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Taylor Swift Rocks Short Shorts While Shopping On Melrose

Taylor Swift Rocks Short Shorts While Shopping On Melrose: Taylor Swift knows there's nothing a little retail therapy can't cure.

The 24-year-old songstress was looking leggy in a pair of high-waisted short shorts for her shopping trip along Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles on Thursday (Jan. 16). The singer looked very casual in a low-cut white tee under a gray cardigan, compared to the last time we saw her at Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards.

Swift may have lost the award for Best Original Song and been shut out of the Oscar nominations yesterday, but she has the 56th Annual Grammy Awards to look forward to with nominations for Album of the Year, Best Country Song, Best Country Album and Best Country Duo/Group Performance.

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Take A Look At These Vintage Photos Of The Best Actor And Actress Oscar Nominees

Take A Look At These Vintage Photos Of The Best Actor And Actress Oscar Nominees: Without a doubt, the 10 actors and actresses nominated for Academy Awards in 2014 have plenty experience in front of the camera.

A few of them (Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep) embraced instant fame upon their screen debuts, while others (Judi Dench, Chiwetel Ejiofor) broke through after years of hard work. But all of them were once fledgling stars whose appearances at movie premieres and award shows didn't elicit the mania it does now. We've combed through vintage photos of from the early red-carpet days of this year's Oscar honorees. Some of the glamour shots come from their debut movies, but all of them are within the first few years of their respective careers. Ahead of the 86th annual Academy Awards, take a gander at these old-school red-carpet captures, along with some details about the movie each actor or actress was promoting around the time the photo was snapped.

Christian Bale

(Best Actor, "American Hustle")

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Year: 1987 (age 13)

Movie: "Empire of the Sun" (directed by Steven Spielberg, written by Tom Stoppard)

IMDB plot description: A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II.

Sample review: "Mr. Bale ... at first seems just a handsome and malleable young performer, another charming child star. But the epic street scene that details the Japanese invasion of the city and separates Jim from his parents reveals this boy to be something more. As Mr. Bale, standing atop a car amid thousands of extras and clasping his hands to his head, registers the fact that Jim is suddenly alone, he conveys the schoolboy's real terror and takes the film to a different dramatic plane. This fine young actor, who appears in virtually every frame of the film and ages convincingly from about 9 to 13 during the course of the story, is eminently able to handle an ambitious and demanding role." -- Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Bruce Dern

(Best Actor, "Nebraska")

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Year: 1975 (age 39)

Movie: "Posse" (directed by Kirk Douglas, written by Christopher Knopf and William Roberts)

IMDB plot description: A tough U.S. marshal with political ambitions leads an elite posse to capture a notorious criminal. He succeeds, but instead of cheering him, the public turns against him.

Sample review: "Mr. Douglas and Mr. Dern have a high old time of it, shooting it out on horseback, foot and, once, on a hijacked train. Mr. Douglas's talents as a director have clearly improved since his maiden effort, last year's "Scalawag," but then the screenplay (by William Roberts and Christopher Knopf) is also much better. This is Saturday afternoon entertainment that needn't be ignored at night." -- Vincent Canby, The New York Times

Leonardo DiCaprio

(Best Actor, "The Wolf of Wall Street")

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Year: 1993 (age 19)

Movie: "This Boy's Life" (directed by Michael Caton-Jones, written by Robert Getchell)

IMDB plot description: The story about the relationship between a rebellious '50s teenager and his abusive father, based on the memoirs of writer and literature professor Tobias Wolff.

Sample review: "Toby is played by Leonardo DiCaprio, a relative newcomer (he's done TV, and had the lead in "Critters III"). The movie is successful largely because he is a good enough actor to hold his own in his scenes with De Niro, so that the movie remains his story, and isn't upstaged by the loathsome but colorful Dwight." -- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Chiwetel Ejiofor

(Best Actor, "12 Years a Slave")

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Year: 2002 (age 25)

Movie: "Dirty Pretty Things" (directed by Stephen Frears, written by Steven Knight)

IMDB plot description: An illegal Nigerian immigrant discovers the unfortunate side of life in London.

