Justin Bieber staged a surprise performance in the Philippines on Tuesday (10Dec13) for victims of devastating Typhoon Haiyan. The Baby hitmaker launched a charity drive to help those affected by the disaster earlier this month (Dec13), offering fans the chance to win studio time with him by donating as little as $10 (£6.70) to relief efforts.
On Tuesday, he arrived unannounced in one of the country's worst hit regions, Leyte, and performed a special mini-show for fans.
Bieber, who has been in Australia on his Believe world tour, later took to his Instagram.com account to share pictures of him meeting Filipino fans and videos of him singing Christmas carols.
In a series of posts on the social networking site he urged his fans to donate to relief efforts, writing, "Special show in the affected areas #pray4philippines. You've changed my life thank you... Flew to the affected areas in the Philippines, please do what you can to help... I saw the devastation first hand today. They need our help."
More than 5,000 people are thought to have been killed by Typhoon Haiyan, with many more left homeless.
Justin Bieber has hit headlines in Australia again after a guest at a hotel in Perth lodged a complaint over the star's behaviour. The Baby singer concluded the Down Under leg of his Believe world tour in Perth on Sunday (08Dec13), and he spent the hours leading up to the show relaxing by a swimming pool at the Hyatt Regency hotel.
However, a fellow guest at the hotel lodged a complaint against the star over allegations she heard him shout nasty comments at a group of young girls who were sunbathing in bikinis.
Helen Robinett, from Melbourne, tells The West Australian publication, "There were four young girls in bikinis. One girl who was gorgeous looking, with long dark hair and would have been about a size 14. Justin looked over at her and said 'What are you, Hawaiian or something?' She said 'No, I'm not'. Then he said 'You look like a beached whale'... The girl said 'Are you serious' and he said 'You should go on (weight loss TV show) The Biggest Loser'... The whole pool deck heard him call this beautiful young girl a beached whale. Everyone heard. And there was silence. It was almost like his security were used to it."
Hyatt Regency marketing communications manager Rachelle Taylor refused to comment on the alleged incident, but added, "We are a hotel, we have hundreds of guests staying with us, we simply cannot speak on behalf of every single guest that comes in and interacts with another guest. But obviously we want all our guests to feel comfortable and not intimated by anyone. We have security, as do any VIP guests, they have their own security."
During the last show of Bieber's tour, the singer thanked his Australian fans for standing by him during his tumultuous trip Down Under, telling the audience at the Perth Arena, "You guys have stood by me. I love you so much..." before later adding, "I'm sorry if I seem a little upset. This is just my last show, you know. I feel a little sad but I'm also really happy to be spending the last night here in Perth, Australia."
Bieber's jaunt Down Under has been marred by controversy - a member of his entourage was detained by police at an airport in Brisbane on suspicion of carrying marijuana, while the star himself was reprimanded by cops for allegedly making an insulting remark to customs officers. He also incurred the wrath of parents for starting a number of his shows late and leaving his young fans waiting, while the Gold Coast's mayor took aim at the star for daubing graffiti on a wall in the grounds of a hotel in the area.
Justin Bieber is serving up another treat for his fans this Christmas - a limited-release new album. Journals will feature all 10 of his Music Mondays releases and five brand new songs - but it will only be available as a download over the Christmas period.
Bieber started releasing new tracks weekly 10 weeks ago and the project wrapped up on Monday (09Dec13) with Confident, his collaboration with Chance the Rapper.
His new holiday download package will also include videos and the trailer for his Believe movie, which is released in America on Christmas Day (25Dec13).
Journals will only be available on iTunes from 16 December (13) to 2 January (14).
Justin Bieber is hoping his new movie will show fans and critics alike just what his crazy life in the spotlight is like - and people will start feeling sorry for him. The pop superstar's Believe concert movie hits theatres on Christmas Day (25Dec13), and he's hoping the film will help to explain some of the negative press he has picked up on tour this year (13).
Bieber has hit the headlines for everything from showing up late at concerts to urinating in restaurant mop buckets and he hopes his new movie will help get him back into fans and the media's good graces.
Speaking after a Monday (09Dec13) concert in Perth, Australia, he tells U.S. DJ Ryan Seacrest, "A lot of stuff has been confused because I've been out of the public eye... I've been on tour... so no one really knows what I'm doing out here.
"Believe is how you get back up when you fall down and really that story of what's going on behind the scenes... People don't get to see me living as a 19-year-old boy.
"I'm still finding myself and when I have the media attacking me everyday, it's no (different) than bullying that happens in school... I think this movie really shows who I am as a person... Of course I make mistakes growing up... and I'm not perfect... People forget I'm a human being (and) I have to make mistakes and grow stronger."
It looks like Justin Bieber's bad-boy rep has traveled all the way to the land down under. According to E!, the 19-year-old singer and his entourage were detained at the Brisbane International Airport in Australia on Sunday Nov. 24 under suspicion of importing drugs. And then, because Bieber can't keep his mouth shut, he was given a verbal warning for his use of "inappropriate language."
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) found cannabis on a 23-year-old man traveling in the entourage and issued him a notice to appear in court. In response to being detained, Bieber allegedly began to use foul language, resulting in a firm scolding from customs officers. (And according to The Sun, he insulted a female customs officer by calling her a "female vagina"... whatever that's supposed to mean.)
While the AFP could not specifically say that they detained Bieber, E! confirmed that they did speak to "a 19-year-old man." And considering that Bieber has concerts in Australia on Dec. 5 and Dec. 8, and that he has a habit of getting into trouble at airports, we're betting that the unnamed male was most likely the "Boyfriend" singer.
Now we all just have to wait to hear which animal Bieber tries to bring back this time. Better hide your koalas, Australia.
"I went overseas to visit my ex-boyfriend while he was on tour and we were in this place that I've never been and this, like, emperor... goes up to Justin and goes, 'Here, I want to give you this three million dollar diamond to give to Selena'. It was his wife's diamond!" Selena Gomez on the weirdest gift she was offered while dating Justin Bieber. She insists she didn't accept the diamond.
Justin Bieber was threatened with arrest by airport police when his entourage was detained in Australia on suspicion of drug offences, according to a new report. The singer and his associates were stopped by members of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) after flying into Brisbane International Airport as part of the Baby star's Believe world tour.
Two sniffer dogs reportedly targeted the group's luggage, and one of Bieber's crew, an unnamed 23-year-old man, was allegedly caught carrying cannabis. The traveller was ordered to appear in court to answer a charge of importing a border-controlled drug - named as cannabis - into the country.
An AFP spokeswoman confirmed the incident to the Sydney Daily Telegraph, and also revealed a 19-year-old male - later identified as Bieber - was given a verbal warning following a conversation with a female customs officer.
The newspaper reports the star refused to remove his hat and sunglasses during an inspection, and also allegedly made an insulting remark, prompting police to threatened him with arrest if he failed to curb his bad behaviour.
The group was detained for around two hours, and Bieber, 19, was later released without charge.
The news is the latest blow for Bieber on his beleaguered Australian tour, during which he has been accused of leaving his young fans waiting for hours by showing up late for his gigs. He also incurred the wrath of the Gold Coast Mayor after he was caught spray-painting graffiti on a wall in the grounds of the hotel where he was staying.
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):