The red carpet at last night's American Music Awards featured lots of gorgeous girls and sharply-dressed guys, but it was onstage where the most fantastic fashions were on display. Carrie Underwood is currently leading as your pick for best dressed on the way in, but we want to know what you think about what these five ladies wore during their performances. So, tell us what you think — who had the most over-the-top onstage outfit at the AMAs?
Last night's American Music Awards brought out the big stars of the recording industry, but there were some notable actors and actresses in the crowd as well. Nicole was on Keith's arm and when he took the stage he said he does it all for her and Sunday. Plus, New Moon's Alex Meraz basks in their amazing opening weekend. Lots more from the big show coming up, but check out our exclusive red carpet video — watch the PopSugar Rush update now!
Most of you loved Alicia's makeup at the AMAs last night, so to help you get her gorgeous blue shadow and pink lip, I got the lowdown from her stylist, Ashunta Sheriff. "Alicia's look was inspired by her hand-beaded gown, which was various shades of blue," she says. "The look was pretty, regal, and sexy." To get a step-by-step on how Ashunta created the look, just read more.
- Didn't catch the AMAs? Here are the top 10 moments from last night's show. — BuzzSugar
- Couple arrested for not paying 18 percent gratuity ($16 bucks) added to dinner bill.— Lemondrop
- London thinks New York City has lost its edge. — The Frisky
- The US Postal Service is canceling its letters to Santa program because one of the "Santas" was a registered sex offender. — Videogum
- New Moon brought in $140.7 million this weekend. — PopSugar
- Katie Couric is not immune to embarrassing Facebook photos. — Gawker
- Michael Jackson's rhinestone-encrusted glove goes for $350,000 at auction. — The Daily Beast
- Public support for marijuana legalization is on the rise. — Washington Post
The American Music Awards promised us big-name musical acts, and it delivered. I was there for every moment from the red carpet to the press room to the closing performance (a very jaw-dropping routine by Adam Lambert). Taylor Swift dominated the honors, and I've already shared the full list of winners; now, I'm here to bring you all of the other highlights from the evening — including the stuff you didn't see. Ready? Let's begin!
The stars of last night's American Music Awards hit the red carpet before heading inside LA's Nokia Theatre for the main event. Janet Jackson kicked things off with an energetic eight minute performance, and the evening's first award then went to the Black Eyed Peas. The Black Eyed Peas went on to take the stage to do "Boom Boom Pow" with a special Nirvana twist. The show went on with performances from Carrie Underwood and Shakira, as well as from Jay-Z and Alicia Keys with "Empire State of Mind." Unfortunately not everyone stayed on their feet — both Jennifer Lopez and Adam Lambert took tumbles while singing.
There were other memorable performances, from Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and not to mention Whitney Houston's return to the stage before she received the International Award of Excellence. Jennifer Lopez had a beaming Marc Anthony in the crowd as she debuted her new single and showed off those customized Louboutins. Michael Jackson won multiple awards, and his brother Jermaine took the stage to accept the award on behalf of their family. Taylor Swift took home the most statues, though she wasn't there and the upset of the night might have to go to Gloriana who won breakthrough artist — make sure to check out the full list of winners. Kate Hudson joined her Nine costars Fergie and Nicole Kidman, though Kate did have a chance to share a special moment with Alex Rodriguez. We also had everything covered on the fashion and beauty ends, so make sure to check in with Fab and Bella!
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The 2009 American Music Awards descended on the Nokia Theatre in LA last night, which meant a star studded red carpet before the big show. It was a pleasant mixture of long and short dresses on all the ladies, though some even found a way to do both simultaneously like Rihanna in her cutout gown. Carrie Underwood has the early lead in Fab's best dressed poll, but Rih is close behind. Alicia Keys stood out in blue while Fergie's high slit meant she showed off some leg as she posed. Nicole Kidman spent most of her red carpet time on the arm of her husband Keith Urban — speaking of which, check out all the guys here.
Shakira and Selena Gomez cozied up for the cameras in their standout short dresses while Demi Lovato sported some bling around her neck. Paula Abdul went all out in her black gown and Carrie Underwood kept it simple and sweet. Find out how to get some of our favorite red carpet looks like Selena and Demi here. Don't forget to vote in all of Fab and Bella's love it or leave it polls, see the full list of winners and stay tuned for more AMA coverage coming up!
There were plenty of well-dressed gentlemen attracting attention on the red carpet last night at the American Music Awards in LA. Kris Allen, Jay-Z and Pete Wentz were all decked out, while Keith Urban had Nicole Kidman to keep him company on the red carpet — click through to see all the guys!
The American Music Awards took place in LA tonight! You can check out the full list of winners here, but before the show it was all about the fashion while the cameras snapped away. We captured all the red carpet highlights and rounded them up here. Plus, we'll also tell you how to get some of our favorite looks and see all the parents who were out at the big event!
Red Carpet Fashion and Beauty Coverage:
- Which stylin' AMA male is most fab?
- Who was the best dressed female of the night?
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