Charlie Sheen denies recent Corey Haim rape allegations

Charlie Sheen denies recent Corey Haim rape allegations

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The Two and a Half Men star has spoken out against recent accusations.

Charlie Sheen has refuted all claims made against him regarding the alleged rape of his Lucas co-star Corey Haim. A rep for the actor told E! News, “Charlie categorically denies these allegations.”

As Nicki Swift previously reported, The National Enquirer published a report on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, detailing accounts from “dozens” of sources, including one made by former actor Dominick Brascia. The sources indicated that Sheen had raped Haim, who passed away in 2010, when the two were filming their 1986 film.

The report was linked to the memoir of Haim’s friend Corey Feldman, in which Feldman described how Haim was assaulted by an unnamed man on the set of Lucas.

In recent weeks, Feldman has sought to expose an alleged pedophile ring in Hollywood. He’s already named two men: talent agent Marty Weiss and former actor Jon Grissom. He’s promised to name more if he can raise enough money to fund a feature film that he will direct, produce, and distribute himself. He’s asked fans to help raise $10 million in an Indiegogo campaign.

The Los Angeles Police Department has since opened an investigation into Feldman’s claims of past sexual abuse.

At the time of writing, Feldman has not addressed the allegations made against Sheen.

While we wait for Feldman’s two cents, read up on other stars who are always surrounded by controversy.

SNL’s Aidy Bryant talks self-acceptance, body positivity activism

SNL’s Aidy Bryant talks self-acceptance, body positivity activism

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The Saturday Night Live star is all about body positivity these days, but her journey to self-acceptance took a while.

Aidy Bryant opened up about her past struggles during a candid interview with The Cut, published on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. “I was spending so much energy on something that really, no matter what I did, wasn’t changing,” Bryant began, revealing how she spent much of her teenage years focused on losing weight. “And I truly got to a breaking point. I was like, ‘How much longer can I do this? Can I do this for the rest of my life?'”

“I finally was like, ‘What if I put all of that energy into just trying to like myself and focus on the things I actually want to do as opposed to this thing that’s like a made-up concept?’ And I’m not kidding, my entire life changed after I did that,” the 30-year-old comedian continued. “Within two years, I was hired by Second City; two years later I was hired by SNL. I stopped letting it be an all-day, everyday thing that defined everything that I did. And it worked.”

But after joining the cast of SNL in 2012, Bryant felt her old insecurities return during a “humiliating” photo shoot with castmates Kate McKinnon and Cecily Strong. She was given a “matronly mother-of-the-bride dress,” while they had “racks of clothes” and “thousand-dollar dresses” to choose from. “Those were the first times where I was like, ‘Something is different here and this isn’t fair,” the Girls actress said, adding, “It lit a f**king fire in me.”

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Bryant, who announced her engagement to longtime boyfriend Conner O’Malley in April, is now using her platform to foster change, and is in the process of creating a clothing line for women who wear sizes 12-24. “I didn’t try to get on SNL to be a body-positivity activist, but apparently just being there makes you one,” she explained. “It’s this weird kind of thing where you’re like, I guess I kind of am. It’s literally just not what I came here to do.”

“It sounds so corny now, but representation does f**king matter,” Bryant concluded. Well said!

Caitlyn Jenner opens up about ‘devastating’ Kardashians feud

Caitlyn Jenner opens up about ‘devastating’ Kardashians feud

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The I Am Cait star is speaking candidly about her ongoing feud with the Kardashians.

According to Cambridge News, the subject came up when Caitlyn Jenner made an appearance at the Cambridge Union in England to discuss the aftermath of her 2015 transition on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017.

“It’s been a little bit tough over the last couple of years on the Kardashian side,” Jenner, 68, began. “To be honest, I don’t talk to them anymore. Kim, I haven’t talked to in a year.” Kim’s sister Khloé reportedly hasn’t spoken to Caitlyn in over two years.

“They don’t want me in their lives, they bashed me pretty badly,” she continued. “It’s devastating when your kids do that. It really hurt.” While she remains close with her youngest kids, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Caitlyn admitted, “I don’t know what the future holds. We will see. My life revolves around my children.”

