NEW YORK  - Justin Bieber's hair is officially the stuff of legend: His hair clippings have sold for more than $40,000 on eBay.

After the 17-year-old pop sensation chopped off some of his famous locks, he brought the clippings to the "Ellen" show. Host Ellen DeGeneres put them on eBay.

When the bidding ended, the clippings went for $40,668. The proceeds are being donated to http://www.thegentlebarn.org" target="_self">The Gentle Barn, which rescues neglected and abused animals and uses them to help disadvantaged kids.

Bieber's magic touch continues. He's got two albums in the top five on the U.S. album chart this week, and his movie, "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (3-D)," has grossed almost $70 million at the box office since its release last month.

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