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Justin Timberlake sings ‘Happy Birthday’ to an 8-year-old autistic boy

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In case you forgot, Justin Timberlake is a pretty decent guy. Sure, he thinks he’s the second coming of Michael Jackson, but he DOES make pretty catchy songs, he’s funny and he’s also really kind.

The last point was proven during a concert, when he and 25,000 fans sang “Happy Birthday” to an 8-year-old boy with autism in the audience whose only dream was that very experience.

From Billboard:

In a post on The Manifest Station, Marika Rosenthal Delan wrote that her son Julian had one wish for this 8th birthday: to see Timberlake in concert. Julian’s parents made that wish come true by taking him to see Timberlake at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., on Aug. 11. Like Timberlake, young Julian even wore a fedora and JT-branded bow tie for the occasion.

During the show, Julian excitedly chanted, “It’s my birthday!! This is my present! This is my present! I I Love You JT!” His mother feared that her son’s singing and yelling might annoy the “model-esque girls” sitting next to them, she wrote. But before they knew it, the surrounding concert-goers had helped get Timberlake’s attention on stage, which ended with him leading the arena crowd in singing “Happy Birthday” to Julian.

“It took us over an hour just to get outside the arena whilst Julian was high-fiving and fist-bumping everyone that stopped him,” Julian’s mother wrote. “Thank you for showing me I was wrong about what the world would do when they saw my son. Thank you for seeing him and not just his disability.”

Aw, lovely! Here’s a picture of Julian:

And here’s a video of Justin singing to him:

Sometimes you just need a feel good story like this to brighten things up a bit, yknow?

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Ariana Grande releases ‘Break Free’ music video

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As much as I really didn’t want to, I totally love the Ariana Grande single ‘Problem’. It’s so good! It’s so catchy! I can even sorta ignore Iggy Azalea‘s presence on the track if I really try hard! Well, now Ariana’s got a new song to get stuck in your head. It’s called ‘Break Free’ and it’s her duet (?) with Zedd, who everyone seems to love, as well.

I don’t know how I feel about this one – definitely not as good as ‘Problem’, but it’s got potential. Here’s the official video for you to enjoy:

By the way, I just have to mention that the stupid fucking hairdo she has going on ALL the time with that extension ponytail drives me NUTS. It ages her about 10 years and it just really needs to go. I know it’s her Amy Winehouse beehive (i.e. trademark), but it’s God-awful.

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Katy Perry wrote Iggy Azalea’s new single, ‘Black Widow’

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Iggy Azalea is THE WORST and pretty much everything wrong with the world, but people seem to really love her despite her racist and homophobic bullshit, so there’s that. ‘Fancy’ has become the unofficial song of the summer to some, she’s had massive success as a featured artist on Ariana Grande‘s hit single ‘Problem’, and now she’s about to release a new track with Rita Ora called ‘Black Widow’, which was written by none other than Katy Perry. Considering it has a super ‘Dark Horse’ vibe, I’m not at all surprised.

From Mix FM:

“Katy Perry said to me, ‘Hey I’ve got this song, I’ve been writing and I think you should do it. I just keep picturing you on it,’” Iggy explains to ABC News Radio. “That’s how my collaboration with her kind of began: first we had a friendship and then she wrote something that she had me in mind for. And, being that her album was already out, I said, ‘Will you let me have this for my album?’” Iggy laughs, “And she did me the kindness!”

I’m sure this will be a hit and everything, but Katy, come on girl. Get some standards.

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