Oh, the delightful metabolism of young love. The Ministry can't seem to avoid the eating habits of Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, so we're embracing them like our own little dish of celebrity dating scoop à la mode.
Bieber and Gomez are back on the mainland now and were spotted at the Parks at Arlington shopping center in Arlington, Texas. They along with a bodyguard had shared a meal at the mall's Cheesecake Factory.
Lemonades, appetizers and a pizza were shared by all, topped off with Justin's "favorite" dessert, according to a witness — cherry cheesecake.
The onlooker said Bieber and his girl were more than happy to oblige fans looking for photos and autographs during the meal. The pair have even made a lasting impression — the restaurant indicates that the phones wont stop ringing with reservations specifically requesting to sit at the stars' table.
Justin Bieber is making it clear that he isn't just that little tween boy who sang "Baby" anymore. And he has another tattoo and six Billboard Music Awards to prove it.
The Canadian-born pop star showed off his new ink while vacationing with lady love Selena Gomez in Hawaii. (He happened to be flaunting her shortly after a nationally televised kiss at the Billboard Music Awards.) The tat is a vertical Hebrew inscription reading "Yeshua," which means Jesus. The 17-year-old inconspicuously displayed the word down his left side, according to The Daily.
The proud Christian stopped in Israel on his My World tour in April, where he was photographed at biblical sites -- rumor has it that's where he got his new ink.
Interestingly, traditional Jews forgo tattooing because it goes against a Leviticus teaching that orders followers not to gash their flesh. So why the Hebrew? We're not sure, but we're guessing he might be following a trend: Madonna, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears all have similar indelible insignias in the ancient language too.
But the inscription is just the freshest of his inks: His first tattoo is that of a seagull from the Richard Bach novella "Jonathan Livingston Seagull." The avian outline is perched near his lower left pelvic bone and made its way there on his 16th birthday.
What do you think of the Biebs' tattoo -- too cool or too inappropriate?
Oh, young lovebirds Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, sharing a slice of pizza.
That's precisely what went down in Las Vegas on Sunday night, as the teens partied after their PDA show at the Billboard Music Awards.
Following the telecast at the MGM Grand, Bieber and Gomez sneaked off to the Cosmopolitan Hotel, according to an onlooker. The two got a tip that the property has a secret pizza joint that serves New York-style slices.
A hostess from Jaleo restaurant confirmed the hidden treat, and the couple ran off; later they were spotted wandering the property munching in their formalwear. The hotel also saw celeb diners Rihanna, Beyonce and Jay-Z sharing a table at Milo's, a Greek joint, where U2's Bono was just one table over.
The night before the awards, Billboard magazine hosted a pre-bash at Bank nightclub at the Bellagio to drum up excitement, attended by actress Jamie Chung of "The Hangover 2."
Back in Los Angeles, "Harry Potter" actor Tom Felton has been spotted around town, recently hitting up Rodeo Drive's Lacoste boutique for some summer shopping before a work trip to New York.
And although Billboard offered music's brightest stars, L.A. hospital Cedars-Sinai celebrated its annual Sports Spectacular on Sunday, honoring athletes such as Blake Griffin, Lindsey Vonn and Troy Polamalu.
The gala, a fundraiser for genetic research, marked its 26th year, prompting NBA star John Salley to say that when it began, "[Arnold] Schwarzenegger hadn't even met his maid yet."
Poor Justin Bieber — the paparazzi never seem to leave him alone even when he's looking for spirituality in the Holy Land.
Bieber, who stopped in Israel on his "My World" tour, was pestered by paparazzi and took to Twitter to vent his super frustration about his spoiled trip.
"amazing place...not a bad day. just wish got a little more space and privacy from the paps to enjoy this time with my family. Thanks"
But the tweets from Bieber, nominated for a Webby Award Tuesday for his "takeover" of funnyordie.com, began to get progressively more irritable as the trip continued.
"im in the holy land and i am grateful for that. I just want to have the same personal experience that others have here," he wrote, later adding "You would think paparazzi would have some respect in holy places. All I wanted was the chance to walk where jesus did here in isreal."
The paps continued to snap photos of the Canadian-bred crooner, much to his dismay. But this wasn't the first time he's lashed out against the persistent photographers. In February, he flipped off a paparazzo who wouldn't leave him alone with girlfriend Selena Gomez.
Last summer, Disney Channel star Selena Gomez had her first major role in a feature film, "Ramona and Beezus." Based on a popular series of childrens' novels, it was a move she knew wouldn't upset her young fanbase or hurt her squeaky-clean reputation.
