From Taylor Swift and Olivia Palermo’s Colorful Coats to Emma Stone’s Tweed Topper: 25 Reasons to Ditch the Black Coat (PHOTOS)

There’s no better excuse than the start of a New Year — and winter’s cool arrival — to invest in a chic new coat.

After all, your outerwear will likely be your most visible item in your winter wardrobe for the next few months. But this year, resolve to liven up your outerwear by trading that basic black coat in for a brighter, statement-making topper.

To inspire your stepped-up style, we’re looking to all the stars spotted cozying up under the season’s latest outerwear styles during the holiday season.

From Jessica Biel’s collarless gray style and Taylor Swift’s red toggle coat to Blake Lively and Emma Stone’s array of urban-chic outerwear and Olivia Palermo and Pippa Middleton’s bevy of ladylike toppers, as these stylish stars prove, a great coat can instantly upgrade your entire winter wardrobe.

From the new neutrals — oxblood, navy, and beige — to crisp winter whites and modern grays, from vibrant oranges and reds to regal purples and wintry patterns, this winter’s hottest outwear styles come in anything-but-basic black.

To help you make a stylish statement with the most visible element of your winter wardrobe this year, we’ve rounded up the chicest celebrity coats guaranteed to inspire you to liven up your outwear.

Get inspired by these chic celebrity coats and shop the looks for less here.

What are your tricks for instantly upgrading your winter wardrobe?

New year, new you. Check out the video below for the three style resolutions every woman should make in 2013.

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The 8 Most Memorable Wedding Gowns of 2012 (PHOTOS)

They were pink, they were frilly, they were fit for millionaire gypsies, as well as Gossip Girls — they’re the most unforgettable wedding dresses of the year. And we’re rounding up all of the most gorgeous wedding gowns from 2012 right here.

The brides of 2012 had some stiff competition from the year before. Let’s not forget that 2011 gave us one of the most epic gowns of the 21st century — Kate Middleton’s $400,000 Alexander McQueen creation. Then there was our other favorite Kate from the UK — Kate Moss, that is — in Galliano, plus Reese Witherspoon in Monique Lhuillier.

And even though we thought nothing could surpass 2011′s bridal eye candy, this year offered even more one-of-a-kind aisle-worthy creations, from Anne Hathaway‘s custom Valentino gown and Natalie Portman‘s knee-length number to Blake Lively‘s yet-to-be-seen Marchesa confection to

Even though we’ve seen most of these ladies dressed to the nines on the red carpet dozens of times, their nuptial garbs managed to catch our eye. C’mon, you know you spent time ogling at least a few of these famous frocks.

So without further ado, we present to you our countdown of the most memorable wedding gowns of 2012.

Whose wedding gown was your favorite? Share your picks below.

Forget white. See the wedding gown trend brightening up the aisle in the video below.

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Hollywood’s Engagement Rings: Who Had the Best Bling in 2012? (POLL)

From colorful rings to traditional baubles, Hollywood’s brides-to-be made quite a sparkly statement in 2012.

The past 12 months have showcased a number of notable jewelry ranging from Blake Lively‘s light pink diamond ring, Halle Berry‘s emerald dazzler, and, most recently, Kelly Clarkson‘s canary diamond sparkler.

“It’s a yellow canary diamond with diamonds around it and Brandon designed it with Jonathan Arndt! They did an amazing job! I can’t wait to make Brandon’s ring with Jonathon as well!” Clarkson shared on her WhoSay account Saturday.

While many starlets opted for out-of-the-ordinary jewels, others kept it sweet and classic, like Angelina Jolie‘s custom-cut stunner from Brad Pitt and Avril Lavigne‘s 14-carat pear-shaped ring from Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger.

And with so many shapes and sizes to choose from, it’s no wonder why so many stars (and their hot fiancés) opt for the biggest and best engagement bling.

Who do you think had the best bling in 2012? Click through the gallery and then vote for your favorite!

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Kate Winslet, Ned Rocknroll Married: 8 Secret Hollywood Weddings (PHOTOS)

Given the fast-paced, round-the-clock world we live in, it’s always surprising when a high-profile Hollywood celebrity manages to pull off a secret wedding.

Oscar-winning beauty Kate Winslet did just that when she married longtime beau Ned Rocknroll earlier this month in New York. (According to reports, not even the couple’s parents knew about the ceremony. In fact, Winslet’s Titanic co-star Leonardo DiCaprio gave her away, instead.)

In fact, many celebrities tied the knot this year without all of the magazine covers and media hoopla to prove it.

