Who had time to dine at SI bash?
"Borat" star Ken Davitian may have been too busy hugging models to eat at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition splash/bash on Feb 14. But anyone attending who did more than sip bubbly and air kiss has been advised by the L.A. County Public Health Department to "seek treatment" against Hep A, the contagious liver damaging virus by Feb 28. Which is today! Gosh, thanks for the quick notice, guys. The department sent out a report yesterday which was swiftly circulated throughout the entertainment industry. Seems a food worker employed by Wolfgang Puck, who catered the event, was diagnosed with the virus. So I guess SI guests that included members of Gnarls Barkley, Aerosmith, Kenny Chesney and Kayne West may be getting their gamma globulin shots today. I'm not too worried about Beyonce or the other SI swimsuit models. Models and actresses rarely eat at parties I've attended. Far more alarming is that there is no word on what other Puck catered events the infected catering staffer worked at. There were a lot of fancy pre-Oscar parties - big and small - held over the last two weeks. TMZ is reporting that George Lucas, John Landis and Steve Wozniak were at another Puck catered event, the Visual Effects Society's awards on Feb 11 at the Kodak Ballroom. Since Puck does so many starry soirees, could an Oscar nominee have been infected? Better safe than sorry. For information on where to get a gamma globulin shot, keep reading. But did I mention this alarming faecal report from ABC.com? Does this mean, like something out of "Fast Food Nation," that there was "shit in the sushi?"
Photo Credits: Ken Davitian helps himself to seconds at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit party. Let's hope he was too distracted by the pretty models to eat.