Wardrobe Wednesdays: Lea Michele in Brentwood

Lea Michele fashion style Brentwood

I’m baaaaccckkkk!

Sorry for the abrupt hiatus announcement last week. I was chillin’ on the beach in Puerto Rico (vacay photo diary ETA tomorrow evening) and I completely forgot to find some guest bloggers to take over while I was away.

Anyway, this week’s Wardrobe Wednesdays features our favorite Glee drama queen Rachel, played by Lea Michele. While in Brentwood a few days ago, the actress was spotted wearing a blue and white striped maxi dress with a white tote.

Somebody is testing Labor Day outfits early!

I just love how effortlessly summer this outfit is. It has a nice nautical feel and looks quite comfy.

See below for the original dress (marked with *) and a few other items inspired by the look.

Dress:

1. Shopbop, $245.00 *

2. Micheal Kors, $68.60

Bag:

3. Belk, $252.99

4. Kate Spade, $298.00

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2013 Teen Choice Awards

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Award shows are the best. Celebrities get all dressed up and come together to celebrate their achievements in film, music, and other art forms. But the best part about the Teen Choice Awards is the fact that we get to choose who wins what—not The Academy, and not the Screenwriters Guild. The power lies in the hands of the millions of teens that vote for their favorites each year.

Teen Choice does things a little bit differently. Instead of having an actual trophy-like award, winners receive a Teen Choice surf board. They also break award show tradition by having a blue carpet instead of a red carpet.

I was very excited to find out that Lucy Hale and Darren Criss were hosting this years Teen Choice Awards.

Lucy Hale and Darren Criss

Lucy Hale and Darren Criss

I love the two of them to pieces! It was so cute the way they walked down the stairs together holding hands.

They both did such a great job hosting the show!

Before the main event, Teen Choice live streamed from the blue carpet with hosts Tim Kash and Taryn Brooks. The Teen Choice Awards isn’t much of an upscale award show, so there really is no need to arrive in extremely fancy attire. However, that doesn’t mean you should wear whatever. Here are the attendees that got it right:

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Drew Chadwick (second from left), Emblem3

Drew Chadwick made dressing up a bit more casual with an open waistcoat and a button up shirt with the first few buttons undone. Nothing says laid back better than a few undone dress shirt buttons.

Melissa Benoist, Glee

Melissa Benoist, Glee

Melissa Benoist kept it simple with a floral strapless dress. I also love the braid in her hair. It’s a nice elegant touch.

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Shay Mitchell, Pretty Little Liars

Shay Mitchell jazzed up the blue carpet with a sexy black and white pant suit. It really frames her body well.

Holland Roden, Teen Wolf

Holland Roden, Teen Wolf

Holland Roden looked adorable in a bright yellow lace dress. I love the fact that the lace makes a small train at the back.

JWoww, Jersey Shore

JWoww, Jersey Shore

JWoww looked super hot in a sparkly strapless dress with a train extension. Her curls looked fabulous as well.

Nick Jonas, Jonas Brothers

Nick Jonas (third from left), Jonas Brothers

I love how Nick kept it super casual with black and white stripes and a leather jacket. In general, the Jonas Brothers have good fashion sense.

Lucy Hale, Pretty Little Liars and Darren Criss, Glee

Lucy Hale, Pretty Little Liars and Darren Criss, Glee

Our hosts Lucy Hale and Darren Criss changed outfits multiple times, but this is my favorite outfit for the both of them. Lucy looks super cute in this little white dress and red heels. Darren looks extremely dapper in that suit! Yum!

Lily Collins, Mortal Instruments

Lily Collins, Mortal Instruments

Lastly, my favorite outfit of the night, Lily Collins’ palm tree train dress. Oh my God I want this! I love how she didn’t overdo the palm trees. She calmed down the tropical party with a solid black top, which I love. A+, Lily!

And now for the highlights of TCA 2013:

1. Rebel Wilson’s wetsuit.

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Rebel thought it would be a good idea to wear a wetsuit to match the surf board award. She even realized how awkward it would be if she didn’t actually win her category during her acceptance speech.

