Scooter Braun Slams Mariah Yeater During Justin Bieber Radio Interview


Justin Bieber has made his way back from his European vacation, ready to infuse everyone in North America with the proper levels of holiday cheer. In an interview with Z100's Elvis Duran and the Morning Show in New York on Thursday, the early-rising Bieber stayed on topic by talking about his charity work and Christmas album Under the Mistletoe, revealing that the Boyz II Men collaboration "Fa La La" is his favorite track. We knew it! Exclamation points don't lie. But the most important moment of the lengthy chat came during the inevitable mention of Mariah Yeater. After pretending to be microphone shy, The Bieb's manager Scooter Braun broke his silence on the baby daddy drama with a direct message to the 20-year-0ld and her legal team's recent claims that they will continue to pursue the paternity lawsuit out of court:

Bottom line is, they said they were in settlement talks with us and the only thing I'm going to say is they will never be in settlement talks with us [and] we will never settle with them. That's my little guy right there. I protect him, and they messed with the wrong crew. So it's false and people should be held accountable when they run out there and say this stuff, and they've got this lawyer running around saying, "Well we want everything to be held confidentially now." You don't get to go out there and bad mouth a 17-year-old to the entire world and suddenly think it's going to stay confidential. I'm from around here and you guys know people from around here: they don't like to be messed with.

And with that, this New York press tour is already off to a better start than his last trip to Macy's. Bieber also celebrated the two-year anniversary of his debut album My World, although it didn't seem like today's date is saved in his iPhone calendar. To further show how much he's grown since then, Duran and Co. unearthed an early interview where a noticeably squeakier Bieb repeatedly called now-girlfriend Selena Gomez "pretty," but not necessarily a girl he'd want to date or even admit to liking. "I was such a mack daddy back then," the 17-year-old replied. My how things have changed.

Between inviting fans to upcoming shows over the phone and paying his respects to Michael Jackson, there are no shortage of gems to be mined from the conversation, although it was disappointing to hear Bieber's reluctance to freestyle on command. Isn't that the point? After praising his take on Jay-Z and Kanye's "Otis," the group invited him to share something new—apparently a verse to Big Sean's "Dance (A$$)"—with their listeners. Scooter quickly chimed in that it's all part of a favor to a friend, with Justin adding that we'll surely "hear it" soon. We certainly hope so, or else it will be even harder from Scooter and The Bieb team to downplay those rumors that Lil Homie can't doesn't write his own rhymes. Listen to Bieber's entire interview below.

Buzz good for Bayport barber

Long Island Business News October 30, 2009 | Ambrose Clancy Lisa Sesso wasn't going to be shut out this time.

After working for 23 years cutting men's and boys' hair in other people's shops, she had a chance awhile ago to open her own place. But someone beat her to the punch to buy the established barber shop she'd had her eye on.

"I decided the next opportunity I got I was going to jump on it, so I'd never again say, 'Shoulda, coulda, woulda,'" Sesso said.

Her opportunity is now a reality in the form of an 800-square- foot space in Bayport called Hats Off. Sesso welcomed her first client two weeks ago.

She did her homework, scouting the area thoroughly before deciding that a small barber shop would survive in her location.

The startup cost was about $8,000 and Sesso is marketing herself to the tune of about $400 a month, mostly through flyers, print ads and the Internet. see here new york state department of education

The nearest chain salon, a Head Cutters, is about half a mile from Hats Off. Sesso will compete with the big boys by pushing personal service even while charging a bit more. Head Cutters generally charges around $10 for mens' and boys' cuts, while Sesso's rates are $12 for men and $10 for boys.

She also has a policy of honoring any coupon that is given out by the big chains.

Independent barber shops seem to be holding their own against the chain salons. Figures are difficult to tease out from general data, but people spent about $45.7 billion taking care of their hair last year and the chain salons raked in about $10 billion of that.

Christopher Felder, owner of Hempstead's Long Island Barber Institute, a New York State Department of Education-licensed school that trains master barbers, said he's seen enrollment swell the last three years. The past year he's spotted a trend of older students, those in their 40s and 50s, applying.

"In hard times people always look for a trade," Felder said.

The advantages of a chain salon for those who have achieved a master barber's certificate from the state is that most of the big outfits offer health insurance and other benefits, while traditional four-seat barbershops don't, Felder said.

"They're also good places to get real work experience," he added. site new york state department of education

Mark Borukhov has run Syosset's Mark's Barber Shop for nine years and said business has slowed due to rising unemployment rates. "If you've lost your job, why do you need to get your hair cut?" he asked.

But he had no fear of competition from large salons. Long-time clients have defected to the chains but they were soon back in his fold. "The big chains don't know how to cut hair," he said. "We know what we're doing." Sesso's made her shop inviting and low key, she said, with warm colors and a totally modern look from the mirrors down to the flooring. "I wanted people to come and say, 'Wow,' and that's what I've been hearing," she said.

Asked why she preferred cutting men's hair as opposed to women's, Sesso said it was a matter of where her talents have taken her. "Some people can do some things better than others," she said. "It's so much easier for me to do a flat top or a fade then to do a Jennifer Aniston look, and other people it's just the opposite." Being successful means being current with styles, and Sesso said she easily mastered the hottest look for teenage boys.

"The boys are wearing their hair longer these days and want the messy look, the beach look," she said.

Times have changed since she started two decades ago. "We'd have men come in and ask for the barber, and when you said you were the barber they'd walk out angry," Sesso said.

But these days only about 5 percent of men won't let a woman near their hair, she said.

"And there are men who don't want a man to cut their hair but prefer a woman," Sesso said.

Ambrose Clancy

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