Do Something Awards Red Carpet

Posted on August 20, 2012

Darlings, it was the Do Something Awards! Don’t just sit there … JUDGE SOMEONE!


Alex Frnka in Contrarian

 Geez, we’re gonna start off with a really mean one, but this looks like an old prom dress bought in a consignment shop.


Ashley Greene in Michael Kors

 Gorgeous dress.


Aubrey Plaza

 Love the dress. We’d love the shoes if we could actually see them. What’s the point in wearing a really interesting sandal that blends in with your skin tone?


Bella Thorne in BCBG Max Azria

 Hate the booties, but at least she looks like an actual teenager this time.


Caroline Sunshine

She looks exactly like someone named Caroline Sunshine is supposed to look. Although frankly, if she came out in ripped fishnets, leather hot pants, a t-shirt with a death metal band on it, a shaved head, and piercing and tattoos that numbered in the dozens, we’d say exactly the same thing.


Charity Shea

 Interesting dress, but it needs a belt. One piece of jewelry would be nice, too.


Ellie Kemper in Rafael Cennamo

Very cute and put together. Love the sandals and the black nails.


Haley Reinhart

 Honey, you’re 21. Tone it down a little because you look like an airport lounge singer twice that age.


Harry Shum Jr.

 Adorable chicness.


Jai Rodriguez


Jai, honey, you’re on a red carpet with a bunch of fetuses. This would be the time to put a little effort in.


Jason Dundas

 Cute and acceptable, but boring. A shirt with some pattern; some shoes with some color – any little bit of style would have bumped this up.


Kelly Osbourne in Armani Exchange

It’s a really pretty dress (if a little bedsheet-y and understated), but there’s such a disconnect between the punk-lite hair and the Laura Ingalls-ness of the dress.


Kristen Bell in Jenni Kayne

That dress is super-cute but not particularly flattering for the red carpet. It’d be a great beachy-dressy dress, though.


Lea Michele in Giorgio Armani

 Of course.


Maria Menounos in Gomez-Gracia



Nick Cannon

 Hem those pants and this would be dead-perfect.Love the shirt and the shoes.



Nicole Murphy

 She’s fierce as shit, but the dress is a bit too short and those shoes are clodhoppers.


Nikki Reed in Lela Rose



Olivia Munn in Alice + Olivia

 Cute. Love the fringe. Want to burn those shoes. Hate the hair.


Sophia Bush in Olcay Gulsen

 Also tasteful, but she needs to take at least one cuff or bangle off.

This seems like such a nit-picky thing to say when someone’s going this route, but this would look so much better with a different t-shirt. This one looks too stretched out and it clashes with the jacket.


[Photo Credit: Getty]

    • stardust462

      I’m in love with Bella Thorne’s hair color.

      • TheOriginalLulu

        Agreed! It’s like, peachy colored or something and it really suits her.

      • Ginny Ellsworth

        What color is that? Apricot, maybe? 

    • BazoDee

      Ellie Kemper FTW – perfectly styled! 
      Oy vey Lea Michelle!! 

    • Kat Wright

      Kelly  O needed a big fuck-off black stud belt. 

    • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName makes me glad that i’m not the only one who has that same problem when trying on his old interview suit.

    • afabulous50

      Nicole Murphy = drag queen.

      • 3boysful

        From the neck up, she appears to have thought this was an audition for the Wicked Queen.

        • VictoriaDiNardo

          And from the neck down, the Esther Williams Story.

    • Sobaika

      I think Aubrey Plaza’s shoes are meant to mimic the cutouts in her dress, although I would love it if they weren’t her exact skin tone. 

      And thankfully (for my envy quotient), Bella Thorne’s hair looks a lot less awesome here.

    • lovelyivy

       Who let Nicole Murphy in??? I did not know that being married to Eddie Murphy a decade ago got you on the RC. Wheeeeere did she come from? Is she on some terrible VH1 spectacle that I’ve been mising? Now I’m afraid to look her up.

      • MilaXX

         She’s also a model, but yes she is on one of the VH1 reality shows.

        • lovelyivy

           Terrible. Someone needs to take that channel out back and put it out of my misery. It’s everything I used to hate about BET and more.

    • call_me_schmeg

      ellie kemper, i have no idea who you are, but you’re cute as a button!

