BET Honors 2012

Posted on January 17, 2012

We’re Golden Globe’d out (even though we have at least one more after-party to get to). Let’s head on over to the BET Honors red carpet and annoy those people for a while!

Beverly Kearney

This dress could go wrong in a lot of ways, but we think it looks pretty amazing on her. The hair, makeup and very low-key jewelry are all well-chosen.

 

B. Smith

Oh, SWEETIE.

Your dress is pretty nice but we don’t think white sheer hose was a good idea at ALL. Not with red open-toed shoes, not on a female over the age of 16 and definitely not on a woman of color. Your legs look ashy, and we doubt very much that was the goal.

 

Common

Gorgeous. Just look at that perfect hem.

Could’ve tailored the jacket a little, though.

Cuba Gooding Jr.

Gentlemen, we don’t like hands in pockets or open jackets on the RC or whenever you’re getting your picture taken; we think we’ve established that by now. But perhaps we haven’t established how very much worse the pose looks when you’re wearing a vest looking to pop its buttons and take out a couple of eyes in the room. Also, take your scarf off.

Gabrielle Union in Emilio Pucci

Honey. THOSE shoes?  Really? You look so nice otherwise!

 

Glenda Hatchett

Serving up drag fierceness, but to be as kind as possible, she needs to invest in a dressing mirror or rely on friends who don’t have a problem saying “Honey, no” to her.

Jill Scott

There’s a part of us that loves it for being so old school diva, but a lady sporting that much boobage really doesn’t need a fur jacket adding more bulk to her.

Amazing fit on the dress, though. Love the hair.

 

Kat Graham

Too much texture, not enough color. Hate the top knot.

 

Kelly Rowland

Gotta say, girl BROUGHT IT.

Luke James

A for effort. We don’t love white jackets but that’s just us. The pants are too long and we don’t think that was the right bow tie for that shirt.

Mariah Carey in Vintage Zuhair Murad

It’s not an awful dress, but there’s a lot going on and it’s (of course) typically Mimi-tight, which is to say, like a sausage casing. If we could remove one element, it would be the halter straps and neckline. A simple strapless bustline would tone this dress down considerable. Either way, we don’t think it’s really her dress.

Michelle Williams

That’s a pretty great dress, but she looks about 20 years older than her age. That hair is terrible for her.

Willow Smith in vintage

Adorable. We can’t stand the way she dresses most of the time, but she looks really sweet and chic here.

 

[Photo Credit: Getty]

    • Anonymous

      Was Zoe Saldana not at this event?  Because I kept scrolling down waiting for her to bring it.  I wish all the ladies with boobs like Jill Scott would look at her in that dress and think “Ooooooh – that’s how it’s done.”  I’m looking at you, Christina Hendricks.

      • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

        Actually, Willow seems to be channeling a little Zoe with that dress. She’s looking great!

        • Anonymous

          Truth. I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but I think Willow Smith wins best-dressed.

    • Lori

      Disagree on Mariah, it IS an awful dress.  With an awful person in it.  Who has some awful hair on.  Awf with her already.

      • Lauren Maier

        Don’t you mean “auf”?

    • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

      I don’t like the crotch blooms on Mariah Carey and Beverley Kearney’s dresses. And I think Kelly Rowland could have afforded nipple petals.

    • http://twitter.com/ninbats Jane Bailey

      Had to take another take at Michelle Williams after reading the comment…I thought it was Whitney Houston at first [._.]

      • Anonymous

        I know, right?  Her face looks like she’s been living “hard.”

      • Annabelle Archer

        yes. that.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1253053236 Belle Burnett

        There were rumors way back about sweet Michelle not eating, and that photo kinda makes the rumors look true…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6RS6NLL44AED3E4QWIYTDQGU6I Psy_Chick

        I don’t know who she is, but she looks pretty good for a 60-year-old. If she’s younger than 60, that girl needs help.

