Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez perform on 'American Idol' on May 23.
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YASSS. Remember when Rihanna showed us a sneak peek of her new dreaded 'do yesterday? Well, we got to see it in full force last night when she performed live on the American Idol season finale! She sang "Where Have You Been?" in an all black Adam Selman loincloth number amidst tons of lasers, fog, and scantily-clad backup dancers. Silver spikes and gems dangled from her black bra top, which she paired with leather belt and a slit-up-to-the-waist skirt. She finished the look with lace-up boots, Pamela Love earrings, and a crocodile Lynn Ban cuff. She pulled her dreads up into a high ponytail and sported a KILLER smoky eye to finish the look.
Justin Bieber gives Ellen DeGeneres her own "Girlfriend" jacket.
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Today, Justin Bieber appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show for the fourth time this year to perform his single "Boyfriend" and announce his major headlining Believe tour for his album of the same name. Usually Ellen DeGeneres is the one doling out the gifts (remember the slick whip she gave him for his 18th birthday?), but this time, The Biebs was spreading the swaggy, gifting Ellen with a matching custom "Girlfriend" varsity jacket. Not to be outdone, Ellen turned around with a surprise of her own - a special commencement ceremony for the new high school graduate!
Johnny Wujek and Katy Perry.
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Huge news, y'all! Stylist Johnny Wujek (the mastermind behind some of Katy Perry's most iconic ensembles, see: her "E.T." music video, that GHD campaign mermaid ensemble, and her custom hot pink Judy Jetson AMA dress) is joining the newly-revamped America's Next Top Model! He will act as the creative consultant on the shoots like his predecessor Jay Manuel, and eeee! We are so excited. Last fall, Kelly Cutrone also announced that she would be replacing André Leon Talley for the 19th season of the show. KILLER. The last panel spot will be filled by cuteface model Rob Evans (hiiii *bats eye lashes*) who is obviously replacing Nigel Barker in the role of "Judge Panelist That Also Doubles As Serious Eye Candy." Me-ow.
Lady Gaga's "Simpsons" pork chop dress and her 2010 Video Music Awards meat dress.
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I don't know what the world is like without The Simpsons. That's not some cheap ploy to position myself as the biggest Simpsons fan ever; it's just the truth. Homer, Marge, Lisa, Bart, and Maggie have been an integral part of pop culture as I know it since before my spongey baby brain could even make memories. Since its inception on The Tracey Ullman show, I've seen the Simpsons world and the fashion community intersect a few times, but over the past 25 years, never before has it been quite like this. Lady Gaga's major feature guest starring in Sunday night's Season 23 finale (May 20, 8 p.m. EST on FOX, like you didn't already know) is already a huge deal (umm, HAI, an entire episode dedicated to your visit to Springfield? #bucketlist), but as soon as we caught wind of her 18 different episode outfits, we knew we had to beg someone from the Simpsons camp to talk to us about this ASAP. Thankfully, legendary writer/producer extraordinaire (and all-around smart, funny dude) Al Jean answered our pleas and gave us the scoop on the hotly anticipated episode and all its animated fashions.
AnnaSophia Robb for "The Carrie Diaries."
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Oh SNAP, y'all! The more we find out about The Carrie Diaries, the more excited we're getting for its premiere! While there's still no firm premiere date that we've seen, The CW has announced that the awaited Sex and the City prequel series will make its on-air debut this coming fall. As card-carrying SATC die-hards, we're dying to watch how little Carrie comes of age in the Big Apple and befriends little Miranda, little Charlotte, and little Samantha. What makes our eyes pop out of our skulls, though, is the prospect of having the fashion-centric prequel's wardrobe department live under the wing of the very same network that brought us Gossip Girl. (!!!!!!!!!!) Can you just IMAGINE?
Britney Spears at the Fox 2012 programming presentation and the post-show party in New York on May 14.
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Britney Spears' fans are probably convulsing-on-the-floor-types of *dead* as a result of yesterday's official halt to the heart-murmur-inducing rumors: Brit Brit (along with 19-year-old cutie-patootie Demi Lovato) is next season's new X Factor judge! #THEREISAGODNEY Brit Brit graced Manhattan with her Holy Spearit yesterday for the announcement of the very special occasion at the Fox Upfronts whilst looking all kinds of hot. Allow me to explain/gush: Britney's super straight, shiny locks in a middle part, natural-ish make-up with a little blush and a smokey eye, and a perfectly tanned/totally toned body had me teary-eyed and breaking out in happy hives. OKAY. Britney took "fit like a glove" to a whole new salacious level with that off-white Stop Staring mini dress paired with stylish stilettos from Gaga favorite, Mr. Giuseppe Zanotti.
