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Actually, hats on to Aubrey O'Day. The singer and reality star was spotted at the Kentucky Derby doing -- what else? -- wearing a giant hat. That's how people celebrate the Kentucky Derby, if you didn't know. It's a horse race, but it's also an opportunity for ladies (and gentlemen, too, if they want) to wear a giant hat, even if it looks ridiculous.
Aubrey's hat was kind of nuts (although, to be fair, so was everybody's), a kind of mishmash of bow ties all wrapped together atop a really wide brim. But Aubrey paired the kooky hat with a regal black-and-white number, so it kind of balanced out the whole outfit.
And she wore evening gloves, too, which is what a lady is supposed to do as she watches the horses race. We think. We weren't there, but that's what we've learned from both Aubrey and "The Real Housewives." So there you go. The Kentucky derby: hats, gloves, and horses.
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The Lonely Island are the hottest trio in tongue-in-cheek hip hop right now (sorry, Das Racist). And they still work at "Saturday Night Live," which is also not so bad. Not since they paired up with Justin Timberlake (for "D**k In A Box" and "Motherlover") and with Akon on "I Just Had Sex" has their collaboration with another artist been so funny. In fact, of all male singers to team up with The Lonely Island, would you have expected Michael Bolton, known for '80s blue-eyed-soul jams like "How Am I Supposed To Live Without You"?
Perhaps that's why "Jack Sparrow," a song that is actually as good as it is hilarious, is such a naturally bonkers step in the right direction. Instead of asking a contemporary crooner like, say, John Legend or Robin Thicke, to lend his voice to a rap about V.I.P. rooms and bangin' and stuff, the boys got Michael Bolton to interrupt their song with choruses about Pirates Of The Caribbean, as well as other movies with which he's obsessed. Turns out Michael Bolton is a cinephile, and he also dresses in drag.
But dare we say that Michael Bolton has never sounded better? Like, we're going to buy a song with Michael Bolton featured on it, and it's not even 1993. Job well done, Lonely Island.
Lady Gaga was in Mexico City on Friday, promoting both the local leg of her Monster Ball and the upcoming release of her album, Born This Way. She posed with a motorcycle, which has quickly become her favorite momentary aesthetic choice, seen on both the album cover and in the music video for "Judas," where she rides on the back of one apostle's two-wheelers (yes, you read that right).
Of course, as she is wont to do, Gaga had to change it up for the Mexico City press conference, shedding her studded leather jacket for an electric blue see-through dress that left nothing to the imagination. Although she did "cover up" with some cleverly placed striped tape. If you could stop from staring for a moment, you'd also notice that her platform shoes were roughly 8 inches or so off the ground. But what's new? Gotta say though -- we'd never thought to pair shoulder pads with a see-through dress. But like, what DOESN'T go with see-through, you know?
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It's easy to see why Nivea would choose Rihanna as their spokeswoman. Singing "California King Bed" at a fete celebrating the skin care line's 100th anniversary in Milan, Rihanna made good on the unspoken promise that she'd look flawless every minute of her life.
Dressed in a white Dolce & Gabbana dress, Rihanna sported one long, beautiful, blood-red braid. She's been creative with managing her hair as of late, so it was fun to see that -- for this special evening -- she returned to the same power braid she recently sported at The Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute's Gala.
Although Nivea would surely love to hear Rihanna swear by their products, we're pretty sure the Loud superstar bathes in some magical mixture of rosewater, aloe and magic.
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We already know Beyoncé is a total do-gooder. She's helping fight child obesity by promoting first lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move initiative -- which is why she surprised students at a Harlem school to help them dance their butts off and why she recorded a new version of her song "Get Me Bodied," changing the name to "Move Your Body" to encourage healthy eating among kids.
But Beyoncé is also doing even more philanthropic work: She'll be releasing a cover of "God Bless The USA" to benefit the New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund.
Cee Lo, too has been all up in that charity, releasing a special version of "Forget You" called "Thank You" in tribute to volunteer firefighters as part of Duracell's Power Those Who Protect Us program. Cee Lo's mother was saved by a volunteer firefighter from a car accident when Cee Lo was a teenager, so the issue is obviously close to his heart. And the song's actually adorable, with Cee Lo singing about his desire to ride a fire engine. You can get the song on Duracell's Facebook page.
It's always nice to see talented people lending their names to good causes, but even better when they sing about them. Hats off to good people!
+ Watch Cee Lo's "Thank You" video.
+ Listen to Beyoncé's "God Bless The USA."
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Frankmusik jumped into the G6, so to speak, partnering with Far East Movement for an inescapable dance anthem called "Do It In The AM." It's a little bit Black Eyed Peas and a little bit LMFAO, an ode to partying custom-designed for staying up way too late and sleeping in accordingly. We wouldn't be surprised if this became a song of the summer, although it might have to go tête-à-tête with Hot Chelle Rae's "Tonight Tonight," which could also be 2011's "Party In The U.S.A." Phew. We just said a mouthful right there.
