Liam Hemsworth

2012 MTV VMAs

Ugh. What a terrible way to start off a year of award show coverage. The fashion on display at tonight’s VMAs was absolutely atrocious and the performances were just as bad. There’s no way to ease into this (that’s what she said) so here we go. Red carpet fashion first then, “highlights” from the show.

THE WORST DRESSED

P!nk, Zoe Saldana, Demi Lovato

Pink, Zoe Saldana and Demi Lovato were the least offensive of the offensive dressers. Bad but not absolutely horrible. Pink, This looks hot and not good-hot; sweaty, smelly hot. Zoe’s dress actually doesn’t look all that bad in this photo, in fact, it looks pretty good. However, during the show, when she was introducing a performance the dress looked like an absolute mess. Demi. IDK what to say. This doesn’t completely suck… but it sucks all the same.

Jessica Szohr, Nicki Minaj, Regina Spektor, Maria Menounos

Jessica – What is this? I do know it’s horrid. Did you cut those slits yourself? Nicki – I know you’re all about being a “character” but this looks like a rejected Spider-man costume. Regina – You look like an awkward 8th grader at the school dance. Maria – No. Just, no.

2012 USA Olympics Gymnastics team and Swimmer Missy Franklin

Who let our Olympians dress themselves? Everyone looks horrible… and manish… I don’t care, I said it.

Jersey Shore cast members

Some of the cast of The Jersey Shore… ’nuff said. Ok, Pauly D looks good (from the forehead down)… Ronnie, Sammie and Deena all look like they are attending the same 8th grade dance as Regina Spektor. Poor Vinnie looks like he’s dressing as Michael Jackson for Halloween.

THE ABSOLUTE WORST DRESSED

Miley Cyrus

The absolute WORST dressed of the night was Pink… I’m sorry, Morticia Adams… nope, sorry again, Miley Cyrus. The best looking thing about Miley is Liam Hemsworth and he’s not in these pictures.

Ok.. enough of the bad (and unfortunately there was far too much of it tonight) Onto the Good!

THE BEST DRESSED

Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Taylor Swift

Katy Perry – normally, I doubt this wouldve made my Best list but tonight, it was one of the few that didn’t reek of tastelessness. Ke$ha – Yes! Kesha is included in my Best list. She looks good… for her. Taylor Swift – I like the white suit. It looks good. Unfortunately it’s tainted with her desperation to be a Kennedy.

Yeah, thats it for the Best Dressed. 3 people. However I do have a tie for The Absolute Best Dressed:

THE ABSOLUTE BEST DRESSED

Rhianna

Rhianna looked absolutely fab. Love this crisp, white greek goddess look.

Emma Watson

EMMA WATSON!!! My favorite for the night (and most nights). I can’t wait to see Miss Watson in Perks of Being a Wallflower. I think this dress is young and fun and totally appropriate for the night.

Now, before we move onto the show, I need to address something:

Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Wiz Khalifa, Amber Rose

If you’re still carrying the baby, as in pregnant like Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa, its ok to “bring” your baby to an award show, especially if you look as good as these two did. HOWEVER, if you are carrying that kid in your arms, GET A BABY SITTER. Damn. And come on… both Alicia and Swizz looked stupid on the red carpet. Especially Alicia in this horrible, horrible gown; she looks like she’s marrying the Tin Man.

One with the show…

Kevin Hart hosted this year’s VMAs. Now, Kevin Hart is hysterical! So I naturally figured he’d be a fantastic host for the night’s events. I was wrong. He spent too much time trying to make “real” points like how Kristen Stewart shouldn’t be judged for making a mistake and how Chris Brown and Drake would stop fighting. You know, the realest of real issues. It was a waste of time.

Rhianna opened the show with a performance of Cockiness. The only thing I thought was great about her performance was how into the audience she got, right in the crowd. Until I realized, throughout the show, how EVERYONE was getting in the middle of the audience… it became weird and a little uncomfortable.

One Direction’s Thats What Makes You Beautiful won for Best Pop Video. They picked up a few moonmen tonight including Best New Artist.

Pink’s performance wasn’t amazing but compared to the others it was probably the best of the night… which is really strange. Not as strange as the fact that Pink has people buying her music for over 12 years now. I did like the dancing lip ladies and Pink’s lips swing.

Chris Brown won Best Male Video for Turn Up The Music. He accepted with his ridiculous and not a bit sexy or excusable white and blue-bangs hair.

Frank Ocean’s performance was HORRIBLE! Everyone was talking about how he “stole the show”. The only thing he stole was time from everyone who witnessed his performance of Thinkin’ ‘Bout You.

Hey! Who has two thumbs and can’t stand Rashida Jones OR Andy Sanberg?!

