So, Monday was a busy day for Oscar nominee’s and various other stars who buff up guest lists around this time. ‘Tis the month of the Academy Awards and the lead-up to it always has a bunch of events and and other awards shows crammed into a two-month period. The Oscar nominees’ luncheon happened in the afternoon, and as we’ve already reviewed, it was a bit of a boring affair, sartorially speaking. Things looked up a tad more at night, at The Hollywood Reporter Nominees’ Night at Spago, in Beverly Hills.
Where Jennifer Lawrence got it it wrong in Chloe in the afternoon, she fared better here in a nude, bedazzled Versace number with metallic, neutral peep-toe heels. The look is sexier, as the hair’s also thicker and more tousled. Now if only Jen’s team would get their lengths right. This dress should have had a couple of inches lopped off. Jessica Chastain‘s Erdem afternoon look was elegant and feminine, but she sexed it up for the night taking on a black Givenchy Resort 2012 peplum with a draped bodice, paired with a pair of hot smoky, kohl-laden eyes. We like the architectural effect, even though it’s a tad fussy. While Amy Adams earlier outfit somewhat tanked, she did heaps better at the THR bash wearing a lovely, lacy black, peplum dress. She didn’t ditch the nude heels, though. Why, Hollywood, why? With all the shoe designers of the world throwing shoes of every color and size at you — you pick nude, clunky pumps.
Many other celebrities walked the red carpet, as well. Naomi Watts was back, but this time, in a white blazer and tight silver pants which looked effortlessly cool on her. Julia Stiles was there in a deep purple, long-sleeved dress, while Morena Baccarin chose a white patterned flounced frock. Lauren Dern highlighted her incredible figure — how is this woman 45-years-old — by cinching her simple black dress with a belt. And finally, Natasha Bedingfield jollied things up wearing cherry red tights, as pants. We don’t even mind, because she has the personality to pull things off that most people can’t! You can see it all in the gallery below.
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We’ve long been obsessed with Blake Lively, pretty much ever since she put on a pair of traveling pants. Lively is talented, sure, but she’s kind of the most Barbie-like perfect woman we have ever seen; we want her hair, her gravity-defying boobs, and most of all, those Lively legs (minus the baby oil, of course). Lively showed off her gams at the Cinema Con awards last night, and even though her outfit was a little Tonya Harding for our tastes, we’re still in awe of those legs. What is her secret? Squats? Yoga? Pilates? Yogilates? Check out more shots of Lively and some of the other winners at the Cinema Con awards ceremony, held in Las Vegas this week.
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For the past two years, the Obama White House has held an “In Performance” concert series celebrating diverse musical styles. Last night, a star-studded group of performers descended upon Washington D.C. to attend a Motown tribute in honor of Black History Month. Among the stars attending and performing at the event were Nick Jonas, Jordin Sparks, John Legend, Sheryl Crow, Glee cast members Mark Salling and Amber Riley, and Motown legend Smokey Robinson. The event was taped and will be broadcast on PBS this Tuesday, but for an advance glimpse of the performers, check out our gallery of the musicians as they arrived, prepared and mingled with fans before the show.
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We have an irrational love for Rachel McAdams, so forgive us if we fawn over her for a moment, we think she looked great at the premiere for her latest film last night. McAdams is currently starring in Morning Glory, which looks to be the kind of movie you and your parents will end up seeing together over Thanksgiving because while it stars McAdams and hot hot Patrick Wilson, it also has Diane Keaton and Harrison Ford to bridge the generation gap. (McAdams and Keaton already starred together in The Family Stone, and dammit if that’s one of those good-bad movies we can’t help watching that every time it’s on HBO.)
While we love McAdams’ look on the red carpet, and we’re also kind of a fan of Diane Keaton’s leather dress, some of the other celebs look a bit wind-swept, no? (We’re looking at you, Hoda and Harrison.) Check them all out below.