Pulling a similar move in September were Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, whose intimate South Carolina nuptials were so low-key, the couple still hasn’t really addressed the ceremony to the media.

Which other stars have managed to marry in secret?

Get your jaws ready to drop, because Celebuzz has pulled together the eight most-memorable private ceremonies.

Check them out in the gallery, above.

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2012 Year in Review: The 20 Biggest Weddings, Breakups and Makeups

Just like the rest of the world, love makes the Hollywood go round.

This year had no shortage of romance among the stars. From Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel saying “I do” under the stars in Southern Italy, to Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively secretly getting hitched on a sprawling Southern plantation, many buzzed-about celebrity couples found their happily-ever-after in 2012.

Even some of the industry’s most beloved golden girls turned bridal. Natalie Portman tied the knot with her Benjamin Millepied in a traditional Jewish ceremony in Big Sur, Calif., where Anne Hathaway also walked down the aisle at sunset to wed Adam Shulman.

Drew Barrymore vowed for forever with Will Kopleman at her Montecito, Calif. estate, while Carey Mulligan took the plunge with Mumford & Sons musician Marcus Mumford in the countryside of Somerset, England.

But wedded bliss didn’t bless everyone, with many longtime lovers calling it quits in 2012. After almost seven years of marriage, Heidi Klum and Seal announced their separation in January before officially filing for divorce three months later.

Parting ways after five wedded years, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes — long labeled Tomkat — reached a surprisingly speedy divorce settlement after just 11 days in July, with the actress receiving primary custody of the couple’s six-year-old daughter, Suri.

But not all of Hollywood’s bitter breakups stuck. Back in July, Kristen Stewart was infamously snapped smooching her married Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, seemingly ruining her three-year relationship with Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson. But Twihard broken hearts were soon on the mend, as Stewart and Pattinson were spotted canoodling in Los Angeles, Calif., in October.

Now, as the countdown begins to 2013, look back at this year’s biggest weddings, breakups and makeups.

Which wedding took the cake? What split was most shocking? And which makeups were meant to be? Share your thoughts in comments below.

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Blake Lively Dishes on Holiday Favorites in New Gucci Promo: ‘The Most Important Gift Is Something That Lasts’ (VIDEO)

There’s a pretty good chance that Ryan Reynolds will be getting something that smells good for Christmas this year.

This week, Gucci Premiere unveiled a new promo featuring its spokesperson and Reynolds’ wife, Blake Lively, who opens up about the holidays and what they really mean to her.

“I come from a big family, so the holidays for me is just the time that I’m excited to do nothing but spend time with my family,” the 25-year-old says.

“We love to cook and eat and play games . . . we always cook our meals together and that is such an amazing experience.”

While the Gossip Girl star stays away from specifics on how she’s going to spend the holidays with her husband, Lively does shed light on what kind of gifts she likes to give around the holidays.

“The most important gift is something that lasts,” Lively says in the promo.

“I think things that last are memories, whether it’s a photo album, something that was a meaningful moment, something that you make or really, a fragrance.”

The actress, who bid a final adieu to Gossip Girl earlier this week, goes on to reveal that growing up, fragrances were always popular as gifts in the Lively household.

“It’s also a little bit of a selfish gift because it’s so comforting when you’re near somebody that you love and you recognize their smell . . . it’s a very selfish gift to give because you get so much pleasure out of the gift as well.”

Gucci unveiled Lively’s first commercial for its new fragrance over the summer.

For more of Blake Lively’s new Gucci holiday promo, check out video, above. Then tell us: what’s your favorite kind of holiday gift? Do you prefer one that’s made of memories, like Blake? Or do you like gifts that come from cash?

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‘Gossip Girl’ Revealed: Our 10 Favorite Twitter Reactions from Fans

Gossip Girl went out with a bang Monday night, wrapping up storylines that revolved around our favorite Upper East Siders.

Not only did Blair (Leighton Meester), Chuck (Ed Westwick), Dan (Penn Badgley), Serena (Blake Lively), Nate (Chace Crawford) and all the others live happily ever after, but fans also found out who’s been pulling the strings as Gossip Girl for the past six seasons. And they quickly took to the web to voice their opinions.

Note: Spoiler ahead if you haven’t seen the CW show’s final episode, “New York, I Love You, XOXO.”

Fans spent the evening discussing the Gossip Girl’s identity, and he was a trending topic late into the night. That’s right: Gossip Girl is a HE. The character, voiced by Kristen Bell, was revealed to be none other than Lonely Boy, Dan Humphrey.


