By now you’ve heard the furor over Instagram’s new policy — which will take effect in a month — that basically allows them to own and sell users photographs without any compensation or prior permission. This happened after Facebook bought out the comapany. Apart from the issues of privacy, which has thousands up in arms, celebrities are also going nuts because the policy states that photographs of users can also be appropriated for advertising purposes. You know what that means. Precious endorsement money gone down the drain. As expected, the world also decided to take their frustration about this decision out on Twitter. Out of all the angry tweets floating about, we culled out the top 10 most mad tweets sent out by celebrities who stated they were going to delete their accounts.
The good news is that with all this fuss and also, all the thousands of retweets of celebrity messages saying they were done with Instagram, the company has had a change of heart. A new, long, apologetic and detailed statement is up on the Instagram blog, written by co-founder Kevin Systrom, saying that, “… As we review your feedback and stories in the press, we’re going to modify specific parts of the terms to make it more clear what will happen with your photos.” The most important point clarified is about advertising, as Systrom writes, “Advertising is one of many ways that Instagram can become a self-sustaining business, but not the only one. Our intention in updating the terms was to communicate that we’d like to experiment with innovative advertising that feels appropriate on Instagram.” And here comes the clarification: “Instead it was interpreted by many that we were going to sell your photos to others without any compensation. This is not true and it is our mistake that this language is confusing. To be clear: it is not our intention to sell your photos. We are working on updated language in the terms to make sure this is clear.”
There’s a lot more in there about ownership and privacy writes, so give it a read here. Until then, enjoy the celebrity tweets that most probably helped in Instagram scrambling to get this statement up! Yee-haw for star power!
Nothing like a spot of polo over the weekend. It all looks so elegant with the pretty dresses, tea and champagne. And hot polo players. The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic is an annual affair that most of Hollywood’s ladies turn up for because it’s such great fashion exposure for them. By the looks of it, this year was the third time in a row they threw a quite successful event, held at the Will Rogers State Historic Park in Pacific Palisades, California. Ashley Greene led the festivities in a gorgeous white Antonio Berardi bandage dress with nude pumps by Giuseppe Zanotti. Kaley Cuoco looked light and summery in a printed Brian Rennie for Basler dress — love the pocket detailing. Rose McGowan was there too, wearing a purple Philip Lim jumpsuit, Brian Atwood shoes and a Bruno Magli clutch. Mandy Moore wore almost the same shade, but in a printed dress version by Lela Rose with Christian Loubotin heels. Our best-dressed goes to Alessandra Ambrosio who wore an amazing color-blocked, maxi BCBGMAXAZRIA dress. We’re also totally feeling Selma Blair‘s Skaist Taylor blue jumpsuit and Marc Jacobs sandals.
One more panel left after the jump, so have a look and tell us whose looks you dug the most! There’s Rachel Zoe, Rebecca Romjin and Lauren Conrad‘s outfits too! Read more…
It was so much fun showing you Katy Perry‘s Top 20 Nail-Art Designs last week. We were inspired to do another round as we’re not quite done showing you fabulous tip tricks, so to speak! We know you’ve marvelled at some pretty awesome nail-art along with us over the years. Celebrities do tend to go all out with their manis before big events, just like La Perry. So here’s a fun little game we’ve put together for you. It’ll only work if you don’t cheat by clicking ahead. We’ve got pictures of some incredible nail-art but you’ll only find out which star the design belongs to by clicking on the next picture. See what we mean … you really can’t cheat or else the big reveal will be ruined. We’ve even given you handy little hints to make the guessing easier. Come and play with us! Start by clicking on the first picture in the gallery below. Have fun!
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Way to barrel back onto the radar, Lauren Conrad! She’s on the May cover for Glamour in nothing but a flirty pair of bikini bottoms. It’s artistically done, of course — all her naughty bits are covered up, so all you can see is a hint of sideboob. And it is somewhat appropriate considering this is Glamour‘s swimsuit issue, so expect to be bombarded with the word “body image” and pep talks about confidence. Lauren does sell it well, though. We have to admit she looks really pretty up here.
