Friday, April 19, 2024

Anna Wintour’s “Med Ball” Shuts Down “Colbert” As Jon Batiste Passes COVID to Host


Stephen Colbert can blame Anna Wintour’s “Med Ball” for shutting down his show all week.

Last week, Colbert’s bandleader, Grammy winner Jon Batiste, tested positive for COVID after performing at the Met Ball Gala. Now it seems Batiste may have passed the COVID to Stephen Colbert. The show announced on Twitter this afternoon that COlbert is experiencing a recurrence of COVID.

Comic actress Amy Schumer has also admitted to testing positive for COVID after attending the jam packed celebrity party at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. None of the guests wore masks and they carried on like they were invulnerable. Turns out they were wrong.

It’s unclear how many others who went to the Med Ball are infected.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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