Welcome to the Smart Set. Every morning we bring you the gossip coverage, filtered. Today: Sacha Baron Cohen is not getting deported, Britney and Mittney have something in common, and Andy Cohen has a new fella.
Despite reports that he is getting deported, comedian/provocateur Sacha Baron Cohen's people insist that he is not getting booted out of the U.S. The word was that he was in danger of losing his visa because of open warrants in Kansas and Arizona stemming from stunts he pulled while filming Borat and Brüno, but his reps say there are no such warrants. So, that's good? I mean, where are we all on Sacha Baron Cohen these days? Seems like a smart, interesting guy, but also his movies have sort of stopped being either of those things? Is that fair to say? Anyway, good to hear he won't be sent back to England in a leaky cargo hold, at least, which is what they did to poor Maggie Smith in the '70s. Terrible thing, that. [TMZ]
What do animate popcorn shrimp Britney Spears and slacks with a speaking voice Mitt Romney have in common? No, not ideas about healthcare policy. They have the same $55,000 car elevator in their houses! Yes, for some reason we've gone and made the fact that loaded potato skin Spears and salt-and-pepper rice cake Romney both own a Phantom Park car elevator into a news story of some sort. Aren't you glad you know this? Look, Spears owns a lot of crazy things. So if Romney also owned a solid gold Power Wheels, that would be a story. If Romney owned, like Spears owns, a jewel-encrusted Topsy Tail, then we could talk about it. But a car elevator? What even is a car elevator? Nobody knows. Call us when Mitt Romney is found in possession of a platinum and diamond Caboodles makeup case. Because that's a story. [Us Weekly]