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May 28, 2012 at 2:00 PM
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Bieber being investigated for battery

CALABASAS, Calif., May 28 (UPI) -- Pop singer Justin Bieber is being investigated for battery after allegedly hitting a paparazzo who tried to take pictures of him, California authorities said.

The incident happened Sunday afternoon outside the Calabasas mall The Commons, TMZ.com reported.

Police said Bieber and his girlfriend Selena Gomez were leaving the mall when a photographer, whose name was not reported, attempted to take Bieber's picture.

Bieber allegedly got out of his car and got into some sort of altercation with the photographer, KABC-TV, Los Angeles, reported.

The photographer told police Bieber hit him in the face then left the scene with Gomez.

Police said the photographer complained of pain and was taken to a hospital for treatment. He was later released.

The photographer filed a criminal report with police on allegations of battery.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department detectives are investigating the incident.

Osbourne talks about working with Stern

LOS ANGELES, May 28 (UPI) -- Sharon Osbourne called fellow "America's Got Talent" judge Howard Stern "a lot of fun" on Monday's Anderson Cooper show.

Osbourne made the comment to Cooper about working with Stern on the NBC reality competition show, andersoncooper.com reported.

But she said Stern is "kind of awkward to work with because he's very straight. He's like, twelve o'clock, doors are closed in his room, he meditates for twenty minutes, I'm like, 'Oh, shut up!'"

Osbourne said Stern is very particular about all things, USA Today reported.

"Picky about everything, really. About everything," says Osbourne. "'You're making too much noise, turn the music down, don't slam the door' -- like that."

"He won't let anyone in the dressing room, and, see, I'm nosy. I like to have a good mooch around to see what everyone's up to. Always. And nobody's allowed in. He's got two big bodyguards that are outside his room," she added.

Osbourne admitted that Stern is a great interviewer, saying, "He's probably one of the best people at dragging things out of you, and you're like, 'What? Why did you say that?' And people will go, 'He made me!'"

Timberlake and Biel celebrate engagement

LOS ANGELES, May 28 (UPI) -- Pop singer Justin Timberlake and actress Jessica Biel celebrated their engagement by throwing a cocktail party in California, friends say.

The Saturday party took place at the home of Timberlake's longtime friend and HomeMint partner Estee Stanley, People reported.

Among the 100 friends and family who attended the couple's event were celebrities Lance Bass, JC Chasez, Trace Ayala, Ellen DeGeneres, Portia DeRossi and Amy Adams.

"Jessica and Justin were mingling both separately and together throughout the party," an attendee told US Weekly. "Jessica seems to be very close with Justin's friends and vice versa. You can see that they have been dating for a long time and really know each others friends and family well. The party was a fun celebration and a preview of what's to come with the wedding."

Timberlake and Biel, who became engaged in December, are set to get married later this year, US Weekly reported.

Golden Gate Bridge turns 75

SAN FRANCISCO, May 28 (UPI) -- The Golden Gate Bridge celebrated its 75th birthday in the San Francisco Bay with fireworks.

Thousands of people showed up at Crissy Field Sunday to celebrate the bridge's 75th birthday, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

"It was beautiful how the city put together such spectacular fireworks," said Fernando Tercero, who came to watch the fireworks. "I've never seen anything like that. I've been to many events, but this is No. 1 on my list."

The fireworks came after a day of activities, including live music, art shows, boat parades and renditions of "San Francisco (Open Your Golden Gate)"

"It's one of the most beautiful pieces of artwork in the world. What more is there to say?" said John Moore, who walked across the bridge with his family Sunday. "We wouldn't miss this."

A darker side of the Golden Gate Bridge's 75-year history was also made know during festivities Sunday, the news report said.

The Bridge Rail Foundation, which works to prevent bridge suicides, displayed 1,558 pairs of shoes to represent the estimated number of people who have jumped off the bridge since it opened in 1937.

The estimated number may have grown Sunday, as the body of a man was found by a beach walker near the St. Francis Yacht Club just after 6 a.m. Police are investigating the incident but say it was likely a suicide.

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