Archive | February, 2012

Michael Jackson’s Voice Faked?

29 Feb

Nooooo. This breaks my heart a little bit… Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris is claiming the tracks on the ‘Michael’ Album (which was released following the untimely death of the pop star) is not actually the voice of Michael Jackson, but rather that of Jason Malachi. If this is true, I think a lot of Michael Jackson fans are going to be pretty unhappy (myself included). What a shameless way to make a buck off of someones death. I sincerely hope it’s not true; but in this day and age, it unfortunately wouldn’t be surprising…

The full article->  http://www.tmz.com/2012/02/29/michael-jackson-paris-album-fake-voice-jason-malachi/#.T05AxsXlPCU

A YouTube video of Jason Malachi performing live ->  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUbbSgKHjWQ&feature=related

The Garner-Affleck Family Welcomes Baby Boy

28 Feb

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have welcomed a baby boy to their family (their third child) in Santa Monica. His name and birth date have yet to be released. Ben and Jennifer have two daughters, Violet (6 yrs.) and Seraphina (3yrs.), so I’m sure they are happy to add another boy to the family. Congrats to the always adorable family!

Katy Perry’s Interview Magazine Cover

28 Feb

Katy Perry looks barely recognizable on the cover of the upcoming March issue of Interview magazine. The photo is clearly photoshopped, but to what degree? Has her divorce from Russell Brand caused her to transform her look? This photo looks more like a mix of Megan Fox & Amy Winehouse than Katy herself. Either way, there’s no denying she’s a bombshell on this cover!

Academy Awards Worst Dressed

28 Feb

Here are my choices for the Academy Awards Worst Dressed females.

Anne-Sophie Bion in a garbage bag.

1. Anne-Sophie Bion- She was the editor for ‘The Artist’… well she clearly wasn’t part of costume design. When people say ‘you would look good in a garbage bag’ they don’t mean to give you the confidence to think you could literally get away with wearing one in public, especially at the Oscars. This ill fitting, wrinkle filled, unflattering dress is trash; and that’s why she made my number one spot!

2. Livia Giuggiolo- Just because your husband is always so dapper, that doesn’t mean you can slack off in the fashion department. I keep wanting to check out what Colin Firth is wearing but her dress is too distracting! Maybe she wore this dress so women wouldn’t be checking him out? That would still be no excuse for this unflattering Valentino number. The fact that she keeps pulling my eyes away from Colin Firth puts her at my number 2 spot… And the fact that it’s ugly.

3. Ana Faris- Whyyyyy would she wear this?? This is the Oscars, have some fun with what you choose to wear. It doesn’t fit her in any aspect: the arms are too long, it’s not figure flattering, and the bottom looks like she’d be stepping on it all night. Oh I wish she would have! Maybe put a slit in it to give it something youthful? But then everyone would think Angelina Jolie started a fashion trend on the red carpet… oh that right leg… scratch that idea. Really disappointed in her choice of this Diane von Furstenberg dress. She should have taken advantage of the chance at being on the red carpet with her husband (who was in ‘Moneyball’) because we all know she won’t be getting a nomination anytime soon.

Livia Giuggiolo in Valentino.

4. Melissa Leo- This dress is reminiscent of the one she wore to last years Academy Awards- it has basically the same fit (short sleeves, bit of a neckline, slit up the front). If she was on last years worst dress lists, you’d think she’d maybe do something different? Well she sort of did, it’s not the exact same dress.. it’s worse. This Reem Accra looks more like a glorified housecoat than a dress. Or maybe it’s more of a shirt dress? Whatever it is, it’s not for the red carpet… or any other event for that matter.

5. Jane Seymour- Three words- trying too hard. She is a beautiful woman but this Pamella Roland dress doesn’t show that. The plunging neckline is a little too much for someone her age. This outfit is reminiscent of something her character from ‘Wedding Crashers’ would wear in an attempt to attract a younger man. Maybe that’s what she’s doing? I’m sure men would drool over her in this, but the red carpet at the Academy Awards is about showing skin in a classy way. I can stand to see-no-more dresses like this on her.

