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Hollywood glamour reigns on Oscars red carpet


(Writing by Lisa Baertlein)

Glamour ruled on Hollywood’s biggest night, and “Slumdog Millionaire” star Freida Pinto was brilliant in a blue John Galliano gown, supporting actress winner Penelope Cruz donned a 60-year-old Balmain and best actress winner Kate Winslet dazzled in a one-shoulder number from Yves Saint Laurent.

Stars like Heidi Klum and Natalie Portman added splashes of color, but many stars including Anne Hathaway, Cruz, Taraji P. Henson and Evan Rachel Wood wore white and other light colors.

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Award winners Penelope Cruz in Balmain and Kate Winslet in Yves Saint Laurent



















Heidi Klum in Roland Mouret



















Freida Pinto in John Galliano


















Anne Hathaway in Armani Prive


















Viola Davis in Reem Acra and Taraji P. Henson in Roberto Cavalli


















Marisa Tomei and Natalie Portman

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(Photos: REUTERS)

Portmania sweeps Venice


portman.jpgNatalie Portman’s inclusion in the short film competition at the Venice film festival has become a major headache for organisers, the press and the actress herself.

A sideline competition normally overlooked by many of the hundreds of journalists and cameramen in Venice each year, the shorts section suddenly became big news when Portman was included and good enough to come to the canal city to talk about her directorial debut “Eve”.

Shiny, tight and short spells “Auf” on Project Runway


losingdress.JPGThe shiny brown dress never had a chance.

Last night, 23-year-old Wesley got “Auf’d” from Project Runway after a dress made out of a satin fabric he detested got panned by the show’s judges. You had to feel a little bad for him, given that the environmentally-friendly fabric was chosen by his model and not him.

Still, the judges pulled no punches.

“Shiny, tight and short is the quickest way to look cheap,” judge Nina Garcia said of the dress.