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Events> 2010> December 11th – B96 Jingle Bash
In New York City on Friday night, Kim Kardashian kicked off the Z100 Jingle Ball 2010, welcoming thousands of fans who packed Madison Square Garden to hear some merry music from their favorite pop stars. According to MTV News, Kardashian (a longtime Lakers fan) admitted to the crowd that it was her first time inside MSG.
Highlights included performances from B.o.B., Bruno Mars, Taio Cruz, Michael Buble, Paramore (with lead singer Hayley Williams donning a fugly-cute sleeveless Christmas sweater) and Selena Gomez — Justin Bieber‘s latest rumored paramour.
As usual, Katy Perry made the most vivid fashion statement of the night, dressing as a sexy toy soldier and popping out of a giant Christmas present for her set, which also featured dancing Santas and, of course, pyrotechnic stage effects (for her single ‘Firework’).
Pauly D of ‘Jersey Shore’ dropped by to introduce baseball-cap-loving Enrique Iglesias, who serenaded a swooning fan plucked from the audience.
Bieber, introduced by Kardashian, capped off the concert with a set that included an appearance from ‘Karate Kid’ Jaden Smith.
When a bride flings her bouquet into the air, young single women, so goes the cultural cliche, get downright aggressive. When Justin Bieber throws his hat into a crowd of teenage girls, hell hath no fury like it.
Suddenly, they’re scrambling on the floor and shrieking and elbows are flying like playground point guards. One of the girls in front of me grabbed it — a fresh, red Yankees ball cap — and began to struggle for breath. She started to put in on, then she caught sight of the jealous, snarling looks on the other girls’ faces. She clutched it tightly.
Such is the seething frenzy of Bieber fever. The 16-year-old wunderkind headlined Saturday night’s B96 Jingle Bash concert at the Allstate Arena, muddling through a performance that already reeks of too much professionalism.
Jumping on the stage in a white outfit with black, fingerless gloves, lil’ Bieber launched into “Love Me,” as if he had to demand it. His band strained to be heard above the screaming, sold-out crowd. (“I love you, Justin!” cried the girl next to me, repeatedly, unaware or uncaring of the futility. Her handmade T-shirt read: “I’m Mrs. Bieber. Deal With It!”) He thrust himself into choreography with four backup dancers that looked as if they were fighting, a la Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” video.
Next, more of the same — flawless vocals (his mike was live, but there seemed to be recorded assistance) and carefully structured dancing throughout eight songs, including the ballad “Pray” and closing with his biggest hit “Baby.” Each was studied and overrehearsed. Gone was the youthful imp of just a few months ago, an international star who still seemed to be a free-spirited kid. In his place, a well-trained marketing machine.
“I want to tell you a little about myself,” he began after “One Time,” delivering a short homily about believing in oneself. “People told me I’d never make it,” he said, appearing to bare his soul. But — wait for it — then he segued: “People never told me … I’d make a 3-D movie. Let’s watch a trailer!” Roll the ad for “Never Say Never,” a biopic of the teen phenom due in February. Shameless.
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As previously reported, Barbara picked Justin as one of her “10 Most Fascinating People of 2010,” which airs tomorrow night. She seemed super interested in his love life and went on and on about it.
Smart woman. Way to grab the younger audience.
When she asked the Biebs about kissing his “Baby” video love interest, he said, “I was kissing her. Well, I was just, I don’t know, I was just kissing her. That’s about it.”
So eloquent. But was he embarrassed that it was caught on tape?
“I don’t know,” he responded. “I didn’t even know anyone was taking pictures. It just kind of happened and I don’t know. It’s not really weird. Is it weird? I think every 16-year-old kisses a girl, right, so that’s not nothing out of the ordinary.”
She continued to ask him if they were dating, to which Justin said, “no” and that “it’s just a kiss.”
Geez, Babs. Such a cougar.
ETOILE NATION BEAUTY is causing a pop culture scent-sation this holiday season with the launch of the Justin Bieber My World Collection of fragranced accessories.
ETOILE NATION introduces the must-have beauty stocking stuffer of the season—Justin Bieber My World Scented Dog Tags! Using patented resin technology, this innovative and hypoallergenic scent is layered with sophistication and fun, easily wearable by all of Justin’s fans. The My World Collection offers four stylish designs inspired by Justin’s World including Icon, Energy, Tour and Web. With its unique delivery system and pop infused scent, these perfectly priced items are going right to the top of the charts!
The collection debuts at select Walmart stores in December 2010 and retails for $10.
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Justin Bieber has a line of exclusive new headphones,JustBeats by Beats by Dre (BeatsByDre.com/JustBeats). Justin collaborated withthe team at Beats by Dre to create the ultimate headphones in his favorite color, purple. The headphones are perfect for listening to his music. They come in two varieties, Solo (headsets) and iBeats (in-ear).
JustBeats provides the ultimate musical experience. Said Justin:
“So many kids nowadays that are listening to really cheap headphones and they aren’t getting the quality that they should be hearing. I want my fans to experience the new sound when they hear the JustBeats… definitely a change from what they are used to hearing.”
They are only available at Best Buy locations and online at BestBuy.com/JustBeats
Prince has advised Justin Bieber to “get a good teacher“. The 52-year-old star is one of the 16-year-old singer’s biggest influences and now his idol has spoken out to give him tips on emulating his own long career.
He explained on US TV show ‘The View’: “The key to longevity is to learn every aspect of music that you can, and I hope that he does pick up an instrument and gets a good teacher.”
Meanwhile Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ released in 1984 has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for 2011.
The hit single will be honored alongside The Beatles’ ‘Penny Lane’ (1967), Otis Redding’s ‘I’ve Been Loving You Too Long’ (1965) and Ray Charles’ 1961 hit ‘Genius + Jazz Soul’.
Willie Nelson’s ‘On the Road Again’ (1980) and Hank Williams‘ ‘Lovesick Blues’ (1949) were chosen from the country music genre.
Established by The Academy’s National Trustees in 1973, the Grammy Hall Of Fame was created to recognize recordings of lasting historical significance that are at least 25 years old.
The organization has honored a total of 881 titles since it was first created.