Monday, November 23, 2015

Watch Justin Bieber Sing in the Rain During 2015 AMAs Finale

Watch Justin Bieber Sing in the Rain During 2015 AMAs Finale:

The 2015 American Music Awards closed with Justin Bieber performing three of his most recent hits. Dressed casually in an oversized hoodie, the singer began the medley with an acoustic version of "What Do You Mean?" – the lead single off his latest album, Purpose. He followed that up with a dance-heavy delivery of his EDM collaboration with Skrillex and Diplo, "Where Are Ü Now" before capping off the night with a rain-soaked performance of the moombahton-tinged "Sorry."

The Canadian pop star released Purpose, his fourth album, earlier this month. The LP features several tracks produced by Skrillex and guest spots from Big Sean, Nas, Travi$ Scott and newcomer Halsey. Ed Sheeran also served as a co-writer on the biting, acoustic track "Love Yourself."

Just two days before releasing the album, Bieber announced an extensive North American tour in support of it. The trek launches in Seattle on March 9th and will wrap on July 19th at Madison Square Garden.

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Justin Bieber Angers Nirvana Fans, 'Refinery29' and 'WhoWhatWear' Launch in UK

Must Read: Justin Bieber Angers Nirvana Fans, 'Refinery29' and 'WhoWhatWear' Launch in UK:

Justin Bieber at the 2015 American Music Awards. Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images
Justin Bieber at the 2015 American Music Awards. Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images
These are the stories making headlines in fashion this Monday.

Nirvana fans were not pleased with Justin Bieber's Nirvana shirt

Nirvana fans took to Twitter to slam 21-year-old singer Justin Bieber when he appeared at the 2015 American Music Awards in a Nirvana t-shirt. "I feel like if the interviewer asked him what his favorite nirvana song was, he would say smells like teen spirit," one observed quipped. {Us Weekly}

Refinery29, WhoWhatWear and Byrdie launch in UK

On Monday, two fashion-focused lifestyle sites — Refinery29 and Clique Media's WhoWhatWear, as well as the latter's beauty offshoot, Byrdie — launched UK editions. WhoWhatWear's UK team will be led by former Grazia fashion news and features editor Hannah Almassi; Byrdie UK will be led by Amy Lawrenson, formerly the beauty and fitness editor at Women's Health UK. {Fashionista inbox}

Robin Givhan critiques Donald Trump's style

Donald Trump has taken to criticizing voters' sense of fashion — so Robin Givhan, the Pulitzer Prize-winning fashion critic of The Washington Post, is giving it right back to him. According to Givhan, Trump's suits are sorely lacking in an attention to fit, and his comb-over is "rooted in insecurity... a laugh line." That said, "his ordinary, angry middle-management guy" style is probably one of many reasons why average voters can relate to the Donald. {The Washington Post}

China unveils consumer-focused agenda

In response to China's slowing economic growth, China's State Council announced its plans to boost consumer spending by expanding credit, improving online payment options and managing credit card fees. {WWD}

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Must Read: Justin Bieber Takes James Corden Shopping, Zara Fires Employees Following Discrimination

Must Read: Justin Bieber Takes James Corden Shopping, Zara Fires Employees Following Discrimination:

These are the stories making headlines in fashion this Thursday.

Justin Bieber and James Corden reunite for another "Carpool Karaoke"

Even if you're not a Belieber, it's hard not to appreciate this video of James Corden and Justin Bieber cruising through Los Angeles, singing some of the pop singer's old (and new!) hits. We especially enjoyed the sartorial makeover they gave one another, as well as Corden's failed/successful (depends on how you see it) attempts at a belly roll. Take a look above. {YouTube}

Zara fires employees after a woman in hijab is denied entry into one of its stores

A video of a woman in hijab being denied entry into a Zara store in Plaisir, a suburb west of Paris, has surfaced online. In the video, the security guard tells the woman, "If things change, they'll change, but I don't make the rules." (A 2010 French law prohibits anyone from wearing a full face covering in public, but the law does not apply to the hijab, which covers the hair.) While the actual date of the incident is not certain, the video was uploaded on Nov. 14, one day after the Paris attacks. Zara has since then fired the manager and the security guard responsible, and clarified that "there have never been instructions given out to act this way." {Quartz}

