Welcome to the Smart Set. Every morning, we bring you the gossip coverage filtered. Today: Accusations fly that celebrities are sending "minions" to cover their shifts at the Park Slope Co-op, the Vogue editor had a brief run-in with a revolving door over the weekend, and the Senate barbershop gets a bailout.
Uh-oh: sources say that some "Brooklyn boldfaces" -- including Maggie Gyllenhaal -- have been sending "minions" to work their monthly two-hour, 45 minute shifts at the Park Slope Food Co-op. Which really seems like it shouldn't be a problem, just as long as the shifts are getting covered, but some non-celebrity members of the Co-op resent it, including the Brooklynite who told Page Six: "I had to hire baby sitters at night to take care of my kids while I did my shifts. It’s ridiculous!” Indeed! As for Gyllenhaal, there's some debate as to whether she's one of the celebrity shirkers. One source says that she's done some of her shifts, but has also been "sending somebody else" to do it for her on occasion. Another source says Gyllenhaal "definitely has done her own shifts," and suggests the reason she's not always seen is because she elects not to "do her shifts on the floor," because she doesn't want people to be starstruck when they see the lady from The Dark Knight. (Very thoughtful, that Maggie Gyllenhaal.) Gyllenhaal's rep denies the actress has been outsourcing her Co-op duties, noting she doesn't even have a personal assistant. "Who would go?" the rep asks. "She doesn’t have anyone in her employ except me, and I don’t do it.” [Page Six]