Art Basel FOMO: When Non-Arty People Attend Art Fairs

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Every once and awhile an event will happen that will engulf your Instagram feed whether you like it or not. Basically the two weeks of Coachella and the days of Art Basel Miami take the cake on the obnoxious photo posts that create a major fear of missing out for those not involved. That little Facebook status saying “Miami” has a much more powerful effect if it’s between the 3rd and 7th of December.

Welcome to America, where every event, regardless of the subject matter, is turned into a fanfare of celebrities and brand powerhouses. Case in point, the fabulous array of people in attendance at the Basel events in Miami. In honor of making you even more green-eyed over Art Basel and its eccentric famous attendees, we’ve collected our favorite party pupils.

1. Michelle Williams at the Louis Vuitton’s Playing With Shapes Dinner Billy-Farrell-2Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

2. Kate Hudson at the Louis Vuitton’s Playing With Shapes Dinner LOUIS VUITTON Dinner PLAYING WITH SHAPES / Pierre Paulin, 1972Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

3. Derek Blasberg and Kate Hudson at the Louis Vuitton’s Playing With Shapes Dinner LOUIS VUITTON Dinner PLAYING WITH SHAPES / Pierre Paulin, 1972Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

4. Bella Hadid at the Louis Vuitton’s Playing With Shapes Dinner LOUIS VUITTON Dinner PLAYING WITH SHAPES / Pierre Paulin, 1972Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

5. Miranda Kerr at the Louis Vuitton’s Playing With Shapes Dinner LOUIS VUITTON Dinner PLAYING WITH SHAPES / Pierre Paulin, 1972Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

6. Chelsea Leyland at the W Magazine and Miami Beach Edition Hotel Party THE MIAMI BEACH EDITION HOTEL launches with a celebration for W MAGAZINEPhoto: Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.com

7. Toni Garrn and Douglas Booth at the W Magazine and Miami Beach Edition Hotel PartyJoe-SchildhornPhoto: Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.com

8. Tommy Hilfiger at Celebration of Marc Quinns Collab with Dee Ocleppo Celebration of MARC QUINNS collaboration with DEE OCLEPPO, benefitting AUTISM SPEAKS, at the home of Dee and Tommy HilfigerPhoto: David X Prutting/BFAnyc.com

9. Karolina Kurkova at Celebration of Marc Quinns Collab with Dee Ocleppo Celebration of MARC QUINNS collaboration with DEE OCLEPPO, benefitting AUTISM SPEAKS, at the home of Dee and Tommy HilfigerPhoto: David X Prutting/BFAnyc.com

10. Leigh Lezark at Morgans Hotel Group The Teepee Project Opening Party MORGANS HOTEL GROUP presents The Teepee Project Opening Party featuring The MisshapesPhoto: Madison McGaw/BFAnyc.com

Who’s Your Best Dressed? Our Most Stylish Party Goers of The Week

Photo: Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com

As usual, Naomi Campbell proves that she is the be all end all supermodel, and Kate Hudson once again shows you how to look like a radiant movie star. The week was filled with stunning looks on some stunning favorites. Who gets your vote for best dressed?

1. Kate Hudson at Tiffany & Co. Baby2Baby Gala Honoring (herself) Kate Hudson

Tiffany & Co. Presents the Baby2Baby Gala Honoring Kate HudsonPhoto: Owen Kolasinski/BFAnyc.com

2. Kerry Washington at Tiffany & Co. Baby2Baby Gala Honoring Kate Hudson

Tiffany & Co. Presents the Baby2Baby Gala Honoring Kate HudsonPhoto: Owen Kolasinski/BFAnyc.com

3. Nicole Richie at Tiffany & Co. Baby2Baby Gala Honoring Kate Hudson

Tiffany & Co. Presents the Baby2Baby Gala Honoring Kate HudsonPhoto: Owen Kolasinski/BFAnyc.com

