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Rihanna gets criminal sense of deja vu at Met Gala in New York

NEW YORK

When Rihanna attended this week’s glitzy Met Gala, she was actually returning to the scene of the crime.

The Grammy-winning singer had earlier shot a spinoff of the “Oceans” film franchise that centers on a heist at the annual Met Gala.

The memory was particularly amusing for Rihanna, who attended the real gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday dripping in pearls and crystals in a Maison Margiela by John Galliano mini-dress, ornate robe and beaded papal headgear.

“I’ve been to the Met Gala so many times, so every time we talk about the Met Gala, it was quite a bit of humor for me. But it was also really nice to shoot a scene in the actual Met museum. So you’ll see that this summer,” Rihanna said.

“Ocean’s 8,” starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Sarah Paulson and Mindy Kaling, comes out June 8.

Oprah keeps it unpresidential in address to Calif. grads

LOS ANGELES

Oprah Winfrey paused before talking politics Friday as she stood in front of a crowd of graduates at the University of Southern California.

Then she decided it was safe.

“The rumors from my last big speech have finally died down,” she said to laughter and applause.

That speech at the Golden Globe Awards in January, full of fiery rhetoric on the fight for justice and the #MeToo movement, brought weeks of chatter about a presidential run for the 64-year-old media magnate and movie star that she has since dismissed.

“The misogyny needs to stop!,” she shouted at one similar moment during Friday’s commencement address to graduates of USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

She also mentioned electoral activism, gun control and climate change, but kept it far more casual and apolitical than at the Golden Globes, mostly sticking with more standard inspirational fare.

Associated Press

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