by Sophie Gayot
We know we cannot see Olympic-gold-medal snowboarder Shaun White when he practices his routines. I can watch him while he competes, but with my job, the easiest way to see him live is to run into him at a restaurant. This happened at the famous steakhouse Mastro’s in Beverly Hills a few weeks ago. I am happy to report that he is as charming and nice as he comes across on camera.
But the next day, when I called the restaurant to ask what the champion had chosen from their menu, they refused to give me any information. Of course, the restaurant protects its celebrity clientele.
And the same goes at Philippe Chow in New York, where Lady Gaga dined earlier this week. The only thing that leaked out is that she had her six bodyguards posted in the front of the private room dining room where she enjoyed the evening with a mystery beau. I understand that top restaurants must keep secrets if they want the stars to keep coming back, but it’s not like Gaga to be coy with the media. She was on the cover of two New York newspapers this month for showing up to a baseball game in her underwear!