Buzz Bites (5/1/12): Justin Bieber To Premiere ‘Boyfriend’ Video Thursday On MTV!

Justin Bieber premieres his ‘Boyfriend’ video Thursday on MTV.

+ Calling all Beliebers: drop whatever you planned for Thursday at 7:50 p.m. ET and prepare to tune in to MTV for Justin Bieber, who will be premiering his much-anticipated new video, “Boyfriend.” After the video, catch a live Q&A with Justin during “MTV First: Justin Bieber.” #believeit (MTV News)

+ The Jonas Brothers have left Hollywood Records and are currently not on a record label. Something tells me they’ll be just fine. (MTV News)

+ Cobra Starship‘s Gabe Saporta will appear on “Gossip Girl.” The singer will make his acting debut during “Gossip Girl”‘s season finale, which airs May 14. (E!)

+ Selena Gomez reveals to MTV News that her role in Spring Breakers is on the darker side. “It’s real. It’s raw. It’s about actual spring break,  and it’s just, they kind of take it to a whole other level,” she said. (MTV News)

+ New reality show “Duets,” which premieres May 24, has already lost one of its stars before airing. Lionel Richie has bowed out, reportedly for a scheduling conflict. John Legend will take his place and he’ll join Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Nettles and Robin Thicke in their pursuit of discovering new duet talent. (E!)

+ Former The Academy Is… frontman William Beckett — who is readying to tour in support of Walk The Talk, the first of three planned EPs — reveals things were rough before the band’s demise. “We were really struggling,” he said. “It wasn’t fun, and it wasn’t as natural as it should be, as it was in the beginning.” (Billboard)

+ Watch B.o.B. perform “So Good” on “The View” yesterday. The song appears on Strange Clouds, which also dropped yesterday. (Idolator)