2. When Darren Criss mentioned that Lucy Hale makes out with Ian Harding “on that show” sometimes. Super awkward!

3. Photobomber Adam Devine during Gabby Douglas and Logan Lerman’s acceptance speeches, and while Nina Dobrev and Simon Helberg (Howard Wolowitz, Big Bang Theory) announced an award.

4. When Lily Collins asked Max Schneider why he’s presenting an award for a category his show is in. Explanation: he didn’t think he had a chance of winning anyway.

5. Leah Michele’s acceptance speech:

6.  (Christopher) Ashton Kutcher’s acceptance speech: He’s right when he says that smart is sexy.

7. Bruno Mars’ acceptance speech: I could not stop laughing at this!

8. Twerking. Nuff said.

Best Performance of the Night:

Paramore, “Still Into You”

As much as I hate Hayley Williams’ new haircut, the performance was still great. I love the ballerinas! They each had different colored hair, ranging from green to yellow.

Here is the list of the TCA 2013 winners:

Acuvue Inspire Award
WINNER: Nick Jonas

Ultimate Choice Award
Ashton Kutcher (16 lifetime Teen Choice Awards)

Choice Movie: Drama
WINNER: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
»Argo
»Les Misérables
»The Great Gatsby
»The Impossible

Choice Movie Actor: Drama
WINNER: Logan Lerman, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
»Ben Affleck, Argo
»Bradley Cooper, The Words
»Leonardo DiCaprio, The Great Gatsby
»Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables

Choice Movie: Comedy
WINNER: Pitch Perfect
»Identity Thief
»Peeples
»The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
»Warm Bodies

Choice Movie Actor: Comedy
WINNER: Skylar Astin, Pitch Perfect
»Jason Bateman, Identity Thief
»Steve Carell, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
»Nicholas Hoult, Warm Bodies
»Craig Robinson, Peeples

Choice Movie Actress: Comedy
WINNER: Rebel Wilson, Pitch Perfect
»Anna Kendrick, Pitch Perfect
»Melissa McCarthy, Identity Thief
»Kerry Washington, Peeples
»Olivia Wilde, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Choice TV Show: Drama
WINNER: Pretty Little Liars
»Gossip Girl
»Nashville
»Revenge
»Switched At Birth

Choice TV Actor: Drama
WINNER: Ian Harding, Pretty Little Liars
»Penn Badgley, Gossip Girl
»Joshua Bowman, Revenge
»Lucas Grabeel, Switched At Birth
»Nick Wechsler, Revenge

Choice TV Actress: Drama
WINNER: Troian Bellisario, Pretty Little Liars
»Blake Lively, Gossip Girl
»Vanessa Marano, Switched At Birth
»Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
»Emily VanCamp, Revenge

Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-fi
WINNER: Ian Somerhalder, The Vampire Diaries
»Jensen Ackles, Supernatural
»Stephen Amell, Arrow
»Jared Padalecki, Supernatural
»Paul Wesley, The Vampire Diaries

Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-fi
WINNER: Nina Dobrev, The Vampire Diaries
»Katie Cassidy, Arrow
»Ginnifer Goodwin, Once Upon a Time
»Kat Graham, The Vampire Diaries
»Kristin Kreuk, Beauty and The Beast

Choice TV Show: Comedy
WINNER: Glee
»The Big Bang Theory
»Modern Family
»New Girl
»Suburgatory

Choice TV Actor: Comedy
WINNER: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
»Chris Colfer, Glee
»Jake Johnson, New Girl
»Ashton Kutcher, Two And a Half Men
»Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Choice TV Actress: Comedy
WINNER: Lea Michele, Glee
»Kaley Cuoco, The Big Bang Theory
»Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
»Mindy Kaling, The Mindy Project
»Bridgit Mendler, Good Luck Charlie

Choice Female Artist
WINNER: Demi Lovato
»Selena Gomez
»Pink
»Rihanna
»Taylor Swift

