13 Stars with Curves to Rival Kim Kardashian

Nicki Minaj’s most prized asset. Photo: Julien Boudet/BFAnyc.com

With all the pandemonium over Kim Kardashian’s Paper magazine winter cover shot by famed photographer Jean-Paul Goude, it is easy to forget the other stars who are also famous in part for their exceptional curves.

Being blessed in the derriere region is something that should be celebrated, and we are doing just that. These stars may have not glazed there prized possession with baby oil, but they totally could.

1. Jennifer Lopez  John-SalangsangPhoto: John Salangsang/BFAnyc.com

2. Serena Williams VANITY FAIR OSCAR PARTY 2012 - Red Carpet ArrivalsPhoto: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

3. Scarlett Johansson TOD'S Celebrates the Signature Collection at the Italian Embassy in ParisPhoto: Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.com

4. Beyoncé The Metropolitan Museum of Art's COSTUME INSTITUTE Benefit Celebrating the Opening of Charles James: Beyond Fashion and the Anna Wintour Costume Center - Red Carpet ArrivalsPhoto: Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.com

5. Sofia VergaraVANITY FAIR OSCAR PARTY 2014 - Red Carpet ArrivalsPhoto: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

6. Halle BerryHARRY WINSTON Celebrates ThePhoto: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

7. Khloe Kardashian Bob Pittman, John Sykes, Ryan Seacrest and Elvis Duran celebrate the launch of the iHeartRadio iPad appPhoto: Julian Mackler/BFAnyc.com

8. Eva MendesEva Mendes Reveals Her New Campaign for Angel by Thierry Mugler - ARRIVALSPhoto: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

9. Iggy Azalea STEVE MADDEN Music Presents IGGY AZALEAPhoto: Will Ragozzino/BFAnyc.com

10. Kate Upton THE FASHION GROUP INTERNATIONAL 30th Annual Night of Stars: GalaxyPhoto: Benjamin Lozovsky/BFAnyc.com

11. Jessica Simpson FOOTWEAR NEWS Achievement AwardsPhoto: Leandro Justen/BFAnyc.com

12. Coco Austin Tribeca Film Festival Presents Tribeca Talks: After the Movie: ChampsPhoto: Ross White/BFAnyc.com

13. Nicki Minaj  Julien-BoudetPhoto: Julien Boudet/BFAnyc.com

FASHIONS OF THE EMMYS 2014: Star-Maker Gowns, Beach-y Babes + Duds

Lizzy Caplan in Donna Karan Atelier. Photo courtesy of Getty Images

I paid a lot of attention to the red carpet last night. It was an emotional journey–one that I live-tweeted my way through (are you following @BlackBook!?) and, in the process, became really flustered by how many women wore red gowns. The Emmys being a bigger event than the humble VMAs, there were a lot of looks to take in, and a lot of reactions to process.

If you didn’t watch, feel free to trust my sartorial judgment, and if you did, feel free to tweet me and tell me how wrong or right I am! Cool? Here goes!

The Winner: Lizzy Caplan
That Donna Karan Atelier dress was a starmaker. Caplan’s long been on the rise, but a look like this one is iconic, and she wore it with perfect grace.

 

Reds on the Red Carpet: Julia Louis-Dreyfus
I got in a bit of a tizzy when I realized just how under-utilized half the rainbow was on this year’s red carpet, but Julia looked flawless in Carolina Herrera. Some people are lucky enough to work wonders in the simplest of garments and this was a lovely example of that. The crowd was practically a sea of red, but Uzo Aduba also looked radiant in Christian Siriano’s design in the bright hue.

 

The Object of the Male Gaze: Sofia Vergara
Sofia Vergara both embraces and laughs at her own overt sexuality and is pretty lovable in the process. Her strapless, curve hugging Roberto Cavalli was gorgeous in spite of her declaration that she couldn’t bring boyfriend Joe Mangienello because he is too hot.