4. Julie Bowen at Tiffany & Co. Baby2Baby Gala Honoring Kate Hudson

Tiffany & Co. Presents the Baby2Baby Gala Honoring Kate HudsonPhoto: Owen Kolasinski/BFAnyc.com

5. Eddie Redmayne at The 2nd Annual Breakthrough Prize Awards

2nd Annual Breakthrough Prize AwardsPhoto: John Salangsang/BFAnyc.com

6. Lauren Santo Domingo at the Christie’s Valentino Dinner Celebration

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7. Zani Gugelmann at the Christie’s Valentino Dinner Celebration

Neil-Rasmus-3Photo: Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com

8. Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis at the Christie’s Valentino Dinner Celebration

Neil-Rasmus-5Photo: Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com

9. Sofia Coppola at Project Perpetual Inaugural Dinner and Auction

Neil-Rasmus-2Photo: Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com

10. Naomi Campbell at the Project Perpetual Inaugural Dinner and Auction

PROJECT PERPETUAL Inaugural Dinner & Auction Photo: Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com

10 Most Stylish of the LACMA Gala… Who Gets Your Vote?

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Los Angeles experienced a sizzling hot Saturday night at the 2014 LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring artist Barbara Kruger and filmmaker Quentin Tarantino. In very L.A. fashion, a Kardashian was there along with multiple A-List bombshells — Salma Hayek, we’re looking at you! Kate Hudson looked like a bronze statue and once again Camilla Belle wore exactly what we wanted her to. Who’s your best dressed of the night?

1. Kate HudsonLACMA 2014 Art+Film Gala sponsored by GUCCIPhoto: John Salangsang/BFAnyc.com

2. Kim Kardashian LACMA 2014 Art+Film Gala sponsored by GUCCIPhoto: John Salangsang/BFAnyc.com

3. Selena Gomez LACMA 2014 Art+Film Gala sponsored by GUCCIPhoto: John Salangsang/BFAnyc.com

4. Toni GarrnLACMA 2014 Art+Film Gala sponsored by GUCCIPhoto: John Salangsang/BFAnyc.com

5. Kate BeckinsaleLACMA 2014 Art+Film Gala sponsored by GUCCIPhoto: John Salangsang/BFAnyc.com

6. Jennifer LopezLACMA 2014 Art+Film Gala sponsored by GUCCIPhoto: John Salangsang/BFAnyc.com

7. Camilla BelleLACMA 2014 Art+Film Gala sponsored by GUCCIPhoto: John Salangsang/BFAnyc.com

8. Cara DelevingneLACMA 2014 Art+Film Gala sponsored by GUCCIPhoto: John Salangsang/BFAnyc.com

9. Evan Rachel WoodLACMA 2014 Art+Film Gala sponsored by GUCCIPhoto: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

10. Salma HayekJohn-SalangsangPhoto: John Salangsang/BFAnyc.com

Larry David Dons A Big Ol’ Beard for ‘Clear History’

The incarnation of Seinfeld creator Larry David with which audiences are probably most familiar is his Curb Your Enthusiasm self: clean-shaven, mostly bald and always in the midst of an uncomfortable situation. This perception is so ingrained in our collective cultural memory that most people probably won’t even recognize Mr. David in his latest role, the upcoming HBO film Clear History. In the new trailer for the movie, David appears as a grizzled old man with a yacht-rock-meets-hippie vibe, driving a convertible and belting out Chicago’s “25 or 6 to 4.” Cool.

The beard, sunglasses and convertible make sense when you consider the plot of the Greg Mottola-directed comedy. David stars as Nathan, a guy with an office job (marketing) who loses out on a big opportunity from a spat with his boss (sounds a bit Curb-y, no?) and walks away humiliated. A decade later, we find that after his life went into shambles, he has started over and is living on an island off of Massachusetts with a new name and a new identity, but his past comes creeping up behind him.

