The Word: Justin Bieber is going to space

Credit: Universal Music
Justin Bieber has already conquered the world — now he’s headed into orbit. Credit: Universal Music

As if you didn’t have enough reasons to resent an immensely popular 19-year-old millionaire: Justin Bieber is going to space, and you’re not.

Sir Richard Branson announced via Twitter that Bieber and his manager Scooter Braun had the right stuff (in this case, “the right stuff” is a $250,000 deposit each). “Great to hear @justinbieber & @scooterbraun are latest @virgingalactic future astronauts. Congrats, see you up there!” he tweeted.

Virgin Galactic is expected to begin commercial space flights as early as next year, according to the Daily Mail. Other stars who have already reserved their seats include Ashton Kutcher and Leonardo DiCaprio. Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are rumored to be headed spaceward as well.

Until he gets his space legs, however, Justin is dealing with some issues closer to orbit. The pop star learned firsthand how upset his neighbors are about his reckless driving, as NFL star Keyshawn Johnson reportedly confronted the pop star after watching Bieber’s white Ferrari speed through their gated Calabasas neighborhood while Johnson was outside with his 3-year-old daughter, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Johnson apparently found Bieber behind the wheel of the sports car and gave him a dressing down, though sources tell the newspaper that Bieber hadn’t actually been driving when the car zipped by, and only moved into the driver’s seat to move the car into the garage.


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