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And Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards 2010 Winners are…

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The 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM) for 2010 took place over the weekend in Las Vegas, with Carrie Underwood winning Entertainer of the Year for the second year in a row. The Top Male Vocalist award went to Brad Paisley and Miranda Lambert took home the award for Top Female Vocalist of the Year.

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  • Entertainer of the Year – Carrie Underwood
  • Top Male Vocalist of the Year – Brad Paisley
  • Top Female Vocalist of the Year – Miranda Lambert
  • Top Vocal Group of the Year – Lady Antebellum
  • Top Vocal Duo of the Year – Brooks & Dunn
  • Top New Solo Vocalist of the Year – Luke Bryan
  • Top New Vocal Duo of the Year – Joey + Rory

The complete list of ACM Awards 2010 Winners can be found here.



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The KCA 2010 Top Moments

It’s that annual awards show where it’s okay to burp, throw slime, and get icky while presenting blimps to Hollywood’s top celebrities. Here are my favorite moments of this year’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards (KCA) held at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion on Saturday in LA.

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Sibling rivalry. Twins Dylan and Cole Sprouse of The Suite Life On Deck were pitted against each other in the Favorite TV Actor category, but Dylan won and took home the famous blimp trophy, beating another set of brothers—Nick and Joe Jonas of the show Jonas.

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Sandra Bullock: Oh, The Irony!

Oh, Sandy! The 45-year-old Sandra Bullock was honored and dishonored in the same weekend. She took home the Worst Actress trophy for her movie All About Steve at the Golden Raspberry Awards on Saturday, March 6th, a day before bagging the Best Actress award at the Oscars for her role in The Blind Side.

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Sandra Bullock at the Oscar Awards last night

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If you missed last night’s BAFTA Awards, here are my favorite highlights:

Prince William at the BAFTA Awards

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HRH Prince William was greeted with the biggest cheers from the crowd at the Royal Opera House in London. A celebrity in his own right, he signed autographs and posed for fans at the red carpet. It was also a night to remember because Prince William was announced as Lord Attenborough’s successor to the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)’s Presidency.

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Last night’s gathering of entertainers brought out a new trend for red-carpet dressing. Perhaps it’s the 2010 bug where fashionistas are out to challenge the conventional “glam-glam-glam” mantra. Here are my top 10 picks for the Grammy’s best dressed, in no particular order.

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As Fergie posed with the rest of the Black Eyed Peas, her cobalt blue Emilio Pucci mini was simply Fergilious.

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Miley Cyrus was definitely ready to “Party In The USA” with her teal Hervé Léger by Max Azria dress.

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Carrie Underwood sure had a penchant for straps that night. Her Edition by Georges Chakra gown looked great, especially when she received her Best Country Collaboration award.

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Before the show, Katy Perry tweeted: “[sic] I’m excited 4 today, all the performances r going to be fab & beauty is gonna be on point! Today I’m channeling Indian Betty Paige princess!” It looks like her Zac Posen dress did the job.

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Multi-winner Taylor Swift glittered, literally, with her off-shoulder KaufmanFranco gown.

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Sleeves are back on the red carpet style radar. Beyonce, who got the most nods at the Grammys, stood out with her detailed fishtail gown.

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Rihanna brushed off rumors that she was blacklisted from the Grammys. Her Elie Saab Haute Couture gown made the feathered collar a must-have fashion detail.

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Jennifer Nettles of The Sugarland gets a little help from Posh Spice with this Victoria Beckham cutout dress.

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Hot mama Heidi Klum’s nude Emilio Pucci minidress stood out, thanks to the stylish embellishments.

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Newbie singer Chantel “Chani” Christie’s bodice minidress spelled hot.

See the winners and highlights here.



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DGA’s Best Dressed

It’s not always about the Oscars and Emmys. There are other less-known award shows where stars go to show off their best threads. At last Saturday’s Directors Guild of America Awards, some celebs made our heads turn with their choice of ensembles.