As Nicki Swift previously reported, Jenner’s strained relationship with the Kardashians stems from claims she made about Kris Jenner in her tell-all memoir, The Secrets of My Life. Caitlyn, who is reportedly dating 21-year-old model Sophia Hutchins, said her ex always knew about her gender identity but was not supportive throughout her transition.

Although Kris has since accused her of lying, and Kim has repeatedly come to her mom’s defense, Caitlyn doubled down on her claims during her Cambridge Union appearance. “As far as Kris, when I met her I had to be honest. She was aware of it at the beginning, but she but some restrictions on it,” she told the students. “I had my own little getaways where I could go be myself. She knew about it, but I just didn’t do anything around her.”

“I tried to be honest in my book. Very fair and very nice. Unfortunately they didn’t take it that way,” Jenner added. “In the book, I express some opinions and got shut down. It was not about the Kardashians. They were only mentioned on 20 pages. They made it more about them on television. The book was about my life. That’s caused a lot of the separation between us.”

Hopefully, the Kardashian-Jenner clan will be able to make amends one day.

Report: Louis C.K. accused of sexual misconduct

Report: Louis C.K. accused of sexual misconduct

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The comedian is facing disturbing new allegations of sexual harassment.

On Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, The New York Times published a report about Louis C.K. (full name Louis Székely), detailing accounts made by five women who’ve accused the comic of sexual misconduct. Two of those women are Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov, a comedy duo. They told the paper that, in 2002, C.K. had invited them over to his hotel room to celebrate after they performed at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colo. They reportedly accepted, as they admired C.K. and nearby bars were already closed.

Once there, Goodman and Wolov alleged that C.K. asked if he could take out his penis. Given that the women were still wearing winter coats, they said they laughed off C.K.’s comments, assuming he was joking. But, according to Goodman and Wolov, C.K. wasn’t kidding.

“He proceeded to take all of his clothes off, and get completely naked, and started masturbating,” Goodman told the paper.

Comedians Abby Schachner and Rebecca Corry also shared their own individual experiences with the Louis star. Schachner told TheTimes that she’d once called C.K. in 2003 and heard him masturbating during their conversation. Corry, on the other hand, alleged that C.K. had approached her on the set of a TV pilot, on which Corry was a star and producer and C.K. was a guest. “He asked if we could go to my dressing room so he could masturbate in front of me,” she recalled. When she brought up the fact that he had a family, he allegedly became embarrassed and said “he had issues.”

The executive producers of Corry’s show, Courteney Cox and David Arquette, both confirmed the incident to TheTimes. “What happened to Rebecca on that set was awful,” Cox said in an email to the paper. While Cox was willing to stop production, Corry said she wanted to continue.

A fifth woman, who wished to remain unnamed, echoed the claims made by the other women, stating that C.K. had repeatedly asked her if he could masturbate in front of her. The woman, who said she worked with C.K. on the set of The Chris Rock Show, said she allowed him to.

“I think the big piece of why I said yes was because of the culture,” she explained. “He abused his power.”

A former Chris Rock Show colleague corroborated the woman’s reports, confirming that the woman had told him about an incident after it had happened.

C.K., whose New York premiere of the film I Love You, Daddywas canceled ahead of the New York Times piece, has not yet responded to the allegations.

Rumors of sexual misconduct have plagued C.K. in recent years. In June 2016, comic legend Roseanne Barr told The Daily Beast, “Some of the biggest comics, males, are doing some terrible things. And they’re about to get busted.”

She went on to say, “It’s Louis C.K., locking the door and masturbating in front of women comics and writers. I can’t tell you—I’ve heard so many stories. Not just him, but a lot of them. And it’s just par for the course. It’s just s*** women have to put up with.”

Over a year later, comic Tig Notaro, distanced herself from C.K., who was a producer on her Amazon series One Mississippi, telling Vanity Fair that he has “nothing to do with the show.” She claimed she’d had “an incident” with her one-time collaborator and has since kept her distance.

Unfortunately, C.K. is just the latest man to be accused of sexual misconduct since Miramax co-founder Harvey Weinstein was outed for his alleged history of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and/or rape.

