Marg Helgenberger says Justin Bieber was a “brat” on CSI set

CSI star Marg Helgenberger revealed in a French radio interview that teen singing sensation Justin Bieber was a “brat” on the set of CSI, where he filmed a two episode guest stint that aired in February. I guess we know why Bieber’s character was shot and killed. Helgenberger said that Bieber punched a cake on the craft services table and that he also locked a producer in a closet for some reason.


CSI: Crime Scene Investigation hottie Marg Helgenberger called teen pop star Justin Bieber a brat in a radio interview in France.

She says the singer of Never Say Never misbehaved during production of the series!

“I shouldn’t be saying this,” the stunning 52-year-old told an interviewer, “but he was kind of a brat. He was very nice to me. But he locked one of the producers in a closet and he put his fist through a cake that was on the cast’s table.“

The interview, which aired on Radio station Europe 1 after being taped in front of a live audience in a Paris theater, was also video-taped. And RadarOnline has the footage below!

When first asked about Bieber, Helgenberger rolled her eyes when asked if his role was written just to raise sagging ratings, or because the singer is “truly a good actor.”

“Justin Bieber wasn’t bad bad,” Helgenberger said, visibly surprised by the question. “But he’d never acted before . . . He’s better than you’d think.”

[From Radar Online]

I swear I read about the producer in the closet incident before, but I’m having a hard time locating that story again. (Maybe it was in Mike Walker’s column in the National Enquirer, but I can’t be certain.) Kaiser reminded me of this story she covered of Bieber barking at a staff member on an Australian TV station, “don’t ever f*@&ing touch me again,” so maybe that’s why this story sounded familiar.

The kid is 17 years old. He comes across pretty well in interviews, but he’s arrogant, young and famous and he’s going to be a little pr*ck sometimes. I think it just comes with the territory. It’s telling, though, that we barely heard any diva stories about the Jonas brothers at the height of their fame and there are three of them. (Or four if you count the little one.) Still, if the worst Bieber has done is lock somebody in a closet, punch a cake, get pissy, and flip off some paparazzi that’s relatively minor.

Comments about Justin Bieber are at 2:30. This is dubbed in French so it’s hard to follow.

Justin Bieber, "un sale gosse" chez Les Experts by Europe1fr

Marg Helgenberger is shown on 5/6/11 in Paris. She’s so pretty but she needs to ease up on the ‘tox. The Bieb is shown performing in Australia on 5/5/11. Credit:




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  1. LisaMarie says:

    Fame still doesn’t excuse rudeness and tantrums. The kid is 17 which is well beyond old enough to act like an adult.

  2. DetRiotgirl says:

    Both of those pictures of Bieber are hilarious!

  3. Kevin says:

    Restraining someone against their will in a closet or in any other way restricting their free movement will get you arrested, unless you are a famous, talentless teenage tw_t. Marg, honey, mix in some moisturizer. The Geico lizard has better skin than you.

  4. tanya says:

    Those ‘evil Beiber’ pics almost made me spit up my coffee. LOL!

  5. Larissa says:

    Punch a cake and lock omeone in a closet? I dunno but where I come from that sounds more like a 12 year old.

  6. Tiffany says:

    First it was ‘He is only 16’ now it is only because is 17. No he does not come across well in interviews, he has someone there to make sure he looks good with his quotes. That is alright, The Jonas Brothes faded and so will this one. And the excuses for Bieber starts in 3,2,1.

  7. mln76 says:

    Locking someone in a closet is pretty tame for a 17 year-old and more in line with someone a bit younger than him. I hope he remains that pedestrian and doesn’t start realizing all the crazy things he can do with all of his money.

  8. flourpot says:

    I love how he called him a “brat”. I was waiting for him to bust out naughty and time out. He’s 17. Where are his parents? This is how it starts.

  9. Marjalane says:

    I don’t care if he is still technically a “child”. I can’t stand this obnoxious kid. I expect nothing less than bratty, entitled behavior from him. Good on Marg for ratting him out.

  10. I'm a cyborg says:

    I have a lady crash on her. Do not know why.

  11. garvels says:

    I’m not a Bieber fan but I believe he had just turned 16 and was just acting like a typical adolescent boy who occasionally act out probably due to body raging hormones. Give the kid a break at least he has the brains not to become a club fixture like all of the other child stars.

  12. Raven Sparrow says:

    Sorry CB, but I have to disagree. We wouldn’t excuse Racoon McPantless for this kind of behaviour so I see no reason why this can be considered “tame” or “minor” for this guy.

  13. skilo says:

    The only surprise here is that she actually was honest and told the truth instead of the typical Hollywood bs.

  14. mia girl says:

    Justin Beiber looks like an Ellen Degeneres “mini-me”.

  15. Eve says:

    I agree with everyone who says he’s old enough to understand certain things and if others who are his age deserve criticism for being brats, so does he. And no, Celebitchy, he does NOT come across pretty well in interviews. Much on the contrary, actually.


    I decided to comment only after I saw the hilarious banner picture.

  16. K says:


  17. Catherine says:

    Acting like a typical adolescent boy? No, that is just rude manners to go into someone else’s “home”, punch their cake (how idiotic) and play games and lock a producer in a closet. My parents taught me respect where Bieber’s parents lacked in that department. I knew better than to deface someone else’s stuff but I guess with today’s kids, it is just hilarious. Doesn’t sound like the staff was impressed by his brand of comedy.

  18. jover says:

    Why is this a surprise; you make these immature unformed kids stars treat them like they are royalty ensconce them in a fantasy world, and then wonder why they become mountains of hair gel and egotism.

