Justin Bieber beat up and bloodied on magazine cover

CREDIT: Tony Kelly for Complex

Daybreak Daily’s afternoon sparring session in the pop-culture ring finds a fake fight, a renowned recording artist, other things, and the mystery music video.

COVER BOY: And this time it’s with a twist, per Complex Magazine, “Justin Bieber’s growing up. He turned 18 on March 1—it’s hard to believe he stepped on the scene just three years ago. It’s not often that a pop star transitions to adulthood before our eyes. Michael Jackson did it, as did the other Justin—Timberlake, that is. Both are legends in their own right who graduated from boy bands to spectacular solo careers.”

HUNGRY FOR NUMBERS: It’s such a game, per The Hollywood Reporter, “With the opening of the The Hunger Games only days away, interest in the Lionsgate movie is blowing Hollywood away. Latest tracking data released on Monday boasted levels usually reserved for marquee sequels, including The Dark Knight, according to those who have seen the surveys.”

LIVE FROM NEW YORK: It’s a throwback, per the Wrap, “Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase are together again. The "SNL" alumni who appeared in a handful of movies together are working on a new comedy script, Aykroyd wrote on his Facebook page late Monday.”

HIGH ART: Authenticity confirmed, per the AP, “It was, it wasn't, it is: A still life once thought to be by Vincent van Gogh but later downgraded to being the work of an anonymous artist is indeed by the tormented Dutch impressionist himself, researchers announced Tuesday.”

BITTER: Try this on for size, per the Huffington Post, “Listen up Guy Ritchie. Madonna doesn't really care that your marriage failed. In fact, if her newly-leaked single says anything, it's that she "Don't Give A."

ANOTHER TAT: They seem to make her happy, per toofab, “Rihanna just added even more ink to her already inked-up body! The singer, who already had 15 tattoos on her skin, got her 16th last week at Bang Bang tattoo parlor on the Upper East Side in NYC.”

CLASH OF LOCALES: Work here or work nowhere, per Radar, “Rosie O'Donnell wanted her now canceled talk show on Oprah Winfrey's embattled OWN network to be based in New York City, but Winfrey insisted that the first season be shot at her former studio in Chicago, is exclusively reporting.”

BIG BABY: Or something, per Us Weekly, “Though her extra large baby bump may indicate otherwise, Jessica Simpson still has about four weeks to go before she gives birth. Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! Monday, the pregnant 31-year-old said she's growing tired of her pregnancy curves. "I feel I have a bowling ball sitting on my hookah!"

OPEN-MINDED COMIC: Sign of the times, per PerezHilton, “X-Men has taken a huge leap in equality when their new series, Astonishing X-Men, has one mutant tying the knot with his boyfriend! Super speedster Northstar will marry his boyfriend, Kyle.”

GETTING’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER: Of crazy horses, per Rolling Stone, “Neil Young and Crazy Horse will release their new LP Americana on June 5th. It's their first album together since Greendale in 2003, and their first album with the full Crazy Horse line-up of Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina and Frank "Poncho" Sampedro since Broken Arrow in 1996.”

AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video.

--Skip Wood (Follow me on Twitter @DaybreakSkip)

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