Ypulse Essentials: Teens Abandon Blogs, Spears And Gaga Hint About New Songs, Original 'Glee' Songs On Album

Justin Bieber HaircutFans of recently-shorn Justin Bieber (will be able to see the Director’s Fan Cut of “Never Say Never” on February 25. Ypulse spoke with director Jon M. Chu today to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of his process making the extended film — hint: fans got their say. In other Bieber “news,” teen girls held their breath when their idol announced he had cut his hair; the clippings will be auctioned to benefit charities) (Slashfilm) (TMZ)

- Blogs get no love (from teens, who feel they have a wider audience on Facebook and Twitter. That’s not a good thing, according to a teen who believes social nets are killing conversation) (New York Times, reg required) (SocialTimes)

- The product placements (in Britney Spears’s video for “Hold It Against Me” earned her a tidy sum, along with some backlash from Katy Perry. Not to lose momentum, Spears has been dropping teasers for two more songs from her upcoming album. Lady Gaga is also leaking lyrics from her next track, “Judas”) (New York Magazine) (MTV)

- There will be two (original songs sung by the “Glee” cast in the March 15 episode of the show — “Get It Right” is a ballad for Lea Michele, and “Loser Like Me” is a cast collaboration. Both songs will be on the show soundtrack, released a week before the show, if you can’t wait til then to listen) (Billboard)

- Cutting videos (posted by teens are becoming a trend on YouTube and other sharing sites, according to USA Today)

- Young hacker gets sued (by Sony for unlocking his PS3, while Xbox Kinect hackers get help from Microsoft) (Mashable)

- A major music festival (for the Northeast to compete with Bonnaroo and Coachella? Flavorpill hopes the newly announced Governor’s Ball in New York City becomes just that. So far the lineup looks pretty good to us)

- Thom Yorke’s moves (in Radiohead’s video for their single “Lotus Flower” spawns the Internet’s latest meme, and its own tumblr. Will Taylor Momsen’s makeup tips be next?) (EW) (Buzzfeed)

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