Justin Bieber 'Boyfriend' music video finally released


Daybreak Daily’s afternoon check-in with the pop-culture world finds a teenager getting older, a changing of the morning guard, other things, and the mystery music video.

CONSUMMATED: Took a lot of flirtation, per the Huffington Post, “After weeks of teasing his young fans with video teasers and snippets, Justin Bieber finally released the music video for his new single "Boyfriend." From the looks of the video, Bieber has come a long way since video games and pre-teen house parties. The 18-year-old is seen driving fast cars, partying with the ladies and getting his mack on.”

TAKE THAT!: Where’s Katie when you need her?, per the Los Angeles Times, “The a.m. TV war continues, with "Good Morning America" back on top over "Today." For the week of April 23, ABC's "GMA" averaged 5.3 million total viewers, compared with 5.1 million for its NBC rival, according to figures released Thursday by Nielsen. . . But NBC (was quick to point) out that it continued to dominate among viewers aged 25 to 54 -- the top demographic in the TV news business.”

STAYING PUT: After all, he was on so many radars before this gig, per the AP, “Cee Lo Green says he'll stick with "The Voice" singing competition show "as long as it's fresh." The rapper turned singer joined the show last year as coach and judge alongside Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine.”

GUESS HE’S NOT A MITT GUY: Actually, no guessing required, per The Hollywood Reporter, “President Barack Obama's dinner with George Clooney has officially sold out, and campaign sources are telling The Hollywood Reporter that the event is expected to raise up to $12 million for the president's re-election bid, making it the biggest presidential fundraiser in U.S. history. One hundred fifty (industry) high rollers have paid $40,000 apiece to dine with the president at Clooney's Studio City home May 10.”

ACCORDING TO A ‘SOURCE?’: We’re not exactly talking national security here, per People, “Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson welcomed their daughter Maxwell Drew on Tuesday morning, and according to a source, the baby is already a daddy's girl. "Eric is amazing. He is involved with every single thing, and Maxwell adores him," the source says.”

CAT SCRATCH FEVER: This is really good read about an aging rocker suddenly back in the news, per the New York Times, “If controversy could be rolled up and smoked, Ted Nugent would be on oxygen by now. . . He was interviewed by the Secret Service after he said last month that he would either be “dead or in jail” if Mr. Obama is re-elected. Mr. Nugent, a Detroit native who has lived for years on a ranch near Waco, remains characteristically unbowed. “On stage, I will say what I damn well please,” he said in an interview this week. “I will not be silenced.”

WHATEVER: One would think they had better things to do, per Radar, “The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office hasn't received the Lindsay Lohan assault case yet, but detectives are wrapping up the investigation, and sources connected to the case tell exclusively that there is enough "compelling evidence" to charge the embattled actress.”

THAT WAS THEN: And for Justin Timberlake, ‘N Sync is best left in the past, per Details, “"There were many moments in my teenage years where I succumbed to, um, the weirdness of the group I was in. And in trying to conform—we're marionettes!— I ended up looking like a moron."

ALL A’TWITTER: Sure it makes Ashton Kutcher happy, per the Daily Mail, “For months following their split her Twitter handle has remained as MrsKutcher. But Demi Moore has finally dropped her ex-husband's name on the social networking site (and) changed her name to @justdemi.”

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL: John Fogerty is still amenable to a reunion, but. . .per Rolling Stone, “Yeah, I still feel the same way. I have since seen a couple of things that the other two guys from the old band have said in the press. [Creedence bassist Stu Cook said, "Leopards don't change their spots. This is just an image-polishing exercise by John."] Oh well. I guess they're still mad. That doesn't change how I feel. It kind of isn't affecting me anymore.”

AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video.

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