Bieber-Inspired 9/11 Victim's Daughter Inspired President Obama

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This week when President Obama visited Ground Zero, he met with 14-year-old Payton Wall; Wall had written a letter to the President about her father, who was killed on 9/11, and how she had been inspired to share her story by our favorite cyborg Christian pop star, Justin Bieber. And this morning, the President related her moving story while speaking to troops at Fort Campbell. By the transient properties of inspirational stories, does that mean that President Obama is now a Belieber?
Here's an excerpt from that speech:
Now, this week I received a letter from a girl in New Jersey named Payton Wall. She wrote to me on Monday after the news that bin Laden had been killed, and she explained how she still remembers that September morning almost 10 years ago. She was only four years old. Her father, Glen, was trapped inside the World Trade Center. And so, in those final, frantic moments, knowing he might not make it, he called home. And Payton remembers watching her mom sobbing as she spoke to her husband and then passed the phone to Payton. And in words that were hard to hear but which she's never forgotten, he said to her, "I love you Payton, and I will always be watching over you.
Wall, who lives in Rumson, NJ, opened up about her 1,500-word letter to the President to the Post. She noted that she and her friend Madison Robertson, who also lost her father on 9/11, were inspired to tell their stories after seeing Bieber's movie Never Say Never: "We were so amazed by his story and how he never said never. It inspired us to believe in our selves and share our story to encourage others." She actually tried contacting Bieber first, through Twitter, but when he didn't respond, she wrote to the President. The next day, the White House called her mother, Diane, who had no idea about the letter, and invited Payton, her mother and her sister, Avery, to Thursday's ceremony.
When she met him, the President also told her that he "knows Justin" and that he would help arrange a meeting between the two. Wall said she was absolutely thrilled, but "I just don't want it to seem like I only wrote the letter to meet Justin Bieber. I did it to honor my father. My father is the reason that we all came together today. I miss and love him and don't go a day without thinking about him."

Justin Bieber says he's dating around - What about Selena ?

Justin downplays a relationship with Selena — are they on the rocks?

Justin Bieber is not one to speak publicly about his relationship with Selena Gomez, but after her recent denial of love in a Seventeen magazine interview, he’s opening up — and things don’t sound promising for our favorite Hollywood couple!

During a recent interview for a New Zealand television program, Justin, 17, not only denied a relationship with Selena, 18, but said he’s playing the field!
“She’s one of my best friends,” Justin said. “I think that’s an important thing in my life is dating around and having some sort of a personal life.”
Sounds like there could be trouble in paradise for this famous pair! Check out the interview below and tell us if you agree,

Justin Bieber confirms he'll play in Japan, manager tells crew to “man the f**k up”

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Things were looking bad for Justin Bieber's Japanese fans yesterday: TMZ reported his stage crew were refusing to go to Japan because they're afraid for their health.
Justin's manager Scooter Braun had to hold a series of crisis talks as workers on the tour said they were worried about the risk of cancer since the recent nuclear disaster and thought there might be another earthquake.
VIDEO: Justin Bieber gives away free concert tickets!
Justin Bieber departed Australia today (*cries*) and tweeted that he's definitely going to Japan.
and Im def going to JAPAN!! #supportJapan #citizenoftheworld #makeachange
Braun must have shaken the crew up with these words: "Man the f**k up and do the right thing by these kids."
Workers had retorted that Avril Lavigne and Slash had both canceled their concerts, to which Scooter told them that the government had given “the all clear” and it was safe to play the scheduled concerts in Tokyo and Osaka.
Do you think Justin's crew have a right to be freaked out or should they get over it?

Justin Bieber’s Phone Blunder

Justin Bieber tried to call his new BFF Chris Brown on his birthday to wish him a happy one. Yet he dialed the wrong number and got an old man who did not believe him. Here is what Justin tweeted about it.
Chris Brown happy birthday man… call me cuz u programed yr new number wrong in my phone. I was calling this old guy who didn’t believe he was talking to me
You know he must have felt so embarrassed by that. I hate calling people for that exact reason. However, hopefully he handled it with class like we know he can. Do you feel bad for Justin? Do you think he should have made it publicly known like he did on Twitter or should he have kept it more private? That’s a tough one to say. It does not paint him in a good light, but he did have a right to wish Chris a happy birthday.

Justin Bieber to Record PSA for Nassau Students

Justin Bieber is now Nassau County’s star anti-bullying advocate.
The teen pop sensation has agreed to help in the fight against cyberbullying and sexting in a public service announcement that will appear in Nassau County schools, the district attorney’s office said on Friday.
The 17-year-old star agreed to record the public service announcement in order to resolve misdemeanor charges filed against one of his managers and record label, after an incident in 2009, that brought thousands of unruly Bieber fans to Roosevelt Field mall for a chance to meet the singer.
Bieber’s record label, Island Def Jam Record Music Group, and his management company, Remster 3, pleaded guilty Friday morning to violating Nassau County Fire Prevention Ordinances, the district attorney’s office said in a statement. The case against James Roppo, a senior vice president of IDJ, and Scott “Scooter” Braun, Bieber’s manager, were dismissed based on the guilty pleas taken by the companies.
The public service announcement will be shown in Nassau County middle schools, junior high schools, and high schools. Prosecutors will make it available to schools outside of Nassau County as well.
“This public service announcement will be a valuable tool for parents, educators, and law enforcement efforts to combat cyber-bullying and sexting, while encouraging young people to use the internet responsibly,” District Attorney Kathleen Rice said in the statement.

Charges to be dropped in Bieber NY mall frenzy

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (AP) — Justin Bieber (BEE'-bur) has agreed to record a public service announcement on cyberbullying in order to resolve misdemeanor charges filed against one of his managers and a record executive after a frenzy at a New York mall.
The case stemmed from an incident in 2009, when thousands of unruly girls turned up at a clothing store on Long Island to see the teen pop star sign autographs.
Bieber manager Scott Bruan and Def Jam Records executive James Roppo were charged after police said they refused to help disperse the crowd.
Prosecutors told a judge Friday that they are dropping those charges. The record company and a management company pleaded guilty to fire code violations.
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice tells Newsday that having Bieber educate kids about bullying is "invaluable."

Buzz around Jack Vidgen hits Bieber pitch

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AUSTRALIA'S newest young star, Jack Vidgen, has no worries about the obvious comparisons between he and Justin Bieber.
Vidgen, 14, had over 300,000 YouTube hits from around the world this week after wowing the Australia's Got Talent judges with his powerhouse performance of Whitney Houston's I Have Nothing.
Immediately, everyone is talking about how Vidgen could be the next Bieber. He has a similar background as the Canadian superstar, growing up with music from a young age.
"I don't mind it at all," he said of the comparisons. "If I was successful as him, that would be pretty amazing."
Vidgen, who goes to school in Sydney, said he jumped at a chance to get a record deal now, despite his age.
He is the favourite to win Australia's Got Talent, which was a ratings hit for Channel 7 this week.

