So much sparkle at the CMA Awards last night! The only person on this best-dressed list who broke the trend was Jennifer Nettles who was beautiful and baby-bumpin’ in a deep, chocolate brown column. Simple, elegant and so very flattering. Kellie Pickler rocked her shaved head in a pale blue flowing Pamella Roland gown, which had a princess train. She paired it with matching and Tacori earrings. We like the fact the fact that the hair is so punk and the gown is so feminine. Adds a nice contrast! Hayden Panettiere — appropriately starring in Nashville — wore a stunning seafoam green Charleston frock by Georges Chakra Couture water and paired it off with a sparkling emerald strappy heels and clutch combination. Unusual choice, but so eye-catching! Martina McBride wore a bronze Grecian overlay gown secured at the waist by a thin gold belt. It complemented her coloring beautifully. Last, but not least, was Taylor Swift who picked a very pretty Jenny Packham gown, which had red sequined flower embellishment scattered all over it, with Jimmy Choos and Neil Lane jewels. Very Taylor! But who was your very best-dressed on this short but sweet list?
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Country music stars were seriously out to play last night. The Academy of Country Music Awards took place in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and the hardware came out. We spotted some really beautiful gowns that looked positively Oscars worthy. Looking much like that coveted statuette was Miranda Lambert who rocked it in a Randi Rahm gold dress. On the softer side were Carrie Underwoodwearing a sheer draped Abed Mahfouz Couture gown, as well as Kimberly Perry who floated around in a princess-like soft gold dress. Extra points for the mussed hair!
Other stand outs for us were Laura Bell Bundy in a dramatic draped silver gown covered in sequins and Taylor Swift who was a tall drink of water in white J. Mendel. The gown itself had small cut-outs on the waist, which were a nice, minimal touch. The most unusual gown goes to Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland who wore a fabulous pink-coral gown, but with a yellow waistband. Who would have thought that would’ve looked as good as it did? We would have also thought that Hillary Scott‘s long black Emilio Pucci would’ve been a little too Morticia Adams for us, but it was jazzed up with a big buckle cinched at the waist. Apart from all the gowns, the one cocktail frock that made it to this list was Nicole Kidman who looked severe, but incredibly sexy in a black L’Wren Scott dress. Way to stand out! Take a look at all the photographs in the gallery below and let us know what you think?
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VH1 Divas Salute The Troops was chock-full of stellar performances, spectacular visuals (hello, synced fireworks!) and lots and lots of sex appeal. Keri Hilson‘s gyrating hips, Katy Perry‘s relentless curves and Grace Potter‘s soon-to-be legendary legs were responsible for bib-necessary droolage. We can’t even imagine how the Marines coped in person. Check out our top ten sexiest moments – even Nicki Minaj‘s cotton candy-esque wig made the cut! Yum! [Photos: Getty Images]
Update: Nicki Minaj will not be in the opening act, but will be performing a duet with Katy Perry and performing “Right Thru Me.”
We were able to snag some raw footage from VH1 Divas Salute the Troops while watching rehearsals last night at a military base in San Diego, and we’re happy to be able to give you this spoiler: The show will open with a hot rendition of the WWII-era megahit “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.” The number features Katy Perry, Keri Hilson, Nicki Minaj (although she’s not in this clip), and Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland.
This isn’t the first time that the iconic song has been revamped — En Vogue did a short R&B version in 1990 and Christina Aguilera‘s “Candyman” is a tribute to the Andrew Sisters, who first released the song in 1941. But after watching the VH1 Divas performers rehearsing, we’re convinced it’ll be the most mind-warping take on it yet!
We can’t give away too many details, but suffice it to say the opener will take viewers from an ultra close copy (think very sexy retro!) of the original to a beat-heavy version that makes Nicki Minaj’s rap style feel right at home. We can also say we’re 100 percent confident that the troops will eat this act up. These four Divalicious women, who’ll be shakin’ it in white and gold mesh corset dresses that barely reach their thighs, kill the song and look amazing while doing it. To see the full act in all of its glory, watch VH1 Divas Sunday, Dec. 5 at 9/8c and get updates while the show tapes tonight on TheFABlife’s twitter account. Big props to VH1 News’ Jason Zucker for shooting this, bootleg style!
Spoiler Alert #2: This won’t be the only unusual pop/rap hybrid in the show — stay tuned for a duet by MC Lyte and country band Sugarland.
Listen up all you Nashville cats, because today we salute country cutie and VH1 Divas performer Jennifer Nettles! The Sugarland lead singer has a lot to celebrate after her band’s latest album, The Incredible Machine, became a massive crossover hit. She was number one in the charts, but she’s also number one in our hearts with her red hot red carpet styles. You’ve seen her at the CMAs, you’ve seen her at the Grammys, now see her onÃ‚Â VH1 Divas Salute The Troops thisÃ‚Â Sunday, Dec. 5th at 9/8c! So let us get in the mood by counting down her top twenty hottest outfits. Can you feel the heat yet?
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20. Ace of Hearts
19. Five Layer Cake
18. Simple Stunner
17. Attic Ensembles
16. Good Jeans
15. Black Beauty
14. Geometric Shapes
13. Gunmetal Glam
12. Halter Hottie
11. Miss Coralista
10. Caramel Delight
9. Taupe Tease
8. Tangled Rose
7. Red Delicious
6. Gladiator Girl
5. MoroccanÃ‚Â Marvel
4. A Night On The Town
3. Leather Luxe
2. Barely There
1. Sexy Silhouette
Some of the biggest stars of music and movies showed up at the annual Country Music Awards last night in Nashville. Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts and some of the usual country crowd strutted their stuff across the red carpet, as well A-Listers Gwyneth Paltrow and Nicole Kidman. Something for everyone! There were actors and singers, T-shirts and gowns, good taste and bad taste. For every amazing ensemble, there was one outfit that clearly came from outer space. Check out the fashion do’s and don’ts below!
What We Loved:
5. Magnificent Magenta: Miranda Lambert
4. Fabulous Flapper: Leann Rimes
3. Holy Slit! Gwyneth Paltrow
2. Belt It Out: Laura Bell Bundy
1. Red Means Go: Taylor Swift
What We Didn’t Love
5. The Anti-Formal Attire: Kid Rock
4. Lounge Lizard: Rascal Flatts
3. Doily Disaster: Nicole Kidman
2. In The Flesh: Deborah Allen
1. Vanishing Tu-Tu: Jennifer Nettles
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