Mindy Kaling & BJ Novak went to the Vanity Fair Oscar party together, aaaahhh

Vanity Fair’s 2018 Oscars After Party

Just FYI: after staying up all night to watch the Oscars and then waking up crazy-early for Oscar coverage, we’re shuffling most of the Oscar-party photos off for tomorrow. There are tons of party photos left to come in, but people were arriving to the Vanity Fair Oscar party at the Sunset Tower pretty early, so here’s a taste of the Oscar party fun. Really, I just want to talk about the fact that MINDY KALING went to the VF party with BJ NOVAK. So, what’s the deal? She had a baby, we still don’t know the paternity (nor does she need to tell us, but still!!), and now she and BJ Novak are off doing the same “are they dating?” thing. I don’t get it. Mindy’s dress is Prabal Gurung.

Vanity Fair’s 2018 Oscars After Party

Janelle Monáe in Christian Siriano. I love her. I wouldn’t love this ensemble on anyone else.

Vanity Fair’s 2018 Oscars After Party

Monica Lewinsky went to the Oscar party. Sure, why not? VF just published her weird “is my story a #MeToo story?” article so I guess that’s how she got the invite. Also: ladies with curvier figures, do not wear satin dresses. Just say no.

Vanity Fair’s 2018 Oscars After Party

Jared Leto’s out here channeling Jim Morrison. This ensemble is Gucci, so it’s not *really* anything Jim Morrison would have worn (or is it?). Jared has been suspiciously quiet for months. Does anyone else wonder if that was by design during the #MeToo revelations? I wonder.

2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party - Arrivals

2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party - Arrivals

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  1. Paige says:

    Mindy looks gorgeous! Too good for BJ.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      She really does.

    • minx says:

      She looks beautiful. I get strong douche vibes from him.

      • M says:

        My friend went to a book reading that he did back in the day. During the Q&A someone asked him about working with Mindy on The Office and he apparently went nuts about how he was there because of his BOOK, leave him alone about TV, etc. Can’t remember what he said but I remember she said he was disproportionately mean to someone who was clearly just a fan.

      • He obviously thinks he is too good for her. He needs to get over himself.

    • OriginalLala says:

      she looks so beautiful! I hope that if they are together he is treating her right – he always comes across as such a pretentious douche, even in her books

      • Pansy says:

        Does he seem like a douche because of the Ryan/Kelly association? Or is it really the way it is (I haven’t read her books).

    • Levin says:

      Yeah, he’s an overrated f-boy. If only Tarantino hadn’t cast him, he might not be quite so convinced he’s God’s gift.

      • kNY says:

        I remember reading gossip that he was waaaaaay too into himself after being cast in Inglorious Basterds.

        Mindy is that awesome friend you have that is bright and fun and great at her job and her one blind spot is that dude that is not good for her, but she keeps going back to him. He’s Vile Richard from the Bridget Jones books.

      • minx says:

        I was shocked when I saw him in Inglorious Basterds. And I thought the same thing, that he would get an even bigger head.

      • DiegoInSF says:

        He’s so unattractive. Looks like a bird.

      • Olive says:

        funny because he was such a nothing in Inglorious Basterds – between Brad Pitt and Christoph Waltz and Eli Roth and even Omar Doom’s great performances, I forgot he was in the movie at all. it’s telling he hasn’t had any other film roles of that caliber ever since.

      • Cali says:

        @Olive LOL, right! I had to go back just now to look him up in Inglorious Bastards, he did NOT shine in that movie as there were too many bright stars and please add Fassbender to that list, he was amazing in his very short part and was memorable.

    • TwoPac says:

      This is the prettiest look for Mindy, all around, she really nailed her look, plus she looks comfortable. Re Jared Lato- I can’t even -imagine- or see beards… a male friend showed up with food bits (yogurt too?) in his chin rug. Yuck, now I know why every past generation of woman has a career regurgitation of the Thing. Full body shudder.

  2. Anon33 says:

    That scraggly rat couldn’t hold Jim’s jock, whether in terms of attractiveness or weirdness. Go home Jordan catalano…

    • Lilith says:

      Too true!

    • I love Mindy. <3

      Jared is creeping me out with his Renaissance Jesus look. I can't.

