The past year brought us more than a few memorable award-show moments, with the biggest names in music and movies being recognized for their work. From Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway's big Oscar wins to Justin Timberlake returning to the Grammys stage, the stars have had plenty of cute, candid snaps. George Clooney and Amy Poehler cozied up at the Golden Globes, Katy Perry gave Ellen DeGeneres an eyeful when they hit up the Grammys, and the world couldn't stop talking about Miley Cyrus's twerk-filled MTV VMAs performance with Robin Thicke. Meanwhile, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux made the Oscars party rounds with Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom, and Brad Pitt joined Angelina Jolie on the red carpet when she was recognized at the Governors Awards. Click through for those moments — and many, many more — from 2013's biggest award shows!
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show airs tonight on CBS! All the action went down at the Lexington Avenue Armory in NYC last month, with appearances from its most famous Angels: Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, and Candice Swanepoel. Before you watch it this evening, you can see all the fun from the makeup chair to the runway right here. Here's what you can look forward to:
Adriana Lima, the longest-serving Angel in the show, was joined by a handful of newer models including Joan Smalls, Cara Delevingne, and Leonardo DiCaprio's current girlfriend, Toni Garrn. The models strutted their stuff on the runway in six separate segments — the "British Invasion" section featured a union jack-filled opening performance of "I Knew You Were Trouble" by Taylor Swift and Adriana sporting a special "Pearly Queen" look consisting of over 3,000 pearl buttons. The five following sections included "Birds of Paradise," "Parisian Nights," "Shipwrecked," "Snow Angels," and "PINK Network." There were a handful of memorable ensembles — Candice modeled the 2013 Fantasy Bra, covered in $10 million worth of diamonds, rubies, and sapphires, while Karlie Kloss donned an elaborate, psychedelic butterfly getup. Lindsay Ellingson also sported a superspecial look, wearing a special 3D printed costume (the first of its kind to ever be showcased by Victoria's Secret).
Absent from the brand's big night, of course, was former Angel Miranda Kerr, who parted ways from Victoria's Secret back in April. Despite being in Tokyo to promote her Elle Japan cover that week, Miranda offered words of support to her old coworkers by posting a throwback photo on Instagram with the caption, "Sending love and best wishes to the #vsangels from Japan."
Kanye West is known for his musical talents, his relationship with Kim Kardashian, and his taste in fashion, but it's his ability to get involved in a feud with pretty much anyone that keeps making headlines. From Justin Timberlake to Taylor Swift, Kanye has rumbled with some of the biggest names in the world, and now the Anti-Defamation League is accusing him of antisemitism. Read on for our full guide to Kanye's many feuds.
Kanye West vs. the Anti-Defamation League
Who Started It: Kanye.
What Happened: During a radio appearance in November, Kanye went on a rant about President Obama and somehow ended up talking about Jewish people. He said, "Man, let me tell you about George Bush and oil money and Obama and no money. People want to say Obama can't make these moves or he's not executing. That's because he ain't got those connections. Black people don't have the same level of connections as Jewish people. Black people don't have the same connection as oil people." Later, the ADL accused Kanye of "classic antisemitism," adding that it hopes Kanye will "take responsibility for his words" and apologize.
How It Ended: The ADL shouldn't hold its breath waiting for an apology from Kanye, but we suppose there is still time for him to respond.
Kanye West vs. Nike
Who Started It: Nike, maybe?
What Happened: Kanye previously had a partnership with Nike to design Yeezy sneakers, but he got angry when he saw that the company was letting Eminem and Pharrell design kicks as well. When Nike came around again for a new partnership, Kanye told them he wanted royalties, but was told that the company doesn't give royalties to people who aren't professional athletes. Kanye said, "I'll go to Madison Square Garden and play one-on-no-one! I'm a performance athlete."
How It Ended: Kanye ditched his partnership with Nike and announced that he will now be teaming up with Adidas.
Kanye West vs. Louis Vuitton
Who Started It: Kanye.
What Happened: As Kanye tells it, he tried to meet with the head of Louis Vuitton but got blown off. Kanye said, "He said to me, 'I don't understand why we need to meet with you.' I said, let me explain to you why you need to meet with me. Everybody in New York City right now, don't buy any Louis Vuitton until after January. Now do you want to meet with me? Influence!"
How It Ended: It's obviously too early to tell if Kanye really holds the influence to make a dent in Louis Vuitton's sales in NYC, so we'll have to wait and see.
Taylor Swift looked like a true princess in a Reem Acra gown on Tuesday when she attended the Winter Whites Gala at Kensington Palace in London, but she wasn't the only star at the bash. Jon Bon Jovi and his entire family also stopped by the black-tie party, where Jon was honored with a special award by the night's host, Prince William. Taylor got a chance to catch up with William, and she told reporters on hand that he was "really funny" and "so cool."
Unfortunately for the stars, Kate Middleton was not in attendance at the gala, despite previous reports that she would make an appearance. However, the lack of the Duchess of Cambridge didn't stifle Taylor's enthusiasm as she chatted with Jon Bon Jovi and mingled with the society crowd while carrying a clutch from one of Kate's favorite designers, Jenny Packham.
