Justin Bieber Donated Half a Million Dollars to AIDS Charity

By: Les Fabian Brathwaite

Noted cherubic-faced troublemaker and occasional singer Justin Bieber had a rare feeling while in Cannes: social responsibility?

The 20-year-old pop tart attended a celeb-studded amfAR gala benefiting AIDS research, along with the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, John Travolta and Sharon Stone. When one high-roller pledged $545,000, Bieber — "quietly and without fanfare" — matched his donation.

According to TMZ, if he had the same inspiration when making music, good on you, JB, for doing something your rabid fanbase can actually be proud of for once. The Biebs looks like he’s also growing up.