Justin Bieber

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    July 15, 2014

    Justin Bieber Lookalike Wannabe, Turned Down for Surgery in Newport Beach, Can Still Get Help

    A 33-year-old songwriter who has spent more than $100,000 on surgeries to look just like Justin Bieber was--and here is the real news--turned down for more procedures by a famous Newport Beach plastic surgeon. (Honestly, walking around Lido Village and seeing over-inflated ladies with Joker smiles h ... More >>

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    April 11, 2014

    These Musical Moments Deserve an MTV Movie Award

    It's time to break out the golden popcorn as the 2014 MTV Movie Awards are here! This Sunday's live broadcast, hosted by Conan O'Brien, looks to continue the show's 22-year-long tradition of being cinema's least predictable night. With the first show, where Terminator 2: Judgment Day swept the categ ... More >>

  • Film

    April 3, 2014

    Point for Rumsfeld

    Errol Morris tells us he's tired of interviewing people

  • Film

    October 17, 2013
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    May 20, 2013

    The Funniest Billboard Music Awards Tweets

    With Tracy Morgan hosting the Billboard Music Awards this year, we were all anticipating a few shenanigans to go down courtesy of his sharp comedic tongue. Truth be told, we think he played it rather safe. Broadcasting "live" (yet somehow the East Coast once again saw it before us on the West which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    What We Learned from the 2013 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards

    This past Saturday, award show season officially ended with the 2013 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. The 26th installment of the only award show where "kids rule," it was a star-studded night that legitimately out-shined plenty of its contemporaries. You may think we're kidding, but how many awards ... More >>

  • Film

    March 14, 2013

    Girls Gone Wilder In 'Spring Breakers'

    A thrilling corruption of the Disney princess set

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    March 6, 2013

    The 10 Douchiest Drummers of All Time

    What would music be without a beat, a rhythm or a backbone? Though they qualify as the first instruments ever created, the drums are probably the last thing most music fans can live without. And while we worship plenty of drummers in modern music, there are some Gods of Thunder that might actually d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    Green Day's Billy Joe Makes a Mess of His Life, Asks Fans to Pay the Price

    Billy Joe Armstrong sat down this month with Rolling Stone to atone for his infamous mid-set rant at last September's I Heart Radio concert in Las Vegas. You may remember the gig, which featured the puerile Bay Area punkers performing along with the likes of Rihanna, Bon Jovi and Swedish House Mafia ... More >>

  • Film

    October 25, 2012

    Michael Jackson's (and Spike Lee's) 'BAD25' Proves Your Butt Is Still His

    The two-hour celebration/behind-the-scenes history of the Gloved One's 'Bad' is a bliss-out

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    September 25, 2012

    Top 10 Recent Rock Star Meltdowns

    We get it. There are some pressures of rockstardom that no mere mortal should ever have to endure. But for some, it goes beyond the typical frustration of playing the same songs night after night, brutal scrutiny from the press, copious amounts of drugs, and road fatigue. Take the volatile combinati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Why the Hell is Psy So Popular?

    See Also:* Advice to Every New Band: Stop Putting Out Records* No Doubt In Their Own Words* Matisyahu on Acting, His Growth and His BeardBy now, most Southern Californians, if not the entire world where there is an internet connection, should know, in one way or the other, Psy, a South-Korean r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Top Five Hits: Creme Tangerine in Costa Mesa

    [Editor's Note: Every Friday, our resident record store expert Michael Chin checks in with his weekly report of what the hell people who still buy records at local shops are listening to.]See Also: *Five Unexpected Cover Songs from the Insane Clown Posse*Top Five Hits: TKO in Fountain Valley*Top F ... More >>

  • Music

    June 14, 2012

    Take a Whiff of YACHT's Electropop Perfume

    The band's fragrance to commemorate their latest album smells like a quirky success

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    [UPDATE: Jason Russell Detained For Public Masturbation] KONY 2012: A Kenyan OC Weekly Intern Calls B.S. on the Film

    ​UPDATE, March 16, 5:15 pm.: It's being widely reported that Jason Rusell, co-founder of Invisible Childen and narrator of KONY 2012, was arrested yesterday morning in San Diego for masturbating in public.[Editor's Note: No, we're not making this up. Yes, this is the weirdest update to a film rev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Motley Crue at the Joint in Las Vegas on Feb. 15, 2012

    ​Motley CrueFebruary 15, 2012The Joint at the Hard Rock HotelOne of the first videos I can remember watching as a young impressionable music fan was "Live Wire" by Motley Crue. The video had all the right elements. The wafting smoke, Nikki Sixx setting himself on fire, pentagram adorned drum kit a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Justin Bieber and Five Other Musicians with Jesus Tattoos

    ​So Justin Bieber gets a Jesus tattoo and the whole world goes crazy, citing its provenance (a Rubens painting of Jesus called Ecce Homo, which dates back to 1610) and importance (the Beebs has always invoked his Christian faith). But Jesus statues are nothing new for pop stars--check out our list ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Drake Sings Karaoke Version of 'What's My Name' ... with a Fan!

