The Fug Girls: Ashanti Lets Her Massimo Dogana Shoes Handle the Bird-Flipping at BCBG

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Ashanti's shoes aren't taking any crap from you. Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

It's always nice to open our Fashion Week with BCBG Max Azria, whose front row is perennially well stocked with famous faces. And Thursday morning in the tents, BCBG stepped it up by giving us the gift of the only woman ever to be nominated for a Golden Globe for playing a recession-humbled massage therapist who becomes a coke whore: Jennifer Love Hewitt. Looking pretty in a low-cut dress with her hair long, light brown, and free of bangs, Hewitt — and her tan and her trademark false eyelashes — emerged from backstage alongside her robustly coiffed boyfriend, Alex Beh. The surrounding press scrum was so thick that a photographer sniffed, "Oh, HELL no," before going off in search of someone else. We did manage to spy J Lo Hew brandishing a pack of dessert-flavored Extra gum and keeping a hand on Beh's knee — he was seated behind her — while talking to reporters. But, alas, when we were finally next in line to chat with her, the guards cleared the runway, so our probing questions about her recent work with Betty White (or her unrecent work on Party of Five) will have to go unanswered. For now: Here's hoping she pops up at some of BCBG designer Max Azria's other shows this week so we can do our nosy duties properly.

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