 

The Can-do-no-wrong-in-my-book: Lena Dunham
Was it a dress? Was it a top and a skirt? (It was the latter and it was by Giambattista Valli). Who knows but I love Lena Dunham so much that I will let her wear whatever she damn pleases. Though proportionally speaking the Peter Pan collar pink blouse was too much fabric in conjunction with that ombré-d wedding cake of a skirt, I loved seeing Lena explore new color palettes to complement her new bleach-blonde ‘do. I think she would have stunned in a strapless top with all that skirt going on, but like I said, in this case, my fandom supersedes my critical ability and I will be the first to admit it! Theoretically speaking, Sarah Hyland’s was probably the better of the cake-invoking skirts, but Lena’s comes out on top for its loud personality.

 

The Minimalist Bride: Kristen Wiig
This dress would make a very pretty wedding gown (it’s Vera Wang after all), but oh well, white is a nice color, it’s August, and many celebs choose longer lengths for the red carpet. It fit her well, but in a casual way, and in some pictures she almost looked like an edgy Jen Aniston. Very chic.

 

Sleekest: Robin Wright
Ralph Lauren suit, androgynous hair– the whole thing was so simultaneously effortless and polished. Absolutely love.

 

Best Departure: Julie Bowen
The Modern Family star usually sticks to solid colors that accentuate her killer body. They look good and that’s cool. But last night’s ‘70s-inspired Peter Som gown was the definition of a pattern done right. It’s not easy, so major kudos to Bowen for owning it.

 

The Secret Beach Goddess: Amy Poehler
It’s easy to forget that Amy Poehler is kind of a bombshell underneath the barrage of suits Leslie Knope wears on Parks and Recreation. But then the Emmys (or the Globes) come around and there’s Amy with The OC-worthy beach waves in a silver Theia gown.

 

Bland but Beautiful: Taylor Schilling
Taylor Schilling, that’s Piper to anyone with a Netflix account, wore a beaded nude Zuhair Maurad gown that hit in all the right places. Props, too, to the gorgeous racerback.

 

Undecided: Kiernan Shipka
Kiernan Shipka is a red carpet favorite, and objectively speaking, this Antonio Berardi dress (put on hold by Rachel Zoe’s styling team minutes after it hit style.com) is a stunner. Still, Shipka is still just 14 and I thought a little more color and youthfulness would have been lovely on the young starlet.

 

The Makeover: Gwen Stefani
OK, so it wasn’t quite a makeover, but I don’t think I was alone when it took me a moment to recognize Gwen Stefani tonight. Clad in metallic Versace and pin straight blonde hair, Stefani looked sleek and semi-futuristic.

 

The Try-Again-Next-Year Crew

Debra Messing: Honestly, if I had that red hair I would put on an emerald colored gown and never take it off. Sometimes you just shouldn’t mess with perfection. This black sheer thing was shapeless and did nothing for Messing who is a beaut!

 

Sarah Paulson: #Sorrynotsorry that this is the stuff of nightmares. It looks, quite frankly, like Paulson had an accident in a tulle factory, or got caught in a swarm of ladybugs.

 

Laura Prepon: She could have looked so good, and yet, she looked like she got stuck in the prom department at a Midwest department store. Sigh.

Sofia Vergara Sizzles in Leopard + 9 Sexy Animal Print Bikinis to Shop Now

41 year-old Modern Family star Sofia Vergara always looks hot, and in the latest campaign images for her Kmart collection, nothing much is different; Sofia looks amazing wearing a leopard print bikini from her line.

Summer season is fast approaching — this weekend is Memorial Day, and to us, that’s the official kick-off — so we sought out some of the best animal print bikinis to wear starting now, hopefully channeling a little of Ms. Vergara’s vibe.

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‘Machete Kills’ Trailer Features Stacked Cast, Explosions

When we last left Danny Trejo’s gun-slinging grindhouse assassin Machete, he had just finished dispatching a corrupt, racist border patrol officer and his team to defend the innocent people they preyed upon in a cartoonish, gory and thoroughly entertaining manner. Now, Robert Rodriguez’s character is ready to return in a new sequel, Machete Kills, and this time, he’s working for the U.S. government.

