Victoria’s Secret Angel Barbara Palvin: I Did Not Hook Up With Justin Bieber (EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW)

Don’t call Barbara Palvin the other woman.

Some two months after making headlines with Justin Bieber, thanks to a backstage photo taken around the same time the singer first called it quits with Selena Gomez, the Victoria’s Secret model is speaking out for the first time about those romance rumors.

Palvin, 19, tells Celebuzz exclusively that she and the Canadian pop star were never romantically involved, despite reports to the contrary.

“You know how the drama started — Selena retweeted the picture,” Palvin said on Saturday.

“I’m okay to talk about it because I know there’s nothing. It’s ridiculous how this got to the news.”

Palvin, who spent part of her weekend at the InStyle Beauty Lounge in Beverly Hills, Calif., representing L’Oreal, says she was just “hanging out” with Bieber, 18, during the fashion show last fall.

“That was it . . . that’s why it was so weird. They thought I caused a big drama, their break-up.”

“They,” — devoted “Jelena” fans — erupted in response to the Twitter photo, causing Palvin to clear the air.

“hey everyone. please calm down. he is all yours!!” she wrote.

Gomez, 20, also took to Twitter at the time, posting a photo of her beau, a friend and Palvin together with just an ellipses: “…”

The Hungarian stunner explained on Saturday that her run-in with Bieber was an innocent fan moment.

“I wanted to meet him real bad,” she said. “I watched his movie [Justin Bieber: Never Say Never] and I was like, ‘He’s such a cool kid, I want to meet him.’ And then when I did at the [Victoria’s Secret] show we met and of course we had a conversation and then I took the picture with him.”

Just days later the two fueled the romance fire when they were spotted catching The Lion King on Broadway. According to Palvin, it was anything but a date.

“It was my sister’s first time in New York and we so wanted to go to Broadway, but there were no more tickets,” she explained. “I just came up and was telling him, ‘My sister is here, but she’s sad because we can’t go to Broadway, no more tickets.’ And he was like, ‘Well, I can get you one.’ And his friends came . . . like six people and then me, my sister and agent. So friends.”

And as the curtain call came, so did their night on the town.

“So we were just like okay, nice to meet you, that was fun, and then bye,” she said.

But the headlines didn’t stop there.

One month later, Palvin made the news again, after tweeting a photo of herself in front of a tour bus in Florida — reportedly belonging to the Biebs. But the model says that was not only not his tour bus — they never met up in the Sunshine State.

“We didn’t hang out, that’s the funny part,” she said, laughing.

“It was so funny when I read we were hanging out in Miami and I was also wearing his t-shirt. Dude, that’s my t-shirt!” Palvin added.

“And you see the mobile homes in the back [of my Twitter photo] — when you’re shooting on location you have mobile homes to do the hair and makeup and dress. And they put everything together like that’s Bieber’s tour bus, that’s Bieber’s shirt. I was like, ‘No!’”

Palvin admits the speculation made her angry because she already has a boyfriend in her hometown.

“They [the media] gave me a real hard time with this with my boyfriend. They also put him in the press and he’s not a celebrity or anything,” she said. “Him being back home [in Hungary] with a normal life and everybody is like, ‘You’re girlfriend is dating Justin.’ It’s very hard for him.

“It made me pissed, but there’s always a dark side of this business.”

If there’s any contact with camp Bieber at all, Palvin says, it’s between her and the “Boyfriend” singer’s manager Scooter Braun.

“We don’t stay in touch. I more talk with his manager Scooter. His father is Hungarian so there is this Hungarian connection and I talk with him.”

Palvin even reached out when news broke about the photographer who was killed while following Bieber’s Ferarri on New Year’s Day.

“When I heard that the paparazzi died in L.A. I called him [Scooter] and I told him to also tell Justin that maybe this is not a good start of the year, but the rest is going to be better.

“So I’m more in contact with Scooter than with Bieber.”

With the young crooner single again after reportedly making-up — and breaking-up — for a second time with Gomez, we’ll have to wait and see who his next lucky lady will be.

