Monday, February 28, 2011
The South African beauty arrived at the Vanity Fair party in a one shoulder Atelier Versace gown with a star burst of Swarovski crystals.
We like everything about Charlize's [...]
She won the top honor at last night?s Academy Awards, and Natalie Portman was glowing for more reasons than one.
After nabbing the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in ?Black Swan,? the 29-year-old beauty spoke of her pregnancy while telling reporters, ?One of the most exciting things about being pregnant is that I'm accepting the complete unknown. It's a complete mystery and miracle. It's really just accepting that I have no idea, which is what all of us live every day.?
The actress added that being pregnant reminded her "where your meaning is, what is actually important in the midst a lot of shiny stuff that is more superficial."
Natalie also mentioned that her unborn child morphed into a ?little dancer? during the ceremony.
"I don't remember anything that happened. But the baby was definitely kicking a lot during the song portion of the show."
Portman is engaged to 33-year-old choreographer Benjamin Millepied.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Our beloved breasts.
Perhaps the most prominent physical features on our body, they're often our pride and joy. So why do so many of us treat them so poorly? One might think there isn't much to know about the bras - you get what covers your twins and keep it movin - but any bra guru will tell you that most of us have been wearing the wrong undergarments for years.
To get to the bottom of this breast battle, we talked to long-time (30+ years!) lingerie specialist Eyvette Manigualt at New York City's Town Shop (townshop.com) boutique, who taught us a thing or two about our favorite twins.
1. Every woman should be re-fitted for a bra yearly. Yes, just like visiting your OBGYN, visiting your bra specialist should become a yearly routine. If you think about it, it makes sense. From year to year we change size, weight, or medication, each potentially shifting the size of our breasts if only just a bit. Confirming your bra size annually ensures that you're showing your breasts the love and support they deserve. Let's be honest - they're well worth it.
2. Bras should always fit your bust line. Apparently some of us are wearing bras that are a bit too close to our stomach. Never buy the back (elastic) too big, or the cup too small. Warning: If you do the aforementioned, you will get visible bra lines.
3. A new bra should never be worn on the last hook. A new bra should ALWAYS fit comfortably on the first hook. If you're reaching for the last hook and the bra fits comfortably, the bra is too big.
4. You can't avoid back fat by buying a bigger bra. The perfect bra compliments your breasts and your waist line - no matter how big or small.
5. Your straps are not your saviors. Your breast support should come directly from the "rib cage" or cup part of the bra, not the straps. If your straps are carrying most of the weight you're risking an ill-fitted bra, shoulder dents, and potentially a broken strap. Remember, Jesus paid it all, not your straps.
a. Low Cut (For low cut dresses/tops)
b. T/Razor Back (For specially designed shirts/dresses)
c. Your Favorite Sexy Bra (Lace is an easy win to make you feel sexy)
d. T-Shirt Bra (Perfect for your everyday clothes)
e. Molded Bra (Not padded, but molded. They do come in F and G cups)
f. Plunge Push-Up Bra (Use as necessary. Try to avoid wearing at church functions.)
g. Strapless Perfection (Buy strapless bras one cup size larger and one back size smaller to ensure the shape and support you desire)
**To ensure durability and a long lasting shape, stick to nylon Lycra instead of cotton Lycra.
**Women with a larger chest should not always object to wearing bras with seams. A seamed, filled bra can work wonders in rounding out the breasts to create the ideal shape.
**Never put a molded bra in the dryer. It will lose its shape forever.
What's your favorite type of bra? Tell us!
Gearing up for the big Oscar weekend, Lindsay Lohan was spotted at the Kari Feinstein Academy Awards Style Lounge yesterday (February 25).
The ?Mean Girls? actress looked to be in good spirits, despite her current legal woes, as she arrived at the shindig sporting a white long sleeved top and black trousers.
A few hours later, Lindsay took to her Twitter page to share a picture of her freshly-made culinary creation.
She tweeted, ?Enjoying a night home with my family w/a delicious meal #madebyLindsayLohan,? along with a snapshot of a pasta dish.
Chime in on the week's hottest stories!
Saturday, February 26, 2011
In her new comedy Hall Pass (which hits theaters Feb. 25), Jenna Fischer's character gives her husband (Owen Wilson) one week off from marriage to sow his wild oats (a.k.a. have sex with other women). But if you're considering trying this at home, Fischer wants you to know that you might be crazy.
"What sane woman would actually do this in real life?" the actress, 36, asks iVillage. "It's a great idea for a movie. It's a bad idea for your life."
