Friday, April 12, 2024

Justin Bieber Lip Synchs for T Mobile Outside at the Beverly Hilton, Upsets Locals, Tries to Sell 2021 Concert Tickets


So while you were doing something more important last night, Justin Bieber was waking up the locals on the residential side of the Beverly Hilton on Wilshire Boulevard.

Sponsored by T Mobile, Bieber put on a full outdoor show on a stage constructed over the pool at the hotel. According to reports, the nose reverberated for blocks, and by the looks of the video, it was a full on show with booming speakers and flashing lights.

The free show was to promote T Mobile, of course, but also to sell tickets to Bieber’s 2021 American tour, which so far — as I reported yesterday– hasn’t been attracting too many customers.

The show was performed maskless, and at the end, all the dancers came and hugged Bieber and each other. Even if they were tested for COVID before the show, time will tell if they or the band get sick now. I’m sure Bieber, who’s religious but “not a Jesus guy” is praying for them. Perhaps he’s enlisted his spiritual leader, Carl Lentz, who was bounced from Hillsong Church after cheating on his wife at least once, allegedly multiple times.

Bieber performed a new single, called “Anyone,” and dropped a video at midnight of him — scrawny and small — as a champion prize fighter knocking out real boxers. It’s not a parody. But he is lip-synching, at least on “Anyone,” and singing to a track.

I’ll pretend this all happened at 11:59pm and was still part of the ghastly year 2020.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also 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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