Justin Bieber is offering fans the chance to hang out with him in the studio in return for donations to the typhoon recovery effort in the Philippines. The Baby singer has launched a charity drive through Prizeo.com to raise cash for the desperate survivors of last month's (Nov13) Typhoon Haiyan.
Fans who donate anything over $10 (GBP6.70) to the cause will be entered into a draw to join Bieber in Los Angeles as he records tracks for his new album next year (14).
In a video announcing the launch of the initiative on Wednesday (04Dec13), the pop star said, "Everyone knows I've got the best fans in the world, so the moment I heard about the tragedy a few weeks back, I knew I could count on you guys to make a difference."
Proceeds from the charity drive will benefit UNICEF, Action Against Hunger and Philam Foundation.
More than 5,700 people lost their lives as the storms lashed the Philippines and as many as 1.9 million others lost their homes. The storm was the strongest typhoon ever recorded in the Philippines.
Justin Bieber has moved to silence the backlash over his bad boy antics in Australia by putting on a private concert for a young fan who missed her chance to attend one of his gigs after she was injured in a car crash. The pop superstar, who is currently on tour Down Under, recently became the focus of an Internet campaign urging him to visit hospitalised fan Kate O'Neill,19, who spent months saving up to purchase a meet-and-greet session with the singer in Melbourne, only to miss out after suffering serious injuries in an accident.
Bieber finally responded to the 'Justinmeetkate' campaign by organising a special treat for the teenager on Wednesday (04Nov13). The singer organised a chauffeur-driven car to pick O'Neill up from a hospital in Melbourne and drive her to a private studio, where he performed a special gig for the teenager and her friends.
O'Neill, who was given special permission to leave her hospital ward for the evening, was serenaded by Bieber and he even allowed her to give him a kiss on the cheek at the end of the show, saying, "I love my Beliebers (fans) so much. They are always there for me and have done so much for me. It was so special to be able to give something back, especially to an amazing fan like Kate. It is what my Believe tour is all about."
He also posted pictures of the show on his Instagram.com page with the message, "Me and my girl Kate... She's so strong."
O'Neill subsequently said of the experience, "This has been amazing. Thank you Justin and everyone for organising this. This is the best day of my life."
The incident marks a turnaround for Bieber after weeks of negative headlines Down Under. His tour has been blighted by reports suggesting he has left his young fans waiting for hours at his gigs, while he also came under fire after he was caught spray-painting graffiti onto a wall at the hotel where he was staying in the Gold Coast.
Motorcycles! Lights coming through blinds! The caressing of legs! A model bending over and lounging on things! The licking of lips! Backstreet Boys-style dancing! Ice melting on skin! Pelvic thrusts! Shirtless Bieber! Make-out sessions! With all of these gimics, you'd think that Justin Bieber would have hit the jackpot with his new music video for "All That Matters." But instead, it's just a little over three minutes of the singer attempting to convince us that he can be a passionate, intense lover with the help of model Cailin Russo. Oh, and it's pretty boring.
19-year-old Bieber talked about the song via Twitter saying, "The lyrics of this song are pretty self-explanatory—when you fall in love with someone, that someone can make you feel whole." He then goes on to say, "The song conveys that being in love is one of the greatest feelings on earth. Love is all that matters. But the void you feel when that love goes away is gut-wrenching." The song might be about love (and losing love), but if we're being honest, the only message we're getting from this music video is that Bieber likes to film himself while he's macking on a model.
Watch the video in all of its make-out glory below and decide for yourself if this video is actually a comentary on love (or just a chance for Bieber to take off his shirt):
An online campaign has been set up urging Justin Bieber to visit a fan who missed a meeting with the singer after a car accident left her fighting for her life. Kate O'Neill, 19, spent 18 months saving up to purchase a meet-and-greet session with the Baby star at one of his shows in Melbourne, Australia this month (Dec13), but she missed out after a nasty crash left her with four broken ribs, a fractured spine and internal bleeding.
A group of her friends went to the session and took a picture with Bieber holding up a photograph of O'Neill, and now they have started up a web campaign in a bid to convince the star to visit the hospital where she is recovering.
The tag, "#justinmeetkate" became a trending topic on Twitter.com, and the singer acknowledged the campaign by posting a link to a news story about the teenager in a message on the social networking website, adding, "Special girl. Been hearing a lot about her. Hmmm."