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Broadway-star-turned-TV-celeb Lea Michele is getting the hang of red carpet events. The Glee actress knew just what to do with a nude gown—glam it up with scarlet lips.

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For a second there, I thought the caption read Zoe Kravitz. Look who’s channeling her inner fashionista. Zoe Saldana goes wins points with this printed minidress.


Slumdog Millionaire’s Freida Pinto sparkles in this one-shoulder Zac Posen number.

Interested to see who took home awards? Visit DGA here.



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SAG’s Best-Dressed Men

Yesterday I raved about the best-dressed women at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Now it’s the guys’ turn. I know there’s nothing much they can don other than ties and tuxedos, but there are a few stylish men who add the extra oomph to an otherwise conventional suit.

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Dark eyeliner, check. Moussed hair, check. Silky suit, check. Rockstar bling, check. American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert, a.k.a. Glambert, looked every bit the rockstar on the red carpet.

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He may have tried to act goofy for this photo op, but Eli Roth (whose movie Inglorious Basterds won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture)’s plaid suit made him more hottie than funny.

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Justin Timberlake never fails to disappoint at the red carpet. His Dolce & Gabbana ensemble was a crowd favorite at last Saturday’s SAG Awards.

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Glee’s bad boy Mark Salling (left) went retro with this gray number. He joined fellow gleeks (L-R) Jenna Ushkowitz, Jessalyn Gilsig and Matthew Morrison for a photo op after their show won Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

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Although head-to-toe black is a safe choice, not many guys can stylishly pull it off the way Kevin Bacon did. The Taking Chance actor also took home the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries.



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I’m getting quite tired of the predictable jewel tones and monochrome gowns that the stars usually wear to awards shows and red carpet events. For last Saturday’s SAG Awards, my picks for best dressed were the stars who donned prints and beads.

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True Blood’s Anna Paquin strayed away from the dark side with her printed Alexander McQueen dress.

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Award presenter Michelle Monaghan sparkled in a one-shoulder gun metal, beaded Calvin Klein gown.

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Although I love Meryl Streep’s belted printed gown, I’d do without those sunglasses.

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Nicole Kidman (third from left) took a break from her usual monochrome red carpet gowns and slipped into a sequined and embroidered Oscar de la Renta gown. Here, she is onstage with fellow actresses (L-R) Marion Cotillard, Kate Hudson, and Penelope Cruz.

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Sandra Bullock not only won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for The Blind Side, but also got the fashion police’s nod in this black and blue-trimmed Alexander McQueen gown.

See the complete list of winners and highlights of the 2010 SAG Awards here.



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Michael C. Hall: “I’m Doing Fine”

The Dexter actor was all smiles at the recent Golden Globe Awards as he accepted the award for best actor in a drama. It was his first public appearance since he revealed a few days ago that he is battling cancer.

Michael C. Hall wins at the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards

The 38-year-old revealed last week that he has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, but it was discovered in a treatable and curable stage. His spokesman, Craig Bankey, said that the actor’s cancer is in remission and he will continue scheduled treatments.

Congratulations on winning the award, Michael, and we’re hoping for your speedy recovery!



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Glee Rules The Golden Globes!

No surprise there. Glee took home the award for best musical or comedy television series, beating veteran shows as The Office, 30 Rock, and Entourage at the recent Golden Globe Awards.

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Although the hit Fox show bagged the biggest award that night, it didn’t win three other awards that its cast members were nominated for. Leah Michele, who was nominated as best actress in a musical or comedy series lost to Toni Colette from The United States of Tara. Jane Lynch, who was nominated as best supporting actress, lost to Chloe Sevigny of Big Love. Matthew Morrison lost the best actor award to Alec Baldwin of 30 Rock.

“Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press and Miss Barbara Streisand,” said Glee creator Ryan Murphy in his acceptance speech, with the cast celebrating behind him. “We would like to thank all the wonderful people who actually thought a musical would work on primetime television.”

Congratulations, Gleeks!

