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May 7, 2013

Kerry Washington Lands Her First Major Magazine Cover


Kerry Washington looks a-mah-zing on Elle. I can’t believe it took this long for a major fashion mag to give her a cover but it’s so good, it’s even making me forget all about those gloves she wore last night.

-During Kanye West‘s MET Gala performance, he defended Kim Kardashian against haters. It’s almost like he knew what we’d all be saying about her dress today.

-Speaking of MET attendees, Michelle Williams left the event hand-in-hand with NYC-based artist Dustin Yellin.

-Also, this gif of Jennifer Lawrence photo-bombing Sarah Jessica Parker will make you love her forever (even more). It’s almost as great as Joshua Jackson‘s photo-bomb of Anne Hathaway.

Rihanna said Nicole Richie‘s MET dress “makes me throw up” (in a good way, we think).

Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn‘s night out at the MET Gala reportedly ended with him drunkenly falling on the stairs and her helping him up while “clenching her teeth.” Ah, the honeymoon period!

-According to a Reader’s Digest poll, Kristen Stewart is the “least trusted movie star in America,” because the Reese Witherspoon drama has taught the world nothing.

The Office finale has been expanded to one hour and fifteen minutes. This thing is going to end up spanning three weeks before NBC is done with it.

Liam Gallagher says he almost died after an M&M sent him into anaphylactic shock.

-In other odd news from British singers, Pete Doherty has a new houseguest: Macaulay Culkin.

-iTunes is currently streaming the new Vampire Weekend album. Get on it!

-Someday I’d like to type the words “Lauryn Hill” without the words “troubled singer” before it, but today won’t be that day. Trouble singer Lauryn Hill has been sentenced to three months in jail for failing to pay nearly $1M in taxes because she was “opposed to the system.”

-In other ‘singers in jail’ news, Ja Rule just got out after spending two years in the clink.

-Newlywed Keira Knightley might replace Anne Hathaway as the lead in the dark comedy Laggies.

-I don’t watch Criminal Minds, but I dig the fact that the show’s actresses are refusing to sign new contracts until they get salary parity with their male costars.

-The documentary about Rihanna‘s 777 tour aired on Fox last night, but there was surprisingly little footage of the press mutiny. Actually, that’s probably not surprising at all.

-The director and writer of Iron Man 3 revealed that an early cut of the movie was over 3 hours long and featured a Gwyneth Paltrow/Guy Pearce sex tape.

-Meanwhile, Iron Man 3 director Shane Black just signed on to direct another comic book flick based on Doc Savage.

Florence Welsh covered “I Love It” by Icona Pop and it’s kinda great.

-The revolving door of leading men attached to Natalie Portman‘s upcoming western continues to turn. The latest actor to sign up: Ewan McGregor.

Kat Dennings said she had a “hangout” sushi dinner with Drake, but insists it wasn’t a date. Too bad, ’cause I could totally get behind those two as a couple.

-If you’re a comic book geek, the outfit Emma Stone is wearing in the new photos from the Spider Man set might give away a huge spoiler. For the rest of us, it’s just a cute coat.

Aaron Paul bought the Breaking Bad crew customized whisky bottles as a wrap gift because he’s awesome wrapped in amazing.

-This is both unexpected and awesome: British comedy The IT Crowd is coming back for one more episode with the original cast.

Dr. Phil is suing Deadspin for posting clips from his interview with Manti Te’o before it had aired in some markets.

Bradley Cooper‘s new Häagen-Dazs commercial makes it seem like he shows up to fancy parties with a pint of ice cream, which totally makes me want to be his friend.

Grey’s Anatomy’s McSteamy just landed a new show. Too bad it’s on TNT.

-In other (better) casting news, Andrew Garfield has been tapped to star in Martin Scorsese‘s Silence.

Amanda Seyfried‘s new Givenchy commercial is beyond silly, which I guess makes it just like every other perfume ad.

-This might be the birthday hangover talking, but I’m actually intrigued by this trailer for Ender’s Game. Or maybe I’m just into Ben Kingsley with a face tattoo…

MET Costume Gala – Hits and Misses


There were plenty more misses than hits at last night’s MET Costume Gala, mostly because everyone played it too safe. The theme was “punk” — how exactly does this qualify, Kate Upton?! There were some looks I didn’t love but I still appreciated the risk, including Miley Cyrus, Nicole Richie, Kerry Washington, Elle Fanning. I some I just didn’t love full stop, risky or no (Beyonce, Jessica Biel, Katy Perry, Gwen Stefani). Here are my picks for the top five best and worst outfits:

BEST: Cameron Diaz
She stole the show with her backless blue Stella McCartney and spiked belt. LOVE!

BEST: Nina Dobrev
I’m usually not a huge Monique Lhuillier fan, but I dug what she put the Vampire Diaries star in. The perfect blend of punk and pretty!

BEST: Sarah Jessica Parker
Never one to pass up a good theme, SJP killed it in a pretty Giles Deacon gown and outrageous Philip Treacy headpiece. This is exactly the kind of outfit the MET Gala is all about.

BEST: Anne Hathaway
Everyone made a big deal about Anne’s shockingly blonde ‘do, but I couldn’t take my eyes off her killer Valentino gown.

BEST: Kirsten Dunst
It takes a lot (a lot!) for me to say I like a gown with feathers, which are way too played out at this point, but I’m making an exception for Kirsten’s Louis Vuitton.

WORST: Gwyneth Paltrow
At first glance, I didn’t hate GOOP’s Valentino Couture gown. But then I noticed the bunching and the awkward way she was carrying herself, and it just stopped working for me.

WORST: Kristen Stewart
Man, did I ever want to love KStew’s Stella McCartney jumpsuit. But the things it was doing to her hips and crotch area were criminal.

WORST: Madonna
Nothing screams “desperate” quite like Madge’s Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci jacket and ripped stockings.

WORST: Ashley Oslen
I know making fun of an Olsen twin’s fashion is like shooting fish in a barrel, but COME ON!

WORST: Ashley Green
Of course she wore Marchesa and tried to look like a princess. Of COURSE she did!