Justin Bieber's scary guys night with Jaden Smith, Connor Cruise
Justin Bieber took a break from recording his Christmas album and romancing Selena Gomez for a fun-filled guys night Sunday with famous pals Jaden Smith and Tom Cruise's son, Connor.
Hitting up Universal Studios Hollywood's popular Halloween Horror Nights attraction, Bieber indulged in scares including "Terror Tram: Scream 4 Your Life," where his group evaded a knife-wielding Ghostface killer, as well as mazes based on Eli Roth's "Hostel" films and Rob Zombie's gross-out movies.
Arriving around 7 p.m. and staying until just after midnight, the group received a VIP tour and were "totally scared," one onlooker said.
Ghoulish motifs must be a welcome change for the Biebs, who has been up to his 17-year-old ears in holiday spirit. "Under the Mistletoe," his soon-to-be-released Christmas record, features collaborations with the likes of his mentor Usher.
In fact, Usher and Bieber released their take on "The Christmas Song" on Monday.
"This record is going to be remembered for years to come," Usher said on a call to Ryan Seacrest's morning radio show. "It's a record that has always been one of my favorites, and I'm happy that I was able to share it with Justin, and for us to put it out."
-- Matt Donnelly
Photo: Around this time last year -- when there was an NBA season going on -- Justin Bieber and Jaden Smith buddied up for a Lakers game at Staples Center. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times