With “Dan is GG” and Gossip Girl trending on the social media site for hours, we scoured hashtags to find fans’ best, most dramatic and hilarious tweets about the end of this iconic show. Here are 10 of our favorites:

@ivanadimic: That’s why Dan‘s hair is so big, it’s full of secrets. #gg

@ashleynicole447: I still cant wrap my head around the fact that for the past six years it was Dan signing off “you know you love me xoxo gossip girl#insane

@_brittanycairns: OMG I CAN NOT BELIEVE WHO GOSSIP GIRL IS!!!! #seriouslyfreakingoutimeanwhattheheckhowdidinotguessthat

@lexcanroar: ohhh it’s over. thank god it’s over. we made it. we’re free. from now on I can pretend that Gossip Girl is just seasons 2 & 3.

@ryanoconn: Why are people tweeting about Gossip Girl? Is it 2008 again?

@astoldbystephhh: well if the world really does end on Friday, at least we all found out who Gossip Girl is first. @TrendyProblems

@CarlyCristman: ”Hey, let’s like, do nothing for three years and then wrap up the last ten minutes with everything everyone wanted”- Gossip Girl writers

@ErinByeGossip Girl is over. I think I’m just going to throw away the TV and cry for the rest of my life.

@shreya_jerath: That finale was flawless. Cheers to happy endings and the little teaser at the end. You’ll truly be missed, Gossip Girl. ♥

@Saint_MarthaDan is #GossipGirl?! That makes ZERO sense and now he looks like a total lunatic. #SoManyPlotHoles For shame GG writers. For shame.

Were you satisfied by the Gossip Girl revelation? Or was it a disappointing end to the series? Tell us in the comments below!

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‘Gossip Girl’ Series Finale: A Walking Map of Hookups (INFOGRAPHIC)

The end of an era will take place Monday night as The CW’s Gossip Girl airs its final episode.

Over the past six seasons, Gossip Girl has given us our fair share of amazing fashions and scandalous hookups. And on Monday’s episode, it seems that Blair (Leighton Meester) and Chuck (Ed Westwick) will make the big leap into marriage. With drama, of course.

But before Blair and Chuck make it official, Celebuzz is looking back at our favorite Upper East Siders and Brooklynites and their incestuous ways since the pilot.

Whether it’s Blair with Chuck, Nate (Chace Crawford) or Dan (Penn Bagdley), or Serena (Blake Lively) with Nate or Dan – fans are hard pressed to find a main character that hasn’t slept with at least two others on the sexy show. Gossip Girl hookups have been documented extensively and filming locations blasted all over the internet. But now, we have come up with a combination of the two – A Walking Tour of Gossip Girl Hookups.

Of course, we can’t document where every hookup has been that’s taken place on the show – that would take years – but we’re giving you the details as to where our major players have gotten down and dirty, at least once.

Take a look at our infographic and read our list below to take your own walking tour of the hottest GG sites. Click on the pic below for a full size version.

1. Nate and Lady Catherine – The Hudson Hotel (356 W. 56th St.)
2. Chuck and Raina — The Empire (44 West 63rd St.)
3. Nate and Raina – The Empire (44 West 63rd St.)
4. Dan and Blair — Hotel (unknown location)
5. Chuck and Blair – A limo on the Upper East Side
6. Nate and Diana – The Archibald Townhouse (4 E 74th St.)
7. Nate and Serena – The Shepherd Wedding (Campbell Apartment; 15 Vanderbilt Ave)
8. Nate and Blair — The Palace Hotel (455 Madison Avenue between 50th and 51st street)
9. Dan, Olivia, and Vanessa – NYU, the fictional Erlick Resident Hall, 10th St. and Broadway)
10. Dan and Serena – Humphrey Loft 455 Water St.
11. Dan and Vanessa — Humphrey Loft 455 Water St.
12. Dan and Georgina – Humphrey Loft 455 Water St.

Locations were found using this Google Map and Vulture’s definitive location map.

Inforgraphic designed by Jacqueline Quon. Additional research conducted by Imani Harris.

The special two-hour series finale of Gossip Girl airs Monday at 8 PM on The CW.

Which hookup did you like the best? Who do you think Gossip Girl is? Sound off below!

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A Countdown to ‘Gossip Girl’s’ Fashionable Finale

With the series finale of Gossip Girl, comes the end of one of TV’s most stylish shows since Sex and the City.

Blake Lively (aka Serena van der Woodsen) and Leighton Meester (Blair Waldorf) filled the stylish shoes Carrie Bradshaw left behind.

