As is the case for most music award shows, the red carpet is always as entertaining as the ceremony itself. During last night’s 2011 Billboard Music Awards red carpet arrivals, Ke$ha sported a Jad Ghanour get-up consisting of sparkles (naturally), satin and chiffon. Kind of a miss, if you ask me. Nicole Kidman looked simple and pretty in a black Dolce & Gabbana dress, and I was a fan of the side braid. Selena Gomez looked nothing short of amazing in a cut-out number by the Italian duo as well, complete with pin-straight hair and red heels. No wonder Justin Bieber went in for the smooch.
Also jazzing up the red carpet at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas: Gentlemen Hall, Patrick Monahan, Randy Jackson, Taio Cruz, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, Mary J. Blige, Neil Diamond (whom I believe walks on water), Fergie, Taboo, Nas, Keith Urban, 50 Cent, Kylie Minogue (in Alexander McQueen), Taylor Swift (in Elie Saab), Keri Hilson, Rihanna (in a Max Azria suit), Apollo Ono, Joe Jonas, Nicki Minaj (in a Mark Fast catsuit), Julie Brown, Travis Barker, Ne Yo, Rico Rodriguez, The Script, Trey Songz, Lady Antebellum, and Matthew Morrison.