Jennifer Lawrence and Sarah Jessica Parker share a moment on the red carpet.
It can be tough to find the right outfit for the Met Gala. There’s so much pressure to be dressed the best and the competition is steep! Like I said in Part 1, this year’s punk theme might have been a bit too high concept for some people to wrap their heads around. So while some celebrities made some honest but failed attempts at going punk, some celebrities completely ignored the theme all together. So here are our choices for the ones who did not quite make the best dressed list and the ones who completely missed the mark all together.
There’s a lot of the classic Taylor Swift elements going on in the dress, but I find the black so jarring on Swift. Perhaps if this was in Swift’s go to white colour it would work better.
Blake Lively looks like she is channeling her inner Black Swan, but there’s nothing very punk about this.
I love Jennifer Lawrence but this just seems like a case where a celebrity was contractually obligated to wear this design. J. Law is the face of Miss Dior so it makes sense why this happened. It’s pretty but not amazing.
Miley Cyrus dressed up in a skin-tight suit, a blonde wig and some butt padding to channel her inner Minaj-goddess. The star tweeted this photo of her awesome Nicki Minaj Halloween costume — and apparently Nicki is in love. “Oh my god. She is the best Nicki Minaj impersonator I’ve seen in my life,” Nicki said in an interview with USA Today. I’ve seen a few other Minaj impersonators around this Halloween, but Miley’s takes the cake.
She isn’t the only celeb dressing up for Halloween. The stars got into costume to celebrate Halloween this year. Some are colourful, creative, and others are just plain weird.
Here are 5 more awesome costumes worn by celebs:
1. Lucy Hale as a rave unicorn
3. Emma Roberts as her aunt, Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman
It’s fashion week here in Toronto so why not do it “strike-a-pose” style by getting in touch with your masculine side? Emma Roberts wore a Nanette Lepore “In the Mix” power suit to the Vogue Eyewear and CFDA unveiling of the “Emma” sunglasses in New York last week. She topped off her ultra-chic look with a pair of cream-coloured cat-eye sunglasses and a large orange envelope clutch, which adds a nice pop to this dark grey jacquard pantsuit.
Are you ready to strike-a-pose? Try these pieces:
Blazer, H&M, $60
Blouse, H&M, $30
What she’s wearing: Roberts stepped out in a Nanette Lepore black printed suit at the CFDA & Vogue Eyewear launch for the “Emma” by Nanette Lepore sunglasses.
Why we love it: One of the perks of being celebrity is inspiring fashion designers to name accessories after you. Not only are the “Emma” sunglasses a cool twist on the cat-eye sunglasses but they contribute to the very stylized look that Roberts is showcasing. Menswear-inspired clothing has been emerging as a popular choice for stars to don on the red carpet and this Nanette Lepore suit has a cool geometric print that makes it stand out from all the rest. The white blouse has a cool sheer panel insets to smartly play off of the striped shirts that men usually pair with suits. Roberts then tops it off with a cool pop of orange colour with her clutch.
Takeaway: Suits can be an awesome addition to your wardrobe even if you don’t have that many occasions to wear it. Think of it as buying a bundle of separates. Because at the end of the day you can mix and match different parts of a suit with other items in your closet so as to get better mileage out of the different suit pieces, instead of them collecting dust in your closet.
What she’s wearing: Robb wore a sleeveless black and gold lamé peplum dress by Emilio Puccito the premiere of her new TV show The Carrie Diaries at the New York Television Festival.
Why we love it: Robb is showing promising signs as a budding fashionista, which is a must since she has large shoes (Manolo Blahniks to be exact!) to fill as the new Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City. While the dress is pretty minimalistic, the gold lamé top calls upon the metallic trend to make it a standout. Here’s hoping her new show becomes a hit so we can see Robb transform into the red carpet fashion icon Sarah Jessica Parker has become since originating the role of Carrie Bradshaw.
Takeaway: Metallics are coming back and the best way to incorporate them into an outfit is to keep things simple. Metallics by nature are flashy so minimize its effects by pairing it with neutrals or wearing them in simple silhouettes so as to not look like you’re ready to go out to the disco.
What she’s wearing: Swift promoted her new album Red on Good Morning America by performing in plaid pants, a cable knit cardigan, and black lace-up oxfords.
Why we love it: Fall is sweater weather and Swift looks nothing but warm and comfy in this look while still being stylish. Her cable knit cardigan features awesome leather buckle details and while the cardigan chunky, it isn’t too big, boxy, or heavy. Plaid pants can be hit or miss sometimes but in this case they work by offering a nice graphic detail to balance out her solid cardigan. Plus a pop of colour of red lightens up the very navy ensemble while being appropriate for her album promotion tour.
