People’s Choice Awards: Best & Worst Dressed

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Yay! Awards season is officially back. It all kicked off last night with the People’s Choice Awards in Los Angeles. You can find out all the winners here – but let’s be honest, these things are just as much about the red carpet style!

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Big Pics: Beyoncé, Vanessa Hudgens & Ke$ha

Beyoncé

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B looks absolutely smoking in these pictures from her H&M summer campaign. What a bod!

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Ke$ha & Snoop Lion

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God knows why, but Ke$ha and Snoop decided to spark up a suspicious looking cigarette while presenting on-stage at the MTV Movie Awards. That’s blatantly against the law yet MTV haven’t said anything about it. Very strange.

Vanessa Hudgens

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She’s always been into boho chic so Vanessa is in her element here. She is wearing hardly anything though! That white outfit isn’t much material- but she does look amazing. Check out another outfit below. She’s rocking the tie dye next to boyfriend Austin Butler.

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Ashley Benson

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As a huge Pretty Little Liars fan, this picture makes me so happy. Ashley is having such a great time at Coachella with Troian Bellisario. I love them both! I love seeing them hang out off set.

Julianne Hough

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Julianne was busting a move at the festival as well. C’mon Jules, we know you have better dance moves than that!

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Big Pics: Lindsay Lohan, Justin Bieber & Shia LaBeouf

Lindsay Lohan

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Lindsay finally turned up to court 48 minutes late. The actress is here for the beginning of the trial which will establish if she lied to the police and thus violated her probation. She was in New York and missed her first flight and shunned her rescheduled flight for a private jet, which got her into LA with no time to spare. You would think she would take her court date a bit more seriously!

Mariah Carey 

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I love their outfits! Mariah and her family got right into the St Patrick’s Day celebrations! Here she is with hubbie Nick Cannon and their twins Moroccan and Monroe.

Julianne Hough & Nina Dobrev

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Julianne Hough and Nina Dobrev hung out courtside to support the LA Lakers. Could Nina be helping Julianne get over Ryan?! Rumours surfaced last week that suggest she and Ryan Seacrest broke up after three years together. The cause for the split was apparently the American Idol host’s workload. The pair were also joined by Kaley Cuoco and her sister.

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Shia LaBouef

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I’m impressed at the muscles but I think Shia is looking super gross at the moment. Not feeling this look at all- and it isn’t even for a role. Sad.

Will.I.Am & Justin Bieber

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Justin and Will hung out in Barcelona during Justin’s day off from his Believe tour. It is thought they shot the music video to their recent collaboration, That Power. Biebs called Will a “true friend” on Twitter.

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Safe Haven: Review

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This movie was panned by critics and I just don’t know why. I totally loved Safe Haven and it is now my second favourite Nicholas Sparks adaptation after The Notebook. It is definitely better than Dear John and The Last Song and it was different to the usual Sparks formula.

The film begins with Erin (Julianne Hough) running away from her house in a panic and covered in blood. She skips town and a police officer is determined to find her as she is a suspect for first degree murder. She ends up in Southport, North Carolina were she settles down, calls herself Katie and gets a waitressing job. She makes friends with her neighbour Jo (Cobie Smoulders) and starts to get a bit friendly with the local shopkeeper, Alex (Josh Duhamel). The police finally track her down, but can their romance weather the truth?!

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Sparks novel adaptations are generally expected to be schmaltzy, romantic and clichéd. I understand that, and this can be in places. I just think they’ve got a bad rep and critics just rip them apart because that is what is expected. This was far better than I imagined and different to the usual genre. It was romantic but there was a thriller element to it with the police chase and “the crime” at the beginning which we find out about towards the end. There is a brilliant villain character in this film but I won’t say who because it spoils the surprise. He is truly terrifying and you will worry about someone getting hurt. The action near the end makes the film miles better than other Sparks movies as it was action-packed, intense and thrilling. Since I  haven’t read the book, I was shocked by the big reveal.