Celebrities who can’t stand Megyn Kelly

Celebrities who can’t stand Megyn Kelly

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For years, Megyn Kelly made a name for herself as an outspoken contributor to several Fox News shows. When she got promoted to her prime-time gig, The Kelly File, in 2013, she became a lightning rod of controversy and a favorite punching bag of the Left, particularly when it came to her commentary on race.

At the time of this writing, Kelly’s newest venture is her Today show hour on NBC, which has once again fired up her detractors, many of whom are former colleagues and interview subjects. While famous folks generally go out of their way not to slam a fellow star on the record, dogging Kelly seems to be the exception to this rule.

Here are some famous faces who probably won’t be joining Kelly for a morning chat anytime soon.

Donald Trump

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When Kelly questioned Donald Trump during the first Republican presidential primary debate in August 2015, he didn’t even try to mask his contempt. Asked about Hillary Clinton’s assertion that he was part of a “war on women,” Trump replied, “Oftentimes it’s fun, it’s kidding, we have a good time… Honestly, Megyn, if you don’t like it, I’m sorry. I’ve been very nice to you although I could probably not be based on the way you’ve treated me.”

After the debate, Trump described Kelly’s questions as “vicious” and “unfair” and delivered his now infamous “blood coming out of her wherever” remarks to CNN. On Twitter, Trump called her a “bimbo” and said that she was a “lightweight” who is “highly overrated.”

Trump later backed out of a second debate moderated by Kelly, which he blamed on a “childishly written & taunting PR statement by Fox…more so than lightweight reporter, @megynkelly.” However, Trump had also tweeted, “Based on @MegynKelly’s conflict of interest and bias she should not be allowed to be a moderator of the next debate.”

In the end, Kelly and Trump made nice—sort of. In an interview on CBS This Morning (via Real Clear Politics), Kelly said that while she and Trump are “not friends,” she felt that her April 2016 meeting with him was a turning point in which they both decided to let the conflict go. “He hugged me hello…to me that felt like ‘I’m not sorry but let’s move on,'” she said.

Debra Messing

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The big story that broke after Kelly’s interview with the cast of Will & Grace was the dust-up over her questionable joke to a superfan over whether he “became gay because of Will.” While the fan clearly didn’t take issue with Kelly’s tone-deaf attempt at humor, actress Debra Messing certainly did.

When an Instagram commenter suggested the cast appearing on Kelly’s show was “a fail,” Messing replied, “honestly I didn’t know it was [Megyn Kelly] until that morning. The itinerary just said Today Show appearance. Regret going on. Dismayed by her comments.”

According to Page Six, Messing’s diss even drew the ire of some NBC higher-ups, who likely weren’t keen on two of their stars publicly feuding. “Debra was told to cut it out by someone high up in the NBC Entertainment division run by Bob Greenblatt, via her agent or publicist,” a source said. Messing’s rep categorically denied there was any issue, stating, “No one asked us to do anything.”

As of this writing, Messing’s Instagram comment—and apparent feelings towards Kelly—have not been retracted.

John Oliver

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver specializes in long-form comedic editorials that focus on a single subject. But sometimes, it only takes him few minutes to absolutely eviscerate a target, like he did with Kelly’s claim that she hoped her new Today show would be a “unifying force” for “a world and a country that is incredibly divided right now.”

In an echo of his Daily Show alma mater, Oliver proved his point by stringing together a montage of her previously divisive work at Fox News. In under two minutes, he revealed Kelly getting into heated arguments over controversial topics such as gay rights, the so-called “war on Christianity,” her insistence that Santa Claus and Jesus Christ were white, the supposed “new Black Panther Party,” the Black Lives Matter movement, voter fraud, the suggestion that the VMAs could lead to people just “openly having sexual intercourse on the stage,” and much more.

Without actually uttering a word against her, Oliver may have expressed his disdain for Kelly more clearly than anyone else on this list.

Samantha Bee

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Though she once sarcastically praised Kelly for “using her mean girl superpowers for good,” comedian Samantha Bee has also taken a few jabs at the former Fox News ratings champ. On one episode of her show, Full Frontal, Bee referred to Kelly as “the world’s toughest Megyn,” and poked fun at her attempt to wrangle the candidates during the first GOP presidential debate with her repeated and ineffectual use of the phrase “stand by.”

