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Rihanna bests Justin Bieber in number of YouTube views

It looks like we weren’t the only ones watching the “Stay” music video on repeat. For a (probably brief) period of time Rihanna’s VEVO channel officially has more combined views than Justin Bieber’s, making her the most-viewed artist on YouTube. Rihanna now has 3.784 billion views for her 77 video channel, beating Bieber’s 3.783 billion (with 79 videos). She also has 8.8 million subscribers to Bieber’s 5.0 million. READ FULL STORY

Justin Bieber being investigated for reckless driving, apparently also had altercation with former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson

Justin Bieber’s year continues to get weirder—and potentially more unpleasant.

Fresh off getting called out by the guy who sings “You Give Love a Bad Name,” Bieber was involved in yet another incident involving a motor vehicle on Sunday. According to The Hollywood Reporter, police were called to Bieber’s home in Calabasas, California, after several people complained that he was driving his Ferrari at reckless speeds through the gated community in which he resides.

Incidentally, one of those residents perturbed by Bieber’s alleged heavy foot was former NFL wide receiver and current TV personality Keyshawn Johnson, who reportedly followed Bieber home and confronted him.

Police attempted to speak to Bieber, but he declined. According to the LA County Sheriff’s office, the investigation is ongoing and Bieber could be charged with reckless driving. However, according to multiple reports, the person behind the wheel of the Ferrari was not in fact Bieber—it was actually his pal Tyler, the Creator.

This wouldn’t be the first time a hip-hop star got Justin into car-related trouble. Back in March, rapper Lil Twist borrowed Bieber’s Fisker Karma and smashed it into a handful of poles in a parking lot.

Bieber is currently on a break between tour legs—he wrapped up his international dates two weeks ago and will head back out on the road for his North American run on June 22. He remains one monkey down.

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Bon Jovi shames Justin Bieber for showing up late to concert, sort of calls him an a-hole
Justin Bieber gets booed, demands to be taken seriously. Should he?
Justin Bieber owes German animal shelter for his abandoned monkey

Bon Jovi shames Justin Bieber for showing up late to concert, sort of calls him an a-hole

First the German Monkey-Business Bureau*. Then the Billboard Music Awards audience. Now Jon Bon Jovi? Justin Bieber just can’t catch a break!

The 19-year-old pop singer apparently showed up late to a concert at London’s O2 Arena back on March 4, and the 51-year-old Bon Jovi leader does not approve.

“Every generation has guys that do that, none of that is new,” JBJ said to the London Evening Standard while on tour in Europe. “They run the risk of disrespecting their audience members who have worked hard to pay for their ticket, to give you the permission to take two or three hours of their lives — or in that kid’s case, 80 minutes of their lives.”

Bieber, it should be noted, claimed he was only 40 minutes late to the stage, cited “technical issues” for the delay, and even offered an apology. (This was around the same time of his very public, somewhat physical scuffle with the paparazzi, by the way.)

Still, Bon Jovi remains unmoved. “Do it once, you can be forgiven,” he said. “Do it enough times and shame on you. They won’t be back. Then it just becomes a cliché. It’s really not cool: you’re an a–hole. Go to f–in’ work!”

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Justin Bieber gets booed, demands to be taken seriously. Should he?

Is there anything more strange (or more exciting) at an awards show than a powerful heckle?

Statuette ceremonies are habitually such self-congratulatory group hugs that there’s rarely any room for dissent, so when the boos come out, it tends to stop the Internet in its tracks.

Last night’s Billboard Music Awards incident surely wasn’t the first time Justin Bieber has been booed, but even though he was wearing dark shades, it was clear he was shaken by the reaction. He pointed out to the crowd that he was still only 19 years old (even if it feels like we’ve had him in our lives for no less than four decades now), and that his level of success justified his victory.

But then he took a stand, letting loose with this instantly-infamous statement: “I really just want to say, it really should be about the music. It should be about the craft that I’m making. This is not a gimmick, I’m not — I’m an artist, and I should be taken seriously. And all this other bull should not be spoken of.”

