Have you seen the angel gracing the cover of this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue? Victoria’s Secret Angel, that is! Our prayers have been answered and mega-hottie model Kate Upton has been tapped to appear on the cover of SI‘s prestigious bikini edition. It’s like the Oscars for the only people in the world who are even more attractive than Hollywood A-Listers!
Although she was named Rookie of the Year in last year’s issue, there was some question as to whether Kate would make the front page. Some feared that she was simply too young and hadn’t paid enough dues to receive the honor. But we guess the peeps at SI used their brains (and their eyes!), as Kate victoriously unveiled the new cover last night on the David Letterman Show.
They say that all computer programming is just a bunch of ones and zeros. If that’s so, head to the gallery below for the hottest collection of ones and zeros you’ve ever seen! We’ve got 20 reasons why Kate Upton not only deserved the cover, but the title of Hottest Bikini Babe In History too. Enjoy!
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Obviously the tragic death of Whitney Houston on Saturday cast a long shadow over last night’s Grammy Awards. But that’s not to say that music’s biggest night was completely somber. All we had to do was look at celeb BFFs Rihanna and Katy Perry to feel our spirits lift! The two pop queens have been friends for years, and made sure to get seats next to each other in L.A.’s massive Staples Center arena. Awww! We used to do the same thing with our best friend during middle school! Except that was during lunch time and not Grammy night. But same difference.
The ladies are as close as two always-on-the-go superstars can be. Riri organized Katy’s bachelorette party prior to her (sadly short-lived) marriage to Russell Brand. Katy apparently even asked her to strip for it! “When I met her, it was such a breath of fresh air,” Rihanna gushed to Glamour magazine in 2011. “I just couldn’t believe this chick had no edit button.” So in honor of their friendship, we’ve put together a little scrap book of the pair’s cutest photos! Ok, “cute” is a relative term when dealing with these rock ‘n’ roll bad girls. Hence the shot of them flipping the bird. But the pix are still pretty heart warming. Check out more in the gallery below!
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Madonna may be on top of the world after her stellar Super Bowl performance and the release of her hot new single, but now she’s got some pretty terrifying news to deal with. Her convicted stalker has reportedly escaped from his mental healthcare facility and is currently on the loose in Los Angeles. The LAPD released a statement today saying that the patient, 54-year-old Robert Dewey Hoskins, “is a very psychotic man when not taking his medication and has very violent tendencies.”
Hoskins was arrested back in 1996 for stalking the super star, and sentenced to ten years in state prison. According to court testimony, the man repeatedly showed up at Madonna’s Hollywood estate and made threats to kill her, her body guards and her personal assistants. ”I feel incredibly disturbed that the man who repeatedly threatened my life is sitting across the room from me,” Madonna said during the trial. “I feel we are making his fantasies come true.” She also admitted to having nightmares where she was being chased. Anyone with information on Hoskins’ whereabouts are urged to get in contact with the Los Angeles Police Department. Hang in there, Madge!
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If you want to try and market that Blue Ivy energy drink, you better do it fast, because Beyonce and Jay-Z are taking steps to trademark their daughters name. According to the L.A. Times, the super-parents have already filled out an application at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to copyright their daughter’s distinctive moniker. The couple want to have the exclusive rights to the name, in hopes of launching a brand of baby products in the near future. Apparently the patent office has been flooded with “Blue Ivy”-themed applications since the baby’s birth on January 7th. Rolling Stone reports that a fashion designer tried to trademark “Blue Ivy Carter NYC”, and another wannabe entrepreneur attempted to snag “Blue Ivy Carter Glory IV” to use for a brand of perfume. Both of these requests have been denied, along with all others so far. But we have a funny feeling that Bey and Jay are likely going to be the exception!
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We hold Rihanna near and dear to our hearts for oh so many reasons. Her catchy songs are certainly big part of her appeal, as are her outspoken and often hilarious outbursts on Twitter. But we can’t think of Rihanna without her unique (some would say “risque”) sense of style coming to the front of our mind. She spent most of 2011 pantsless, toured the world in a bikini this winter, and routinely ventures out with little more than Saran Wrap for a shirt. We expect her to wear garter-belts and bandana tube top to a damn christening, and we love her for it! So that’s why we’re a little surprised when she arrived at L.A.’s Pizzeria Mozza last night looking like she came straight from a job interview. Why so formal, Riri? Going for pizza requires business casual attire at max! But we have to admit, the whole pencil skirt and blouse look is really working for her. First rule of show-biz: always leave ‘em wanting more. Sometimes less skin can be sexier. Check out the gallery below for more!
