Found this via Billboard. Shaquille O'Neal, who is apparently a big fan of Justin Bieber, and who recently tweeted "I was at a justin bieber concert he had dat mug jumpin 50 thousand people dat kids a star, and I got his autograph thanks Justin," decided to serenade the Bieb before a concert in Glendale, Arizona.
Billboard says The Bieb "will be a guest on the second season of his Shaq vs. Shaquille O'Neal NBC reality show as the two compete in a dance showdown. Shaq also awarded Bieber with four Teen Choice Awards on Sunday (July 24)"
So...it's a good thing Shaq can play ball cuz he's not much of a singer. It's cute though. Video below.
Justin Bieber is getting his own comic book. When I first heard this I thought he was getting turned into a superhero or something but no. Apparently Bluewater Productions plans to tell the Eenie Meenie star's "life story" for its "Fame" series of biographical comics.
Bluewater's website says "Bieber certainly has a story worth telling. He's a self-made star who used technology and social networking to promote himself and his music. He also happens to make music that's undeniably infectious."
Wow! Technology and social networking? OMG! Will there be TWEETING TOO? And, let's not forget 14 years growing up in Stratford Ontario! Riveting.
OK, you know what's really inappropriate? And gross? Talking about your 16-year-old son's sex life with the media.
It's bad enough that kids like Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers were yakking about the intact state of their virginities a few years ago when they were way to young be going on about such things. (While Miley, of course, was constantly rolling around in amateur porno poses and practising her sexy face)
Now the Bieb's mom Pattie Mallette, in an interview with E! Online, has thrown her son into the purity parade, saying "He's expressed his desire to stay pure, and honor women, and treat women with respect." Yeah, it doesn't look like much but the implication is clear. And gross.
People, you NEED to stop inviting the public into the metaphorical bedrooms of minors, even if it's only to see that there's nothing going on in there. It's nobody's business. It's creepy. For the love of Pete just shut up.
Thanks for entering last week's Caption This! contest. The winner is Tbird. Congrats dude. Grab your Pink Lady and head on down to the Frosty Palace, then maybe over to the drive in. Don't get stranded, though, or branded a fool. What will they say Monday at school? (If you didn't get that right away, you've NO CLAIM to the name "Tbird." Got that?) Second place goes to whatastory!!! for the UFC references.
Tbird's caption is below. Now keep talking, whoa keep talking. We're burning up the quarter mile. So, let's head on over here to caption this week's pic or no graduation day for you. Wipe off that angel face and go back to high school.
Did you not get the memo? The shoes for today are purple! Now get out of here with those white kicks that was last Friday..
Found this one via Idolator. It seems Australia got itself an answer to Justin Bieber and it's called a Cody Simpson. He's 13 and, like the Bieb, he was discovered on YouTube. Bonus: in an interview posted on his website, he calls Bieber a "nice kid."
Below is his new single, iYiYi, featuring his label-mate Flo Rida – who did not discover him a la Usher (if you were wondering).
Yep. Maybe the world is ready for a Bieber replacement. I mean, that kid's been famous for what? A year already? Gawd. Get outta the way, man. You can't last forever.
Justin Bieber's video for Never Say Never (not be confused with the 1982 Romeo Void song of the same name, the 2009 The Fray song of the same name, or the James Bond movie and theme song of a very similar name) from the remake of The Karate Kid is now available online.
It seems the Justin Bieber backlash is gaining ground.
According to the UK Telegraph, a web designer named Greg Leuch has declared war on "unwanted Bieber mentions" by developing a tool that blocks out the teen idol's name wherever it appears on the internet.
Justin's massive, rabid fanbase has supposedly made it impossible to surf the web without getting bombarded with Bieber references. (This is totally bull, since most of my friends who don't work in media but who use the web like normal people have no idea who Justin Bieber is. So I show them videos, including Crying Cody, and they never know what to make of it. The WTF looks on their faces are always priceless. But I get it. He's making a point. Anyway…). So Leuch developed the…wait for it….Shaved Bieber application (GUFFAW!). Users can add the app to their browser by saving it as a bookmark and it covers up all instances of the words "Justin Bieber" and "Bieber", as well as any photos that include Bieber in their file names. (Leuch has previously developed a plug-in that converts text from upper case to lower case, in reaction to Kanye West's caps-y blog posts.)
Photos of Justin Bieber with a tattoo caused a ripple of excitement among his fans on Monday, and sparked speculation over whether the tramp stamp is real or not. Well it is.
Apparently, he got it at Son of a Gun Tattoo and Barbershop in Toronto. The store's owner Brian Byrne told MTV "It was back in March, March 4th or 5th. The guy who tattooed him, Charlie, is a lifelong friend of Jeremy's, Justin's dad — they're all from Stratford. When it came up, he called Charlie and asked if he could do it and keep it quiet. We made sure the shop was empty and there was nobody around."
The tattoo was a celebration of both Bieber's birthday and family tradition.
"It was a 16th birthday tattoo," Byrne told MTV. "I guess his dad has it, and one of his uncles. It's the outline of the seagull from Jonathan Livingston Seagull."
OK, honestly? I don't care either, but the news was all over the web, so I figured someone does.
Poor Justin Bieber logged onto Twitter on Monday only to discover that nobody loved him anymore. Or so it appeared.
Did you hear the wailing? It was the sound of a massive existential crisis, all across Famousland. A temporary Twitter glitch left celebrities without their millions of online fans on Monday, leaving them to wonder, If I wake up early and do a Boot Camp workout, but nobody reads about it, did it really happen? if nobody is paying attention, am I even here? (example of something one might tweet, courtesy of @kimkardashian). It was a disaster if epic proportions and has been euphemistically dubbed "The Day Twitter Exploded."
The UK's Daily Mail says there was a technical flaw, which allowed any Twitter user to force another to subscribe to their tweets without the follower giving permission. And this means that "thousands of star users found themselves following complete strangers." Gasp. Can you even wrap your head around it? In the words of Joseph Conrad's Kurtz: "The Horror, The Horror."
Justin Bieber is becoming a man. His voice is breaking. This means he can't hit some of the notes on his big hit Baby anymore – you know, the one that goes "Baby, baby, baby ohhh, Like baby, baby, baby noo, Like baby, baby, baby ohh."
ContactMusic quotes the Canadian teen pop star as having told someone somewhere, "It cracks. Like every teenage boy, I'm dealing with it and I have the best vocal coach in the world. Some of the notes I hit on Baby I can't hit anymore. We have to lower the key when I sing live."
He's had a good run of it so far. The average age of voice breaking in boys is 13-15, so it's happening a bit late for 16-year-old Justin. Of course, we're all dying to hear what he's going to sound like once the change is complete. This usually takes a few months. Stay tuned.