Justin Bieber, Madison Beer: A lucky alliance for the latter


Daybreak Daily’s veer into the pop-culture fast lane finds a very, very lucky singer, a legend, other things, and the mystery music video.

HER LUCKY DAY: And then some, per PerezHilton, “Hey… the Biebs just tweeted… and this is CRAZY! In a matter of minutes, er, tweets, Justin Bieber has turned one SUPER talented little girl into the envy of Beliebers worldwide! It all started when JB tweeted a video of YouTube-singing teen, Madison Beer, singing At Last, along with the message: "wow. 13 years old! she can sing. great job. ?#futurestar?."

THE MAN: This sounds wild, per Rolling Stone, “Bob Dylan has revealed more information about his upcoming album Tempest, including cover art and the track listing. It's his 35th studio album. The album contains 10 songs, including a John Lennon tribute entitled "Roll on John," which quotes lines from multiple Beatles songs, including "Come together right now" from "Come Together" and "I heard the news today, oh boy" from "A Day in the Life."

GOOD READ: Of a clash of cultures and Nicki Minaj, per the New York Times, “Unlike almost any other rapper, she manages to exist on pop radio and hip-hop radio simultaneously (generally with different songs), and she’s equally comfortable in both spaces. In the last couple of years, Ms. Minaj has filled a vast gap that had been there for some time, becoming a pop star who just happens to be someone who primarily raps (like her labelmate Drake, she also sings), as opposed to a rapper who happens to become very popular.”

BACK AT YA: So says the Boss, per the BBC, “Bruce Springsteen has poked fun at the organizers who cut short his London gig on Saturday.Taking to the stage in Dublin, the star flipped a switch on a huge prop power generator and said: "Before we were so rudely interrupted..." He then launched into the last minute of Twist And Shout, the Beatles' song cut short at his Hyde Park concert.”

RUSH LIMBAUGH: Ahem, (and an audible rustling of paper) per The Hollywood Reporter, “Speaking on his syndicated radio show Tuesday, the right-wing host brought up the Batman sequel The Dark Knight Rises (or as he called it, The Dark Knight Lights Up), in particular focusing on its main villain, the Tom Hardy-portrayed hulking madman Bane. With Mitt Romney's time at the investment fund Bain Capital (and the questionable time at which he retired from it) filling non-entertainment news headlines, Limbaugh tied the two together, casting some tough accusations at director Christopher Nolan and Warner Bros. "Do you think it is accidental that the name of the really vicious, fire-breathing, four-eyed, whatever-it-is villain in this movie is named Bane?" Limbaugh asked his listeners.”

TOMKAT: A reunion of sorts, per Us Weekly, “After reuniting with his daughter Suri Cruise, 6, on Tuesday morning, Tom Cruise stepped out with his little girl later in the afternoon. Tuesday is believed to be the first day Cruise, 50, has spent time with Suri since he and her mother Katie Holmes, 33, finalized their divorce and custody settlement last Monday.”

MEANWHILE: Tom strums the figurative guitar, per People, “The 50-year-old megastar, who was blindsided when his wife of five years, Katie Holmes, filed for divorce on June 28, "was thinking, 'What did I not see?' " a source who knows the former couple tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story.”

HIDDEN AGENDA?: Sure looks like it, per Radar, “Emily Maynard will be getting engaged in the season finale of The Bachelorette and has exclusively learned that the blonde cutie is hoping to do a spin-off show that would feature the bride planning for the big day!”

CENSORSHIP: On a couple of levels; take your pick, per the AP, “The aggregating Web site suspended user comments on movie reviews of "The Dark Knight Rises" after commenters reacted harshly to negative reviews of the film and made profane and threatening remarks about the critics who wrote them.”

THE WEST COMES TO US: Groovin,’ per the Los Angeles Times, “Concert promoter Goldenvoice has been expanding its Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival yearly, but few would have guessed that the next move for the Southern California music franchise would stretch its reach from the Colorado Desert to the Atlantic Ocean. This winter the festival, established in Indio in 1999, will take to the seas for the first time via the S.S. Coachella cruise. The maiden voyage sets sail from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Dec. 16.”

HUH?: Of Star Wars, per On the Red Carpet, “Mark Hamill says Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is "not actually human" and that people who don't vote to re-elect Barack Obama in the upcoming November election are "insane." The 60-year-old actor, best known for playing Luke Skywalker in the original "Star Wars" films, made his remarks to at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend while reminiscing about a show he used to watch as a kid - the Disney-produced 1950s series "Zorro."

AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video.

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