6. Melissa McCarthy- She’s been doing so well fashion-wise this awards season by wearing dresses that flatter her body. Yet at the biggest awards of the year, she chose this unfortunately unflattering Marina Rinaldi. The dress is too large up top which draws attention to her chest (not in a good way) and the sleeves make her arms look bigger than necessary- especially because they cut off just below her elbow. It would have been much better with shorter sleeves that fit to her body. She seems to be able to laugh at herself so she’ll hopefully be able to laugh off being on everyone’s worst dress list this week!

Ana Faris in Diane von Furstenberg.

7. Jennifer Lopez- Surprise surprise, Jennifer Lopez is wearing a revealing (Zuhair Murad) gown… We all know she isn’t shy about showing off her assets on the red carpet, but why did she choose to cut out holes in the sleeves of this dress? Oh, that’s the style of the dress… Ok… I don’t know why that’s necessary because she’s clearly showing enough skin with the plunging neckline, AND the fact her nipple was seen a few times I think is MORE than enough skin. The material is also lacking for me. I just think the overall dress takes away from her beauty, and also think she should invest in a bit more double sided tape for her next red carpet appearance.

8. Rooney Mara- This dress seems to have gotten her on both the best dressed lists, and the worst dressed lists. To me, she is the girl with the ugly, stiff looking dress… I hope she got paid to wear this Givenchy number because it is not flattering on this up-and-coming young star. The top just seems to hang off of her, and the color completely washes her out. Also, does anyone else think there’s something odd going on in the chest area? So boob flaps are in now? Let’s hope not…

Melissa Leo in Reem Accra

9. Kirsten Wiig- It’s not flattering to wear a dress that’s basically the same color as your skin tone, has she learned nothing this awards season? All of these dresses wash her out. I have not seen any color on her from the Golden Globes, to the SAAG’s, and was hoping maybe she was building up to something colorful for the Oscars? Apparently she was just preparing us for this failure of a dress. She usually makes us laugh, but no one’s smiling at this unsurprisingly dull choice in dress.

10. Berenice Bejo- People aren’t keeping quiet about their thoughts on this dress. The mint colored Elie Saab leaves a bad taste in my mouth. It’s just too old looking for this beautiful star. Now that we get the chance to hear her talk, there’s nothing she could say that would convince me she doesn’t deserve the final spot on my worst dressed list.

Jane Seymour in Pamella Roland

Melissa McCarthy in Marina Rinaldi
Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad.
Rooney Mara in Givenchy
Kristen Wiig in J. Mendel.
Berenice Bejo in Elie Saab.

Interesting Red Carpet Moment

27 Feb

In case you didn’t catch the red carpet at last night’s Academy Awards, you missed this… Leave it to Sacha Baron Cohen to not only dress up and act like the character in his new film ‘The Dictator’, but pull a stunt like this on Ryan Seacrest on the Oscar red carpet. I don’t want to give away what happened because then it won’t be as shocking when you watch the video so check out the link to see what went down!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhAg0COnqds

Academy Awards Best Dressed

27 Feb

Here are my choices for this years Academy Awards Best Dressed Females!

Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen.

1. Jessica Chastain- She looks like royalty in this stunning Alexander McQueen gown. By not overdoing it with the jewelry and hairstyle, she allows this dress the spotlight. Chastain definitely set high fashion standards on last night’s red carpet with this gown and made it hard to top!

2. Milla Jovovich-  She is both glitzy and glamorous looking in this beautiful Elie Saab gown. The fact that it’s one shoulder (instead of strapless) really brings the gown over-the-top. It’s beautiful the way the bottom of it effortlessly sweeps along the red carpet. The jewelry and handbag match the gown, but are offset by the pop of red lipstick. Elegant looking from head-to-toe.

