The Tony Awards were full of surprises last night, not the least of which was Bret Michaels’ near-death run-in with a descending set piece during the opening number. Oh, Bret…
But my favorite part of the night was gawking at the red carpet jewels. From diamonds and gemstones to silver and gold – all categories were present and accounted for.
What’s your favorite Tony jewelry statement? Is it classic Anne Hathaway in diamond clusters? A sultry Gina Gershon in vintage Fred Leighton? Or maybe you’re partial to glam rock chic? Weigh in with your vote in the poll at the right, jewelry hounds!
And I couldn’t resist putting the Bret Michaels moment from YouTube here for your viewing pleasure. Not to worry. He isn’t seriously injured, but as the quick-witted host, Neil Patrick Harris, wisely cracked:
“He’s given a whole new meaning to head banger”
The third season of VH1’s guiltiest reality show pleasure, Rock of Love, ended last night with a diamond ring and a whole lot of cleavage.
Poison front man, Bret Michaels, was hoping the third time was the charm as he narrowed his selection of skanky soul mates down from 20 train wrecks to two lucky contenders: Mindy, the insecure Ohio girl next door, and Taya, the self-promoting Penthouse Pet with perma-pout.
The show for the first time inserted a Bachelor-esque diamond engagement ring segment, where each finalist was escorted into a room where they could choose from a selection of “rockin’” diamonds.
I’m not sure if the look of horror on their faces had to do with the god awful diamond styles they had to choose from or the idea that they actually might have to marry the dude, but the segment felt more uncomfortably forced than a CC DeVille guitar solo.
Nevertheless, Mindy and Taya showed up on the Dominican Republic beach in dresses that would make a drag queen blush to face their bandanna-ed, hair-extension-ed main man.
I admittedly was rooting for Mindy, the girl next door (she’s from my home town – the second Bret Michaels girlfriend to come from the wilds of southern Ohio), but Bret chose to walk off into the sunset with the Penthouse Pet of the year instead. Go figure?
And the diamond engagement ring? Well, Bret said he wants to wait and see where things go first (i.e. they sleep together, he realizes she’s only after the publicity, she becomes a guest judge on next year’s show).
Every Rose Has Its Price.
The Rock of Love reunion special airs on VH1 on April 19th