Let’s just get one thing out on the table. It’s obvious, but worth noting that celebs — whether they’re movie stars, supermodels, Hollywood wives, reality personalities or some combination of the three — are very careful not to do anything that would jeopardize having a perfect body. Plainly speaking, they’re terrified of gaining weight. Cellulite and muffin tops are not on the menu! So, it’s always a surprise to us when we see A-list moms with more than two children. In celeb circles, that’s a downright enormous family — Duggars-enormous. And triple the amount of working-out to get their bodies back in red carpet shape.
From Heidi Klum to Victoria Beckham, check out our countdown of ultra-glam mommies and their boisterous, big families.
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We hold our celebs up to ridiculous images standards. We know this. They’re expected to look magazine-cover flawless at all times — perfect rosy lips, streamlined unibrows, high-fashion outfits, perfectly toned bodies (and that’s just the guys). One of the few times they should get to indulge in letting it all go is when they’re working out. Even the glitziest superstar should get a pass for looking sweaty, harried, nauseous, pained, or exhausted while sprinting through Central Park in a bad windbreaker and a Bjorn Borg sweatband. And judging from the majority of paparazzi shots, most of them look exactly like this.
The art of the celeb side hustle is nothing new. Since the dawn of man, financially-savvy entertainers have been exploring business options outside of movies, albums and TV shows — to varying degrees of success, of course (anyone remember Fashion Cafe? Or Nyla?). Not only is it always a smart idea to diversify their portfolio, the businesses give them something to fall back on when the box office and record sales start to plummet. Of course, the usual A-list side endeavors include starting restaurants, backing clothing lines or, in Ashton Kutcher’s case, putting star muscle behind smartly conceived tech startups. Recently, Jay Z., in all his big-baller glory, has set the bar by buying sports teams and launching a sports agenting company.
Call us old fogeys, but when we were in high school and college, we dressed like it. Ripped denim, sneakers, tees, letterman jackets. Even when we got dressed up, like for the prom, we looked age-appropriate (if tacky) in ruffles and kitten heels. Shockingly, this dress code no longer applies to today’s teen queens– especially celebs. We’re not sure when the shift occurred, but these days? If you’re fifteen through twenty-one, no one bats an eyelash if you’re dressed like a twenty-five year old cocktail waitress at a boob bar in the Valley. We’re talking crop tops, leather hot pants, fringed miniskirts, and plunging necklines! While super-hot on grownup bombshells like Rihanna or Scarlett Johansson; it’s not quite the thing for thirteen-year-old Willow Smith or sixteen-year-old Kylie Jenner.
Here, we beg the most scantily dressed members of Hollywood’s under-twenty-one set to please, please, put some damned clothes on!
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Let’s be honest, puberty isn’t kind to any of us. Weird things happen to chins, hair gets fuzzy, voices get squeaky and deepen (especially awkward if you’re a girl). But it’s normal! As non-celebrity civilians, we learn to develop stellar personalities to distract from the acne and move on with our lives. Not so easy for child stars. For kids and teens whose careers depend on their adorability factor — who can support their entire family for a year with their dimples — losing their cutie-pie good looks can be disastrous. Look at The Brady Bunch’s Susan Olsen. As Cindy Brady, the lisping daughter with the boing-boing blonde curls, she was a star. But sadly, she grew up to look like a tough-but-lovable bartender in a biker-themed pub in San Fran. Or Tevin Campbell, who was prom-date-perfect as a tween/teen R&B hottie. Now, he’s more “creepy evangelical minister” than pinup.
Whether it’s substance abuse issues (Eddie Furlong), awkward styling (Lark Voorhies), or both (Leif Garrett), these ten celebs look totally different than they did as child stars. Check out how much these formerly cute A-listers have changed!
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Stars can’t go for a Starbucks run, or a quick drive-by at Whole Foods, or a walk of shame back from their backup dancer boytoy’s apartment without paparazzi waiting to catch them. And more often than not, the A-listers are caught looking, well, not their red carpet best. For the past year or so, though, the stars have started beating the photogs at their own game — taking shots of themselves, makeup-free, for all the world to see (and yet, controlling the images with self-editing tools and tons o’filters).
Kate Upton’s boobs are uber-fetishized. We get it; they’re massive, and lush, and flawlessly shaped, and perky. They deserved to be studied at the Smithsonian Institute. In fact, her voluptuous figure (and perfect face, let’s be honest) has afforded her one of the most impressive runs one can get in modeling.
It’s really no surprise that celebs and athletes are so drawn to each other. They’re both larger than life, usually wealthy, have rabid fans, live public lives and, more often than not, are raging narcissists. Also, there’s the looks thing. Celebrity women are usually drop dead gorgeous (think Halle and Kim), while male sports stars are generally strapping, muscle bound hotties (i.e., Andre Agassi and Rick Fox). They look great together. Here’s the thing, though—it takes a lot more than being paparazzi-perfect to make a lasting marriage.
Thus, a large percentage of celeb/athlete unions end in disaster. Whether it’s a result of insane drug abuse, like wild child couple John McEnroe and Tatum O’Neal, or truly epic infidelity, like Tony Parker and Eva Longoria, most sports/starlet marriages never have a chance. Here, check out the most ten most salacious divorces, ever!
We love TV’s iconic romantic couples. The lusty buildup, the will-they-or-won’t-they. The overwhelming obstacles. The office sex (we’re looking at you, Scandal. Obviously). But sometimes, it’s even more fun to watch the dazzling chemistry between totally platonic onscreen duos. Take Breaking Bad’s Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, for example. Their totally murderous, deeply dysfunctional, howlingly illegal – but somehow, sweetly father/son-esque — connection was far more intriguing than the ones they had with their significant others.