April was a busy month for social-media-savvy stars, who spent the last few weeks sharing candid photos from their moments at work and play. Diane Kruger and Vanessa Hudgens took advantage of sunny Spring weather at outdoor events like Coachella, while Channing Tatum was hard at work promoting his latest flick, White House Down. We loved seeing the airport run-in between Gwyneth Paltrow and Demi Lovato, as well as the return of Kate Hudson to the set of Glee. Jimmy Fallon got silly with the Jonas Brothers, Neil Patrick Harris got glammed up for Cirque du Soleil, and even though he was in the hospital for surgery, Dwayne Johnson kept his spirits up in a Superman t-shirt.
Selena Gomez seems to have successfully made the transition from beloved Disney Channel star to breakout big-screen actress, taking on more adult roles and music, like Spring Breakers and her recent hit "Come & Get It" (full disclosure: we can't stop listening!). With her newfound stature comes lots of sleek promotional and red carpet looks from big-name designers like Dolce & Gabbana, Peter Pilotto, and Oscar de la Renta — and we couldn't love Selena's grown-up style more if we tried. We've rounded up some of her coolest looks (so far!), so click through to see them all now.
Johnny Depp popped up on the set of Transcendence in LA yesterday. He sported a pair of Dita sunglasses and was joined by costar Rebecca Hall as well as a body double for the day of shooting. The sci-fi thriller also stars Morgan Freeman and Kate Mara and focuses on a pair of computer scientists fighting against an anti-technology organization. Johnny has been busy promoting his other film The Lone Ranger with Armie Hammer as well. The two teamed up to release a trailer for the movie during CinemaCon in Las Vegas earlier this month.
Between his big-screen projects, Johnny has been making time for fun — and a little flirting. He attended a secret Rolling Stones concert with his The Rum Diary costar Amber Heard over the weekend, and the two were spotted holding hands during the show before leaving together in a black SUV. Johnny and Amber's PDA marks the first time they've put their romantic connection in the spotlight, though they were rumored to have gotten close while working on 2011's The Rum Diary.
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When we first heard that crop tops were going to be big again for 2013, we had our reservations — it seemed like a look best suited for outdoor music festivals and costume parties — but after seeing the midriff-baring look on the runways at Marc Jacobs, Balenciaga, Costume National, and others, we inevitably changed our tune and are officially smitten with the idea of unleashing our inner Kelly Kapowski. The trend is rooted in '50s-era screen sirens like Sophia Loren, Brigitte Bardot, and Marilyn Monroe but is also dripping with '90s nostalgia — calling to mind fashion-forward TV characters like Kelly Bundy, Donna Martin, and, yes, Ms. Kapowski herself. If you're itching to try the trend this season, then click through for our expert styling tips, as well as three chic ways to wear it.
Penélope Cruz turns 39 tomorrow! The Spanish actress has made a name for herself in Hollywood with roles in films like Blow, Nine, and Vicky Cristina Barcelona, for which she won an Oscar in 2010. Of course, Penélope's most beloved roles at the moment are as a mother to Leo and wife to husband Javier Bardem. They'll soon add another member to their adorable family, as Penélope is pregnant with the couple's second child! In honor of Penélope's big day, we've rounded up some of her hottest moments on the beach, the red carpet, and beyond. Click through to see them all now!
Jennifer Garner took her daughter, Seraphina Affleck, along for a shopping trip in LA yesterday. Jen and Sera have been spending lots of cute mother-daughter time together, including an afternoon coffee run earlier this week, and a sweet trip to the beach in Santa Monica last weekend. They also stepped out for a stop at Williams-Sonoma with Violet and Ben in Brentwood. Jennifer is likely packing in lots of family fun before she gets ready to promote Dallas Buyers Club later this year. She's also reportedly in talks to costar with Steve Carell in the big-screen adaptation of the children's book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Jen will continue to show her support for husband Ben Affleck, though, who will be honored with a special degree from Brown University next month.
Lena Dunham and Allison Williams enjoyed some downtime on the set of Girls in NYC yesterday. Lena took a phone call between takes, while Allison grabbed a beverage and laughed with the crew. The girls seem to be continuing their filming from earlier this week, when they were spotted on the Manhattan set in the same outfits. Lena sported the printed bubble dress with a "Birthday B*tch" trucker hat, which could foretell a special celebration for her character, Hannah Horvath, in the show's third season.
