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A look at Justin Bieber's non-music news-making

AP   January 03, 2013
First Published: 08:38 IST(3/1/2013) | Last Updated: 10:28 IST(3/1/2013)

Justin Bieber has been making news for things besides music for years - even when he's not there. Here's a look at some of the 18-year-old's more recent headlines:

* Jan. 1, 2013: A paparazzo is struck by a car and killed in West Los Angeles while pursuing photos of Bieber's white Ferrari. Bieber was not in the car.

* Nov. 21, 2012: Prosecutors opt not to file charges against Bieber after finding insufficient evidence that he punched and kicked a photographer outside a movie theater near his home in Calabasas, Calif., a month earlier.

* Nov. 14, 2011: A judge dismisses counts filed under California's anti-paparazzi law against photographer Paul Raef, who was charged in July with being involved in a high-speed pursuit of the pop star along a San Fernando Valley freeway.

* Oct. 10, 2012: Bieber tweets that some of his belongings, including a laptop, were stolen during a show in Tacoma, Wash. Suggestions soon surface on the Internet that the story was a publicity stunt, prompting Bieber's publicist to issue a statement insisting the theft really happened. A police investigation was inconclusive.

* Sept. 30, 2012: Bieber vomits twice onstage during a concert in Glendale, Ariz. The video goes viral.

* July 13, 2012: A woman sues Bieber for $9.2 million claiming she suffered permanent hearing loss at his concert in Portland, Ore.

* July 6, 2012: Bieber is cited for speeding on a Los Angeles freeway. He told police he was being chased by paparazzi.

* May 28, 2012: Los Angeles County Sheriff's investigators question Bieber after he reportedly scuffled with paparazzi who tried to photograph him and girlfriend Selena Gomez as they left a movie theater.

* Oct. 31, 2011: A San Diego woman files a paternity suit against Bieber, claiming he fathered her baby boy during a tryst when the singer was 16. Bieber called the claims "crazy."

* Aug. 30, 2011: Bieber is involved in a minor car accident in his Ferrari in Studio City, Calif.

* May 7, 2011: Bieber agrees to record a public service announcement against cyberbullying to resolve criminal charges against his manager and a record executive after an autograph signing caused a fan frenzy at a New York mall in 2009.

* March 3, 2011: A lock of Bieber's hair sells for $40,000 on eBay.

* Dec. 9, 2010: Barbara Walters prophetically includes Bieber in her "10 Most Fascinating People" TV special.

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