Jimmy Fallon teams up with J.Crew on an iPhone 6/6s case

Just in time for the holidays, J.Crew has released its latest collaboration with "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon called The Pocket Dial ($48) — an iPhone 6/6s case that comes with a navy polka dot square clip. It's a pretty novel idea that's made even better by the fact that all proceeds will benefit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a Kenya-based charity that protects elephants from poaching. Head over here to shop. {Fashionista inbox}

Kristen Stewart stars in Karl Lagerfeld's movie "Once and Forever"

In Karl Lagerfeld's 11-minute movie "Once and Forever," Kristen Stewart plays the role of a hot-tempered actress brought on set to play a young Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel in a biopic. "Once and Forever" was shot over two days using four cameras, and according to Stewart, the actors and actresses weren't given a script. The film will be screened in Rome Dec. 1 and will debut online the same day. {WWD}

How global warming is impacting fall fashion

This fall has been the warmest one in New York in 25 years. Now, retailers are responding by relying more on pre-collections, or "seasonless" clothing, to drive sales as the weather becomes more unpredictable. Retailers are also trying to ignite a mental shift to fall by promoting items like sleeveless coats and toeless boots. {The New York Times}

Kering shares Environmental Profit & Loss account for 2014

According to Kering's 2014 Environmental Profit & Loss results, the French company saw its environmental impact increase by 2.2 percent. (In 2014, the value of its environmental impact amounted to $1.05 billion, compared to 2013's $1.03 billion.) In 2014, there was an increase in production volume of raw materials like calf leather, rubber and cashmere items. Similar to 2013, the supply chain accounted for 93 percent of the environmental impact in 2014. {WWD}

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Justin Bieber Shares Ed Sheeran-Penned Tune 'Love Yourself,' Announces L.A. Gig

Justin Bieber Shares Ed Sheeran-Penned Tune 'Love Yourself,' Announces L.A. Gig:

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Every release Justin Bieber has delivered from Purpose has carried a strong message. For Bieber’s latest, “Love Yourself,” he strums his pain while shooing a no-good lover on the acoustic, Ed Sheeran-penned track.

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“My mama don’t like you, and she likes everyone,” Bieber sings on the chorus. “‘Cause if you like the way you looked that much, baby you should go and love yourself.

Justin Bieber & Derek Zoolander Are #Twinning While Promoting 'Purpose' -- See the Pic

To celebrate his upcoming LP, the recent Billboard cover star also announced a special show in Los Angeles. “An Evening with Justin Bieber” will toast to the release of Purpose and premiere of the dance short film titled Purpose: The Movement. Special guests along are slated to appear at the Staples Center on Friday, Nov. 13, the same day Purpose will undoubtedly break the Internet.

Justin Bieber's 'Purpose': Meet the 17-Year-Old Co-Producer Behind the Album

Justin Bieber's 'Purpose': Meet the 17-Year-Old Co-Producer Behind the Album:

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Pop sensation Justin Bieber is prepping for the release of his fourth studio album, Purpose, coming out Friday, Nov. 13. He has already teased an eclectic handful of singles off of the LP, including "Where Are U Now," "What Do You Mean?," "Sorry," and most recently, "The Feeling" with indie pop star Halsey.

Bieber and his team seem to have pulled out every trick in the book to hype up his releases for this star-packed project. From celebrity plug-ins to graffiti signs to an entire week appearing on Ellen, fan excitement over the imminent album drop continues to reach new peaks.

However, Beliebers have been cued in for an additional surprise that revolves around the title track, "Purpose."  One of the producers credited on the record is 17-year-old Pittsburgh native named Stephen Philibin, better known by his stage name Steve James.

The up and coming artist received his driver’s license only six months ago, but he and his team have confirmed that the opportunity "couldn’t have been any more perfect."

Steve spent his summer in Los Angeles with managers Jay Cao and Brett Bassock, who helped coordinate the studio sessions. When asked to create a chord progression that would resonate with "Purpose," Cao mentions, "Steve whipped up the chords in five seconds."