Takeaway: Chunky sweaters are everybody’s favourite clothing item once the air begins to chill and the leaves start to change colours. Sometimes the best chunky sweaters (which I like to refer to as Grandpa sweaters) or cardigans can be found in the men’s section, so don’t be afraid to explore the men’s side of the store and snatch up a couple for your own before the guys do.
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I know fashion is all about taking the risks but sometimes I can’t help but wonder if certain celebrities own mirrors. Then again, it’s Hollywood, home of the crazies for the crazies! I’m all for strange fashions but some celebrity trends can be a bit scary (pointy black nails) or a little flashy (mirrored-cars). I guess it’s my job to keep you all in check and show you the top five worrisome trends in Hollywood. Proceed with caution.
1) Pointy black nails
Who: Rihanna, Lady Gaga
This beauty trend reminds me of The Wicked Witch of the West. Rihanna sported these black nails at the MET Gala on May 7 while wearing a Tom Ford black crocodile like skin dress. At least they can double as self defence weapons right?
2) Reflective cars
Who: Justin Bieber, Scott Disick
Like celebrities need to draw more attention to themselves when they go out. Right? Recently, stars like Justin Bieber and Scott Disick have decided to wrap their already expensive cars with chrome. Justin turned his Audi R8 into a mirror on wheels while Kim Kardashian tweeted from her sister’s baby daddies car “Who needs a mirror when I’m driving @scottdisick’s car!?!” You just know it’s a great trend when the Kardashians are also following it (did you get my sarcasm?).
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Summer. [Insert a relaxing sigh here] The more I say it the more excited I get. Now that the weather is FINALLY bearable and the beaches are officially opened, it’s time to brainstorm summer date ideas… inspired by who else? Some of our favourite celebs.
1) Bike Date
Miley Cyrus and hunky boyfriend Liam Hemsworth pedalled to a nearby 7-11 convenience store to get a Slurpee in Toluca, California. They’re the ultimate couple for cute date ideas. In the past they’ve gone jet-skiing and got fresh Dirty Dancing-style. Miley also punk’d Liam, though we only advise that if you both have a good sense of humour.
2) Outdoor Movie
Justin Bieber rented out an ENTIRE movie theatre for a date with Selena Gomez. Okay, so this probs isn’t going to happen. For one thing, you’re not Justin Bieber. Also, you’re not Justin Bieber. Anyway, the musician rented out the Staples Center so he and Selena could watch Titanic in privacy. Apparently he didn’t even have to pay! We’re not expecting you to top this because it’s oodles of moolah, but a simple drive-in movie is be a cute date idea. If you don’t have a car, that’s okay. Set up a blanket on the grass and enjoy the movie in each other’s arms.
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There was a heat wave in Indio California over the weekend so naturally festival goers pulled out their cutoff jeans and midriff baring tops. Emma Roberts and Kristen Stewart took it one step further and left the top buttons of their denim shorts undone.
Apparently unbuttoned shorts is a thing at Coachella. No judgement, I’m just curious what’s the backstory? Someone please explain.
This morning Miley Cyrus reminisced about last night’s bad dream, which highlighted an awfully philosophical question about the co-existence of science and religion. Her profound question even garnered a response from Perez Hilton, who recommended they “sitdown” with Kirk Cameron… though we all know “sitdown” is really a secret code for “pummel.” (For all those who don’t know, Kirk Cameron is under fire for anti-gay comments.)
Emma Roberts celebrated her “graduation” by tweeting a photo of herself in a cap and gown. Her pirate smile affirms her happiness but her non descriptive tweet “Graduation” lets us know that she still holds on to some form of teen apathy. No word on whether the photo is real or if it’s indeed for a movie.
The stars come out to play for Versace for H&M!
The fashion line’s launch party, held last night in New York City, was crawling with the likes of Jessica Alba, Chace Crawford, Jennifer Hudson, Emma Robers, Nicki Minaj and Blake Lively just to name a few. Attendees were even braced with the glowing presence of Donatella Versace herself.
“I had an ammmazzinnng night!
#DonatellaVersace and soo many people was great seeing @RobertsEmma and @jessicaalba :)…” tweeted atress Chloe Moretz. She was more star stuck over the “Super Bass” rapper tweeting, “Meeting @NICKIMINAJ was amazing :O I love her and her performance was to die for :O ” Someone’s sure happy!
Minaj took time to tweet after following her and Prince’s performances, tweeting, “Prince just shut new york city DOWNNNN. WoW. Shouted me out while he was on stage and errrthang gworl!!!!