Plus, it seems like the last thing Fischer and husband Lee Kirk (who tied the knot in 2010) need is time off. She gushed to iVillage about their happy relationship, saying when you meet the right guy, "you just know."
Watch our exclusive video interview (above) to find out why the actress is "in denial" about her TV boss Steve Carell leaving The Office, and why she thinks it's easy to fall in love with the wrong people.
Which is exactly what Misa Hylton-Brim, first baby mama of Sean "Diddy" Combs, decided to do when she ventured from her styling roots into the world of fashion design. Madison Star, named after Hylton's daughter (not by Diddy), premiered in LA this past weekend amidst the ballers in town for All-Star Weekend.
Speaking of ballers, stylist Joe Exclusive and reality stars Hoopz ('Flavor of Love'), Natalie Nunn ('Bad Girls Club'-who took a break from running LA to stop by), Real & Chance ('Real Chance at Love 1 and 2), and Saaphyri ('Flavor of Love' & 'Charm School') were all in attendance. Hooray.
All you really need to set a trend is accessories, apparently. When asked what staple item every woman should have in her closet in 2011, Hylton confidently replied, "A great pair of hoop earrings." Right. Looks like we're all doin' it to it, then.
After 18 years in the business, styling stars like Mary J. Blige, Chris Rock, and Kimora Lee Simmons, Hylton hopes to seek similar success with Madison Star, which will hit stores some time in 2011.
Models were of varying sizes; all women were definitely accounted for as even Saaphyri modeled a few pieces. Once all the fashions were exhausted, Faith Evans popped on stage in a green Grecian-style dress and rocked the crowd with snippets of a few of her popular songs, including a duet with Carl Thomas. Faith looked great and seems to be doing well coming off her Grammy nomination. "We've got a lot on deck," she said all smiles and glistening from her short, but packed performance.
It was definitely an interesting night.
|From left to right: Pat Cleveland, Niki Taylor, Irinia, Frederique, Carmen, Roshumba & Carol Alt|
The powers behind the Adrienne Vittadini label must have had in their minds that old adage, "the original is always the best", when they put their collective, pre-Fashion Week heads together, to conjure up a novel and unique way in which to present the new Fall-Winter 2011 collection to editors and invited guests at Lincoln Center. The collection, shown in two intimate runway presentations at The Box, featured among some very good looks, well styled by Lucy Sykes, a chic cadre of models who were instantly recognizeable to many of the more seasoned editors, such as this writer; i.e., "blasts from the past", such as Carol Alt, Niki Taylor, Pat Cleveland (who danced and pranced and blew kisses to one an all, around the runway, just as she had always done when she was a very well known Halstonette), Irinia, Roshumba, Frederique, and the silver-haired, Carmen, who still has what it takes to show the clothes, albeit, in an older way than in her heyday as a favorite of many an American and European designer.
As for the clothes, which are geared to another type of older, 40+ woman, the story here is all about "Modern Muses", as described in the show program. "Each of these women (the models on the runway and the shoppers in the store, no doubt) expresses her spirit through fashion, exudes ageless style and radiates confidence". Right on.
Although not every look on this runway was a winner, there were several ensembles that did hit the right mark. The tannin knit hourglass dress with ribbed sleeve, that fit Alt like a second skin,was sexy and cool. The granite tweed deep v-neck knit dress and charcoal batwing fine guage knit oponcho over tulip skirt, modeled by Cleveland, were super cool and totally wearable. An excellent pairing of a black, butter-soft leather, asymmetrical zip-jacket over sleeveless lace blouse with wisp crepe de chine long skirt, shown by Taylor, seems to be more than covetable, to say the very least.
Trending on this runway are moderne, spirited, wearable, clothing, generally geared for real women, who are not necessarily the rail thin, pouty, 18-year-old little girls, that more than just a handful of designers seem to adore. And this is quite an interesting point to ponder, when taking this viewpoint.
Kudos to the designers behind the Vittadini label; all of whom seem to totally make their creative statement and their marketing intentions clear. Judging from what they sent down the runway this season, and the types of models that were chosen to show the line, this team knows their market and understands just who their customer really is. And, that is a refreshing change to see at Fashion Week, to be sure.
-- Adrienne Weinfeld-Berg ?
The Daily Bet by Rhonda Erb
Moet & Chandon invites you to throw an Oscar Party
Moet & Chandon, the exclusive champagne of the Academy Awards, and entertaining expert, Katie Lee, have teamed up to make sure that your Oscar Party is a winner. Go to http://www.oscars.org/ where you will find easy to prepare recipes for hors d?oeuvres and champagne cocktails, including the Silver Screen Punch that will be served at the Governor?s Ball.