"Working with Poo-Bear, specifically, was an enlightening experience," James says. "His feedback on my music helped me open the door to a new realm of music that was once outside my comfort zone."

James and his team admit there was a time of doubt whether or not Bieber would end up singing on the track, but when they received the final cut and seal of approval, Cao fondly adds that James "cried like a baby, gave me the biggest hug and said ‘Wow, we did it!'"

The young gun has remixed Zhu and The Weeknd in past releases, and is currently prepping his first single coming out soon under his solo project.

Justin Bieber Adds 'Purpose' Events in Chicago & Houston

Justin Bieber Adds 'Purpose' Events in Chicago & Houston:

Justin Bieber photographed on Oct. 14, 2015 at Quixote in West Hollywood, Calif.
Justin Bieber photographed on Oct. 14, 2015 at Quixote in West Hollywood, Calif.

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Justin Bieber hears his fans -- and he's adding more Purpose preview shows.

A few days ago, Bieber announced that this Friday, Nov. 13, the day Purpose drops, he would be hosting a fan Q&A at the Staples Center in L.A. The event would also premiere the dance short film Purpose: The Movement. Fans were, to put it mildly, psyched.

Justin Bieber Previews New Song 'I'll Show You' From 'Purpose': Watch

At least, the fans whe lived in the Los Angeles area were. But fans in the rest in the country hoped there might be a few more stops. Well, Beliebers, your wish is Bieber's command.

The singer shared on Instagram that he'd added event next week in Chicago and Houston, as well as an additional show in Los Angeles. "I heard u," Bieber wrote. "On sale 10am local tomorrow :)"

Justin Bieber or One Direction: Who Will Hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200? Vote

Justin Bieber or One Direction: Who Will Hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200? Vote:

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It's finally here.

Justin Bieber and One Direction both released their hotly anticipated new albums today (Nov. 13). For Bieber, Purpose is a comeback record after a difficult period for the Canadian pop star. For 1D, Made in the A.M. signals the end of an era -- the final album before the quartet takes a much-deserved break.

Even if you're a fan of both, you gotta wonder: Whose album is going to take the top spot on next week's Billboard 200?

Industry Sources Weigh In on Bieber vs. 1D Release Day Race

Both albums will sell briskly according to industry predictions, but even insiders aren't sure whose album will reach the No. 1 slot when the first-week sales tallies are in.

So for now, we're asking you: Will Bieber or 1D earn a No. 1 album? Vote below and share your reasoning in the comments.

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Justin Bieber on Fame: 'I Wouldn't Wish This Upon Anyone'

Justin Bieber on Fame: 'I Wouldn't Wish This Upon Anyone':

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With the release of Purpose today, Justin Bieber also appears on the cover of the NME to talk about his latest album, Amy Winehouse, and the way fame is making him feel.

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Here are five quick takeaways from his cover story.

5. He Enjoyed Doing Community Service

“I built a plastic playground for these little kids. I was pretty hidden away. Usually you have to do it in the street but they didn’t make me. I was painting, listening to music and having the best time. There were families there, and I got to meet a lot of people who were happy to see me. That felt good. Like I wasn’t just doing it because I did something stupid.”

4. Kanye West's Approval Means A Lot to Him

“Out of anyone in the industry who is creative, he really gets me. His advice is always just, ‘Make music that’s so good people can’t hate on it.’ I didn’t wanna bore him or waste his time. So I was like, ‘Can I play you these songs?’ and he was like, ‘I wanna hear everything.’ To hear him say that, it just showed that he cared.”

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3. The Amy Winehouse Documentary Made Him Sad

“It didn’t freak me out, but it made me sad. When I started out I just wanted to sing and make music. I was young, didn’t read celebrity blogs or see what the f--- was going on, but then I got famous and people started recognizing me. I was like, ‘Dude, I didn’t sign up for this.’ And Amy in the movie talks about how she didn’t want to be famous, she just wanted to make music. It’s like, ‘Can you guys just leave me alone, I just wanna make the music. Please leave me alone.’”