So who was the best dressed of the night? Drum roll please…
Jessica Alba sparkled in a black studded matching Versace for H&M top-and-skirt outfit.
Blake Lively glowed in a strapless white and black Versace dress and blazer.
Chloe Moretz shined in a bright yellow studded Versace for H&M dress.
Emma Roberts looked fierce sporting a floral Versace for H&M bustier and matching pants.
Chace Crawford looked sharp in a black suit and scarf.
Check out more photos of the fashion event here.
After fifteen years, two sequels, and the Stab mise-en-abime franchise-within-a franchise, Ghostface has finally made his grand return to the screen, and there is no guessing what his favorite scary movie is.
Scream 4 is a half-shallow stab at a hyperrealist, postmodern slasher film. Though it’s clear that the film is just “too meta” for words, it is overly reliant on its genre clichés that were already too heavily ensconced throughout the franchise.
The naïve victim for eternity, Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) returns to the small American town of Woodsboro on the 15th anniversary of the first murders to promote her new novel, which is ironically about overcoming victimization. Of course, once news hits the town of her arrival, so too does a new string of gruesome murders, which closely mimics the pattern of the initial killing spree. SO META right?
Retired journalist Gale Weathers (Courtney Cox) is quick to jump on the story despite the stern warnings of her wimpy husband Dewey (David Arquette), who is now the sheriff of Woodsboro. Gale teams up with the young cinephiles of the local high school cinema club in an attempt to dismantle the “rules” of the new Ghostface. Gale and the cinema society still cannot outsmart Ghostface even when utilizing advanced technology such as personal headset cameras and video blogs. Undoubtedly the peeping Tom tactics are reversed and the camera is turned on Gale and the students. Yes, Gale, killers are also up to date with modern technology.
Like Scream 3, the backbone of the film is a set of complex rules, however in this case the rules are cleverly subverted as a way to return full cycle to the first set of murders. The murder scheme is familiar as victims run UP the stairs, into basements, empty parking garages, drunken parties, and basically straight into the killers knife.
The same assortment of precocious yet misinformed teenagers are played by the popular young Hollywood stars, Hayden Panettiere, Emma Roberts, and Rory Culkin, who are all surprisingly good. The teens are far more exciting to watch than the still idiotic survivors of the previous attacks, Dewey, Sidney, and Gale.
The tropes and ploys are mostly for comic effect, and you will laugh probably more than you will cringe. The gore is far from the torture porn variety save for a prompt glimpse of a bloody intestine, and a final scene that can only be described as excessive.
The film is fast paced and the ending will be surprising for some, yet predictable for others who are keen on deconstructing the rules of the slasher genre within the frame of the film. Don’t be fooled, the self-reflexivity is tiresome and overdone. Wes Craven’s mark is visible, but it seems he too is getting tired of trying to play the Derrida of horror films.
However, the film is saved by its cameos, featuring Anna Paquin and Kristen Bell, and the starring role of Roberts who outshines her days of starring on “Unfabulous” and replaces them with an unforgettable performance.
Harris has become extremely popular in the last few years for his role on “How I Met Your Mother”. Harris directed one of the show’s episodes in 2010, but is he ready to make the jump from the small screen to the silver screen?
Aaron and Sarah will star Emma Roberts (It’s Kind of a Funny Story) and Josh Hutcherson (The Kids are All Right) as two high schoolers, a popular girl and a geek, who happen to cross paths and fall in love. It seems like a familiar story but hopefully Harris will throw something interesting into the mix. Apparently the film includes “four proms and a funeral”.
Judging by the recent films of Roberts and Hutcherson, the film will be a quirky poignant high school tale that covers comedy and drama while making obscure pop culture references.
The art of producing a comedy-drama is a delicate one. Tell too many jokes and you run the risk of your message getting lost. Go too serious and the audience may feel bogged down in the story or worse, ripped off by your lack of gag material. There’s a fine line filmmakers have to walk in order to achieve success in this hybrid genre, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to make a winner. “It’s Kind of a Funny Story,” opening October 8th in Toronto and October 15th nationwide, walks the razor thin tightrope with the unshakable balance of past genre stars. It may be a little early to call it a sealed deal, but the film based on Ned Vizzini’s popular novel of the same name is most definitely in the running to become this year’s Little Miss Sunshine or Juno equivalent.
