Ellen DeGeneres, right, listens to singer Justin Bieber as she holds a box containing strands of his hair.
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The 16 year-old Canadian pop idol cut his trademark floppy hair earlier this week, and presented one of the locks to TV talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.
“I’m giving pieces of it to different people,” Bieber told DeGeneres. “We’re doing something special. We want you to donate it to whatever charity you want.”
DeGeneres put the hair, placed in a Plexiglas box signed by Bieber, up for auction Wednesday with all the proceeds to benefit the California animal rescue organization The Gentle Barn.