Former nearly-Mrs-Jim-Carey, Jenny McCarthy, has just revealed to tv host Chelsea Handler on Chelsea Lately that she almost burned ALL of her fash-wan bridges after presenting the MTV video awards in 1998. Naturellement, Jenny chose to wear Italian designers Dolce & Gabbana and Versace for the ceremony in Milan, and was feeling very pleased with herself after the event finished. As one might.
Post-show, Jenny was planning to go and have drinks with Madonna (yup, MADONNA) when she was approached backstage by a guy who was – well there are no words for this – but the way she tells it, he was pulling some preeeetty bonkers facial expressions.
So, Jenny’s Manager/boyfriend (not Jim Carey, though that would’ve been hilarious) came over all TRON as this chap approached Jenny, and rather than doing any of the obvious things like figure out who he was, Mr Manager/Boyfriend went into bodyguard overdrive and, as Jenny tells it; ‘takes him and bashes him into the wall.’
Later, however, Jenny was in her dressing room readying herself to meet Madge when the door of the room flew open and the same guy walked in. Except this time, he revealed that he was, in fact, Stefano Gabbana. The designer who had designed, and generously loaned Ms McCarthy her fabulous dress for the night (which you can see in the above pic).
Stefano Gabbana [L] and Domenico Dolce [R]
Understandably irate after being pushed against the wall by Jenny’s gentleman friend, Stefano asked Jenny for the dress back. To which she said no, obvs. (She’s wearing Dolce & Gabbana, right?) So, Stefano left and then returned with the Italian police. (Is it wrong that we imagine this scene to look EXACTLY like a D&G shoot?)
This time, Mr Gabbana was more militant about getting his dress back, telling Jenny to take it off there and then. And the shoes. Aaand the bra, which she did, before leaving the building in tears and missing drinks with Madonna. Boo!
So far, so disastrous right? But the next day, all was air-kissed better by the lovely Domenico Dolce who sent Jenny the dress, shoes and bra she had been wearing the day before together with an apology. So She DID go to the ball after all!
- Alex Butt