"I was kissing her. I was just, I don't know, I was just kissing her. That's about it. I didn't even know anyone was taking pictures. It just kind of happened and I don't know. It's not really weird. Is it weird? I think every 16-year-old kisses a girl, right, so that's not nothing out of the ordinary."
-International 16-year-old pop sensation Justin Bieber, discussing the kiss he laid on tour opener and "Baby" co-star Jasmine Villegas. The smooch was caught by a photographer and the picture circulated quite a bit, which is one of the many aspects that made Bieber one of the "10 Most Fascinating People of 2010," the special hosted by Barbara Walters that will be airing this Thursday night (December 9). When Walters pushed Bieber about the photos and asked whether or not he was currently dating Villegas, he simply said, "It's just a kiss."
A few months ago, Bieber talked about the difficulty of maintaining any kind of relationship at the moment. "I mean, girlfriends are trouble at this age," he told MTV News. "Girls are fun to hang out with but, like, having that one steady girl ... we're constantly traveling and one girl's not gonna really [work]. You can't really have one girl. I don't really have any crushes at the moment. ... Right now, the best thing is [that we're] just teenagers having fun doing what we love. We're just staying ourselves and remaining humble."
Bieber joins Sarah Palin, the cast of MTV's "Jersey Shore," new "American Idol" judge Jennifer Lopez, comeback actress Betty White, princess-to-be Kate Middleton, Oscar winner Sandra Bullock and controversial professional basketball star LeBron James as the rest of the most fascinating people of the year.