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SAG Awards: 'Glee' gals Amber Riley, Jenna Ushkowitz have the red carpet nailed

SAG Awards Jenna Ushkowitz of Glee Amber Riley and Jenna Ushkowitz of "Glee" have gotten really comfortable with all this red-carpet, awards-circuit stuff -- and on the Screen Actors Guild Awards red carpet Sunday, it showed.

SAG Awards Amber Riley of Glee Looking polished and confident but still excited by the glitz in their second season on the circuit, Riley and Ushkowitz each asserted separately that the SAG Awards nods are a particularly special honor for the cast, because, as Riley put it, "Actors and actresses love our show!"

How do they know? Because the heavy-hitters tell them so directly.

"Last year at the SAG Awards, we met Meryl Streep," Ushkowitz said, giggling. "She was like, 'Enjoy the ride, you guys are amazing,' "

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-- Jessica Gelt

Photos: Amber Riley, left, and Jenna Ushkowitz at the SAG Awards. Credits: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times



SAG Awards: Jennifer Lawrence, Hailee Steinfeld play Barbie

SAG Awards Hailee Steinfeld and Jennifer Lawrence For the younger women at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, it was less Grace Kelly and more Nicki Minaj.

Nominees Jennifer Lawrence and Hailee Steinfeld both stood out in bold, Barbie-esque neons.

Lawrence, making heavy awards rounds for her turn in "Winter's Bone," donned an electric pink Oscar de la Renta number with shoulder detail and a sexy slit.

Steinfeld, the 14-year-old star of "True Grit," rocked amazing in Prada, with trendy patterned pink, orange and black and mermaid flair at the bottom.

We think Minaj would be proud. What about you? Tell us in the comments section below.

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Photos: Hailee Steinfeld, left, and Jennifer Lawrence at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Credits: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times, left; Frazer Harrison / Getty Images  


SAG Awards: 'I was his champion,' Jesse Eisenberg says of Mark Zuckerberg

Jesse Eisenberg at the SAG Awards Jesse Eisenberg hit the Screen Actors Guild  Awards red carpet in Los Angeles on Sunday, fresh off hosting "Saturday Night Live" in New York -- walking with an almost studied seriousness, as if he had permanently embodied the persona of prickly Facebook chief exec Mark Zuckerberg.

That'd be the Zuckerberg he finally met Saturday night in New York, of course -- but as himself he speaks quickly, with lots of intensity behind it, brows furrowed as between thumb and forefinger he crunches green leaves plucked from the hedge separating him from the media.

"When we were making it, I thought it was really good, but I've thought that about a lot of things that have never been seen," he said, acknowledging he didn't expect the amount of awards attention the film has garnered so far. "The cultural significance of it couldn't be planned for."

What about any responsibility to the real-life Zuckerberg -- did Eisenberg worry that the Facebook honcho was hurt by his portrayal?

"I'm in a unique position, because my job is to defend my character," he said after a pause. "If the movie was criticizing the character, which I don't think it was, from my very subjective point of view I was his champion."

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SAG Awards: First on the red carpet: Josh Pence of 'The Social Network'

Mark Zuckerberg, Jesse Eisenberg friend each other on 'Saturday Night Live'

-- Jessica Gelt

Photo: Jesse Eisenberg at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. Credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

 

 


SAG Awards: First on the red carpet: Josh Pence of 'The Social Network'

Josh Pence on the SAG Awards red carepet Looking tall, slim and decidedly dry, Josh Pence from "The Social Network" was the first to venture down the red carpet at the 17th annual Screen Actors Guild  Awards at the Shrine Auditorium.

As Armie Hammer's body double -- Pence provided the body of Tyler Winklevoss; Hammer was the body of Cameron Winklevoss and the face of both twins -- he attracted lots of glances from the crowd.

Nice to see Santa Monica native Pence's own face attached to his body, yes?

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-- Jessica Gelt

Photo: Josh Pence of "The Social Network" is first to arrive on the red carpet at the 17th Annual SAG Awards at the Shrine Auditorium. Credit: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images



SAG Awards: Scott Bakula's Champagne toast on the red carpet

Scott-bakula-sag-awards Never fear -- the sun finally showed up in time for the Tattinger Champagne Toast on the Red Carpet at the Screen Actors Guild  Awards on Sunday.

A lot of pomp and circumstance, considering that all Scott Bakula said when he raised his glass was, "To the 17th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards."

Then he bellowed, "Welcome!"

What sets this year's event apart? "There are some especially beautiful scripts this year," Bakula said before the toast, with "The King's Speech" and "The Social Network" being "two great examples of that."

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Photo: Actor Scott Bakula arrives at the 17th aAnnual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in L.A.. Credit: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images



SAG Awards: Red-carpet kick-off -- hosts with the most

Rancic Let the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards begin! 

The first folks to walk the carpet at any Hollywood trophy show are the red carpet hosts prepping to chat up the likes of Natalie Portman and the kids from "Glee."

Giuliana Rancic went for a feathered white number ("Black Swan" much?), while new "Entertainment Tonight" topper Nancy O'Dell took a risk in robin's egg blue. 

Repping the boys, Mario Lopez looked dapper in wide lapels and a long tie. Stay tuned to the Ministry for complete red carpet coverage.

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Giuliana Rancic on the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Credit: Jason Merritt/ Getty Images.


