It’s true. Justin Bieber, menace to society, could possibly be facing six months in jail. Of course, since all of us here are Lohanologists, we know that it won’t happen. Most celebrities who deserve jail will never see it, and if they do, it’s only for a couple of minutes. They’re far too precious for the cold, hard prison life. Besides, could you imagine Justin Bieber in prison? Yikes.
But the story is that the case of Justin beating up a photographer is going to be referred to prosecutors. Based on the knowledge I’ve gained from Law and Order: SVU, I can assure you that that means that things are getting serious.
Justin Bieber ‘s brawl with a photog over the weekend isn’t going to just disappear … TMZ has learned the case WILL be referred to the L.A. County D.A. for possible criminal prosecution.
We’re told cops have already decided to refer the case to prosecutors, even though the investigation is far from complete. They have requested to interview the Biebs, but he’s in Norway now. It’s pretty typical for police to refer high-profile cases to prosecutors.
TMZ broke the story … Bieber’s a suspect for allegedly committing criminal batteryagainst a photog in Calabasas Sunday afternoon. The photog called 911 after the scuffle, but by the time cops arrived, the singer had split.
The pap was taken to a nearby hospital in an ambulance. He then filed a police report naming Bieber as the culprit.
If Bieber is charged and convicted, he’d face 6 months in jail. But the photog faces an even worse fate — having to tell people Justin Bieber kicked his ass.
Even though we know how this will end up – no jail time, probably no conviction at all – this is interesting, isn’t it? Here’s what I think happened: Justin definitely threw some punches or some high kicks or something. There’s no other way to explain how he lost his shoes and his hat, or that raging look in his eyes. And obviously the photographer knew who he was dealing with, so I think he exaggerated his injuries in an attempt to get some of that Bieber money. That’s not far-fetched at all, is it? But then again, that theory means that the photographer was totally cool with pretending to be knocked out by Justin Bieber, and would that kind of humiliation be worth whatever money he could possibly get?
May 30, 2012 at 5:30 am by Emily
On Sunday, Justin Bieber assaulted a photographer so bad that the guy couldn’t even get up off the ground and had to be taken to the hospital. Allegedly. And yesterday, he was on Twitter, letting his fans know how much he loves them. Here are some of his tweets:
my fans have always been there. from day 1. they are there for me thru everything. they lift me up. so…im there for them. always. #FACT
i hope when you guys hear #BELIEVE you finally understand how i feel about you. I appreciate and love you. this is about us. thank you
we came up from the bottom TOGETHER. every step we were doubted. i doubted…but you were always there. #IlovemyBeliebers
so we work hard. we grind it out. nothing is stopping us. we #BELIEVE:)
He also spent a lot of time responding directly to his fans. Someone would say “I love you,” he’d say “I love you too.” A number of people asked him to follow them or retweet them or just to acknowledge them, and he did. In one particularly weird exchange, a fan said “Beliebers Protects Justin, until the end,” and Justin responded with “and i will protect u too. we got each other’s backs. always. i know that. thanks.”
Then, early this morning, Justin released a new single called “Die In Your Arms.”
On the plus side, it’s a surprisingly decent song, by Bieber standards, at least. But this is pretty strange, isn’t it? Is this intensive damage control after the (alleged) assault? Does he want us to remember that, despite these trying times, he’s still a sweet, sensitive boy with a heart of gold and the voice of an angel? Because I can never forget that terrifying, wicked look in his eyes:
And this look just strikes fear into my heart:
May 29, 2012 at 2:30 pm by Emily
These are the photos taken during the aftermath of Justin Bieber‘s photographer freak-out where he sent a photographer to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
In the pictures, you can easily tell that Selena is upset, but what you can also tell is that Selena either got belted in the mouth by accident while Justin’s mini-fists of fury were flying, or she went down the cliche route and got her lips did. Check out this photo:
Does that—or does that not—kind of look like what Lindsay Lohan looks like after she leaves her injectionist*? Oh, what? You don’t know what that looks like? Here!
We’re all fully aware that Selena isn’t a known for her Angelina Jolie-like lips, so that naturally leads me to believe that she may have gotten something done to her pout. It’s not as bad as Kris Jenner‘s, granted, but hey. Little starlets have to start somewhere, right? This is Selena a few months ago, back when her lips weren’t as bee-stung-looking:
Thoughts? Did Selena get her lips injected?
*OF COURSE I look for any and all excuses to run this picture. Thought you knew.
May 28, 2012 at 11:30 am by Sarah
And no, he didn’t call an ambulance. Justin made the ambulance necessary. Yes, something intense went down, something causing Justin to get angry enough to hit someone with his little fists and/or kick someone with his little feet. It’s not really clear what exactly went down, but here are the few details that we have so far:
Justin Bieber is a suspect in a criminal battery … law enforcement sources tell TMZ.
Justin was in Calabasas, where he lives, just after noon Sunday at a mall called The Commons. A paparazzo attempted to take Justin’s picture and, according to law enforcement, some sort of physical altercation erupted between Justin and the camera guy.
The photog called 911, and when cops arrived Justin and GF Selena Gomez had already split.
The photog complained of pain to his upper torso, an ambulance was summoned and he was taken to a local hospital where he was examined and released a short time later.
The photog filed a police report naming Justin as the culprit. Cops are investigating the incident as a misdemeanor battery.
Law enforcement tells us detectives want to speak with Justin, Selena and any other witnesses.