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I didn’t have much faith in the acting of Julianne because she was only in dancing movies before and this is her first leading, proper acting role and I thought she did a brilliant job. She looks great too- I love her hair. Josh is usually an action guy so it was nice to see him do something romantic. I thought the chemistry between the two leads was hot. I didn’t really think the casting of Cobie was quite right but I think that’s because I’m so used to her being Robin in How I Met Your Mother. However, the star of the movie was Alex’s daughter, Lexie, who was the cute and so articulate!

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I had two issues with this: first, there is scene in which they go out in a boat and it rains. This felt like a total copy of The Notebook- I compared it with that for the entire scene. Secondly, the second twist at the very end was a bit random and left me feeling a bit bewildered. I thought the ending was going to be perfect and happy and then they dropped that bombshell that undermined everything that had happened before. Had the cut that bit out, I would have loved the movie 100%.

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Yes, it is romantic and a little schmaltzy, but it is a Sparks movie after all. It is so much more than that though- it has action, thrills and twists. I highly recommend.

Top Films for March

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Arbitrage

Richard Gere plays a dodgy-dealing hedge fund manager who is looking to sell it for a handsome fee despite fiddling with the figures to cover a massive investment loss. Obviously, his life is pretty crazy trying to cover that up. His life really goes down the pan when he is in a car accident with his mistress and she is killed. This will ruin his marriage and his financial reputation if he is caught but the police are already on his tail. How will he get out of his mess?! Don’t think of it as a financial drama because it is more the study of a man who bit off more than he could chew. Gere looks on top form. Also starring Susan Sarandon and Tim Roth. Released 1st March

 

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Safe Haven

I love me a Nicholas Sparks adaptation. I haven’t read this book but the trailer already has me hooked. Julianne Hough plays Katie, a woman running away from a dark secret. She moves to a quiet town in North Carolina where she meets Alex (Josh Duhamel), a widower who seems to offer the feeling of safety she craves. This turns upside down when the police come looking for her…what could her dark secret be?! I can’t wait to see! Released: 1st March

 

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Stoker

This is a creepy thriller about a seriously messed-up family. Nicole Kidman loathes her daughter, India (Mia Wasikowska) and, after her father dies, the uncle (Matthew Goode) comes to live with them. The uncle is very weird, rather incestuous and although India knows he is not a good man, she becomes increasingly infatuated with him. This is such a refreshing idea and I’m curious as to how it all pans out. Released: 1st March

 

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Side Effects

When Emily (Rooney Mara) attempts suicide, psychiatrist Jonathon (Jude Law) eventually gives her experimental drug Ablixa as nothing else seems to work. Emily ends up killing somebody and when the case goes to trial, Jonathon tries to plead insanity. His career ends up in the spotlight and his ability as a psychiatrist is questioned. Was this his fault? Was the murder a side-effect, or is there more to the story?! This is a very intriguing thriller and I can’t wait to see it. Also starring Channing Tatum and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Released: 8th March

 

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The Paperboy

I am picking this purely because I love me some Zac Efron! Zac and Matthew McConaughey play brothers and reporters who are working on a story about a murder. Hillary Van Wetter (John Cusack) is on death row for the crime but the boys are hoping to prove his innocence, along with an obsessed fan, Charlotte (Nicole Kidman). Charlotte has never met Van Wetter but wants to marry him if/when he gets out. Problem is that Zac starts to fall for Charlotte and this begins to complicate their investigation. Released: 15th March

 

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The Host

I can’t wait to see this because I’ve read the book by Stephenie Meyer and I loved it. However, I just don’t know how it will work because you have the thoughts of one person battling with the thoughts of another, within the same body. I don’t know how they will show this. Saoirse Ronan plays Melanie Stryder who (like the rest of the world) has been implanted with “a host”, a soul which will take command of her body. Melanie doesn’t want to give up her body and after months of resistance, the host finally agrees to help her and other, normal humans. Released: 29th March

Big Pics: Olivia Wilde, Ellie Goulding & Selena Gomez

Olivia Wilde

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Here is the first glimpse of Olivia’s engagement ring. She confirmed her engagement to Jason Sudeikis yesterday on Twitter- apparently he popped the question over the Christmas holidays. The ring looks big but I can’t tell what it’s made out of. I’ll have to wait for a close-up picture.

