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Asians at the Academy Awards — Oscars Red Carpet 2010

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Well, unlike last year’s Oscars when we saw two Asians take the stage to accept their Academy Awards, this year, the only Asians we saw at the Oscars were on the red carpet on the arms of their partners.

There was Jason Reitman (nominated for Best Director for Up in the Air) and his wife, Michele Lee:

82nd Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals
Woody Harrelson (nominated for Best Supporting Actor for The Messenger) and his wife Laura Louie:
Photo by: RE/Westcom/starmaxinc.com 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 3/7/10 Woody Harrelson and wi
George Takei (from the original Star Trek television series and his partner Brad Altman:
Photo by: RE/Westcom/starmaxinc.com 2010 3/7/10 George Takei and Brad Altman at the 82nd
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and wife, Wendy Deng:
82nd Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals
And we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention hapa hottie, Keanu Reeves, who is partly Chinese:
82nd Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals
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Miki Ando’s Egyptian Figure Skating Dress Much Better as Halloween Costume

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Figure Skating - Ladies Free Skating - Day 14

Japanese figure skater Miki Ando’s green Egyptian dress looked more like a Halloween costume than a figure skating outfit — right down to her matchy-matchy green eyeshadow.

“I LOVE that Miki Ando looks like she just got off work serving cocktails on the casino floor of the Luxor,” tweeted one viewer. Hi-larious!

Figure Skating - Ladies Free Skating - Day 14

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February 26, 2010 at 4:43 am

Michelle Obama stuns in gold gown by designer Naeem Khan

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First Lady Michelle Obama, wearing a gown designed by Naeem Khan, and President Obama on November 24, 2009 at the White House state dinner. (Susan Walsh/AP)

For the first official state dinner at the White House, the first lady Michelle Obama looked stunning in a strapless, floor-length gown of warm, pale gold paired with a diaphanous shawl in a matching hue. She wore long, dangling earrings and piles of gold bangles on her left arm. (Nobody noticed what President Obama wore, other than to note it was a black tuxedo and perfect foil for showing off the first lady’s gown.)

Mrs. Obama’s golden gown was designed by Indian-American designer Naeem Khan — a nod, perhaps, to the honored guests at the state dinner: India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur.

Mr. Khan launched his eponymous clothing line in 2003, according to his website. He has dressed stars such as Beyonce, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Lopez, as well as Queen Noor, but dressing the first lady of the United States — and one as stylish and statuesque as Michelle Obama, no less — is certainly a new level of distinction for the Indian-born Khan. No doubt, he will garner many more fans on his Facebook page.

Designer Naeem Khan.

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November 25, 2009 at 10:05 am

Posted in Celebrity, Fashion

Freida Pinto on red carpet at Oscars 2009

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Freida Pinto looked dazzling at the Oscars on Sunday wearing a vibrant blue beaded gown by John Galliano and gorgeous, ancient diamonds mined from her native India. 

Freida Pinto wearing a John Galliano gown at the Oscars on February 22, 2009. (AP)

Freida Pinto wearing a John Galliano gown at the Oscars on February 22, 2009. (AP)

We’re glad Ms. Pinto didn’t wear the dress the way it was shown on the runway.

The dress, as shown on the runway.

The dress, as shown on the runway.

 

Freida Pinto and Dev Patel, the stars of "Slumdog Millionaire".

Freida Pinto and Dev Patel, the stars of "Slumdog Millionaire".

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February 23, 2009 at 6:33 pm

Posted in Celebrity, Fashion, News