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The video for Justin Bieber’s song, “As Long as You Love Me” is out. It’s ridiculous. Bieber looks a cross between Hilary Swank in “Boys Don’t Cry ” and a young Anne Murray. He’s supposed to be a rebel who wants to run off with his girlfriend. Michael Madsen, who’s at least a foot or more taller and fifty pounds heavier minimum–plays the girl’s father. When he beats up Justin, it’s laughable. Bieber’s bruise make up is sort of pathetic.

Forget that the song itself isn’t really a song–it’s just a chorus and a drum track. As it plays, Bieber is made to endure looking like a fool. He is not macho. Nothing will change that. He’s more like a nacho, and Madsen looks  like he’s going to devour him. Rapper Big Sean has a cameo rapping, and he’s a welcome diversion. His rap at least has some edge.

But except to clueless young tween girls, Justin Bieber exudes the sex appeal of a Rubbermaid kitchen mat. This video is a severe mistake. Bieber’s album is already a bust sales wise. It needed a hit single. This is more like a bunt to the pitcher, who throws him out at first.

Justin Bieber was better off courting the Donny Osmond-Clay Aiken crowd. He isn’t James Dean. He’s Treble with a Cause. The poor kid. Maybe let him grow hair in, give him clothes that look masculine, for god’s sake. Give him a fighting chance.

Photo: Anne Murray cNigel Dixon

“As Long You Need Me” Video:


Anne Murray:


Hilary Swank, “Boys Don’t Cry:”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOarssJWHhI




Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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