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As Taylor Swift might say it: Why you gotta be so mean, Justin Bieber? In a preview for the new incarnation of MTV's Punk'd, the "Baby" singer tricks the young country star into thinking that she literally started a fire at a stranger's wedding. Watch below!
Everything happens pretty quickly in that preview, but it looks like Justin convinces Taylor to launch some fireworks into the water, then stages it so that it appears she hit a yacht... and then, when a "bride" and "groom" wash up in a lifeboat, she's convinced she set off a fire during their wedding. Talk about an elaborate prank!
"I think we should start with Taylor. She's the sweetest girl ever," says temporary host Bieber while planning the stunt. "If she thinks that she ruined a wedding..."
Poor Taylor! At least she's not alone; this season's victims include Demi Lovato, Khloe Kardashian and Teen Wolf star Tyler Posey. Earlier this year, some video leaked of the Khloe Kardashian prank, which was pulled on her by two good friends: Miley Cyrus and Kelly Osbourne. (It involves a pizza delivery man showing up at their "girls' night" and getting a very awkward body part stuck in his zipper.)
MTV is being tight-lipped about other Punk'd targets, but some rumored victims include Ke$ha, Selena Gomez, Ashley Tisdale and Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi. (We're still holding out for Lady Gaga and the cast of Glee though. And hey, how about Taylor Swift taking a turn in the host's chair and punking Kanye West? Revenge at last!)
In addition to a new roster of victims, the new Punk'd will have a rotation of celebrity hosts, including Kellan Lutz, Hayden Panettiere, Bam Margera and Dax Shephard, as well as Cyrus and Bieber. It's unclear whether the show's original creator and host, Ashton Kutcher, will get any screen time -- but he'll still be in the producer's chair.
"The celebrity hosts will take Punk’d to a whole new level, with more complex, hilarious and fun punks than ever before," says MTV in a press release. "For the first time in the series' history, the curtain will be pulled back, giving viewers an inside look at what goes on behind-the-scenes to pull off these elaborate pranks. Get ready for some real outrageously fun moments that you wouldn't expect from your favorite stars!"
Punk'd premieres on MTV on March 29 at 10 p.m./9 p.m. CT.