The rest of the cast looks formidable too, including Jon Hamm, Eva Mendes, Bill Hader, Danny McBride, Kate Hudson, Michael Keaton, Amy Ryan and probably some other big names we haven’t heard yet. Watch the trailer below, and then have “25 or 6 to 4” stuck in your head all day.

Non-Comprehensive Or Even Remotely Accurate Predictions For This Season of ‘Glee’

Everyone’s favorite erotic Tumblr slash-fic inspiration—er, show about show choir—returns to FOX tonight. After a season full of after-school-special moments about the dangers of texting while driving; a weird, offensive episode about the importance of not being racist; a character’s suicide attempt being reduced to a subplot and a pair of sweet, redemptive moments in the form of an Adele mash-up and an actually nuanced and well-done and maybe sort of realistic? episode about losing your virginity and West Side StorySeason Four will begin with a lot of unanswered questions and two different timelines, one in Ohio and one in New York.

We know so far that Rachel (Lea Michele) is trying to make it in the big city at Apparently The Only Musical Theatre School in the Country, NYADA, where she has trouble adjusting and clashes with her dance instructor, played by Special Guest Star Kate Hudson. We know that Puck’s little brother is joining the Glee Club, Kurt becomes a Vogue intern under the direction of Sarah Jessica Parker, Sue has a kid now because of reasons and what, Puck’s little brother is joining the New Directions and Ryan Murphy’s new Super Best Friend NeNe Leakes is coming back. Here are my probably inaccurate and definitely not comprehensive predictions of other things that will happen this season. 

  • At least one Fame reference in the first episode.
  • Kate Hudson will be surprisingly fun to watch and bring back that nice, refreshing dose of pure evil that made the show so fun to watch in its early days.
  • Sue Sylvester refers to Tina Cohen-Chang as “Gangnam Style” in the first episode, because offensive is Sue’s shtick, or something and this would be offensive AND topical! 
  • Kurt and Blaine break up because long distance/that smarmy Sebastian guy. Kurt takes the news particularly hard, and in the midst of an alcohol-fueled spiral, sings The Smiths’ “There Is A Light (That Never Goes Out).” 
  • Following said breakup, Rachel, Kurt and recurring plot snag Jesse St. James (Jonathan Groff) start a romantic relationship. (YOU’RE WELCOME, TUMBLR.)
  • Kristin Chenoweth comes back and destroys Mr. Schue’s engagement to Emma. Sadly, she fails, and there’s a terrible after-school special sequence about it.
  • Rachel moves to Brooklyn; pals around with Surprise Guest Star Zosia Mamet. Word "hipster" thrown about way too casually. 
  • Following week is a Very Special Episode about the dangers of cocaine. 
  • Sue Sylvester gets embroiled in a scandal when the weird, unnecessary kid with the gossip blog catches her putting her new infant child atop the pyramid.
  • Ryan Murphy completely abandons the show to immerse himself in his new gift-wrapped turd The New Normal and wins all the GLAAD awards.
  • Darren Criss performs a highly inappropriate but somewhat tolerable routine to Prince’s “Darling Nikki” at some point and everyone is still shocked that you can say “masturbating” in primetime.
  • The show finally, finally stops trying to make us care about anything happening in the life of Finn Hudson and ships him off to Afghanistan.
  • A spinoff launches starring Rachel’s dads and it is infinitely better than The New Normal if only by virtue of national treasure Jeff Goldblum.
  • I get frustrated with everything five minutes into the first episode, switch to whiskey and put the likely equally disappointing Bears-Packers game on instead. FOOTBALL. 

