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In my fantasy land, I’m wearing a green dress to the Golden Globe Awards. And the Oscars. And the SAG Awards. And everywhere else. Because green is the way to go, as Scarlett Johansson proved at the MTV Movie Awards.
Thankfully, Hollywood paid attention. Lots of green. And lots of red. (Thanks Sofia Vergara, January Jones and Christina Hendricks!)
Unfortunately they also went for nude/blush tones and I have never been a big fan. Natalie Portman even tried to combine the blush and red in an epic fail. (But I still don’t think she looked as bad as Heidi Klum.)
See below for my best and worst from the night.
Catherine Zeta-Jones upstaged her not-that-sick-anymore husband, Michael Douglas —which is probably how he likes it and why he married her — in arguably my favorite gown of the night. I had forgotten how gorgeous she is. She reminded me.
I think January Jones is the most consistently interesting person on any red carpet. She was my favorite at the Emmys (except her hair) and I love her bold statement here. She is so confident when it comes to fashion, so why does she suck so bad as a “Saturday Night Live” host? She’s even dating the hottest SNL guy, Jason Sudeikis. I don’t get it. Anyway, I love this look. She is beyond stunning.
Angelina Jolie wore emerald earrings to the Oscars … was it last year? No, I think maybe the year before. Can’t remember. Anyway, she wore those gorgeous earrings with a bland black dress and this time she’s covering up her scrawny frame in a full green dress. At least she looked good while Ricky Gervais trashed her film, “The Tourist.” Awkward! He really knows how to get the groans.
Mila Kunis, the other hottie from “Black Swan,” also wore green. She looks just like the elder daughter from “Modern Family.” I think it’s funny that both Mila and her “Black Swan” buddy, Natalie Portman, have almost identical movies coming out. Mila’s is called “Friends with Benefits” and Natalie’s is “No Strings Attached.” That trend sucks.
I love Elisabeth Moss, even if she is a Scientologist. What do I care. She looks great and looking great is the best revenge. (Take that, Fred Armisen!) This is not my favorite green dress, but I’m all-in when it comes to green tonight.
Miss Hailee was amazing in “True Grit” (which was otherwise just OK to me) and looks gorgeous here. Sleek hair! I love sleek hair.
I like Amy Adams, even if I wasn’t that into her in “The Fighter.” But I was only into Christian Bale in “The Fighter.”
Speaking of Christian, why is he all of a sudden always gushing about his wife?
Actually, I know the answer: He’s trying so hard to win an Oscar for “The Fighter.”
So can we love him now? I miss loving him.
And what did he say to Roberto De Niro?
She knows. She knows exactly what she’s doing. Look at her. When is “Mad Men” coming back? By the way, look at what they’re doing to Johnny Depp in this shot. AP recalled this but I’m keeping it.
Sofia! Always looks good. Doesn’t know how not to. Love the back. Baby got back, for sure. Love or hate? Hit up FabSugar’s poll.
Holy crap. When is Halle Berry going to look just average? Her perpetual beauty is getting to be annoying.
See. This is how good it looks when you keep it simple. Granted, Claire Danes is a bit too thin, but I looooove this simply chic look.
Sandra Bullock has given up. The hair. The dress. So far from her big Oscar moment. Sad.
Natalie Portman is pregnant but for heaven’s sake, she’s not THAT pregnant. She recently got even tinier for “Black Swan” so it’s kind of funny how in the same 365 days she’ll probably be at her smallest (ballet dancer) and largest (preggers!) as an adult woman. Anyway, the dress is ugly.
There are at least three dresses in this one dress. Oh Hope. The blue is nice, anyway.
This is one of my biggest disappointments. Juliana Margulies is not Tilda Swinton, I don’t expect her to look bad. She’s gorgeous and this dress does not flatter.
Jennifer Lopez does not look good here. She normally does, but it doesn’t work this time. Blah. I don’t like how she overdoes her face.
How did Lea Michele end up on the worst list? She’s usually so good at keeping it simple and glam, but she goes overboard here. And it keeps bunching in the wrong places.
Look, no one loves Michelle Williams more than I do. But this cute hippie look is just not right. And it’s not flattering. Frown.
The one and only. The woman. The myth. The legend. The Tilda.
How could I forget Helena Bonham Carter! She is the new Bjork. I adore her. The SHOES! Watch “The King’s Speech” and join me in wishing you lived in Geoffrey Rush’s office.
Olivia Wilde was one of the first ladies to hit the red carpet. I loved her Cinderella dress and didn’t even mind her bangs. But the shoes. Too much for me.
Scarlett Johansson is definitely going old Hollywood, but I’m not sure about the sleeves. And the color. I just want color. Why is that too much to ask?
Check out my“ “Golden Globes” archive and scroll down for whatever-the-hell I said about last year’s event. I can’t even remember.
“The Suitcase” was possibly the best episode “Mad Men” has ever produced — and that’s saying volumes. TKO.
It was a clever-but-not-too-clever way to bring together “the baggage” — unbreakable baggage with secrets locked inside — that Peggy Olson and Don Draper are both carrying in their personal and professional lives.
Peggy is turning into Don’s Anna — as one dies and walks out with her suitcase, the other is reborn on her birthday — even if she doesn’t quite know him as well yet. (But she thinks she does.)
Betty is actually the only one who knows the true Don now, but Peggy would probably take his Dick Whitman news in her usual clipped stride.
I loved their tour of New York during the Liston/Clay fight, even if I cringed at Peggy’s insecure jabs at Don for not sleeping with her. “You’re an attractive girl, Peggy.”
