Jada Pinkett Smith is never one to shy away from an out-of-the-box hairstyle, but she's taken her edgy style to the next level. The actress was spotted out and about last night sporting a voluminous ponytail that showed off her shaved sides . . . bleached a shocking shade of blonde. Her style was accentuated by her over-the-top pompadour and ombré locks. That's three hair colours for Jada at this point, and her bleached sides are definitely awe-inducing, but are you a fan or not?
Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith's After Earth premiere was a family affair in NYC last night. The father-son duo had the support of their loved ones Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, and Trey Smith for the star-studded debut. Along with having his siblings and parents, Jaden's rumored girlfriend, Kylie Jenner, also hit the red carpet, as did 50 Cent, Bruce Willis and his wife, Emma Heming, Spike Lee, and even astronaut Buzz Aldrin. Jaden's pal Justin Bieber skipped the red carpet, preferring instead to make a low-key entrance directly into the Zeigfeld Theater. Will and Jaden's futuristic film hits the big screen tomorrow — find out if you should rush to theaters to see the Smiths after checking out our After Earth review.
While Jaden's close with Kylie Jenner and her Kardashian relatives, his dad, Will, doesn't appear to be a fan of Kim and company. When asked about the parallels between the Kardashians and the Smiths, Will said the families deal with the limelight differently. He commented, "We are trying to put great things into the world, we're trying to have fun, and we're trying to become the greatest versions of ourselves in the process of doing things we love. So the idea of fame or exploitation or orchestrating the media is sometimes even less than desirable for us."
Still not willing to let go of your ombré locks? Lucky for you, this ever-popular and universally flattering hair colour trend is constantly evolving, and Jada Pinkett Smith showed off a fresh way to rock the highlights that we love. The actress stepped out back in April sporting a toned-down version of the coloured ends, opting for chocolatey highlights that start a couple of inches from her roots. The highlights then slowly meander into full-on colour at her ends.
Jada's ombré isl a great option for two reasons. First, the highlights start higher up on the hair, making them more subtle. Secondly, the less-contrasting colour helps make this look the perfect transitional ombré. So put your anxiety aside; ombré isn't going anywhere.
Will Smith joined up with Jada Pinkett Smith at the premiere of Free Angela and All Political Prisoners in NYC yesterday. Jada and Will are executive producers of the new documentary, which follows the life of activist Angela Davis, and Jada has been promoting the upcoming flick all over the city this past week. She appeared on Good Morning America yesterday, where she talked about the process of getting on board with the film and a recent essay she had written about the public's attitude towards young celebrities. In another interview, Jada discussed the rumor that she has an open marriage with Will Smith. She said, "I've always told Will, 'You can do whatever you want as long as you can look at yourself in the mirror and be okay.' Because at the end of the day, Will is his own man. I'm here as his partner, but he is his own man. He has to decide who he wants to be and that's not for me to do for him. Or vice versa."
Salma Hayek was in Long Beach, CA, yesterday to officially launch Chime For Change, a new charity initiative devised by Salma, Beyoncé Knowles, and Gucci, at a TEDxWomen event. Salma's husband, Francois-Henri Pinault, is the CEO of French luxury company PPR, which owns Gucci, and as such, is the driving force behind the project, which aims to raise funds and awareness to support projects by women around the world. Beyoncé was not able to attend yesterday, but Salma nonetheless posed for photos with other guests, including Jada Pinkett Smith.
Salma took the stage to speak about the project and introduce a short film that featured Beyoncé. In a press release announcing the endeavor, Beyoncé spoke about what Chime For Change means to her. She said, "I have always felt strongly about equal opportunity for women. Girls have to be taught from early on that they are strong and capable of being anything they want to be. It's up to us to change the statistics for women around the world. I'm honored to be in the company of women who live fearlessly and set an example for the next generation of young ladies."
The new Justin Bieber documentary Never Say Never attracted a star-studded audience to the premiere in LA last night. Whitney Port looked gorgeous in a sparkly top as she attended with her boyfriend Ben Nemtin, while Miley Cyrus rocked a relaxed look. Justin's rumoured girlfriend Selena Gomez looked striking in her purple dress, while Chloe Moretz posed like a pro. Leona Lewis showed off a new fringe — BellaUK wants to know if you prefer her with or without the fringe. Other guests included Will Smith, Usher, Jane Lynch and more.
The American Music Awards was jam-packed with flashy performances after a daring red carpet for the women and leather loving guys. Rihanna opened the night sporting a bikini-ensemble for her three-song medley. Her good friend Katy Perry had her own moment in the spotlight wearing a skin-tight red bodysuit after ripping off her skirt while pregnant Pink put on a lively show, though the mum-to-be kept the acrobatics to a minimum. Taylor Swift's edgy arrival dress was your favourite, though she changed into an all black skinny pants and blazer ensemble for her dramatic "Back to December/Apologize" mashup. Taylor was one of the evening's big winners, so check out the whole list here. Christina Aguilera's Burlesque was what you were most excited to see, but did "Express" live up to your expectations?
Justin Beiber shared his triumphant times with mentor Usher and the two also both took the stage to showcase their hits. Miley Cyrus was on her own after apparently backing out of a duet with Brett Michaels. Instead she wowed in a Marchesa minidress featuring a giant bow before her 18th birthday tomorrow. Jessica Alba kicked off her Little Fockers promotional kick as a presenter with a very slick-backed do. The event ended with an exciting trip down memory lane when NKOTB and Backstreet Boys took on their greatest hits. Stay tuned for all our AMAs coverage and weigh in on your favourite parts below!
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The red carpet at last night's American Music Awards in LA was packed with daring dresses and glammed-up girls. Fergie took a risk in a Falguni & Shane peacock feathered mini, balancing out her embellished shoulders with minimal makeup. Tangled star Mandy Moore also went short and sequined, while Kelly Osbourne opted for a simple strapless number and big hair. Heidi Klum wore something long and black, as did mum-to-be Pink, who glowed ahead of her highly anticipated performance.
Rihanna matched her red curls with a lacy Elie Saab gown. Sheryl Crow went with a bohemian look, and nominee Katy Perry got decked out in soft pink Badgley Mischka Couture. Miley Cyrus made a statement in white Marchesa with a long train and subtle eyeshadow, looking poised despite her alleged pre-show drama. Taylor Swift, in Collette Dinnigan, changed things up with a new blunt fringe and later picked up the award for Favourite Female Country Artist. Check out the full winner list. Make sure to weigh in on all your favourite ensembles with Fab and Bella's love it or hate it polls — who do you think was best dressed?
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Summer's almost over, and perhaps you're feeling a bit bored with your strands. Or maybe you're simply looking for an easy-to-do, stylish ponytail to help you switch things up. From edgy to sweet, here are 10 styles perfect for in-between days.