Blue things make us happy! Boyfriend jeans. Clear skies. Kate Middleton’s engagement ring. It’s no wonder that we’ve always gravitated towards blue characters. They’re just so bright and vivid. And the past year has been flush with them, from Frozen’s Anna (okay, she’s not technically blue…but she is for a moment, after she, well, freezes) to The Amazing Spiderman 2’s Electro (that electricity-sparky skin!). And, of course, the greatest blue character of all time — X-Men’s Mystique — hit theaters again last week. Pantone needs to create a new shade in honor of that woman. Blue us away.
From Finding Nemo’s Dory to Gonzo, the most baller Muppet ever (all those chicken groupies!), let’s take a look at our favorite blue characters of all time.
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Everybody loves a good love story — the kind that tugs at your heart, for real. The kind that makes you believe that the truest love transcends all obstacles! In the movies, there’s absolutely no more effective way to make this point than to have one-half of the couple die tragically.
Remember when the bulk of movies were based on totally fresh, original concepts? Not so anymore, kids. In the past ten years, there’s been a full-on onslaught of ’80s remakes. From The Smurfs to RoboCop, moviemakers have stopped taking chances with interesting movies, in favor of mining hits from the past. We understand why, of course. What better way to get Generation X parents to take their kids to movies, than to lure them with childhood nostalgia?
Everyone obsesses over celebs. Sometimes, we even go so far as to fall in love with them. We’ve all caught ourselves sitting in a movie theater, silently worshipping our favorite crush’s every move. Or rifling through tabloids to catch a glimpse of him exiting Starbucks. Or even praying that her marriage will beak up. The surreal thing? Celebs do it, too!
Celebdom is so unfair. We get used to entertainers — we crush on them, obsess over them, and follow their every move in tabloids (or in real life, if you’re stalkery). We actually invest in those actors, musicians, and singers! But Hollywood is fickle. Seemingly overnight, the world’s hottest stars can topple from their place on the top of the fame food chain, never to be seen or heard from again. And we’re left bereft, and confused, and wondering which curly-haired, pouty-mouthed blonde we can worship now that Ryan Phillippe can’t get hired anymore. Oh, was that just us?
Reality stars are not immune to drama. In fact, if they’re interested in keeping their jobs, they’re expected to create it! Ever since the first table-throws, girl fights, and screaming matches went down in in reality history, the stars that got the most shine were — hmm, how do we say this? — the lively ones. But these days, the most entertaining antics seems to happen when the cameras aren’t rolling.
Celebrities are just like us. Right? They’re actual living, breathing humans with wants and needs and terrible ex-boyfriends and acne and mortgages. They’re people. And yet, not really. Somehow, stars make everything they do — even the mundane, ordinary things — look special. Aspirational. Even glamorous! The simple act of walking out of yoga class or shopping with friends can look like a still from a Annie Leibowitz photo shoot (want a true rock star moment? Catch Rihanna on a Starbucks run).
It’s unfair, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. Check out our top ten cases of celebs attempting — and failing — at being normal.
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Movie sets are emotionally-charged situations. First of all, film directors are notoriously a snippy sort. They have a very specific vision, and — under the pressure of deadlines and budgets — they’re charged with inspiring an entire crew and cast of actors to carry it out. We’d probably be jerks, too. And on the other side of things, there are the actors — most of whom are sensitive, narcissistic creative types who need a bit of ego-stroking to produce their greatest work. And sometimes, when those two personalities come together, all hell breaks loose.
Dating in real life is no easy chore. If you take it online, you risk a steady stream of creepers and Catfishers who lie about their height and male pattern baldness. In real life, you’re dealing with douches at the bar who murmur things like “What’s your Facebook, sexy?’ with rank beer breath. Thus, it’s incredibly tempting to pretend that the hotties smoldering through our favorite TV shows are our boyfriends. They have perfect abs, luscious hair, flawless line delivery and never sweat — why not?
And there are so many of them to choose from. A fantasy boyfriend for every kind of girl! If you have a supernatural fetish, clearly you’d welcome a little bite from Vampire Diaries Ian Somerholder. Love vulgar, sexually bonkers weirdos with a heart of gold? Cut to Adam Driver on Girls!
This weekend, take a break from real-life dating and fall hard for our ten favorite — if completely unavailable — TV boyfriends.
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Movie stars, pop stars, and media darlings (this is what we’ve taken to calling reality stars with no discernible talent) are used to everyone hanging on their every move. We scan tabloids to find out where they bought their man-bracelets. They receive untold riches to show up to an event. Their pregnancies are more celebrated than the Virgin Mary’s. The world revolves around them — so why wouldn’t they believe that they’re the second coming? This attention makes some celebs, like George Clooney and Angelina Jolie, pay it forward — but for others, it turns them into self-absorbed, wholly delusional lunatics.
You wouldn’t believe some of the most un-self-aware, howlingly out-of-touch quotes that our favorite celebrities have given! In a recent New York Times interview, Rob Lowe actually discussed the hardship of being plagued with devastating good looks. Mariah told reporters that, while she admires the skinniness of Ethiopians, she couldn’t deal with all the flies and stuff (!!). And, if you hadn’t heard, Kanye West continues to be a God.
Check out our ten most egotistic, lost-touch-with-reality celeb quotes, ever!
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