Morning Links: Jonah Hill Slims Down, Lil Kim Beefs with Biggie’s Mom

● Jonah Hill showed off his svelt new at the Espy’s this week, admitting that his new diet and exercise regiment is “not fun” but “important.” [NYDN] ● From the annals of celebrity baby names: Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy have named their newborn Bing, not after the Microsoft search engine, but as in Bingham, Bellamy’s mother’s maiden name. [Us] ● Disturbia director D.J. Caruso is crowdsourcing his next horror movie, Inside, pulling plot twists and even actors from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels developed for the project. [Slate]

● Rihanna is the most popular girl on Facebook, racking up 2 million more “Likes” than even Gaga. [Glamour] ● Emmy-nominated Glee star Chris Colfer first heard that this season will be his last where most people hear things these days: on Twitter. [People] ● If Biggie’s mom want’s Lil Kim’s verse cut from Monica’s new “Who Shot Ya” sampling single, Lil Kim’s verse gets cut. Lil Kim just can’t win. [RapRadar]

Morning Links: Jonah Hill Slims Down, Lil Kim Beefs With Biggie’s Mom

● Jonah Hill showed off his svelt new at the Espy’s this week, admitting that his new diet and exercise regiment is “not fun” but “important.” [NYDN] ● From the annals of celebrity baby names: Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy have named their newborn Bing, not after the Microsoft search engine, but as in Bingham, Bellamy’s mother’s maiden name. [Us] ● Disturbia director D.J. Caruso is crowdsourcing his next horror movie, Inside, pulling plot twists and even actors from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels developed for the project. [Slate]

● Rihanna is the most popular girl on Facebook, racking up 2 million more “Likes” than even Gaga. [Glamour] ● Emmy-nominated Glee star Chris Colfer first hear that this season will be his last where most people hear things these days: on Twitter. [People] ● If Biggie’s mom want’s Lil Kim’s verse cut from Mya’s new “Who Shot Ya” sampling single, Lil Kim’s verse gets cut. Lil Kim just can’t win. [RapRadar]

Morning Links: The Beckhams Welcome a Baby Girl, Rebecca Black Readies New Single

● David and Victoria Beckham had their fourth child and first daughter, Harper Seven. Kate Hudson and Matthew Bellamy also welcomed another this weekend, a “healthy baby boy.” [People/People] ● Betty Ford, former FLOTUS and co-founder of the eponymous celeb-favored recovery center, passed away on Friday at the age of 93. [NYT] ● Derek Jeter made his 3000th hit over the weekend and a really excited Jay-Z was there with his camera-phone to catch it on tape. Speaking of phones we wouldn’t mind hacking… [HipHopUpdate]

● Oh, you haven’t forgotten yet, have you? Because Rececca Black says she’s debuting her second single, “My Moment,” next week on YouTube — and finishing up a five-song EP for August. [THR] ● Rihanna brought heat to Dallas, literally setting the stage at American Airlines Arena on fire with a prop, forcing the entire place to evacuate. [RapRadar] ● Bow Wow’s name isn’t on his daughter, “the illest gift of [his] life”‘s, birth certificate because his baby mama was mad at him that day. [TMZ]

Morning Links: Ted Williams in Rehab, Natalie Portman Goes Topless

● Another day, another celebrity pregnancy: Kate Hudson is pregnant with her second. The year in celebrity spawning continues. [People] ● Having done some thinking during his court-ordered stint in a mental institute, Gucci Mane got a three-scoop ice cream cone marked “Brrr” and a red lightning bolt tattooed on his face upon his release. [Source] ● Golden voiced Ted Williams is entering rehab at the urging of Dr. Phil, thus completing the full course of his celebrity cycle. [PopEater]

● Justin Bieber, Zac Efron, and Robert Pattinson are among those announced as presenters for this Sunday’s Golden Globes. Everybody wins! [PopEater] ● Fox News is worried about what Olivia Munn’s latest Maxim cover means for the children. Wal-Mart, arbiters of all things America, won’t be carrying the offending issue. [Fox] ● Natalie Portman went topless in her new ad for Miss Dior Cherie. Topped with a bow, she’s more cute than scandalous. [Celebuzz]