Dick Clark may be the pioneer (and a darn good one at that), but he wasn’t the only celebrity helping to ring in 2011. Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, and B.o.B were also having a rockin’ New Year’s Eve. In case you missed them, here’s a cheat sheet of who helped host what and, most important, what they wore.
ALL DOLLED UP
Jennifer Lopez at the Mirage, Jennifer Hudson and Fergie during Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve and Kim Kardashian at Lavo Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve.
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Shine, sparkle, shimmer…oh my! J. Lo partied with her hubby Marc Anthony at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas wearing a super-shiny form-fitting shift. Showing off her new fab figure in a red-hot dress, J. Hudd shared hosting duties with Fergie, who wore a strapless green studded minidress with a tulle train. Meanwhile Kim Kardashian sparkled in a white glittery dress, which she teamed with classic pumps and smooth, wavy strands.
Rihanna at Caesars Palace and Kourtney Kardashian at the Gansevoort Hotel on New Year’s Eve.
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Even though most of their fellow revelers dressed in above-the-knee cocktail dresses (see above), Rihanna and Kourtney Kardashian chose to go against the grain in long dresses that were equally dazzling. Rihanna, who celebrated at PURE Nightclub at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, wore a striped and mesh dress in a strand-matching hue. Meanwhile Kourtney, who hosted at the Gansevoort Hotel in Miami wore a bilowy, mono-shouldered Bodyamr gown.
FUR AND FEATHERS
Nicki Minaj at BET Studios and Ke$ha in Times Square on New Year’s Eve.
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It’s no wonder Nicki Minaj and Ke$ha wrapped themselves in something warm—both singers wore short shorts on New Year’s Eve. While performing on BET 106 and Park’s New Year’s Eve Party, a green-and blue-haired Nicki wore white fur boots, light blue tights, a jacket and daisy dukes set and a blue and silver bustier. Ke$ha showed off two New Year’s Eve looks—preperformance on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” show she wore green “2011” glasses and her now-signature blue lipstick; during her performance she wore bright red lipstick with sequins shorts and a white button-up. In between, she threw a full feather jacket around her shoulders to keep from freezing.
JUST FOR KICKS
Willow Smith and Avril Lavigne each perform during Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.
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Stilletos on New Years? No way! Not for Willow Smith and Avril Lavigne, who both performed on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” show wearing snazzy sneakers. Willow wore leopard print high-tops, while Avril wore a one-shoulder leather dress with studded black footwear.
B.o.B. at the Mirage Hotel and Casino and Flo Rida performs during MTV’s “New Year’s Bash 2011″ on New Year’s Eve.
While girls typically show a little skin for NYE in cute cocktail dresses, boys tend to bundle up. Exhibit A and B: B.o.B walked the red carpet at the Jet Nightclub at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas wearing a plaid button-up, a red scarf, a leather fur-trimmed jacket and a fur ski hat. Meanwhile, rapper Flo Rida kept his tan puffy coat ON while performing at MTV’s “New Year’s Bash.”