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View" that he's taken a DNA test to show that he's not the father of Mariah Yeater's child -- even though Yeater has withdrawn the paternity suit against the "Baby" singer.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.
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]
February 26, 2014 |
See Justin Bieber walk to the left. See Justin Bieber walk to the right. See Justin Bieber doing all this walking while wearing a pair of hideous orange shoes we can only hope are jailhouse issue. "Scared Straight" it ain't - new video footage out Wednesday is more like a sneaky treat for people who really love or really hate the Biebs. Miami Beach authorities released about 10 hours of surveillance video showing Bieber at a Miami-Dade County jail after being arrested Jan. 23 on suspicion of DUI, resisting arrest without force and driving without a valid license.
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.
October 1, 2012 |
And . . . scene. Justin Bieber's concert went off the script Saturday night in Arizona, just three days before he's set to begin a two-night stay at the Staples Center on Tuesday. (A disclaimer: Pop & Hiss isn't proud to post this. Even pop stars, after all, can get sick. But there's Bieber's name, dominating search engines -- and admit it, you're kind of curious. After all, we wrote, you clicked. We're all just minor players in Bieber's world.) The projectile moment below happened during "Out of Town Girl" at a Bieber concert in Glendale, Ariz.
June 22, 2012 |
David Letterman has never been late night TV's most affable host, but during Justin Bieber's visit to “The Late Show” Thursday night, the host was in an especially cantankerous mood. Why the cranky demeanor? Blame it on the Beeb's new body art. The teen heartthrob commemorated the release of his new album, “Believe,” earlier this week with a new tattoo on the inside of his forearm. After spotting the fresh ink, Letterman wondered, “Oh God, how many do you have?
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.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 2013 |
L.A. County sheriff's deputies are investigating singer Justin Bieber after witnesses in his Calabasas neighborhood reported the pop singer driving at freeway speeds on local streets. Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said the case will be investigated and presented to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office for a possible criminal filing. Bieber refused to talk with sheriff's deputies, Whitmore said. Prosecutors also are weighing whether to charge Bieber for battery for allegedly spitting on a neighbor.