September 4, 2013 |
Ever wondered who first mentioned Justin Bieber on Twitter? Now you can find out. Social analytics firm Topsy announced it has indexed every public tweet that has ever been sent out and has made the information available to the public -- a feat no one else, including Twitter, has been able to accomplish. Topsy specializes in providing social data to companies, so it had already indexed many public tweets going back to July 2010. PHOTOS: Biggest tech flops of 2013 -- so far But Wednesday's update beefs up the company's indexing service with all public tweets going back to 2006, when Twitter launched and was actually called "twtter.
August 7, 2012 |
Justin Bieber, this is not how a loyal subject behaves. Slamming Prince William, that is. The Canadian-born Biebs, famous in part for his lush locks, stole a moment in a recent magazine interview to slam His Royal Highness Prince William for his thinning hair. "I mean, there are things to prevent that nowadays, like Propecia," the 18-year-old told British magazine Rolla Coaster ( via the Daily Mail). "I don't know why he doesn't just get those things, those products.
April 3, 2013 |
Five schools in Norway have cried "Uncle" in the face of the force that is Justin Bieber. "Believe" it or not, they're moving midterms up a week so as not to conflict with the pop star's scheduled shows in Oslo on April 16 and 17, the original testing dates. "[L]ove this. 'Schools in Norway move midterms so students can attend Justin Bieber concert,'" Bieber tweeted Wednesday, forwarding a story link to his more than 37 million followers. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times The schools involved are in the Aspelund region, which is a good eight hours' drive from Oslo, according to the Wall Street Journal -- meaning students with tickets would have to skip school to make the shows.
February 7, 2013 |
Does Justin Bieber's mom want her son and Selena Gomez to get back together? In an appearance on the "Today" show Thursday, Pattie Mallette hit the morning talk show to promote her film "Crescendo I" about Beethoven's mother's attempted abortion. But the conversation eventually turned to her 18-year-old pop star son and his very public relationship with Disney star Selena Gomez. "Everybody watches his personal life, we know about this relationship with Selena. I don't know if moms get a vote, but are you hoping they keep it going?"
May 7, 2013 |
A pair of R&B musicians have filed a $10-million copyright infringement lawsuit against Justin Bieber and Usher, claiming that Bieber's 2010 hit “Somebody to Love” was based on a song they wrote but were not credited for. Singer Devin Copeland, who performs under the name De Rico, and songwriter Mareio Overton filed the suit last week in U.S. District Court in Virginia, alleging that they pitched their song to Usher in 2009, heard nothing back,...
March 13, 2013 |
Olivia Wilde learned a valuable lesson about Justin Bieber fans: Don't talk smack about the most-followed person on Twitter. "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" actress, who appeared on "The Tonight Show" Tuesday, unleashed a tweet March 2 after photos surfaced documenting the pop star walking around shirtless in frigid London, which kicked off his very, very bad London trip. "Bieber, put your ... shirt on. (unless you lost all your shirts in a fire in which case my condolences and please purchase a new shirt.)
November 5, 2013 |
What do you do when you have millions and millions of Twitter followers? One option is to fund your very own social network. Teenage pop star Justin Bieber, the second-most popular person on Twitter with 46.5 million followers, has reportedly led a $1.1-million round of funding for RockLive, a San Francisco tech company that plans to launch a new social network this week. The social network will be called Shots of Me and will focus on teenagers, according to Fortune . WATCH: Unboxing the Google Nexus 5 smartphone [Video chat]
December 13, 2012 |
Justin Bieber was the target of a bizarre plot designed to kill the superstar and, according to some reports, deprive him of part of his anatomy. A plan to kidnap and castrate the pop star at a Madison Square Garden performance last month in New York has been foiled by authorities, a variety of media outlets, including the New York Post, TMZ, ABC News, Fox News, the Associated Press and local television stations in New Mexico, reported. Reports of the foiled plot were first published on Wednesday and have taken on a life of their own, propelled through the 24-hour news cycle.
November 19, 2012 |
Jenny McCarthy kissed Justin Bieber on Sunday night at the American Music Awards, grabbing him by the neck and then the butt after announcing him as the winner in the rock/pop album of the year category. All in good fun, right? "Wow. I feel violated right now," said Bieber, laughing off the slurp-stravaganza as he collected one of his three AMAs. "Wow. " Afterward, McCarthy attempted to explain herself - which might have been about as icky as going full cougar in the first place.
November 23, 2011 |
Justin Bieber has said on ABC's "The View" that he's taken a DNA test to show that he's not the father of Mariah Yeater's child -- even though Yeater has withdrawn the paternity suit against the "Baby" singer. “I didn't have to do it, I did it because I wanted to,” he said on the show . “I wanted everything to be out in the open.” That attitude seems in line with the message from companies offering DNA tests. According to an article by The Times' Karen Kaplan , one company offered a Father's Day discount, suggesting that "a paternity test can be 'a gift of peace of mind.'" Nicely spun.