Choice Music Group
WINNER: One Direction
»Big Time Rush
»fun.
»Maroon 5
»The Wanted

Choice R&B Artist
WINNER: Bruno Mars
»Beyoncé
»Alicia Keys
»Miguel
»Trey Songz

Choice Rock Group
WINNER: Paramore
»AWOLNATION
»Imagine Dragons
»Mumford & Sons
»The Lumineers

Choice Female Hottie
WINNER: Selena Gomez
»Miley Cyrus
»Megan Fox
»Mila Kunis
»Demi Lovato

Choice Female Athlete
WINNER: Gabby Douglas
»Missy Franklin
»Alex Morgan
»Danica Patrick
»Lindsey Vonn
»Serena Williams

Choice Movie Villain
WINNER: Adam DeVine, Pitch Perfect
»Javier Bardem, Skyfall
»Tom Hardy, The Dark Knight Rises
»Ben Kingsley, Iron Man 3
»Melissa McCarthy, Identity Thief

Choice TV Villain
WINNER: Janel Parrish, Pretty Little Liars
»Carly Chaikin, Suburgatory
»Joseph Morgan, The Vampire Diaries
»Lana Parrilla, Once Upon a Time
»Becca Tobin, Glee

Choice TV Personality – Female
WINNER: Demi Lovato, The X Factor
»Erin Andrews, Fox Sports
»Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
»Carrie Ann Inaba, Dancing with the Stars
»Heidi Klum, America’s Got Talent

Choice TV Male Scene Stealer
WINNER: Chord Overstreet, Glee
»Max Greenfield, New Girl
»Steven R. McQueen, The Vampire Diaries
»Tahj Mowry, Baby Daddy
»Rico Rodriguez, Modern Family

Choice TV Female Scene Stealer
WINNER: Miley Cyrus, Two And a Half Men
»Candice Accola, The Vampire Diaries
»Heather Morris, Glee
»Eden Sher, The Middle
»Ariel Winter, Modern Family

Choice TV Breakout Star
WINNER: Blake Jenner, Glee
»Stephen Amell, Arrow
»Melissa Benoist, Glee
»AnnaSophia Robb, The Carrie Diaries
»Derek Theler, Baby Daddy

Choice Single: Female Artist
WINNER: “Heart Attack” Demi Lovato
»“Come & Get It” Selena Gomez
»“Cups” (Pitch Perfect’s “When I’m Gone”) Anna Kendrick
»“I Knew You Were Trouble” Taylor Swift
»“We Can’t Stop” Miley Cyrus

Choice Single: Group
WINNER: “Live While We’re Young” One Direction
»“Get Lucky” Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams
»“I Love It” Icona Pop featuring Charli XCX
»“Love Somebody” Maroon 5
»“Thrift Shop” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz

Choice Love Song
WINNER: “Little Things” One Direction
»“Just Give Me A Reason” P!nk featuring Nate Ruess
»“Mirrors” Justin Timberlake
»“Treasure” Bruno Mars
»“The Way” Ariana Grande featuring Mac Miller

Choice Break-up Song
WINNER: “Come and Get It” Selena Gomez
»“DONE.” The Band Perry
»“Stay” Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko
»“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” Taylor Swift
»“When I Was Your Man” Bruno Mars

Choice Music Breakout Artist
WINNER: Ed Sheeran
»Candice Glover
»Ariana Grande
»Psy
»Emeli Sandé

Choice Music Breakout Group
WINNER: Emblem3
»Icona Pop
»Imagine Dragons
»The Lumineers
»Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Candie’s Choice Style Icon
WINNER: Miley Cyrus
»Ariana Grande
»Demi Lovato
»Lea Michele
»Emma Watson

Choice Summer Movie Star: Female
WINNER: Sandra Bullock, The Heat
»Amy Adams, Man of Steel
»Melissa McCarthy, The Heat
»Michelle Rodriguez, Fast & Furious 6
»Zoe Saldana, Star Trek Into Darkness

