Bridesmaids star Melissa Mccarthy decided to create her own red carpet gowns after several high-profile designers refused to make her a dress for the Oscars. The actress, who was an Oscar nominee in 2011 for her role in the wedding comedy, admits she often struggled to find designers willing to dress her for Hollywood's biggest night.
In an interview with Redbook magazine, she says, "When I go shopping, most of the time I'm disappointed. Two Oscars ago, I couldn't find anybody to do a dress for me. I asked five or six designers - very high-level ones who make lots of dresses for people - and they all said no."
The rejection prompted McCarthy, who studied a textiles course at Southern Illinois University, to create her own plus-size line of clothing with couturier Daniella Pearl, the co-designer of her 2011 Emmys dress.
A provocative new perfume featuring Rihanna has been banned from areas in Britain where children are likely to see it. Officials at the nation's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) have decided to restrict the billboard over fears it's "sexually suggestive".
The ad features a naked Rihanna sitting on the floor with her legs raised against a bottle of her perfume Rogue. Bosses at Parlux Fragrances insist the nudity was not improper and the image was not offensive, suggestive or demeaning, but the ASA officials state, "While we did not consider the image to be overtly sexual, we considered that Rihanna's pose, with her legs raised in the air, was provocative."
"Because of this, and the fact that Rihanna appeared to be naked except for high heels, we concluded that the ad was sexually suggestive and should have been given a placement restriction to reduce the possibility of it being seen by children."
The news comes a day after Rihanna stunned on the red carpet at the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards in New York by wearing a sheer Adam Selman gown without a bra.
Stylish superstar Mariah Carey even dresses up for a park playdate - she recently spent quality time with her young twins in a stunning gown. The R&B diva took three year olds Moroccan and Monroe to a playground near the family's New York home on Monday (02Jun14), and she made sure she stood out from the other mums in the park by wearing a white floor-length, fishtailed ball gown.
Carey posted a photo of herself pushing her kids on the swings, with the caption, "sinking into the rubber mats... lol (laugh out loud)", referring to the high heels which weren't quite appropriate for the protective floor covering underneath the swingset. The Hero singer happily posed with a couple of mums and their kids who were also enjoying a day at the park, calling them her "new friends" in a picture posted on the photo sharing app.
Carey's park visit comes just days after the New York native ditched her usual luxury transport and headed home from a formal charity gala on the subway - also wearing a floor-length gown.
The black gown new mum Olivia Wilde wore to the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards in New York on Monday night (02Jun14) was the exact same outfit Anjelica Houston once donned for a Cannes Film Festival party.
The revealing Adam Selman gown Rihanna wore to the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards on Monday night (02Jun14) was adorned with 230,000 Swarovski crystals. It took 15 people a week to create the Diamonds singer's look.
Rihanna opted not to wear a bra under the sheer dress and happily showed off her breasts, defiantly asking one reporter, "Do my t**s bother you?"
Explaining her daring red carpet look, the sexy Barbados native added, "Island girls are sassy and we love blingy, outrageous stuff."
Rihanna was handed the 2014 Fashion Icon honour at the ceremony in New York.
The Ukrainian journalist behind a series of red carpet pranks targeting the likes of Brad Pitt and Will Smith has apologised for upsetting Hollywood's biggest stars. After grappling with Pitt during the Los Angeles premiere of Maleficent last week (28May14), Vitalii Sediuk was slapped with a restraining order and battery and assault charges.
On Friday (30May14), the 25-year-old reporter was sentenced to 20 days of community service, 36 months of probation and ordered to pay $220 (£138) in fines, while a judge also barred him from attending any future Hollywood events. He sat down for his first U.S. interview on Monday (02Jun14) with Extra host Mario Lopez and tried to explain why he chose to pull bizarre stunts at high-profile events.
Sediuk said, "I am a different guy who thinks differently and has this entertainment spirit that probably people in Hollywood never experienced before. It's something different, controversial, extraordinary and it's hard to explain. I'm normal, at least I believe so. "I apologise for inconveniences that I created to many celebrities dealing with my style of entertainment... I feel sorry that I create inconveniences for (the) Brangelina (Pitt and Angelina Jolie) family because I knew there were no kids around, but they were at the premiere, and I kind of stole the spotlight from such an important moment."
As for Friday's sentencing, Sediuk added, "I wouldn't joke with the judge and I took them seriously because one thing you do for entertainment and other thing, when you have legal problems, and I have to tell you they're so many consequences I experience now."
