Justin Bieber 'Boyfriend' single prompts Internet stampede
Daybreak Daily’s afternoon turn at the pop-culture pinball machine finds a new 45, a new hit, a new host, other new things, and an old mystery music video.
BUSTIN JIEBER: Just sounds funny, per the Huffington Post, “Justin Bieber's new single, "Boyfriend," dropped at midnight Monday, and the track was -- unsurprisingly -- everywhere shortly thereafter. The single off the pop prince's upcoming album, Believe, hit iTunes shortly after the clock struck 12. Biebs himself was in fine form on Twitter, whipping his nearly 19 million followers into a frenzy with a countdown to the moment of truth.” http://huff.to/GQnaT2
SNEAK PEEK: With fangs, per People, “After spending half of Breaking Dawn wasting away due to a very complicated pregnancy, Bella Swan (Kristin Stewart) has crossed over to immortality. In the newly released trailer for Breaking Dawn: Part 2, Bella is now a vampire. "After 18 years of being utterly ordinary," she says, "I finally found that I can shine." http://bit.ly/HaDoUb
UTTERLY BAD: She also was pitchy, per the AP, “A woman accused of breaking into Simon Cowell's house wielding a broken brick and then hiding in the entertainment mogul's wardrobe appeared in a London court Monday. Leanne Zaloumis, 29, was charged with aggravated burglary after the incident on Saturday night.” http://apne.ws/GSi8Dv
PRIMETIME WITH KIMMY JIMMEL: Come on, it’s a trend, per Deadline Hollywood, “ABC turned to its late-night host Jimmy Kimmel to emcee the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards. Don Mischer, who produced this year’s Academy Awards with Bryan Grazer, also on ABC, is on board to produce the Emmy telecast on Sept. 23.” http://bit.ly/H6hPn3
HEARTY APPETITE: Movie premier sparks two types of runs, per The Hollywood Reporter, “The Hunger Games surpassing estimates with a $155 million opening weekend on Monday had bullish entertainment analysts raising share price and profit forecasts for the indie studio. Stock in Lionsgate jumped 5 percent to $15.22 soon after the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange.” http://bit.ly/H93rIr
WHATEVER: Oh, to live under a microscope, per Radar, “The night of Lindsay Lohan's alleged hit and run incident, the troubled actress claimed that she never went into the Sayer nightclub to wish a friend happy birthday because she was "freaked out by all the paparazzi," however, RadarOnline.com has exclusively reviewed surveillance video that was taken from the alley that night, and there was absolutely no paparazzi or photographers there.” http://bit.ly/GQdkR6
FOR THOSE WHO WATCH: You know who you are, per Us Weekly, “Sunday night's season five premiere of Mad Men on AMC was one of the most feverishly anticipated nights of TV in a while -- especially since it's been 19 months since fans have checked in with the staff of the mid-60s era advertising firm Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. Here -- don't read ahead if you haven't yet watched! -- Us Weekly recaps the most memorable, funny, sobering moments from the acclaimed series' return.” http://bit.ly/H8xu2T
APPLE OF THEIR EYE: Fiona Apple wows the crowd over the weekend at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, per the New York Times, “She opened with some patter about missing her dog (of whom she had a painting), an insistence that people in the crowd not talk during the show and then announced, “I will give you everything I can possibly give you,” before opening her first New York concert in five years with a staggeringly loud, brightly alive “Fast as You Can,” spitting out her syllables in carefully measured cadences, her body shivering with vigor.” http://nyti.ms/H3QtBb
BAD SIGN: Something would seem amiss, per PerezHilton, “Gallagher has suffered another heart attack -- this time a mild one. The comedian was JUST released from the hospital four days before (also for a heart attack), and had a mild heart attack when he ran out of his medication.” http://bit.ly/H5dLjW
OOPS: Canada, we have a problem, per the Province, “She’s blond, 6-foot-1, and has the body of a goddess. Vancouver’s Jenna Talackova was everything Miss Universe Canada was looking for when she was selected among 65 finalists for the 2012 competition, to be held in Toronto in May. But the Donald Trump–owned beauty pageant confirmed Friday that the 23-year-old has been disqualified from the competition. The reason, Talackova claims, is she was born male.” http://bit.ly/GIVNWp
AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video. http://bit.ly/17gcKp
--Skip Wood (Follow me on Twitter @DaybreakSkip)
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