Taylor Swift and Alicia Keys brought US star power to the red carpet at the NRJ Music Awards this evening in Cannes. Both arrived in France recently to attend the awards, which also attracted musical acts like Psy and One Direction. Tonight may be an awkward one for Taylor Swift since she may run into her ex Harry Styles of One Direction. He and his bandmates Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, and Louis Tomlinson hit the carpet as well. Both Taylor and Alicia had stunning — though different — looks before the show began. Alicia wore a cutout Michael Kors gown, with husband Swizz Beatz on her arm, and apparently got a great reception. She tweeted, "France, I can feel the love!" Taylor, meanwhile, donned a sequined gold mini from Elie Saab.
When you've got a voice like Alicia Keys's, it could be easy enough to just rest on your talent alone. But the songstress is also a beauty icon, stepping out time and time again in hair and makeup looks that make everyone stand up and pay attention. She turns 32 today, and we're celebrating by taking a peek back at her most iconic looks. So put on your favorite Alicia album and reminisce.
Washington DC was flooded with famous faces over the weekend for the 2013 presidential inauguration! The celebrities were more than happy to share their snaps through social media.
Alicia Keys's husband, Swizz Beatz, gushed over his hug with President Barack Obama during The Inaugural Ball. Katy Perry and John Mayer were also at the Ball and snapped a quick photo with Eric Benet and his daughter. At the swearing-in ceremony, Beyoncé Knowles sang the national anthem — but not before she got a quick pic with her mom, Tina. Wilmer Valderrama sat in the audience in front of the US Capitol to watch Obama give his big speech.
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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama shared a special first dance to Jennifer Hudson singing "Let's Stay Together" at The Inaugural Ball held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC last night. Michelle wore a glamorous red Jason Wu gown for the occasion, which came after the official swearing-in ceremony and parade earlier today. Beyoncé Knowles performed the national anthem at that event, but this evening Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, and Stevie Wonder took the stage to sing. It's been a busy few days in our nation's capitol with plenty of celebrities attending inaugural festivities over the weekend and even more famous faces stepping out tonight. Click through to see all the pictures!
No matter how you spin it, Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys took a no-holds-barred approach to evening-gown glamour and the stage. Which is exactly why we're putting their fashionable fate in your hands. Jennifer performed in a body-hugging black halter gown, glitter-soled platform pumps, and voluminous waves to serenade the Obamas' first dance with a sweet rendition of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together." The flattering formfitting shape of the dress complemented her svelte silhouette but never felt too sexy for the event. While Jennifer's ensemble was totally breathtaking, if you're looking a jaw-dropper, then look no further than Alicia Keys's red beaded Michael Kors gown and matching red peep-toe heels. The songstress performed a remixed version of "Girl on Fire," called "Obama's on Fire," in a shimmery long-sleeved, ruched-bodice number that — while somewhat modest from the front — revealed a sexy cutout in the back. Her diamond drop earrings and diamond-encrusted bangles polished off her red-hot statement look. So, whose ensemble gets your vote: Jennifer's black, body-skimming gown or Alicia's beaded red one?
She may have won two Golden Globes last weekend for her HBO series, Girls, but lately the most-talked about topic in regards to writer, filmmaker, and actress Lena Dunham has been her weight, not her talent. Radio host Howard Stern is in hot water for calling Lena a "little fat chick." And while Lena told David Letterman last week that the comments "put me in the best mood," the 26-year-old has been honest that she's had a love-hate relationship with her body, despite displaying it so freely on her show. She told New York Magazine:
"It's a very specific body. Even great reviews will be like: chubby, portly, overweight. . . . Sometimes I'm like, 'Ugh, how did I make myself the guinea pig for this?' But on the other hand, hating my body has not been my cross to bear in this life. Which I feel very lucky about."
Several famous women have opened up about their struggles with body image and eating disorders. Katie Couric revealed on her talk show that she struggled with bulimia when interviewing another famous lady who's dealt with eating disorders, Demi Lovato. And Lady Gaga, who has faced criticism about her weight gain, launched a movement called A Body Revolution to encourage body acceptance. She said she started it to "inspire bravery," adding, "Be brave and celebrate with us your 'perceived flaws,' as society tells us. May we make our flaws famous, and thus redefine the heinous."
Many celebrity women have courageously talked about what they don't like about their bodies, their past eating disorder issues, and how they've overcome a negative body image. Let's be inspired to accept our bodies just how they are with these encouraging words now!
LA wasn't the only city with award-show action taking place last night, since Washington DC welcomed the 2013 BET Honors. Gabrielle Union hosted the event, which will air on BET Feb. 11, and walked the carpet in a sexy green gown. Halle Berry, who was honored with an award for service, chose a strapless Monique Lhuillier dress for the occasion and posed alongside pal Alicia Keys on her way inside. Alicia looked glamorous in a black CD Greene ensemble, though she changed into a fitted red number to perform during the show. Brandy also took the stage and sang with Anthony Burrell, while Kelly Rowland mingled with pals backstage and in the audience.
The BET Honors event held last night in Washington DC was treated to an extra dose of hotness thanks to three gorgeous ladies. Alicia Keys looked super chic in a black halter CD Greene dress accessorized with John Hardy gold hoop earrings; Halle Berry, recipient of the BET Award for Service, glowed in a strapless red tie-dye printed Monique Lhuillier dress, strappy gold Brian Atwood shoes, and Karine Sultan jewelry; and Gabrielle Union brought the heat in a military green Emilio Pucci long-sleeve gown featuring a sexy keyhole detail. Help us decide on the best look of the evening and vote on your favorite look below!
Before you bust out the champagne and start to hum "Auld Lang Syne," let's take a moment to reflect on what a year 2012 has been. Stars walked red carpets all over the world, launched products of their own, and gave a countless number of interviews in the process. And through it all, they shared their top beauty tricks and tips. From Nicole Richie to Miranda Kerr and more, watch to see some of our favorite celebrity beauty advice from the year that was.
Christmas may be over, but the stars are still sharing their favorite holiday memories from this year. Miley Cyrus and John Mayer dressed up as Santa, while Jessica Alba posed with Mr. and Mrs. Claus and Julianne Hough wore a holiday onesie to open presents. Click through to see how those stars and more got into the holiday spirit yesterday.