Lena has had much to celebrate herself, as she was recently named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world. She partied with fellow honorees Claire Danes, Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon, and Frank Ocean at the Time 100 Gala in NYC earlier this week and shared that her father was the first person she called with the exciting news.
Now that Coachella festivities have wrapped up, snap-happy stars are getting back to work, family, and fun with friends. Sienna Miller cuddled up to her buddy Justin Long, and Cash Warren and his daughter, Haven, sported adorable matching outfits. While Emma Roberts had sweet dreams thanks to Gwyneth Paltrow, Bar Refaeli ushered in Spring with a bed of tulips in NYC and Ashley Tisdale showed off her bikini body during a trip to Mexico. Also, you'll definitely want to find out why Chrissy Teigen's getting the vampire treatment!
Jessica Szohr and Ed Westwick shared a sweet moment at LAX Tuesday as she dropped him off to catch his flight. The former Gossip Girl stars and real-life couple stopped at a nearby gas station before heading to the terminal, where they embraced as they parted ways. According to sources on the scene, the two reportedly were also spotted kissing. Jessica and Ed previously dated for four years before splitting in early 2012. While it hasn't been confirmed whether the two are rekindling their romance, they were recently spotted together at an event in Indian Wells, CA, during the first weekend of Coachella and also attended a City Year charity event in LA together last weekend.
Ed and Jessica have both been staying busy since their hit CW show aired its final episode late last year. Jessica recently made a cameo in her friend Taylor Swift's music video for the song "22," while Ed is set to star alongside Hailee Steinfeld in a new adaptation of Romeo and Juliet later this year.
It was a fun, festive week in the world of social media, and some of our fashionable favorites were sharing their stylish snaps during moments of work and play. Derek Blasberg celebrated his birthday with a bevy of beauties — Nicole Richie, Jessica Alba, Rachel Zoe, and Kirsten Dunst, to be exact — while Coco Rocha got glammed up for a fancy dinner in her honor. Poppy Delevingne shared photos before wrapping up her Coachella festivities, and Selena Gomez had a pretty priceless reaction to a young fan's t-shirt.
Gwyneth Paltrow hit the red carpet in a sheer colorblocked Antonio Berardi dress at the premiere of Iron Man 3 in LA yesterday. She was joined by her castmates Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley, Don Cheadle, and Robert Downey Jr., who brought along his wife, Susan. The couple arrived sporting dark sunglasses on the carpet and squeezed in some sweet PDA while waving to fans. Last night's event marks the first stateside premiere ahead of the movie's May 3 release. When asked if there would be a fourth Iron Man movie, or if he has plans to appear in the Avengers sequel, Robert said he "doesn't want to wear out [his] welcome" as Tony Stark but knows there's a lot of goodwill for the franchise and his character. Gwyneth and RDJ have recently been promoting the action flick overseas, including stops in Munich, Paris, and London. Gwyneth told us that while across the pond, she took her kids, Apple and Moses, to see the movie with their friends and "they loved it."
It's been a busy month for the actress, but with lots of cause for celebration. In addition to making the press rounds for the third installment of Iron Man, Gwyneth's second cookbook, It's All Good, debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list earlier this month. Gwyneth was also named People magazine's Most Beautiful Woman this week. In the issue, Gwyneth revealed that despite glamming it up for the red carpet, she's much more stripped-down while hanging out at home, saying, "Around the house, I'm in jeans and a t-shirt. I don't really wear makeup."
Let's get one thing straight: no matter how big of a pet peeve it may be, the bride will always try to convince you that you can "totally wear your bridesmaid dress again!" While it may be a stretch for some dresses, most of the time it's a lot easier than you think. And to prove it, we're taking one quintessential bridesmaid dress — Halston Heritage's strapless crepe maxi dress ($495) — and showing you three chic ways to wear it well after the big day. Click through to see and shop each look now.
If you're tall, then you're probably often faced with the style conundrum of high vs. low heels — and when it comes to your wedding day, you want to be comfortable, confident, and impeccably chic, so the last thing you need to stress out about is your choice of shoes. We all know that you don't have to sacrifice comfort for style on your big day (just look at the rise of sparkly wedding Toms), but for some, the thought of towering over your significant other at the altar isn't one you want to entertain. Though some leggy ladies have no qualms about wearing heels for their nuptials, we're addressing the needs of tall brides-to-be by rounding up a mix of low heels and flats, and also highlighting a few of our favorite lines that carry bigger shoe sizes. Just click through now to see and shop 20 of our favorites.
