Everybody’s seen the news from Florida way where the Biebs got arrested for DUI, resisting arrest, speeding and drug possession, etc., etc.. Outside of this being his official announcement that – I’m a bad ass – nothing much will come of it. Oh yeah, he also had an expired driver license, a rented $10,000 a day Ferrari and in the passenger seat, a gorgeous young model.
What to make of all this?
The Bieb’s kinda-sortas counterpart – superstar Miley Cyrus – better planned her breakout with her tongue and groove twerk tirade on international television. Miley needed to make the jump to being an adult star and leave Hannah Montana behind and she did. Like it or not, Cyrus calculations worked out just fine.
The Biebs, on the other hand, will now be under the Lindsey Lohan microscope, which is not where you want to be. For better and for worse, his mega-million dollar paydays and sense of entitlement handed to him by an adoring public led to this behavior.
Now the Biebs has entered the Charlie Sheen school of Look at me, Look at me.
The world now anxiously awaits the Bieb’s next run in with law enforcement, drugs or illegal act.
Hopefully, as was the case with Sheen, this will come to an end soon and the Biebs will go back to singing, dancing and maybe even acting. That would be nice.
A good pal of Bieber’s, Chris Franjola, is playing Stanford’s this weekend.
He’s the comedian and star of After Lately and can also be seen on Chelsea Lately and hosting the Sons of Anarchy after show. Franjola told me that he lives near Miley Cyrus in Studio City, California and he befriended the Biebs several years ago.
“Yeah, I’ve hung out with Justin,” Franjola says. “He’s a pretty good kid, a hard worker, and he’s been a superstar since he was a tween-ager working 300+ nights a year. That gets to you.
“Hey, look, he’s a bored nineteen year old superstar who will hopefully come back to earth soon before he causes himself real damage. My guess is he’ll snap out of it in the next few months. I mean, how badass is it to be in jail overnight in your own private cell knowing nothing is going to happen to you once the dust clears?”
Speaking of Franjola, I hope you caught today’s television interview here – which you can still see on FOX 4’s website. After a very funny interview, the anchor thanked Chris and encouraged the audience to see him at the show this weekend.
Then Franjola replied, “I just love Stanford’s, Kansas City and doing NBC News.” At which point the interviewer told him, “You are at FOX, not NBC.”
Then with a big smile on his face, Chris said, “Oh Shit, I’m sorry” and my heart sank as I thought, “Here we go again.” Luckily, everyone on the set was laughing, even the producers. I apologized for the s-bomb being dropped, but they assured me they were not upset and thought it was very funny. In fact, they even replayed it later in the show.
Keep the Biebs in your thoughts and if you’d like to see his friend Chris, call Stanford’s at (913)400-7500 for tickets to the shows tonight or tomorrow at 7:45 and 9:45 nightly. Some of the shows are already sold out, so grab tickets while you can.