There’s no question that Justin Bieber is hot right now, and the holiday season has kept him busy and in demand. After spending the weekend hanging out with Jordin Sparks and covering an Eminem tune, Bieber jetted to New York City to catch Monday (December 7) night’s Knicks game at Madison Square Garden. (In a rare show of team competence, the Knicks beat the Portland Trail Blazers 93-84; perhaps they should request that Bieber be present for all subsequent home games.)
But the night’s greatest moment had nothing to do with David Lee’s double-double or Danilo Gallinari’s 14 points. Rather, it happened behind the scenes. Like the Lakers, the New York basketball team attracts a number of celebrities (like director Spike Lee, a courtside staple for years). In addition to Bieber, fellow Canadian singer Celine Dion was in attendance, and Bieber snapped a picture with her, which he then posted to Twitter.
“Just left the Knicks game and met my fellow Canadian Celine Dion,” he wrote on his Twitter. “Nice.” It appeared to be the first time Bieber and Dion had crossed paths, which completely annihilated the theory that all Canadians know each other. Rihanna was also at the game, but there is no word on whether Bieber attempted to ask her out again.
Bieber’s trip to New York included some hanging out with friend and collaborator Asher Roth (who recently vouched for Bieber’s skills as a rapper). “Just finished some craziness for MTV with Asher Roth,” he wrote earlier in the day. Bieber’s debut album My World is currently sitting at #14 on the Billboard album chart, and because of stout digital sales, every song from the album charted on the Billboard singles chart — a new record for an artist. Not bad for a 15-year-old kid.