Posts By Sabrina Rojas Weiss

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Dwyane Wade Decorates His Champion Toes, Inspires A Trend?

Dwyane Wade

Everyone’s feet take a beating in the summer. We can’t even imagine what it’s like for the feet of professional athletes — let alone an NBA champion like Dwyane Wade. So we totally understand if the dude wants to pamper himself a little, now that the season’s over, and get a nice pedicure. We like to imagine that he and gf Gabrielle Union went together. But we’re on the fence about his decision to paint his toenails. Maybe he’s got a couple of bruised-black toes and wants to hide them under this attractive polish?

“Matte black paint… RockStar ish,” Wade wrote as a caption to the above Instagram. Does he mean “rock star ish,” or “rock-star-ish”? And is this all just a late entry into our list of the 25 most scandalous celebrity Twitpics of the year so far? We’ll file this away for consideration at the end of 2012. In the meantime, counting down the minutes until other guys jump on this trend. Let’s get some nail art in there, too, boys!

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[Photo: Instagram]

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Katie Holmes Vs. Tom Cruise: All The Scientology Rumors, Explanations And More

Suri Cruise and Katie Holmes go out for ice cream

So many of the rumors about Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise‘s divorce center on Scientology, we’re starting to suspect this is all part of Anonymous’ plot to take down the religion, or was that Paul Haggis’ plot? Whatever. We can’t pretend to understand L. Ron Hubbard’s teachings or the many mysteries surrounding the Church of Scientology (most of what we know, we learned from that South Park episode, really), but we can round up all of what we’ve heard and read in one convenient place. Enjoy!

  • Some say Katie’s main reason for filing was to protect Suri from the Scientology practice of auditing — which is a method of questioning that helps the subject clear themselves of negative influences. We’re probably explaining this wrong, so find out all about it here. Katie herself didn’t seem all that comfortable with auditing, as she supposedly held back during questioning. Also, an ex-Scientologist says her parents were getting inside reports about what she said during the process. That’s extra, extra creepy.
  • By the way, the Church is not opposed to divorce in and of itself, according to ABC News. They just prefer couples try therapy first. Fair enough.
  • Speculation that Tom Cruise’s marriages are all a Scientology scheme to hide his sexuality are nothing new, so is that really the religion’s M.O.? ReligiousTolerance.org outlines Scientology’s stance on homosexuality. Basically Hubbard originally called being gay an illness (but that’s what all of psychology thought in the 1950s, too). But in the past two decades, some gay Scientologists have said that they are fully accepted by the religion. Hmmm, that’s not to say they wouldn’t want to help one of their most prominent members stay in the closet.

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Taylor Swift Nabs A Kennedy? TSwizzle Seen Partying With Patrick Schwarzenegger And Clan

Taylor Swift and Patrick Schwarzenegger

We’re not exactly sure what to make of this latest Taylor Swift boyfriend rumor. But since the girl has proven to have broad tastes in men, and seems to have no trouble attracting (if not keeping) anyone she likes, it’s not impossible that she’s dating Patrick Schwarzenegger. She was photographed hanging with the entire Kennedy clan for their big Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, July 4th celebration.

TMZ says Swift was spotted laughing with Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 18-year-old son and that later they took a stroll on the beach together. That of course means they’re a hot item and planning on having babies together. How do we even know it was Patrick that Taylor was there to see? She usually goes for men much older than herself. Then again, Patrick — one of our male Bikini Awards nominees — is quite the cutie, and we don’t think we’d turn down a date at the Kennedy Compound, would you?

For those of you who’ve lost track, here is a gallery of Taylor’s many past and future breakup song subjects, er, we mean guys she’s maybe dated.

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[Photos: Getty Images, Splash News Online]

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Heidi Klum Tweets Her Late Entry Into Our Bikini Awards

Heidi Klum in a bikini

Heidi Klum must have realized that the dearth of paparazzi shots of her on the beach this year had left her out both our Supermodel and Reality-TV star categories in the VH1 Celebrity Bikini Awards. Clearly that’s why she decided to tweet out the above pics on the Fourth of July. “Happy 4th of July everyone!!” she tweeted yesterday, adding with the second pic, “Gorgeous day!”

