Awards

Mar
3
Oscars 2014: Pharrell, Lady Gaga, Will Smith, Rita Ora, Paula Patton, & Kelly Rowland

Pharrell and Helen Lasichanh

Hollywood celebrated its biggest night at the 86th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday. Before the golden statues were handed out, the stars paraded up and down the red carpet.

Always the trendsetter, “Happy” hitmaker Pharrell Williams showed off his one-of-a-kind style in Lanvin tuxedo shorts as he arrived with his wife Helen Lasichanh. He changed into his famous Vivienne Westwood “Mountain” hat and red adidas sneakers for his dance-heavy performance.

Lady Gaga donned an elegant Atelier Versace gown to her first Oscars, while veterans Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith rubbed shoulders with fellow couple John Legend and Chrissy Teigen.

Following the awards, the stars flocked to the exclusive Vanity Fair after-party in West Hollywood. The most coveted ticket of the night, the exclusive soirée drew a who’s who crowd of A-listers.

Gaga arrived with her blonde date, Donatella Versace, and mingled with Rick Rubin and Stevie Nicks. “Fifty Shades of Grey” star Rita Ora chatted up Steven Tyler, and LL Cool J and his wife Simone snacked on In-N-Out Burger.

Despite her recent breakup with Robin Thicke, Paula Patton was all smiles as she stepped out solo, while her estranged husband was on tour trying to win her back.

Over at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party, Kelly Rowland held court with Britney Spears, Kim Kardashian, and Skylar Grey, while Ed Sheeran dueted with Elton on “Candle in the Wind.”

Check out the star sightings from Oscar Sunday below.

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Mar
2
Pharrell Williams Performs ‘Happy’ at Academy Awards

Pharrell

On the eve of his album release, Pharrell Williams brought some sunshine to the 86th Annual Academy Awards. The Neptunes hitmaker took the stage at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood to perform his Oscar-nominated hit “Happy” off the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack.

Dressed in his famous Vivienne Westwood “Mountain” hat, black track jacket, and red adidas high-tops, he lit up the stage with the infectious number, joined by a choir of high-school students and 20 dancers.

With his proud wife Helen Lasichanh and son Rocket looking on, he made his way into the audience, dancing with Oscar nominees including Lupita Nyong’o, Meryl Streep, and Amy Adams, while Jamie Foxx and Kate Hudson got down onstage.

“Tonight was amazing. Thank you to everyone who participated in my journey to the #Oscars. Dream come true,” tweeted Pharrell.

Meanwhile, the brown hat he wore to the Grammys was purchased by restaurant chain Arby’s for a whopping $44,100 on eBay, with all proceeds going to charity.

Watch Skateboard P’s golden moment below.

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Feb
19
Bruno Mars Performs ‘Treasure’ at BRIT Awards

Bruno Mars

After making history with his Super Bowl Halftime Show performance, Bruno Mars continued his victory tour with a stop at this year’s BRIT Awards. Backed by his Hooligans, the suave singer rocked the O2 Arena with his hit “Treasure” and walked away with the award for International Male Solo Artist.

On April 18, he will kick off the next leg of his “Moonshine Jungle World Tour” with special guests Pharrell and Aloe Blacc.

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Feb
19
Pharrell Performs at BRIT Awards 2014

Nile Rodgers and Pharrell

Fresh off rocking the NBA All-Star Game with Diddy, Snoop Dogg, Nelly, and Busta Rhymes, Pharrell brought some sunshine to the stage at the BRIT Awards 2014 in London on Wednesday.

Joined by the legendary Nile Rodgers and Northern Soul dancers, he performed a medley of “Get Lucky,” Chic’s “Good Times,” and his Oscar-nominated hit “Happy.” Clad in his famous Vivienne Westwood hat, he had the crowd clapping along to his feel-good tune.

In advance of the March 3 release of his album G I R L, he will perform on Germany’s “Wetten Das” and France’s “Le Grand Journal” before returning to the U.S. for the Academy Awards on March 2.

Watch Pharrell close out the BRITs on a “Happy” note.

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Feb
19
Beyoncé Performs ‘XO’ at BRIT Awards

Beyoncé

After her steamy “Drunk in Love” performance with Jay Z at last month’s Grammys, Beyoncé surprised her British fans with a dazzling set at the BRIT Awards 2014 in London on Wednesday.

Looking like a mermaid in a blue crystal dress by Vrettos Vrettakos, the global superstar delivered her single “XO,” dedicating the performance to her BeyHive.

“I’d like to dedicate this performance to my incredible fans. I love ya’ll,” she said.

On Thursday, she will kick off the next leg of “The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour” in Glasgow, Scotland.

Watch Queen Bey turn the lights out at O2 Arena.

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Feb
19
Pharrell, Iggy Azalea, Rita Ora, & Jessie J Attend BRIT Awards 2014

Iggy Azalea

It was a night of glitz and glamour at the BRIT Awards 2014 in London on Wednesday. The biggest stars from the U.K. and U.S. came together to celebrate the best in music, but first they strut their stuff on the red carpet.

Fresh off shooting her “Fancy” video in L.A., Iggy Azalea was red hot in a floor-length Elie Saab gown.

Fellow blonde Rita Ora beamed in yellow as she arrived with her boyfriend Calvin Harris, who she collaborated with on her new single “Never Let You Down.”

Before he hit the stage to perform, Pharrell Williams brought some sunshine to the O2 Arena. The Neptunes hitmaker traded his signature hat for a sparkly tuxedo, posing with his arm around his wife Helen Lasichanh.

British Female Solo Artist nominee Jessie J rocked long black hair and a cleavage-baring catsuit, and Nicole Scherzinger was fierce in a bondage-inspired getup.

Check out more of the star sightings below.

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Feb
10
Pharrell and His Hat Step Out to Oscar Nominee Luncheon

Pharrell and Sandra Bullock

All eyes were on Pharrell and his famous hat while attending the 86th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton on Monday. In addition to rocking the grey Vivienne Westwood creation, the Grammy-winning producer completed his casual look with jeans and drawn-on adidas Stan Smith sneakers.

He mingled with his fellow nominees including Sandra Bullock and posed for the annual Oscar nominee portrait alongside Lupita Nyong’o and Cate Blanchett.

Earlier in the morning, the “Happy” hitmaker appeared on “KTLA Morning News,” where he discussed his Oscar nomination for Best Original Song for “Happy” from Despicable Me 2.

“I did nine songs trying to get it right,” said Pharrell. “It was only until I ran out of ideas is when I was able to ask myself one more time with a clear mind ’cause I had no more ideas. It was like, ‘Man, how do I write a song about this guy just being happy and just being in this relentless mood?’ And there was the answer in the question.”

He will perform his top 10 hit at the Oscars on March 2.

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