Saturday, June 07, 2014

Blind Items Revealed - Kindness

April 11, 2014

#3 - This former A list tweener is an a-hole and I still don't like him but he did manage to give away a little over $2M last year to charity and he hasn't started classifying hookers as a charity yet.

Justin Bieber

85 comments:

Seven of Eleven said...

Oh yeah, E's blabbermouth ethically challenged accountant buddy.

sandybrook said...

He also just gave $500,000 to AIDS research two weeks ago or so. Every idiot has 2 sides to their story.

Count Jerkula said...

Hookers aren't Charities, they are Healthcare Professionals.

TalksTooMuch said...

But really, does anyone believe Justin Beiber sat down and thought about where he wanted to donate some money to make a change, or did his accountant tell his business manager he needed a tax deduction? Like ALL the celebs, except for the ones that actually go to the places and do the laying of hands, etc

NaughtyNurse said...

Assholes like their tax write-offs, too.

Tongue N. Cheek said...

Or in some cases, the laying of hookers...

TalksTooMuch said...

Jinx, NN!

TalksTooMuch said...

Still not a charity yet!

NaughtyNurse said...

Nuh-uh, TTM! I had my fingers crossed!!

Sillygurl said...

Cab fares on expense reports do not require a receipt if less than $75. (At my old job) It was the office joke(?) That the guys put a bunch of $74.50 charges to pay for their hookers. Ha!

sandybrook said...

Regardless of who did it it was done so somebody did right.

Brenda L said...

TTM has already expressed my sentiment.

Tongue N. Cheek said...

What if the hooker's Name is "Charity"?

TalksTooMuch said...

Greyarea, TNC!

TalksTooMuch said...

So, that's like 13 minutes or something? Like 1/14th of the way around the world? I may be off on pricing

TalksTooMuch said...

^5 Brenda

Tongue N. Cheek said...

Only if she's really Really old...

TalksTooMuch said...

Ewwwww! Hold up, that was rude of me. Elderly escorts need to make that dough too! Polident ain't for free, betches!

TalksTooMuch said...

I shall buy you a coke anyway, NN!

sandybrook said...

There's an 86 yr old Hooker in England just sayin. Shes raking in the money too.

audrey said...

He may be an asshat but he does treat special needs kids right, and now finding out he donated to charity means he really can't be 100% horrible. It doesn't mean I am his biggest fan, but I can appreciate a kindness that many of you would find admirable in anyone else who did the same thing.

Tigercat said...

+1 TTM and NN.

Procrastibator said...

This put me off my lunch

NaughtyNurse said...

Diet, please, TTM…with rum!!

Tigercat said...

@audrey, I agree with your comments about not being 100% bad and the fact that donations were made.

What I object to is the timing and manipulation associated with this information. It seems like a PR move resulting from his recent video scandal.

Such maneuvering probably comes from his management team, true.

Ultimately, like you and Sandy said, a kindness was done. I just can't swallow the kool aid like it's a shot, I guess.

TalksTooMuch said...

Woo hoo, NN! I guess I'd better grab a diet coke and whiskey for myself then too! Cheers!

TalksTooMuch said...

True, audrey, the end result is that some kids got help. However it happened, it was his dough. I just tend to assume all celebs are several layers away from any actual knowledge of charity donations

Bacon Ranch said...

2 million to charity? That will hopefully go a long way. Good for him.

In other news, Tracy Morgan is in critical condition after a car accident
http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/07/showbiz/tracy-morgan-hospitalized/index.html#

Procrastibator said...

Exactly Ranch. Those charities don't care where the $ from, because they need it. Kudos to anyone who gives, regardless.

Procrastibator said...

+1 Sandybrook! You are spot on girl!

TalksTooMuch said...

I'm SO GLAD you guys agree! That was totally unexpected!

Bacon Ranch said...

Same page Pro.
I understand why they try and keep it private. You can't win for losing.
You gave it where?? Why didn't you give it here?? Why don't you support the ones struggling in other countries?? Why don't you support the ones struggling in your own country??

WHY?

Ugh. I'm surprised they even give at all. Good Lord.

NomNom83 said...

Agreed.

Cocoa said...

Imma help you out here, @Procrastibator. Sandybrook is all man.

Procrastibator said...

I do agree! I don't personally like him, same with Angelina Jolie, but regardless of our income, we all need to do what we can, with what we have. It all counts.
:)

Procrastibator said...

