Pete Davidson, Rashida Jones, and a Human Leg (and Other Stray Body Parts): This Week’s NYC Celeb News Map

Published July 12, 2019

We have entered the hellish apex of midsummer, though thankfully, ours involves thigh sweat and overcrowded trains rather than hallucinogen-induced torture in a seemingly pastoral Swedish village. While some (read:most) choose to flee to their Hamptons hideaways, sipping on Aperol Spritzers and watching the waves crash ominously à la the Monterey Five, others delight in all the summer the city has to offer, from air-conditioned screenings at the Metrograph to the limb-littered beach at Cony Island. 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 7—starting with Star Map’s favorite sadboi.

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PETE DAVIDSON at RON & DAVE’S TATTOO, STATEN ISLAND

As Ariana Grande graced the cover of Vogue this week (with a cumbersome hat and genuinely confused dog, no less), her former beau, Pete Davidson was spotted looking sad in Staten Island. Nevertheless, the Interview fan and BDE champion is doing pretty well, career-wise; Davidson was on the Island to film an as-yet-untitled Judd Apatow film about his own life. It only made sense, then, that he stopped by Ron & Dave’s Tattoo, where he may have received some of his earliest, most formative ink. Maybe he’ll even come out with yet another.

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RASHIDA JONES and AMY POEHLER at 305 FITNESS, WEST VILLAGE, MANHATTAN

Some of our favorite funny ladies were seen at the Miami-inspired boutique fitness studio 305 Fitness, (likely) getting down to the likes of Bad Bunny, Rosalía, and (more likely) Pitbull. Did Leslie Knope finally prove to Ann Perkins that she is, indeed, fun?

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AWKWAFINA at the METROGRAPH, LOWER EAST SIDE, MANHATTAN

Awkwafina, expert funeral planner and star of The Farewell, turned out on the red carpet at the Metrograph for the film’s premiere. Also in attendance: Lulu Wang, the film’s director, designers Phillip Lim and Prabal Gurung, and Dylan Sprouse—because why not?

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BILL MURRAY at THE HUDSON THEATRE, MIDTOWN, MANHATTAN

In more film news, the legendary Bill Murray took a quick break from filming a new movie—On the Rocks, directed by Sofia Coppola—to support his The Dead Don’t Die officer-in-crime, Adam Driver. Murray was seen in the crowd at Burn This, Driver’s steamy play with Keri Russell. We wonder whether he had any thoughts surrounding the great Burn This debate.

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Photo: Dan Herrick.

 A HUMAN LEG, AND OTHER BODY PARTS AT CONEY ISLAND, BROOKLYN

It wouldn’t be summer without a good beach sighting. On Thursday, police found a human leg awash the pristine shore of Coney Island, and they “think there may be more,” they told the New York Post. The leg was supposedly a left one, stuck in the rocks near West Fifth Street—not far from the New York Aquarium. A fun underwater sighting for the children, indeed.