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  • David Letterman Apologizes to Justin Bieber

    Justin Bieber leaves the 'Late Show with David Letterman' at Ed Sullivan Theater on June 20, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)

    A recent interview between late-night legend David Letterman and teenage pop wonder Justin Bieber was, in many ways, one of the more painful moments in television. Now, in an unconventional twist, the elder entertainer has apologized to Bieber for the disrespect.

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    Sitting down with Letterman on Thursday, soon after his album "Believe" was released, the 18-year-old singer showed off his brand-new tattoo of the album's title on his right arm. Letterman, 65, immediately began mocking it, asking "How does that help how you look to have a tattoo?" and even attempting to physically rub it off.

    At that point, Bieber protests "Eh! Eh! Eh! Eh!" to save his tender skin, joking that it's "the Canadian in him." That's not the only Canadian trait he uses in the interview -- Bieber is surprisingly forgiving during Letterman's endless teasing, which ultimately ends with the host insulting the singer's Canadian high school education. Bieber

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    A segment in the NBC special "Justin Bieber: All Around the World" is showing fans that his song "Fall" isn't just a track off of his latest album, "Believe."

    Watch the video here.

    The video shows Bieber passing out and falling down a flight of stairs, immediately after a concert in Paris earlier this month. Surrounded by security and aides (who sound understandably freaked out), the 18-year-old pop star was quickly moved to safety. But his manager, Scott "Scooter" Braun, says that Bieber lay there unconscious for four to five minutes.

    The fall came as a result of an incident that happened onstage. Bieber, who is usually quite coordinated, ran into a glass partition and hit his head. Ever the devoted performer (or headstrong teenager?), Bieber went on with the show despite the injury, but he "immediately felt a little weak" after he went backstage, he told TMZ.

    Despite the blurriness of the video, it is a bit unnerving to see one of the world's most famous celebrities in a moment of

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  • What Rachel McAdams likes about Toronto

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    She's an international superstar, but London, Ontario-born actress Rachel McAdams still lives in her adopted city of Toronto rather than in glamorous Los Angeles.

    "I feel very much at home there," she tells the U.K.'s Metro. "I ride my bike everywhere. I have my favourite restaurants. My perfect day is riding to an amazing cinema called the Lightbox, then having a glass of wine and a quinoa salad," she said. How Torontonian!

    McAdams even brings her boyfriend, Welsh actor Michael Sheen, to visit her home.

    The romance between McAdams and Sheen seems picture-perfect -- but that's probably because the two aren't perfect.

    McAdams reveals that she looks for flaws in her potential love interests, and that if a couple has no differences, the relationship would get "rather dull."

    "Having a difference of opinion is good; coming at the world from a different place. I think we are thrown together to learn things from each other," said the 33-year-old actress, which we can definitely

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    He was born in Montreal and raised in Ottawa; he's the former host of "Canada AM" and "Canadian Idol"; and his father is a former prime minister. But now, TV entertainment personality Ben Mulroney is heading south of the border, having accepted a gig as the weekend host of "Good Morning America."

    As the leading man on CTV's "eTalk," headlining the show's coverage of the Oscars, Golden Globes, and other "big ticket" events along with celebrity interviews, Mulroney is the unofficial king of Canadian entertainment news. Recently, he began poking his perfectly coiffed head into American TV with two guest-hosting stints on "Live! With Kelly," which apparently convinced ABC president Ben Sherwood that Mulroney is a "versatile journalist," one who is "quick on his feet and excels at live television."

    But although Mulroney will make his "GMA" debut this weekend filling in for host Dan Harris, he isn't exactly sure yet what he'll be doing in his new role, or whether it will be long-term.

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  • Justin Bieber fires back at paternity accuser in new song

    Bieber and girlfriend Selena Gomez

    Just in case taking a paternity test wasn't enough, Justin Bieber is making dead certain his fans understand he is innocent in last year's sensationalized case of the woman who accused him of fathering her baby.

    In fact, it seems he's actually immortalized the controversy in a song off his new album, Believe, which dropped on Tuesday.

    The tune, a bonus track on the album's deluxe package, has the decidedly un-subtle title of "Maria"--his accuser's name is Mariah Yeater--and the lyrics leave no doubt as to Bieber's thoughts on the scandal.

