Robert Downey Jr. Says Gwyneth Paltrow Is His Free Pass, Madonna’s Met Gala Political Statement and More News

We’re bringing you the latest news with the Celebuzz newsfeed featuring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna, Ashley Olsen and more.

This space may be updated throughout the day, so keep check back for more news.

Robert Downey Jr. joked during The Howard Stern Show on Wednesday, May 4, that he’d love to hook up with his former costar Gwyneth Paltrow again. “I guess I can dream a little bit. My free pass is — because her and [my wife] Susan are such good friends — is Paltrow. [Us Weekly]

Madonna has called the people criticizing her revealing Met Gala look as ‘ageist’ and ‘sexist’, saying her look was a political statement on gender equality. Madonna had debuted a risqué look at the fashion event by opting for a body-baring sheer ensemble by Givenchy. “We have fought and continue to fight for civil rights and gay rights around the world. When it comes to Women’s rights we are still in the dark ages. My dress at the Met Ball was a political statement as well as a fashion statement.” [Yahoo Music]

Former actress, Ashley Olsen, just purchased a 3,000-square-foot, floor-through unit at 37 East 12th Street. According to the Wall Street Journal, Ashley has entered into a contract to buy the $7.3 million unit in Greenwich Village. Olsen’s new residence sits in a majestic 1898 building that formerly housed an art gallery. [WSJ]

 

Ashley Olsen Condo
CREDIT: James Ewing

Sir Paul McCartney is the latest rocker to pay tribute in song to the late icon during a concert in the Purple One’s hometown of Minneapolis on Wednesday. Kicking off the first show of his two-night stop at the Target Center in Minnesota, McCartney performed a rendition of “Let’s Go Crazy” while standing in front of Prince’s famous symbol. [People]