Frills, lengthy trains, and visible nipples might get the most attention during major award shows, but that’s not to say that men are off the hook when it comes to red carpet expectations. With an array of choices–bow tie or straight neck? Cumberbund or vest?–male attendees, and the females who dare don a tux themselves, are just as capable of making a fashion faux pas. Even those showered in praise from the Academy! They’ve had weeks to prepare for this moment, and yet…
Though noticably short on rock stars (Rob Thomas may pass for Steve Perry, but Joel Madden does not pass for Bruce Springsteen), Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie assembled an impressive array of talent for their 25th anniversary re-recording of “We Are The World” Monday night. Among those appearing on the single to benefit Haitian relief efforts are Akon, Will.I.Am, Beach Boys Brian Wilson and Al Jardine, Tony Bennett, Justin Bieber, Toni Braxton, Miley Cyrus, Celine Dion, Jamie Foxx, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Groban, Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson, Keri Hilson, Jennifer Hudson, Enriquie Iglesias, Wyclef Jean, the Jonas Brothers, Kid Cudi, Gladys Knight, LL Cool J, Katharine McPhee, Jason Mraz, Pink, Carlos Santana, Nicole Scherzinger, Snoop Dogg, Jordin Sparks, Barbra Streisand, Usher and Kanye West, who was undoubtedly on his best behavior after that Hope For Haiti snub.
While Lil Wayne has revealed he covered Bob Dylan’s vocal, the full singing order has yet to be revealed (we’re pretty sure Vince Vaughn redid Dan Ackroyd‘s part, though). Check out photos from the recording, which was shot in 3-D for release later this month, in the gallery below.
There was no shortage of red leather, single gloves, and shoulder pads at the BET Awards last night. From the red carpet to the stage, everyone from host Jamie Foxx to Ciara to Lil Wayne honored the trademark style of Michael Jackson.
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