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Best: Justin Bieber brings up his mom
We were all about to strip points from superstar Justin Bieber for his shout at the "haters" in his first acceptance speech of the night, and the military offensive of RED RED RED during his performance. But his final act of his evening -- and it was, really, his night -- was to bring up his mother Pattie Malette with him as he nabbed Artist of the Year. "She's little, but she's beautiful," he said, as his short mom made it up the stairs and skipped next to him like his biggest fan.
- Katie Hasty