        • Anonymous

          To put her into context, she was in Destiny’s Child together with Kelly Rowland and Beyonce.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6RS6NLL44AED3E4QWIYTDQGU6I Psy_Chick

            Oh holy crap on a cracker. Someone get that girl some help!

      • http://twitter.com/moodring54 Rachel

        What happened to her? She lost a ton of weight and not in good way. 

    • Anonymous

      Everything that Mariah Carey wears makes her look like 10 lbs of sh*t in a 5 lb bag.  She needs to rethink her style.

    • Anonymous

      Is it just me….or does it look like Mariah has a big ole Reefer leaf on her abdomen?  Perhaps its fumes lead her to think this was the right dress for her?  She looks CRAY!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1043171034 Tadiana Walton Jones

        Not just you.  That was the first thought that came to my mind too.  And Beverly Kearney’s looks like an evil fleur-de-lis - the emblem of the French Dark Side.

        • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

          To me it just looks like she wants to remind everyone where her c-section scar is.

          • Renee Thomas

            My first thought when I saw Mimi was “vulgar”

    • Anonymous

      I adore Jill Scott and think she is a musical poet genius but she is in danger or morphing into 1980′s/90′s Aretha.  And good god mariah, REALLY?  If they did take of the halter on this dress there is NO WAY those boobs would have stayed in that thing.

    • Anonymous

      B. Smith should know better. She used to be a model.

    • Anonymous

       Love the Gabriellle Union, Michelle Williams (hair style is a little off), Kat Graham (love the top knot) , and Willow Smith (say what you will about her music , but the kid has a great sense of style). 

    • Anonymous

      everything about Mariah shouts “desperate for attention” and since her dress comes with a built in yoke, i wish someone would just lead her away….far, far away….

    • Lori

      I see a black poodle on Beverly Kearney’s dress.

      • Anonymous

        *roars with laughter*

    • Anonymous

      Mariah Carey’s dress:  My cooch = reefer madness.

    • Anonymous

      Common is just uncommonly gorgeous. Wow. Willow Smith looks so adorable: classy yet still youthful.

    • Anonymous

      If I could remove one element of Mariah Carey’s dress it would be the crotch hearts. Or maybe it would be Mariah Carey. Beverly Kearney’s dress uses the same black-over-nude idea, yet she comes out looking classy.  Whatever can be the difference?

      • Anonymous

        It is amazing to see the difference, isn’t it?  One fits, the other doesn’t…

    • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986 Judy S

      Interesting to compare Mariah Carey and Beverley Kearney’s dresses, which are so similar in a lot of ways (black lace emphasizing boobs & crotch over nude fabric). I like Kearney’s a lot better because it’s relatively simple in cut so the crazy lace isn’t competing with crazy shapes. It’s a bit like a fabulous nightgown and looks comfortable. The Carey dress is so busy you can’t imagine there’s a live woman inside.

    • Anonymous

      Jill Scott, I bow to your supreme racktastic-ness. THAT is how you dress the girls when you want them to be front and center, but not tacky.

      • Anonymous

        Each boob is bigger than her whole head!  My mind is boggled.

    • Anonymous

      Is Zuhair Murad old enough to qualify his earlier stuff as “vintage”? 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PQUIUGKP7ZBLZJ6WAGEKXBA4TE Naddy08

        I love him but I was thinking the same thing!

      • Anonymous

        THANK you!

    • Mary McClelland

      I think it’s obvious that Willow is too young and waaaaay too tiny for that dress. It hangs on her and she is drowning in fabric! It’s not right for a 14-year-old. I like the color though. 

      • Anonymous

        I agree. I mean comparatively speaking it is a good dress, but really she looks swallowed. 

      • http://twitter.com/ArrogantDreamer nessia

        It is too grown up for her, but then a lot of things she wears are. This child is 11 and not 14 and really should be in more age appropriate clothing.

