The declarations of love (and subsequent competitive threats) from shrieking tweens dressed head-to-toe in purple were to be expected. The hoots and hollers from the pre-pubescent audience any time the 16-year-old pop star revealed his shirtless, scrawny upper half were equally predictable. Their harmonious sing-a-longs and “awws,” in unison when his home videos and baby pictures popped up, were also easily foreseeable. But, there were moments of Justin Bieber’s 3-D biopic Never Say Never—which hits theaters nationwide on Friday—that not even a seasoned Belieber (as his fans are known) would have predicted. See the film’s 10 most shocking moments about the teen heartthrob whom record exec L.A. Reid called “the Macaulay Culkin of music!”
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Jaimie Etkin is an assistant culture editor at The Daily Beast. She has also written for Us Weekly and Radar.