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Fashion Report: It’s A Very Bright Red Carpet At The American Country Awards

Fashion 2012 American Country Awards

It wasn’t a groundbreaking red carpet at the 2012 American Country Awards — held last night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Vegas — but it certainly was a colorful one. Kristin Chenoweth made sure she stood out in an electric blue Rafael Cennamo gown with Jimmy Choo heels. Her Martin Katz earrings matched the gown, as well. Natasha Bedingfield chose bright green, with a floor-length gown that has a long, key-hole neckline that showed off plenty of cleavage. Carmen Electra may have been wearing white, but with that intricate bodice and that perfectly placed slit in the skirt, could you have missed her?

Fashion 2012 American Country Awards

Carrie Underwood picked a sparkling peach flapper style mini-dress by Georges Chakra Couture dress with complementary fringed gold heels by Brian Atwood. Lindell jewlery, and a Daniel Swarovski clutch also were a part of the ensemble. Miranda Lambert was eye-catching, but for all the wrong reasons, in an ill-fitting, not very flattering black and silver Reem Acra dress and boring Giuseppe Zanotti Design shoes. Jacob & Co. jewels and a Judith Leiber clutch finished the outfit.  LeAnn Rimes wore a figure-hugging but sombre, black Dolce & Gabbana dress with super hot Tom Ford shoes and large clutch, a Lori Rodkin ring and Shylee Rose earrings. Read more…

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Anna Kendrick, Kristin Chenoweth Sang Wicked‘s “For Good” For Trevor Live And To Make You Cry

Oh sorry! You might have thought that sound was a weeping tea kettle or an asthmatic mouse or Garth from Wayne’s World having an emotional meltdown, but it was actually us trying to stifle our sobs while watching Anna Kendrick and Kristin Chenoweth sing “For Good” from the musical Wicked. Those two are like tiny, hilarious angels! Luckily for us, a fan shot the gorgeous duet at Trevor Live in Hollywood last night. The evening of song and dance and quiet, happy crying benefited the Trevor Project, which provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth and oh god, here come the waterworks again!

Obviously we knew the original Wicked cast member and Pitch Perfect star would crush the already tear-jerking song. It’s almost enough to erase the memory of tween Anna singing that Cabaret song from our minds! Almost! Kendrick and Chenoweth were joined at the event by a host of other performers and famous audience members, from Amy Poehler to Sarah Hyland to Katy Perry, all of whom hopefully remembered to bring some Kleenex in their tiny purses. We can’t even talk about how good Kristin’s hair…looks…without…getting…misty. Oh, why fight it? Look upon their adorableness and weep:

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She’s OK, But…Kristin Chenoweth Inducted Into Long List of Celebs Injured On Stage or On Set

Shwew! Kristin Chenoweth is alright everybody! After a pretty nasty lighting equipment accident she was rushed to the hospital but she was released this afternoon. Prior to her release, she was seen rocking a blue hospital gown and a neck brace which we’re sure she made look absolutely beautiful!

Kristin isn’t the only celeb to have gotten some serious bumps and bruises on set. Here’s a list of a bunch of other celebrities who know how K.Chenoweth feels (and hopefully this makes her feel a little bit better!):

When Angelina Jolie was performing a stunt for her movie, Salt, she bumped her head pretty bad and started to bleed. She was rushed to the hospital but, don’t fret, Angelina was totally fine.

Robert Pattinson was on the set of New Moon when a massive gust of wind knocked over a metal sign and banged him in the back of the head. He was disoriented afterwards and took the rest of the day off. He came back to the set the next day but sporting quite the shiner!

Shania Twain took a tumble at the 2011 CMT Awards. Not only did she  immediately laugh it off, only hours later she posted a video of it!

Jon Bon Jovi tore his calf muscle near the end of a concert of his in New Jersey. He finished the concert with a performance of “Livin’ on a Prayer” and was then seen limping off stage.

In November 2009, Justin Bieber took a fall on stage at London’s Wembley Arena and was quickly rushed to the hospital – but he had to finish his set, of course!  Later on Twitter he said that he felt his “ankle roll in a very bad way.” Ouch, Biebs!

Drake tore his ACL, LCL, and MCL during the America’s Most Wanted Tour in 2009, after injuring his knee not once but twice!

The list could go on but this is really just bumming us out. To all of the celebs out there, please be careful, you’ve really scared us. And to Kristen, from all of us here at VH1, we wish you the best with your recovery!

