Celebrity agents and publicists are fretting over this year’s Met Gala, which they tell Page Six they’re worried is shaping up to be far less glamorous than galas past. For starters, it’s on the second Monday of September, rather than the first Monday of May. (They didn’t mention this, but it is a break in tradition.) Then there’s the Met Gala’s mask mandates as well as the covid guidelines preventing celebrities like Kate Moss and Salma Hayek (as well as many international designers) from entering the country. But worst of all, according to these so-called insiders, is the rumor that these A-listers’ seats will be filled by TikTok stars and influencers.
“I’ve been told that a lot of influencers are on the guest list,” one agent told the the outlet.“I’ve heard that Facebook and Instagram have taken so many tables, and that’s put a lot of people off going, alongside the mask mandate.” The agent said they believe the “big actors and big fashionistas will come next year, when it returns in May.”
I’m blogging from a plane (seriously) to tell you that Travis Barker has also gotten on a plane. It was a much bigger deal for him than for me: Barker hasn’t flown since he was involved in a deadly plane crash 13 years ago that killed two of his friends, two pilots, and left him with third-degree burns on most of his body.
The plane safely landed, and I’m sure at the time of this writing he and Kourtney are sucking face somewhere on a beach.
- Jennifer Lopez appears to have removed all evidence she was ever in a relationship with A-Rod from her Instagram feed. She unfollowed him, too. [Page Six]
- Sandra Lee—who ended her relationship with former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo just in time to avoid being embroiled in his many political scandals—is engaged to her new boyfriend Ben Youcef! [New York Post]
- Vincent Kartheiser, whom I’ll always think of as “Pete from Mad Men,” was reportedly the subject of multiple investigations over allegations of misconduct on the set of Titans. We don’t know the precise nature of the allegations, but he was “verbally reprimanded by the studio” as a result of the probes, according to Deadline. I’ll report back if I learn more. [Deadline]