What do you think — would Barbara and Justin make a good couple? Tell us below.

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From Our BFFs: Justin Bieber Finishes Recording ‘BELIEVE’ Acoustic Album!

Justin Bieber BELIEVE Acoustic Album

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That’s a wrap! Scooter Braun tells the world Justin Bieber‘s BELIEVE: Acoustic album is finished. [Just Jared Jr.]

REPORT: Taylor Swift texted her ex! Sorry, Harry Styles. [Cambio]

Be honest, do you like Liam Payne and Danielle Peazer together? [M]

Cody Simpson‘s a little late on the Christmas cheer, but here’s some of his new holiday music: [ClevverTV]

Sometimes it pays to be a loser. Looks at the record deals the finalists from The X Factor are scoring! [PopCrush]

A Twilight actor was arrested! Here are the details: [Wetpaint]

Kristen Stewart‘s indiscretion: The biggest celeb relationship scandal of the year? [Hollywire]

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have a perfect relationship. Minus the fact that he just filed for divorce. [Crushable]

Today’s #MiraclesWeek award goes to… all the super sexy residents of Mystic Falls. [The Vampire Diaries]

Jennifer Lawrence‘s at the Hunger Games premiere, Blake Lively at the Savages premiere – the 50 best dresses of 2012 [SparkNotes]

Speaking of dresses, here are some sparkly ones you can totally get away with on New Year’s Eve: [HuffPost Teen]

Best Video-Turned-Meme: Overly-Attached Girlfriend’s, duh! [Gurl]

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From Our BFFs: Scooter Braun Sends Angry Tweets Over Justin Bieber’s Grammy Snub

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The 2013 Grammy Award nominees were announced last night, and Justin Bieber was not among those recognized. If you think you’re upset, wait ’til you read what Scooter Braun has to say… [PopCrush]

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Payzer date night! Liam Payne and Danielle Peazer were spotted grabbing a romantic dinner in NYC. [Just Jared Jr.]

Remember One Direction‘s UGG Boots? These international celeb endorsements are even more confusing: [HelloGiggles]

Ed Sheeran neither confirms nor denies that Haylor is happening. WDYT? [Cambio]

Oh, hello shirtless pictures of Josh Hutcherson on the beach… [Crushable]

Austin Mahone is all smiles at the top of the Empire State Building — the reason why here: [ClevverTV]

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Quiz: Which Holiday Character Are You? [Gurl]

Justin Bieber’s Manager Slams Grammys For Snub: ‘You Blew It’

One of the industry’s biggest names is conspicuously missing from the 2013 Grammy Awards nominations: Justin Bieber.

The teen pop phenom blazed charts with his third album, Believe, which has notched two top ten singles — “Boyfriend” and “As Long As You Love Me” — since hitting shelves in June. But Bieber was entirely shut out of every category in this year’s crop of nods, leaving his manager Scooter Braun less than pleased.

“This time there wont be any wise words, no excuses, I just plain DISAGREE,” Braun tweeted. “The kid deserved it. Grammy board u blew it on this one.”

“The hardest thing to do is transition, keep the train moving,” he continued. “The kid delivered. Huge succesful (sic) album, sold out tour, and won people over…this time he deserved to be recognized and I dont really have any kind nice positive things to say about a decision i dont agree with.”

Bieber’s Grammy snub comes just a few weeks after the “Beauty and a Beat” singer swept the American Music Awards, where he took home artist of the year, favorite pop/rock male artist and favorite pop/rock album. But the AMAs are voted on by fans — of which Bieber has an army — whereas the Grammys are determined by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, a committee composed of music industry professionals.

