The 139th Kentucky Derby rolled into Louisville, Kentucky, today, bringing with it all the hats, horses, and mint juleps that mark the annual event. Stars got a head start on celebrating last night at parties all over town, and the fun continued today as famous faces and fans watched in the stands. Lauren Conrad, who flew in on Thursday, brought a neutral look and lavish topper to bet on the horses, while Armie Hammer and his wife were dressed to the nines as well. Krysten Ritter and Jennifer Tilly chose over-the-top hats for their day at the races, and model Coco Rocha met up with Steffi Graf for a special event yesterday. There were plenty more stars to see, so click through now!
The 2012 US presidential election is just around the corner. Men and women across the country will head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 6 to cast their votes for President Obama or Gov. Romney; some people, though, have gotten a head start by voting early, including the president himself.
US election season has so far been full of celebrities stumping for their preferred candidates, and in the run up to Tuesday, many of the stars are busier than ever, regardless of their party preferences. Jon Hamm, Bryan Greenberg, Alicia Keys, and even the Hangover crew have stepped out for Obama, and Kid Rock's roused the Republican faithful for Romney. With just a few days to go until America decides, click through to see which celebrities have been busy getting political.
The People's Choice Awards kicked off a very glamorous upcoming two months with a bang last night. It was a beautiful LA evening for all the stars to step off and celebrate the start of award season, the fans, and each other. Queen Latifah was once again the show's hostess, and she got to have fun on stage from start to finish. There were some awesome A-list surprise guests, like Jennifer Aniston, who presented to Just Go With It co-star Adam Sandler, and Johnny Depp who gracefully accepted his statue and passed on a hello to Taylor Swift from his daughter. The red carpet was full of short dresses, but one of the night's most sassy minis was Kristen Stewart's sparkly frock. Her makeup and hair were also perfect for the event and made her look bright and happy despite flying straight to the show from a long day of shooting Breaking Dawn in Louisiana. She missed the arrivals line, but showed off her sweet chemistry with Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner accepting Eclipse's handful of wins — check out the full list of winners here. Robert gave us a bit of a laugh to close the show, while all three Twilight stars were game for some light teasing from Latifah during an interlude. Kid Rock and Selena Gomez and the Scene provided the musical performances, while Taylor Swift and Katy Perry were the female acts chosen by their fans. Pregnant Natalie Portman flashed a smile and her new engagement ring after meeting up with her Black Swan co-star Mila Kunis backstage. There are many more exciting and memorable pictures from the show, so check them all out and stay tuned for other highlights!
The American Music Awards were jam-packed with flashy performances after a daring red carpet for the women and leather-loving guys. Rihanna opened the night sporting a bikini ensemble for her three-song medley. Her good friend Katy Perry had her own moment in the spotlight wearing a skintight red bodysuit after ripping off her skirt, while pregnant Pink put on a lively show, though the mum-to-be kept the acrobatics to a minimum. Taylor Swift changed from her sparkly mini into an all-black skinny pants and blazer ensemble for her dramatic "Back to December/Apologize" mashup. Taylor was one of the evening's big winners, so check out the whole list here. Christina Aguilera also performed the number "Express" from her upcoming movie Burlesque. Justin Bieber shared his triumphant times with mentor Usher, and the two also both took the stage to showcase their hits. Miley Cyrus was on her own after apparently backing out of a duet with Bret Michaels. Instead she wowed in a Marchesa minidress featuring a giant bow before her 18th birthday, which is today! Jessica Alba kicked off her Little Fockers promotional kick as a presenter with a very slick-backed do. The event ended with an exciting trip down memory lane when NKOTB and Backstreet Boys took on their greatest hits. Check out the rest of our AMAs coverage here!
Celebrities took to Twitter this week to share photos from their birthdays, travels and behind-the-scenes fun. Aziz Ansari joked with Jay-Z and Beyonce backstage at Bonnaroo, while Dax Shepard did his best to fit in while on a trip to Italy. Cory Monteith was surrounded by lovely ladies and Julianne Hough blew out her birthday candle for the camera. Click through to see all the shots!
