Stars: they’re not just like us! It’s hard to imagine any regular earthling being able to relate to Christie Brinkley‘s pre-Tony adventure, as described in Page Six. The supermodel/new Chicago star was being taken to the gifting suite, where celebs pick up free crap in exchange for attending the event, when her “gift-suite escort” fainted. Though the paper says Brinkley “took on the role of doctor,” it seems Late Show bandleader Paul Shaffer scored orange juice and a cookie for the poor woman, while Brinkley “fanned and reassured the dazed young victim until paramedics arrived.” Because that’s what doctors do: fan and reassure.
While it was certainly nice of Christie to not step over her ailing escort and head straight to the free shwag, the former Mrs. Billy Joel did eventually get something for her trouble—a $35,000 diamond-encrusted watch that she “won” from Audemars Piguet (presenters were given keys to try and unlock a box containing the bounty). No wonder she was so chipper during the ceremony! It’s nice to know that good deeds don’t go unrewarded…at least when you’re famous.
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