Last night was pretty huge for Justin Bieber. Along with converting a bunch of rowdy Grey Cup fans into Beliebers, his big interview aired on Oprah’s Next Chapter.
Justin and Oprah went on a romantic, fireside date for two, snacking on french fries at Chicago’s Ralph Lauren Restaurant. Smitten fans waited outside the restaurant and he gave them a private performance after the interview.
We learned a lot during last night’s interview. How many things did you already know?
31 things we learned about Justin
1. Justin is the most googled person on the planet.
2. He’s also the most watched person on YouTube with 3 billion views. Bieber’s “Baby” was the most watched video of all time until Psy’s “‘Gangnam Style” knocked him down a notch… but it’s all in the Scooter Braun family anyway.
3. Justin’s favourite dinner is T.G.I. Friday’s because the steak is ridiculous.
4. Bieber has the maturity stamp of approval… from Oprah at least.
5. He had never been on a plane or outside of Canada before he got the call from Usher and Scooter.
6. Bieber knows he has nice hair. He told Oprah he got tired of the iconic “swoop” after all the other guys copied him.
7. Bieber gets lonely just like everyone else. When Oprah asked “why” he just said “because I’m human.” Oprah tweeted:
8. Oprah’s favourite part of the Believe tour was “One Less Lonely Girl.” The host was supposed to be the One Less Lonely Girl but gave her spot up to a deserving fan. She held the squealing girl’s hand as she went onstage to be serenaded.
9. Justin admitted he gets swept up by the limelight sometimes but knows he can’t get sucked in too much or else he could “crack-up” like some other teen heartthrobs. Read more…
The band everyone loves to hate performed at the 99th Grey Cup halftime show this weekend in Vancouver.
For a band that gets trashed and mocked constantly by music enthusiasts, they still manage to sell millions of records. So, perhaps it’s not all that shocking to see them take the stage at the most important Canadian football game.
Reactions went through the roof in the Twitterverse when the band began to rock out.
One Vancouver M.P. came to the band’s defence. James Moore tweeted “Nickelback @ Grey Cup – v.solid. Bashing them is cliche & overdone.”
A writer for Maclean’s Magazine, Paul Wells, also showed he’s Team Nickelback by writing: “Mocking a halftime show by Nickelback at a football game has got to be the lowest conceivable cost-of-entry into hipsterism.”
Those average Joes watching the show were live tweeting with comments like “Due to a coal shortage, Santa will be giving all bad little boys and girls Nickelback CDs.” and “Yeah, no. Nickelback is like the worst band ever.”
I can’t wait to see how many viewers this year’s half-time show garnered compared to last year’s show (I’m assuming a more respectable band played). If you missed out on the performance, check out the video below.
Since landing the role of Finn on the hit show Glee, everyone wants a piece of Cory Monteith, even football players.
CTV explains the Chairman of the Safeway Grey Cup Festival Parade has appointed Cory as the Grand Marshall taking place around the end of November in his home province of British Columbia.
What exactly is a Grand Marshall, you ask? Well, we don’t really know! We do know it’s the highest honorary postion at a parade. Maybe Cory will be donning a football uniform while holding a baton?
Cory released a statement saying: “I love any excuse to come home and this is a thrilling one.”
Canadian punk rockers Stereos are scheduled to play at the Grey Cup’s pre-game show this year in their hometown of Calgary, reports CHARTattack.com.
The band will perform songs from their self-titled debut album just before kickoff at Calgary’s McMahon Stadium. The event will take place on Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m. ET, but it is not yet known which two Canadian Football League teams will be playing in this year’s Grey Cup final.
The band Blue Rodeo will play this year’s halftime show.
Stereos, who claimed fame with the help of MuchMusic’s show DisBAND, are currently on tour in support of their first album. You can see them here:
Less than 5,000 tickets remain for the 2007 Grey Cup, being held in Toronto on November 25. But if you’re not one of the lucky ones attending CFL’s big game, not to worry – there will be plenty of other events to attend, as part of the Grey Cup Festival.
And you don’t even have to be a football fan.
Former WWE Diva Trish Stratus will host the “Celebrity Party” at the CN Tower featuring a performance by Blue Rodeo.
Dan Aykroyd will host a tribute to the late John Candy, the onetime part owner of the Toronto Argonauts.
Concerts throughout the four festival days will include the Barenaked Ladies, Hinder, Great Big Sea, Lowest of the Low and the yet-to-be-named halftime act.
Plus, Corner Gas star Brent Butt and the Trailer Park Boys will be among the celebs popping up.
The festival begins on Thursday, when the Metro Toronto Convention Centre will host the CFL Players Pigskin Classic featuring quarterbacks from non-Grey Cup teams.
For more details and ticket info, visit the official site of the Grey Cup at cflgreycup.ca