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Keke Palmer may have let out one of the biggest secrets of the Met Gala – the food ain’t all that. Keke, who co-hosted Vogue‘s live stream of the event, posted a pic of her meal, writing, “This why they don’t show y’all the food. I’m just playinnnn.” Sadly, it was no joke. See the pic at dlisted.com. The event was vegan this year, and supposedly, several top New York chefs were hired to create the menu. What they were supposed to get, according to the menu: a fresh salad, collard greens hot chowder served on coconut buttermilk cornbread, black rice porcini arancini with pumpkin Calabrian chili sauce, watermelon tart with smoked yuzu soy on a panipuri cracker, and for dessert, an apple mousse and apple confit with a calvados glaze, served in the shape of an apple. What they got: a couple tablespoons of risotto, two baby tomatoes cut in thirds, some sweetcorn, three slices of cucumber, and one mushroom. Marcus Samuelsson, the restaurateur/chef who helped select the 10 chefs who created the Met Gala menu, confirmed to TMZ that’s what was served but said it was delicious and the feedback has been incredible. Still, the servings were so small, they could have just used coasters. And, at $30,000 to $50,000 a ticket, I’d still expect a filet, even if I was a vegetarian.
SNL legend Norm Macdonald has died of cancer at the age of 61, according to Variety. He died just one month before his 62nd birthday. His longtime producing partner, Lori Jo Hoekstra, said of Morn’s 9-year battle with cancer, “He was most proud of his comedy. He never wanted the diagnosis to affect the way the audience or any of his loved ones saw him. Norm was a pure comic. He once wrote that ‘a joke should catch someone by surprise, it should never pander.’ He certainly never pandered. Norm will be missed terribly.”
A 23-year-old man was arrested after showing up at Ariana Grande's Hollywood Hills home in the middle of the night and pulling a knife on her security. No word on if Ariana was home at the time. According to TMZ, she has already gotten a restraining order.
Britney Spears showed off her latest injury on Instagram. Britney posted a nasty photo showing she had stepped on a nail, captioning it, “nailed it” caption. You might recall that last year she also damaged her foot dancing, breaking one of her bones. Unfortunately, you can’t go looking for the pic. Britney's Instagram page mysteriously vanished Tuesday afternoon, but according to Radar, she just temporarily disabled her social media account because "She's happy and in a good place legally and personally."
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I told you yesterday that Nicki Minaj wouldn’t get the COVID vaccine until she does her own research, sharing a story about her cousin’s friend having issues down there because of it. Now, Dr. Fauci has shared his thoughts on Nicki’s statement. According to TMZ, Dr. Fauci said in a CNN interview, that Nicki was spreading misinformation and her "one-off anecdote" shouldn't be the basis for giving advice to people on vaccines because that’s not how science works. In other Nicki news, her husband, Kenneth Petty has entered a plea deal for failing to register as a sex offender in the state of California, according to People, and he now faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release. His sentencing has been scheduled for Jan. 24, 2022.
People mag is saying that the person with Kim Kardashian on the red carpet of the Met Gala was not Kanye West but rather Demna Gvasalia, the creative director of Balenciaga, the house that dressed Kim for the event. Since they were covered head to toe, we’ll take their word for it. Kim ‘s ensemble led to many tweets and memes involving Dementors, the Alien from Alien, and No-Face from Spirited Away, among others. Also, it’s said Kim was wearing a full face of makeup under the black hood. Her makeup artist deserves an award for making sure it didn’t smear.
“Shark Tank” star Kevin O'Leary's wife has been found not guilty in her criminal trial for the 2019 boat crash that left two people dead, but she is still facing a wrongful death lawsuit brought on by one of the victim's families, according to Radar. A couple who lost their daughter is accusing Linda of DUI, and in court Kevin even admitted his wife "might have" had a cocktail before driving their boat that night. After the crash, Linda's breath allegedly smelled like alcohol, but an officer testified that she said "someone had made her a drink when she returned from the accident."
A woman from South Africa insists she is Elon Musk's half-sister, claiming that her mother and his father, Errol, were having an affair back in the 1970's. She told the Daily Mail, “I don't want anything from Errol or Elon, I just want to know what my roots are." Errol said of the claim, "I have told her there is no possibility that she is my daughter, but to be congenial I said I would consider a DNA test if I am assured of privacy, and if she would provide me with proof of identity. She provided me with neither, particularly proof of identity. For all I know 'she' could be ten people with some sort of crazy plan wanting this very prominent family's DNA for some nefarious purpose.”
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Billie Eilish is making big changes at just 19-years-old. Billie, who was a co-chair of this year’s Met Gala, wore an Oscar de la Renta gown to the Met Gala, but it was on the condition the fashion house stopped selling fur. Acording to TMZ, Billie, who is vegan and an animal rights activist, reportedly had a meeting with the label about it and the company's chief executive, Alex Bolen, agreed to her condition. She said of her homage to Marilyn Monroe light pink ball gown, "It was an honor to wear this dress knowing that going forward oscar de la renta will be completely fur-free!!!!"
Chrissy Teigan has been very open in the past about the work she's had done, and even once joked to reporters, "Everything about me is fake except my cheeks." Well, scratch that statement. Chrissy admitted, "I did that Dr. [Jason] Diamond buccal fat removal thing here.” It’s completely changed her whole look. See the pics at okmagazine.com.
Drew Barrymore opened the new season of her hit talk show, “The Drew Barrymore Show,” by showing her viewers her dark history and visiting the place where she was institutionalized when she was a teenager. Drew explained, “My mom called a friend because her daughter was out of control, and they drove me here in the middle of the night. They walked me right through those two doors, and when you go through those two doors, you do not come out. I was there for a year and a half." Drew added, "One minute you’re at movie premieres and clubbing, and the next minute you’re in a full-blown institution with barbed wire everywhere and you can’t get out." She is grateful for the help she got though, according to OK, and said, I don’t know if I would have the life I have if it wasn’t for a place like this. So, it was so important to come here today and just like honor this."
Hailey Bieber's fans think she may be pregnant after her husband Justin Bieber posed with his hands on her belly at the 2021 Met Gala. Daily Mail has the pics. In a video on social media, Hailey, 24, can be seen gently pushing Justin’s hands off her stomach shortly after he placed them there. It’s not the first time he’s done it. Maybe she needs a spike strip on her belly to keep him off.