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Justin Bieber attacked by fan

Overzealous “Belieber” tackled, baby grand overturned

Justin Bieber was attacked by an overzealous Belieber during Sunday’s performance in Dubai. Justin Bieber was playing to a massive crowd at Dubai’s Sevens Stadium when a fan managed to bypass security and made a beeline towards the singer. There was no cause for concern, however, as guards quickly raced (so quickly apparently, that they managed to overturn a baby grand piano) to apprehend the wayward concert-goer, as a completely unfazed Justin Bieber continued on with his performance of “Believe”.

After the show and the attack, Justin Bieber tweeted, “Dubai. Nothing stops the show.”

“All is fine,” Bieber’s rep reassured reporters. “A man ran on stage during ‘Believe’ and tried to grab Justin and knocked the piano over. He was a fan. Security detained the young man. All was fine and Justin continued the show.”

It’s been a rocky year for Justin Bieber: Amid allegations of partying, drug use, fights and romantic entanglements, Justin Bieber’s been attacked by the paparazzi, received ire from every gossip blog and entertainment magazine, been on the receiving end of scathing comments from former lady love Selena Gomez, and managed to offend historians and the general public alike for his less than sensitive entry in the guest book at the Anne Frank House Museum.

Bieber has two more shows this month before finishing up the international leg of his world tour and returning to tour the U.S. in June. Hopefully he can stay out of trouble and his adoring fans will remain on the sidelines.

Bride and bachelorettes killed in limo fire

Devastating end to bachelorette party

Bride-to-be, Neriza Fojas’ life came to a tragic end Saturday evening when the limo she was riding in burst into flames on San Francisco’s San Mateo Bridge. What was supposed to be a bachelorette celebration turned devastating when the Lincoln Town Car caught fire around 10 p.m. As the limo driver pulled over and other motorists stopped to help, only four of the nine women were able to escape the car.

California Highway Patrol officers found the five victims, including Fojas, surrounding one of the windows in the limo.

“This is one of the most horrific things I’ve seen in 21 years with this office,” San Mateo County’s medical examiner, Robert Foucrault, said Sunday. “Looking at it, they were on top of each other and doing what they could to get out.”

The limo driver, Orville Brown, 46, was nearing the end of the bridge when one of the women alerted him to the smell of smoke. Brown immediately pulled over and tried to help the bride and her friends to safety, but he was unable to help the women in the back of the limo escape the fire. Brown was the only person uninjured.

CHP Officer Art Montiel noted that they are still unsure of what caused the fire, but are urging anyone who witnessed the event to call.

“It wasn’t a traffic collision, but we are still investigating,” Montiel said. “We are asking the public, anyone who saw what happened, to call us. We don’t know if the fire started on the inside or the outside.”

The owner of the limo company, Limo Stop Inc. offered condolences, but declined to comment further on the fire. The medical examiner’s office said the names of the four remaining victims would not be released before Monday. The survivors of the limo fire have been hospitalized in San Jose and are being treated for moderate injuries, including burns and smoke inhalation.