Justin Bieber maintains that the paternity suit filed by 20-year-old Mariah Yeater is bullpoop. Earlier this week Bieber released a statement saying, “It’s sad that someone would fabricate malicious, defamatory and demonstrably false claims.” This morning on the Today show, Bieber told Matt Lauer (Who remembers Where in the World is Matt Lauer?) that “basically that none of those allegations are true. I know I'm going to be a target, but I'm never going to be a victim." He then broke into song, a new single called “Maybe a target, but never a victim.”
It’s alleged in court papers that Biebs and Yeater did have some sex on Oct. 25 of last year. Biebs told Lauer that the claims don’t fit his schedule. “I think it's crazy because every night after the show, I've gone right from the stage right to my car," he explained. "So it's crazy that some people want to make up some false allegations, but to set the record straight, none of it is true. Never met the woman."
The FBI has added Juggalos to its list of dangerous gangs, one that includes the Latin Kings, the Bloods and the Crips. Wired reports that the FBI’s 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment division considers Juggalos to be a “loosely-organized hybrid gang” that are “forming more organized subsets and engaging in more gang-like criminal activity.” The FBI says that the kingpins of the Juggalos are Insane Clown Posse members Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J.
"Although recognized as a gang in only four states," the FBI's National Gang Intelligence Center said, "many Juggalos subsets exhibit gang-like behavior and engage in criminal activity and violence."
Talib Kweli told MTV that he and Mos Def will be releasing new Black Star music in 2012.
"I am working to put out a Black Star project for people to buy sometime next year. Me and Mos [Def] are focused on independence and quality of sound. We’re really into a Madlib/Dilla thing right now. Anything you hear from us is probably going to be that type of sound. And it’s about independence, so we are trying to find out the right mediums to get the songs out."
Gwar lead guitarist Cory Smoot (aka Flattus Maximus) was found dead yesterday morning as the band’s tour bus was set to cross into Canada. "It is with a sense of profound loss and tragedy that the members of Gwar must announce the passing of their longtime guitarist and beloved friend Cory Smoot," Gwar frontman David Brockie said in a statement yesterday. "Cory was found deceased this morning as the band prepared for a border crossing." A cause of death has yet to be determined.
You can stream the late Amy Winehouse and Nas’ collaboration, “Like Smoke,” which will be released on the upcoming posthumous album Lioness: Hidden Treasures.
Walden Media, the group that brought us The Chronicles of Narnia series, purchased the rights to Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? and is looking to release a live action movie. Jennifer Lopez is tipped to play Carmen.
Happy Birthday to Diddy, Kathy Griffin, Jeff Probst, Doria Roberts, Matthew McConaughey, the Karate Kid and the late Walter Cronkite.