wow.

Another Hollywood dad on duty this weekend was David Beckham. On Saturday, the soccer player took his boys Romeo, Brooklyn and Cruz to a private estate in Beverly Hills where Kinect for Xbox 360 hosted celebs to try out the new hands-free gaming technology.

The Beckham boys played enthusiastically while David caught video on his phone, then the brood was treated to temporary tattoos to emulate their father's extensive ink sleeve. 

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Mark Wahlberg and Justin Bieber with the actor's daughter Ella, right front, and a friend at Variety's Power of Youth event on Sunday. Credit: WireImage

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