Justin Bieber’s music might convince more kids to go see the documentary “Bully,” Courtney Love is doing what she does best by starting another feud, Sarah McLachlan is speaking out against commercial seal hunters, and a group of Motown stars are opening up a Las Vegas restaurant.
Justin Bieber & “Bully”
Last month Justin Bieber recommended “Bully” to his 19,900,000+ Twitter followers by writing, “just watched the +BULLY movie. Really intense. Really powerful. We need to stand up for each other.”
He is continuing to support the documentary through his music. The latest TV spot for the documentary “Bully” features Justin Bieber’s song “Born To Be Somebody.” The promo premiered on Fandango and began airing on TV Monday.
Times Square New Year's Eve celebration, New York City
December 31, 2011
“My fans are always up for supporting a great cause. It’s one of the things I'm most proud of as an entertainer,” Bieber said in a statement. “I hope they see BULLY with their friends and help start the conversation so we can end bullying.”
The Weinstein Company film is being released nationwide April 13 with a PG-13 rating now that the Motion Picture Association of America has agreed to lower the R rating.
Courtney Love vs. Dave Grohl
Surprise, surprise. Courtney Love is ticked off again and is telling Twitter all about it. The Hole singer is accusing Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl of acting inappropriately with her 19-year-old daughter Frances Bean Cobain.
“I hear from frannies roommate that @davegrohl hit on frances, and that she was curious,” Love tweeted, according to Gawker.com, which took screenshots of Love’s private Twitter feed. “I’m not mad at her, him I am about to shoot, dead.”
Sluzewiec Racing Track, Warsaw, Poland
August 28, 2010
She added that a driver had told her Grohl had “his hands all over her.” Love defended her daughter, saying it wasn’t her fault because “she’s not slutty in any way, at all.” Love went on to say that Grohl is “sexually obsessed” with her late husband/Grohl’s former bandmate Kurt Cobain.
Grohl responded with the following statement: “Unfortunately Courtney is on another hateful twitter rant. These new accusations are upsetting, offensive and absolutely untrue.”
His publicist told Gawker he wished Gawker’s headline on the story could be changed to “Crazy Woman Says Insane Shit No One In Their Right Mind Would Believe.”
Sarah & The Seals
Sarah McLachlan is lending her support to the seals. She has reached out to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper with a letter dated April 6 urging him to help stop commercial seal hunting.
The letter, which was written on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), accused the government of continuing to hunt seals for political reasons, according to the Toronto Star.
Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, Wisc.
March 11, 2011
“It seems that the only reason why the federal government defends the dying seal-slaughter industry is to control the parliamentary swing seats in Newfoundland and Labrador,” the Canadian singer-songwriter and animal lover wrote.
“The sealers – like tobacco farmers and asbestos miners – need leaders to devise a practical exit strategy for them, not waste millions more in hopeless World Trade Organization challenges or paying to stockpile pelts when buyers already have seal pets going back several years. Won’t you lead the way?”
PETA is encouraging supporters to tweet their own messages to the prime minister about seal hunting.
Motown’s Catfish Alley
The owners behind the new restaurant Catfish Alley include Otis Williams of The Temptations, Jackie Jackson of the Jackson 5, Mary Wilson Of The Supremes, Bubba Knight of Gladys Knight and the Pips, LaMonte McLemore, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. of The 5th Dimension, J.D. Nicholas of The Commodores, Harry Elston of the Friends of Distinction and Clarence Collins of Little Anthony & The Imperials.
The Motown stars will be in attendance at the soul food restaurant’s grand opening Saturday, April 14 on the Las Vegas strip at 3743 South Las Vegas Boulevard in the Hawaiian Marketplace across from City Center.
"Michael Forever - The Tribute Concert," Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, UK
October 8, 2011
Additional owners include businessman/investor/author Farrah Gray; actor Richard Roundtree; concert promoter David Gest; and Jason Winters, manger of Janet Jackson.
The old-fashioned, southern style menu at Catfish Alley will feature catfish along with shrimp and chicken, fried green beans, corn nuggets, black-eyed peas, peach cobbler and sweet potato pie. The restaurant will host live musical acts with space to move around on the dance floor.