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Keke Palmer is not backtracking from her negative review of Chef Marcus Samuelsson's food at the Met Gala on Monday.

Keke went viral when she shared a photo of her wilted salad as part of her 3-course meal at the Met Gala.

Marcus -- who helped select the 10 aspiring chefs to feed the hungry A-listers - told TMZ he was dismayed that Keke criticized the food he curated.

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When a fan retweeted Page Six's article about chef Marcus Samuelsson defending his food on Wednesday, the 28-year-old actress replied, "I just have different taste buds! I love this Chef, sorry to this man."

Keke first criticized the food on her Instagram Story after paying $30,000-$50,000 for her ticket.

She wrote: "The menu chile... This is why they don't show y'all the food... I'm just playinnnn."

Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour defended Marcus's meatless menu in a statement to Page Six on Tuesday.

"We are so thrilled and grateful to have worked with Marcus Samuelsson on the menu for this year's Met Gala. The plant-based menu featured recipes from 10 emerging New York-based chefs to celebrate the return of the city's restaurant industry, which was devastated by the pandemic."

Marcus is the head chef of Red Rooster in Harlem.

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Keke Palmer sparked Internet memes when she posted a photo of her wilted salad as part of her 3-course meal at the $30,000-$50,000 per ticket Met Gala, held on Monday night in NYC.

The actress captioned the image: "This is why they don't show y'all the food. I'm just playing."

According to TMZ, Chef Marcus Samuelsson defended allegations that the food was unpalatable at the high society event.

Marcus -- who helped select the 10 aspiring chefs to feed the hungry A-listers - was dismayed that Keke criticized the food served at the $30K-$50K per ticket gala.

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Marcus -- the head chef of Red Rooster in Harlem, created the totally meatless menu at the gala. He tells TMZ, yes, Keke's picture is in fact a sample of the food served at the ultra exclusive event.

Marcus described the unrecognizable food on Keke's plate as barley topped with roasted maitake mushrooms, tomato salad with corn and zucchini slices.

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Marcus said -- despite Keke's criticism -- the 3-course vegan meal was delicious and the feedback he got from other guests has been incredible.

Marcus, in collaboration with Bon Appétit, hired and then challenged 10 aspiring NY chefs to create a "sustainable, plant-based menu" with all the bells and whistles - hence all the fruits and veggies.

However, Keke's pic, which consisted of the entree, had everyone talking about how unappetizing the food looked.

One person wrote, "This was clearly a 'eat before you get there' type of thing."

Another person wrote, "They feeding y'all like it's Fyre Festival."

In addition to a fresh salad, Keke dined on appetizers, including 6 hor d'oeuvres, a watermelon pumpkin salad, Spanish-style tomato toast rubbed with garlic and anchovy oil, followed by collard greens served on coconut buttermilk cornbread, black rice porcini arancini and smoked yuzu soy on a single panipuri cracker.

Dessert included an apple topped with chocolate mousse and apple confit with a calvados eau-de-vie glaze.

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Keke Palmer posted a photo of wilted "fresh salad" that was included as part of her 3-course meal at the $30,000-$50,000 per ticket Met Gala, held on Monday night in NYC.

The 28-year-old actress wore a shimmering black open back floor length gown by Sergio Hudson to the Met Gala, themed "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion."

Half of the well-heeled guests left after ascending the steps and having their photos taken by paparazzi to prove they attended the event.

However, Keke was one of the celebs who stayed to dine on the fully meatless 3-course meal.

She posted a photo on her Instagram Story showing her plate of wilted salad that looked like it had been left outside in the sun.

Keke captioned the image: "This is why they don't show y'all the food. I'm just playing."

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According to Dailymail.com, this year's menu was completely vegan, with 10 of New York's top chefs hired to feed the hungry A-listers.

Dinner consisted of a "fresh salad" as a starter, followed by collard greens served on coconut buttermilk cornbread, black rice porcini arancini with pumpkin Calabrian chili sauce, and watermelon tart with smoked yuzu soy on a single panipuri cracker.

The main course consisted of creamed barley with corn, pickled turnips, and roasted maitake mushrooms.

For desert, the A-listers savored a dish of apple mousse and apple confit with a calvados eau-de-vie glaze.

