This Man Tried to Smoke Up Justin Bieber at Johnny Brenda’s

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Justin Bieber at Johnny Brenda’s on Sunday night. (Photo: Mike Donovan)

When Noah Suzuki got the text, he knew he and his friends needed to get to Johnny Brenda’s immediately.

Suzuki, 24, was with his co-workers from the West Philly Han Dynasty. They had been doing karaoke at Bob & Barbara’s on Sunday night, and Suzuki got a text from his younger sister. She’d been a Justin Bieber fan since he was just a kid singing covers on YouTube.

“When he was a YouTube pop star sensation, my sister was in middle school,” Suzuki says. “And she was going to see him at tennis matches and mall shows. Indie Justin Bieber. She saw him, like, 35 times.”

And she’d texted Suzuki on Sunday night to tell him that Justin Bieber was at Johnny Brenda’s in Fishtown. He recounts the text: “Fucking call me, you need to go to Johnny Brenda’s and coax Justin Bieber to our house. This is not a drill.” Read more »

Justin Bieber Went to Johnny Brenda’s and Things Are Different Now

Most relationships have a breaking point.

In a healthy relationship, you see it coming far enough in advance to prepare a short list of grievances before going your separate ways.

Volatile relationships are harder to predict, but when the time comes, it’s nothing special — simply business-as-usual-chaos, a last straw waiting to happen.

It’s the neglected relationships you have to watch out for, those fragile unions running on the fumes of nostalgia and commitment, of long-dead in-jokes and stale scripts. Those are the ones that take a grand gesture to end, something big enough to shock all parties back into the reality they’ve been ignoring.

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Justin Bieber Adds Second Philly Show to Purpose World Tour

“Due to overwhelming demand,” reads a press release sent out by concert promoter AEG Live, Justin Bieber has added a second show date to his Philly stop at the Wells Fargo Center next May. In addition to his already-scheduled May 7th performance, he’ll return for another go-round on May 8th.

The pop star is touring in support of his fourth studio album, Purpose, that dropped November 13th. The tour will take him to nearly 60 cities around the world, including an extra semi-local stop at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on July 15th. The last time Bieber performed at the Wells Fargo Center was during his 2012-2013 concert tour, when he performed three shows in a span of nine months.

Tickets go on sale for general public on Friday, November 20th at 10 a.m. at See the full list of tour dates here.

Justin Bieber Announces Two Philly Area Stops on Massive World Tour

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After making a pretty solid comeback with Jack Ü collaboration “Where Are Ü Now,” dropping some catchy singles from his forthcoming album (“What Do You Mean?“, and turning out a tearful performance at the VMAs, sometimes-rebellious Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is back in our good graces. At least he hopes. The singer just announced he’ll be taking his new music to fans on the road in a 58-city “Purpose World Tour” in promotion of his album of the same name, which drops November 13th.

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WATCH: Kevin Hart Takes on Justin Bieber in a Game of Celebrity Tennis

Yesterday in La Quinta, California, Philly comedian Kevin Hart took on Justin Bieber in a game of celebrity tennis to raise money for Cancer for College, an organization that doles out scholarships to survivors of cancer.

TMZ has video of the match, showing Hart and Bieber playing (very poorly) while Hart’s Get Hard co-star Will Ferrell ribs them from the sidelines. Check it out above.

The duo will meet up again on March 30th when Hart takes on the duties of Roast Master during Comedy Central’s Justin Bieber Roast.

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Kevin Hart Named Roast Master at Comedy Central Justin Bieber Roast

The Wrap reports that Philly-based comedian Kevin Hart will be the Roast Master during Justin Bieber’s upcoming Comedy Central’s Roast. It’s perfect timing, too, because it will be right after the singer’s 21st birthday. Why did Hart, who’s riding high on the release of his latest flick, The Wedding Ringer, take time out for the Biebs? He explains / warns that it’s gonna be a nasty night:

“I don’t normally do roasts but I had to step out for my guy Biebs … It’s his big 21. It’s about to be ‘operation roast everyone’s ass,’”

The Roast will air on March 30th at 10pm on Comedy Central. You can find more information here.