Can't decide between up and down? Follow Hollywood's lead and take the middle road. We spotted three celebrities who were out sporting a half-updo in different ways. Minka Kelly (left) dressed hers up with a sparkling brooch, while Julianne Hough (top right) pulled her hair through halfway in the back for texture. And Ashley Tisdale (bottom right) twisted her strands around before pulling them to the back. All three are beautiful and easy to pull off, but whose do you prefer?
Oprah was all smiles at The Butler's premiere in LA last night, but she got serious on the red carpet when she addressed the media frenzy that popped up after she revealed that she was the victim of possibly racist mistreatment at an upscale boutique in Switzerland earlier this Summer. While speaking with reporters, Oprah said she was sorry for all the drama that was caused by the incident, saying, "I think that incident in Switzerland was just an incident in Switzerland. I'm really sorry that it got blown up. I purposefully did not mention the name of the store. I'm sorry that I said it was Switzerland." She added, "I was just referencing it as an example of being in a place where people don't expect that you would be able to be there."
Last week, Oprah revealed that a saleswoman at a Swiss shop had refused to show her a $35,000 Tom Ford handbag back in July because it was "too expensive." She used the incident as an example of racist treatment she receives, despite being one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in the world. Oprah didn't reveal the name of the shop, but the owner later came forward and the Swiss tourism board issued an apology. While the owner of the store admitted that Oprah was referencing her store, she denied that Oprah was mistreated because of issues with racism, calling it a "misunderstanding" and that the salesclerk "simply explained [to Oprah] that the bag she wanted to look at was beautiful but in a very high price range and suggested lower-priced models in leather, ostrich, and so forth." At the Butler premiere, Oprah admitted that she wasn't dressed richly and the clerk may have not recognized her, but that the treatment was still inexcusable. She said, "You should be able to go in a store looking like whatever you look like and say 'I'd like to see this.' That didn't happen."
Nearly every big name in Hollywood was at the NYC premiere of The Butler last night, including Oprah Winfrey and Mariah Carey, who dressed up her arm cast with a studded leather sling. Other stars at the premiere included Naomi Watts, who walked the carpet to show support for her husband, Liev Schreiber, who plays former President Lyndon B. Johnson in the historical film; Minka Kelly, who plays Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis; and Forest Whitaker, who portrays the title character and former White House butler, Cecil Gaines.
Oprah has had a busy week doing press for the new Lee Daniels-directed project, which opens on Aug. 16. During one interview, she commented on Paula Deen's racism controversy, saying, "In the very first days I tried to reach her and then I decided to stay out of it as I saw it blowing up. In time she will be fine. For me, it all just felt kind of sad." Oprah had previously interviewed Paula in March 2012 for her show Oprah's Next Chapter.
Beyoncé Knowles rocked the stage for her star-studded Mrs. Carter Show World Tour stop in LA last night. Robert Pattinson, Selena Gomez, and Nicole Richie were among the many celebrities to convene at the Staples Center for the live performance that also brought out Jessica Alba, Minka Kelly, and Mindy Kaling. Jamie Foxx, who had a female companion by his side, Bella Thorne, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley were also in attendance to get down to Beyoncé. Kourtney Kardashian was also in the audience where she snapped a cute selfie with her sister Kendall Jenner. Last night was the latest gig for Beyoncé, who announced last month that she added new dates to the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour with her last stop taking her to Boston, MA, on Dec. 20.
While Rob was able to make somewhat of a low-key appearance among the many celebrities to step out for Beyoncé's LA show last night, he has been stirring up speculation for his rumored romance with Riley Keough after the pair were reportedly spotted driving around Los Feliz together over the weekend. Rob may have made the connection with Riley through his ex, Kristen Stewart, since they costarred in 2010's The Runaways.
The 2013 upfront presentations have taken over LA, and they've provided the perfect opportunity for stars to show off their stellar red carpet style. At last night's Fox party, Minka Kelly paired a green printed, one-shoulder dress with black ankle-strap sandals, while Lea Michele looked bright in a pink, floral Lela Rose dress with silver metallic pumps. Zooey Deschanel proved the most covered up in a black circle skirt topped with a black sequined jacket, and her New Girl costar Hannah Simone was ladylike in a black dress with a vibrant garden print. Tell us: which Fox star's look gets the best ratings?
It's only May, but the trailer for Lee Daniels's The Butler already has me thinking about award season. The drama stars Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines, a butler who serves eight US presidents over the course of his three decades at the White House. Working through particularly volatile moments in the country's history, he gains a unique perspective on the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal, and more. Oprah Winfrey plays Cecil's wife, marking the first time she's been on screen playing a character other than herself since 1998's Beloved.
Whitaker and Winfrey aren't the only big names in the movie. The laundry list of stars playing presidents is fascinating: Robin Williams is Dwight Eisenhower, James Marsden is John F. Kennedy (with Minka Kelly as Jackie Kennedy!), Liev Schreiber is Lyndon Johnson, John Cusack is Richard Nixon, and Alan Rickman is Ronald Reagan. Not all the actors resemble their presidential counterparts, so I'm curious to see how this pans out. The film opens Oct. 18, and you can see the trailer after the jump.
Minka Kelly showed off her fresh dye job sporting lighter locks and a shorter haircut during an outing in LA yesterday. On Friday, the actress stopped by celebrity colorist Tracey Cunningham's salon and opted for a blond, shoulder-length layered look. Minka's stylist shared a before-and-after picture of the actress's locks on her Instagram account, where Minka commented, "I love it! You're the best in the biz!"
While Minka basks in her new lighter look, her natural brunette hair color will make a return appearance on the big screen later this year. Minka plays the iconic former First Lady Jackie Kennedy in Lee Daniels's The Butler, which is due out Oct. 18. In the meantime, Minka is focusing on the small screen and was seen filming her new J.J. Abrams sci-fi drama Human in Vancouver last month.
Drumroll, please . . . the secret to a six-pack has finally been revealed! If you've been working on your abs and still aren't seeing results, then it might be time to switch things up. According to Gunnar Peterson, Celebrity trainer to stars like Jennifer Lopez and Gwen Stefani, there are three things you should focus on when doing core work, and not one of them requires a traditional sit-up!