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9 Shocking Teen Star Meltdowns

From Bieber to Britney, a close-up look at how young fame leads to fast flame-outs

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Rolling Stone's Justin Bieber cover story goes inside the egg-throwing, hard-partying, drag-racing, arrest-resisting, brothel-patronizing, lightning-quick fall of a pop icon. It's been less than five years since the baby-faced Canadian became a breakout heartthrob with his smash "Baby," and his plummet into bad behavior has been quick and extremely well documented. The latest? The 20-year-old singer comes off arrogant and angry in a deposition video in which he cursed out a woman, stormed out over a Selena Gomez question and claimed he does not know the R&B singer Usher, who helped his career early on.

Here are eight other stars who tasted fame at an early age — and fell victim to the pitfalls of the fast life. By Al Shipley

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