When we first stumble upon Machete in the all-new international trailer for the film, he is hanging from a rope. He’s cut loose to talk to the president (played by Carlos Estevez, a former CBS sitcom headliner opting not to use his stage name), enlisting him to track down and stop a mad arms dealer (Mel Gibson for some reason) from launching a destructive missile.

The movie looks like explodey-gory summer blockbuster fun, and if either of the two aforementioned names turn you off, the rest of the cast sounds far more redeeming: Jessica Alba and Michelle Rodriguez return, and joining the fun are Sofía Vergara, the underrated Demián Bichir, previous Rodriguez collaborators Antonio Banderas and Alexa Vega (Spy Kids, y’all!), Amber Heard, special effects master Tom Savini, Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Hudgens, and the mighty Edward James Olmos. Rodriguez has assembled quire the ensemble. The film hits theatres this September; watch the trailer below. 

There Are No Television Comedies Other Than ‘Modern Family,’ Apparently

So, the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards were last night, and considering we still have a bad taste in our mouths from our inappropriate drunk uncle Billy Crystal hosting the Oscars, for the most part, they were actually pretty fun to watch. Jimmy Kimmel had some funny bits, Giancarlo Esposito and Aaron Paul hugged it out and made us all verklempt, Lena Dunham ate cake naked and Julia-Louis Dreyfuss and Amy Poehler stole the show with their acceptance speech switcheroo.

In terms of the awards themselves, the recipients were almost painfully predictable, especially in the comedy category. The drama awards were mostly bang-on, as the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the most part avoided the soapy pleasure of Downton Abbey and Don Draper’s steely gaze to actually reward what probably are the two best dramas on TV right now, Homeland and Breaking Bad (Aaron Paul’s Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series award made our hearts happy). And Louis C.K. took home two awards — one the writing on Louie and one for his standup special at the Beacon Theatre.

But in terms of comedy, once again, the Academy chose to throw Louie its one bone—the equivalent of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences giving the most envelope-pushing film of the year Best Original Screenplay and then kind of ignoring it the rest of the night—and then choosing to celebrate thoroughly mediocre stuff. In a run similar to the one Frasier made in the mid-‘90s, for the past three Emmy cycles now, Modern Family has dominated the comedy categories to the point where even better stuff from the banal, laugh track-y, Chuck Lorre school of TV comedy was ignored (come on, as eye-roll-worthy as The Big Bang Theory can be sometimes, seeing Mayim Bialik win an Emmy, especially as the show’s saving grace that is Amy Farrah Fowler, åwould have been golden). All four of Modern Family’s big winners—Outstanding Supporting Actress Julie Bowen, Outstanding Supporting Actor Eric Stonestreet (convinced that there is one dude voting in the Academy who is just still totally super shocked that a straight dude can play a preening gay man even though this is 2012, y’all), Director Steven Levitan and the show for Outstanding Comedy Series — are repeat wins, with the show itself and Levitan earning them back-to-back-to-back. This year, the rest of the show’s adult cast members were nominated for acting awards.

I like Modern Family. It’s cute. Ty Burrell and Sofia Vergara are eternally fun to watch. I usually walk away from it not hating myself. My whole family watches it (cross-demographic appeal!). And granted, the Outstanding Comedy Series pool was a little thin this year—the token Lorre (The Big Bang Theory), two former comedy powerhouses that are still very funny but mostly over-the-hill (30 Rock, Curb Your Enthusiasm), and the two other HBO shows, Girls and Veep, which were long shots anyway. But at a time and place where so many awesome things are happening with television comedy, at a time when a fart and smunny show like Parks & Recreation or something that, love it or hate it, can spark an international conversation like Girls or a show that is so funny and so human like Louie or a show that celebrates its dweebiness so joyfully like Community or a great traditional thirtysomethings-in-the-city sitcom like Happy Endings can all exist, it seems a disservice to let more of the same rack up statue after statue. It seems kind of silly to rant—the Emmys will probably never change and TV comedy is full of niches and Modern Family certainly isn’t the worst thing to happen to television ever. But when the whole run of programming is so totally awesome, it would just kind of be nice seeing the celebration of the awesomeness spread around a bit. At least Leslie Knope won her city council election. Better luck next time, Team Dunphy.

