Lady Gaga may be one of the most famous people on the planet, but she definitely does more than her share to stick up for those with less power. She has passionately campaigned for LGBT rights and lent her bazillion dollar voice to speak out against bullying. She met with President Obama in September to discuss the creation of an anti-bullying legislation, and now Mama Monster is taking matters into her own hands by launching her long-awaited Born This Way Foundation.
The organization is set to launch on February 29 (but of course) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and will work in tandem with the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the California Endowment and several other groups. Gaga will direct the non-profit charity alongside her mother, Cynthia Germanotta. According to the press release, the foundation aims to “explore the best ways to reach youth and create a new culture of kindness, bravery, acceptance and empowerment.”
Chances are pretty good that Vanessa Hudgens is having a much better (and warmer) January than you. After turning heads at the People’s Choice Awards last week in sunny Los Angeles, she and super hot co-star Josh Hutcherson flew down under to Sydney to promote Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and soak up some of the local summer rays. And now V-Hudge has been spotted mackin’ it with boyfriend Austin Butler on a beach in Hawaii. She’s like some kind of warm weather Carmen Sandiego! Do Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have some competition for the “Hottest Bikini Makeout Session” title? We certainly think so. Check out the gallery below and see for yourself!
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His Glamness Adam Lambert was arrested in Finland last month following a massive fight with his partner Sauli Koskinen outside of a club. The incident landed them both in jail, but now Glambert says things are fine between the two and chalks the whole thing up to much booze. He opened up about the experience on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this afternoon.
“What happened was, we had too much to drink. We screwed up,” he told Ellen. “There were no injuries, no violence. It was more of childish, foolish, messiness.” The argument between Adam and Sauli started in the Helsinki club DTM, but grew even more heated once they got booted out. When onlookers tried to intervene, Adam reportedly attacked them. Police were called, which resulted with several hours of jail time.”When you add alcohol to a situation, things can get out of control and some people can get upset and emotional,” he continued.
But things are still great between the couple, who were recently named the FABLife’s weekly Hotness. “I was a little irresponsible and I think what I learned from the experience was that I owe it to myself, to my loved ones, and to my fans to be a little more adult and pull it together.” Head under the jump to see what else Adam has to say!
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After her engagement to The Bachelor star Brad Womack came to a speedy end last year, we wouldn’t have blamed Emily Maynard for swearing off dating shows forever. At the time, the single mom told People that she wanted to “move on and get back to normal.” But now it looks like the 25-year-old single mom is getting back on the reality wagon once more, by agreeing to star in ABC’s The Bachelorette! Although ABC has remained silent on the matter so far, show producers are reporting that Emily has inked the deal.
The move comes as something of a surprise, considering that she recently seemed against the idea of appearing on the show. Emily was rumored to have turned ABC down last year, and over the summer she straight up tweeted, “I don’t want to be The Bachelorette.” And it’s not like she’s in love with the show’s format. During her Bachelor tenure, she was reportedly very concerned about being a good role model for her 6-year-old daughter, Ricki. She made it clear that her overnight date in the “Fantasy Suite” with Womack only included talking, and at moments she seemed genuinely uncomfortable with the whole selection process.
We all know that 2012 is an election year, and there’s a whole crew of peeps working hard to try and be our next president. But let’s not muddy the issue with stuff like taxes, health care reform and anti-piracy laws and go to the very heart of the matter: who will be the most butt-kicking mofo the oval office has ever seen? For a while we had a strong front runner with Abraham Lincoln, portrayed expertly by Benjamin Walker in the upcoming Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. In the trailer for Seth Grahame-Smith‘s book on which the movie is based, Honest Abe nails it as he he crushes blood suckers and their slave-owning companions!
But now Lincoln has a serious challenger in FDR: American Badass! Barry Bostwick stars in the small-budget campy comedy as President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who does battle with Nazi werewolves from the seat of his tricked out wheelchair of death! Check out the (very NSFW) clip under the jump for more blood, laughs, and werewolves. Who will win this badass election? We’ll have to wait til they hit the big screens to find out!
