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Justin Bieber, Atlanta writers featured in Vanity Fair

1102-cover-smallThe February issue of Vanity Fair, on newsstands today (if you can get to one), includes a cover story on teen idol Justin Bieber, who says his global popularity is due not only to his talent, but his good looks: “Not trying to be arrogant, but if I walked down the street and a girl saw me, she might take a look back because maybe I’m good-looking, right?”

He tells VF that his influences include Michael Jackson and the Beatles, that he does not read much, and that he’d like to travel to the moon one day.

“I’m crazy, I’m nuts,” he says in the piece. “Just the way my brain works. I’m not normal. I think differently—my mind is always racing. I’m just … nuts.”

The same issue includes a “Spotlight” item on local writers Kathryn Stockett, Susan Rebecca White, Karin Slaughter, Amanda Gable, Sheri Joseph, Joshilyn Jackson, Natasha Trethewey, Emily Giffin, and Jessica Handler, who were photographed in front of the Swan House.

Stockett, whose runaway hit “The Help” has been adapted for the big screen, “is leading a new wave of Southern female writers who might look like belles but who write fearlessly about the region’s troubled legacies of race, class, gender, and sexuality,” Vanity Fair writes.

The magazine also congratulates the capital of the New South for becoming more like the North, saying the group of talented writers is “turning Atlanta into the most vibrant new literary scene outside of Brooklyn.”

- By Jennifer Brett, The Buzz, jbrett@ajc.com

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Deke

January 11th, 2011
4:13 pm

If there truly were a just god in the sky, Justin Bieber would be killed in a plane crash, while all the other passengers and pilots walked away without a scratch.

Linda

January 11th, 2011
4:25 pm

Deke, I have to call you to task for your post. If there truly was a just god in the sky, he would not let Justin Beeber die in a plane crash; rather he would let his charred body survive the terrible wreckage, only to be eaten by a den of alligators and then vomited up to provide food for their young. If only…

dynesh

January 11th, 2011
4:32 pm

This reminds me of a clip with Orlando Bloom in the series “Extras”. He was playing himself and kind of taking a jab at himself, in the way that celebrities that guest starred on Extras did. Its funny that here is Justin Bieber saying pretty much the same thing, but for real. Skip ahead to about 1:08 to see what I’m talking about.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtGJA_CllCs

Jimmy

January 11th, 2011
5:03 pm

“Justin Bieber, who says his global popularity is due not only to his talent, but his good looks: “Not trying to be arrogant, but if I walked down the street and a girl saw me, she might take a look back because maybe I’m good-looking, right?””

Nah kid, that’s not arrogant at all. I mean, you kinda look like you fell off the ugly tree and hit an acorn face first, but chicks dig that.

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Dave

January 11th, 2011
5:44 pm

I’ll start a fund for a one-way trip to the moon for the arrogant little sh t.

Don Calhoun

January 11th, 2011
6:49 pm

When this kid is found at the Waldorf in 6 years, dead from a speedball overdose, no one will give a damn what he looked like. This is why child stars fail; They’re immature and have poor judgment.

deborah McMullen

January 11th, 2011
7:33 pm

Bless his heart ! Sounds like somebodys got the big head ! Thats so sad ! He needs to use his talent for God ! We will c where he lands !

dougmo2

January 11th, 2011
8:47 pm

Maybe the Taliban will capture him and use him for their sheep substitute. After all, they need sex toys too.

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Emily S.

January 11th, 2011
10:52 pm

Emily Giffin, not Griffin!

Can’t wait to see the issue.

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Mo

January 12th, 2011
4:26 pm

When I was 16 we had Usher & Justin Timberlake who could sing and dance and not lip synch. Justin Bieber has a long way to go before reaching their level of success because he is not half as good looking or as talented as them! He should be humble because I do not know how young girls find him cute. He lip synchs and he is losing his voice. He should be grateful because Greyson Chance is right on his heels! Fans can be very fickle. He should focus on singing lessons and playing his guitar, piano, and drums on stage because singing is not his strong point. Why is he on the cover of VF anyway? Their readers are not interested in a 16 year old Canadian singer! They must be trying to boost sales!

t.jay

January 14th, 2011
4:20 pm

if you dont like justin bieber don’t waste your time commenting on how much you dislike the kid. you talk about him being immature and arogant you guys are the ones who are immature. he’s inspiring kids to make a change and believe in themselves what are you doing ? probably nothing. so think about it. all the haters just make him look like a better person.

t.jay

January 14th, 2011
4:24 pm

justin bieber will succeed regaurdless of what any of you say. i mean its a fact! and if justin was not talented island def jamz would no sign h im and 60000 girls would not be in love with him if he was not cute. justin’s the biggest thing right now and will be for a while so i got 1 thing left to say, get used to it