May 23, 2012 |
It's one thing to land a celebrity as a commencement speaker upon graduation. When you're Justin Bieber, however, celebs stage the entire ceremony. This was the case on Wednesday as Ellen DeGeneres welcomed the pop star to perform his hit "Boyfriend," and threw in a last-minute surprise: a cap-and-gown rite of passage to celebrate Bieber's completion of his GED requirements. "I know you graduated two weeks ago and you really didn't have a traditional graduation ceremony. So I'm going to give you one right now," Ellen said (video clip below)
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January 10, 2014 |
Justin Bieber is now a vandalism suspect, authorities said Friday, after a neighbor's house in Calabasas was egged Thursday night. The neighbor called authorities about 7:40 p.m. claiming someone was pelting his home with eggs, said Los Angeles County sheriff's Sgt. Dan Nagelmann of the Malibu/Lost Hills station. The neighbor was home with his daughter at the time, Nagelmann said, adding that sheriff's deputies who responded to the scene found no one outside. Bieber's publicist did not return a call for comment.
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View" that he's taken a DNA test to show that he's not the father of Mariah Yeater's child -- even though Yeater has withdrawn the paternity suit against the "Baby" singer.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.
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.
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.
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 29, 2013 |
Justin Bieber, what are we going to do about you? The pop star appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Tuesday to perform the acoustic version of his hit single "Boyfriend," which he's re-releasing with two other newly recorded songs on what we want to call his breakup album, "Believe Acoustic. " Selena Gomez, where are you? This kid seems depressed! And if he's not, this frighteningly painful rendition of the song should be enough to depress him in a big way. Where's that "makes us sad" hashtag when we need it?
November 23, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Wednesday. Justin Bieber talks paternity suit with David Letterman: "I could smell a weasel. " ( TMZ ) This year's "Dancing With the Stars" winner is... ( Los Angeles Times ) "Breaking Bad's" Bryan Cranston is appearing with Annette Bening in a special stage presentation of "It's a Wonderful Life. " Merry Christmas, meth lab! Merry Christmas, drug den! ( Los Angeles Times ) They may be forgotten to a lot of people, but downtown L.A.'s movie palaces are still important to the film industry.