But Braun wasn’t entirely bitter on Twitter on Wednesday night following the live Grammy Awards announcement. The manager took the time to congratulate the many acclaimed artists who managed to pull in nominations. “You do deserve it. You worked hard and u earned it,” he wrote. “Just feel like so did JB. To his fans…looks like we get to stay the underdog a little longer. #BRINGIT”

Braun had something to celebrate as one of his other artist, Carly Rae Jepsen, received recognition. “Congrats to @carlyraejepsen,” he tweeted. “Thought u deserved a best new artist nom, but proud Call Me Maybe got u 2 noms. so proud of u.” Braun then ended his Twitter tirade with: “I got a lot more I can say but for now….Im gonna leave it at that. Congrats to all those who got nominated including our own CRJ.”

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Justin Bieber’s Manager Slams Grammys For Snub: ‘You Blew It’

One of the industry’s biggest names is conspicuously missing from the 2013 Grammy Awards nominations: Justin Bieber.

The teen pop phenom blazed charts with his third album, Believe, which has notched two top ten singles — “Boyfriend” and “As Long As You Love Me” — since hitting shelves in June. But Bieber was entirely shut out of every category in this year’s crop of nods, leaving his manager Scooter Braun less than pleased.

“This time there wont be any wise words, no excuses, I just plain DISAGREE,” Braun tweeted. “The kid deserved it. Grammy board u blew it on this one.”

“The hardest thing to do is transition, keep the train moving,” he continued. “The kid delivered. Huge succesful (sic) album, sold out tour, and won people over…this time he deserved to be recognized and I dont really have any kind nice positive things to say about a decision i dont agree with.”

Bieber’s Grammy snub comes just a few weeks after the “Beauty and a Beat” singer swept the American Music Awards, where he took home artist of the year, favorite pop/rock male artist and favorite pop/rock album. But the AMAs are voted on by fans — of which Bieber has an army — whereas the Grammys are determined by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, a committee composed of music industry professionals.

But Braun wasn’t entirely bitter on Twitter on Wednesday night following the live Grammy Awards announcement. The manager took the time to congratulate the many acclaimed artists who managed to pull in nominations. “You do deserve it. You worked hard and u earned it,” he wrote. “Just feel like so did JB. To his fans…looks like we get to stay the underdog a little longer. #BRINGIT”

Braun had something to celebrate as one of his other artist, Carly Rae Jepsen, received recognition. “Congrats to @carlyraejepsen,” he tweeted. “Thought u deserved a best new artist nom, but proud Call Me Maybe got u 2 noms. so proud of u.” Braun then ended his Twitter tirade with: “I got a lot more I can say but for now….Im gonna leave it at that. Congrats to all those who got nominated including our own CRJ.”

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Justin Bieber’s Manager Slams Grammys for Snub: ‘You Blew It’

One of the industry’s biggest names is conspicuously missing from the 2013 Grammy Awards nominations: Justin Bieber.

The teen pop phenom blazed charts with his third album, Believe, which has notched two top ten singles — “Boyfriend” and “As Long As You Love Me” — since hitting shelves in June. But Bieber was entirely shut out of every category in this year’s crop of nods, leaving his manager Scooter Braun less than pleased.

“This time there wont be any wise words, no excuses, I just plain DISAGREE,” Braun tweeted. “The kid deserved it. Grammy board u blew it on this one.”

“The hardest thing to do is transition, keep the train moving,” he continued. “The kid delivered. Huge succesful (sic) album, sold out tour, and won people over…this time he deserved to be recognized and I dont really have any kind nice positive things to say about a decision i dont agree with.”

Bieber’s Grammy snub comes just a few weeks after the “Beauty and a Beat” singer swept the American Music Awards, where he took home artist of the year, favorite pop/rock male artist and favorite pop/rock album. But the AMAs are voted on by fans — of which Bieber has an army — whereas the Grammys are determined by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, a committee composed of music industry professionals.

