Bieber's SNL skit 'greatest trainwreck ever'

Last updated 12:56 27/06/2013
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NOT FUNNY: Justin Bieber's Saturday Night Life's pulled skit has been released.

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A previously unaired Saturday Night Live skit featuring Justin Bieber has been slated as the "greatest trainwreck ever."

Titled Song for Daddy and starring Bill Hader as a country singer, and Bieber as his son failed to get any laughs during the dress-rehearsal and was cut from the show.

"In my time at SNL this has never happened before where one of the walls tipped over and almost fell...that's true fear on Justin Bieber's face. Yeah, he's scared," Hader said.

"We did this at the table read, this sketch killed...We weren't worried at all about anything."  

The audience was apparently full of fans of the teen-singer who weren't impressed with his limited role.

"I'm just looking at young girls looking at me going 'When is Justin going to do something? Is it really about this old man?,'" Harder recalled.

But not being funny isn't Bieber's only problem, a law-suit by a paparazzo who claims his ribcage was battered by the teenage singer just joined the list.

The 19-year-old Baby crooner is currently also being investigated for reckless driving, as members of his gated community allege he was speeding around the neighbourhood at around 160 kmh.

He was also involved in a hit-and-run incident with a paparazzo outside the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles, but was cleared of any wrongdoing last week.

TMZ reports photographer Jose Osmin Hernandez Duran has filed a civil suit against Bieber for damages related to assault and battery.

The snapper claims Bieber "delivered a martial arts-type kick ... in the lower rib cage on the left side of his abdomen" at a shopping centre last year.

Apparently while Bieber and his then-girlfriend Selena Gomez were leaving The Commons in Calabasas, California, the star became enraged when he couldn't manoeuvre his Mercedes out of the parking lot through the paparazzi.

While Duran was shooting a picture, apparently Bieber jumped out of his car and attacked him. According to the website the star then threw a punch and pushed the photographer against a parked car.

Apparently Gomez came by minutes after the altercation to find her lost cell phone, delivering apologies to Duran for Bieber's rash actions.

Duran's criminal charges against Justin were dismissed by the Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney's office last year.

Prosecutor Mara McIlvain claimed in a report there was "insufficient evidence for proof beyond a reasonable doubt" that Bieber assaulted Duran.

Apparently medical doctors found the photographer's injuries "superficial" and there were no photographs of the scuffle even though there were other paparazzi on the scene at the time.

-with Cover Media

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