    ​ Oh yeah, Hollywood. While we get our Justin Bieber sightings and Kobe Bryant run-ins, we're still jaded Southern Californians. So it's really rare when we are taken off-guard by celebrities who deign to mingle with mere mortals, so to speak. Take this girl Dee, for example, who was singing karao ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    NBA Lockout is Finally Over: Our Top Five Terrible Songs by Athletes

    ​I don't believe in God, but if I did, I'd be thanking her right now for salvaging the upcoming NBA season. I mean, I tried to watch hockey, I really did, but I just can't hang with that shit. And my dad was born in Canada, so I should be able to get through more than three minutes without asking, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Justin Bieber, You Are Not Alone: 4 Baby Daddy Dramas in Music History

    ​Poor Justin Bieber--the 17-year-old isn't even legal to bone yet, and already there's a lady claiming that he's the father of her baby. Meet 20-year-old (uh, statutory rape, or at least a misdemeanor in California, anyone?) Mariah Yeater, the classy broad whose claiming to have taken the heartthr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Five Reasons to You Might Watch to Chris Brown at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Saturday, Despite His Douchebaggery

    ​Although it may feel like Chris Brown has been on his F.A.M.E. tour for forever and a day, that's really only because it went to Australia and Canada before it even started in the States. The concert series already hit SoCal last Oct. 20, but it's finally coming to a close with its second to last ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 20, 2011
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    October 17, 2011

    Incubus at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine Last Saturday Night

    Meg Strouse/OC Weekly​For more Incubus photos, check out our slideshow here!Incubus  Oct. 15, 2011 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine A decade ago, when rap-rock was being made popular by the likes of Kid Rock, Limp Bizkit and Papa Roach, Incubus came onto the scene as a band that fit the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Philip Anschutz: The Billionaire Who Puts the 'A' in AEG

    ​Two years ago today, the single "This is It" by Michael Jackson was released in forward promotion of the concert documentary of the same name. The film gave audiences a glimpse into the King of Pop's comeback tour, and went on to become the highest grossing ever in its genre. Jackson's death, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Braids and Pepper Rabbit at the Detroit Bar Last Night

    ​Braids and Pepper RabbitSeptember 28th, 2011Detroit BarWhoever said that going to a bar and being swept into atmospheric rock isn't normal Wednesday night business obviously did not forward the memo to Detroit Bar, which hosted Braids and Pepper Rabbit last night.Despite being 45 minutes off from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Top 5 YouTube Cover Artists

    Karmin​Many big-name talents like Justin Bieber, Cody Simpson and the now infamous Rebecca Black were discovered on YouTube, so it's no surprise that thousands of aspiring singers have taken to the video website in hopes of launching their own music careers. There are so many self-proclaimed YouTu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Selena Gomez (with a Surprise Appearance by Justin Bieber!) at the Pacific Amphitheatre Last Night

    ​Selena GomezJuly 24, 2011Pacific Amphitheatre First things first: It took 40 minutes to drive five miles through Costa Mesa, which can only mean something big was going down at the OC Fairgrounds. Yes, the OC Fair brings its share of a-holes on the road surrounding the venue, but tonight it w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Former Backstreet Boy Tries His Hand At Relevancy and Announces Solo Project

    Flickr user Jamie Ivins​Howie Dorough--better known as Howie D--of Backstreet Boys fame, announced that his new solo album Back To Me will drop this coming November. The tweens of America responded with "Who? That's not Justin Bieber." 

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Rebecca Black to Release New Single, "My Moment"

    ​First a starring role in Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night" video, now a brand spanking new single called "My Moment"!  Rebecca Black's follow up to her hit (?) "Friday" debuts July 18. Apparently the 14-year-old YouTube star is also finishing a five-song EP that should be out in August.&nb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Five Pop Stars More Deserving of Abduction than Joss Stone

    ​Two men were arrested in England this week for trying to abduct the soul singer Joss Stone. Making the case stranger, the suspects reportedly had in their possession a Samurai sword and written plans to kill Stone and dump her into a river. Call us a bunch of softies, but we're perplexed that an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Dudley Jones Comedy Tribe Get Sick With Jokes About NyQuil

    ​Formed in good ol' Orange County in early 2010, Dudely Jones Comedy Tribe (Evan Cassidy, Alexa Green, and Andrew McCormick) is currently filming a 13 episode sketch comedy pilot/web series titled, "Dudely Jones Comedy Tribe Show." If you can't wait for their series you're in luck because they wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Pentagon Papers Declassified, Available Online or at Richard Nixon Presidential Library

    Marisa Gerber/OC Weekly​On June 13, 1971, the New York Times published parts of the Pentagon Papers, which led to Watergate and eventually Nixon's resignation.Yesterday, exactly 40 years later, the report was released in its entirety at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba L ... More >>

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    June 13, 2011

    On June 13, 1971 the New York Times published parts of the Pentagon Papers, which led to Watergate and eventually Nixon's resignation. Yesterday, exactly forty years later, the report was released in its entirety at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda (and a few other ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Happy Jawbreaker Day As Well!

