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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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Fans who had hoped to celebrate the official announcement of Justin and Hailey Bieber's first child will have to wait.

Justin Bieber's model wife is not pregnant, despite Justin cradling her apparent baby bump on the red carpet at the 2021 Met Gala on Monday.

The Biebers sparked rumors that Hailey was pregnant after Justin placed his hand over her midsection during the Met Gala.

Dozens of paparazzi captured the moment-- but Justin only held his hand on Hailey's tummy for a split second.

Still, that split second appeared to all the world that a Bieber baby was on the way.

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Millions of Bieber fans rejoiced on social media into the night and early Tuesday morning.

However, sources close to the couple tell TMZ that Hailey's uterus is vacant, and it was just an innocent pose.

The couple's appearance at the star-studded ball was a first for them, and it served a dual purpose -- they were also there celebrating their wedding anniversary.

TMZ broke the story, Justin and Hailey exchanged their vows at a civil ceremony at a courthouse in 2018, and they had a blowout wedding for friends and family in South Carolina in 2019.

The Met Gala was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic.

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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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Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz attended the MTV VMA Awards on Sunday, Sept. 12. Afterwards, she celebrated Swizz's 43rd birthday with friends at Little Sister in NYC.

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Stars attending the intimate bash included Vanessa Bryant, left, La La Anthony, right, Mary J. Blige, rapper Fabulous and Emily B, rappers French Montana, Busta Rhymes, and more.

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On Monday night, Alicia was surprised by fans singing her hit song "Empire State of Mind" as she emerged from the Hotel Carlyle on her way to the 2021 Met Gala.

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After attending the Met Gala with Swizz, Alicia threw the best Met Gala after-party of the night.

Stars attending the super private event at Casa Cipriano include actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Zoe Kravitz and her boyfriend Channing Tatum, NBA legend Michael Jordan, Elon Musk, Kobe Bryant's widow Vanessa Bryant and their daughter Natalia Bryant, and more.

See the photos from the party HERE.

According to WENN.com, Alicia treated her celebrity guests to a performance before joining them on the dance floor.

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Other Met Gala after parties includes one thrown by Rihanna, which was attended by Madonna's daughter, Lourdes Leon, who created a buzz by showing off her armpit hair on the Met Gala red carpet.

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Nicki Minaj dissed MSNBC host Joy Reid after the Democrat TV host criticized her for saying she was skipping the Met Gala because she's unvaccinated.

Nicki, 39, recently sparked anger when she refused to get vaccinated after catching Covid-19 while shooting a video for Sunday's MTV VMAs.

The mother of one said she was concerned about spreading Covid to her infant son if she got vaccinated. People who are vaccinated can still contract and spread Covid-19.

"They want you to get vaccinated for the Met. if I get vaccinated it won't for the Met," she tweeted.

"It'll be once I feel I've done enough research. I'm working on that now. In the meantime my loves, be safe. Wear the mask with 2 strings that grips your head & face. Not that loose one".

Among the many responses to Nicki's tweets was Joy Reid, the 52-year-old host of "The ReidOut." She slammed Nicki for spreading "misinformation" to her 22 million followers.

She was outraged that Nicki promoted vaccine hesitancy in the Black community. More than 70% of Black people are unvaccinated due to fears of past medical abuse by the government.

Nicki responded by tweeting a link to Joy Reid's video with the caption:

"The two white men sittin there nodding their heads cuz this uncle tomiana doing the work chile. How sad."

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Elliot Page, right, attended the 2021 Met Gala looking sharp in a men's tailored suit for the actor's appearance at the 2021 Met Gala on Monday night.

The 34-year-old Juno star, formerly Ellen Page, posed for photos with fellow actors Kit Harrington and Leslie Rose.

Elliot wore a classic Balenciaga tuxedo for the annual high society bash, which was themed "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion."

The outing marked Elliot's first red carpet appearance since coming out as female-to-male trans.

The men's tailored suit featured an oversized dinner jacket with padded shoulders and extra-long sleeves. The outfit was accessorized with a crisp white shirt with a thick silver button at the collar in place of a tie, oversized black sneakers and a green rose pinned next to the lapels.

The appearance was no doubt a monumental moment for the actor, who told Time magazine that wearing women's clothing was traumatic.

"Even though (I was) an actor, just putting on a T-shirt cut for a woman would make me so unwell."

The Met Gala comes ahead of the opening of the exhibition Part 2, In America: An Anthology of Fashion in the American Wing period rooms at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2022.

Question: What do you think of Elliot's cute suit?

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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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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's low income constituents are demanding answers after she attended the $30,000 Met Gala in NYC on Monday night.

The progressive congresswoman wore a $1,000 white gown with the political slogan "Tax the Rich" in red lettering on the back.

She attended the well-heeled event with her stylist, fashion designer Aurora James.

AOC wanted to make a bold statement about the 1% in America, but she ended up making a hypocrite of herself for mingling with the same people she criticizes.

Tickets for the Met Gala ranged from $30,000 - $50,000, with tables reportedly going between $300,000 - $500,000.

Twitter users mocked AOC for being a hypocrite.

Others complained that AOC went maskless for the high society event, while Americans - vaxxed and unvaxxed - are urged to wear masks (Rules for thee, but not for me).

Twitter users mocked the congresswoman by writing their own slogans on her dress. One Twitter user compared her gown to a Chick-fil-A bag.

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Nicki Minaj refuses to get vaccinated to attend this year's Met Gala after catching Covid-19 while shooting a video for Sunday's MTV VMAs.

The 38-year-old rapper shared her concerns about the mRNA vaccines in a series of tweets on Monday afternoon.

She also questioned Met organizers demanding all attendees provide proof of full vaccination status.

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Nicki said she would get vaccinated after doing her research. She said if she gets the shots, "it won't be for the Met."

"They want you to get vaccinated for the Met. if I get vaccinated it won't [be] for the Met. It'll be once I feel I've done enough research. I'm working on that now. In the meantime my loves, be safe. Wear the mask with 2 strings that grips your head & face. Not that loose one."

Responding to a follower who noticed Nicki hadn't made an appearance in a year, she wrote:

"I have an infant with no nannies during COVID. who mad? Not risking his health to be seen. One yaself."

In another tweet, she wrote:

"I was prepping for vmas then i shot a video & guess who got COVID?

"Do u know what it is not to be able to kiss or hold your tiny baby for over a week? A baby who is only used to his mama?"

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She went on to question the effectiveness of the vaccines, noting that rapper Drake caught Covid-19 while fully vaccinated:

"'Get vaccinated?' Drake had just told me he got covid w|THE VACCINE tho so chile."

Cases of vaccinated people coming down with the virus - known as 'breakthrough infections' - are considered rare, but still occur and can result in severe illness, hospitalization or even death, according to the CDC.

Nicki isn't discouraging people from getting the vaccines, particularly if they're forced to get the shots for work. She said she may get the vaccines to go on tour.

"I know babe. A lot of countries won't let ppl work w/o the vaccine. I'd def recommend they get the vaccine. They have to feed their families. I'm sure I'll b vaccinated as well cuz I have to go on tour, etc."