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Wanted: Swagger Coach

Ryan’s photo (left) from MTV

Justin Bieber has one; I kid you not! Meet Ryan Good, a Florida native who was hired by R&B singer/producer Usher to tag along with teen sensation Justin Bieber and help him develop his—you guessed it—swagger.

swag·ger [swag-er]
–verb (used without object)
1. to walk or strut with a defiant or insolent air.
2. to boast or brag noisily.
–verb (used with object)
3. to bring, drive, force, etc., by blustering.
4. swaggering manner, conduct, or walk; ostentatious display of arrogance and conceit.

According to MTV, Justin was quoted saying, “I have a swagger coach that helps me and teaches me different swaggerific things to do.” I’ll bet Ryan’s job description isn’t limited to picking Justin’s clothes and matching his sneakers. This dude may be responsible for Justin’s killer tween smile, signature hair swoosh, and pickup lines.

E! Online claims that they haven’t heard of any other young stars employing a swagger coach, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this starts a new trend in the industry.

How swaggerific!


Bieber or Die

You gotta hand it to the guys at Funny or Die. Their skits can make almost any celebrity funny. Take Justin Bieber for example. Sure, the kid can sing and make anyone under 18 swoon, but his acting and comedy chops need help. Did you see his recent stint with Tina Fey at SNL?

His new video with Funny or Die is funnier than his last few attempts. Check it out.

My favorite bit was when he rode on the back of his bodyguard and demanded to go get a lollipop. LMAO!

Is it just me or is he losing baby fat and getting taller? Bieber’s voice is changing, too! I wonder how that will affect his next album.

Who cares? “This is Bieber’s world and you’re just living in it! Bieber or die!”

Baby, baby, baby, oh…

Justin’s Reaction to People

Uh-oh! It looks like the 16-year-old wasn’t 100% happy about his People cover photo. The latest issue of People magazine shows a guffawing Justin Bieber on the cover. It isn’t his best angle, especially after a barrage of magazines and websites have done hot fashion shoots and interviews with the teen sensation.

When he saw the cover layout, his reaction was: “[sic] Dear @peoplemag Covershoot…next time i laugh real crazy warn me u r still taking pics.”

He also tweeted last week, “EXCLUSIVE story and pics in the new issue of @peoplemag . I look crazy as heck on the cover but if u cant laugh at yourself u aint havin fun.”

Some people have interpreted his reaction negatively, saying that the teen sensation is letting the fame get to his head with this diva attitude.

But Justin was quick to show some gratitude when he tweeted, “just grabbed my copy of @peoplemag with the cover story and exclusive article and pics. truly honored. everyone go out and grab it. Thanks”

Do you think Justin is turning into a Hollywood diva or is he simply a vain teenager who didn’t like his photo?


People’s Bieber Fever

Want a sure-fire way to sell your magazine these days? Get a few minutes with Justin Bieber. People is the latest magazine to do a story on the teen sensation, and this time they went all the way by making him their cover boy.

For this week’s issue, the title “All About Justin Bieber” says it all. Writer Joey Bartolomeo’s story tries to make sense of “how Justin Bieber grew from YouTube sensation to the biggest pop star on the planet—all by the time he hit 16!”

For non-gushing teens and tweens, there are other stories worthy of your attention. There’s the one on Jennifer Hudson, spokesperson of Weight Watchers, and how she managed to trim down to a size smaller than her pre-baby weight. There’s an article on country singer Kenny Chesney and his year off the entertainment ‘biz. Then there’s a sexy photo shoot and interview with Dancing With The Stars couple Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Erin Andrews.


Esmée: Timbo’s Prodigy

Meet Esmée, first artist to officially be signed to Justin Timberlake’s label, Tennman Records.

Esmée on the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball 2009

(c) Listal

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Justin Bieber’s “Interview”

Interview magazine’s April issue is selling not because of cover girl Carey Mulligan (ouch!); tweens everywhere are saving their allowances to check out the story on Justin Bieber.

Photographed by Gregory Harris, Justin dresses up in metallics, prints, and—yes!—a more colorful wardrobe. What a refreshing change from his usual black wardrobe with neon kicks.

Zoe Wolff’s article paints a photo of the pint-sized pop heartthrob’s life. One minute he’s a 14-year-old hockey player from Canada who can carry a tune; the next minute he’s bigger than the Jonas Brothers. What wonders a hit Youtube account can do for your life!

