Justin Bieber’s grandpa, ‘never a nice man,’ covets the star’s money
By Bill Zwecker April 23, 2013 7:22PM
Justin Bieber performs at the Telenor Arena in Fornebu, Norway, on April 16, 2013. | Daniel Sannum Lauten~AFP/Getty Images
Updated: May 25, 2013 6:05AM
J ustin Bieber has been battling a lot of negative energy the past few weeks — fortunately not from his legions of loyal fans who have been selling out his European concert tour, or on-again girlfriend Selena Gomez.
A good part of the ugliness has been generated by comments the “Baby” superstar’s paternal grandfather has been putting out there.
George Bieber, 61, is the father of Justin’s dad, Jeremy — who long has been divorced from the singer’s beloved mom, Pattie Mallette. While George Bieber has been complaining to various press outlets about how his multi-millionaire grandson has not helped him financially — beyond giving him a TV and a small amount of cash last Christmas — a source close to Justin recounts the reasons why.
“George is jealous of [Justin’s maternal grandmother] Diane Dale [to whom the singer’s been very generous],,” says a source close to Justin. “George was never a nice man or good to Justin. He never paid him any attention. Now that he’s rich and famous, he expects Justin to put him on Easy Street. Diane was always a loving grandma to Justin. That’s the difference.” My Hollywood gossip pal While the show repeats numerous times on VH1 during the week, the next new episode of “Master of the Mix” airs at 11 p.m. Monday.
“George was never a nice man or good to Justin. He never paid him any attention. Now that he’s rich and famous, he expects Justin to put him on Easy Street. Diane was always a loving grandma to Justin. That’s the difference.”
My Hollywood gossip palJanet Charlton reports a friend of hers — unlucky enough to share a name extremely close to Dickinson’s — is not surprised by the celeb’s bankruptcy filing, as she has been getting many, many calls from collection agencies on the hunt to track down the real Dickinson.
While the show repeats numerous times on VH1 during the week, the next new episode of “Master of the Mix” airs at 11 p.m. Monday.
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The film’s director,Michael Bay, who heads to Our Town this week to oversee “Transformers 4,” gave Johnson a shout-out from the “Pain & Gain” red carpet. After wishing him well, he joked the actor “needs to grow up and stop wrestling 300-pound men.”
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Linda Yu hosting and include a live auction, led by auction queen Leslie Hindman. Sun-Times Splash editor Susanna Negovan will spotlight the accomplishments of past show participants, and this year’s competition will be judged by designer/retailer Elise Bergman , Macy’s buyer Julie Gee and Marie Whitney, founder and creative director of Two Penny Blue.