It was arguably a banner year for black films, with major films like 12 Years a Slave, The Butler, Best Man Holiday, Black Nativity and Kevin Hart's Let Me Explain successfully gracing the box office. But there was something missing from this acclaimed mix — black women.
At the 41st Annual NAACP Image Awards, the stars didn't seem to stick to any patterns, showing up in brights, pastels, short dresses, long gowns, sleek suits, sparkles, and satin. A red carpet rundown, straight ahead:
- One of Jessica Simpson's "friends" claims she's at her lowest point ever after losing her dog because, "Daisy was her baby... It's going to put her into a tailspin. It will put her into the worst place ever."
- Russell Brand on the Kanye West incident at the VMAs:
Last nights' NAACP Image Awards honored members of the African-American community (Aretha, Stevie) for various achievements, but one of the great unspoken achievements of the evening was the red carpet-wear. The women, on the whole, all looked beautiful, sophisticated, and fresh: America Ferrera was radiant, Chandra…