Via Rolling Stone: A new music-centered survey by Public Policy Polling shows that Justin Bieber is widely disliked by Americans. Bieber received 54 percent in unfavorable ratings while garnering 20 percent on the likability side, according to the poll, which surveyed 571 voters nationwide on May 6 and 7.
Lady Gaga (29 percent positive vs. 50 percent negative) and Chris Brown (13 percent positive vs. 57 percent negative) registered as overwhelmingly unlikable. Rihanna was viewed as unlikable by 39 percent against the 30 percent that found her likable.
Adele and Taylor Swift scored among the most favorable, Adele coming in at 54 percent positive and 18 percent negative, Taylor with 53 percent positive and 27 percent negative, and Justin Timberlake racked up a 52 percent positive rating against a 24 percent negative rating. Beyoncé scored well with a 51 percent likability rating versus 30 percent who found her unlikeable, but husband Jay-Z only scored a 25 percent likability rating.
Via Gulf News: Justin Bieber’s spent thousands on his stay in Dubai which included several nights in a luxury hotel and speeding gindes. Luxury hotel stay, Dh129,384: A night at the iconic Burj Al Arab in the Royal Suite is Dh43,128 including taxes. Bieber’s 780sq metre suite sits on the 25th floor and has a private elevator which serves the entire floor. According to hotel insiders, the suite’s dressing room is bigger than most average Dubai hotel rooms.
Wheels, Dh36,300: Walk into a luxury car rental and expect to pay anything from Dh12,000 a day for a white Lamborghini Aventador. Throw in the fuel and Salik charges (just because you’re in a Lambo doesn’t make you exempt) and the bill is almost as breathtaking as the view from a Burj hotel room.
NOTE: Bieber’s South Africa concert earnings were stolen by thieves.
Wheels No 2, Dh4,500: If you took the Lambo to the concert at the Sevens you couldn’t possibly show up at the after party in the same car now, could you? So a luxury Range Rover Sport 4×4 is necessary, although we’re not sure if the Dh1,500 per day price tag covers the insurance for roof-surfing outside of Dubai club Movida.
Fines, Dh3,600: Fast cars mean fast driving. Fast driving mean speeding fines , Dh3,600 to be precise. Living a life in the fast lane can be pricey. Club night, Dh250: So this is where Justin tightened the purse strings and saved a bit of cash for a rainy day. A drinks-heavy bar bill in Dubai can knock the fun out of many a good night with high prices the norm.
Luckily at just 19, JB was smashing back the colas and water at both Movida and People by Crystal. However, be careful because a few H2Os and snacks still add up. Shopping, Dh19,000: A flash pair of Givenchy trainers and five t-shirts were snapped up during a quick trip to the Dubai Mall on Sunday. ‘Justin was polite and friendly,’ said a member of staff, proving manners cost nothing and can’t be brought with a credit card , unlike clothes at Givenchy.
Leisure, Dh2,000: A quick round of golf at the Emirates Golf Club, where JB’s body guards were tweeting from, will set you back a not-so-quick figure of around Dh1,000. Rack up lunch, drinks, club hire and a sneaky few practice swings at the driving range beforehand and you’ve got a hefty tab. Accidents, Dh227,000: Get attacked on stage at a concert and lose a grand piano and you really have something to be upset about. A 1926 Steinway model O Grand Piano with a black case will mean forking out a fair bit for a replacement.
Milkshake, Dh35: Luckily a stop at Millions of Milkshakes to pick up a mate’s shake, Kim’s Cooler, isn’t such a drop in the ocean. Lil Twist and JB reportedly picked one up. Valet, Dh50: Lamborghini or Lancer, it doesn’t matter what you park using the Dubai Mall’s valet parking service, it still costs Dh50 to valet park.