People: Streep, Miranda and Stone are Met Gala co-chairs
Streep, Miranda and Stone are Met Gala co-chairs
Next year's Met Gala may be the closest we'll ever come to getting a Miranda Priestly moment at the starry event.
Meryl Streep has been named as a co-chair of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. The Oscar-winner played Priestly, a thinly veiled fictional version of Vogue editor Anna Wintour, in the movie "The Devil Wears Prada."
Wintour clearly has no hard feelings because she selected Streep as a co-chair along with Lin-Manuel Miranda and fellow Oscar-winner Emma Stone. Designer Nicolas Ghesquiere rounds out the group.
The gala's theme is "About Time: Fashion and Duration," which the museum described as a meditation on the ephemeral nature of fashion.
It takes place on May 4, and will launch the spring exhibit. The show is curated, as always, by Andrew Bolton.
Woman fired over leaked tape of Amy Robach
A CBS News employee has lost her job following reports that she may have been involved in the leak of video that showed ABC's Amy Robach complaining that her bosses didn't run a story about a Jeffrey Epstein accuser.
A network executive, speaking Thursday on condition of anonymity because it was a personnel issue, said the woman is no longer employed at CBS News. The network declined comment.
The person had recently left a job at ABC.
A person at ABC familiar with the matter who also spoke on condition of anonymity for the same reason said ABC News informed CBS that the woman had access to the tape. It's not clear if the woman leaked the tape to the conservative website Project Veritas or to someone else who may have done so. Project Veritas has not identified its source.
Robach's comments raised questions about ABC's commitment to airing a tough story about sexual misconduct.
A$AP Rocky to perform in Sweden
A$AP Rocky will perform in Sweden several months after he was convicted of assault in a street brawl.
Concert promoter Live Nation says the rapper will return to Stockholm "after tremendous support from the Swedish fans." The artist is due to perform Dec. 11 at Stockholm's Ericsson Globe arena.
A$AP Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was convicted of assault for a June 30 street brawl in Stockholm. He pleaded self-defense, saying he tried to avoid a confrontation with two men who were following his entourage.
On Aug. 14, Mayers and his two bodyguards were given "conditional sentences," meaning they won't serve prison time unless they commit a similar offense in the future.
President Donald Trump had weighed in to support the Grammy-nominated recording artist.
Today's buirthdays: Country singer Narvel Felts is 81. Guitarist Vince Martell of Vanilla Fudge is 74. Keyboardist Jim Peterik of The Ides of March (and formerly of Survivor) is 69. Singer-keyboardist Paul Cowsill of The Cowsills is 68. Singer Marshall Crenshaw is 66. Singer-guitarist Andy Partridge of XTC is 66. Singer Dave Alvin is 64. Synthesizer player Ian Craig Marsh (Human League, Heaven 17) is 63. Actor Stanley Tucci is 59. Actress Demi Moore is 57. Actress Calista Flockhart ("Brothers and Sisters," ''Ally McBeal") is 55. Actor Philip McKeon ("Alice") is 55. Drummer Scott Mercado of Candlebox is 55. Actor Frank John Hughes ("24") is 52. TV personality Carson Kressley ("Queer Eye for the Straight Guy") is 50. Actor David DeLuise ("Wizards of Waverly Place") is 48. Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is 45. Actor Scoot McNairy ("Argo") is 42. "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" musical director Jon Batiste is 33. Actress Christa B. Allen ("Revenge") is 28.
— The Associated Press
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