2011 - The Year In MTV News
Justin Bieber Hit With Paternity Claims
Just when we thought butter wouldn’t melt in the Biebster’s mouth, in November the 17-year old was rocked by accusations that he had fathered a fan's baby.
Mariah Yeater claimed that she had sex with JB backstage at one of his gigs, resulting in her falling pregnant with son Tristyn.
After denying the 20-year old’s allegations, the Baby singer agreed to take a DNA test – despite Yeater’s ex Robbie Powell insisting she had made up the reports and he was the child’s father.
The saga is expected to continue well into the New Year. Read more here.
Vbyz Kartel’s (Non) Prison Break
There was huge confusion concerning the whereabouts of dancehall star Vybz Kartel in November this year, after Internet reports suggested the Go Go Wine hitmaker had escaped from prison in his native Jamaica.
Rumours claimed Kartel – who is behind bars on murder charges – had broken out of jail after holding an officer at gunpoint.
The reports were quickly quashed by officials, and it was later revealed that a blogger had begun the rumour as a hoax.
Kartel has since been hit with $15million fine for damages from a breach of contract dating back in 2009. Read more here
Dougie Poynter Wins I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!