Ke$ha cleans up her act, goes glam at the AMAs: does she pull it off?

Another week, another music awards ceremony that really doesn’t mean anything. I was thinking about that last night as I was waiting for The Good Wife to come on, flipping between Ken Burns’ The Dust Bowl (excellent) and the American Music Awards (boring). How can someone like me, a person who is obsessed with movie awards and movie awards shows, find music awards shows so damn boring? They’re just tedious because I don’t believe the actual awards are reflective of how good the music is, or how good the artists are, nor are they a reflection of how well any given artist is actually selling. I guess you could make a similar argument for movie awards, but I guess I’m always going to find a Best Actor winner compelling and I’m never going to interested in seeing an acceptance speech from Justin Bieber or Taylor Swift.

So, let’s get to the fashion of the AMAs. Everybody is talking about Kesha (Ke$ha) in this… unknown dress. It looks like D&G to me, but I could totally be wrong. Everyone is like, “OMG, she looks so clean!” But Kesha has been looking a lot cleaner lately. I’m not saying she’s trying to go full-on glam, but she is trying to revamp her image, and she has been trying for months. She looks good! But I always liked her.

Nicki Minaj in the same chartreuse Monique Lhuillier that everyone has been wearing. If it looks familiar, it’s because Julie Bowen wore the same dress to the Emmys this year. That being said, it kind of suits Nicki.

Pink and Carey Hart look so nice. Isn’t it weird that Pink is like “Establishment rock n’ roll” at this point? She’s like the old lady at the AMAs. Yes, I hate myself for writing that. Anyway, I’m not crazy about her dress, but whatever.

And here’s Carrie Underwood, who simply doesn’t know what she’s doing unless she spends half of any given awards show in a dressing room changing into multiple ensembles. For the AMA red carpet, she wore an Abed Mahfouz Fall 2012 gown (the long purple-ish gown). For her AMA win and press pool, she wore this short blue HOT MESS.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. SmokeyBlues says:

    The only dress I like here is Nikki’s – it suits her. Kesha is looking good, but the dress is kinda dumb. She also needs to work on that yarn hair.

    • Mimi says:

      Yeah a more honey colored hair and I could almost get into this look. Except the shoes, oh and…okay never mind I don’t care for any of it. Points for trying though!

  2. Ellie66 says:

    I live Pink but that dress makes her look old. Keisha looks amazingly good.

  3. serena says:

    Ke$ha looks a lot cleaner, I like her new kind-of-glam image, I just hope she won’t fall in that one category of too blonde-cute girl with a nice voice and whom anyone don’t care about.

  4. Eleonor says:

    I think Ke$gha’s hair are totally wrong, that colour the “playboybunnyblonde” doesn’t suit her. I’m not mad for her dress, I don’t dislike it, but I don’t even like it.

  5. Bubbling says:

    I like Nicki’s wig o_O I must have kissed my sanity goodby…

  6. Aubra says:

    Ke$ha is giving me Russian hooker/Hugh Heffner girlfriend teas…GET IT GIRL!!!

  7. judyjudy says:

    My childhood Barbie had the same blue dress as Underwood.

  8. Fancy says:

    I am almost positive I had a Barbie dress growing up that was almost identical to Carrie underwoods dress.

  9. Marianne says:

    I’m surprised that Nikki would wear the same dress that Julie Bowen wore.

  10. Mimi says:

    Kesha is built like a cereal box, no hips or waist at all and that dress is not helping. I never thought I would see the day that Nicki Minaj would be the best dressed on the red carpet but by looking at these photos, she obviously is.

    • Lisa says:

      Shaped like a fridge is the best comparison I’ve seen. I sympathise a little, being kind of straight up and down too. It’s a hard body shape to work with. She should wear more belts or something.

  11. Velouria says:

    Kesha looks good for her but still not great..borderline busted.

    Pink looks a little older than her years as someone else stated.

    Carrie is always pretty but meh.

    Can’t believe it but Nicki looks the BESTof the bunch! Even if it’s sort of a Julie Bowen recycle from the Emmys (the dress, not wig…the wig is adorable on her) She looks GREAT!