Girl being the operative word there. True, 26 is still very young, as Trudy Campbell said, but you don’t want to be Allison. You also don’t want to be the kind of person who sleeps with Duck, who took a dump (or almost took a dump) in Roger’s office out of spite at Don. You also don’t want to be the kind of person who drinks so much they vomit repeatedly. Just as a tip.
It was a surprisingly touching episode — and so simple! I love “True Blood” and that show also has at least a dozen characters in the works, but they insist on cramming all of their storylines into every episode.
I love that “Mad Men” focuses on just a few people at a time in each episode and gives their stories space to breathe. In doing so, “Mad Men” allows Elisabeth Moss and Jon Hamm to do their best work to date in “The Suitcase.”
This is why “Mad Men” has won three straight Emmys for Best Drama.
Just think — in this episode Peggy finally explodes at Don for taking credit for her work and he explodes back. But unlike Don and Betty or Peggy and her boyfriend Mark, they don’t give up on each other. Within minutes Don is calling Peggy into his office to laugh about Roger’s ramblings on Ida Blankenship, Queen of Perversions.
They are extensions of each other and both extensions are good at moving on. This never happened. It will shock you how much it never happened.
Later, Peggy opens up to Don about her baby (Don doesn’t know it’s Pete’s but we could get to that level of openness) and Don tries to deck Duck (say that 10 times fast) for calling her a “whore.” (Believe me, Don knows from whores and Peggy is no whore.)
Peggy stands over drunk Don like he’s literally watching himself from a far, asking how long he’s going to go on like this. Don cries openly in front of Peggy, treating her like the extension of himself that she has really become.
And yet, toward the end of the episode — after Don gets up from Peggy’s lap and Peggy is woken up from her office — they are still Peggy and Don. Don doesn’t freeze her out like he froze out Allison. Peggy doesn’t rush home to change before approaching Don in her professional woman mode. They touch hands. Not in a romantic way, but in a Don/Anna “I know you and accept you” way.
At the very end, Peggy asks Don a very important question: “Open or closed.” She means the door, but we know it means more than that when he says “open.”
God I love this show.
First of all, I’m ticked at my favorite “Saturday Night Live” comedian, Jason Sudeikis, for dating January Jones since she was arguably the worst SNL host of all time.
Do you read Lainey Gossip? Lainey also loved January’s Emmys dress and hates January’s lack of personality. She is gorgeous — and probably should’ve won an Emmy for playing Betty Draper on the best show on TV — but there’s no there there.
Having said that, I was grateful for her dress after the darkness the Emmys dropped on us — long navy and black evening gowns.
Why? It’s August.
If I had a ticket to the Emmys and any style at all, I would’ve done what January did with this bold royal blue Versace. But I would’ve done something equally bold with my hair, instead of her casual California surfer girl look.
E! online did its glam or sham poll and they also called out January for her hair and boring pumps. Readers voted her 39.9% Glam and 60.1% Sham.
Hey, I liked it — a lot more than what my favorite “Mad Men” actress, Christina Hendricks, wore. Those are some ugly purple feathers. She’s one of those beautiful-in-a-paper-bag types, but this lavender Zac Posen dress is testing that theory.
Christina is my #1 girl on the show and Elisabeth Moss is my second favorite. Elisabeth stays in that position fashion-wise with her not-great-but-not-bad Donna Karan gown.
Speaking of “Mad Men,” I just saw this story about how the cast of “True Blood” — including Alexander Skarsgard — ditched the HBO party to hang out at AMC’s cooler “Mad Men” party at the Soho House. Poor HBO! At least they have all those Emmys to keep them happy.
Peggy Olson is back on the market. But if you pick her up, she comes with the free gift of Scientology.
Check out this list of other celebrity Scientologists. Some I knew, some I did not. (Jason Lee? Juliette Lewis? Erika Christensen?)
Anyway, Fred Armisen plays Obama (and not very well) on “Saturday Night Live.” I prefer him as the ditzy court stenographer and Joy Behar of “The View.”
Fred and Elisabeth were only married 10 months. SNL boy was previously married to an English singer named Sally Timms.
According to Life & Style (and picked up by other more worthy outlets), “Fred and Elisabeth separated in May. Fred is currently in Portland, Ore. on the set of his new series Portlandia. Elisabeth is in LA focusing on her career and spending quiet time with friends.”
I’m sad. I liked them.
The Emmys are only a couple of weeks away — Sunday, August 29 on NBC — and Elisabeth is nominated as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for playing Peggy on Season 2 of “Mad Men.” Who is she going to go to the awards with? (I still hope her fellow nominee Christina Hendricks wins for playing Joan.)
Also sad news: Patricia Arquette and Thomas Jane are reportedly divorcing.
Also, Patti Stanger of “Millionaire Matchmaker” has called off her wedding to her boyfriend of more than six years because, as she described it, he wants her to be something that she can’t be. (Emotionally stable?) Apparently she wants kids now (and she’s 49 so that sounds fair) and he doesn’t.
Good news: Neil Patrick Harris is going to be a daddy of twins. I bet he’ll be a cool father.
Also good, but not new news: Jane Lynch is going to host SNL sometime in October. Can’t wait to see who else they have lined up for the new season. You think Jon Hamm will be back for a third time? Sergio! Let’s do this thing.
Also good October news: “In Treatment” will return to HBO for a third season this October. I love this show and you can check out my list of top 15 TV shows to find out why.