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,...
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View" that he's taken a DNA test to show that he's not the father of Mariah Yeater's child -- even though Yeater has withdrawn the paternity suit against the "Baby" singer.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?"
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.
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.
September 26, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Monday: Justin Bieber borrowed Staples Center for a date with Selena Gomez. They ate stake and watched "Titanic. " ( TMZ ) "The Lion King's" Simba and Mufasa reigned over "Moneyball's" Brad Pitt and "Abduction's" Taylor Lautner at the box office. ( Los Angeles Times ) Funk music icon Sly Stone is reportedly homeless, on the lam and living (and recording) out of a van in Los Angeles. ( New York Post ) Lady Gaga spoke out against bullying and honors suicide victim Jamey Rodemeyer at the I Heart Radio concerts in Las Vegas.
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.
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.
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March 28, 2013 |
A battery investigation involving a neighbor, walking shirtless through airports and hotels, and donning a gas mask on London streets, it's all a part of being young and making mistakes, Justin Bieber says. In an interview with Us Weekly , the 19-year-old pop star chalks up some of his recent public missteps to youthful inexperience. “I'm young and I make mistakes. That's a part of growing up,” Bieber said. “I mess up sometimes. It's part of growing up.” Despite his age, Beiber is facing a very adult situation: an investigation that he battered his Calabasas neighbor.