While the Billboard Music Awards are no Met Gala, one would hope that the celebrities would at least aspire to such style for the event. Judging from the various frocks that graced Billboard's blue carpet, however, the musically-inclined celebs failed to put much effort into this awards show. Whether it was the Las Vegas heat or some overextended stylists (between the Met Gala, Cannes, and this, who can blame them?), the fashion at the Billboard Music Awards fell short with a few good looks and way too many shine-inducing materials.
The Good: American Idol judge Nicki Minaj, known for her colorful and over-the-top costumes, scaled back her look by opting for a red number which made her cleavage take center stage and yet still managed to look classy.
Country pop singer Shania Twain showed up in a silver-white Pavoni by Mikael D gown looking like a modern-day Greek goddess.
Hayden Panettiere - who currently stars in the country music television drama Nashville - opted for black like many others in attendance, but her simple, sleek floor-length dress was the best of them all.
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Eva Longoria suffered an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction at the Cannes Film Festival. The Desperate Housewives star accidentally revealed much more than she bargained for while walking the red carpet at the Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian) film screening on Saturday night.
Eva, who looked stunning in a pastel green gown complete with a plunging side-split, hitched up her dress to avoid the puddles, flashing much more than just her legs in the process - since she had decided to go commando. The 38-year-old actress appeared unaware of the incident and was happy to pose for the cameras in the rain.
She later enthused on her Twitter page, "My favorite red carpet of the whole year!"
Eva also shared a series of snaps of her fellow celebrity L'Oreal beauty ambassadors Jane Fonda, Cheryl Cole, Megan Gale and Doutzen Kroes, who all braved the bad weather for the annual film festival in the South of France.
David Beckham loves "dressing up" his daughter.
The 38-year-old soccer star - who recently announced his plans to retire from the sport - is smitten with his and wife Victoria's 22-month-old girl Harper and loves nothing more than treating her to a cute new outfit which makes her stand out from other celeb tots.
"Victoria has always dressed Harper beautifully, but lately it's been David who's taken the reins. David tends to pick her bright clothes, whereas Victoria is a fan of a more conservative, neutral palette. He adores doting on her and dressing her up," a source said. David - who also has sons Cruz, eight, Romeo, 10, and 14-year-old Brooklyn with the fashion designer - is so dedicated to styling his only daughter in fashionable pieces that he has a selection of clothes for her in his room at Le Bristol hotel in France, where he stays during his training with French team Paris Saint-German.
"He's always trying to pick up cool things for her to wear," the insider added.
+ Considering she has both the face and body for high fashion, it's no wonder that actress Rooney Mara has signed with Dior to lend her face to their Down Town fragrance campaign. Naturally, her face is so gorgeously distracting that it's barely apparent that the photo is an ad for a perfume.
+ Model Doutzen Kroes imitates Angelina Jolie's famous 2010 Oscar dress, showing off some serious leggage at the Cannes Film Festival in Atelier Versace (albeit, looking somewhat like a superhero).
+ Despite her doctor's orders to avoid tight-fitting shoes, a very pregnant Kim Kardashian was spotted desperately trying to squeeze into her Givenchy heels.
+ Harper's Bazaar features supermodel Christy Turlington on next month's cover, which notes that she's still fabulous at 44 - as if we still didn't need reminding since she turned 40.
Gwyneth Paltrow has praised the Met Ball.
Although the 40-year-old actress recently slammed the Costume Institute Gala, which took place at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art earlier this month, she wrote a gushing post about it in her lifestyle newsletter Goop.
"The Met Ball, at NYC's Metropolitan Museum of Art, is always the year's most elaborate display of incredible fashion and this year was no different. The theme was Punk: Chaos to Couture and when the house of Valentino's Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri asked me to join them, I was thrilled to see what they would create with my right fashion hand, Elizabeth Saltzman. We got all inspired in the goop office about punk making a comeback through subtle influence and thus, we asked one of my absolute favorite websites, the most excellently curated SSENSE, to show us how we could work it into our spring/summer wardrobes (sic)," she wrote.
Rihanna is suing Topshop for $5 million. The "Diamonds" hitmaker is taking legal action against the UK high street fashion chain - which is owned by billionaire Philip Green - following eight months of unsuccessful negotiations over T-shirts bearing her image which are being sold without her consent.
"Rihanna's management asked Topshop a number of times to stop selling her image and were told, 'We do what we want.' They buy the pictures from a photographer, but they do not pay the artist licensing fees. Unfortunately, UK law does not protect the artist. What is most offensive for Rihanna is that they basically told her, 'Go to hell. We don't care; we are going to continue selling you.' They offered her $5,000 and said they don't care," a source told The New York Post.
The 25-year-old singer has hired international law firm Reed Smith to file the suit in London, as the garments are only being sold in the UK, where the image rights are owned by the photographer who took the picture.
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Many congratulations are in order for model Lara Stone and her husband David Walliams, who have welcomed their first baby into the world over the weekend.
Though few details of their son's birth have been released, the couple - who married in May 2010 - are thankful for all the warm wishes. “So many beautiful messages saying congratulations. Thanks everyone…” Walliams wrote on Twitter.
The couple announced that they were expecting back in November.
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Kim Kardashian is probably one of the most scrutinized pregnant celebrities these days, with folks all over the internet checking paparazzi photos for her latest maternity look. Her Met Gala appearance last Sunday was no exception, though I'm starting to truly believe from this red carpet look that she sparks and embraces such attention.
Dressed from neck to toe in a Givenchy floral number with matching gloves, the reality star looks like she could blend right into some tacky wallpaper or a sofa (a far cry from the party's punk theme).
But the head creative behind Givenchy, Riccardo Tisci, comes to Kim's defense, crowning her “the most beautiful pregnant woman I dressed in my career.” Not sure if that's much of an achievement, considering he doesn't seem to dress many pregnant women at all!
Tisci also explained his decision to envelop the expectant mother in roses: “To me, pregnancy is the most beautiful thing in the world, and when you celebrate something, you give people flowers.”
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Kanye West irritated Met Ball organizers by "screeching" through his performance.
The "All of the Lights" rapper - who was accompanied to the star-studded annual Costume Institute Gala in New York City on Monday by his pregnant fiancee Kim Kardashian - was one of the musical stars who took the stage at the event, but left organizers and guests scratching their heads by playing several unfamiliar tracks from his new album.
Kanye, who was sporting a bejewelled mask, began his set after Blondie performed some of their most popular tracks, and "started screaming" according to one onlooker. "He played all new tracks that no one knew from his new album, and none of the crowd favorites. His songs were basically screeching into the microphone," the source added to the New York Post newspaper.
Another guest suggested the controversial musician's strange performance would have not been part of the plan for the A-list event. "Every minute of that gala is programmed, and Kanye went off-program and played whatever he wanted," the reveler said.
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