The Silver Screen Punch
1 (6 ounce) can pink lemonade concentrate, partially thawed
8 ounces pineapple juice
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
1 cup Belvedere vodka
1 bottle Moet & Chandon
1 pineapple, cut into rings and frozen
In a blender, combine pink lemonade concentrate, pineapple juice, strawberries, and ginger. Blend until smooth. Pour into a punch bowl. Add vodka and stir to combine. Just before serving, pour in Moet & Chandon. Add frozen pineapple rings.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
On Monday, Hudson took to Twitter to ask fans what they thought about a joint tour with Aguilera.
By James Dinh
After Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Hudson joined forces for the Aretha Franklin tribute at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards, it appears as if one of the big-voiced divas wouldn't mind taking their collaboration on the road. On Monday, Hudson took to Twitter to ask fans what they thought about her co-headlining a tour with the blond bombshell.
"I c alot of u guys want to see more of me n Christina together . What yal think about us touring together ?" Hudson tweeted. After revealing the star-studded concept, Jennifer admitted that it was just an idea she was brainstorming.
A rep for Aguilera had no comment when MTV News reached out Tuesday (February 22).
With Hudson's I Remember Me hitting stores in exactly one month, a tour seems like a great way to bring her new music to fans. Hudson's sophomore effort marks the songstress' first musical offering since the tragic murder of her mother, brother and nephew in 2008.
Aguilera, who is no stranger to joint tours after partnering up with Justin Timberlake for the Justified/Stripped outing in 2003, has already been confirmed to hit the road this year after postponing her summer tour last year. Even before the singer's Bionic album was met with lackluster sales and mixed reviews, the powerhouse diva postponed her tour due to time constraints. In an open letter to fans, Christina wrote, "After reviewing the schedule with my team, I realized there was not enough time to put together and rehearse for a proper show, one that is at the caliber you expect from me or at the level I would present to my fans."
Would you like to see Christina and Jennifer tour together? Tell us in the comments!Related Artists
?My heart is broken,? said his wife and manager, Wendy Dio in a statement. ?Many, many friends and family were [...]
As the screenwriter responsible for adapting every single "Harry Potter" film with the exception of "Order of the Phoenix," Kloves is understandably on Warner Bros.' good side?so much so, in fact, that the studio has [...]
'I've listened to their music since I was a child,' says the R&B diva, who recorded 'Stairway to Heaven' and 'Whole Lotta Love.'
By James Montgomery, with reporting by Larry Carroll
You wouldn't peg Mary J Blige as the black-light-and-tapestry sort, but, as has become readily apparent in recent weeks, she absolutely loves Led Zeppelin.
In early February, reports began circulating that Blige had re-recorded Zeppelin's classic "Stairway to Heaven," working with Travis Barker, "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson and guitarist Steve Vai on the track, which is slated to appear on the international reissue of her Stronger With Each Tear album, due Monday.
But after she had recorded "Stairway," Blige continued to get the Led out, covering another Zeppelin classic — the thunderous "Whole Lotta Love" — for the album too. And when MTV News caught up with her on the Essence Black Women in Hollywood red carpet, she told us all about channeling her inner Robert Plant for the tracks, a process that came much easier than you'd probably imagine.
"I did Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway to Heaven' and 'Whole Lotta Love' — it's crazy," she said. "I am a Led Zeppelin fan. I'm not going to say I've been to their concerts, but I've listened to their music since I was a child, and it's always moved me, especially 'Stairway to Heaven,' and 'Whole Lotta Love' is just fun."
Blige also said she recorded another new song — a "club record" called "I Can't Wait" — for the re-release. And while it's only slated to hit shelves outside the U.S., she hopes her fans will get a chance to hear all the new songs pretty soon.
"I want y'all to hear it," she laughed.Related Artists
Monday, February 21, 2011
Beyonce Knowles, Mary J Blige, Kim Kardashian, Blake Lively And Ashanti Attend 2BHAPPY jewelry launch
Veteran screenwriter could take over franchise from departed Jon Favreau.
By Eric Ditzian
One week after news first broke that Shane Black was a top candidate to helm "Iron Man 3" in the wake of Jon Favreau's departure from the franchise, another report suggests the director is now in final negotiations to win the job.
Deadline reports that Black is essentially set to direct Robert Downey Jr. in the third "Iron Man" flick but that it's unclear whether he'll also pen the script. "That's not figured out," an unnamed source told the website.
A rep handling the film declined to comment, while Black's rep hadn't returned MTV News' requests for comment by press time.
