The 2011 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, gave is some pretty awesome moments on air, even though the carpet fashion was lacking. We have to give props to
Senor Chang Ken Jeong for having the ability to humiliate himself on stage for laughs! But everything anyone did at the show—including Beyonce performing a very sexy “Run the World (Girls)”—was overshadowed by Britney Spears. Brit-Brit had some help on stage in creating two incredibly memorable performances. The first was with Rihanna on a remix of S&M which kicked off the awards. The second was with Nicki Minaj on “Till The World Ends,” after Minaj sang “Super Bass.” Badass!
That was just the beginning. The Billboard stage saw the likes of U2, Neil Diamond, Mary J. Blige and cutie Justin Bieber (in a very Vegas-esque golden tux) come on. Bono and gang were on hand to receive the Touring award while Neil accepted the Billboard Icon award (he also sang “Sweet Caroline” and “America” before receiving the trophy). The Biebs won the Billboard.com Fan Favorite Award and the Top New Artist Award but how about that kiss with Selena Gomez, huh?
Ri-Ri took home the Radio Artist of the Year and Female Artist of the Year while Taylor Swift (in a trademark sparkly gown) accepted the Billboard 200 Artist of the Year and Country Artist of the Year. Beyonce was feted with a video montage that featured Barbra Streisand, Bono, Stevie Wonder and Michelle Obama while receiving the Billboard Millennium Award. Look here for a full list of Billboard award winners. And if you just want to take a look at some fun moments from the show, check out our gallery below.
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Is it just us, or was the 2011 Billboard Music Awards
red white carpet dull? The press room and the stage (obviously) had way more action! As far as we’re concerned, the carpet was all about Nicki Minaj‘s pink hair versus Rihanna‘s red! We love both, but we’re handing this one to Ri-Ri who was super streamlined in a spotless white suit. Gorgeous! We’re not going to get into Nicki’s powder blue whatchamaycallit of an outfit, or Ke$ha‘s, for that matter. We can’t make sense of either!
We’d also like to point out how our little sweetheart Selena Gomez—who shared a kiss with BF Justin Bieber later—seems to slipping in more and more skin every time we see her. Little by little, so people don’t freak out! Crafty… but we’re on to you, Gomez! She and Nicole Kidman had a particularly sweet red carpet photo op that you can see in our gallery below. Nas, Ne-Yo and Mary J. Blige in all her leonine glory all added a touch of glamor, but just not enough. Do you agree with us? Sound off in the comments section below!
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Holy SPF 4. Keith Urban rolled into the Academy of Country Music Awards last night looking more like Snooki than, well, Snooki herself. Wife Nicole Kidman‘s alabaster skin only highlighted his serious tanning bed addiction. Between the straightened hair, the orange skin, the open shirt and the tribal tatt, Keith seems ready to fist pump the night away. No offense Nic – we’re sure he’s sweet and all, but Keith is seriously damaging your A-List cred like whoa.
Other stars spotted on the ACMAs red carpet last night: Taylor Swift looking typically Taylorish, Carrie Underwood in eggplant, that kinda hot Ryan Gosling-ish dude from Lady Antebellum, Julianne Hough and a prom-ready Miranda Lambert. Pics below.
How could we resist showing you these? Considering most celebrities are groomed to an inch of their lives before being unleashed in public, how awesome is it to see them with green goo dripping off their perfect faces. Vindication! Heidi Klum, Jack Black, Josh Duhamel, Jim Carrey and Johnny Depp all got a dose of slime at the 2011 Kids Choice Awards on Saturday.
But through laughing hysterically at them, we also learned a couple of things about these stars. For instance, Johnny Depp is just plain badass. Forget sliming him, he got a gun and slimed the audience! Also, Heidi Klum is awesome, even covered in green slime. We’re trying to think of other supermodels who would allow that stuff to come within a five mile radius of themselves and can’t think of even one. Lastly, Josh Duhamel somehow looks gorgeous in a weird purple bowtie. Josh also looks gorgeous covered in slime. Don’t believe us? Check out the photos below! [Photos: Getty Images]
Thoughts of getting slimed at the Kids Choice Awards on Saturday in L.A. didn’t bother the likes of Kourtney Kardashian, Miley Cyrus or Selena Gomez. While Kourtney and Miley turned up in floor length gowns (Miss Cyrus’ even had a long train), Selena went cutesy in a white shorts-sheer top combo while posing with Cory Montieth. Nick Cannon went the white route as well, accessorizing with a pair of large white headphones.
