Justin Bieber

Prosecutors mull over Bieber felony charges

Justin Bieber Courtesy Miami Beach PD

Justin Bieber’s mugshot for DUI in Florida
Courtesy Miami Beach PD

LOS ANGELES, CA – Investigators with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department have presented their case against Justin Bieber for felony vandalism to the District Attorney’s office.

Bieber is accused of throwing eggs at his neighbor’s mansion in the exclusive Oaks community neighborhood of Calabasas.

“No decision will be made this week,” Los Angeles County District Attorney spokesman Ricardo Santiago told CNN.

Detectives presented their findings to a prosecutor who must now determine if the 19-year-old pop-star will be charged with vandalism and if the charge will be considered a misdemeanor or felony.

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On January 14 detectives from the Lost Hills/Malibu Sheriff’s Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department served a search warrant at Bieber’s Calabasas home. Detectives were looking for video surveillance or other possible evidence related to the egg throwing incident that took place on January 9.

Bieber was detained along with several other men who were at the home when deputies arrived. One of the men, 20-year old Xavier Smith, better known as Lil Za, was arrested on felony narcotics charges that were unrelated to the vandalism incident.

justin-bieber-believe-album-cover-1335594464Ironically Lil Za, who was living in the home last year, was kicked out by the Biebs last September, after Za and his brother, Lil Twist, threw a number of parties at the mansion while Bieber was away. When the singer arrived home he discovered some jewelry had gone missing and kicked the pair out.

At the conclusion of the search warrant, deputies walked away with several pieces of evidence. Investigators believe multiple suspects may have been involved in the vandalism which caused an estimated $20,000.00 in damage to the front of the luxury home, raising the charges to a felony.

Justin Bieber behind bars

Justin Bieber Courtesy Miami Beach PD

Justin Bieber
Courtesy Miami Beach PD

MIAMI BEACH, FL – Justin Bieber found himself behind bars early Thursday morning after drag racing and resisting arrest.

According to a police report, the Biebs was busted for a DUI after failing a sobriety test, drag racing, resisting arrest without violence and driving with an expired license.

The incident happened Thursday just after 4 a.m. on Pine Tree Drive and 26th Street. He was driving a yellow Lamborghini.

According to the police report, officers saw two cars racing at 4:09 a.m. Thursday, with two vehicles apparently being used to block the area off. The second car was a red Ferrari, and that driver was also arrested with both cars being towed.

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The Miami Beach Police Department later tweeted that R&B singer Khalil Sharief was arrested along with Bieber.

The pop-singer was under the influence of drugs and alcohol and according to the report Bieber reeked of alcohol, had a “stupor” look on his face and had bloodshot eyes.

The report goes on to say Bieber was argumentative and started yelling at the officers, “Why the f##k are you doing this? What the f++k did I do. Why did you stop me?”

justin-bieber-believe-album-cover-1335594464When an officer attempted to pat Bieber down , he replied “I ain’t got no f++king weapons, why do you have to search me? What the f++k is this about?”

Bieber was charged with resisting arrest after refusing to take his hands out of his pockets when officers ordered him to do so.

Justin Bieber’s home searched

Patrol cars surrounding Bieber's home TMZ

Patrol cars surrounding Bieber’s home
TMZ

LOS ANGELES, CA – Justin Bieber has been served a felony search warrant at his Los Angeles home early this morning.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the warrant was served at 8 a.m. Tuesday. A number of patrol cars were seen entering Bieber’s gated community in a high-end Calabasas neighborhood.

UPDATE (11:15 a.m.) – Lil Za friends of Lil Twist and Bieber has been arrested at Bieber’s home on felony drug charges.

UPDATE (10:50 a.m.): According to sheriff’s they were not specifically looking for eggs, but anything that could link him to the crime. There are reports that deputies confiscated Bieber’s security system.

According to TMZ, the 19-year-old pop-star was being held in his garage while deputies executed the warrant, searching for evidence that may link Bieber to an egg-throwing incident with a neighbor. There are reports that deputies brought along a battering ram.

Investigators will be looking for evidence of eggs that may link to eggs discovered at the neighbor’s home. They are also looking for any video that Bieber and his crew may have recorded of the incident.

What may be more concerning for Bieber is anything deputies find that is illegal is now fair game, so the singer may be facing other charges when all is said and done.

The Sheriff’s Department will be holding a press conference at 11 a.m. PST.

