2009 Oscars Red Carpet: Ladies

February 23rd, 2009 // 9 Comments

Good God, Lisa Rinna is not right. First of all, her hair is as big as her lips and the effect is disturbing. She looks like a tall Oompa Loompa prostitute. And why is she at the Oscars, anyway? Trolling for jobs? She should have worn a Nixon mask. It would have been less terrifying. The dress is pretty, though.

Adding to the jarring contrast, star of The Secret Life of Bees, Alicia Keys was stunning and fresh-faced in a strapless pink (or light purple, it’s hard to tell) dress. With an A-line shape and a slit up the leg, the gown maximized her curves. Alicia chose to wear her hair down in soft waves. I’m even kind of digging on the Amy Winehouse eye makeup. I forgot what it looked like when it’s done well.

God love Sophia Loren, but that crazy dress she’s wearing is making her look like a very vampy lemon meringue pie. Marion Cotillard was gorgeous and her dress looked interested. It was very grand, what with the train and all.

Earlier in the evening, Judd Apatow joked that his wife Leslie Mann was wearing a dress that was “indestructible” and indeed, it looks like it’s made out of chain mail. It’s sexy and can stop a bullet. Very practical choice.

Gallery Info: Meryl Streep, Sophia Lauren, Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei, Lisa Rinna, Uma Thurman, Jessica Alba, Kate Bosworth, Virginia Madsen, Jennifer Grey, Melissa Leo, Viola Davis, Melissa Leo, Melissa George, Sophia Lauren, Amanda Seyfried, Queen Latifah, Ginnifer Goodwin, Leslie Mann, Diane Lane, Jessica Biel, Rachel Weisz, Marion Cotillard, Alicia Keys, Anne Hathaway, Robin Wright Penn, Angelina Jolie, Natalie Portman, Heidi Klum, Kate Winslet, Sarah Jessica Parker, Tilda Swinton, Frieda Pinto, Vanessa Hudgens, Tajari P. Henson, Penelope Cruz, Beyonce, Meryl Streep, Sophia Loren, Leslie Mann, Miley Cyrus, Phoebe Cates, Giuliana Rancic, Monica Cruz and Bridget Fonda on the red carpet for the 2009 Academy Awards.

We also featured individual photo galleries of Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston, Miley Cyrus, Freida Pinto, Vanessa Hudgens, Heidi Klum, Anne Hathaway, Kate Winslet, Beyonce, Penelope Cruz, Taraji P Henson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Natalie Portman, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Amy Adams. The men on the 2009 Oscar Red Carpet photos are here.

All of our 2009 Academy Awards coverage can be found here!

By Lisa Timmons
  1. www.blahgirls.com

    Woah Judd Apatow’s wife’s dress is soooo great!

  2. LeslieD

    Best-Alicia Keys was smokin hot on stage–makeup, hair, dress–it all worked.
    Not a fan of evan rachel wood but she looked great in that dress with the dark nails.

    Diane Lane and Josh Brolin were indeed the best looking couple. Angelie Jolie and Brad Pitt were a big disappointment. Other than the emerald jewels it was the same ole look for AJ.

    Scariest–Lisa Rinna–doesn’t she have any friends to tell her that it is all a big mistake and to take some of the makeup off.
    Sophia Lauren–salon girl from Gunsmoke
    Tilda Swnson–can anyone say grandmother?
    Beyonce knowles–can you say cartoon–her designer mother should no better–well then again not really.

    Sean Penn and Mickey Rourke–bad ass “brothers” that looked pretty hot.

  3. Carole

    That was not Alicia’s hair. It was an awful wig. Alicia has beautiful hair.

  4. Angie

    Lisa Rinna’s lips look like a swollen vagina. She needs to stop!

  5. Cicely

    Lisa Rinna looks like what you don’t want to remember about the ’80s…big frosty hair and six pounds of make-up to cover problem skin. Her skin is orange for god’s sake (and she looks like she’s in pain)! Joan Rivers looks better!

  6. SARAH

    LISA RINNA LOOKS LIKE ZOIDBURG FROM “FUTURAMA”! ROFL SHE FREAKED HERSELF WITH THOSE LIPS!

  7. RedCarpetFan

    Lisa Rinna is a freak! Absolutely scary to look at. TV guide needs to get rid ofher if they want anyone to take their coverage seriously. I would suggest replacing her with Maria Sansone who currently does the pre-show with Chris Harrison. Maria is naturally gorgeous and a much more polished host.
    TV guide needs to bring some dignity back to their coverage.

  8. RedCarpetFan

    Lisa Rinna is a freak! Absolutely scary to look at. TV guide needs to get rid ofher if they want anyone to take their coverage seriously. I would suggest replacing her with Maria Sansone who currently does the pre-show with Chris Harrison. Maria is naturally gorgeous and a much more polished host.
    TV guide needs to bring some dignity back to their coverage.

  9. RedCarpetFan

    Lisa Rinna is a freak! Absolutely scary to look at. TV guide needs to get rid ofher if they want anyone to take their coverage seriously. I would suggest replacing her with Maria Sansone who currently does the pre-show with Chris Harrison. Maria is naturally gorgeous and a much more polished host.
    TV guide needs to bring some dignity back to their coverage.

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