The sneak peek given of L.C.’s interview thankfully steers clear of anything to do with cellulite busting, but focuses instead on The Hills. Which is a case of out of the frying pan and into the fire, really. She revealed how they were prompted by producers while on the show, saying, “During shooting, the producers would send us quick text messages telling us what to talk about. They couldn’t walk through the shot, so they’d just text me, like, ‘Say something quick about this story line.’ That’s why we were always checking our phones!” That’s reality television for you. Everything is so unscripted.
[Photo via Glamour Magazine]
Just the name of this party itself would give us stress! Imagine the pressure to look, well, hot, at the Us Magazine Hot Hollywood Style Issue bash. Some stars caved, like Lauren Conrad, who needs to fire her entire entourage — hairdresser, stylist and make-up artist — stat. Her bun looks heavier than her whole body, she’s got this weird geisha white powder thing going on with her face and her sloppy blouson-teeny skirt ensemble just isn’t working. Jessica Szhor also seems to have been inspired by her namesake Jessica Lowndes bra-baring ensembles. The lace doesn’t make it classy, ladies.
Who did make it work was Camila Alves who was ridiculously sexy in a fire-engine red strapless dress with lips to match. Carmen Electra looked like a blonde Sofia Vergara, and knocked it out of the ball park with a simple metallic shift. Sara Rue, Pia Toscano, Alexa Vega, Paris Hilton (who looked really demure), Brooke Burke and Petra Nemcova all stepped it up in the wardrobe department as well. We’d also like to say that the magazine’s “Style Icon of the Year” Jessica Simpson is getting there one ensemble at a time. Really, really getting there. Good for you, Jess! For the rest of the H’wood hotties who attended the bash (*ahem*, we didn’t exclude the guys), check out our gallery below. [Photos: Splash News Online]
The CoverGirl 50th Anniversary Celebration yesterday in West Hollywood drew its fair share of stars. Drew Barrymore, who we adore, turned up in a bright orange Jil Sander that just missed the mark. We love the color, but we don’t get the weird elastic band around her knees? Also…what’s up with the two-tone hair, Drew? Otherwise, love you, as usual.
The brand’s latest CoverGirl, Taylor Swift also made an appearance, posing for photos with Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi. Tay looked lovely in a strapless, sequined black dress, but the usual sparkle was missing in her smile, probably due to her split with Jake Gyllenhaal. Other celebrities included Sofia Vergara and Queen Latifah (wearing sunglasses and sneakers), plus starlets like Lauren Conrad, Whitney Port, Amber Riley, Jessica Lowndes and Sophia Bush. Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett and hubby Hank Baskett were hanging out too, with plenty of other ladies! Check them all out in the gallery below and tell us who was dressed best (and worst)?
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Is it just us, or do there seem to be more and more televised award shows each year? That means one thing (and it has nothing to do with awards)—there’s more red carpet fashion than ever. When we compiled our list of favorite fashion moments from 2010, we had quite a crop to choose from. Gone are the days where the only shows worth mentioning were the Emmys, Grammys and Oscars. This year’s style compilation comes to you courtesy of the Creative Arts Emmys, the SAG Awards, and even the ESPYs. Oh, and a couple dozen film premieres, too. Check out who made our cut for best dressed celebs of 2010 in the gallery below—including just about everyone from Mad Men, a very GOOP-y celeb we love to hate, and the most famous half-vampire couple ever.
