The competition for Emmy nominations has begun! Some of television’s funniest ladies gathered to kick off the season (nominations will be announced July 18) and dish on their laugh-inducing roles at the Variety Emmy Studio at the Palihouse Hotel in West Hollywood yesterday. Two Broke Girls star Kat Dennings (in Saint Vintage Jewelry), New Girl funny lady Zooey Deschanel (in Monique Lhuillier and Saint Vintage Jewelry), and the always-hysterical Mind Kaling (in M Missoni) of The Mindy Project participated in the Leading Actress in a Comedy Series panel, while Veep star Anna Chlumsky and Cougar Town actress Busy Philipps (in Isabella Oliver) stopped by to discuss their shows. Who will get the coveted nods? We’ll have to wait and see! Click the photo to check out more of this week’s hottest events.
Busy Philipps knows a thing or two about creative manicures—the mother-to-be has been spotted in rainbow and floral designs, and frequents Mars the Salon in Los Angeles for all her nail art needs. Philipps’s recent mod pattern inspired us, so we asked the salon’s owner, Hiroko Fujikawa, for tips on nailing the look at home! “I recommend using gel rather than polish. I use Calgel at the salon, but I also like Orly’s Gel Nail Polish ($10 each; orlybeauty.com),” she said. Gel colors extend the life of your manicure, and the quick dry time (five minutes or less) makes unexpected smudges a thing of the past. Patterns like Philipps’s are easier if broken down into sections, so work from the bottom of the nail going upward. “Start by applying the blue shade diagonally to the bottom of the nail, then apply a coral pink in a triangular shape next to the blue,” said Fujikawa. “Next, apply the yellow gel to half of your nail tip and fill in the other half with red.” Finally, use thin gold tape to create borders around each color. We like Art Club’s Metallic Threads ($4; sallybeauty.com).
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Cougar Town actress Busy Philipps is pregnant! She and her husband, screenwriter Marc Silverstein, are expecting their second child together. Philipps announced the news on Twitter, showing a picture of her positive pregnancy test with the caption, “so this happened…” Their new addition will be the little brother or sister to their four-year-old daughter, Birdie Leigh. Congratulations to the expectant parents!
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Cougar Town star Busy Philipps and four-year-old daughter Birdie will be wearing very opposite looks when they sit down for their Thanksgiving feast. One gets designer clothes, and the other wears stretch—though, who wears what is not who you think! “I just took Birdie shopping and got her the most beautiful Stella McCartney Kids dress for Thanksgiving, so she’ll be wearing that,” Philipps told InStyle. com recently. As for Mom? “I’ll probably be wearing leggings,” Philipps told us. We like her planning! Tell us: What did you pick for today?
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— Lindzi Scharf
Some of Hollywood’s hottest moms came together for the first annual Baby2Baby Gala in Los Angeles this weekend, including Jessica Alba (in Valentino), Modern Family star Julie Bowen (in Naeem Khan), Nicole Richie (in Lorena Sarbu), Rachel Zoe (in Rachel Zoe), and Busy Philipps (in vintage from Decades). “I’m so proud to be part of the work that Baby2Baby is doing,” said Richie, a board member for the non-profit, which was founded by her pals Norah Weinstein and Kelly Sawyer Patricof with the mission to supply families in need with clothing and other necessities for children. The event included both silent and live auctions as well as 299 cased diamond necklaces used as décor. Alba also received the first-ever Baby2Baby Giving Tree Award for her ongoing support of the organization and dedication to families in need in Los Angeles. “I didn’t think twice about joining Baby2Baby,” Alba said during her acceptance speech. “So many kids are going to have a better chance of becoming what they could be because of you guys.” Click through the gallery to see more party photos from this week’s biggest events.
— Kwala Mandel
We adored Busy Philipps‘s hairstyle at Elle‘s Women in Hollywood dinner, held at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. The actress wore her blonde strands parted down the middle and tightly slicked back into a bun, which highlighted her statement Irene Neuwirth earrings. The look was inspired by artist Frida Kahlo, who infamously wore her hair in a similar style, with braids knotted around the back. “I’m obsessed with this idea right now,” Philipps told InStyle.com. “I was actually having dinner [the other night] and out of nowhere I said, ‘I really want Frida Kahlo hair—with braids that loop and braids in the back.’ Ever since then, I’ve been wanting to do it!” And we’re glad she did! Tell us: Would you try this style?
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Busy Philipps always gets creative with her manicures, and we love her latest in honor of her daughter Birdie’s fourth birthday. “Birthday weekend continued with fancy glittery mani/pedis,” Philipps tweeted with a picture of her daughter’s nails. And to match Birdie’s pretty pink digits, the star opted for a rainbow design topped off with star-shaped glitter. When lacquering up in a similar ombre style, remember to work from the bottom going up, starting with a solid color as the base. Cut off the corner of a makeup sponge to dab on a thin layer of the next hue (in Philipps’s case, the yellow polish), building up intensity as you reach the tip of your nail. The glitter is optional!
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Don’t Trust the B—in Apartment 23 returns to ABC in October, and star James Van Der Beek (who plays himself) has an awesome plotline in the works—launching a scheme for a Dawson’s Creek reunion. Busy Philipps is already confirmed to guest star as herself, TV Guide reports, though no word yet on whether the other castmates of the ‘90s hit like Joshua Jackson, Michelle Williams, or (fingers-crossed) Katie Holmes will make appearances. So, while we patiently wait for the season premiere—mark October 23rd on your calendars!—click through the gallery to see how the stars grew up, from its launch in 1998 to today.