The same day Justin Bieber pulled out of promoting his album, he took a much needed break from working ... to chill at a biker bar!
According to our sources, after canceling his appearance on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" and his Thanksgiving Day Parade taping ... JB simply wanted to "feel normal" again.
We're told he took a trip to Orange County where he ended up at Cook's Corner ... a low-key biker bar. Our sources say Justin stayed for a few hours with one of his friends to eat cheeseburgers and play video games.
We're told he had a great time hanging with the locals who welcomed him with open arms. One of the bikers even invited Justin to take a spin, but he took a raincheck.
Drake's "Hotline Bling" can only mean one thing ... HUGE ugly Christmas sweater sales.
Tony Madalone, the owner of Fresh Brewed Tees, tells TMZ his team put together the Drizzy-inspired gear just a few weeks ago, and they officially went on sale Wednesday. We're told the customer response has been insane, selling more than $20k in merch in just a couple hours.
Wu-Tang Clan ain't as crazy as you thought -- they just sold a single top secret album for more than $1 MILLION, and what IS crazy is ... the buyer can't share the music publicly!!
You'll recall the Wu announced it had spent 6 years recording a double album called "Once Upon a Time in Shaolin" ... and would auction it off. Not a copy, but THE only album. Well, Forbes says the bizarre plan worked -- it sold at auction for a "price in the millions."
The American buyer wants to remain anonymous, like the record itself.
Part of the deal is he or she must wait 88 years to release the 31 cuts to the public -- which means RZA, GZA, Raekwon, Method Man et al. will NEVER hear the music played in a club or on the radio. On the plus side ... they'll probably die rich.
R&B legend "Uncle" Charlie Wilson is at war with his brother over just who exactly IS The Gap Band ... and who gets to keep making money off of the name.
Ronnie Wilson filed a lawsuit claiming Charlie is derailing his efforts to launch a comeback tour. In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Ronnie says he recently booked 2 big gigs -- one at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in NYC, and another at Howard Theatere in Washington, D.C.
Ronnie says after he sealed the deals, Charlie -- who left the band in 2009 -- had his people step in and somehow interfere with the bookings. Ronnie says both venues pulled the plug.
The elder Wilson points out his band existed for years before kid bro Charlie joined in '72.
Ronnie says his new Gap Band stood to make more than $20k from the 2 gigs. He's suing for damages and to get the court to block Charlie from interfering with future bookings.
His point -- you might have been the lead singer, but this band is MINE, bro.
Selena Gomez can't catch a break, or a date -- despite doing dinner with Niall Horan from One Direction ... she's still very, very single.
Our Selena sources say she and Niall have been friends for years ... never anything more. They saw each other at the AMAs after-party Sunday at The Nice Guy and decided to grab some grub at Nobu Monday night.
Justin Bieber is totally spent -- emotionally and mentally -- and as a result he's pulling the plug on some big time appearances to promote his album.
Sources in Bieber's world tell us he's been on a virtual roller coaster -- with his moods swinging like a pendulum, and it's just become too much. We're told he's dealing with "personal issues," but it is NOT related to drugs or alcohol.
Justin cancelled his 'Late Show with Stephen Colbert' appearance, scheduled for tonight.
He was also supposed to tape a performance Tuesday evening to air during the Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS -- but Justin's backed out of that too.
We got Justin and Corey Gamble in Bev Hills on Monday afternoon, and he already seemed to be on a down swing.