As Fashion Week died down and Valentine’s Day came upon us like a natural disaster, the stars — the good (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez), the bad (Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle) and the tattooed (Pete Davidson) — descended upon our city in full form. Though none caused quite the stir that one particular brazen pigeon did, derailing a bus on 14th Street. Here, an unusually chaotic NYC Celebrity News map.
PARIS HILTON, MICKEY ROURKE, A WAR VET, AND A POMERANIAN at THE GRILL, MIDTOWN
Where else but at Phillipp Plein’s NYFW show could such a spectacle be found? Paris Hilton furrowed some brows by inviting 100-year-old World War II veteran Sidney Walton as her guest. According to Page Six, Hilton “has known Sidney for many years,” and “she wanted to make his 100th birthday special.” Meanwhile, Mickey Rourke in what appeared to be a trench coat made of Alligator strolled down the Plein runway with his beloved Pomeranian on a leash. The only thing this carnival was missing was Kanye West.
DONALD TRUMP JR. AND KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE, AKA “DONBERLY” at SPRING STUDIOS, TRIBECA
In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, and all the grotesque, unwelcome PDA associated with it, one of the country’s most reviled couples, Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle, made a surprise fashion week appearance. In attendance for Malaysian designer Zang Toi’s fall collection, which featured looks that directly riffed on the American flag, the First Boy and his girlfriend, who refer to themselves by the vomit-inducing moniker of “Donberly,” discussed their primary bonding activity: fishing. “She’s even been out with me down to Texas with some of my buddies there,” Trump Jr. told Page Six about the former Fox News host. “They all go, ‘Hey, it’s a guy camp, are you sure she’s going to be OK?’ I’m like, ‘Don’t worry, boys, I’m making you sign a waiver. She’s going to destroy all of you.’” Destructive she is.
PETE DAVIDSON at NO IDOLS TATTOO, CHINATOWN
Pete Davidson continues to cover up his several tattoos dedicated to former fiancee Ariana Grande. His latest: An owl from those “how many licks” Tootsie Pop commercials, tattooed this week by Jon Mesa of No Idols Tattoo. Also noteworthy to fans was the word “CURSED” emblazoned on the back of his neck where it formerly said “mille tendresse.” Grande has the same tattoo, which means “a thousand tendernesses,” a nod to Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Keep your head up, Pete. Ariana doesn’t seem to be sweating it.
ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ at the FIRST STREET GREEN PARK, LOWER EAST SIDE
Our beloved congresswoman seems to be everywhere these days, including, now, on a mural at the First Street Green Park on the Lower East Side on Houston Street. “I was so moved by her being sworn in in January,” said the artist Lexi Bella. “It was such an incredible David & Goliath story. She’s the embodiment of inspiring change.” The reaction from New Yorkers was mostly positive, with one woman driving by opening her window and shouting “AOC!” with a raised fist, according to Gothamist. Still, we can only ask: What happened to the gold hoop earrings?
CHAOS PIGEON at WEST 14TH STREET AND 8TH AVENUE, MEATPACKING DISTRICT
A scheming pigeon was blamed for derailing an MTA bus on Tuesday morning, flying right into the bus’s windshield causing the driver to roll off the street into a construction site. No one was hurt, except, perhaps, the reputation of the now infamous “Chaos Pigeon,” and the windshield, which has sustained a few cracks. Chaos Pigeon’s quick flight from the scene made it so no one knows for sure who is to blame. While many have pointed fingers, some have defended the brazen creature: “He was probably cold and said, ‘Let me go inside. It’s raining,'” one person told CBS. We agree: The arctic invasion spares no one.