      • Sobaika

        You must watch The Office (she’s in later seasons) and Bridesmaids. Enjoy the hilarity.

        • call_me_schmeg

          once i imdb’d her, i remember her in ‘bridesmaids’ now. i haven’t watched ‘the office’ (shhhhhhhh…..).

    • pax540

      Is wearing espadrilles? That’s… interesting…

    • Catiline

      All I can think when I look at “Why the modesty tab, though?”

      Olivia Munn looks really fresh and cute. 

    • call_me_schmeg

      also: kelly osborne…
      neck down: laura ingalls
      neck up: wilder

    • MoHub

      May we please never see Lea Michele and her necklines again? Please?

      • TieDye64

        Here, here! Awful.

      • Susan Velazquez

        I really just want to yell at her, “Lea! We don’t need to see the girls all the time! Put them away, there are children present”.

      • snarkykitten

        girl is putting out all the good china. Of course.

        • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

          when you bring out the good china for every single meal, then it’s no longer the good china. seriously, she is stunningly beautiful, and has some of the most gorgeous hair in all of celebritydom, and a smoking hot body. and on top of all that physical stuff, she’s so talented it is ridiculous. she could wear a burka and if anybody gave her any shit, all she’d have to do is sing for about 2 seconds and everyone would have to shut their mouths.

          and with that, the tequila just kicked in.

    • MajorBedhead

      I scrolled down to Lea Michelle and barely got to her shoulders before saying “Of course.” 

      • Sobaika

        You didn’t really need to go beyond the shoulders. Her hair is ludicrous.

        • MajorBedhead

           Her penchant for having dresses cut down to *there* and slit up to *there* is beyond tacky. I want to sing Copacabana every time I see her.

      • Jessica TallGirl Freeman

        Its hard to believe the dress doesn’t fit well.  They usually look like they are painted on they are so tight. 

    • Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      i have to say that Harry Chum Jr. seems to know what he’s doing when it comes to dressing. So polished. 

      • TieDye64

        Yep. He blew everyone else, even the ladies, out of the water. Simple and chic and cute as hell. 

      • Sara LaBatt

        And posing! That is how you pose with hands in pockets. Keeps the shape of the pants in tact while giving you somewhere casual to put the hands, while obviously NOT having them on the goods. Plus, super chic outfit. He looks mighty fine.

    • mjude

      how often i sit at my desk at work a seriously LAUGH OUT LOUD,  these comments kill me every single time.

    • ojosazules

      Ellie Kemper looks great. Love her shoes. Haley has lovely smile, but her dress is scary.

    • NCDFan

      My reaction is part “Who are these people, and why should I care what they wear?” and part “I feel better now, they have access to all kinds of great clothes and don’t really look all that great either.” What can I say, it’s a crappy kind of day.

    • 3boysful

      Nick Cannon’s feet look humongous!

      • ringthing

        really long feet. makes him look like he was brought to us by the letter L

      • Ginny Ellsworth

        You know what they say “Big feet…….big shoes!” :-)

      • MK03

        Yeah, what the hell is making his feet look huge? Is it the color of the shoe? The shape? Or does he just have Sideshow Bob feet??

    • jimmack

      Oh Harry, how I have missed you. One of the hottest men in show business today.

      • Pants_are_a_must

        He’s such a beautiful man. I need more magazine photoshoots with him in skintight clothing or no clothing at all. I have no shame.

        • greyhoundgirl

          In other words–pants are not a must.

        • jimmack

          You blogged what the rest of us were really thinking.

      • Introspective

        I saw him and thought PERFECTION!!! He damn sure is easy on the eyes eh?

    • MerBearStare

       I saw pictures earlier of Lea Michelle at this event and my first thought was, “Of course,” and my second thought was, “I so hope TLo will post about this!”

    • Meg0GayGuys6

      The implication will go without say, but are Nick Cannon’s feet HUGE?!

    • Laura Hand

      Kristen Bell looks like she has a fin growing out of the top of her head because of the background.

      • marlie

        I’m glad I’m not the only one who noticed that!

        • SignLadyB

          Yeah, me three. Why don’t photographers check their background before shooting their pics?

          • Tom and Lorenzo

            There are at least a dozen photographers jockeying for space and firing off hundreds of shots in the few minutes they have with each celebrity. Composition never even enters into the process.

