Of the many lessons we’re learning during the 2013 Bikini Awards, the latest is this: Don’t underestimate the power of the geek vote. That is our educated guess as to how Attack of the Show vet Olivia Munn edged out bikini model Claudia Romani in the last round of voting. After that tough victory, will Olivia’s fans have the strength to stand up against the nostalgia power of Jennie Garth supporters? Here’s hoping they’ve been icing their “refresh” fingers (just as Olivia’s icing her shoulder after “swinggate”). Angela Simmons learned the hard way what a tough competitor Jennie can be.
The best thing about the VH1 Bikini Awards, well, besides all the hot photos, is how absolutely unpredictable they can be. In the Past and Present Teen Queen category, for instance, pretty young things like Nina Dobrev and Jennifer Lawrence were destroyed by Beverly Hills 90210 legend Jennie Garth, who actually has a teenage daughter of her own. Now she goes toned abs to toned abs with Famous Daughter victor Angela Simmons, who basically cleaned the floor with those Jenner girls.
The 2012 GQ Men Of The Year party was held at the Chateau Marmont in L.A. last night and as you can see above, the ladies took the black carpet quite seriously. Red means business and that’s the color a slew of stars decided to wear, as you can see above. And they all rocked red lipstick too, with the exception of Jenna Dewan who did a strong eye and neutral lip.She wore a tomato Amanda Wakeley dress with very sexy Christian Louboutin ankle-straps in the same shade. Brittany Snow wore a slinky vintage YSL dress with Jerome Rousseau heels. Then there was Rihanna who slayed them all in a very minimal strappy Calvin Klein mini dress and Manolo Blahnik sandals. Completing the red quartet was Jennie Garth and we don’t know who designed her peplum dress but it hugged every curve and made her look like a bombshell.
Monochrome didn’t fare as well as red sadly. Julianne Hough wore a Temperley London white suit that looked like something out of Saturday Night Fever. It also really needed to be hemmed as we couldn’t see her Brian Atwood shoes but at least her Roger Vivier gold clutch was cool. Rashida Jones — gorgeous woman that she is — got it all wrong by wearing a Marni top with a Band of Outsiders jacket, Giorgio Armani shorts, accessorizing with earrings by Dana Rebecca, Christian Louboutin shoes and bag, and rings and bangles by Crow’s Nest. It was just too much of a mish-mash and she looked squat, which she most definitely is not, due to those shorts. Diane Kruger went into weird avant garde territory by wearing a Cushnie et Ochs dress and Vanessa Bruno jacket which did not sit well, but her Jason Wu bag and Jimmy Choos were to die for. Cassie‘s Anthony Vaccarello gown looked like someone had a go at it with scissors but again, the Jimmy Choos were hot. Check out our gallery for all these looks along with all the other women who turned up. Favorites like Emily Vancamp (in a Reem Acra dress, and Brian Atwood heels,) Krysten Ritter (Dolce & Gabbana top and skirt) and Alessandra Ambrosio who was wearing a Sally LaPointe dress all made an appearance.
Amanda Bynes might be best known for being a preternaturally hilarious tween on All That, but anyone who’s seen her (highly underrated, in our opinion) WB sitcom What I Like About You must admit that the girl is also a talented adult comedic actress as well. We imagine no one knows that better than Amanda’s former co-star from 2002 to 2006 Jennie Garth, which makes the fact Amanda is currently icing Jennie out of her tumultuous life all the more distressing. “I tried reaching out to her and I haven’t been able to reach her,” said Garth told Us Magazine. “My heart feels for whatever she is going through and I love her dearly.” Oh Amanda, just return her calls! We can only imagine Jennie Garth would a soothing presence in times of distress. She’d undoubtedly bring over a basket of muffins, or really nice lotions. We can just tell.
On the other hand, it’s probably good Bynes is trying to lay low for awhile. According to TMZ, Amanda entered a not guilt plea to two charges of driving with a suspended license yesterday; she’ll be back in court November 29. No word yet on Amanda’s pending DUI charge or multiple hit-and-run charges (for which she’s also pleaded not guilty). No word on anything, really. Is it wrong that we want someone to call Amanda’s uncle and find out what’s going on? It is, isn’t it?
