No More Meet & Greets for Bieber Fans
Justin Bieber is canceling all meet-and-greets on his “Purpose” tour. He says it’s because they leave him, quote, “mentally and emotionally exhausted to the point of depression.” TMZ says he’s been having security issues. Apparently an obsessive and dangerous fan, who was on his security team’s watch list, managed to get within 10 feet of him. According to Justin, he’s had his hair pulled, clothes ripped and sick fans have infected him. If your one of the thousands who’ve already purchase a meet and greet, you’ll be getting a refund. He took to social media to try to explain his decision:
Love u guys.. I’m going to be canceling my meet and greets. I enjoy meeting such incredible people but I end up feeling so drained and filled with so much of other people’s spiritual energy that I end up so drained and unhappy.. Want to make people smile and happy but not at my expense and I always leave feeling mentally and emotionally exhausted to the point of depression .. The pressure of meeting people’s expectations of what I’m supposed to be is so much for me to handle and a lot on my shoulders. Never want to disappoint but I feel I would rather give you guys the show and my albums as promised. Can’t tell you how sorry I am, and wish it wasn’t so hard on me.. And I want to stay in the healthy mindset I’m in to give you the best show you have ever seen 😉
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Chloe Grace Moretz Turned Down an Invitation to Taylor Swift’s Girl Squad
At 19, Chloe Grace Moretz seems more mature than a lot of celebrities her age, and older. Case in point: She could totally be in a squad right now if she wanted to be. Heck, she could start her own squad, and girls would line up to join it. But she’s not interested. See, Chloe is friends with Selena Gomez, who’s in Taylor Swift’s squad. And she admits to “Complex” magazine that Taylor extended an invite, and she declined. But Chloe is diplomatic about it. While she calls these kinds of squads “cliques” and says they “appropriate exclusivity,” she adds that Taylor is, quote, “a very talented person.” Chloe is starring in a new, live-action “Little Mermaid”, but don’t worry, it won’t be about some love-struck girl who sacrifices everything to win the love of a man she barely knows. She says, quote, “We want to make this good for girls. We can’t make this regressive tale in a modern world. We’re going to flip it on its head. “It’s going to feel good for women and men in the sense that it’s not just appropriating feminism, and it’s not leaning on regressive stereotypes.” Get more here.
Is Sarah Palin Going to Be the Next TV Judge?
Now that Sarah Palin has hitched her wagon to Donald Trump, she’s probably hoping to score a spot on the ticket, or at least get a good gig in his administration, if that’s really where we’re headed. But if not, she has an awesome backup plan. “People” magazine says she’s signed a production deal to star in a courtroom reality show like “Judge Judy”. Apparently, she’d be the judge, even though, unlike every other TV judge, she doesn’t have a law degree. It’s still in the very early stages, she hasn’t filmed a pilot, and no network has picked it up yet. But theoretically, it’s on track to debut sometime next year. Sarah hasn’t commented. Get more here.
Is Mariah Carey Losing Her Ability to Hit High Notes?
Rumor has it Mariah Carey doesn’t want to perform her old hits because she can’t hit the high notes anymore. She just kicked off a tour in Europe, and her set list doesn’t include one of her most popular songs, “Vision of Love”. An “insider” says, quote, “She can’t sing it or hit the high notes, [and she] can’t lip synch the song either. The way she tries to match her hoarse warbling to the pre-recorded tracks, it looks like the bad dubbing in an old Japanese movie.” And apparently when she does sing, she reverts to a whispery voice that sort of masks the fact that she struggles to hit the notes. Get more here.
Toronto’s Former Crack-Smoking Mayor Rob Ford Lost His Battle with Cancer
Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford died yesterday after a battle with cancer. He was 46. Sadly, Ford will not be remembered for anything he may have accomplished in office. He became a global punchline in 2013, when video surfaced of him smoking crack. At first he denied it . . . but then he admitted that it was him, and said he was, quote, “probably in one of my drunken stupors.” He provided joke writers with an endless string of material, like when he publicly responded to a woman who’d accused him of making a rather disgusting proposition involving his mouth. And then there was the time he nearly knocked over a female city councilor. That was during a meeting at City Hall, where government officials basically stripped him of his powers. He was charging across the room to confront some hecklers. He will be missed. Get more here.