• Weekend Hot! or Hmm…: BET’s Black Girls Rock! 2012, Ashanti, Pharrell Williams, and More!

    Hey Bombers and Bombshells!

    Hope you all had wonderful weekends. Our celebrity friends were out and about, most notably at the BET’s Black Girls Rock! awards show, where several famous faces tested the limits of our collective backshot thresholds.

    Let’s get into it:

    Kerry Washington looked stunning in a beaded Marchesa dress, Christian Louboutin pumps, and a clutch by Anndra Neen.

    Tracee Ellis Ross gave us a half backshot in a long, black gown. The actress and hostess for the night upped the glam factor with feathered lashes:

    Lash on lash on lash!

    Eva Longoria was on hand, rocking a knitted Altuzarra Dana Budeanu frock, Christian Louboutin ankle strap pumps, and YSL clutch.

    Meagan Good might be married now, but that doesn’t mean she can’t show us her knickers. The actress opted for all black everything in a sleeveless cropped turtleneck top, and sheer pantaloons. She kept her makeup predictably questionable.

    Ms. Good-Franklin gave us only half a backshot. I mean, if you’re going to show us your skivvies, might as well commit to the full rear snap.

    Ciara showed up in a look from Givenchy‘s Spring 2013 collection. Note to celebrities who ascribe to the Kardashian-West school of thought: just because it’s Givenchy and looks good on certain fashion editors, does not mean it will be flattering on you. Hmm…

    Taraji P. Henson showed the kids how it’s done in this gold peplum Diane von Furstenberg Delian dress and obligatory Christian Louboutin pumps. Love the dress, not so into the shoes, digging the backshot:

    Oooh wee!

    Keyshia Cole was gorgeous in a grey Jovani gown and Jimmy Choo shoes.

    Fellas, this is why black girls rock!

    Eric Benet sadly wore a shirt, but still managed to look hot.

    At her age, Dionne Warwick can wear and do whatever she wants.

    India.Arie showed off her curves in a bumblebee chic look.

    Lala Anthony‘s velvet Balmain minidress made her backshot that much more dynamic.

    Regina King kept it classy in a feather-embellished black frock.

    Bow Wow thought these likely non-prescription glasses would make him look smart.

    Surprise! It’s Janelle Monàe in a tuxedo.

    And lastly, Gabrielle Union bet on black in a lace cap sleeved dress from Dolce & Gabbana.

    Meanwhile, Nelly suprised his longtime girlfriend Ashanti with a surprise birthday dinner. The singer’s makeup artist was a little heavy-handed on the foundation tip that night, but other than that, Ms. Ashanti looks fabulous!

    They’re too cute!

    Rihanna stepped out in her favorite Tom Ford sandals, a Helmut Lang barbell button shirt, and jean shorts with gold grommets. Hot!

    Gabby Douglas spoke at an iGlow Pink Pearls & Pretty Dress Girls Empowerment Brunch in Chicago in a Juicy Couture blazer and skirt, and Joan & David heels. I simply can’t take her cuteness. Schoolgirl chic!

    Usain Bolt braved the cold outside the Standard hotel in NYC.

    Kimye were matching in their respective black and charcoal looks. Kim showed off the twins in a cutout bralet, finishing her look with a sheer Lanvin skirt, belt, and silver pumps. Say what you want about Kim, but her body is fan-freaking-tastic.

    Pharell Williams‘s facial hair is giving me Rastaman uncle Lindbergh realness.

    Viola Davis opted for a bright fuchsia Max Mara dress at a Rape Treatment Center fundraiser this weekend. Of course, that hue looks amazing against her coffee-colored skin. Stunning.

    Halle Berry looked relaxed and chic on her way to a dinner date with foine fiancée Olivier.

    Finally, Denzel Washington and wife Pauletta hit up the  New York Film Festival to catch a presentation of Denz’s upcoming movie, ‘Flight.’ Not only is Pauletta rocking one of the Dolce & Gabanna Fall 2012 frocks I want, but she is also married to Denzel– so I hate her.

    And there you have it! Who do you think had the best looks?


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