Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks stepped out in LA last night for the premiere of their upcoming film Larry Crowne. Tom and Julia had tons of their costars on hand for posing on the red carpet, including Taraji P. Henson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Grace Gummer. Nia Vardalos, the My Big Fat Greek Wedding scribe who also penned this film, smiled for the cameras with Tom's wife Rita Wilson. The Larry Crowne reviews look promising, so the comedy may be a big draw over the long Fourth of July weekend. Tom and Julia's excitement about their movie was evident in our recent interview with the pair, as they laughed and joked about how shooting the picture hardly felt like work at all.
Alicia Debuts "Typewriter," Justin Teams Up With Nicki, and Rihanna Wins Then Loses to Chris Brown at BET Awards
The BET Awards celebrated the largest names in hip-hop and R&B with wild fashion, high-energy dance routines, and a mini scandal at LA's Shrine Auditorium last night. The show kicked off with a mashup of hits from Mary J. Blige before the awards were dished out to the night's winners. Taking a break from touring with Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj joined Justin Bieber to present the best male hip-hop artist award to Kanye West. Nicki didn't go home empty handed as she took home the honors for best female hip-hop artist. Justin was without his girlfriend, Selena Gomez, but he was in the company of pals Jaden and Willow Smith, who stepped out with their parents, Will and Jada, and the siblings shared the win in the young stars category.
The night was full of incredible performances including a medley of hits and the debut of a new single, "Typewriter," from Alicia Keys, who was also marking the 10-year anniversary of her mega hit album Songs in A Minor. Most of the evening went down without a hitch, but there was a critical mix-up in BET's viewer's choice category when Chris Brown was announced the winner, then it was switched to Rihanna and Drake. Turns out Chris was the actual winner, and the error was due to teleprompter confusion, though Drake admittedly felt "awkward" about the error. Chris finished out the evening with four awards while Jennifer Hudson grabbed the win for best female R&B artist and Patti LaBelle was recognized with a lifetime achievement award — get the full list of BET winners here!
Welcome to my first edition of Beauty School, a series about makeup basics. Today's lesson is about which colour lipsticks complement your skin tone. Summer is a time to shelve your lip glosses and barely-there balms and break out those look-at-me lipsticks! Va va voom lips are all the rage, and a dramatic pout can do wonders for a girls allure. Here are some guidelines on what lipstick colours look best with different skin tones — enjoy!
You've seen all the winners, and we all know that the second most important thing on Oscar night is the dresses. There was a beautiful mix of colours on the red carpet last night, with some sticking to muted tones in whites and pale creams, pinks and champagnes like Anne Hathaway, Melissa George, Penelope Cruz, Evan Rachel Wood, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Biel. Once you've checked out the gallery let me know which one's your favourite!
Meanwhile, other celeb ladies went for dramatic darker gowns, like Angelina Jolie, Vanessa Hudgens, Kate Winslet and Queen Latifah, and taking an opposite stance, a handful of actresses shone in brights, like Natalie Portman, Amanda Seyfried, Amy Adams and Alicia Keys. I can't wait to hear what you think, and don't forget to let FabUK know who your best dressed Brit is!
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A whole host of stars from the acting world came out yesterday to attend, and perform at, the 16th Annual Alzheimer's benefit A Night At Sardi's in Beverly Hills. Ugly Betty's Becki Newton and Vanessa Williams performed numbers from Bye, Bye Birdie, which was directed by Seinfeld's Jason Alexander, as did Heroes' Kristen Bell and Zachary Quinto. Producer David E. Kelley's Boston Legal won the Abe Burrows Entertainment Award for its portrayal of Alzheimer's, with the show's Tara Summers and Taraji P. Henson also in attendance at the fundraiser.
Saffron Burrows, who's film The Bank Job is number one at the UK box office, also took to the stage in a presenting role, as did Portia de Rossi, and Michelle Pfeiffer looked beautiful at the cocktails. Many of the stars commented on the sad news of Patrick Swayze's battle against pancreatic cancer, with Jason Alexander summing up what is surely on all our minds: he said "this is shocking news, we wish him well".
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