Jared Leto was a big winner last night. He took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor and landed himself atop every “best hair” list. Rightfully so, too. The rocker/actor’s effortless, ombré look was the envy of every viewer – male and female alike.

As soon as he hit the red carpet, my news feed was filled with comments such as, “Printing a pic of Jared to bring to my next hair appointment. BRB.” And you know what? I totally thought the same thing.

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March 3, 2014

This Sunday, we’re not just watching the Academy Awards – we’re throwing the ultimate Oscar-viewing party at home. On the night’s itinerary? A cocktail menu inspired by Best Picture nominees Gravity and The Wolf of Wall Street, and then a little friendly competition with these 2014 Oscar ballots. Did we just describe your ideal Academy Awards party? Thought so. Just stock up your bar cart, click on the image below to print out a ballot, and join in.

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By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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March 1, 2014

This awards season, Matthew McConaughey has been on a roll – and I’m not just talking about his countless nominations for Dallas Buyers Club. He’s received standing ovations for his red-carpet looks, too.

Matthew McConaughey's Red-Carpet Success

Image via British GQ

British GQ rounded up eleven of the actor’s impressive looks, and from the checked three-piece suit at the London premiere of Dallas Buyers Club to the smoking jacket at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, McConaughey’s wardrobe has been anything but predictable. One common thread, however, seems to be a Dolce & Gabbana label, which is only natural considering he’s the spokesman for its The One cologne

Personally, I think McConaughey will stick with Dolce & Gabbana for the Academy Awards on Sunday – but who knows? Maybe he’ll surprise everyone with another Vivienne Westwood number. Either way, my bet is on him looking good.

Read the full article at British GQ.

By Christine Mitchell, Staff Writer

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February 28, 2014

Imagine this: You’ve sifted through hundreds of dresses for an oh-so-special occasion and finally found the perfect one. And then… it gets lost at the airport. Pretty rough, right? Now imagine you’re the one responsible for losing said dress, and it’s for – wait for it – an actress attending the Academy Awards. Well, this horror movie–like plotline actually happened to Donna Karan PR rep Aliza Licht yesterday. And get ready to grab some popcorn, because she chronicled the whole ordeal live on Twitter.

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Lucky for her (warning: spoiler alert ahead), the dresses were found. I have to admit, though, as I read each of her tweets, I became less and less nervous for Aliza. And no, it wasn’t because I thought the dresses would soon be found. It was because the girl is straight-up hilarious in the face of a job-threatening situation. Worst-case scenario, the dresses were lost forever, and she would have been fired. But on the bright side? She would have wound up with a pretty good screenplay on her hands and a great Candy Crush score. Sounds like a solid ending to me.

Read the full saga on ELLE.com.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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February 25, 2014

House of Cards season 2 is officially upon us, and already, this installment of the Netflix series has left me with a lot of questions. The first of which being, what’s going on in the wardrobe department?

House of Cards

You see, I tune in as much for Claire Underwood’s high-powered political style (which is usually as crisp as the character’s bone-chilling personality) as I do for the plot twists and backstabbing. But lately, something’s been different about the cast’s look – not bad, per se, but definitely different.

As it turns out, Tom Broecker, the show’s original costume designer (who was nominated for a Costume Designers Guild Award), has moved on from the hit series. Talk about shocking. Now, while we may never know exactly why he left, we do know this: the show must go on – and I, for one, am excited to see just how well the incoming designer fills his shoes.

Check out Fashionista.com for a closer look at the headlining House of Cards style.

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

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February 20, 2014

Sports Illustrated‘s 50th-annual Swimsuit Issue is due out soon, and I admit, I’m excited (though probably not for the same reason most readers are). The Swimsuit Issue has evolved over the years to include photos of stunning places around the world, plus some pretty amazing body art. This time, though, the magazine made an altogether different move by casting a certain controversial model to appear in its pages. Who, you ask? Barbie.

Barbie & Sports Illustrated

Image via huffingtonpost.com

You read that right. Mattel’s most famous doll gets her own 22-page spread as part of the issue’s “Unapologetic” theme. What exactly does that mean? Both the Swimsuit Issue and Barbie herself have been criticized over the years for giving women unrealistic body-image expectations, so featuring the plastic blonde bombshell in its pages could be seen as a sort of thumbing-of-the-nose at those critics. Love it or hate it, one thing’s for sure: Nobody puts Barbie (or Sports Illustrated) in a corner.

Read the full story on the Huffington Post.

By Lindsay Lambert, Editor

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February 12, 2014

Parlez-vous français? Bradley Cooper sure does… fluently. And, lucky for us, it was all caught on camera during an interview at the Paris premiere of American Hustle. The clip – aptly named “American Bluff” by the French press – has since resulted in a social media firestorm with knees going weak at each click of the play button.

Bradley Cooper Speaks French

That’s right. Just when I thought I’d heard it all, B. Coop started speaking another language. So well, in fact, that for a second I questioned – ahem, Googled – his American upbringing. It was legit.

Can’t get enough? Hit the refresh button on this candid clip on vanityfair.com.

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

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February 6, 2014

In the world of acting awards, Johnny Depp is, in my opinion, one of Tinseltown’s most under-recognized artists (in terms of trophies won, anyway). Which might explain why I was so excited to learn that Depp has, in fact, won an award that I didn’t even know he was up for. The best part? It’s for his makeup.

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Okay, I’m not talking about that kind of makeup. Although Depp is known for his guyliner both on and off set, this time his passion for movie makeup is what’s generating buzz. The actor has been named the first-ever recipient of the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild’s Distinguished Artisan Award. Translation? The Guild’s members are honoring Depp’s use of their crafts in transforming himself – both physically and emotionally – into the characters he plays on screen. Exhibit A: Captain Jack Sparrow.

Here’s hoping he dishes on some application tips in his acceptance speech.

Read more about Depp’s big beauty achievement at The Guardian.

By Lindsay Lambert, Editor

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January 29, 2014

The Oscar race officially commenced this morning, with Chris Hemsworth (swoon) and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announcing the nominations. And, like every year, there were plenty of snubs and surprises. Let’s discuss.

Who Got Nominated for an Oscar?

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January 16, 2014

If you’re going to win a Golden Globe, you better look flawless when you’re spouting out thank-yous (to every person you’ve ever met in your entire life) on stage – regardless of your gender. Just ask the beautiful Robin Wright and her flash of double-sided boob tape.

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Image via belfasttelegraph.co.uk

So how long does it take a guy to look award-acceptance good? If you’re the talented, ruggedly slick Michael Fassbender, the answer is: 45 minutes. First, the blow-dry. Then, the facial serums. And don’t forget the beard control. It’s all a little more exhausting than the swipe-of-deodorant-and-go routine. But, alas, sometimes we must make sacrifices.

Read up on his full Golden Globes prep routine on GQ.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor 

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January 13, 2014