But Braun wasn’t entirely bitter on Twitter on Wednesday night following the live Grammy Awards announcement. The manager took the time to congratulate the many acclaimed artists who managed to pull in nominations. “You do deserve it. You worked hard and u earned it,” he wrote. “Just feel like so did JB. To his fans…looks like we get to stay the underdog a little longer. #BRINGIT”

Braun had something to celebrate as one of his other artist, Carly Rae Jepsen, received recognition. “Congrats to @carlyraejepsen,” he tweeted. “Thought u deserved a best new artist nom, but proud Call Me Maybe got u 2 noms. so proud of u.” Braun then ended his Twitter tirade with: “I got a lot more I can say but for now….Im gonna leave it at that. Congrats to all those who got nominated including our own CRJ.”

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How Psy, Carly Rae Jepsen and Other Musicians Rode Viral Video and Social Media to Stardom (INSIDE STORY)

It was the tweet heard ’round the world.

No big deal, just Justin Bieber telling his fans last December that a song he’d heard on the radio while visiting his native Canada – Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” — was “possibly the catchiest song I’ve ever heard.” And that Twitter blast, just 84 characters long, was enough to make Jepsen famous. Well, that and a funny video that lent itself to countless imitations and parodies, along with that initial catchy tune, eventually the anthem of the summer of 2012.

And then there was Psy, the other seemingly out-of-nowhere sensation, whose tune “Gangnam Style” also had an eye-grabbing video, featuring funny scenes and you-can-do-this-too dance moves. In the space of a few weeks, the South Korean rapper has gone from zero to nearly 300 million “likes,” making his clip the most popular YouTube video of all time.

Is there a formula for using viral video and social media to become a pop star? Not necessarily; as Psy’s oddball, largely Korean-language clip proves, there’s no telling what the public will embrace. Still, there are a few concrete steps you can take. As Psy, Jepsen, and other viral stars have discovered, one of those steps is befriending Justin Bieber.

What else does it take to become a social media singing star? Here are some of the steps.


1. Be original. “There’s no formula,” Hollywood Reporter Music Editor Shirley Halperin told Celebuzz. “Once it’s been done, there’s a challenge to find the next cool thing.” Of “Gangnam Style,” she noted, “The foreignness makes it really attractive because it’s a culture with which we’re not really familiar.” The novelty factor has been turning YouTube stars into viral hitmakers at least since OK Go’s treadmill dance on 2006′s “Here It Goes Again,” Halperin said. It worked for Jepsen, too, with “Call Me Maybe”‘s narrative clip about an endearingly awkward girl (Jepsen) trying to catch a guy’s attention, only to have him give his number to one of her male bandmates.

2. But not too original. Pop duo Karmin rose to fame on the strength of its videos of cover versions of current hits. With an eye toward what was trending in Google searches, the band’s carefully tagged videos became hits among viewers looking for familiar songs. “We were uploading originals at first,” Karmin’s Nick Noonan told Forbes. “No one was watching them.”

3. Have a Danceable Beat. Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” seems custom-built for dancefloor fun, from its almost percussive string hook to its chorus about a gal giving a guy she just met her phone number. Same with “Gangnam Style,” featuring the kind of moves that could launch a new dance craze. “When it first came out, I think the big discussion among insiders was, is it the dance or the song? The video or the music? The consensus was that it was the dance, the look, the visuals, that made it just so much fun to watch,” Halperin said. “The other thing is that it reminded me right away of MC Hammer’s ‘U Can’t Touch This.’ We forget how huge that was. The album sold 18 million copies. That and the Macarena are big records because people can dance to them. So [‘Gangnam Style’] is the digital version of ‘U Can’t Touch This.’ I’ve heard a lot of dance DJs incorporate this into their mixes in cool ways. It doesn’t sound as hokey mixed with a cool beat.”

