I thought I was immune to the charms of boy idol, Justin Bieber
, and then I saw the trailer for his new movie “Never Say Never.” It’s like “8 Mile,” for the middle class ‘tween set. All it took was two 3-second clips of him drumming on a kitchen chair at the age of four and busking on a street corner at age eight to get me all choked up. The next thing I knew I was cruising the web to find out when and where I could catch the film. It opens February 11th, by the way. Looks like I’ve got Valentine’s Day plans after all. Arrgghh! What’s happening to me? How did I get reeled in to Bieberland? I know I’m a sucker for an underdog story, but does a 16-year-old pop superstar really qualify as an underdog? Does anyone else think “Never Say Never” looks amazing or have I just lost it? Keep reading »
“I think my baby already has a leg up on all other babies because the baby has already met Justin Bieber. I couldn’t believe it! I’m like, first my unborn child has already gone to the Golden Globes, and now has met Justin Bieber. Lucky little one!”
—Jane Krakowski dishes on the red carpet of the Golden Globes about being pregnant and engaged to designer Robert Godley. If listening to Mozart in the womb makes kids smarter, I’d like to speculate that hearing Justin Bieber‘s voice in utero should guarantee a nice head of hair. [People] Keep reading »
So apparently, tweens today really dig this Justin Bieber fellow. Every time the Bieb is even semi linked to someone of the female persuasion, she gets death threats. Selena Gomez is the latest target for all the collective JB fan hate, since she was recently caught on film kissing Justin after weeks of denying that they were a couple. (When the two were spotted at an IHOP together, she said, “It was pancakes! Who doesn’t like pancakes? We were both performing in the same place so we went and had pancakes together. That’s all it is.”) Some sample threats written to her: “Roses are red, violets are blue, @selenagomez if you break @justinbieber’s heart I’m gonna kill you.” And: “If you are the Girlfriend of Justin I will Kill you I HATE YOU :@ !!!” How poetic.
After the jump, a look back at other women who got Bieber Fever death threats. Keep reading »
“Not trying to be arrogant, but if I walked down the street and a girl saw me, she might take a look back because maybe I’m good-looking, right?”
– Justin Bieber on his appeal with tha ladiez in the new issue of Vanity Fair. Whatever, Biebs. I’m 31, I don’t get you and this cover is giving me the pukes. VF is one of those magazines I use mostly for display in my apartment — like, it hides the stack of Us Weekly and Lucky magazines so I can look smart to guests. But this issue won’t exactly have the same effect, will it? Way to defeat the purpose of your magazine, VF! I’m canceling my subscription! [Vanity Fair] Keep reading »
We know you had a blast this New Year’s, but how did some of our favorite celebs ring in 2011? If you’re Lindsay Lohan, you pull a Gandhi quote out of your butt. Lindsay is apparently turning over a new, mellow leaf. She tweeted: “Today is the first day of the rest of my life. ‘The future depends on what we do in the present.’ -Mahatma Gandhi… One step at a time….” That’s right, Lindz.
After the jump, we’ve got a roundup of some of Twitter’s most, uh, prolific and famous users. Keep reading »
Ever since Selena Gomez turned 12 years old, there’s one accessory you never catch her without—her purity ring. But lately, the 16-year-old has been seen sans ring while out and about with young Justin Bieber. When they were seen holding hands outside an IHOP, no ring. When they were caught hugging and ran onto his tour bus in Miami, no ring. So did Selena lose the ring? Or does she keep forgetting to put it on in the morning? Or is this a sign that she’s ditched her chastity pledge and is on the road to Britney Spears-dom? [She Knows]
After the jump, a few other stars who’ve ditched their purity rings. Keep reading »
Never thought JBiebs would be up for an Oscar nod? Never say never. The American Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has determined that Justin Bieber’s duet with Jayden Smith, “Never Say Never,” from “The Karate Kid” is eligible for an Oscar nom in the original song category. To be considered, a song must consist of words and music, both of which are original and written specifically for the film. It’s on a list with 41 other songs, including ditties from “Country Strong” and “Burlesque.” Now we just have to sit back and see what the Academy voters have to say on January 25. [FOX] Keep reading »
From left to right: Justin Bieber, T-Rex, Sarah Palin, Taylor Lautner, Michelle Obama, Barack Obama, Pauly D, Lindsay Lohan, Kate Gosselin, Unicorn. Don’t worry, kids, giant Michelle Obama will save the day. To see some more amazing pics of the best celebrity dolls of 2010, click here. [Newsweek] Keep reading »
I’m an adult, and thus have never been that taken with Justin Bieber. Until right now, when I saw this video of him solving a Rubik’s Cube in less than two minutes. I have to say that his technique is great—and he beat my best time by 10 seconds. I am officially putting a moratorium on making fun of Justin. This guy is the real deal. [Billboard]
Side note: Ryan Gosling can do it, too. Keep reading »