Justin Bieber has shocked his young fans with his raunchiest video to date. The Baby hitmaker, who has faced criticism over his bad behaviour in recent months, is further distancing himself from his teen idol image in his new promo for All That Matters.
In the video, the 19 year old is seen topless while cavorting with model Cailin Russo. The pair also shares a passionate kiss in the footage.
Bieber unveiled the video to his fans via Twitter.com on Monday (02Dec13), and has previously revealed his experiences with love and loss inspired the saucy shoot.
He writes, "The lyrics of this song are pretty self explanatory - when you fall in love with someone, that someone can make you feel whole.
"I feel like anyone who has been in love knows what I mean. The song conveys that being in love is one of the greatest feelings on Earth.
"Love is all that matters. But the void you feel when that love goes away is gut-wrenching. I worked so hard on this song in the studio - trying to put that feeling into music was extremely important to me. I'm happy to share it with you."
Man Of Steel star Henry Cavill has been named U.K. Glamour magazine's Sexiest Man of 2013. Superman has ended fellow Brit Robert Pattinson's four-year run at number one.
The Twilight star falls to number two, while Liam Hemsworth, Miley Cyrus' ex, comes in at number three.
Thor villain Tom Hiddleston places fourth and another fellow Brit Benedict Cumberbatch rounds out the top five.
Other stars on the poll of 100 attractive celebrities include teen pop idols Justin Bieber and Harry Styles, actors Idris Elba, Ryan Gosling and Channing Tatum, and sports stars David Beckham and Rafael Nadal.
Justin Bieber has infuriated fans in Australia again by leaving the audience waiting nearly 90 minutes at his show in Melbourne on Monday (02Dec13). The Baby hitmaker took to the stage at the city's Rod Laver Arena at 9.40pm (local time), 70 minutes late, prompting criticism from gig-goers and the parents of young fans who were kept out on a school night as the show ran over schedule.
Bieber's tardiness also infuriated concert reviewers, with Cameron Adams of the Herald Sun, writing, "Bieber was 70 minutes late coming on stage at Rod Laver Arena last night. In case he has failed to notice 95 per cent of his audience are schoolkids. Finally gracing fans with your presence at 9:40pm on a Monday, meaning your show finishes at 11pm on a school night is just plain disrespectful and ignorant."
The incident comes just days after Bieber pulled a similar stunt in Sydney on Friday night (29Nov13), when he showed up around 40 minutes late, while reports suggest he also reportedly failed to start his recent Brisbane concert on time.
Bieber's bad boy antics have been a regular in the headlines during his current tour Down Under after he was previously caught spray-painting the wall of a hotel where he was staying on the Gold Coast, prompting a furious response from the local mayor who ordered the singer to clean up the mess.
Justin Bieber has commemorated his Australian tour by adding another tattoo to his collection while on the road Down Under. The singer posted pictures of the new eagle inking on his left arm on his Instagram.com page over the weekend (30Nov-01Dec13).
Pop superstar Beyonce has seen off competition from Kim Kardashian to be named the Internet's most-searched celebrity of 2012. The singer has enjoyed an eventful year during which she performed at America's Super Bowl halftime show, won a Grammy Award and kicked off a world tour, and her exploits earned her the title of the most sought after star on online search engine Bing.
Kardashian, who topped the company's 2012 list, came in second ahead of a slew of female pop stars - Rihanna took third place, Taylor Swift was at four, and Madonna was at five.
Troubled singer Justin Bieber, who ranked second last year (12), dropped to sixth place on the 2013 countdown.
Miley Cyrus, whose saucy exploits made her headline news throughout 2013, barely made it into the top 10, scraping in at number nine just ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama.
Justin Bieber needs a watch for Christmas - he kept fans in Australia waiting for a show in Sydney on Friday night (29Nov13). The pop superstar, who has hit the headlines for his tardiness at gigs all over the world this year, kept a sold out audience at Allphones Arena waiting 40 minutes before kicking off his set, according to local news reports.
The news story broke just days after Bieber upset parents in Brisbane earlier this week (beg25Nov13) when he took to the stage for a show in the city late, just before 10pm.
The Baby hitmaker will return to the Sydney arena for a second show on Saturday (30Nov13).