Last night marked the 39th anniversary of the People's Choice Awards. While you, the fans, voted for all of your favorite performances in Hollywood, we at Joonbug waited for our favorite fashionistas to work the red carpet in dashing ensembles. The great thing about this year's red carpet trends was that...there were no trends! Last night's fashion free-for-all revealed a mix of styles including long white gowns, black cocktail dresses, neon minis, pale hues, metallics, florals, shimmer, and everything in between! We chose a few chic looks to don ourselves from some of our favorite winners. Luckily, designer Vera Wang, who made her luxurious brand accessible to all women by collaborating with Kohl's, has created great options to capture these red carpet looks for less than $100!
No matter the occasion, red carpets, celebrities, and paparazzi never fails to bring us fabulous fashion we can revel in for days! The evening captured a theme of "classic elegance," says Nicole Richie, celebrity mentor on the upcoming series Fashion Star and famous boho beauty. Shining, shimmering, and showing some skin our favorite Hollywood bombshells lit up the event. Here are our nominees for Unparalleled Style in Best Golden Globe Fashion.
Lea Michele looked fabulous in this silver and sheer Marchesa gown. All of that choreographed dancing and singing has completely paid off in the form of an amazing body! To offset the elaborately embroidered design, Lea kept it simple with a classic updo, understated makeup (smokey eye, nude lip), and a bright emerald green cocktail ring.
Lea is taking a stand!
As many of you may know, or may not know, Lea Michele is a huge animal rights activist and has been championing the banning of horse and carriage rides in New York City for a while now. Well, it seems now that the Glee starlet is putting her foot down threatening not to return to the Big Apple if the poor horses are forced to be put through New York’s harsh winter.
She has attempted to reach out to New York’s mayor Mike Bloomberg several times regarding the issue. Here are a few of her tweets to Mayor Bloomberg:
"Please tweet to @MikeBloomberg if you agree that horse and carriages should no longer be on the busy streets of NYC. And let's end this."
"@MikeBloomberg please listen to the thousands of people who are saying that they no longer want horse & carriage rides in this city."
Being a New Yorker as well, we definitely understand Lea’s point of view. It is truly saddening to see those horses ride around all day in the scorching summers and the blistering cold winters. They always do look very sad.
The New Years Eve star later wrote:
"New York, u know how much I love you. But if I see another horse & carriage struggling in this winter weather I may not be able 2 be here."
The animals finally have someone speaking out for them. Good Job Lea! We are so proud! We think that everyone should join in and tweet Mayor Bloomberg asking him to ban carriage horses.
We will be sad not seeing Rachel Berry in NYC but we definitely support her 100%! TEAM LEA!!
Here's how it works: with the click of a button, you can receive instant updates from friends, celebrities, and public figures who want to share their thoughts with the the world.
The "subscribe" button, Facebook's most recent invention (besides its expected $10 billion IPO), is as close to a Twitter feed as you can get. But like Microsoft in the 90's, Facebook is capable of taking someone else's idea, relabeling it, and making it accessible to everyone.
You've always been subscribed to your friends: whenever one of them changes their status or posts a photo, it automatically pops up on your news feed. But with Facebook limiting personal accounts to five thousand friends (Angelina Jolie still hasn't accepted my friend request or my numerous phone calls), it can be difficult to keep track of your favorite athletes, movie stars, journalists, and web personalities. By clicking "subscribe," your news feed keeps you updated with any news they feel compelled to share.
While the computing power of Facebook allows its users to share more photos, links, and info than its compeTwitters (not to mention its newly-upped character limit of 63,206), the subscription service is new, and only a handful of celebrities are taking advantage. With its unequaled Facebook stalking skills, the Joonbug staff has compiled the Best Facebook Subscriptions thus far.
The long-awaited "losing their virginity" episode of Glee finally aired last night on FOX.
Did it live up to your expectations? Was it worth the wait? Was it satisfying? Was it too short? Oh and did you like the episode too? Ha.
(I, your trusty editor & quidnunc, apologize in advance for the utter fangirliness of this article, with the last one I recall to be that Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows piece back in June. I call it the Tumblr Curse.)
As many of you may know, Lea Michele is Barbara Streisand’s biggest fan.
Back in January, Lea sat down with People Magazine and explained why she adored Barbra. She stated, “I grew up in this typical New Jersey town where everyone looked the same. If you didn't have a nose job, you were about to. Agents and casting directors told me to get one, but my mother said, Barbra Streisand never did - and neither are you.”.
Well Lea got the surprise of a lifetime. On Monday, the Glee starlet tweeted, “Currently watching Hoarders and this man has a Barbra Streisand Barbie!!! Where is this man and how can I get my hands on that doll!!!!!!”.
A few days later, the Funny Girl herself personally tweeted Lea, “@msleamichele Forget the guy. I'm sending you the doll. But I want a Lea Michele doll when it comes out!”. Wow! We can only imagine Lea’s excitement!
Lea then tweeted back, “@BarbraStreisand DEAL!! Ps I adore you:) ” Later on, the Fox star tweeted how completely overjoyed she was writing, “ Am I dreaming or did @BarbraStreisand just tweet me? I just died. I'm literally dead on the floor...This officially is the best day ever.”
So happy for her! It must feel incredible to have your inspiration reach out to you. Who knows, maybe someday they’ll have the chance to work together...?
Say a happy birthday to Rachel Berry's cooler alter ego!
Lea Michele, born Lea Michele Sarfati, shot to stardom in 2009 thanks to the success of FOX musical dramedy Glee. We fell in love with Michele the minute we heard her character Rachel Berry belt out "On My Own" from Les Misérables during her audition.
Of course, the pitch-perfect triple threat didn't just luck into the coveted role, Lea Michele has been perfecting her chops on Broadway since she was 8 years old. Her breakout role was playing Wendla in Duncan Sheik's musical adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Spring Awakening.
Could it be? Imagine how Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, & Samantha were in their high-school/college years?
Mum's the word on a possible reboot of the Sex & the City franchise. Rumors and talks have been going on (for what seems like forever) of a new film, but this time, it will supposedly serve as a flashback piece that documents the early days of our favorite NYC ladies. The alleged plotlines would come from the prequel novels of writer/creator Candace Bushnell: "The Carrie Diaries," and "Summer in the City."
Okay, now we're officially lost.
The FOX smash hit Glee is still very much going strong and is singing its way back this fall for Season 3. In spite of its enormous success with viewers and critics alike, the musical dramedy has also earned a not-so-covetable trait: inconsistency! Awesome storylines come up for one episode and many times, it's never brought up again! Remember that friendship between Quinn & Mercedes during Season 1? Well, the writers don't seem to. Oh, and what about that faux anti-bullying club Santana and Karofsky created? Tsk, tsk.
Following the 8.9 earthquake in northern Japan on March 11th, some celebrities have been evacuated from dangerous areas - like Jimmy Kimmel from an island in French Polynesia or Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner from a beach in Vancouver - and some others have tweeted their thoughts and prayers.
Lea Michele: "So devastating to hear about the huge earthquake & tsunami [in] Japan. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone there."
Amber Riley: "Omg my heart goes out to Japan," she Tweeted. "I pray this devastation stops."