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Let Mark Wahlberg tell you his thoughts about Justin Bieber and 'The Lone Ranger'

Mark Wahlberg has got a movie to promote, which means he’s ready to be back in the headlines.

The easiest way to do that is to weigh in on all the buzzy issues of the day, which Wahlberg was all too happy to do. First, he told the L.A. Times that — much like Johnny Depp said — critics were out to get Lone Ranger. “First and foremost, the media is targeting all these movies,” the actor said in the interview. “There’s intense scrutiny on us, way more than before.” Beyond that, though, Wahlberg thought that the other summer blockbuster issue was budgets. “They are spending so much money to pull the wool over the audience’s eyes with these effects-driven movies,” he said. “It’s not like Jurassic Park, where you saw something groundbreaking and innovative and said ‘Holy … I gotta see that. Every end-of-the-Earth movie kind of feels the same.”

When the L.A. Times reporter brought up that Wahlberg was slated to star in Transformers 4, and jeez, doesn’t that movie seem right in the wheelhouse of what Wahlberg is bashing, the actor replied, “Transformers is a different thing. What Michael’s [Bay] been able to do is elevate the material and take the human element to a whole other place.” Okay then! READ FULL STORY

Lady Gaga regains title as 'Forbes' top-earning celeb under 30

Regardless of how beautiful or dirty Lady Gaga is, she is definitely rich. Forbes released the list of “The Top-Earning Celebrities Under 30″ with the pop singer reigning supreme at No. 1. Despite canceling the rest of her Born This Way Ball to undergo hip surgery, the 27-year-old performer earned an estimated $80 million from June 2012 to June 2013.

The list — which does not account for taxes, agent fees, or other related costs — includes mostly female celebrities. Nevertheless, 19-year-old pop star and rabble-rouser Justin Bieber takes second place with an estimated $58 million. Taylor Swift, Calvin Harris, and Rihanna round out the top five, earning an estimated $55 million, $46 million, and $43 million, respectively. Jennifer Lawrence is the top-earning actor/actress under 30, raking in an estimated $26 million.

Last year, Swift was crowned as the top-earner on the list with a massive world tour, continued sales on her album Speak Now, two Grammy wins, and a CoverGirl endorsement deal. This year, Gaga took over with her cut-short (but still high-earning) tour, which grossed $168 million through January 2013. She also topped the list in 2011, having brought in an estimated $90 million. With her new album, ARTPOP, to be released this November, will the Queen Monster keep her throne atop next year’s Forbes list?

Justin Bieber pees in a bucket, Anthony Bourdain reacts

Justin Bieber has obviously lost his mind. What other excuse would there be for his latest escapade — which involved public urination, a restaurant kitchen, and a mop bucket.

“You’re not going to remember him pissing in the restroom,” one of Bieber’s friends says in the clip from TMZ. “Everybody does that.”

He’s so right, though, isn’t he? Simply using a restroom is utterly mainstream and below The Biebs. Wow, Justin, what an awesome thing to be remembered for! People are thrilled about this! Especially chef Anthony Bourdain, who tweeted his enthusiasm … er …
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Justin Bieber's failed 'Saturday Night Live' sketch is everything -- VIDEO

A roster of famous funnymen and the world’s most famous teen should yield a good show, right? Well, in comedy, sometimes logic fails. Miserably.

Take, for instance, the unaired Justin Bieber Saturday Night Live skit “Song for Daddy” (with added commentary from Bill Hader and SNL writers). The sketch goes so poorly that a moody Bieber is the least of its failures.

The plot is simple: A country-techno band (think Creedence Clearwater Revival-meets-Kool & the Gang) is the musical act on The Steve Harvey Show. Hader is the lead singer, Fred Armisen plays drums, Bobby Moynihan plays a Dr. Seuss instrument — well, you’ll see! Almost line by line, as Hader’s character tells tales of his father, the skit falls flat. Check it out below:
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Oprah snags top spot on Forbes Celebrity 100

After losing out on the No. 1 spot in 2012, Oprah is once again sitting on top of the Celebrity 100 throne. In my dreams, Oprah is currently lip-synching and dancing along to Yeezy’s “I Am a God” in one of her massive mansions.

