Tuesday
Mar252014

AN OPEN LETTER TO SELENA GOMEZ: I DATED JUSTIN BIEBER

Dear Selena Gomez,
I'm reaching out to you because I'm concerned.  I've watched you grow into a lovely young woman, and you've always seemed to have a good head on your shoulders.  But something's really bothering me, as I see 18-year-old me in you.  I wasn't in the public eye, nor did I grow up in the industry…but I did date Justin Bieber.
 
No, he wasn't a megastar with fame and fortune, but he was the star of the basketball team in our small town, so to me he seemed like a big deal.
 
As I watch the interviews of Bieber, I see an overly confident guy who has no qualms about speaking down to authorities or those in high positions.  It makes me fear how he must treat you…
 
In my experience, I dated a pompous sociopath who carried himself the exact same way.  Those cheesy lines and compliments he showered me with had roped me in, at first. 
 
I started seeing his hot-headed disposition quickly on.  But, being the healthy-minded person I was, I thought I could change him.  I thought I was in love for a brief time.
 
I was humiliated by the way he talked to people, and unfortunately, that abuse was quickly turned to me. I became his obsession.  
 
The bruises that people started seeing on me didn't compare to the damage he was doing to my confidence and my youthful innocence.  I would later realize that it would take years and thousands of dollars to erase the damage from my mind through therapy to become healthy again.
 
The years that should have been my best were a living nightmare.  I thought the world had turned against me, because he had me convinced that he was the only person who really cared for me.  The truth though as I would later find out, was that the entire football team was watching us walk to my car every night making sure I got to my car unharmed. 
 
My Mom and I were communicating through letters, although we were living under the same roof.  I had hurt my family by what they thought was a bad dating choice, but what they didn't know was that I was also trying to protect them.  He had threatened to hurt my family in many ways even by telling me he would kidnap my 5-year-old sister from school if I ever broke up with him.  I was terrified and felt trapped in the situation.
 
While none of us know what goes on behind doors with you and Justin Bieber, our concern lies in what we see in his outward behavior towards.  We want you to know that we all think you are better him.
 
Please don't let him ruin your best years.
-A FRIEND
Monday
Mar032014

[WATCH] JIMMY FALLON, IDINA MENZEL, AND THE ROOT SING "LET IT GO"

[WATCH] JIMMY FALLON, IDINA MENZEL, AND THE ROOT SING "LET IT GO"

Idina Menzel stops by the Tonight Show Music Room to perform the Oscar-winning song "Let It Go" from Disney's Frozen with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots. Even after her incredible experience on the Oscars, Idina can still kill it with these classroom instruments. We're just happy that Idina Menzel aka "Adele Dazeem" didn't try to Travoltify "Let It Go" or else she'd be singing "Luke Wrizght"!

Thursday
Feb202014

[WATCH] DHL IS FASTER COMMERCIAL

[WATCH] DHL IS FASTER COMMERCIAL

Watch as other delivery services like UPS, TNT, and DPD inadvertently advertised for their competitor, DHL. #DHLisFaster (and smarter).