    ​ In case you hadn't heard, today is Star Wars Day. And if you hadn't heard, I guess I should explain that today is Star Wars day because "May the fourth" sounds an awful lot like a lispy nerd who lives in his parents' basement saying "may the force" as in, "May the force be with you." But the dor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    He's Back! Andrew Dice Clay Talks Internet Porn, Lady Gaga, Charlie Sheen and Comedy Nepotism

    ​Andrew Dice Clay may have matured into a family man, but when it comes to comedy, he's still got what it takes to bring to bring the dirty and keep the fans laughing like he never left. If you've wanted to see him live for like...ever, now is your chance. Comedy's legendary bad boy is stepping in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Awkward Backup Dancer in 'Friday' Video Speaks Out

    The internet is weird. The fact that you can achieve even a miniscule notch of pseudo-internet-fame simply for being a backup dancer on what's been pegged as the Worst Music Video Ever blows my mind. Yes, I'm talking about Rebecca Black's "Friday" video. And yes, I'm talking about Bennet "Benni" Cin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Fueled By Ramen Sign Sublime With Rome

    John Gilhooley/OC Weekly​Slightly puzzled by the news that emo/pop label Fueled By Ramen has signed stoner faves Sublime With Rome? Drummer Bud Gaugh, bassist Eric Wilson and singer/guitarist Rome don't exactly fit the eyeliner and Justin Bieber hair aesthetic that many Fueled By Ramen labelmates ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Everybody Must Get Stoned: The Six Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

    EPA/The Independent​In honor of Aaron Carter getting out of rehab (who, by the way, looks like absolute shit), we wondered, "Hey, just who were the most fucked-up rockers ever?" Yes, there are some very deserving people not here (David Crosby, Station to Station--era Bowie, Iggy Pop, Fleetwood Mac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Six Most Anticipated Albums of 2011

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyRadiohead at the Henry Fonda Theater on Jan. 25, 2010​Last year looked like it might be bleak in terms of truly great albums, but a few artists (Beach House, the National, Yeasayer, Kanye West) managed to produce some future classics in 2010. And now that we've turned ... More >>

  • Music

    December 30, 2010

    Preacher's Sons Will Teach You

    [Locals Only] At Detroit Bar, Of Course

  • Music

    December 30, 2010

    Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Wife

    But not your WiFi! In 2010, the Internet was the medium by which we all went what the fuck?

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Top Five OC Concerts of 2010

    ​Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyBlonde Redhead at the Glass House on Nov. 15.​ Let's be real: Orange County isn't exactly the mecca for the greatest concerts of all time. But when national bands play around here, we expect some great music. And no, I'm not talking about Justin Bieber--we just like to m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Britney Spears to Become Comic Book Heroine

    ​Britney Spears' career has seen many shifts, from young Mouseketeer to pop diva to tabloid queen. But comic book character? It will soon be a reality. Spears will feature as the latest pop culture protagonist of the FAME series of comic books, to be released in March.

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    December 7, 2010

    Ten Most WTF Music Stories of 2010

    ​We twittered, shared and reposted all these stories ad nauseum in 2010--for a good reason. This year, trashy viral videos made more of an impact than the Grammys, and Antoine Dodson was more memorable than Beatles songs finally getting on iTunes. So the line  blurring of talent and fame is m ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    Worst Restaurant in the Anaheim Resort: Five Contenders

    Original image: heidigoseek @ CC BY-NC-SA 2.0Ding-dong, the witch is dead, the witch is dead, the witch is dead...​The Baker's Square on Harbor Blvd. in Garden Grove closed at some point. I'm not sure when, but I only noticed it a few weeks ago when we had friends staying in the area an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    WTF of the Week: Kid Rock

    ​WTF?Here's a twist on an OC Weekly blog from a few weeks ago. You may remember that last month's Hotlist in Rolling Stone deemed the muse du jour of rappers across the nation to be fictional anchorman Ron Burgundy. This month's RS reported on an unlikely rapper du jour for off-kilter hip-hop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    The Rambles Fight the Good Fight for Pop Music

    North Orange County's The Rambles are warriors in the battle of reclaiming pop music from acts like Justin Bieber and Katy Perry. Their pop revival army is made up of guitarist Eric Plunkett, rhythm guitarist and singer Isaiah Silva, lead vocalist and tambourine player Kevin Fry, bassist Brad Babin ... More >>

  • Film

    June 10, 2010

    Kung Fu Hustle

    Karate Kid remake too cynical to catch a fly with chopsticks

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    April 15, 2010
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    March 22, 2010

    Snoop Dogg at SXSW, Lady Gaga Strikes Back, Justin Bieber (WTF?), Mr. Rachael Ray (Ha!)

    Some unknown from Long Beach called Snoop Dogg helps close out SXSW.Lady Gaga strikes back--legally speaking--at her ex, who is suing her for $30.5 million.Ah, who is this kid Justin Bieber and why does anyone care if he'd date a fan?Mr. Rachael Ray--a wannabe rock star--makes fool of himself at SXS ... More >>

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