In the annual Forbes ranking, pop sensation Lady Gaga came in at No. 2 while direcor Steven Spielberg and singers Beyonce Knowles and Madonna finished in the top five. READ FULL STORY

Matthew McConaughey weighs in on Justin Bieber's shirtlessness -- What the youngin' should take away

With Justin Bieber well on his way to becoming the prince of shirtlessness, it’s about time that the king weighed in on things, because if anyone has perfected the art of being shirtless nearly all the time, it’s the Texas-born Matthew McConaughey.

After years of taking out the garbage shirtless, running with Lance Armstrong shirtless, playing with his kids shirtless, working out on playgrounds shirtless, and filming movies in which he’s shirtless, McConaughey has more shirtless wisdom than anyone else in Hollywood. And as long as Bieber is ready to fully commit to a lifetime of sunscreen and crunches, we think it’s only logical that he turn to McConaughey for advice.

When MTV asked McConaughey to weigh in on Bieber’s shirtlessness, the king responded with, “He keeps doing it in airports though, right?” It’s true that the Magic Mike star typically wears a shirt through airport security, but that doesn’t mean that he thinks it’s necessary: “I’m not saying you got to wear a shirt in an airport, especially I think [if] he’s flying private. He can wear what he wants.”

Final words of wisdom from the king? Shirtlessness is never out of the question: “It’s appropriate wherever you say it’s appropriate; it’s your shirt.” There you have it, Biebs.

That being said, we do hope that Bieber can learn from McConaughey’s many years of topless experience. Here are five takeaways that would help the young pop star in his half-nude years to come: READ FULL STORY

Justin Bieber's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad 2013: A timeline

Oh, Biebs, not again!

Justin Bieber has always made headlines, but lately, the the 19-year-old superstar is making news that doesn’t cast him in the most positive light. The latest report: Swedish police discovered a small amount of drugs (reportedly marijuana) and a stun gun on one of Bieber’s tour buses. It’s the latest in a series of incidents that have plagued the singer throughout the European leg of his Believe Tour. From orphaned monkeys and on-stage spewage, to late-starting concerts and ill-thought-out messages left at solemn historical sites, Bieber isn’t doing much to dispel claims he’s shaping up to be pop-music’s foremost enfant terrible. Indeed, Bieber’s 2013 has thus far been marked by one unfortunate escapade after another.

We’ve rounded up some of Bieber’s bigger missteps over the last few months to put this latest incident in perspective. Check out our timeline of Bieber’s decidedly un-swaggy 2013 below. READ FULL STORY

Are Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez back together? It's possible.

It’s no secret that Justin Bieber has been heading down an interesting path lately, complete with at least one spitting incident and a portfolio full of more shirtless photos than the paparazzi has taken of Matthew McConaughey. And this spiral coincidentally started around the time that the Biebs broke up with his lady love, Selena Gomez. So is she the only one who could prevent him from shaving his head and wielding a mighty umbrella? Well, we might find out.

Just last week, Ms. Gomez flew out to Norway, which would seem random except for the fact that her ex-beau had a concert there. Biebs then posted (and quickly deleted) an Instagram photo of himself with Gomez — and more importantly, with a shirt on.

Could the duo be back together? We suppose it’s possible. Could that picture have been on his phone for a long time? That’s also possible.

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Justin Bieber: I hope Anne Frank ‘would have been a Belieber’

Justin Bieber: I hope Anne Frank 'would have been a Belieber'

If Anne Frank had been alive today, her diary might have been devoted to Justin Bieber — at least that’s what the singer hopes.

Bieber visited the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam and, according to the museum’s Facebook page, left an interesting message in the guest book. “Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a Belieber,” the museum quoted Bieber as writing. (For the uninitiated, Beliebers are devotees of Bieber.) READ FULL STORY

Selena Gomez burns Justin Bieber on 'Letterman' -- VIDEO

In case those dueling versions of “Cry Me a River” just weren’t getting the point across, Selena Gomez wants to make it clear that she and Justin Bieber are well and truly over. And while her ex’s behavior over the past few months has been, er, erratic, to say the least, Gomez seems to be thriving post-breakup: “I’m so good,” she told David Letterman last night, giggling like a schoolgirl who can’t believe she used to date a dude who seriously owns this hat.

And that wasn’t the end of the conversation. Letterman casually mentioned that the last time Bieber visited the Late Show, the host made his guest cry — though to be fair, Bieber deserved it for thinking the Apostolic Palace’s most famous place of worship is called the “Sixteenth Chapel.” Gomez’s lightning-quick response? “Well then, that makes two of us.” Ohhh snap, or whatever the kids are saying these days!

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