    • Mary McClelland

      Oh, and Kelly Rowland looks amazing in every way. A +

    • Anonymous

      Mimi looks like she’s got a pot leaf above her lady parts. The whole thing’s just tacky- and Glenda Hatchett, honey, you seem like you’re having a good time, but that look is TRAGIC. My kingdom for a back panel.

    • Greg Yoder

      Mariah doesn’t look good here, but she looked so much worse (in the same dress and hair) in that picture of her standing with the First Lady that her look almost seems successful here, if only by comparison.

    • Anonymous

      Jeez, Mariah. Just say, “Why don’t’cha come up and see me some time?” and be done with it.

      Or, better yet, let go of the MaeWestJessicaRabbit obsession. We get it: you’re sex on a stick. But it’s been years and it’s time to move on. Try yoga or something. Collect seashells. Honestly, anything, anything that will send you off in a different direction. Please.

      • Anonymous

        Be careful what you wish for. Mariah Carey in diva yoga-inspired ensembles makes me shudder. She may look like a lacy sausage now, but she doesn’t have the body to pull off flowing, pale linen things over soft jersey “active-wear-inspired” underthings. She’d look even more like an unmade bed.

        • Anonymous

          At  least her breasts  are contained in this dress and not errupting out to smack us in the face. Also it’s not actual underwear and appears to be much bigger than the 3 sizes too small she usually favors. 

    • BerlinerNYC

      God bless Michelle Williams for wearing something unexpected, interesting, and fierce. Quoth Patsy Stone, I think she’s tremendous.

    • Anonymous

      I just feel like Mimi looks like the drunk cousin who’s always trying to steal your date and jumps into all your pictures.  Sigh.  And Kelly Rowland is smokin’ hot!  I pick her for the win.

      • Anonymous

        Agree with your win!

      • Anonymous

        Don’t agree with your win, but love your take on Mimi!

    • Anonymous

      I LOVE LOVE LOVE Willow’s look here. Everyone else gets a meh, mostly.  Also I can only imagine what’s going on underneath Jill Scott’s dress. She should be the new Spanx spokeswoman!

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

      I really like Michelle’s column dress, but when you’re right, you’re right.  Her hair is terrible.

      Of them all, Willow looks the best.  You can knock me over with a feather now.

    • http://twitter.com/rmcgrudiva RL McGruder

      Oooh, Kelly looking good!  And thanks for the appreciation of Bev Kearney – Texas’ own!

      Um, and Glenda Jackson – what’s happening on the back, there?  Is that her back?  Seems a bit…unfortunate.

      • Anonymous

        Oh, we know what is happening. Poor baby didn’t do any natural poses in front of a three-way mirror. Stood straight and tall, without moving the torso & probably without investigating the side-view, when she (or whomever) picked that dress.

    • Anonymous

      On the whole gorgeous with only a few minor mistakes.

    • Anonymous

      Is that Glenda’s BACK?  Those flesh-colored rolls?  As if the rest of the dress weren’t bad enough!  

      Beverly Kearney for the win here, but I wish that Lori, below, hadn’t mentioned a black poodle.  Because now that’s all I can see.

      Still, it’s better than Mimi’s pot leaf!

      Love Kelly Rowland’s shoes, but the dress is just over the slutty line.  Well, MY slutty line, anyway.

      Gabrielle Union looks gorgeous.  Except for the shoes.

      Common.  Well, well, well.  You look, um, real good.  REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAL good!

    • Anonymous

      Lord, I will sop Common up with a side of biscuits and EXTRA syrup.  He is SO fine.  LAWD!!!

    • http://twitter.com/TigerLaverada TigerLaverada

      Common. Yes please. That fight scene in “Hell on Wheels” where he and Anson Mount were bare-chested was uber fantasy material. Damn. Fanning myself just thinking about it.

      Oh yeah, Kelly looks really good, too.

    • Anonymous

      That dress on Willow Smith is way beyond her age. She looks like she raided her mom’s closet.

