Ashley Judd attended the World Youth AIDS gala last night wearing this. What is that? Why is that? Why would anyone wear that?

Ashley’s career has slowed down dramatically the last few years since she married – perhaps by choice but also by reality. Head to head among her peers like Julianne Moore or Laura Linney, Naomi Watts, Salma Hayek, Halle Berry, Kate Winslet, Cate Blanchett, my Gwyneth, Renee Zellweger (and the list goes on and on and on) the truth is how would Ashley Judd ever out-act any of those ladies just mentioned?

Her next feature is Tooth Fairy with The Rock…B List At Best, right?

And then there was that curious little trip to rehab for emotional problems. Ashley said it changed her life profoundly and that she emerged from the experience a happier, more whole person. The stones must have helped too.

Ashley will start shooting Tooth Fairy in Vancouver soon. Last time she was here the stones helped her find her me space. Something for the crew to look forward to.

UPDATE: I've been schooled and I'm an ignorant hag. Ama W emailed to say this is not a designer dress but a traditional African one to honour African culture and fabric.

Amazing her work with disadvantaged parts of the world. This must be why she needs her quiet time on set.

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