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Best and Worst Dressed at the 2019 Golden Globes

 

The stars came out to honour the best in TV and film at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday. Unlike last year, when most celebs wore black in support of Time’s Up, this year’s red carpet was a sea of colour. White and tulle were the biggest themes, but the dresses we loved most had a bit more edge. Check out our picks for the best and worst looks of the night:

BEST DRESSED AT THE 2019 GOLDEN GLOBES:

Jen: Nicole Kidman looks like liquid sex in this slinky blood red merlot dress by Michael Kors. Nicole and I are fighting over the black hair bow (I hate it, she loves it) but this dress is an undeniable winner.

 

Nicole: Holy merde, Regina King came to win tonight! She is by far my best dressed in a glowing blush gown by Alberta Ferretti that shines on the carpet. So very beautiful with simple accessories and unfussy hair. The whole look is stunning.

 

Jen: Crazy Rich Asians star Gemma Chan brings high fashion to the red carpet in this gorg Maison Valentino Couture creation. And are those shorts underneath there?? Marry me.

 

Nicole: Taraji P Henson in a plunging velvet custom Vera Wang completely makes up for the Giambattista Valli disaster from last year’s Emmys. She looked absolutely amazing in this head to toe sleek look.

 

Jen: Lupita Nyong’o is radiant in blue sequined Calvin Klein. I love the unique neckline and the way it moves on camera.

 

Nicole: Fleabag and Killing Eve creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge is gorgeous in a red sequinned custom gown by Galvan London that fits perfectly. She lets the dress do all the work, keeping the rest of her look very simple. This is movie star style and I’m just tickled that she’s there for writing.

 

Jen: Keri Russell deserves to take home the hardware for her stellar performance on the final season of The Americans, but she already looks like a winner in this Grecian-inspired metallic Monique Lhuillier.

 

Nicole: I love Octavia Spencer‘s tea-length gown from Cristian Siriano. It’s supremely flattering and a different silhouette than we see elsewhere on the carpet.

 

Jen: I’m sure it’s going to end up on a bunch of worst lists, but I actually really dig this look on Julia Roberts. Her ethereal Stella McCartney top and crisp black pants make her look cool and relaxed AF.

 

Nicole: Thandie Newton is pure sexiness in this mirrored Michael Kors gown that shows glimpses of skin and clings to every curve. Like a lot of looks I love tonight, the dress does all the work and the really simple gorgeous hair pulls it all together.

 

WORST DRESSED AT THE 2019 GOLDEN GLOBES:

Nicole: Oh boy, I wish that Julianne Moore would go back to letting her pal Tom Ford dress her because Givenchy is not working for her. This is an absurd dress that tries to be too many things and ends up looking boxy and dowdy. Boo.

 

Jen: As soon as we saw Claire Foy’s Miu Miu gown, Nicole said that it reminded her of that scene in The Proposal when Sandra Bullock tries on the wedding dress and her boobs disappear. That about sums this up.

 

Nicole: What the actual hell, Alison Brie? How on earth did Taraji and Allison’s dresses come out of the same brain? Can I even call Allison’s outfit a gown? It looks like a bikini top under a sheer cover. Hard nope.

 

Jen: Lady Gaga is out of the shallows and off the deep end in blue Valentino. I get that it’s an homage to Judy Garland but the arms are ridiculous and there’s so much fabric on the train that it looks like she’s dragging curtains behind her.

 

Nicole: Jen and I actually fought over who got to pick Emily Blunt in Alexander McQueen as our best dressed until we saw the mess at the bottom of the gown. Why oh why couldn’t it be a simple column!? So close.

 

Jen: I adore Constance Wu and I want so much more for her than this underwhelming Vera Wang. The colour makes it look like support wear, and tulle is nobody’s friend.

 

Nicole: I’m all for simple tonight but man, Amy Adams is too austere in her teal Calvin Klein. She needs lipstick and a necklace, maybe a bow? Let’s get Tom Ford to dress her from now on, too!

 

Jen: The Good Place’s D’Arcy Carden is trapped in the bad place with this terrible gown. Puckered seams, unflattering colour, clashing straps. What is this??

 

 

Constance Wu Steps Into the Spotlight

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Constance Wu’s cover of Time is fabulous (and it makes me even more sad that fashion magazines didn’t snatch her up for their Sept issues). The accompanying article by Karen K Ho is also great. Ho also tweeted some tidbits that didn’t make it into the article, including the fact that Wu specifically asked her publicist for Asian-American women to interview her as much as possible, because she wanted to create more opportunities.

-I really liked this article about Crazy Rich Asians from the perspective of an Asian American. (Speaking of which, Vox’s Today Explained podcast made me tear up this morning.)

-Also, if you’re seeing Crazy Rich Asians this weekend, stay for the end credits.

-This is a great interview with Lana Condor, the lead of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. (I can’t believe this movie is bringing back scrunchies, though.)

-Whoa, what happened with Ruth Wilson and The Affair? I stopped watching a couple of seasons ago (even the lure of Joshua Jackson couldn’t tempt me), but I heard about the big twist from two weeks ago. On CBS This Morning this morning, she says “I did want to leave, but I’m not allowed to talk about why.” Things get REAL awkward, and after some hemming and hawing Gayle King asked her if it was about “a disagreement about money – male and female salaries?” and she responded “I’ve never complained to Showtime about pay parity.” (FF to around 4:30 in this video).

