Awards season seems like eons ago, doesn’t it? It’s been so long since we’ve seen some of our famous celebrities shine and fail miserably on the red carpet. Thank the culture gods that the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Benefit Gala is tonight! We can’t freaking wait to see all the ruffles and neon and feathers and weird poofy things everyone will wear in the name of high fashion. This year’s event is to celebrate the “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations” exhibit, so we expect to see plenty of homages to the former, an Italian designer from the 1920s to the ’50s, and yes, a whole lot of Prada. While we wait for the festivities to begin (and they’ll be live-streamed on MetMuseum.org) let’s look back at some of our fave celebrity getups from 2010 and 2011. We saw daring styles on Kristen Stewart, classy looks on Gwyneth Paltrow and Emma Watson, over-the-top show-stoppers from Katy Perry and Rihanna, and some unusual risks from the likes of Kristen Bell and more. Enjoy the gallery and then come back here for more photos, video and interviews from tonight’s event.
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Obvious statement of the century: We covet all of the clothing on Mad Men. Costume designer Janie Bryant is a genius, and even Peggy Olsen’s most embarrassing outfits would be welcome in my closet. But last night’s episode, “Lady Lazarus,” which focused largely on Megan’s (Jessica Pare) decision to quit the advertising industry and pursue her acting dream, stood out for me. Maybe because it marked a bit of a turning point — where Christina Hendrick’s Joan and January Jones’ Betty were the women we all wanted to be (at our next fancy dress party, or maybe just for Halloween), Megan has stepped up to take their place with her younger blend of Bohemian and European style. Bryant was busy for episode 508, dressing Megan in three different jackets, about four dresses, a nightgown and casual pair of cigarette pants. And every time she entered the room, I gasped aloud: “Want it now!” Good thing it’s spring and I don’t really think I could wear that plaid coat or houndstooth wool dress for months or I’d be ditching work to go shopping. But come to think of it, I could really use a green slicker right about now. Check out some screencaps from the episode, along with her other great outfits from season five. Just taste it!
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Cinco de Mayo is generally seen as the kickoff to the summer bikini season, and we can’t think of a better way to get things started than with Maria Menounos! The Extra host and Dancing With The Stars hottie was spotted at Bud Light Lime’s ‘Lime-A-Rita’ Cinco de Mayo party in Las Vegas over the weekend showing off her killer dancer’s body in an electric green two-piece. This makes sense, because Maria celebrates most things with a bikini, including Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and the Super Bowl. What are traditions for, you guys!? She was joined poolside by DTWS partner Derek Hough, who was not wearing a bikini. So for that reason we’ll focus less on him and more on Maria. Get your photo fill in the gallery below!
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I’ll Have Another was wearing the roses after Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, but we all know he wasn’t the only star of the event, which has become as much about watching the attendees as it is about the horses. As in years past, celebs put on their derby best to enjoy a day of mint juleps and betting. Although there was little sun in the sky, the folks in Churchill Downs were still seen wearing everything from traditional Kentucky Derby hats to some more elaborate and daring headwear. Coco, Ginnifer Goodwin, Cyndi Lauper, Star Jones, Mary J. Blige and Miranda Lambert were among the ladies showing off straw, feathers, flowers and bows on their heads. Even a few male celebs, like Ashton Kutcher, Kellan Lutz and Joey Fatone, joined in on all the hat fun. Here’s a look at the 20 best celebrity hats at this year’s Kentucky Derby.
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In the last decade, Hollywood superstar George Clooney has cultivated an image of himself as Mr. GQ. But we here at VH1 Celebrity know better! The crisp tuxes, the classic salt-and-pepper hair, the gorgeously tanned skin…they don’t fool us! We haven’t forgotten what he looked like in his early Facts of Life days. The Uncle Jesse quiff, the acid washed jeans, the leather vests: they’re the perfect storm (*zing*) of tragic fashion!
So for George’s 51st birthday today, we’ve whipped a gallery of his 15 most embarrassing looks. It’s a loving reminder of how far his style’s evolved! We’ve got one of him looking like Gilligan after joining a motorcycle gang. Then there’s the promo for the long forgotten film Combat Academy. And, of course, there’s the shot of him posing with his pet pig Max. Check out many more priceless pix in the gallery below!
