If you were concerned that [artist id="3187077"]Justin Bieber[/artist] snapped and got into a scrap with an overly aggressive photographer, relax, it's just makeup. Images of Bieber with a pretty impressive shiner started zooming around the Internet on Tuesday, but the picture is just a still from the set of "CSI," which the singer will revisit next month.
Bieber, who first appeared on the show in September, tweeted the photo of his makeup-caked black eye on Tuesday along with the message "On set ... where? Let's just say I'm back to my evil ways. #badass."
According to Entertainment Weekly, after getting good notices his first time around, Bieber is set to reprise his role as troubled teen Jason McCann in an upcoming February 17 episode of the crime procedural titled "Targets of Obsession."
The show will air during February sweeps (go figure), six days after Justin's movie debut in his 3-D biopic/concert film, "Never Say Never," which opens in theaters on February 11.
In his first "CSI" appearance, which was Bieber's acting debut, he portrayed a young kid whose older brother had been killed at the end of the previous season. Cops suspected that Bieber's character took out his anger over his brother's death on authority by planting bombs. In his second go 'round, currently being filmed, show regular Nick (George Eads) tips Jason off that he might be in "imminent danger."
Last year, "CSI" executive producer Carol Mendelsohn told MTV News that the teen star would be returning to the show, explaining how the September episode left unanswered questions about his character. "At the end of the episode, we're left with the question: Is Jason a good kid stuck in a bad situation or is Jason a bad kid hiding behind his cuteness?" Mendelsohn said. "You can see why Justin was such a perfect choice to play this role. ... It's an explosive story."
While fans will surely cheer his return to TV, they recently learned that Bieber will not be the subject of an episode of "Glee," as was widely rumored.
After stories began to swirl that Bieber Fever was slated to sweep McKinley High, Ryan Murphy, the co-creator of the Fox hit, cleared things up, explaining the role that the teen star's music would play in an upcoming episode. Murphy maintained that unlike other superstars whose repertories have received "Glee" overhauls — like Britney Spears, Lady Gaga and Madonna — Bieber's current list of hits isn't long enough to sustain an entire hour of New Directions-helmed numbers.
"Those [tributes] are reserved for artists with big catalogs," he told Entertainment Weekly. "Bieber comes up in episode 13 as a small plot point. Sam [Chord Overstreet] sings a JB song to win Quinn's [Dianna Agron] approval."