Misdialing Chris Brown's Number, Justin Bieber Ends Up Talking to Old Man



Misdialing Chris Brown's Number, Justin Bieber Ends Up Talking to Old Man
Having no idea that Breezy put an incorrect number in his cell phone, the Biebs accidentally dialed the wrong number when he called the 'Kiss Kiss' hitmaker to wish him a 'happy birthday'.
has recently made an embarrassing mistake. The "Baby" hitmaker planned to ring his pal to wish him a happy birthday on Thursday, May 5, but he misdialed Breezy's number and ended up speaking to an unknown person on the other end of the line.

Justin didn't know that the "Run It!" hitmaker had set his new number incorrectly in the "Baby" hitmaker's cell phone. As a result, instead of talking to the birthday boy, the Canadian heartthrob was left red-faced after having an awkward conversation with an old man on the phone.

After the little incident, the boyfriend of decided to send his best wishes via Twitter as writing, "@chrisbrown happy birthday man." He followed it up with a confession, tweeting, "@chrisbrown call me cuz u programed yr new number wrong in my phone i was calling this old guy who didn't believe he was talking to me lol."

Chris Brown turned 22 last Thursday. On the special day, the ex-boyfriend of revealed that he's planning to throw birthday bashes in Miami and Las Vegas. He also shared that he's made a resolution to be a more mature man.

Justin Bieber's Manager Off The Hook For Mall-Stampede Charges

Bieber will make an anti-cyberbullying PSA and his label will reimburse the county for emergency response.

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Justin Bieber's manager Scott "Scooter" Braun is off the hook for the charges of reckless endangerment and criminal nuisance he received after the chaotic incident with Bieber fans at a Long Island mall in November 2009.
According to E! News, the charges against Braun were dropped Friday (May 6) after Bieber agreed to make a public-service announcement for an anti-cyberbullying campaign and his record label, Island Def Jam, pleaded guilty to the ordinance violation and agreed to reimburse the county almost $8,000 to pay its share of the costs associated with the law enforcement and fire marshal response after the melee.
All this stems from a Bieber mall appearance that turned into a stampede and injured one fan. Police alleged that Braun failed to properly control the situation at Roosevelt Field Mall in Long Island, New York, when they ordered him to send a message to Bieber's fans via Twitter to notify his followers that the event was canceled.
Fans of the rising teen superstar were waiting for Bieber to arrive at the mall, where he was set to perform selections from his EP, My World, which had been released earlier in the week.
Braun refused to send the message, police said. Instead, authorities contend Braun eschewed safety in favor of publicity. As things got out of hand, police said, Bieber's Twitter still read, "On my way to Roosevelt Field Mall in Long Island, NY to sign and meet fans! I'm pumped. See u there."
After a representative from the singer's label was arrested, a message from Bieber's Twitter was sent urging fans to go home. "The event at Roosevelt Mall is cancelled," he tweeted. "Please go home. The police have already arrested one person from my camp. I don't want anyone hurt."

Justin Bieber dials wrong number while calling Chris Brown

Justin Bieber dials wrong number.

May 6, 2011 -- Justin Bieber wanted to wish his friend, singer Chris Brown, a Happy Birthday, but accidentally dialed the wrong number. Brown hadn't given Bieber his updated number so the "Baby" singer ended up speaking to one unsuspecting person.
Don't get too jealous ladies. Justin Bieber ended up speaking to an "old man" who didn't believe it was actually The Biebs on the phone. 'Call me cuz u programmed yr new number wrong in my phone. I was calling this old guy who didn't believe he was talking to me," Justin tweeted to Chris Brown, 22.
"Why can't Justin Bieber accidentally call me?" tweeted one fan, with many other "Beliebers" agreeing. "It's so unfair that the person Justin called was an old man. It could have at least been a fan," said another girl. What do you think about Justin's mix while trying to call Chris Brown? Would you believe it if a "wrong number" claimed to be Justin Bieber?

Obama Promises Justin Bieber Meeting for Young 9/11 Family Member

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(The Wall Street Journal) - After laying a wreath Thursday at the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan, President Barack Obama lingered to talk with several people who lost family members in the 9/11 attacks.
Among them was 14-year-old Payton Hall, who had written the president a letter about her father, Glen James Wall, who was killed in the Trade Center attacks.
Each day, White House staff give the president 10 letters from the public to read on a variety of topics, and on Monday, Payton's was in the batch.
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The White House invited Payton to attend the 9/11 event Thursday -- only to learn that her mother had no clue that her daughter had written the letter. Nonetheless, Payton turned up, along with her mother, Diane; 12-year-old sister, Avery; and a friend, Madison Robertson, who also lost her father that day.
All four stood behind Obama during the moment of silence.
In her letter, Payton said, she wrote about "the entire day [of Sept. 11, 2001] and how I pictured it happening, and what it's like to have to live without a father."
But when she met Obama, Payton said she and the president talked about another aspect of the letter: how she had originally written it for singer Justin Bieber, hoping to meet him. She decided on a whim to revise it and send it to the White House, even though her sister teased that the president would never read it.
As for the letter, Payton explained, "I wrote to Obama about how Justin Bieber inspired me to tell my story."
The president offered comfort, but even better, he promised to pull some strings and make sure she meets the Canadian teen sensation the next time he's in town.

Bieber touches down in the west

Bieber touches down in the west
teenage pop sensation Justin Bieber when he arrived in Perth afternoon for his sell-out concert at Burswood Dome tomorrow night.
Many had been waiting at Perth Domestic Airport from as early as 8am, but only caught a fleeting glimpse of the 17-year-old star through a terminal window before he was whisked away in a silver van with heavily tinted windows at about 4.30pm.
Courtney Greaves, 14, raced home from school to get to the airport in time for Bieber’s arrival.
She said she wanted to see the star before going to his concert tonight.
Kayah Boswood, 21, said she had been waiting since early yesterday to see Bieber and took the day off work.
“I’m a pretty old ‘Belieber’,” Ms Boswood said.
Even before his arrival, Bieber fever had been spreading across Perth with more than 16,500 fans preparing for his first and only sellout concert at the Burswood Dome tomorrow night.
Those "Beliebers" who missed out on tickets have been cautioned about buying online, where some seats are selling for more than $300. The original ticket price was $97.80 for gold seats and $65 for silver.
"Unfortunately there have been some very sad cases on this tour where people thought they'd purchased legitimate tickets only to discover the seller has disappeared, or has provided them with fakes," a spokeswoman for concert promoter the Frontier Touring Company said.
More tickets could have been sold if a lounge area had been included in the Dome as it had for Usher's recent Burswood concert for 18,000 people.
But Frontier made the show entirely seated for safety of the young fans that have helped Bieber become a cyber and real world star with more than 1.5 billion YouTube views and 26 million Facebook fans.
The Frontier spokeswoman said the volume of calls, emails, Facebook messages and tweets from fans asking to meet Bieber, get his flight and hotel details, "or simply to say they love him" was higher than for other touring acts with a similar demographic.
Raised by his mother in the city of Stratford, Ontario, 17-year-old Bieber was discovered on YouTube in 2008 when he was just 13 after his now manager Scooter Braun stumbled across his videos.
He has become almost as well known for his floppy fringe, hoodies and boyish looks as his hit singles One Time, Baby, Somebody to Love and Never Say Never. He has two albums in the ARIA top 20 this week, with My Worlds at No. 7 after 49 weeks on the chart.