2. He Thinks There's a Double Standard for Former Child Stars

“It’s because of the way the ‘Justin Bieber brand’ was portrayed. I was a wholesome pop star who was so amazing who had nice hair and a f---ing image that no one could ever live up to. So when all this happened people were like, ‘Woah, let’s rip him apart.’ If you see Ghandi roll up a blunt, it’s different to seeing Ryan Gosling roll up a blunt. You wouldn’t give Ryan Gosling a hard time.”

1. Fame Isn't All That Great

“All the time. And I feel isolated. You’re in your hotel room and there are fans all around, paparazzi following you everywhere, and it gets intense. When you can’t go anywhere or do anything alone you get depressed. There’s a famous Jim Carrey quote, ‘If everyone was famous then nobody would wanna be famous.’ [Carrey actually said: ‘I hope everybody could get rich and famous and will have everything they ever dreamed of, so they will know that it’s not the answer.’] And it’s true. I wouldn’t wish this upon anyone.”

Read the full feature here.

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Justin Bieber Answers Questions, Performs New 'Purpose' Songs in Los Angeles

Justin Bieber Answers Questions, Performs New 'Purpose' Songs in Los Angeles:

Justin Bieber to celebrate the release of "Purpose" at Staples Center
Justin Bieber performs onstage during a performancer to celebrate the release of "Purpose" at Staples Center on Nov. 13, 2015 in Los Angeles, Calif. 

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Justin Bieber is proving to fans that he has a new Purpose in life.

On the day of his latest album release, the beleaguered pop star fielded questions and performed tunes from "Purpose" in a series of sold-out fan events held Friday, Nov. 13, at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Bieber made his way to the rotating stage on a skateboard for the first of three engagements before taking requests from the crowd of mostly young female fans. The queries ranged from "Will you marry?" to "Are you happy?" Bieber answered affirmatively to both questions.

"I'm happy overall," said Bieber. "I'm a little stressed out, but I'm happy. I'm just being honest."

However, Bieber did appear perturbed when some overzealous attendees lobbed objects onto the stage, including a smartphone. He cautioned the crowd against it before returning the iPhone. One fan told Bieber she skipped school to attend the event and asked him for a photo.

"I would say school is important, but this is probably a little more important," joked Bieber. "Stay in school, kids."

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Several fans asked Bieber about overcoming troubles. His redemption was a recurring topic during the 90-minute event. Earlier this month, Bieber received a favorable probation report after completing his sentence in a vandalism case filed after he damaged a neighbor's house with eggs.

"I just felt like I lost my place for a while," said Bieber. "I lost my purpose, and I wanted to just be light and let people know that whether you don't feel like you have a purpose, whether you're just trying to figure it out, there's a light at the end of the tunnel."

After the Q&A session, Bieber was joined by an acoustic guitarist and performed five songs, including new tunes "Sorry" and "What Do You Mean?"

In his first arena performance since releasing his fourth studio album, the 21-year-old singing sensation was admittedly a bit rusty. He lamented that a speaker delay was affecting his vocal ability. At one point, he forgot the words to "Love Yourself."

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Bieber quickly rebounded and crooned a couple of songs while simultaneously skateboarding on the stage. He sent the crowd into a frenzy when he plucked a fan from the audience and serenaded her with "One Less Lonely Girl." Following the performance, Bieber debuted a 45-minute dance video featuring several of his new tunes -- but not much Biebs.

"Keep being the best versions of yourselves," Bieber told the crowd as he left the stage. "I'm gonna try to do the same."

The tickets for An Evening with Justin Bieber were $18 or $22 with a copy of "Purpose." Bieber devotee Samantha Kwan said the price of admission was worth it.

"I mean, it was only five songs, but I got to see him in person for $18, and he's totally hot," she said. "I wish I could come back for the other shows."

Bieber posted on Twitter after the first scheduled event that the other engagements, as well as a live stream, would go on as planned following the shootings and explosions in Paris.

Justin Bieber: 'I Had Tears in My Eyes' Watching Amy Winehouse Doc

Justin Bieber: 'I Had Tears in My Eyes' Watching Amy Winehouse Doc:

Justin Bieber continued to ruminate on the destructive nature of fame in a new cover story for NME in which he spoke about his emotional response to the recent Amy Winehouse documentary.

