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Oscars 2013 Red Carpet

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture

- Lawrence is a Dior girl through and through. Now being the face for the brand, we sure can expect her to be wearing it a lot more than she has already.

[Readers! I'm sorry I missed the live Twitter feed for the red carpet today. I hear this year's stars were on point with their looks. Unfortunately, I had to attend to some personal matters and that was much more important than blogging today. Thanks for your understanding!]

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It’s An Oscars Post 2013

- In case you missed it, Adele’s performance of “Skyfall.” I love how she performs this song like she gives zero eff’s, but that’s basically because her work is effortless. Loves.

- The 85th Annual Academy Awards in numbers… [an infographic]

- What kinds of items are found in the Oscars swag bags? Things that probably shouldn’t be given to 9-year old nominee Quvenzhané Walli. Check it!

- And of course the 10 best dressed stars ever to walk the Oscars red carpet. Michelle Williams in Vera Wang will always ALWAYS be my favorite. [Source]

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Chris Brown x Frank Ocean Dramz

Word on the street is that Adele gave him a stern talking to after this snub! You go Adele! [Source]

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2013 Golden Globe Awards

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture

Everyone kind of knew she’d be wearing Dior since she’s the new face and all, but no one expected her to look this flawless. The cinched belt at the waistline completes this look.

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2012 Grammy Awards

Rihanna wearing custom Giorgio Armani

On anyone else, I might have said that this dress would’ve been too sexy, but it’s a great fit for Rihanna.

Overall Verdict: Actresses dress better than musicians?

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Six-Time Grammy Winner Also Lands the Cover of Vogue

Flawles

  • Album of the Year
  • Record of the Year
  • Song of the Year
  • Best Pop Solo Performance
  • Best Pop Vocal Album
  • Best Short Form Music Video
Last night, Adele took home six Grammy awards and I had no problem at all watching the Adele show! It also recently occurred to me that the singer is only 23-years old – I’m almost 22 and feeling inadequate about what I’ve accomplished so far next to her.
Click the cut below for more of her gorgeous spread.
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Commentary: Grammys 2012

photo cred | Billboard via Getty Images
  • Did anyone see Bruno Mars’ silly tantrum backstage after Adele won for best pop vocalist?
  • Chris Brown. Quit your lip synching or gtfo the stage.
  • I don’t think I could ever get sick of The Foo Fighters.
  • I actually enjoyed Dave Grohl’s speech and appreciate him for voicing his opinion, but  it’s a shame they cut him off…
  • I could’ve sworn I saw a twinkle in Mark Foster’s eye when he was singing The Beach Boys’ “Wouldn’t It Be Nice.” My heart melted because it felt like he was just singing straight to me.
  • John Legend grooving to The Beach Boys was also quite adorable.
  • The Beach Boys are looking and sounding pretty great for their age! It feels like just yesterday I was watching them on that one episode of Full House.
  • Nope Chris Brown, we don’t have to forgive you. The Grammy’s can put you in our faces all they want, but I’m not budging.
  • Even though it wasn’t well received, I loved Taylor Swift’s dress during her performance of “Mean.” Now if I could only find out who the designer was…
  • Neil Patrick Harris is a babe.
  • I am still amazed by Katy Perry every time I hear anything about her and her music. Does anyone remember the poor review I gave her nearly two years ago? She’s grown as an artist definitely, but I’m not taking back anything I said. Her new song has potential for being the new girl anthem of 2012 though.
  • Adele SLAYED w/ her performance!
  • Bon Iver for Best New Artist – YAY! Great speech.
  • Jennifer Hudson’s tribute to Whitney Houston: Flawless
  • Nicki Minaj’s performance is not as family-friendly as I thought it would be. It was downright terrifying.
  • Adele is also the loveliest human being ever.  What a doll! She totally deserved all of her awards tonight.
  • (and none for Lady Gaga – sad day)

