It wasn’t a groundbreaking red carpet at the 2012 American Country Awards — held last night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Vegas — but it certainly was a colorful one. Kristin Chenoweth made sure she stood out in an electric blue Rafael Cennamo gown with Jimmy Choo heels. Her Martin Katz earrings matched the gown, as well. Natasha Bedingfield chose bright green, with a floor-length gown that has a long, key-hole neckline that showed off plenty of cleavage. Carmen Electra may have been wearing white, but with that intricate bodice and that perfectly placed slit in the skirt, could you have missed her?
Carrie Underwood picked a sparkling peach flapper style mini-dress by Georges Chakra Couture dress with complementary fringed gold heels by Brian Atwood. Lindell jewlery, and a Daniel Swarovski clutch also were a part of the ensemble. Miranda Lambert was eye-catching, but for all the wrong reasons, in an ill-fitting, not very flattering black and silver Reem Acra dress and boring Giuseppe Zanotti Design shoes. Jacob & Co. jewels and a Judith Leiber clutch finished the outfit. LeAnn Rimes wore a figure-hugging but sombre, black Dolce & Gabbana dress with super hot Tom Ford shoes and large clutch, a Lori Rodkin ring and Shylee Rose earrings. Read more…
Nothing like a little hair experimentation to completely change your look. Three super famous ladies decided to shake things up in that department this week. First up we have the awesome Kelly Clarkson who was spotted running around London yesterday with a freshly blond ‘do with bangs, that you can see in the picture above and on the right. Do we like it on her? Yes, we do! The length of the haircut is great too and really suits her. On the left, we have Jewel who tweeted a photograph of her transformation into June Carter, who she is going to portray in a Lifetime biopic called The June Carter Cash Story. The film is going to be based on John Carter Cash‘s memoir “Anchored in Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash.” The singer’s message read, “Here I am as June in my trailer with her blue eyes and perfect teeth …” You have to admit she looks totally different and we’re hoping she sticks around as a brunette for a while.
While Kelly and Jewel’s color changes really shakes things up for them, they’re still kind of standard shades. Nicole Richie‘s new dye job is far more punk! She posted the image you can see above on the left, on her website, with a simple message that read, “Tickled Pink!” So different especially when compared to her regular honey-blond (on the right.) But if anyone can pull it off, it’s Nicole! We’re wondering is she’s going to keep the pink tips or try out something new again.
[Photos: Getty Images/ Twitter/ Nicole Richie]
Singer Jewel Kilcher and rodeo star Ty Murray have announced that they’re expecting their first child. Though the couple married in 2008 after a decade together, and have basically been trying to conceive since the nuptials (it’s not for nothing she released an album of children’s songs called Lullaby in 2009). “I have always been a workaholic, so I had to learn how to slow down and take care of myself in a different way,” she told People. Not that she’s stopping work—Jewel’s is working with ex-Idol judge Kara DioGuardi on the new singing competition show Going Platinum.
See photos of the happy couple in the gallery below.
[Photo: Getty Images]
It’s hard for us to hear any news about Kara DioGuardi without frowning. That’s because news about Kara DioGuardi means she, as a public figure, has not yet become obsolete. She was eaaaasily our least favorite American Idol judge, there was just something so smug about her comments and her be-glittered decolletÃƒÂ¡ge that rubbed us the wrong way. DioGuardi is back though, America! In 2011, she’ll be the judge of a new singer-songwriter show on Bravo called Going Platinum. And if Kara’s star power isn’t enough for you, the show will be hosted by Jewel! (All together now: “Who will hoo-ee-oost your show?”) And the contestants will all live together in a house! And have their lives taped. To find out what happens when people stop being polite, and start getting musical.
DioGuardi explains that the show is more creative and less performance-based than Idol, and says “I am happy to be a part of a show that helps up and coming songwriters pursue their dreams, while giving the public a look into the creative process.” And here we thought Bravo already found the world’s greatest songwriter in Countess Luann De Lesseps, whose song “Money Can’t Buy You Class” has been stuck in our heads for about a year now.
Many of our choices for Worst Dressed at tonight’s Primetime Emmy Awards will make us unpopular. Alas, a lovely personality does not always lend itself to the wisest red carpet styling.
Some of the evening’s most hideous frocks were draped on the stars we’d most like to grab coffee with – we’re looking at you Betty White, Christina Hendricks, and Mindy Kaling. While fashion risks were refreshing in a sea of mostly black, white, and navy gowns, January Jones and Anna Paquin looked more silly than chic. Here are tonight’s 13 worst offenses.
Did we miss any fashion flubs? Let us know in the comments.
Wedding days are typically joyous, public affairs, filled with friends, family and attention. But when you’re a celebrity, they can take on the air of a black-ops mission. With more secrecy and lies than the Bush administration, Beyonce and Jay-Z attempted to pull off their rooftop wedding with little notice — and kept their nuptials under wraps until the day of, when deliveries to Jay’s apartment piqued interest. Also under deep, deep cover: Ryan Reynolds locked down his status as Luckiest Bastard Ever when he married Scarlett Johansson in a sneaky ceremony in a remote part of Canada — the event was kept so quiet, that’s all we know about it! Even though Ellen Degeneres and Portia DiRossi televised their bliss, no one knew about it until the day it aired on her show, which is one way to get an exclusive. Another set of nuptials that went down with a minimum of public attention? Jewel and boyfriend of ten years Ty Murray, who married in the Bahamas this summer.
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