Each year, top US universities award honorary degrees to people with impressive achievements in their fields — including a handful of A-list Hollywood stars. Over the weekend, Ben Affleck received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Brown University, following in the footsteps of admired actors and actresses like Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin. Take a look at the esteemed stars with honorary degrees!
We're not the only ones who like to take the occasional selfie — celebrities like Anne Hathaway, Taylor Swift, and even Meryl Streep get in on the fun from time to time. Click through to see some of the best self-taken shots from stars, including Sasha and Malia Obama's cute Inauguration Day pose, Meryl's fangirl moment with Hillary Clinton, Anne hanging out with Rebel Wilson, and Taylor Swift getting snap happy at the Grammy Awards.
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- Richard E. Grant is joining the cast of Girls — Sydney Morning Herald
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Tuesday night's annual Crystal + Lucy Women in Film Awards brought out many of Hollywood's most famous leading ladies. Meryl Streep was on hand to award her good friend, The Help star Viola Davis, with the Excellence in Film statue. The 2012 award season saw no rivalry between Viola and The Iron Lady's Meryl — though Meryl won the Oscar, Viola took home a SAG Award. There's only love between the former Doubt costars, and Meryl praised Viola last night by calling her "a lion-hearted woman." Other ladies picking up honours were Christina Applegate and Chloe Moretz, who donned Max Mara for a Crystal + Lucy kickoff party on Sunday evening. Max Mara, a sponsor of the awards, outfitted many of the women on the carpet, including Viola, Meryl, Christina, and How I Met Your Mother's Cobie Smulders. Jenna Dewan-Tatum added more colour to the proceedings in a teal jumpsuit.
Stars including Jennifer Aniston, Meryl Streep, Dakota Fanning, Julia Roberts and Katherine Heigl were out in LA on Thursday night for the AFI Life Achievement Award gala honouring Shirley MacLaine. Plenty of veteran Hollywood actors also paid tribute to Shirley — Morgan Freeman, Jack Nicholson, and Shirley's own brother, Warren Beatty, were on hand. Julia and Katherine both took the stage to lavish praise on Shirley. Julia Roberts said of Shirley, her Steel Magnolias costar, "She has it all, she can do it all . . . How can I put this? She's got balls."
Katherine had more kind words for Shirley. She said, "You taught me this exceptional lesson: to hold my freakin' own." On the red carpet though, Katherine talked about her family, husband Josh Kelley, 3-year-old Naleigh, and newly adopted infant Adalaide. She said, "I definitely want more kids! I think we decided on three, but I'm pushing for four."
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan stole the show at Tuesday night's concert for the Rainforest Fund, held inside NYC's Carnegie Hall. The hot couple took the stage for a dance routine, with Jenna looking hot in a red wrap dress and Channing dapper in a porkpie hat. They shared the stage with singing legends like Elton John, Sting, Jennifer Hudson and James Taylor. There was another special duet in store for Channing — Channing and Elton gyrated together for a rendition of "Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend."
Meryl Streep also lent her voice to the show, teaming up with Sting and Elton for The Wizard of Oz's "If I Only Had a Brain." President Bill Clinton even emerged to say a few words. The Rainforest concert is an annual event organised by Sting and his wife Trudie Styler. Sting and Trudie led the celebrity guests to an afterparty at the Pierre Hotel that featured an auction, where someone paid $26,000 to have Tom Hanks record their voice mail message.
This year's big Oscar winners were feeling the love in their post-victory glow, because they all showed it backstage in the press room. From Meryl Streep giving special attention to a giant Oscar statue to Jean Dujardin giving sweet kisses to his award, we have all the best pictures from the Oscar winners and their press room shenanigans.
We've already given you the breakdown of today's stand out gowns, but what would any of these dresses be without their decadent add-ons. The truth is no Oscar attendee is fully dressed without the dazzling little details — sometimes $2 million worth of little details (we're looking at you, Jessica Chastain). With each of today's red-carpet ensembles, there's no denying that the high-wattage embellishments only further the glamour. Upon closer inspection, we're seeing a lot of brilliant jewel drop and tasseled earrings worn with shorter, collar-style necklaces, as well as a slew of glitzed-up clutches and statement cuffs. Click through to get a closer look at the accruements of choice for the 2012 Academy Awards!
Today is the day our red-carpet-loving-hearts have all been waiting for: the Oscars! The red carpet was filled to the brim with some covetable looks: Milla Jovovich and Bérénice Bejo both shined in Elie Saab, Rose Byrne shimmered in Vivienne Westwood, while Michelle Williams stood out in an ultra-femme Louis Vuitton gown. Want to see all the fab frocks in one place? This gallery is your go-to Oscars style guide! Enjoy. . .