Posts Tagged ‘Awards

Monday February 27, 2012 18:40

Taylor Swift Invites Cancer Patient to ACM Awards

In case you still weren’t convinced that Taylor Swift is totally awesome…

The singer was invited last week to attend the prom of Kevin McGuire, an 18-year old from New Jersey who has suffered a relapse of leukemia.

The invitation was set up by Kevin’s sister, Tori, who created a “Taylor Swift Take Kevin McGuire to Prom!” Facebook page that has nearly 100,000 followers and on whose profile it reads:

Kevin is the kindest, most noble 18 year old a person could even fathom meeting, and throughout his ups and downs Kevin never even questioned ‘why me?’ Nothing, and I mean NOTHING brightens Kevin’s day more than Taylor Swift. Kevin DESERVES more than anyone a special event in his life.

Taylor Swift Grammy Pic

Taylor agrees. On her Facebook page, the superstar responded to this request with:

“Kevin, I’m so sorry but I won’t be able to make it to your prom. But I was wondering, the ACM Awards are coming up… Would you be my date?”

The Academy of Country Music Awards will take place on April 1 in Las Vegas and Swift is nominated for several big ones, including Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year.

Said McGuire, who is being treated at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, to USA Today: “Obviously I said yes. [The CMAs are] a lot better than the senior prom.”

Meryl Streep showed off an sexier, more daring side on the red carpet at the 2012 BAFTA Awards in London this evening.

Perhaps as an ode to the British award ceremony and character she playd in ‘The Iron Lady’, Meryl chose to wear a look by legendary British designer, Vivienne Westwood.

Meryl teamed her signature Westwood strapless black gown with a lightly embellished corset belt and a bolero with the same sparkling details.

This is a considerably revealing ensemble for the ‘Best Actress’ nominee, who we tend to see covered up and looking drab on the red carpet.

Despite her windswept hair, which is terribly aging unfortunately, I do love this look for Meryl.

It’s her best look so far as it actually looks like she made a real effort on this occasion.

Credit: Getty

Tuesday January 31, 2012 02:07

SAG Awards Hair How-To’s

If you watched last night’s SAG Awards, then you know some gorgeous hairstyles made their way down the red carpet!

Jeff Vespa/Wire Image

Naya Rivera

Brian Magallones is the celebrity stylist behind Naya’s glossy curls. This classic hairdo was perfect for her glitz and glam dress.

To Get The Look:
Start by smoothing several drops of hair oil, like Amika Oil Treatment, throughout your damp hair and then blow hair to get it smooth and shiny.

Distribute a heat-resistant serum throughout the hair from the mid-lengths to ends to really protect hair from the heat of your curling iron and also to add another layer of shine.

Take a 1-inch section of hair and spray it with volumizing spray, and wrap it around the barrel of a medium-sized curling iron. Repeat this step until all of your hair has been curled.

Apply a drop of curl defining cream to hands and finger comb your waves to separate them. Give your head another once-over with hairspray to keep the look lasting all night long.

Dimitrios Kambouris/Wire Image

Rose Byrne

John Frieda International Creative Consultant Harry Josh created Rose’s glam hairstyle. He described it as “70s inspired with a modern twist. Think Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface meets a modern day Anna Wintour.”

To Get The Look:
“I needed to get a lot of lift at the roots. Without that, the look would just fall flat,” says Harry. To pump up your own roots, apply a lifting cream, like John Frieda target=”_blank”>Full Repair Root Lift Foam ($ 6.99), to wet hair.

Dry each section of hair with a natural bristle brush and angle the blow dryer down. Once hair is completely dry, put the hair at the crown up in velcro rollers to get maximum volume.

Lester Cohen/WireImage

Sofia Vergara

Hair stylist Jenna Atkin wanted to give Sofia a hairstyle “that complimented her dress and earrings and went for a pulled back low pony with a 60s feel to it.”

