Kristen Stewart rocked a Balmain mini last night to the Glamour Women of the Year Awards, held at London's Berkeley Square Gardens. Twilight's leading lady made the trek to England after a Sunday spent in LA at the MTV Movie Awards, where Kristen and Robert Pattinson cuddled backstage between their various acceptance speeches. They brought their PDA party to Jason Sudeikis's bash at Soho House afterward, but Rob and Kristen parted ways Monday. He headed back to the Canadian set of Cosmopolis, and she went east to England. Kristen reunited with her On the Road costar Garrett Hedlund and even presented him with the Man of the Year honor. Transformers: Dark of the Moon star Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, in Stella McCartney, was crowned with the Editor's Special Award, with Bridesmaids mastermind Kristen Wiig, in J. Mendel, on hand to watch. A Dolce & Gabbana-clad Kim Kardashian arrived in the UK to receive the Entrepreneur of the Year statue, and she took advantage of her location to launch her self-titled new perfume at Debenhams department store this morning.
The ratings are coming in for the 2010 Grammys, and they're up! This year's telecast earned 35 percent more viewers than last year, giving the award show its best viewership in at least five years. How come? My money is on the performances of the evening, which felt even more spectacular than in the past. Between Michael Jackson's 3-D tribute, and Pink spinning from the ceiling, there was plenty to ogle. Ready to recap the biggest ones of the night? Let's go over them, and tell me what you think: love it or leave it?
This week I saw Fleetwood Mac live for the first time — and it won't be the last. I went through a FM period in college, but I didn't expect to be so mesmerized. Touted as one of the most incestuous and drama-filled groups — I mean, it was the '70s and they were all hot — the remaining members are the majestic Stevie Nicks, silly drummer man Mick Fleetwood, the electric Lindsey Buckingham, and bassist John McVie. You all know who my eyes were on all night. Stevie is the coolest — what I would give to raid her costume trunk. My favorite song performed was "Gold Dust Woman." She put on this special beaded gold shawl for it — oh, and by the end of the night, she was wearing a top hat. If you've never seen FM live, I found a gem of a performance of "Rihannon." Stevie really flies and her sheer black getup is totally awesome. Rock on . . .
Cindy Crawford isn't the only hot mama who mixes in the Power Plate to her workouts. Still rocking 60-year-old Stevie Nicks credits her fit-for-touring physique to the vibrating device that she uses for 13 minutes every other day. She notes, "You can't get results faster than that."
The Power Plate made its debut into the fitness world back in 2006, and its growing popularity is evident in the number of mainstream gyms that now offer this piece of equipment. People have reacted positively to the efficient workout that claims to cause "rapid and intense muscle contractions 30-50 times per second."
Ms. Fleetwood Mac complements her Power Plate fitness fixation with a healthy attitude toward weight. She suggests striving to achieve a weight that's maintainable, saying, "You don't have to weigh 105 lbs. Weigh 125 lbs. and stay there."
This vocal legend could be on to something. Have you tested the Power Plate?
Among my many obsessions, Stevie Nicks and her witchy ways is high on the list. Not only was she an amazing singer and songwriter, her '70s outfits rocked! NYC hosts an annual Night of 1,000 Stevies where people get together and celebrate the fabulousness that was Stevie. (She's still around, obviously, but her '70s incarnation is celebrated.) I wish I could go to it. It's tonight! If any of my NYC readers go, please take some pics and send to me! Wheeee!
You know Stevie Nicks wrote a damn fine song if both The Dixie Chicks and Billy Corgan can sound great singing it. Not surprisingly, I'm loving this cover of "Landslide" recorded by The Smashing Pumpkins for the 1994 album Pisces Iscariot.
This bittersweet acoustic version is a great showcase for Corgan's fragile vocals and a welcome foil to the more metallic sound on the Pumpkins' new album, Zeitgeist, which hits stores today. On past releases, I really enjoyed the way Corgan (performing at Live Earth, at left) balanced harder rock tunes with ballads, and I wish Zeitgeist had a bit more of the latter. To hear the Smashing Pumpkins cover Stevie Nicks' "Landslide," read more
Is there life beyond drugs and rock 'n roll? Apparently, there is. Just ask Stevie Nicks (or this flawless Lucy Lawless version of her on SNL), who has cleaned up and rediscovered herself in the Tex-Mex food biz. She's also added a bit of salsa to some of those old songs we know and love, and now they're muy caliente!