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The Big Hurt: Leanin' With Biebs

Bieber was allegedly photographed sipping something from a double Styrofoam cup, in close proximity to a big bottle of codeine cough syrup. This can only add up to one thing: lean . That purple drank, the laudanum of Screw, the deadly nectar of Pimp C.

By DAVID THORPE  |  February 22, 2013
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The Big Hurt: Bieber's next romance

Our fledgling manlet has reportedly had his first taste of heartache! E! News — and everyone else in the world, by now — brings word that Biebs has been dumped by longtime gee eff Selena Gomez, who complained of conflicting schedules and "trust issues."

By DAVID THORPE  |  November 23, 2012
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The Big Hurt: Burnt beef, Bono’s billions, blotto Billboard, and Bieber’s balls

 BIEBERWATCH! Last we heard of the lad, Scooter Braun confirmed — after extensive hands-on palpation and scrotal Ben Wa Balling, no doubt — that Bieber's balls had dropped.
Music News in Brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 08, 2012
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The Big Hurt: Kid and Mitt, Ja Rule’s Leap Day, Limp Bizkit and Cash Money, Bieberwatch, and more

At the July 2011 launch party for Kid Rock's Born Free album, the New York Post was already asking the tough questions: who would Kid Rock endorse for president?
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 09, 2012
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The Big Hurt: This week in image problems

Poor Biebs. He just wants to be the wholesome kid next door, but with his 18th birthday creeping up, America's youth-stealing culture just can't wait to liquor him up and lay him.
Bieber's adulthood, Manson and Trent's arson, Snoop's weed, Adele's weight, and Jay-Z and Beyoncé's baby
By DAVID THORPE  |  January 20, 2012
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The Big Hurt: Marky + Biebs, Sinéad's divorce; plus, Nelly, Jay-Z & Kanye, Slim Dunkin, and R. Kelly

BIEBERWATCH! Last year, Paramount hinted at plans for a major JUSTIN BIEBER vehicle: some kind of basketball movie teaming our twink swag hunk with former teen throb "MARKY MARK" WAHLBERG.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  January 06, 2012


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The Big Hurt: Bieber's balls, Weiland and She & Him's Xmas albums, Nicki Minaj's trash, and more

While his upcoming Christmas album, Under the Mistletoe, may sound like a surefire hit, it was nearly scuppered by a pair of glistening ornaments.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  November 11, 2011
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Seven mini-musings; say it with plates; a tribute to Les

WHY GRAMMAR MATTERS This from the Urinal on the Justin Bieber paternity suit: "She said she gave birth to the boy because there were no other possible men she had sex with at the time."
Lightning round
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 11, 2011
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The Big Hurt: Kiedis's new look; plus, Incubus, Moz, Bieber, and Robbie Williams

Beware: the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS have a new track called "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie."
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  July 29, 2011
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The Big Hurt: Bieber Silences Youth, Kings of Leon Sell Out

I hadn't originally planned a press-release review for this week, but some PR blasts require immediate attention.
The week's best press releases
By DAVID THORPE  |  July 22, 2011
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Courting the youth vote

Politicians are recruiting younger and younger supporters.
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  July 15, 2011


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The Big Hurt: Smash Mouth egg, Juggalos gather, Oasis grump, Bieber fades

By the time you read this, Steve Harwell of SMASH MOUTH may be caked in sweat and yolk flecks, clutching his distended belly, groaning and wheezing — more so than usual, even.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  July 15, 2011
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The Big Hurt: Bieber's scent, Foster the People's kicks, Dylan's smack, Tyler and Sara's tiff

Though our wee lad is scarcely old enough to develop a musky scent of his own, he's already prepping his second commercial fragrance.  
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 03, 2011
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The Big Hurt: Hit men get hit, plus Kid Rock, ICP, Dave Grohl, Steven Tyler, Lil B & Jay Electronica, and Bieberwatch

This week in big trouble: RICK SPRINGFIELD was arrested for driving drunk, FLAVOR FLAV was busted for a bunch of stuff, PHIL SPECTOR's appeal was rejected, and an American Navy SEAL team shot and killed gentle '70s folk-rock singer OSAMA BIN LADEN.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  May 13, 2011
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Losers of the Hot 100

In today's "Who Charted?", I'll be checking out a few of the biggest losers on the Billboard Hot 100.  
Who charted?
By DAVID THORPE  |  April 22, 2011
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Photos: ''Talk Nerdy 2 Me'' with Rogue Burlesque

