Years ago, when Playboy was just a wee lad mag, the only hotties to grace the cover were mega-busty regular chicks. But something happened in the 80s — celeb culture started to rise to prominence, and bonafide stars like Kim Basinger and Suzanne Somers started posing for the ‘zine. Ever since then, landing a Playboy cover has almost been a right of passage for Hollywood A-listers. From Sharon Stone to Latoya Jackson (that’s right), we look back at the steamiest celeb-fronted issues of the past twenty-five years.
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Nepotism is alive and well in Hollywood, folks. There are so many second-generation celebs running around Tinseltown, you’d think it was a family reunion. Actors with a movie star parent are a dime a dozen (hi, Kate Hudson and Michael Douglas) — but some of our biggest stars have parents who were more lowkey showbiz players, in an under-the-radar kind of way. From Lenny Kravtiz’s producer dad to Kristen Stewart’s script supervisor mom, these celebs aren’t the only bold face names in their families.
When a non-famous person hates someone, we gossip behind their backs and and unfollow them on Facebook. But when celebs hate each other? There are press releases involved, highly publicized Twitter wars, and bitchy headlines. Some, like Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow, started off as friends; others, like Nikki Minaj and Mariah Carey, were co-workers. And then there are those, like Katie Couric and Kim Kardashian, who just seem to enjoy taking jabs at each other in public. Here are the feuding stars that do it the best:
You might think soap operas are a bit cheesy — the dramatic close-ups, the single tear release, the uber-passionate make-outs. But these over-the-top moments are also brilliant training for big screen acting (haven’t you ever seen James Lipton break this down on Inside the Actor’s Studio?). It’s no wonder so many soap actors end up becoming megastars. From Demi to LiLo, check out which A-listers had super-soapy starts.
We’re all for the Emmys awarding the living, breathing humans who make our favorite shows so spectacular — but what about the the unsung heroes? The mega-memorable props that get no love? Check out TV’s 10 most award-worthy inanimate objects!
The cycle of celebrity? Toil away in obscurity, make it big, ride the wave for a good decade, and then fall off. But some celebs come back — either because their talent is too amazing to be denied (hello, Mariah Carey, Natasha Lyonne and Michael J. Fox), or they’re just lucky as hell (oh hi, Andrew Dice Clay). These 10 comeback kids are either in the middle of amazing career resurgences, or on the verge of bouncing back. You heard it here first!
What is it about people tripping? The panicked expression; the flailing, futile attempts to stop the tumble — it’s all so hilarious. Especially when celebs do it (they should be above falling, somehow, so it’s extra-funny). Here, we caught 15 stars in mid-tumble. Share a sick giggle with us at their expense!
There’s a lot of racist ish going on. From Paula Deen to the Philadelphia Eagles player Riley Cooper’s N-word rant, folks are losing their minds! In the wake of this, let’s look at some of the most cringeworthy racial moments in recent history — not outright hateful ones like these, just grimace-y situations that you sort of wish hadn’t happened. (Remember Mitt Romney posing for a pic with black kids and asking, for no reason, “Who let the dogs out?” Like that). Enjoy!
The summer season is made for huge popcorn hits featuring muscle-bound action heroes and/or chesty heroines. Right? But sometimes they miss the mark spectacularly (did you see The Lone Ranger or After Earth? Eyes healed yet?). Let’s honor these turkeys with our top ten most embarrassing summer bombs roundup!
With most of America’s kids shuttled off to sleepaway camp right now (and thank heavens), is it not a perfect time to celebrate our favorite camp flicks? So pull up your favorite sleeping bag, slap on some calamine lotion…and let’s reminisce on movies where the nice guy actually scores the girl, the outcasts always win, and even a dork can get some ass.