View the highlights and complete list of winners here.



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A little rain (okay, it did pour heavily) didn’t stop the celebrities from strutting their gowns at yesterday’s Golden Globe Awards. Here are my top five choices for best dressed.

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It’s refreshing to see that instead of her usual short skirts and petite dresses, Glee’s Lea Michele caught our attention with this long Oscar de la Renta number.

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I wonder how Kate Hudson kept her fabulous structured Marchesa dress and Casadei pumps from getting drenched and muddy.

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Christina Aguilera’s Versace peach chiffon gown with a unique metallic bodice stood out from other peach-hued gowns I spotted that night.

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Penelope Cruz, nominated for her role in Nine, accessorized her glamorous Giorgio Armani Privé black lace gown with Chopard diamonds.

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This Roberto Cavalli fishtail gown accessorized with Lorraine Schwartz jewels made Heidi Klum the night’s freshest catch.

Those designers should’ve made matching couture umbrellas to match the stars’ ensembles!

View the highlights and complete list of winners here.



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Harvard Awards Anne Hathaway “Woman of the Year”

The Ivy League university will bestow its Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year award on the 27-year-old actress at a parade and ceremony on January 28, Reuters reported.

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Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals is America’s oldest undergraduate drama troupe, and they have recognized Anne for “ her contribution to entertainment.”

According to The Harvard Crimson student newspaper, she was chosen because of the variety roles she played onscreen and on the stage. Anne’s bustling resume includes The Princess Diaries (2001), Ella Enchanted (2004), Brokeback Mountain (2005), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Bride Wars (2009), and the upcoming Alice in Wonderland.

Past Woman of the Year awardees include: Renee Zellweger, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, Ella Fitzgerald and Lauren Bacall. The award was first given in 1951 to English actress and comedian Gertrude Lawrence.

Congratulations, Anne!



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Mariah Carey’s Acceptance Speech

…at the recent Palm Springs International Festival is described by many as, well, drunken. See for yourself:

She won the Best Breakthrough Artist Award for her role as Ms. Weiss, a welfare caseworker in the urban drama Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire.

As presenter and Precious director Lee Daniels escorted her to the stage, she greeted him with a dance and a hug, after which she stumbled throughout her speech. “I have to say this is—and please forgive me because I’m a little bit, um… yeah. Oh my goodness,” she rambled in the beginning of her speech.

She tried to get to back to planet earth by talking about the people who made the movie possible, but she suddenly burst into an applause as she praised the director’s work.

I would love to focus on Mariah’s acting skills in Precious, which is a huge improvement from her Glitter days, but the video of her acceptance speech is just, well, precious. We still love you, Mariah!



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CNN’s All-Star Tribute to Heroes

Last Saturday night, Hollywood celebrities decked out in their flashy suits and designers dresses for CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute 2009 at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles.

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Three-time Grammy nominee Leona Lewis performed the song “Happy” from her sophomore album “Echo.”

Big names such as Neil Patrick Harris, Kate Hudson, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson showed their full support to the real “stars” that night.

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“There are so many awards shows every year for the Hollywood community that participating in something as effective as this makes those others feel inconsequential and provides perspective,” Neil Patrick Harris said.

The ceremony honored top 10 ordinary citizens all over the world for making a difference in the lives of other people. CNN viewers voted for their favorites from the 28 finalists, and the top ten heroes each received $25,000. The biggest winner of the night is 28-year-old Efren Penaflorida Jr. from the Philippines, who received a grant of $100,000 for being CNN’s Hero of the Year.

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CNN Hero of the Year, Efren Penaflorida. Photo from Ako Mismo.

Penaflorida was recognized for his “pushcart classroom”—a program that educates poor children by bringing a pushcart of books to the slums. As a child, he chose school over the gang life and vowed to help other children choose the same path. His small idea grew into the 10,000-member Dynamic Teen Company, which has taught reading, writing, and hygiene to 1,500 kids so far.

