After being an enthusiastic guest for several years, Blake Lively has finally risen the rich people ranks from invitee to Met Gala co-chair, which I assume is probably a big honor if you’re a fan of the fashion, or have actively been one of Anna Wintour’s long-term favorites. Blake and her husband, Ryan Reynolds, were named two of the six co-chairs for this year’s gala, which means Blake couldn’t slack on the commitment to the theme. That is, unless she wanted her fellow co-chair Tom Ford to give her some bitchy backhanded compliment about keeping the costume rental industry in business. Blake came through, but not with just one Gilded Glamour-appropriate gown, but technically two. Blake channeled her inner Drag Race contestant and sashayed up the Met Gala red carpet in a gown that transformed into a mid-staircase reveal.
The Met Gala usually happens on the first Monday in May every year, but things got messy when COVID hit back in 2020. The 2020 Met Gala, the theme of which was “About Time,” was quickly canceled. The 2021 Met Gala was postponed, and later held four months later in September, the theme being “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.” But the 2022 Met Gala is returning to its traditional spot on the first Monday in May, and it’s pretty clear Anna Wintour has an HBO Max subscription because this year’s theme is “Gilded Glamour.” I can practically hear Christine Baranski’s snobby old Agnes van Rhijn whispering to her sister Ada, “How nice for the new money set to have such an opportunity to show off what they recently purchased from Montgomery Ward.”
The Super Bowl was last night, did you hear? The game was a match-up between–hold on let me look this up…–between the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals. The Rams won. But who really won was the ad executives who got more eyeballs on their trailers through one TV spot than they could from 70% of the influencers they pay to make content for them.
You’re not going to have Peloton to kick around anymore! But really, don’t kick it, you will cripple yourself. Those things are a menace. After watching their stock price drop during the premiere of And Just Like That when Carrie’s husband, Mr. Big played by Chris Noth, **SPOILER ALERTS FROM HERE TO ETERNITY** mounted one of their bikes and peddled off to heaven, Peloton is taking back the narrative in a big way and have released a new ad starring Chris and Peloton trainer Jess King. The ad suggests that instead of dropping mostly-dead (more on that later) from a heart attack, in reality, Big left Carrie to be with “Allegra,” the Peloton instructor (played by Jess) who Big jokes about having a crush on in that episode. As the copy says “And just like that…he’s alive.” Now, I know I said “in reality,” but Peloton continues to blur the line between fact and fiction and the ad is enough of a mind fuck, narratively speaking, that they’ve created a Schrödinger’s Big conundrum for the ages.
Mirror, mirror, on the wall. Who’s the hottest bitch of all? Duh, it’s Gal Gadot! Yep, Gal’s been cast to play the Evil Queen in Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of Snow White, which is set to start production in 2022. Rachel Zegler will play Snow White. I mean, say what you will about Gal and her acting chops and her politics and her iconic-for-all-the-wrong-reasons “Imagine” video, but she’s definitely attractive enough to play the Evil Queen. And, at the end of the day, that’s pretty much all that matters in show biz.
There are some famous parents who barely wait to wipe the amniotic fluid goo from their child’s face before sharing them with the world. But some celebrity parents are the opposite. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, for example. An Instagram account dedicated to celebrity kids recently felt Blake’s wrath after they decided to get some likes for a picture featuring the unobscured faces of their three children.