In an interview with the Santa Barbara Independent, Bee was all business. When asked how her work as an “infotainer” compares to the work of people like Kelly, specifically regarding the “balance of truth to entertainment,” Bee replied, “I think it can be two things at the same time. From my personal perspective, we’re more on the analysis than the hysteria side of things. I think that there’s a cynicism there…But I think the deeper cynicism is in tricking people, and preying on people’s gullibility to make a career for yourself. That’s something I don’t do, and something I would never do.”

Ouch. Someone call the burn unit; Kelly’s on her way.

Trevor Noah and Michelle Wolf

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Under Jon Stewart, The Daily Show basically became a nightly rebuke of pretty much everything Fox News did that day, with a particular emphasis on pointing out the perceived hypocrisies of the conservative network’s talking heads. Having assumed hosting duties, comedian Trevor Noah has continued the tradition, at times taking aim at Kelly.

In a particularly bruising segment about her “long-awaited” interview with Trump, Noah likened the Q&A to “one of those couple’s baths that only exist in a Cialis commercial,” essentially saying Kelly was way too soft on Trump after the months of public ugliness between them. Noah even goes so far as to say, “Megyn Kelly just got negged by Donald Trump!”

In another attack on Kelly, Noah and Daily Show correspondent Michelle Wolf took her to task over her interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “Seeing someone so conniving trying to manipulate the American public was disgusting” Wolf said of Kelly, later describing her as a “race-baiting puppet” and “the queen of the problem,” according to Business Insider. Wolf wasn’t finished. “Sorry, Megyn, you’re not the new Barbara Walters,” she said. “Maybe you thought doing this interview with Putin would be good, because he’s so skilled at making journalists vanish. But Meggy, we still see you.”

Jane Fonda

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Actress Jane Fonda found herself in an awkward spot after a Kelly Todayinterview went awry. There to promote her new film with Robert Redford, Our Souls at Night, Fonda was caught off guard by Kelly’s question about plastic surgery, which came seemingly out of nowhere. “I read that you felt you’re not proud that you had work done. Why not?” Kelly asked.

After a long pause, accompanied by a glare that could melt steel, Fonda replied, “We really want to talk about that right now?” Fonda then deftly redirected the conversation back to the film, but the moment clearly stuck with her.

According to Elle, Fonda spoke with Entertainment Tonight Canada later that day, and she was still confused by Kelly’s approach. “I mean, the fact that we don’t have a lot of time, and [Redford] is right here, it was a weird thing to bring up, whether I’ve had plastic surgery or not,” Fonda said. “I have, and I’ve talked about it, but it just seemed like the wrong time and place to raise that question.”

Granted, it’s a bit of a stretch to say that this means Fonda “can’t stand” Kelly, but we’re pretty confident in saying this interview is not among Fonda’s favorite TV appearances.

Newt Gingrich

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In a contentious Kelly File interview that took place two weeks before the 2016 Presidential Election, Newt Gingrich took an extremely defensive position toward the allegations of sexual assault and harassment that have been leveled at Trump.

When Kelly brings up theAccess Hollywood tape, in which Trump delivered his now infamous “locker room talk” remarks to Billy Bush, Gingrich goes off, accusing Kelly of being “unfair” and operating under “exactly the bias people are upset by.” Gingrich then says to Kelly, “You are fascinated with sex, and you don’t care about public policy. That’s what I get out of you tonight.”

On Twitter, Gingrich doubled down: “For the record, @megynkelly was wrong, i don’t have anger management issues. I do have media bias issues!” That same day, Gingrich attended the grand opening of then-GOP nominee Trump’s Washington, D.C. hotel. At the event, Trump praised Gingrich for the interview. “Congratulations Newt on last night. That was an amazing interview,” Trump said, according to The Washington Post. “We don’t play games, Newt, right? We don’t play games.”

Gingrich later waved off a question by a Mother Jones reporter regarding the Gingrich-led effort to impeach President Bill Clinton over “a matter involving sex.”

“It speaks for itself. It speaks for itself,” the former Speaker of the House said.

