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Justin Bieber & Mark Wahlberg

Mark Walhberg has a lot of faith in Justin and believes JB has what it takes to pull off a dramatic role in an upcoming basketball movie. After spending time with the Biebs Mark explains why….

“Intuition. I’m pretty intuitive. I see the guy and spent time with him, and you see what he does and how he does it, and then you actually have a conversation with him, and it’s there. It’s there — and if not, I will extract it.”

“Wait till you see me and Bieber in the flick. Think of, like, ‘The Color of Money’. So I get this call from Paramount [with a story about] an old guy and a young guy. I’m like, ‘Cool, let’s get Jack Nicholson. Let’s get Robert De Niro. Let’s get Robert Duvall.’ And they go, ‘What about Garrett Hedlund?’ I’m like, ‘For what?’ ” he further recalled. “They’re like, ‘For the young guy.'”

Thank god they decided on JB instead of Garrett Hedlund. Besides, Justin has already made Paramount a whole ton of money from “Never Say Never” the movie so having JB in this basketball movie will help them make even more money!


Mark Wahlberg has said Justin Bieber will take people by surprise with his first dramatic role.

The Fighter star is set to collaborate with the all-singing, all-dancing teen idol in a still-in-development street basketball story, with Mark playing a mentor figure to Justin’s character.

“It’s something that would be very surprising to people, the kind of role that he would play, and what he would be capable of doing as an actor,” Mark revealed.

“It’s more like Paul Newman and The Hustler. You know, it’s kind of like an older guy mentoring – a reluctant mentor to a young guy.”

Speaking at Spike TV’s Guys Choice awards, where he picked up trophies for Guy of the Year and Guy Movie of the Year for The Fighter, Mark admitted he hadn’t seen Justin act yet.

But he added: “I’ve hung out with him enough and talked to him enough to know that I think we could make it real.”

Meanwhile, Baby singer Justin picked up best jaw dropping moment for the documentary Justin Bieber: Never Say Never at the MTV Movie Awards this weekend.



Justin Bieber wants to be an actor.

The ‘Baby’ singer – who had a guest role on US crime show ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ earlier this year -has caught the acting bug and “definitely” wants another role in front of the camera.

He said: “I definitely want to do more acting, and further my career in that area, that’s something I would love to do.”

However, despite having a talent for following a script, the 17-year-old heartthrob insists his recent documentary film ‘Justin Bieber: Never Say Never’ – which chronicled his ascent to pop stardom – didn’t involve any acting at all and says a scene where his grandmother tells him to tidy his room was genuine.

Speaking on ‘The Kyle & Jackie O Show’ on Sydney’s 2Day FM: “It wasn’t scripted… whenever I’m at my grandmother’s she always tells me to clean up after myself, especially when I’m at home, but I’m not at home that often, I really don’t have a room at this point, it’s just kind of travelling all the time.”

And although he wants to branch out in his career, Justin is still concentrating on his music and hopes to secure some new collaborations.

He said: “I would love to perform with Stevie Wonder or Beyonce.”


Justin radio interview on Australia’s 2Day FM:



Justin Bieber has already notched the third-highest-grossing documentary of all time with “Never Say Never,” but now the teen titan is looking at branching out into scripted moves as well.

Justin Bieber & Ashton Kutcher could team up

After his well-received turns on “CSI,” the Los Angeles Times reports that Bieber is close to signing on to take the lead role in the buddy comedy “What Would Kenny Do?” opposite Ashton Kutcher. An anonymous source who was briefed on the project told the paper that the film delves into the relationship between a 17-year-old and his 30-something self, with the latter to be played by Kutcher, 33.

The movie, to be produced by Kutcher’s Katalyst Entertainment and Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment, will probably not get moving until next year because Bieber has touring commitments booked through 2012. Though the initial report said Bieber was “eyeing” the movie, an update posted late Wednesday clarified that the project has been under development for months “with Bieber both in mind and on board.”

It wouldn’t be the first time the dynamic duo has tried to hook up, coming on the heels of a reported meeting in January in which Kutcher discussed Bieber hosting a rebooted version of “Punk’d.”

The “Kenny” script was originally described as an R-rated comedy about “a teenager who meets a hologram claiming to be the adult version of himself; the hologram then helps guide the teen through high school.” It got a more PG-13 revision from “(500) Days of Summer” writers Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber, who had Kutcher’s successful character going back in time to help the awkward present-day Bieber.



Although Justin Bieber has fame, fortune and wealth, Bieber recently revealed that he would be perfect for the role of Oliver Twist after revealing that he grew up much less fortunate than he is now.

According to The Sun, Justin Bieber recently mentioned how he wouldn’t mind acting in a remake of Oliver Twist. In an interview with the outlet, Justin Bieber admitted that he grew up poor, had little food, and the house he lived in was infested with mice. “We didn’t have anything in the fridge,” said Bieber, “except maybe luncheon meat for school and macaroni and cheese. I’d love to play Oliver Twist.”

Although Justin Bieber can act after recently appearing in C.S.I., Bieber explained that his English accent would need work “I can do it a little bit but I’m not amazing at it. When I try it, it sometimes comes out a bit Australian.”

What do you think of Justin Bieber as Oliver Twist?



Justin reprises his role as Jason McCann on CSI tonight at 9PM (8 Central Time) on CTV in Canada and CBS in the USA.

Update: Watch Justin Bieber on CSI Feb 17, 2011 [Full Episode]


Justin Bieber might be one of a handful of pop stars to make a cameo on “CSI,” but he has certainly left his mark on the cast and the crew of the hit CBS crime drama. When Bieber hits the small screen Thursday night (September 23) for his performance as Jason McCann, he will certainly leave fans stunned by his acting chops, one of the show’s producers told MTV News

“I thought that he did a really good job. We only had Justin for a day, for 10 and a half hours, and he had a lot of work crammed into those 10 and a half hours,” executive producer Carol Mendelsohn said about the first of Bieber’s two appearances on the show. “And he had one super big scene, and the scene was an interrogation scene in the police department with [actor] George Eads, and George actually took Justin under his wing.”

Why did the veteran “CSI” actor feel that Biebs was worthy of his mentorship? “George said that when he was just starting out, Tom Selleck took him under his wing, so I think he tried to return that kindness, and he really had some time to work the material,” she explained. “We built in some time, and I thought that scene was really good, and Justin had a couple of scenes where he didn’t have a lot of dialogue or no dialogue and then two pretty heavy scenes.”

Noting that Bieber did a “really good job” with the heavier work, Mendelsohn added that Bieber has some acting chops. “It’s hard for any accomplished, mature actor to come on the set and fall right into character and do your work, so kudos to Justin,” she said.