Americans, do you ever feel that impulse, when you meet a Canadian, to ask if they know another Canadian you know? Yeah, we have a lot of misconceptions about our neighbor to the north. For instance, I sometimes suspect that all Canadian famous people either once starred in Degrassi or are members of Arcade Fire. Now Ancestry.com is just adding fuel to our prejudices, by coming out with this discovery that Justin Bieber, Ryan Gosling and Avril Lavigne are 11th and 12th cousins, and that Bieber and Celine Dion are 10th cousins three times removed, according to the Associated Press. They’re all descendants of two French couples who came to Quebec in the 1600s.
This is kind of a great advertisement for Ancestry.com — more than those times when they prove that all politicians are somehow related to each other — because now we all want to find out if we’re somehow related to Ryan Gosling, and if we are, does that make it wrong to lust after him? (Oh, never mind, I have no French Canadian in me, phew!)
Also, the spokesperson for Ancestry gave this amazing quote, which is absolutely not what we were wondering: These findings are not “sufficient to point to the existence of a superstar gene.” Just an attractive person gene!
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!
As TMZ points out about the above photo of Justin Bieber they just obtained, there are a lot of questions to be asked about this situation. Where was this photo taken? Was it in the U.S., where the Beebs is too young to drink beer? Or was it in Canada, where the drinking age is 18? When was it taken? One source told the gossip site that it was last June in Alabama, so illegal all around. But wait. Is Justin even playing beer pong here? Or is he merely coaching his friend on the proper trajectory in which to throw the ball into his opponent’s Solo cup? We know his mad basketball skills would come in handy for such a game. Is that even beer in those cups? It could totally be apple cider, you know.
We have one more question — is it such a big deal? We’re frankly kind of relieved to see any moments in which Justin is relaxing and hanging out like a regular kid. We know his mom and Scooter Braun are keeping a super close eye on him to make sure he doesn’t run into the dangers of being a child star. But frankly we worry that if they kept such a close eye on him that he didn’t get to do some totally immature things like play beer pong with a bunch of friends in someone’s crappy basement, he’d one day break away from their control and do something worse. So just relax, world. This is still a kid who gets sick onstage from having spaghetti and milk, not a drug binge.
Of course, there’s a video of this, but if you’re squeamish, then give it a pass, okay? Poor Justin Bieber actually threw up on stage while performing at a 18,000 strong crowd in Glendale, Arizona during his “Believe” tour at the start of the weekend. The singer was performing Out Of Town girl when he abruptly turned over, hunched over, lost his lunch and ran for cover — it’s all in the clip above. And yes, the crowd still cheered him on, bless them. Deja vu from last year when he got sick performing in the Philippines. He was throwing up off stage then, though. But the Biebs, trooper that he is, returned to say, “It’s hard for me, you know, not feeling great and throwing up in front of a bunch of people. Will you love me even though I’m throwing up on stage?” Needless to say, the crowd made sure he knew they loved him, and Bieber responded with, “OK. I wanted to give you my best show ever, so do you mind if I finish it?” And he did, for which he applaud him! A couple of tweets from him followed up the show. The first read, “Great show. Getting better for tomorrow’s show !!!! Love u” with a picture of him in bed (*squee* for the Beliebers) and then saying, “And …. Milk was a bad choice! Lol.” Lesson learned, hopefully. Stay away from anything lactose-based before performances!
It’s grillz gone wild these days in Hollywood! We thought it was over back in ’06, but lately the teeth bling thing has been making a comeback in a huge way. We blame Ryan Lochte, who famously accepted his Olympic medals wearing an American flag-inspired grill on the stand. Just last night Rihanna stepped out to dinner wearing some metallic vampire fangs and crazy purple lipstick. Sure we’re used to seeing some extra gleam in Flavor Flav and Lil Wayne’s smiles, but that’s not all. Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, and even Jessica Simpson have experimented with the bold look over the years. Yes, grills aren’t just for badasses and Bond villains anymore, but they’ll still probably give you trouble at a medal detector. We wish they’d been in the 90s, because it would have totally made our braces years a lot more bearable! Oh well. Head on down to the gallery below to see 20 stars who’ve been rocking the gold in their teeth!