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Grab your stereotypical sombrero everybody, it’s Cinco de Mayo! In the American tradition of commercializing obscure holidays that have very little to do with their actual countries of origin, today’s festivities must include a street dance with a mariachi band, many tequila shots and some probably inauthentic Mexican food. How else to commemorate a minor victory over French invaders? Well, we’d also like to celebrate some of the other things our neighbors south of the border have given to the world, say for instance, a number of Hollywood’s hottest. Talented stars like Eva Longoria, Demi Lovato, and Mario Lopez are just a few of our favorite Mexican stars. While not all listed celebs are full-blood Mexican — and some on this list may surprise you — we like to think they all have a healthy dose of Latino pride. Take a break from your margarita blender and toast our 20 favorite celebs with Mexican roots. Happy Cinco de Mayo!
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As The Avengers kick off summer movie season today with a bang or two (or 100), it’s easy enough to forget that blockbusters aren’t just about men in tights, showing off their massive CGI effects. On some of those sweltering days, you don’t want to step into a theater to worry about the fate of the world; you want to laugh your ass off. We’ve already looked at the ladies doing their part to make the season hilarious, and now it’s time for us to decide which of these sexy funnymen will be the sexiest and funniest at the multiplex from May through August.
This year, we have some double threats — the guys who will make us laugh and fan ourselves: Tom Cruise radiates sex as rock god Stacee Jaxx in Rock of Ages, Matthew McConaughey sells it as strip-club owner Dallas in Magic Mike, and Mark Wahlberg hides it beneath a manchild exterior as John, the guy who tries to let go of his talking teddy bear in Ted. There are also the funny guys we crush on, no matter how goofy their characters, like Russell Brand as the narrator of Rock of Ages and Andy Samberg as Adam Sandler’s unfortunate son in That’s My Boy. There are the comedians we’d kind of like to take home to mom — Ed Norton and Jason Schwartzman in Moonrise Kingdom, Ben Stiller and Jonah Hill in Neighborhood Watch, Steve Carell in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Chris Rock in What to Expect When You’re Expecting, and Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell in The Campaign. And then there are the bad boys we’d keep secret about, Vince Vaughn in Neighborhood Watch and Sacha Baron Cohen in The Dictator.
Is there anything in the world more beautiful than a boy band? The gel-heavy hairdos. The choreographed moves. The matching outfits (so often suits, so often made of leather). The cuddly, goofy photo ops. Being in a boy band isn’t just a job, it’s an art form. As someone who once cried in the middle of 40,000 screaming girls when Donnie Wahlberg sang “Cover Girl,” seeing them perform live can be a life-changing experience. (NKOTB 4ever.)
Our friends over at MTV are honoring this special species of man music with their Battle of the Boy Bands, and the final round of voting begins today. In honor of the competition we’ve selected the best photos of the best boy bands of the past 20 years for you to swoon/LOL/and get nostalgic over. Be sure to view the pics while listening to our boy band playlist, featuring some of our favorite boy band jams.
Love comes comes in many varieties. For some like Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, it’s somewhat muted, quiet and shy, while for others like Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield, it’s a bit more obvious for all the world to see. But both are equally adorable!
RPattz and KStew were snapped departing Vancouver airport today after wrapping up re-shoots for Breaking Dawn Part 2. The two took looked their classic, comfy casual selves in dark sweats, sunglasses and bored-with-the-paps facial expressions. Kristen Stewart had on a pair of her trademark sneakers, which were perfect foot attire for slipping the hell away from photographers as fast as possible!
Andrew Garfield and his girlfriend/The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man co-star Emma Stone took a slightly different approach as they were out strolling in NYC’s West Village this afternoon. They noticed the photographers and stared right back at them, pointing and laughing! From the looks on their faces, it seems like they’re saying, “Thiiiiis guyyyyy.” Check out the gallery below for more young couple cuteness!
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It’s been said that comedy isn’t pretty, but we’re about to prove them wrong. There’s a gang of lovely ladies hilariously hitting up the big screen this summer, and they look amazing as they do it! We hope you’ve been following our Summer Movie Preview, where we’ve brought you the best of this summer’s cinematic heroes, heroines and villains. But now it’s time to give you the rundown on the women who will make you laugh ’til you cry, or get thrown out of the theater.
First and foremost, we’re expecting huge comedy from What to Expect When You’re Expecting. The film boasts Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks and Anna Kendrick! Mila Kunis is already a comedy legend at the super young age of 28, and we can’t wait to see her she compete with a teddy bear for Mark Wahlberg’s affections in Ted. The greatly anticipated movie sees her collaborates with her Family Guy co-star Seth MacFarlane. Malin Akerman takes us way back to the ’80s as a reporter in Rock of Ages, while Helena Bonham Carter takes us back even further to the ’70s in her husband Tim Burton’s latest film, Dark Shadows.