Ugh… the worst. They are both so painful to watch. They were presenting the award for Best Hip Hop Video.

Drake and Lil Wayne won and for some reason Nicki Minaj and two other gentlemen had to join them in accepting their statue. It is at this moment when I began to rewind the cut to Rhianna over and over and over because i’m pretty freaking sure she mouths “I fucking hate that asshole”. If you have it on your DVR or OnDemand or if you change the channel to MTV it’s probably on, check it out and let me know what you think.

I also think she and Katy Perry were talking shit the entire show about everyone and loving every minute of it.

Ya know, they really just don’t make boy bands like they used to. Moping about on stage… where’s the sick moves guys? You aint got shit on Justin! What?! They are total little cuties though. If I were 13 I’d be lovin’ that!

Nicki Minaj’s Starships won for Best Female Video. Every time I hear her speak, I find her more and more annoying, sad and off-putting. I love many of her songs; can’t stand her. And why the hell does she require a two man escort to the stage?

Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz performed. It was lame. And Weezy needs to never not wear sunglasses; his eyes are creepy as fuck. A very messy performance. A skateboard? (The side-by-side pic of Lil Wayne and Donnie from The Wild Thornberries, that’s starting to circulate, is spot on.)

I’m pretty sure Emma Watson was wasted when she introduced Green Day with her Perks of Being a Wallflower costar, Ezra Miller. She looked a little stumble-y.

Not enough rock stars OD anymore. Now they stick around way too long and make progressively shittier and shittier music. This was the perfect place in the show to take a bathroom break without pausing my DVR since we’ve all heard this song before; for the last 17 years.

Alicia Keys performed Girl on Fire and was shockingly bad. She was awful. What happened to that 18 year old musical wonder-girl who gave us all a reason to believe in neo-soul?

Rhianna won the biggest award of the night, Video of the Year for We Found Love. … I do like that song and video…

… and then THAT happened. Was it really necessary to include the spoken break-down in the middle? It’s awkwardly placed and completely unnecessary on the track but in a live setting now? Ridic. I love the outfit though. Ascetically it was ok but, ugh, this girl…

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Complete list of nominees and winners

Video of the Year
Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
Gotye, “Somebody That I Used To Know”
*WINNER: Rihanna, “We Found Love”
Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care”
M.I.A., “Bad Girls”

Best New Artist
Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, “We Are Young”
Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”
Frank Ocean, “Swim Good”
*WINNER: One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful”
The Wanted, “Glad You Came”

Best Pop Video
*WINNER: One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful”
Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, “We Are Young”
Rihanna, “We Found Love”
Justin Bieber, “Boyfriend”
Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa, “Payphone”

Best Female Video
Rihanna, “We Found Love”
Katy Perry, “Part of Me”
Beyoncé, “Love on Top”
*WINNER: Nicki Minaj, “Starships”
Selena Gomez & The Scene, “Love You Like a Love Song”

Best Male Video
Justin Bieber, “Boyfriend”
Frank Ocean, “Swim Good”
Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care”
*WINNER: Chris Brown, “Turn Up the Music”
Usher, “Climax”

Best Hip-Hop Video
Childish Gambino, “Heartbeat”
*WINNER: Drake feat. Lil Wayne, “HYFR”
Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean & 2 Chainz, “Mercy”
Watch the Throne, “Paris”
Nicki Minaj feat. 2 Chainz, “Beez in the Trap”

Best Video With a Message
*WINNER: Demi Lovato, “Skyscraper”
Rise Against, “Ballad of Hollis Brown”
Kelly Clarkson, “Dark Side”
Gym Class Heroes, “The Fighter”
K’Naan feat. Nelly Furtado, “Is Anybody Out There?”
Lil Wayne, “How to Love”

Best Electronic Dance Music Video
Duck Sauce, “Big Bad Wolf”
*WINNER: Calvin Harris, “Feel So Close”
Skrillex, “First of the Year (Equinox)”
Martin Solveig, “The Night Out”
Avicii, “Le7els”

Best Rock Video
*WINNER: Coldplay, “Paradise”
The Black Keys, “Lonely Boy”
Linkin Park, “BURN IT DOWN”
Jack White, “Sixteen Saltines”
Imagine Dragons, “It’s Time”

Best Art Direction
*WINNER: Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care”
Lana Del Rey, “Born to Die”
Regina Spektor, “All the Rowboats”
Of Monsters & Men, “Little Talks”

Best Choreography
*WINNER: Chris Brown, “Turn Up the Music”
Rihanna, “Where Have You Been”
Beyoncé, “Countdown”
Avicii, “Le7els”
Jennifer Lopez f/Pitbull, “Dance Again”

