Last night’s ESPY Awards were a largely uneventful affair, albeit one filled with awkwardly dressed athletes and a bunch of bros bro-ing down. Despite this general lack of excitement, one thing that people ALWAYS get geared up for at events such as this is to find out who’s sexing who!
Tonight, the best players in Major League Baseball will face off against one another in the league’s annual All-Star Game. While there will likely be plenty of fastballs and homeruns on display during the Midsummer Classic, we here at VH1 Celebrity had an idea that might help improve the chances that a non-sports fan would tune-in to the game. What if the commissioner introduced a new idea wherein celebrities would throw out the first pitch of every inning, not just a single one before the game started? (We know, we know, it’s a genius idea.)
While that idea (probably?) won’t be implemented this year, here’s hoping that Bud Selig sees this post and makes this change in time for next year’s affair. In the meantime, please check out this hilarious gallery of celebrities —including the likes of Mariah Carey, Barack Obama, Bill Murray, Charlie Sheen and current holder Worst First Pitch Ever™ title holder Carly Rae Jepsen — winding up and attempting to throw a baseball 60 feet and 6 inches.
As Americans get ready to celebrate the 237th birthday of the United States tomorrow with picnics, barbeques and firework displays, we can’t help but thinking about the broad stripes and bright stars of the American flag. Fashion trends have come and gone, but putting on an outfit —no matter how skimpy!— that proudly displays the red, white and blue will always be a timeless way to show one’s belief in the values that Americans hold closely. (Well, that and for some of our more shameless celebrities, it’s also a great way to capture a photographer’s interest!)
To both of those ends, please take a spin to check out the following 50 Star-Spangled Hotties, an alphabetically-organized gallery chock full of gorgeous patriots like Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Kate Upton, Mr. T and even a few Real Housewives of Orange County! We’re pretty sure Francis Scott Key would’ve wanted it this way.
Paulina Gretzky, daughter of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky and the extremely flexible Janet Jones, has racked up over 175,000 Instagram followers thanks to her fondness of posting barely clothed pictures of herself. Thanks to her social media savvy and insane bod, she’s quickly becoming a favorite subject of the paparazzi. Their willingness to trail the 24-year-old on a vacay to Barbados with her boyfriend, professional golfer Dustin Johnson, paid off in spades when Gretzky was presented with the opportunity to pose alongside a simian.
Kim Kardashian gave birth to a (really tiny!) bundle of joy, a baby girl named North West, on June 15. We have yet to see any photographs of the baby emerge, and with good reason: Kim and her dowager/momager, Kris, are no doubt frantically trying to figure out which media entity will pay them the most amount of money for access to the exclusive pics. However, news reports emerged today that shined a whole new light on the suddenly trust-phobic Kim Kardashian. Apparently, she set up a sting in which she texted FAKE pictures of North to a few of her friends in order to find out which of her friends would sell her out the quickest. And well, as TMZ attests, someone took the bait. BUT WHO!?!
Earlier this week, we discovered that Jaden Smith is a “multidimensional mathematician.” Well, yesterday we learned that his résumé should also include “aspiring superhero,” as he was spotted wearing an Iron Man costume (or were they pajamas?) out to lunch with a member of the Kardashian clan.
Is Will Smith about to enter Tom Cruise territory? It certainly feels that way after reading this pretty bonkers New York interview with Will and his son, Jaden, conducted during a publicity tour for the pair’s upcoming sci-fi film, After Earth. The interview, while never directly touching on Smith’s alleged involvement with the Church of Scientology, does paint quite an interesting picture of one of the world’s biggest box office stars, who seems to be borderline obsessed with something he refers to as “The Patterns” and miles away from Fresh Prince territory.
The biggest complaint about the new Daft Punk album, Random Access Memories, seems to be that there aren’t enough songs on it that you can dance to. Well, squares, if Mad Men‘s Ken Cosgrove can find a way to get it done, that leaves little to no excuses for you. I mean, Francophile disco robots have not even been invented yet in the 1968 of the Mad Men universe, yet the accounts guy in charge of freaking CHEVY is able to bust a funky jitterbug right in front of Don Draper without so much as a glow stick hanging from his neck. So, what’s YOUR excuse?
This weekend’s season finale of Saturday Night Live was an especially emotional episode, one that saw beloved cast members Bill Hader and Fred Armisen bid the show a fond adieu. Hader’s big farewell sketch was, of course, the epic wedding between Stefon and Seth Meyers, while Fred Armisen was joined by a calvacade of indie rock legends—Carrie Brownstein! Steve Jones! Aimee Mann! Michael Penn! J. Mascis!—for an emotional performance as his punk rocker alter ego Ian Rubbish.
New York Knicks fans have been pulling their hair out during the course of the team’s current series with the Indiana Pacers, which sees the Knickerbockers on the brink of elimination and down three games to one heading into tonight’s Game 5. Most of their ire has been directed towards the team’s talented yet troubled sixth man J.R. Smith, who won the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award but whose play has mysteriously fallen off a cliff over the last few weeks. NBA analysts have been endlessly arguing about the cause of Smith’s dropoff, but leave it to Rihanna to set the record straight.