            • greyhoundgirl

              But there is a photo producer or assistant choosing what images to upload to the media–they could have done better by her.

            • Tom and Lorenzo

              No there isn’t. There’s a string of photos offered and we choose which ones we’re going to buy.

            • greyhoundgirl

              But is there someone who decides what photos you have to choose from?  Some events/media outlets have this (NBC does) so I wondered.  (It’s actually an interesting peek at the behind the scenes work that you guys do for the blog)

    • MilaXX

      Damn Nicole Murphy looks insanely gorgeous!
      Nic Canon is doing the old school Ebony male pose.

      Harry Shum for the win! LOVE his shoes.

    • Scott Cooper

      I’m thinking these starlets wear the sill-putty pumps and the generic hair and make-up because they stop off at the stylist on the way to the event to borrow the outfit.  And since they don’t know what they’re going to be wearing, they keep the head and feet as generic as possible.  And then they go directly back to the stylist to return the clothes.

    • Brian @ PWYJudges

      Jai, those pit stains are *killing* me! 

      • Monday1900

        I know–where’s Carson when you need him?

    • joancarol

      Nick Cannon = douche with giganto feet.
      I still love Drumline.

    • Pants_are_a_must

      Sophia Bush, just because you’re promoting a jewelry company doesn’t mean you have to model ALL THEIR WARES AT THE SAME TIME. Some taste, please.

    • Amy_R

      Nick Cannon forgot his red clown nose to go with his huge shoes.

      • Sara LaBatt

        Right? I guess he has big feet? Those shoes made me gasp.

    • anon

      But….but…. how could you miss the hot mess that was Cory Monteith? I was looking forward to your dissection of that catastrophe. 

      Also Lea’s boobs fell out of that dress neckline on screen during the show. Kinda funny (no double sided clothing tape used).

    • Squarah

      Completely flummoxed by KBell’s whole look. Just…why?

      • littlemac8

        In that non-color the dress looks more like a bathrobe to moi!

    • Eric

      I see Haley Reinhart is dressed like Jenna Maroney today.

    • crash1212

      The very best thing about all of these? The fact the Kristen Bell managed to pose so that the logo looks like a pointy hat. That it happens to match her dress is just a bonus!

    • Rand Ortega

      HSJ…le sigh. So… dreamy doesn’t  even cover it. He’s perfect. He even has his hands in his pockets (which usually drives me into a murderous rage) & I don’t care. What gorgeous, put together specimen of male pulchritude.

    • Deborah Lipp

      Aubrey Plaza’s dress is a size too small.

    • lilibetp

      “Honey, you’re 21. Tone it down a little because you look like an airport lounge singer twice that age.”

      Don’t you mean “…you look like a hooker who pretends to be an airport lounge singer while picking up johns in the bar at TGI Fridays.”?

    • joe_tey83

      Lea Michele should just start a fashion line named “Of Course”. They make the clothes by taking a basic garment for kids and cutting at least 50 percent of the fabric off somewhere and maybe embellishing it with some ruffle or lace here and there.

    • MzzPants

      Nicole Murphy is a fierce bitch, even if her ensemble needs tweeking.  Everyone else kind of pales in comparison, IMO.  Are we sure she’s not a drag queen??

    • Wendi126

      Anyone remember Dawn dolls from the early early 70’s? Tell me Bella Thorne doesn’t look just like a Dawn doll!

      • Margaret Carlson Nikoleit

        I had Dawn! and some of her friends. And some kind of Dawn’s Fashion Show motorized stage thing that had broken by dinnertime on Christmas day …
        Bella does look a little like Dawn, but to really nail the resemblance she needs a purple, magenta and aqua paisley jumpsuit.

    • mhleta

      Nick Cannon: Is this shot distorted, or can you actually fit a family of four in those shoes of his? Does he really want to draw attention to those slabs of feet?

    • Leonardo Alves

      Nick Cannon, is that really your shoe size?Because if it is… well… I’m impressed! 😉

    • cleep1000

      I keep reading this blog post title as “Do Something About the Red Carpet”. LOL.

    • mhleta

      If I’m captain and I’m choosing my team it will be, in this order: Ashley Greene, Aubrey Plaza, Ellie Kemper, Harry Shum and Maria Menounos with Caroline Sunshine pinch hitting. The rest can hit the showers and try again.

