Justin Bieber quits interview after Harry Styles mum joke

Jul 2, 2012

Red top tales: Bieber's dead mum gaffe, Duchess of Cambridge mocked in Chinese video

A JUSTIN BIEBER radio interview ended awkwardly after the Canadian pop star attempted to bat off a 'mum joke'. Thomas Carballo, host of US show Mojo In The Morning, asked Bieber over the telephone if he worries about One Direction's Harry Styles trying it on with his mum since he likes older women. According to the Daily Star, the unamused pop star retaliated: "I think you should worry about your mum, bro." To which interviewer Carballo told him: "Justin, my mum's dead so unfortunately I don't think that will work." After an uncomfortable silence the phone line went dead. A Bieber spokesman later tried to convince the DJ he had been calling from a dodgy reception area before admitting he was "upset" with the questions and "probably won't be calling back".

A Chinese tourism video has poked fun at the Duchess of Cambridge, portraying her as a work-shy gold-digger. The viral video shows a Queen lookalike whistling for a taxi to take Prince William and Kate Middleton to the Diamond Jubilee. "I just don't understand why we cannot take the royal limo. I didn't marry royalty to schlep around in a taxi," whines the Middleton double before 'William' tells her: "But darling, granny is right. The commoners want to see us tightening our belts and all that." The two minute clip was made by Chinese officials to publicise a range of 'panda cabs', taxis to promote tourism in the Chengdu region, reports the Daily Mail.

Bee Gee Robin Gibb's death was foreseen by his pet dog Ollie, claims the Daily Star. The Irish Wolfhound let out a "a deep primitive sound" days before the singer's death, says Gibb's widow Dwina – a practicing Druid. "I immediately ran upstairs because I felt it was some kind of portent," she says. "I think Ollie knew something was going to happen." Dwina, 59, had tried to help battle her husband's two-and-a-half-year battle against bowel and liver cancer with natural potions of marigold and horsetail but is now playing down stories that she also boosted his morale by allowing threesomes with her friends: "Maybe in the early days we were a bit experimental but that was all in the past."

It's not just Rupert Murdoch who has been courting controversy on Twitter. Cher has angered members of the Mormon church after tweeting about the US presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, reports the Daily Express. The singer sent a message urging Barack Obama to get his act together, writing: "I Feel if he [Obama] doesn't get all his DUCKS IN A ROW we'll b forced 2 listen 2Uncaring Richy Rich! The whitest man in MAGIC UNDERWEAR in the WH [White House]." Her remarks upset leading Mormons, who wear formal garments known as 'celestial underwear'. One called her an "anti-Mormon bigot" while another accused her of not thinking before she tweets.

Tulisa Contostavlos's ex-boyfriend Justin Edwards, aka MC Ultra, claims he has received millions of death threats from 12-year-olds following the pair's sex tape scandal. Angry fans of X-Factor judge Contostavlos apparently bombarded Edwards with abuse after she publicly blamed him for releasing the tape – something he has vehemently denied. He told Loaded magazine: "I had millions of little 12-year-olds sending me death threats on Twitter. A lot of people made assumptions about what happened and why. Her fans have been destroying me. Some of them are like, 'Go and die'."

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I wonder why a DJ would be asking such inane questions anyway and why would he expect anyone to know his mum was dead...I don't recall seeing the headlines telling me about it.