Justin Bieber, Your Next 'Saturday Night Live' Dual Threat, Gets James Franco-ized

'Boyfriend' singer to host and perform on 'SNL' February 9

Justin Bieber
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Marc Hogan WRITTEN BY
Marc Hogan

Justin Bieber is piling up milestones this week.

As Billboard reports, citing a source, Justin Bieber will indeed pull double duty as host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live. This very Bieber-y SNL will air on February 9 and puts the pop singer among such other double threats in the show's history as Justin Timberlake, Mick Jagger, and, most recently, Paul McCartney.

The news also confirms a hint the Bieb dropped on Twitter yesterday, which prompted speculation about an effort to distract from recently published photographs appearing to show corporate America's next big endorsement hope smoking a blunt.

But SNL isn't the only heavy hitter honoring the "Boyfriend" crooner lately. As the Huffington Post points out, James Franco has posted a homemade video of himself lip-syncing along to, yes, "Boyfriend."

Though Franco has since taken the video down, the actor's Bieber impression was too amusing not to pop up elsewhere online, complete with floppy bangs. Imagine what would happen if somebody had a photograph of the Pineapple Express star smoking a blunt or something.

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