Alexander McQueen and Sarah Jessica Parker
May 2nd, 2011
06:43 PM ET

Costume Institute Gala: The most memorable looks

After Kate Middleton – now the Duchess of Cambridge – made a stunning entrance in a Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding dress, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is paying its own tribute to McQueen, the late fashion icon who took his own life in February of last year.

Tonight’s Costume Institute Gala exhibit, called "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty," will explore the designer's "dark romanticism and his complicated attraction to female power, the grotesque and the historical," as Robin Givhan puts it in the Daily Beast.

The memory of his influence surges on, such as the entrance Sarah Jessica Parker famously made in one of his dresses at the Costume Institute’s "Anglomania" evening in 2006. Speaking of memorable dresses, we’ve rounded up a few looks from galas past that still stand out in our minds.

From SJP’s voluminous wonder and Katy Perry’s light show to Rihanna’s masculine chic, the red carpet at the Met never fails to provide an eye-catching outfit, good or bad. Let us know if we missed one of yours!


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Celebrities are seeing red…hair, that is
May 2nd, 2011
06:07 PM ET

Celebrities are seeing red…hair, that is

We’re not sure if it was her newly red hair that turned heads at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington, D.C., or her walking hand-in-hand with Sean Penn. Either way, Scarlett Johansson knows how to make an entrance.

The formerly blonde actress has sported red locks before, as she did for her role in 2010’s “Iron Man 2.”

And Johansson is just one of the leading ladies channeling Lucille Ball and Jessica Rabbit - among other notable Hollywood gingers - of late.

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Shania Twain on ex's affair: Accidents happen
May 2nd, 2011
06:03 PM ET

Shania Twain on ex's affair: Accidents happen

It may seem hard to believe, but Shania Twain was able to forgive her ex-husband and best friend for their affair.

"Despite everything, I still loved my husband," the superstar singer says in her new memoir. "And I still loved my friend. I put myself in their shoes with the understanding that accidents happen, we're all human, and we all make mistakes....Eventually, I came to the point of accepting the end of my marriage."

Excerpts from Twain's new book, titled "From This Moment On," were published on Parade.com and give some insight into the dark days of the breakup of her marriage to famed producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange and her past as a witness of domestic violence. FULL POST

Lorenzo Lamas is a married man...again
May 2nd, 2011
04:31 PM ET

Lorenzo Lamas is a married man...again

Maybe the fifth time's the charm?

Actor Lorenzo Lamas, 53, married Shawna Craig, 24, on Saturday in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico according to E!.

The "Renegade" star reportedly went casual for his nuptials by wearing a black long-sleeved shirt, white pants and flip-flops. The bride was more traditionally attired in a white gown.

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Photos from 'Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part I'
May 2nd, 2011
04:29 PM ET

More 'Breaking Dawn' photos emerge

We still have months to go before Twihards start erecting tent cities at the local cineplex to see the latest "Twilight Saga" installment, but Summit Entertainment has unleashed a series of photos from "Breaking Dawn – Part I," presumably to temporarily satiate the masses.

You've already seen the photo of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart smiling over a game of chess, and these pictures kick it up a notch in the romance department. Pattinson's Edward Cullen and Stewart's Bella Swan tie the knot and head off to an island honeymoon in this part of the storyline, and the still images from the film show a lot of embracing between the two, along with a little less clothing.

Although, none of them are quite as suggestive as the feather-clutching or topless shots from the anticipated bedroom scene. (Don't worry, parents - the movie's staying PG-13.)

"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part I" arrives in theaters on November 18.


Filed under: movies • Twilight
'Thor' star: 'Avengers' will be a battle of big egos
May 2nd, 2011
03:58 PM ET

'Thor' star: 'Avengers' will be a battle of big egos

The real fighting in the upcoming "The Avengers" movie may not be between the superheroes and the villains but amongst the crime fighters themselves.

"It's Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor," Chris Hemsworth, who plays the latter character, told CNN at a junket for his action-packed "Thor." "[They] all come together and attempt to form an alliance. It's tension-filled. We've got some big egos in that group and they don't play well with others all the time, you know."

As Marquee previously reported, Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans will play Iron Man and Captain America — characters the actors have each portrayed previously in solo films — while Mark Ruffalo has been cast as the big green monster the Hulk.

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