3. Michelle Williams- She pulls off this unique Louis Vuitton gown without a hitch. This ensemble exemplifies how sweet-looking Michelle Williams can be from her pixie haircut, to the small accented silver bow. There aren’t many people out there who could wear this dress and look stunning in it the way she does; and because of that I think she deserves one of the top spots on my best dressed list.

4. Gwyneth Paltrow- She looks effortlessly beautiful in this form fitting Tom Ford gown and cape. She limited her jewelry to one sparkly cuff bracelet which adds just a bit of glitz without taking away from the simple elegance of this ensemble. One of the best looks I’ve ever seen on her.

Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab.

5. Stacy Keibler- She set herself apart in this stunning gold Marchesa gown. She always looks great on the red carpet, and last night was no exception. From her classic side-swept hair to the bold accented flower she really looks flawless. Even though she was there with George Clooney, all eyes were on her!

6. Emma Stone- She took a chance with this fuchsia Jean-Baptiste Grenouille gown and it paid off. Some people think the bow is too much, but I think the dress wouldn’t have been as Oscar worthy if it didn’t have that something that set it apart. This is the Oscars, go big or go home! It is very flattering on her, and the color really pops against her skin tone. I think this was a stunning choice for this young actress.

7. Octavia Spencer- She is a vision in this hand-beaded, ivory silk tulle Tadashi Shoji gown. I don’t believe she could have picked a more figure-flattering gown than this one. She exuded radiance even before she took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress!

8. Penelope Cruz- She flows across the red carpet like a dream in this lavender, off the shoulder Armani Prive gown. She adds glitz with her diamond jewelry, and class with her old Hollywood hairstyle. Every aspect of this ensemble works together beautifully.

9.Viola Davis- You couldn’t help but notice Viola Davis last night in this stand-out emerald green Vera Wang gown. It is so unique, and incredibly figure-flattering. Who knew she had such a great body? Now we all do! I don’t feel the wristband was necessary, but other than that I think she is truly red carpet worthy in this stunner of a gown.

Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton.

10. Angelina Jolie- She looks glamorous in this strapless black velvet Versace gown. She was not shy about showing off her leg in this high-slit gown, posing in the same position the entire evening (including when she presented an Oscar). But that’s what the slit’s there for so might as well take advantage and show it off at every opportunity! Also, the choice of red lipstick really makes the overall look that much more glamorous. Last night we finally saw the attention getting side of her that has been lacking. Definitely a show stopping number!

… Stay tuned for my Worst Dressed list!

Stacy Keibler (with Geroge Clooney) in Marchesa.

Emma Stone in Jean-Baptiste Grenouille.

Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji.

Penelope Cruz in Armani Prive.

Viola Davis in Vera Wang.

Angelina Jolie in Versace.

Oscar Winners 2012

27 Feb

BEST…. 

Picture-> The Artist

The cast of 'The Artist' with their Oscars for Best Picture.

Actor-> Jean Dujardin (The Artist)

Actress-> Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)

Supporting Actor-> Christopher Plummer (Beginners)

Supporting Actress-> Octavia Spencer (The Help)

Animated Feature-> Rango

Art Direction-> Hugo

Cinematography->Hugo

Meryl Streep with her Oscar for Best Actress and Jean Dujardin with his for Best Actor.

Costume Design-> The Artist

Direction-> Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)

Documentary-> Undefeated.

Film Editing-> The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Foreign Language-> A Separation, Iran

Make Up-> The Iron Lady.

Music- Original Score-> The Artist

Music- Original Song-> Man or Muppet from The Muppets

Screenplay- Adapted-> The Descendants

Christopher Plummer accepting his Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.

Octavia Spencer accepting her Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

Screenplay Original-> Midnight in Paris

Short- Animated-> The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Short- Documentary-> Saving Face

Short- Live action-> The Shore

Sound Editing-> Hugo

Sound Mixing-> Hugo

Visual Effects-> Hugo