Sample review: "Okwe is played by Chiwetel Ejiofor, a brilliant British actor of Nigerian extraction who never shows off. I hate to think of an actor with an ego playing the hard-working, loyal, brave and moral Okwe; he'd make it an ordeal of virtue. Ejiofor's Okwe is too busy hustling to pose against the sunset or sigh melodramatically with self-pity." -- Stephen Hunter, The Washington Post

Matthew McConaughey

(Best Actor, "The Wolf of Wall Street")

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Year: 1993 (age 24)

Movie: "Dazed and Confused" (written and directed by Richard Linklater)

IMDB plot description: The adventures of high school and junior high students on the last day of school in May of 1976.

Sample review: "In the exhilarating 'Dazed and Confused,' 31- year-old director Richard Linklater delivers what may be the most slyly funny and dead-on portrait of American teenage life ever made." -- Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

Amy Adams

(Best Actress, "American Hustle")

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Year: 1999 (age 25)

Movie: "Drop Dead Gorgeous" (directed by Michael Patrick Jann, written by Lona Williams)

IMDB plot description: A small town beauty pageant turns deadly as it becomes clear that one contestant will go to any lengths to win.

Sample review: "Anyone who's cringed at the phony pieties of beauty pageants or wondered what the contestants really are thinking behind those glossy, vacuous smiles will get a taste of sweet revenge from this deft skewering of a bogus institution. 'Gorgeous' has claws, and manages to stick them in all the right places." -- Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle

Cate Blanchett

(Best Actress, "Blue Jasmine")

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Year: 1997 (age 28)

Movie: "Oscar and Lucinda" (directed by Gillian Armstrong, written by Laura Jones)

IMDB plot description: Oscar and Lucinda meet on a ship going to Australia; once there, they are for different reasons ostracized from society, and as a result join forces together.

Sample review: "In a role that Judy Davis was born to play (and that was in fact intended for her years back), luminous newcomer Blanchett also excels as the fiery, self-reliant female industrialist who lives by her own norms, defying society’s prohibitive definition of a 'woman’s place.'" -- Emanuel Levy, Variety

Sandra Bullock

(Best Actress, "Gravity")

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Year: 1993 (age 29)

Movie: "Wrestling Ernest Hemingway" (directed by Randa Haines, written by Steve Conrad)

IMDB plot description: Two lonely, retired septuagenarians, an unkempt, hard-drinking Irish sea captain, and a fussy, well-mannered Cuban barber form an uneasy friendship.

Sample review: "[The picture] clearly favors the men, with the three women playing sketchy roles that serve primarily as plot functions. Still, [Shirley] MacLaine as the lonely but sensitive motel manager, [Piper] Laurie as the coquettishly proud lady and Bullock as the sweet waitress acquit themselves with modest, unassuming performances." -- Emanuel Levy, Variety

Judi Dench

(Best Actress, "Philomena")

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Year: 1966 (age 32)

Movie: "A Study in Terror" (directed by James Hill, written by Daniel Ford)

IMDB plot description: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson join the hunt for the notorious serial killer, Jack The Ripper.

Sample review: "An assortment of Southwestern landscapes, the variety of which has seldom been so profligately provided for a horse-and-hero opera, is indeed a major feature of excitement in this stalk-'em-and-chase-'em film, wherein the actors need landscape for their cut-ups the same as football players need a football field." -- Bosley Crowther, The New York Times

Meryl Streep

(Best Actress, "August: Osage County")

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Year: 1979 (age 30)

Movie: "Manhattan" (directed by Woody Allen, written by Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman)

IMDB plot description: A divorced New Yorker currently dating a high-schooler brings himself to look for love in the mistress of his best friend instead.

Sample review: "All the characters, save the sublimely innocent Tracy, are in analysis and/or working on a book—most provocatively, Isaac's second ex-wife (a scary Meryl Streep), who has written a hostile memoir of their marriage. With this character, Allen acknowledges the Other." -- J. Hoberman, The Village Voice

Kate & William's Engagement Photo Was 'Spontaneous Emotion,' Says Photographer

Kate & William's Engagement Photo Was 'Spontaneous Emotion,' Says Photographer: When Kate Middleton and Prince William's official engagement photos hit the media in 2010, the world collectively swooned. After all, it was indisputable evidence that fairytales were real. Even the photographer was smitten.

Mario Testino, the man behind the shots, remembered that fateful shooting session with the royal couple during a recent conversation with The Telegraph. He had first met Kate in 2008, but he could tell that Will was "in love" and he "knew they would stay together." Naturally, Testino worked his magic when the time came to shoot them as an engaged couple two years later:

"I waited a long time, an hour or two, to make that picture perfect. But I wasn't totally satisfied. Then, when I'd finished the shoot, they were about to leave and they suddenly hugged in front of a radiator. I took my camera and that was the picture that ran everywhere -- it was spontaneous emotion ... you could see they were completely in love."

