Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ finally broke YouTube!

Psy Gagnam Style

Long after becoming the first YouTube video to surpass 1 billion views, and months after becoming the first video to crack the 2 billion view barrier, Psy’s Gangnam Style has officially become the first video to break YouTube.

Well, YouTube’s hit counter, at least.

YouTube’s hit counter was programmed using a 32-bit integer, YouTube explained on Google+ this week, as the service never imagined a single video racking up more than the 2,147,483,647 views that the code maxes out at. Then Psy happened.

Gangnam Style 2 Billion views

The count stalled out when it hit that magic number, but fear not: YouTube’s code elves got to work and a fix already appears to be in place, as the video’s views currently stand at 2,152,512,194 (whew!) and counting. Google didn’t explain how it fixed the issue, but it did leave a small Easter Egg hidden in the 32-bit integer’s wake; hover your cursor over Gangnam Style’s counter and it’ll start freaking out, before finally settling on a negative number and linking to the Google+ post.

But the best part of the ordeal? You’ve got an excuse to watch Psy do that hypnotically hilarious dance yet again (and again… and again…).


Miley Cyrus to Justin Bieber: Pay Away Your Problems!

It has come down to this for Justin Bieber: He is now getting advice from Rob Ford and Miley Cyrus.

First, the embattled, crack-smoking Mayor of Toronto, Ontario urged that we should give poor little Bieber a break because he’s only 19, after all.

Then, on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno yesterday, Miley was asked about her fellow artist and came up with an easy solution to Justin’s problems …

Miley Cyrus Advises Justin Bieber

“You’ve got a lot of money,” said Cyrus, who knows a thing or two about his situation.

“Pay people to make sure you don’t get in trouble and party at your house!”

The audience laughed… but Miley is totally right. Why is Bieber ever driving his own car? Hire a chauffeur and the guy can get as loaded as he wants to every night.

Then again… Bieber is now accused of attacking a limousine driver in his native Canada. So we guess this idea wouldn’t solve all his legal issues.

Miley Cyrus Appears On 'The Tonight Show', Gives Justin Bieber Advice: Watch

It may seem silly or ironic to some that the controversial singer is handing out advice to her peer, but she makes a good point in the above video:

Every “crazy” thing she does is legal in California.

Critics may take issue with this risque Miley Cyrus nude W cover, for instance. But when compared with vandalism and drunk driving and assault?

Miles seems downright tame. Belieb it or not.

In other Miley/Justin news … check this out:

Justin bieber looks like miley cyrus GIF

Justin Bieber leaves Florida jail after drunk driving arrest!

Justin Bieber in court

Teen pop star Justin Bieber’s tumultuous life off-stage landed him in jail for the first time on Thursday when police arrested the singer for drunk driving after he was caught drag racing on a main Miami Beach street in a rented Lamborghini.

The 19-year-old Canadian initially resisted arrest, cursed at police officers and later told them he had consumed alcohol, pot and prescription drugs, police said. Then, changing his demeanor, he grew cooperative and even smiled for his mug shot, coiffed hair perfectly in place.

Dressed in a red prison suit, a silent Bieber heard the charges via video link: driving under the influence, resisting arrest without violence and driving on an expired Georgia license.

A judge set bail at $2,500 and released the “Boyfriend” singer. If convicted, Bieber could face jail time of up to six months, although experts say he will likely get off with a lighter sentence for his first offense.

Bieber’s arrest is his most serious run-in with the law during a year in which his problems have ranged from allegations of speeding through his gated community near Los Angeles to a felony investigation into whether he pelted a neighbor’s house with eggs.

His once meteoric career has also showed signs of distress. A year ago, he became the youngest artist with five No. 1 albums, but in March he collapsed on a London stage and in December hinted he might be ready to retire after releasing a compilation album and a film about his life.

Just after 4 a.m. EST on Thursday (1000 GMT), officers observed Bieber’s yellow Lamborghini alongside another driver in a red Ferrari accelerate from a stop position on a four-lane road in a residential area just a few blocks from the South Beach tourist district, Miami Beach Police Chief Raymond Martinez said.

