Watching Jimmy Fallon‘s epic Fresh Prince of Bel-Air open made us realize just how much we missed this show. It’s been too long since we spent some time with Will Smith, the Carlton dance, and of course, the amazing fashion. If you’re living in the past, it’s totally fine because so are we.
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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Now that’s a hot ticket! This beats going to the Oscars, or the Emmys, the Grammys and all the rest of that awards show bizznezz. Imagine being part of an exclusive coterie invited to have a private breakfast session with President Barack Obama at the Beverly Hilton to talk about the Young America Effort he spearheads. Just over two dozen hot Hollywood stars got the opportunity to do just that yesterday, and they were suitably floored. Jessica Alba tweeted a picture of the whole group, writing, “Got up bright & early to hear BarackObama speak w an awesome group …” Ian Somehalder was pretty overcome as well, tweeting three messages. One read, “Totally surreal morning. Met up with some friends, had coffee with President Obama now tweeting. The 21st century… Let’s do this.” Another said, “Just spent my morning w/this man talkn green energy, a better America & being a young American-wow,” and third had a black-and-white photograph of two, saying, “Me and President Obama if it was 1962…” Gotta love Ian. He always gets so charged up and really puts his money where his mouth is!
The rest of the group include celebrities like Jeremy Renner, Tatyana Ali, Bryan Greenberg, Sophia Bush, Benjamin McKenzie and Jared Leto. Dianna Agron also tweeted, “Maybe the only man I truly get nervous around. Worth the early wakeup call.” Brandon Routh messaged, “Honored to speak w/ POTUS BarackObama again today! Looking forward to helping
#GetTheVoteOut,” while Adam Rodriguez said, “Not my avg mornin, NOT ur avg Pres! Keep CHANGE movin n the right direction 4 more yrs!” That certainly wasn’t the end of it. We saw a photo of Zach Braff too, and one of Zachary Quinto‘s that read, “all in all? not a bad way to start my morning. get fired up. now. it. is. ON!” You can see all the photographs of the very excited lot in the gallery below. The pictures are hilarious because Obama looks supremely chilled while the rest look like they can hardly contain themselves!
[Photos: Twitter/ Instagram/ The Hollywood Reporter/ WhoSay]
We’re not saying, based on the number of hours we spent in front of the TV following the highjinks of the Banks family, that we love them more than our actual families. We’re just saying, it’s not unusual to see us cry…when we see the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion pic Will Smith posted to Facebook today.
“Got the Holiday season started right with a “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” reunion…there’s nothin’ like spending Holidays with fam!,” the Men In Black III star writes. Snapped at a luncheon for Hilary’s…we’re sorry, Karyn Parson‘s charity Sweet Blackberry, the photo features Will, Tatyana Ali, Alfonso Ribeiro, and James Avery, though tragically Geoffrey and the two Aunt Vivs are absent. You’ll be glad to know we just had our coworkers tie us to our chair to stop us from spastically launching into the Carlton dance over this. Too bad nothing can stop the tears. Or the Carlton! Call security all you want; nothing can stop this dance machine!
[Photo: Will Smith’s Facebook]
The Banks siblings honored their mischievous adopted brother at his ump-teenth movie premiere last night in Westwood, CA. With Tatyana Ali and Alfonso Ribeiro doing little more than television stints since their Fresh Prince of Bel Air days, there’s no question Will Smith came out on top from the 90s hit show. We only wish our girl, Hilary, had joined her fellow siblings for the reunion.
See more photos from the Seven Pounds premiere below, including Gabrielle Union, Rosario Dawson, and Michael Ealy:
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