Anyway, the "Do It In The AM" video includes elements of desert debauchery that'd make Ke$ha proud: piñatas, bowling alleys and a whole lot of booze. And although the partying is nonstop, that's not the only reason the song is a blast. Considering Frankmusik (real name: (Vincent Frank) has had an extensive career in remixing songs for Britney Spears, the guy behind the music knows a thing or two about penning a song that will get people to dance -- or, in this case, do the car dance with the top down.
+ Watch Frankmusik's "Do It In the AM" video, featuring Far East Movement. Read More...
Jennifer Hudson is just friggin' killing it right now. She's got a new album out -- I Remember Me -- and one of its first singles, "Where You At" (watch the video below) is a decadent call to arms. Oh, and she slimmed down and got a new job as celebrity spokeswoman for WeightWatchers. Needless to say, she looks amazing. Like, stunning. Though she was born beautiful, of course. And do we even need to mention that she was an "American Idol" finalist whose elimination didn't stop her from earning her both a Grammy and an Oscar under her belt? Not bad for someone who hasn't even turned 30 yet.
A bubbly, charming Jennifer Hudson recently sat down with MTV Buzzworthy to share the 10 things she's obsessed with and can't live without, from her son (duh) to chocolate (OK) to a reality show that isn't, in fact, a singing competition. Here's a hint, though: There's definitely a reason Jennifer Hudson does her best "smize" at the end of this video.
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If Nicki Minaj's new video for "Super Bass," directed by Sanaa Hamri, is any indication, it's going to be one cold summer. The video, which is an orgy of neon fluorescent colors -- including the green and pink wigs on Nicki's head -- is reminiscent of both Katy Perry's candy-coated wonderland in "California Gurls" and Lil' Kim, with whom Nicki is embroiled in a nasty slab of beef. Seriously, those ultra-short shorts and crimped hair is vintage The Notorious K.I.M. "No Matter What They Say"/ "How Many Licks" Kim. Very interesting.
In the "Super Bass" video, we get to see Nicki in a sort of winter wonderland, bathing poolside and traipsing through a sprinkling of snow in a sexy bathing suit and slinky heels. Big bass speakers are made of ice, as is a giant sculpture of a motorcycle, which Nicki mounts like a pro. Between this and the video for Lady Gaga's "Judas," it looks like Hell's Angels are making a big return, no?
Not since Tweet and Missy Elliott heated up the inside of some sort of ice cave in "Oops (Oh My)" have we seen an artist make the cold look so hot. And, again, this is Nicki Minaj we're talking about here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that an entire sequence is shot in the dark, with only Day-Glo colors providing us with the shape of Nicki's luscious lips and scene-stealing badonkadonk (speaking of Missy).
+ Watch Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass" video.
Did you know Katy Perry is very pretty? Once she showed up on the scene with "I Kissed A Girl," she breathed new life into the pinup look (only flaunted before her by Christina "Candyman" Aguilera and burlesque performer Dita Von Teese), bringing to mind Jane Russell with her dark hair, saucer eyes and, er, "perky" bodice. Besides being a talented songwriter and electric performer, Katy has also done well by her good looks, mixing it up by adopting different aesthetics like Vegas showgirl and Sexy Alien.
On the cover of the remix album for Last Friday Night (TGIF), however, Katy channels an entirely new look: '80s geek. For someone bent on always looking glammed up -- even if she's dressed as a Viennese desert buffet -- it's definitely a fun departure to see such a gorgeous girl trade it all in for glasses, braces and a big ol' retainer. Of course, it's Katy Perry, so she still looks amazing. It's kinda "Saved By The Bell" chic, and I say chic because beneath that dorktastic exterior, she's still gorg -- those amazing eyes, lashes for days, perfect skin.
Orthodontists everywhere, take note: You've finally found an ambassador to carry your message of metal mouth to the masses. Get on it!
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Perched atop an enormous, golden high heel (inspired by her sister Natali, a fashion student), Lady Gaga -- wearing a hat shaped like a terrifying stingray, underneath which sat a mask made of curled hair, natch -- played "Born This Way" and "You And I" (which Haley Reinhart performed last night on "Idol") on today's episode of "Oprah." Since Oprah is nearing the show's final episode after 25 years, it was only fitting that a contemporary legend and trailblazer as iconic as Oprah herself bid the talk show host farewell (and, P.S. that is, in fact, Johnny Depp in the audience).
Oprah calls Gaga -- whose "Judas" video leaked early! -- a phenomenon (pronounced, as only Oprah would, "PHUH-nom'nun"), which Gaga sends right back her way. Oprah also pays Mother Monster a compliment for her undying message of self-acceptance, something that Gaga surely remains proud of, considering her album and its first single are both titled "Born This Way," which, if you haven't heard by now, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?
+ Watch Lady Gaga perform on "Oprah."