“30 Rock”: Jon is c’est bon

Sayreville, N.J., son Jon Bon Jovi recently rocked “30 Rock” – and managed to give a shout-out to a state university, too.

“I have an honorary degree from Monmouth University,” he assured Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) in the above clip.

And it’s not just any honorary degree – it’s an honorary doctorate, which he was awarded back in 2001. According to this article written by my former colleague, Chris Jordan, Jon’s speech was very inspiring for graduates of the West Long Branch college.

“At this very moment, all across the country, thousands of graduates are receiving diplomas, some from schools like Yale, Georgetown and Dartmouth, who may think their piece of paper is more valuable — or their commencement speaker more impressive,” Jon told them during his commencement speech.

“Remember, we’re from Jersey. We’ve been underdogs all of our lives.”

I knew there was a reason I’ve always liked Jon Bon.

2010 Golden Globes: Fashion’s the thing

I’m no Joan Rivers (though I’m thrilled she’s on “Fashion Police” tonight!), but I definitely know what I like – and what I don’t like – when it comes to award-season fashions.

And of all the gowns I admired at last night’s Golden Globes (and, surprisingly, there are quite a few), I have to say Halle Berry knocked ’em dead in this black silk gown by Kaufman Franco.

Halle Berry rocked this look. Everything about her - the dress, the hair, the makeup, and yes, the boobs - looked fantastic. Go, Halle!/Credit Just Jared

My second favorite gown of the evening belongs to Kate Hudson, whose color choice – white – must have been inspired by her “Cinema Italiano” routine in “Nine.” The strapless silk crepe Marchesa gown is architecturally rich and just lovely on her.

Kate Hudson proved that white can be just as dazzling as any other color./Credit Just Jared

I’m not typically into black gowns (I think if I ever see Tina Fey in a dress totally devoid of the color I will faint dead away), but this year several are among my favorites.

This black gown played up Courteney Cox's curves./Credit Just Jared

“Cougar Town’s” Courteney Cox also looked gorgeous in this black dress, designed by Victoria Beckham of all people. Her earrings – reportedly in topaz – definitely complemented her look.

Courteney's fabulous earrings caught my eye./Credit Just Jared

As usual, Helen Mirren – also in black – looked wonderful.

Helen Mirren always looks elegant and has great taste in gowns./Credit TV Guide

And finally – I know, enough with black already! – “Glee’s” Lea Michele looked sweet in this whimsical confection.

Lea Michele definitely stood out in this strapless Oscar de la Renta gown./Credit Just Jared

Joining Kate Hudson on the complete opposite end of the color spectrum is “House” star Lisa Edelstein.

Though Lisa Edelstein's cleavage plays a big part in this gown, it's definitely pretty and flattering.

Although there were lots of rich, vibrant colors on the red carpet – Sandra Bullock, Amy Poehler and Zoe Saldana come to mind – this year I preferred the softer, paler colors.

Fergie looked feminine and elegant in this lilac gown./Credit Just Jared

Black Eyed Peas’ frontwoman Fergie traded in her sexier performance pieces for a Grecian chiffon Elie Saab dress.

Another pastel lover is Emily Blunt./Credit Just Jared

Emily Blunt’s tulle and chiffon Dolce & Gabbana gown in pale pink was a definite attention-getter on the red carpet.

Sofia Vergara's gown was another standout at the awards./Credit WireImage

“Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara made a bold choice with the above two-toned Carolina Herrera, and I think she rocked it. It’s different, but it flatters her figure and she looks beautiful.

Finally, one accessory that immediately caught my eye was Amy Adams’ uniquely beautiful bag (which, I just noticed, matches her shoes). Although I know the dress is Carolina Herrera, I have no idea whose purse that is. Love, love, love it!

Forget the dress - it's Amy Adams' purse I'm after./Credit Just Jared

If these glorious gowns are any indication, it’s going to be a fantastic awards season.

“30 Rock” hits it out of the park


I just love this “30 Rock” quote so much I have to share. It’s when Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) had to explain to Kenneth the Page (Jack McBrayer) why she needs to get her cell phone back from a cabbie:

“It was a boobies picture, Kenneth. I only kept it because for once they were both pointing in the same direction.”

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