The Spring 2012 runways saw a plethora of natural-looking lip color. And this week, several stars tried the look, proving that anyone can pull off paler shades of lipstick. Nicole Richie looked sweet and subtle with a pink-tinged shade that reflected the rosy hue of her cheeks. The Office's Ellie Kemper went a slightly different route, with pale lip color that made her auburn hair and chestnut eyes pop. Charlize Theron tried a sheer take on the style, with an understated lip glaze that perfectly complemented her daytime look. These three ladies all got it right, but who do you think wore it best?
The stars and friends of HBO gathered in a ballroom at the Beverly Hilton for a Golden Globes afterparty yesterday! The network had a great deal to celebrate, especially Laura Dern's upset in the best actress in a comedy series category for Enlightened. She took home the statue over perennial favorites like 30 Rock's Tina Fey and Parks and Recreation's Amy Poehler. Laura let loose at the bash with husband Ben Harper, apparently after reconciling despite announcing plans to divorce in 2010. Best supporting actor in a series Peter Dinklage, from Game of Thrones, was also raising a glass!
Best actor nominee Michael Fassbender stopped by HBO's event as well. The Shame star lost out to The Descendants's George Clooney, but Michael still got acknowledged in Clooney's speech — George made a somewhat off-color reference to Michael's full frontal exposure in Shame! Michael didn't seem to mind the shout-out, and he made the rounds with best actor in a comedy nominee, and fellow Irishman, Brendan Gleeson from The Guard. True Blood hottie Joe Manganiello swung by, too, as did newlywed Eva Amurri Martino with Tim Robbins.
Ellie Kemper headed to the InStyle afterparty in a statement-making green confection. The Office cutie opted for a sweet silhouette, but bold green embellishments gave the fit-and-flare frock an artsy twist. She went with a classic updo, but a pair of standout heels and red nails finished the look with some flair. What do you think of Ellie's look?
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Bridesmaids cutie Ellie Kemper hit the Critics' Choice Awards carpet in a sultry Alberta Ferretti look. A curve-hugging fit and ruffled hem upped the flirt factor — as did a strappy, open back. Meanwhile, allover stitching added textural intrigue, while a gold-adorned clutch furthered the glamour. To finish, she opted for soft, femme curls, a smoky eye, and a glossy pink pout. What do you think of Ellie's awards-show arrival?
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We were lucky enough to hang out behind the scenes on the Bridesmaids set last Summer while the cast, including Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph, shot the all-important wedding scene. The comedy, which is out on Friday, doesn't shy away from all the potential pitfalls of being the bride-to-be's best friend, from the often-awful dresses to overpriced bachelorette weekends. We chatted with the film's funny ladies about their most memorably bad bridesmaids getups and an unintentionally hilarious female-bonding trip they took together to a male strip club.
In case you didn't know, Mindy Kaling and Ellie Kemper's The Office characters Kelly and Erin have a faux girl band on the side called Subtle Sexuality. They had one of my favorite songs and viral videos last year with "Male Prima Donna," and they've done it again with "The Girl Next Door."
The song and video are both inspired by Taylor Swift — Kelly is the bespectacled nerd with a crush on Ryan, and Erin is the glamour girl he lusts after (I love that Kelly's glasses are just like Swift's in the "You Belong With Me" video). It's catchy and goofy, and like the last song, "Ry" Howard (B.J. Novak) has the best verse — watch it when you read more
Bridesmaids is already being touted as one of the season's must sees, with good reason. The comedy, which was cowritten by SNL’s Kristen Wiig, promises to be a seriously hilarious buddy movie about the universal truths of being in your best friends' big days. We had a chance to pay a visit to the set when they were filming and chat with some of the very funny ladies who star in the film, including Kristen, Maya Rudolph, and Rose Byrne. They talked about working on a project written by and starring women, why this isn’t your typical wedding story, and even shared some of their favorite behind-the-scenes moments. Watch the first part of our video interviews below, don't miss the trailer, and check out Bridesmaids when it hits theaters on May 13.
Let's just get this out in the open: the trailer for Bridesmaids is trying too hard to package the film as the female answer to The Hangover. The film stars Maya Rudolph as a bride-to-be, following her and her bridal party (including Kristen Wiig as her maid of honor) through the trials, tribulations, and drama that ensues in the months before a wedding. Right off the bat, I was put off by how cartoonish many of the characters are — Wiig does her typical SNL shtick, Rose Byrne plays the snob, The Office's Ellie Kemper is the priss, and Melissa McCarthy is the masculine one.
Still, the trailer definitely has a few laughs (not to mention a Jon Hamm cameo), and I have to admit that my own experience proves that some of the stereotypes that exist about bridal parties are true. Watch the trailer for yourself when you read more
It's a big day at The Office! Not only do we finally get a peek at Jim and Pam's little bundle of joy in tonight's episode, but Erin and Angela are working on a side project, too, with the latest addition to the show's online web series.
Titled "The Mentor," the videos follow Erin around as she learns the ropes of accounting under Angela's tutelage and becomes her mini me of sorts. Actors Angela Kinsey and Ellie Kemper recently sat down with reporters to discuss their new collaboration and their excitement over Baby Halpert.
- Kinsey on how the baby will affect the show: "Our show is about an ensemble of people who work together. It's about Michael Scott and his co-workers. And anything else that's added to that is just a little bit of seasoning or spice; it's never the meat of a show, you know. And I think that this baby will be a little bit of seasoning sprinkled through of how it maybe is affecting Pam or Jim. But I think ultimately our show is about an office and that's what will be concentrated on."
- Kinsey on how her Anne Geddes-obsessed character might dress up the Halpert baby: "I think come Christmas time I could try to make a live Nativity scene..."
To hear more tidbits from the ladies and watch a video preview of their series "The Mentor," just read more