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RICHARD JOHNSON: A-listers from Dua Lipa to Jeff Bezos get down at Met Gala afterparties

Pop star Dua Lipa had quite a busy weekend in New York last week.

The British Albanian beauty hosted “Saturday Night Live” for the first time, then threw a free concert in Times Square in the rain on Sunday.

Monday she attended the Met Gala and then threw her first afterparty at Rob Toma’s Hearsay in the Meatpacking district, holding hands with her boyfriend, “Fantastic Beasts” star Callum Turner.

Sam Smith was the first one in the club as soon as it opened at midnight. Dancing with their boyfriend, designer Christian Cowan, they got the place jumping. The couple were still wearing their finest from the Met Gala.

Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez rolled in for a brief appearance around 1:30 a.m. They were followed by seven bodyguards.

Less protected were Baz Luhrmann and Kenan Thompson.

Lipa, wearing a short skirt and a sheer black top, seemed in a great mood and gave props to her sometime musical collaborator, Black Coffee, who spun for two hours followed by DJ Mink.


British singer FKA twigs arrives for the 2024 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2024, in New York.

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British singer FKA twigs arrives for the 2024 Met Gala on Monday. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

FKA Twigs hosted her Met Gala afterparty at Boom on top of the Standard Hotel.

Guests included Madonna’s daughter Lourdes Leon, “Creed” star Tessa Thompson and singer Camilla Cabello, who carried a block of ice with a copper rose frozen inside as her purse.


Everything is coming together for Tony Spiridakis, a filmmaking refugee from Hollywood who moved to the North Fork of Long Island.

When the abandoned century-old movie theater in Greenport faced the wrecker’s ball, Spiridakis secured $1 million from 900 individual donors to rehab the theater.

In a case of perfect timing, after 12 years of struggle, “Ezra,” a story inspired by his life as the father of a neurodivergent son, will debut at the renovated Sapan Greenport Theatre on May 31st.

The movie stars Spiridakis’ best friend Tony Goldwyn, Robert De Niro and Bobby Cannavale.


Nutsa Buzaladze representing Georgia performs on stage during the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest at the Malmo Arena, in Malmo, Sweden, on May 9, 2024.


Nutsa Buzaladze, representing Georgia, performs on stage during the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo, Sweden, on Thursday. (Getty)

Nutsa Buzaladze was the hit sensation on “American Idol” last summer where the phrase “Nuts for Nutsa” became a chant for her newfound fans.

Now Nutsa — a contestant on the “Eurovision Song Contest 2024” representing her own country of Georgia — will celebrate Mother’s Day by taping “A Mother’s Love” for “Good Day, New York.”

Jesse Nash, who wrote the song, said, “With all the crazy negativity in the world, there couldn’t be a better time to release a song that puts a little goodness out there.”


Nicole Kidman attends the 49th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Nicole Kidman at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, on April 27, 2024.

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Nicole Kidman attends the AFI Life Achievement Award in her honor in Hollywood, on April 27. (Photo by Valerie Macon / AFP) (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)

Before Nicole Kidman and her husband Keith Urban attended Anna Wintour’s Met Gala, the Oscar winner received the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award in L.A.

At the Met, Kidman confided she was thrilled with the award but emphasized “I’m not done yet!”

Also on the AFI red carpet in Hollywood were Jane Seymour and her pal, author Christy Cashman, talking about producing the screen adaption of Cashman’s novel “The Truth About Horses.”

Seymour, who is directing her first episode of her TV show “Harry Wilde” this summer, is headed to the Nantucket Book Festival on June 16, where she will conduct a symposium with Cashman about her book.


Tony Danza will star in a staged reading for potential investors of “It Fell Off a Truck” by Jules Feiler on May 22.

Anthony Scaramucci‘s daughter, Amelia Milo, is in the cast, so maybe the former White House Director of Communications will invest.


Out & About: Russian designer Radmila Lolly, declared the NBA’s “most fashionable courtside seat holder,” has a capsule collection dedicated to the Miami Heat sold at the Kaseya Center store … Best-dressed socialites Kimberly Paige Bluhm and Yaz Hernandez at the Valentino party … “Real Housewife” alum Kelly Bensimon getting a bikini tan and her hair moisturized by celebrity hairdresser Chaz Dean at his salon in Greenwich Village …. Divorce lawyer Ken Jewell at La Goulue talking about Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher’s messy split after 14 years of marriage and 23 years together. How they’ll divide their $150 million dollar fortune will make their lawyers rich … Singer Huey Lewis at Carnegie Diner & Cafe in Midtown.


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