Two SUVs had blocked off the road so the singer could race a friend who was driving the rented Ferrari, police said.

Bieber was driving the sports car 55 to 60 miles per hour (88 to 96 km per hour) in a 30-mile-per-hour (48 kph) zone, Miami Beach police spokeswoman Vivian Hernandez said.


The singer was “a little belligerent, using some choice words,” when arrested, Martinez said, but he grew cooperative at the police station.

In the arrest report, an officer said Bieber had bloodshot eyes and alcohol on his breath. The singer told police he was returning from a studio recording session and repeatedly asked why he had been stopped and arrested.

“Why did you stop me?” he asked, according to the report. “Why do you have to search me?”

Bieber later acknowledged that he had taken prescription medicine, had been smoking marijuana and had consumed alcohol, Martinez said.

Representatives for Bieber and his mother, Pattie Mallette, said they had no comment about his arrest.

His friend, identified as R&B singer Khalil Sharieff, was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence. His bail was set at $1,000.

High-powered criminal defense attorney Roy Black, who also has represented radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, actor Kelsey Grammer and Kennedy family member William Kennedy Smith, appeared in court on behalf of both men.

“This hopefully will proceed as any other case,” Black said after the hearing.


The police department in the Florida city of Opa-locka is investigating whether two of its officers gave Bieber an unauthorized escort on Monday night after his private jet landed at the local airport, said city spokesman David Chiverton.

He confirmed the city also was looking into whether officers escorted Bieber to the King of Diamonds strip club in Miami Gardens.

“We’re investigating whether our police department escorted him there,” said Chiverton. “You can have fun in Miami, but not too much fun.”

Bieber was later released and escorted from jail by correctional officers. Wearing a hoodie and dark sunglasses, Bieber climbed on top of a waiting SUV to wave to fans.

The teen and children’s idol, who has had nearly 50 million followers on Twitter, risks running afoul of his fans’ parents. And even his hardcore supporters recognize he may have entered dangerous territory.

“The rough times he is going through, all of his fans have to be here to support him,” said Salynn Chiong, 20, as she watched Bieber leaving jail.

She hoped he goes into rehab “and takes a break from the chaos he is living in.”

Taylor Swift wins eight Billboard awards! Justin Bieber, Gotye and Rihanna among the other big winners

Taylor Swift was the big winner at the Billboard music awards, scooping eight out of her 11 nominations, including top artist and top Billboard 200 album for Red.

She told the crowd: “You are the longest and best relationship I ever had.”

Swift gave a colourful performance of her hit 22, starting backstage and working her way to the main stage on the back of a bike with help from a dozen background dancers and a flurry of red balloons.

Justin Bieber, who performed twice, won three awards, including top male artist, social artist and the fan-voted milestone award, beating Swift and Bruno Mars.

When accepting the latter to some booing, he alluded to the tumultuous weeks he’s had in the public eye. “I’m 19 years old; I think I’m doing a pretty good job. And basically from my heart I really just want to say it should really be about the music, it should be about the craft that I’m making. This is not a gimmick,” he said.

“I’m an artist and I should be taken seriously and all this other bull should not be spoken.”

Bieber performed with and solo when he sang Take You in leather trousers, a leather vest and a black shirt that had one sleeve, as blue laser lights beamed.

Miguel, too, had a show-stopping performance, though he appeared to kick a fan when he jumped over the crowd while singing his hit Adorn. The R&B singer seemed to have landed part of his body on one woman, who walked away, and kicked another, who held her head low.

Maroon 5 and fun. were nominated for 11 awards and walked away with one win each in pre-telecast announcements. Gotye and Rihanna had the second-most wins with four awards each.

Nicki Minaj won the first award in the live telecast for top rap artist, beating out Drake, Flo Rida, Pitbull and Psy. “I definitely did not expect this one,” she said.

Minaj performed High School with Lil Wayne. Prince, who received the icon award, closed the show with a medley of his hits.

Madonna won top touring artist, dance artist and dance album for MDNA. “Thank you for supporting me for three decades. Without you I truly wouldn’t be here,” she said.