The Biebs is accused of pelting a neighbor’s home with eggs during an argument. The neighbor videotaped the incident and in the clip the neighbor can be heard yelling at the egg-thrower.

Bieber has had a difficult time getting along with his neighbors after throwing all night parties and racing down streets in the quiet neighborhood.

Recently Bieber announced to the world that he would be retiring so he can spend some time “figuring out myself as a man.”

Justin Bieber’s tour bus busted at border

justin-bieber-believe-album-cover-1335594464DETROIT, MI – U.S. border authorities discovered marijuana on Justin Bieber’s tour bus Sunday night as it was making its way to the U.S. from Canada.

Kenneth Hammond, chief officer and public affairs liaison for U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Detroit, confirmed that the Biebs was not on the bus at the time of the incident.

The custom made bus was attempting to enter the U.S. from Canada via the Ambassador Bridge. During a secondary inspection, a police dog was alerted to the presence of drugs.

Customs officers discovered and confiscated a small amount of marijuana intended for personal use and drug paraphernalia, this according to Hammond.

The bus driver was issued a civil penalty. The bus and passengers were allowed to leave.

Read: Chicago nightclub cited

The 19-year-old pop-singer’s “Believe Tour,” has been plagued with controversy. In Europe he had several run-ins with the paparazzi and in the states he was allowed into a nightclub and the club was fined for letting him in.

Chicago nightclub cited for allowing Justin Bieber access

justin-bieber-believe-album-cover-1335594464CHICAGO, IL – A nightclub in Chicago was cited on Wednesday for allowing pop-star Justin Bieber inside their 21-and-over club.

Yes, the Biebs is just a babe at 19-years, so he probably shouldn’t be frequenting such venues, after all it is against the law.

According to Chicago’s Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection, The River North nightclub known as Bodi Chicago was the proud recipient of a ticket for “admittedly and knowingly having underage persons in the establishment.”

While the nightclub will get their day in court, it’s beliebed the fine could reach as high as $1,000. We think some would say, that’s a small price to pay to have the Biebs in the house.

According to the clubs website, the “VIP party” venue is located on North Orleans Street and offers pricey bottle service and late-night snacks.

The pop-star gone wild has also been taking some heat for urinating on a mop in New York, while saying “F—k Bill Clinton.” Of course with all the paparazzi following him, the magical moment was caught on tape.

Going into damage control Bieber apologized to the former president and according to E!, the ex-prez was fine, taking the attitude of, there have been worse things said about him.

But Bieber really screwed up when he did the unthinkable. Just prior to taking the stage at the United Center, Bieber was backstage in the locker room for the Blackhawks, when he stepped on the Blackhawks Indian head that’s embedded on the floor – oh yes he did!

Hawks fans were outraged, to say the least.

The Blackhawks themselves didn’t seem to mind and took it all in stride. Brandon Faber, Senior director of Media and Community Relations said, “As frequently happens with guests into our room, Justin inadvertently stepped on the team logo on the floor but moved off quickly once immediately reminded. He was apologetic and understanding of the tradition but continued to take photos with the Cup and some young fans. He was extremely genuine and kind with his time. We appreciate his enthusiasm towards hockey and wish him well with the remainder of his tour.”

This kid is just unbeliebable.

Psy breaks another Bieber record

psy-gentlemanIt appears the South Korean pop-star Psy is going to stick around for at least a little bit longer.

On Saturday the 35-year-old singer released the video to his new single “Gentleman” on YouTube.

“Gentleman” is the follow-up song to the wildly popular “Gangnam Style,” which went on to break a YouTube record with over 1.5 billion views.

Apparently “Gentleman” has broken Justin Bieber’s record for the most views in the first-day category, with “Gentleman” amassing over 18 million views in its first day on YouTube, beating, or should we say killing, Bieber’s record of 8 million views for “Beauty and the Beat.”

The overall record for most views in the first-day category is the short film “KONY 2012,” with 30 million views.

PSY kicked Bieber’s butt with the release of “Gangnam Style” when he surpassed “Baby” in overall views. Bieber’s “Baby” had 848 million views, compared to “Gangnam Style” with 1.5 billion.

 

Justin Bieber collapses rushed to hospital

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Justin Bieber was performing in London at the O2 Arena and headed backstage with only 4 songs to go where he collapsed.

The 19-year-old was advised to go to the hospital, but refused. After receiving oxygen from emergency personnel he went back out to complete the show, receiving a very robust standing ovation.