We placed a call to Justin’s rep … so far, no comment.
That photo above is my favorite from a set over at our photo agency, and here’s the summary of the action that they have:
Justin, aka “The Biebs”, Bieber went bonkers on a photographer while out with his lovely lady Selena Gomez in Los Angeles, CA on May 27th, 2012. The usually cool, calm and collected singing sensation simply lost it for a moment and lost his shoe and hat in the melee. Lady Selena was there to recover his lost items and help a seemingly uninjured Justin away but then she got to deal the craziness which ensued. Fire trucks, cops and an ambulance were called to the scene and paramedics tended to the photog who was still on the ground.
Tragically, there are no photos of the actual altercation, but there are several of Selena helping Justin put his shoes back on, including this one, where you can see the rage in Justin’s eyes:
Maybe you guys can help clear something up for me about all this. What could Justin have possibly done to this photographer to put him on the ground for several minutes that also would have knocked his own shoes and hat off? When I get angry, my instincts are always to cry, never to get violent or physical at all, so I really have no idea what could have caused all that. But hey, who knew Justin had this* in him, right?
*Physical strength, by the way, not mega douchery.
May 28, 2012 at 4:30 am by Emily
Really though, who was it? Because whoever it was is not a good friend. Whoever called the entire guest list of the Billboard Music Awards and said “hey, just wanted to let you know to be sure to have awful hair, horrible makeup, and/or a really bad dress! Love you, girl!” has a dark, mischievous spirit and needs to be held accountable for all of this.
There was Miley Cyrus, obviously, and her ensemble. Sarah showed you her choices just a little while ago, but you know I can’t just let that be the end of it. Look at that hair, you guys. I know Miley’s a Southern girl, so she was ingrained with that meaningful mantra, “the higher the hair, the closer to God,” but this isn’t the Dixie Stampede or the Grand Ole Opry, and you shouldn’t use your hair to fool yourself.
Then there was Natasha Beddingfield. Girl.
And Justin Bieber wore a wallet chain and two earrings:
But then Katy Perry trumped them all with this mess:
She’s wearing that tragic makeup again, as you can see. And her dress … I don’t even know what to say. Her dress looks like something I would have loved for my Barbies to have worn in 1994. Her dress looks like it would go great with a classic pair of jellies. Which is all to say that her dress looks silly but fun, I suppose. Meanwhile, her makeup …
It’s just not a good situation.
May 21, 2012 at 6:30 am by Emily
GQ just did an interview with Justin Bieber, and it’s probably the best interview I’ve ever read with him. It’s amazing. It’s probably even better than the interview with Rolling Stone where he said that Americans were evil and that his opinion on politics were “whatever they have in Korea, that’s bad.” I mean, the opening sentence is “I have been told specifically that I will be able to punch Justin Bieber in the face,” so of course it’s going to be incredible. I’ll show you guys some of the best parts, but if you enjoy giggling at Justin Bieber, then you’re definitely going to want to read the whole thing.
While waiting for Justin: After a few minutes, I noticed that someone had drawn a bunch of dicks all over the grease board by the door. So I pointed at them and asked, “Hey, who drew all the dicks?” One of the sound engineers immediately jumped up, ran over, and erased them with his sleeve. This is the new and mature Bieber.
Describing Justin: His voice is so high, it sounds like a ringtone. There is no way around it: Justin Bieber is a very small human being. He’s 18, but he could easily pass for someone six years younger. His rep says he’s five feet nine, but he looks about four feet four, maybe one hundred pounds. I shake his hand, and it feels like there should be more hand there.
Justin’s attention span: I have been warned by several people, including some people in his own camp, that Bieber has a very short attention span. This is correct. He is amazingly distractible. He also bursts into song a lot, at random intervals, no matter who’s around. (…Money on my mind and you on my mind, too much on my mind…) If it were anyone else, this would be annoying, but this is Justin Bieber, so every improvised song fragment is intended as a present to whoever’s around him.
Justin Bieber cusses: I ask Bieber if he’d like to venture outside the studio to talk over dinner, but he declines. “It’s just a pain in the ass,” he says.
Justin on education: “As far as education goes, you should be a smarter person.”
Justin on drinking: “For me, it’s just like, I like to be in control of myself. I mean, I’ve had a beer, like, before…. But I never get out of control.”
Justin gets a new customized van: Everyone gathers around as Bieber tours the van. He is euphoric. So much so that he has decided to pledge his loyalty to West Coast Customs forever and to decry its rival, Platinum Motorsport. “F-ck Platinum,” he says. “Platinum can suck a dick, man. West Coast all day.”
Justin on swag: “I’m 18 years old and I’m a swaggy adult!” he yells. “Come on, swaggy bros!”
Bieber’s rapping: His flow is slower than prostate cancer.
Justin loves Kim Kardashian: He catches Kaye [his business adviser] ragging on Kim Kardashian. “That bitch should never wear white in public again,” she says. Bieber gets mildly indignant and sticks up for Kardashian. “You guys are so mean, bro…. People say she doesn’t do anything; she actually does do stuff…. She works hard.”
Justin’s exit line: “GOOD NIGHT, BITCHES!”
I can’t even wrap my mind around the idea that Justin is this much of a little douchebag. Sure, we all knew he was somewhat douchey, but the random singing? The drawing of dicks? “I’m 18 years old and I’m a swaggy adult”? I never imagined it was this bad, you guys.