Royal Wedding

The 10 Boldest Fashion Statements of 2011

If we’re being completely honest, then there’s only one thing that gives us more of a thrill than watching a celebrity totally nail it on the red carpet — and that’s seeing them ignore conventional wisdom and take the kind of fashion risk that could easily land them on every weekly magazine’s “worst dressed” list. Hit or miss, it’s always more memorable. That’s why we’re celebrating the year’s ten craziest looks — the ones we loved and the ones we loved to hate on. From Nicki Minaj’s sartorial schizophrenia at the VMAs and Beyoncé’s bump flaunting in her “Countdown” video to the fascinators that stole the Royal Wedding and the whole “Ex-Girlfriend” jeans for dudes trend, we’ve collected some of 2011’s boldest fashion statements after the jump. Chime in with your favorites in the comments. … Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Terrence Malick’s much-debated drama The Tree of Life won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday, but the director, who is notoriously shy, did not take to the stage to accept his award. [via indieWIRE]

2. In the wake of Saturday’s total lack of Rapture, it was a “really tough… Read More

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This Week in Buzz

Editor’s note: Each Friday, our internet-savvy friends over at BuzzFeed curate a post for us that’s filled with links to some of their favorite items on the web that week. Enjoy!

This week, using Google Insights, we measured the regional interest in the term “hipster” and found out that Minnesota was the most hipster state in the US, just ahead of New York and Oregon. … Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. According to the terms of a real estate agreement that’s currently in the works, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will take over the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Marcel Breuer-designed building in 2015, when the Whitney opens its new museum downtown, for a minimum of eight years. [via NYT]

2. In case… Read More

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