Justin Bieber and David Hasselhoff’s bizarre mutual wish — to work together — is coming true. Lanette Phillips, the executive producer of Bieber and Cody Simpson’s tentatively titled music video “Home to Muma,” tells Overheard that Bieber had his heart set on recruiting the former Knight Rider star for the Emil Nava-directed clip. “David and Justin had been wanting to work with each other,” says Phillips. “They love each other.” So, Nava’s camp contacted Darren Grant, the director of the new black comedy Killing Hasselhoff, and a deal was struck. The Hoff agreed to star in “Home to Muma” and, in return, Bieber will play the voice of KITT, the talking car from Knight Rider, in the film, which is about a man who attempts to win a celebrity death pool by hiring a hitman to take out Hasselhoff.
The Hoff plus the Biebs equals one friendship we never saw coming!
After photos surfaced earlier this week of David Hasselhoff and Justin Bieber shooting a super-secret video, we had to get a few more details on this surprise collaboration.
"Justin is a great guy," Hasselhoff told E! News after spending the day with the "Baby" singer on-set. "He’s cool. We’re friends."
Cameras rolled as the twosome cruised around Venice, Calif. in an iconic Pontiac Firebird Trans Am that easily gave us flashbacks to the Hoff’s former series, Knight Rider.
The 20-year-old stayed in the passenger seat while Hasselhoff drove off wearing his signature leather jacket and sunglasses. Looking good for 62, Mr. Hoff!
Although the project remains very hush-hush, multiple reports say Hasselhoff tweeted then deleted an update from the set.
"What a great day @CodySimpson @JustinBieber Emile our director for new video," he shared. "Signing t shirts for charity! RESPECT!"
Earlier this month, E! News learned Cody Simpson and Bieber would be releasing an album together.
"It is a smack bang duets [album]," Simpson told the Sydney Daily Telegraph. "Justin has been a good mate of mine for a while. It’s just us writing."
He also added, “He told me he felt like I’d figured myself out and have grown into what he knows I will be so he was like, ‘I see you as that guitarist, singer, songwriter you’ve always wanted to be.’ I play all the guitars on the album.”
And while some fans may still be perplexed at Bieber’s older co-worker, we can’t help but forget a Twitter exchange the two had late last year.
After reports surfaced that the Hoff posed naked while surrounded by cheese, the Biebs struck up a Twitter bromance with the beloved Knight Rider star.
"Can’t believe or dwell on the bs," Bieber tweeted to the actor. "Just gotta know your truth. U can’t bring us down. And @DavidHasselhoff everyone loved Baywatch."
True that, Justin!
Source: E! Entertainment
When Lil Boosie got out of prison a few months ago, he outlined some of his plans for the year — and one thing on his itinerary was working with Justin Bieber. He was serious about it, too, because this weekend he revealed that he’s already spoken to Biebs about recording together.
“I talked to [Justin Bieber] and we’re gonna get it done,” Boosie told MTV News on the Bet Hip Hop Awards carpet. “I was just congratulating him on his success and letting him know I’ma put together that record and we’re gonna make it happen.”
“He [said], ‘Whenever you put that record together, I’ll fly you down and we’ll make it happen — it’s nothing,’” Boosie said of their conversation.
The Louisiana rapper said that he’s expecting to drop his album in a month or two, since he’s already got enough tracks logged for the project.
It probably helped that just about “everyone” reached out when he was released from prison to work with him. “It’s just a pleasure to be back, involved in life and music period,” he added.
Justin Bieber and Cody Simpson’s first single from their forthcoming duets album will hit radio “in days, not months,” according to Michigan radio station 97.5 Now FM.
Resident DJ Josh Strickland was given a select listen to the imminent debut song from the two mutually managed artists at Bieber’s record company last week, and in his own words:
“I literally had absolutely no idea that I was listening to Justin Bieber, and when he [A&R] told me, I was shocked.”
Strickland promises, “This is a complete musical and vocal departure from anything we’ve ever heard from the Beebs,” then adds in a piece here at The Inquisitr that the new Bieber + Simpson sound is so different people “won’t believe it’s the Beebs.”
News of the days-away single follows the announcement just over two weeks ago that the 17-year-old, recently re-signed Australian idol and 20-year-old Canadian star are dropping a “smack bang duets [album]“ in November. Back then, the splash that should have made was overshadowed by the Biebs’s ATV trouble in Canada.
Now, after the genuine-sounding shock and excitement of Strickland’s word-of-mouth for the duo’s new music, that buzz can rebuild.
A looming first single from Bieber and Simpson — we’ve been teasing their collaboration for weeks — is something concrete for music critics and two huge fandoms to anticipate.
(Photo: Two artists at critical jump-off points in their respective solo careers, are releasing a duets albums in two months and a new, first single within days.)
It also makes sense of Braun’s dramatic, social media post, after he, Bieber and Simpson locked down in a recording studio right after Justin received the “Champ of Charity” award at the Young Hollywood Awards on July 27.
At that event, “Pretty Brown Eyes” singer Cody hinted coyly in an interview about the “real, cool acoustic project” on the way from the partner he has previously referred to as a “big brother.”
More recently, Cody — who has now left Warner/Atlantic Records and is looking to stretch his muso wings and profile with his new record company — told Tribute, that he and Justin started jamming after Bieber checked out some of Simpson’s Instagram music videos.
Cody says their creative process was experimental, and produced more than intended.
“We went in and ended up being in the studio til six in the morning…came out with a song, went in the next night and then ended up writing like 12 songs in seven days, working all night,” the teen recalls.
What is certain is this: Two young artists with more to gain — and perhaps offer — at this stage by joining forces, are preparing to land their title-pending, acoustic, duets album this November. And their all-important first single will impact U.S. radio sooner than previously thought.
“Had a meeting with Justin Bieber’s record label last week. The new Bieber/Simpson is real and it’s going to be here in days, not months,” 97.5 Now FM writes.
Source: The Inquisitr News
July 28: Justin Bieber poses for photos while caught in a traffic jam of teenage girls in Hollywood.
July 28: More pictures of Justin Bieber leaving his studio in Los Angeles
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