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Beyonce arrives at Met Gala, sans Jay Z

Beyonce arrives at Met Gala, sans Jay Z
wcnc.com — The red carpet at the Met Gala -- which had been buzzing for more than two hours with frenetic reporters and women struggling to walk up the museum's stairs in heavy dresses with extravagant trains -- went eerily quiet around 8:30 p.m.

Misty Copeland's Barbie doll is here, with great calves

Misty Copeland's Barbie doll is here, with great calves
usatoday.com — Meet Misty Copeland, and miniature Misty Copeland. Misty Copeland unveils her new Barbie doll. (Photo: PR NEWSWIRE) You probably know the original Misty Copeland: a ballerina who made history last year when she became the first African American woman to be named a principal dancer for the famed American Ballet Theatre.

Kate Upton announces engagement at Met Gala

Kate Upton announces engagement at Met Gala
usatoday.com — If you're a supermodel, and you want to share big news with the public, it's hard to pick a better time to do it than the Met Gala. So Kate Upton announced-- via a giant rock on her ring finger, and then with actual words-- that she's engaged to professional baseball player Justin Verlander.

Lupita Nyong'o has Whoville hair for Met Gala

Lupita Nyong'o has Whoville hair for Met Gala
usatoday.com — Oscar-winning actress and fashion plate Lupita Nyong'o is used to making bold style choices. So when she dressed for the futuristic-fashion-themed 2016 Met Gala, she didn't have a low-key hairstyle. Lupita Nyong'o's hair almost looks like part of the microphone in the background.

Beyonce arrives at Met Gala, sans Jay Z

Beyonce arrives at Met Gala, sans Jay Z
usatoday.com — Beyonce arrived at the 2016 Met Gala in style... and without husband Jay Z. Bey walked the carpet solo. (Photo: Larry Busacca, Getty Images) Clearly, Jay's absence didn't go unnoticed at the event where, two years ago, Solange Knowles attacked him in an elevator, and at an event where he would make his first public appearance since Bey talked about her cheating husband in the Lemonade album.

Taylor Swift's Met Gala look is... scaly?

Taylor Swift's Met Gala look is... scaly?
usatoday.com — One of the chairs Met Gala has hit the red carpet. Presenting... Taylor Swift! Taylor Swift hits the 2016 Met Gala. (Photo: JUSTIN LANE, EPA) Futuristic? Yes. Scaly? Also yes. Bulletproof? Maybe. Sticking to the night's "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology" theme? Duh.

'Aunt Hillary' responds to Obama's WHCD jokes

'Aunt Hillary' responds to Obama's WHCD jokes
12news.com — At President Obama's last White House Correspondents' dinner Saturday, he poked fun of all of the presidential candidates. Yes, that includes Hillary Clinton. "I've said how much I admire Hillary's toughness, her policy chops," he said from the podium.

Casual. Justin Bieber chills with tiger at dad's engagement party

Casual. Justin Bieber chills with tiger at dad's engagement party
usatoday.com — Justin Bieber and a tiger celebrate Jeremy Bieber's engagement. (Photo: George Pimentel, WireImage) It was part of an engagement party held for his dad, Jeremy Bieber, in Toronto. The VIP bash was apparently held at a private art show called "Nyotaimori Celebrating Life Love And Art."

'Aunt Hillary' responds to Obama's WHCD jokes

'Aunt Hillary' responds to Obama's WHCD jokes
usatoday.com — Hillary Clinton shows she can take a joke. (Photo: Joe Raedle, Getty Images) "I've said how much I admire Hillary's toughness, her policy chops," he said from the podium. Well, "Aunt Hillary," heard the joke, and had this Twitter retort: It doesn't seem she was too offended by Obama's jab.
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