Today in celebrity news: Justin Bieber's marauding friends have been filmed, a Taylor Swift T-shirt causes uproar at Abercrombie, and Beyonce looked at some flowers.
TMZ finally has video of the young menaces who have been terrorizing Justin Bieber's Calabasas neighborhood. You know, Bieber's friends who are always zooming around in Justin's ridiculous fleet of expensive horseless carriages and having loud parties til all hours. Some lady caught the guys speeding past her, on a double-line stretch of road no less, and then later filmed them in their driveway, seemingly blocking them from getting through the huge gates to Justin's Chateau Frontenac away from home. So, hm, OK, Justin's friends were being dangerous in driving recklessly like that, but pulling into their driveway not letting them back up so they can get home seems like maybe taking it too far. The one Bieberite we see on camera, supposedly named Lil Za, is justifiably upset to some degree, though it's also a moment of Za being able to serve nuisance but not take it. While the lady who filmed the whole thing is probably not someone you'd want to hang out with, it is funny when she says "You're not a resident" and then Lil Za has to sadly admit "I live with Justin Bieber and you know it." Aw. He lives with Justin Bieber. And you know it, lady! While the Bieber's away, the Lils will play. (Lil Twist was in the Ferrari.) This whole ongoing thing is a ridiculous situation, one best solved by Justin Bieber calling up Jeeves or Mallory or Drummins or whatever his head butler's name is and telling him to get all these kids outta the damn house. Just clean all the kids out. Chase them from bedrooms, rush them out of the cars, check the cabinets because there might be some kids in there, root 'em out of the cellar, go sweep the act like you're looking for bats, shoo them from the swimming pool. Just get all the kids out of the house, send them scattering into the hills to figure out their own way. That's the only thing that will solve this. Like spraying for bugs. [TMZ]
After a wave of Taylor Swift fan protest, popular unattainable lifestyle purveyor Abercrombie & Fitch has pulled a T-shirt they were selling that said "# more boyfriends than t.s." on it. GET IT? "T.S." is, of course, T.S. Eliot, the American poet. A latently gay man living in repressive times, Eliot was unable to have many boyfriends. So a T-shirt mocking that sad isolation seems rather cruel. And Taylor Swift, being not only an obvious Eliot fan but a compassionate human being, urged her fans to ask Abercrombie to stop selling the T-shirt. And so they have. Well done, everyone! In honor of her fans' noble effort, Swift will be hosting a reading tour of The Waste Land in abandoned shopping malls around the country for the rest of the summer. Go! It's not to be beat. Like Gatz, except awful.[People]