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.
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Jennifer Lawrence is apparently battling pneumonia.
The Silver Linings Playbook actress admitted she was suffering from the flu on Golden Globes weekend and is still under the weather. Today, Jennifer's Silver Linings costar Jacki Weaver accepted the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts' best actress award in LA on Jennifer's behalf. "Poor Jen is really sick," Jacki said as she took the podium. "She really is sick. She has pneumonia." Jennifer, who already picked up a Globes honor for her role in Silver Linings, is also up for a SAG Award this weekend. No word yet on whether she'll be able to attend the show on Sunday, but we're sending Jennifer our wishes for a speedy recovery!
Ben Affleck was honored with the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's modern master award last night. He ventured to the city along with his best friend Matt Damon. Ben sat for a Q&A session moderated by Leonard Maltin before the nighttime ceremony, where Matt had the honor of introducing Ben to the crowd. Matt said of Ben, "[He's] undeniably two things — my very old friend and a very young master." Ben walked onto the stage, and the childhood pals embraced. Later, Ben and Matt relaxed and chatted with mini bottles of Moët & Chandon in hand. It's been a good week for Matt and Ben togetherness, since they also had a play fight when Matt took over Jimmy Kimmel's show Thursday.
Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom hit the beach with their son, Flynn, in Mexico on Wednesday. Orlando went shirtless to show off his paddleboarding skills and dip in the ocean with 2-year-old Flynn, while Miranda kept wrapped up in a bathrobe. During their relaxing Cancun afternoon, Miranda and Orlando also showed PDA with a kiss and even posed for a sweet family photo with Flynn. The trio traveled out of LA together on Tuesday after spending much of January on the West Coast. Earlier this month, Miranda and Orlando made a sexy entrance at the Golden Globes, which was an extraspecial night, since it was also Orlando's birthday.
Stars had a week filled with excitement, between the presidential inauguration, beach vacations, and family outings. Liam Hemsworth went shirtless on the beach in Costa Rica to catch waves with his brother Chris Hemsworth, while Beyoncé Knowles performed for a massive crowd during the presidential inauguration in Washington DC. Bikini-clad Jennifer Lopez relaxed on a yacht in Miami, and Ben Affleck picked up a bouquet of flowers during a visit to the farmers market with his daughters, Seraphina and Violet.
That's not all the fun that went down with celebrities this week — click through the rest of the best shots!
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner brought their three kids to a karate class in LA yesterday. Seraphina and Violet were in their uniforms to participate in the session, though of course, baby Samuel was just there to watch. Ben carried his son inside, sheltering the little one's head from the rain. Afterward, Seraphina walked out back to the car happily clutching a new certificate.
Ben was able to have family time in the afternoon before he headed off to Santa Barbara, where he picked up a big award. Ben received a modern master tribute from the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and it was actually his best friend Matt Damon who handed off the statue.