Selena Gomez Finally Opens Up About Justin Bieber


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This couple hasn’t been really into hiding their relationship but so far no one has confirmed it, right? Well, now, finally, Selena Gomez has come out and talked about her dating teen heartthrob, Justin Bieber.
I don’t like hiding. I do like to keep certain things to myself, but at the end of the day, I’m 18, and I’m going to fall in love… I”m going to hang out with people, and I’m going to explore myself, and I’m OK with that,” says Selena on her Seventeen magazine interview. Presumably she means Justin here. However, when asked if she had been in love before, she answered "At the moment, I don’t know, exactly, if I’ve been in love." Does this mean she isn’t sure of her feelings for Justin?
Selena also talked about her friendship with Demi Lovato and she really loves this friend of hers, one of the few certain people that one will always love.
"I have a lot of wonderful people in my life — probably five, collectively — who I can tell everything to. There's Jennifer [Stone], my friend Ashley, and Taylor, and my two cousins." Now, don’t you find anything amiss here? Where’s Justin? Is he not included in the list?
Your answer is as good as mine.

The true Beliebers

It's a question that has troubled many parents for nearly two years. Just what is the appeal of pint-sized Canadian pop star Justin Bieber? Is it his singing? His dance moves? His squeaky-clean looks? Perhaps his Christian upbringing? All of the above?
If you've just asked "who is Justin Bieber" you're clearly aged over 18 and don't move in the orbit of the tween and teenage girls who form Bieber's core fan base, aka the Beliebers.
Bieber's face, often framed by his distinctive brushed forward fringe, stares out from a startling range of merchandise from which there is no escape. He's on magazines, T-shirts, posters, quilt covers, blankets, hats, necklaces, shoes, bags, bobby pins, pencil cases, cups, balloons, straws and dinner napkins. There are even Justin Bieber masks for fancy dress parties.
Taylor White, 12, of Marangaroo, likes Bieber because "he is hot and he has good songs".
Girrawheen teen India Ewins, 15, her sister Holly, 10, and their mum Sarah Saville like Bieber for his music, looks and also think he's a good role model.
TV news reports in recent days have shown dozens of teenager girls screaming when interviewed about their idol. But it's not just tweens and their big sisters who have caught Bieber fever, symptoms of which also include crying and trembling at the mere thought of being in Bieber's presence. Surprisingly, he also has lots of younger fans.
Five-year-old Marshall Lalor, of Swanbourne, loves dressing like the superstar. "I like Justin because he's a great dancer and he looks cool," he says. "I like his shoes too." Marshall's seven-year-old sister Lucy is similarly enamoured. "I like Justin because he's really talented and sings songs that I love to sing."
Many parents like 17-year-old Bieber because, unlike so many of today's pop and rock stars, his songs sell puppy love and not sex - and there's no bleeping to cover up swear words.
Bieber is a phenomenon. In the recent 3-D documentary/concert film Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, home video footage reveals Bieber was displaying musical talent as a toddler, particularly on the drums.
His mum, Pattie Mallette, had Justin when she was 18 and raised him with the help of her parents after separating from partner Jeremy when Justin was a baby.
Mallette began posting clips of her son singing tracks by Usher, Ne-Yo and Stevie Wonder on YouTube in 2007 for out-of-town relatives who missed his performances at local talent shows.
Bieber was 13 when he was discovered on YouTube in 2008 by former So Def marketing executive Scooter Braun, who is now his manager.
Braun admits in the film he was "obsessed" with finding Bieber and eventually tracked him down via a grand-aunt in his home town of Stratford, before going to Atlanta for talks. Several record companies passed on signing Bieber because they felt he needed the Disney or Nickelodeon industry machine backing him. How wrong they were. Bieber already had a readymade and huge fan base on the internet.
Even the man who was to become his mentor, R&B superstar Usher, initially blew Bieber off. "When we flew into Atlanta, Scooter drove us to the studio and Usher was there in the parking lot," Bieber recalled in a posting on his record company's website. "That was my first time out of Canada so I went up to him and was like 'Hey Usher, I love your songs, do you want me to sing you one?' He was like 'No, little buddy, just come inside, it's cold out'."
When Usher watched Bieber's videos and heard his voice, he realised his mistake and took Bieber to see Antonio "L.A." Reid, the Island Def Jam label boss who played a pivotal role in the careers of Usher, Rihanna and Pink.
"I sang for him and his people and he really wanted to sign me then and there but I still had a meeting with Justin Timberlake who also wanted to sign me," Bieber said.
"It turned out Usher's deal was way better. He had L.A. Reid backing him up and Scooter had a lot of really good connections in Atlanta. I always tease Usher now and remind him how he blew me off the first time we met."
"I was convinced Usher had delivered a gift," Reid revealed in Never Say Never, which has surpassed Michael Jackson's This Is It to become the most successful concert-themed movie at the US box office.
In October 2008, Bieber officially signed to Island Records but there was still hard work ahead. Now living in the US, he travelled all over the country in 2009 playing to small but growing crowds in malls and theme parks and singing a cappella at radio stations to convince DJs to broadcast his songs including first single One Time.
His management was clever not to alienate the internet fans who helped Bieber become a worldwide, chart-topping success. He joined Twitter and has more than 9.3 million followers hanging off his every tweet, with more than 26.5 million Facebook fans.
Baby, his second single, is the most watched and discussed YouTube clip of all time with more than 500 million views. Collectively his YouTube videos have been watched more than 1.5 billion times. His cyber success is backed by worldwide album and single sales of more than 10.25 million and 24.27 million, respectively.
Bieber is nominated in 11 categories in this month's Billboard Music Awards, including top new artist and top male artist.
Everywhere the young superstar goes, riotous scenes follow. In April 2010 he was due to make an appearance outside Sydney's Overseas Passenger Terminal for breakfast show Sunrise. After thousands more fans than expected showed up the show was cancelled on police advice and disappointed fans had to make do with Baby being sung inside Sunrise's Martin Place studio.
And it was while he was visiting the birthplace of Beatlemania, Liverpool, in March that Bieber was warned by police not to approach his hotel balcony or face arrest for inciting a riot.

