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Justin Bieber in Philly

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Justin Bieber notified his fans he was in Philly on Friday

with a few of his friends including his personal photographer Rory Kramer, Josh Mehl with Nick Demoura show designer and choreographer for his upcoming Changes tour .

Here’s a snippet of the rehearsals for the tour so far.

After noting Bieber was at the Art Museum, on the Rocky Steps, I mentioned on Twitter that I had photographed Justin Bieber on a date in Philly where he and Selena Gomez went to Shops of Liberty Place for a smoothy, and dinner at Vetri’s * if you look at the Inky article it says 2011. Well someone didn’t do well on their reading comprehension.

That evening, Friday night, a friend sent me a text telling me there was a small mob of girls hanging outside Vetri Cucina’s. At first I thought could this be true, would he really take his wife Haley Bieber to a restaurant where he had one of his first Philly dates with Selena? Maybe, I mean it’s delicious there, but …

Ahhh it wasn’t true.

Sorry girl. It wasn’t raining men for you in the Gayborhood Friday night. But I admire your commitment staying an extra half hour after you realized he wasn’t in there, but fret not he did really eat there once.

On the otherhand, he did go exactly where I predicted he’d go to Jean Georges at the Four Seasons as I note in the last line.

Not sure what he did in Philly or why he was here, but I know for sure if you want to see him he’ll be at Lincoln Financial Field on Sat Aug 1 at 7:00pm. performing at his Changes tour, which is now in rehearsal.


Justin Bieber Disses NJ Girl, Then Heads To Borgata To Blow Off Steam

Justin Bieber Disses NJ Girl, Then Heads To Borgata To Blow Off Steam
Bad Timing: “I probably don’t want that shit” Justin Bieber admonishes a fan who tried to gift him with a hat onstage as he was getting into the zone talking about what his tour “Purpose” meant. He then slightly apologized saying “it was a bit mean, but you got me out of the zone.” Then he picked up where he left off and well watch it here:

I spoke to the mom of Miranda Brody, (17) of Short Hills NJ

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who threw the hat up on stage for the Biebs to enjoy. It was created by Miranda, founder of the BEANBACKβ„’, it’s a hybrid beanie and baseball cap, it’s a chill hat for chill people. She just wanted to give him a gift so she threw it onstage hoping he would put it on and he dissed her. She is still a belieber.

BeanBack attacks Justin

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The concert went on as she enjoyed her stage side spot looking on as the BEANBACKβ„’ spent a good amount of time at his feet.


As this was going on I was at the Borgata participating in Cabot’s Bad Beat Celebrity Poker Game for SJ Food Bank. It just so happens we were playing in the exclusive gated room so none of the big buck players could get in there. Around Midnight someone walked up to me and said Justin Bieber is playing poker near the bathroom. Really I just left the bathroom, I missed him.


Now I have to apologize for the quality of the photos, the Biebs has a bunch of security guards around him. I knew I would be blocked and maybe kicked out if I whipped out my camera, and I was there for charity. In addition it was impossible to get close to him with the cell phone as guards were chasing people away. But I did get fun shots and a fun story.


The normally quiet poker room was abuzz with excitement, or as I instagramed Justin Bieber playing poker at Borgata Atlantic City, driving grown men to gasp and gawk.


He literally plopped down at a random table and began to play. Justin was playing at this table because the charity game I was playing in was in the high stakes room, and it was a tournament and passed the time you could jump into the game. It was midnight, 8 hrs into play. I lasted 5 hrs.



These tables are empty as the tournament played here, and as people were eliminated they consolidated them into the high rollers room.


At one point Justin jumped up and headed in the bathroom, no guards followed him in, just a regular guy doing his business.Β  Then he was out in a jiffy where a roadie handed him


a red shirt to put on (far right). He literally took his pink shirt off and switched shirts. I was unable to get a decent shot of his new tattoo’s for you because this blond women was shirking in delight, swaying side to side, as grown men looked on and gawked.


And then he strolled out, hitting up the new Borgata night club – The Premier.


Then the poker players sat down, put on their sunglasses and earphones, and life returned to normal, where no one talked to each other and put their serious game face on.


Justin Bieber Plays Where are you now With Philly Fans and his Cross Face Tattoo

Justin Bieber plays “Where are you now”

Justin Beiber

with Fans at the Ritz Carlton,

Justin Beiber

The above shot was sent from a fan on Sunday as Biebs headed to the Wells Fargo, thanks!Β  (I wasn’t there I was at Will Smith ‘s mom and sister, Ellen’s house for a celebrity brunch, which you can read about tomorrow in PhillyMag.com) Saturday Biebs snuck in and out the door closest to the condos next door and into a waiting SUV, thwarting the efforts of about 50 girls waiting. Sunday the fans waited near that door, but Biebs left via the hotel side door and into the waiting bus, and didn’t even wave one lucky fan who got a glimpse reported .


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Fans waiting at the Wells Fargo Center were much luckier as Biebs greeted them both Saturday and Sunday.

