Welcome to the Smart Set. Every morning we bring you the gossip coverage, filtered. Today: Charlize Theron is a busy lady, Jason Segel and Michelle Williams have that new couple glow, and Chris Christie explains what he was really doing when he fell asleep at a Bruce Springsteen concert.
Charlize Theron is a new mom. She also recently went on "what appeared to be a second date" with Alexander Skarsgård at the Soho House in West Hollywood. (We would have taken Charlize Theron to a batting cage, but that's neither here nor there.) A source says the pair looked very "couple-y." [New York Daily News]
Speaking of looking very couple-y:, here's a rundown of the cloying, new couple-y things Michelle Williams and Jason Segel did at the afterparty following the premiere of The Five Year Engagement:
- Nose kissing (Segel, to Williams)
- Hand-holding (mutual)
- Ear-whispering (Segel, to Williams)
- Back rubbing (Williams, to Segel)
- Curtain pulling behinding (Segel, to Williams)
- Snuggling (mutual)
In public! [People]
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has finally gotten around to denying that story about him sleeping through Bruce Springsteen's encore at Madison Square Garden a few weeks back. "I have never fallen asleep at a Bruce Springsteen show and I will never fall asleep during a Bruce Springsteen show,” Christie said. He might have been wise to stop there, but then he did that thing Chris Christie does where he talks about how hard it is being Chris Christie, America's sweetheart. “This shows you the level of intrusiveness now into my life — there’s some joker taking pictures of me at Madison Square Garden. When I was like fist-pumping during ‘Badlands,’ I’m glad no one took pictures of that. When I was contorting myself to ‘Because the Night,’ no one took pictures of that.” We look forward to reading the ContortingChrisChristie Tumblr later this afternoon. [Page Six]
How is Keith Olbermann filling his days since getting the axe at Current TV? By puttering around New York City, sometimes looking nice, sometimes looking not so nice. On Wednesday, Page Six "spies" (read: people on the street) snapped a photo of Olbermann in "a giant red pullover and clownishly baggy jeans as he strolled 59th Street near Seventh Avenue, smelling the roses — or, in this case, the horse manure, allergens and aromas from a nearby food cart." Ha, clownishly baggy. The Post did note that Olbermann looked natty and ready to take on the world yesterday when they tried to catch up with him when he was leaving his apartment. He was wearing "sunglasses and a blue golf shirt" and even "politely waved at a reporter" who was asking him a question, possibly about where he buys his red pullovers. No details were provided regarding the pants. [Page Six]
"Enjoy your last ride on Air Force One." That's apparently what President Obama told former Rep. Anthony Weiner back in 2009 after Weiner " "ripped into the president’s health care plan" on a plane ride to Washington. The nugget comes from Robert Draper's upcoming book Do Not Ask What Good We Do, about the House of Representatives. [The Reliable Source]
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