There was no shortage of indisputably gorgeous gowns at the Met’s Costume Gala last night. Everyone can agree that Anne Hathaway, Gwen Stefani, and Kate Hudson looked drop-dead. What’s still irking us this afternoon are five starlets we love that got caught somewhere in between the best and the worst.
1. Tina Fey: It’s quite plausible that our love for Tina in general has fogged our fashion critique. Her zipped jumper isn’t hideous, but is it appropriate for a gala?
2. Eva Mendes: When you’re as stunning as Eva Mendes, it’s a feat to look bad. Big florals are usually a big risk for the red carpet, but we kind of love her form-fitting mermaid gown.
3. Blake Lively: Yes, her legs go on for days. Yes, she’s radiant. But doesn’t this barely-there get-up look a little too Dancing with the Stars?
4. Kristen Stewart: We can’t picture KStew’s edgy Chanel frock on anyone else in young Hollywood, but somehow her badass attitude, twiggy legs, and a pair of sky-high pumps made it work.
5. Naomi Watts: We love Watts’ pairing of red lips with her dark pink satin gown. Is the giant ruffle on her shoulder too much or tres chic?
Help us, readers! We won’t be able to sleep tonight without deciding if this quintet of ladies rocked or flopped.
For further comparison, check out our monstrous gallery of every woman in the biz at the Met last night.
Halle Berry has struck out again. According to Radar Online, Berry and Gabriel Aubry, her boyfriend of 4 years, have hashed out a custody deal for their daughter Nahla after the male model decided he was no longer invested in their relationship. “When they were first together the 9-year age difference between them didn’t phase him, she was the most beautiful woman he had ever dated and he was totally in love. But as time went on he started feeling it more and more,” says their source. “Also, Gabriel started noticing other women, and being attracted to other, and he felt it just wasn’t right to stay with Halle in those circumstances.” Ouch—at least he didn’t come out as a sex addict like ex-husband Eric Benet.
If Berry’s humiliated by her latest romantic loss (she admitted her relationship with Aubry might not be “forever” in an interview last year), she wasn’t showing it at the DKMS gala and leukemia benefit last night. See photos of Berry on the red carpet last night and pics of her, Gabriel and Nahla in happier times below.
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Since we can’t celebrate peace or prosperity while we’re at war and our economy is in the dumps, we’re ringing in the new year with the next best thing: celebrity bikini pics! Our gallery is ordered from one to 100, with one being the hottest. We tried sticking mostly to candid photos, but bent the rules a few times — especially for Miranda Kerr (her Victoria’s Secret shots are just too hot!).
1. Miranda Kerr (More Miranda Kerr bikini pictures)
2. Ashley Dupre
3. Annalyne McCord and sis (More Annalyne McCord bikini pictures)
4. Kim Kardashian (More Kim Kardashian bikini pictures)
5. Caroline Vreeland
6. Carrie Underwood (More Carrie Underwood bikini pictures)
7. Bar Refaeli (More Bar Refaeli bikini pictures)
8. Adrianne Curry
9. Sienna Miller (More Sienna Miller bikini pictures)
10. Eva Mendes (More Eva Mendes bikini pictures)
11. Holly Madison (More Holly Madison bikini pictures)
12. Rosario Dawson
13. Elin Nordegren
14. Katy Perry
15. Sophie Monk
16. Coco (More Coco bikini pictures)
18. Alessandra Ambrosio (More Alessandra Ambrosio bikini pictures here and also here)
19. Miranda Kerr
20. Vanessa Hudgens
21. Amber Rose
22. Nicole Scherzinger (More Nicole Scherzinger bikini pictures)
23. Jessica Alba
24. Rihanna (More Rihanna bikini pictures)
25. Nicole Richie (More Nicole Richie bikini pictures)
Eva Mendes‘ sexy Calvin Klein ads may have startled some, but the Bad Lieutent: Port Of Call New Orleans actress knows exactly what she’s doing. “When I have to turn up the heat and turn up the sexuality and I do an amazing Calvin Klein campaign it’s very conscious, that’s no accident,” Mendes recently told Fox. “It’s very methodical on my part.” Well, that’s a relief! We’d hate to think she just accidentally showed up sweaty and half-naked on set. That nipple slip last weekend wasn’t a wardrobe malfunction, it was a strategic move in the erotic chess game that is her career. “As much as I use my sexuality, I have never felt exploited. I feel like it’s on my terms and I have no problem with it.”