The film tells the story of sixteen-year-old Craig (Keir Gilchrist), an imaginative overachiever who’s struggling under the pressures from his family and academic career. After experiencing a particularly vivid suicidal fantasy, Craig decides to check himself into a mental health clinic. Shortly after he’s admitted, Craig finds out that due to ongoing hospital renovations the youth ward has been temporarily closed – meaning that he’ll be spending his 5-day stay intermingling with both teen and adult patients. The situation is daunting for Craig until he meets Bobby (Zach Galifianakis), a 36-year-old fellow patient who decides to mentor Craig through his stay. Craig also bonds with Noelle (Emma Roberts), a suicidal teen with an affinity for Radiohead and line drawings. With the help of Noelle, Bobby, and the rest of the ward, Craig reprioritizes his life and discovers that beauty and happiness can be found in the most unexpected of places as long as you’re brave enough to go looking for it.
“I feel 14,” says Emma Roberts, “I think.”
When I ask Roberts how old she feels, she takes a few seconds to contemplate her answer. Sure, she is 14, but most 14-year-olds don’t star in a hit sitcom (Nickelodeon’s “Unfabulous”), don’t have an album in stores (the show’s soundtrack) and aren’t preparing for a blockbuster movie (she’ll soon be portraying Nancy Drew).
Roberts is on the verge of becoming the next teen queen — that young personality who every person under 16 knows, and who everyone else will soon discover (see: Britney Spears, Hilary Duff and Lindsay Lohan).
She feels 14, but she realizes she’s different.
“A couple years ago, I was just a normal kid and I looked up to all those people and now people are looking up to me,” Roberts tells andPOP.
“I hope I’d be good at [being a teen queen], but I would like that.”
Oh, and there’s another big difference between the 14-year-olds you know and Ms Roberts: she has an aunt you may have heard of. Her name is Julia Roberts, you know who I’m talking about?
Roberts ? the young one, that is ? realizes that in every interview, her aunt’s name will come up.
“Sometimes it’s kind of difficult because you want to be doing your own thing and you’re always asked about that but it’s one of those things you just get used to,” she says, speaking from her home in Los Angeles.
She’s also beginning to realize that perhaps being her niece may help her stand out from the dozen other young celebrities trying to conquer the entertainment scene. But while it may help her at first, she knows that it won’t keep people interested for very long unless she has real talent.
“Obviously my name attracts attention for people to say, ‘oh that’s Julia Roberts’ niece.’ But I think you have to have some power in your personality to keep yourself looked at.”
That powerful personality is a much-needed commodity in Hollywood, where the weak sink fast. Roberts is adapting quickly.
“A lot of people make up stuff about you that isn’t true,” she says. “You hope that people believe the good things that are true and not the rumours that people make up. I’ve heard some crazy rumours like I have a Ferrari and just some stuff about like, ‘oh she’s probably spoiled because she’s Julia Roberts’ niece,’ blah blah blah, and all that kind of stuff that’s so not true.”
And the press can be just as nasty.
Something that may sound so innocent can be spun in a way that may make someone look bad; like the time that Roberts said she’d love to work with Reese Witherspoon. One publication interpreted that quote to mean, “Emma Roberts has snubbed her aunt Julia Roberts by declaring Reese Witherspoon her favourite actress.”
It’s something that could make people second-guess every word that comes out of their mouths. For Roberts, it’s something she just accepts as being part of the business.
“Whatever you do, they will put it in a different way. So you just say the truth and hope it comes out right.”
Next up for Roberts is the movie “Aquamarine,” scheduled for release in April, in which she co-stars with singer JoJo.
Favourite movie: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. “I love that movie. I watched it last night.”
Favourite Artist: The Veronicas.
Favourite Song: Tangled Up in Me by Skye Sweetnam
Must-have accessory: “My Tiffany heart ring.”
People would be most surprised to learn that: “I really like to draw. Just faces, people. I’m not very good but I just like to do it.”
Next year, she’ll also start shooting “Nancy Drew: The Mystery in Hollywood Hills.” Roberts will star as Nancy Drew in the big-screen adaptation of the popular mystery novels. If all goes well, it could turn into a series of films that could rival “Harry Potter” for popularity.
In the meantime, Roberts is still shooting episodes for “Unfabulous” and is busy promoting the late September release of “Unfabulous and More,” the CD which features her singing on 10 tracks.
“I just started [singing] because I sing on the show. We put out a soundtrack because we thought it would be a fun thing to do.”
The biggest difference between singing and acting, Roberts finds, is where she has to look.
“I did two music videos and it was so weird because they taught me to look right into the camera. And that was always weird for me because in acting, they’re always saying ‘don’t look right into the lenses’.”
And like a true teen queen, she’s not sure what she’s going to be doing in the near future.
“I see myself in front of the camera and also I want to have a fashion line so I probably see myself doing that,” Roberts says. “Maybe when I’m older I’ll do singing too. Or maybe I’ll do all three!”