Teen wanted Justin Bieber, got president

Payton Wall's letter to president earns her trip to ground zero ceremony 

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Fourteen-year-old Payton Wall really wanted to meet teen pop heartthrob Justin Bieber. She settled for Barack Obama.
The Rumson, N.J., teen and her family earned an invitation to Thursday's wreath-laying ceremony at Ground Zero after writing to the president about how she lost her father in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center.
"Justin Bieber inspired me to share my story," Payton told Manhattan news website DNAinfo.com after meeting the president.
"I wrote a letter to the president a few months ago. I talked about how I lost my dad on 9/11 and how I like Justin Bieber."
On Monday, as he does regularly, Obama read a batch of letters including the one from Payton. The president arranged for Payton to be invited to Thursday's ceremony.
When staff called Payton's mother, Diane Wall, she had no idea that Payton had written the president, the White House said. Payton, her 12-year-old sister, Avery, their mother and Payton's friend Madison Robertson, 14, who also lost her father on 9/11, attended the wreath-laying event.
Payton's father was Glen James Wall, a senior vice president at financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald. He was among nearly 3,000 people who were killed when terrorists hijacked planes and crashed them into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a rural Pennsylvania field.
Story: Obama visits Ground Zero: 'We will never forget'

 Obama soberly laid a wreath Thursday at the World Trade Center site, marking Osama bin Laden's death where his al-Qaida followers inflicted the greatest damage. The president gave no triumphal speech.Obama then walked over to the Hall entourage, hugged the girls and shook hands with their mother and kissed her cheek."I was practicing my handshake all day, but he gave me a hug," Payton told DNAinfo.com.

theGrio slideshow: Obama visits Ground Zero "He told us he knows Justin" and that she could meet him some time soon.
"He said it was an honor to meet us. He's really cool," added Avery, according to DNAinfo.com
Obama spokesman Jay Carney told reporters traveling with the president on Air Force One that the trip was intended in part "to perhaps help New Yorkers and Americans everywhere to achieve a sense of closure with the death of Osama bin Laden."

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Justin Bieber Dials Wrong Number... Not Chris Brown


Justin Bieber Dials Wrong Number... Not Chris Brown
Justin Bieber made an embarrassing mistake when trying to call his buddy Chris Brown to wish him a happy birthday - dialing the wrong number and speaking to random old guy!

Brown has just turned 22 and the Biebs was keen to get him on the line to congratulate him, following their recent on stage collaboration in Sydney.

However Chris had given Justin the wrong number to call, leaving the Biebs red faced when he tried to make the call... JB tweeted:

"Chris Brown happy birthday man... call me cuz u programed yr new number wrong in my phone. I was calling this old guy who didn't believe he was talking to me."

Stars Like Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber Need To Stop Denying That They're Dating!

Listen, Selena Gomez, I understand that you are not alone on the celebrity front, trying to keep your relationship under the radar, but you're NOT fooling anybody!
You've been photographed holding hands with Justin Bieber, you were caught kissing at the Vanity Fair Oscar after-party. You dressed in his favorite color purple at the LA premier of his hit film Never Say Never. You've visited him on his tour in Malaysia, stayed with him for a romantic weekend at the St. Regis Hotel in Orange County, Calif., and been seen going for romantic walks on the beach in Venice, Calif.
So why do you persist in pretending that you aren't involved? You recently refused to confirm your coupledom on an appearance on the Ellen Show.
Now, you've just told Seventeen magazine that you "didn't know" if you've ever been in love. And you clearly told the mag that you wouldn't talk about Justin because there was no mention of him. Hmm!
Now, Selena, your silence on your relationship is typical of many celebrity couples. Ever since screen icons Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy kept their love affair unconfirmed for decades, stars and their publicists have persisted in believing that stars should go so far as to lie about and deny a relationship, rather than fess up.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie insisted they were "just friends" for months before photographs of the couple on vacation with her son Maddox outed the pair.
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson denied for months that they were romantically involved. When asked, they pulled out that favorite Hollywood response: "We're just friends!" Only when they were photographed holding hands was the romance "officially" confirmed.

Teen Arrested in Connection to Justin Bieber Egging

Justin Bieber, here perfoming in Sydney, demonstrates a dance move that may have unwittingly helped shield him from egg yolk. A 17-year-old Australian boy alleged to be involved in egging Justin Bieber at a Sydney concert last Friday was charged by police today.
Justin Bieber, here perfoming in Sydney, demonstrates a dance move that may have unwittingly helped shield him from egg yolk. A 17-year-old Australian boy alleged to be involved in egging Justin Bieber at a Sydney concert last Friday was charged by police today.
Throw eggs at Justin Bieber and you will face consequences -- consequences even more dire than the misspelled name-calling of 9.3 million Twitter-enabled Beliebers. Consequences that come with handcuffs and criminal charges.
A 17-year-old Australian boy alleged to be involved in egging Justin Bieber at a Sydney concert last Friday was charged by police today, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. The unidentified teen is facing charges of breaking and entering, trespassing and malicious damage.
As for what the kid is alleged to have done, you'll recall some of the details from the YouTube video that surfaced earlier this week -- a clip that proved Bieber's as talented at avoiding projectiles as he is at charting hits. And the Associated Press reports that police claim the accused egger broke into Sydney's Acer Arena to pull off the prank, and snuck up to the venue's roof to lob the raw eggs -- all of which reportedly missed Bieber and his back-up dancers.
The unidentified ova-bomber was arrested early Thursday morning at his home, the Sydney Morning Herald reports, and is scheduled to appear in court June 2. According to the paper, the concert venue contacted police about the incident when they uncovered some unspecified details about it through a social networking site.
Bieber has yet to comment on the incident. The teen pop star has been known to enjoy throwing water balloons in the past, though it's unclear whether he's ever egged an unsuspecting victim.

Webby Awards 2011 Go to Justin Bieber, Snoop Dogg and LL Cool J

The Webby Awards have announced the 2011 winners and Justin Bieber, Snoop Dogg and LL Cool J all won awards for their work presented on Funny Or Die, the comedy website founded by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s production company Gary Sanchez Productions.
The Webby Awards were created by Glenn Davis of Cool Site of the Day. Davis’ inaugural award was dubbed Cool Site Of The Year Award. The Webby Awards are international and are presented annually by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences for excellence on the Internet. There are over 70 categories including websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, web design and much more. The are two winners selected for each category. One is chosen by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences members and the other by the public votes cast during Webby People’s Voice voting process. Past winners include Amazon.com, Facebook, Al Gore and the Beastie Boys.
Justin Bieber snagged the People’s Voice vote for Best Comedy Video. His April Fool’s Day takeover of Funny Or Die got him the nomination and the award. Snoop Dogg and LL Cool J garnered the People’s Voice award for Best Branded Entertainment due to their Funny or Die video “Ultimate Halo Smack Down.”
In the clip, the legendary rappers face off with Zachary Levi, star of NBC’s “Chuck,” in an epic ‘Halo’ battle while trashing each others X-Box skills over the wireless headsets.
Other celebrity winners include talk show host Conan O’Brien, Canadian alt-rock band Arcade Fire, and comedian/actor Zach Galifianakis.

Australia teen charged over eggs thrown at Bieber

He broke into Sydney arena through roof to harass singer 

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Justin Bieber, seen here in April, continued to sing and dance even while eggs were thrown at him during an Australia concert.
Australian officials have charged a teenager with breaking into a Justin Bieber concert and throwing eggs at the Canadian pop star.
The 17-year-old appeared in a Sydney Children's Court on Thursday and was charged with breaking and entering, trespassing and malicious damage. He cannot be named because he is a minor.
Bieber scrambles as eggs tossed at concert Video footage of the concert last Friday at Sydney's Acer Arena showed several raw eggs smash on the stage, narrowly missing Bieber and his backup singers. They continued to sing and dance.
Police say the boy broke into the arena through the roof. He was released on bail and is to enter a plea next month.

