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5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Herman Cain Sings and Matt Lauer Goes Missing

In this week’s episode of “5 Things You Need to Know This Week,” Herman Cain sings about sexual harassment, Justin Bieber has a baby with Kate Middleton (I think I have that right), and nobody seems to know the whereabouts of Matt Lauer. Plus, we debut the 1st annual “Where in the World is ‘Five Things You Need to Know This Week?’”

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Justin Bieber Tackles Paternity Allegations With Science, Makes Girls Scream

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Justin Bieber has announced that he’s going to take a paternity test to prove that allegations that he’s the father of Mariah Yeater’s three-month-old baby aren’t true.

From the beginning, Bieber and his team were confident that Bieber was not the baby’s father, but now he’s bringing science to his defense, a bold move that show’s he’s confident he’s no baby daddy.

Moreover, Bieber has been unafraid of making public appearances and addressing the issue head-on.

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Justin Bieber and His People Respond to Paternity Allegations

Epic, epic scandal today involving Justin Bieber and, of all things, sex.

A 20-year-old woman (really?), Mariah Yeater, claims that her son is Bieber’s following a post-show encounter in Los Angeles last year. Bieber’s publicist Matthew Hiltzik has responded with a strongly-worded denial on behalf of his client: “While we haven’t yet seen the lawsuit, it’s sad that someone would fabricate malicious, defamatory, and demonstrably false claims.”

Much less strongly worded is the tweet above from the Bieb, who up to this point, managed to scandalize us only with the occasional shot of him and Selena Gomez sharing a smooch or something equally innocent.

Immediately, one thinks of his clean-cut reputation, which has made him the monster favorite to tweens around the world. The Washington Post doesn’t think this will tarnish his reputation, but that may all depend on what comes out as this situation wears on. Your thoughts? The comments section is open. “Mariah Yeater” is currently trending on Twitter and it looks like a lot of people don’t believe her story.

Twitter News Galore!

For Twitter, this definitely isn’t a slow news week.

Just a week after announcing that it had purchased TweetDeck, the social site has announced that it has acquired AdGrok, a startup that helps with Google AdWords campaigns and has only been out of beta for two months. Mashable says the AdGrok team started working with the Twitter staff today and will shut down on June 30.

And Techcrunch shared news that Twitter is launching its own photo-sharing service, which would be a Twitpic competitor.

AND, the Twitter blog has details of the new Follow button that the service has launched. (H/t to Mashable.) You can add a Follow button by going here. Among the partners for the new button are Justin Bieber,, MTV, The Wall Street Journal, and Lady Gaga.

‘Forbes’ List Wavers Between Popularity and Influence

What a week for Gaga, eh? She’s seemingly been everywhere, even on the farm. And now she sits atop the Forbes Celebrity 100  list, pushing Queen Oprah to number two.

“Gaga is there not just because of the $90 million she earned with a monster tour, but also because of her 32 million Facebook fans and 10 million Twitter followers–aka Little Monsters–who helped move 1 million digital downloads of her recent single ‘Born This Way’ in only five days,” the magazine writes.

The magazine goes on to say that Oprah can take a social media lesson from Justin Bieber in the number three spot.

The rest of the list seems to go this way; a hodgepodge of people who are given credit or penalized for whatever level of social media notoriety they’ve been able to attain.

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Movie Studio Execs See Mixed Prospects for Digital

Movie studio executives provided another take on the digital and social media front at the Tribeca Film Festival’s Industry Talks in New York on Tuesday.  While Friday’s panel of filmmakers and digital experts were more positive about the impact of digital and social media on the movie industry, the two studio heads on yesterday’s panel expressed some reservations.

Michael Lang, CEO of Miramax, said, “Digital is a great opportunity, but it won’t replace the shortfall in home entertainment and the decline in the DVD business.” Tom Lesinski, president of Paramount Digital Entertainment furthered the argument that digital distribution hasn’t sufficiently added to the bottom line. He stated, “We hoped that as DVDs declined that digital would make up for it, but digital distribution has created more piracy.”

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‘Time’ 100 Reader Poll Shows Rain is Tops

This week, Time magazine revealed its choices for the 100 most influential people in the world, which was really only as interesting as these countdowns tend to be. The usual suspects (politicians like Germany’s Angela Merkel, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, cultural icons like Justin Bieber and the royals Prince William and Kate Middleton) were on the list along with a couple of curve balls thrown in to make you go hmm… (tennis star Kim Clijsters and actress Mia Wasikowska).

Most interesting perhaps is the reader’s choice selection — Rain, the South Korean pop star and actor who is best known here in the U.S. as the star of the film Ninja Assassin for which he won an MTV award. This is his third year atop this chart.

Above, Rain shows his acting chops and after the jump, a Rain music video. If you’re looking for a spokesperson, maybe you should give him another look.

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The Goal of Rebecca Black’s ‘Friday’ Was to ‘Stick in People’s Heads’

By now, you’ve likely heard 13-year-old Rebecca Black‘s little ditty “Friday.” Maybe you’ve even disliked it on YouTube; it just surpassed Justin Bieber‘s “Baby” as the most disliked video on the site with more than 1.2 million giving it the thumbs down. But the man behind the song doesn’t care one lick. He didn’t make the song so you would like it.

“Yeah, people didn’t like the song, didn’t like the music video, they thought it was really cheesy. But that was the whole point, to create something that was really simple but something that sticks in people’s head. To have people say ‘I hate this song, but I’m still singing it,’” Ark Music Factory CEO Patrice Wilson told Gawker. That’s probably what The Beatles were thinking.

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The Music Industry Won the NBA All-Star Game

The NBA All-Star Game brought together the biggest names in basketball over the weekend. This year’s game had the highest ratings  since 2003 when Michael Jordan played.  But all anyone can talk about are the celebrities in general, and Justin Bieber specifically.

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How Some Cyber-CPR Saved Conan O’Brien

Photo: Meghan Sinclair, Team Coco

What has a red pompadour, made a Justin Bieber visit hilarious for lovers and haters alike, and is still making us all wonder what the heck Team Coco really is?

The resurgence of Conan O’Brien is nothing short of staggering. He’s not #1 or #2 in the ratings but let’s take into consideration that the major networks are in 15 million more homes than Conan’s TBS is. Remember: TBS used to be known as “Channel 17″ and aired programming like this.

But I digress. In a seriously serious must-read in Fortune, the real deal details are uncovered about how Conan O’Brien went from out-of-work talk show host, to sympathetic red-headed step-child, to cyber-friggin-dude.

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