Kacey Musgraves, Megan Rapinoe, and Anti-Anxiety Ice Cream: This Week’s NYC Celeb News Map

Published July 19, 2019

It’s getting hot in here, and not in a way that’s particularly sexy. Nevertheless, the stars are doing their best to combat the sweltering heat (and torrential downpours) that have swept our beloved trash capital. Whether it’s by heading indoors for a meal with a loved one (soccer star Megan Rapinoe) or a meal with Bradley Cooper (Laura Dern)—or by picking up some much needed anti-anxiety ice cream to cool the brain and the body—there are all sorts of creative ways to endure this rodent-infested steam bath that we call Manhattan. Here, we’ve tracked the best of the best star sightings, outfits, and other famous-ish things, making news across New York City’s five boroughs during the week of July 13—starting with our good ol’ yee haw queen.

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KACEY MUSGRAVES at ROCKEFELLER CENTER, MIDTOWN, MANHATTAN

Real life Barbie doll (and Grammy winner) Kacey Musgraves descended upon the stage at the Today show Friday morning, acoustic guitar and heels in tow. A fun Where’s Waldo challenge: when Musgraves grabbed a fan’s phone to take a group selfie, one lucky Interview editor swooped in. Can you spot her? (We don’t expect you to.)

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MEGAN RAPINOE at MARC FORGIONE, TRIBECA, MANHATTAN

Amidst a worldwide ass-kicking tour following the U.S. women’s national soccer team’s World Cup win, star player Megan Rapinoe was spotted dining at Marc Forgione in Tribeca earlier this week. She was joined by her girlfriend, WNBA star Sue Bird, as well as sportscaster Ryan Ruocco. Rapinoe has been quite busy; in between popping champagne bottles and doing tequila shots with Sandra Bullock, she appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers Monday night with other Interview faves Catherine Cohen and Laura Dern. Now that’s a crossover episode we like to see. Speaking of Laura Dern…

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LAURA DERN and BRADLEY COOPER at UNDISCLOSED LUNCH SPOT, MANHATTAN

Apparently Bradley Cooper just wanted to take another look at Laura Dern—and, really, don’t we all? Last Saturday, it was reported that the two had lunch together somewhere in New York, and this time, Interview sadly was not invited. And yet, we can brainstorm topics that likely came up during discussion: Jackson Maine’s notorious pee-gate, those pesky big little lies, and whether there is, in fact, something a-brewing between Cooper and Gaga. (Someone wise once told us the best way to get over a breakup is to get under someone else.) This is probably Dern’s therapeutic advice as well, though we all know Renata is no Dr. Reisman. Don’t tell Mary Louise.

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ANTI-ANXIETY ICE CREAM on ORCHARD STREET, LOWER EAST SIDE, MANHATTAN

Could it be? A solution to crippling anxiety in the form of a sugary frozen treat? A sugary frozen treat with actually little to no sugar? It may sound like something Amabella dreamed up while passed out in a closet after her climate change-induced anxiety attack, but, according to Gothamist, anti-anxiety superfood ice cream is now—perhaps inevitably—a 2019 New York reality. A shop on 95 Orchard St. called BIVE (a curious variation on the word “Vibe”) is selling varieties of their imitation ice cream in flavors like “Sexy Butter.” We’re not sure the anti-anxiety part does the trick quite like a Rupaul binge and some good old-fashioned medication (there are apparently some healthy roots thrown in there), but we are pretty sure that just the act of eating something cold and delicious on an 100-plus degree day is good for your mental health. Or, you know, there’s always Mister Softee.