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News: Justin Bieber will take a paternity test to counter claims that he fathered a baby boy

The Canadian singer also is contemplating legal action against the woman for defamation, his spokesman said.

Bieber, 17, spent much of last week denying the claims made by Mariah Yeater, 20, in a paternity lawsuit filed in San Diego, saying he had never met her. Yeater gave birth to a baby in July that she claimed was the result of having sex in a backstage bathroom with Bieber after a Los Angeles concert in 2010.

"Justin's team chose to proactively make arrangements for him to take a DNA test to put this to rest when he gets back from Europe," a source close to the singer said.

Yeater asked for a paternity test and is seeking child support in her lawsuit.

"It's sad that someone would fabricate malicious, defamatory, and demonstrably false claims," a spokesman for the singer added.

"We'll vigorously pursue all available legal remedies to protect Justin and to hold those involved with bringing this suit accountable for their actions," he added

Teen heartthrob Bieber won award for best pop act and top male singer at the MTV Europe awards in Belfast on Sunday in a show hosted by his Disney Channel star girlfriend Selena Gomez.

He is expected to return to the United States from Europe in about two weeks time.

A spokesman for Justin Bieber says the teen pop star will take a paternity test, then will sue the super meanie woman who filed a paternity suit against him.
So there. OMG, LMAO and stuff ... .
Matthew Hiltzik said Monday the 17-year-old singer will take a paternity test when he returns to the U.S. within the next two weeks. He also said Bieber's team plans to "vigorously pursue all available legal remedies to protect Justin."
Are flamethrowers still legal?"
The paternity suit was filed last week in San Diego Superior Court by Mariah Yeater. She says she had just turned 19 when she and Bieber, then 16, had a brief sexual encounter after one of the singer's concerts last fall in a backstage bathroom at Los Angeles' Staples Center.
Bieber said he's never met Yeater.
JAIL ISN'T WHAT IT USED TO BE: Lindsay Lohan was released from a Los Angeles County jail early Monday, less than five hours after she arrived at the suburban women's lockup to serve a 30-day sentence for violating probation.
Less than five hours? That's not even enough time for the other inmates to pull her hair and make her cry.
The actress -- though no one is exactly sure why we call her that anymore -- was booked into the Century Regional Detention facility in Lynwood at 8:50 p.m. Sunday, in what was expected to be a short stay because of jail overcrowding.
Deputy Tony Moore said Lohan was released early Monday, but

didn't have an exact time. News crews staking out the jail said she left at 1:40 a.m. in a black Cadillac Escalade sport utility vehicle, likely rushing to make last call.
Lohan had until Nov. 9 to report to the jail, or risk another lengthy series of hearing costing the taxpayers thousands of dollars before spending an additional 11 minutes back in the big house.
It's Lohan's fifth jail "sentence" since being arrested twice for drunken driving in 2007.
On Wednesday, a judge ordered jail time because Lohan recently violated court orders by getting booted from a community service assignment at a women's shelter. The judge imposed a complicated sentence, telling Lohan that she will now have to perform all of her community service at the county morgue or risk serving an additional 270 days (seven hours) in jail.
The sentence also requires Lohan to undergo psychotherapy sessions and appear monthly at court hearings between December and March. The judge also said Lohan can no longer leave the country and needs the permission of her new "no-nonsense" probation officer to travel outside California.
Can we just stop right now and grant Lindsay Lohan immunity to do whatever she wants? Or put her on an island with nothing but a bar, a Starbucks, and plenty of trees to run her SUV into.
Of course, jail overcrowding has led to all Lohan's significantly shortened jail terms.
In 2007, Lohan spent 84 minutes at the jail before being released, and in the past she has served about 20 percent of her sentence, which is roughly six days.
Lohan will have to serve 423 hours at the county morgue, where for nearly two weeks she has been mopping floors, cleaning bathrooms and washing dirty sheets. And no frappuccinos.
ANDY WILLIAMS HAS CANCER: Andy Williams told the crowd at his Christmas show Saturday night he has bladder cancer.

The Tri-Lakes News reported the 83-year-old singer appeared early in the show at the Moon River Theatre in Branson, Missouri, and vowed to return next year to celebrate his 75th year in show business.