    • http://twitter.com/yankeefoxtrot Alex McGeagh

      The only way Common would look any better is if that tux was on my bedroom floor! Hot damn, indeed.

    • Anonymous

      As much as I am not a fan of Kelly Rowland, I have to admit that this bitch is WERQING it. Love the hair so much. Everybody else just go home.  

    • Anonymous

      I saw Mariah Carrey’s dress elsewhere and it’s boob-tastic in the worst way possible, almost a huge billboard advertisement of them – I don’t know which is worse, the boobs or the big exploding leaf subtly placed over her pubes.

    • Anonymous

      Kat Graham has a really unusual hairline and that top knot really emphasizes it.

    • MilaXX

      Beverly Kearney – Nice look, but I think she would have looked better with her hair out.B. Smith – Why is she wearing granny hose?
      Common – I love how he wears a tux. No bells and whistles, just simple and low key.
      Cuba Gooding Jr. – Hot mess. Way too fussy and ill fitted.
      Gabrielle Union – Pretty dress, bad shoe.
      Glenda Hatchett – Egads! Does she have butt ruffles?
      Jill Scott – I think Jill is not that comfortable with her arms. Even so I wish she would lay off the wraps/shrugs/jackets that Aretha Franklin would wear. If she lost the jacket this would have been a good look.
      Kat Graham – So tired of the scraped back or top knot look. Yet another gal who would have looked better with her hair out.
      Kelly Rowland – Brought it.
      Luke James – He looks like a cater waiter.
      Mariah Carey – Stay klassy Mimi.
      Michelle Williams – Looks like she’s wearing Jane Fonda’s dress and her makeup is washing her out.
      Willow Smith – Poor thing has her daddy’s ears, but she looks cute and age appropriate.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      Willow Smith just trumped most of the women on here.  That my friends, is saying quite a lot.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      Mariah’s dress- it looks like the straps were afterthoughts. Like they were added for more support. 

    • Anonymous

      You boys are being very very generous here.

    • Lauren Maier

      Can someone please tell me what’s going on with Ms. Glenda Hatchett’s dress?  Is that a back cut-out?  A poor fabric choice?  

    • Anonymous

      The pantyhose B. Smith is wearing aren’t white. They’re “nude”.  A lot of hose manufacturers stopped making some of the darker colors so the options end up being either way too dark or way too light.

      • http://twitter.com/thebestjasmine Jasmine

        Either way, she shouldn’t be wearing them.  Not that color (and really, it’s possible to find “nude” hose in darker colors, especially if you have money), not hose at all, NEVER hose with open toed shoes, for the love of God. 

      • Anonymous

        That’s why when the “nude hose are great” conversations start, I, as a black woman, gnash my teeth a little.

    • Anonymous

      how can there be vintage zuhair murad? i mean, what? two years ago? four? oy vey, what an overused word. it’s time to stuff it in the garbage & get a new one. this dress, otoh, looks better from other angles. in some it almost works on her.

      otoh: is the kid wearing ossie clark or actual 1930s is what i want to know. i should be sure off the top of my head & it worries me a little that i’m not but, then again, i’ve never seen an ossie on someone who didnt have enough of a figure to at least begin to work one [he cut small]. then again, this dress, in its way, does look nice on her. just– confusing to me.

    • Anonymous

      First time EVER I see Willow Smith at what I think of as an ‘adult’ event and love how she’s dressed. 

      Beverley Kearney looked amazing.

      And I am all agog, in a good way, over Jill Scott’s ensemble. Except, maybe, the purple fingernails. Something very not-old school about that.

      Common was beautifully dressed. Cuba Gooding Jr. is forgiven all, because I think he’s well dressed despite the flaws and, gosh, there’s just something appealing about him here.

    • Anonymous

      Kelly R looks fabtastic!

