While the women may have held their own in the best-dressed department at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, the men were a class apart. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, you certainly couldn’t ignore them. Case in point, Usher, whose electric cyan suit would’ve looked clownish on anyone else but him. Or LMFAO who strode around in their usual neanderthal style picks. The rest of the men were a lot more sedate in their choices. There was a fedora here and there — on Gavin DeGraw who looked like a ’40s gangster in his suit. Or Wiz Khalifa who paired his with a waistcoat, low-rise jeans and Amber Rose.
We spotted a bow-tie on Modern Family‘s Ty Burell, over a plaid shirt. Also wearing checks was Eric Benet, who picked the pattern for his suit. Justin Bieber kept it contemporary and youthful with a pair of cool kicks. Also contemporary, but in a completely different direction was the very fashionable Robin Thicke. All in all, we approve of how the men made sure the carpet was sartorially diverse. If only this could happen all the time. We have 12 picks in the gallery below, and they’re all your favorite male celebrities, so click away and enjoy!
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John Legend and lady love Chrissy Teigen are about to make beautiful, seductive music together … forever. Kicking off the yearly surge of engagements that flow like waterfalls from December 25 deep into January, the singer’s rep, Cindi Berger, reported to People, “John Legend and his girlfriend, model Chrissy Teigen, got engaged over the holidays while vacationing in the Maldives.” Of course they did; you know John Legend isn’t about to pop the question in a Taco Bell drive-thru.
No future details are available about how the “Save Room” crooner proposed to his girlfriend of three years, but we’re 96 percent sure it involved a billowing silk shirt, a half bottle of shiraz and some light sprawling across the top of a white baby grand piano. Congratulations to the insanely gorgeous couple!
John Legend: always a smooth singer, allegedly a smooth criminal. Reportedly the “Save Room” singer just got slapped with a law suit, courtesy of a songwriter accusing Legend of stealing his tune. John Legend’s song stealing debacle comes at the hands of performer Anthony Stokes, who claims that he gave his demo to Legend in 2004, but failed to get any follow-up. Cut to 2006, when Legend released a similar sounding song. Are we to believe that there are only so many bittersweet romantic ballads circulating in the universe, or is this something more sinister?
Stokes now claims that Legend’s song “Maxine’s Interlude” is clearly based on his tune “Where Are You Now?”; Stokes is seeking damages, as well as attempting to block the sale of Legend’s song. No! Then how will babies get made?!?! TMZ has the two songs side-by-side for comparison, if you want to make your own judgment. Personally we think it could go one way or the other, just as long as either way ends with someone drinking champagne in a heart-shaped Jacuzzi.
The Samsung Hope for the Children Gala, held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York, was a star-studded affair. Plenty of celebrities showed up to lend their support for the cause including Demi Moore who looked lovely in a Louis Vuitton dress and sexy, strappy Jimmy Choo heels. Giving her a run for her money (and winning) was Jennifer Lopez is an amazing fuchsia Temperley London number. Selita Ebanks was working her gown too, but we’re not feeling that new blond short ‘do on her. She beamed happily with Jason Mraz and Estelle at cocktails, so she’s okay with it! Also seen were John Legend, Padma Lakshmi, Marc Anthony who posed alongside his diva wife, and Kevin Jonas with his better half, Danielle Deleasa. Take a look at all the pictures in the gallery below.
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There’s a reason why Donald Trump looks so glum in this picture, while John Legend and girlfriend Chrissy Teigen look like they’re having a ball. Celebrities flocked to Washington D.C on Saturday for the White House Correspondent’s Association dinner and as usual the glam factor was pretty high. But the best part of the evening was that Trump was trumped by President Barack Obama and later, by Seth Meyers, who made some pointed jokes at The Donald’s expense in response to the “birther” debate.
Obama cracked some big ones like, “I know he’s taken some flack lately, but no one is prouder to put this birth certificate issue to rest than Donald, and that’s because he can get back to the issues that matter, like, did we fake the moon landing? What really happened in Roswell? And where are Biggie and Tupac?” Meyers rubbed it in even further with jibes like, “Donald Trump often appears on Fox, which is ironic, because a fox often appears on Donald Trump’s head.” Ouch. Donald’s massive ego must’ve taken an even more massive beating!
Now you see why Trump looks dyspeptic, right? But even he can’t deny that the dinner was an amazing success. The ladies looked gorgeous in full-length gowns (except Michelle Trachtenberg who needs to take it easy on the goth lipstick). Mila Kunis, Anna Paquin, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson and a very pregnant Alyssa Milano hit it out of the ball park. Paula Abdul looked pretty fantastic too—surprise surprise. The men repp’d it with the likes of Ian Somerhalder, Chris Colfer and Chace Crawford looking sharp in their suits. This also happens to be the night Scarlett Johansson and Sean Penn made their hand-holding public. Page Six reports that Scarlett and Sean were all over each other at dinner with a source revealing, “She plopped down in his lap, and they were kissing.” We may not have pictures of their make-out sesh, but we do have plenty of the rest of the stars in all their finery. Check them out in our gallery below.
