Hollywood obvs attracts some of the most beautiful women in the world — and pretty women tend to have pretty daughters, right? In honor of Mother’s Day (and in the spirit of slightly dysfunctional competition), we compare fifteen celeb mamas with their gorgeous mini-mes — at the same age! Hit the comments section to tell us who’s hottest.
Out of all the dramatic and not so-dramatic gown at the Golden Globes, last night, two stood out for being the most forward-thinking and outré. You may not agree with them, you may even be on the fence with them, but you have to admit that both Kate Hudson and Nicole Kidman‘s gowns stand out from the crowd. And it’s a pretty hard crowd to stand out from, considering every A-lister is doing their level best to outshine the other. What makes these two gowns extraordinary is the key usage of embellishment, elevating, what would be regular black gowns to show-stoppers. Before we start, it’s also important to note that both ladies were extremely smart in leaving their hair and makeup neutral — and OMG, did their skins glow — so that their outfits took center-stage.
Kate’s black gown was a dramatic Alexander McQueen. It featured long sleeves and a little train, but the flash of skin, which was so sexy, was provided through a deep key-hole. And all that may be gravy, but the aspect we’re tripping over the most is the gold-leaf embellishment on the collar and the waist. The whole outfit has quite the impact, and is complemented by her little gold Roger Vivier ‘Boite de Nuit’ clutch, which was totally in keeping with the whole outfit. Giving her a run for her money, though, was Nicole’s gown, also by Alexander McQueen. How’s that for a synchronistic moment? The lovely actress’ gown featured some eye-catching bronze studs over the bodice, elevating her in the embellishment stakes. We usually demur from the semi-sheer trend but find the mesh detailing on her waist gorgeous. She iced up the look with Fred Leighton jewelry that was minimal enough not to interfere with her look. We’re sold on both. But who gets best embellishment, then? Which of the two McQueens will you pick? Vote, vote, vote!
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Which supermodel and which Kate, you ask? A little background first. The occasion was the 3rd Annual amfAR Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles, and from what we’ve seen from the best-dressed lists at amfAR’s galas in Cannes, you really got to bring on the serious gownage. And while many ladies aspired to be the best, only three prevailed. So we’ll start with the Kate first — Kate Hudson. She was sexy, glamorous and totally bodacious in a fire-engine red Prabal Gurung Resort 2013 gown which featured cut-outs on the shoulders and a plunging neckline. It fit her like a glove and we loved the hair and makeup choices. The swept-back, wavy ponytail was the right choice, as was the nude, glossy makeup. The supermodel on this list is Alessandra Ambrosio. Before you yell “no fair” because she’s a supermodel, let us remind you that being a supermodel and having great style are not synonymous at all. We’ve seen some of the world’s most sought-after models make terrible sartotial choices. We’re looking at you, Erin Wasson. Alessandra picked a stunning black lace Zuhair Murad Spring 2012 gown and did a subtle smoky eye and simple hair with it, making it a no-brainer for this best-dressed list. Completing this triad was amfAR’s special guest for the night, Sarah Jessica Parker. She chose to keep it sleek and simple in a black jumspuit with flared trousers, paired with wavy hair and an architectural silver pendant. Trust her to shake things up and convert us to jumpsuit enthusiasts, which we normally are not.
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I’ve always been a huge Kate Hudson fan, and am pleased to report that I’m thoroughly satisfied with the styling of her October cover for Harper’s Bazaar. The vintage edge suits her perfectly and if you flip through the slideshow, you’ll see how most of the photographs have that retro touch which works so well. She talks about what a ride it was getting to her 30′s and puts it all into perspective by summarizing, “I shot Almost Famous at 20, and I got married [to musician Chris Robinson, Ryder's father] at 21. I had Ryder at 24 so, you know, a lot happened in my 20s. I was working a lot, and there were times that were extremely tumultuous. So 30 kind of felt like ‘Oh, okay.’ I had a different kind of confidence.” I feel kind of like an underachiever now because I’m a smidgen away from 30 and well … my life isn’t exactly Hudson-esque. Kate also talks about who her go-to gal pal in London is, where she shares a home with fiance and Muse rocker, Matt Bellamy. We’re talking about her Royal Goopness, Gwyneth Paltrow herself, who Kate gushes about, saying, ”She’s been my go-to about where to get things done—grocery shopping, a good mani-pedi, you know, all that. I look up to Gwyneth and how she has been in her life. She’s the real deal.” Right. We’ll be by the Cheetos.
