Tuesday, May 21, 2024

UPDATED The Met Gala Guest List Like the Grammys for Stupid People, with Few Oscar Winners — But Carla Bruni and Huma Abedin


UPDATED: A couple of Oscar winners, Nicole Kidman and Jessica Chastain. A couple of off beat celebrities maybe more notorious than famous — Carla Bruni and Huma Abedin. Bruni just said on the red carpet that Karl Lagerfeld didn’t believe in death. “He said a person could just go into another room and come back.” Um, hmmm. So far Karl has not returned from that room. PS Kim Kardashian looks like a living nightmare.

EARLIER The proposed guest list for tonight’s Met Ball doesn’t look that promising. It’s sort of the Grammys for stupid people.

For one thing, only one Oscar winner is on the list– Penelope Cruz, because she’s a co-host.

The bulk of the list comes from bubblegum pop. That includes Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, Rihanna and Rocky A$AP, Katy Perry, and Dua Lipa — who’s the night’s performer, Harry Stiles, Lil Nas X, and Nikki Minaj. Lizzo will round out that group.

Of course, there’s the whole Kardashian posse– Kim, two sisters, and a Hadid, plus Bad Bunny. Zendaya, who straddles music, TV, and movies, is expected.

PS If you see an Oscar winner on the red carpet, let me know at showbiz411@gmail.com

Meantime, tonight is the Actors Fund hala, aka the Entertainment Community Fund, honoring among others Tyler Perry. Most of Broadway will be there including Brian Stokes Mitchell. Which event would you rather be at?

More to come…refresh for updates…

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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