  19. jinni says:

    If this behavior equals “acting like a typical adolescent boy” then maybe we need to rethink the way we raise boys because his actions were uncalled for. I can’t stand the “boys will be boys” bs that people throw around when boys act sh*tty as if because they have a penis and balls that makes them incapable of acting like a decent, civilized human being. If this kind of behavior isn’t dealt with when he’s a child and just brushed aside as a boy’s growing pains when will people start trying to straighten him out, when he’s an adult? If this were a girl of his age most would be calling her a b*tch, diva, etc.
    And people wonder how douches come into being, it’s by a culture that fosters and makes excuses for rude and ill raised, spoiled children that’s how.

  20. LadyLupton says:

    Bieber sounds like a silly little boy.

    Love Marg, she’s so cool.

  21. 4Real says:

    What a TOOL

  22. gee says:

    Marg looks like Skeletor.

    And speaking of JoBros, I have a friend who’s met them (at work) and said they were kind, professional, and entertaining. I’m no fan of their music, but they definitely don’t have a cloud of douchiness following them around.

  23. Liana says:

    Wow. Unprofessional and unacceptable. I don’t care HOW old he is, he is expected to behave like a professional when on a professional set. That behavior should NEVER be excused. Never.

  24. Amanda G says:

    It’s refreshing that an actor is being honest and not kissing ass…although I’m sure as this clip circulates an apology from her camp is inevitable.

  25. Marianne says:

    Not a Bieber fan in any way, but I think the locking up a producer in a closet was done in sort of a joking way. I don’t think would have been seriously held against his will.

    And to be fair, I think a lot of teenage boys like smashing things. Still rude if people hadn’t gotten any cake yet, but I wouldn’t quite call him the devil yet.

  26. Roxy75 says:

    This sums it all up! Made my afternoon: “guess we know why Bieber’s character was shot and killed.”

  27. KsGirl says:

    Justin Bieber can punch all the cakes he wants, including mine, and I will still love him.

  28. TG says:

    Do labor and employment laws not apply to celebs? If someone locked me in the closet I would be on the phone with the police in 2 seconds and in HR’s office in no time flat.

    And I am glad I am not the only one who does not find putting a ball in front of your face very attractive. I always wondered why a singer would want to appear in public like that. I mean I know they do all that dancing to cover for the fact that most of them can’t sing. I know some people don’t think Shakira is a good singer, but I love her and her albums before she tried to conquer the US with that stupid She Wolf crap are very earthy with her actually holding a mic and singing and dancing barefoot.

  29. The Bobster says:

    Got eggs?

  30. beebeedoom says:

    “Teenage boys like smashing things”

    What in the hell @ Marianne. Something is seriously wrong with your parenting skills if you think a 17 year old should go around “smashing things” and not get punished for it. It’s called destruction of property and it’s against the law.

  31. Sue says:

    Here are his Tweeted responses to the actress’ comments.

    (“It’s kinda lame when someone you met briefly and never worked with comments on you. I will continue to wish them luck and be kind.”

    “I know who I am and sometimes people r just going 2 say what they want. Keep ur head up and be the man ur mama raised.”)

    This isn’t the first time Justin Bieber acted like a brat last week Bieber made headlines when he was late to sit in his seat on an airplane. The flight attendant scolded Bieber, later saying, he “had been acting like a child and would therefore be treated like one.” Last May, the Biebs supposedly swore at the manager of an Australian TV show, and in September he reportedly was almost arrested for throwing a water balloon at a state trooper’s crotch in Maryland if that the “man” his mama raised didn’t do a very good job.

  32. Queen says:

    Someone is always revealing he was a brat or very rude. Can’t stand him. In interviews amd his Twitter posts you can tell he’s very arrogant. He seems like a rude, unpleasant person.

  33. Estella says:

    I love Marg. That is all.

  34. truthzbetta says:

    Marg is beautiful and cool. Too bad you have to sift through a Bieber post to hear about her.

    He’s a good performer though, I get the Bieber thing. He can sing and dance a hellova lot better than Britney at that age so a lot of little girls have an age appropriate little boy with a deep bluesy voice to crush on.

    He’s got some good sides too, his mom who is teaching him he’s a gift to the world (psycho) is at least attempting to teach him a moral or two as well. Story may not end well but we’ll see.

  35. Lucky says:

    This article is why they said women is the most sexist in the world. It is women who gave excuse for men and boys for their bad behaviors and stop other women from success. It was so great, really really great

  36. Liana says:

    I heard from a friend onset that he was actually WORSE than this. Late to calls, making comments that he was “saving their show,” pouting when given direction. Damn kid, you wanna play in the big leagues, ACT like it. Don’t burn bridges. And Marg Helgenberger didn’t have to do scenes with him to see or hear of his behavior onset. She has no axe to grind, is certainly not “jealous” of him, and just called it like she saw it. Whatever.

    And nowhere near a Jonas Bros fan, but I, too, have heard how nice and well mannered they have been. Heard the same about Hanson.

  37. hellcat says:

    I agree with everyone who says that this behavior wouldn’t be acceptable from a 17 year old female star. And Lucky – what are you talking about? I would argue that men AND women can be sexist, but I don’t think it’s ONLY women, you know? It’s not like we all woke up one day and said “Hey, how do you feel about being treated like second-class citizens? Sound good? Let’s get on that, then.”

  38. hollywood101 says:

    I am in no way a Bieber fan. I saw those episodes and I thought he did a great job acting. He played the evil brat to a tee. I love Marge she would’ve been such a beauty. Her face is so jacked, she’s almost scary to look at.

  39. Lindy says:

    What a stupid jerk Bieber is turning out to be. I almost said kid, but 17 is not really a kid anymore. $20 says this guy will be the next Linnocent. Arrogant as hell, in denial about how badly behaved he is, with parents using him as their cash cow and therefore needing to excuse and enable him…