20 June 2010
Wow! Yet another fan video in response to the last.fm hack. Man all these fan videos are so touching and sad but they make you feel proud to be a Belieber.
Justin Bieber would be nowhere without his mother, Pattie Mallette: She posted the now-infamous videos of him on YouTube, relocated to Atlanta with him so he could launch his recording career and keeps him grounded with chores and a curfew.
But in honor of Father's Day, it's time to pay tribute to the man behind the boy: Jeremy Bieber.
Though Justin was raised by his mom in Stratford, Ontario, his father has always been a part of his life. "I have a great relationship with my dad," the pop star, 16, told Seventeen. "When I was younger, he taught me how to play some songs on the guitar, like 'Knockin' on Heaven's Door' by Bob Dylan."
While Mallette, 36, turned Justin on to Boyz II Men, Jeremy, 37, exposed him to harder-rocking groups – and has since helped him with an important rite of passage.
"He's the one who got me into classic rock and then turned me on to stuff like Guns N' Roses and Metallica," Justin told the magazine. "He taught me how to drive too. He's cool."
So what else is there to know about the man who calls himself Lord Bieber on Twitter?
Jeremy lives in Canada, where he is married and has two younger children, Jazmyn and Jaxon. According to his Tweets, he thinks Dumb and Dumber "has to be the greatest movie of all time" and will "never get sick of" Seinfeld.
Meanwhile, on a personal web site he created seven years ago, Jeremy revealed he reads The Sword of Truth fantasy novels and loves to play the card game Spades. But that's not all: "I love the outdoors. I follow and play a variety of sports. I love camping and boating, but most of all, I love to travel."
The site is also loaded with shirtless photos of Jeremy showing off his tattooed chest – as well as photos of his son as a young boy. (Earlier this year, the teen got his first tattoo: a seagull to match one his father has.)
"My life is my son," Jeremy wrote on the site. "He is 9 years old and is the most talented person I know. He's a 'looker' too (just like his dad)!"
We've seen Fangirls and FanBoys as young as 2 and 3 sing to Baby.
Now how about a dog?
Now how about a dog?
ahahahahh so funny and cute
It took 30 policeman working a total of 161 hours to look after pop sensation Justin Bieber during his day-long New Zealand visit.
The resources were used for the 16-year-old Canadian heart-throb's visit on April 27 and 28.
He came to New Zealand to perform at Karaka's Academic Colleges Group Strathallan College which won the concert through a radio station promotion.
Security was beefed up in New Zealand after excited fans caused chaotic scenes in Sydney which prompted police to cancel his show at the Circular Quay.
Information released to the Herald under the Official Information Act revealed 12 police officers were at Auckland International Airport - for six hours each - for his arrival, working a total of 71 hours.
Bieber, who had his own bodyguards, faced 500 screaming girls at the gates. One snatched his hat and another knocked over his mother, which he later expressed his annoyance about via the internet.
The airport also provided extra security.
The acting district commander of Auckland police, Chief Inspector John Palmer, said police did not "provide a security protection operation.
Rather, they attended venues "to keep the peace and provide crowd control responses in the normal operating manner".
Two police staff made frequent "drive-by visits" of the Langham Hotel, where the teenager stayed, working a total of five hours between them.
The next day four police staff were stationed at Strathallan School for three hours each.
When Bieber left another 12 police officers were at the airport for six hours each.
Also at the school were four St John ambulance volunteers and one paid staffer, but only one female student had to be treated - she grazed her knee when she fell over while running to the auditorium for the concert.
Back-up frontline staff were also on standby and three local ambulance stations were notified in case additional resources were required.
Two ambulances and a "rapid response" 4WD vehicle were at the school.
Two of the volunteers were stationed outside the gate to assist any non-students who tried to gatecrash the concert while the other two were inside the school's auditorium for the concert and the other staffer floated between them, liaising with police and school staff.
Garth McVicar of the Sensible Sentencing Trust said that over the years several victims had had trouble getting police to respond when they had reported a crime so the police decision to help with crowd control for Bieber's visit was shocking.
"There seems to be a huge lack of resources, lack of man-power to actually react to real crime.
"It just appalls me. Shouldn't these pop stars be organising their own security at their own cost? It shouldn't be a cost that the taxpayer's paying for. The police are a crime-fighting agency and that's what they should be limiting their resources to."
* Auckland International Airport (arrival): 12 police officers, 72 hours
* Langham Hotel: 2 police officers, 5 hours
* Strathallan school: 4 police officers, 12 hours (plus five ambulance staff)
* Auckland International Airport (departure): 12 police officers, 72 hours
TOTAL: 30 staff, 161 hours
-Watch everything that went on during JB's visit to Auckland here
I was sooooo excited that my boyfriend Justin Bieber came by MuchMusic on Saturday night to rehearse for his huge MMVA performance on June 20! The voice, the dancing, the hair, the sweet shoes, the screaming girls. Everything I hoped for and more!