Well, Heidi, you may have just inspired us to add an extra category to the Awards this year — the Wild Card round. Which is good, because with an eighth category (yes, we have more to come) we have enough to do this bracket style, which means you’ll get three whole weeks of bikini madness. Stay tuned. And in case you missed them on Monday, here are all the other supermodels in contention:

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[Photos: Twitter]

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VH1 Celebrity Bikini Awards: One Direction, Joe Manganiello, Jersey Shore Represent For The Guys

Harry Styles, Joe Manganiello, Ronnie, Shemar Moore

We here at VH1 Celebrity pride ourselves on the fact that we are equal opportunity oglers. Of course, the paparazzi aren’t as egalitarian, so when we went about putting together today’s Bikini Awards contest, the Mankinis (sorry, but we promise no Speedos), we had a much more limited selection. Photographers were on hand to capture the likes of Joe Manganiello, Channing Tatum, Justin Bieber, Harry Styles and Shemar Moore, but they really didn’t present the sheer quantity of angles and attention to detail as they did for, say, Adriana Lima. But through our hard work and perseverance, we made sure to bring you the best of the man flesh on display, including three meaty servings from the Jersey Shore, the always shapely form of Mark Wahlberg, the unwaxed masterpiece that is Hugh Jackman, One Direction’s delicious Liam and Louis, and the deceptively sweet-faced James Marsden and Patrick Schwarzenegger. Ogle away, and then vote for your favorite. Polls close July 15 at 11 p.m. ET!

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Related: VH1 Celebrity Bikini Awards: Which Disney Stars Are Making Mickey Blush?
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[Photos: Splash News Online]

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Beyonce, Kate Upton, More Wish You A Happy Fourth: Our 13 Stars In Stripes!

Meryl Streep, Beyonce, Kate Upton

Happy Independence Day, everyone! Why are you online? Maybe you were supposed to be searching for potato salad recipes or fireworks safety guidelines when these pics distracted you. Maybe you don’t like freedom (from the sickly glow of your screen). In that case, allow these beautiful people to impart their patriotism for you. Once you’re done looking at these 13 stars (you know for the 13 original colonies and all) — from Meryl Streep to Kate Upton — in their American flag best, you’ll be ready to shut down the laptop and start singing the anthem at the top of your lungs. Unless you’re British or something. In which case, talk to us again tomorrow.

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[Photos: Getty Images, Interscope, GQ]

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Worst Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes Rumor Yet: He Prevented A Dawson’s Creek Reunion

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, James Van Der Beek and Katie Holmes

Forget the stories of Katie Holmes being afraid of handing Suri over to Scientology’s Sea Org, or the amusing-but-completely-unfounded story about her walking in on Tom Cruise getting it on with David Beckham (best image in our head right now!). Us Weekly has the most plausible explanation for TomKat’s split: He nixed her participation in a Dawson’s Creek reunion. The horror!

“[Producers] were begging her to sign on for a reunion movie,” a source told the magazine. “Tom said absolutely no way and thought going backward would be bad.”

This coming from a man who loves reprising his famous Risky Business dance and who’s made four Mission: Impossible movies? To be fair, his career is in a much better place than poor Katie’s is. But we think maybe the post-Dawson’s success of James Van Der Beek, Joshua Jackson and Michelle Williams might rub off on her if she joined them onscreen again.

This goes along with the stories that Cruise didn’t allow his wife to be in anything too “sexually compromising.” Pacey would never have dared be so controlling of Joey’s career! Anyway, now we have hope that one day, the kids will head back to the creek, and Katie will live up to the promise she once showed in movies like Pieces of April.