 

Bieber's Crew Stages Mutiny Over Japan Concert

Justin Bieber's scheduled concerts in Japan could be torpedoed because of a crew mutiny ... TMZ has learned.

Many crew members have flat out refused to go to Japan for two concerts later this month, because they're afraid of the cancer risks from the recent nuclear disaster.  They also fear another earthquake.  Short story -- they are refusing to go to Osaka for a May 17 concert and another concert two days later in Tokyo.

Today in Adelaide, Australia, an angry Scooter Braun -- Justin's manager -- exploded at the crew ... sources who were there tell TMZ.

Braun told the crew, "Man the f**k up and do the right thing by these kids."

But during the meeting -- the 3rd one in 4 days -- members of the crew fired back that it wasn't safe to go and Avril Lavigne and Slash had canceled their Japan concerts.

Scooter said Justin did not want to disappoint the kids who bought tickets and that the Japanese government had given an "all clear" -- that it was safe to be in both cities.


And Scooter noted, Maroon 5 is full steam ahead for its upcoming Japanese concerts.

As of now, there's a stalemate, and the Japanese concerts are in jeopardy.

Selena Gomez comes clean about Justin Bieber

Disney star says that she doesn't like "hiding" her relationship with Canadian heartthrob

In case you didn't know, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are dating. Surprising, no? The starlet seems to think that she has been playing coy about her relationship with the tween heartthrob and is now coming clean about her relationship.
In case you didn't know, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are dating. Surprising, no? The starlet seems to think that she has been playing coy about her relationship with the tween heartthrob and is now coming clean about her relationship in Seventeen magazine. According to People, she said, "I don't like hiding. I do like to keep certain things to myself, but at the end of the day, I'm 18 and I'm going to fall in love. I'm going to hang out with people and I'm going to explore myself, and I'm okay with that."
While we find it hard to believe that being photographed making out with the Biebz and holding hands in public is considered playing coy, the singer says that she's been keeping things on the DL because she's had her poor little Disney heart stomped on in the past. She told Seventeen, "When I went through my first breakup, I thought it was the end of the world, and I thought I was going to die if I didn't have him in my life. It was good to cry it out and just scream, or call my friends in the middle of the night crying."
Bieber isn't the only relationship Gomez is talking about. The singer opened up about her friendship with troubled Disney pal Demi Lovato, saying, "There's an amount of love that can never – no matter what – be taken away or torn apart, no matter the situation."
Gomez says the "best friend" label is, like, "so ridiculous." "There are certain people who you will always, always love, so if anything, this just reminded me of how much I truly love her."

Bieber, Funny Or Die win Webby Awards

NEW YORK, May 4 (UPI) -- Justin Bieber, Arcade Fire, Lisa Kudrow, Team Coco and Funny Or Die are to be presented with Webby Awards in New York next month.
The ceremony will take place June 13 at Manhattan's Hammerstein Ballroom.
The panel that nominates and selects the Webby Award winners is comprised of Web industry experts, including Internet pioneer Vint Cerf, blogger Arianna Huffington, Federated Media founder John Battelle and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone.
Jim Carrey attends A Christmas Carol premiere in London
"This year's Webby Winners exemplify the type of profound effect the Internet is having on popular culture and the world at large," David-Michel Davies, executive director of the Webby Awards, said in a statement Tuesday. "From Arcade Fire's reinvention of the music video format with 'The Wilderness Downtown,' or the New York Times coverage of revolution in Egypt and the Middle East, the Internet is the driving force of change in the world today."
Bieber won the Webby for Comedy: Individual Short or Episode, while Kudrow's "Web Therapy" won the Webbies for Best Comedy: Long Form and Best Individual Performance in an Online Video.
Arcade Fire's "The Wilderness Downtown" won the Webby and People's Voice Award for Best Experimental and Weird Video.
Conan O'Brien's Team Coco writing team won the Webby Award and People's Voice for Best Celebrity/Fan Web site.
Will Ferrell, Jim Carrey, Dana Carvey, Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph and Darrell Hammond's "Funny or Die's Presidential Reunion," directed by Ron Howard, won the People's Voice Award for Best Comedy: Long Form or Series. Carrey also won the People's Voice Award for Best Individual Performance in an Online Video for his portrayal of late President Ronald Reagan in the clip.
Funny or Die's "Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifinakis" won the Webby Award for Best Web Personality/Host, while the Web site won the Webby for Humor.
Snoop Dogg and LL Cool J's "Snoop Dogg vs. LL Cool J: The Ultimate Halo Smack Down" won the People's Voice Award for Best Branded Entertainment.

Laptops and landings

And what is that odd rumbling at 35,000 feet? Plus, eavesdropping on pilots and air traffic controllers

