Host Sophia Bush went through four outfit changes during last night’s VH1 Do Something Awards, but there was one look that was extra special—this a chartreuse floral cut-out design. The piece was custom-designed by her pal Maria Korovilas, a friend from Bush’s college days at the University of Southern California. “She made this for me for the show, so it was an emotional thing,” the host told InStyle.com. “When we were in college and used to talk about how I someday wanted to be doing this and she someday wanted to be a designer. Now I’m wearing her look to an award show. It’s pretty exciting.” Talk about doing something good! Check out more of Korovilas’ designs at korovilas.com.
Last night’s VH1 Do Something Awards offered proof that good guys (and girls) finish first. “A night like tonight is so powerful and so special because we are talking about people who are taking their good fortune, their passion, or even their hardship in life and turning that outward and affecting the communities around them,” Sophia Bush (in Monique Lhuillier) said on the red carpet before heading inside the Avalon in Hollywood to host the show, which honors do-gooders for their inspiring charity work.
Five celebrities were honored throughout the two-hour show, including Jennifer Hudson, who tearfully accepted an award for her role in creating The Julian D. King Gift Foundation in memory of her late nephew, which fosters stable experiences and provides school supplies to low-income neighborhoods. “I think everybody should take heed and hop in there and try to do more good in the world,” the powerhouse (in Versace) told InStyle.com. Other honorees included Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Tie The Knot), Kelly Osbourne (Race to Erase MS), LL Cool J (Jump & Ball and Chrysalis) and Patrick Dempsey (The Center for Hope & Healing).
In addition to the stars, five finalists under the age of 25 were chosen for their work motivating change. The winner was Daniel Maree, who took home $100,00 to support his organization Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, an organization he founded after the death of Trayvon Martin. Overall, the support for good causes, good deeds and good people created good feelings all night long, something Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon was thrilled to support. “I think we all like to watch performers, but [tonight’s] a chance to be inspired by not just who they are when they are performing, but what actually really matters to them,” the actress said. Click to see more stars who came out for a cause and find out just what “doing something” meant to them.
— Scott Huver
Now that’s one way to mix prints! Olivia Munn’s look at the VH1 Do Something awards came full circle when she coordinated her polka dot manicure with her pink circle print Alice + Olivia dress. While the crisp pattern may look intimidating for nail art novices, all you need to nail the design are two lacquers and a dotter tool like Orly’s ($7; orlybeauty.com). Apply a few even coats of your base color and let it dry completely. Then, dip your dotter tool into your second shade and begin placing the spots, starting from your cuticle. Finish with a layer of clear top coat, and you’re ready for the spotlight.
Plus, see more celebrity manicures we love.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen a Really Good Braid, and Kristen Bell delivered at last night’s VH1’s Do Something Awards. We love how a few creative mini-twists set-off the chunky plait in her half-updo, which makes it the perfect mix of casual and chic. This is definitely a look to try for any special occasion (fall wedding, anyone?)—just print out the picture and bring it to the salon to enlist your hairdresser’s help, or use it as a guide to try on yourself. And for those going the DIY route, be sure to give hair a light mist of texturizer before starting. This gives the style more staying power, and ensures your plaits won’t slide out of place. To see more celebrity braids we love, click through the gallery.
These couples know how to Do Something together! Last night’s Do Something Awards in Santa Monica boasted a red carpet of go-getting doers, including cute on- and off-screen celebrity couples like Hit & Run’s Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell (in Jenni Kayne), Glee’s Cory Monteith and Lea Michele (in Giorgio Armani), and Giuliana & Bill’s Giuliana (in Cengiz Abazoglu) and Bill Rancic. All were on hand to be a part of dosomething.org’s mission of honoring the top world-changers under 25 with grants (winners also take home the Do Something Silver Shoe, which looks like the Jeremy Scott for Adidas wing sneakers). Tune in to watch the Do Something Awards on Vh1, Tuesday, August 21st at 9/8c, and click through to see more stars (and what they wore) to the feel-good event.
— Sharon Clott, with reporting by Nicholas White
Sweet dresses stole the show at Sunday’s Vh1 Do Something Awards, a ceremony honoring celebrities, athletes and common folk who have changed the world in a positive way. Kim Kardashian, who presented Demi Lovato’s “Skysraper” performance, chose a structured Antonio Berardi frock for the event. “Heading to go glam w my girl @ddlovato for the Do Something Awards! I’m introducing her to perform! Sooo proud of her!” she tweeted. Olivia Wilde scooped up the Do Something Movie Star award for her work with Artists for Peace and Justice in a pale green Chloe number with a sexy front slit. Click through to browse looks from more celebrity do-gooders! Then, watch the awards show this Thursday on Vh1 at 9/8c.
— Caitlin Petreycik with reporting by Andrea Simpson
One of our favorite Gleeks, Sue Sylvester (a.k.a. Jane Lynch) has lent her hilarity to the VH1 Do Something Awards, which are slated to air live on July 19th at 9/8 Central on VH1. We’re excited to see some of our favorite stars in a different light: as do-gooders. The awards will honor young people’s commitments to social change and will include actors, musician and athletes. And if the possibility of catching a glimpse of nominees like Leo DiCaprio, Salma Hayek, Lady Gaga and Derek Jeter in one room isn’t enough reason to tune in, then Jane Lynch’s antics should be. Check out the extra promo videos after the jump for a good laugh (and perhaps some charitable inspiration).