Ellie Goulding

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Here is Ellie going in for a kiss with new boyfriend (not confirmed, but one can only assume) War Horse actor Jeremy Irvine. The pair were seen holding hands while ice skating before Christmas too. She hasn’t been apart from her ex Skrillex for that long!

Julianne Hough

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Look how many people it takes to get Julianne red carpet ready! Geeeez! I didn’t realise it was such an operation. Despite all that, Julianne ended up splitting her after-party dress from dancing too much.

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Eva Longoria & Hayden Panettiere

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The girls were making the most of the food and drink on offer. Girls after my own heart! What I love about these kinds of events is that you discover friendships between stars that you never knew about before. Like these guys!

Emma Roberts

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I just had to bring this god-awful dress to your attention. It is so horrible! Emma usually does better than this. Here she is at an after-party with her boyfriend Evan Peters.

Selena Gomez

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Selena looked stunning in this gold dress. She attended  the Weinstein after-party with bestie Vanessa Hudgens. In this picture, they were with Heidi Klum but below you will see them with good pals Ashley Tisdale and Sarah Hyland.

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People’s Choice Awards: Red Carpet Fashion

The celebrities headed to the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles to the People’s Choice Awards. This show has so many categories that it is impossible to write them all (see the full winners list here) but the main winner was The Hunger Games, which won in all major film categories. Twilight lost out to it in every category except “best fans” for the Twihards. Katy Perry won a couple and the biggest shocker of the night was that Jason Mraz beat Justin Bieber to the Male Artist award.

Anyway, enough about the winners- I want to see the red carpet fashion! Here are my top hits and misses:

 

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Julianne Hough

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This is so pretty. I love the colour as well.

Lea Michele 

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This isn’t a colour I would expect to like but Lea manages to pull it off.

Brittany Snow

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This is a subtle colour but it really suits Brittany’s skin tone.

Taylor Swift

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She looks so grown up in this gown. It makes her breasts look good too, which usually difficult with such a deep V.

Paris Hilton

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Now, this will split opinion because some people have called it garish. It isn’t exactly an awards dress but I love the print regardless. I dislike the shoes- I don’t think they work and they overdo the boldness. I would wear this!

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Naomi Watts

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It looks like this gold top was just stuck on her front- it looks horrible. The rest of the dress is okay though.

Olivia Munn

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The skirt on this is nasty- it is like a doily.

Jennifer Lawrence

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This is surprising because Jennifer is usually really good with fashion. This just makes her look frumpy. It is nasty.

Emma Watson

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This is such a weird dress. The top half and bottom don’t go at all. I hate the top- it’s leather, it has random holes and weird frills. The pattern on the skirt part is nice though.

Let me know what you think of my choices!

Big Pics: Anne Hathaway, Julianne Hough & Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom

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We hardly ever see Orlando with his son so it’s nice to see him taking Flynn for a walk in Runyon Canyon. The actor is still surrounded by rumours that his marriage to model Miranda Kerr is on the rocks after she posted a picture of her left hand without her wedding ring.

Julianne Hough 

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How hot does she look on the cover of Cosmo?! She also revealed some dark tales of her past- saying that she was abused while at a dance school in London. She wouldn’t reveal any specifics but she would say, “While I was in London, I was abused, mentally, physically, everything.” That’s so sad.

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Jennifer Lawrence

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Jennifer Lawrence seems to be doing photo shoots all over the place at the moment! This sexy shoot was shot by Ellen Von Unworth for Vanity Fair. I think she looks so pretty on the cover below.

