'tis the season: J.R. Martinez is having a baby, a teen gets stuck in a chimney and Selena Gomez cancels her shows

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'tis the season: J.R. Martinez is having a baby, a teen gets stuck in a chimney and Selena Gomez cancels her shows

  • (Andrew H. Walker/Getty) "My mom always told me there wasn't a Santa." Justin Bieber says grew up knowing the truth because his mom didn't want him to feel like she was lying to him, especially once she told him about God. He's glad his mom was, "straight-up and honest with me all the time," he says.
  • Dancing with the Stars champ and Iraq war veteran J.R. Martinez is expecting his first child with girlfriend Diana Gonzalez-Jones. "We found out just last week it's a girl and we are over the moon."
  • The number of Latinos applying to and going to medical school has risen nearly 23 percent since 2004, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. Although still relatively small when compared to other groups, in 2011 the number continued to rise, with more than 3,400 Latino students applying out of nearly 44,000.
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  • George Herrera had to be rescued from his parents' chimney late last week not because he was trying to play Santa but because he'd broken his curfew and was hoping to sneak in through the chimney. He got stuck near the bottom with his feet sticking out.
  • “We wanted to show the girls that basically, it’s okay the way God made you." Jennifer Henderson, a member of a natural hair group in Ohio, will give away 40 curly-haired Barbie dolls to low-income girls this Christmas. The group figured out how to use pipe cleaners and boiling water to give the always-straight-haired Barbie "natural" looking curly hair.
  • Selena Gomez cancelled two holiday-themed performances this past weekend to go home and be with her mom, Mandy Teefey, who reportedly suffered a miscarriage.
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  • Watch Will Ferrell get funny in Spanish in a new teaser for the film, "Casa De Mi Padre."
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