Justin Bieber has denied that he refused to appear in a male sex scene for an upcoming movie.
Reports had suggested that Bieber had been offered the role of a young pop star in Uber Girl, a “coming-of-age story for millennials”.
The film has not yet entered production but co-writer Pete O’Neill had reportedly told Page Six that Bieber “won’t take the part unless the sex scene with him and one of the male back-up dancers is taken out of the final script”.
The writer went on to say that he is keen to cast singer-actresses Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande in the film, along with Kiernan Shipka (Sally Draper from Mad Men).
However, a representative for Bieber has since told Gossip Cop there’s “no truth” to the story and that talks regarding the star appearing in the film “never happened”.
Meanwhile, a Justin Bieber fan who spent nearly $100,000 (£63,000) on plastic surgery to look like his idol died of a multiple drug overdose, a coroner has confirmed.
Tobias Strebel (formerly Toby Sheldon) was reported missing last year before being found dead in a motel room on August 21, 2015 in North Hills, California.
The Wrap now reports that Strebel died of multiple drug intoxication and that the overdose was accidental.
Strebel had Valium, Xanax, temazepam and alcohol in his system, according to the Los Angeles County coroner. Police do not suspect foul play in the death.
Rest in peace Toby Strebel. ?
— MUZU MUSIC VIDEOS (@MUZUTV) August 28, 2015
Strebel made headlines during 2013 when he claimed to have spent thousands on cosmetic procedures to resemble the pop star.
An aspiring songwriter, Strebel also appeared on a 2014 episode of E!’s Botched reality TV show.
“What brought me to Bieber was the whole package: the full cheeks, the full temples, the bright open eyes, the full luscious lips, and spatial framing… [he’s] just extraordinarily beautiful,” he said on the show.