Shalom Life | July 23, 2014

Today Officially Declared ‘Justin Bieber Appreciation Day’

Manhattan mayoral hopeful, Scott Stringer, announces Tuesday as Justin Bieber Day

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: June 19th, 2012 in Culture » Society » News

Today Officially Declared ‘Justin Bieber Appreciation Day’

Justin Bieber’s newest album ‘Believe’ was released internationally on Tuesday, but the superstar chose to appear at J&R Music in Manhattan for a recording signing. This gesture pleased Manhattan Borough President and 2013 mayoral hopeful, Scott Stringer, so much that he decided to officially mark today ‘Justin Bieber Appreciation Day.’

Scott Stringer waited patiently at J&R Music, along with thousands of screaming fans and photographers, for Justin Bieber to arrive for the signing. After arriving fashionably late, Bieber walked into the record store, found a Stevie Wonder vinyl, jumped on stage and began mouthing the words to one of his own songs playing over the loudspeaker… before approaching Stringer to accept a plaque “on behalf of the 1.6 million people who live in Manhattan”.

"From a borough president perspective it's great to recognize someone who is internationally known, but who comes to launch their new album right here in Manhattan. It shows the power of this city," Stringer told Daily Intel.

"I thought he would be impressed with all the people who came out to see me," Stringer said. "Let's just say I'm looking forward to Believe."

Stringer has received quite a few celebrity endorsements already. Scarlett Johansson was on hand to announce his run for mayor, and Debra Winger is hosting a fundraiser for him Tuesday evening. Hopefully, Stringer’s connection to Bieber will help pick up a few votes… if only 15-year old girls could vote.

Watch some footage of the madness at J&R music below.

Shalom, Mauritius: A Jewish Culture Guide Shalom, Mauritius: A Jewish Culture Guide TrendingBackstreet Boys Cancel All Three Sold-Out Shows in Israel Backstreet Boys Cancel All Three Sold-Out Shows in Israel TrendingAdam Levine is Officially Married, Jonah Hill Officiated Adam Levine is Officially Married, Jonah Hill Officiated Trending
 

Shalom, Mauritius: A Jewish Culture Guide

July 22, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Shalom, Mauritius: A Jewish Culture Guide

In 2000, Rabbi Silberhalft officiated the first Bar Mitzvah in the nation since World War II.

Read More

Robert Downey Jr. Is Still The Highest Paid Actor in Hollywood

July 22, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Robert Downey Jr. Is Still The Highest Paid Actor in Hollywood

The 'Iron Man' star raked in $75 million last year.

Read More

Woody Allen Appears On His First-Ever Podcast

July 22, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Woody Allen Appears On His First-Ever Podcast

The famed director spoke to Josh Horowitz, admitting he doesn't even know what a podcast is.

Read More

‘Louie’ Renewed For a Fifth Season, Only 7 Episodes

July 22, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
‘Louie’ Renewed For a Fifth Season, Only 7 Episodes

FX has announced another season on Louis C.K's popular show

Read More

The Love Jewce: Third Time's A Charm

July 22, 2014 | By Andria Kaplan
The Love Jewce: Third Time's A Charm

Sometimes you can't get to know someone after one fateful meeting on Instagram. Sometimes, it takes a few tries

Read More

CNN Poll Shows Most Americans Side with Israel

July 22, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
CNN Poll Shows Most Americans Side with Israel

A new poll shows that the majority of U.S. citizens agree with Israel's right to defend itself against Hamas

Read More

Study: 80% of British Jews Feel They Are Being Blamed for Gaza Conflict

July 22, 2014 | By ShalomLife Team
Study: 80% of British Jews Feel They Are Being Blamed for Gaza Conflict

"Most respondents (over three-quarters) maintained that they hear the Israel/Nazi parallel in Britain at least occasionally"

Read More

European Officials Condemn anti-Semitic Rallies

July 22, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
European Officials Condemn anti-Semitic Rallies

Foreign ministers from Germany, France and Italy will fight "acts and statements that cross the line to anti-Semitism"

Read More

More Headlines