November 16, 2013 |
"At the end of the day, it comes down to a young man in a room writing a song. " So claims one of Justin Bieber's associates in a trailer for the pop singer's new concert film, to which Pop & Hiss says: Come on, now. The songs matter, certainly, and Bieber's written or sung plenty of great ones, including several in his so-called Music Mondays series, in which he's releasing a new tune every week through next month. ("PYD," a promising -- and evidently Michael Jackson-inspired -- collaboration with R. Kelly, is due Sunday at midnight.)
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View" that he's taken a DNA test to show that he's not the father of Mariah Yeater's child -- even though Yeater has withdrawn the paternity suit against the "Baby" singer.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.
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?"
September 18, 2012 |
Justin Bieber is a teen sensation. Pattie Mallette was a teen mom. Mallette, of course, is Bieber's mother. She writes about her difficult childhood in "Nowhere but Up: The Story of Justin Bieber's Mom. " Of course, she also writes about the early years of her talented, heart-throbbing, chart-topping son. But first, Mallette's difficult years. "I've spent most of my adult life sifting through the tangled web of emotional wounds and the debris left by the darkness in my childhood," she writes.
January 2, 2013 |
Justin Bieber on Wednesday sent "thoughts and prayers" to the family of a 29-year-old paparazzo killed Tuesday while he was shadowing the pop star's Ferrari, trying to obtain pictures during a traffic stop. "While I was not present nor directly involved with this tragic accident, my thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim," Bieber said in a statement obtained by L.A. Now . "Hopefully this tragedy will finally inspire meaningful legislation and whatever other necessary steps to protect the lives and safety of celebrities, police officers, innocent public bystanders and the photographers themselves.
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]
September 4, 2012 |
The K-pop singer Psy has had no trouble dominating the Internet ( and Dodger Stadium) with his absurdist ode to to the high life, "Gangnam Style. " But he's about to become even more inescapable if Justin Bieber's manager has a say. The Hollywood Reporter notes that the singer born Park Jae-Sang has signed a deal with Scooter Braun, the young impresario and recent New Yorker darling who ushered Biebs and Carly Rae Jepsen into the teenpop troposphere. The deal puts Psy on Braun's Universal imprint Schoolboy Records, and Braun has high hopes for the arrangement.
July 10, 2013 |
Justin Bieber can't do anything right. He allegedly endangers Keyshawn Johnson's kids, doesn't quite get the significance of Anne Frank, somehow messes up a relationship with Selena Gomez, passes out onstage, reportedly urinates where he's not supposed to, has bad hair ... and the list goes on. And now we find out the Biebs doesn't even know how to be a true hockey fan, even though he's from Canada of all places. So there he was in the locker room of the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks -- because, ummm ... -- right there in the presence of the Cup itself.
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.
February 22, 2011
Justin Bieber got his hair cut. The locks have gone to charity. Let's hope they are used to solve humanity's ills. ( TMZ ) But never fear, the old Bieber will still be on view in the 40 new minutes of "Never Say Never" going into theaters next week. ( Los Angeles Times ) How real is the documentary "Exit Through the Gift Shop"? ( Los Angeles Times ) The United Nations is asking Hollywood to add more global warming story lines into its movies. Perhaps they'll settle for more movies featuring Martin Lawrence dressing like an old woman to evade bad guys.