We’re guessing “summer vacation” means something different when mom and dad can whip you off to St. Tropez or Maui any time of year, but it still means something for celebrity kids, judging from the fun pics we’ve seen. School’s out, mom and dad take you to the park, the beach, the yacht, the private jet, and you get to play all you want. For some little ones, like Jessica Simpson’s daughter Maxwell or Hilary Duff’s son Luca, everything about summer must be new and fun, and the paparazzi don’t have anything on mom’s need to capture their every move. Jennifer Hudson’s and Gwen Stefani’s sons had to squeeze their fun in with their parents’ busy work schedules. Kids like Matilda Ledger and Sean Federline got to spend some quality time with their moms’ significant others. And we’re happy to see that even the children of newly split parents, like Suri Cruise, and Heidi Klum and Seal’s brood, were able to enjoy some carefree moments in the sun.
One thing’s for certain: Whatever these famous offspring were doing for the past three months, it was way more fabulous than our own summer pastimes. See for yourself…
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If there’s one trend we’ve been spotting taking over red carpets in 2012 alone, it’s been the juicy summer brights look. We’ve been happy to see every shade of orange and yellow seep onto a variety of silhouettes over the year, from the very start of January. The Oscars, the Met Ball, the Golden Globes and the big premieres — hello, The Hunger Games — all had these shades represented by actresses who are not afraid to embrace the bright side. The Met Ball alone really took care of this huge trend with a number of actresses choosing orange like Kristen Bell and Emma Roberts. Solange Knowles and January Jones really took care of the yellow spectrum. Some celebrities have been more courageous than others, wearing brights on numerous occasions. Like, Viola Davis, Nicole Richie and Elizabeth Banks. Each of those lovely ladies is represented in our exhaustive gallery of 25 pictures below. This collection comprises our favorite looks — all worn this year, from January onwards — which are all either orange or yellow, keeping the trend in mind. You’ll also see where exactly they were worn, in case you want to do a little digging on your own. Knock yourselves out on these punchy shades and tell us whose design you liked best!
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The 2012 BET Awards happened last night at the Shrine Auditorium in L.A, and as always, we’re here to give you the red carpet report. The fashion represented is a bit puzzling. Most of the ladies almost got it right. They were so close! Like Tatyana Ali, for instance. Her yellow-and-black ensemble would have been terrific on her, had it not been for that aggressive, vinyl-looking peplum. Or Taraji P. Henson, whose aqua colored dress was lovely, but the sparkly neckline made it look like she had fish scales. It’s hard to make Selita Ebanks look bad — her Falguni & Peacock dress was a knockout, but the sheer skirt made it look like her underpants were on display. Same with Kerry Washington. She always looks so elegant, but her nude, strapless Altuzzara top made us feel like she had forgotten to put something on, on top of her basque, and just ended up going out in her J. Mendel skirt. The bustier looks underwired within an inch of its life.
We also are ho-hum about Michelle Williams — of ex-Destiny’s Child fame. Nice lace dress, but reminiscent of a nightgown, much? Not fans of jumpsuits, either, and La La Vasquez‘s version didn’t fill us with joy. And why did LaurieAnn Gibson look like she had a onesie on? You catch our drift, right? This entire red carpet had some good picks, but each was undermined by some crazy detailing. Does that make it crazy good, or just plain crazy? You decide. Have a look at our gallery that has more looks including Willow Smith‘s, Chaka Khan‘s and Regina King‘s.
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There’s one 11-year-old that keeps turning heads because of her free spirit, mega superstar parents and her newfound celebrity. Unfortunately, the attention isn’t always good for Willow Smith. Over the weekend she posted a picture to her Instagram account showing off, wait for it, a tongue ring. After 699 comments–some of concern others of admiration– according to various sources, Willow said the tongue ring is fake. Phew. We’re all about self expression for children, but a tongue ring may have pushed the envelope a bit too much. Read more…
Jada Pinkett Smith seems to be taking rumors of a split from Will Smith in stride, chalking it up to the predictable cycle of celebrity gossip. “Every year, one celebrity couple is under the microscope. This year, unluckily, it’s us! I almost want to say that we should have been expecting it,” she told French magazine Gala (via the Sydney Morning Herald).
