Kerry Washington in Dolce & Gabbana at the BET Awards: stunning or boring?


Here are some photos from last night’s BET Awards. They got a decent turnout for the event, although I’m only pulling photos of people I recognized – I’m sure there were lots of “Basketball Wives” and reality stars there who I just didn’t know. Chris Rock was the host and he apparently tore it up on stage. Pharrell performed, Missy Elliot made a surprise appearance (YAY!) and Robin Thicke cried about getting Paula back. You can see a list of winners here.

Everybody is talking about Kerry Washington and how this was her first awards show since having the baby. It’s not her first public appearance though – she did a Women In Film event several weeks ago. Still, it’s always nice to see Kerry. She wore this cute Dolce & Gabbana dress – I like the colors and the cut. She stood out because most women were wearing white.


Gabrielle Union looks good. I think the thigh-high boots with this slitty dress… well, it’s a bold choice. Dwyane Wade was not with her (or he didn’t walk the carpet).


Taye Diggs decided to debut his new girlfriend at the BET Awards – this is Amanza Smith Brown. Good luck, girl. He’s a dog.


Regina Hall in a clean white suit – this is one of my favorite looks. I think she’s so pretty too.


Michelle Williams in Olcay Gulsen. Decent color but the cut is not all that, and she looks really, really thin.


PARIS HILTON WAS THERE. I repeat, Paris Hilton was there.


Amber Rose looks awesome! This was another favorite look from the night, although she’s too covered up for a summer awards show.


Ashanti looks… different. Um. Wow, she’s had a lot of work. Ashanti wore this Michael Costello gown. I think she looks pretty tacky and tweaked.


Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Abbott says:

    I feel like Kerry’s dress is something Ariana Grande would wear. Imagine Olivia Palermo’s wedding dress on Kerry. Vast improvement?

  2. kri says:

    Regina and Amber-lovely!! Ashanti-wtf have you done?!

    • Rice says:

      Yes to everything! Ashanti looks like she got a two-fer with a new face and new boobs. I’m at a loss.

      I had to re-read the name of Taye Diggs’ girlfriend. I thought it read Amazon.

  3. Audrey says:

    Kerry looks great. The little bit of baby weight looks amazing on her and I hope it stays. Normally her head looks too big for her body but now she’s proportional.

    Amber looks good but like she’s going to be sweaty and gross.

    Michelle and Ashanti are both sad to look at

  4. Allie says:

    Ashanti, holy crap! She was beautiful before, now…I’m speechless.

  5. The Original Mia says:

    Regina and Amber looked good. Kerry looks fine, but the dress is all wrong for the event. Tay’s girlfriend looks nice but he is a dog.

    The rest offends me. Deeply.

  6. Ag says:

    regina and amber – amazing looks, esp. the white suit. the rest – a huge MEH. kerry’s dress looks too much like couch fabric to me.

  7. aenflex says:

    Washington was so beautiful when she was mostly natural. Remember when she was on the 1st Fantastic 4 movie? I think she looks way too fake and plastic now to be taken seriously. When an actor or actress with decent or better chops messes with the plastic, it really damages their professional credibility for me.

    • GlimmerBunny says:

      I just googled Kerry in Fantastic 4 and to me she looks exactly the same, only a little younger. What do you think she has had done??

      • claire says:

        I don’t know if she’s had a lot done but I definitely noticed when she first had her lips done and it has put me off of her ever since. Kinda like how I can’t stand to look at Nicole Kidman’s face anymore. The lips are too distracting.

  8. Jackson says:

    Kerry’s dress is all kinds of boring, but it’s ok. Simple summer dress, although it doesn’t really have the feel of an Awards Show Dress. Eh.
    I almost hate myself for saying this but I’m digging GU’s boots with that dress.

  9. Elizabeth says:

    What the hell happened to Ashanti?!?! She used to be so beautiful, now she looks like….well she looks BAD.

  10. Brittney B says:

    Paris wasn’t just there, she was ECSTATIC to be there. Who decided to invite her? So weird.

    • Audrey says:

      I’m guessing her DJ career scored her an invite lol

      • Mary says:

        I think it was her BJ career what landed her an invite.

      • Mimz says:

        HAAHAHAHAAHAH Mary i totally agree with you that must have scored her an invite and who knows what else… her BJ career might have landed her a “DJ” career as well ahahah

    • Antonym says:

      Isn’t it held at the Beverly Hilton? I’m pretty sure she just decided to go, invited or not

  11. Kiddo says:

    Amber Rose is the only one who hit it out of the park here, IMO.

    • Candy Love says:

      Agreed and I’m not even a fan.

      Why can’t Kim K dress like Amber Rose? They have the same body shape yet Kim looks a hot mess 99% of the time while Amber looks great. Take a note from Amber Kim this is how you could look if you stop trying so hard and wore clothes your size.

    • T.C. says:

      Agree. Amber Rose the best dressed. Kerry Washington looks good post pregnancy.

  12. Judy says:

    When I saw The Best Man Holiday, I noticed that Taye isn’t holding up well. He looks a little pruney. His chiseled cheeks are kind of hollow now, the years have not been kind. Maurice Chestnut still looks great, but Taye not so much. He looks wizened, a little like Sammy Davis Jr. Not hot at all anymore.

  13. I Choose Me says:

    Kerry Washington, Amber Rose and Regina Hall. The rest of them, meh.

  14. aquarius64 says:

    Kerry – great. You don’t have to look like a bimbo on the red carpet.
    Regina – crisp and clean. See point about Kerry
    Gabrielle – attention seeking look.
    Ashanti – must be using Kim Kardashian’s stylist. Awful.
    Paris Hilton – SERIOUSLY?!

    OT – Daily Mail is coming out on the home page that a gunman killed one and injured four others at a BET Awards pre-party. Going for the The Source Awards 2.0 angle 🙁

  15. QQ says:

    Ashanti is SO favoring Janice (the Muppet) *shudders* anyways talk about Ghosts of Christmas Past

    Michelle is giving me Prom in the 2000s with this outfit, Gabrielle is just giving me a Bad stylist

    Kerry, Regina and Amber are SO full of win!

  16. sunsetsnow says:

    Hall looks gorgeous. Gabby looks a little silly with thigh boots in the heat. Ashanti looks ridiculous. Paris Hilton, why is she even there?

  17. Danskins says:

    Most out-of-place attendee award definitely goes to Paris.

  18. Ice Queen says:

    What the hell did Ashanti do to her face?? O_O