Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and the random paparazzo who may or may not be healing from a Bieber Beatdown, we apologize on behalf of all media for the relentless coverage of Sunday’s scuffle. It’s just, well, too many celebrities were behaving nicely, or behind closed doors, or just fully clothed, this weekend. We have no choice. And also, we can’t get over the idea of the uber-careful Mr. Swaggy Adult inflicting injury on someone. So, here’s just a little update of the news so far:
Yes, there isvideo evidence of Justin Bieber’s considerable boxing skills, as he hits the bag and receives encouragement from Mike Tyson, we assume when Bieber was in Vegas for the Billboard Music Awards on May 20. He must have felt bad about wimping out on that GQ reporter who really wanted to hit him.
“Nice hanging out with @justinbieber & @alfredoflores,” Tyson wrote on his Intagram this Sunday (about last week’s visit). Biebs’ handlers must have been thrilled with this timing.
According to TMZ, the criminal battery case will be referred to the Los Angeles DA, as most high-profile cases are. If convicted, he’d face up to six months in jail.
That kind of sentencing not very likely, though, “not in a zillion years,” legal expert Dana Cole told ABC News this morning. We highly suggest watching the ABC video, btw, as it includes hilarious imagery of actual film canisters and a briefcase full of money.
Bieber tweeted that he’s focusing on “important stuff,” rather than, you know, trouble with the law. He jetted off to Oslo yesterday for a series of “secret” shows as he drops his newest single, “Die in Your Arms.”
Randomly, the Los Angeles Times decided to remind us that this girl with cancer would probably not approve of Justin hitting people.
A paparazzo is suing Justin Bieber for criminal battery. We repeat: a grown man is suing the Biebs for beating him up. We want to say that again, but won’t be able to type because we’ll be laughing too hard. The deal is that this particular photographer was hounding Justin and girlfriend Selena Gomez in Calabasas, which is where the singer lives. The camera guy’s perspective is that he was trying to take their picture when the Biebs went all “The Hulk” on him, resulting in a fight which made the paparazzo call 911. He then complained that the beat down caused him to hurt his upper torso for which he had to go to hospital in an ambulance. Of course he did. Because when the Biebs hits, he hits hard, right?
Onlookers have a totally different perspective, though. The other side of the story is that there was a scuffle, but right after they were done, a lawyer present on the scene went and convinced the paparazzo to file a case so they could both rake in the moolah. The witnesses reckon that the lawyer pretty much told the photographer to straight up call an ambulance and the police because then the situation could turn into a big pile of money. They also reveal that Justin didn’t get aggressive for no reason. Mr. Paparazzo was actually blocking the singer’s car as he and his girlfriend were trying to leave. When Bieber got out and requested him to move, the photographer refused to and that’s how matters escalated. Even though this case sounds like a whole crock of BS to us, the police still have to investigate as a claim of battery has been made by the guy. Hang in there, Justin!
Where there are adorable couples, there are bound to be ugly breakup rumors, and Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber are no exception to this rule. While we are endlessly amused by the idea of Selena getting carried away with Fifty Shades of Grey and running off with her gross house-painter, we also don’t want those kids to part ways, like, ever. Bieber fan sites pointed to a tweet they say he posted deleted last week that sounded like a breakup message: “thank you for the time i had with you but i have to move on now.” And others were soon saying that Selena unfollowed Justin on Twitter. Which, that one is false. Here’s a screencap from the list of people she’s following:
But we have to say, this post from MediaTakeout kind of cracked us up (random capitalization theirs): “The streets are saying that Selena Gomez DUMPED Justin, after she heard RUMORS that he and pop SUPERSTAR Rihanna were getting very friendly – and Selena suspected that Justin was SMASHING!!” Read more…
While the women may have held their own in the best-dressed department at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, the men were a class apart. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, you certainly couldn’t ignore them. Case in point, Usher, whose electric cyan suit would’ve looked clownish on anyone else but him. Or LMFAO who strode around in their usual neanderthal style picks. The rest of the men were a lot more sedate in their choices. There was a fedora here and there — on Gavin DeGraw who looked like a ’40s gangster in his suit. Or Wiz Khalifa who paired his with a waistcoat, low-rise jeans and Amber Rose.
We spotted a bow-tie on Modern Family‘s Ty Burell, over a plaid shirt. Also wearing checks was Eric Benet, who picked the pattern for his suit. Justin Bieber kept it contemporary and youthful with a pair of cool kicks. Also contemporary, but in a completely different direction was the very fashionable Robin Thicke. All in all, we approve of how the men made sure the carpet was sartorially diverse. If only this could happen all the time. We have 12 picks in the gallery below, and they’re all your favorite male celebrities, so click away and enjoy!
In his profile of Justin Bieber for the June issue of GQ, writer Drew Magary spends the better part of four pages describing his frustrated attempts to do something other than a typical sitdown with the “Boyfriend” singer. (And by the way, none of it is very surprising for anyone who’s ever tried to interview the Biebs; his people are insanely protective.) But as you laugh or tear your hair out while reading the story, you will also find yourself swinging back and forth on the main premise: Is JB a “swaggy adult” as he hilariously proclaims, or is he a teenage boy? Here are some clues to help you decide:
Bieber Is a Boy:
His “people” won’t let him do any of the manly rites of passage things proposed, such as “drinking, smoking, drinking, going to a titty bar, gambling, drinking, shooting things, drinking.”
