2012 Billboard Music Awards

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Katy Perry Ditched Guitarist BF … Days After Russell Brand Said He Still Loves Her

Rob Ackroyd, Katy Perry and Katy's grandmother Ann Hudson, her date at the Billboard Music Awards

Katy Perry’s iridescent gown and too-dark lipstick earned her a spot on our worst-dressed list at last night’s Billboard Music Awards. But we neglected to mention that she accessorized the over-the-top ensemble with the cutest of all arm candy: her 91-year-old grandmother, Ann Hudson. Seriously, how much do you adore her bedazzled walking stick?

Anyway, Ann’s presence as Katy’s date makes a lot of sense when you take into account the rumors that she broke up with her very short-term boyfriend, Florence + the Machine guitarist Rob Ackroyd. We only just learned they were dating at Coachella last month! “It wasn’t that serious,” a source told Us Weekly of their hookup and breakup. “It’s not a nasty thing and they are still talking, but Katy told him to do his thing and they’ll talk soon.”
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Did We Narrowly Miss A Fight Between Ray J And Whitney Houston’s Family Last Night?

As a former reality star and Whitney Houston‘s on-again, off-again boyfriend, rapper Ray J is undoubtedly used to his fair share of drama. That being say, we doubt he often finds himself dealing with drama this…unseemly. According to TMZ, Ray J and Houston’s family allegedly almost got into a brawl at the Billboard Music Awards last night after Pat Houston demanded that security remove Whitney’s ex from his seat. Brandy‘s brother refused to move, and it wasn’t until security pointed out that any kind of physical fight would end up on TV that Pat Houston reluctantly retracted her demand. Jeez. Makes Ray J’s DIY porn stardom with Kim Kardashian look downright dignified, doesn’t it?

So why was Whitney’s sister-in-law/manager so determined to get Ray J kicked out of the event, which included a tribute to the late, great singer by Jordin Sparks? Allegedly Pat and the family hold Ray J somewhat responsible for Whitney’s drug abuse. Earlier this spring, Ray J found himself dodging accusations from Bobby Brown’s sister Leorah Brown, who claimed that he was Houston’s “runner boy” and provided singer with cocaine, a drug that played a significant role in her drowning death. “Pat ruined what was a great opportunity to honor the woman who I loved,” Ray J allegedly complained to friends after the awards show was over. No, no, no, an insane televised fistfight would have ruined the opportunity. This just makes everyone feel like they need to take a shower…

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Justin Bieber, Usher, Gavin DeGraw And A Merry Band Of Dudes Spiff Up The Billboard Awards

Male Celebrities, 2012 Billboard Music Awards

While the women may have held their own in the best-dressed department at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, the men were a class apart. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, you certainly couldn’t ignore them. Case in point, Usher, whose electric cyan suit would’ve looked clownish on anyone else but him. Or LMFAO who strode around in their usual neanderthal style picks. The rest of the men were a lot more sedate in their choices. There was a fedora here and there — on Gavin DeGraw who looked like a ’40s gangster in his suit. Or Wiz Khalifa who paired his with a waistcoat, low-rise jeans and Amber Rose.

We spotted a bow-tie on Modern Family‘s Ty Burell, over a plaid shirt. Also wearing checks was Eric Benet, who picked the pattern for his suit. Justin Bieber kept it contemporary and youthful with a pair of cool kicks. Also contemporary, but in a completely different direction was the very fashionable Robin Thicke. All in all, we approve of how the men made sure the carpet was sartorially diverse. If only this could happen all the time. We have 12 picks in the gallery below, and they’re all your favorite male celebrities, so click away and enjoy!

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Miley Cyrus Forgets To Put Any Clothes On At The 2012 Billboard Music Awards
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The Billboard Music Awards Have Their Fair Share Of Worst-Dressed Celebrities

Worst Dressed At The Billboard Music Awards

Where there is a best-dressed, there has to be a worst-dressed. It’s the yin and yang of a red carpet. You’re already aware of the Miley Cyrus tuxedo disaster at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards? She had good bad company at the event, as well. Here’s the thing about Katy Perry‘s flowing lavender Blumarine gown. It would have been great if it had taken it down a notch in the shine department. It looks almost synthetic, and that deep plum lipstick feels wrong with it. Julianne Hough‘s gold sequin Kaufman Franco dress suffered from the same problem. It also looked like an embellished towel wrapped around her body, though we feel a little more makeup may have suited this look.