Let’s make one thing clear: Justin Bieber would like you to talk about him because you like songs from Believe and not because he has monkey problems,  a blog-catnip on-again/off-again relationship with another pop star, and sometimes attacks photographers on the street. He wants to be known as an “artist,” whatever that means. He is not tabloid fodder nor a meme victim. He should be taken seriously.

And he’s right: Justin Bieber should be taken seriously. READ FULL STORY

Justin Bieber booed at Billboard Music Awards -- VIDEO

Can you belieb it?

One week after Justin Bieber’s animated alter ego caused a stir in Springfield, his slightly less animated real-world self caused a similar ruckus at the Billboard Music Awards. Over the course of the night, Biebs was crowned Top Male Artist, Top Social Artist, and Milestone Artist — beating out heavyweights Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars for the latter prize.

As the singer made his way toward the stage to accept that last award, something funny happened: Beneath the high-pitched shrieks that greet Bieber wherever he goes, there was a low, rumbly, distinct chorus of boos. The heckling continued as Bieber delivered his acceptance speech, swelling when he made an impromptu plea to the audience: “From my heart, I really just want to say, it really should be about the music. It should be about the craft that I’m making. This is not a gimmick, I’m not — I’m an artist, and I should be taken seriously. And all this other bull should not be spoken of.”

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Taylor Swift dominates the Billboard Music Awards: See the complete winners list here

Justin Bieber emerged from a spaceship. The Band Perry banged on big drums. Bruno Mars performed in a Saturday Night Fever suit. Chris Brown fought some ninjas. Our host, Tracy Morgan, challenged Psy to a “Gangnam Style” dance-off. Oh, and some people got some awards. Taylor Swift dominated this year’s Billboard Music Awards, which were broadcast on ABC from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday night. She claimed eight statues, including Billboard artist of the year and top Billboard 200 album for Red. But she was kind enough to let Justin Bieber, One Direction, Gotye, and Rihanna have a few trophies as well. A full list of winners follows below.

Billboard artist of the year
Taylor Swift

Top female artist
Taylor Swift

Top male artist
Justin Bieber

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Justin Bieber accosted by fan on stage in Dubai -- VIDEO

Justin Bieber must have been listening to a little Chumbawumba while on tour in Dubai, as he did in fact get knocked down and get back up again.

During Sunday night’s performance at Dubai’s Sevens Stadium, a fan broke through Bieber’s security and bounded toward the singer during a run through the title track from his latest album Believe. He didn’t get very far: A guard stormed the stage and tackled the overzealous fan, knocking over a grand piano. Ever the professional, Bieber simply sauntered away from the fracas and continued on with the song. It’s the latest unfortunate incident in a year full of them, involving fights, drugs, Anne Frank, and at least one monkey.

Check out fan-shot video of the incident below.  READ FULL STORY

Anne Frank House responds to Justin Bieber controversy

Last week, pop singer and teenager Justin Bieber visited the Anne Frank House, a museum dedicated to preserving the memory of a young Jewish girl’s experiences and courage while living under Nazi rule.

When leaving, Bieber stopped and signed the guest book. This is what he wrote:

“Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber.”

The world was not pleased.

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'All Around the World': Justin Bieber's new music video

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Justin Bieber’s newest single is “All Around the World,” and the song’s video follows through on the title, showing El Bieberino at different stops on his global tour. The Eiffel Tower! The Pyramids! Boats! The multiple-concert approach also allows the video to show off Justin Bieber in an all-white suit and in a leather-jacket outfit. Ludacris appears for a guest-verse, indicating that this may all be a stealth prequel to Fast & Furious 6. READ FULL STORY

Norway schools cave to Justin Bieber tour and reschedule midterms

Norway, like, really likes Justin Bieber — which would usually be a useless sentiment (don’t we all?) except that five different Norwegian schools have rescheduled midterms so as not to conflict with the pop star’s oncoming “Believe” tour.

Five schools have moved their midterm exams up a week to allow students to go to the concert on April 16 and 17, Norway’s Ministry of Education and Research announced yesterday. “I am concerned that students should be concentrating when they take tests and midterms,” the country’s education minister Kristin Halvorsen told the Associated Press. READ FULL STORY

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