She and Will are “waiting peacefully for the storm to blow over,” she said. Which is kind of the opposite of what we would do if we were in her shoes. We’d be PDA-ing with Will all over the damn place. That’s probably just one of the reasons why she’s married to him and we’re not.
One of the many things that reminds us about just how old we’re getting, is how we struggle to keep up with 11-year-old Willow Smith’s continuing hair experiments. Do we even remember what we were doing when we were 11? Memory blank. Too far away. All we know is we probably weren’t shaving our hair off. We don’t remember coloring our hair green ever, either. We still haven’t! But that’s what makes Willow so cool. She’s just a kid, who looks fairly happy, experimenting with her look. And we happen to think her parents are pretty cool too. So if Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith think it’s A-OK for their daughter to shave her hair off, or (most recently) color her hair green, we aren’t going to say a word. Besides, when you take a look at Willow’s instagram page, you’ll see just how normal she looks, green hair included.
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There’s not much hair left to whip now. None of it, in fact. Willow Smith posted this photograph on her WhoSay account yesterday, and she’s as bald as bald can be. No words, just a picture that says it all. Do you like Willow’s new look? It doesn’t really matter either way, because she’s just 11 years old. It’ll grow back soon enough. Also, we need a new song from her, so maybe this experience will inspire one.
And if you’re missing her fierce locks, here’s a little flashback to her awesome looks, from her whipping-back-and-forth days:
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Before we can say anything else, how about Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose getting frisky on the green carpet, huh? The 2011 BET Awards took place at the Shrine Auditorium in L.A last night and the duo looked quite happy wrapped around each other! We’re also loving the Dolce & Gabbana blazer and pants combination Alicia Keys wore to the event andÃ‚Â Kerry Washington has our vote with that acidic Michael Kors gown. We also totally expected Nicki Minaj to bring on some full-on cray-cray but it was a half-hearted commitment. We think she actually looked quite pretty in the textured pink dress-tight-boots outfit she was working.
If you want the list of winners, click here, but hint hint: Chris Brown and Busta Rhymes are in there. Also spotted were folks like Nelly, Ne-Yo, Mary J. Blige,Ã‚Â Jill Scott (love her) and the Smith kids — Jaden and Willow. Of course, Willow’s pal Justin Bieber was there too. Was there any ground breaking fashion? No, but everyone looked really comfortable which is quite a change! Having said that, we would like to forget all about Amber Rose’s shredded catsuit forever. Take a look at our gallery for all the action!
Thoughts of getting slimed at the Kids Choice Awards on Saturday in L.A. didn’t bother the likes of Kourtney Kardashian, Miley Cyrus or Selena Gomez. While Kourtney and Miley turned up in floor length gowns (Miss Cyrus’ even had a long train), Selena went cutesy in a white shorts-sheer top combo while posing with Cory Montieth. Nick Cannon went the white route as well, accessorizing with a pair of large white headphones.
Looking a tad more silly was Josh Duhamel who put on a purple bow tie that matched his shades. The Hilton sisters looked equally demure in shades of beige and white, and we can’t even describe what Willow Smith had on. Two words: gold lurex. Take a look at the list of Kids’s Choice Awards winners if you like, but we think looking at the photos in our gallery below will be a lot more fun! Taylor Momsen actually covered up… you can’t miss that. [Photos: Getty Images]
Apparently child prodigies are the new tiny dogs in Hollywood these days. First Usher took on Justin Bieber as his mentee, and now Lady Gaga has taken Willow Smith on as her new BFF. Pretty soon Paris Hilton will be toting around a couple of kid geniuses in her Birkin bag. Trends, amirite?
Jada Smith apparently told Bang Showbiz that a friendship with Gaga is just what her hair-whipping, money-making kid needs. “It’s funny. I love that she has her affinity for Lady GaGa and Lady GaGa has a lot of affinity for Willow. She has her relationships that I think are very good for her development.”
Er, okay Mom. We know that what’s strange to us boring old regulars is the norm for you Hollywood types. And hey – who are we to criticize adults befriending kids? It’s not like that’s resulted in weird, inappropriate relationships before. (Michael Jackson).
Willow is also following in Gaga’s fashionista footsteps. Says Jada: “Willow goes in my closet and tells me the things to get rid of that are old. So I pretty much listen to that.” Maybe Willow will tell mom to get rid of that old music career too.