Celebrity auctions… Met Gala guest list… Taylor’s butterfly jeans sold out… Tom Sandoval ‘blindsided’ Bravo… and Beyoncé blamed for Chlöe Bailey’s poor album salesListen to “Showbiz – Apr 12, 2023” on Spreaker.
If you are a huge Janet Jackson fan, here’s your chance to own a piece of her. Janet is auctioning off over 800 items she’s been holding onto over the past few decades. She’s ready to part with a ton of outfits and costumes, like the black suede vest and matching bellbottoms from her “That’s the Way Love Goes” video and the funky white puckered shirt she wore while dancing next to her brother Michael in the video for “Scream.” The auction will be held both online and live from the Hard Rock Cafe in NYC on May 21. At a different auction yesterday, somebody paid the highest price ever for a pair of sneakers. These are the Air Jordan 13s worn by Michael Jordan during Game 2 of 1998 NBA Finals, which pitted the Bulls against the Utah Jazz. This is the only complete set left that was worn by Michael during a Finals game. Someone was willing to pay $2,238,000 to own them.
Julien’s Auctions produly presents “The Special Collection of Global Icon Janet Jackson,” the music auction event of the year honoring the enduring legacy of one of the msot influential cultural figures of all time on Sunday, May 21st. #janetjackson #juliensauctions #hardrockcafe pic.twitter.com/SalhJobKYz— Julien’s Auctions (@JuliensAuctions) April 12, 2023
The Met Gala is coming up on May 1st, and this year’s them is a tribute to Karl Lagerfeld. According to DeuxMoi, the following celebrities are among those who have committed to attend: Cara Delevingne, Mindy Kaling, Penelope Cruz, Roger Federer, Lily Rose Depp and Dua Lipa. Anna Wintour is still waiting on RSVPs from several A-listers, including Harry Styles, Austin Butler and Kaia Gerber, Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, Kristen Stewart, Janelle Monae, and Pharrell. “Page Six” reported last month that none of the Kardashians would be getting an invitation because Anna is “cracking down on the guest list.” But a source close to to the family said that isn’t true. We’ll know the truth come May 1st!
Taylor Swift made her first post-breakup appearance on Monday night, grabbing dinner at Via Carota in downtown Manhattan with her best buddy and writing partner Jack Antonoff and his fiancee Margaret Qualley. A lot of people noticed this restaurant is just a few blocks away from Cornelia Street, which inspired one of Taylor’s songs on her “Lover” album. A lot of other people noticed those jeans Taylor was wearing. These were the “Butterfly-patch Cropped Jeans” from a brand called Area and they sell for $673. Good luck trying to find a pair now because they sold out within hours.
Taylor Swift’s bedazzled butterfly jeans sold out after she wore them in her first public post-breakup appearance https://t.co/enLh4GBhkK— UPROXX (@UPROXX) April 12, 2023
Tom Sandoval reportedly went behind Bravo producers’ backs to book an interview on Howie Mandel’s podcast, and they are ticked off. Tom blabbed a lot of behind-the-scenes details about his affair with Raquel Leviss — things will play out on upcoming episodes of “Vanderpump Rules.” That’s a huge no-no. A source told “The Sun,” “(Bravo is) putting so much time and energy into making sure the rest of the season is better than any other season and hyping up the reunion…Him doing this is a big “(BLANK) you” to all of them.” Among the bombshells, Tom told Howie that he and Raquel are taking a break in their relationship at the moment.
Chlöe Bailey’s debut album, “In Pieces,” came out on March 31 . In its first week, only 10K units were sold and the album charted at No. 119 on the Billboard 200. In other words, it tanked. On top of that, critics aren’t loving it. But — as they say — the show must go on! Chloe is now touring the promote the album and her first stop was last night in Chicago. At the end of her show, Chloe told the audience, “I don’t have another song to sing I just wanted to say hi again because I can’t let go of this feeling. Make sure y’all go support this (BLANKETY-BLANKING) album. (BLANK) what the (BLANK) everybody got to say and they can kiss my black a**.” A lot of Chloe’s fans are laying blame for the album flop at Beyonce’s feet. Just over 9 years ago, Beyonce signed Chloe and her sister Halle to her Parkwood Entertainment label. At the time, Chloe told Popsugar, “(Beyonce)’s a boss and she takes care of her own.” But Chloe’s fans are saying that doesn’t seem to be the case when it came to “In Pieces.” One person tweeted, “Beyonce’s nasty for not promoting Chloe’s album. A simple IG repost would’ve probably gave Chloe a top 50 debut.” Another posted, “Not to be funny, but I really wanna know what was the point of Beyonce signing Chloe? Like was it for a look? So that someone can be under her? I don’t get it, cause how do you let your artist drop an album & you don’t support it not once & now she sold 10K.” Don’t expect a response from Beyonce.