"I had tears in my eyes because I could see what the media was doing to her, how they were treating her," Bieber said of the film. "People thought it was funny to poke her when she was at rock bottom, to keep pushing her down until she had no more of herself. And that's what they were trying to do to me."

With his first album in three years, Purpose, set to arrive Friday — and an extensive tour to follow next spring — Bieber has been opening up about his downward spiral and the psychological toll of living under intense media scrutiny from such a young age.

"I just want people to know I'm human," Bieber said immediately prior to his remarks about Asif Kapadia's Amy. "I'm struggling just to get through the days. I think a lot of people are. You get lonely, you know, when you're on the road. People see the glam and the amazing stuff, but they don't know the other side. This life can rip you apart."

Bieber similarly addressed the difficulties teen icons face in a Billboard profile, in which he asked "people to be more kind to young celebrities." He admitted later, "Situations happen that taint your mind. I started going through the motions. I felt like people were judging me all the time. I came out alive. I came out swinging. But I was close to letting [fame] completely destroy me."

Bieber has safely backed away from that edge in the run-up to Purpose, which has included numerous stops on an apology tour, as well as three hit songs. While working on the album, Bieber told NME he became friendly with Kanye West, another frequently scrutinized figure, who passed on some crucial wisdom to the revitalized pop star.

"Out of anyone in the industry who is creative and I see eye to eye with, he really gets me," Bieber said. "His advice is always just, 'Make music that's so good, people can't hate on it.' I didn't wanna bore him or waste his time. So I was like, 'Can I play you these songs?' and he was like, 'I wanna hear everything.' To hear him say that, it stuck with me. It just showed that he cared."

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Friday, November 13, 2015

Justin Bieber Settles Beefs, Surprises Fans, Hangs Out With Who?

Justin Bieber Settles Beefs, Surprises Fans, Hangs Out With Who?: It’s Bieber Week on Ellen and, truly, in the hearts and minds of America.

Following some profiles in major magazines, Justin Bieber has been a weeklong guest on the comedian’s talk show. There have been some highlights, including Bieber surprising some superfans by sneaking up behind them. (The video is worth watching just for the hysterical reactions.)

It was also a week of quiet reflection for Bieber, as he met with Seth Rogen in a sitdown that was as dignified as the Camp David peace talks. Rogen said of his Bieber beef that it was entirely the comedian’s fault. He described some horrific masks that were used to promote his upcoming The Night Before, only for Bieber to come out wearing one. Oh, Justin, you scamp.

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Wednesday concluded with a mysterious photo of Bieber and Jennifer Aniston.

We wonder what they were doing. Talking about the best way to wear drop-crotch cargo pants?

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Justin Bieber Compares Himself To Dearly Departed Pop Star, Eyes Roll

Justin Bieber Compares Himself To Dearly Departed Pop Star, Eyes Roll:

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Meanwhile, in Justin Bieber’s campaign to get back on the media’s good side, he’s name-dropped Amy Winehouse in an interview for this week’s issue of NME.

Reflecting on his well-documented behavioral issues and various gaffes, Bieber says he identified with Winehouse after watching Amy, Asif Kapadia’s documentary on the late singer.

Turns out the struggle is real, even for the world’s biggest pop star.

“I watched the Amy Winehouse documentary on the plane and I had tears in my eyes because I could see what the media was doing to her, how they were treating her,” Bieber told the UK’s popular music weekly. “People thought it was funny to poke her when she was at rock bottom, to keep pushing her down until she had no more of herself. And that’s what they were trying to do to me.”

Take a moment to reflect on Winehouse’s well-documented struggle with substance abuse and the parallels Bieber draws here sound trivial. However, tragedy aside, the comparison may actually be fair. With the spotlight on him from such a young age, of course the Belieber craze has fans and media alike holding the singer to a “different standard.”

