Alessia Cara – Drew Barrymore (SZA cover)
Listening to “Drew Barrymore” for the first time set a high bar for me. This isn’t the first time we’ve ever heard from SZA, but this album is taking off more than the last and I’m really excited about it. Today, we listened to the whole thing from start to finish during my workout. Initially, I didn’t think it was going to be the best “workout” music, but it was actually really calming for me and added a little bit of variation. We can’t complain about any track on “Ctrl.”
Viola Davis in Michael Kors Collection
I spent a great deal of time today glued to my TV. Those hours of the red carpet and the actual award show aren’t hours that I can get back. My two takeaways? Well, I didn’t watch enough good movies in the last year and everyone that tried to pull off a long-sleeved dress this year on the red carpet failed. I did have a couple of favorite looks though and they came from those that surprised me! I always like doing this post the night of the award show so that people can have something to scroll through when morning comes around so with that here are my favorite looks as well as those that missed the mark.
I’m actually tired of this trend with dresses being one shouldered and have been for awhile, however, I love this color on Viola and she looks stunning. I also like that she decided to simplify both her and makeup so that the dress could just do its thing. The head-scratching moment of the night for this dress was when Ryan Seacrest asked her what color her dress was while everyone at home was like “um, can’t you tell what color this is?”
Sarah Jessica Parker wearing Vera Wang
Very rarely am I ever impressed by anything SJP wears. She looks like a marshmallow in this gown and I’m not happy with the way she styled her hair. The only way this look could redeem itself is if it were sleeveless and her hair were let down.
Tina Fey in Carolina Herrera and Amy Poehler in custom Stella McCartney
Happy Monday readers! Yesterday brought out some of the best in red carpet wear and along with that…some of the worse. We’re kicking off this red carpet post, however, with the best hosts this show has ever seen. Luckily for us, we get them for another year!
Felicity Jones and Jessica Chastain both in Marni x H&M
Lea Michele in Marchesa
She may be blending in with the red carpet, but this dress is stunning on her! The back also has a very elegant scoop, which is not shown in the photo, but is totally worth looking up.
She was also recently spotted at some of Capitol Hill’s bars and HomeGrown. Good choice Drew.
The Boxer Rebellion – Evacuate
I was so confused when I tried to search for the video of this song because I kept typing in The Boxcar Rebellion. For some reason, I was strongly reminded of my childhood book series. Anyways, this band is fantastic. At this point in time, I cannot recall which band they remind me of, but I enjoy their music so that’s good enough for me. They were featured several times in the new Drew Barrymore and Justin Long romantic comedy, “Going the Distance,” and I think that was a big break for them. There were three songs played, but this one is my favorite!
For work last night, I brought along three of my friends from home to the advanced screening of Going the Distance. I love romantic comedies – that should be apparent by now. I also saw Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman last week in The Switch, but didn’t feel like reviewing it so this will be a combo. Going the Distance was not your ordinary sugar coated cookie cutter romantic comedy. I don’t want to say that I liked it better than The Switch because it was rated R, but it highly likely that that could be one of the reasons.
I’ve discovered that the only role that Jennifer Aniston can play is Rachel Green on Friends. Maybe she’s a sitcom star and not a box office actress and that’s okay! If Friends were still running, she would be in great shape! Drew Barrymore has done a number of romantic comedies, but yet somehow each role has been unique. She has a way of bringing the character to life whether it is with Josey Gellar in Never Been Kissed or Lucy Whitmore in 50 First Days. Jennifer has been playing the same character in movies for years. Herself.
The on-screen chemistry between Drew Barrymore and Justin Long was steamy. It was cute [which was the response I got from many of the viewers afterward,] but it was more than cute. It was realistic in showing the emotions of bliss and frustration and typical challenges that long distance relationships struggle through. Has there ever been any other movie about long distance relationships? I’m surprised it’s taken them this long. The chemistry between Jennifer and Jason not so much. It was boring. It wasn’t believable and it was also slightly awkward to the point of making me feel uncomfortable. I guess it helps a bit if you’re actually dating in real life.
The humor – you will laugh. I’ve come to the conclusion that romantic comedies rated PG-13 are pretty tame and directed at mostly women. Romantic comedies rated R like Forgetting Sarah Marshall and 40-Year-Old Virgin are aimed at both men and women. My guy friends loved it. It’s as much a guy film as it is girls. They really don’t hold back with the sexual references. It is dirty so don’t bring your kids and don’t bring your parents – it’s not that type of film. You won’t be getting any of the dry humor you received in The Switch with this one.
Don’t have weekend plans? Glad I could help you out.
Yay Neil Patrick Harris!!
– Hillary Duff and Mike Comrie just got married tonight in Santa Barbara. Hillary wore Vera Wang [of course.] Scans and pictures will be released Thursday by OK! Magazine, but we all hope it’s a little bit sooner. Question – why do people go to OK! Magazine – there are other magazines out there…better ones too…
– The Glee cast is pushing for a Michael Jackson episode. Haven’t they have enough? Madonna episode – Britney episode. I wish they would just go back to having non-themed episodes. [Source]
– Cheryl Cole will be keeping her last name as Cole and not going back to Tweedy. [Source]
– Joe Jonas has filed a lawsuit against Canadian entertainment blogger Zach Taylor for a posting that claimed Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato were “friends with benefits” [Source]
– Meet the Toronto version of Jersey Shore. Lake Shore. [Source] Because everyone wants to be the next Snooki and The Situation.
Drew Barrymore recently walked the red carpet for the Nylon Magazine/Express party this week in a vintage dress that cost her only $25. Don’t worry her Yves Saint Laurent “Tribute” pumps are $760. [Source]