Justin Bieber‘s latest movie, “Believe,” opens on Christmas Day, but unlike his previous film, this one isn’t about his rise to fame.
Instead, it’s an attempt to repair the singer’s image by showing how his fame often leads to situations that would be challenging for any teen to figure out, much less a teen who’s living under the eye of the media, 24/7.
Specifically, the film promises to offer some insight into all the bad press that Bieber has gotten in the past year, from confrontations with paparazzi, to accusations of breaking the law and drug use, to the constant ridicule over his refusal to wear a shirt in public places. According to Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, there won’t be any dancing around these subjects — the film will deal with them “head on,” he told ABC News Radio.
“You know, we actually canned the film for six months so we could address it,” Braun told ABC News Radio about the negative headlines about the singer. “Because we realized we couldn’t put out a fluff piece with everything that happened. You’ll see in the film how we address it, because once it starts getting out of control, 90 percent of it isn’t true. You can’t address everything.”
As a result, Braun said that when they go to see “Believe,” fans will see Bieber portrayed with “complete vulnerability” and as “a human.”
As Braun explained, “I think people forget that it’s a 19-year-old kid, trying to figure it out.”
That sentiment is echoed by Jon M. Chu, the director of “Believe,” who was also behind the camera for “Never Say Never,” Bieber’s concert film.
“I wanted the world to see Justin the way I know Justin, warts and all, because I think if you see him, you’ll see the kid in there,” Chu told reporters at the film’s premiere. “You’ll see the kid turning into an artist. You’ll see him making choices about taking over his empire; some wrong and some right choices.”
Added Chu, “I think you’ll see a kid who’s sometimes confused about those issues and sometimes knows exactly where he stands on it.”
Source: ABC News
"I’m going to take my time (next year) to really find my sound as an adult," says Bieber, 19, in an e-mail to USA TODAY from the Philippines, the final stop of his 15-month Believe tour. "That takes time and patience, and I’m grateful I have the ability to step back and focus on my creativity."
Adds his manager and friend, Scooter Braun: “Next year will be less about the career. I expect Justin to be doing things like snowboarding, backpacking, working on his charities, but more often than not, he’ll be in the studio. Music is his therapy.”
In his e-mail, Bieber writes: “The last year has not been the easiest for me, as I think is probably the case for all teenagers. I’m just trying to grow up and figure out who I am, but I have to do it in front of the world.”
"Like anyone in the public eye, the things I do are scrutinized and sensationalized, which makes things more difficult. But it’s a side effect of my career and getting to do what I love every day, so I’m handling it the best that I can. My family, my team and my pastors have really helped me get through things."
"…sometimes I rebel to try to show my independence, and that can be hard on everyone. But thankfully, the people around me love me and are understanding. When I make a mistake, we talk about it and try to learn from it."
"I just try every morning to wake up and tell myself what I’m thankful for and make that day great," Bieber says. "I want to touch the world in a positive way and help people, and that is what I’m focused on."
Source: USA Today
Last week, Billboard tweeted that Justin Bieber was set to close out his Music Mondays promotion—releasing a new song a week on iTunes for 10 weeks—with the Dec. 9 release of his latest, a collaboration with Chance the Rapper called “Confident.” “Who is closing out?” tweeted Bieber in reply.
Billboard has now learned that there’s indeed more news — a lot of it — coming from camp Bieber.
Bieber will be creating a temporary collection of all of his Music Monday tracks called “Journals” that will also include a couple of videos and the trailer for the “Believe” theatrical release.
“Journals” will only be available on iTunes beginning Dec. 16 and ending Jan. 2, 2014.
Back in 2011 Justin claimed the Make-A-Wish “Chris Greicius Celevrity Award” for his dedication to making wishes come true.
Now, only two years later Justin has granted the most wishes in the program and in the Music industry…all at the young age of 19!
"He shines as a Make-A-Wish supporter. He’s grown from a new celebrity wish granter into an ardent and innovative philanthropist," said Make a Wish.
His wish count continues to grow from the record of 300+ from John Cena of which he surpassed.
Scooter tweeted his praises along with Make-A-Wish tweeting about it also.
Hopefully now people can see the true Justin Bieber: a genuine, kindhearted 19 year old who truly cares about his beliebers.
Justin Bieber’s dedication to his fans knows no bounds. Last Friday the he made his second surprise stop at Whitney Elementary School in Las Vegas (he first visited last December). He was in town for the youngest fans and give them a day they’ll never forget.
Justin spent over an hour helping pack and hand out food donations totalling $150,000 and pledged to fill the school’s pantry for one year. According to the school’s principal, Sherrie Gahn, the children get food bags every weekend. Justin is helping with ConAgra food to make sure they have weekend food bags for a whole year.
Source: E! Online
The confirmed performances list for the 2013 Billboard Awards:
• Christina Aguilera, Pitbull, special guest, “Feel This Moment”
• David Guetta, Ne-Yo & Akon, “Play Hard”
• Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull, “Live It Up”
• Will.I.Am & Justin Bieber, “That Power”
• Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne, “High School”
• Justin Bieber, “Take You”
• Chris Brown, “Fine China”
• Selena Gomez, “Come And Get It”
• Icona Pop, “I Love It”
• Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Thrift Shop”
• Bruno Mars, “Treasure”
• Miguel, “Adorn”
• Kacey Musgraves, “Merry Go Round”
• The Band Perry, “Better Dig Two”
• Prince (To be revealed)
• Ed Sheeran, “Lego House”
• Taylor Swift, “22”
Elizabeth Arden has unveiled a Summer Edition of Justin Bieber’s Someday fragrance, which is said to capture the carefree spirit of summer in a bottle, and is described as the perfect companion for playful days on the beach or flirty summer nights.
Said to be flirty and fun, the juice is a brighter version of the original Someday scent, according to the brand. It opens on top notes of mandarin zest, pear and magnolia blossom, building to a heart of strawberry and mimosa, atop a base that blends vanilla with sandalwood and musk.
The packaging is a revamped version of the original Someday presentation. The flacon this time is bright blue, with a colourful cap, adorned with gold charms.
“Someday was the first fragrance I created for my fans, and this new Special Edition fragrance was also developed with them in mind.”
"I love everything about summer: the beach, warm weather and even swimming in the ocean, so I wanted to share that with my fans in a bright, blue bottle and a fragrance that reminds me of summertime. Whether it’s music or fragrance, I always like to create something new and different just to remind them how amazing my fans are and what they mean to me.”
— Justin Bieber
Someday Summer Edition is available as a 1fl oz and 3.4 fl oz edt, priced domestically at around US$35 and US$55, respectively.
Source: The Moodie Report
Check out this sneak peek at Justin’s wax figure over at Madame Tussauds Vienna!
Sculptors at Madame Tussauds Vienna, are putting the finishing touches to their latest attraction - a wax figure copy of teen star Justin Bieber!
And they are hoping they will make a better job of it than colleagues in London where fans complained the figure looked nothing like their idol despite months of work.
Bieber worked closely with the team who created his waxwork, giving sittings in New York. Stylists also teamed up with Justin’s personal hair stylist to ensure his once legendary hairstyle was the exact replica of the original cut.
Very soon Justin’s fans can visit their ‘heartthrob’ at the Vienna attraction when it is unveiled with a flash mob on June 21st. On the same day the star will also get his sculpture unveiled in Washington DC!