As for Bieber “being a normal 19-year-old,” however, we remain unconvinced. His voice is always on point, but to fancy himself a tragic figure – let alone a victim of his superstardom – is pretty tone-deaf.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

All Apologies: 22 Times Justin Bieber Has Said 'Sorry'

All Apologies: 22 Times Justin Bieber Has Said 'Sorry':

The road to Justin Bieber's upcoming album Purpose has been an apologetic one. In fact, saying that he's sorry for his past has been one of the premiere promotional tools for his highly-anticipated follow-up to 2013 compilation Journals.

Even before he kicked off his notorious string of bad behavior in 2013 and 2014, however, Bieber has been offering mea culpas to fans for his actions, whether intentionally or accidentally terrible. Here are 22 of the 22-year-old's best apologies.

1. Apology for ignoring British fans (2010)

"Wish I could have come out from the performance at the Mayfair but security wouldn't let me. For those girls who cursed me out for it, I'm sorry, but sometimes I need to listen to security so no one gets hurt. But I like your attitude. The UK goes hard."

2. Apology for ignoring Brazilian fans (2011)

"Love when the press think I'm annoyed because I look tired. I'm just tired. It's normal. I'm not a machine. I'm in Brazil!! Not annoyed. I'm excited."

3. Apology for ignoring French fans (2012)

"The other day in the airport I got surrounded by 20 paps. I don't like small spaces, and I just wanted to get on the plane. I ran to get through the gate and there is a video of me running by fans and on the other side you don't see the 20 paps. I would never run by my fans. For those that I did pass that day I AM SORRY. I know my fans are my everything. I know my responsibility to love them. I LOVE MY BELIEBERS."

4. Apology for flipping off paparazzi (2011)

"Had a great bday and at the end of the night [Selena and I] got surrounded by paps and I reacted in a way I know better. I'm sorry. #killthemwithkindness. It's not always easy but I know better than to react in anger."

5. Apology for throwing up onstage (2012)

"I know that you guys don't judge me, do you? You love me just the same, even though I'm throwing up all over the stage. You love me that much?"

6. Apology to Bill Clinton after cussing him out on video (2013)

"Thanks for taking the time to talk, Mr. President. Your words meant a lot. #greatguy"

7. Apology for canceled show (2015)

"I look forward to the opportunity to give my UK beliebers a great show in the near future and hope to honor my commitment to [the Prince's] Trust at that time."

8. Apology for canceled TV appearance (2010)

"Just want to let my people in Germany know I won't be on Wetten Dass tonight as an accident has taken place and we all don't think it is right to continue ... I'm sorry we couldn't perform tonight but some things are more important than putting on a show."

9. Apology for smoking weed (2013)

"I also heard he got busted for smoking weed," Bieber said in a Saturday Night Live sketch in reference to himself. "And he's really sorry about it. And people make mistakes. And he's never gonna do it again."

10. Apology to China and Japan after visiting a controversial Tokyo shrine honoring fallen WWII soldiers, including war criminals (2014)

"While in Japan, I asked my driver to pull over for which I saw a beautiful shrine. I was misled to think the Shrines were only a place of prayer. To anyone I have offended, I am extremely sorry. I love you China and I love you Japan."

11. Apology to Argentina for mishandling the country's flag onstage (2013)

"People throw stuff on my stage all show and I get it to the stage hands to get off so no one got hurt. That video I saw a bra and thought it was a shirt. I'm being told by my team it was a shirt, but even if it was a flag I would never do anything to disrespect Argentina or the fans."

12. Apology for walking off stage (2015)

"Sadly, it's been a rough week for me, long days no sleep while having to be 'on' as they would say for cameras, fans, etc. In no way did I mean to come across mean but chose to end the show as the people in the front row would not listen ... I don't always handle things the right way but I'm human and I'm working on getting better at responding, not reacting."

13. Apology for naked butt (2015)

"I deleted the photo of my butt on Instagram not because I thought it was bad but someone close to me's daughter follows me and she was embarrassed that she saw my butt and I totally wasn't thinking in that aspect. I felt awful that she felt bad. To anyone I may have offended I'm so sorry. It was completely pure-hearted as a joke but didn't take in account there are littles following me!!!"

