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Kristen Bell: I Peed in a Jar While Wearing My Oscars Dress

Mar/10/2014 at 05:41 PM ET

Kristen Bell OscarsJeffrey Mayer/Wireimage

When Jennifer Aniston told us last year that she picked her Oscars gown because it was “easy to pee in,” we thought she was being funny. Little did we know that being trapped in your Oscars dress, unable to properly use a toilet, is a real epidemic — but Kristen Bell set us straight on that account.

While discussing her corseted, mermaid-hem Roberto Cavalli gown on Live With Kelly and Michael, co-host Michael Strahan asked if the dress was comfortable to sit in. “Nope. And I didn’t realize that until I got into it,” she told him. “There was a situation … there was a Mason jar involved.” When the audience giggled, she laughed and said, “Like you guys haven’t peed into a Mason jar before in a huge ball gown!”

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And while she did have fun on the big night, she also was more excited than most to see Ellen DeGeneres bring out those pizzas after hours of being unable to eat. “This was my first time going … You have a hair and a makeup person, [so] by the time you get into the dress you realize that you’ve been sitting there for like three hours,” she said. “And then there’s always traffic, so that’s almost four hours. Then you get there and that’s why everyone in the audience looks emaciated, because everyone’s hungry!” Next year, look for Bell to be bringing a Lunchables and a Mason jar in a large shoulder bag.

Can you believe Bell’s confession? Does a girl have to do what a girl has to do or is this never okay with you? Tell us in the comments!

–Alex Apatoff

Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Menswear-Inspired Outfits, Pastels and the Clutch You Should Just Let Go

Mar/07/2014 at 07:26 PM ET

Trend report: menswear outfits, pastelsWireimage(2); Getty

In our weekly roundup of the looks that are gaining fashion ground (and the ones losing their style street cred), we saw ladies take notes from the gentlemen, soft hues and a bag we took to our senior prom.
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Lupita Nyong'o Plays 'Prada Cheerleader' After Her Oscars Gown Success

Mar/04/2014 at 01:35 PM ET

Lupita Nyong'o Oscars gownCourtesy Micaela Erlanger

Lupita Nyong’o has worn some seriously stunning designer couture throughout awards season and pulled it all off with aplomb — from an embossed Stella McCartney shorts suit to That Golden Globes Gown. But she just wore perhaps her most statement-making outfit of all, and it’s … a T-shirt!

It’s not just any statement tee, of course — it’s a mock jersey done up to read “TEAM MIUCCIA,” which she and stylist Micaela Erlanger wore for a pic on Erlanger’s Instagram. It’s a nod to Miuccia Prada, who custom-made Nyongo’s “Nairobi blue” Oscars gown and landed the star on every best-dressed list on Sunday night. It’s no wonder Erlanger captioned the photo “Prada cheerleaders!”

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Another big fan of Nyong’o’s Prada gown: her hairstylist, got2b’s Larry Sims, who was inspired to create her Fred Leighton headband-topped look after seeing the flowing blue dress. “When she put on the dress, she reminded me of a princess. She looks like a gorgeous princess,” he tells PEOPLE. And she loved it too: “She turned around and looked at it and gave me a wink, and that’s when I knew.”

Below, check out some more fun Oscars afterglow pics posted by Nyong’o and Erlanger before the two go into well-deserved style hibernation, and be sure to pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE for lots more exclusive details on her Oscars beauty look. Tell us — Did you love Nyongo’s Oscars gown? Are you on Team Miuccia too?

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Runway to Reality! Elizabeth Banks Puts a Twist on Her Feathery Oscars Party Look

Mar/04/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Elizabeth BanksJemal Countess/Getty; AKM-GSI

When Elizabeth Banks’s stylists Wendi and Nicole Ferreira informed us that the Hunger Games fashion plate was heading to the Vanity Fair party wearing “one of the outstanding looks from Jenny Packham’s latest collection,” we had to peek at the looks to see if any said “Elizabeth Banks” to us. But in the end, the look that she and her stylists picked still managed to surprise us.

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Brad Goreski: The Oscars Dresses Didn't Thrill Me, But the Accessories Rocked

Mar/03/2014 at 06:00 PM ET

Brad Goreski Oscar picksRobyn Beck/AFP/Getty; Jill Johnson/JPI; Lester Coh

Brad Goreski was kind enough to share his pre-Oscars gown picks with us (and in fact, his KaufmanFranco selection did make it to an afterparty!) and now that the dust has settled on the most A-listy red carpet of them all, we wanted to know how he felt about the night.
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The Journey of an Oscars Dress: Watch Jessica Biel's Look Come to Life in Under 30 Seconds

Mar/03/2014 at 05:39 PM ET

What does it take to find the perfect Oscars dress? For starters, a really good stylist. The the mastermind behind Jessica Biel‘s stunning red carpet look, Estee Stanley, is giving a behind-the-scenes account of the journey to finding her client the perfect gown — from start to finish less than a minute.

Biel nabbed one of our top editors’ picks in a strapless column dress from Chanel’s Spring 2014 Haute Couture collection, which she accessorized with whole lot of Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Collection bling to play up the sparkle on the design. Read More

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Julia Roberts's Beauty Team On Her Blonde Hair and Oscars Look

Mar/03/2014 at 05:11 PM ET

Julia Roberts Oscars hair Steve Granitz/Wireimage

No, you didn’t need to adjust your screens; yes, Julia Roberts was blonde at the Oscars. Her longtime stylist Serge Normant says she didn’t make the change for any big reason — she just felt it was time. “We had planned to go lighter. She has been blonde before,” Normant tells PEOPLE. “We love the ombré feel but we just went for a really light color. It still has a little gold and dimension, but not as definite as dark roots and light ends. We didn’t want it to be one color, but [there's] less of a contrast.”

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And the new do even affected how makeup artist Genevieve Herr did Roberts’s makeup that evening. Though Roberts asked for a “beautiful eye,” Herr kept things light because of the “beautiful blonde color” of Roberts’s hair, she says. “I took that into consideration. For the eyes, black would be a little bit too much for blonde hair, so that’s why I decided to use brown, to make it look softer.”

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