Monica Lewinsky accepted an invitation to the Town & Country Philanthropy Summit, only to get a call from the magazine asking that she arrive late to the conference but in time for the luncheon. Why? Bill Clinton had agreed to deliver opening remarks, but he’d be gone by lunchtime. Lewinsky declined to show up after her former paramour left. “I’m still stuck in the cocoon of 1998,” Lewinsky wrote afterward, referencing the year news broke of her affair with then–President Clinton. “The notion that I would be so casually discarded seems backwards and patently absurd.” The summit had several themes, including ways to advance gender equality. “Hello, irony!” Lewinsky observed.
Donald Trump Jr. is reportedly dating Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, after his wife of 12 years, Vanessa, filed for divorce in March. The new couple was seen at a party in Manhattan for the ambassador to Germany. Trump Jr., 40, is finalizing his divorce from Vanessa, with whom he has five children. Guilfoyle, 49, is co-host of The Five and an outspoken supporter of the Trump administration. She was briefly considered for the job of White House press secretary, and last year was rumored to be dating President Trump’s short-lived communications director Anthony Scaramucci. News of Don Jr.’s rebound comes after tabloids unearthed details of Vanessa Trump’s high-school romance with a convicted felon who belongs to the Latin Kings gang.
Meghan Markle’s father, Thomas, may skip the royal wedding out of embarrassment, after he was caught staging photos for the paparazzi. In advance of walking his daughter down the aisle for her marriage to Prince Harry on May 19, the 73-year-old Markle posed for a series of faux-candid photos in Mexico, where he now lives. In one shot he pretended to get fitted for a tuxedo, and in another he posed reading an online article about London. Meghan’s estranged half-sister, Samantha Grant, took responsibility. “The media was unfairly making him look bad so I suggested he do positive photos,” she tweeted. “We had no idea he would be taken advantage of.” Prince Harry has yet to meet his future father-in-law, who now says he won’t attend the wedding, to avoid being a distraction. ■