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Justin Bieber: Lazy

“Me and my mom used to watch [American Idol] when I was little and we were like, ‘I could get on there, you know.’ When I turned 16, I might have went and tried out, but [YouTube] was faster.” —Justin Bieber [MTV]

“Bob is not authentic at all. He’s a plagiarist, and his name and voice are fake. Everything about Bob is a deception. We are like night and day, he and I.” —Joni Mitchell on Bob Dylan [LAT]

“They don’t have the tone that [British teen show] T4 has anywhere in American TV. If you’re a girl and you’re my age, you’re on a shiny night-time show and you’ve got your boobs hoiked up, and you’re not really giving opinions. You’re merely a conduit. Sometimes I’d be in the middle of interviewing [a celebrity] and I’d aim to have a joke and be irreverent, and then it would transpire that they weren’t getting it and I had to switch back and do a straight interview.” —Alexa Chung on her canceled MTV show [Heat World via ONTD]

“Social media is the new hip hop, the new rock and roll, the new equalizer, giving voice to the previously voiceless, the sound and thunder for social justice, the intimate forum for honest integration, which the new America yearns for, even before it becomes a physical reality — it is what the new America yearns for, what it aspires to.” —Russell Simmons [HuffPo]

“On the new record I’ve just done for her — which might be the single — I sampled a bunch of gospel-y, old-school, Alabama, weird, Sacred Harp singers. It’s turning into an Animal Collective kind of record, which represents a total departure from what you would expect from her, but that’s where her head was at.” —Diplo on M.I.A.’s new album [Yahoo UK]

“It was agonizing. The scene’s quite tastefully done, but it’s not the sort of moment you really want to share with your mum and dad. When the scene arrived we all sat there not really saying anything.” —Rupert Grint on watching a sex scene with his parents [People]

“We tried to make it respectful and for people who know him, they’ll get a kick out of it, and for people who don’t it will sort of slide by without much notice.” —Director Jon Favreau on the late D.J. AM’s cameo in Iron Man 2 [LAT]

Justin Bieber: Lazy