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Anne Hathaway 

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Anne Hathaway puckers up to husband Adam Shulman during their break to Switzerland over the new year. The pair were holidaying at a ski resort with retired fashion designer Valentino, who created her wedding dress.

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Big Pics: Stars celebrating Thanksgiving

Now, Thanksgiving makes me wish I was American because it seems like such a fun holiday with close friends, family and plenty of yummy food!

Plenty of celebs posted up pictures of their tables set up or of their food but I’m just including the interesting ones in which the stars are actually present! So here’s a round-up of some of the celebrity Thanksgiving pics.

 

Katy Perry 

Katy didn’t do the standard “food preparation” picture but showed off Kai, the latest addition to her family. Posting this to Twitter, she wrote, “”Hope everyone is having a lovely Tday. Most thankful for my friends & family & welcoming Kai to the group, 1st bab.”

Julianne Hough 

Julianne Hough posted this to Twitter to show that being a star doesn’t mean you can’t get stuck in!

P Diddy 

Diddy, with a massive turkey. Enough said.

Jessica Alba 

Jessica Alba shows off her mum skills by preparing the turkey. Her husband Cash Warren posted this picture on his Instagram and I bet she loved him for that! It certainly isn’t a posed photo! The caption was “Happy Thanksgiving! Wife and I are throwing it down today!!”

Pink 

Pink shared a family picture of her mother and daughter Willow with the simple caption, “Three generations…I’m thankful”.

Milla Jovovich 

Milla put a picture of her and her mum prepping the food on Twitter. She wrote, “Cutting the corn off the cob 4 an amazing creamed corn n my mom has the fruit 4 her famous cranberry sauce!”

Heidi Klum 

Heidi Klum is staring out her turkey. Let’s face it…the turkey is going to win.

Taylor Swift 

Not being in the States meant a rather lonely Thanksgiving for Taylor- besides the cat. She tweeted, “I’m thankful for friendships like this”.

Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon 

I find it odd to see the diva that is Mariah Carey being domesticated. Or at least joking around in the kitchen with her husband. I have to admit…I never thought they would last but they have and I’m so happy for them. The picture below of their son Morrocan playing the piano is my favourite. He is the cutest.

Big Pics: Celebs celebrating Halloween!

There are so many pictures of celebrities celebrating Halloween but here are my favourites:

 

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West 

I love Kim’s mermaid outfit but I think Kanye could have done a bit more as her “captain”.

Liam Payne & Tom Daley 

That suit must have cost loads! One Direction lad Liam Payne went out as Batman with Olympic diver Tom Daley although I’m not sure what he’s supposed to be.

Hilary Duff 

Hilary Duff and her husband Mike Comrie looked super creepy in their “Day of the Dead” themed outfits.

Fergie 

Blimey! I’m not sure if she’s being a particular character or just a hooker but she has put 110% into that outfit. It’s spot-on and she looks almost unrecognisable.

Christina Aguilera 

Christina looks CRAZY! I love the hair and the bling. She was joined by boyfriend Matthew Rutler.

Emma Roberts 

I prefer people wearing scary outfits as it is Halloween after all but as far as normal costumes go, this is awesome! Emma dressed up as Julia Roberts’ character in Pretty Woman. She was joined by boyfriend Evan Peters.

Paris Hilton 

Paris and her boyfriend River Viiperi went as Alice and the Mad Hatter. His make-up is awesome.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

As a model, you would think Rosie would want to wear something slightly different but no, for Halloween, she decided to head out in underwear- but at least she had a fur coat and fluffy shoes.

Ryan Seacrest & Julianne Hough

 

The American Idol host and his dancer/actress girlfriend Julianne went as Bonnie & Clyde.

Jessica Alba 

This is my favourite picture because it is just a nice family outfit idea. Jessica is joined by husband Cash Warren and their daughter Honor. They look like such a sweet family!