Can you handle it? MTV's Total Request Live is, like, totally over! One cannot deny that it's the end of an era — albeit a mediocre era that allowed otherwise uptight stars to get down with the kids in studied expensive jeans-and-tee ensembles and, for New Yorkers, meant a bunch of screaming tourists clogging up 42nd Street for two hours while the Naked Cowboy pranced gamely behind them. Yes, of all the privations of our new reality, the lack of TRL's going to be relatively easy to bear. But for luminaries like Beyonce, Hilary Duff, Taylor Swift, and Vanessa Minnillo (to say nothing of Carson), this finale TRL was BIG and they celebrated by looking awful. The dress code seemed to be "leather" or else "weird satin minidresses with big cartoonish belts." The tears, the memories, the Good, the Bad, the Ugly — after the jump.
Hilarie Burton (of One Tree Hill, a show I have never managed to watch through an entire episode) looks lovely.
I would really like to be able to not give a toss about Taylor Swift, but the kid always looks amazing!
Teyana Taylor actually looks totally TRL-appropriate.
I like Grease as much as the next person but — well, maybe not quite as much as Beyonce apparently does.
Susie Castillo in Chunky Belt Exhibit 1.
TRL's LaLa Vasquez in Chunky Belt Exhibit 2.
Okay, not a chunky belt, and the whole "starry, starry night" thing is almost cute, but Vanessa Minnillo's adherence to tight satin kills this for me.
You know what was confusing? When Hilary Duff wore this.