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Below, you will find nothing about the takedown of Osama bin Laden, tempted as I was to write about the peculiar vulgarity of our national celebration of his killing, as well as the "stepped-up security measures" put in place at airports. I'm curious how a guardsman standing around with an automatic rifle is going to stop somebody from bombing a plane. But never mind that.
After landing, the crew usually announces that it's all right for passengers to once again use their phones and hand-held devices. But laptop computers, they always emphasize, are still not allowed. Why not?
On the ground, laptops can only be used when the plane is parked at the gate. The issue here isn't about electronic interference, it's about egress. Having a computer in your lap, or on a tray table, could be a serious hindrance in the event of a sudden evacuation. It is also a potential projectile.
I know the various after-landing strictures -- about computers, seat belts, carry-ons and so forth -- sound like overkill. The flight is over and still we're haranguing you with rules. What a drag.
But in some ways taxiing to and from the terminal is the most perilous portion of your journey. Keep in mind that the worst disaster in aviation history involved two planes that never left the ground. Lesser accidents between planes and vehicles are relatively common. Even if they're not catastrophic, such collisions can still be hazardous. And remember that incident a few weeks ago, when the wingtip of a taxiing Air France A380 struck the tail of a Comair regional jet that had just landed. The Comair plane was stationary at the mouth of the apron, only a few feet from its parking position, when it was rammed and spun like a toy.
Once in a while, during cruise flight, I suddenly hear a loud rumbling, as if engine power is being increased. This lasts for a few minutes, and then it dies down. It sounds almost like taking off, yet the plane doesn't seem to be climbing. Is this done to increase speed? Is it some sort of periodic test?
What you're describing is a "cruise climb," a point during flight when the crew is climbing to a higher altitude, be it for traffic or weather or better economy or whatever. Engine thrust is increased substantially, resulting in a noisy rumble. But because this type of climb is a lot more gradual than the departure climb, you don't necessarily feel it.
Because of the odd acoustics of an aircraft cabin, this often is only detectable if you're seated aft of the engines. The forward cabin usually stays quiet, and you may not notice the climb at all.
My flight sat on the tarmac at BWI airport for several minutes during a weather delay. This would have been unbearable except for United's Channel 9, which allows passengers to eavesdrop on conversations between pilots and controllers. While listening, I kept hearing aircraft being referred to as "swans." For example:
United flight: "We're still waiting for pushback. Any word how long?"
Ground control: "Are you a swan?"
United flight: "Yes sir, we're a swan."
Ground control: "OK, we'll get you pushed in the next five minutes."
What does this bizarre term refer to? What the heck is a swan?
After taking off, planes will follow a particular departure profile -- a series of climbs and turns -- called a "SID" (standard instrument departure). SIDs keep traffic organized along particular pathways. An airport can have a dozen or more published SIDs. Which one you'll fly depends on which runway you're assigned, the direction in which the flight is ultimately headed, the aircraft type and other factors. Each SID has a name, and the names are taken from one of the five-character fixes that define the routing. At BWI there is a SID called the SWANN, borrowing from the name of a fix east of Baltimore. So, basically, for queue-planning purposes, the ground controller was curious which way the United flight would be heading after takeoff. (Ground control is in charge of movements in the airport itself and isn't necessarily aware of which airborne routings have been assigned.)
Planes follow similar published pathways on arrival. These are called STARs (standard terminal arrival route). They too are usually named after one of the five-letter fixes that make up the procedure.
Aside from SIDs and STARs, the entire airspace structure of the United States, and the rest of the world, for that matter, is overlaid by tens of thousands of these five-character point-in-space fixes, which are also called "intersections." The naming is usually random, but once in a while a fix will be coined in folksy reference to some geographic or cultural characteristic on the ground below. In the case of SWANN it's Swann Park, Md.
SCROD is a transatlantic gateway fix off the coast of Labrador, not far from OYSTR, PRAWN and CRABB. BOSOX is one not far from where I live (baseball fans will understand). And so on. God only knows what's going on beneath BLOWN, LAYED and BAABY, a trio of intersections over West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
In your discussion of pressurization problems a few weeks ago, you talked about emergency descents. Basically, as you explained it, the crew reacts to a decompression by immediately beginning a controlled but very steep, very fast descent. Maybe this is a stupid question, but isn't there a chance of getting in the way of another plane flying below you?
A small chance, perhaps, though pilots will always notify air traffic control if such a descent is necessary. If, for some reason, this is impossible, you've still got TCAS (onboard collision technology) warnings, plus the fact that it's very unlikely you'll be dropping directly into another plane's path to begin with. On oceanic flights where there is no ATC radar, the protocol is to turn perpendicular to the route before making any sudden altitude change.

Justin Bieber on His Period? Or in Love?

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love with Selena Gomez?
It looks as though Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez may be taking their relationship to the next level. There are a couple of factors that indicate this…firstly, we have Justin Bieber acting super emotional lately, to the point where he is crying onstage. Weeping in public is definitely not something Bieber can be too proud of, but it has elicited the type of crazed fan response that can be expected.
Whilst performing “Favorite Girl” in Melbourne, Australia, Justin Bieber broke down and wept onstage. Were this an isolated incident, we might have let this slip, but this is the second time that Justin Bieber has been spotted crying while performing within the past several months. Did he and Selena get into a fight? Or was he just missing her, to the point where he couldn’t help but weep?
Perhaps Justin Biebers’s crying has something to do with Selena Gomez’s opening up to the press recently about their relationship! Justin’s “Beliebers,” while dedicated, can be cruel in their avowed hatred towards 18-year-old Selena Gomez, who has even received death threats about her and Justin’s relationship. But Selena recently spoke to Seventeen magazine about her relationship with Bieber, where she proudly states, “I don’t like hiding. I do like keeping certain things to myself, but at the end of the day, I’m 18, and I’m going to fall in love.”
Gomez continued her mature statement saying, “I’m going to hang out with people, and I’m going to explore myself, and I’m OK with that.” It definitely sounds like Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are getting more serious about one another, and it might be something that helps Justin tune out the shrieks of pre-teen fans exclaiming, “He’s crying, he’s crying!” (See below video).

Justin Bieber, Watch Out: Selena Gomez Wants To Marry Zac Efron!

Justin has been a doting boyfriend for months but Selena keeps hiding her love for him — and gushes about other guys! We bet Zac’s ex Vanessa Hudgens isn’t very happy!

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Selena Gomez is ready to walk down the aisle, just not to her boyfriend Justin Bieber! The 18-year-old starlet is Seventeen Magazine‘s June cover girl and rather than get giggly about her current relationship, she reveals she’s in love with her BFF Vanessa Hudgen‘s ex-boyfriend — Zac Efron!

When asked if she can relate to the obsession Justin’s fans have for him as a pop idol, she unleashed her dirty little secret!
“Are you kidding me? I’m still thinking Zac [Efron] is my husband,” Selena says, adding “I wouldn’t touch that. I love Vanessa way too much.”
Hmm, this isn’t the first time Selena has fawned all over Zac, 23. She told Popstar in 2009 that she was in love with Zac’s lucious locks!
“I mean all the boys kind of have this swoop going on, but if you’ve noticed lately Zac is doing a 40s look. I love that,” she says. “I really actually like Zac’s hair.”
We wonder if she likes it more than the famous Bieber mop?

Justin Bieber Cries On Stage Because He Loves His Fans So Much!

Justin Bieber broke down in tears while performing in Melbourne on May 2. His tears of happiness are for you, Beliebers!

It’s his concert, and he can cry if he wants to! Justin Bieber made his Melbourne fans go wild on Monday when he sang “Favorite Girl” on stage in the Australian city. He was so overwhelmed by his fans, the singer stopped performing and just looked around the crowd with tears in his eyes.
What do you think was going through Justin’s mind as he looked out at all of his loyal fans? He was obviously so genuinely moved that it brought him to tears. He even pulls out his earpiece so he can hear all of the Beliebers screaming for him! This is a much warmer reception than he received in Sydney.
This night was a special one for the Biebs. He brought Casey Heynes, the kid made famous when a video of him standing up to a bully went viral, on stage with him.
Justin is so fan-friendly and it’s touching to see him get so choked up with happiness over how far he’s come. It must be so surreal being up on a stage in Australia and having so many loyal fans cheering for you!
What do you think about Justin’s tears? Did they move you? Some people suggested he was crying because he missed Selena Gomez, but we think it was because of his fans, do you agree?

Bieber's DJ to spin discs but will Justin show up?

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IT'S Justin Bieber's party and he can do what he wants - including sending his own DJ in his spot.
Mine at Mansions on Pulteney St is holding a Justin Bieber party tonight and we hear Biebs' DJ Tay James is playing.
But the teen pop star, right, who's touring Australia and is playing at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre tonight, won't be making an appearance.
Which is probably the right way to go as an underage Justin would have to wear a wristband so he's not served alcohol.

Justin Bieber promotes Jennifer Lopez's album "Love" via Twitter


Did you know that Justin Bieber thinks of Jennifer Lopez (JLo) as a big sister? Just a short while ago, Bieber tweeted love, respect and congratulations to JLo for her new album, Love.