-Showtime has since released a statement (which is basically a non-statement): “We can’t speak for Ruth, but heading into season four everyone agreed the character’s story had run its course.”

Diane Kruger even makes maternity jeans work.

-People is wading in on the Brangelina battle, with a source saying “they’ve always had different parenting styles.”

Madonna turns 60(!) today. (Remember when she was 35 the press was calling her “grandma“?) She’s in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh, and asking her followers to celebrate her bday by donating to Raise Malawi. Back when she was 35 the press was calling her “grandma”.

-In honour of her bday, Madonna also released her full performance from this year’s MET gala.

-Also turning 60 and looking ah-maz-ing is Angela Bassett, who celebrated by posting a bikini pic.

Rihanna is reportedly filming a Lemonade-style longform music video featuring Donald Glover. Yes, please!

-As expected, Blackish’s Kenya Barris has inked what sources say is a three-year, high-eight-figure overall TV deal with Netflix. I don’t blame him because a) ABC did him dirty and b) money!

-These photos of Tiffany Haddish by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue’s latest issue are amazing.

Ivanka Trump really, really didn’t like SNL’s “Complicit” sketch with Scarlett Johansson playing her.

-After taking a meeting with James Gunn, Disney still isn’t bringing him back for Guardians Vol. 3.

Kim Cattrall has the best rejection story: “Got replaced in a TV pilot by a major TV network boss because he said I had no Sex Appeal.”

-Speaking of SATC stars, this thread makes me want to move to NY so I can vote for Cynthia Nixon.

TJ Miller is defending himself against his former Silicon Valley co-star Alice Wetterlund who accused him of being a “bully and petulant brat.” Weeks later, he says he’s not a bully, just a “benevolent benign maniac.” Uh huh.

-I can’t believe  This Is Us’ Justin Hartley has a kid in high school.

-In case you’re wondering, this is why everyone is freaking out about dick soap. (I’m more freaked out by someone making money off fan fiction who isn’t the author.)

Justin Timberlake leaving his publicist of 20 years, Sonia Muckle.

-In his new GQ interview, Pete Davidson says his relationship with Ariana Grande progressed even faster than we thought: “The day I met her, I was like, ‘Hey, I’ll marry you tomorrow,’ ” he says, grinning. “She was calling my bluff. I sent her a picture [of engagement rings]. I was like, ‘Do you like any of these?’ She was like, ‘Those are my favorite ones,’ and I was like, ‘Sick.’ ”

Ariana Grande did a Little Shop of Horrors duet with James Corden and got a piggyback through Starbucks in the latest Carpool Karaoke, which aired Wednesday night. I love that she knows exactly what people say about her and mocks it: “Did you know I demand to be carried everywhere? That is the kind of pop star I am! If you see me anywhere, it’s cause I didn’t walk there myself; I promise.”

Constance Wu Covers Fashion

 

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-Is there anything better than seeing Constance Wu on magazine covers? She graces the latest issue of Fashion, in which she talks about feeling an obligated to represent Asians in Hollywood.

-Speaking of great covers, Glow’s Alison Brie looks 80s glam on Cosmopolitan Italia’s August Issue.

Tiffany Haddish tackled Vogue’s 73 Questions, and the results are hilarious.

-It a wide-ranging podcast interview, Evangeline Lilly got very candid about her struggles on Lost, talking about uncomfortable nude scenes (“In season 3, I’d had a bad experience on set with being basically cornered into doing a scene partially naked, and I felt had no choice in the matter. And I was mortified and I was trembling when it finished. I was crying my eyes out and I had to go on do a very formidable, very strong scene thereafter”) and how she hated that her character became little more than a love interest (“I did throw scripts across rooms when I read them because I would get very frustrated by the diminishing amount of her own story that there was to play”).

Kanye West, Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera pose with their kids in Harper’s Bazaar September issue.

-This was pretty much my trajectory with HBO’s Succession, too: I thought it was super boring at first but stuck with it because critics I respect said it gets better, and now I’m hooked.

-This oral history of Breaking Bad’s “Ozymandias” (featuring all the major players) is a joy to read.

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are reuniting for a movie about the ex-cop who reportedly rigged McDonald’s Monopoly game to win $24 million.

-At the TCAs today, Fox announced not one, but two 24 spinoffs: a prequel about origins of Jack Bauer and one set in the legal world with the clock ticking down 24 hours until a prisoner’s execution. They also teased the likely return of Prison Break.

-Fox also announced that Justin Timberlake and Dax Shepard will team up to produce the game show Spin the Wheel, which will offer what the network says will be one of the biggest prizes in primetime history: a chance to take home more than $20 million in cash per episode.

-Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter alleged rape case is now under review by the District Attorney.

-According to court docs, Johnny Depp once accused his ex Amber Heard of punching him in the face while he was lying in bed reading.

-A new wave of unkempt, unruly fashion dudes is on the rise. Oh goodie.

Anthony Bourdain‘s Parts Unknown will receive a final season on CNN.

-Moonlight director Barry Jenkins dropped the trailer for his follow up film, If Beale Street Could Talk.

[Note: I’m off for a few days. Will be back to blogging mid-next week!]

-The trailer for Netflix’s Nappily Ever After looks great (though I can’t see Sanaa Lathan without thinking of her biting Beyonce.)