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Style Wars: Blake Lively Vs. Cindy Crawford

Gossip Girl Blake Lively strutted down the red carpet at last night’s Costume Institute Ball looking like a washed-up, 43-year-old former supermodel trying to play up her aging sex appeal. Washed up 43-year-old former supermodel Cindy Crawford paraded around flaunging her legs in a dress more appropriate for a young TV starlet.  Tell us – which of these ladies looked better in their bold, blue gowns?  [Photos: GettyImages]

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Lindsay Lohan: Digging For Spare Change?

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We couldn’t help but pause at the pictures of Lindsay Lohan at last night’s party for Teen.com and wonder, what the f*ck is going on with that finger? Since we remain perplexed, we need your help. Is she:

  • Digging around for a dollar or two?
  • Attempting her latest sexy pose?
  • Pondering what the hell happened to her career?
  • Trying to kick smoking by sucking on her finger?

The actress once again dragged her little sister Ali out past her bedtime last night, and their blossoming BFF-ness has some experts concerned. “If you have an older child who is breaking a lot of the rules and engaging in dangerous and risky behavior, this can have a negative impact on the younger child,” a psychiatrist told the NY Daily News.

Is lonely Lindsay runing her teen sister? You tell us.  [Photos: GettyImages]

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Skimpily-Clad Celebs Rule Costume Gala

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We’ve already exposed the Costume Gala’s worst-dressed celebs. But for every fashion misfire at this glamour fest, dozens of stunning outfits created by the world’s best designers adorned the stunning bodies of the world’s most famous people. This year’s theme was “The Model as Muse.” So it should come as no surprise that skin was on display in abundance. From open-backed gowns (Kate Moss, Ciara) to high hems (Gisele, Rachel Bilson) to semi-bare midriffs (Claudia Schiffer, Eva Longoria Parker), the gala was an orgy of flawless flesh. Check the pics.

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Style Wars: Rihanna Vs. Lake Bell

Rihanna reemerged on the red carpet last night, making her first appearance at the Costume Institute Gala since Chris Brown was arrested in February. The singer made a fierce impression in menswear, as did actress Lake Bell. Tell us: which lady-tux do you dig more? [Photos: GettyImages]

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Costume Gala’s Top 10 Worst-Dressed Celebs

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The Costume Institute gala, held annually at the Met museum in NYC, is considered to be one of the most glamorous events in the world, but that doesn’t mean the celebrities who attend are immune to fashion missteps — or even fashion catastrophes. This year’s theme (“The Model as Muse”) was responsible for more than one “high-concept” outfit that we fail to understand.

Model Shalom Harlow‘s poofy black creation, for example, might be a brilliant piece of avant-garde design to some. But we’re just laypeople here at theFABlife, and when we look at her gown we see nothing but the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters.

Similarly, fashion insiders might look at Leighton Meester in Louis Vuitton and see an abstract-psychedelic masterpiece. But the getup just gives us a headache. Then there’s Madonna (fashion offenses listed here), Rihanna (we have no words) and Kirsten Dunst (we want to like this country-inspired dress, but flatter it does not). See pictures below of 2009 gala’s worst outfits.

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Madonna Debuts Crazy Style After Adoption Adjourned

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We know it’s been a stressful time, Madonna. We know it must have been hard on Monday when the judge in Malawi adjourned his decision on your appeal to adopt Mercy until a “later date.” It must be really strange seeing daughter Lourdes develop her own headline-grabbing style at the tender age of 12 — suddenly you’re not the most fashionable one any more. But really, is this, um, “experiment” at the Met Gala the answer?

The ribbon defies gravity. The hair looks like you’ve just swept it up in a scrunchie to put your mascara on. The dress looks like you’ve nicked it from Cyndi Lauper’s 1985 wardrobe. And the heel on those boots is just wrong. Still, we’ve got to give you a medal for style bravery. Combined with the famous grass dress last year, it seems without Guy Ritchie, Madge is embracing her inner fashion nutcase. [Photo: Splash News Online]

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Lady G Shows Us Her Gagas

Who needs a bra, anyway? Lady Gaga doesn’t think so, and she stepped out in New York after her star-studded concert wearing only a chiffon see-through jumpsuit. Clearly some over-the-shoulder boulder holders would have ruined the lines of the “look” so she protected her modesty with a couple of carefully placed stickers. Ouch. They also had the unfortunate effect of looking like giant nipples. But knowing her so-forward-it’s-fallen-over style, that was probably the intention.

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The 2009 Kentucky Derby Brings Out The Big Hats

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With all due to respect to Aretha Franklin‘s contraceptive diaphragm and Brooke Shields‘ big blue cowpie, the Best Celebrity Hat Of The 2009 Kentucky Derby has to go to  Star Jones‘ feather-brain, just for her ability to stand upright while wearing it. And now you know what it looks like when a swan explodes.

Check out some of this year’s hat-related highlights in the gallery below.

[Photo: Getty Images]

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Goldie Hawn Slips, Kate Hudson Scores At Rachel Zoe Party

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Everyone from Tom & Gisele to Orlando & Miranda went to the party for Rachel Zoe at Gramercy Park Saturday, but Goldie Hawn was one attentive assistant away from being the main event. When the 62-year-old arrived at the event with Liv Tyler, she was dangerously close to falling out of her dress—not that she’s shy. Tyler wound up leaving the party with Hawn’s daughter, Kate Hudson, who looked great even hidden under a jacket. Are they sure she wasn’t switched at the hospital with Tara Reid?

[Photos: Splash News Online]

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Expect Some Terrible Fashion At Tonight’s Met Ball

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Tonight the rich, famous and obnoxious all descend upon the steps of the Metropolitan Museum to attend the Costume Institute Ball – the most fabulous society event of the year thrown by Vogue magazine. We weren’t invited – our Old Navy maxi dress just didn’t cut it for the black tie affair – but we’ll be watching from afar to bring you the best and worst fashion moves of the night.

In honor of the always glamorous affair, we’ve rounded up some of the worst outfits from the last two Balls for your viewing pleasure. Our fingers our crossed that the stars bust out some bad fashion tonight – all in the name of charity, natch.  [Photos: GettyImages]

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