50. You Can Ring My Bell
49. Hop In My Mini Cooper
46. A Toast To This Douchebag
45. Carey On
44. Kim’s Kar-Dazzling
43. Yes, We Cannes
42. Zoe’s Glowy
41. Katie Shows Her Stripes
40. Taylor Lautner: GQ Werewolf
39. She Whips Her Hair
38. The Hills Are Alive
37. Sexy Sookie
36. My So-Called Sparkles
35. Hot Mama
34. Lookin’ Liveley
33. The Last Action Heroes
32. With Honors
31. Black And White And Greene All Over
30. Emma Roberts, Goth n’ Glam
29. The Unborn Identity
28. Glee-n With Envy
27. Berry Sparkly
26. Christina’s World
25. Ready, Set, Chloe
24. Kelly, Re-Born
23. Pretty Peggy
22. Gwyneth’s White-Out
21. Pretty On Pink
20. Mila Dollar Baby
19. Red Hot Rihanna
18. Venus On The Court
17. Morning Glorious
16. She’s Got A Hatha-Way About Her
15. Katie Got Back
14. Leighton Up
13. Nevermind The Bullocks
12. Bewitching Emma
11. Dashing Don
10. Swift N’ Sparkly
9. The Black Swan Herself
8. Ryan And Child
7. A Rose By Any Other Name
6. Mr. And Mrs. Brand
5. Keri Is So Very
4. Angelina: Eyes On The Thighs
3. Stone-Cold Style
2. Selita’s Fashion Is A Runaway Hit
1. Robsten Eclipses All Others
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Lauren Conrad was the one shred of sanity in the crazy world of The Hills – she was the glue that held together the unstable mosaic of fragile, stupid and unreasonable personalities on the show. When she left, the show lost it’s only voice of reason and, to be honest, the most boring element. But then when we watched the show post-LC, we realized she was necessary, without her there was TOO MUCH crazy. Conrad is coming back to television soon though, she has agreed to appear on a new MTV show that focuses on her career as both a designer and an author and she says she has more control over this show than the others.
“It was great because I was allowed to lay down ground rules and say this is what I’m willing to put on camera again and this is what I’m not,” Conrad said. The show will also feature her roommate, Maura, but not her boyfriend Kyle Howard. So basically, it will be The Hills, if The Hills only showed the segments where LC was working at People’s Revolution and hanging out with Lo? We’re pretty sure it’ll be more exciting than that (we hope!) but we’re totally fascinated by Conrad’s relationship with MTV. The girl has literally grown-up on camera for the network and we actually are grateful that she’ll be back since, compared to so many people to come out of those shows, she’s successful and relatively normal. Just, you know, kinda bland. Will you watch the new show, or is Audrina Patridge‘s stint on DWTS enough Hills-related television for a while?
Now that Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt‘s divorce is final, the body-formally-known-as Heidi has realized she has a big Pratt-shaped hole in her life. Ã‚Â And she’s left reminiscing how her ex loved fame more than he loved her.
So what does she have left? She’s alienated her family (calling the cops on your Mom will do that). No friends either. Lauren Conrad and Heidi, once BFF, are no more. Even ex sister-in-law Stephanie Pratt doesn’t speak to her. So poor Heidi now has all that extra boob and no one to appreciate it.
In a move that reeks of desperation, she’s resorted to reaching out to her old Hills co-stars LC and Audrina Patridge in an attempt to erase all the Spencer years. She tweeted, “watching old hills i miss you @AudrinaPatridgeÃ‚Â and most of all @laurenconrad.”
Don’t hold your breath, Heidi-hon.
Spencer Pratt was not on the guest list at The Hills finale party and had to crash it dressed as an old hobo Santa, which is insane, but pretty much what we expect of him. Lauren Conrad however, was allegedly so fearful that Spencer would crash and do something even more drastic or dangerous, that The NY Daily News is reporting that she brought a Taser with her to the party just in case he pulled some funny business. Honestly, we know The Hills is full of phonies and manufactured melodrama, but in the case of the ever-volatile Spencer, we don’t think LC’s accessory is an overreaction. Spencer’s publicist has clearly drunk the Pratt Kool-Aid as well, because he explained that Spencer wore the old-man beard because “When your life is edited into one-minute segments, that’s what you look like in the end.” Right.
After the finale party and still dressed like a hillbilly, Spencer and throngs of his followers (fans? could it be?) tried to get in to the Inception premiere party being held across the street. They were denied access by security to that event as well. Congrats on dodging that bullet, cast of Inception.
[Photos: Splash News Online]