All together now: Awwwww! It's not hard to imagine Kate and Will engaging in an impromptu embrace -- they've single-handedly made the most convincing royal case for marrying for love. Every step of the way, from engagement announcement to official photos to the Royal Wedding, seemed more genuine and adorable than the last.

Let's relive it all, shall we?

The engagement announcement:

The official photos, courtesy of Mario Testino:



The Royal Wedding:

...and they lived happily ever after. (Duh.)

Remember the Big Day?

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Julia Roberts' SAG Awards 2014 Jumpsuit Is As Comfy As It Is Glamorous (PHOTOS)

Julia Roberts' SAG Awards 2014 Jumpsuit Is As Comfy As It Is Glamorous (PHOTOS): Julia Roberts has a knack for looking that much cooler than everyone else in the room. (See: her sunglasses on the Critics' Choice Movie Awards.) At the 2014 SAG Awards, the "August: Osage County" star wore a red Valentino... jumpsuit.

Yes, a jumpsuit. And she looked drop-dead gorgeous. If only every female star realized she could get away with walking the red carpet in pants...


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Sandra Bullock's SAG Awards Dress 2014 Is A Glowing Lanvin Creation (PHOTOS)

Sandra Bullock's SAG Awards Dress 2014 Is A Glowing Lanvin Creation (PHOTOS): 2013 was the year of Sandra Bullock. The 49-year-old star has been consistently upping her style game, and it was the same story at the 2014 SAG Awards. The brunette beauty looked stunning in a shimmery Lanvin dress, which she jokingly told E!'s Giuliana Rancic she made herself on a sewing machine that Lanvin sent her. (Sure, Sandy.)

The best part? The hemline, which was split up the middle to show off those toned legs. Sandra's Golden Globes dress was questionable, but this slinky Lanvin frock was a surefire hit.

How do you think Bullock's dress compared to all the amazing things she has worn in the last year?


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Lupita Nyong'o Gets Gorgeous In Gucci For The 2014 SAG Awards (PHOTOS)

Lupita Nyong'o Gets Gorgeous In Gucci For The 2014 SAG Awards (PHOTOS): Lupita. Lupita. LUPITA!

The "12 Years A Slave" actress, Lupita Nyong'o, completely shut down the red carpet at the Golden Globes. Slayed the scene at the Critics' Choice Awards. And last night killed it at the SAG Awards.

The Kenyan beauty can simply do no wrong. Before winning her SAG award for Best Supporting Actress, she stunned on the red carpet in an aquamarine-hued Gucci gown with a fabulous floral embellished neckline. We also love how versatile Lupita is styling her T.W.A (teeny weeny Afro). The 30-year-old star has straightened her tresses, rocked a faux widow's peak and for Saturday night's festivities opted for a sleek flat top.

Check out Lupita's lovely look below! Are you a fan?

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And here are ALL the looks from the red carpet!

Beyonce Stuns In Gold Mini Dress At Michelle Obama's Birthday Party

Beyonce Stuns In Gold Mini Dress At Michelle Obama's Birthday Party: Beyonce prepared for Michelle Obama's birthday party by donning a jaw-dropping gold mini dress and nude patent leather heels.

The White House kept the party quiet, but sources said the first lady celebrated turning 50 years old with the help Bey's renditions of "Single Ladies" and "To The Left."


Stevie Wonder was also in attendance and gave an impromptu performance including "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" and "Do I Do." John Legend sang happy birthday.


Bey posted a photo of her gorgeous outfit to Tumblr, adding close-ups of her legs and eye makeup.



Although, the best photo was definitely that of the singer playing with Bo.


Iconic Photographer Remembers Audrey Hepburn, 21 Years After Her Death

Iconic Photographer Remembers Audrey Hepburn, 21 Years After Her Death: Audrey Hepburn was nearly 40 when she met Douglas Kirkland, the young magazine photographer who'd gotten famous taking pictures of Marilyn Monroe in bed for Life. In Paris to shoot promotional stills for Hepburn's 1966 heist movie “How To Steal A Million,” Kirkland wound up leaving with one of his favorite images in a 60-year career: of the still girlish grande dame in a sixties beehive, glancing sideways and grinning as if she had the world’s greatest secret up her sleeve.