More than just a show about love and friendship in NYC, the novel-turned-TV-series also centered around fashion, introduced us to new designers and inspired us with its characters’ glam Manhattan style.

Fashion notables like Tory Burch, Cynthia Rowley and Rachel Zoe were among some of the series’ big guest stars, and fashion played a central role in the lives of many of the show’s stars, including Jenny Humphrey (played by Taylor Momsen) and Blair. Even the narrator of the show, the “Gossip Girl” blogger (voiced by Kristen Bell), touched on the pivotal role bloggers began to play in mainstream fashion when the CW series first began in 2007.

Like SATC, there was something for every kind of fashionista: From Serena’s downtown designer duds to Blair’s uptown preppy polish and Georgia Sparks’ (played by Michelle Trachtenberg) edgy-glam style, each episode offered an array of sartorial eye candy. And like Carrie’s flower brooch, curly mane, and name necklace, the privileged characters of Gossip Girlhad their own signature style symbols, such as Serena’s long boho waves, Blair’s headbands, and Jenny’s eye liner.

But it wasn’t just the ladies whose fashion has inspired us. The men’s fashion was as diverse as it was stylish, with the always-dapper Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick) and his signature J.Press scarf, along with sleek Nate Archibald (Chace Crawford) and hipster Dan Humphrey (Penn Bagdley).

As Gossip Girl’s characters grew over the past six seasons, so did their style, and the final season has proven to be its most fashionable one yet.

While the genius behind the show’s stylish characters, Eric Daman will be dressing TV’s next big style star, young Carrie Bradshaw in the Carrie Diaries, we’ll miss Gossip Girl‘s stylish socialites.

So as we prepare to say goodbye to Gossip Girl – and it’s weekly dose of designer duds — we’re counting down the final season’s most stylish moments.

Click through the gallery to check out all the fashion from the show’s final season.

Are you a Serena, Blair, Georgia, Jenny or Ivy? Share your Gossip Girl alter ego in the comments below.

Get a sneak peek inside Serena’s closet in the video below.

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‘Gossip Girl’ Finale Airs Monday!

'Gossip Girl' Finale Airs Monday!

Looks who’s finally getting married — it’s Chuck and Blair!

In the series finale, “New York, I Love You XOXO”, the stars and executive producers bid farewell to the Upper East Side in a look back at the show’s many unforgettable moments.

Then, in a fashionable farewell to remember, our favorite Upper East Siders join forces for one last soiree, and the shocking identity of Gossip Girl is finally revealed.

Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Ed Westwick, Chace Crawford, Kaylee DeFer, Kelly Rutherford and Matthew Settle welcome back Taylor Momsen, Katie Cassidy, Connor Paolo and more.

WHO DO YOU THINK Gossip Girl really is?

“New York, I Love You XOXO” airs Monday, December 17th @ 8PM ET/PT on the CW. 20+ pics inside…

“New York, I Love You XOXO” Clip #1

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Blake Lively, Reese Witherspoon and Heather Locklear: Hottest Star Sightings of the Day (PHOTOS)

Some of Hollywood’s finest have been busy painting the town red — with their outfits.

Blake Lively showed off her gorgeous gams in a bedazzled red number in New York City. The Gossip Girl star was one of many celebrities on hand for the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief concert, held at Madison Square Garden.

The event also drew the likes of Olivia Wilde, Katie Holmes and huge performances from music’s biggest names, including Sir Paul McCartney and the Big Apple’s very own Billy Joel.

Meanwhile on the west coast, Reese Witherspoon rocked a cute red print dress and suede boots as she headed out to lunch in Brentwood, Calif. The 36-year-old actress, who gave birth to her third child in September, recently told EXTRA that she’s working on her getting her pre-baby figure back.

“I don’t know if I’m bouncing back. I’m slowly crawling back,” she said.

“You just have to be gentle and patient with yourself . . . and slowly get back to your health.

Heather Locklear was also a vision in red, arriving to the L.A. premiere of This is 40 in a stylish ensemble that included knee high boots and a black leather jacket. The former Melrose Place star was joined by her teenage daughter Ava Elizabeth, who donned a little black dress for the red carpet affair.

In other celebrity sightings, Sarah Jessica Parker and her daughter Tabitha were spotted all bundled up while en route to school.

Lucy Liu and Julianne Moore also dressed appropriately for the New York weather, in equally stylish coats.

For more of the day’s star sightings, check out the latest edition of Celeb Snaps, above.

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