Black only has one directorial credit on his résumé, but it's a potent one: He helmed 2005's "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang," in which Downey starred and during which the two were said to strike up a close creative partnership.
Previously, Black was said to be in contention with other filmmakers also being eyed for the gig. What's more, it was reported that he'd also get a shot to pen a draft of the script. But according to Deadline, the screenwriting portion of Black's deal has not yet been hammered out.
Black, after all, is primarily known for his talents as a screenwriter. In the mid-'80s, he penned the script for "Lethal Weapon" and went on to write "The Last Boy Scout" and "The Long Kiss Goodnight," among other scripts. He's recently been hired to write "Death Note," an adaptation of a manga series, and a film based on the Doc Savage pulp novels.
Check out everything we've got on "Iron Man 2."
|Jewelry has taken a turn for the tough with the recent accessories trend of industrial designs. Mixed metals, bolt shaped pieces, studded details and anything that reminds you of something you might find at a construction site is a go!|
Industrial chic accessories add edge to simple day wear, while make for unique head-turners when paired with night time apparel. If pave set crystals and rows of rhinestones are just not your style, but you still want the shine, sleek metal is just as eye-catching!
We love the rocker-chic appeal and edginess of rings and cuffs that are inspired by industrial design! Click on the slideshow to see some of our fave picks!
- Artist: Usher
- Label: We The Best, E1 Music
- Director: Gil Green
Being the mother of Charlie Sheen's young children has certainly not been easy for his ex Denise Richards, who is desperately trying to explain all of their dad's highly-publicized antics as best as she can.
"There are times where his life is more colorful than others, more public than others, and as the kids get older it's a difficult thing," Richards, 40, told the ladies of The View on Friday's episode. "I'm learning as I go too. I have never had to deal with this, and this was a subject I had hoped to talk with my children about as they got older. But it's hard."
The actress says she's been as honest as she can with Sam, 6, and Lola, 5, and has been using age-appropriate books to help them understand that their dad is an addict.
"One in particular, I'm blanking on the title, it explains addiction to children," says Richards. "There are images and pictures that a child can understand. I don't know what they fully comprehend from these conversations. They don't know what some of these things are. So I do the best I can, and it's not easy."
Sheen's recent two-day bender ended with the Two and a Half Men star in the hospital, and shut down production on his CBS hit so that he could get in-home rehab counseling. All of this, unfortunately, came as no surprise to his ex.
"This has been something I have dealt with for years," Richards sighed. "This is not a new situation."
Acknowledging that she'll be connected to the actor forever through their children, Richards has accepted that Sheen's demons are something that she'll continue to deal with, as well.
"I mean, you know this is Charlie's lifestyle," she says. "He makes no bones about it. And it is what it is."
How do you think Denise Richards is handling Charlie Sheen's troubles? Chime in below!
Beyonce Knowles, Mary J Blige, Kim Kardashian, Blake Lively And Ashanti Attend 2BHAPPY jewelry launch
Rihanna and Kid Cudi are featured in Hype Williams-directed clip.
By Alvin Blanco
Kanye West surprised fans by releasing his video for "All of the Lights" from his platinum-selling album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Instead of extensive pre-promotion and hype, the video was announced only about an hour or so before it was set to debut Saturday (February 19).
The clip is directed by Hype Williams and features appearances from Rihanna and Kid Cudi. Williams is a favorite of West's; the filmmaker has directed a number of the Chicago rapper's videos, including "Stronger," "Can't Tell Me Nothing," "Amazing" and their first collabo "Diamonds From Sierra Leone."
The video begins in black-and-white with the camera following a young girl who is presumably heading out to school. After about a minute, a brightly lit graphic montage of the song's lyrics and names of the video's participants begin flashing across the screen. This portion of the video is an homage to the opening credits of Gaspar Noé's 2009 French film "Enter the Void."
Kanye West isn't seen in the video until about the two-minute mark. Yeezy is extra animated while reciting his lyrics (at one point he is standing on top of a police car) as is Kid Cudi when he performs the song's bridge. Rihanna's presence in the video will probably be especially appreciated by the fellas since she is wearing a revealing top as she seductively peers into the camera.
The video's release may add credence to rumors that Kanye will join Rihanna during halftime of the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday night to perform the new single.
While the video for "All of the Lights" has arrived, it leaves many asking about the fate of the visual for "Monster." Although a rough cut of the "Monster" video leaked at the end of 2010, there is no word of when and if a finished version will ever be released.