To mark the actress' death exactly 21 years ago today, HuffPost Arts asked Kirkland – himself something of a legend these days – to tell us about capturing that iconic shot, also featured in his new visual memoir, A Life In Pictures: The Douglas Kirkland Monograph. For more of the photographer's personal best, scroll down to the photos below.

I was brought to Paris to work with Audrey on a film she was making called How To Steal A Million. Now I was comparatively young -- I was probably 29 or 30 -- but I was sort of late in the cycle. So many people had worked with her before, from Richard Avedon to Irving Penn. But it was like I was the first person to ever work with her. She had energy, she had joy, she totally worked with the camera.

Because she was so delightful, we’d walk around Paris together. There was a place called the Boulevard St. Michel, a very popular students’ area in the Left Bank, and we’d go there and we’d sit down at a cafe. In those days -- this was before paparazzi had arrived -- there was a custom in France that you should not bother celebrities. We would sit and have a coffee, and sometimes I‘d pick up my camera and take a picture or two. Most of the time, we’d talk. I felt I was in some peculiar way almost re-living Fred Astaire’s role in Funny Face. I was the guy from New York, and Audrey was Audrey. She was really delightful. She laughed easily.

The day we shot that very picture, I was shooting a series to be used for covers of magazines for the purposes of promoting the movie, which she was doing with Peter O’Toole. It became a fairly big movie at one point. I just said to Audrey, “Let’s be a little more playful here.” I said, “Throw your eyes to the side.” I didn’t have to say anymore than that. She did with a big perfect smile. Click. That was how that image happened. It’s probably one of my favorite of my career, period.

All photos courtesy Glitterati Incorporated.






Katy Perry Stuns In Revealing Swimsuit On GQ Cover

Katy Perry Stuns In Revealing Swimsuit On GQ Cover: Katy Perry channels the sexy pin-up models of yesteryear for her February GQ cover, and though her striped cutout swimsuit is plenty revealing, it's her candid new interview where the singer bares it all.

If you were wondering what was going on in the 29-year-old's head before she performed dressed like a Geisha at the American Music Awards this past November, she clearly wasn't worried about offending anyone. In fact, Perry was quite busy chatting with GQ writer Amy Wallace about everything from literally praying for boobs as a young teen, to losing her virginity and plastic surgery.

By now, it's been well established that Perry grew up in a strict religious household as the daughter of two traveling ministers. While she rebelled by pursuing a career in secular music, her now-famous curves could be seen as the result of years of prayer.

“I lay on my back one night and looked down at my feet, and I prayed to God. I said, ‘God, will you please let me have boobs so big that I can’t see my feet when I’m lying down?’” And at age 11, she said, “God answered my prayers. I had no clue they would fall into my armpits eventually."

In her very candid and scattered interview, Perry also opens up about losing her virginity in the front seat of a Volvo sedan while listening to Jeff Buckley’s album "Grace," before later explaining her own views on faith and being a role model.

“I’ve never had any plastic surgery,” she told GQ proudly. “Not a nose, not a chin, not a cheek, not a tit. So my messages of self-empowerment are truly coming from an au naturel product.”

Perry goes on to explain that she sees everything through a "spiritual lens," and earlier she admitted she believes in "a cosmic energy that is bigger than [herself]." She also believes in astrology and aliens.

“I look up into the stars and I imagine: How self-important are we to think that we are the only life-form? I mean, if my relationship with Obama gets any better, I’m going to ask him that question. It just hasn’t been appropriate yet," she said.

For much more with Katy Perry, including her relationship with President Obama, head over to or pick up a copy of the February 2014 issue on sale Jan. 28.

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Carrie Underwood Is The New Face Of Almay (PHOTO)

Carrie Underwood Is The New Face Of Almay (PHOTO): Move over, Kate Hudson. There's another famous blonde set to take over. Almay announced today that country superstar Carrie Underwood is the new global brand ambassador for the brand.

In an effort to celebrate the beauty of everyday women, Almay is ecstatic to partner with Underwood. The new campaign is slated to pop up this week with the singer's face plastered across magazine, online and television ads.

Revlon's global chief marketing officer Julie Goldin described the blonde beauty as the perfect blend of a “real girl from Oklahoma at the core” who is also “a self-professed makeup junkie.”