Choice Movie: Chemistry
WINNER: Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, The Heat
»Don Cheadle and Robert Downey Jr., Iron Man 3
»Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, The Lone Ranger
»Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and Paul Walker, Fast & Furious 6
»Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum, White House Down

Choice Summer TV Show
WINNER: Pretty Little Liars
»Teen Wolf
»So You Think You Can Dance
»The Fosters
»Under The Dome

Choice Summer TV Star: Male
WINNER: Keegan Allen, Pretty Little Liars
»Jake T. Austin, The Fosters
»Jean Luc Bilodeau, Baby Daddy
»Avan Jogia, Twisted
»Tyler Posey, Teen Wolf

Choice Summer TV Star: Female
WINNER: Lucy Hale, Pretty Little Liars
»Maddie Hasson, Twisted
»Chelsea Kane, Baby Daddy
»Katie Leclerc, Switched at Birth
»Maia Mitchell, The Fosters

Choice Summer Song
WINNER: “We Can’t Stop” Miley Cyrus
»“Blurred Lines” Robin Thicke (feat. Pharrell Williams & T.I.)
»“Cruise (REMIX)” Florida Georgia Line (feat. Nelly)
»“Get Lucky” Daft Punk (feat. Pharrell Williams)
»“Treasure” Bruno Mars

Choice Summer Music Star: Female
WINNER: Selena Gomez
»Miley Cyrus
»Ariana Grande
»P!nk
»Rihanna

Choice Summer Music Star: Male
WINNER: Bruno Mars
»Jay-Z
»Pitbull
»Robin Thicke
»Justin Timberlake

Choice Summer Tour
WINNER: One Direction, Take Me Home Tour
»Beyoncé, The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
»Bruno Mars, The Moonshine Jungle Tour
»Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake, Legends of the Summer Tour
»Taylor Swift, Red Tour 2013

I hope you remember that at the end of the night, WE chose the winners!

This Week in Music: Naya Rivera’s “Sorry” ft. Big Sean Teaser

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The first week of August brought to us a hint of Glee when Santana, played by  Naya Rivera, released a thirty-second teaser for her new song “Sorry.”

 

“#SorrynotSorry,” she added in a later tweet.

Very fitting.

The song features Naya Rivera’s boyfriend, rapper Big Sean.

Not a fan of that guy.

Or of this song, unfortunately.

#SorryverySorry.

The song has an R&B feel with a funky saxophone beat. In the teaser Naya Rivera proves to us she’s Spelling Bee material by spelling out the word “sorry” twice.

The teaser ends with a male voice shouting, “B*tch!”

I’m quite disappointed.

As a Glee fan, I’ve been in love with Santana’s vocals since she sang “Valerie” at sectionals.

Why you no stick to jazz pop Naya?!

It’s like her voice was made for Amy Winehouse type songs, yet she denies it by trying to go all R&B on us.

In summary, this is the “Sorry” teaser:

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Couldn’t have said it better myself, MarichKaulitz.

Now its your turn to decide how you feel about Naya Rivera’s sample of “Sorry.”

RIP Cory Monteith: 1982-2013

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May 11, 1982 – July 13, 2013

I still can’t get over the shock.

This morning I was mindlessly scrolling through my Instagram feed when I stopped on a collage of photos from peoplemag. The photos were of Glee star Cory Monteith. I read the description to learn that they were posted in memory of him.

What? Cory Monteith is no longer with us? No. This can’t be happening, I said to myself.

I couldn’t believe it. I thought it was some sort of sick joke until I googled it. The reality started to sink in for sure when I saw #RIPCoryMonteith and #PrayforLea trending on Twitter. The top photos on the pray for Lea hashtag are tear inducing.

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Lea Michele and Cory Monteith had been dating since early 2012.

I can only imagine the pain his parents and Lea Michele are experiencing at the time.

Monteith was found dead in a hotel room at Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel on Saturday, July 13th.