14. Apology to Love Live anime fans for a poorly worded tweet

"I'm really sorry for getting my otaku Beliebers' hopes up, but I'm still not really sure which words in a sentence you need to capitalize so it ended up looking like I tweeted the title of the show."

15. Apology for racist joke (2014)

"As a kid, I didn't understand the power of certain words and how they can hurt. I thought it was okay to repeat hurtful words and jokes but didn't realize at the time that it wasn't funny and that in fact my actions were continuing ignorance."

16. Apology for another racist joke (2014)

"Facing my mistakes from years ago has been one of the hardest things I've ever dealt with. But I feel now that I need to take responsibility for those mistakes and not let them linger. I just hope that the next 14-year-old kid who doesn't understand the power of these words does not make the same mistakes I made years ago. At the end of the day I just need to step down and own what I did."

17. Apology to Ellen (2015)

"I think it's just cool to be able to laugh at yourself. I've done some things. That might not of been the greatest. I just want to be able to own up to some of the things."

18. Apology for appearance on Ellen (2015)

"It's been a minute since I've done a public appearance, and I didn't want to come off arrogant or conceited or basically how I've been acting the past year, year and a half."

19. Apology for apologizing (2015)

"People often forget that [I'm human], even with their comments and stuff they think it doesn't get to me, but it gets to me. Things that people say bother me, and I gotta be strong enough to keep it pushing. That's why I wanted to make a video, just to let people know that I'm human ... I'm passionate about being better and growing so I think that this is going to be an awesome chapter in my life."

20. Apology at Comedy Central Roast (2015)

"There was really no preparing me for this life. I was thrown into this at 12-years-old and didn't really know what I was getting into. There's been moments I'm really proud of and moments I'm pretty disappointed in myself for."

21. Apology to mom (2015)

"If it wasn't for this woman, let's just say I would have had a way LONGER stupid phase. I love you and thank you for not giving up on me!"

22. Apology for not apologizing (2015)

"Is it too late now to say sorry? Yeah I know that I let you down. Is it too late to say I'm sorry now?"

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Saturday, November 7, 2015

Justin Bieber: 'I Want People to Be More Kind to Young Celebrities'

Justin Bieber: 'I Want People to Be More Kind to Young Celebrities':

Justin Bieber delved into the damaging, brutal world of being a young celebrity in a new Billboard cover story, telling the magazine, "I wouldn't suggest being a child star. It's the toughest thing in the world."

While the profile captures Bieber in the midst of his 2015 redemption, much of it finds the pop star looking back and grappling with his stunning rise and equally fast fall. The singer was blunt about the detrimental impact the spotlight can have on young people, especially young women.

"I want people to be more kind to young celebrities," he said. "Like Kylie [Jenner]. Look at her world: She has been living on TV since she was a kid. Every time she's looking around she sees a camera, and that's affecting how she's thinking and how she's perceiving people and why she has to do certain things."

Channeling his own experiences, Bieber added: "I hurt for some people. Everything is so [based] on people's looks and stuff … Look at the statistics on how many child stars have crumbled and turned out to be wack jobs."

As for his own struggles with fame, Bieber admitted the façade was often prettier than the reality. "Certain things broke my trust with people," he said. "Situations happen that taint your mind. I started going through the motions. I felt like people were judging me all the time. I came out alive. I came out swinging. But I was close to letting [fame] completely destroy me."

Having nearly fallen off that cliff, Bieber's apology tour — which has included a heartfelt appearance on Ellen, a brutal Comedy Central roast, a tearful VMA performance and three hit songs — has been remarkable. The pop star's longtime manager, Scooter Braun, said he's received praise for "orchestrating [Bieber's] comeback," but denied any master plan.

"I failed for a year and a half," Braun said. "He shut himself off and went into a dark place. Every single day I tried to help him turn it around, and every single day I failed. And I tried desperately. The only person who deserves credit for this is Justin."

Bieber will put the finishing touches on his comeback on November 13th, when he releases his new album, and first in three years, Purpose.

Read the whole story at Billboard.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Justin Bieber - Sorry (Dance Video) BILLBOARD HOT 100 NUMBER 2 YEAR 2015