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Elijah Wood Does the Puppet Master
For absolutely no good reason, except that someone sent it to us, and it’s a beautiful August Wednesday afternoon so why not, we herewith present the “Dancey Dance” segment from last Monday’s premiere of Nick Jr.’s new live-action music series, Yo Gabba Gabba!. In it, Elijah Wood teaches us all how to do his dancey-dance, called the puppet master. Yeah. We recommend you stick around till the end, when Elijah and friends “go crazy.” It’s, uh, adorable.
Elijah Wood on Yo Gabba Gabba [YouTube via He Who Laughs]
Condé Nast Balls for Africa
Last night was “The Black Ball,” Condé Nast’s curiously named benefit gala for African AIDS charity Keep a Child Alive, and the arrivals line at Hammerstein Ballroom looked like a high-society version of that bit in Legally Blonde when the Harvard snobs tell Elle Woods to come to the party in costume but they’re totally lying. White person after white person — Elijah Woods, Sophie Dahl, Tinsley Mortimer, Garavani Valentino (whose skin, admittedly, more closely resembles orange) — showed up in head to toe black, as Iman in bright red and Gayle King in yellow sauntered by, laughing away. We imagined joke invitations and meetings on subterfuge strategies, but, thankfully, the gala was not a room divided. Here, some touching moments of togetherness …