Justin Bieber Drops Cash, Lucy Hale Plays Santa: Beyond the Velvet Rope (PHOTOS)

By Celebrity News Wire on November 30, 2012

Hey, big spender!

Justin Bieber treated his entire entourage to dinner at Asellina in NYC this week just before one of his shows at Madison Square Garden. An onlooker says the pop star gladly picked up the entire tab – and apparently left a hefty tip. Said the source: “The server looked very happy.”

Meanwhile, Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale brought scores of gifts – and hence, loads of smiles – to the kids at P.S. 64 in the Big Apple. Appropriately, she was kicking off the Duracell Power Holiday Smiles program.

Want more details on these celebrity sightings – and many more? Join us as we go beyond the velvet rope – and see all the action in our photo gallery!


THE WHO: OMG, Justin Bieber!

THE WHAT: Texting on his phone the entire evening while enjoying ravioli, truffle fries, margarita pizza and calamari — plus vanilla gelato with pie for dessert

THE WHERE: Asellina in NYC

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: We’re beliebers!


THE WHO: Lucy Hale

THE WHAT: Kicking off the Duracell Power Holiday Smiles program to benefit Toys for Tots


WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: She’s the prettiest little liar.



THE WHO: Michael Jordan

THE WHAT: Enjoying the Dover Sole, Crispy Calamari and some Don Julio Respado 1942 – then going into the kitchen to personally thank chef Romain Bester

THE WHERE: Villa Azur in Miami Beach

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: Sounds like a slam dunk.


THE WHO: Diddy

THE WHAT: Hosting a bash and hanging with Timbaland

THE WHERE: Bamboo Miami Beach

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: We hear he arrived with a seven-car entourage, and you gotta respect that.



THE WHO: John Legend

THE WHAT: Kicking off the jcp Holiday Giving Tour

THE WHERE: CitiPond at NYC’s Bryant Park

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: He brought his dogs Pippa and Buddy. Awwwww.


THE WHO: Guys With Kids star Jamie-Lynn Sigler and boyfriend Cutter Dykstra 

THE WHAT: Browsing the 2(X)IST TARTAN holiday collection and stocking up on basic tees and henleys

THE WHERE: The 2(X)IST Pop-Up Shop in New York City

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: We love good deeds: the pop-up shop donates 100% of all profits to the American Red Cross in Greater New York to aid Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.



THE WHO: Broadway/TV cutie Kristin Chenoweth

THE WHAT: Blowing a giant gum bubble as she accepted a package from RentTheRunway.com

THE WHERE: Right outside her Manhattan apartment

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: She’s bubblicious!


THE WHO: Sexy Aubrey O’Day

THE WHAT: Serving Thanksgiving meals to the homeless

THE WHERE: Harry Morton’s Pink Tacorestaurant on the Sunset Strip in L.A.

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: We’re hoping for a Danity Kane reunion. All together now: “Do, do you, have a first-aid kit handy?”