Justin Bieber

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    June 9, 2014

    Former NBA Player Joe Smith Raps Angry Reply to Justin Bieber

    Stardom is weird. I've interviewed hundreds of athletes and dozens of entertainers, and roughly 91.2 percent of the time (estimated), it seems like athletes want to be actors/musicians and actors/musicians wish they were athletes. The moral of the story is twofold -- 1) there are way too many ente ... More >>

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    March 17, 2014

    Zapruder Analysis of Justin Bieber's Deposition Video

    They say the true gauge of what a person is really like is what they do when no one is watching. Public Justin Bieber is a colossal douche bag, on this there can be no debate. And with television, social media, and the internet, the fact of the matter is Justin Bieber rarely has a moment that we ne ... More >>

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    March 11, 2014

    Music's Got 99 Problems, and Jay Z Ain't One

    According to a recent report, Justin Bieber's mom -- who we'll just call Mama Bieber -- is planning to launch her music career. Yes, that means exactly what you think it does. Two Biebers will be working the fame-whore stroll -- probably together, since rumor has it that they're recording a duet. W ... More >>

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    February 13, 2014

    Snoop Lion and Five More Weird Religious Conversions That Need to Happen

    A funny thing happened to our old buddy Snoop Dogg last year: he got religion. And not just any old religion, either. In a move that we probably should have seen coming, the Doggfather formally embraced the Rastafari movement, a Jamaican spiritual ideology with fewer than a million adherents worldwi ... More >>

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    December 27, 2013

    The Worst Music Fans of 2013

    It seems like one of the biggest things music fans hate is music fandom. Is it that fanboy antics are just really that insufferable? Is it that we hate people who like things we don't like? I don't know, but since the dawning of time, fan wars have existed and will continue. That's why this year I ... More >>

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    August 12, 2013

    Five Musicians We Would Like to Ball Gag

    Look, we're going to cut right to the chase on this one. Some artists are more famous for their ill-advised antics than for their music, and those artists need to stuff a sock in it. These musicians are making fools out of themselves, and the shameless self-promotion by any means necessary is, wel ... More >>

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    July 15, 2013

    Why Google Search Changes Are Not Eyed With Suspicion, But Facebook's Are

    Facebook unveiled its long-discussed "graph search" functionality this past week. It has been in beta mode for a while and finally has been rolled out for general use. The new search bar looks like the old one -- if a little larger -- but it adds a bunch of new ways to search and some intuitive func ... More >>

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    July 5, 2013

    Five Amazing New Ways Justin Bieber Plans to "Address the Bullshit"

    According to a recent MTV News report, featuring an interview with Justin Bieber's manager/handler Scooter Braun, Bieber's new record Heartbreaker will be a response to all the "bullshit stories" and hate he receives from the media to "end the witch hunt" against him. A noble effort, and certainly w ... More >>

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    May 8, 2013

    10 Other Musicians Who Should Have Said "Blow Me"

    The line between rock star and cranky toddler can be a fine one; deny them their candy and you've got tears welling up and naughty words being shrieked at ear-bursting decibels. Every once in a blue moon, though, a rational thought will pipe up from said rock star, and it deserves a little bit of no ... More >>

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    April 12, 2013

    Just Be 'Cos': Eight Music Artists Perfectly Suited for Cosplay

    Cosplay, short for "costume play," is the art of normal, everyday people going balls-out to depict themselves as their favorite fictional characters from comics, movies, video games and television. It's hugely popular, thanks to ComicCon and our obsession with all things pop-culture. Cosplayers gat ... More >>

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    February 26, 2013

    Hey There, Feuding Musicians: Let's Play the Twitter Quiet Game

    Hey there, Twitter-feuding musicians. It's time we take it old-school with a kindergarten version of the quiet game. Don't know the rules? Here's a crash course: whoever shuts up the longest, wins. I know you love the media attention, and you've got a sub-par album to promote, but there's nothing h ... More >>

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    November 12, 2012

    Top 10 Kitschy Pop-Related Gift Items to Give This Year

    Thanksgiving is in ten days, and then we'll all be fully immersed in the holiday season. While shopping recently, I noticed that Taylor Swift now has her own greeting-card line featuring her photography and sweet words. If you were to receive one such card from a loved one, would you swell with fuz ... More >>

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    October 31, 2012

    Girls Gone Wild: Bieber Fever Grips Toyota Center

    I have to admit, I only know a handful of things about Justin Bieber. I know that Usher is his mentor, his girlfriend is Selena Gomez and that he vomited onstage a few weeks ago after taking too many shots of milk mixed with tequila or something. SLIDESHOW: Beliebers: Justin Bieber at Toyota Cente ... More >>

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    August 23, 2012

    Wait: Why Is Justin Bieber Making Perfume For Girls?