While the pop-star was being assisted his representative, Scooter Braun, went out on stage to tell the crowd, “Justin’s got very light breath. The whole show he’s been complaining, He’s backstage with the EMTs and the doctor.”

Bieber was rushed to the hospital immediately following the show. According to TMZ the singer is still there receiving treatment and that he’s in “good spirits and feels OK”

Tweeting his 35 million plus Twitter followers Bieber wrote, “thanks for everyone pulling me thru tonight. best fans in the world. figuring out what happened. thanks for the love.”

Last year Bieber ran into a glass wall and later collapsed as he was walking down a flight of stairs. He’s also vomited during a number of past concerts.

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Is the Biebs pushing himself too hard?

UPDATE: Jeremy King, spokesperson for the O2 Arena said of Bieber’s upcoming concert, “As far as we are concerned everything is on, on, on.” Continuing he explained, “He (Bieber) was treated by our team of medics and after further examination they didn’t find anything more serious or worrying.”

Friday a spokeswoman, who wishes to remain anonymous, said “Justin has been released from the hospital after a check-up and, while he’s feeling a little under the weather, he’s currently planning on going ahead with tonight’s show”

Bieber also posted a photo of himself on Instagram lying in a hospital bed shirtless adding “Gettin better listening to Janice Joplin.”

Justin Bieber continues to break records

THE ISLAND DEF JAM MUSIC GROUP JUSTIN BIEBER ACOUSTICAs Justin Bieber continues to entertain the masses both on and off stage, the self-proclaimed Prince of Pop continues to break records, as the 18-year-old Biebs now has five number one albums before the age of 19.

Justin Bieber gropes woman’s breast at meet and greet

His latest album “Believe Acoustic” has soared to number one in its first week of sales.

“With this week’s incredible success of ‘Believe Acoustic’, Justin continues to impress everyone with the magnitude of his artistry,” said Steve Bartels, President & COO, Island Def Jam Music Group.  “His vision for ‘Believe Acoustic’ was an organic extension of his growth as a musician on tour and in the studio, consummately devoted to his fans.  The album reflects an artist who is not afraid to step outside of every stereotype, regardless of his age.  Congratulations, Justin.”

“Believe Acoustic” shot to number one on iTunes in over 63 countries, including the U.S., and according to Billboard this makes him only the “tenth act to score a number one album in four consecutive years.” The top three artists who have accomplished consecutive years with a number one album are Jay-Z (7 years), the Beatles (6 years), and Paul McCartney/Wings (5 years).

“Believe Acoustic” offers acoustic versions of eight songs from Justin’s worldwide multi-platinum #1 album of 2012, “Believe,” including hits “Boyfriend,” “As Long As You Love Me” (featuring Big Sean), and “Beauty And A Beat” (featuring Nicki Minaj). All acoustic tracks were co-produced by Justin Bieber and his guitarist Dan Kanter.

With Bieber’s fame and fortune at such an early age it’s not surprising that the pop-star has had a few slips in the public eye. There are several not-so-shining examples such as his “accidently” posting a photo of his bare butt on Instagram, photos showing up of him smoking pot, and most recently a meet and greet photo of him groping a woman’s breast.

Just recently Bieber saw his Twitter account overtake Lady Gaga’s as his followers climbed to over 33.9 million.

The Bieber Nation has to be proud of their favorite pop-artist as he heads to New York to tape NBC’s Saturday Night Live as host and musical guest this weekend.

 

 

Adele’s 21 tops in music sales for 2012

AdeleNielson Soundscan has reported that Adele has landed the #1 spot for the second year in a row for her album “21,” beating out Taylor Swift’s new album “Red.”

While everyone is clamoring to report Adele’s accomplishment, they are neglecting to inform their readers that Taylor Swift’s “Red” wasn’t released until October of 2012, while “21” was up for grabs for the entire year.

Breaking it down Adele gets the number one slot with “21,” selling 4.41 million records. The second place winner is Swift with “Red,” coming in second with 3.11 million records sold. “21” had 12 months of sales, while “Red” was released at the end of October, giving “Red” a tad over two months of sales.

Who’s the winner here?

Swift is kicking some major chords!

Adele’s numbers are impressive, especially when you consider the third place winner, One Direction’s “Up All Night,” which went on sale in March and only sold 1.62 million albums. That’s nine months of sales.

