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Justin Bieber: ‘I’m Happy with the Man I’m Becoming’

Nov 20 2013, 1:14pm CST | by ABC News Radio

Sara Jaye Weiss/STARTRAKS PHOTO via ABC(NEW YORK) -- Fans can say goodbye to the bubblegum Bieber of yesteryear. Nineteen-year-old Justin Bieber has traded in his squeaky-clean image for a more...

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Justin Bieber: ‘I’m Happy with the Man I’m Becoming’

Nov 20 2013, 1:14pm CST | by ABC News Radio

Sara Jaye Weiss/STARTRAKS PHOTO via ABC(NEW YORK) -- Fans can say goodbye to the bubblegum Bieber of yesteryear. Nineteen-year-old Justin Bieber has traded in his squeaky-clean image for a more mature edge. Still, with the perks of adulthood have also come a slew of scandals, leaving fans wondering if the singer is headed down a destructive path like other child stars before him. In his first interview in nine months, Bieber opened up about the challenges of growing up in the music business.

During his sitdown with The Hollywood Reporter, the “Boyfriend” crooner dismissed media critics with a simple message, saying, “I don’t give a f**k.”

“I know who I am and what I’m doing in my life and what I’ve accomplished and continue to accomplish as a performer, as a writer, as an artist, as a person, as a human being. I’m happy with the man I’m becoming.”

Just last week Bieber made headlines for kicking an Argentine flag during the first of two scheduled performances in Buenos Aires. The singer has since issued an apology. Yet, in spite of his public missteps, Bieber says that his celebrity makes him an easy target for negative press.

“When people see a negative thing about me on a magazine, they’re gonna buy it,” he said. “Every time some site writes something bad, all my followers go on there, and it brings them more traffic. Now they have all the Beliebers on their site, which gives them money from advertisers. They’re just worried about money. They don’t care about ruining someone’s name.”

Amid intense media scrutiny, the singer admitted to keeping his circle tight. His team of supporters include long-time manager Scooter Braun, Pastor Judah Smith, who frequently texts the pop-star biblical scriptures, and a host of celebrity friends, including Oprah Winfrey, Adam Levine and rapper Drake.

“Drake is like a big brother to Justin,” Braun told THR. “And Justin really looks up to Drake. They have an extremely special relationship.”

Still, Bieber said that just through living he has learned “you shouldn’t just trust anybody.”

“I trust my mom and dad. I trust Scooter with my career. He’s always made sure I’m taken care of,” he said. “That’s it.”

In his time away from the media, the hit-maker revealed he has been focusing on new projects, including the 10-week Music Monday series in which the artist is set to release a new song every Monday leading up to the Christmas release of his second feature documentary, Believe. Bieber’s fifth installment of the series, released Nov. 18, is a raunchy ballad called “PYD” that includes vocals from R&B icon R Kelly.

“I was going for a modern Boyz II Men sound,” he said of the new track. “I’m really influenced by R&B, but I love everybody -- from Michael Jackson to the Beatles to, like Led Zeppelin and Korn.”

To non-Beliebers who question the young artist’s musical chops, Beiber has this message:

“Michael Jackson didn’t do Off the Wall until he was about 23,” he said of the King of Pop’s legendary album. “Bad, not until he was, like 25 [Jackson was 29]. I have all the time in the world. Justin’s Thriller is yet to come.”

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08/27/14: AT&T’s DirecTV purchase gets a boost, the Emmys weren’t kind to Netflix, and Samsung pushes wearable apps

Aug 27 2014 5:13am CDT | Source: Cynopsis Media

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 08.27.14 Good morning. It’s Wednesday, August 27, 2014, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. NEW PROGRAMMING + DEALS   AT&T has finally worked out a deal with antitrust regulators that will allow it to buy DirecTV, according to the New York Post. The Department of Justice has given AT&T unspecified conditions that it has agreed to meet in order for the purchase to go through, though it isn’t expected to be completed until the ...
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Justin Bieber compares car accident to Princess Diana death

Aug 26 2014 5:31pm CDT | Source: Digital Spy

The 20-year-old singer accuses photographers of acting "recklessly". ...
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Grading The Highs And Lows Of The 2014 Emmys

Aug 25 2014 10:44pm CDT | Source: Huffington Post

We all hate the Emmys now, right? They were pretty rank this year. We expected great change to grace TV's biggest night (a strong Netflix showing, a lack of "Modern Family" victories), but we were left with the exact opposite. Seth Meyers' hosting job was a letdown, and the only perfect thing about the show was it ending two minutes ahead of schedule. Here are this year's highs and lows, scored on a scale of 1 to 10. Read on to see what overall grade the 2014 Emm ...
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Ice Bucket Challenge: Watch the 13 best soaking videos so far

Aug 18 2014 10:10am CDT | Source: Digital Spy

Justin Bieber, Vince McMahon, Bill Gates and more get drenched fo ...
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'Pakistani Justin Bieber' Asim Azhar coming to the UK

Aug 15 2014 3:30pm CDT | Source: Digital Spy

Dubbed the Pakistani Justin Beiber, Asim Azhar gets ready for his first UK gig. ...
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Justin Bieber avoids jail time in DUI case

Aug 13 2014 2:17pm CDT | Source: Digital Spy

Singer instead pays $50,000 to charity and must attend anger management class ...
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What's New On Netflix In August 2014?

Aug 1 2014 7:56am CDT | Source: Huffington Post

Time really does fly -- it's already August! Summer may be slipping away from us, but we still have a really hot month and some great Netflix titles to look forward to. So get ready to blast that air conditioning and hunker down. Here's what's new on Netflix in August. TV Shows: “The Killing: Season 4,” Aug. 1 “Haven: Season 4,” available Aug. 12 “Low Winter Sun: Season 1,” available ...
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Colbert Laments The Violent Conflict Taking Place Between Orlando Bloom & Justin Bieber

Jul 31 2014 8:54am CDT | Source: Huffington Post

Yet another conflict has shaken the international community to its very core: Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber. On Wednesday, Stephen Colbert gave an exhaustive -- dare we say, Pulitzer-worthy -- look at the history of the conflict between the two long-time enemies, and joined with Pope Francis in expressing his hope that they could one day truly put "bros before hos." "The Colbert Report" airs Monday through Thursday at 11:30 p.m. ET on Comedy C ...
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