Thanks cocoa. Sorry sandybrook, wasn't questioning your manhood. Just agreeing with your sentiment.

Seven of Eleven said...

Oh gah, I hate that argument. Why did you give to the homeless shelter when there are starving children around the world?! Why did you give to cancer awareness when homeless people have no health insurance?! Why are you supporting kid charities when there are adults sleeping in boxes?!

Biebs doesn't get a pass, though. He's still a tool, just a tool with an accountant who doesn't mind violating client confidentiality.

Procrastibator said...

It must suck to be famous. We don't all get our donations and support shared on the internet. I really believe that we need to care enough to put our money where our mouth is and do/give what we can. If we're blessed enough, we can do something. Even small.

Cocoa said...

Tracy Morgan In Critical Condition After Six-Vehicle Accident In New Jersey

Procrastibator said...

I agree on two counts 7/11. We need to think local. And also, Bieber is a dingleberry. Bit he did make good on this.

Procrastibator said...

And despite cynicism, these non for profit orgs need all the help they can get.

Cocoa said...

YW. I help where I can. :-)

Procrastibator said...

Talks too much : I'm not sure if we have a beef, but my comments are genuine, and I agree that any charity is a good thing.

Lady Heisenberg said...

Speaking of other serial douchebags, did you all hear about CHRIS BROWN'S Welcome home party featuring Bonnie Rotten et al.? Icccck
@count: have you found clips from the party yet?

Tongue N. Cheek said...

I agree that the charities need money. But the fact that some of these celebrities are wealthy enough to buy indulgences doesn't make them good people. I'd say "good for the charity". Not sure if I'd go so far as "good for Bieber".

Procrastibator said...

Tongue in cheek : I like your "indulgences" reference, but hey! If it goes to a homeless shelter or whatever it's all good!

sandybrook said...

It might be the charities disclosing dont blame it 100% on the celebs ' people. Especially if they didn't say keep it on the d/l when it was made.

No problem @procrastibator you're new here.

sandybrook said...

I did some volunteer work for a charity when I was in NYC and they loved throwing their celebs names out there. And there were a lot of them too. It helps them raise money from people like us.

Seven of Eleven said...

@Sandy, nope. E said it in the original BI.

After a very long absence my accountant friend has returned and these four people all gave to charity. Some gave over $1M and one only gave $100 despite earning millions.

TalksTooMuch said...

I doubt very much that Procrasturbator is new here, sandy

Seven of Eleven said...

And while it may be that the accountant works for various charities, it's still a matter of ethical irresponsibility - or a shoddy PR rep.

sandybrook said...

Ok to all 3 above. The charity I did do work for the celebs, many of them anyway,
did actual work for it and attended their yearly banquet. Today a celeb is head of the BOD but back then regular people and 2 celebs were on the BOD, but a regular person was in charge.
In any case as long as due diligence is done and whoever is giving to a legit charity and it gets out someway to the public for whatever reason the charity benefits more than the celeb. I'm hoping whoever looks into it to see if its legit before they give a check.

MadLyb said...

Done soley for PR purposes.

sandybrook said...

And we all know there are many many charities out there that dont benefit anyone except the person who started it and that includes some that celebrities formed.

Alita said...

Agree, @Audrey. Doesn't mean I like his music but it's good that he donated.

Can't recall who it was, but we had a commenter here that had worked for one of those 'make a wish' charities. She said that they'd done the maths, and the Beibs (and Miley) could do make a wish visits all day for ten years, and still not complete the list as it stands. But he apparently still does them and gives the kids a good time, and I thought that was harder than giving money - you're seeing these sick kids, entertaining them.

He's a little turd, but he does some stuff okay.

Procrastibator said...

Wow talks too much. Who peed in your cereal? You seem to dislike me. I've got a record of having zero nemesis in life, and this trend will continue. You really need to be nice. Namaste.

OneEyeCharlie said...

Where is Stephen L? I bet that profile would wholeheartedly agree with Bacon and Procrastibator also.

Ooooo, and Hall Monitor. "Hall Monitorrrrrrrrrr, come out and playyyyyyyyyy."

Alita said...

Morning LadyH!

Had to look up who Bonnie Rotten is - just knew it couldn't be Johnnie/typo. Her ass is nicer than Lydon's, too ;)

OneEyeCharlie said...