Earlier this month, Taylor said she was excited to attend the gala, adding that she had been brushing up on her etiquette. She said, "I think I'm just really safe if I just shake hands and be polite. I think that's being presumptuous in assuming I'll meet them, so first I'm going to be polite enough to not assume I'll meet them." She and Bon Jovi also performed during the event and got a special treat when William joined both of the artists on stage to sing "Livin' on a Prayer."
Keep reading for more photos of the night's festivities.
Sure, red lipstick is festive, and you can't go wrong with a classic, but these stars are making a case for more moody lipstick hues this holiday season. Hollywood has been taking vampier lip colours, from deep aubergine to glossy maroon, for a spin. For darker skin tones, why not try a deep plum and gold eye shadow combination like Jourdan Dunn, above. Or if you're a little wary, pick up a burgundy lip stain à la Taylor Swift.
See more dramatic lipstick ideas from the red carpet after the jump.
If the role of Winter princess was up for grabs, we're pretty sure Taylor Swift would have nabbed it. The country star already perfected gold at this past weekend's American Music Awards, and now she's moved on to shimmery white and silver. The long Reem Acra Spring 2014 gown she selected for the Winter Whites Gala, held at Kensington Palace in London, had a small ruffle on the side and an embellished bodice that rested off her shoulders. She finished off the look with simple accessories, including a Jenny Packham clutch and Rene Caovilla heels. It just might be the epitome of Winter glamour, but is it lacking something for you? Vote below!
Justin Timerlake made his own Taylor Swift surprise face ahead of accepting the award for favorite soul/R&B album at the American Music Awards. Considering this was the second of three AMAs he won Sunday night and that he's had an overall awesome year, we doubt JT was actually very shocked. But he didn't miss the chance to have a little fun with winning. And Taylor, who got cozy with Justin backstage earlier in the night, seemed to love it.
Taylor Swift has already dominated the world of music, and it looks like now she is making all the right connections in Hollywood. The singer attended The Weinstein Company's holiday party at RivaBella in West Hollywood on Thursday night, where she rubbed elbows with director Lee Daniels and his boyfriend along with Jane Fonda, Dermot Mulroney, Cuba Gooding Jr., and, of course, Harvey Weinstein.
Taylor's relationship with The Weinstein Company goes beyond just being a party guest — she will costar in the production company's highly anticipated film The Giver, which is currently filming in South Africa. Taylor went brunette for the project, meaning we won't see her trademark long blond locks on the big screen. The project also stars Katie Holmes and Alexander Skarsgard.
Taylor Swift graces the cover of this week's issue of New York Magazine, opening up to the publication about her critics, her exes, and why she only writes about "crazy love." Although Taylor talking about her past boyfriends seems like nothing new, this interview sheds even more light on how some of her exes have reacted to her work. Dishing on one guy's thoughtful response — and another's angry emails — the singer shared fresh insights on what it's like to be a songwriter and how it feels to have your relationships play out in the public eye. Take a look at Taylor's candid quotes, and pick up the latest issue of New York Magazine for the full feature.
On how one ex reacted to her latest album: "I heard from the guy that most of Red is about. He was like, 'I just listened to the album, and that was a really bittersweet experience for me. It was like going through a photo album.' That was nice. Nicer than, like, the ranting, crazy emails I got from this one dude. It's a lot more mature way of looking at a love that was wonderful until it was terrible and both people got hurt from it — but one of those people happened to be a songwriter."
On the ex's angry emails: "So what are you going to do? Did you not Wikipedia me before you called me up?"
On her songs' subject matter: "I think that allowing yourself to feel raw, real emotions in public is something I am never going to be afraid to do. Hopefully that's the case, if I can remain a real human. I'm fine with being honest with my fans about the fact that it's OK that everything isn't OK all the time."
On how she's perceived: "There's a spin on every single celebrity out there. I know that one of my spins is 'Oh, Taylor's heartbroken. Oh, Taylor fell in love and the guy broke her heart. She's sad all the time and lonely.' I mean, they can say that all they want. Those are real feelings that every single person goes through. I think that it's OK to be mad at someone who hurt you. This isn't about, like, the pageantry of trying to seem like nothing affects you. I'm a songwriter. Everything affects me."
On a future in songwriting: "When I'm 40 and nobody wants to see me in a sparkly dress anymore, I'll be, like, 'Cool, I'll just go in the studio and write songs for kids.' It's looking like a good pension plan."
On her country roots: "Country radio is much more like a family than any other group of people that I've met. They just say, 'Look, we've known each other for years. You've stood by us, and we've stood by you. That's how this works.'"
We've already highlighted pink coats as the season's biggest cold-weather trend, but not everyone will love those bubblegum- and pastel-coloured creations. If you're looking for an alternative to those feminine styles, turn your attention to checks and tartans instead. There are so many ways to wear these prints that the options are endless. Choose a bold, bright colour, or stick to a monochrome look. Go big and boyish, or choose slim-fit styles. Or look to your favourite celebrities for a little inspiration. Fearne Cotton wore a slimline red-checked coat with jeans, socks, and sandals; the Duchess of Cambridge opted for a feminine fit-and-flare style; and Taylor Swift put a youthful spin on the look with a duffle coat. Shop similar styles to suit all budgets with our picks below.