by (@JordanRuntagh)

Elle Salutes Unsung Hollywood A-List Actresses


The Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills had more stars than a Scientology recruitment meeting last night as Elle Magazine held its 17th annual Women In Hollywood tribute dinner. The gala provided a chance to honor the tinsel-town mega-celebs whose work largely goes unrecognized (not). Among the honorees were Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, Hilary Swank, Diane Keaton, Jodie Foster, Sofia Coppola, Kerry Washington and Diane Kruger; only six of whom have won Oscars.

Paltrow was arguably the one showered with the most praise, as friend and Proof costar Jake Gyllenhaal presented her award. “She is not a mere mortal like the rest of us,” he gushed, “She is an internet-savvy, award-winning, lifestyle guru, making all of us look lazy.” For real, this is what he said. We expected Jake to then unveil a three-hundred foot portrait of the actress and order the crowd to convert to Paltrow-ism. But he didn’t. This time.

Action legend Harrison Ford was overwhelmed with the star-power in attendance. “This event came to be back in the days when they said, ‘There were no good parts for women’ and ‘Women aren’t highly regarded,'” he told the Associated Press. “Now women run Hollywood. Absolutely run Hollywood. And I’m glad.”

Check out the glitz, glam, and Hollywood goddesses and gurus in the gallery below!

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Guys, Diane Kruger Almost Ran Over Sharon Stone On A Segway


There are a lot of choice quotes from the interview with Diane Kruger in this month’s issue of Allure, but our favorite by far is the story about the time Kruger almost ran over Sharon Stone with a Segway. And we dug up the photos to prove it. Kruger explains that the incident occurred at a charity auction last year. She says:

“I was at this auction last year for amfAR — a foundation for AIDS research — and Sharon Stone was hosting. Josh [Jackson] and I were supposed to auction off a Segway. And for some reason I decided to get on it, wearing really high heels. I was totally off balance, and … I nearly killed Sharon Stone. I’m not kidding. I ran over the train of her dress, and she stumbled and almost fell off the stage. Josh had to pull me off. I could see the headlines: Diane Kruger kills Sharon Stone.”

The story is hilarious enough without the pictures, but seeing Kruger get pulled off an out of control Segway is priceless. Of course it wouldn’t have been funny if Stone was injured (or killed) but it would prove that she and her loved ones find original ways to injure themselves – remember when her ex-husband Phil Bronstein‘s foot was bitten by a Komodo dragon?

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Style And Lawn Bowling Abound At Lagerfeld Party


If ever there was an instance of “Stars! They are definitely NOT like us!” this would be it. Karl Lagerfeld threw a garden party this weekend in St. Tropez and all of his beautiful model-type friends came out for it. Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson were there, as were Karolina Kurkova and Vanessa Paradis (known to jealous types as the woman who has her claws in Johnny Depp).

These celebs look stylish, cool and sporty  (because what’s a party without lawn bowling?) and proved once again that we just don’t have what it takes rock a fedora hat. These guys definitely do, however.

[Photos: Getty Images]

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Diane Kruger + Joshua Jackson = Perfection

SPL173917_009We’ve been obsessed with Diane Kruger ever since Inglourious Basterds, but we love her even more now after seeing these shots of her walking around New York with boyfriend Joshua Jackson. The pair look adorable and totally in love, not to mention the fact that Kruger looks equally enchanted by her ice cream cone. Why can’t we make Ben and Jerry’s look this chic?

[Photos: Splash News Online]

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Critics’ Choice Movie Awards: Top 10 Hottest Red Carpet Looks


There were a lot of hot looks at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards and it was no easy task narrowing down the best of the best. Still, we managed to wade through all of sartorial options that Hollywood presented us and we narrowed it down to our ten favorites.



Anna Kendrick‘s long black dress had a beautiful silhouette, but what really wowed us was the elegant back detail and frilly bottom. We love her polished ponytail too, which gave the look a fun, youthful touch.



We love the detailing along Mo’nique‘s neckline, but her other accessory (that would be a Best Supporting Actress statue for Precious) is pretty stunning too. Her look is polished and that dress fits her like a glove. This is one of the more understated outfits Mo’nique has worn on the red carpet, and we love it.

Top eight looks after the jump!

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Style Wars: Diane Kruger Vs. Marion Cotillard

The celebs at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards are looking especially glam tonight, but the ladies in white definitely caught our eye right away.

German actress and one of the prettier Inglourious Basterds, Diane Kruger, goes head-to-head against Nine star Marion Cotillard for this beauty battle. They both look statuesque and amazing, but while Diane is getting drapey, Marion’s taking a structured stand with a  bit of a metal edge. Who’s looking prettier in their winter whites?

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Style Wars: Blondes In Berlin

There was no shortage of bombshells at the German premiere of Sherlock Holmes last night. Lead actress Rachel McAdams looked beautiful in a blue one-sleeved gown and pin-curled bob. January Jones of Mad Men strolled the red carpet looking ravishing in a fitted black number with mega-ruffled shoulders. Which petite blonde looked better? [Photos: Getty Images]

Also in Berlin was Sherlock himself Robert Downey, Jr. with his wife Susan, villain Mark Strong, and director Guy Ritchie. Reppin’ her home country, Inglourious Basterds‘ beauty Diane Kruger stopped by.

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Follow the latest movie and entertainment trends on our Tweet Tracker, and tune into the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards on Friday, January 15th at 9PM EST – only on VH1.


FABlife’s DVD Pick Of The Week

Inglourious Basterds

Warning: Quentin Tarantino‘s WWII movie is more about talking heads than broken Nazi craniums, although there’s some of that, too. The heads are very fine and the talk isn’t just uber-cool; it’s deep, too. Brad Pitt is the Allied scalp-hunter up against a shifty SS nemesis (the Critics’ Choice Movies Awards-nominated Christoph Waltz). Their duel comes to a head at a movie theatre set to host an explosive premiere for Der Fuhrer. Tarantino’s smart take on national and racial identity suggests his brand of pulp is ripening well.

Extras: The two-disc set comes with extended and alternate scenes, a featurette on the Eli Roth-directed film within the film, and a roundtable chat with Tarantino and Pitt. 

– By C. Bottomley

Check out TheFABlife’s EXCLUSIVE clip from the DVD above!


Blake Lively’s Back In Black

Blake Lively

Though we can’t help but root for Blair in her Gossip Girl catfight with Serena, Blake Lively is sure beating Leighton Meester when it comes to real-life glamour. Immaculately poised in her black, full-length gown at Chanel’s “Fete D’Hiver” benefit last night, her necklace almost seemed to comment on that ridiculous rosette Meester wore earlier this week. See who else attended the affair in the gallery below.


2009 Hollywood Awards Kick Off Statue Season

Sandra Bullock, Bradley Cooper, Carey Mulligan, Pierce Brosnan

It begins! The 2009-2010 awards season kicked off with a bang at the 13th Annual Hollywood Awards last night in LA. Among the winners were Robert DeNiro, Hilary Swank, Julianne Moore, Carey Mulligan, Jeremy Renner, Bradley Cooper and Gabby Sidibe. Taking home Best Director was Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker—could she be the first female filmmaker to win an Oscar in the category?

See who else attended in the gallery below.

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