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Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Selena Gomez
Justin Bieber
Rapper 50 Cent

Selena Gomez has "positive influence" on Bieber

Justin Bieber's mother thinks Selena Gomez has a "positive influence" on his life.

The Love Yourself hitmaker is "very close" to his mum Pattie Mallette and she is said to be delighted he has rekindled his relationship with his former on/off lover, partly because he has been "a lot more motivated" since they reconciled.

A source said: "She thinks she's a positive influence in his life. Justin has been a lot more motivated since they've rekindled.

"Justin has a very close relationship with his mother and wouldn't pursue a relationship with someone that his mom didn't like."

Justin's dad Jeremy Bieber is also said to approve of the 25-year-old singer-and-actress dating his son once again, and the Love Yourself hitmaker is said to be keen to prove "how far he has come" since his younger years.

Another source told E!: "His parents love Selena. That want him to date someone and think she is very sweet and a good girl

"They are happy with how Justin is doing and his focus. They support him going to church often and having his faith being such a big part of his life.

"They think that being back together with Selena is a positive thing. He wants to do things differently and make it right and show everyone how far he has come."

The 23-year-old star's mother recently admitted she has a "special bond" with Selena.

She said: "I don't know so much about their personal relationship because he doesn't share a whole lot, but I love her.

"I support anything [he does], if he loves her I love her, and I've met her and we have a special bond so I think she's precious. I can't really speak on their relationship, that's between them."


US$1,000 of DJ equipment damaged by 50 Cent

50 Cent broke $1,000 of DJ equipment over the weekend.

The 'In Da Club' rapper accidentally did the damage when he leapt onto a mixer while performing at an event at Miami's Ora nightclub on Saturday night (09.12.17) put on by karaoke lounge Blind Dragon, and he offered to pay for the broken device.

A source said: "[50 Cent] jumped from the speaker to a VIP table and to the top of the DJ booth, he landed right on the mixer.

"It was seamlessly replaced, and his show continued."

Despite offering to pay for the damage, club owner Ryan Van Milligen rejected his gesture and said 50 - whose real name is Curtis Jackson - was "worth every penny", and has even been invited back to do the same again one day.

He told the New York Post's Page Six column: "The broken mixer was worth every penny.

"He's welcome to come back and jump on our DJ equipment anytime. He literally brought down the house - no pun intended!"

While Ryan is keen to see 50 again, someone the rapper might like to see is Dame Helen Mirren after he recently praised her "sexiness" after meeting her at the Monte Carlo TV Festival.

He said: "She just has this thing, man - this sexiness. Like, Hollywood - when you look at her she embodies the whole thing.

"She has an elegance that connects to the red carpet. You find out when you see her.

"I said, 'You just gonna shu shu forever. You are going to keep this going for ever, huh?' She didn't say much - but her husband was right there. It's her attitude, her confidence."