      • Plantpal says:

        I often think women’s chests are far too bare, to the point of unattractiveness; I’m an equal opportunity critic for sure, because Jared needs to do up more than one button on his blouse

      • Ksenia says:

        Yes, Jared looks like he’s playing Jesus-as-a-Renaissance-Pimp…I can’t stand him. Dramatically changing one’s external appearance multiple times—losing and gaining lots of weight, dying his hair, wearing drastically different genres of clothing—does not cover up or alter the ugly core underneath. Something so stridently smug about that face…As for Mindy, I don’t get the fascination? I couldn’t care less who the father of her child is, and it would seem he’s hardly brimming over w pride at that role, either. I can’t blame him. (Of course he could easily be a sperm donor.) I saw two episodes of that awful show she was in, which was remarkably unfunny and annoying, same as her. She’s not talented, humorous, charismatic, or remotely physically attractive, so I don’t get why she was given her own show. ( Although that’s certainly the case w/ many other people, as well.)

  3. Jessica says:

    So it looks like BJ is the father of Mindy’s child (he knows that) but won’t confirm or deny. I think that’s embarrassing for him; does he not think she’s good enough?

    • HH says:

      That whole relationship seems so unhealthy. Maybe he simply agreed to father a child for her because she felt she was ready and didn’t want to wait. So that could be why it’s a secret. However, that still puts their already “gray area” friendship/relationship in murkier waters.

      • Jessica says:

        I think she has self-esteem issues related to her color and size in comparison to HWood standards but he comes off as a big jerk. This clearly isn’t a January Jones situation.

      • Krill says:

        She definitely has self esteem issues. I stuck with her show to the bitter end despite her evident aversion to casting people of color (minus Tamra) or the weird way all her characters female friends (minus Tamra) were disposed of. I’ll never give up on her misguided ass but I wish she would grow up faster.

        I lurked on their respective social media accounts and it seems they stopped flirting after the pregnancy. Its assumed they cut it out to prevent baby daddy gossip but we thought that was because he WAS NOT the daddy and they wanted to save him the drama. Your theory holds up too though.

    • burnsie says:

      *adjusts tin foil hat* my theory is that B.J. is the anonymous sperm donor and that maybe they have an agreement that he won’t have to co-parent

    • Cynical Ann says:

      But how do we know what goes on behind closed doors? Just because they’re not announcing it to the general public (at this point anyway) doesn’t mean anything.

    • lucy2 says:

      Or the father is someone else entirely, and she and BJ are still friends?

      I hope they aren’t dating again though, I think she could do better, and with a new baby she doesn’t need that hassle.
      Her dress is nice.

    • Ytbtet says:

      I don’t get why bj would be the father… unless they hooked up and she got pregnant but he doesn’t make sense as the sperm donor

      • Godwina says:

        Well, chances are we’ll know if he is, eventually–that face is too distinctive, if it creeps into M’s baby genetically…

    • ParlerBleu says:

      Yeah, I agree that Mindy does seem to have self-esteem issues related to her race/body. It is so sad because I’ve been a fan of hers since high school and she is obviously so talented and smart. I would love for Mindy to take a social consciousness-raising class or something, because every time she addressed the lack of POC on her show, she seemed so defensive and completely missed the point.

      Also, this may be shady, but it seems like her plastic surgery choices speak to her racial confusion and desire to “fit in” with her Hollywood crowd. She got those ridiculous unnecessary lip fillers when she already had lips (Hello, ethnic woman!), and then the unnecessary facial fillers even though she is dark skinned (the melanin protects the collagen) and youthful looking and obviously didn’t need them.

      As many down thread have pointed out, this extends to her too-light make-up choices as well. SMH. I want better for Mindy!

    • lannisterforever says:

      Who says it’s not Mindy who wants to keep the dad a secret?

      Her look here is absolutely stunning.

  4. Anastasia says:

    I think that satin dress looks fine on Lewinsky. It fits her perfectly, she doesn’t look poured into it, nor does it look like a tent.

    • Lilith says:

      I agree, the dress is great. It’s a perfect fit for Monica.

      • Ankhel says:

        No fabric is for thin women only. It’s just a question of cut, draping, the right size etc.

    • greys says:

      I think she looks great as well. It is a good fit!

    • Darla says:

      I agree, I didn’t get that comment. She looks great.

      • OriginalLala says:

        she looks great, and her bod looks awesome in that dress. Satin can be a tricky fabric, but it’s tricky for all bodies not just non-skinny ones!

    • KatieBo says:

      “Also: ladies with curvier figures, do not wear satin dresses. Just say no.”
      Huh?! Why can’t women just wear what they want? I think she looks nice.