 

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by (@missmuttoo)

Kristin Chenoweth Hospitalized After Nasty On-Set Accident

Kristin Chenowith Hospitalized After On-Set Accident

Fortunately, someone up there really has Kristin Chenoweth‘s back, because this could have turned out way worse than it actually did. The actress has been filming for The Good Wife in Brooklyn, New York, but got hit by a falling piece of scaffolding on set yesterday. The poor thing had to be taken to hospital in a neck brace, on a stretcher after 911 was called just after five in the afternoon. Apparently, a strong gust of wind caused a piece of lighting equipment to fall down, and it hit Kristin “square in the head” and she was “knocked out cold”, according to a witness. To make matters worse, she hit her head on the concrete when she fell. Ouch. The witness dramatically also added, “I thought she was dead at first.” Fortunately, she’s okay now and is being treated for “minor injuries” according to a spokesperson for the New York Fire Department. We hope she heals super quickly and so glad she’s better. A lot of people are talking, quite gleefully, about how accident-prone Kristin is, as she’s taken a few tumbles on both television and Broadway sets. But this really wasn’t her fault, because she’s can’t really control the wind, can she? She did play Glinda in Wicked, but that’s not real people. No real sorcery there. So lay off and just wish her well!

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by (@shalapitcher)

New York Fashion Week: What’s In It For The Celebs?

This was my first year ever actually attending New York Fashion Week, and though I only attended a couple of shows (little obstacles like Whitney Houston and the Grammys), it was exhausting! I mean, looking at the fashion is great fun, but there’s a lot of shuffling around to and from the venues, wondering where you’re supposed to be, shoving yourself between people’s outlandish fur coats and giant bags, and worrying that someone who matters will think you’re wearing something hideous. That may just be my own neurosis. Anyway, for the fashion editors, photographers, models, designers and millions of employees who make their shows happen (the ironing, the lint-rolling, the getting models water while they’re getting their makeup done, the escorting of clueless bloggers through the backstage area), Fashion Week is a lot of work. But all so many people (us) seem to care about is which actors and reality TV stars are sitting in the front row. Oh well. Anyway, when I went to the Alice + Olivia presentation on Monday night, I asked a few celebrities what they got out of going to the shows.

Ahna O’Reilly, who’s been on all sorts of red carpets this year after co-starring in The Help, was enjoying her first ever Fashion Week. “If I could wear any of the clothes that I’ve seen today I would be a lucky girl,” she said, wide-eyed. “Before today, my experience with fashion was Project Runway, so I kind of feel like I am living my fantasy.”

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Kristin Chenoweth
and Jennifer Aspen, who star in the upcoming comedy GCB together, have been photographed at practically every single show this week. And they had a very good reason: “You have to understand something: We are in love,” Aspen said. “We are it’s a little weird,” Chenoweth agreed.
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New York Fashion Week: Which Stars Are Taking Style Seriously?

It’s Day Two of New York Fashion Week, and the celebrity sightings are starting to pile up — no small feat, given that it’s also the beginning of Grammy Awards weekend in Los Angeles, and we’re sure those parties are tempting many a famous face away from this coast. But up at Lincoln Center, the stars who know that what they (and their stylists) choose for them to wear on the red carpet and on the way to the grocery store has an impact on their overall image, and, dare we say? their career as well. So, who have we seen in the front rows so far? Shailene Woodley (kind of surprising, since she told us she only wears second-hand clothing), Alexa Chung and Kristen Chenoweth took in the pretty purples and blues of the Honor show. Abigail Breslin, Megan Hilty and Angela Simmons watched the Cynthia Rowley show together. Kellan Lutz was with Matt Czuchry, Chris Lowell and the NY Knicks’ Landry Fields for Joseph Abboud. Recently resurfaced former child star Anna Chlumsky was backstage at Houghton. Taylor Momsen was snapped roaming in the lobby today. And then there are the afterparties. Vanessa Hudgens, Rose McGowan, Giants star Victor Cruz and Eve were among the revelers at the Leila Shams party last night. Come back all week long for more pics of the stars getting their style on! And check out the video below for stars weighing in on some looks that didn’t look so hot.

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American Country Awards: Who Wins Hottest Legs And Cleavage?