4. Get Bieber on Board. Bieber, of course, may be YouTube’s biggest musical success story. It helps that he’s had savvy management, in the form of Scooter Braun. It also helps that he’s willing to leverage his own social-media popularity to help artists he likes. For Jepsen, there was not only his epic tweet, but also an ad hoc video Bieber made of himself and girlfriend Selena Gomez lip-synching “Call Me Maybe.” And he also signed her to his Schoolboy label, run by Braun. Braun was quick to sign Psy, too, when he started breaking stateside this summer. Even Karmin got some advice from Braun, who’s been able to convince the industry that there are more Biebers out there on YouTube, waiting to be turned into lucrative hitmakers. “We got a chance to talk to Scooter Braun, Justin Bieber’s manager, and he was saying he had a hard time getting Justin Bieber signed because a lot of labels didn’t believe in views translating into sales,” Karmin manager Nils Gums told Forbes. “Now, that has actually been a proven model.” Said Halperin, “Scooter Braun, hats off to that guy for making the most of the moment. He’s like Simon Cowell.

5. Hit the road, and hit iTunes. Granted, having 300,000,000 likes on YouTube doesn’t necessarily earn you a penny. What makes money is touring and digital downloads. Karmin used YouTube to develop an e-mail list of potential customers for iTunes singles. Psy, too, has been able to translate YouTube fame into iTunes sales. And touring, as always, is where musicians make real money, without having to give the lion’s share back to their labels. Plus, it’s where they prove to fans that they’re not just manufactured video stars. Another revenue stream likely to earn big bucks for the likes of Psy and Jepsen: licensing, as advertisers, movies, and shows like Glee seek to borrow some cool points by using their hot-right-now tunes.

6. Be good. Remember the cautionary tale of Rebecca Black. She became a viral sensation out of novelty — because no one could get over how uniquely awful the song “Friday” and its clip were. To be fair, she was a 13-year-old girl, and no one expected her to have the depth and refined talent necessary for long-term staying power. We’ll see if 26-year-old Jepsen and 34-year-old Psy have more than one hit apiece in them, depending on whether they can write more songs as good as their initial hits. It’s not even necessary to have enough good songs for a whole album, just a handful that can be released over time. Of Psy, Halperin said, “Will the guy be able to sell albums because of this fluke hit? There’s no guarantee. But it’s a singles market these days. You sell the song while it’s hot.”

 

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Justin Bieber’s Crew Refuse To Do Shows In Japan

After all the turmoil that’s happened in Japan over the last month and a half, they could probably use the revenue that would be generated by a Justin Bieber concert. However, that’s not likely to happen. Members of Bieber’s stage crew have refused to go to Japan for two shows that are scheduled for May 17th and 19th in Osaka and Tokyo. According to sources who spoke with TMZ, crew members were fearful of cancer and other illnesses due to radiation poisoning from the nuclear disaster.

The Biebs’s manager Scooter Braun freaked out at the crew telling them to “Man the f*** up and do right by these kids”.

The crew fired back saying that both Avril Lavigne and Slash had canceled their concerts in Japan, even though the Japanese government has given the ‘all clear’ that the area is safe.

Who’s gonna win this battle of wills? Well, my money is on Scooter. After all, he could just fire their butts and get a new stage crew for the rest of the tour.

What do you guys think, are the crew members being TOO cautious or is Scooter being too naive about the safety issue? Sound off below!

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Justin was egged by concert-goers in Australia!

JUSTIN Bieber isn’t universally loved! The teen singer was left reeling after being egged by concert-goers when he hit the stage in the Australian city’s Acer Arena Friday night. Six eggs landed by the Baby hitmaker. Bieber then backed way from the mess to allow for a quick cleanup—and carried on with the show, reports E! News.

Recent reports claimed Bieber is being torn apart over his parents’ feud.

Mom Pattie Mallette and dad Jeremy Bieber – who fought a custody battle when Justin was really young — are at odds over their son’s fame because they feel like they have been sidelined by his mentor Usher, manager Scooter Braun and stand-in Hollywood dad Will Smith.

“Pattie is forever sniping that she gave up everything for Justin and she should be the person who makes the decisions,” a source said.

“Jeremy wants to be at the center of his son’s life. He hates the way other men, especially Usher and Will Smith, are acting as father figures.

“Pattie was only 17 when she found out she was pregnant. Jeremy was a year older and a real bad boy. They split up when Justin was a tiny baby, but they’ve been fighting ever since.”