    Look, I like money. It's fun. It smells good in your hands. It can get you food, clothing, shelter and even booze. I get the appeal of money. I hope one day to have more money than I have now. Maybe even a credit card. Justin Bieber likes money too. I respect that. "Get your paper, dawg," as he wo ... More >>

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    August 2, 2012

    Our Questions For Justin Bieber's "As Long As You Love Me" Video

    This week the music video for popper Justin Bieber's newest single "As Long As You Love Me" dropped onto the Internets. Co-starring Quentin Tarantino baddie Michael Madsen as a domineering, protective father, the clip feature Bieber as a rebellious and hellraising boyfriend to Madsen's innocent daug ... More >>

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    July 17, 2012

    Justin Bieber and the Secret War Against Music

    When people start going on about a hip hop illuminati or the secret messages in Lady Gaga videos we tend to laugh at them, call them kooks, and suggest they spend their free time in more productive ways. Jay-Z is powerful but only a crazy person would believe that Blue Ivy Carter was some sort of hi ... More >>

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    July 6, 2012

    Congrats, J: 10 Graduation Gift Ideas for Justin Bieber

    Teen pop sensation Justin Bieber managed to graduate from high school recently, earning his diploma from St. Michael Catholic Secondary School in Stratford, Ontario, a school that was kind enough to offer him electronic courses uncontaminated by loathsome U.S. politics. Bieber moved to Atlanta with ... More >>

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    June 25, 2012

    Sex and the Radio: A Weekend With 97.9 The Box

    For those who may not know, being a blogger and writer also means you sort of have to support yourself with a 9-5. Some chose teaching, others chose busting their ass at a prospective company. Somehow I chose to be a town-car driver. An entrepreneur, a goddamn transporter of people. There are perks ... More >>

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    May 23, 2012

    Toyota Center Announces October 30 Justin Bieber Surprise

    Justin Bieber is coming back. The 18-year-old singer, who is as much a social-media phenomenon and cultural meme as old-fashioned pop star, will bring his Believe tour to Houston October 30 at Toyota Center, the venue announced Wednesday morning. Canadian tween phenom Carly Rae Jepsen ("Call Me May ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012

    A Showcase Of Cute Things Hating Bad Music

    "Through their own words they will be exposed/ They've got a sudden case of the Emperor's New Clothes." -- Sinead O'Conor Surely you've heard the story of how a rich and powerful ruler was duped by a con man who pretended to weave magnificent garments visible only to those who weren't stupid, and ... More >>

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    April 13, 2012

    An Objective Review Of The Justin Bieber Singing Toothbrush

    Brushing your teeth is important. Poor oral hygiene is gross, and has been linked to heart disease in addition to tooth loss. Dentists recommend brushing twice a day with a good brush at a leisurely pace to ensure you do a thorough job. Singer Justin Bieber is here to do his part to keep your smile ... More >>

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    March 26, 2012

    Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend" And The Death Of The Word "Swag"

    Sunday night, when Justin Bieber's new song "Boyfriend" dropped, the social-media landscape at large began comparing it to the work of Justin Timberlake, the music industry's somewhat dormant leading man. I was sad, because I like the Timberlake. Justin Bieber, I bought Justin Timberlake records, ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    Who Are You? The Weird World of Twitter Bios Reveals Politics, Marital Status and Justin Bieber Love

    It's a very odd thing to have a 140-character bio. Any person in marketing will tell you that good ideas require an "elevator pitch," meaning you could pitch your idea in the time it takes to travel a few floors on an elevator. Really great ideas, some say, can be boiled down into a few words. But w ... More >>

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    March 2, 2012

    Thursday's Best Justin Bieber Social-Media Birthday Wishes

    Yesterday the world awoke to wish Justin Bieber a happiest of 18th birthdays. Born March 1, 1994 -- a little over a month before Kurt Cobain died, quashing any reincarnation fantasies -- the young man celebrated in high style on the Interwebs, announcing a new song and receiving a $100K Fisker Karma ... More >>