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On an important related note, this HelloGiggles post about why people shouldn’t be okay with Chris Brown performing at the Grammy’s is quite insightful. I’ve had a similar opinion for awhile, but usually when I talk about that I make jabs at his performance and the more obvious scandal. This writer, however, has got some pretty solid facts and it is worth reading. And not to start something controversial, but the reason why that HelloGiggles post is mentioned on Yow Yow is so we can avoid things like this. It’s important for all of us to remember that there’s a border between a play on words or a play off pop culture, but this is not one of those times. It’s not cute anymore especially when it involves Chris Brown. Typing things like this out as a tweet is not the same as feeling the same way or wanting to be in that situation. Not being able to tell the difference between these things frightens me and makes me fear for the safety of other young women that have this notion in their head that it is okay to say these things.

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Other Videos You Need To Watch Today

So I ran into a little hiccup earlier today that has kept me from posting on Yow Yow.

It was a slow news day anyways, but not for new viral videos!

I’ve heard multiple covers of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” but nothing compares to this performance by 15-year old Park Ji Min. This rendition performed on the Korean singing competition  K-Pop Star (like our American Idol, The Voice, X-Factor) is what everyone is talking about today!

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Picture this. You’re out with your friends on a weeknight at some bar when it just happens to be karaoke night! Drake and Rihanna’s “What’s My Name?” Yes, please! That’s my jam right there. You get on stage and oh! Drake joins you to rap his verse!

Bound to be the best night ever, right?

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Two of my favorite movie characters Summer and Tom reunite to sing this New Year’s duet originally sung by Nancy Wilson. Swoon.

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In the News…

- Psychologists have done a recent study in which they discovered that songs with sexual lyrics really do sell! [Source]

- Doug Franco, the father of James, Dave and Tom Franco has passed away. [Source]

- Critics gave Kanye’s first showing in Paris rough reviews. [Source]

- One of my favorite groups from the late 90′s – Garbage – will be releasing their new album in 2012. Yarp! [Source]

- Madonna may be performing at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show. [Source]

-NBC is officially pulling the plug on The Playboy Club after three episodes – really excited I never became invested in that. [Source]

-Blake Lively and Leonardo DiCaprio have officially split. [Source]

- Converse and Marimekko will collaborate on a holiday collection. [Source]

- Adele cancels US tour due to vocal illness again. [Source]

- Remember when we thought Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s $39,000 crocodile backpack would never sell? It did. In fact, it sold out. [Source]

- Kanye West took out “mother-effing loans” to snag the best models for his first show in Paris. Also…is he now dating Chanel Iman?! [Source]

- The news that Jason Wu would be collaborating with Target was JUST ANNOUNCED, but already a sketch has been released for a beautiful LBD inspired by style icon Audrey Hepburn! [Source]

- Seattle based Izilla Toys has gone out of business entirely. Two months ago, their store on 12th Ave had closed and today it was announced that they would be closing their Wallingford location as well. The 12th Ave spot will now be turned into a new burger bar called “Manhattan Drugs.” [Source]

- Could this be the end of The Simpsons? [Source]

- Garrett Michael Brown is the new Chef de Cuisine at one my favorite restaurants Oddfellows on the hill. Nomz. [Source]

- Capitol Hill’s two newest restaurants Altura on Broadway and Momiji on 12th Ave will open tomorrow! Oola Distillery will open on Thursday. Hurray for booming new eateries and…drinkeries on the hill! [Source]

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2011 MTV VMA’s Recap

- This isn’t over yet?!

- Who are these Pre-VMA show  hosts? So uncomfortably awkward. Please just bring back Suchin Pak and Tim Kash.

- Foster the People and Young the Giant, please gtfo MTV before the network eats you alive and makes you mainstream. Oh wait…

- Oh Gabe Saporta…I’ve still got a crush on you.

- Lady Gaga in the opening of the VMA’s. The look on Britney Spears, Adele and Justin Bieber’s face…priceless. Were her antics a little too much tonight?

