Shia LaBeouf might not get an Oscar for taking LSD for his role in the upcoming film The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, but he might get us to consider buying a ticket. “I’d never done acid before. I remember sending Evan tapes. I remember trying to conjure this and sending tapes. And Evan being like ‘That’s good, but that’s not but, that is,’” LaBeouf told MTV about dropping acid to prepare for his character’s drug trip. “You reach out to friends and gauge where you’re at. I was sending tapes around and I’d get 50 percents from people and that just starts creeping me out. I was getting really nervous toward the end. Not cause I wanted to be on drugs — I’m not trying to mess with the set or anything like that. It’s really just fear that propels people.” Maybe it was fear, but we’re betting Oscar gold played at least a tiny part in the other extreme things actors have done for roles…
Let’s face it, we’ve all seen a couple of real fashion doozies this year. Whether they were at any one of the major award ceremonies, premieres or just disasters spotted on the street, our celebrities have made some grade-A worst-dressed choices in 2012. As always, as we look back at it all, we thought we would compile said bad sartorial decisions into one big, bad list. A top 20, to be precise. We’ve also compiled the looks in a gallery for you to pore through. We’re going to break it down for you from number 20 right up to numero uno. Feel free to let us know if you agree with the list, and if we missed anyone.
20. Jennifer Lawrence: We’re so sad that Jennifer is on this list, but her blue, swirl-printed, boob-squishing, shiny Viktor & Rolf dress worn at the People’s Choice Awards gave us a headache.
19. Jessica Chastain: Jessica Chastain is such a beautiful woman but this Prabal Gurung dress, worn at the CFDA Fashion Awards was anything but fashionable on her. It also completely washed her out.
18. Elle Fanning: She may be young, but she’s a total fashionista. So when Elle wore this random Prada mess with those strange platforms by the same brand, to the Breaking Dawn – Part 2 premiere in L.A. it broke our hearts.
13. Lindsay Lohan: Too much blush, way fake hair extensions, a cheap-looking satin gown, diamond cut-out with red tear-drops … oh, Lindsay. She could have done so much better to the premiere of Liz & Dick.
11. Jessica Szohr: Leopard-print headband? High-tops? Bodysuit? It’s a mash-up of fashion decade trends gone wrong on Jessica at the MTV Video Music Awards.
10. Rita Ora: Rita’s Emilio Pucci jumpsuit worn at the MTV Video Music Awards physically assaulted our eyes. Read more…
American Horror Story’s second season, “Asylum”, premiered last night with with more scares, sex, and mystery than ever. While returning cast members like Jessica Lange and Evan Peters are back in full creepy mode, there are many new faces to this season, which can only mean new characters to enter into the twisted world that is Ryan Murphy’s imagination. Among the new cast includes Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine! In honor of his smooth transition from the soulful crooner to brooding actor, we are recapping this season’s premiere episode with corresponding Maroon 5 songs because, come on, some of these dark characters might just need a bit of upbeat rhythm in their lives!
We do love it that plenty of celebrities were fearless enough to try out really avant-garde fashions at the Met Gala. But here’s the thing: there’s a big difference between avant-garde and just plain bad. A lot of reasons why the designs failed on some of these stars was because they were ill-fitting. Eva Mendes‘ peplum tangerine Prada gown may have looked great on her, had she paid more attention to the silhouette. She just ended up looking boxy because of the bottom half of the gown. It’s the same with Mary-Kate Olsen. She looked completely swamped because of her heavy black, long-sleeved The Row gown. Christina Ricci, also as tiny as Mary-Kate, also had the same problem. Her Thakoon dress looked like it was eating her alive. Then there was Jessica Biel whose Prada cocktail frock was not just ill-fitting, but completely boring.
Then there were some designs which were just … no. Chloe Sevigny in her Miu Miu frock, for instance. It looked like the whole thing was mad of vinyl discs sewn together. Perhaps, a black slip underneath would have rescued it. Florence Welch wore an Alexander McQueen which we can’t describe. It looks entirely made of poufs. And then there was Anja Rubik in a white-slashed Anthony Vaccarello. This is not the setting in which to reveal your hip-bone, lady! The piece de resistance was Marc Jacobs, whose entire outfit consisted of a pair of silk boxers, a long black lace sheath and buckled shoes. You’ll have to head on to the gallery to see for yourself.
Ladies, what were you thinking? Claire Danes and Chloe Sevigny flummoxed us at the Girls premiere in New York City last night. Chloe, in particular, clashed horribly with the print on the walls, which is why her outfit choice jars even more. Now, there’s nothing wrong with her Proenza Schouler dress and Opening Ceremony boots, per se. But we’ve taken serious umbrage to her grooming. Her hair looks like it hasn’t touched a comb in a week and her face needs some makeup. And this just may be an optical illusion thanks to the background print, but her dress looks rumpled. Not a good look.
Then, we have Claire, whose makeup and hair are ace, but that dress, guys. We get that it’s avant garde and by Preen, and big fat yay for that red pedicure with the black pumps. But, what is it? The frock looks like it suffers from a multiple personality disorder and no amount of grooming by the usually lovely Ms. Danes can save it. Even the hem looks completely wonky. We feel for it like we felt for that Stella McCartney dress. Come on, girls. You can do far better than this.
