Lady Gaga
September 12th, 2010
11:00 PM ET

Who wore it best on the VMAs white carpet?

We don't know if MTV gave the celebs strolled down their Winter Wonderland-esque white carpet a heads up, but some seemed to take it into consideration. There was plenty of all-black (the better to contrast with) and sparkle (see: Audrina Patridge's entire look).

The cast of "Jersey Shore" appeared more tan than usual - guess this is a special occasion - and the cast of "The Hills" - including the sparkliest of them all, Audrina - looked great. But the award for "best white carpet pop of color" should definitely go to Rosario Dawson.

Who were your favorites on the red - er, excuse us, white - carpet?


Filed under: Celebrities • MTV VMAs
MTV Video Music Awards live blog
September 12th, 2010
08:01 PM ET

MTV Video Music Awards live blog

Another year, another MTV Video Music Awards, but after what went down at the 2009 awards show - and we're not just talking about Kanye - it feels like expectations are a bit higher for this one.

The stars are already arriving, including Lady Gaga wearing headgear that looks higher than this season's platform stilettos.

Have a seat, make some snacks (perhaps an adult beverage or three) and hang out while we live blog the shenanigans. The pre-show has kicked off on the white carpet, and the awards, hosted by Chelsea Handler, will start at 9 p.m.

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Filed under: MTV VMAs • television
Toronto Film Festival: Tidbits from the Stars
September 12th, 2010
01:06 AM ET

Toronto Film Festival: Tidbits from the Stars

A big part of being at the Toronto Film Festival is interviewing actors and directors about the films they are premiering here. So far, I have chatted with Edward Norton, Milla Jovovich, Clive Owen, David Schwimmer, Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm, Blake Lively, Jeremy Renner and Rebecca Hall. Norton and Jovovich are pushing the intense prison drama, "Stone;" Schwimmer directs Owen in the family drama "Trust;" and the remaining five star in the cops and robbers flick, "The Town," which Affleck also directs.

In general, after a brief mention of the festival and the great city of Toronto, the stars usually dig into their roles and the film's storyline before wrapping up with something a little lighthearted. Here are some fun tidbits I have learned from the stars at the 35th annual Toronto International Film Festival.

- Jeremy Renner cross-dressed for Halloween last year. He was a "slutty bumble bee," complete with high heels.

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Toronto Film Festival: 'Inside Job'
September 12th, 2010
12:44 AM ET

Toronto Film Festival: 'Inside Job'

My first screening at this year's Toronto International Film Festival was Charles Ferguson's "Inside Job." Like his first documentary, the Oscar-nominated "No End In Sight" about the war in Iraq, his second movie investigates an important and timely issue - the global economic meltdown. The film is narrated by Matt Damon and offers insight into the world's recent financial catastrophe through a series of high profile interviews.

For a film with this subject matter I anticipated a number of government officials and Wall Street executives to be named and blamed – and they were. But, what really surprised me was that Ferguson also points the finger at a few of the nation's high ranking scholars. In fact, it's not the suits from Washington or downtown Manhattan, but a couple of guys from Columbia University who end up squirming the most on the Ferguson's razor sharp hook. Glenn Hubbard, the Chief Economic Advisor during the Bush Administration and current Dean of Columbia University and Frederic Mishkin, a professor at Columbia Business School and member of the Board of Governors at the Federal Reserve from 2006 – 2008, are likely not going to be happy with the film.

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