So, to make ourselves feel better about everything, here’s Aaron Paul’s acceptance speech again. 

Fret Not, The Cast Of ‘Modern Family’ Won’t Be Going Hungry

I know you were worried, distraught with worry, that the cast of Modern Family were not making enough money. But rest assured most of them will be making around $150,000 per episode next season.

The Hollywood Reporter says cast members Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen, (Tyler Coates dopplegangar) Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ty Burrell, and Eric Stonestreet had filed a lawsuit to attempt to get out of their current contract in which they were earning a piddling $65,000 per episode each, the poor dears. (Ed O’Neill, formerly of Married With Children, made closer to $100,000 per episode.)

After contract negotiations this week — which resulted in a rescheduling of their table read — the new contracts give the aforementioned six actors closer to $170,00 per episode including bonuses and rocket towards $350,000 per episode as they fulfill out their new eight-year contract. Additionally, the six will receive a cut of the back-end profits (a la Joan Harris!), which O’Neill already shared.

The tl;dr? Rich people are getting richer. Good for them! (Seriously, good for them. At least it is not fucking Mitt Romney.) Modern Family is supposed to debut its fourth season on September 26. Let’s see if they make it.

Woody Allen Returns to Acting in John Turturro’s ‘Fading Gigolo’

Well, not entirely: First, he’ll appear in his own Nero Fiddled, which is out later this year. But Fading Gigolo will mark the first film Allen’s appeared in which he didn’t direct himself since 2000’s Picking Up The Pieces, making this his formal return to acting as an actor and only that. Him and John Turturro will play broke best friends who decide to become gigolos under the pseudonyms Virgil and Bongo, which of course leads to hijinks in the Hasidic Jewish community they call home. Sharon Stone and Sofia Vergara are also in talks to star, with production slated to begin in April.

Allen just picked up a Best Original Screenplay Oscar for Midnight in Paris, so it makes sense that he’s giving himself a little breather to have some fun by acting in a friend’s film. No word on the personality types that him and Turturro will play, but my educated guess is that he’ll be a slightly nebbish, neurotic Jew.

‘Globe and Mail’ Caption-Writer Skewers Celebrities, Favors Occupy Wall Street

This is amazing: whoever writes the captions for the Celebrity Photos of the Week feature for The Globe and Mail apparently has a not-so-secret liberal agenda.

Below are some screenshots of some of the best photos and captions of celebrities supposedly thinking long and hard about the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Links: ‘Modern Family’ Emmy Win Means Naked Sofia Vergara, Madonna and Lady Gaga to Tour

Modern Family, which won the Emmy for outstanding comedy series, promised that if they did win, Sofia Vergara would run naked down Sunset Blvd. Don’t hold your breath, but do hope and pray. [TDW] ● Mad Men also won big at the Emmys, with Breaking Bad taking home two awards for acting. Two-word shows are so hot right now! [HuffPo] ● Mary-Louise Parker claims she has never smoked weed, has licked a pot lollipop, but prefers sex. Naturally. [Vanity Fair]

● A co-headlining world tour featuring Madonna and Lady Gaga may be on the way, at which point Britney Spears will cry and spiral downward into a black hole of Kevin Federline-affiliated depression. [Vulture] ● Paris Hilton spent the weekend getting arrested for cocaine possession while hotboxing an Escalade in Las Vegas. Just another day in the life of a gangster. [Daily Intel] ● George Clooney’s The American co-star said the actor doesn’t do a lot of sex scenes, and that “he’s not that experienced.” Her naivety is cute, though. [People]