There are penises drawn all over the grease board in his studio. (We don’t know who drew them for sure.)
He (or his people) suggests boxing with the writer as an appropriate interviewing activity.
“Like every other teenager in the universe, Bieber evades questions by staring directly at the floor.”
He records temporary vocals on a track with a mouth full of Swedish Fish.
Happy Mother’s Day! In honor of this glorious day saluting all mothers, MILFs, and mommies-to-be, we’d like to thank the mamas who gave us Hollywood’s hottest celebs. You just know there is an amazingly awesome woman responsible for the boy who became Ryan Gosling, and she therefore deserves many, many thanks. Without these moms, we would not have Rihanna’s “Oh na na,” Ellen DeGeneres’ dance moves, or any of Justin Bieber’s swag. Today, we’re celebrating Mother’s Day with little guessing game: We’ll show you picture of a hot mama and you guess their famous son or daughter. Click the pics in order or it’s totally cheating, and your mama wouldn’t approve of that. Now let the games begin!
Here’s one dude who definitely won Best Hair in Senior Superlatives! Just a couple of months after turning the big 1-8, Justin Bieber is now officially a high school graduate! *tear* It all went by so fast. “I passed my test –– I’m free,” he told Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper. “It was hard doing school and work everyday.” The multi-talented teen admitted that academics aren’t really his thing. “I’ve been able to travel the world,” he says. “At school, usually you have to do a lot of writing and reading. I’m really not into that stuff. I like to be out there.”
When you’ve got enough money to rent out the Staples Center for a date night and buy your own jet, you’re probably not all that motivated to sit down and do homework. But luckily his mother insisted that Bieber get a proper education. “That was something my mom really wanted me to do, so I had to do it for her.” He reportedly did most of his studies with a tutor in the road, which sadly cheated him out of a zillion Senior Superlatives in a high school year book. Best Smile? Cutest Couple with Selena Gomez? Most Likely To Have A Bogus Paternity Suit? He could win ‘em all. Got anymore? Let us know in the comments below!
Anyone even remotely familiar with Eminem‘s music knows that the dude has some family issues. The inspiration behind many of his greatest and most passionate tracks stems from his love of daughter Hailie Jade and his constant struggle with estranged wife Kim Scott for custody. So when Buzzfeed published photos from what was reportedly the now-16 year-old’s Twitter yesterday, the internet flocked to get a look at the muse behind classics like The Marshall Mathers LP and The Slim Shady LP. The only problem? It might not be her. Last night Eminem’s manager fired off some tweets of his own denying that Hailie had a twitter, and by this afternoon her alleged page had vanished.
This isn’t the first time an apparent Hailie Mathers twitter hoax has been let loose on an unsuspecting inter-webs. In March of 2011 a young woman made headlines for posing as Em’s lil girl, before his management debunked the imposter. Which makes sense considering the fact that each photo tweeted from the account looked like totally different people. See for yourself:
Come on, you guys! Seriously? We leave Twitter alone for two seconds and you turn around and start nicknaming Justin Bieber‘s….how do we put this delicately…wiener? You start nicknaming Justin Bieber‘s wiener? Wow, and here we thought you had some tiny shred of decency or class left in those Bieber-loving bodies. We were so, so wrong…and we love it.
Let’s get the facts straight first, shall we? Not only did you all endow the Biebs’ junk with the silliest nickname we can imagine and have said nickname blow up on Twitter, you also inadvertently forced Justin Bieber to talk about Jerry during his interview with Britain’s Capital FM. You guys are literallyevil geniuses. “My fans are kind of inappropriate,” Justin awkwardly laughed when quizzed about the Jerrmeister by host James Barr. “But it’s funny.” As for why his fans picked such a normal sounding dude’s name for his unmentionables, Bieber was at a complete loss. “I don’t know! They just named it!” he signed. They. Just. Named. It. This is the true power of social media right here, people. The weird, totally perverted power of social media. Bravo to all of you, for real.
Justin Bieber says his new album is all about self expression, so much so that he wrote a song about the most controversial incident of his past year. “I’ve written a song about that whole situation with that girl who said she’s having my baby, Mariah Yeater. I’ve written about my mom, loads of things I’m going through,” he told Heat magazine at a listening party in London on Monday. This was just two days after he tweeted about Yeater with a link to a clip of Borat saying, “You will never get this.” Which, before that, most of us had pretty much forgotten all about her, hadn’t we? She dropped the paternity suit against him back in November, and he took the paternity test anyway. We assumed, and a PR expert agreed, that this was because he wanted to shut the story down for good. So why bring it up again, Justin? Doesn’t writing a song about a crazy chick you never met just kind of encourage more crazy chicks to come out of the woodwork, in the hopes that you’ll write songs about them one day, too? Read more…