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May 31st, 2013
11:25 AM ET

Is Justin Bieber Music Industry's newest bad boy?: E! Chief News Correspondent Ken Baker weighs in

Chief E News Correspondent Ken Baker on Justin Bieber's continued troubles with law enforcement. He is on 'Starting Point' with John Berman and Christine Romans on the pop-star's continued pattern of 'hostility' towards law enforcement. Bieber has had several run-ins with law enforcement over his alleged speeding and reckless driving through his California neighborhood. Other famous faces who live in the same neighborhood have expressed concerns and aggravations at the teen's behavior.


Filed under: Celebrity • Law enforcement • Music
May 31st, 2013
11:15 AM ET

Arizona Mom released from Prison: Attorney Danny Cevallos weighs in

Arizona mom released from Mexican prison after allegations of drug trafficking. Attorney Danny Cevallos weighs in on this international case with Christine Romans on 'Starting Point'. He believes that Yanira Maldonado's 'criminal charges are likely gone forever.'

'Ultimately is was this video evidence' of the Maldonado's on the bus that was presented at the Criminal Responsibility hearing that contributed to her release.

READ MORE: Arizona mom freed from Mexican jail 'screamed' for joy


Filed under: Law • Law enforcement • Mexico
May 31st, 2013
09:36 AM ET

13-year-old Arvind Mahankali wins 85th Scripps National Spelling Bee: 'I still haven't really fully understood what has happened'

Thirteen-year-old Arvind Mahankali beat out 281 participants in the 86th Scripps National Spelling Bee last night, earning his place as this year’s national champion along with $30 thousand in prize money.

Mahankali talks about his big win with John Berman and Christine Romans on "Starting Point" this morning. He says, "I still haven't really fully understood what has happened."

Talking about placing third in the competition the past two years Mahankali says, "I didn't feel any pressure because I didn't think about any of that when I was going to the finals."

Next year Mahankali says he plans to participate in the Math Olympiads and Physics Olympiads.


Filed under: A little fun • Education • Spelling Bee
May 31st, 2013
09:20 AM ET

Bad boy Bieber? New concerns about pop star's behavior – Sara Sidner has the details

Bieber fever may be leading to a meltdown for the the star himself. Justin Bieber's latest antics are raising concerns. Sara Sidner has the details.

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Filed under: Celebrity
May 30th, 2013
11:43 AM ET

Adam Levine: "I don't hate America!": CNN's Pamela Brown reports

Singer expressed frustration with "The Voice" results when two of his contestants were voted off the popular singing competition show.

CNN's Pamela Brown reports Adam Levine is pledging his allegiance to his country today after coming under fire for saying some unpatriotic words.


Filed under: Media • Music • Reality TV
May 30th, 2013
09:28 AM ET

Explosion in Disneyland & alleged ricin sent to Mayor Bloomberg- CNN Counter Terrorist Analyst Fran Townsend weighs in.

The president is preparing to nominate a new director of FBI today, just as two apparent cases of domestic terrorism, or at least violence, in this country are capturing the bureau's attention: Letters containing threats against New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg testing positive for the deadly poison ricin, and a Disneyland employee is in custody for allegedly setting off a dry ice bomb in Toontown.

CNN Counter Terrorist Analyst Fran Townsend weighs in on the threats and President Obama’s plans to nominate James Comey to replace Robert Mueller as FBI director.


Filed under: FBI • Terrorism
May 30th, 2013
08:24 AM ET

Fmr. Jackson family attorney Debra Opri says new 'testimony is going to be fantastic for the Jackson family'

AEG has long contended that they did not hire Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician convicted of administering the lethal dose of the anesthetic to Jackson. Instead, AEG has maintained that it was the king of pop that hired Murray. but in an e-mail the Jackson family attorneys are calling the smoking gun Co-CEO of AEG Live Paul Gongaware, allegedly pressured Murray into having Jackson ready for rehearsals despite his ailing health.

CNN has exclusively obtained Gongaware's videotaped deposition that was shown to the jury. Fmr. Jackson family attorney Debra Opri weighs in on his deposition on “Starting Point” this morning.

She considers this testimony fantastic for the Jackson family’s case. “In my opinion, he made a fool of himself and I think this was the sealing piece of testimony for the Jackson family who I've said from day one are going to win big in this case.”

May 29th, 2013
09:49 AM ET

Country singer Blake Shelton leads all-star lineup for Oklahoma concert for tornado relief

Country singer Blake Shelton will lead an all-star lineup at a concert to raise funds for victims of last week's deadly tornado. Shelton is a native Oklahoman. He will appear along with Miranda Lambert, Vince Gill and Usher tonight at a concert in Oklahoma City.

- CNN's Nischelle Turner is live in Oklahoma City with a preview.


Filed under: Oklahoma • Tornado
May 29th, 2013
09:49 AM ET

Miss Universe Canada stripped of title after scoring error – Denise Garrido and Riza Santos weigh in

There has been nothing but confusion and apologies since Saturday night's selection of Canada’s Miss Universe. It seems pageant officials somehow crowned the wrong beauty queen.

This morning, Miss Universe Canada for a day Denise Garrido and the newly named Miss Universe Canada 2013 Riza Santos join “Starting Point” to discuss the mix-up.


Filed under: Beauty
May 29th, 2013
09:43 AM ET

Yanira Maldonado's daughter and father-in law weigh in on Yanira being arrested in Mexico for marijuana at checkpoint

(CNN) - An Arizona mother of seven will be back in court on Wednesday as a judge weighs whether she will go free or remain behind bars in Mexico, her family said.

It's a situation Yanira Maldonado's family said she never imagined when she boarded a bus to head back to the United States last week after attending a family funeral.

READ MORE: Arizona mom doesn't belong in Mexican jail, daughter says


Filed under: Crime • Mexico
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