Last night marked the Season 5 finale of Gossip Girl. Rumors loomed that this might be GG's last, but (thankfully) the show was renewed for its sixth and final season. It's welcome news, but we still have to wait until the Fall for the next episode. In this summer sign-off for Gossip Girl's penultimate season, we're still picking up the pieces from the shocking return of Bart Bass (Robert John Burke) which applies new tensions with Chuck (Ed Westwick), not to mention Rufus (Matthew Settle) and Lily's (Kelly Rutherford) fizzling marriage.
Serena (Blake Lively) was usurped as the acting Gossip Girl, and in the hustled change of hands instigated by Nate (Chace Crawford) and Lola (Ella Rae Peck), scarring pages of Blair's (Leighton Meester) personal diary found their way into GG's (and subsequently, the entire Interwebz) hands. Blair's intimate musings reveal to the Gossip Girl readers damaging tidbits about Blair's mother, the NYC restaurant community, and trouble in paradise with Lover Boy/Lonely Boy Dan (Penn Badgley). The episode marks the return of many other things along with Bart and Gossip Girl, but if you haven't caught up yet, we won't spoil the rest for you. Check back here weekly for our fashion recap!
Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) and Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley).
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BLAIR WALDORF (LEIGHTON MEESTER)
+ Coat: Khaki trench
+ Bag: Mahogany structured crossbody
DAN HUMPHREY (PENN BADGLEY)
+ Shirt: Grey rolled sleeve pocket henley
Justin Bieber performs "Boyfriend" on "The Voice" season finale.
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Last night's season finale of The Voice was bursting with excitement, from the two-song return of Jamar Rogers to the triumphant crowning of Jermaine Paul as the Season 2 winner. Adding fuel to the fire, Justin Bieber made The Voice his vehicle of choice for the hotly anticipated premier live performance of "Boyfriend." The Biebs spared not a single swaggy detail for the live debut of the ear-wormy first single off his forthcoming sophomore album, Believe, elevating the collective blood pressure of ladybabies (and grown ladies alike) across the country with his smooth dance moves, a bit of bad boy steez, and (as always) notable attention to grooming.
Last night's Gossip Girl picks back up where last week's episode left off: the earth-shaking news that Chuck's (Ed Westwick) long-lost father, Bart Bass (Robert John Burke), has made a comeback from the grave. The truth comes out that Bart never actually died. In an effort to escape death threats and protect Chuck and Lily (Kelly Rutherford), he fabricated the entire thing with a little help from Diana Payne (Elizabeth Hurley).
When Chuck finds himself in such tumultuous circumstances, it's only natural that salt would be rubbed in old wounds. Of course Blair (Leighton Meester) must come to his rescue as his greatest pillar of support, but in doing so, she causes a little jealousy to flair up in her Lonely Boy beau, Dan (Penn Badgley). Serena (Blake Lively) comes to Dan's aide as a generous ear and a level-headed expert on B, but does this mean more than one old flame is being rekindled on the Upper East Side? The whole gang, Nate (Chace Crawford), Lola (Ella Rae Peck), and even Ivy (Kaylee Defer), teams up for Chuck's benefit, but if you haven't caught up yet, we won't spoil the rest for you. Check back here weekly for our fashion recap!
Serena Van Der Woodsen (Blake Lively) and Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester).
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SERENA VAN DER WOODSEN (BLAKE LIVELY)
+ Sweater: Beige cut-out shoulder sweater
+ Skirt: Blush and black graphic printed skirt
BLAIR WALDORF (LEIGHTON MEESTER)
+ Dress: Neon floral print dress
+ Necklace: Three-string pearl necklace
Rihanna commanded the stage at SNL in two streetwear-inspired looks.
She may have skipped the “Shy Ronnie” comedy skits this time around, but Rihanna still made a seriously stylish splash on SNL this weekend with two awesome musical performances. In true pop star fashion, the singer pulled out all the stops, jamming in front of a massive crystallized spider web for the opening song “Birthday Cake,” which quickly morphed into her thumping track “Talk That Talk.” Decked-out in an oversized sheer black tee, hot shorts, and over-the-knee boots, the singer’s first look was topped off with a studded baseball cap…in other words, streetwear-heavy pieces we need to add to our closets immediately.