If this is Leona Lewis‘ new shtick, we’re not digging it. The singer sported a not-quite-skin-tone midriff topped with a giant yellow bow over her breasts at Essence‘s 2nd Annual Black Women In Music Reception in LA last night. We’d assume she was trying to compete with the wacky fashion sense of pompadoured honoree Janelle Monae, but she showed up at the premiere of Justin Bieber: Never Say Never wearing a similar top shaped like a pair of lips the day before. We wouldn’t be shocked if Lewis’ many handlers decided she needed an edgier, more “fun” fashion reputation to compete with Katy Perry and Rihanna’s edgy outfits, but her tops seem just silly, if not wildly inappropriate—boob lips to the kid-filled premiere of a Justin Bieber movie?
Get a closer look at her top in the gallery below. Are you feeling this new look for Leona? We can only imagine what she might have in mind for the Grammys.
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Good news for the Bieb: unlike the sad New York screening of Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, bigger stars than Stephen Baldwin actually turned up, with Will Smith, Judd Apatow, Usher, Jane Lynch, Melanie Brown and other parents bringing their kids along to the 3D documentary/concert film. But how do you explain the celebs without cute little ones who came? Ok, Selena Gomez is Bieber’s “secret” girlfriend, and Perez Hilton (looking creepy in a Britney Spears t-shirt) doesn’t have anything better to do, but Whitney Port? Will.I.Am? Chris Brown? Even weirder was that Miley Cyrus wore more clothes than necessary (did she forget to take off her bathrobe?), while Leona Lewis decided to show off her mid-riff under a completely inappropriate lip-shaped top. There are children present, Leona! Cover up!
See photos of Bieber rocking a purple tux with tails, plus the families and the freaks, in the gallery below.
VH1 Divas Jennifer Hudson and Leona Lewis have been confirmed as artists on the upcoming Sex and the City 2 soundtrack. The news comes as a relief to all of us who suffered through Fergie‘s atrocious “Labels or Love,” which was the title track on the movie’s first soundtrack. You remember – it was that nauseating jam that mixed the show’s opening theme music with designer references and a beat a 6 year old produced on Garage Band. It was so bad it probably made Carrie cringe.
The soundtrack will also included a new T-Pain produced Cee-Lo track (auto-tune it up, please!) and two covers: Alicia Keys doing “Rapture” by Blondie and Liza Minelli busting out her version of Beyonce‘s “Single Ladies.” Yes you heard that right: Liza wants you to put a ring on it. Even if the movie stinks, it’s producing what will surely be the greatest cover of all time.
We thought Leona Lewis‘ black beret and vintage-looking ensemble was striking when she wore it to the ELLE Style awards this weekend, which is why we thought for a quick minute that Tyra Banks was trying to rip off her look.
Ty-Ty went a little old-school glam as well when she showed up on the red carpet for the CW “It’s A Reality” television event in New York last night, and for a second we thought she opted for a beret, too…until we realized it was just her hair. Both women look chic, but we’re going to to give this one to Leona purely because she’s inspiring us to jet off to Paris for the weekend (in our film noir fantasy world). [Photos: Getty Images]
Elizabeth Hurley reaffirmed her lack of modesty at last night’s Love Ball, wearing a sheer sari that only hid one of her nipples from the countless cameras. The outrageous affair, part of London’s Fashion Week, hit an absurd peak when a fire alarm forced the attendees—including Kate Moss and Leona Lewis—to stand outside for an hour and a half. Though the dry ice machines were blamed for the scare, we can’t help but wonder if someone just wanted to make Liz stand out in the cold. Enjoy the festivities through the gallery below.
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Tacking the word “awkward” to any sentence about Kristen Stewart almost feels redundant by now, but the Twilight star looked less than confident in her art deco mini-dress at last night’s Elle Style Awards in London. Maybe she knew (seemingly) confessed boyfriend Robert Pattinson was bawling and boozing at home, wishing that the fear of a Twi-Hard uprising didn’t keep him from shouting his love from the rooftops and guarding her on the carpet, not unlike how Edward protects Bella in the Pacific Northwest. Hey, it’s a possibility.
Also attending were stars like Kylie Minogue, Claire Danes, Carey Mulligan, Colin Firth, Agyness Deyn, Leona Lewis and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. See what they wore in the gallery below.
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Today our great country was kind enough to ship two of our nuttiest celebrities – Lady Gaga and Courtney Love – across the pond to join the bizarre fashion parade led by Lily Allen and Leona Lewis at the Brit Awards. Wearing what we hope is a wig, Allen looked matronly donning a dickey made of fabric that’d be better suited for a sofa. Lewis was out-of-her-league edgy in a slick silver number with an artsy, oversized shoulder. A vacant-eyed Courtney Love roamed the red carpet in what would have been a pretty dress, had she not paired it with part of a dress shirt embroidered with nude women, and crafty floral necklace. Sigh.
Not to be outdone, Gaga honored deceased designer and friend Alexander McQueen in a triple-tiered white gown, complete with a Marie Antoinette-inspired updo. In the last couple days, Gaga reportedly revamped her entire Brit Awards performance to pay tribute to McQueen with more somber, slow versions of her songs. [Photos: Getty Images]
More shots from the Brit Awards below.
No good deed goes unpunished. Susan Boyle was returning home last night when she reportedly encountered a young man inside her council house in Blackburn, Scotland. “The owner was very distressed to find someone had been within her home,” said local police. “And we are keen to speak to anyone who can assist with our investigations.” A 16-year-old was detained in connection with the trespassing, but released without charge. “I’m fine. It’s in the hands of the police now,” she told fans outside her home this morning.
Ironically, Boyle had just flown back from London, where she recorded her vocal for Simon Cowell‘s charity single for Haitian relief, a cover of R.E.M.‘s “Everybody Hurts” (a peculiar choice, considering the song’s subject is teenage depression—is Simon worried Haiti will kill itself?). Among the other stars joining Boyle on the track are Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus, Bon Jovi, Robbie Williams, Mika, Leona Lewis, Take That and Rod Stewart—whose presence reportedly made Boyle “shy“ at the recording. D’ya still think he’s sexy, Susan?
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Zoe Saldana, attending the premiere of Avatar in Hollywood, did her best to make up for the lack of actual skin we see from her in the big-budget CGI epic. Co-stars Sam Worthington, Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver and Giovanni Ribisi also hit the red (or rather, blue) carpet, along with closing credits siren Leona Lewis and countless well-wishers like Audrina Patridge, Bill Paxton and Virginia Madsen. While it’s too soon to tell if direct James Cameron’s post-Titanic gamble will pay off, the film’s good buzz—including nine Critics’ Choice Movie Award nominations—more than suggests it might.
See who else showed up to get their first look at one of the most anticipated movies of the year in the gallery below.
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