It’s no surprise that Rihanna posed for her new Armani print ads after stripping down to her lingerie. We expect no less from our rarely shy Riri. But what is jarring is that she also was snapped wearing pants! The singer posed for Armani in equally steamy pics last September, donning a blonde wig and no pants. The fashion brand must have somehow coached her through her well-documented fear of trousers. And we gotta say, it’s a good look! Rihanna might have missed her calling as a Levi’s model. Check out more sexy pix of her with (and without) in the gallery below!
We could have easily pulled Betty White’s 90 most adorable photos in honor of her 90th birthday today. Everyone’s favorite Golden Girl (sorry, Bea Arthur!) has the cuteness factor of Selena Gomez pushing a baby carriage full of puppies in sailor hats down the aisle of a store that only sells Anne Geddes books. She’s so cute that prolonged exposure to her face eventually results in being unable to do anything but stare at the computer screen and make a noise that sounds something like “GooOooOoooOOOoooo.” So, in order to keep our jobs, we capped it at just 20. We hope you understand.
But it’s true, the ageless and timeless actress turns the big 9-0 today, and she’s just as with sassy as ever. And now we’d like to pay tribute to our honorary grandma in the gallery below. Rock on, Betty!
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Hello, Dolly! An icon of stage and screen for over 40 years, Dolly Parton has become the platinum-blond standard of what a star should be. She’s made more that 40 (yes, 40!) albums over the decades, received two Academy Award nominations, acted in beloved classics like 9 to 5 and Steel Magnolias, and founded her own charitable foundation. Hell, she even has her own theme park. Dumb blonde, she ain’t! And she’s done it all while always looking like a million bucks. Literally! “It takes a lot of money to look this cheap,” she famously said, but her self-deprecation only makes us love her even more.
But in addition to all of her glittering career accomplishments over the years, the self-proclaimed “Backwoods Barbie” is also known for her fabulous figure, which she’s -err- prone to showing off on occasion. We’ll come right out and say it: she’s famed for wearing some of the most jaw-droppingly low necklines in showbiz. At 65 years old, she’s showing no sign of slowing down or covering up. Earlier this week she showed up to the the premiere of her latest movie, Joyful Noise, in one of her most blatantly boob baring outfits yet! And it goes without saying that she looked as stunning as ever. So in honor of her new movie opening wide today, we’d like to celebrate with a look at some of Dolly’s most cleavage-tastic outfits of all time. So make some joyful noise and head to the gallery below!
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If there’s anything that’s more striking than Tilda Swinton’s stellar screen performances, it’s her razor sharp sense of style. Like her movies, her outfits are always unique, unexpected and unforgettable. From film noire-y cocktail dresses, to snow queen frocks, and even vibrant pant suits, Tilda’s looks never fail to stun! So in honor of her Critics’ Choice Movie Awards nomination for her role in We Need To Talk About Kevin, let’s take a look back at some of Tilda’s greatest red carpet looks. Enjoy! And don’t forget to tune in TONIGHT to the CCMA’s on VH1 at 8 PM! But be sure to swing by the exclusive VH1 CCMA live-stream at 6 PM to watch your favorite stars strut the red carpet in high style!
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Portlandia returned for its second season last Friday, and VH1 was there on the red carpet to talk to its stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. We even bumped into movie legend Jeff Goldblum, who has a guest spot in this Friday’s episode. What did we talk to them about? Everything!
Ever heard of speed dating? Well our own Janell Snowden conducted a patented “speed interview,” and kept the questions flying. Very, very important questions. You’ll also find out what part of his body Jeff Goldblum is most proud of, Fred Armisen’s favorite SNL cast member of all time, and Carrie Brownstein’s secret girl crush. Check out the video below for the answers to these questions and so many more enlightening revelations!
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