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South Fla. lawyers want another round with Justin Bieber



The lawyer of a Miami Beach paparazzo is asking a judge to depose Justin Bieber again — and this time to discuss only his relationship with pop star Selena Gomez.

What’s more, attorney Mark DiCowden wants to ban Bieber’s California lawyers from representing the singer in his ongoing lawsuit here.

The reason, according to new court papers: Bieber’s high-priced mouthpieces tried to prevent DiCowden from pursuing a line of questioning about Gomez last week during the singer’s court-mandated deposition.

The motion asks Judge Sarah Zabel to “order Justin Bieber to submit to additional deposition questions within 30 days concerning Selena Gomez.”

The lawsuit originally was filed in June, after shutterbug Jeffery Binion says he was attacked by Bieber’s bodyguards outside a recording studio in North Miami.

Bieber was finally questioned for the first time in the case Thursday at the downtown Miami office of local attorney Roy Black.

According to the transcripts, however, Bieber stormed out of the deposition when DiCowden asked about a 2012 incident witnessed by fellow singer Gomez in Los Angeles.

Gomez was a witness, and DiCowden said it’s well within his rights to ask about it.

The transcripts, however, show that Los Angeles lawyer Howard Weitzman, who has represented O.J. Simpson, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Michael Jackson, tried to prevent Bieber from answering and accused DiCowden of harrassment.

“The California lawyers acted in bad faith and adversely impacted the administration of justice,” DiCowden’s motion reads.

Shakira’s Realtor swings in interesting circles

The Realtor just hired by singer Shakira to sell her Miami Beach mansion is well-known in some circles.

Those of the drug trade.

According to federal court records, Tony Yunez once was nailed in a sting operation that tied him to the infamous cocaine cowboys from Cali and Medellin.

Yunez, who now handles Shakira's $12.9 million-listing after she yanked it from Campins Luxury Real Estate, was sentenced to seven years and five months in prison in 1993 for his role in a cartel money laundering scheme.

“I’m not allowed to comment,” Yunez said about Shakira’s listing.

Like Shakira, one of the singing coaches on NBC’s The Voice, Yunez is from Colombia — and he, too, hangs in high-level circles.

In October 1992, Yunez was a Wall Street stockbroker whose jet-setting lifestyle rivaled Jordan Belfort’s.

Shakira delisted the property last month, dumped reality TV star Katrina Campins’ real estate firm and hired Fortune International Realty.

Neither Fortune’s spokesman nor Shakira’s returned calls for comment.

Heat trophy was special guest at mentoring event

Many of the 500-plus guests at Saturday’s Women of Tomorrow gala in Miami got their photos taken with the mesmerizing Miami Heat's repeat championship trophy.

Oh, yes: Heat boss Pat Riley was there, too.

And Riley’s $5,500 bid on a Neiman Marcus shopping spree swelled up the mentoring nonprofit’s total take for the night to more than $900,000.

Also seen munching on hors d’oeuvres at the Mandarin Oriental: Women of Tomorrow founder Jennifer Valoppi, NBC 6 personalities Ari Odzer and Trina Robinson and Telemundo anchorman Jose Diaz-Balart.

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