Rogue Burlesque presents "Talk Nerdy 2 Me" at the Middlesex Lounge on April 13, 2011.
"Talk Nerdy 2 Me" | Middlesex Lounge | April 13, 2011
By ANDREW MCFARLAND  |  April 15, 2011


This week in The Big Hurt by David Thorpe

The Big Hurt: Britney, Billy Joel, John Mellencamp, Rebecca Black, and Miley Cyrus weigh the price of fame

BRITNEY SPEARS is being sued for $10 million by the company that helped her score a fragrance deal with Elizabeth Arden. It's claiming that she owes it a 35 percent commission on the sales of her popular scents. This boosts my self-esteem a little — say
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  April 15, 2011
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The Big Hurt: The torments of Phil, plus Biebs's 'stache, Simpson's Snoop poop

A thrilling roller-coaster of PHIL COLLINS drama this week. First, a murmur washed over the media as Collins seemed to announce his retirement in an FHM interview.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 18, 2011
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The Big Hurt: Snoop goes 4G

Plus, Scott Walker's drift, Rick Ross's Tweet thuggery, Sting's Libya worries, Biebs's deep thoughts
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 04, 2011

Basking in Justin Bieber's Never Say Never

Our nation is still reeling from Bieber's inexplicable Grammy loss — have the judges gone mad? Did Bieber and Drake split the vote? Is this yet another shocking example of the Grammys' longstanding prejudice in favor of jazz bassists?
Afterglow
By DAVID THORPE  |  February 25, 2011
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Justin Bieber gets a haircut. Phoenix columnist inconsolable?


Fresh off a tough week -- getting pwned at the Grammys by Berklee poster gal Esperanza Spaulding; that Scotty Pippin reality check at the all-star...
By Carly Carioli  |  February 21, 2011


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Gaga's eau de bloody load, Diddy exposed as 9/11 mastermind, and other music news in brief

Smell ya, shouldn't have to tell ya!
The Big Hurt
By DAVID THORPE  |  February 11, 2011
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The Big Hurt: Biebs's babe

Biebs's babe, Bach's split, Thude's Justin, Blu in Seattle, and Muse in space
Plus Bach's split, Thude's Justin, Blu in Seattle, and Muse in space
By DAVID THORPE  |  January 14, 2011
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Winter film preview: Freeze frames

So, it's time for Another Year , meaning not just 2011 but also the latest film from Happy-Go-Lucky director Mike Leigh, a traipse through four seasons in the lives of ordinary people, exploring their small joys and tragedies. Kind of like Blue Vale
The movies chill out to start the year
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 31, 2010
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The Big Hurt: Snoop PO'd

Last week, I reported extensively ( ahem , Pulitzer judges) on the bizarre mural of JUSTIN BIEBER found within the favela manse of a Brazilian druglord. However, as I dug deeper into the story this week, I discovered an incredible new twist: the lette
Plus Biebs trades up, Liam tracklists, willcanthear, Hucknall busy, anagrams and headlines
By DAVID THORPE  |  December 17, 2010
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The Big Hurt: Cidade de Biebs

When two thousand Brazilian cops mounted a massive assault on some of Rio's most dangerous slums, they made a chilling discovery.
Why was Justin Bieber in the mansion of a Rio drug lord?
By DAVID THORPE  |  December 10, 2010


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The Big Hurt: NKOTBSB hit the road!

Guys! You guys! Holy shit, guys: NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK and the BACKSTREET BOYS are teaming up for a headlining tour in 2011.
Plus, Justin Bieber vs. Wyclef Jean, Primal Scream vs. Kevin Shields, and Beatles UK vs. Beatles USA
By DAVID THORPE  |  December 03, 2010
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Photos: Justin Bieber at TD Garden | November 16, 2010

Our 2010 Unsexy contender rides his pink heart chariot into the Garden.
Justin Bieber, live at TD Garden, on November 16, 2010
By GINA SIMONE  |  November 19, 2010
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The Big Hurt: Kanye leaks!

Brit copper busted, Kanye leaking, Bieber fuming, Tity Boi the tits
Plus Brit copper busted, Bieber fuming, and Tity Boi the tits
By DAVID THORPE  |  November 12, 2010
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Music news in brief: Bieber bullied, Kayne weird, Black Keys Pea'd

It's been a rough month for our biggest stars: Weezy's in solitary, TI's going back to jail, and now that rascally Biebs has run afoul of the mounties for scrapping with a 12-year-old kid who has since filed a formal complaint.
The Big Hurt
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 29, 2010