Underwood raved about Almay’s dedication to promoting a healthy image, saying, “Honestly, I could never be associated with a company I didn’t believe in. I love Almay’s positive approach to beauty because it’s so important to celebrate our natural beauty and enhance what makes us unique.”

Back in 2010, Almay named Kate Hudson as their star, and it was rumored that she signed a contract for up to $3 million. There’s no word yet on Underwood’s deal, nor whether Hudson will appear in any of the brand’s campaigns going forward.

What do you think of Carrie Underwood as the face of Almay?

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She sure does know a thing or two about makeup:

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Lena Dunham's Vogue Video Proves The Magazine Is Really OK With Lena Being Lena

Lena Dunham's Vogue Video Proves The Magazine Is Really OK With Lena Being Lena: For anyone (ahem, Jezebel) who thought Lena Dunham didn't look like herself in her Vogue shoot or was forced to act out of character, Vogue has a delightful rebuttal to disprove all the naysayers.

A new original Vogue short film called "Cover Girl" shows Lena receiving posing lessons ahead of her big cover shoot from none other than Hamish Bowles himself. The famed Vogue editor comes to rescue Lena, who's bugging out in her PJs in classic Hannah Horvath style, by teaching her how to pose like the legends: Cindy, Shalom, Twiggy and more.

Cue the unadulterated silliness. "Do you want robot arms?" Lena asks. Finger in her mouth, doing her best Twiggy: "I think I'm really starting to get this!" Then off they go into a Broadway-style dance routine, with Hamish calling out the movies: "Kate! Naomi! Cindy! Twiggy!"

Getting silly in her PJs, Lena looks totally at home -- and totally comfortable vogue'ing with a Vogue editor. As Dunham told Slate France, in response to Jezebel's accusation that the mag airbrushed her to an unrealistic degree, "I know that I felt really like Vogue supported me and wanted to put a depiction of me on the cover. I never felt bullied into anything; I felt really happy because they dressed me and styled me in a way that really reflects who I am."

From the look of the video, we definitely believe her. Watch the short film above.

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We (and Vogue) love you, Lena:

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Yes, You Can Wear Orange Lipstick And Here's How To Do It

Yes, You Can Wear Orange Lipstick And Here's How To Do It: Last year seemed to be the beginning of a wonderful phenomenon: Celebrities wearing bolder lip colors than ever before. From "Pretty Little Liars" actress Troian Bellisario's matte black lip adventure to Rihanna's unforgettable island blue pout, we foresee more experimental lip looks happening in 2014.

So we recommend giving it a go with a trend that's been a hit on the red carpet: Orange lips. While red is a classic go-to and nude could be your best friend, orange is the new... well, both of those things and more.

"Masters of Sex's" Caitlin Fitzgerald's punchy coral lips at the 2013 Golden Globes and "New Girl's" Hannah Simone's brilliant tangerine lip color at the recent Tory Burch Rodeo Drive flagship store opening, prove we all can indulge in this awesome shade. And here's why:

Although some may disagree, orange is becoming one of those colors that you just casually put on for a normal day.

But on the flip side, orange lips look perfect when paired with grillz...

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... or a sassy face.


And might we add that orange goes on beautifully.


As mentioned, celebs LOVE it.

Caitlin Fitzgerald


Hannah Simone


Solange Knowles


Lupita Nyong'o


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Orange lipstick definitely made its mark on the runway during New York Fashion Week Spring 2014.



Prabal Gurung


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Don't worry, there's a hue for anybody who wants to flaunt it.

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1. Clarins Rouge Prodige Lipstick in Spiced Orange. If you're looking for a burnt orange lipstick like the one worn by "12 Years A Slave" star Lupita Nyong'o, look no further than this tube. $26,

2. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in Le Orange. This YSL lip color has the essentials of a luxe formula: creamy texture, amazing color payoff and sunscreen. $34,

3. MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Sweet Grenadine. There's nothing quite like a glossy sherbet lip to get you going in the morning (but don't forget the coffee!). $17,

4. Wet 'n Wild MegaLast Lip Color in Purty Persimmon. A bright and saturated color by this drugstore brand. $2,

5. NYX Matte Lipstick in Indie Flick. Orange-reds are the best, especially when they come in a matte finish. $6,

6. Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Lip Balm in Oh! Orange! Hydrate and enhance your lips with this balmy yet brilliant shade. $4,

Now go ahead and give it a try because you can own it, ladies.

Dress up your lips in these shades of spring:

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