Justin Bieber

Why Comedy Central’s Justin Bieber Roast Was Such a Disappointment

“They say you only roast the ones you love,” Hannibal Buress began during his set at The Roast of Justin Bieber, “But I don’t like you at all, man. I’m just here because it’s a real good opportunity for me.” Joking or not, Buress’ comment is the best way to describe the overall feel of Justin Bieber’s roast. The stage was packed with comedians and celebrities — Kevin Hart (as roastmaster), Natasha Leggero, Pete Davidson, Jeffrey Ross, Snoop Dogg, Martha Stewart, and more — but the roast itself was tame and shrug-worthy, even with such an easy and arguably deserving target. The problem is that most of these roasters weren’t here to roast someone they love, or even a peer, but instead a 21-year-old pop singer who asked for this as a birthday gift. … Read More

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Comedy Central Is Cutting Paul Walker Jokes from the Justin Bieber Roast

A plethora of insults were uttered during the taping of Comedy Central’s Justin Bieber Roast, but jokes about Bieber’s… Read More

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Carly Rae Jepsen Declares She “Really Like[s] You” 67 Times on New Single

Carly Rae Jepsen skyrocketed to half-ironic fame three years ago by turning the clumsy, conversational declarations of a crush into… Read More

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Tom Hanks Dances Down the Street With Carly Rae Jepsen… and Justin Bieber

“Call Me Maybe” — the song that, for far too long, had everyone ironically chuckling anytime the question of… Read More

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Comedy Central to Roast Justin Bieber

Comedy Central has picked its next Roastee/victim for its Comedy Central Roasts: Justin Bieber.

While the Comedy Central Roasts have… Read More

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The End of the Charlie Hebdo Manhunt and Joe Sacco’s Cartoon Commentary on Satire: Links You Need to See

Since Wednesday, the Internet has been overrun with coverage of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, and the subsequent manhunt that ensued. Now that the manhunt has ended with the death of three suspects and an uncertain amount of hostages, it would seem that even more coverage is unnecessary. Maybe it is, but the discussion around satire and free speech — and satire’s place within free speech — is an important and ongoing one. … Read More

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Longform You Have to Read: The Life Cycle of a Teen Idol

In a world where you have more options for satisfying longform reading than ever, your friends here at Flavorwire are taking the time once a week to highlight some of the best that journalism and longform has to offer. Whether they’re unified by topic, publication, writer, classic status, or just a general feeling, these articles all have one thing in common: they’re essential reading. This week, in honor of Leonardo DiCaprio’s 40th birthday, we’re looking at some of the greatest articles profiling and analyzing teen idols. … Read More

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