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Oscars: Let’s hear it for Adele Dazim!

The Oscars have come so far. They truly have. I’ve been watching the Academy Awards for nearly a decade now, in the beginning because I felt obliged to and now because it’s actually (mildly) entertaining. Last night’s telecast had many great moments that are making me cope with this dreadful Monday morning a little better than usual.

First and foremost, we got introduced to Adele Dazim:


This will never not be funny. But IDINA MENZEL is a legend and killed it anyway–well, mostly, except for the grand finale note which she literally killed.

Moving on, Ellen was on fire in hosting duties, even if the pizza joke was nearly overkill. The roast of JLaw was amazing, but there was one particular bit that took the cake:


“Did I miss it?!” Ellen yelled, running out after the “Wizard of Oz” tribute ended. I can empathize. Watching childhood dreams be crushed is never easy, like when I came to terms with the fact that I would never have a twin sibling like Lindsay Lohan had in “The Parent Trap.”

Then there was that awkward moment when one lady thought she was on “The Voice.”


Lupita Nyong’o won Best Supporting Actress and I was a wreck before she even left her seat. I have become so emotionally fragile in my mid-twenties.


I also teared up because Sandy teared up.


But enough crying. There was so much to be HAPPY about! Like Meryl Effing Streep shimmying with Pharrell, and his hat.


All of the dancing had everyone hungry, so Ellen ordered pizza, and Brad Pitt was adorbz and assumed the role of paper-plate-hander-outter:


And the reoccurring fact that anything JLaw does just make us love her. See Jennifer laugh. See Jennifer breathe. See Jennifer sit. Sigh…it’s love.


Oh, and see Jennifer fall AGAIN, before she even made it inside. Maybe she’ll nominated next year in “Gravity, Why?!”


But my favorite moment will still be hanging with all of my besties, in the best selfie ever.


2013 MTV EMAs: Music sings, fashion flops

The music industry circus landed in Amsterdam today for the 2013 MTV European Music Awards, the uncanny sister to the MTV Video Music Awards.

Before the night began, the stars hit the red carpet outside the Ziggo Dome in the Dutch capital. First there was the arrival of the one and only, Miley Cyrus. The “Wrecking Ball” singer opted for a Tupac and Notorious B.I.G. dress with thigh-high patterned boots. Your obvious go to, right?

MTV EMA's 2013 - Backstage

One leading lady down, another to go: Katy Perry. The roaring pop tigress was anything but this evening. The California Gurl played it safe and old school in a grandmotherly, shimmering mint dress with 60’s housewife hair. ema_katy

Australian rapper Iggy Azalea arrived in a skimpy, black hoo-ha revealer. The proportions were all off. She has a tiny midsection and some serious leg, which the dress only dramatizes. I don’t even have to ask if there was a nip cervical slip.

MTV EMA's 2013 - Red Carpet Arrivals

While the Americans and the Aussie have let us down, perhaps a European could rescue the night? Ellie Goulding?! Nope, not happening either. So unflattering and the hair is just a drag.


Red carpet host, Laura Whitmore was sexy and flirty with a tiered World of Warcraft dress. Not half-bad. ema_laurawhitmore

The best-dressed award goes to Tyson Beckford with arm candy Shanina Shaik. Note to other guests: this is how you dress for an awards show.


…Unless your name is RedFoo, and your hosting the show, then you show up like this without any questions asked:

MTV EMA's 2013 - Red Carpet Arrivals

Aside from the fashion faux-pas, there was much to appease the eyes and ears once the performances started rolling. Miley Cyrus gave a very raw and elegant version of “Wrecking Ball,” which was executed to perfection. The Killers made a showing as well, debuting their new single, “Shot at the Night,” before shifting into their smash hit “Mr. Brightside” to the delight of the crowd–and me, more or less because Brandon Flowers was on my screen. “Best Female” winner Katy Perry stunned the crowd with her prismatic and colorful rendition of her new single “Unconditionally.” Perry levitated above the stage, adorned with colorful strips of fabric before–BAM–busting out into a mirrored human disco ball.

I’m just so excited it’s awards season! Next up: American Music Awards! See you then.