Sobriety coach hanging out with a Jonas Brother

The plot thickens: Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers has been seen in the company of sober-coach-to-the-stars Mike Bayer, a guy with the enviable (or not) job of tailing famous people and ostensibly slapping the bong, crack pipe, Jack Daniels or krokodil out of their hands, if necessary. According to TMZ, “crisis situation expert” Bayer met with the band at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles this week.

So did the Jonas boys call off their tour due to “creative differences,” as they said, or is something else going on? It seems ludicrous that a corporately controlled entity such as the Jonas Brothers would cancel a lucrative tour in the name of art.

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