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We love looking at pictures of the Venice International Film Festival and drooling over how glamorous the clothes (and the celebrities wearing them) are. We know it’s in Venice and it’s a done thing arriving by boat — but you have to admit that the premise of arriving by boat anywhere is pretty darn cool. The festival opened its 69th edition yesterday kicking off with the premiere for The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Kate Hudson and Liev Schreiber are starring, but in the fashion stakes, we’re pitting Kate against Liev’s partner, Naomi Watts. The actresses took on a pretty tough color, especially for blonds, to pull off: nude. The number one complaint is that the shade makes them look washed out. Luckily, this happened to neither Kate, nor Naomi.
Kate sparkled in a sexy, asymmetrical, bedazzled Atelier Versace gown (from the Fall 2012 collection) with Versace heels and an Edie Parker clutch. The makeup was also nude, but it, combined with the chic updo and all the sparkle on the Versace, translated into Kate looking like a knockout. Naomi wore the same nude, but to a completely different end. She picked a romantic Marchesa gown with ruffle detailing and a layered skirt. Zero sparkle on the gown, but those beautiful earrings made up for it. Naomi, smartly, also picked a rich red lipstick because anything else would have looked dull. She pulls this look together beautifully! So, who do you prefer: sexy Kate or elegant Naomi?
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Little did Ryan Murphy know that by tweeting this photograph, Gleek Armageddon would ensue. It may look like a simple promotional shot of Glee’s new upcoming season (season four), but one very important element is missing — Dianna Agron‘s character, Quinn Fabray. We all know that she wanted to head off to Yale for college, but does this mean that she’s dunzo on the show? Not so much, tweeted Ryan. “Gleeks, please relax. Dianna is still on the show. We love her and have great plans for Quinn, ” he wrote , also adding the hashtag, “Quinn Fabray Lives.” So there you have it. Dianna’s still there, so crisis averted.
The upcoming season is already looking exciting, as Murphy has been tweeting up a storm, passing around pictures of behind the scenes shots and guest stars. We’ve already seen Darren Criss as Robin, Sarah Jessica Parker as the fictional as Vogue.com editor Isabelle Klempt and of course, Kate Hudson as Lea Michele‘s tough dance instructor, Cassandra July. Speaking of which, a video was released yesterday as a sneak peek into Hudson’s very sexy-looking role, and she’s taking on Jennifer Lopez‘s Dance Tonight in a song and dance routine. Can she pull it off? You can be judge of that when you take a look at the video after the jump. Read more…
Wow! How amazing does Kate Hudson look in this shot? Sexy, tousled hair, a black leotard and fishnets, and the guy she’s holding on to ain’t half-bad either. The picture was tweeted by director Ryan Murphy who accompanied the snap with a message that reads, “From FOX: Kate Hudson in action. GLEE S4 premieres Thurs., Sept. 13 at 9p!” Hudson’s playing Rachel Berry’s ( Lea Michele) dance teacher on the show and Jane Lynch (who plays coach Sue Sylvester) spilled the beans about her character to E! saying, “ I hear she’s doing just great and I read the scripts and they’re hilarious. She’s mean and petty and yet there’s a heart there too. She’s really good. She gives Rachel a really hard time.”