Hi Bacon! Are you being a little more careful today? Double checking which profile you are logged in to before making your posts? Maybe you should bring out Hall Monitor for a little bit. I'll just bet that Wanton and Folly are itching to get out as well.

Tongue N. Cheek said...

Not trying to be the designated Fact Checker, but this all started when You said something snarky to TTM because her spiritual well wishes weren't Christian enough for you. If you don't want nemeses, don't be a jerk.

sandybrook said...

Nice tats too right Alita? I cant believe any porn fan would get excited looking at Bonnie getting some. :(

sandybrook said...

Oh boy I just finished catching up from earlier in the day. Now I see what's going on. Bacon Ranch and your many many alter egos you need to get yourself a fucking life you fat pig. Find somebody to take care of you and pay your medical bills. You're a pathettic useless piece of shit and probably an embarrassment to whoever might know you in real fucking life. Get yourself some psychiatric help loser because you're dangerous to yourself and any people who may be around you.

Procrastibator said...

Tongue, I'm a self confessed jerk. Guilty.

sandybrook said...

You need to disappear as fast as you showed up with a troll profile. And take 20 or 30 other troll profiles with you.

cowbulls said...

I think Adriana Lima was the one that gave the biggest charity gift by letting Bieber sleep with her.

Lady Heisenberg said...

Hello Alita!!!
Sorry to Googlescar your eyeballs so early on your planet

surfer said...

This blind is from TWO MONTHS ago, before the videos were leaked, so to those (Tiger) who think this was a PR move, not the case.

Justin is actually pretty generous with his time, and does a lot of things under the radar (especially where kids are concerned), with little to no publicity. I'd cut him some slack.

Alita said...

It could be worse, @LadyH - kerruche tran seems to either wake up to Chris Brown or an empty bed signifying they're now 'off again.'

Life is good!

astra worthington said...

Oooh, what's the drama now? Can someone fill me in, please?

lutefisk said...

He may not even know where the money went. He has financial advisers that take care of things like that and probably told him he needs to make some sort of charitable donation.

katiekat said...

Well I suppose the sun shines on a dogs ass every once in awhile.

Riven said...

....But after he allegedly egged his neighbor's house and street raced in Miami and visited brothels in Latin America and assaulted photographers in Canada and drove recklessly through his neighborhood and...

(Obviously the Miami incident isn't covered by the 2013 tax year filing but the "leak" of the info is)

Riven said...

If his mommy needs to keep track of and remind him to take his daily medications, his mommy probably needs to keep track of and make those charity donations too.

Awesome if people who needed the help got it, but I don't give Beiber any credit for that. Credit goes to his money manager and tax accountant. Excellent write-off and good PR to have in your pocket and pull out when needed.

Now, visiting sick kids personally to cheer them up? That I will definitely give him props for and will never snark about.

Tom Stockdale said...

another fabricated blind trying to repair his image...how stupid do they thing we are.

Riven said...

OT:
SHITS GOING DOWN AT STAPLES CENTER!!!

(Obligatory NHL reference)

Riven said...

I should probably clarify that my response is specific to this dirtbag and not to all wealthy individuals who donate to charity (see: Gary Sinese and Sam Simon; do not see: any of those E! cockroaches who won't go away).

AJ said...

My friends who are Rangers fans are currently loosing their minds.

AJ said...

At least it's a step towards the positive for Biebers image.

Riven said...

@AJ I live in Kings territory and am cheering for the Rangers. Agoraphobia is beneficial when watching games like this; I can yell trash talk at the Kings without getting into altercations. Since the Xanax isn't working we're trying positive thinking lol. I don't know if I'm doing it right.

surfer said...

I'm rooting for the Rangers as well. Overtime is too hard on the heart.

Sprink said...

Sandybrook, is Wayne Rooney one of her clients?

Sprink said...

Hmmm...a hooked named
(sweet) Charity and the Justin 'The Scrote' Bieber being a Big Spender can only mean it's time to roll out the obvious.

IceQueen said...

Aannnnnnd, the little douche was allegedly baptized.

MadLyb said...

Yeah, I've noticed how every time he gets bad press he either donates money to charity or a video of him being nice to a terminally ill child pops up.

kj said...

the only way he would give to charity is if the accountant said he needed a write-off. and you can bet he did not know the name of any of the charities he donated the money to. he is a snot. no more of him! he is a pimple of the ass of life