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White House must respond to Justin Bieber deportation petition

Justin Bieber (Getty Images/Joe Raedle)

(Credit: Justin Bieber (Getty Images/Joe Raedle))

A whole lot of people want Justin Bieber to get the heck out of the United States -- and now it's the White House's business.

A week after the Canadian-born pop star was arrested in Miami Beach for DUI and drag racing, a petition seeking his deportation has reached enough signatures on whitehouse.gov that the White House must now officially respond.

"If a petition meets the signature...

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Celeb sightings: Super Bowl players shopping and more

Chelsea Clinton (Getty Images/Paul Morigi)

(Credit: Chelsea Clinton (Getty Images/Paul Morigi))

A bunch of Super Bowl athletes got some stylish new duds in New York this week. After Super Bowl Media Day on Monday, players including Golden Tate and Jermaine Kearse of the Seattle Seahawks and Mike Adams of the Denver Broncos swung by Elie Tahari’s pop-up shop on Fifth Avenue. The gents picked up suits and outerwear, said a witness, to battle NYC’s frigid temperatures.

Regis Philbin and...

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Cheap$kate: The best FREE events in NYC this weekend

WWE Diva Natalya

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WWE Diva Natalya signs copies of Flex Magazine

WWE Diva and "Total Divas" star Natalya will be signing copies of the February issue of Flex Magazine. And don't try anything fresh -- she could totally take you. (Jan. 30, 7 p.m., FREE, B&N 82nd & Broadway, 2289 Broadway, 212-362-8835, bn.com)

Modell's Hot Chocolate Truck

Get warmed up and ready for that Super Bowl...

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Q&A with Dum Dum Girls' Dee Dee Penny

Dee Dee Penny of the Dum Dum Girls.

(Credit: Sub Pop Records/James Orlando)

Many of the songs on Dum Dum Girls' last two releases, "Only in Dreams" and "End of Daze," were written as singer Dee Dee Penny coped with the death of her mother.

Penny considers the group's new album, "Too True," a fresh start. But it didn't come easy.

In the midst of recording it, Penny lost her voice. Now fully recovered, Dum Dum Girls are taking their blend of '60s girl group pop,...

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Movie review: 'Charlie Victor Romeo' -- 2.5 stars

Sam Zuckerman, left, Noel Dinneen, and Nora Woolley

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"Charlie Victor Romeo" is among the more unlikely cinematic endeavors, a 3-D adaptation of the 1999 play taken nearly verbatim from the cockpit transcripts preceding six plane crashes. It's a fascinating experiment that doesn't quite translate to the big screen.

The film is divided into six chapters that follow the same format: title screens introduce the date and location of the crash at...

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Justin Bieber to have Valentine's Day arraignment

A mug shot of Justin Bieber posted to

(Credit: @MiamiBeachPD)

Justin Bieber will be arraigned next month in Miami, following his arrest last week on a charge of drunken driving when he was caught drag racing in a rented Lamborghini, according to court records published Tuesday.

Bieber, 19, will be arraigned on Feb. 14 on the driving under the influence charge, as well as charges of driving on an expired license and resisting arrest without violence.

The...

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Q&A with Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd

Brandon Boyd

(Credit: Brandon Boyd (Brian Bowen Smith))

"Sons of the Sea," the new musical project from Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd, hits Irving Plaza this week. We had a chance to discuss the album with Boyd, along with his thoughts on reteaming with legendary producer Brendan O'Brien and the differences between recording with Incubus versus going solo.

What were your intentions with "Sons of the Sea"? Is it a new band or a solo record?

It's...

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Television review: 'Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond' -- 3 stars

Dominic Cooper

(Credit: Dominic Cooper stars in "Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond." (Liam Daniel/BBC America))

To paraphrase the saying, men have wanted to be James Bond for decades. Apparently, that also applied to Ian Fleming -- who created the world's most famous spy -- even before Bond existed.

That's how the author is portrayed in BBC America's new miniseries "Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond." Over four episodes, the show depicts Fleming's life during World War II while working with naval intelligence.

Dominic...

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All the details on Beyonce's Grammy performance look

(Getty)

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Beyoncé's Grammy Awards performance costume didn't just look like lingerie -- it was lingerie.

The centerpiece of the songstress' oh-so-sexy stage wardrobe was the "cage" vest from swanky underthings designer La Perla. (For those daring enough to rock Bey's style, the vest costs $332 at La Perla's Madison Avenue shop, a rep for La Perla said).

For her risqué performance of "Drunk in...

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Q&A with David Crosby: Folk legend returns with 'Croz'

David Crosby

(Credit: David Crosby)

2014 is shaping up to be a busy year for David Crosby.

The folk-rock legend just released "Croz," his first solo album in 20 years. He's also putting the finishing touches on a three-CD, one-DVD set from Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young's 1974 tour, and preparing for new dates with CSN.

amNewYork spoke with Crosby as he kicked off a solo tour that will feature his new album in its entirety...

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