Tuesday, May 28, 2024

War? Pandemic? LOL The Met Ball Returns in May with Hosts Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Regina King, and Lin-Manuel Miranda


War in Ukraine? World War III? Refugees?

Pandemic? More variants? What? Me Worry?

Anna Wintour doesn’t care. She’s got The Met Ball¬† returning in May with guest hosts Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Regina King, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Anna and Instagram inventor Adam Mousseri will return as the real hosts, along with Tom Ford. Kardashians will abound.

Vogue magazine is really hosting the event, which is an annual money loser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The last one was in September, delayed from May 2021.

Masked ball? Unlikely!

Vogue is part of Conde Nast, which will also sponsor the Vanity Fair Oscar party in Hollywood on March 27th. Neither party will raise money for Ukraine relief, but they will highlight excess in a time of world suffering. And that’s always a beautiful thing.

This year’s theme of both parties will be exclusion, also timely.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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