Alex Jones

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Out of all of the Kelly detractors on this list, Infowars founder and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has to be the most ardent, which is surprising, considering the chance Kelly took with her own career by granting Jones a mainstream media interview in the first place. This is a guy who alleged the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School was a hoax, so imagine Kelly’s surprise when Jones turned on her, leaking secret recordings he’d made of their entire, unedited interview in advance of Kelly’s planned segment for Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly.

Claiming he was “sandbagged” after being told by Kelly that the interview was “not going to be some gotcha hit piece,” Jones continued his assault via his radio show. According to the Daily Mail, over the course of two days, Jones attacked everything from Kelly’s physical appearance—describing her “painted-on joker smile” and “lawyer, sociopath eyes”—to the professionalism of her crew. “I felt like the lady that’s the lead producer—nice Southern belle lady, older lady—is like somebody that leads you to the gas chamber, or to the hangman’s noose, or to the electric chair,” he said.

Jones also described Kelly’s interviewing style: “Not feminine. Cold. Robotic. Dead.” And for some reason, he added, “I felt zero attraction to Megyn Kelly. That’s not an insult to Megyn Kelly. I talked to a lot of other folks that know her. They say, ‘No. It’s the same.’ Because you’re dealing with a sociopath? A psychopath? I don’t know.”

In a tweet, Kelly said that she found Jones’ Sandy Hook hoax commentary “personally revolting,” and after Jones’ bizarre personal attacks on her in the wake of the interview, we wouldn’t be surprised if she extended that sentiment to the man in general.

Bill O'Reilly

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Former Fox News colleague Bill O’Reilly fired his first salvo at Kelly when he commented on her book, Settle For More, which in part dealt with her experience with the sexual harassment scandal that forced former Fox News President Roger Ailes to resign. When asked about Kelly’s claims by CBS This Morning, O’Reilly admitted that while he hadn’t read the book, he refused to take part in anything that would “make my network look bad.”

On his own since-cancelled show (via The Cut), O’Reilly addressed the Ailes controversy again, not specifically naming Kelly, but saying, “If somebody is paying you a wage, you owe that person or company allegiance. You don’t like what’s happening in the workplace, go to human resources or leave.”

Since then, Kelly and O’Reilly have been trading barbs in public. In an interview with The Blaze, O’Reilly was critical of Kelly’s controversial interview with the aforementioned Jones, saying he would not have done it because it only helped to raise the conspiracy theorist’s profile. Kelly took aim at O’Reilly’s own sexual harassment scandals, even claiming she had complained about his behavior in an email to her former Fox News bosses. O’Reilly then released thank you notes that he’d received from Kelly over the years, and told Glenn Beck (via Deadline) that her recent attacks on him were “incomprehensible.”

CMA red carpet looks ranked best to worst

CMA red carpet looks ranked best to worst

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All the stars came out for the Country Music Awards on Nov. 8, 2017. But while some rocked the show, others left more to be desired—much more. Here’s our take on the best and worst dressed celebrities that walked the CMA red carpet.

Carrie Underwood

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As the co-host of the CMA Awards for the 10th time, Carrie Underwood had a lot pressure on her to choose a show-stopping ensemble. And boy, did she deliver! The “Before He Cheats” singer donned an off-the-shoulder cobalt blue Fouad Sarkis gown (via PopSugar.) While ruffled sleeves would certainly be way over-the-top for any other occasion, the embellishment proved to be just right for Underwood’s glam CMA appearance. She finished off her look with some silver bling.

Karlie Kloss

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Though not a country music star, model Karlie Kloss walked the CMA red carpet and, unsurprisingly, outdid most of the night’s honorees with her tangerine dress. Kloss, who ran the annual New York City Marathon just days earlier, showed off her tanned and toned body in the Elie Saab gown, which featured numerous see-through panels (via Daily Mail.) She further added to the get-up with a pair of open-toed sandals and several gold bangles on each wrist. Needless to say, she looked effortlessly chic, even hours later as she announced her BFF Taylor Swift as the winner of song of the year.

