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Shirley Halperin, Music Editor For THR, On Interviewing Bieber

ShirleyHalperinShirley Halperin has interviewed plenty of artists throughout her career. As the sole music editor for The Hollywood Reporter, she’s gotten backstage access to some of the most famous people in the world. But it was Justin Bieber who proved especially hard to get a hold of. Halperin had already interviewed the Beebs in 2011 (she recalls when he was “just this sweet little kid”).

In the latest installment of Mediabistro’s So What Do You Do?, Halperin dishes on all things Bieber:

How did the interview come about?
This is a story I had been chasing for a long time, five or six months. [His PR team] finally gave us the opportunity, and I think a lot of that is a testament to The Hollywood Reporter. It’s really such a huge get. I did the interview with him in person, just before he left for South America, where all the craziness has happened. It was definitely a matter of convincing the Bieber camp that this would be a good forum for him, where he could not necessarily defend his actions, but defend his art.

To read more about Halperin’s impressions of Bieber and her thoughts on working with Janice Min, read: So What Do You Do, Shirley Halperin, Music Editor For The Hollywood Reporter?

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5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Herman Cain Sings and Matt Lauer Goes Missing

In this week’s episode of “5 Things You Need to Know This Week,” Herman Cain sings about sexual harassment, Justin Bieber has a baby with Kate Middleton (I think I have that right), and nobody seems to know the whereabouts of Matt Lauer. Plus, we debut the 1st annual “Where in the World is ‘Five Things You Need to Know This Week?’”

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Quote(s) of the Day

Justin Bieber Needs Zzzzz’s

“Today is a chill day. nice weather…lots of sleep and relaxation. it’s a Lazy Sunday.” And, “arghhhhhhh….been waking up on and off all night. need to sleep. This JET LAG IS THE WORST!!!” –Weekend tweets from Justin Bieber, who attended the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. (He tweeted a lot more about his jeg lag/sleeping problems, but we spared you.)

Kim Kardashian laughs off prospect of dating 16-year-old

“Biebs??? LOL RT @RyanSeacrest @justinbieber w @KimKardashian now, want to know u guys really dating? Ha met at dinner last night in DC.” –a Sunday tweet from Kim Kardashian, who was FNC’s Greta Van Susteren’s date for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Ryan Seacrest was also there, along with, of course, Biebs.
Kim and Justin at the WHCD.

Kardashian: Help me with my hair!

Pre-dinner tweets from Kardashian: “Ok I need your help! My dress is black and white strapless and I’m wearing red lipstick, how should I do my hair? Up in a bun or down? 5:31 PM May 1st And more: “…Getting ready for the White House Correspondents dinner now! I’m wearing a vintage Valentino dress of my moms!” (Forget the intelligent White House correspondents. Couldn’t we have her around all the time for these ultra-vapid tweets?)

WHCD Brunch Etiquettee

“There should be a brunch rule – no cheek kisses if your sweating your ass off. i dont want to feel your sweaty cheek at brunch.” –CBS’s Christine Delargy


White House Rocks, Easter Eggs Roll


The Washington TimesJoe Curl, CBS’ Christine Delargy and ABC’s Jake Tapper were just a few of the media types FishbowlDC spotted taking in the festivities at the White House’s annual Easter Egg Roll today. We also caught up with NBC’s Norah O’Donnell, hubby Geoff Geoff and all three kids on the South Lawn.

O’Donnell joked, saying that the “mile-long lines to get into the event must be part of Michelle Obama’s fitness agenda.”

While FishbowlDC didn’t recognize many of the celebrity faces in the crowd, our kid correspondent Jocelyn Luddy clued us in to Disney Channel’s Zack and Cody as well as kiddie pop sensation Justin Bieber. And though we weren’t familiar with Bieber before today, it was obvious we were alone – even Ali Wentworth and Michelle Obama grooved to the teen’s tunes, showing their “Bieber fever.”

After a hot and sweaty hour or two, we caught some South Lawn yoga and then stood next to the First Lady for a performance by Sarah Bareilles. Only in Washington! Check out those pics on Twitter @fishbowldc and more pics of the event after the jump.

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