I remember last year when he was just another Youtube sensation trying to make it big in the entertainment industry. Thanks to Usher’s tutelage and a number of pop/R&B hits, the 16-year-old has changed the way we view the tween market.

Read the Interview story here. Also check out the photo shoot slideshow.


My World 2.0 Is Number 1

No surprise there. Only a week after it was released, Justin Bieber’s album My World 2.0 topped the Billboard 200 after selling 280,000 copies, making the 16 year-old the youngest solo male artist to reach No. 1.

The last time a youngster made it this big in Billboard was when a 13-year-old Stevie Wonder hit number one in 1963 with Little Stevie Wonder: The 12 Year Old Genius.

The Bieber fever is on an all-time high.


Hollywood’s famous gossip Perez Hilton turned 32 last week, and he made sure that he celebrated it with his favorite people.

Perez Hilton Carn-Evil 2010

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Since the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards caters to the younger market, you’re sure to spot a number of stylish and wardrobe-experimental dudes on the red carpet, or in this year’s case—the orange carpet.

Nickelodeon's 23rd Annual Kids' Choice Awards Jonas Brothers

(c) Getty

(L-R) Musicians Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas, and Nick Jonas of The Jonas Brothers suited up in different designer labels. Kevin’s suit and shoes were by Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers; Joe wore a Hugo suit and Sperry Topsider shoes; while Nick opted for a D&G suit.

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I Want Justin Bieber’s Kicks!

One thing about teen heartthrob Justin Bieber’s wardrobe is that he keeps his threads monochrome. Sometimes he wears a hint of color, but his choice of clothes always boils down to dark, basic hues. It’s through his sneakers that you see more flavor.

Here’s an ode to the 16-year-old’s sneaker collection. As a sneaker freak myself, they’re the first things I notice whenever I check out pictures of him. And yes, I’d love to raid his shoe closet.

Justin Bieber At The 'Late Show With David Letterman'

(c) Flynet Pictures

March 23 on his way to the David Letterman Show

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Eenie Meenie Miney Moe

Justin Bieber’s second album, My World 2.0 is finally out. It features songs such as “Never Let You Go,” which is now on the iTunes singles chart and “Baby” (featuring Ludacris) which has been steadily climbing the Billboard 100 chart.

Another song featured in the album is “Eenie Meenie,” a collaboration with Justin’s real-life bff, Sean Kingston. The song will also be part of Sean’s untitled third album.

“’Eenie Meenie’” melds Sean Kingston’s island-inflected dance-pop with Bieber’s sweet tween R&B,” according to MTV.

Have you purchased the album? If not, listen to “Eenie Meenie” here:

Also check out Justin and Sean working on the song in their studio:


Justin Bieber’s B-day Present

When he turned 16 early this month, we all speculated what Justin Bieber would get for his birthday.

justin bieber range rover 2010

(c) Myspace

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Justin Bieber: Sweet 16

Teenage heartthrob Justin Bieber turned 16 on Monday and he kept his fans in the loop with birthday updates on Twitter.

The Dome 53 - Justin Bieber

(c) Getty

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Justin Bieber: Usher’s Prodigy

If you haven’t seen his video or listened to his tracks yet, then you must be hiding under a rock. At 15, Justin Bieber is taking Hollywood by storm with “One Time.”

His story is that of your typical YouTube sensation. Three years ago, the then 12-year-old Canadian joined a local singing competition called Stratford Idol and won second place. He wanted to share his victory with his friends and family who didn’t get to see the show, so he posted his videos on YouTube.

“But it turned out that other people liked them and they started subscribing to them,” said Justin. “That’s how my manager found me. He saw me on YouTube and contacted my family and now I’m signed!”

It’s not everyday that a 15-year-old gets signed by R&B singer Usher. In October 2008, Justin was torn between signing for Justin Timberlake and Usher. “It turned out Usher’s deal was way better,” Justin revealed. “But I still would like to work on a collaboration with Justin in the future,” he said during a phone-in interview with Ryan Seacrest.

“Things are just happening so fast,” he added. It’s been less than a year since Justin signed to Island Records, and he’s already making the Hollywood rounds. Numerous TV and radio guestings, red carpet appearances, a debut album, a music video, and 535,000+ facebook fans are keeping this lad busy.

His recent stint involves making his “Favorite Girl” happy. Justin hollered at Tricia Matibag, winner of his MTV VMA red carpet shout-out competition. Check out this ultimate fan’s winning video entry:

Get the Bieber fever!

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