Well, this is certainly a dilly of a pickle. TMZ reports that Justin Bieber is just latest celebrity to fall prey to “Swatting,” a clever prank in which an idiot or idiots wastes the police force’s time and resources to annoy a celebrity for no reason. LOL, right! A 911 call was placed last night claiming that “someone was waving a gun” near Bieber’s home. The police dispatched officers as well as helicopters to Justin’s block, only to find out that the call was bogus. Haha, who doesn’t love squandering hundreds if not thousands of tax payers’ dollars pissing off Justin Bieber? Way to go, anonymous morons!
Of course, the Biebs isn’t the only famous person who has fallen victim to swatting; Miley Cyrus and Ashton Kutcher have both dealt with similar calls in the last couple months. According to authorities, the calls are typically placed from a phone app, which we guess is better than being placed from a phone in Justin Bieber’s attic. Maybe we’re being drama queens here, but we honestly feel bad for the cops who have to deal with swatting on a regular basis. What are they supposed to do? Not respond an alleged gun-wielding lunatic outside Justin Bieber’s house? That’s probably the first thing they learn on Day 1 at the L.A. Police Academy! It’s in their blood!
There was a huge commotion outside Ashton Kutcher‘s L.A. home yesterday. TMZ informed us that the L.A.P.D received a very worrying phone call from a woman claiming that there were Russian men at Ashton’s house, robbing stuff from it as she was speaking. She said Ashton wasn’t home, and she had locked herself into one of the bathrooms to hide. Sources claimed that the police, who rushed to the scene (in helicopters too, natch), found the whole thing to be a misunderstanding and that the “woman” was nowhere to be found. Three men were, allegedly, questioned but as it turns out, they were probably just workers at the property. Was this a joke of some weird sort? What the hell was going on? We wanted truth, not allegations!
The police have now confirmed that a call was not made to them, but the whole Russians-in-the-house palaver was conveyed through a teletext. The police rep also stated that the message was, in all likelihood, a hoax. Sources now tell TMZ that they’re trying to track down the pranksters. There were three people in the house but no one is a suspect. Crisis averted. But if the cops find whoever is responsible, then there’s going to be hell to pay!
Justin Bieber’s new Proactiv commercial somehow manages to bring together all of the singer’s greatest loves: pranks, teen ladies and giggling. Oh, and having skin as smooth as his own baby-like bottom. Using a bullhorn and a series of wackadoo accents, Bieber chuckles his way through a faux Proactiv shoot starring some very confused but professional teen custumers. Those girls would have spun for days if their mysteriously hidden, questionably British director had asked them too!
Luckily, Bieber makes it up to his stunned prankees with, well, a visit from Justin Bieber. We get the feeling that being tricked by Bieber only makes Proactiv work better. Well…we assume he doesn’t make it work worse. We’re glad Justin’s monkeyshines were on the gentle side for this ad, because what girl wants to be humiliated while shooting a commercial for zit prevention? Absolutely none. Now where’s our adult acne spot, Biebs?!?
Hunger Gamesstar Josh Hutcherson opened up about Peeta’s kiss with Katniss at the People’s Choice Awards last night (“It’s good,” he promised). That seems like more than enough to get his loyal band of Peeta-philes (note to self: never use that term again) jonesing for a real life romance between Hutcherson and co-star Jennifer Lawrence. “I don’t know how you can be prepared for that kind of thing,” the actor laughed when Celebuzz asked about the pressure to have a spark with his fellow Tribute. “People are always going to infer and draw their opinions. I’m ready for people’s opinions, that’s for sure.” The fact that Josh didn’t just immediately say, “Get a life, people” gives us the warmest feeling in our tiny, shriveled hearts.
If there is romance in their future, at least Josh and Jennifer already passed an important relationship milestone: peeing in front of each other. Oh sorry, we meant, peeing on themselves after being startled by a mannequin. “They had a full life-sized dummy of one of our tributes that had gotten killed by a tracker jacker, and basically it’s all swollen and gnarly-looking and mangled, and Jennifer was out of her trailer so I took the dummy and put it inside her bathroom in her trailer,” Hutcherson revealed to MTV News with a grin. “I wasn’t there for the big moment when she saw it, which I can’t believe I missed, but I’ve been told that she actually peed her pants in reaction to it.” Ugh, we should be ashamed that this sort of makes us swoon, right? Okay, that’s what we thought.
Nick Cannon should really learn to lay off the pranks. Last spring he gave out his home phone number while broadcasting his 92.3 radio show, leading to fans calling his then-pregnant wife Mariah Carey at all hours. And yesterday Nick pissed people off with his “funny” steez again, by pretending to lose his co-host’s tiny dog after tying it to 50 helium-filled balloons! While allegedly doing an on-air experiment to see how many balloons it would take to lift DJ Sarah Lee’s Pomeranian, Nick pretended that the stunt went horribly wrong and that the animal was floating away. He posted a spoof video of the event on the station’s website, and even made “lost” posters, which claimed that the dog was seen floating over the Hudson towards New Jersey. However, he soon revealed that it was just a dummy flying high in the skies, and that the real pooch was safe and sound.
Although he meant it in good fun, Nick’s canine tribute to the movie Up has animal rights groups up in arms, fearing that a copycat prankster could attempt to do this for real. “If bad taste were a crime, we’d be going to jail with Nick,” says a spokesperson for activist group PETA. “But joking about killing a dog, a kid, an old person — anyone — isn’t cool when there’s always the danger that some numbskull will do it for real.” After getting death threats, Nick remains defiant on the matter. “Even if someone was dumb enough to try the balloon stunt scientifically it wouldn’t work,” he said on his twitter. “Mathematically 50 balloons could never carry a dog into the air.” He better be careful, or else PETA might do an experiment to see how many balloons it takes to make him float away.
We get the sinking feeling that watching Justin Bieber punk Taylor Swift is going to be like watching him punch a baby bunny in the face. Or at least watching him convince a baby bunny that its car has been towed. It was only last week that Justin and Taylor sang a duet in concert, but now Biebs is throwing his former singing partner under the bus as the first prank on his MTV Punk’d reboot. Hopefully Taylor Swift isn’t literally going under a bus, since that would be less of a “prank” and more of a “murder.”
According to the New York Post, the first new punking was allegedly filmed last Friday; reports suggest that Justin Bieber will actually be one of several guest hosts on the show. No details are available yet about the exact prank Biebs concocted, but rest assured Taylor started writing an angry song about it bright and earlier on Saturday morning.
When you think about Johnny Depp the actor, what words come to mind? Eccentric genius? Talent of a generation? How about giggling seventh grade boy? “I guess everyone knows he has a fart machine?” asked Cruz, before discussing Johnny Depp’s fart machine during her interview on Jimmy Kimmel. “He fooled me once when we were doing Blow. I was doing a very dramatic close-up, and he kept making that sound with the machine … I was just thinking, ‘I hope they’re not thinking it’s me.’ ” So this whole time we could have been enjoying Blow for the dramatic performances AND the sounds of explosive flatulence? That Depp had vision.
If you thought maturity and his commitment to the craft would temper Depp’s childish tendencies, well, you’d be delightful wrong. “When I met him 10 years ago, he had a plastic [fart machine], and now, 10 years later, he has one with a remote control,” Cruz, co-starring with Depp in Pirates of the Carribbean: On Stranger Tides, said. After fooling Jerry Bruckheimer, Johnny insisted on breaking faux wind in front of director Rob Marshall, pretending to be sick…all day. Johnny Depp: the performer, the legend, the master of a tooting robot.