Here is what he Justin Bieber tweeted:
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to my big sis and labelmate @JLo ...#muchlove and congrats on your new album #LOVE
8 hours ago
Jennifer Lopez tweeted on her own Twitter account:
@JLo Jennifer Lopez
Thank you baby! RT @serenawilliams RT @lorenridinger the wait is over! @jlo's hot new album #LOVE? drops today! get ur copy asap!
5 hours ago via √úberSocial
Fans are super excited to hear Jennifer Lopez perform On the Floor Thursday night on American Idol! Don’t miss it!
CLICK ON PHOTO TO SEE: Jennifer Lopez arriving at her CD signing to celebrate her new album "LOVE?" held at the Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood on May 3, 2011 in Hollywood, California.
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Selena Gomez doesn't like hiding relationship with Bieber

Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at the Sunset Tower in Los Angeles, Calif., Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011. (AP / Carlo Allegri)

Selena Gomez doesn't like "hiding" her relationship with Justin Bieber.
The former 'Wizards of Waverly Place' star won't hold back from falling in love with her teen heartthrob boyfriend, but knows they have to be restrained with each other when they appear in public.
She told Seventeen magazine: "I don't like hiding. I do like to keep certain things to myself, but at the end of the day, I'm 18, and I'm going to fall in love.
"I'm going to hang out with people, and I'm going to explore myself, and I'm OK with that."
Selena initially got online death threats from young fans of 'Baby' hitmaker Justin when they first stepped out together at this year's Oscars in February and while this was disturbing, she said she can also relate to having a teen crush.
Speaking of another teen heartthrob, who starred in 'High School Musical', she joked: "Are you kidding me? I'm still thinking Zac Efron's my husband.
"But I do see the passion that a lot of these girls have, and it's beautiful. I love it. I really do. It's special."
The actress and singer also said despite them both having busy schedules, she'd love to see more of country singer Taylor Swift.
She added: "I'd love to go on vacation with Taylor. I've been able to fly to Nashville to see her, and she'll come to Los Angles a lot, but it'd be nice to get away.
"I've known Taylor for over three years now, so we're at the point where we just get each other."

Justin Bieber, Arcade Fire win Webby awards

Justin Bieber at the Never Say Never premiereJustin Bieber and Arcade Fire have walked away with Webby awards.

Bieber won the People's Voice Award for 'Best Comedy Video' for his contribution to Justin Bieber Takes Over Funny or Die on April Fool's Day last year. The website itself walked away with eight Webby awards, making it the top winner.

Fellow Canadian music act Arcade Fire won the People's Voice Award for 'Best Experimental and Weird Short Video' for their interactive clip The Wilderness Downtown. The video utilized Google Street View along with multiple browser windows and 3D canvas rendering, which allowed the viewer to revisit their childhood home and communicate with their former selves.

Snoop Dogg and LL Cool J also walked away with an award after winning the People's Voice Award for 'Best Branded Entertainment', for their Ultimate Halo Smack Down clip, which also appears on Funny or Die.

'I'm going to fall in love!' Selena Gomez admits she is head over heels for Justin Bieber

She had been fiercely private about her personal life in the past.
But now Selena Gomez is opening up about her blossoming romance with pop star Justin Bieber and even admitting that she could be in love.
The 18-year-old Disney star, who has been dating Justin, 17, since December last year, made the exciting comments during a candid interview with Seventeen magazine.

She's a Belie-ber: Selena Gomez talked openly about her relationship with Justin Bieber in a new interview with Seventeen magazine
She's a Belie-ber: Selena Gomez talked openly about her relationship with Justin Bieber in a new interview with Seventeen magazine
Matching: The couple attended the Oscars together in February 2011 and coordinated outfits
Matching: The couple attended the Oscars together in February 2011 and coordinated outfits
The couple made their first official public appearance together at this years' Oscars, one of Hollywood's biggest annual events, and even co-ordinated their outfits in a very public show of unity.
'That was our prom!' Selena told Seventeen.
'I don’t like hiding. I do like to keep certain things to myself, but at the end of the day, I’m eighteen, and I’m going to fall in love,' she said of being more public of her relationship with the Baby, Baby singer.
 

'I’m going to hang out with people, and I’m going to explore myself, and I’m okay with that.'
When asked if she ever felt she had been in love before the Wizards Of Waverly Place star responded: 'I don’t know. I maybe had a first love and had my heart broken, but reflecting on it, I don’t think that was love. I think as I’m getting older and having more in-depth relationships, maybe I’ll experience it. At the moment, I don’t know, exactly, if I’ve been in love.'
The actress also discussed her relationship with friend Demi Lovato, who entered rehab for 'emotional and physical' issues last October.
'There’s an amount of love that can never, no matter what, be taken away or torn apart, no matter the situation,' she explained.
'There are certain people who you will always, always love, so if anything, this just reminded me of how much I truly love her.'

Justin Bieber toothbrushes on way


Justin Bieber toothbrushes on way

Fans can choose from hits Baby, U Smile, Love Me and Somebody to Love.
Justin Bieber licensing fever continues, Ashtal Dental’s full range will include two singing toothbrushes, manual toothbrushes, a microphone-shaped flosser, dental floss and a travel kit.
The singing Bieber brushes will play two-minute versions of Justin’s songs.
“We’re sure that Bieber fans will be thrilled to have the chance to own a toothbrush where they hear Justin’s voice singing to them while they brush,” said Anish Patel, chief executive officer of Ashtel Dental.
“We're delighted to add the Justin Bieber line to our Brush Buddies collection,” he added.

Justin Bieber meets bully hero Casey Heynes - video

Justin Bieber meets Casey Heynes (bully hero) video
Pop superstar Justin Bieber met with bully-bashing internet sensation Casey Heynes and invited him up on stage during his Melbourne show.

The Canadian singer told his screaming fans: “Everybody give it up for this kid...I just wanted to say, he is very inspirational, he shows other people to stand up for what they believe in.”

Casey then introduced Bieber’s song Never Say Never.

Bieber also spent time with Heynes backstage asking him about his experience of striking back at school bullies who were tormenting him.

Heynes, 15, made headlines after standing up to a bully at his Western Sydney school. After sustaining punch after punch from one particular tormenter he finally lost his rag, body slamming him to the ground.

The video of the incident went viral on the internet.

Bieber flew the Sydney teen and his family out specially from Sydney for VIP treatment at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.

Bieber knows a little bit about bullying - he had eggs thrown at him during his London show. He has also been very supporting of anti-bullying campaigns in the past.

The teenage pop superstar is currently touring Australia.

Watch Justin Bieber meeting Casey Heynes.

REVIEW - Justin Bieber Wows Melbourne Fans!

REVIEW - Justin Bieber Wows Melbourne Fans!
There are many things I'm thankful for. Cookies & Cream ice-cream, Sunday morning sleep-ins, that moment when you realise you were right and everyone else was wrong, and today I'm committing my eternal gratitude to ear plugs.

Last night I had one of the hottest tickets in town, a seat in prime position at the Justin Bieber concert at Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena. As much as I hate admitting so, I was rather excited about seeing such a phenomenon take place. Not to mention the fact that Take 40 HQ has Bieber Fever.

