Whoopi Goldberg, Justin Bieber, and Hailey Baldwin’s $25k Mini-Dress: This Week’s NYC Celeb News Map

Published March 15, 2019

With Daylight Savings upon us, and with it the unleashing of a contagion that can only be described as “spring fever,” the stars are escaping the cozy confines of their Tribeca penthouses and Brooklyn Heights brownstones for the streets of our beloved city. From Brie Larson munching on some Artichoke pizza with a magician, to Justin Bieber’s smiley-face trucker hat, 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 March 11. Beware the ides of March.

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AIDY BRYANT and ELIZABETH BANKS at LINCOLN CENTER, UPPER WEST SIDE, MANHATTAN

Aidy Bryant, of Saturday Night Live fame, showed up at Lincoln Center Wednesday night for the premiere of her new Hulu show Shrill — in a pink Eloquii pantsuit, no less. At the premiere, Bryant weighed in on her SNL co-star Pete Davidson’s new relationship with Kate Beckinsdale in the wake of a highly-publicized breakup with Ariana Grande and subsequent tattoo spree. “I only wish Pete the best, of course,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “I love them.”

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KENDALL JENNER, ELSA HOSK, HAILEY BALDWIN, and JOAN SMALLS at THE EDITION HOTEL, TIMES SQUARE, MANHATTAN

Photo courtesy Getty Images.

A cadre of the world’s shiniest models descended upon the tourist and rat-infested streets of Times Square for a party at the Tuesday night opening of the Edition Hotel, the latest venture of nightlife empresario Ian Schrager. And while each guest brought their best stilettos and plunging necklines to the table, it was Hailey Bieber (née Baldwin) who made headlines for her $25,000 sparkly Tom Ford getup. As Page Six points out, that’s worth as much as some people’s cars.

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BRIE LARSON and MAGICIAN DAVID KWONG at ARTICHOKE BASILLE’S PIZZA, CHELSEA, MANHATTAN

On the coattails of her Captain Marvel success, Brie Larson grabbed a slice with magician (and New York Times crossword puzzle maestro) David Kwong after catching one of his magic shows at the High Line Hotel in Chelsea. We hope she got an Artichoke slice; there simply is no other way.

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WHOOPI GOLDBERG at ABC STUDIOS, MIDTOWN WEST, MANHATTAN

After a monthlong hiatus due to a life-threatening battle with pneumonia, Whoopi Goldberg returned to The View for a surprise appearance Thursday, much to the delight of her fans and fellow panelists. In a video shared on Twitter, Goldberg said, “I came very, very close to leaving the Earth. Good news, I didn’t. Thank you for all of your good wishes.” Long live Whoopi!

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JUSTIN BIEBER and HAILEY BALDWIN at SOMEWHERE IN BROOKLYN

Yet another Hailey Baldwin (sorry, Bieber) spotting in the Star Map war room: the newlyweds were seen leaving their Brooklyn apartment this week. Hailey, in true form, was in a sleek bun, dark shades, and gold hoops. Justin, also true to form, was seen in… a neon green sweatshirt that says “social” and a smiley face trucker hat. We wish Mr. and Mrs. Bieber a long and healthy marriage.

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MALCOLM ABBOTT, THE “RAPPER” SON OF GREGORY AND MARCIA, SMOKING A BLUNT OUTSIDE HIS FIFTH AVENUE BUILDING, UPPER EAST SIDE, MANHATTAN

Malcolm Abbott with blunt. Photo by David McGlynn for the New York Post.

In the wake of the nationwide college admissions bribery scandal, which has swept up B-list celebs Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, among dozens of others — another high-profile couple was charged with trying to buy their kid into college by paying someone else to take the SATs for him: Gregory Abbott, the founder of food and beverage distributor International Dispensing Corp, and his wife Marcia. But their son Malcolm, a self-described “rapper” who hails from the mean streets of the Upper East Side, defended his parents to the New York Post, while smoking a blunt outside his building on Fifth Avenue, across from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. “They’re blowing this whole thing out of proportion,” he said, between hits. “I didn’t go to college.” The “rapper” who goes by the name “Billa” then plugged his latest CD. “Check out my CD,” he told the Post, “‘Cheese and Crackers.'” Cheese and crackers, indeed.