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.
PETA has always had a love-hate relationships with celebrities. Some star studs like Justin Bieber have won the hearts of animal lovers by gracing PETA ads. Some celebs have even stripped down to step up for the cause of animal rights. However, there’s always those celebrities who blaze their own fur trail and send PETA in a hot rage likeÂ Kim KardashianÂ most recently did.
On the good side of the controversial organization are Pamela Anderson and Bob Harper, who recently teamed up with PETA to launch limited-edition U.S. postage stampsÂ featuring famous vegetarians. From Gandhi to Ellen DeGeneres, now your bills and birthday cards can all feature Hollywood’s top 20 herbivores. But without even buying any stamps (snail mail, what’s that?), you can peruse our eye-popping, yet informative list of celebs who made PETA’s It list and hit list, along with the famous offenders who’ve since changed their ways.
[Photos: PETA, ]
Go back to your solid gold penthouse in your skyscraper made of diamonds, Mary-Kate and Ashley, because there’s a new Olsen sister in town! Although not as renowned as her billionaire twin sisters, Elizabeth Olsen has also been acting since she was a tot. She had bit parts in The Adventures of Mary-Kate and Ashley VHS series, as well as a small role in the instant classic, How The West Was Fun. But while the twins developed their skills in the public eye, Elizabeth has been quietly honing her acting craft with years of study. And now it’s about to pay off, as the 22-year-old makes her starring debut in Martha Marcy May Marlene, which opens wide today! The film follows the adventure of a young girl who flees into the mountains to escape an abusive cult, and we hear it’s a tour de force. File this girl under “One to Keep an Eye On,” guys.
Not only does she have the acting chops, but she also inherited her fashionista sisters’ sense of red-carpet style. In fact, Elizabeth might turn out to be the most talked-about Olsen yet. In honor of her film’s release, we’ve assembled her top ten most fashionable looks in the gallery below. Enjoy!
[Photo: Getty Images]
Why can’t the world let Jaleel White be great? The man formerly known as Urkel complained to People today that he feels limited by his sitcom past. “I’m very versatile, but somehow I didn’t earn the tag of being called a versatile actor,” the former Family Matters star says. “I’m still chasing that one Vanity Fair tag that says, ‘This guy’s a versatile actor.’ I accept it. It’s fine. But for me, it’s like what do I have to do to get that [acknowledgment]?”
Luckily for White, those different and exciting roles could still be just around the corner! Your career doesn’t have to end when those highwaters get too tight to wear! Check out our gallery of sitcom kids, from Leo DiCaprio to Raven-Symone to Sarah Jessica Parker, who successfully made the transition from adorable youngsters to adult film and television stars. And heyÃ¢â‚¬Â¦don’t lose the faith, Jaleel.
The Olsen twins have always been profoundly interested in fashion (though sometimes it is extremely hard to tell), so it only makes sense they would want the rest of us to be as deeply invested as well. So deeply invested, in fact, that we would consider taking a homeowner’s loan to afford their new black leather croc backpack, available through their line The Row. How much does it cost to own such a life-changing bag? Somewhere between $35,000 and $39,000, depending on where it’s for sale. Did we mention that it has a drawstring? Did we mention that it’s ONE SINGLE BACKPACK?
New York’s Barney’s will be carrying the bags, and as their fashion director Amanda Brooks told Fashionista.com about the Olsens’ backpack, ‘I think if you were every going to spend $39,000 on a bag, that’s the bag you should buy because I think you’d wear it for a really long time. There’s enough design to make it interesting and beautiful but they truly are classic bags–and I think you also might be the only one who has it.” Apparently two of the bags have been pre-ordered, which means they won’t even be unique, you crazy rich socialites! If the Olsens made these bags as a hilarious prank, then bravo. If not…then these two are certifiable marketing geniuses.
[Photo: Getty Images]
From the earliest days in their joint role as Michelle Tanner on Full House, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen have been starlets with ‘tude. Though rarely seen on screen since their years in the TGIF line-up, the scrunchied, pouty-lipped duo made a killing on Full House syndication and their seemingly-hundreds of videos of capers and sleepovers, and the subsequent soundtracks and books. Remember “I Am The Cute One?”
These days the billionaire twins spend their time as businesswomen with a successful clothing line and while the Olsens often still coordinate outfits for events, gone are the days of clones in denim and hair bows.
Want to join us in celebrating the Olsen twins’ 25th birthday with 25 photos of the fashionistas growing up? You got it, dude! [Photos: Getty Images]
Let’s all do a resounding Happy (Belated) Birfday for Mr Kanye West! Mary-Kate Olsen was his present, if PerezHilton has his story right. The site reports that the rapper rang in his 34th year at the Submercer club in NYC on Wednesday night and wound up hooking up with Mary-Kate!
Both the sisters like their musicians, eh? Twin Ashley Olsen supposedly snagged Justin Timberlake on the friends with benefits train. We’re dying to know if these trysts actually happened but we have a strong feeling no one is actually going to admit to them. About Kanye and Mary-Kate, though. Both fashionistas. Both kinda weird. So, it does add up! But a word of advice to both dudes: do not mix them up! We still can’t tell them apart, so it’s tricky business.
[Photo: Getty Images]
Up In The Air‘s Anna Kendrick found a less than subtle way to say “remember me?” at last night’s Tribeca Film Festival opening, walking the red carpet in a dress that appeared to be falling off her body without ever quite hitting the floor. Not quite as, well, inviting were Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen. While Ashley’s trenchcoat and droopy dress matched the pair’s usual “style,” Mary-Kate’s orange pants and crimson coat took things to…you know, we’re at a loss to come up with a coherent metaphor to describe this outfit. Goth Woody Woodpecker? Beast-Man glam? If you’ve got any ideas, go wild in the comments box.
See more photos of Anna, the Olsens and other stars at the TFF’s opening night in the gallery below—and dig on Elton John‘s sharp shoes!
[Photos: Getty Images/Splash News Online]
Full House’s Danny Tanner will always be our ideal sitcom dad, but jokes about how Bob Saget diapered the Olsen Twins when they were infants is really damaging the fantasy. Praising Mary-Kate and Ashley as “incredibly loving and generous,” Bob then reminisces “The joke I have with them is that I diapered them. They were three months old and doing the show and I also had a baby and there was a time when I knew how to diaper them really quickly. Of course, I had permission.” We don’t care if he had written permission from President Ronald Reagan, this still makes us super uncomfortable. Meanwhile, we’re sure the Olsens are just thrilled that their TV dad is bragging about helping with their diaper rash.
When asked if minded that he’ll be remembered primarily for his signature dad role, Saget argued “I don’t know if that’s true. What happens if I explode on the street and they say it’s ‘American’s Funniest Death’? It could be the video show or it could be a new show.” Well…it’ll probably be that exploding thing, if that actually happens. Sure, we all loved ABC’s TGIF line-up, but being splattered with exploding-person parts would make some serious headlines. [Photo: Getty Images]