Bieber’s holiday special airs December 22 and will raise money for his Believe charity drive.
By Jocelyn Vena
Justin Bieber has helped light the tree in New York’s Rockefeller Plaza and sang Christmas carols with the president. Now, MTV News has confirmed that the pop star will celebrate the season once more with his very own special, “Justin Bieber: Home for the Holidays.”
Bieber will tape the fundraising special at a secret Toronto location before it airs December 22 on MuchMusic and CTV. In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Bieber said, “The holidays are a very special time of the year for me and I’m looking forward to coming home and ringing them in with my friends and family.”
Funds raised at the show will benefit Bieber’s Believe charity. Portions of the proceeds raised by his holiday album, Under the Mistletoe, also went to the nonprofit. Believe raises money for organizations like the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Pencils of Promise, Musicians on Call, Project Medishare for Haiti, City of Hope, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Grammy Foundation.
“I am launching the Believe Charity Drive because I know firsthand that if you believe in your dreams, everything is possible,” Bieber said in a statement about the initiative. “The Believe Charity Drive directly benefits charities that are making a difference in the world. You can … donate as little as one dollar, or even donate your time, because everything will make a difference. Please join me in our quest to raise millions of dollars by the release of my new 2012 album, Believe. I know that with your help, we can make a change.”
On Monday (December 12), in addition to announcing the holiday special, Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun also tweeted about the overwhelming success Under the Mistletoe has had since its November debut.
“@JustinBieber’s christmas album ‘Under The Mistletoe’ is the biggest selling International Christmas album for UMG in a decade!!” he tweeted. “That makes it the biggest selling holiday album on Universal in the last decade moving ahead of Andrea Bocelli. very proud and at this rate by Christmas @justinbieber’s ‘Under The Mistletoe’ will be the biggest 4th qtr album release of the entire UMG-EMI system!”
Bieber recorded several classic tunes for the album, as well as original songs, including lead single “Mistletoe.” He worked with artists like Mariah Carey, Usher, the Band Perry, Busta Rhymes and Boyz II Men on the project. “Thank u to everyone supporting this incredible album,” Braun added. “All the stats are amazing but what Im most proud of is the music. REALLY GREAT MUSIC.”
The ladies have been flossing their bikinis all Holiday. And Rihanna was back on the beach in Barbados yesterday in a cute printed orange and pink swimsuit playing in the ocean with her little brother and fans. Kimora Lee Simmons Hounsou also looked fab while parlaying in St. Barts with her daughters and her boo.
Rihanna flaunted her crazy bikini bod yesterday at sunset in Barbados. She kept it playful playing with her youngest brother Rajad and kicking it with fans:
The Barbadian beauty even spent some time with fans who surrounded her:
And looked beyond delighted to be home after her 6 month LOUD tour and new Talk That Talk album:
Meanwhile, elsewhere in the Caribbean, Kimora kicked it on the beaches of St. Barts in a teeny weeny purple and grey bikini:
And had some fun with daughter Ming.
And looked fab while doing so.
Clearly this 36-year-old mom of 3 has been working it out lately.
She put on her little beach dress and had some fun with her hot hubby Djimon Hounsou.
Not even mad at it. KiKi has been in St. Barts since before Christmas celebrating the Holidays with the girls and Kenzo, their father Russell, and his girlfriend Melissa George.
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Video vixen Dollicia Bryan seems to rarely be without a man. And her newest love is rapper Drake. Cue the emotional verses we know he’s already working on with a few "Doll" name drops.
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A rep for Dollicia Bryan just confirmed to TheYBF.com that she and Drake are indeed an item. Surprised? Neither are we.
The twosome met early this year at Doll’s birthday party in January (pictured directly above). Which her then-boyfriend Hill Harper attended as well. Drake stopped by because his DJ was DJ’ing the event.
The relationship with Hill must have gone downhill from there, because Drake and Dollicia got close at Doll’s recent SMOOTH magazine cover party (pictured at top of post together).
Dollicia was rumored just this week to be dating Kim K.‘s ex Kris Humphries –but that’s false. She has dated, though, Hill Harper, Bow Wow, Rob Kardashian, and few others.
Yes, Drake & Dollicia are dating," her rep tells TheYBF.com exclusively. "They’re both in L.A. right now spending the Holidays together."
The couple hit up Saddle Ranch in L.A. yesterday where Drake Instagramed this pic of Doll flexing Cotton Candy eating skills:
Drake just shot Mary J. Blige‘s new video for "Mr. Wrong" yesterday in L.A., as well, with scenes of him added in. He wasn’t available to shoot the original vid which already premiered last week.
Tis the cuffin’ season…