- Congratulations Beyonce and Jay-Z who are expecting! One blog already think this might be a publicity stunt.

- I love Jay-Z.

- Miley, I don’t like your dress.

- Katy Perry – Too soon for that Kanye-Swift joke?

- Chachi Gonzales, I see you dancing in the Britney Spears tribute! How adorable were those little girls dancing in it?

- I loved Beyonce’s performance!

Favorite performances of the night:

  • Adele
  • Beyonce
  • Jay-Z and Kanye

- Perez Hilton calls Chris Brown out for his completely lip-synched performance. Whatever – everyone was thinking it! [Source]

- Jay-Z also did not clap for Chris Brown probably because he’s the one that discovered Rihanna. Way to go Jay – bit also, did anyone even understand that performance?

- For some reason, I wasn’t really feeling Jessie J tonight as the house band.

- Katie Holmes presenting video of the year…that’s random.

- The VMA’s didn’t have a host this year, but I think we saw way too much of Lady Gaga or her male counterpart. It almost got to the point of being too obnoxious for me and I think the organization of her presenting the award to Britney Spears was a little weird because her tribute was cut short when they both had to introduce Beyonce. There could have been a commercial break in there because Gaga awkwardly stole Britney’s thunder.

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Daily Dose of Cuteness

Oh yes. The father/daughter duo is back and cuter than ever. Here they are covering Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.” I wish the radio would really stop playing this song already, but I don’t mind their version especially when the little girl incorporates her hand movements.

My favorite cover is still Edward Sharpe’s “Home.”

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In the News…

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During Finals Week, I was unable to keep up with these “In the News…” posts so some of these bits are from two weeks ago. From here on out though, everything will be pretty current.

Fashion


- Giambattista Valli will design for Macy’s. [Source]

- Hamish Bowles is writing an autobiography. [Source]

- Gary Time has officially launched! [Source]

- Jessica and Ashlee Simpson will collaborate on tween clothing line. [Source]

- Dakota Fanning is the new face of Marc Jacobs’ “Oh Lola!” [Source]

- Emma Watson will grace the cover of American Vogue’s July issue. [Source] [Source]

Music

- Coachella is turning into a multi-weekend event! [Source]

- Adele has canceled the rest of her North American tour due to sickness. [Source]

Television

- MTV has cancelled Skins. Sad day. [Source]

- Fear Factor is returning to NBC. [Source]

- Jane Lynch will host the Emmys. [Source]

- Katie Couric is launching a talk show on ABC next fall. [Source]

- There has been talk of a US remake for the UK hit show “Misfits.” [Source]

- MTV will film their next season of Real World in San Diego. [Source]

Seattle

- Blur Seattle has created the HappyButts project to encourage smokers to toss their used cigarettes in these designated cans and not the streets of Capitol Hill. [Source]

Other

- “Human BarbieSarah Burge who has had $800,000 worth of surgery recently purchased a voucher for breast implants for her 7-year old daughter to redeem when she is 16. [Source]

- The ridiculous family that started the whole Balloon Boy incident last year has decided to auction off their enormous balloon in order to raise money for the Japan relief. The price is currently set at $1m. Okay, you’ve redeemed yourself a little bit. [Source]

- Scarlett Johansson and Sean Penn are no longer dating. [Source]

- Shaq announces retirement after 19 years in the NBA. [Source]

- Ed Norton is engaged. [Source]

- Nikki Reed is engaged to American Idol contestant Paul McDonald. [Source]

- Jack White and Karen Elson are throwing a divorce party. [Source]

- The creator of Mad Libs, Leonard B. Stern, has passed away at 88. [Source]

- This fall, Emma Watson will resume her college education by attending Oxford University. [Source]

- Lily Allen got married today. [Source]

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Song of the Day

Adele – Turning Tables

This has become one of my new favorite CD’s. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you definitely need to because it is absolutely beautiful. As a treat for you – a live version!

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