"I do have cancer of the bladder," Williams said. "But that is no longer a death sentence. People with cancer are getting through this thing. They're kicking it, and they're winning more and more every year. And I'm going to be one of them."
The silver-haired "Moon River" singer missed planned performances this fall with an undisclosed medical condition and the theater announced recently that he would likely miss his holiday schedule as well. The newspaper reported he has not started treatment, though it did not identify the person who provided that information.
Williams' appearance Saturday was a surprise and brought a standing ovation from a nearly full house. The golden-voiced singer had a string of hits in the 1950s and '60s, including "Can't Get Used to Losing You" and "Butterfly, but he is best known for his hit version of Henry Mancini's "Moon River." He earned 18 gold and three platinum albums in his career.
Williams sang "A Christmas Song" at the theater he started in 1992 and said he would be back next September and October to celebrate.
ZOHN FINISHES MARATHON: Former "Survivor" champ Ethan Zohn, who recently said he's had a cancer relapse, finished his second New York marathon on Sunday.
Zohn, who also competed on "The Amazing Race" reality show, finished the 26-mile course in four hours and 20 minutes just a week after revealing the return of his Hodgkin's lymphoma. His time last year was four hours, 16 minutes. He told that finishing this time would be a "very big deal." He's currently "resting, but feeling good," he tweeted.
DE NIRO TO PLAY MADOFF: Actor Robert De Niro will play Bernie Madoff in an adaptation of "Truth and Consequences: Life Inside the Madoff Family." The book was written by Madoff's son Andrew, Andrew's fiancee, and Bernie's wife, Ruth. The three appeared in a "60 Minutes" interview that aired last Sunday. HBO recently purchased the movie rights to the new book. De Niro's production company, TriBeCa Productions, is producing the film.
OSBOURNE SUFFERS HEAD WOUND: Media personality and reality star Kelly Osbourne says she has been released from a Miami hospital after being treated for a head injury.
The 27-year-old E! Fashion Police co-host tweeted on Sunday that she was given the "all clear" and was released from Mercy Hospital, which declined comment Monday.
The nature of the injury and how Osbourne was hurt were not immediately clear. She tweeted that she had cracked her head open, though her publicist has not released any details.
Just to be safe, let's blame Lindsay Lohan.
Osbourne was in Miami attending a model casting call for Madonna's Material Girl clothing line. Osbourne found fame after appearing on the reality series "The Osbournes" alongside her family, including rock star Ozzy Osbourne. She has recorded several albums and appeared on "Dancing with the Stars" in 2009.
VINCE NEIL PAYS FINE: A judge accepted a guilty plea Monday on behalf of Vince Neil and his lawyer paid a $1,000 fine to close a misdemeanor case stemming from a confrontation between the Motley Crue singer and his ex-girlfriend at a Las Vegas casino lounge.
Well, that's a relief to know Vince Neil won't be out acting crazy anymore.
Neil, 50, didn't appear in person while attorney Richard Schonfeld acknowledged his client pointed and cursed at Las Vegas entertainment reporter Alicia Jacobs and two of her friends in a casino comedy club on March 24.
Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa dismissed a more serious misdemeanor charge of battery constituting domestic violence and declared the case closed. Neil, who lives in Las Vegas, could have faced up to a year in jail and a $2,000 fine if convicted on both charges.
Schonfeld made the court record clear that Neil wasn't convicted of poking his finger into Jacobs' chest during the confrontation before a comedy show at the Las Vegas Hilton.
Jacobs, who has variously told reporters and police she is 39 and 45, declined comment Monday. She had told police she received a bruise from the finger-poke. Jacobs told police the altercation came after she and Neil ended a seven-month relationship.
Jacobs said after the plea agreement became public last week that she was glad Neil was taking responsibility for his actions. Oh, apparently this isn't the Vince Neil we thought it was.
The confrontation with Jacobs happened less than a month after Neil served 10 days in the Clark County jail for driving intoxicated in his black Lamborghini in June 2010 near the Las Vegas Strip. Neil also was fined $585 in that case and ordered to serve 15 days on house arrest as part of a plea deal that avoided trial.

By Tony Hicks
Contra Costa Times