After what felt like a stampede of elephants dancing to the DJ, and an on-screen countdown ticking down the seconds till Justin's arrival, Rod Laver Arena erupted with elated screams -- like one massive communal teen-gasm -- at the sight of the 17-year-old heartthrob dancing his way around the stage.

CLICK HERE to see all our up close photos from Justin's show!

During most of the dance routines, Justin's singing was erm... let's say it was 'assisted' by a backing tape of the original recording. It's safe to say that as Justin has grown up, so has his voice and he now sings in a lightly lower register than the original tracks!

The Biebs broke it down to an acoustic set -- just him and his guitar -- showing off part one of his musical talents. Later to come, a drum solo and a piano set.

There's absolutely no denying that Justin Bieber is one talented kid. Being a whiz on the drums, singing ability and boyish good looks are all factors in what drew Usher's attention to Bieber years ago. Today, with the choreography, street talk and all round 'cool' factor, Usher's influence is evident.

Justin thrilled his adoring crowd, performing all his songs, especially the 'One Less Lonely Girl' part of the show, where one lucky girl from the audience gets a short serenade... swoon!

The catchy Usher duet 'Somebody To Love' had everyone dancing, as did Bieber's Michael Jackson tribute (which was oddly followed by an Aerosmith cover -- someone should tell Justin his fans' parents were probably fetuses when the track was released)!

CLICK HERE to see all our up close photos from Justin's show!

With his squeaky clean image, Justin made sure his fans took home some important life lessons: 1 -- don't text and drive, 2 -- bullying is bad.

To prove this Justin called upon Casey Heynes, the boy now famous for standing up to a bully and having it all caught on video. Together they inspired us all to stand up for ourselves and 'Never Say Never'!

Of course, the pinnacle of the night was the encore, with Justin finishing up with his hit 'Baby' getting the biggest reaction of the show.

All in all Justin definitely did a great show and despite my concerns early on in the concert... by the end I was dancing away in awe! Uh-oh... I think I am a Belieber.

Justin Bieber, Zach Galifianakis, Steve Carell among Webby Award winners

As the road to one awards show begins, another one ends. Today, the winners of the 15th Annual Webby Awards were revealed. The list includes celebrities like Justin Bieber (People’s Voice Award for Best Comedy Video), Zach Galifianakis (Webbys for Best Web Personality/Host and Best Comedy Individual Short or Episode; Webby and People’s Voice for Best Online Variety Show), Steve Carell (Webby for Best Comedy Individual Short or Episode), and the all-star comedy team of Will Ferrell, Jim Carrey, Dana Carvey, Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph, and Darrell Hammond for “Funny or Die’s Presidential Reunion.” The Old Spice Guy campaign also won big.
The awards will be presented on Monday, June 13 at a ceremony in New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom. For an exhaustive list of winners, check out the Webby’s own website.

The Dish: Bieber naughty on plane

Singer Justin Bieber performs on stage during his" My World" show on April 19, 2011 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.

Justin Bieber was told off by cabin crew for "acting like a child" during a flight.
The "Baby" hitmaker was reportedly scolded by an air stewardess who said he was a security risk after he and his bodyguard walked through the aisle from business to economy class as the plane was moving on the ground, during a Qantas flight from Sydney to Melbourne on Sunday.
According to Australia’s Daily Telegraph newspaper, he was left red-faced after the staff member told him to "respect my workplace" and told the pop superstar she was treating him like a child because he was acting like one.
The 17-year-old singer then apologized for his behaviour and returned to his seat.
Paul Howes, who was sitting behind Justin on the Qantas flight, wrote about the incident on his Twitter page.
He tweeted: "He was a little naughty but did apologize and the flight attendant wasn't out of order."
The day before he boarded the flight Bieber was pelted with eggs by a fan during a concert in Sydney.
Although the Canadian singer appeared not to notice and carried on with the show, his fans – who refer to themselves as "Beliebers" – took to Twitter to condemn the egg-thrower.
One wrote: “Dear person who threw eggs at @justinbieber in Sydney, you now have over #9millionbeliebers after you, be afraid! We go harder than hard! (sic)”
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LOHAN VISITS WOMEN'S CENTRE
Lindsay Lohan has visited the Los Angeles Downtown Women's Centre where she will begin her court-ordered community service next week.
The Mean Girls actress - who was sentenced to 120 days in prison, which she was bailed from, and 480 hours of community service last month for breaching the terms of her probation after allegedly stealing a $2,200 necklace from an upmarket jewellers - must complete 360 hours of work at the shelter, which looks after homeless women.
Although Lohan – who was spotted at the facility Monday with her assistant Eleanor and lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley - would not confirm her exact commencement date, she denied reports she will start this week, telling Gossip Cop: “I’m not even set to start until next week.”
Centre spokesman Patrick Shandrick said he hopes Lohan will be “inspired by her experience”.
He told X17 Online: “Miss Lohan’s work at the centre could include working with the ladies on creating unique items for MADE by DWC - an innovative social enterprise cafe and gift boutique offering handmade products that will open on Friday, April 29. "MADE by DWC was created to help break the cycle of poverty and chronic unemployment by helping low-income and homeless women discover their talents and develop their skills through job readiness training and product development opportunities.
"DWC is a life changing experience for all that walk through our door. We are a community that fosters dignity and respect. DWC hopes that Miss Lohan is inspired by her experience here."
As well as 360 hours at the homeless shelter, the 24-year-old star has also been ordered to undergo 120 hours of janitorial work at the Los Angeles County Morgue.
Lindsay - who was under probation for a driving under the influence (DUI) charge in 2007 - is due to return to court on May 11 for a pre-trial hearing in her theft case, after the charge was reduced from felony grand theft to a misdemeanour, with the actual trial planned for June 3.
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HAWN'S EX PENNING BOOK
Goldie Hawn’s ex-husband has signed a deal for a tell-all book.
Bill Hudson – who is the biological father of the ‘Overboard’ star’s daughter, actress Kate Hudson – will release So You Are a Star: Coming to Terms with Fame, Infatuation and Family later this year, which will reveal everything about his life with Hawn and Kate Hundson.
In the book’s proposal, Bill Hudson – who also has a 34-year-old son, Oliver, with Goldie – teases: “What if your ex-wife used her public platform to spread rumours about your relationship with your children?”
According to the New York Post newspaper, the tome will describe “his whirlwind romance . . . with Goldie Hawn and his struggle to rebuild a relationship with his children”.
Bill Hudson – who divorced Hawn in 1980 – recently hit out at 32-year-old Kate Hudson, accusing her of neglecting her 88-year-old dying grandmother.
He said at the time: “I have called Kate and texted her dozens of times begging her to help her grandmother, but she hasn't responded to me. She became very sick about a year and a half ago, and the whole family pitched in because it's very expensive to care for her.
“Kate doesn't have to talk to me and she doesn't have to give her a dime of her millions. All I want is for her to call and say, ‘Hi grandma,’ before it's too late.”
Kate Hudson – who is currently pregnant with her second child, her first with fiancee Matt Bellamy – has always said she regards Hawn's long-term partner Kurt Russell, who raised her from the age of three, as her real father and she hasn’t spoken to Bill Hudson for several years.