With Lindsay Lohan’s debut as Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime’s Liz & Dick last night, the TV movie about Taylor’s love affair with actor Richard Burton, it got us thinking about other actresses who played icons on screen. Jennifer Love Hewitt played Audrey Hepburn in the TV movie The Audrey Hepburn Story in 2000, while Michelle Williams channeled her inner Norma Jeane in My Week With Marilyn last year. Soon, Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman will be adding regal titles to their resumes with Watts filming her role as Princess Diana in Caught in Flight and Kidman playing Grace Kelly in Grace of Monaco. So, with all of these actress-to-icon portrayals, we want to know—whose reenactment is most on-point? Cast your vote on InStyle’s Facebook page now!
Beyoncé is heading to HBO! The 31-year-old winner of 16 Grammys will direct her own biopic, which will air on HBO February 16, 2013, just a week and a half after she’s on millions of TV screens for the Super Bowl halftime show. “Some of my favorite shows are on HBO, so I am excited that my film will be part of its bold programming,” Beyoncé said in a statement. “This film was so personal to me—it had to have the right home.” We’re already addicted to Beyonce’s Tumblr, so we’re excited to see what she developed for a feature-length version. Plus, does this mean her highly-elusive daughter Blue Ivy—shown above left—will finally make her film debut? Looks like 2013 is already shaping up to be a Beyonce-filled year!
Plus, see 10 things we love about Bey!
Christina Perri—she of the epic Twilight wedding song—is really in the holiday spirit! The singer just debuted her video for “Something About December,” the lead single off recently-released holiday EP, A Very Merry Perri Christmas, and it brings to her sentimental song to life by mixing nostalgic home videos with her modern-day look. “I love everything about this video,” she told InStyle.com when we caught up with her to find out about the seasonal clothes she wore for the clip, including a red sweater dress by Parisian brand Irfe and a green dress from retro shop Stop Staring, both of which she paired with traditional pearls. “I wanted to wear something very classic and a little retro,” Perri added. “The song itself has a very ‘70s feel to it, and the location we chose was an old ‘70s style house, so the clothes had to really match. The two dresses were holiday in color, but very classic. The green one was my favorite!” (Shop the dress for $158 at stopstaringclothing.com.) And there was a very special lady who inspired her look: “I wanted to give a little nod to my mother, who this song is really about and dedicated to, so the pearls were for her,” Perri said. So sweet! Watch the full clip above. Perri’s album is available at amazon.com.
Plus, try on Perri’s hairstyle!
Salma Hayek scored a Bambi! The 46-year-old InStyle cover girl took home the award for Actress International at the Bambi Awards held in Dusseldorf, Germany, which honor international achievements in media, film, and television. “This really means a lot to me,” she told reporters of her gold-plated deer statue, which she accepted in a plunging Saint Laurent dress from the spring 2013 collection. “I’m very moved by this!” Click through the gallery to see more stars at the biggest parties of the week.
There are only four more episodes of Gossip Girl left! With the end in sight, be sure to cherish tonight’s all-new episode titled, “Save the Last Chance.” After Blair’s (Leighton Meester) mother Eleanor Waldorf (Margaret Colin) returned to New York in last week’s episode to take back the reigns of Waldorf Designs, Blair vows to put her scheming on the back burner and embark on her next line to prove her worth. In order to ensure her success, the Queen Bee must put her betrayals behind her and enlist help from Serena (Blake Lively) and Sage (Sofia Black-D’Elia). And that’s not all! Watch the fourth-to-last episode of Gossip Girl tonight on The CW at 9/8c, and check back tomorrow for all the details on what our favorite Upper East Siders wore.
A new episode of The Good Wife premiered last night, in which Julianna Margulies’s character Alicia Florrick had to balance family drama with her mom (guest star Stockard Channing) with drama in the courtroom about gay marriage laws. She had seven outfit changes in the hour-long episode, all thanks to costume designer Daniel Lawson, who created looks for both her on-duty lawyer scenes and off-duty family scenes. “I’ve been really pleased this year because her looks are more ensemble-like, and she looks more grown-up, more mature, and more design-y,” he told InStyle.com. And his evolved approach was reflected in his choices last night, from Alicia’s Calvin Klein suit to her collared satin blouse. Click through the gallery to learn more details about the fashion last night!
Wine-hued lips are a big trend for fall, and the color looks just as great on your nails! We loved the deep burgundy lacquer Cameron Diaz wore to the TAG Heuer event in New York City—she picked LCN’s nail polish in Walk of Fame—a hue the star’s manicurist Michelle Davignon chose to play off of the dark tones in her Lanvin dress. At first glance, the merlot shade almost looks black, but it contrasts just enough for a sophisticated accent. Pick up the color for just $7.50 at lcnboutique.com.
Plus, see more celebrity manicures we love!
The fall finale of NBC’s hit new drama Revolution airs tonight at 10/9c on NBC, and star Tracy Spiridakos told InStyle.com that some secrets will be revealed! “I’m too afraid of giving things away but, yes, plot twists and answers about the blackout to come,” she said. We can’t wait to watch as Charlie (Spiridakos) and her brother finally reunite and Miles (Billy Burke) and General Monroe (David Lyons) face off, all while guest star Kim Raver returns, only to get caught smack in the middle of it all. One big hint about what to expect: helicopters. Tune in tonight to see who holds the power—literally!
Plus, see all the news about Revolution so far!
— Angela Salazar