Blond hair ruled on the red carpet at last night's CMT Music Awards in Nashville. Taylor Swift mixed things up with a slightly edgier look than we're used to from her, straightening out those trademark curls. Carrie Underwood stood out in pink as both country princesses headed in to see what would come of their three nominations apiece. Brand-new mum of two, Sheryl Crow displayed her rocking legs. Faith Hill was glamorous as ever, while Hayden Panettiere showed some skin in her lacy cutout dress. Kid Rock played host for the award show and kept things light with a Kanye West joke to kick things off. Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood were the big winners — check out the entire list here. Keith gave a heartfelt thank you to his wife Nicole Kidman, who skipped the red carpet but was supporting him all night long from her seat. Carrie planted a kiss on her fiancé Mike Fisher and later made a speech that included an emphatic "Awesome fans! Awesome, awesome, amazing, awesome, awesome!" Keith also performed with John Mayer, for which the guys spent the day practicing. Mayer's mystery illness didn't slow down his sense of humour as he flashed his abs to compare with Jersey Shore's The Situation,who was of course there with a few of his castmates. Carrie and Brad Paisley were among the evening's other musical acts as the country world gathered together to celebrate their genre and Nashville in the wake of the city's recent tragic flood.
It was a rowdy and A-List crowd at Saturday night's Spike TV Guys Choice Awards in LA. Sandra Bullock's surprise appearance to accept the Troops Choice honours was one of the show's highlights, but there were more than a few other famous faces there to join in the party. George Clooney followed in Brad Pitt's footsteps accepting his golden antlers, while Charlize Theron was this year's Decade of Hotness winner after Halle Berry in 2009. Leonardo DiCaprio and Ben Affleck also added new statues to their collections during the testosterone-fueled event. Of course, there had to be some beautiful women added into the mix and Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Biel fit the bill perfectly. Brooklyn Decker is becoming quite the movie star herself and was still sporting that Hawaii tan after shooting Just Go With It with Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler. George caught up with Kid Rock backstage where Jon Hamm posed with the A-Team's Bradley Cooper. The show is usually a pretty raucous event and it looks like everyone had a great time again this year. Lucky for us, we'll be seeing a few of these faces again this afternoon at the MTV Movie Awards, so stay tuned for our live coverage!
Jessica Alba and Cash Warren had the same idea as Jay-Z and Beyonce, sharing their date night at a basketball game yesterday. Jess and Cash were courtside in LA to watch the Clippers defeat the Detroit Pistons. Jess also shared a few laughs with fellow attendee Kid Rock and they even posed for a photo together. The actress has been spending lots of time with her daughter Honor and enjoying board games with friends while on a short break in her busy schedule since her Valentine's Day promotional duties are done.
On Saturday George Clooney rallied his Hollywood friends for the Hope For Haiti telethon. There were more than 100 actors taking calls and many fabulous performances for the worthy cause. Keith Urban, Madonna, JT, Kid Rock, Taylor Swift, Chris Martin, Beyonce, Bono, Jay-Z, Rihanna and more performed during the telethon and now you can even preorder the songs for purchase on iTunes. Rob and his beard even came out of hiding to lend his support—check him out below along with Madonna singing Like A Prayer. After the jump watch Christina, Taylor, Justin, Jay-Z and more and tell us which was your favourite touching performance. It's not too late to help so do what you can by donating here.
George Clooney has organised a global telethon in aid of Haiti, which will take place in LA, New York and London this Friday night (lunchtime Saturday AEDT). A huge lineup of stars have offered their time to support the two hour benefit, which will raise money for earthquake relief. George is set to host from LA, while Robert Pattinson has been signed on to lead proceedings in London! Keith Urban will also lend his vocal talents for the good cause: he'll take the stage in LA for a group performance with Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow. The boys will be joined by a whole host of stars, including Brad Pitt, Zac Efron, Jennifer Aniston—deep breath—Jake Gyllenhaal, Bradley Cooper, Chris Pine and Emily Blunt, with performances also from Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Bono, Coldplay, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z and The Edge.
Funds raised will go to Oxfam America, Red Cross, Unicef, Partners in Health and the Yele Haiti Foundation. Australian pay TV peeps can catch the Hope For Haiti telethon on MTV on Saturday from 12pm (AEDT). I'm hoping that a free-to-air TV station picks it up as well, so everyone has a chance to participate. I'll keep you posted if one of the networks steps up for a good cause!