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Justin Bieber, Mick Jones & Dennis Rodman: What a week

In this age of Instagram and Twitter, keeping some things under wraps is hard. Take last Friday night’s D’USSÉ Cognac Jay-Z after party at Mansion, a booze-sponsored party for those 21 and over, as is always the case at the South Beach hot spot. When the concert wrapped up at Sun Life Stadium late Friday night, there was buzz in the Twittersphere that Justin Bieber, 19, was planning on showing up to pay homage to Jay-Z at Mansion. Reps for the liquor company quickly deleted some of their tweets mentioning the possibility. Then Bieber put out the photo on Instagram and blew the whole thing wide open.

Good going, Biebs (whose own people tried to underplay his law-breaking by emphasizing that he was only drinking water). As for Mansion, we’ve been told by their people time and time again that there are bigger issues in clubland than the presence of one under aged teenage pop tart. A rep for Bacardi, who asked to remain anonymous, told us, “We can’t promote 18-year-olds being in the club because it would get them fined.” Bieber can afford it. Put it on his tab.

Foreigner’s Mick Jones, newly inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, was seen supping Tuesday at Zuma with friends and his son, Opium Group owner/managing partner Roman Jones. On Wednesday, a casually dressed LA Dodgers player Andre Ethier was spotted at the sushi counter, and on Thursday, “a boisterous Dennis Rodman,” according to our spy, was dining, singing and shouting with a group of friends. Ethier’s fellow Dodgers player Adrian Gonzalez had dinner Wednesday at Prime 112.

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force has announced that actor, author and activist George Takei will receive its 2013 National Leadership Award at the 17th Annual Miami Recognition Dinner Nov. 9 at the Fontainebleau. “I am deeply honored to be recognized by this wonderful organization that has been fighting for LGBT equality for the past four decades,” Takei said. “It is a privilege to be part of an event like the 17th Annual Miami Recognition Dinner that raises money for multiple organizations serving our community."

Takei credits his role on Star Trek for much of his activism. “Well, you know, I do think in the larger span of things, I owe it all to Star Trek, because Star Trek has given me this pop icon status if you will, and one of the gifts have been this megaphone I have which amplifies my voice and I can reach people. And I do think the movement for equality for LGBT Americans is in the same context of all of the great American movements, you know, the basic fundamental ideals of this country of justice and equality.”

Tickets to the dinner are $250 (general admission), $350 for VIP, which includes a private cocktail reception and meet & greet: or by phone, 305-571-1924. Follow the event on Twitter and Instagram at @SparkleMRD.

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