Murphy also tweeted a photograph of Kate with Lea a little over two weeks ago, writing, “GLEE exclusive: msleamichele and Kate Hudson on the NYADA set. Kate had chandelier approval.” You can see the photograph right after the jump. Do you think Kate and Glee are going to make a good fit? We have a feeling she’s going to be awesome! Remember her song-and-dance routine on Nine? She was pretty smoking then, and by the looks of the picture above, she’s going to be pretty smoking on the series as well. Read more…
Celebrities have never been shy about showing off their bodies, vacations or friends on Twitter, and sometimes they really go over the line. But there’s one thing they can never share enough of, if you ask us: babies pictures! Earlier this week, Victoria’s Secret supermodel Lily Aldridge gave us the first glimpse of her nearly 1-month-old daughter with husband and Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill, Dixie Pearl. Dixie’s Twitter debut features her tiny feet in pink, bunny rabbit footie pajamas. Can we get a resounding awwww? There is no mistaking that this pic is precious, but it does come as a bit of a tease. When do we get to see this little munchkin’s face?
Following in the footsteps of Lily and other celebs who have chosen to announce the birth of their children via Twitter, Curly Sue star Alisan Porter didn’t waste any time tweeting a pic of her baby boy, Mason, born only yesterday. Other stars like Hilary Duff, Jessica Simpson and Alessandra Ambrosio have also recently introduced their bundles of joy on Twitter. These adorable twitpics confirm that celebrities’ children are truly genetically blessed and living the G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S life. We look forward to the possibility of a future modeling or acting career for these youngsters, but for now, we are just happy to get to see their lovable looks. Take a look at some of the cutest celebrity baby Twitpics. They are bound to melt your heart!
We all get by with a little help from our friends, but celebs even more so. After all, Hollywood is a tough biz, and the only way to survive the ups and downs of Tinseltown is by surrounding yourself with a few true pals who will stick by your side in good times as well as during the bumps and slumps. We’ve long loved the enduring bond Oprah Winfrey and her BFF Gayle King share, and got teary-eyed this awards season watching Busy Phillips escort her nominated pal Michelle Williams to every event in town. And who can resist dudes like Tom Sturridge and Robert Pattinson and Jay-Z and Kanye West, who are always on hand to support each other’s personal and professional triumphs?
And then there are gals like Snooki and J-Woww, who have stuck by each other from day one in the Jersey Shore house. Through booze, bitch slaps, anonymous note-leaving, Vinny sex and drunken fights on the streets of Italy, they’ve never left each other’s side. The girls have a new reality show premiering tonight on MTV chronicling — what else? — the ups and downs of their friendship. In honor of their unbreakable bond, we’ve got 35 of the Most Adorable Celebrity Besties in the gallery below. Have a fave pair? Shout ‘em out in the comments.
We have been getting our boxes of tissues ready for next week’s season finale of Glee — that show already brings us to tears, imagine what would happen if we had to say goodbye to most of its graduating seniors? — while crossing our fingers that whatever Ryan Murphy and company come up with for season four, it doesn’t become Saved by the Bell: The College Years. Now that bits and pieces of the plan have been revealed at the Fox Upfronts, we’re feeling pretty relieved and excited, actually. (Though there will probably still be crying, of course.) Network chief Kevin Reilly revealed that the show will follow a handful of the seniors to a performing arts school in New York (though we don’t know if this is the famed NYATA or a rival, like Julliard?), and there will be some kind of “show-within-a-show” format. That lines up with what Chris Colfer (Kurt Hummel) said this morning on Big Morning Buzz Live.
“We will all be back in some capacity, I believe,” he said. That sounds like some castmembers might be coming back only occasionally — which, good, because how ridic if they all went to the same school?
Amber Riley’s tweet last week, saying she “Just closed a chapter in my life, the only thing I’ve known day in and day out for three years,” sent Gleeks into a panic that Mercedes and her killer voice would not be a part of the returning pack. But she backtracked on Thursday, writing, “My tweet apparently has been misconstrued. I was not confirming I was leaving the show. Just stating that I would miss being in the classroom everyday with the cast and that would be changing. Thanks for the support guys ”