Octavia Spencer Montgomery Native Wins Golden Globe

Octavia Spencer Montgomery Native Wins Golden Globe: Actress Octavia Spencer, star of “The Help” and a native of Montgomery, won the Golden Globe Award on Sunday for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture.

She won for her moving role as Minny Jackson, an outspoken, proud, but troubled domestic in 1960s Jackson, Miss.

Spencer won the same award Thursday at the Critics’ Choice Association.

“With regard to domestics in this country, now and then, I think Dr. (Martin Luther) King said it best: ‘All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance,’ and I thank you for recognizing that in our film,” she said.

Wearing a lavender chiffon gown, Spencer said she was overwhelmed by the win. Continue Reading…

Golden Globes 2012 Red Carpet

Golden Globes 2012 Red Carpet: Last year she was in the tricky position of trying to look chic and elegant while heavily pregnant.

But this year actress Natalie Portman made her red carpet return minus the baby bump.

The 30-year-old new mother was at the Golden Globes tonight wearing a hot pink strapless dress that closely resembled the one Marilyn Monroe wore in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, when singing Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend. Continue Reading…

Spring 2011 Couture Hair and Makeup Trends

Spring 2011 Couture Hair and Makeup Trends: At the spring 2011 Paris Haute Couture Week, innovation was the key. New twists on old favorites took makeup from dated to fierce. Winged-tip eyeliner was a favorite amongst Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier and Yumi Katsura. To keep the look from looking too retro, makeup artists created an intense cat eye by blending the shadow towards the temples. At Chanel, makeup artists etched thick diagonal stripes up instead of out of the models’ eyes. Bold lips were also a favorite amongst designers this season, pouts ranged in hues of tangerine, blood red, and purple. Valentino kept things rosey this season, painting models in hues of pink for both cheeks and eyes, and finished the look with a nude glossy lip. A new spin on the smoky eye was also featured during Paris Couture Week. At Basil Soda, models strutted the runway with an ethereal smoky eye, created with shades of smoky blues and purples. Stephan Rolland kept things sexier with heavily lined black kohl eyes, adding silver shimmer to the inner corners for dimension.

Golden Globe Winners 2012

Golden Globe Winners 2012: George Clooney was the big winner at Sunday night’s Golden Globes. He won best actor, motion picture drama, for his role as a man dealing with his wife’s coma in “The Descendants,” which was also named best drama of the year. “The Artist,” the throwback black and white silent film, nabbed the best musical or comedy award.

Of course, the Globes are tantamount to a T-Ball tournament where everyone wins a trophy. There is such a barrage of categories, that most movies and TV shows seem to walk away with something.

The 69th rendition from Beverly Hills, Ca., on NBC and hosted by Ricky Gervais, was pretty standard as wheezy, long-winded awards fests go. But there were some high points. The supremely graceful Sidney Poitier received a standing ovation as he paid tribute to Morgan “The Voice of God” Freeman, recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille award for career achievement. It was astonishing to recall all that Freeman has achieved as clips of Freeman’s career flashed before our eyes. Continue Reading…