The Grapevine: Middle Earth and Justin Bieber

December 21, 2011 Updated: October 1, 2015

Middle Earth Goes LEGO

The Academy Award-winning trilogy The Lord of the Rings and the upcoming two films based on The Hobbit books will be brought to life via the popular children’s construction toy brand LEGO, according to a statement on the company’s website last week.

“These films give life to amazing worlds and characters and we are thrilled to bring fans these products that deliver an imaginative play experience befitting of these beloved properties,” said Karen McTier, executive vice president, domestic licensing and worldwide marketing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products, in a statement.

The first batch of construction sets, including scenes and familiar characters, will be rolled out globally beginning in the United States in June 2012.

Justin Bieber (Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)


Justin Bieber to Play Charity Concert

Canada’s world-renowned pop heartthrob Justin Bieber, 17, will be performing in a Christmas-themed charity fundraising concert the night of Dec. 21 in Toronto at the historic Massey Hall.

The event will be taped and turned into a half-hour television special the following day, titled “Justin Bieber: Home For The Holidays,” to be broadcast in Canada.

Proceeds from the event will go to support Bieber’s own Believe charity, which helps to fund well-known entities including the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Boys and Girls Clubs.

Compiled by Michele Goncalves