Sometimes we can’t find the right words to describe how we’re feeling in a given moment. And when forced to describe how we feel when confronted with Idris Elba‘s sexiness, it’s best to say it with googly eyes. Read more…
Taraji P. Henson has been my spirit animal ever since I saw her in Baby Boy years ago. Fierce, strong, resilient, funny, and beautiful to boot — I mean how could you not be obsessed with her? So of course I had no other choice but to freak out when I saw her getting in my favorite elevator!!!!
The 2012 BET Awards happened last night at the Shrine Auditorium in L.A, and as always, we’re here to give you the red carpet report. The fashion represented is a bit puzzling. Most of the ladies almost got it right. They were so close! Like Tatyana Ali, for instance. Her yellow-and-black ensemble would have been terrific on her, had it not been for that aggressive, vinyl-looking peplum. Or Taraji P. Henson, whose aqua colored dress was lovely, but the sparkly neckline made it look like she had fish scales. It’s hard to make Selita Ebanks look bad — her Falguni & Peacock dress was a knockout, but the sheer skirt made it look like her underpants were on display. Same with Kerry Washington. She always looks so elegant, but her nude, strapless Altuzzara top made us feel like she had forgotten to put something on, on top of her basque, and just ended up going out in her J. Mendel skirt. The bustier looks underwired within an inch of its life.
We also are ho-hum about Michelle Williams — of ex-Destiny’s Child fame. Nice lace dress, but reminiscent of a nightgown, much? Not fans of jumpsuits, either, and La La Vasquez‘s version didn’t fill us with joy. And why did LaurieAnn Gibson look like she had a onesie on? You catch our drift, right? This entire red carpet had some good picks, but each was undermined by some crazy detailing. Does that make it crazy good, or just plain crazy? You decide. Have a look at our gallery that has more looks including Willow Smith‘s, Chaka Khan‘s and Regina King‘s.
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So we have more tastefully nude pics to add to the portraits of Maria Menounos and Debra Messing we saw yesterday, from Allure‘s “Naked Truth” issue. Heidi Klum, Taraji P. Henson, Leslie Bibb and Morena Baccarin also stripped down for the breathtaking black-and-white photo spread. And because Allure is not Maxim, these photos are supposedly meant not to titillate but to make women feel better about their bodies. Huh? Actually, they just made me put aside the sleeve of Girl Scout cookies I was about to eat for breakfast. We learn in the accompanying video featuring everyone but Heidi that the ladies did feel slightly nervous about dropping trou for the shoot. Some even — gasp! — admitted to dieting.
“I told my friends [about the shoot], mostly because I’ve been starving myself for three weeks. And so when they ask me to go out to dinner, I have to preface it by saying, ‘Well, I’m actually not eating now,’ ” Homeland star Baccarin said. “Part of me wanted to say, ‘I don’t diet.’ But I do, and I work really hard to look the way that I look. I think that that’s comforting for women to know the truth.”
While Kanye West, Adele, the Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars are surely celebrating the many nods they received at last night’s Grammy nominations special, the winners of the evening were definitely zombies, who got a big nod from Lady Gaga during her performance. Other groups who will benefit from the evening: podiatrists (because we want Nicki Minaj’s and Taraji P. Henson’s shoes now) and gyms (because between Melle Mel’s arms and Grace Potter‘s legs, we are all feeling a little inadequate this morning). Losers: the color pink, because Katy Perry’s abuse of this monochromatic thing is making us weary of it; jeans — well, just Jason Aldean’s sad, holey, unhemmed pair; and the cows who gave their lives to Reid Perry’s pants. For a full account of the Grammy nominations, head over to VH1 Tuner.
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PETA has always had a love-hate relationships with celebrities. Some star studs like Justin Bieber have won the hearts of animal lovers by gracing PETA ads. Some celebs have even stripped down to step up for the cause of animal rights. However, there’s always those celebrities who blaze their own fur trail and send PETA in a hot rage likeÂ Kim KardashianÂ most recently did.
On the good side of the controversial organization are Pamela Anderson and Bob Harper, who recently teamed up with PETA to launch limited-edition U.S. postage stampsÂ featuring famous vegetarians. From Gandhi to Ellen DeGeneres, now your bills and birthday cards can all feature Hollywood’s top 20 herbivores. But without even buying any stamps (snail mail, what’s that?), you can peruse our eye-popping, yet informative list of celebs who made PETA’s It list and hit list, along with the famous offenders who’ve since changed their ways.
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The Heart Truth Red Dress show opened New York Fashion Week yesterday. And what a show it was! The annual show has celebrities wearing different red dresses as symbols to help inspire women to get proactive with heart disease awareness.
The star of the show was Dita von Teese, who killed it in a scarlet Zac Posen gown. Camila Alves came a close second looking statuesque in Kaufman Franco column — but then again, she is a model!Ã‚Â Suzanne Somers wore a flirty flounced Ina Soltani number, and we have to say, she looked pretty damn great too. A chestnut haired Denise Richards looked gorgeous in Matthew Williamson, while Patti LaBelle shut it down in a dramatic Zang Toi creation. Take a look at the gallery below to see the likes of Audrina Patridge, Eve, Natasha Bedingfield and more, including a very pregnant Laila Ali in A Pea in the Pod, Ã‚Â rock the runway.
Taraji P. Henson‘s nude PETA ad kind of serves two goals. On one hand, she gets to bring publicity to the anti-fur cause. “What goes into making that little piece of fur ripped my heart out. And as humans, we have control. What if someone said, ‘Black skin is the new fur’?” On the other, she gets to remind those who only know her from her Oscar-nominated role in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button that the 40-year-old actress is smoking hot. Check below the jump to see Taraji do bad all by herself in the full ad.
The VH1 Hip Hop Honors took place last night at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, and the evening was spent honoring not a person, but a place: The Dirty South. There’s a lot of talent bred below the Mason-Dixon line, and just about all of it took the stage last night. Honorees like 2 Live Crew (representing Miami) were as nasty as they wanted to be (right??) with their PG-13 projections on stage, but they weren’t the only ones providing shocking moments on stage (still not really sure we get get past Bone Crusher with no shirt on). There were also some stylish costume changes from Kelly Rowland and Keri Hilson and some interesting looks on the red carpet, including one die-hard Dirty South fan whose pants were just…wow. For a complete look at who wore what (and who took what off), check out our gallery below, and tune in to see the broadcast of the awards this Monday, June 7 at 9pm on VH1.
Watch out, Ashton Kutcher! If Mila Kunis keeps it up, the Twitter enthusiast won’t be the hottest star to come out of That ’70s Show much longer (sorry, Topher Grace fans). Already a proven comedic talent thanks to films like Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Extract (let’s not forget she’s still voicing Meg on Family Guy, too), the Ukranian-born actress has her best shot yet of achieving action stardom as well in the upcoming apocalyptic thriller The Book Of Eli, which should hopefully do better than her last attempt at the genre, Max Payne.
Longtime boyfriend Macaulay Culkin wasn’t with Kunis at Eli‘s LA premiere last night, but plenty of other celebs were, including co-stars Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman and Jennifer Beals. Check out their red carpet fashion—as well as the outfits on Rosario Dawson and Taraji P. Henson—in the gallery below.
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