Celebrity Scoops…updated Monday, 12.11.17

Justin Bieber Raises Money for Wildfire Victims“I’m going to have a conversation with some people and we are going to get moving on a solution.” Justin Bieber, 23, posted a video of himself pledging to help the victims of the California wildfires. “Obviously I’m not a fireman, but I can use my resources to figure out ways to get some sort of restoration in certain communities and fundraisers or whatever we can do. I’m going to get on that and in the meantime, all the families and all the people who are struggling, just know that everything is going to be OK.” He followed that post up with another one calling for donations with an address for where to drop off essential items such as clothing, baby products, food and water. The fires have forced more than 90,000 people to flee their homes in Southern California.

California WildfiresOne of those affected by the fires is Ellen DeGeneres, who says her Santa Barbara home is under thread of the Thomas Fire which has scorched about 200,000 acres and left more than 85,000 customers without power. “We just had to evacuate our pets,” she said. “I’m praying for everyone in our community and thankful to all the incredible firefighters.” In another tweet, she stated, “Everyone in the Montecito area is checking up on each other and helping to get people and animals to safety. I’m proud to be a part of this community. I’m sending lots of love and gratitude ot the fire department and sheriffs.”

LindseyVonnAfter finishing a World Cup super-G race Saturday with an injured back, ski star Lindsey Vonn withdrew from another super-G event yesterday that was eventually canceled due to fog. “Unfortunately I will not be able to race today,” she tweeted before the scheduled start in St. Moritz, Switzerland. I’m extremely disappointed but my biggest goal this season is the Olympics and I need to take care of myself now so I can be ready for next week, and more importantly, for February. As always, thank you for your well wishes. She described her injury as ‘an acute facet (spinal joint) dysfunction.’ This came after she made headlines saying she would “represent the people of the United States” at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea and “not the President.” The Olympics take place Feb. 9-25.

Kylie Jenner unveils $360 Makeup BrushesKylie Jenner, 20, is taking heat from fans after she revealed a glimpse of her new ‘luxury’ set of makeup brushes on her Kylie Cosmetic Instagram, noting that it would set beauty enthusiasts back $360.  “Real brushes don’t compare to synthetic brushes,” she said. Different performance/quality/everything. I am 100% down to do an entire synthetic line in the future which will ultimately be cheaper.” One fan quipped, “Thanks, but I’ll buy food with that money instead.”

Stars are rallying behind Tennessee student Keaton Jones, whose mother posted a Facebook video of him discussing how he was being bullied at school. “They make fun of my nose. They call me ugly. They say I have no friends,” he told him mom with tears in his eyes while in the car. He said they put milk on me and put ham down my clothes and throw bread at him in the cafeteria. “Just out of curiosity, why do they bully? What’s the point of it? Why do you find joy in taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to them? It’s not OK. Patricia Arquette wrote, “Keaton, I’m sorry those kids are being so mean. Unless people like that change, they will end up having unhappy lives. I think you’re cool!” Ryan Seacrest chimed in, “Your curiosity and kindness will overcome this moment and bring you many better days to come. Ed Asner told him to “hang in there” and to “keep studying and never lose sight of your dreams.” You are very brave and strong #KeatonJones! Way to take a stand against bullying! You have many more friends rallying around and praying for you now. For anyone who dares to call his school and tell THEM to take a stand, contact Horace Maynard Middle School in TN at 865-992-1030.

Start your week standing up for something you believe in or someone you want to help.