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The 2011 CFDA Fashion Awards took place last night at Lincoln Center in New York City. The show saw some serious fashionista traffic, but we have to admit we expected it to be a tad more A-List. Still, can’t complain with the likes of Alessandra Ambrosio in a red-hot Prabal Gurung dress and Liv Tyler in an unusual Proenza Schouler silk printed sheath. Both ladies showed a fair amount of back! We also loved Kerry Washington‘s simple white A-Line Calvin Klein dress and Lucy Liu‘s dramatic black Monique Lhuillier gown. Miranda Kerr looked heart-stoppingly sexy in her black Michael Kors skirt and cut-out body suit. But the big winner of the night was Lady Gaga who scooped up the Fashion Icon Award, bringing her sister Natali Germanotta as her date.
Unfortunately, there were a couple of fashion fails as well. Chloe Sevigny looked like she had forgotten to do up the top of her leather ruffle eyelet blouse from her own collection. Marcia Cross wore an inexplicable Pamella Roland blue sequined halter jumpsuit and Naomi Watts looked generically pretty but very blah in her Calvin Klein gold dress. We also love us some Ashley Greene but she just wasn’t working her two-tone Michael Kors dress, like a pregnant Jessica Alba worked the same trend in DVF. Perhaps it’s because Ashley’s clunky shoes were all wrong. One look at Gerard Butler in his snug, extremely well-cut suit, and all was well again. Get the full skinny by looking at our gallery below.
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If we were Chloe Sevigny, we’d totally be embarrassed for running our mouths off. In a dramatic statement, the actress bared her, erm, thoughts about her infamous b.j scene in Vincent Gallo’s Brown Bunny, saying, “There are a lot of emotions. I’ll probably have to go to therapy at some point. But I love Vincent. The film is tragic and beautiful, and I’m proud of it and my performance. I’m sad that people think one way of the movie, but what can you do?” If we performed a real-life sex act on screen we’d probably have to go to rehab, not therapy, because it would take a lot more than “art” to go ahead with the scene.
But Chloe’s saving grace, for her at least, was that the person she was going down on was her boyfriend. That would be Vincent, right? Not quite, as far as “boyfriend” is concerned. Gallo responded to Sevigny‘s statements, and he’s really putting Chloe in her place (which, for the record, is not kneeling). He’s categorically stated that they were never together. “Chloe and I were never boyfriend and girlfriend. In 1995 we made out once in Paris.” Woah. Translation: Talk to the hand, Chloe. He slammed added, “I feel Chloe has suggested we were boyfriend and girlfriend to lessen the boldness of her appearance…and to portray herself as a devoted girlfriend and victim rather than a great radical performer. I am sorry she feels the experience was so startling that she needs therapy to resolve her feelings.” Ouch. If Chloe’s “emotions” were bruised before, they’re probably battered now.
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While we love her as insane sister-wife Nicolette on Big Love, we can never forget Chloe Sevigny’s b.j. scene in Vincent Gallo’s Brown Bunny. Apparently, neither can Chloe. “There are a lot of emotions. I’ll probably have to go to therapy at some point. But I love Vincent. The film is tragic and beautiful, and I’m proud of it and my performance. I’m sad that people think one way of the movie, but what can you do? I’ve done many explicit sex scenes, but I’m not that interested in doing any more. I’m more self-aware now and wouldn’t be able to be as free, so why even do it?” Sevigny told Playboy. Wow, one real-life sex act with Vincent Gallo can really change a person, and not just in terms of their bacteria count.
Chloe’s already beginning to scale back on her wild child ways, starting with the last season of Big Love. “Although I have done nudity on the show, the other girls won’t do topless. I don’t want to be the show’s Samantha, like on Sex and the City–the only woman who’ll do nudity. So I refused to do any more and there was a lot of back-and-forth about it,” she revealed. Chloe Sevigny has always rocked the slutty librarian look. So now she’s just…what, a librarian? Ugh, remind us to bring a book. [Photo: Getty Images]
Most of the time, Chloe Sevigny skillfully keeps herself out of the limelight, choosing to spend most of her time stomping around the East Village in trendy Opening Ceremony clothing. But every now and then she dons a bikini or says something ridiculous that makes our hearts flutter over her vapidity. Today, friends, is one of those days.
In an interview with Esquire, Chloe reveals that even though she’s been working in film since her teens, she still doesn’t “have any concept about how money works.” Allow the Oscar-nominated actress to explain:
My first job was in sixth grade, sweeping the clay tennis courts at the yacht club near my house, which I was not a member of. Always had to pay my own rent. But I don’t really have any concept of how money works. I don’t know how much things cost. Like a BMW. Or a quart of milk. It’s embarrassing. My brother, when he was a commodities trader, would bring me the pamphlets you bring home to your children, like, “Daddy trades orange juice.”
Here’s a simple explanation for the clueless actress: You get paid a lot of money to do mediocre work in movies. Get it? [Photo: WireImage]
Behold: the darling of indie films, Vincent Gallo‘s career, and the East Village, Chloe Sevigny, forgoing her usual Opening Ceremony threads for well, a good ol’ American bikini. Who knew Chloe was so normal? Granted, she did grace Miami Beach one day in a bikini top and high-waisted jean shorts that Donna Martin surely rocked on an episode of 90210. But without all the trendy clothes, she’s just a dripping wet American girl, and that’s really hot. [Photo: Splash News Online]