He was supposed to check out of the hotel yesterday. After staff noticed he hadn’t, they went to his room to check on him. By then it was too late. Paramedics pronounced him dead.

Reports state he was alone when he died. His autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

UPDATE: (7/16) Monteith died of a toxic mixture of heroin and alcohol, British Columbia Coroners Service says.

Cory Monteith was only 31 years old.

Incredibly sad. He still had so much ahead of him.

The Canadian actor struggled with drug abuse and had checked into rehab back in March of this year. He completed his treatments in April and was reunited with his costar and girlfriend Lea Michele soon after.

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Couple both on and off screen: Cory Monteith and Lea Michele

Glee fans all over the world are grieving the loss of this awesome actor.

A statement was released early this morning on the Glee Facebook page:

Statement on behalf of: GLEE Executive Producers, 20th Century Fox Television and FOX Broadcasting Company.

We are deeply saddened by this tragic news. Cory was an exceptional talent and an even more exceptional person. He was a true joy to work with and we will all miss him tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.

Lea Michele’s rep asks that we give her some privacy during this time.

In midst of all this, we remember that Finn Hudson, Monteith’s character on Glee, never wanted us to stop believing.

RIP CM

Check out how celebrities are responding to his death.

You will be missed, Cory Allan Michael Monteith. Rest in peace.

Jane Lynch and Lara Embry Getting Divorced

When I saw the news on my Twitter feed this morning I was in such shock that my retainer broke in my mouth when I gasped.

At least I think that’s why it broke…

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The lesbian couple of three years, Glee actress Jane Lynch and clinical psychologist Lara Embry, are getting divorced. Lynch announced the sad news yesterday, June 10th.

Say it ain’t so!

Lynch and Embry met at a fundraiser back in 2009.

“We actually have a picture of the moment we met,” Jane Lynch said three years ago. How romantic!

“I said, ‘I want my picture taken with her,’ ” Dr. Lara Embry remembered. “I thought she was cute.”

They got married in Sunderland, Massachusetts at the Blue Heron Restauran back in May 2010, and now they’re calling it quits.

I guess the cute didn’t last very long.

Sigh.

52 year old Lynch stated that the decision to divorce was a difficult one for the couple. I wonder if their age difference played a role in this (Embry is 44).

I guess Nelly Furtado is right when she sings “all good things come to an end.”

My heart goes out to their two girls, Chase and Haden.

May this divorce be a  stress free and tranquil one for the family.

Episode Review: “Glee” 4×16: “Feud”

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SPOILER ALERT: If you have not seen this episode yet, you might want to hold off on reading this.

Last night’s episode of Glee was pretty intense. Between holding grudges, male prostitution, and an unofficial marriage proposal, it was hard for me to sit still on the couch while watching it all unfold!

First off, let’s talk about Brody. Ever since the wedding episode, “I Do”, I knew Brody was not dealing drugs to make that money. Santana was definitely on to something when she found his stash of cash though, and I hope Rachel and Kurt think about things differently when they finally learn the truth. Check out my in depth commentary on this aspect of the episode here.

Will Schuester is not letting go of the grudge he is holding against Finn for kissing is fiance, Emma Pillsbury. This leaves Finn no choice but to leave McKinley High. Hopefully he does decide to go to college for a degree in Education.

During the fight scene of this episode (which was by far the craziest!) Finn shouts to Brody, “Stay away from my future wife!” Does this mean he plans to propose to Rachel, and moreover, marry her?!

I seriously cannot wait for next weeks episode!

As always, the song selection from this episode was great. I especially loved the “How to be a Heartbreaker” dance routine, originally sung by Marina and the Diamonds. My mom and I were concerned about the dancers falling down the stairs during that one though! The end song,”Closer”, originally by Tegan and Sara, was also great. The most unexpected was Sue Sylvester’s “Superbass” routine, originally by Nicki Minaj. In my opinion, her performance topped her “Vogue” routine in season one. That glow in the dark lipstick was icing on the cake!