[Photos: Getty Images, Columbia Tri-Star Television]

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Andy Griffith Dead At 86: A Look Back At His Career Highlights

Andy Griffith

It’s a sad day for TV fans: Andy Griffith died in his home in North Carolina this morning at age 86, a close friend of the actor told WITN News. The cause of his death is still unknown, but EMTs were called to his house at around 7 a.m.

Griffith, of course, was most well known for playing Andy Taylor, the sheriff of sleepy NC town Mayberry on The Andy Griffith Show from 1960-1968. If you somehow managed to miss the ubiquitous reruns of the beloved show during your childhood, TV Land’s got full episodes and clips ready for your nostalgic streaming pleasure. Not content to rest on his laurels as America’s favorite sheriff, Griffith went on to have a successful career in TV movies before starring as the titular defense lawyer in Matlock, which ran from 1986-1995.

“His love of creating, the joy he took in it whether it was drama or comedy or his music, was inspiring to grow up around,” Andy Griffith’s youngest star, Ron Howard, told Deadline today. “The spirit he created on the set of The Andy Griffith Show was joyful and professional all at once. It was an amazing environment. And I think it was a reflection of the way he felt about having the opportunity to create something that people could enjoy. … His passing is sad. But he lived and a great rich life.”

In addition to singing on several of his movies and TV shows, Griffith was also gospel recording artist with more than a dozen albums under his belt. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005.

Here are photos from a few of his career highlights:

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[Photos: Getty Images, CBS, Arista Nashville]

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VH1 Celebrity Bikini Awards: Which Disney Stars Are Making Mickey Blush?

Miley Cyrus, Ashley Tisdale, Selena Gomez and Bella Thorne

It’s that time of year again — when celebrities are spending more time on the beach than they are getting arrested or promoting new projects, thus giving us the perfect opportunity to check out their perfect bodies and spur on a little healthy competition. Yes, it’s the Bikini Awards!

As opposed to the contestants in our Supermodel category, the above Disney alumnae (and one current star) are a little less conscious of the camera, which, yeah, we kind of admit makes us feel dirty. Especially when you consider that Bella Thorne (right) is just 14 years old. But we’re not here to make you think gross things about Hannah Montana and High School Musical‘s Gabrielle. We’d just like to point out how much we with we’d look good in a neon string bikini, or a high-waisted polka-dotted number. And we’re so glad Thorne, Miley Cyrus, Ashley Tisdale, Adrienne Bailon, Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez are having so much fun frolicking on the beach and at the pool — even if it’s for work, or under the watchful eye of the paps.

So enjoy the pics below, then choose your favorite. Voting for this round ends July 15 at 11 p.m.!

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[Photos: Splash News Online]
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Anderson Cooper: “I’m Gay,” And Here’s Why He’s Finally Telling Us…

Anderson Cooper

“The fact is, I’m gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud,” Anderson Cooper wrote to The Daily Beast’s Andrew Sullivan in a letter the columnist reprinted with permission. Of course, this “news” shocked absolutely no one, as the CNN anchor was in one of the clearest of glass closets in the history of closets. But still, we are completely fascinated and moved by the Silver Fox’s explanation of why he’d refused to discuss his sexual orientation up until now, and what made him change his mind. Here are some highlights:

  • Anderson stayed in the closet for the safety of himself and his co-workers: “Since I started as a reporter in war zones 20 years ago, I’ve often found myself in some very dangerous places. For my safety and the safety of those I work with, I try to blend in as much as possible, and prefer to stick to my job of telling other people’s stories, and not my own.”
  • He’s a very principled journalist: “I’ve always believed that who a reporter votes for, what religion they are, who they love, should not be something they have to discuss publicly. As long as a journalist shows fairness and honesty in his or her work, their private life shouldn’t matter.”
  • He doesn’t want anyone to think he was ever “ashamed” of being gay: “It’s become clear to me that by remaining silent on certain aspects of my personal life for so long, I have given some the mistaken impression that I am trying to hide something – something that makes me uncomfortable, ashamed or even afraid. This is distressing because it is simply not true.”

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