They washed it all down with champagne and fine wines.
 

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Keyana "Keke" Palmer shared her lifelong battle with cystic acne and PCOS on Instagram.com on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old singer, actress and TV host wrote a lengthy post and shared photos of her facial scarring caused by cystic acne over the years.

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"Poly Cystic Ovarian syndrome has been attacking me from the inside out my entire life and I had no idea," she wrote. "My acne has been so bad that people in my field offered to pay for me to get it fixed. I tried EVERYTHING. I did Accutane TWICE. People say drink water, have a better diet, but I did all that, I ate all the 'right' things, my blood tests were fine. But it took ME taking a personal look into my family that has a history of diabetes and obesity, to understand what was ACTUALLY happening with me."

Keke continued:

"The least harmful thing PCOS can bring is acne. To all the people struggling with this please know you're not alone and that you are still so fucking fine! MY ACNE AINT NEVER STOPPED ME. But we don't have accept this. Now I can really help KEKE! And I love her so it's ON.

"Pray for me on this journey and I will pray for you too. I’m not afraid to show myself to the world and you shouldn’t be either."
 

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Sunday night's MTV Music Video Awards was dedicated to Chadwick Boseman and the Black Lives Matter movement.

The awards show, hosted by singer/actress Keke Palmer, was filmed at several outdoor locations in New York City, without a live audience amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Lady Gaga walked away with the most trophies (5), while South Korean pop group BTS and Ariana Grande won four each. The Weeknd won video of the Year.

The following are the top 5 moments of the night.

1. Keke Palmer, first Black female host of the VMAs

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Keke Palmer won praise for her hosting duties as the first ever Black woman to host the VMAs. The 27-year-old Virgo dedicated the night to the late actor Chadwick Boseman and the Black Lives Matter Marxist organization.

Boseman, 43, died of colon cancer after a 4-year battle.

"Before we get to the music tonight, we need take the time to talk about the devastating loss of Chadwick Boseman, an actor whose talent and passion was a true inspiration to all the fans he touched and everyone he encountered. We dedicated tonight's show to a man whose spirit touched so many," Palmer said:

"He's a true hero, not just onscreen, but in everything he did. His impact lives forever."
 

 

"As rough as it's been, there have been incredible moments of inspiration that have given my generation hope," she said in her opening remarks. "We've seen heroes going above and beyond... And with the Black Lives Matter movement, we've seen our generation step up, take to the streets, and make sure our voices will be heard. Enough is enough!"

2. Lady Gaga Wins 5 Awards

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Lady Gaga made her first appearance on VMAs in 15 years. She took home the first MTV Tricon Award - honoring her work in music, acting and fashion.

3. Chloe x Halle's Performance of "Ungodly Hour"

Beyonce's proteges Chloe x Halle upstaged the other performers even though they were relegated to the VMA pre-show. Their stirring performance of "Ungodly Hour" still has social media buzzing.
 

 

4. Rapper DaBaby Protests Police Violence

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DaBaby's performance of his hit "Blind" included references to the ongoing BLM protests in America. The rapper performed while handcuffed in the back of a police car.

5. Taylor Swift Makes History

Pop star Taylor Swift made VMA history as the first solo female artist to win best directing for her music video "The Man." She was the second female ever to win the best director trophy, following director Melina Matsoukas who won for "Formation" by Beyonce in 2016.

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August Alsina is proof that men can be just as messy as women. He came for Keke Palmer when she inserted herself into his relationship drama with former love partner Jada Pinkett Smith, 48.

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The drama unfolded after power couple Will Smith, 51, and Jada brought themselves to the red table to discuss her shameful infidelity with August 4 years ago.

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August was a troubled, drug-addicted, mentally-addled young man with mommy issues. He fell right into Jada's trap after her son, Jaden Smith, introduced them and she offered to help August with his drug dependency issues (she eventually helped herself to his hot body).

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Former singer and talk show host Keke Palmer (Strahan, Sara and Keke) inserted herself into the drama, tweeting: "The theme is boundaries. Everybody doesn't need to know your business, that's not fake it's honoring one's privacy."

She followed that up with:

"Protect your partner.
Protect your privacy.
Protect your peace."

Then someone in August's camp dropped this throwback photo on Twitter that shows Keke and August riding in a car together.