Again, comparing this to Taylor Swift’s “Red,” you have to agree Swift is #winning.Taylor Swift

The other winner is One Direction, who not only came in third place, but fifth place as well, just behind Mumford and Sons, giving them close to three million in sales.

Another item to note is the number of country artists appearing on the top 10 compared to past years. Is this due to American Idol churning out the likes of Carrie Underwood, and more recently Scotty McCreery?

So here’s how the last five years have looked according to Neilson Soundscan:

2012

1. Adele, “21” – 4,410,000
2. Taylor Swift, “Red” – 3,110,000
3. One Direction, “Up All Night” – 1,620,000
4. Mumford & Sons’, “Babel” – 1,460,000
5. One Direction, “Take Me Home” – 1,340,000
6. Justin Bieber, “Believe” – 1,340,000
7. Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away” – 1,200,000
8. Luke Bryan, “Tailgates & Tanlines” – 1,100,000
9. Lionel Richie, “Tuskegee” – 1,070,000
10. Jason Aldean, “Night Train” – 1,020,000

2011
1. Adele, “21” – 5,824,000
2. Michael Buble, “Christmas” – 2,452,000
3. Lady GaGa, “Born This Way” – 2,101,000
4. Lil Wayne, “Tha Carter IV” – 1,917,000
5.  Jason Aldean, “My Kinda Party” – 1,576,000
6.  Mumford & Sons, “Sigh No More” – 1,420,000
7.  Drake, “Take Care” – 1,247,000
8.  Justin Bieber, “Under the Mistletoe” – 1,245,000
9.  Jay-Z & Kanye West, “Watch the Throne” – 1,232,000
10. Lady Antebellum, “Own the Night” – 1,204,000

2010
1. Eminem, “Recovery” –  3,415,000
2. Lady Antebellum, “Need You Now” –  3,089,000
3. Taylor Swift, “Speak Now” – 2,960,000
4. Justin Bieber, “My World 2.0” – 2,319,000
5. Susan Boyle, “The Gift” – 1,852,000
6. Lady Gaga, “Fame” – 1,591,000
7. Sade, “Soldier of Love” – 1,300,000
8. Drake, “Thank Me Later” – 1,269,000
9. Usher, “Raymond V Raymond” – 1,143,000
10. Ke$ha, “Animal” – 1,143,000

2009
1. Taylor Swift , “Fearless” – 3,217,000
2. Susan Boyle, “I Dreamed A Dream” – 3,103,828
3. Michael Jackson, “Number Ones” – 2,355,000
4. Lady Gaga, “Fame” – 2,238,000
5. Andrea Bocelli, “My Christmas” – 2,207,000
6. Hanna Montana, “Hannah Movie Soundtrack” – 1,823,000
7. Black Eyed Peas, “The E.N.D.“ – 1,786,852
8. Enimen, “Relapse” – 1,735,358
9. Jay-Z, “Blueprint 3“ – 1,514,800
10. Kings of Leon, “Only By the Night” – 1,398,000

2008
1. Lil Wayne, “Tha Carter III” – 2,874,000
2. Coldplay, Viva La Vida” – 2,144,000
3. Taylor Swift, “Fearless” – 2,112,000
4. Kid Rock, “Rock N Roll Jesus” – 2,018,000
5. AC/DC, “Black Ice” – 1,915,000
6. Taylor Swift ”Taylor Swift” – 1,597,000
7. Metallica, “Death Magnetic” – 1,565,000
8. T.I., “Paper Trail” – 1,522,000
9. Jack Johnson, “Sleep Through the Static” – 1,492,000
10. Beyonce, “I Am…Sasha Fierce “ – 1,459,000

 


The biggest selling single record of all time is . . .

 

I’m thinking .  .  . I’m thinking .  .  .  Well it must be a Beatles or Elvis tune.

No.

How about a Madonna song?

No.

Lady Gaga!?

Nada.

I know. It’s gotta be that Bieber kid. You know the one who’s wanted for questioning due to roughing up a photographer over the weekend.

Nope.

The single was recorded 70 years ago today by a man named Harry Lillis Crosby, better known as Bing Crosby. What the hell did her record? Everybody’s favorite ““ “White Christmas”

I know, it brings a tear to my eye just writing this stuff.

Crosby’s rendition has sold over 50 million copies. Take into account all the other renditions of the song and it’s sold well over 100 million copies.

Source: The United States Census Bureau ““ Our friggin tax dollars hard at work.

 

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