So, Jason Aldean was the big winner at last night’s American Country Awards (seriously, country music people, how many freaking awards shows do you need?!?), taking home six prizes. Carrie Underwood took home a not-too-shabby three, while fellow Idol alum Scotty McCreery got New Artist of the Year. But those aren’t the titles we here at TheFABlife are interested in giving out. We saw the kind of skin and curves Carrie, Kristin Chenoweth, Jordin Sparks, Miranda Lambert and the JaneDear Girls’ Susie Brown were flashing. They may be “country,” but they know how to play up their sex appeal, big-city style. The question is, who did it best? Take a closer look and vote!

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Scarlett Johansson, Tony Winner!

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson didn’t get tongued by Sandra Bullock or groped by Isaac Mizrahi at last night’s Tony Awards. No, presenter Laura Linney gave her something far nicer than the public molestation she’s used to—the award for Best Featured Actress In A Play! ScarJo’s Broadway debut in A View From The Bridge wasn’t the only theater turn from a movie star to earn an accolade, with Catherine Zeta-Jones (A Little Night Music) and Denzel Washington (Fences) taking Tonys home as well. The Will Smith-produced Fela! had to settle for Best Choreography, though, as Best New Musical went to Memphis—yes, schmaltzed-up faux R&B from the keyboardist for Bon Jovi beat the King Of Afrobeat. Honestly, we might have even preferred Green Day‘s Rent Goes To Iraq to win.

Also attending the ceremony were Jay-Z, Beyonce, Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Kristen Chenoweth, Cate Blanchett and many more. See what everyone wore in the gallery below.

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Newsweek Is In Hot Water With Gays And The Girls Who Love Them

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Poor Newsweek. Last week it was announced that the magazine was being put up for sale, and  this week, they’re getting loads of bad press due to one of their writers messing with the wrong people: the gays. Writer Ramin Setoodeh wrote that he felt gay actors can’t convincingly play straight, saying “While it’s OK for straight actors to play gay (as Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger did in Brokeback Mountain), it’s rare for someone to pull off the trick in reverse.” The first person to criticize him  was actress and friend of the gays, Kristin Chenoweth, who is currently starring on Broadway with one of Setoodeh’s targets, Sean Hayes. Chenoweth called the article “bigoted” and “factually inaccurate”, and now Glee creator Ryan Murphy is calling for a boycott of the struggling magazine until Setoodeh offers an apology to  the actors he singled out in his article.

Setoodeh ended his article by saying “If an actor of the stature of George Clooney came out of the closet today, would we still accept him as a heterosexual leading man?” Okay, we’ll bite too. While we won’t go so far as to boycott the magazine (not that we read it regularly anyway), we do think that if Setoodeh really believes what he wrote, he hasn’t been watching the right movies – and he also hasn’t watched movies where hetero actors really suck at playing gay. Paul Rudd in The Object Of My Affection, anyone? Patrick Swayze in Too Wong Foo? Robin Williams in The Birdcage? (And we realize that a lot of straight-playing-gay roles are caricatures of gay, which is depressing in itself that it’s so easy to paint homosexuality in broad strokes for laughs.)  Also, it has been speculated widely that Kevin Spacey is gay, too bad he won an Oscar for American Beauty, where he played a married man. But if Spacey came out to the world, should he just give that award back because his performance will retroactively worsen after that reveal? Jodie Foster did come out, so do we need to reevaluate her roles? And how about Mr. Brady on The Brady Bunch? No one knew Robert Reed‘s sexuality and he was the quintessential husband and father.

We do think straight people can and should play gay roles, that’s why it’s called acting. We loved Philip Seymour Hoffman and Sean Penn as Truman Capote and Harvey Milk and wouldn’t have cast those roles any differently. But we do think that Setoodeh did himself and his magazine a disservice by generalizing and typecasting a talented, passionate group of people. Their job is to pretend they are someone else – by writing his article he managed to crap on a lot of careers and after the fallout from it, that may include his own.

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Kristen Bell Throws Us A Rope

Kristen Bell

When In Rome is Kristen Bells first big romantic lead role, so we couldn’t blame the Veronica Mars star if she had a knot in her stomach at last night’s LA premiere. We’re not so sure about the knot on her stomach, though, but we like the voice of Gossip Girl too much to sweat whether she really pulls this umbilical awkwardness off or not. Doesn’t look like we’re alone in our enthusiasm for Miss Bell, either—Bradley Cooper, Justin Long, Rose McGowan and Kristins Cavallari and Chenowith all showed up on the red carpet, along with Bell’s co-stars Dax Shepard, Jon Heder, Will Arnett and Josh Duhamel—the last of whom brought along a little lady named Fergie. Heard of her? See what she wore in the gallery below.

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