Entertainment behind the scenes
They said they were just friends and laughed off the photos a few weeks ago that suggested there might be a teen romance budding.
But Justin Bieber broke the hearts of millions of his young fans when photos surfaced on Monday of the 16 year-old singer canoodling (bare-chested) with Disney star Selena Gomez, 18, (wearing a bikini) on a yacht in the Caribbean over the New Year.
Just to set the record straight, the pictures that we saw from paparazzi photo agency site Bauer Griffin didn’t actually show the kids kissing. But they sure were up close and personal.
Nothing alarming there, you might think. Unless it’s the still boyish frame of the young Canadian crooner.
After more twists than an Argentine tango, “Dancing with the Stars” reaches it climax this week with Bristol Palin on course to pull off what could be a stunning win in the grand finale of the ballroom dancing TV show.
Although “Dirty Dancing” star Jennifer Grey is considered the best dancer of the final three celebrities, fans of Sarah Palin’s oldest daughter have made clear through their votes over the past six weeks that the show, like “American Idol”, is as much about popularity as sheer talent.
Baby-faced singing sensation Justin Bieber has taken on a new role to help his tween fans — fighting acne. Bieber, 16, has been named spokesperson for the acne system Proactiv, joining an A-list lineup of satisfied customers including Katy Perry, Sean Combs, Avril Lavigne, and Jennifer Love Hewitt.
“My fans already know I’m just a regular kid, except the stuff about my life that’s not regular … like performing to thousands of kids and always being in the spotlight. But, I know that for a teenager, it doesn’t matter how many people are looking at you, you don’t want acne on your face,” the Canadian singer was quoted as saying in a statement.
from Photographers Blog:
This portrait session came about because our entertainment reporter, Christine Kearney, noticed that one of the several PR pitches that came across her desk was a small event where Justin Bieber was going to give the winner of a contest a bouquet of flowers. Normally this isn't a story that we would be interested in because it doesn't have anything to do with any "larger picture" type of story. However, because it was Bieber, Christine decided she would ask for a few minutes to interview him. One of the hardest things for us to do is gain access because a lot of musicians, actors, or television personalities have very specific images that they want to project so access can be incredibly tight. This restriction to access can make my job difficult because as a photographer I would love the opportunity to document what these public figures lives are like on a day to day basis. The next best thing for me to get is a little one on one time with whoever allows it. Luckily, the PR officer said yes to both the request for a private interview and a quick portrait session, as long as I was low key and quick.
It was a hot day and hauling a large rolling suitcase around with a single set of strobes, along with my backpack full of camera equipment, was enough to make sure that I was panting by the time Christine and I arrived at a small non-descript flower shop in Lower Manhattan. As we walked in I was surprised to see only about a dozen people inside, a couple of television cameras, and one other still photographer. At most events where a celebrity as popular as Justin Bieber is attending there are dozens of photographers and television cameras. I was heartened to see that it would be a much smaller crowd for this. The woman organizing the event told me I could set up my lights in the back while a television station interviewed Justin. Once that was finished Christine could interview him while I moved my lights to the front of the shop where Bieber had to remain seated. I have to admit, I wish all of my portrait shoots could take place in flower shops because it was a welcome break from the usual portrait venue of a hotel room. Not only was the air conditioning on high but it smelled nice and flowery. I think this put everyone at ease as I didn't have any issues whatsoever setting up my lights, moving them to the front room through a small crowd, or shooting a quick portrait.
Never expect the jokers at FunnyOrDie.com to let April Fool’s Day pass without a prank. So, on Thursday the website co-founded by comedian Will Ferrell was rebranded Bieber or Die, as in teen pop star Justin Bieber. The young pop star appeared in videos on the site saying that he had bought Funny or Die and that “this is Bieber’s world, you’re just living in it.”
On a day when Google rebranded itself Topeka (prank) and actress Anna Paquin declared she is bisexual (apparently true), vying for attention could be a tough gambit, but who better than Bieber to do that for the folks at Funny or Die? The pop star’s debut album titled “My World 2.0″ sold more than 3.3 million single track sales before it was even released last week, and this week it ranks as the top album on the Billboard 200 chart.