And what did Snoop Lion have to say about Miley Cyrus at the MTV Movie Awards? Who’s been getting into bed with Emily Blunt and John Krasinski? All this, plus a sneak peek at what Jamie Foxx will look like in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, in today’s First Dibs.
Katy Perry had a very good weekend, sartorially speaking. This orange Alexander McQueen Resort 2013 gown is possibly the best she’s ever looked. Hands down stunning. She wore the outfit at the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute over the weekend in L.A, where Bruce Springsteen was honored for his artistic and philanthropic achievements. But we were right in thinking we had seen the gown before. Emily Blunt wore the same gown to the attends the Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards in November last year, in London. Looking equally gorgeous, we might add. While Emily had her hair up in a chic bun, Katy wore hers down in loose, lovely waves. Both ladies didn’t wear any necklaces as the bejewelled halter neckline doesn’t need any embellishment. Emily had a black McQueen clutch on her person while Katy wore bling in the form of rings and bracelets. The gown also has a sexy low back, but is it just us or does Emily’s version — seen in the third and fourth pictures — dip lower than Katy’s? Either way, we’re floored by the gown on both of them. Which leads to the all-important question — who wore it better? Vote in the poll below and let us know.
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We love a dose of precious metal especially when it’s done so, so right. We’re talking the colors and not pure metal, though, which is even more interesting. Last night’s Golden Globes brought us the gifts of Kristen Bell and Emily Blunt who wore silver and gold, respectively, in a manner that invites spontaneous sighs of approval. Special mention has to be given to Kristen who is a couple of months pregnant and has taken awards show maternity dressing to a new high. Her silvery Jenny Packham Spring 2013 gown flowed over her like a dream and that crystal embroidery over the bodice and neckline is ethereal. Similar props have to be given for the makeup and hair. Emily’s embroidered gold Michael Kors gown — hurrah for the cut-outs — also floored us. The touch of ruby through her jewelry, highlighted as she wore her hair up in a bun, is such an unusual choice but it works so well.
While the looked amazo head-on, here’s the back-view. Kristen’s crystal trail adds the extra bit of glamour, while Emily’s cut-outs with the simple body-con silhouette keeps it minimal, yet incredibly sexy. Bravo, ladies!
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So, we’ve got definitive best-dressed and worst-dressed lists at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards last night, but the biggest list for the night are the fashion in-betweeners. Some serious A-Listers showed up to the event and they were almost quite there on the most-fabulous round-up, had there not been some sartorial slip-ups. We hate including Emily Blunt on this list because her cream Miu Miu dress was stunning especially with the crystal neckline. We loved the retro curls and the red lips. But we just can’t reconcile with her Prada heels that feel far too clunky. They even make the length of the dress feel wrong. Nina Dobrev wore a turquoise metallic, fully embellished Monique Lhuillier Spring 2013 cocktail dress with amazo Brian Atwood ‘Evie’ heels, which we love. But the frock feels like something Lt. Uhura would wear to a Star Trek mixer. Then there’s Jessica Chastain‘s Prada gown with the crystal neckline worn with Jimmy Choo ‘Tease’ sandals and Harry Winston jewels. The bodice seems ill-fitted, plus while the gown is meant to pop, she somehow tones it down to a more vanilla vibe. Amy Adams is gorgeous in her Vionnet gown but the ruffles at the waist just don’t do it for us. The same applies for Eva Longoria and her Monique Lhuillier. She wears the designer so often that it’s just too safe now. Pretty, but wholly unremarkable. While Leslie Mann‘s Honor Spring 2013 pink frock is lovely and girly … there’s just too much pink in this look. Pink lips, pink Tiffany clutch, pink Jimmy Choo ‘Fitch’ ankle-strap heels — too, too much for us. Even though the frock is a lacy dream. Octavia Spencer is rocking the navy Tadashi Shoji dress. But those bangs need to go, or be swept aside. A more adventurous shoe — hers matched the dress too perfectly — would be appreciated. And lastly, Emmy Rossum’s Carolina Herrera Pre-Fall 2013 gown feels far too princessy and saccharine. We think Emmy retreats into this style bracket too often, and the odd now and then that she busts out is freakin’ fabulous. So we’re not going to encourage safe Emmy anymore — but only because we love her and don’t want to be enablers!
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Celebrities always scrub up and put their Sunday best on for this one, don’t they? The National Board Of Review Awards Gala is always the first big awards red carpet of the year and seems to be for the “serious” movies and actors. Therefore, the fashion follows suit. Nothing too frippery here. Emily Blunt got it perfectly right with her nude-blush Emilio Pucci dress with tiny little cut-outs, bronze Stuart Weitzman shoes and minimal and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry. Amanda Seyfried wore a panelled onion and metallic Bottega Veneta dress, nipped in at the waist, with lace-up Alexandre Birman heels and pretty Norman Silverman earrings. Anne Hathaway‘s black luxe, androgynous tapered Hedi Slimane tuxedo was also right on the money and amazingly chic paired with her cropped hair.