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    October 18, 2011

    Justin Bieber's Voice Changes Just In Time For Christmas Album

    "Say shawty, Merry Christmas, or whatever year-end holiday greeting that makes you happy." ​Children and adults alike are getting their holiday wish granted early this year, and they don't have to wait until Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus or even Christmas morning to receive it. Justin Bieber's v ... More >>

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    October 10, 2011

    Muppet Justin Bieber = World Gonna End

    Mason Lankford said, "There will come a day when we forget the Rapture ever even happened," but Rocks Off is keeping an eye out for signs of our impending Armageddon. We were wrong last time, but we're totally right this time! Thankfully we've been able to wean the Kid With One F off Dora the Exp ... More >>

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    March 4, 2011

    Why Are We Going To Selena Gomez Sunday?

    Text by Craig Hlavaty; graphic by Monica Fuentesclick here to enlarge​This Sunday afternoon Reliant Stadium will be buzzing with pre-teens and their parents coming to see pop-sensation Selena Gomez perform at RodeoHouston. The uncomfortably attractive Dallas-area native is currently dating the ... More >>

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    February 21, 2011

    Allegedly Sad Justin Bieber Allegedly Feels Your Pain

    ​It's been about a week since Justin Bieber's infamous Rolling Stone interview was unveiled to the public, showing the teen idol to be a very clueless 16-year-old with extremely vague, simplistic ideas about an array of social issues such as war, health care, teen sex, rape and abortion. What ... More >>

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    February 21, 2011

    2011 NBA Slam Dunk Contest Video Recap

    Justin Bieber, your All-Star MVP​Travel day today back from Phoenix, so I'm submitting the ultimate Cliffs Notes version of dominant performances during the NBA All Star weekend. (I'll be back at full blog strength tomorrow.) Here goes: - Justin Bieber was named most valuable player of the c ... More >>

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    February 18, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Justin Bieber, Political Sage

    ​We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011

    Don't Stop Beliebering

    ​The subtitle to the interview (coming in the March 3 issue of Rolling Stone) reads, "How Justin Bieber became the biggest teen idol in the world," so I have to assume at some point RS reporter Vanessa Grigoriadis gets to the subject of his rise to fame (and if he's familiar with the name "Rya ... More >>

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    February 11, 2011

    Leave It To Bieber: The Lost Pilot Episode

    ​Fade in on a darkened Bieber household living room. The porch light snaps on outside, and the door opens slowly and silently. JUSTIN BIEBER sneaks into the house in filthy clothes, carrying a baseball bat and glove. He silently shuts the door and starts walking, tracking mud inside the house. ... More >>

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    February 11, 2011

    Justin Bieber Movie Reveals Pop Star Shaves, Has Hot Mom

    "OMG you can reach and touch his face" ​Thursday night, Rocks Off went to the first midnight screening of Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, in 3D no less. Yes we had a chaperone, but the late hour and the theater's location wasn't conducive to masses of screaming girls. The location we saw it ... More >>

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    January 25, 2011

    Tubby Chubcakes' Lyrics Will Melt Your Brain

    Tubby Chubcakes: The great beef hunter strikes again.​Rocks Off was going to write a review of the new Tubby Chubcakes album, Tubby vs. The Musical Brain-Eating Disease, but honestly it's kind of like trying to explain Scientology to a blind water snake. Remember Tubby's video "Destroy Nickel ... More >>

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    January 25, 2011

    Adios "Age Of Aquarius": A Zodiac Realignment Playlist

    ​If Twitter is good for one thing, it's the immediate and rapid dispersal of breaking news. If Twitter is good for two things, it's that, plus the immediate and rapid dispersal of whatever trumped-up rumor, lie, or fakery that manages to draw the ire of the millions of poor saps reading along ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010
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    November 8, 2010

    Justin Bieber Fever Hits Houston Fans, Parents Hard

    Photos by Groovhouse​ For more photos from Saturday's outbreak of Bieber Fever, see our slideshow here. The last time Rocks Off saw this many lovestruck girls exiting limousines, we were at Junior Prom. So it's no surprise it took us a moment to grasp our usually tougher-edged bearings at To ... More >>