Alessandra Ambrosio was out and about in LA yesterday, showing off her toned legs in a pair of white denim shorts. She carried a blue snakeskin Alice + Olivia bag and seemed to be getting back to her normal routine after a few weeks of family fun. Alessandra celebrated her 32nd birthday earlier this month with her husband, Jamie Mazur, and their kids, Anja and Noah. She also attended back-to-back weekends of the Coachella festival in Indio, CA, and even brought 4-year-old Anja along for the second installment. The mother-daughter duo posed for photos together during the event, and Alessandra shared a sweet snap on her Instagram page with the caption "Enjoying my little girl."
Carey Mulligan and her husband Marcus Mumford stepped out for a sweet stroll in NYC today. The couple has been splitting time between the Big Apple and their home in London since Marcus wrapped up the first leg of an overseas tour with his band, Mumford & Sons, earlier this month. While in Manhattan last week, Carey hit the red carpet in a Victoria Beckham suit for the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball, where she partied with Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, and Michelle Williams. She also graces the cover of Vogue's May issue while channeling her Great Gatsby character, Daisy Buchanan. The next few weeks will likely be a busy time for the couple. Mumford & Sons sets off for the remainder of their world tour in Canada, and are nominated at next month's Billboard Music Awards, while Carey will begin making the press rounds for Great Gatsby ahead of its May 10 release.
You've said your vows, cut the cake, and danced all night with family and friends — now it's time to head off on your beach honeymoon! Whether you're jetting off to Miami, Hawaii, Fiji, or Tahiti, there are some serious packing rules to abide by — and we consider it our duty to make sure you look chic and pretty while you're soaking up the sun and relaxing with your sweetie. From can't-forget essentials like bikinis and a towel to special oceanside treats like heart-shaped headphones and bohemian-chic earrings, click through now to see and shop 23 honeymoon must haves (and one gorgeous bag to pack them all in)!
Kanye West joined his pregnant girlfriend, Kim Kardashian, for a shopping trip at Isabel Marant in NYC yesterday. Kim showed off her baby bump in a fitted black Stella McCartney dress, which she paired with heels from Kanye's recent collection with shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti. Kim and Kanye are back together on the East Coast after spending several weeks apart. Kanye has been living and working in Paris for the past few months, though Kim joined him in the City of Light for Fashion Week and Easter last month.
Kim is in New York with her family for the E! Channel Upfronts this week, and they sat down for an exclusive interview with Ryan Seacrest that aired on the network over the weekend. In the special, Kim talked about her pregnancy, saying that she's "had a lot of pain everywhere." She also touched on the recent finalization of her divorce from Kris Humphries, sharing that she "would get married again."
It's common knowledge that celebrities and designers go hand in hand — and when it comes to a star's special day, they tend to call on the couturiers closest to them to help craft their wedding gown. Valentino Garavani gladly designed a gown for his good friend Anne Hathaway, and John Galliano likely dropped everything to create a dress for his longtime muse Kate Moss. It's also exciting to see designers coming together for the goal of a wedding gown, like Margherita Missoni and Giambattista Valli did to develop her bohemian-chic dress in 2012. Whether it's a classic, romantic style, like Sarah Burton's hand-beaded Alexander McQueen creation for Kate Middleton, or something unexpected and adorable like the Rodarte dress Natalie Portman said her vows in, we love breaking down the design details of some of the most stunning dresses out there. Click through to see 14 of our favorite custom-made wedding gowns, and get the story on the designers that did them.
Miranda Kerr turns 30 today! We're celebrating with a look at the many bikini-filled moments of the supermodel's life. The last few years have been especially exciting for Miranda with her marriage to Orlando Bloom; the birth of their son, Flynn; and lots of new career highlights. She's been working hard for brands like Qantas airlines, David Jones, and her skin care line Kora Organics, and shows no signs of slowing down. Miranda is no stranger to slipping into a sexy two-piece, so our photo tribute seems more than fitting.
Happy birthday to Miranda, and click through to see her hottest snaps now!