To Get The Look:
Distribute a volumizing mousse through damp hair, like Tresemme Thermal Creations Volumising Mousse and use a blow dryer on the hair.

Curl the end of your hair with a 1 1/2 inch barrel curling iron before pulling it back into a smooth ponytail.

Use hairspray to tame flyaways, and add smoothing gloss for a shiny finish.

Monday January 30, 2012 10:54

A List of SAG Awards Winners 2012

“Dream big, dream fierce.” – Viola Davis, The Help

It’s an appropriate motto for The Help cast, recognized for their work as an ensemble, the top honor of the night at Sunday’s 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

The awards show gives actors a chance to honor their peers in a ceremony that often (historically) sheds light on who will go home with an Oscar next month.

And features an A-list red carpet, of course …

Stacy Keibler, George Clooney Photo

The best in TV are also honored, with the Boardwalk Empire and Modern Family casts receiving the top accolades. Who else took home the trophies last night?

See our full list of 2012 SAG Award winners (bold, starred) below:

FILM

Best Actor

George Clooney, The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar
Demian Bichir, A Better Life
JEAN DUJARDIN, The Artist *
Brad Pitt, Moneyball

Best Actress

Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
VIOLA DAVIS, The Help *
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Tilda Swinton, We Need To Talk About Kevin

Best Supporting Actor

Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Nick Nolte, Warrior
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Armie Hammer, J. Edgar
CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER, Beginners *

Best Supporting Actress

Berenice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
OCTAVIA SPENCER, The Help *
Jessica Chastain, The Help

Outstanding Performance by a Cast

Bridesmaids
The Artist
The Descendants
THE HELP *
Midnight in Paris

TV

Best Actress in a TV Series – Drama

Glenn Close, Damages
Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
JESSICA LANGE, American Horror Story *
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Best Actor in a TV Series – Drama

STEVE BUSCEMI, Boardwalk Empire *
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Patrick J. Adams, Suits
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights

Best Actress in a TV Series – Comedy

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
BETTY WHITE, Hot In Cleveland *

Best Actor in a TV Series – Comedy

ALEC BALDWIN, 30 Rock *
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Steve Carell, The Office
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Ensemble in a Drama Series

BOARDWALK EMPIRE *
Breaking Bad
Dexter
The Good Wife
Game of Thrones

Ensemble in a Comedy Series

30 Rock
Glee
The Big Bang Theory
MODERN FAMILY *
The Office

Amber Heard looked beautiful, as always, whilst gliding down the red carpet at the 2012 Directors Guild of America Awards in Hollywood, California yesterday evening.

The blonde beauty wore a Roland Mouret Grindley navy jersey dress.

Whilst the dress peeps, drapes, plunges and hugs in all the right places, it’s a tad sheer.

In some pictures you can see her underwear which is unfortunate.

Luscious locks and pretty pink lips completed her look.

Meryl Streep attended the 2012 Australian Academy Of Cinema And Television Arts Awards at Soho House on Friday evening in West Hollywood, California.

The ‘Iron Lady’ actress tends to be frustratingly inconsistent on the red carpet.

On this occasion I have no complaints as she wore a Cacharel Fall 2011 boatneck dress.

Her version has a slightly different print and a bit more coverage on the shoulders in comparison to the runway look.

This navy and floral print should be familiar to you, as Mila Kunis wore a similar version of this dress last year.

Black sheer tights, navy suede pumps and gold hooped earrings provided the finishing touches.

 

Bérénice Bejo opted for a flapper-esqe look on the red carpet for the 2012 Directors Guild of America Awards in Hollywood, California yesterday evening.

Despite any strong feelings of déjà vu that you may have about this dress, this is the first time we are seeing Look 35 on the red carpet.

Her gold and black drop-waist dress with art deco lines, and a fringed skirt was teamed with Gucci accessories including a gold and black clutch and strappy sandals.

A side-parted, side-swept ponytail and gold earrings completed her look.

I hope we continue to see more variety from her in the lead up to the Oscars.


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