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Shortly after appearing on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Justin Bieber has apologized for the way he has behaved over the last 18 months.
In a video released online, Justin Bieber, 20, said: “How I’ve been acting in the last year, year and a half, is not who I am. I was pretending.
“Often we pretend to be something we are not to cover up for what we are truly feeling inside.”
The reason for releasing the video isn’t clear but it seems the singer may have been unhappy with his interview with Ellen DeGeneres.
During the minute-long apology recorded at home Justin Bieber explains that the live studio audience meant he felt uncomfortable.
“I was afraid of what people are thinking of me right now,” he said.
“It’s been a minute since I have made a public appearance.
“I didn’t want to come off arrogant or conceited.”
In a tweet after he left the television studio Justin Bieber wrote: “@TheEllenShow. Happy birthday! Sorry I was so nervous.”
To which Ellen DeGeneres replied: “You were perfect. Thanks for surprising me!”
Over the last 18 months Justin Bieber has made headlines for all the wrong reasons.
In June 2014, Justin Bieber issued an apology after footage of him leaked using the n-word while telling a joke about the Ku Klux Klan.
He was charged with assault and dangerous driving after crashing his quad bike into a minivan near his hometown of Stratford, Ontario.
He’s also serving two years probation for throwing eggs at his neighbor’s house in LA.
Justin Bieber’s last official release was the album, Believe, in June 2012.
He’s switching from squeaky clean teen pop star to an adult, an issue he addresses in his video.
“Growing up in this business is hard. Growing up in general is hard. I felt awkward up there,” he said.
Justin Bieber also says he’s much more at home on a stage performing than facing an audience for a television interview.
“I felt people were judging me for what happened in the past. I just want to make the best impression on people, be kind, loving and gently.
“People can call me a softie but that’s how my mum raised me.”
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Fans of Talia Castellano, who lost her fight with cancer this week, have been fulfilling the inspirational teenager’s bucket list.
The 13-year-old’s list included having a cake fight and singing around a campfire, to getting a tattoo and covering a car in sticky notes
Talia Castellano, who grabbed the attention of the nation after appearing on the Ellen show last September, had 74 items on her bucket list, which included giving flowers to a stranger and going to a Justin Bieber concert.
The Castellano family had posted her bucket list on her Facebook page, which has more than half a million “Likes” five days before Talia died, and soon her fans were posting pictures of them fulfilling the teenager’s dreams, according to ABC News.
“Talia is everywhere you look and we couldn’t be more pleased. And we especially know she is loving all the attention” her family posted on the page the day after she died.
They added: “Thank you for keeping her spirit alive and showing her family that her message and voice will continue to make an impact across the globe.”
Talia Castellano was invited on the Ellen show, where she was made an honorary CoverGirl and presented with a professional shot advert
Talia Castellano had attracted a large following thanks to her upbeat attitude to her neuroblastoma and leukemia diagnosis.
She posted make up tutorials on YouTube, and said she refused to wear a wig because it made her feel “fake” and “just not me”.
More than 759,110 people subscribed to her YouTube page to watch Talia Castellano’s bubbly and expert tips.
“When I put on my make-up I feel like I can embrace those features that I really like about myself,” she explained last year.
“I feel if someone’s looking at me, they’re looking at my makeup, not looking at my bald head. I am just trying to make young girls, young adults, adults, anyone, feel beautiful by using makeup.”
Thanks to the online make up tutorials, Talia Castellano was able to achieve two of her bucket list wishes.
She was invited on the Ellen show, where she was made an honorary CoverGirl and presented with a professional shot advert by host Ellen DeGeneres, another representative of the cosmetics brand.
Earlier this year, Talia Castellano also fulfilled her dream of becoming a fashion designer as she collaborated on a line of clothing for teenagers called That Bald Chick with Los Angeles-based designer, Urbana Chappa.
Urbana Chappa, who runs a womenswear label called Maison De Urbana, decided to help fulfill Talia Castellano’s ambitions after hearing her inspirational story on the Ellen show last fall.
As Talia Castellano came to terms with her terminal disease, which was first diagnosed when she was seven-years-old, she found comfort in what she had been able to achieve in her short life.
“Having a YouTube channel, [inspiring] people and having people look up to me . . . the journey of having cancer was amazing. But every journey has an end,” Talia Castellano said.
Jessica Simpson admits on The Ellen show that was a surprise to learn she was expecting another baby when her daughter Maxwell was less than a year old.