Looking a tad more silly was Josh Duhamel who put on a purple bow tie that matched his shades. The Hilton sisters looked equally demure in shades of beige and white, and we can’t even describe what Willow Smith had on. Two words: gold lurex. Take a look at the list of Kids’s Choice Awards winners if you like, but we think looking at the photos in our gallery below will be a lot more fun! Taylor Momsen actually covered up… you can’t miss that. [Photos: Getty Images]
Lady Gaga might want to consider keeping out of the child-rearing game. While it was awfully nice of Madonna to take daughter Lourdes to the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, her daughter was reportedly aghast at how mom was pushing her bottom through her see-through mess dress, sighing “Mom, do you have to?” With “Born This Way” at No. 1, you know the answer damn well is “yes,” girl. Lourdes also allegedly complained “But you tell me to behave like a grown-up”—sounds like a teenager to us!
One former familial of Madonna’s didn’t seem to mind—screenwriter Dustin Lee Abraham tweeted that he saw Madonna dancing with ex-husband Sean Penn at her manager Guy Oseary‘s shindig later that night. Lourdes had probably gone back to the hotel to sulk by that point.
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Considering there’s James Franco! Worse Oscar Host Ever! coming from everywhere after the actor’s abysmal performance on Sunday, it’s no wonder Franco bailed as soon as the Oscars were done, not even staying to hang at his own after-party at The Writer’s Room in L.A. And it pains us to say this, because we have a massive crush on him, but no amount of endorphins could negate that train wreck of a show. Perhaps he already felt the disdain coming at him in the ether?
Can we also pause for a second at how pretentious it is for NYU and Yale man Franco to have a pahtay at “The Writer’s Room”. Yes, we all know you’re taking classes at both schools, James, you don’t have to remind us all the time that you’re different from the usual crop of sexy beasts. Ok? Sweet! Not so sweet for the likes of Seth Rogen and Kevin Spacey who showed up at the venue and found no Franco, who was already on his way to board a flight to New York. Franco’s new Twitter account had updates (he was live-tweeting from the Oscars as well) on his whereabouts in the form of photos. He tweeted a montage of shots on which he had doodled messages that read, “Goodbye L.A” and “It was fun! Time to head back to class!” It’s like… the opposite of “the dog ate my homework”. Whatevs! Maybe it’s a good thing for him to lie low for awhile.
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How ’bout them Oscars, huh? While debate continues to rage as to whether hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway presided over the Worst Oscars Ever™ (Hint: They didn’t), one thing we do know is that Anne Hathaway looked like a million bucks last night. And while most outlets are reporting that Hathaway only wore eight outfits last night, discerning viewers (like us!) recognize that she actually donned fourteen separate outfits last night. While our favorite was her Brown Duck ensemb, we’ll leave it up to you to decide which one of her looks — handily compiled here in chronological order — was your fave.
Good thing Smilin’ James Franco has a couple day jobs he can stick to, because Awards Show MC is probably no longer an option. Judging from Franco’s frequently-updated Twitter, the actor was too busy taking photos and backstage videos to put any effort into, you know, hosting the Academy Awards. While Anne Hathaway was at least eager to please, Franco mostly just stood around and played with his phone. His dull SNL appearance should have been a warning, but we’re still bummed by his indifferent performance last night, and can’t think of the last time someone flopped so hard. Don’t say Letterman—the late night host’s “Oprah! Uma!” stuff topped anything Franco muttered by a mile.
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While the 2011 Oscars red carpet was ruled by graceful, grand gowns, a few ladies did try to break out of the mold. Gwyneth Paltrow‘s golden Calvin Klein number stood out both in shape and style (though Gwyneth wore the Michael Kors gown from her Country Strong number at the afterparty) , while Nicole Kidman‘s Christian Dior looked like she’d gone MacGyver on a tablecloth, with unflattering fabric bunching up on the hips. What do you think?
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