Thank you, Bradley Cooper for wearing such an elegant Gucci suit, but damn, you need a haircut. Jessica Chastain, who has been doing rather well sartorially lately, picked a black Alexander McQueen dress with a floral metallic collar, bronze Charlotte Olympia shoes and a matching Aurelie Bidermann cuff. And then there was Ben Affleck, who sorely needed a shave, but who worked it out in a black tailored suit. Read more…
Okay, so Daniel Craig picked Rihanna over Beyonce to portray a future Bond girl in an interview because Riri is “dirtier.” First of all, duh. Second of all, Bey has probably already learned her lesson from acting across from Mr. Mike Myers in Goldmember. While we draw up a pitch for our RiRi-centric Skyfall sequel (Ugh, why did Denise Richards have to take the Bond girl name Dr. Christmas Jones? Ruin our plans, why don’t you?), peep our 5 fantasy picks for our Bond girls. (Other than Rihanna, of course.) (Duuuuuh.)
No Halloween across the pond for these ladies? The 2012 Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards were held at the Claridge’s Hotel in London yesterday, and we have some action of the red carpet to report. Where Marion Cotillard is, we are, and even though some people may think her sartorial choices are bust, we think she’s amazo and will always defend her to the hilt. So, while there is negative buzz about her wearing those pale gray Dior pointed pumps with her dark navy Dior Spring 2013 (sort of) mullet dress, we think, as always, she pulls it off, especially thanks to those exquisite Chopard diamonds around her neck. The surprising belle of the event was Gillian Anderson — cue The X-Files tune — who looked banging in a Nicholas Oakwell Fall 2012 Couture fitted nude gown with a train. We love the shimmer of the silver patterning, and her blond quiff is boss. Another fashion favorite worked it out at the event as well. We’re talking about Mizz Emily Blunt, who looked delicious in her tangerine Alexander McQueen dress and bag with Burberry shoes. We can’t decide who looks best here, but we think the photograph below may push the ballot in Emily’s favor. What do you think?
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For someone who declared “most pretty girls aren’t funny” recently, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is doing a pretty good job of not making us want to bang our skulls against a pile of Margaret Cho DVDs. The Dark Knight Rises actor allegedly blurted out that factually inaccurate statement at the Looper panel at Comic-Con while talking about costar Emily Blunt, but has since offered an explanation. “I’m actually glad you asked me about that, because I was embarrassed,” he told a reporter for Yahoo’s OMG. “Sometimes the words come out really wrong, and sometimes the words come out really wrong in front of thousands of people. I do apologize.” We should hope so, JGL! You’re friends with Zooey Deschanel! You’ve seen New Girl! You should know better!
So what was Joseph trying to get across? “In our culture, girls do tend to get pigeonholed,” he explains. “And I was trying and failing to pay [Blunt] a compliment about the fact that she really succeeded in avoiding those traps and not getting pigeonholed, and even though she’s a very good looking young women she is so funny and plays such a badass and a strong woman in Looper.” We’ll accept your explanation, JGL, but mainly because we still want to see Looper. In the meantime, in case you need a refresher course on how attractive women are capable of saying funny things, please take a moment to look through our Funniest Lady In Film This Summer gallery, where women from Anna Farris to Rashida Jones, Elizabeth Banks to Mila Kunis will remind you how exactly it is done.
Despite what you may think upon seeing the trailer, or just hearing the name The Five-Year Engagement, the movie is not about a pair of commitment-phobes. Violet (Emily Blunt) and Tom (Jason Segel) really do seem to want to get married, they just let a lot of other things get in their way. But Blunt and co-star Alison Brie know they would handle things much differently.
“You gotta crack the whip and get on with it, because you run into all kinds of trouble, like [our characters] do,” Blunt told VH1 News at the red-carpet premiere last week. “If you want to do it, you gotta just do it.”
Brie agreed. “I mean, look, I’m honestly not a super weddings-y type of person, but I do think that if you’re going to take the step and propose and get engaged, that’s the big leap there,” the Community star said. “Then just get married! Follow it up!”
The relationship woes of fictional people were not really much on the actresses’ minds at the premiere, by the way. They were too intent on clowning around: Emily barged in on co-star Kevin Hart’s interview, and Alison turned our request for her to reprise her character’s British accent into a weird New York mobster thing. We don’t mind, though. That kind of playful energy is kind of the best way to sell a comedy, isn’t it?
In case you haven’t gathered from our Jason Segel gushing earlier this week, The Five-Year Engagement has landed pretty high on our list of all-time great romantic comedies. It’s funny, believable and moving without ever feeling too, well, rom-com-ish. Also, it’s really great to look at. Which is why we were thrilled that the movie’s costume designer, Leesa Evans, who was the mastermind behind Bridesmaids’ great looks last year, got on the phone with VH1 Celebrity to chat about her work. She’s a longtime collaborator with director/writer Nick Stoller and writer/star Segel, which means her job is a whole lot more than putting actors in pretty dresses and hip T-shirts.
“During the design process and the fitting process you come up with things that feel right for the characters that weren’t written but add to the development of the character absolutely,” Leesa explained. Things like, the fact that at the “Dress as Your Favorite Superhero” New Year’s Eve party where Violet (Emily Blunt) and Tom (Jason Segel) first meet, Violet is dressed as Princess Diana and Tom is wearing a giant pink bunny suit. “I said, ‘We’ve got to put him in the most adorable ridiculous thing that a big guy could ever wear. … How about a pink bunny?’ And we all laughed so hard that that was it. There was never a discussion of anything else because seeing Jason in a bunny suit would just make us all laugh so much.”
Peruse this gallery are more of Leesa’s stories behind the looks from The Five-Year Engagement:
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