    "I'm talking to you, Maria. Why you wanna do me like that? That ain't my baby," Bieber sings on the track. Pretty hard to misinterpret that.

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    Forgive us if you disagree, but if we had to take bets on who would win a fair fight between Aubrey "Drake" Graham and Chris "Run It" Brown (sans entourage), we'd have to go with our homeboy Drizzy. Nevertheless, the Toronto rapper is calling in a few helping biceps to escort him around Washington, D.C.

    Apparently his guard is up since he, Brown, and their crews allegedly ignited a brawl in New York City's WIP nightclub on June 14, injuring eight people and causing the NYPD to shut down the club.

    Drake and his reps maintain he did nothing wrong, though witnesses and victims who were at the club are reporting that he's the one who threw the first bottle.

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    It's been more than 14 years since his death, but Canadians have not forgotten Brantford, Ont.-born comedian Phil Hartman. In fact, an international campaign among Canadians at home and abroad will result in Hartman's name being set in stone on Canada's Walk of Fame. On Sept. 22, a ceremony will celebrate his achievements in entertainment, along with athlete Russ Jackson, musicians Randy Bachman and Sarah McLachlan, dancer Sonia Rodriguez, and the 1972 Team Canada hockey team.

    The deep-voiced funnyman got his start designing rock and roll album covers, but became a household name with spots on "Saturday Night Live," "The Simpsons," "NewsRadio," and films like "Coneheads" and "So I Married an Axe Murderer." He was known as "the Glue" holding "SNL" together, and his signature smarmy style inspired many, but was replicated by none.

    It was a sad day for people who love to laugh (meaning: everyone) when he was tragically killed in 1998. But thanks to the Internet, we can still relive his five best roles.

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    These days it's probably easier to ask who doesn't have a crush on Emma Stone than to ask who does. So although some people were a little concerned when Jim Carrey, 49 at the time, confessed his love for 23-year-old Stone on YouTube last year, nobody was especially surprised.

    What is surprising is that the actress has now told New York Magazine that she's equally as enamoured!

    In a self-made video released in August 2011, Carrey announced his deep, passionate love for Stone and desire to have "chubby, freckle-faced children" with her -- if only he were an appropriate age for the young actress. A master of the straight face, Carrey's admiration came off a little too ardently for some viewers.

    However, Stone was apparently flattered.

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    As Justin Bieber's career gets bigger and bigger, his hometown of Stratford, Ont., remains vocal that he is one of their own. Recently, it turns out, the hometown pride goes both ways.

    Recently in Toronto for the MuchMusic Video Awards, Bieber stopped by the small town, which is internationally renowned for its Shakespeare festival. On Saturday, theatregoers during the intermission of a matinee performance of "You're A Good Man Charlie Brown" (no, this one isn't Shakespeare) were greeted with more music coming from the street: Bieber was giving an impromptu performance of "Baby" on the same steps where he used to busk as a kid.

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  • Ryan Gosling may be a heartbreaker now, but he was making the ladies go crazy all the way back in 1991 when he was just 10 years old. An old video of the "Drive" actor singing and dancing at a talent  show at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Cornwall, Ontario, has been uncovered — and it was two years before he became a star on Disney's "Mickey Mouse Club" along with Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, and Britney Spears. omg! spoke to Gary Saldivia, whose family owns the amazing footage, and he gave us the backstory ... but we'll get to that after you enjoy the video -- and Gosling's sweet moves!

    [Related: Ryan Gosling attends mom's graduation at Brock University]

    Gosling was a dancing machine as a kid. (Tom Meinelt-Jason Winslow/Splash)

    The three-and-a-half minute clip starts out with Gosling, now 31, singing the '60s classic, "When a Man Loves a Woman," which regained popularity at the time when Michael Bolton covered it. Dressed in a red-and-blue silk shirt and black MC Hammer-style pants, the blond cutie works the stage like a pro as he gives the crowd an emotional performance. Gosling is then joined onstage by his older sister Mandi, who (aside from a skirt) is dressed in the same outfit as her brother, and the two launch into a choreographed number of C&C Music Factory's "Everybody Dance Now" complete with '90s dance moves like the Roger Rabbit. Young Gosling is clearly eating up all the attention from the crowd as he lip-synchs the words to the hit tune. After he and his sister are through with their performance, the curtain falls and the future movie star pokes his head out for one more round of applause.

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