Salma Hayek at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
Salma Hayek at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

Brief news from here and there:

Salma Hayek braved a sparse red carpet at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Gala — the latest event to lose high-profile guests to the shutdown. “I’m just really sorry for the people who are not getting paid,” she told our colleague David Montgomery. (Style)

Jury lets concert promoter off the hook on negligence claim in the death of Michael Jackson. (AP)

Chelsea Handler and hotelier boyfriend Andre Balazs (yes, Uma Thurman’s ex, too) are off-again, so plan accordingly. (People)

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