Have you checked out the "All of the Lights" video yet? Share your reviews in the comments!Related Artists
Sunday, February 20, 2011
|Lacy, sheer, gothic romance. For Elie Tahari's Fall/ Winter 2011 collection, it was all about luxury and drama with flowing layers of chiffon, peek-a-boo lace and high, stiff necklines. |
Silhouettes of free-flowing fluid fabrics were seen in dresses and wide leg trousers and balanced out with form-fitting, intricate lace bodices.
From gauzy layers to equestrian inspired looks, Elie Tahari took classic fall and winter colors of browns and taupes, dramatic black and luxe white and infused them with a great eye for detail. Perfect draping and flattering bias cuts, plus fur trim, leather and subtle leopard prints gave the collection it's edge.
Click on the slideshow to see some of our favorite Elie Tahari F/W 2011 pieces for yourself!
Photo Credit - Style.com
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-- Donald Trump talking about Rihanna's personal issues with Chris BrownContinue reading →
With the pair set to tie the knot on April 29th, reports tell that approximately 1,800 of the invites were mailed out between Thursday evening and Friday morning (February 17-18).
The royal wedding attendance requests were distributed by the Lord Chamberlain's office while inviting those receiving them to be on hand for "the Marriage of His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales, K.G. with Miss Catherine Middleton."
The ceremony - which begins promptly at 11A.M. asks that guests arrive in appropriate attire consisting of "uniform, morning coat or lounge suit."
Prince William and Miss Middleton will be saying their "I Do's" at Westminster Abbey with three different clergymen all partaking in the momentous occasion.
MTV News captures all the excitement around the premiere of Britney's 'HIAM' clip.
By Jocelyn Vena, with additional reporting by Vaughn Schoonmaker
As soon as Britney Spears' music video for "Hold It Against Me" debuted on Thursday night, fans' reactions were fast and immediate. Readers quickly began commenting on the stories posted on MTV.com, and MTV News even stopped by the New York City nightclub Splash to get find out the opinions of fans who were attending the club's official viewing party.
Clubgoers, some in their best Britney gear, gathered in the packed nightclub to get the first taste of the sleek, dark Jonas Åkerlund-directed video. Judging from their excitement and their screams, the clip didn't disappoint. One excited fan shared that he couldn't believe he got the chance to see Britney in a catfight against herself.
The viewing-party attendees' excitement was matched by that of commenters on our site. "Just watched it a second time and i am loving it even more," Malcolm wrote. "So much more to see and take in during a second take."
Another commenter, Britney, explained that on a scale of one to 10, the clip ranked high up on her list. "LOveeeeeee the video!!! omg already one of my FAVES!!! on a scale of 1 to 10 i would say its a very very high 8...almost perfect...a few things: a bit too fast-ly put together...Needed more Rocky Horror Tribute scenes and BRITNEY NEEDS TO TAKE the Heels off and put the FLATS back on to really show the Dance moves!!!" she wrote, before reiterating that the video did rock. "All around Awesome video...very creative..Very Britney-ish!!"
Those comments were mirrored by kentalicious, who shared, "Amazing! visually stunning! Best video in years, needs repeated viewing. I love how she is evolving as an artist, after such an Iconic career she still delivers."
With many fans wondering for weeks what they would be getting in the video, TriniBrent did not seem disappointed. "This is a Hot video," he commented. "Britney is definitely back and i am proud of her!"
"I love this vid, it's very different from her other videos," ishot_JT explained. "I also notice that Britney is definitely going back to Blackout/Toxic roots."
Do you want to add a critique of Britney's "Hold It Against Me" clip? Share your opinion in the comments.Related Videos
|New York Fashion Week is well under way and us mere mortals and celebs alike are excited to see what our favorite design houses are offering for the Fall/Winter 2011 season!|
And while most of us must be content with the latest updates from our favorite sites and blogs, celebs have the luxury to sit front-row right where the action is! But sitting front-row means you need to be suited and booted in your most show-stopping attire!
Leighton Meester and Fergie both showed their support at the Marc by Marc Jacobs show in a printed dress plus waist cincher and matching printed blazer and shorts set with leather boots, respectively. Vanessa Hudgens made appearances at multiple shows but we're loving the satin blazer and bright pop colors she chose for Marc Jacobs.
Kristen Dunst was a vision in a sweet frothy frock at the Rodarte show, while Emma Roberts made a splash with her bright blue dress at the Michael Kors show.
But there can only be one best-dressed front-row fashionista! Who gets your vote? Take the poll below! Then check back next week when we show you how to get the look for yourself!
Photo Credit - NYMag, FabSugar, Zimbio