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    November 5, 2010

    Cage Match: Justin Bieber Vs. Muhammidali​Ladies and gentlemen, tomorrow night a battle will be waged for souls of Houston music fans. The stages have been set. The combatants are ready. In this corner, weighing approximately 9 lbs and sporting the haircut heard round the world, Justin Bieber! And in this corner, ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010

    Justin Bieber: Why Are We Going Saturday?

    dailyhaha.comWill Ferrell: Not a fan.​Justin Bieber is much more than a Twitter phenomenon and the most-copied hairstyle since Jennifer Aniston. He's also a living, breathing, 16-year-old human being who will perform at Toyota Center Saturday night. From what we can tell, tickets are still av ... More >>

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    October 21, 2010

    Five Celebrity Costumes To Avoid At All Costs

    This one is, uhhh... not on the list.​Halloween: The one night grown men and women have a legitimate excuse to look like clowns. Call us crazy, but we stopped dressing up for Halloween at 13. We still love you and your ridiculous costume. We really do. That's why we've taken the time to offer ... More >>

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    October 20, 2010

    Eight Halloween Ideas For Today's Hottest Pop Stars

    Photo Illustrations by Monica FuentesJohn Mayer as Justin Bieber​Halloween is only a little over a week away, and the spirit of the season is in the air. Rocks Off knows everyone has already picked out their costumes: Girls are starving themselves to fit into that slutty nurse or cop uniform, ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010

    Cat Spokeswoman Voices Opposition To Justin Bieber

    Every day Rocks Off trolls the tubes of you in search of videos to share. If you have something that you think deserves to be video of the day, send a link to jef_rouner at yahoo dot com. ​The Internet and cats go together like nerds and a lack of sex, so much so that they have become the def ... More >>

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    August 10, 2010

    Justin Bieber's Autobiography: The Lost Introduction

    ​Today Rocks Off got word that pop sensation Justin Bieber was finishing up his first autobiography. The 16-year-old is set to release Justin Bieber: First Step 2 Forever: My Story in October - in print, not tweet by tweet, no less. Following in the footsteps of other poppers like Miley Cyrus, ... More >>

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    July 26, 2010

    The Week In TV: Who Watched Mad Men?

    We didn't watch it. But, hey, at least we're honest.​The best thing I watched last week was an airing of Ratatouille on ABC Family. This was the week in TV Land: • I'll tell you right now: I didn't watch Mad Men. "BUT DAN," I can hear you shouting even though you're reading this at work, " ... More >>

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    June 4, 2010

    Justin Bieber Plays Toyota Center November 6

    ​ America's favorite tow-headed prepubescent pop moppet, Justin Bieber, announced the second leg of dates for his My World summer/fall tour, including a stop at Toyota Center November 6. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, June 9 in a special presale (see, and Saturday, June 12 to the g ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010

    Where Are We Peeing, And Talking About Freddy Fender, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Barbra Streisand And Adam Lambert?

    Craig Hlavaty​So Tuesday night, we found ourselves all by our lonesome at this small bar, coming down off our birthday weekend. It's a cozy little spot with an ample jukebox, plenty of character, and way too much Lone Star. We sat next to the bar's video poker machine, mainly to rest our head. Pro ... More >>

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    April 1, 2010

    American Idol: Release The Kracken!

    ​Last night's American Idol results show was present in association with Warner Bros.' Clash of the Titans, and the intro featured -- I swear -- movie footage and text like "Heroes are not born, they are made," as if these kids aren't just trying to land a record contract but somehow save all ... More >>

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    April 1, 2010

    Idol Beat: Release The Kraken!

    ​Last night's American Idol results show was present in association with Warner Bros.' Clash of the Titans, and the intro featured -- I swear -- movie footage and text like "Heroes are not born, they are made," as if these kids aren't just trying to land a record contract but somehow save all ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    Aftermath: Justin Bieber And Selena Gomez's Calculated Preteen Pop Shuts Down RodeoHouston's 2010 Go-Round

    Photos by Mark C. AustinJustin Bieber​ What kind of blog crew follows a five-day SXSW music binge with a double shot of power-pop built for those born in the second Clinton administration? Why Rocks Off, of course. Think of it as a preemptive inoculation for the two minutes or so of post-SXSW, pre ... More >>

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