The Plaid Hatter, or in this case, The Plaid Rocker, Lenny Kravitz, sure does love his plaid (tartan) and apparently so does Wale. But we’ve seen this look more than once and on two particular ’90s fashion-obsessed rich teenagers named Cher and Dionne from the cult classic Clueless. Like those young ladies, Lenny and Wale have both rocked this looked several times without apology; historically, it was used on kilts, which proves that men have worn dresses long before it became popular. Obviously both have embraced the classic print in different ways, much like Dionne and Cher. Dare we ask: Did he steal their look? As if!
The Man Skirt
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Whether it’s leather, maxi, or mini, men wearing skirts is nothing new. So when Kanye, Young Thug, and A$AP Rocky made this trend relevant again, the masses began to talk. In 2003, the Metropolitan Museum of Art presented “Braveheart: Men in Skirts” and proved that women borrowed from male closets long before we played in theirs; this fad is still pretty modern in the States. Sartorial freedom has always existed in hip-hop and now with a new wave of gender-bending wordsmiths, popular culture has embraced and inspired more than a few gentleman to trade in trousers for something light and flouncy. If given the opportunity, I would don a Givenchy dress in a heartbeat. In the words of A$AP, during an interview with MTV, “If fashion is your life and that’s what you like and that’s what you’re about, express yourself, wear what you want and nothing matters, nobody else opinions matter.” In other words: Real men wear skirts!
Stars: They’re just like you and me. They go to the beach, they order pizza on Fridays, and — you know — get 10 plastic surgery procedures in one day. OK, maybe that last one isn’t so relatable, but it’s definitely worth talking about.
One major difference between celebrities and us earthlings is that Hollywood’s finest can completely transform their looks at the drop of a hat. Or better yet, with a needle full of Botox. Let’s take a look.
Now, it’s not just plastic surgery that reinvents celebrities’ bodies. Some stars like Jennifer Hudson transformed through diet and exercise. On the flip side, Star Jones lost a staggering 160 pounds after a gastric bypass surgery. And who can deny the drab-to-fab power of a new hairdo (and nose-job)? NeNe Leakes certainly can’t.
These star transformations are about to rock your world. Take a look at the gallery, and let us know what you think in the comments below.
Find out how Chris Pratt — one of the biggest transformations of 2014 – felt getting into top shape for his role in Guardians of the Galaxy, below.
If there’s one sexy offspring of a famous actor turned prolific director, it’s Scott Eastwood, son of Clint Eastwood. The budding actor first sparked a frenzy when he was photographed shirtless for Town & Country magazine in September of last year. Since then, everyone’s been paying attention to Eastwood’s sculpted abs and pecs as he started making more media appearances, picking up new movie roles, and enjoying life in the sun on Instagram.
This weekend, Eastwood is appearing in his most high profile film to date. Opening in theaters is the military drama, Fury, co-starring Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf. Eastwood is rounding out the trio of hunkiness with his square jaw and disarming grin.
While we hope for a long and successful film career — his next role is the Nicholas Sparks adaptation, The Longest Ride — for Eastwood, we can’t help but enjoy his social media updates. Let’s hope he never stops posting sexy shirtless pics for the duration of his ab-tastic moment in the sun.
Emma Stone, Edward Norton, and Zach Galifianakis star in the much buzzed about dark comedy Birdman, which also marks the return of its star Michael Keaton to the big screen. While the film deals with an aging star’s struggle with his career, ego, and personal life as he tries to mount a Broadway show, one of the most memorable scenes in the movie has Keaton running around Times Square with only his tighty whities to support him.
In honor of this cinematic spectacle, we challenged the cast (which also includes Naomi Watts, rising star Andrea Riseborough, and The Office’s Amy Ryan) to identify other actors who dared to bare their briefs on screen, including Tom Cruise, Jason Segel, Rhys Ifans, and Birdman’s own Zach Galifianakis, who believes he’s very skilled at ID-ing his own body.
It’s official: The fall chill is in the air. Lucky for you, Clyde May’s has a perfect, cinnamon-y cocktail to allow you to get your buzz on while warming up. The Alabama-style craft whiskey features hints of green apple and cinnamon for a smooth finish. Mmmm.
This weekend, enjoy the sweet, warm Alabama Whiskey Cider. Here’s what you need and how to make it:
1.5 oz. Clyde May’s Whiskey
3 oz. apple cider
1 orange, sliced
Allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg to taste
Combine apple cider, sliced orange and the spices of your choice (we suggest allspice, nutmeg and cinnamon) in a medium-sized pot. Gently simmer over medium-low heat for 10 minutes. Pour into mugs and add in Clyde May’s Whiskey. Stir well and be sure to serve warm!
Former O.C. star Adam Brody wed ex-Gossip Girl actress Leighton Meester in February, wowing fans who grew up with the teen dramas. Today on Big Morning Buzz Live, Meester opened up about working with her new hubby in a flick aptly called Life Partners.
Before you get too excited, the couple won’t be taking their real-life chemistry to the screen. They actually play adversaries, as Meester’s character tries to remain close with her best friend (Gillian Jacobs), who’s engaged to Brody’s character. Watch the video above to find out about the film and all of Meester’s milestones from 2014.
Remember to watch Big Morning Buzz Live weekday mornings at 9/8C.
Wonder Woman is finally getting her due! Warner Bros. Pictures announced on Wednesday that a solo Wonder Woman movie would be coming into theaters in 2017, with Gal Gadot in the title role. Gal will make her first appearance as Wonder Woman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, in 2016.
This will be the first female led superhero movie in almost a decade — the last being Jennifer Garner‘s turn as the titular character in 2005′s Electra. Israeli actress Gadot has been seen in films like Fast & Furious 6 and is rumored to be vying for the lead in the new Ben Hur film. But her debut as Wonder Woman will likely be the thing that pushes her into super stardom alongside Ben Affleck’s Batman and Henry Cavill’s Superman. Yas, girl!
There are very few, short blockbuster movie action scenes. They’re sole purpose is to show how the Birdman universe is haunting Riggan as the constant reminder of the bigger and better world he left behind. Metaphor, anyone?
We need to see more Andrea Riseborough.
She and Naomi Watts are fantastic in this one, lesbihonest. Of all the female characters, however, Riseborough really steals the show. We’ve seen the English actress in indies such as Disconnect (2012) and Made in Dagenham (2010), but her performance left us wanting so much more. Her spectrum of reactions to Keaton’s (who is her lover) ambivalence showcased just what she is capable of as an actress and the scope of her talent in just two hours.
Director/writer/producer Alejandro G. Iñárritu says the film represents his experience turning 50.
Although Keaton doesn’t believe the story should be associated with his real life, Iñárritu doesn’t feel the same way. In a recent interview at the Telluride Film Festival, he spoke to the “melancholic state” of turning 50 and how it causes you to look inward while thinking about your purpose, successes, failures, “[w]hat satisfies, [and] what are things you should do or not do.” As this is a constant struggle for Riggan throughout the film, we can see that if the movie does tie to anyone’s real life specifically, it would be Iñárritu’s.
If it’s Friday, you know Big Morning Buzz Live has your dose of celebrity fashion flubs. Hosts Nick Lachey and Michelle Buteau, along with style expert Jackie Miranne, ran down the low points from this week’s red carpets.
Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks and January Jones both let fans down with ill-conceived ensembles, while Charli XCX took her unique style to an unflattering level.
Hop into the gallery above for what Miranne said about the week’s worst dressed stars, and watch the video below to see who actually nailed their style choices.