So, it seems that this Elle Women In Hollywood shindig is pretty big because everyone turns up for them every year. We’re normally suckers for the amazing fashion at first, but this year — the event was at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills — some real doozies got us so riled up that we just had to get them out of our systems. Lea Michele, what were you thinking? That’s a Zimmermann dress and body suit and it’s all wrong. She looks like she’s got curtain blinds hanging off her. When Lea gets it wrong, she really does get it spectacularly wrong because this dress borders cray-town. Julianne Hough also really needs to get her makeup and hair right because she ends up with a face that looks far too old. She’s done that dark berry lip before and it didn’t do her any favors then, either. That Calvin Klein Collection dress isn’t doing her any favors as well, and nor are the shoes of the same brand. The frock looks poorly constructed and we don’t want to be seeing her bra, really. It hurts us to say that Nina Dobrev — who is normally so well-dressed — made a severe misstep with that Vera Wang dress with the random lace paneling for a hem. It would have been a completely different dress without it. We’re okay with her Jimmy Choos, but the real crime is the hair that really doesn’t work with anything and that irks us. Rounding up the quartet of shame is Jennie Garth, whose biggest mistake is looking far too cutesy and twee in her Tadashi Shoji gown. The combination of that floppy bow, the lace and no color to give relief makes the whole thing wash her out. Some of you may disagree with us, but we honestly think this is better suited to someone in their late teens and not a sexy, gorgeous woman of 40. Better luck next time, ladies.
How is this woman 40-years-old? How is she the mother of three children? Where the hell is she hiding that fountain of youth and how can we get some? Sorry, guys. These photographs of Jennie Garth frolicking poolside at the Azure Palazzo, Las Vegas over Labor Day weekend in her sunshine bikini made us bust a nerve. Danny Masterson was DJing at the event — called the Palazzo Resort & Casino Labor Day Celebration — but we dare say that all eyes were probably on Jennie and her unbelievable bod. Peter Facinelli‘s loss is clearly Luke Perry‘s gain. On that note, please, please, please God, let those dating rumors be true. Them developing a sitcom together can’t be the only story. It just can’t be. Luke’s a pretty lucky dude to be spending so much time with Jennie. She doesn’t look like she has much makeup on here, in these pictures. And her skin’s looking pretty great. All of her’s looking pretty great, even in that black crotchet coverup! We can’t figure out why exactly she’s giving the finger in the third picture, but our guess is it’s because she’s thinking, “You’ll never have abs like these, suckers!”
It’s going to take a lot more than this to convince us that Jennie Garth and Luke Perry aren’t totally and completely in luuuuv. After a couple of “they’re just friends” statements from the Beverly Hills, 90210 stars’ publicists earlier this week, Jennie’s rep tried a different tactic. They’ve been together all the time because they’re working on something!
“They have been spending a lot of time together recently because the two are working on developing a TV sitcom together,” the rep told RumorFix.com. “It will be a multi-camera half-hour show, currently we have producers and writers and are meeting with networks.”
This sounds like both an excellent idea AND a great excuse for those two to spend a lot of time “writing.”
What will this show be about? We kind of think their real-life story is made for adaptation. Much the same way James Van Der Beek plays a caricature of himself on Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, Jennie and Luke could be actors who made their names in a teen soap, and despite their undeniable chemistry, never had their timing right to hook up in real life … until now, when they’re divorced and more mature. But still wacky and fun, naturally.
Kelly Taylor and Dylan McKay hooked up, broke up, reunited, had a kid together, broke up again … and most recently, she chose a Old Navy jeans over him. Through it all, Beverly Hills, 90210 stars Jennie Garth and Luke Perry have remained nothing but close friends, as far as we can tell. Their friendship even led to Perry’s cameo on Garth’s sitcom What I Like About You. So when we heard from Perez Hilton and the National Enquirer that the newly divorced Jennie, 40, and Luke, 45, might have taken a step beyond just-friends after reuniting for those Old Navy ads, it warmed our fangirl hearts.
“Since seeing Luke again, Jennie has fallen in love with him and Luke feels the same,” a source told the Enquirer, via the New York Post. “There is an electricity between them that has been revived after all these years. It just happened.” Read more…
OK, so I work for VH1, which is basically the home of the instant-nostalgia machine. (Gosh, do you remember last week? Don’t you miss it?). Far be it from me to knock anyone else’s attempts to prey on our generation’s capacity to go weak in the knees at the mere hint of a cast reunion from one of our favorite shows or movies. (Wow, remember two days ago, when we got excited over a Dawson’s Creek reunion on Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23? That was awesome.) It’s more than just a chance to see some great characters again, it’s a chance to bond with all of our peers over how much we love that thing. But when I saw the new Old Navy ads, starring Jennie Garth, Jason Priestley, Luke Perry and Gabrielle Carteris, I wondered if maybe we’ve had our fill… at least of 90210 nostalgia.