Justin Bieber

BTW another story going on with Bieber. Allegedly Friday night he got a tiny cross tattoo under his eye, as shown here and reported by several glossy mags.

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But Saturday night when he performed at The Wells Fargo Center it disappeared. Where are you now?Β  Oh wait people say it’s on the other side, I forgot instagrams are backwards. But in the shots from The Wells Fargo it seems to be missing too. Must be really small.

Next up: A few social media posts I liked.

“Soooooo hungover I feel like shit” @justinbieber #sorry

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Brb, I’m working – @urbanoutfitters @justinbieber

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Although some fans got a little closer than the fence. I like what this dad says about his daughter, and the meet and greets, which are now as you know discontinued. Instead fans have to do with cardboard cutouts, which seem to be prolific at the concerts.

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Flyers Fans Lost Their Sh*t over Justin Bieber wearing #16, retired Bobby Clarke’s number on his gifted Flyers Jersey. Maybe the 16 is a combination of the last jersey he got from the Flyers, which had a 1 on it, and his favorite number which is 6? Oh or that it’s 2016, hmm. Thanks reader for the obvious.

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J3. #purposeworldtour #purpose #justinbieber #teambieber #beliebers #bieberettes #philadelphia #pennsylvania #PurposeTourDancers #BieberBeauties #PurposeTour

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Best Mother’s Day ever! @heathersharpk

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Night 1 was lit! Round 2 Philly get ready! @suhrcustom #purposetour #bieber #thankyougod

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Bieber Fever #PurposeTourPhilly

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beers babes and bieber with the best last night #purposetour

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Ty @justinbieber for killin it in philly #purposetour

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Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez take Philly By Storm Drink Smoothies at Mall – Sightings are Reported all over Rittenhouse Square

(Watch me on Fox 29 Philadelphia Good Day on Monday for more stories and photos.)

This morning Disney star/singer Selena Gomez stopped by Center City KMart to promote her new clothing line “Dream Out Loud”Folks starting lining up as early as 9PM the night before for the 11AM meet and greet.

Like Nikki Bagonis, Zoe Protin and dad Del Protin from North Jersey. (They enjoyed natures light show Thursday night)

How cute Julia and Alexis Hagan with friend Lauren Carpenter. The girls stayed up all night making these cute shirts. Dad Christopher Hagan was happy to wake up early and bring the girls down by 5AM


a line of about 500 Selena fans. They love the Beibs but it was all about Selena for them.

She was sweet. A little shocked that we knew that she was at Vetri for dinner last night. I thought it was a good idea I don’t mention I knew what movie they went too too. (This top is from her new collection. It’s adorable.)Here’s my coverage on PhillyMag about last night.Then a reader text me to say that Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were spotted near Rittenhouse Square around 18th Street. I had been at lunch at Rogues Gallery with a friend I hadn’t seen in about 3 years, we parted and I darted to the Square area. People around 18th & Chestnut were in a dither and I realized that the twosome must have passed by recently. I asked people and they pointed me in the direction. I got to the Shops at Liberty Place and asked some guy who was calling someone and had a big smile on his face, he said they went inside. WOW really. OK off I went. Girls were freaking out on the escalator they said he had just gotten off. They ran down then ran up behind me shrieking. I spotted them and said to the girls stop screaming you’re going to scare them. Are you a paparazzi they said, we want your picture. Later, then we spotted them as they were at Smoothie King ordering.

At first Selena, 19, and Justin, 17, were not very welcoming as they ordered at Smoothie King on the 2nd level. By this time a large crowd had arrived. I wish I had taken the shot of the crowd but I was a little worried for them and kept talking to them. Justin wanted me to just shoot Selena alone because he told me this is her big day. She’s promoting her new clothing line and has a concert tonight. I said I know I photographed her this morning, and I would make sure that my readers knew that she was in town to promote both of those events. (I did take a few shots of her alone at the Smoothie place, but did not put them here. In fact I also held back a few other great shots for my agency.) I actually asked them if they needed help with leaving. Justin said he goes here all the time and never had a problem before. (maybe that was before he had 12 million followers on Twitter and almost every tween has an account and phone.)

Finally I said to them let me get one of the security guards, you will not be able to leave safely with the 100 or so fans screaming your name and chasing youse. Finally a Shops at Liberty Place security guard did walk them back to their hotel, which they appreciated. The guard told me that when they walked through Rittenhouse Square it was mobbed with lots of tweens and peeps taking cell phone photos. Justin was wondering where how all the people knew they were there. (They probably thought I called them or something. Earlier he gave me a few good shots and asked if I would stop following them as maybe it wouldn’t draw such attention to him. I complied, but Justin you have 12 million twitter followers, I’m not the one drawing attention to you baby baby.) (See the huge crowd on the escalator)

BTW He ordered the Strawberry Hulk LARGE and it was $9.35 cause I had to have one. The Biebs is influential. When I left I tweeted my sighting, and a few fun things. Not fun: The two superstars arrived without any bodyguards, which is crazy and naive.

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