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Thursday 16 August 2018

Just mad about the boy at Bieber bash

LA goes to town as teen star's film opens

The streets of downtown Los Angeles became Bieberville as diehard fans of the teen pin-up flocked to see him in the flesh.

Hundreds of Justin Bieber supporters filled the LA Live complex for the premiere of the teen pop star's first movie, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never.

Stars also flocked to the premiere. They included fellow youth idol Miley Cyrus, '80s pin-up Heather Locklear, British singer Leona Lewis, Hollywood idol Will Smith and his family, and Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas.

The mostly 'tween and teen crowd, many in homemade T-shirts proclaiming themselves Bieber's No 1 fan, filled the LA Live plaza hours ahead of the screening, hoping for a star sighting.

"We just wanted to see if we could get a glimpse of Justin," said 15-year-old Hanna Hamersley, who wore a purple handpainted T-shirt, a homemade Justin Bieber headband and purple Never Say Never 3-D glasses.

Part concert film and part biopic, Never Say Never tells the story of Bieber's rise from a small-town street performer to a bonafide pop sensation with hit albums, a bestselling book and more than seven million followers on Twitter.

"We made it for everyone," Bieber tweeted today.

"We put our hearts and souls into it."

Bieber's fans -- who call themselves 'Beliebers' -- play a big role in Never Say Never.

They're shown throughout the film in their T-shirts, singing along with his songs and crying from sheer joy at seeing Bieber in person.

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