Best Cinematography
*WINNER: M.I.A., “Bad Girls”
Adele, “Someone Like You”
Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care”
Coldplay feat. Rihanna, “Princess of China”
Lana Del Rey, “Born to Die”

Best Direction
*WINNER: M.I.A., “Bad Girls”
Duck Sauce, “Big Bad Wolf”
Coldplay feat. Rihanna, “Princess of China”
Frank Ocean, “Swim Good”
Watch the Throne, “Otis”

Best Editing
*WINNER: Beyoncé, “Countdown”
A$AP Rocky, “Goldie”
Gotye, “Somebody That I Used to Know”
Watch the Throne, “Paris”
Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean and 2 Chainz, “Mercy”

Best Visual Effects
Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
Rihanna, “Where Have You Been”
David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj, “Turn Me On”
Linkin Park, “BURN IT DOWN”
*WINNER: Skrillex, “First of the Year (Equinox)”

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“… and may the odds be ever in your favor.”

This afternoon, my guy and I went to see The Hunger Games. I was so looking forward to seeing it, having fallen in love with the books. Casey even began reading the series so he was pretty excited to see it too.

One of my favorite parts of seeing any movie adaptation of a book that I love is the nit-picking and complaining that immediately follows seeing it. “I can’t believe they left [whatever] out!” “They didn’t even explain [this thing]!” and so on… The Hunger Games stays pretty damn true to the book. Not too much was changed and what was changed is kind of understandable.

The only, very minor, disappointments that I do have really are in regard to some of the relationships. Because the film makers did such a great job squeezing in as much of the details as possible, most of the relationships seemed a lot simpler; they weren’t as multidimensional. I can’t be too upset at this though because obviously those details are better received from the book. It happens…

Little time was spent in The Seam. I wish it were clearer just how close and (mostly) dependent on each other Gale and Katniss were. (Not to mention, we lost precious Liam Hemsworth swoon-time.) Madge got the ax. I can understand why, I guess. (I do wonder, though, if her Aunt will go unmentioned; at least, not defined as being “Madge’s Aunt”.)

Effie Trinket was amazing. Elizabeth Banks did such a fabulous job! The Capitol fashions were as extravagant and unnecessary as I had imagined.

I definitely feel that the other tributes were portrayed true to their written-selves. I loved watching Glimmer’s death just as much as I did reading it.

Cinna and Katniss’s relationship was rushed in the film; It’s so much more than what we got to see. However, I do understand the haste in development and I also understand the need to cut out the rest of the prep team. I just absolutely adore Cinna.

My one big complaint though, was that the beasts at the end were not explained. Why couldn’t that have been explained? Did I miss it? I did only see it the one time (so far), did I miss them explain what, or rather who, those dogs were? If I did miss that, please let me know (I always welcome feedback/comments). ‘Cause I’m pretty sure they were just scary-looking giant pugs in the movie…

It was amazing. It really was amazing. I loved every second of this movie and hate the thought of waiting so long for Catching Fire’s theatrical release.

And speaking of theatrical releases, check out how freaking gorg Jennifer Lawrence looked at the premiere. Her boys weren’t looking too shabby either…

2012 People’s Choice Awards

Tonight were the 2012 People’s Choice Awards. I’ll get to to winners and stuff later,but first: The Red Carpet Fashion.

I like to start things on a positive note, so here are my favorite looks for the night:

Ashley Greene - Peoples Choice Awards. I think Ashley is one of the most beautiful woman in Hollywood right now and I have a total girl crush on her! For me, Miss Greene can usually do no wrong.

Ashley Benson - Peoples Choice Awards. I had to look up who this actress was.Turns out she on the show Pretty Little Liars (and I've been meaning to catch that one... yeah,no). Her dress is adorable and I love the clutch!

Jennifer Lawrence - Peoples Choice Awards. I'm one of those people who can not wait for the release of The Hunger Games! This is my absolutel favorite dress of the evening!!! So Amazing!

Lucy Hale - Peoples Choice Awards. Now, this one I recognized as being from the show Pretty Little Liars from all the melodramatic commercials. I absolutely love this dress. At first, I didn't know if I liked it or not, but, alas, I do!

Kristen Bell - Peoples Choice Awards. Love her. Love this dress.

Kaley Cuoco - Peoples Choice Awards. I have to give credit to the hostess of the even and her adorable red carpet gown!

and now…. The Worsts.

WORST LOOKS: Demi Lavato - Ew. Tip: put away your shoulders... for good. Kat Dennings and Caroline Channing look like real like Broke Girls. Step it up ladies, you're winners tonight.

