Justin Bieber: 'Turn to You' Mother's Day offering
Daybreak Daily’s afternoon dalliance with the pop-culture world finds that shaggy (wait, it’s now gel) kid you may have heard of, spooky stuff, other things, and the mystery music video.
HI, MOM: It’s your turn, per the Huffington Post, “You don't have to be a Belieber to appreciate Justin Bieber's new single, "Turn to You." As a Mother's Day present to moms everywhere, the 18-year-old superstar wrote the song for his mother, Pattie Mallette, and all of the proceeds from the track will go to help single moms in need.” http://huff.to/IRnuBo
DARK REVIEW: At second glance, it’s actually quite sunny, per the New York Times, “Of all the morbid beauties in Tim Burton’s work, the spooky goth girls and deathly pale boys, none wear their ghoulishness as lightly or winningly as Johnny Depp. And what a bewitching corpse he makes in “Dark Shadows,” Mr. Burton’s most pleasurable film in years.” http://nyti.ms/Jq4tU5
WELL NOW: They asked, he answered, per the Los Angeles Times, “Plácido Domingo, the world's greatest living tenor, has bestowed his admiration on Lady Gaga, arguably the world's biggest pop star. In an interview that recently ran in the British tabloid the Daily Mail, Domingo said he believes "Lady Gaga has a very good voice. Absolutely. She has a wonderful voice." http://lat.ms/K8BRxl
TERRAPIN STATION: All aboard the tribue train, per Rolling Stone, “Before launching into a full-album cover of the Band's self-titled debut at Terrapin Crossroads on Thursday, Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh read a speech in honor of that group's drummer, Levon Helm, who passed away on April 19th. "I'd like to dedicate not just this show, or the next show, or everything we do here, but the whole place, to Levon Helm," he said.” http://bit.ly/JpYkar
CREEPY: It just is, per Deadline Hollywood, “Three months after Whitney Houston’s sudden death, her family has signed on to do a reality series. Lifetime has picked up The Houston Family Chronicles, a 10-episode docu-series to premiere later this year.” http://bit.ly/KVM1jJ
WHAT DO YOU REALLY THINK?: Howard Stern weighs in on Britney Spears’ new gig with the X-Factor, per The Hollywood Reporter, "I think it’s a wonderful decision. Britney still thinks the earth is flat," Stern joked. "I can't imagine… I think we’re going to tune in to see her, to see if she can function through the thing. As far as any real criticism, I think Simon [Cowell] and LA Reid will do that. As far as criticism, I think Britney will sit there and eat a lollipop and wear a sexy outfit… I'll tune in to see what kind of train wreck she is, absolutely." http://bit.ly/Jn3KT6
TWANGIN’: Of the lovely Loretta, per People, “Cast by the country icon herself, Zooey Deschanel will play Loretta Lynn in an upcoming stage musical about the singer's life, Coal Miner's Daughter, producers for the Broadway-bound production have announced.” http://bit.ly/IJhTJy
WHATEVER: Just the facts, per Radar, “The first man who filed a shocking lawsuit accusing A-list actor John Travolta of assault and sexual battery has been dropped by his legal counsel RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.” http://bit.ly/JsbjGF
WHATEVER II: People, it’s TV, per Us Weekly, “Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart's chemistry is off the charts! During a steamy performance of Lopez's "Dance Again" on Thursday's American Idol, the 42-year-old and her backup dancer beau, 25, got hot and heavy on live TV.” http://bit.ly/JsebDA
MEANWHILE: People, it’s TV, per the AP, “ABC is turning Nik Wallenda's attempted tightrope walk over Niagara Falls into a prime-time television event next month. The network said Friday it will devote its entire prime-time schedule to a three-hour special on June 15 with the daredevil's attempt. Part of the show will be an examination of the greatest stunts of all time.” http://apne.ws/IYKzSg
POPCORN BREAK: Then a race, per PerezHilton, “The race to the bank this weekend between The Avengers and Dark Shadows might be neck-and-neck — and for vampires that usually bodes well. Avengers could break the unbelievable $1 billion dollar mark as soon as Sunday but Dark Shadows is expected to do very well.” http://bit.ly/JFZrnP
AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video. http://bit.ly/JfLm2q
--Skip Wood (Follow me on Twitter @DaybreakSkip)
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