On more than one occasion, Justin Bieber has been declared dead by the Internet.
For whatever reason, this adorable young singer is often the topic of online hoaxes and cruel jokes. It's something that apparently runs in the family. What do we mean?
Gossip blogger Zack Taylor reports that Bieber's mother - yes, his mother! - has been offered $50,000 to pose topless in Playboy. There are no sources cited and nothing else to the article... but, hey, we're The Hollywood Gossip, not The Hollywood Fact.
It's our job to bring you every rumor out there, no matter how ridiculous it may seem.
Justin Bieber nude? HAWT! Justin Bieber's mom nude? No comment.
** UPDATE: Says a rep for Bieber:
"The rumors that Pattie Mallette is in talks with Playboy Magazine to appear in an upcoming issue are completely false. She has never been approached by Playboy magazine nor has she approached Playboy. This story is utterly erroneous, without a shred of truth. Consider this denial the final word on the matter."