WORSTS: Allison Hannigan - Why? I love you so much. Busy Philips - I'm not sure why I hate this so much... but I do. Kelly Osbourne - You should know better. Nina Dobrev - you look like an Atlantic City hooker.

and now, a special award. This dress is great. The bold lipstick is great. However, the lame woman in the look just can’t pull it off. Which I’m not surprised about considering she can’t pull of a genuine emotion in front of a camera other than egotism. (I’m guessing that has something to do with genuinely being incredibly egotistical.)

The WORST, BEST look:

Leah Michelle - Peoples Choice Awards. Ugh. She reminds me of every one of the worst-kind-of-obnoxious theatre students i've had to put up with during my years of theatre..... and she looks horrible in that awesome dress.

Ok. So basically, they hand out an award for absolutely, positively anything. Most of the wards were given out ahead of time or something because those bitches from Pretty Little Liars kept popping up on jumbo trons to announce them… and as you have noticed, the Pretty Little Liars were in the audience for the ceremony… whatever.

I have a full list of the winners below, but here are a few of the nights events.

Robert Pattinson accepted for Water for Elephants and the world gasped that he cut his hair without consulting them first. The two broke girls reminded me of two drunk girls who would piss me off at a dorm party. Ginnifer and Jennifer from Once Upon A Time both presented looking like a bad artistic interpretation of the 1960s. And NPH, who-I-love, took home an award too.

So they presented an award for “Best Actor Under 25 or something” and 4 out of the 5 nominees were from (MY FAVORITE) Harry Potter: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson (Girl Crush to the max!), Rupert Grint & Tom Felton. I was like “Woooo-Weeee, we got an H.Pizzle showdown right here!”

and the winner is: some random little chick. – Whaaaaaaat?!

I can’t talk about The 2012 Peoples Choice Awards without mentioning the god awful, disaster of a performance by Demi Lavato. What. The. F*ck do her fans hear/see in her? It was absolutely dreadful. At first I was like “Oh how nice to sound decent with a back track during the hard parts.” BUT THEN it was just ALL terrible!

And the Cankles?! I won’t even address those briquets. (You know, female-to-female respect and all…. )

BUT THEN THEY HANDED HER AN AWARD!!!!! I didn’t know what was going on.

A lot of things happened that I just didn’t understand, but thats what you get from an award show that is primarily voted on by people within the ages 12-17. (Green Lantern as Favorite Superhero this year? Really?)

At least I got to look at these two perfect human beings:

The Hunger Games' Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth

Here’s a full list of 2012 Peoples Choice Award Winners.

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Favorite Movie
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2”

Favorite Movie Actor
Johnny Depp

Favorite Movie Actress
Emma Stone

Favorite Movie Icon
Morgan Freeman

Favorite Action Movie
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2”

Favorite Action Movie Star
Hugh Jackman

Favorite Drama Movie
“Water for Elephants”

Favorite Comedy Movie
“Bridesmaids”

Favorite Comedic Movie Actor
Adam Sandler

Favorite Comedic Movie Actress
Emma Stone

Favorite Movie Star Under 25
Chloë Moretz

Favorite Ensemble Movie Cast
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2”

Favorite Animated Movie Voice
Johnny Depp as Rango, “Rango”

Favorite Movie Superhero
Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern

Favorite Book Adaptation
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2”

Favorite Network TV Drama
“Supernatural”

Favorite TV Drama Actor
Nathan Fillion

Favorite TV Drama Actress
Nina Dobrev

Favorite Cable TV Drama
“Pretty Little Liars”

Favorite Network TV Comedy
“How I Met Your Mother”

Favorite TV Comedy Actor
Neil Patrick Harris

Favorite TV Comedy Actress
Lea Michele

Favorite Cable TV Comedy
“Hot in Cleveland”

Favorite TV Competition Show
“American Idol”

Favorite TV Crime Drama
“Castle”

Favorite Sci/Fi/Fantasy Show
“Supernatural”

Favorite Daytime TV Host
Ellen DeGeneres, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”

Favorite Late Night TV Host
Jimmy Fallon, “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”

Favorite TV Guest Star
Katy Perry, “How I Met Your Mother”

Favorite Celebreality Star
Kim Kardashian

Favorite New TV Drama
“Person of Interest”

Favorite New TV Comedy
“2 Broke Girls”

Favorite Male Artist
Bruno Mars

Favorite Female Artist
Katy Perry

Favorite Song of the Year
“E.T,” Katy Perry featuring Kanye West

Favorite Album of the Year
Born This Way, Lady Gaga

Favorite Pop Artist
Demi Lovato

Favorite Hip-Hop Artist
Eminem

Favorite R&B Artist
Rihanna

Favorite Band
Maroon 5

Favorite Country Artist
Taylor Swift

Favorite Music Video
“Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.),” Katy Perry

Favorite Tour Headliner
Katy Perry