(New York, NY) – Some of the world’s biggest celebrities gathered for the annual Met Gala this evening in New York City. The theme for this year’s benefit is “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and Catholic Imagination”, attendees were asked to interpret through their attire.
Rihanna, Sarah Jessica Parker and Katy Perry are some of the celebrities who stood out at last night’s Met Gala. The annual fundraising event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City featured the theme, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” Rihanna arrived dressed as the pope, Parker had a nativity scene headpiece, and Perry wore six-foot angel wings.
Timothy Cardinal Dolan attended. According to an Archdiocese of New York spokesman, Cardinal Dolan will likely wear the cassock that he would don to any formal evening dinner.
Headpieces were the most common accessory of the night, with numerous stars showing up in crowns and halos. Among the men who stood out for their fashion choices were Michael B. Jordan, Shaun White, Chadwick Boseman and Jared Leto.
The night also included a proposal from rapper 2 Chainz to his longtime girlfriend.
(Los Angeles, CA) – A nun who was involved in the legal battle over the sale of a Los Feliz convent that Katy Perry wanted to purchase has died at the age of 89. “The Hollywood Reporter” says Sister Catherine Rose Holzman of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles collapsed and died Friday during a court appearance related to the case.Archbishop Jose Gomez said in a statement that “Sister Catherine Rose served the Church with dedication and love for many years and…we remember her life with gratitude.” Holzman was one of two nuns who wanted to sell the eight-acre convent to restaurant owner Dana Hollister — who planned to convert it into a boutique hotel.
Last December, a jury ordered Hollister to pay nearly ten-million-dollars in compensatory damages to the Archdiocese of L.A. and to Perry for interfering in the Archdiocese’s sale of the property to the pop star. The nuns lived in the convent as Sisters of the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
(SL) –There’s no other way to put it. China is not with the sh**s (…as the kids say). After banning ‘Swish Swish’ singer Katy Perry indefinitely for wearing a disrespectful dress during a show a couple of years ago; and Gigi Hadid for her insensitive video with Buddha references, rumor has it that Chinese officials are keeping a tight eye on the model visitors.
The government is reportedly combing the social media accounts and media coverage of anyone set to appear in the show.
Harry Styles will replace Katy Perry, but the problems stretch further. Russian models Julia Belyakova, Kate Grigorieva and Irina Sharipova and Ukranian model Dasha Khlystun, who booked spots in the show, were also denied visas.
Word has it that they’re also looking at media hoping to cover the show.
“We’re told fashion bloggers booked to cover the glitzy event are canceling their trips because the Chinese government won’t give them visas; TV producers are grappling with bureaucrats over permission to shoot outside the Mercedes-Benz Arena, where it’s being held (“If you’re going to China, you want to show that you are in China!” fumed an insider); and Victoria’s Secret staffers in China can’t send out press releases because they have to be approved by government officials.
“It’s just a nightmare for all the media trying to cover [the show],” said a jet-setting insider. “These TV companies are spending a fortune on it, and they don’t even know what they can shoot when they get there.”
We’re told that producers charged with coordinating the coverage for various outlets are “on the verge of nervous breakdowns.”
(SL) – Katy Perry and Gigi Hadid are missing the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show after being denied entry into China.
Pop singer Perry was set to perform at the annual lingerie fashion show in Shanghai on Monday, while model Gigi Hadid was set to strut the runway.
Both were denied visas into the nation over different offenses. While Perry was initially informed that she’d be able to gain access, the decision was apparently reversed after the government caught wind of a controversial incident from 2015, in which Perry donned a dress with sunflowers on it during a performance in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan.
Apparently, sunflowers have become a symbol for a group of anti-China protesters. Perry also waved a Taiwanese flag during the concert in show of support for the country, which has been butting heads with China for years over its independence.
Hadid was not allowed to enter the country after she apparently made fun of Buddha on an Instagram story earlier this year.
In that video, she squints her eyes to imitate Buddha’s face on a cookie she’s holding up. Hadid has since apologized for the video on social media.