Opening CK’s new store in Milan yesterday gave Eva further opportunity to practice her method. Watch the artist survey her work in the gallery below.
While we hate to imagine it was the highlight of the night, Jennifer Aniston‘s rendition of “Yellow Submarine” was apparently one of the most memorable moments from last night’s 24-Hour Play event on Broadway, which raised money for the Urban Arts Partnership. Aniston and her pals acted out 6 10-minute scenes that were written, cast and performed within a 24-hour period. Apparently a bit of a date night, some of the couples attending included Ashton Kutcher & Demi Moore, Naomi Watts & Liev Schreiber, Emily Blunt & John Krasinski and David Cross & Amber Tamblyn. See who else came out for the kids in the gallery below.
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Make up your mind, NYC! Should Eva Mendes wear a bra or not? Just as her sexy new billboard for Calvin Klein underwear was drawing stares in Soho, the Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call New Orleans star was getting looks in person for going without. Making the rounds to support her new movie, Eva seemed in need of a little support herself last night at a Manhattan screening. Posing alongside Susan Sarandon (no stranger to breast baring herself), she seemed indifferent to the occasional flash she gave photographers. Eva’s sexy, New York City! Deal with it!
Check out the racy, potentially NSFW pics in the gallery below.
Nicolas Cage wasn’t able to make it to the AFI Film Festival screening of Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call New Orleans in LA yesterday, but his female co-stars brought plenty of crazy in his absence. Eva Mendes wore a dress entirely made out of old gum…sorry, sequins…and Fairuza Balk‘s black leather gown took us all back to The Craft. But sometimes less is more, as proven by Spice Girl Melanie Brown, whose decision to attend sans pants caught plenty of eyes. It was like something out of a Werner Herzog movie…oh wait, this is one!
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While fashion-forward fellows like Jon Bon Jovi and James Franco attended last night’s 26th Annual Night Of Stars in NYC, we couldn’t help but notice all the famous ladies flying solo for Fashion Group International’s prestigous award ceremony. Emmy Rossum was there without Adam Duritz, Gwen Stefani without Gavin Rossdale, and even Iman left David Bowie at home. Dita Von Teese and Evan Rachel Wood—Marilyn Manson‘s ex-wife and the then-teeanger he left her for—managed to hit the carpet without making it any redder. See who else showed up in the gallery below.
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Yep, we’d go with that. Lily Allen picked up the award from Britain’s prestigious men’s mag GQ at their annual awards last night in London – in a ceremony that also gave gongs to Guy Ritchie for Film-Maker of the Year (guess we’re all assuming Sherlock Holmes is going to be good already) and Mickey Rourke for International Man (because picking up twenty-somethings in clubs is an achievement when you’ve done that to your face).
The star-studded bash was attended by lots of celebs including Eva Mendes, Gemma Arterton, Elizabeth Hurley and Kelly Osbourne – although Lily chose to celebrate her win with a totally sober bash at Claridges Hotel with Kate Moss later on. Kate had turned up late for the awards and reportedly “pole-danced” around a column during the ceremony. O-kay. [Photo: Getty Images]
Want to go to bed with Eva Mendes? Well now, you can (sort of). The supremely sexy actress has launched her own range of home furnishings called VIDA by Eva Mendes, which is on sale at Macy’s in NYC. Comprising items like sheets, bedding and towels, Eva dressed demurely for the occasion, wearing a pretty floral dress unlike her usual va-va-voom red carpet outfits.
Unfortunately for Eva, no one seemed to have pointed out that a) the floral motif clashed horrible with that duvet cover and b) having two massive red roses imprinted on your upper chest just makes it look like your boobs are suffering from a botched op that lifted them six inches too high. Still, that’s a nice ring she’s got on, isn’t it? [Photo: Splash News Online]