Sticking to the shimmer department was Julie Bowen‘s Doo.Ri strapless dress. It looked ill-fitting, and that one shining panel down the front didn’t do wonders for her, especially with her clunky heels. We actually liked Zooey Deschanel‘s sparkly Moschino number, even though it was badly fitted, but she ruined the lightness of the outfit by adding those black tights. Lacey Scwhimmer‘s shimmery panelled dress just went straight to tacky — and what was up with those candy-colored hair extensions? Normally, embellished gowns do well at awards shows. Not so much the case at this event, as you can see.

Another misstep came from Nelly Furtado. The label of the dress was all right — Alberta Ferretti. But the white crochet translated pretty badly on her body, making her look boxy, when we know that Nelly isn’t. Sticking to the same color scheme was Amber Rose who really needs to be told that there is no harm in going up a size. Too tight, Amber! Way too tight! She looked like she was about to spill out any moment. But, as always, the final verdict lies with you. What do you think of the ensembles? Take a look at the gallery below and give us your opinions.

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[Photos: Splash News Online]

Related: Miley Cyrus Forgets To Put Any Clothes On At The 2012 Billboard Music Awards
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by (@missmuttoo)

Miley Cyrus Forgets To Put Any Clothes On At The 2012 Billboard Music Awards

Miley Cyrus At 2012 Billboard Music Awards

It’s safe to say that Miley Cyrus won’t be included in any best-dressed lists for the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, held yesterday in Las Vegas. This “ensemble” consists of teased out hair, a white tuxedo jacket by Jean Paul Gaultier, Jacquie Aiche jewels and Christian Louboutin heels. That’s it. We don’t get it. Did Miley forget to put on any clothes and sleep walk to the awards? Did some well-meaning pal with excellent taste — it is a Gaultier jacket, after all — throw the coat on her to protect Miley’s modesty? Perhaps this was a bet gone horribly wrong with her stylist.

Or … or … she got mugged on her way to the awards show by someone who loves couture dresses but not couture jackets, so Miley got left with just that. We’re really hoping these are all plausible excuses because we just don’t want to deal with the fact that this outfit was chosen out of free will. We’re not digging the side-boob. We’re not digging the fact that Miley can’t move for fear of a major wardrobe malfunction. How did she sit down in this? Most of all — we’re not digging the fact that this is what awards-show dressing has come to. C’mon, Miley! You’re WAY better than this.

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Related: The 10 Best-Dressed Ladies At The 2012 Billboard Music Awards

by (@missmuttoo)

The 10 Best-Dressed Ladies At The 2012 Billboard Music Awards

Best Dressed 2012 Billboard Music Awards

We love a good red carpet. This one scored decently, so while we’re not over the moon, we have got a couple of really great looks to show you. The 2012 Billboard Music Awards took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, yesterday, and some very definite best-dressed ensembles led the way. Taylor Swift hardly puts a foot wrong, so her red chiffon and lace Elie Saab gown and poker straight hair was a big winner, as expected. The goddess Alicia Keys is next up, looking super sexy in a form-fitting black Azzedine Alaia Couture with Repossi earrings and Brian Atwood heels. Not an inch of skin shown, but she worked it like it’s never been worked before. Take note, ladies!

We also loved the confection that was Carrie Underwood‘s Oscar de la Renta chiffon and tulle gown. How can you not have fun wearing something like that? Both Jordin Sparkslooks for the night were hits as well. Her nude DVF lace-overlay mini-dress on the carpet was stunning and tasteful, especially with those David Yurman jewels she had on. Her second look was a beautiful gown with a royal-blue, flowing skirt and a strapless black leather bodice. Very hot! Chrissy Teigen also gets major props for the architectural leather and satin Georges Chakra Couture dress she wore. There’s a total of 10 looks in our best-dressed opinion, so this is just scratching the surface. Head to our gallery for the whole picture and tell us what you think!

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