But in July, Gomez will be on the big screen again, starring in "Monte Carlo," which follows three young women vacationing in Paris.
The actress-singer said she spent much time weighing whether or not the movie was the right move for her as she transitions into becoming an adult actress.
"Obviously, choosing 'Monte Carlo' was kind of a crucial turning point in my film career. I had to pick something that was gonna be something my fans could see, but something I would be proud of," the 18-year-old told us on the orange carpet at the Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday. "So it's fun, and it's different, and I play two characters [a British heiress and a Texas teenager], which is a challenge. So ultimately I just wanted it to be something I was proud of."
Once you're ubiquitous, is it possible to get more ubiquitous? In any case, Justin Bieber is more ever-present than ever now that his likeness has a home at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London, and the locations in Amsterdam and New York.
"TWINS! lol," the pop star tweeted with a picture of himself and the wax model in central London on Tuesday. Joined by his mother Pattie Lynn Mallette, he added "knew @studiomama had more kids! me and my mom and lil bro http://plixi.com/p/84221484."
Fans -- and the Biebs himself -- hugged and snapped photos with the replica, which was revealed to a small crowd in the museum and to thousands of fans during a live Web stream. Faux Bieber debuted a few days after crowds of girls caused a Beatles-worthy ruckus in Liverpool, the Fab Four's hometown, and had to be broken up by police at the Hard Days Night hotel where the Grammy-nominated singer was staying.
Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber's main squeeze, debuted her song "Who Says" during "On Air With Ryan Seacrest" on Tuesday, calling it a message to the "haters" who try to bring her down.
In the self-empowering, sweet-as-candy track, the 18-year-old actress sings about being happy to be herself, saying, "I'm no beauty queen, I'm just beautiful me."
"I think this song is such a great message for my fans, and it really touched me when I heard it, and I thought it would be perfect for them," Gomez said.
Her public relationship with the highly swooned-after Bieber has continued to make her fodder for haters online. Just last week, after leaving her boyfriend's birthday bash with a fat lip, fans were quick to take to Twitter about the incident.
"I feel like my fans need this song, especially with Twitter and Facebook it's really negative for me ... within that world is such easy access to people's feelings," she told Seacrest. "You can get a thousand wonderful comments but just one will throw you off and that's how it is with me."
She'll soon be ending her four-year run on Disney Channel's "Wizards of Waverly Place" before headlining her own tour, which she called "a big G-rated rave."
"['Wizards'] has given me my core fan base. I owe a lot to Disney Channel, I really do," she said. "But I feel like it's been my high school, so I think it's time to graduate."
Even though Gomez sings about not being perfect, Seacrest still called her out on her Disney-darling image, in addition to her very public response to Bieber's "I miss you" tweet.
"It's nice to miss your friends and family," she said, straight-faced, after a short giggle attack.
Mmmhmmm. Let us know what you think — of her response and her song.
So, who are these "y'all"? Well, Bieber didn't single out Gomez in his tweets. He sent "I miss you" messages to four other friends, Ryan Butler, Shaz Comers, Scooter Braun and Wilson Warren. Still feeling special there, Selena?
He then went tweet-happy and posted several lines from rapper Drake's music.
The hashtag "#drakelines" began trending soon after, proving once again that Justin Bieber and his fans have a terrifying amount of influence on Twitter.
Justin Bieber has apologized for giving the middle finger to a paparazzo after a fracas at his 17th birthday celebration Tuesday left girlfriend Selena Gomez with a fat lip.
The flipping-off incident was out of character for the generally jovial singer, whose freshly cut hair fetched $40,668 at auction. (The winning EBay bidder was an online casino.)
After the run-in, the Canadian-bred pop star tweeted that night that he "had a great bday and at the end of the night we got surrounded by paps and i reacted in a way i know better. im sorry #killthemwithkindness."
That reaction apparently included the middle finger.
"It's not always easy but I know better than to react in anger," he tweeted soon after.
The Biebs got support Thursday from Whoopi Goldberg and Elizabeth Hasselbeck on "The View," with Whoopi noting, "Maybe they just really pissed him off."
After news about the altercation at the Grove spread Wednesday, rumors began to circulate on Twitter that an angry Bieber fan had punched Gomez, who mysteriously left the party with a puffy pucker.
Gomez's rep has since denied the claims, but the "#sorryjustin" hashtag continued to trend on the microblogging site.