While the rest of us set our DVRs for the Glee season finale, die-hard Gleeks made their way to San Jose to meet Cory Monteith and Naya Rivera at the Samsung Infuse 4G for AT&T fan appreciation event. After hours of signing autographs and posing for photos, the tireless duo joined their co-stars to kick off the 2011 Glee Tour. In Los Angeles, Emmy Rossum and Kristin Davis were among the ladies who lunched (and shopped!) for a good cause at the annual PS Arts Bag lunch. And in New York City, Lake Bell channeled both her inner and outer beauty during a bash for NARS Cosmetics founder Francois Nars. Click through the gallery to see all the photos from last night’s hottest parties!
American Idol‘s season finale airs tonight, and Jennifer Lopez turned up the sparkle for the show’s second-to-last episode! The judge wore a teal sequined Versace dress with a sweetheart neckline and sheer sleeves from the brand’s Spring 2011 collection. She teamed the look with Stephen Webster jewelry, loose waves and her signature bronze makeup. Her stylist Rob Zangardi tweeted, “WOW! @AmericanIdol #idolFinale — @JLo green sparkle in versace dress and stephen webster jewelry.” Wow indeed! American Idol‘s final episode airs tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Tell us, will you be tuning in?
Michelle Obama attended a state dinner at Buckingham Palace last night, where the first lady proved that she’s mastered trans-Atlantic style! Obama wore a white Tom Ford evening gown with crisscrossed straps, which she accessorized with an elegant updo, glittery Cathy Waterman drop earrings and ivory gloves—a formal dress code must. Although Tom Ford is an American designer, his headquarters are in London and he shows his women’s collections exclusively in London and New York, making her outfit choice a diplomatic one! Click through the gallery to see the rest of the looks Michelle Obama packed for her European vacation, including the outfit she wore to meet Kate Middleton.
Part one of American Idol‘s season finale aired last night, and finalist Lauren Alaina performed not one, but three songs—requiring three outfit changes! For her second number, Pam Tillis’ “Maybe It Was Memphis,” Alaina chose a girly tutu dress from Mint Collection paired with boots by 1883. She accessorized with a Dolly Parton necklace and a ring and earrings from Bijou Tresor. Click though the gallery to see all three of her looks! The final episode of American Idol airs tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Fox, and U2′s Bono and the Edge are slated to perform. Tell us, who are you voting for: Lauren Alaina or Scotty McCreery?
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Pittsburgh Steelers’ Wide Receiver Hines Ward and his professional dance partner Kym Johnson samba’d their way to the DWTS trophy last night, beating out runners-up Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy and third-place winners Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas. Ward, sporting Steelers colors, received 10′s across the board from all three judges. Not bad for someone who didn’t even go to his prom because of his dancing nerves! Both of the other teams also received all 10′s, forcing the decision to come down to the fans’ votes. “Steeler Nation and all the fans were just great,” Ward told Good Morning America this morning. Who did you vote for? Tell us in the comments!
1. Diane von Furstenberg is launching a new fragrance this October named “Diane.” [Fashion Foie Gras]
2. Anna Kournikova is set to replace Jillian Michaels on The Biggest Loser next season. [Entertainment Weekly]
3. The Reiss dress that Kate Middleton wore to meet the Obamas has officially sold out online! [Coco Perez]
5. Attention jewelery lovers! Pamela Love’s e-store and re-vamped website launches today! [Pamela Love NYC]
Kim Kardashian just announced her engagement to boyfriend Kris Humphries earlier today, and now we’ve found more info on her 20.5 carat sparkler! The $2 million Lorraine Schwartz ring features a 16.5 carat emerald cut center stone flanked by two 2-carat trapezoids. “We make the metal so fine that the light shines through. Some people don’t believe it’s real,” Lorraine Schwartz told InStyle of her ethereal pieces. Kim Kardashian isn’t the only celebrity fan of the jeweler—Beyonce Knowles, Jennifer Lopez and Cate Blanchett have all worn Schwartz’s designs. Kim’s sister Khloe couldn’t resist tweeting about the massive bauble today. “I went roller skating on it earlier! Sad thing is I got tired, jumped off! It was just too big2 skate the whole thing,” she joked, later adding “Kims ring gave birth to my ring! LOL but my ring is perfection! Its from my Lammy.”
Today marks the end of Oprah Winfrey‘s 25-year run as the queen of daytime talk shows. To mark the occasion, we’ve rounded up her most iconic hair and makeup looks! Winfrey has sported many hairstyles over the course of her career—from feathered bobs to shaggy chops—and gone modern minimalist to super glamorous in her makeup. “I carry more than a thousand lipsticks to her photo shoots and shows because she always wants a new color,” said her longtime makeup artist Reggie Wells, who has used everything from burgundy to tangerine on Winfrey’s pout. But her mouth isn’t doing all the work. “She has the most expressive eyes,” Wells noted. “They also speak volumes.” And despite the fact that she’s retiring from her show, Oprah shows no signs of slowing down. As Wells has said, “She’s still full of energy and inspires everyone around her.” Click through the gallery to see her transformation!