A unique award show isn’t honoring film or music stars, but a few (extra)ordinary teens who’ve dedicated their lives to helping others out in their communities.
Nickelodeon alum Nick Cannon hosted the 4th Annual HALO Awards (which stands for Helping And Leading Others) that puts the spotlight on inspiring teens who do their part to make the world a better place.
As at thank you for all their hard work, nominated teens got star treatment on the red carpet and got to hang out with celebrities as they’re recognized for their work. Honorees also had an opportunity to win big prize money and a trophy awarding their community service.
Mariah Carey‘s got it so why not flaunt it? The Grammy-winning singer is as famous for her bountiful assets as she is for hitting the high notes, and the slinky black gown she wore to Nickelodeon’s 2012 TeenNick HALO Awards on Saturday proved that point.
Mariah was there to support her husband, Nick Cannon, who hosted the celebrity-studded event at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, but that low-cut black dress very nearly stole the show from under him. With those off-the-shoulder sleeves and too-tight bodice, Mariah’s cleavage looked ready to spill over and not even the pearl and chain necklace could camouflage it.
Mariah’s dress fitted snugly from the waist to the hips where it flared out into a shining sea of black material. With it’s flowing train lingering after Mariah’s heels, Nick had to watch his step on the orange carpet for fear of muddying or even tearing it.
But then the America’s Got Talent host is used to playing second fiddle to his beautiful wife and seems to prefer it, indulging in her every whim. Upon arriving to the venue, Nick happily posed for photographers with Mariah, but then he let her have her few minutes alone in the spotlight.
Once inside the auditorium, Mariah was hands on the most devoted wife in the house, nuzzling Nick with her cheek and giving him kisses. He, in turn, graciously stood by while Mariah, a newly appointed judge on American Idol, autographed T-shirts for fans.
The couple has been blissfully happy since they wed on April 30, 2007, and then became a family of four last year after the birth of twins, a girl and a boy.
But speaking on Anderson Live, Nick, 31, told the host that he’s usually the one stuck with changing Monroe and Moroccan’s nappies.
‘I mean we all do it but for some reason I get that duty a little bit more,’ Nick said. ‘I am not scared of it. I go in, I put the gloves on. Real men change diapers!’
Other celebrities who hit the red carpet included Zoey 101 star Victoria Justice, who made a splashy appearance in a bright red mini-dress with bolero jacket. Seconds later the brunette ditched wrap and posed sleeveless. Zeke and Luther star Ryan Newman brought her sister Jessica, and they both rocked the carpet in sandalwood and pastel pink.
Pretty Little Liars actress Lucy Hale wore a beige dress that featured an interesting pattern.
Nicole Richie was a vision in midnight blue as she stepped on the stage to give a speech. Her hair was loose and partly held back with a delicate wreath. Nicole had the poise of a princess and who would have thought she ever starred in a reality show with Paris Hilton.
Other attendees to the event – which airs on Monday on Nick at Nite – included the likes of actresses Haley Strode and Gracie Dzienny as well as Lucas Cruikshank and Victory Van Tuyl, actor Nathan Kress and recording artists Swizz Beatz and Ne-Yo.
The HALO Awards airs on November 19th at 8 p.m. on Nick@Nite.
Stunning: Mariah Carey’s gorgeous black gown – and that revealing decolletage – very nearly stole the show at the HALO Awards on Saturday in Los AngelesSupportive: Mariah cheered on husband Nick Cannon who hosted the eventStarry eyed: Mariah is a woman in love as she leans into Nick, cheek to cheek, during the formal eventFeeling woozy: Mariah looks like she’s about swoon over her manSister, sister: Jessica Newman and her actress sister Ryan Newman wore frocks that complimented each other perfectlyBreathtaking: Nicole Richie was a beauty in blue; she stepped on stage to give a speech during the showRed Beauty: Victoria Justice looked beautiful in all red Celeb power: Swizz Beatz and Nick Cannon are interestingly enough married to biracial women who are more prominent than them X-Factor power: Nickeodeon’s darling Rachel Crow posed for the cameras Edgy chic: Lucas Cruikshank pulled off the trendy T-shirt and blazer look while Victory Van Tuyl just looked lovely in her black dressNoah Crawford, Samantha Boscarino, Max Schneider and Christopher O’Neal at Halo Awards Nicole Richie presenting an award Swizz loves the kids: Swizz posed with some of Nickelodeon’s viewers
NeYo performs at the 2012 TeenNick Halo Awards
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