The user captioned the B&W image: "this you?".

Keke responded, "Yes girl. August was never my man lol. That's why you're still reaching to this day to figure out nothing."

But August was not having that. He reminded Keke how she lusted after him - and "got curved" by him - when he was busy blowing Jada's back out.

August, 27, insinuated that Keke, 26, had mental problems of her own, and that perhaps she was even stalking him.

"U absolutely right. I was NEVER ur man. You could possibly never shortie. It seems u mad u got curved, but ur "friends" r the reason 4 that. Dey showed me an endless thread of txt/pics of me dat u sent, wrry'd abt who i date & BEGGED me 2 not further disturb ur mental instability."

But wait, he wasn't done dragging Keke all over his timeline:

"Imagine not knowing how to mind the business that pay you. I catch all the subliminals. (Not just about today) & you can call me whatever you like, Mess is constantly inserting yourself in topics you have nun to do w/. Go play w/ ya MAMMY! Not me!"

"If you have something to say, say it w/ ya CHEST kids.
It's always very perplexing cause I real deal be showing people genuine love. Whole time that envy eating ya lil heart.
Anyway, NEXT!!"

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August Alsina is proof that men can be just as messy as women. He came for Keke Palmer when she inserted herself into his relationship drama with former love partner Jada Pinkett Smith, 48.

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Screengrab: YouTube

The drama unfolded after power couple Will Smith, 51, and Jada brought themselves to the red table to discuss her shameful infidelity with August 4 years ago.

Photo by Getty Images

August was a troubled, drug-addicted, mentally-addled young man with mommy issues. He fell right into Jada's trap after her son, Jaden Smith, introduced them and she offered to help August with his drug dependency issues (she eventually helped herself to his hot body).

Bonnie Biess/Getty Images

Former singer and talk show host Keke Palmer (Strahan, Sara and Keke) inserted herself into the drama, tweeting: "The theme is boundaries. Everybody doesn't need to know your business, that's not fake it's honoring one's privacy."

She followed that up with:

"Protect your partner.
Protect your privacy.
Protect your peace."

Then someone in August's camp dropped this throwback photo on Twitter that shows Keke and August riding in a car together.

The user captioned the B&W image: "this you?".

Keke responded, "Yes girl. August was never my man lol. That's why you're still reaching to this day to figure out nothing."

But August was not having that. He reminded Keke how she lusted after him - and "got curved" by him - when he was busy blowing Jada's back out.

August, 27, insinuated that Keke, 26, had mental problems of her own, and that perhaps she was even stalking him.

"U absolutely right. I was NEVER ur man. You could possibly never shortie. It seems u mad u got curved, but ur "friends" r the reason 4 that. Dey showed me an endless thread of txt/pics of me dat u sent, wrry'd abt who i date & BEGGED me 2 not further disturb ur mental instability."

But wait, he wasn't done dragging Keke all over his timeline:

"Imagine not knowing how to mind the business that pay you. I catch all the subliminals. (Not just about today) & you can call me whatever you like, Mess is constantly inserting yourself in topics you have nun to do w/. Go play w/ ya MAMMY! Not me!"

"If you have something to say, say it w/ ya CHEST kids.
It's always very perplexing cause I real deal be showing people genuine love. Whole time that envy eating ya lil heart.
Anyway, NEXT!!"

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Daytime talk show "Strahan, Sara and Keke" won't return from coronavirus hiatus, multiple sources confirmed to Page Six.

"'Strahan, Sara and Keke' is put on hiatus and it doesn't look like it's going to come off," a source told Page Six.

ABC News took the talk show off the air in March and replaced it with
"Pandemic: What you Need to Know," a daily coronavirus report by Amy Robach, Dr. Jen Ashton and TJ Holmes.

"It was initially supposed to be a 2-week experiment and the show did really well," a spokesperson told Page Six.

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Keke Palmer joined the show a year ago after she impressed ABC execs following her appearance on "Strahan and Sara," starring co-hosts Michael Strahan and Sara Haines.

Strahan and Haines won't be on the unemployment line. Strahan still hosts "GMA."

"Everyone is still getting paid. There's space for everyone. They're actively in contact... They're figuring out what the future will look like," a source said.