Fashionista is reporting that Justin Bieber has graduated from covering Teen Tiger Child Beat magazines to Vanity Fair – an issue in February or March – to coincide with his tour movie Never Say Never.

How you feel about this of course depends on, really, how old you are. And whether or not you work in Canadian media. Right now, Bieber is our go-to boy. Needless to say, age or not, Bieber is undeniably one of the big names in entertainment. You may disagree with WHY, but that doesn’t mean it’s not true. So, I suppose, there’s justification for this achievement. To say nothing of the financial potential.

These 14 year old girls and their buying potential – it’s crazy, and in many ways, they are a formidable economic force. I just read a book called Super Sad True Love Story – for those of you who are crushing on him Jay Onrait is reading it too (what’s up my Precious Pony!) – which I will review in a few, and the author imagines a not too distant future where “teen” talk so dominates US culture, the verb for online communication, through a widespread networking site, becomes the word “Teen”.

I “teened” him to see where he’s going.

Let me “teen” him about what time we’re meeting for dinner.

And all the degradation of the English language that comes from that. I don’t know, you tell me, is that frightening, or not?

Bieber, obviously, isn’t the first, nor will he be the last, little one to receive such attention. Britney, Lindsay, and Miley before him were all Vanity Fair subjects. Males though, with the exception of Justin Timberlake, seem to follow a different trajectory. Consider the recent rise and plateau and “no one cares anymore” example of the Jonas Brothers. 18 months ago they were the big sh-ts. Now...

One of them has to date Ashley Greene.

I mean, if that’s not a precipitous drop, I’m not Chinese.

Can Bieber be sustained? I hate to bring aesthetics into it but I am so curious to see how he grows. Right now he’s a child. What will he look like with facial hair? Can you picture him breathing hard and horny on a girl? Tongue-kissing her? Can I get arrested for writing this? Better stop.

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