Renee Zellweger and Bradley Cooper’s Awkward Red Carpet Run-In

Renee Zellweger and Bradley Cooper spotted each other on the red carpet at the MET Costume Institute Gala Monday night, and it was weird; Neither one seemed prepared for the inevitable run-in.  A witness told the New York Post, “They stared for a quick second, surprised and straight in the face and turned away. It was an awkward moment, and they split in separate directions.” Didn’t their teams brief each party on the other’s presence?  Hullo!

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Aside from the Zellweger/Cooper fracas and Beyonce’s “BOO!” incident, things went swimmingly at the gala where Anna Wintour held court among hand-selected guests like Madonna and Jennifer Lopez.  The afterparties were equally as star-studded, split between the Vogue/Stella McCartney bash at Crown and Top of The Standard.  Tory Burch, Rihanna and Sir Paul McCartney jammed to Michael Jackson tunes while Gwyneth Paltrow and Matthew Morrison had an “intimate chat.”  Paltrow was spotted with her hand on Morrison’s chest.

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Billy Joel’s ex Katie Lee tried to get into the restaurant, but was turned away at the door.  What to do when mean doormen don’t let your pretty ass into Wintour’s party?  Go to another one.  Off she ex went to the Top of The Standard where Alicia Keyes, Mickey Rourke, Kanye West and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley were. Huntington-Whitely lost an earring, so Rourke and Jason Statham got down on their hands and knees to help a visibly upset RHW locate it.