To see which stars paid tribute to which heroes, watch the coverage on 9 p.m. EST Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, on CNN, CNN International and CNN en Espanol. Also visit CNN’s website.



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Taylor Swift is CMA’s Biggest Winner

“I am jumping up and down surrounded by dogs and my mom and screaming like it’s Christmas morning. I’ll never forget this,” Taylor Swift Tweeted after finding out that she was nominated for four awards in the 2009 Country Music Awards (Best Music Video, Album of the Year, Best Female Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year).

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It looks like Santa has her on his nice list, because she won all four nods at the CMA held at Nashville’s Sommet Center Wednesday night. “I will never forget this moment because… everything I have ever wanted has just happened to me,” she said upon receiving the Entertainer of the Year award, beating the show’s co-host Carrie Underwood.

See the highlights, photos, and complete list of winners at CMA’s official website.



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In just three hours, 10,000 people grabbed the free passes to the 2009 MTV European Music Awards in Berlin, in honor of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. How ironic that the organizers mounted a 12-foot wall at the venue to keep those without tickets from watching the show.

That didn’t stop the musical guests from giving earth-shaking performances. Beyonce Knowles not only bagged the best female artist award and best song award for “Halo,” but also wowed the audience with her racy red outfit as she performed her hit “Sweet Dreams.”

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Wall-to-wall would be an understatement for Katy Perry’s costume changes and hosting skills. From her various red carpet frocks to her glittering stage costumes, Perry’s wardrobe did not disappoint fans that night.

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Other highlights included performances by Green Day, Tokio Hotel and Leona Lewis. For a complete list of winners and a gallery of red carpet garbs, visit the official MTV Euro site.

Tokio Hotel arrives at the MTV Europe Music Awards



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In last year’s Emmys, five reality stars emceed the show. It was so disastrous that I forgot who they were, and I supposed, so did you. And boy did the producers make up for it this year! TV actor and Broadway star Neil Patrick Harris was hailed for his superb hosting skills and opening performance at the 2009 Emmy Awards.

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LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 20: Host Neil Patrick Harris performs onstage during the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre on September 20, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Reminiscent of his Tony Awards performance this year, NPH’s opening act was a song-and-dance number that didn’t disappoint. Never mind that he didn’t win Best Supporting Actor for How I Met Your Mother. If you missed it, view it here:

His hosting was so good that when Jeff Probst accepted his award for Best Reality Host for Survivor, he said in his acceptance speech: “Neil Patrick Harris, THIS is how you host the Emmys. Nice job.” Now I remember. Jeff was one of the five hosts in last year’s show.

If that wasn’t enough, Jon Stewart, who accepted the Best Variety, Music or Comedy Series award for The Daily Show, paused in the middle of his speech to compliment NPH on doing a great job.

As for the winners that night, there wasn’t much surprise as most of the awards were given to the same winners as last year’s Emmys. See the full list here.

“The Emmy cast with Harris in charge not only was remarkably stylish, fun and brisk but could even make viewers forget last year’s disastrous format with five hosts, none of whom could rise to the occasion,” commented Frazier Moore of the AP.

First the Tonys, and now he saves the Emmys. What’s next for NPH—the Oscars?



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Why would anyone want to be called Lil Mama? Anyway, Lil Mama is her name and she did a little Kanye at the VMA. Poor little girl, no one even really noticed – at least no one talked about it except for TMZ, who must have been feeling sorry for her.

You might not have noticed, but Lil Mama jumped onto the stage at the end of the performance of Jay-Z and Alicia Keys. It’s sad that she dared do something like that. It’s sadder that no one noticed.



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The guy must be coming to his senses. After he apologized in his blog, he published another post on Monday where he wrote:

“I feel like Ben Stiller in Meet the Parents when he messed up everything and Robert De Niro asked him to leave… That was Taylor’s moment and I had no right in any way to take it from her. I am truly sorry.”

Yeah, I felt sorry for Gaylord Focker – he was only trying to impress his future in-laws. But what was Kanye trying to do that night, impress Beyonce?






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