Miranda Lambert

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Did the “Tin Man” songstress travel to the CMA Awards in a pumpkin carriage? Miranda Lambert rendered fans speechless with her gorgeous pale blue gown that looked straight out of a fairy tale. The tulle dress designed by Tony Ward featured intricate silver beading across its bodice, resembling small stars or snowflakes (via People.) Lambert expertly kept her hair and makeup simple, opting for slightly waved tresses and a light pink lip. She added a thin belt to show off her slim waist and donned minimal jewelry, keeping all the focus on her show-stopping look.

Kelsea Ballerini

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One of the night’s younger guests, Kelsea Ballerini proved that she knew exactly how to dress her age with a fun yet frisky gown by Michael Kors Collection (via People.) The long-sleeved ivory dress kept Ballerini looking modest while still showing some skin with a triangle-shaped cutout on her stomach and an open back. The gold floral embellishments, which covered the dress from top to bottom, added the perfect touch of both fun and elegance to her overall look, which she complimented with long, loose waves and minimal jewelry. Of course, the best accessory Ballerini donned that night was her engagement ring, which sparkled as she walked the carpet with fiancé Morgan Evans.

Jessie James Decker

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While some women might try to hide their growing baby bump, Jessie James Decker chose to show hers off to the world in a red hot body-hugging gown. As the Daily Mail notes, the country singer-turned-reality TV star wore a cranberry Nookie Dolly dress. Like many other CMA attendees, Decker kept her accessories simple, wearing silver teardrop earrings and several glitzy bangle-style bracelets on her right wrist. Hair pulled back in a loose ponytail, Decker allowed her pregnant belly to take center stage, demonstrating that women can be drop dead gorgeous no matter what trimester they’re in.

Faith Hill

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As a country music legend, it’s nearly impossible to do wrong at the CMA Awards—but let’s face it: you just can’t please everyone. Faith Hill took to the red carpet in a sparkly black gown designed by Armani Privé (via People). The dress, which featured some lace elements near the bust, fit Hill like a glove, but the shoulder pouf distracted from what would have been a homerun look for the “This Kiss” hitmaker. Fortunately, Hill’s messy topknot and bright red lip saved the ensemble.

No matter, Hill still stole the show when she performed “The Rest of Our Life” with her husband, Tim McGraw, and during the show, she showed off her toned right leg in a bold slit dress, sending Twitter into a frenzy.

Karen Fairchild

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The Little Big Town singer didn’t exactly stun the CMA crowd when she debuted an emerald green, animal print gown on the red carpet. While it was far from the worst look of the night, it did not do Karen Fairchild any favors. With the dress’ puffy long sleeves and busy pattern, the “Better Man” songstress looked lost in the Andrew Gn design (via InStyle). Her green rings and cheetah clutch, which resembled an actual cheetah, certainly did Fairchild no favors.

Pink

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While we applaud Pink’s decision to go for a super feminine style, the pop singer hardly impressed with her long, white tulle gown. Maybe the Monsoori dress would’ve worked on another red carpet, but it hardly matched her country music show surroundings.

We’ll give Pink a little bit of a pass on this once, since she showed up with daughter Willow as her date. Seeing as how her kid wore a tiara on the carpet, maybe Pink was just trying to play dress up as a pretty princess.

Maren Morris

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The “I Could Use a Love Song” singer could’ve really used a better stylist. Maren Morris arrived at the CMA Awards wearing an unusual gown. The silver strapless number not only featured a ruffled skirt, an alarming amount of cutouts, and floral embellishment around the waist, but it also boast a slit that made the bottom of the dress look more like a pair of gauchos than a red carpet design. Though we loved Morris’ chic ombré bob and layered necklaces, the whole ensemble was just too much.

Michelle Monaghan

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The Made of Honor star apparently decided to take a little fashion risk with her Paco Rabanne jumpsuit, but, unfortunately for the celeb, it just didn’t pay off (via InStyle). Michelle Monaghan’s black sequined get-up featured an odd asymmetrical cut with wide circular rings that couldn’t help but make the gorgeous actress look like she was wearing a shower curtain. An incredibly chic shower curtain, but a shower curtain nonetheless. The polka dot heels definitely didn’t make the red carpet outfit any better.