SAG Awards: Welcome to a rainy red carpet in L.A.

SAG Awards at the Shrine Auditorium

SAG Awards red carpet As you watch the red carpet arrivals for Sunday's SAG Awards, remember — it never rains in Southern California. Ever.

Umbrellas were toted by onlookers and valet parking attendants alike as USC students and others lined Jefferson across from the Shrine Auditorium. 

On the red carpet, a tent provided relief from the rain but not necessarily the pre-show wait.  Matthew Morrison, where are you?

Keep checking back with the Ministry of Gossip for red carpet arrival photos from the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

— Christie D'Zurilla

Photos, from top: Fans, USC students and parking attendants brave the elements outside the Shrine Auditorium; the red carpet crowd awaits inbound celebs. Credits, from top: Christie D'Zurilla / Los Angeles Times; Al Seib / Los Angeles Times.


Style at the SAG Awards: The fashion experts weigh in

Ariel When a red carpet rolls out for an event like the SAG Awards, the Ministry bubbles over with astute comments along the lines of "Ooh! Pretty!" 

But our fashion friends over at All the Rage actually know the who, what, where, why and how behind the "Ooh! Pretty!" They even know a bit about "Ouch, not so pretty."

On Saturday night, ATR weighed in, spotlighting Diane Kruger and her runway-inspired do, Lea Michele's effortless curls, Drew Barrymore's '60s-starlet ensemble and Adam Lambert's makeup.

Also on the radar: Michelle Monaghan's metallic moment. Felicity Huffman's smoky eyes. And hey, who was Penelope Cruz really wearing?

Critic Booth Moore also had a few tips for stars stepping out of their limos and onto the red carpet. Hint -- people can see you, um, adjusting.

[Click here for a photo gallery of the best and worst fashions from the SAG Awards -- and make sure to scroll down to the captions for commentary with the pics.]

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: The Ministry met "Modern Family" actress Ariel Winter last weekend after the Golden Globes, and this week we'd like to say, "Ooh! Pretty!" The vivacious 11-year-old (almost 12!) stepped up her glam again for the SAG Awards' red carpet Saturday. Credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times. 

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Can we all have Jeff Bridges' it-takes-two marriage to Sue?

Bridges "Jeff Bridges loves his wife, and that makes him even better."

That was a tweet of mine from the Ministry's live coverage of the Golden Globes last week, after the actor thanked his wife Sue Bridges so beautifully in his acceptance speech.

Saturday, he kicked it up a notch, bringing her up on stage with him, behind the scenes at the SAG Awards, when asked about what it was like to raise three girls.

"My wife did such a wonderful job, but like my dad, I was gone for a lot of the time. I love my girls very much, and my wife has raised them beautifully. Sue, why don't you come out here for a second?

"Ladies and gentleman," he said, "Sue!"

And he didn't leave her out on a limb: "The question is about raising daughters -- what did you do?," he asked, his arm around her under the spotlights. "I said most of the time you were there. I did my bit, but I blame you ... "

"He was fun," said Sue, "and I was constant."

Well, there you have it: No question, Sue is the glue.

What's it like when the two get ready for an event like this? "Oh, he had a massage," she said. "I had, like, the troops in."

"I get a bit of narcolepsy at times like these," Jeff said.

As Sue said, he's the fun one. Looks like the family is constant.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Jeff and Sue Bridges arrive at the 16th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Jan. 23, 2010. Credit: Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty Images.


What's not to love about 'Mad Men'? Even the actors love it

SAG-Christina Hendricks The Ministry cannot proceed without a declaration: Christina Hendricks is beyond beautiful tonight in her flattering, fitted crimson gown. Smashing. Gorgeous. You go girl.

That said, the actors of "Mad Men" really dig their show -- in a  good way.

"We're all very nervous every season when we come back," Hendricks said -- excited to see what's happening with the characters. "Oh gosh, we haven't done this in so long," is the mood at the start of each season, she said, "so it doesn't feel like old hat at all."

"We really love this show and get very excited" she said, "so it always feels fresh."

Excitement's not the only emotion the show evokes. Commenting on the last season's plot, Rich Sommer shared a connection with his own life: "For me the most personal moment felt like the dissolution of the marriage.

"My parents got divorced and the way it went down was not dissimilar to the way it went down in the Draper house," said the show's Harry Crane, whose relationship with his "Mad Men" wife has seen some bumps as well. "Hopefully it's a relatable show. We hope that a lot of it resonates with a lot of people."

The history is something a lot of the show's fans -- hello, Ministry's mom and dad -- relate to intensely.

"It's very interesting to see a TV show taking place in a time that goes back to the '60s, which people thought was just this good golden age," said Bryan Batt, who plays closeted Salvatore Romano. "'Mad Men'," he says, "showed how there was so much racism and sexism and homophobia and how it's still relevant today."

"It makes us look forward to how far we need to come, and I don't think any other show is doing that."

[For the record, 5:01 p.m., Jan. 24: A previous version of this post misquoted Rich Sommer as saying that he, rather than his parents, had gotten divorced, and that the way it went down was not similar to the show's plot, when he actually said "not dissimilar." The correct quote appears above. And might I add, right now the Ministry's face is about as red as Ms. Hendricks' gown/cdz]

-- Christie D'Zurilla and Amy Kaufman

Photo credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times


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