We have a feeling that unlike the buttoned up and glamorous stars at the Oscars — who continue quite properly to the Vanity Fair afterparty — the TV actors who attend the Emmys can’t freaking wait until after the telecast is over, so they can let loose and act more like themselves. And for proof, we need look no further than the hilarious photos taken last night. From the presenters’ gifting suite, where Glenn Close killed us with the above bikini cut-out, to the winners step-and-repeat, where Louis C.K. turned his Emmys into action figures, to the various afterparties, stars could not stop hamming it up. We had to be judicious and not make half of this gallery pictures of Julie Bowen having the time of her life, but trust us, the two you’ll see below are perfect representations. And you know how actors and musicians laugh at regular people’s notions that all famous people know each other? They’re lying. They really are all the best of friends. We can just tell.
The color yellow didn’t do too well on the Emmys carpet, but how did its citrus counterpart, orange, fare? Not too good, either, sadly. There were a few exceptions, though. Ginnifer Goodwin and Padma Lakshmi‘s gorgeous tangerine gowns — both by Monique Lhuillier — landed them on the best-dressed list for the night. Cat Deely worked it in a one-shouldered dramatic gown that looked like it may have been a Monique number as well. But that’s as far as the awesome orange went. A few came close. Nancy O’Dell‘s two-toned gown may have worked had it not been for that stip of cream shoulder strap and her distracting earrings. Gretchen Mol‘s gown started okay at the top but draped listlessly on her body. Her orange bag and heels made the whole thing too matchy-matchy as well. Jessica Lange — how we love you. We just wish your gown fit better! Have a look — along with all the other orange gowns — in our gallery below.
But they were, by no means, not the only stars who came to the presentation. Fellow The X Factor judges Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid were also there. A ton of the Glee cast showed up as well. Lea Michele led the way in a lovely, delicate Pucci dress with Casadei shoes and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.Naya Rivera wore the one mullet dress we’ve ever liked, a Lublu number that she paired with Giuseppe Zanotti shoes. Jenna Ushkowitz wore a summery Rebecca Minkoff design, completing the trio of ladies from the show. Cory Monteith, Chris Colfer and Darren Criss represented the show’s dudes. New Girl star Zooey Deschanel was also there in a Carven dress and Miu Miu heels, as was her co-star Hannah Simone. And surprise surprise, a casually dressed Mila Kunis came for the event as well. Take a look at all of them, in the gallery below.
The star of the show was Dita von Teese, who killed it in a scarlet Zac Posen gown. Camila Alves came a close second looking statuesque in Kaufman Franco column — but then again, she is a model!Ã‚Â Suzanne Somers wore a flirty flounced Ina Soltani number, and we have to say, she looked pretty damn great too. A chestnut haired Denise Richards looked gorgeous in Matthew Williamson, while Patti LaBelle shut it down in a dramatic Zang Toi creation. Take a look at the gallery below to see the likes of Audrina Patridge, Eve, Natasha Bedingfield and more, including a very pregnant Laila Ali in A Pea in the Pod, Ã‚Â rock the runway.
Hey, America! You know what you really, really need? Another British TV host! Yes! We’ve been thinking over here in the UK that what you have been missing is another unfamiliar accent chirping out of your TVs and taking another one of the top jobs that doesn’t already belong to Ryan Seacrest.
“I am currently in talks with the American TV network ABC but things are only in the planning stage at the minute. It will be my own show, which may last for about six weeks,” he said. America, lock up your daughters. [Photo: WireImage]
As if the “special relationship” between the US and the UK wasn’t precious enough, now we in Britain can’t stop gifting you our TV presenters. You’ve already turned Cat Deeley from a tomboy-ish host of quirky kids shows into a glossy prime time hottie, and cool-as-anything Alexa Chung is about to start hosting a new MTV show from NYC. And now Myleene Klass is about to host the new series of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! starting on June 1 on NBC.
So who is this Myleene, eh? Here’s a quick rundown of MK 101: she first came to fame in the UK as one of the winners of reality show Popstars 2001, forming a band called Hear’Say who had huge, brief success before predictably imploding. Classically-trained musician Myleene then tried her hand at a few things, notably kids show presenting, before reinventing herself on the UK version of I’m A Celebrity in 2006 (get the connection there?) She’s now a one-woman powerhouse, combining presenting on radio and TV, music, designing her own kids fashion range (she’s got a toddler daughter called Ava), and modeling. [Photo: Splash News Online]
Americans give the English Barack Obama (for a couple days, at least), and the English are giving us another TV presenter to take over the schedules just like Cat Deeley. Currently the darling of the stylish London party scene (she’s mates with Kelly Osbourne, the Geldof girls andLily Allen amongst others), Alexa Chung has presented countless music and fashion-based TV shows and has been heralded by the style press in London as the coolest girl going. Which she kind of is. And she’s headed to Brooklyn (of course).
“Alexa has been offered a big show over there so she’s heading off this summer. She’s picked out an apartment really near to Daisy Lowe‘s in trendy Williamsburg in Brooklyn, close to where Peaches Geldof moved last year,” says a source.Ã‚Â Agyness watch out – let the hipster-off begin!
Continuing her threat to never leave the UK, Paris Hilton was on primetime TV last night, presenting a gong at the National Television Awards ceremony. And dear GOD, we hope she doesn’t repeat the horror. Wearing a lovely sparkly dress, all was well until she opened her mouth and tried to speak naturally.
“London’s my favourite city in the whole world. I’ve been here for the past couple of months finding my British best friend, so I’ll probably be on this stage next year accepting an award,” she said, to universal sniggers and open-mouthed disbelief.
Stiff as an ironing board, she then posed awkwardly while trying to read out a list of programs she’d clearly never heard of. Nice effort, love, but we can’t see Cat Deeley worrying about the competition just yet.