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When we first saw this picture of big screen action legends Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone posing in twin hospital beds, we assumed it was a promo for the biggest bummer buddy movie ever. But sadly, it appears that Sly and The Governator really are laid up. “After all the action, stunts & physical abuse shooting The Expendables 2 and The Last Stand, it was time for a little tune up on my shoulder,” Arnold wrote when he posted this photo to his website. All of you who read that caption in his trademark “Ah-Nuld Voice”, raise your hands. We thought so.
Stallone happened to be visiting the hospital at the same time to get fixed up from a rematch with Apollo Creed (we imagine). We guess it’s nice that the old friends are doing stuff together…we just wish it didn’t include surgeries. It’s way too real. Get well soon, guys! The aging stars are set to team up outside the recovery room to film The Tomb this spring. We’ll be happier for that reunion.
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When we came across this picture of Shia LeBeouf hanging out with comedians Jim Gaffigan and Thomas Lennon, our minds came to a screeching halt. No, it wasn’t just because of the sheer randomness of the people gathered in the photo. It’s something much bigger, scragglier and grizzlier. We are of course talking about Shia’s beard, which has now officially reached epic proportions. Is he trying out for a part in Young Santa, the St. Nick biopic that we just made up right now? We hope, because we bet it would be Oscar bait. But truly the best part of his facial hair explosion is how he appears to have waxed the tip of his mustache. It definitely adds to that whole “dastardly but debonair villain” look. We get it, Shia, you’re not a kid anymore! But we’ll still always love Even Stevens.
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She was named Sports Illustrated’s Rookie of the Year in last year’s esteemed swimsuit issue, and now it looks like mega-hottie Kate Upton may be their MVP. Despite only being 19, the Victoria’s Secret Angel is reportedly leading the race to be this year’s SI swimsuit cover girl! The cover is to be unveiled this Monday on the David Letterman Show, but Kate isn’t spilling the beans just yet. “All I can really say is that I’m in the issue,” she told Page Six Magazine. “Fingers crossed!”
Other contenders for the honor include Chrissy Teigen, who is engaged to John Legend, and Adam Levine’s GF Anne V. “There’s no clear front-runner” an SI insider told Page Six. “There’s a lot of talk about Kate in general…It really comes down to the best picture wins.” Would you like to see Kate grace the cover of the mag? Let us know in the poll!
Katharine McPhee took over our TV sets once before during her unforgettable run on American Idol back in 2006. And now she’s at it again, with the staring role in NBC’s Smash! The dramatic new series features McPhee as Karen Cartwright, an up-and-coming performer with some serious star power who gets her first shot at the big time. Sound familiar? It’s the role Katharine was born to play! The show premiered last night to record breaking numbers, and we can’t wait to see what’s to come.
But that’s not the only reason Kat is on everyone’s lips today. Her sizzling photo shoot for the March issue of GQ hit stands today, and it’s adding fuel to the flames. Screw the Giants parade, Katharine McPhee officially owns the day as far as we’re concerned. Take a look at the gallery below for her 20 most “smashingly” hot looks. Enjoy!
If you were rooting for the Patriots last night, you’re probably feeling pretty bummed out right about now. But here’s something to help cheer you up a little bit! And if you happened to be Team Giants, well then here’s yet another reason to celebrate. Extra host and Pats superfan Maria Menounos made a bet with fellow co-anchors Mario Lopez and AJ Calloway last week that the New Englanders would go on to win their fourth Super Bowl victory. If they didn’t, she would bare her bikini bod on air in frigid Times Square!
Sadly for her — but great for the rest of us — she lost the wager and ended up having to strip down to a tiny Giants-themed swimsuit as a crowd of fans looked on. No word on what the guys had to do if that Patriots won, but honestly, we’re too mesmerized with these photos to care. We bet they’ll even make Tom Brady smile today! Check out the gallery below for more!
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