    • UglyCasanova

      Lea Michele has gone to new depths with this labia dress.

    • cleep1000

      Kristen Bell, what are you doing? And where is your waist?

    • marlie

      Haley Reinhart looks like she’s attending some sort of stripper award show.

      I seriously love Harry Shum. Jason Dundas and Nick Cannon get As from me along with Harry.

      I honestly said “Come on, what the f*ck” out loud when I saw Lea Michele.

      Nicole Murphy is going to the same awards show as Haley R.

    • Katie Wolf

      Caroline Sunshine in the perfect uniform for Summer Olympics ice dancing, why? For the love of sparkles, WHY?

    • marlie

      Also, what the hell are the “Do Something Awards”?? Seems to me like yet another excuse for self-congratulation and red carpets.

      • Qitkat

        Because Pat Yourself On The Back Awards was already taken ;-p

    • GorgeousThings

      ” Of course.”
      I LOVE TLo!!!!

      • Shawn EH

        Only she can stop them … by dressing well one day?

    • Sarah Caponigro

      OOOOOOOOOOOF COUUUUURSE (Sung in Opera style please.)

    • Dixie Murphy Ross

      I really hate to admit I love’s shoes.

      …as well as the fact that he calls himself

    • LesYeuxHiboux

      Nicole Murphy’s dress looks like Spanx with a bunch of shit glued to it.

      Olivia Munn stole her dress from a drag queen.

      What the hell, Lea Michele?

      • 3boysful

        “What the hell, Lea Michele?”

        Sweetie, I think you have just hit upon the perfect title for all future TLo Lea Michele posts!

    • Qitkat

      Whoa. What happened to disqus??

      I’m getting just the tiniest bit concerned, but really don’t give a fig, that Lea Michele will still look just like this when she is Jennifer Aniston’s age.

    • SignLadyB

      Jai Rodriguez? OMGaaaah. What was he doing there? Why didn’t he consult with Carson before dressing? Haven’t seen him in years!

    • Louise Bryan

      Wow, those shoes give Nick really big feet. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, and I think magenta shoes on a guy is pretty cool.

      New disqus, eh? Takes some getting used to.

    • Vera

      Mostly Meh. Harry Shum Jr. FTW, though.

    • megohd

      I’d like to give Nick Cannon an “Of course.” That dude is wannabe DB.

    • Gabriella M

      Is Will.i.Am wearing espadrilles with socks? Tsk.

    • kikisayshi

      A surprisingly well-dressed RC for the most part. LOVE Ashley Green’s Kors dress!!

    • formerlyAnon

      H. Shum, Jr. has really, really nice shoes. And, as almost always, is dressed beautifully. I LOVE’s jacket/waistcoat, but wish he’d taken the rest of the outfit more mainstream dandy: nicer shirt vs. t-shirt, and DEFINITELY some nice shoes. I understand that’s not so much his thing, but when fellas have a smidge of style and money to spend, their shoes are one of the few places they can really bust out.

    • GTrain

      Harry Shum Jr!  Swoon.

    • sleah_in_norcal

      kelly, honey, i’m sorry and you know i love ya, but you look like your grandma in her nightgown.  had to say it.

    • sleah_in_norcal

      hi i’m lea and here’s everything i’ve got.  again.

    • littlemac8

      LOVE the word “clodhoppers!”  “Shoes worn by somebody who works on plowed.”  Perfect in so many ways!!!

    • littlemac8

      DAYUM!  Nick Cannon has BIG FEET!  And no better way to draw attention to them than a pair of red shoes!  HA

    • save_the_hobbit

      It makes me sad when I see Bella Thorne on the red carpet….she’s 14, isn’t she? She always looks way older. I love the show Shake It Up (no lie, I seriously watch it….with and without children present) because it’s actually a really tasteful and age-appropriate show. She plays a character her age, and she actually looks it on the show. There should be nothing wrong with being 14 and looking it on the red carpet.

      In other news, Harry Shum Jr continues to be my lesbian exception.

    • colleenjanel

      Kristen Bell’s dress makes me think of all those crafts I made as a kid with folded gum wrappers.

      Could someone please Photoshop Harry Shum Jr and Ellie Kemper into the same photo please? I think that would be RC perfection!!

    • ccm800

      This Bella Thorne person looks a wee like Wiliam Belli to me.