Also, there were some great acceptance speeches
One reason I scramble to see a bunch of movies at the end of the year is so that I can try to make sense of awards season. I still haven’t seen some of the big winners from last night, and many of the nominees, but I was happy to see that some personal favorites well-deserved recognition. Boyhood and Transparent were two productions that moved me in big ways, so congrats to them, and to all of the winners! Also, I think Showtime’s The Affair really came through and surprised everyone. Click inside for more!
Come ON, Jessica.
My biggest beef with Jessica Chastain is that she completely distracted me from Kerry Washington tonight. I was posting a photo of Kerry hitting the Golden Globes red carpet on my Facebook, when I saw someone else had posted one of Chastain. It was distracting…ly flawless. Damn you, Chastain. You win, again. And again. My other favorites from the red carpet—and there are many—include Kate Hudson, Salma Hayek, Chrissy Teigen, Diane Kruger (OMG the slayage), and Helen Mirren. Helen Mirren on the red carpet is definitely one of my favorite things in life. Peep the gallery for more!
P.S. I’m torn… but I kind of like Zosia Mamet‘s look too. Your thoughts???
[Photo Credit: Getty]
Posted under: Amy Adams, Channing Tatum, Chrissy Teigen, Claire Danes, Diane Kruger, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Chastain, Julianne Moore, Kerry Washington, Salma Hayek, The Golden Globe Awards, Viola Davis
"This award is ... for those forgotten children who want education"
In October, we learned that teenage activist Malala Yousafzai became the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize and earlier today, in Oslo, Norway, she was invited to deliver her Nobel lecture as she formally accepted the award on the world stage. As you can imagine, Malala delivered an impassioned speech that further proved that she is absolutely deserving of this high honor. Click below to see Malala Yousafzai posing with her Nobel Peace Prize and read excerpts from her eloquent acceptance speech. More »
Earlier today we learned that Billboard magazine has named Taylor Swift as their Woman of the Year and right now we learn that she will be joined by an illustrious group of fellow musicians at the 9th annual Billboard Women In Music Awards. This years awards ceremony will be held in NYC on December 12 and will include honorees like Aretha Franklin, Charli XCX, Idina Menzel and more. Click below to see which artist will receive which award. More »
And she looks AMAZEEEEEEE!!!
Waaaaaay back in August we learned that Christina Aguilera and fiancé Matt Rutler welcomed the birth of their first child together (her second child), a daughter they named Summer Rain. Today, for the first time in about 3 months, we get our first look at Xtina as she stepped out publicly for the first time since giving birth. Xtina attended something called the Breakthrough Prize award ceremony in Mountain View, CA last night and as you can see below, she looked ravishing in red. More »
At the same event where Gloria Steinem was honored, no less
Seriously? How do you really get an award at the same event where THE GLORIA STEINEM is also receiving an award, and publicly declare yourself to be Not A Feminist? Salma Hayek, come onnnn! You’re doing all of this awesome stuff in the name of women’s equality and you don’t consider yourself to be a feminist? I’m sorry to break it to you but ummm that’s exactly what you are! Click inside for more!
At the start of this month we learned officially that actress Blake Lively is pregnant with her first child with husband Ryan Reynolds and last weekend, we got to see photos from Blake‘s artisinal (and very early) baby shower. Today we get to see Blake‘s baby bump out in public when it made it’s debut last night on the red carpet at the God’s Love We Deliver gala event, The Golden Heart Awards. As you can see in the photos presented in this gallery, Blake‘s barely burgeoning baby bump was on FULL display for the cameras … which is a rare occurrence for someone as private as Blake Lively. After the event, she was all covered up but for the red carpet arrivals, she was happy to show off what her husband gave her. Now that her bump made its public debut, Blake‘s Bump Watch can officially commence!
Posted under: Blake Lively
"The word that I would like to eradicate today is 'Unspeakable'"
Viola Davis, the star of the new ABC drama How To Get Away With Murder, is featured on the cover of the new issue of Variety and this week was given special recognition at the magazine’s Power of Women luncheon here in Hollywood. Viola delivered a powerful speech in support of the Hunger Is initiative where she opened up about her own impoverished childhood. Click the video embed above to hear Viola‘s speech in full (trust me, it is worth your time) and then click below to see Davis on the cover of this week’s issue of Variety and learn a bit more about the Hunger Is initiative. More »
Queen Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, II has bestowed the high honor of the Honorary Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George to American actress Angelina Jolie for her work in the fight against war zone sexual violence. This award has royally turned Angelina into an honorary Dame. In an special ceremony held at Buckingham Palace earlier today, Angelina was given her honorary damehood in front of dignitaries as well as her husband Brad Pitt and the couple’s 6 children. Click thru the gallery presented here to see Angelina receive her honorary damehood from Queen Elizabeth. While I have no idea at all what this honorary damehood means at all, I must say that I am still pretty impressed.
Congratulations are in order for the OG boyband New Kids on the Block because yesterday they were honored with the 2,530th star on the famed Hollywood Walk of Fame. NKOTB‘s star is located on Hollywood Blvd. between Sycamore and La Brea Ave. and the group was met by a HORDE of fans at yesterday’s ceremony. Click through the gallery to see photos of NKOTB members Jordan Knight, Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg and Danny Wood (as well as former late night talk show host Arsenio Hall) at yesterday’s unveiling of their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame … then click below to watch video of the entire ceremony. More »