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We always imagined it would take a house fire to make even-keeled musician John Legend do so much as coolly saunter to the door, but it looks like questions about Barack Obama‘s nation of origin have him in a rage. In fact, John Legend called Donald Trump racist at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Annual Gala Thursday night. “He needs to stop saying that racist bulls–t birther s–t,” Legend said to New York Mag, putting the reality-show host on blast. “Quote me please. He should be ashamed of himself. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s awful, really.” Considering you could usually run over his foot with a steamroller and he’d just raise one eyebrow really slowly, Legend must be truly livid.
The musician is of course talking about Donald Trump’s birther argument; the entrepreneur has publicly cast doubt on the fact that President Obama is a native U.S. citizen, as part of his reported bid for the Republican presidential nomination. “Everybody that even gives a hint of being a birther Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ even a little bit of a hint, like, gee, you know, maybe, just maybe this much of a chance, they label them as an idiot. Let me tell you, I’m a really smart guy,” Trump said in an interview with ABC News. Bill Cosby slammed Trump as well on yesterday’s Today Show. “Oh please with Donald Trump,” Cosby admonished. “The only thing he’s running is his mouth.” When even Dr. Huxtable has turned against you, you know you need to check yourself before wreck your entire presidential campaign.
The 26th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony happened last night at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. Eight artists were honored, including Alice Cooper, who was inducted by Rob Zombie. Cooper made it an unforgettable night for everyone else as well as himself! He made a dramatic entrance wearing a blood splattered shirt, and a boa constrictor draped around his shoulder. We’re exceedingly glad to report that the snake did not get hungry, and all eight honorees and members of the audience are in one piece! Paul Simon inducted the Neil Diamond in, John Legend did the honors for Dr John, while Elton John inducted Leon Russell, making it quite a show. Congratulations! [Photos: Getty Images]
Sunday night, the NBA All-Star game court-side at the Staples Center in L.A was studded with celebrities. Rihanna put on a raunchy show singing a medley of her hits with guest performers Drake and Kanye West. She spent the rest of the game chilling with one very happy Justin Bieber while Lenny Kravitz sat one space away. It was also Rihanna’s birthday yesterday so can we please have a chorus of Happy Birthday RiRi!
Right by the Biebs and a flame haired Rih’, were superstar couple Jay-Z and a gorgeous Beyonce, who had the sexiest pair of crystal Christian Louboutin skyscraper pumps on. They looked super-relaxed while chowing down on nachos, so screw the rumors that Jay-and-Bey are separating. They weren’t the only ones snacking while watching the game. Rick Fox and Eliza Dushku chowed down too. Ellen Pompeo and her husband Chris Ivery were watching from the crowds as well. What? No court-side tickets, guys?
Also, in one of the oddest seating arrangements ever, Lil Wayne was sitting next to Maria Shriver, who were a couple of seats away from John Legend and girlfriend-supermodel Chrissy Teigen. The Chicago Bulls mascot , Benny the Bull, got lucky, getting Teigen to sit on his lap while Legend took pictures. Looking far more serious were P Diddy and Nick Cannon who sat together. Shriver wasn’t around without her husband, in case you’re wondering. Arnold Schwarzenegger was around chatting with Gene Simmons.
For more photographs of celebrities catching the game, check out our gallery below. [Photos: Splash News Online/ Getty Images]
It’s that time of the year already! The 53rd annual Grammy nominations (for 2011) were announced last night and it’s safe to say that Eminem made a clean sweep popping up in 10 categories. Love the Way you Lie is up for Song and Record of the Tear while Recovery has received nominations for Album and Rap Album of the Year. Just for a quick memory jog, remember who was a big winner at last year’s Grammys? Beyonce!
Other big nominees this year include Bruno Mars with seven nominations, and Jay-Z, Lady Gaga and Lady Antebellum with six each. John Legend and B.o.B follow closely with five. Katy Perry, who’s performing for VH1 Divas Salute the Troops (Sunday, Dec. 5, at 9/8c), scored four nominations, including one for Album of the Year for Teenage Dream.
What’s your take on the nominees this year? Did anyone get left out? How many categories will Eminem win? Will Cee Lo get Song of the Year for the genius F— You? Will Gaga’s Fame Monster kick out the other monster albums? Will Justin Bieber get Best New Artist (we love Biebs, but our vote goes to Florence and the Machine).
Check out the complete list of nominees after the jump. (Photo: Getty Images)
It’s hard to imagine a better theme song for the Jersey Shore than what it has right now — “Get Crazy” by Party Rock duo LMFAO. But when six-time Grammy winner John Legend and ?uestlove, the most iconic drummer in hip-hop history, offer to write the song for Snooki’s inevitable break-out show, then MTV should pay attention, no? Watch the clip to find out what Snooki’s song will sound like and see the John Legend/?uestlove interview in its entirety at our sister site BestWeekEver.tv.