Mark Ronson, The Rock, and a Car-Eating Sinkhole: This Week’s NYC Celeb News Map

Published August 2, 2019

Mercury is officially out of retrograde, meaning everyone’s favorite excuse for miscommunication is officially retired (at least until October). Over at Interview, communication is in the clear, as Natasha Lyonne and Jacqueline Novak, parters in comedy and friendship, discussed everything from Missy Elliott to performance anxiety, and Jeff Goldblum confessed he doesn’t really believe in astrology, but did have his coffee table exorcised that one time. We got a double dose of Euphoria, courtesy of Angus Cloud, who doesn’t care for Siri, and makeup maestro Doniella Davy, who expounded on her fave looks from the show. Here, we’ve compiled 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 29th.

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DWAYNE “THE ROCK” JOHNSON films at THE TODAY SHOW at 44th and BROADWAY in TIMES SQUARE, MANHATTAN

The Rock (a.k.a. Dwayne Johnson) was seen in Times Square outside Today, promoting the his latest action flick Hobbs & Shaw, where he doubled as his own bodyguard.

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EMILY RATAJKOWSKI grabs coffee in the EAST VILLAGE, MANHATTAN

Model Emily Ratajkowski was out and about in East Village on Wednesday, enjoying some iced coffee from Gasoline Alley and keeping cool in oversized, white collar shirt.

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MARK RONSON and his MOM at RAOUL’S on PRINCE STREET in SOHO, MANHATTAN

Mark Ronson enjoyed dinner with his mother at Raoul’s in SoHo, per an Interview spy’s latest intel. We can only hope their conversation included a hearty discussion about the latest Internet lingo, on which King Princess so kindly educated him. The cozy Italian restaurant seems to be the perfect place to spend time with family–just ask siblings Beanie Feldstein and Jonah Hill.

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TREVOR NOAH at BLUE RIBBON SUSHI on SULLIVAN STREET in SOHO, MANHATTAN

Just around the corner from Raoul’s, Trevor Noah was also spotted at Blue Ribbon Sushi, which he once told Maxim was his favorite restaurant in New York. If he ever opts for a casual night in, he should definitely ask chef and food sculptor Laila Gohar how to build a shrimp and langoustine tower, because nothing says casual like a tower of seafood.

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ARIANA DEBOSE, DAVID ALVAREZ and THE SHARKS dancing around the UPPER WEST SIDE, MANHATTAN

Filming continues for Steven Spielberg’s remake of West Side Story, where Ariana Debose and David Alvarez (playing Anita and Bernardo, respectively) got to dancing during the finale performance of “America.” Intersections across the Upper West Side and Harlem were transformed into mid-century musical wonderlands, much to the delight of its 21st century residents (or ire, depending on how many times you like to listen to show tunes).

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AN INSATIABLE, CAR-EATING PIT at EVERGREEN AVE and DECATUR STREET in BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN

Finally, this week in New York City Is Trying to Destroy Us All, a car was swallowed by a sinkhole in Bushwick early Thursday morning. Thankfully, no one was inside the vehicle, and no injuries were reported. It looks like mother nature is over the passive aggression of a heatwave, and is taking direct action instead. We should have listened to the butterflies.