    • lucy2 says:

      Yeah I expected something terrible reading the comment before scrolling, but it’s fine.

    • minx says:

      Monica looks great, that color is beautiful.

    • Girl_ninja says:

      I agree. She’s lovely and has fabulous hair.

    • Delta Juliet says:

      Having lived through the “scandal”, I think she could have avoided wearing a blue dress though lol

    • Arpeggi says:

      I don’t mind the satin at all. But a blue dress??????? Really?!
      That’s tacky AF.

    • Spring says:

      Monica Lewinsky looks wonderful in that dress What beautiful skin, hair, and coloring she has. I didn’t find her essay “weird,” so I don’t get either of the criticisms accompanying her photo. I admire & respect her for how well she’s come through a series of horrendously shaming, vilifying, sexist betrayals to become an articulate, thoughtful voice on the subject of bullying & abuse of power.

      I love it when someone uses the worst kind of shit sandwich life serves up — and in this case a very public one — as a tool for growth & purpose. Very inspiring.

    • Ladida says:

      Agree, she looks gorgeous. The fabric and color of the dress suit her very well.

    • SK says:

      Agree, she looks very beautiful and I love the dress on her. Her figure is great, very proportional

    • Danielle says:

      Lewinsky looks beautiful, she has aged very well. The dress is very flattering.

  5. Umyeah says:

    Mindy looks SO good, she is glowing

    • Sam says:

      Agree! I know there are ‘fashion rules’ but she looks great and happy. Wear what you want girl!

    • Sophia's Side eye says:

      I have never seen her look so beautiful, ever, than since she’s had a baby. She absolutely glows now.

  6. Yeahright says:

    I wish Mindy would stop wearing foundation three shades lighter than her body.

    • HH says:

      Do you think it could also be the undertones in combination with the lights? If you have warmer undertones but wear shades with cooler undertones then it comes out ashy looking. I can’t tell if the foundation looks too light or ashy.

      • Krill says:

        She often looked ashy on her show too. Someone should recommend Fenty Beauty to her for her. She could find something that matches both tone and complexion there

    • JA says:

      Agreed! Recently posted a make up free selfie and she looked like a completely different person…that’s not good. She needs to find a makeup artist that will complement her looks and not try to make her look like someone else.

      • Jussie says:

        I think she wants to look like someone else. This look carries through all her film and tv work as well as photoshoots and events, and she’s not always using the same make-up artist. This is what she’s asking for.

    • Jessica says:

      I actually think her make-up looks great and not too light.

    • Bridget says:

      It’s the lights here. She should have worn makeup on her body as well as her face, because you’ll always look different in makeup under lights.

    • Sza says:

      She looks pretty

    • Erinn says:

      I’m wondering if some of it is setting powder issues.

  7. JA says:

    I groaned when I saw BJ on her Instagram feed. You just know she thinks he secretly loves her and they eventually will be lovers again and he’s just happy he got to go to the Oscars. I’m sure he’ll be sleeping “dating” another Instagram model soon enough and the cycle will continue

  8. Patty says:

    Isn’t Jared Leto usually quiet when not out there showboating for a movie? He’s been quiet because he doesn’t have anything to promote.

    Agree with the poster who said Mindy has issues – at least whatever she did to her lips has sorted itself.

  9. Gnerd says:

    I kinda hate BJ Novak, tbh. I don’t buy this best friendship, either. IMO, Mindy has feelings and he waffles back and forth over her. That was their MO the first time around, and those kind of dynamics rarely change.

    I don’t think he’s the baby daddy and I don’t think they are together. When does their book come out? They play this “will they or won’t they?” stuff when it serves their purposes. Which I don’t mind in the least. Get paid, Mindy and BJ.

    But seriously, I get a bad vibe off him. Very douchey.

    • Krill says:

      Yes, good catch about the book. When does it come out? They took miilions for that ill advised project that was very likely BJs idea. He rides her coat tails like a skateboard.

      I dont think BJ waffles back and forth though. He has been pretty clear in interviews that he is done with the romance. I recall an interview where he said that his mother and sister want him to go back to Mindy but he isnt feeling it. How much clearer can he get? I think she confuses his coat tail riding for affection and thats ok at 16 but a 36 year old woman should know better.