      As for Mariah, given that she was married young to a controlling man she’ll be acting out until she feels she’s made up for the time she thinks she lost. And of course once her kids are old enough to tell her she looks terrible. Expect less whorish dresses from her from 2016…

    • Donna Nicol

      Mariah looks like Charro and that’s not a compliment

    • http://promiscuouslola.blogspot.com/ Cate

      this the first time i’ve ever seen willow looking age appropriate. i mean really…. she’s looks really good though.

    • Anonymous

      Am I crazy? Willow Smith is 11 (ELEVEN) years old and people think this is “age appropriate”? I’m glad to see she isn’t doing the Lolita thing, but come on; something a little better fitting would have made a big difference.

    • Anonymous

      Willow Smith’s outfit is adorable, and  beautiful and appropriate. It’s a world gone mad, MAD I tell you!

      Besides that, the best dressed person was Common. Who has the added bonus of just looking fine anyway. So kind of unfair there. 

      But yes, Kelly Rowland also looks good as well. Love the hair. 

    • Anonymous

      Willow Smith’s outfit is adorable, and  beautiful and appropriate. It’s a world gone mad, MAD I tell you!

      Besides that, the best dressed person was Common. Who has the added bonus of just looking fine anyway. So kind of unfair there. 

      But yes, Kelly Rowland also looks good as well. Love the hair. 

    • Anonymous

      Willow Smith’s outfit is adorable, and  beautiful and appropriate. It’s a world gone mad, MAD I tell you!
      Besides that, the best dressed person was Common. Who has the added bonus of just looking fine anyway. So kind of unfair there. 

      But yes, Kelly Rowland also looks good as well. Love the hair. 

    • Anonymous

      Every Man in Hollywood: LOOK AT COMMON. LEARN!
      Gorgeous tuxedo and it fits!

    • Anonymous

      Every Man in Hollywood: LOOK AT COMMON. LEARN!
      Gorgeous tuxedo and it fits!

    • Anonymous

      Every Man in Hollywood: LOOK AT COMMON. LEARN!
      Gorgeous tuxedo and it fits!

    • Anonymous

      Every Man in Hollywood: LOOK AT COMMON. LEARN!
      Gorgeous tuxedo and it fits!

    • Anonymous

      Every Man in Hollywood: LOOK AT COMMON. LEARN!
      Gorgeous tuxedo and it fits!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001146574135 Katharine Margaret

      “vintage Zuhair Murad” = dress Mariah picked up in Dubai in 1998 and has been trying to fit into ever since?

      I love Kelly Rowland and Willow here.

    • Anonymous

      Common. Looks. Hot.

    • Anonymous

      I love that these gals aren’t afraid of color!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDI2DLE7DE3YPW2ONIHBWOVHMA ecallaw

      Willow for the win!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001998855370 Fatima Siddique

      Mimi would’ve looked a lot better in that dress if she had pulled her hair back into something simple and clean. The some-hair-up- most-hair-down-plus face-frame is too much with a dress that has so much going on. 

    • Anonymous

      Mariah Carey – is that black halter strap ACTUALLY HER BRA STRAP?????  Because even though my screen is small and refuses to zoom in – I think I see something on the left (as we look at her) strap that gives me the impression of bra?  Please say it isn’t so.  

    • Cheri Lee

      I want to motorboat Jill Scott in this dress! She should lose that coat because its keeping us from seeing all that sexiness!
      B. Smith…grrrrl you need some lotion for ‘dem legs!

    • http://twitter.com/cornekopia Shawn EH

      Michelle is trying for Diana Ross. But Kelly did better with Donna Summer.

    • Anonymous

      Mariah looks A-W-F-U-L! That IS a horrendous dress. A decent idea but that dress is heinous. The straps the T – why not just put em in a bag and carry them around with you. God that is terrible looking. Willow has never looked this cute, EVER.

    • http://orangtunes.blogspot.com BIG MAC

      I agree with Willow! Its the best shes looked!

    • Anonymous

      Hatchett: RIDICULOUS!Rowland looks amazing, gorgeouseverybody else super tacky imo