Have we really not had a truly epic VMA beef since Kanye went totally Kanye and snatched Taylor Swift‘s mic in 2009? How time flies. Tonight the MTV VMAs honor those artists who have crafted a truly superior piece of visual art to accompany their music. But a well-crafted celebrity feud? Well, that’s even harder to come by. So we went ahead and predicted some fantasy VMA celebrity feuds for them, just to get the ball rolling! It’s like using The Secret, except you probably shouldn’t use The Secret to have someone yank out Lana Del Rey’s weave…
Two new tattoos from two major celebrities posted on the same day. While all of us were chilling on the Labor Day weekend, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber were busy getting inked, albeit in two different parts of the globe. We’ll start with Gaga, who was in Amsterdam, and who took to Twitter to post this link of a picture of her new torso tats. The message read, “New Tat. Stamp of His Mermaid” while a follow-up tweet said, “Thanks Hank and amstattoomuseum for my New Ink!! we miss you already, see you at the ball!” She means the anchor tattoo, FYI. This is her 11th tat, we think? Then we got Justin Bieber, who decided to roll out of his bed and give us a taste of shirtless Bieber love. We mean, he meant to show off his new tattoo, and the shirtless action was an added bonus for Bieber lovahs. “new tattoo its a crown if you couldn’t tell,” said his tweet, the crown showing up on the right side of his chest, close to the shoulder. So, there you have it. An anchor Vs. a crown. Gaga Vs. Justin. Little Monsters Vs. Beliebers. But who will win? Vote in our poll below and let us know.
While many celebs spent the warmer months gallivanting in the Hamptons, yachting in the Mediterrean or hitting up [the VIP sections of] music festivals, some were making questionable decisions like staging a protest in Costco, brawling in bars, driving like maniacs and “servicing” themselves in movie theaters. The summer temps brought out “the naughty” in stars ranging from The Biebs to Randy Travis to Fred Willard. Here are 14 celebrities who got arrested, barely slipped by or at the least induced major facepalms this summer.
We feel like celebrity beefs have gotten increasingly random lately. Has anyone else noticed this? We blame Twitter, just like we blame Twitter for the current beef between Ice-T and Rush Limbaugh. Well…okay, we blame Twitter and Rush Limbaugh. “He knew the word ‘tyranny.’ And he knows that tyranny comes from government representatives. Double impressive,” the conservative radio host joked about Ice-T, after the rapper used the word while defending gun ownership. “Rush Limbaugh said he was impressed I knew the word ‘tyranny’… He’s a racist piece of sh–,” Ice-T replied on (where else?) Twitter. Jeez, Rush, why are you ripping on someone who agrees with you? And Ice, why are you listening to anything that Rush Limbaugh has to say? Of course, when it comes to celebrity beef, there’s no reasoning with anyone. If there way, how would you explain all the absurd celebrity beefs that have come before?
The surfboards were being handed out at seemingly record speed at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards on Sunday night. Without a DVR, we’d hardly have been able to catch the many awards picked up by Justin Bieber, The Vampire Diaries crew or, of course The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1. Even so, a bunch of awards on the nominations list weren’t even mentioned (sorry Summer TV Show and Male Country Artist!). We’ll try to come back and update this list when all of those poor, neglected winners are announced.
Ultimate Choice Winner: The Twilight Saga
Movie: Romance: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
Movie Actor: Romance: Zac Efron, The Lucky One
Movie Actress: Romance Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
Movie Voice: Taylor Swift as Audrey, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
Movie Liplock : Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games
Movie Hissy Fit: Charlize Theron, Snow White & The Huntsman
Movie Villain : Alexander Ludwig, The Hunger Games
Movie Scene Stealer: Male Liam Hemsworth, The Hunger Games
Movie Breakout: Rihanna, Battleship
Summer Movie: Comedy/Music : Katy Perry: Part of Me
Summer Movie Star: Male Chris Hemsworth, Snow White & The Huntsman and The Avengers
Summer Movie Star: Female Kristen Stewart, Snow White & The Huntsman
Movie Actor: Action : Taylor Lautner, Abduction
Movie Actress: Action : Zoe Saldana, Colombiana
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