      If you have known a guy for a decade, you are both facing 40, both financially set for life and he tells the world he is disagrees with his mums take on the two of you, he just isnt that into you. In fact, he isnt into you at all

      • Gnerd says:

        Well said, Krill. You put it much better and I completely agree. There is a vibe of him using her.

        I do find it quite wonderful that she is such a success and I agree that he rides her coattails on the reg.

        Instagram models aren’t going to bang themselves, after all.

    • Asiyah says:

      I can totally see that. I was in a similar situation for many years, even got over the guy, but it was difficult to just be friends because he loved that I had feelings for him at one point, and would capitalize on that. Every time he saw that I had truly moved on from him, he’d suddenly be “confused” and have feelings for me. Extremely unhealthy. A game he loved to play because I valued him somewhat. I eventually cut him off permanently because he was such a d*bag. Maybe Mindy hasn’t gotten to that point yet, maybe he’s not a d*bag at all, but I get the same vibes from him that I get from my old friend and I’m telling you, he sucks.

      • Sophia's Side eye says:

        Sounds like you had a huge emotional vampire on your hands. I’m glad you got rid of him, definitely been there, sis.

  10. Sza says:

    I hate her with BJ Noak. Mindy you can do so much better. Set your sights higher

  11. reverie says:

    I think Mindy is so pretty and not just at The Oscars. She has a glow about her that I noticed in The Office plus she has that gorgeous skin colour that makes all the best colours pop. Bit of a girl crush I guess!

  12. Pandy says:

    Mindy’s dress is beautiful! Monica’s too but not on her so much. Janelle’s outfit is shitastic and Jarod needs to stop taking himself so seriously. Wow.

  13. britney says:

    Jared has a long history of doing shady things with fans at concerts. I think he was accused of rape once by a fan? Also, he defended that photographer dude with the big glasses. The one who is a total creep and does awful things to models? Terry something? I wonder when Jared’s shit will come out. It started to peak a little when he was nominated but his pr agent (also the same pr person for james franco and johnny depp) was able to prevent any stories from gaining traction

  14. Girl_ninja says:

    I don’t think that BJ is the father. Its someone else. Their friendship worries me for her. He seems to revel in the fact that she’s in love with him. I believe he loves her too, only as much as an over confident dude bro can. They do have a book about relationships coming out, so they are milking it.

  15. Dr. Mrs. The Monarch says:

    Sorry Jared, Emma Stone wore it best.

  16. Sequinedheart says:

    I couldn’t get through Mindy’s book ‘is everyone hanging out without me?’ because it was so painfully self absorbed and she’s clearly very important (to herself anyway). He is a douche but then so is she.
    Douche it up, together. douchers for life it seems.

  17. SM says:

    I am so with you on Leto. It seems he puts an effort to not get into anyone’s way because there deddinitely are stories about him. He is also besties with uncle Terry, just typing him name makes me nausious. I guess thete is a lesson in here to all preditors, don’t jump on the band wagon of some cause like MeToo and Time’s Up just to look good.

  18. Ozogirl says:

    I can’t get over how Mindy went the skin lightening route and how bad it looks…plus poor makeup blending with her face and neck… As for BJ, I like them together, but who knows what is really going on.

    Jared is easily worst dressed male…wow. And please lose the Jesus look already!

    Monica looks fabulous!

    • Cali says:

      skin lightening? Really? The woman has on foundation a shade or two too light. She is still clearly a dark skinned woman.

  19. Lilith says:

    Mindy is glowing and looks fantastic. Leto looks a bit like a drunk pirate who wandered off his ship.

  20. eleri glass says:

    mindy looks hot. jared looks hot. whoever that is with mindy does not look hot. i hope he’s a really interesting guy?

  21. Jayna says:

    It’s a light-reflecting setting powder too light and too much put on I think is the problem with Mindy’s lighter face. Her gown looks great on her.

    I think Monica looks great in her gown. I like her hair.

  22. Lama Bean says:

    Psstttt—was Tessa Thompson at this VF party too? The gossip circles are buzzing that she and Janelle Monáe are dating.

  23. Absurdist says:

    No, Jim Morrison was hot. THAT is no Jim Morrison.

  24. Loo says:

    Leto looks silly and I don’t care for him because he’s try-hard edgy and creepy.

    I wouldn’t be shocked if Leto did some shady creepy stuff but I hope the accusation doesn’t come from an anonymous accuser. I’m sorry but I don’t like this anonymous accuser thing. I don’t think that it’s fair.