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Golden Globes 2015: A Recap

Welcome back! The New Year is here, winter break is over, and awards season is upon us.  The glitz, the glamour, the gowns…the drunken acceptance speeches.  The ballroom was full of commotion, champagne, and the air smelled vaguely of sweat and self-tanner (seriously, John Boehner would’ve felt right at home). This year, we learned that Amy and Tina will be leaving us.  As long as they’re not replaced by James Franco and Anne Hathaway, I think we’ll all survive.  George Clooney won the lifetime achievement award, mostly because his recent nuptials were the first sign of the apocalypse, and HFPA…

Emmy’s Red Carpet 2014: Now, with One Liners

Last night, millions of Americans sat through stale joke after stale joke to see the Billy Crystal tribute to Robin Williams and then promptly changed the channel to something actually worth watching.  I did learn a few things from the Emmy’s, however. I learned that if you want your show to win lots of awards, make fewer episodes and call it a miniseries.  If you’re British and you need a few accolades, make sure your show airs in America (unless, of course, you’re Ricky Gervais who is still serving penance for that Golden Globes debacle).  If you can’t tear up…

Academy Awards 2014: Belle’s Best Dressed List

The trends on last night’s Oscar red carpet were nude-colored dresses with embellishments, dresses with deep necklines and large, drop earrings.  Finger waves and sideswept locks were the hairstyles of choice, even in the drizzly conditions. While there were some lovely choices on the red carpet, most of the gowns failed to inspire.  Charlize Theron looked great, but the dress just felt off.  Anne Hathaway wore the same silhouette as last year, and while the dress looked nice the gleaming crystals did not play well with the stage lighting. Viola Davis’s gown was the perfect color, and her hair and makeup…

Academy Awards 2014: Belle’s Worst Dressed List

What is there to say about this year’s red carpet except: what.a.snoozefest.  Lackluster gowns, no shows from A-list celebrities, rain that crushed every hairdo and turned every T-zone shiny.  I was so bored that no amount of Prosecco could boost my interest.  But mostly, I just wanted to shove a sock in Ryan Seacrest’s mouth…so, no different from any other year. Pink rocked it out in ruby slipper red.  Liza Minelli discovered her own blue period.  Jennifer Lawrence falls more than Gerald Ford.  The mother from HIMYM showed up in desperate need of teeth whitener, no word on why she…