In addition to his run-in with Pitt, Sediuk previously had red carpet encounters with Will Smith and Leonardo DiCaprio, and attempted to scramble under America Ferrera's gown on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival in France last month (May14). He was also arrested at the 2013 Grammy Awards after he attempted to grab Adele's Best Pop Vocal prize from presenter Jennifer Lopez.
Rihanna proved she was the right choice for an icon prize from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) as she turned heads in a sheer dress during the organisation's annual awards show on Monday (02Jun14).
The Diamonds hitmaker sparkled on the red carpet at Lincoln Center in New York City when she showed up to the ceremony wearing a see-through beaded gown with nothing but nude panties underneath, exposing her bare breasts and butt. When accepting the 2014 Fashion Icon honour, she said, "As long as I can remember, fashion has been my defence mechanism. As a child I remember thinking, she can beat me but she cannot beat my outfit... You will never be stylish if you don't take risks."
Top designer/director Tom Ford was given the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement award, while actresses-turned-fashion moguls Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen took the Accessories Designer of the Year award for their line, The Row. The CFDA Awards were hosted by director/screenwriter John Waters, with fashion-forward stars like Lupita Nyong'o, Blake Lively, Marion Cotillard making their own style statements on the red carpet.
Models Karlie Kloss, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Chanel Iman, and designers Diane von Furstenberg and Betsey Johnson were also on hand to honour the best in fashion over the past year.
Brad Pitt has broken his silence about his red carpet altercation with prankster Vitalii Sediuk, insisting the Ukrainian journalist is nothing but a "nutter".
The actor joined his fiancee Angelina Jolie and five of their six kids for the Hollywood screening of her latest film Maleficent last week (28May14), when Sediuk scrambled over a security barrier and attempted to hit Pitt in the face. The eccentric Ukrainian was wrestled to the ground and arrested and Pitt subsequently filed a restraining order against the prankster.
On Friday (30May14), Sediuk pleaded no contest to battery and assault charges and was sentenced to 20 days of community service and 36 months of probation and ordered to pay $220 (£138) in fines, while a judge also barred him from attending any future Hollywood events. Now Pitt is opening up about the ordeal in a statement to People magazine, revealing what many people didn't see after Sediuk lunged at him.
He explains, "I was at the end of the line signing autographs, when out the corner of my eye I saw someone stage-diving over the barrier at me. I took a step back; this guy had latched onto my lapels. "I looked down and the nutter was trying to bury his face in my crotch, so I cracked him twice in the back of the head - not too hard, but enough to get his attention, because he did let go. I think he was then just grabbing for a hand hold because the guys were on him, and he reached up and caught my glasses."
Pitt continues, "I don't mind an exhibitionist, but if this guy keeps it up he's going to spoil it for the fans who have waited up all night for an autograph or a selfie, because it will make people more wary to approach a crowd." The movie star also referenced Sediuk's last red carpet prank when the journalist attempted to scramble under America Ferrera's gown on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival last month (May14).
He adds, "He should know, if he tries to look up a woman's dress again, he's going to get stomped." The practical joker has also had red carpet encounters with Will Smith and Leonardo DiCaprio, and he was arrested at the 2013 Grammy Awards after he attempted to grab Adele's Best Pop Vocal prize from presenter Jennifer Lopez.
Actor Tom Mison has married. The 31 year old, who plays Ichabod Crane in TV show Sleepy Hollow, tied the knot with his fiancee Charlotte Coy in a small and intimate ceremony, a representative for the star confirms to Usmagazine.com.
A source adds, "It was a small and intimate family and friends gathering. Very rustic and beautiful. The bride was very beautiful, wore a non-traditional gown. It was outdoors."
Superstar Mariah Carey ditched her usual luxury transport as she headed home after a New York charity gala on Thursday (29May14) to hop on the city's subway system. The Hero hitmaker posted pictures of herself leaving the Fresh Air Fund's Spring Gala and boarding the 1 train with manager/producer Jermaine Dupri on Instagram.com.
In one photo, in which she is snapped in a floor-length sequined, blue gown, laughing, she writes, "Laughs pon de (on the) subway".
She adds, "Glimpses of our joyride on the 1 train subwayincouture (sic)."
The subway was not the only form of public transportation Carey took on Thursday - she also hopped in a cab on the way to the event.
The 46 year old is not the only celebrity to take an unlikely ride on the subway - in 2012, Jay Z rode the train from Manhattan to Brooklyn for his concert at the Barclays Center.