“We were definitely extremely shocked,” Jessica Simpson tells Ellen DeGeneres on the Wednesday edition of her talk show.
“Apparently, protection just went out the window. I feel like I’m always pregnant. We’re very happy.
“Maxwell was our focus and then I was puking and lying on the couch,” Jessica Simpson adds, recalling the time she discovered she was pregnant again.
Jessica Simpson, 32, and her fiancé Eric Johnson confirmed they were expecting their second baby back in December.
Since then, reports have suggested Jessica Simpson is expecting a baby boy, something the star hints at on the talk show.
“Well I don’t know,” she says when Ellen DeGeneres quizzes her over the sex of the baby.
“I haven’t said what it’s going to be yet.”
However, Jessica Simpson is forced into a corner when the talk show host holds up two different onesies as a gift for Maxwell, asking Jessica to choose between the “I <<heart>> my baby sister” or “I <<heart>> my baby brother”.
“You can’t have both,” Ellen DeGeneres tells her.
“You can only have one.”
Jessica Simpson admits on The Ellen show that was a surprise to learn she was expecting another baby when her daughter Maxwell was less than a year old
Luckily, Ellen DeGeneres makes the decision for her, handing Jessica Simpson the “brother” outfit telling the star “that’s my guess okay”.
“Maybe I’ll take this one,” Jessica Simpson hints.
“If it’s a girl, she might call him bro.”
Jessica Simpson also reveals that she is finding her second pregnancy much more tiring than her first.
“It’s the complete opposite,” Jessica Simpson says.
“Like with Maxwell, I felt amazing. Like I could do everything, eat everything. Do whatever I wanted.
“I had a lot of energy. This time around, I’m like exhausted. Eating Tums. That’s my snack of choice.”
But Jessica Simpson says she has learned to be healthier in contrast to her pregnancy with Maxwell.
“The first pregnancy I like let loose and I kind of ate everything that I wanted to eat and I just really enjoyed it,” she reveals.
“This time around I think because I was doing Weight Watchers and I felt super healthy.
“I’m not really craving as much and I know how hard it is to get off so I’m trying to make healthier, wiser decisions.”
Despite her weight gain, a glowing Jessica Simpson tells Ellen DeGeneres that “apparently Eric still wanted me. So I can gain as much weight and I will have a husband to be that loves me”.
“Apparently he did,” Ellen DeGeneres responds dryly, gesturing towards Jessica Simpson’s blossoming baby bump.
Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi are looking for a new house and are said to be eyeing on Brad Pitt’s Malibu mansion.
Ellen DeGeneres, 53, just put her $49million Beverly Hills compound up for sale and is now looking for something smaller.
Sources told People Magazine, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, 38, are very interested in buying Brad Pitt’s $14million Malibu home.
Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi are looking for a new house and are said to be eyeing on Brad Pitt's Malibu mansion
Brad Pitt’s Malibu property consists of two separate houses, a pool, a tennis court and expansive lush gardens.
The sprawling 4,100 square foot property also has private beach access and is set back off the Pacific Coast Highway by a long private driveway.
The main house has four bedrooms and four baths, a large chefs kitchen with stainless steel appliances, bamboo floors, three fire places and a top of the range security system.
The house has had extensive renovations in the past couple of years with an additional story added by the environmentally conscious designer Christopher R. Sorensen.
Malibu mansion is just one part of a property portfolio belonging to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie that also includes homes in Los Angeles, New Orleans, France and Italy.
No one knows why Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have chosen to sell the property, which is set into a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Reese Witherspoon, 35, was spotted looking at the home this past summer.
But in the end, she and her new husband, Jim Toth, decided not to buy it.
While the home is pricey, even by Hollywood standards, the $14million price tag is certainly no problem for Ellen DeGeneres.
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi is said to have a net worth of about $85million.
Forbes Magazine recently listed Ellen DeGeneres as one of the wealthiest women in Hollywood.
According to Reuters, last year alone Ellen DeGeneres made $45million thanks to her syndicated talk show and endorsement deals, including a contract with Covergirl Cosmetics.
Ellen DeGeneres got her start as a stand-up comedienne and has appeared in a number of films including EDtv and The Love Letter.
The comedienne also provided the voice of Dory in the Disney-Pixar animated film Finding Nemo and was a judge on American Idol for one year, having joined the show in its ninth season.
Portia de Rossi, a native of Australia, most recently co-starred on the TV series Better Off Ted and she also earns a sizeable income.