  12. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    What terrible looks, IMO…purple one is the best on this page and Im not even a fan of hers normally

  13. Riana says:

    Nicki’s dress doesn’t do it for me this go around but I’ve been loving her makeup lately and she always looks so pretty.

    Ke$ha’s been revamping her image but that’s definitely the best she’s ever looked. GORGEOUS. I don’t like the fit of the bust of her dress on her but everything else is absolutely stunning.

  14. Helen says:

    Mike Fisher’s pants are so ill-fitting, can he get a worst dressed?

  15. Adrien says:

    I like Ke$ha. She started her career as an a.w. but she continues to improve her craft by collaborating with the right people.

  16. HotPockets says:

    Carrie Underwood and her husband are both so teethy, that’s all I see!

  17. Tuxedo Cat says:

    Kesha looks beautiful, and it is such a refreshing change to see her without the grunge and ripped stockings etc.

    I like that Pink is trying to grow up. The top of the dress suits her, but the bottom of the dress looks like the skirt of my mother’s wedding dress (married in 1948).

    I love everything about Nikki M. but her personality.

    Carrie’s first dress looks like a chopped off bridesmaid’s dress..

    • deehunny says:

      haha I love everything about Nikki except her personality. Priceless. That reminds me of quite a few celebs.

      Anyway, I came to post about Carrie Underwood. Ugh. Always. My Grandmother is visiting for Thanksgiving & she was watching the Insider (she’s 84) and she was all like, ugh what is Underwood wearing in the purple. I went on to say that’s one of her best looks since she always has no fashion sense and then they showed that blue monstrosity.

      I can’t understand how such a beautiful woman consistently picks such crap. Someone needs to shake her and show her slides of Halle Berry & Nicole Kidman in their prime fashion days.

  18. Minty says:

    Kaiser, I agree with your take on the AMAs versus the Oscars. Of course there’s excessive PR campaigning, but at least Oscar nominees are voted on by their peers – actors vote for actors, directors vote for directors, etc. Since the Oscars still carry a lot of prestige, celebs tend to dress better there. Wouldn’t want to look like a fugly mess on THAT red carpet.

    With the AMAs (aka the budget Grammys), nominees are chosen based on sales and airplay by the public and music buyers, so the winners are awarded because of popularity, not talent or quality of work. That’s why an insufferable mediocrity like Bieber can win 3 AMAs at last night’s event, which I didn’t watch, naturally.

    I don’t have the luxury of cable. The Dust Bowl was too sad. I wasn’t in the proper mood to process the tragic stories (and history is crammed with tragedy), so I watched The Good Wife instead.

  19. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    Nikki ripped off Julie Bowen’s dress and Lil Kim’s act. Is anything about her original? She’s like the GaGa of the rap/hip-hop world.

  20. Madriani's Girl says:

    Kesha is unattractive now, always has been, and always will be. That “blond” shade is awful on anyone, but on her it’s even worse.

  21. Julie says:

    I think Kesha’s really pretty. I like that she doesn’t have the perfect hourglass figure but she still exudes great confidence. She has a beautiful smile as well.

    • Lisa says:

      I’ve always liked her. And thought she was pretty underneath the image. She isn’t a good singer at all, so I can’t take her seriously when she says she has a good voice, but she seems like fun.

  22. KellyinSeattle says:

    I think Ke$sha looks awful with that white/blond hair…and long hair doesn’t suit her. But Nikki really bugs me. I think I’m the only one who doesn’t care for Pink. The Purple-People-Eater dress has got to go. I’m trying to think of something positive to say on this thread…having a difficult time.

  23. Lisa says:

    I’m in the minority and never thought Kesha was busted. She looked messy and grungy before, but that’s down to style and brushing your teeth with a bottle of Jack.

  24. yoon says:

    Every single photo on this was terrifying. Guh.

  25. Lexi says:

    Kesha looks good, i think she pulls that look off for sure

  26. katoato says:

    Wow, what a horrible nose job on Kesha.