Justin Bieber and One Direction, Joyless Boys

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Justin Bieber and One Direction, Joyless Boys.

You have not truly heard the trauma that a lifetime in the spotlight can cause until you hear Justin Bieber sing, “What about the children?/ Look at all the children we can change.” That simplistic plea comes near the end of the 21-year-old singer’s new album, “Purpose,” on a song called “Children.” Over an ecstatic dance beat full of jagged synthesizers, Mr.The pop star announced his “Purpose World Tour” on Wednesday, which kicks off on March 9, 2016, in Seattle, Washington, and wraps in New York City at Madison Square Garden on July 18, 2016.The comment was made at a time when Justin Bieber was constantly in the news for his bad behavior, including a high-profile arrest for drunken drag racing in Miami.

Though many would think they wouldn’t share much in common together, they certainly looked like they were having a nice time together in the black and white snap. As Justin is on the Ellen DeGeneres Show all week and the 33-year-old was a guest on Wednesday’s show, the two apparently buried the hatchet after a war of words. ‘I was inclined to do it in that moment and then I did it. Bieber, still the biggest young male pop star of his generation, and now also a cautionary tale: not for the fallout from his various public misdeeds, but for the way his need for redemption — public and religious, in this case — has throttled a worthy talent.

The pair’s social media sword fight began back in January 2014 when Seth took to Twitter, comparing the What Do You Mean? singer to a piece of excrement. Apart from its huge already-released hits “Where Are Ü Now” And “What Do You Mean?”, this album exists less as a contribution to popular music than as a plot point in Mr. And a lot of people got very mad at me.” Rogen said he finally ran into Bieber today backstage at Ellen and “I guess we made up.” Rogen was far less kind to the singer on The Howard Stern Show last year, when he described a bizarre interaction they had backstage at another talk show in Germany when Bieber apparently demanded to see him in his dressing room and then ignored him the whole time he was there. “I was like, ‘What the fuck? This began a string of the two commenting on each other via social media and media appearances until they were able to set their differences aside on the daytime chat show. ‘I learned a lot from the relationship. It marks the first time a late-night talk show has been given the post-game slot, which historically has been used to launch new shows, or — more recently — boost established hits.

Word to literally every single casting director: Next time Adele is “in California dreaming about who we used to be,” she may be interested in booking an audition or two while she’s in town. He is sorry. “You know I try,” he sings, “but I don’t do well with apologies.” The British boy band One Direction is releasing a new album on Friday, but unlike the Canadian singer, these young men are not penitent; “Made in the A.M.” (Syco/Columbia) — the group’s fifth record since forming on the British “X Factor” in 2010 — is also a placeholder. In a British radio interview, the singer claimed she was inspired by her new “Hello” video to do more film work, particularly with the video’s director, Xavier Dolan. “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan officially has a new favorite museum: The National Museum of American History. I was totally cool not meeting you,’” Rogen told Stern. “But I was like, fine, I wouldn’t have said anything, I was like, ‘He’s a bit of a motherfucker. He and the cast of the Emmy-winning AMC drama reunited there Tuesday to donate props to the Smithsonian. “I’m sorry to say it, Air and Space Museum, but another has taken your place in my heart,” says the show’s laughing mastermind, a Richmond, Va., native who grew up making regular visits to exhibits in the capital.

He’s young, the kid’s a dick.’” “To me the idea that a grown man doesn’t like Justin Bieber is not a controversial thought,” Rogen told Matt Lauer on the Today Show that same week. “Like, why would I? But he still can’t believe it’s actually happened. “If you had told me there’d be crystal meth in the same museum as the Star-Spangled Banner, Thomas Edison’s light bulb, Abraham Lincoln’s pocket watch and Dorothy’s ruby slippers, I’d have told you you were using too much of Walter White’s product.” Two baggies of that product — his signature baby-blue, highly potent (but fake) crystal methamphetamine — are part of the “Breaking Bad” exhibit, scheduled to open in 2018.

Over all, there’s less of the rock that began to color the most recent One Direction albums, but it’s clear the Beatles are on the group’s mind on “Olivia.” The Bee Gees hover over “What a Feeling,” one of the album’s high points. As expected, Rogen and Bieber did get the chance to show the world their beef was over onscreen on Wednesday when DeGeneres introduced a mysterious figure to come on stage wearing a giant Seth Rogen head. Mick Jagger and Robbie Robertson are paying tribute to the late Allen Toussaint, the New Orleans musician who wrote “Southern Nights,” “Lady Marmalade” and many other hits. “He was such an influential songwriter and performer,” Jagger tweeted Wednesday. Bravo has greenlit two more “Real Housewives” spinoffs, announcing “The Real Housewives of Potomac” and “The Real Housewives of Dallas.” Both new cities are set to debut in 2016. Housewives are Gizelle Bryant, Katie Rost, Karen Huger, Charrisse Jackson-Jordan, Robyn Dixon, and Ashley Darby, all women who have fought for their places in the exclusive suburban society full of country clubs, prep schools, gated mansions and rolling hills by way of legacy or marriage.

Styles to share some words for his ex Taylor Swift: “If you’re looking for someone to write your breakup songs about/Baby, I’m perfect.” Even though Mr. Bieber is younger than all of the men of One Direction, he sounds exponentially more experienced, and exponentially more fatigued on “Purpose.” He is also the best singer of the bunch, and the one with a clear vision for his sound, even if he’s being largely denied it here.

Bieber emphasize his piety, his remorse, his desire to be cleansed of the last couple of years. (His indiscretions include throwing eggs at a neighbor’s house and careless driving.) And “Purpose” has restraint embedded into its DNA — here is a young man who’s been squeezed empty of all joy. Bieber, apologizing on “I’ll Show You”: “This life’s not easy, I’m not made out of steel/Don’t forget that I’m human, don’t forget that I’m real.” Here is Mr. Bieber, making promises on the Christian piano-ballad parable “Life Is Worth Living”: Not every track here is an act of self-flagellation, but even the songs about pleasure, present or past, feel curiously free of sweat and drool. (For what it’s worth, Mr.

Bieber sounds like he’s having more fun — or at least, has had more fun — on the bonus tracks.) This album succeeds in strategically bolstering Mr. The title track comes last here, and while it’s meant as a thank-you of sorts to those who stuck by him, it’s resolutely grim: “Feeling like I’m breathing my last breath/Feeling like I’m walking my last steps/Look at all of these tears I’ve wept.” Of course he’s tired: “Purpose” is the 10th project he’s released since 2009 (including a Christmas album and other ephemera).

Bieber drained and One Direction preparing for hibernation, there is a window for someone else to break through: the Australian hunk-punk foursome 5 Seconds of Summer.

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