A Few More Things: Justin Bieber, The Shins & Phil Spector

Justin Bieber is releasing his very own nail polish line, The Shins’ music has been transformed into a ballet, and Al Pacino has been pegged to play Phil Spector in a new HBO movie.

Some Polish To Love

Justin Bieber may have the emo haircut down but he doesn’t really seem like the sort of singer to sport nail polish and guyliner. Nonetheless, the pop star has teamed up with Nicole by OPI to launch a nail polish line based on his hit tunes.

The first six polishes in the One Less Lonely Girl collection will be sold exclusively at Wal-Mart stores in December. Eight more polishes will be released in January. The collection will then be sold at other retailers beginning in February.

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Madison Square Garden, New York City

Fans can choose from the following shades to show their Bieber allegiance: One Less Lonely Glitter (lavender), Prized Possession Purple (grape), Give Me the First Dance (silver) and Me + Blue (dark blue), OMB! (bright red) and Step 2 the Beat of My Heart (heart-shaped glitter).

“The colors in the collection are modeled after the upbeat and emotive nature of Justin’s songs, as well as his own unrivaled energy,” Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Nicole by OPI’s vice president and artistic director, said in a statement.

Click here for the Reuters story.

Caring Is Creepy

In the 2004 film “Garden State,” Natalie Portman’s character tells Zach Braff’s character he has to listen to a tune by The Shins because it will change his life. Ticketholders who attend a new ballet by San Francisco’s Smuin Ballet will get to test out the theory.

“Oh, Inverted World” takes its name from The Shins’ 2001 debut album of the same name.

The world premiere of the ballet is set to music by the indie rock band and is choreographed by Trey McIntyre, according to the San Francisco Chronicle’s website, SFGate.com. 

“Oh, Inverted World” is part of Smuin Ballet’s fall/winter program, which runs Oct. 1 through Feb. 27. After wrapping up at San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts, the ballet moves on to Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, Mountain View for the Performing Arts, and Sunset Center in Carmel-by-the-Sea.
Click here for the Smuin Ballet’s website.

Click here for the SFGate.com story. 

Al Pacino Taking On Phil Spector

After winning an Emmy for his portrayal of Dr. Jack Kevorkian, Al Pacino will star as another dark and misunderstood character – Phil Spector.

The record producer and songwriter produced The Beatles’ final studio album, Let It Be, and worked on solo albums for John Lennon and George Harrison. Spector, who came up with the “Wall of Sound” production technique, also worked with Ike and Tina Turner, the Ramones and The Righteous Brothers

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Seated in the courtroom during his retrial murder case at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles.

The 70-year-old is serving a 19-year-to-life sentence after being convicted in May of the second-degree murder of actress Lana Clarkson who died in February 2003 after being shot through the mouth.

HBO told the New York Times the still untitled project is in the very early stages of development. David Mamet has signed on to write and direct the film. Barry Levinson is the project’s executive producer.

Click here for the New York Times story.