Movie couple chemistry is everything. A film could have an abominable script, be shot terribly, and have the dumbest trailer ever, but if we believe that the onscreen duo actually wants to rip each other’s clothes off, it’s a hit. Sadly, no amounting of perfect casting can predict whether or not a pairing will work. Who’s sexier than Brad Pitt and Catherine Zeta Jones? And yet, in Oceans Twelve, they behaved like they were just meeting after a few awkward texts on Tinder. And what about Natalie Portman and Hayden Christiansen in the Star Wars series? Their relationship was supposed to be so epic that it begat Luke and Leia — but the duo was so sexless that you almost believed their kids came into the world via immaculate conception. And we won’t even get into the wasted beauty that was Beyonce and Idris Elba in Obsessed…
Here, the ten terrible movie couples we love to hate.
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When Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer hit the Screen Actors Guild Awards with half of her head shaved totally bald, Hollywood gasped in shock. And then those of us who are Hunger Games fans smiled, knowing she did it to play filmmaker Cressida in Mockingjay.) “I haven’t shaved off all my head of hair off, no,” Natalie told us back in October, assuring readers that Cressida’s look is “definitely an interesting interpretation of the reference in the book. I would like to think that people won’t be disappointed with the choices that we made.”
The look is seriously extreme, but let’s be honest –– it’s nothing new.
The gym selfie is nothing new. But recently, the trend reached a zenith when Kim Kardashian posted a butt-comparison shot with her unexplicable new bestie, stripper Blac Chyna. We’re not sure if it was their tiny, perfect waists or luscious bums — but the shot inspired us to renew our Crunch membership, stat (it also inspired rumors of photo-shopping, but we digress).
Other stars — like Justin Bieber, Nina Dobrev, and Kelly Rowland — have gotten into mid-workout pics, too, flaunting their taut abs and toned arms for all of social media to see! The pics have become so prevalent that they’re no longer considered gym selfies — they’re #healthies. And even though they’re clearly a loud-and-proud humblebrag, we have to admit, at least the shots motivate us to get to our spinning class.
Here, the sexiest celeb #healthies of the moment!
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Few hairstyles are chicer than the topknot right now — it’s the look on runways and red carpets — and ladies, we really have Kourtney Kardashian to thank. A couple of years ago, she made the sleek high bun her signature, rocking the glam style to events and on Keeping Up With the Kardashians (and its spin-offs!). Soon, all of her siblings followed suit (sans Rob, we assume), which inspired a slew of “Kardashian topknot” tutorials on YouTube.
Some celebrity couples are just…silly. We’re not naming any names, but we feel like if we had control over who was dating, the love lives of the stars would be so much hotter! For example — why haven’t Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, friends with crazy chemistry, ever gotten together (forget the fact that he only dates women a generation younger than him)? Or what about Kate and Leo (ditto)? And in our humble matchmaking opinion, Europe’s naughtiest prince and a certain Bahamian pop star/wild child would make Westminster Abbey implode. Worth imagining for Queen Elizabeth’s reaction, alone (“What’s a Rihanna? Guards, remove this tart in tats and a crop top!”).
When it comes to sex symbols, the big, busty stars get all the love. But what about their small-breasted sisthren? You don’t have to look like ScarJo or Kimmie K. to be scorching hot! Proportionally small celebs like Kate Hudson (the queen of all A-cups) and Kiera Knightley are just as wildly lusted-after. Plus, they’re fiercely proud of their bods, and have no problem proudly baring them for films and photo shoots. As Nicole Richie once said, “I used to want a bigger chest, but now I like being flat. Clothes fit better, and I don’t really need to wear a bra.” What’s hotter than confidence?
The truth is, no matter what you’re working with — whether it be luscious curves, or a waify frame — all boobs are sexy. But today, let’s salute our favorite flat-chested hotties! All hail the itty bitty t*tty committee.
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When we check into hotels, the concierge yawns and slides us a key card that doesn’t work. No one cares. But when Kristen Stewart or Justin Bieber is staying at the Four Seasons, it’s only a matter of time before paparazzi rush the place (not to mention their zillions of rabid fans, all dying to know their favorite actor/singer/rapper’s room number and whether they prefer Pringles or Snickers from the snack bar). So, the more low-key, the better! Enter A-list aliases — or, the ridonkulous monikers that superstars use to check in at hotels and restaurants.
From “Mrs. Pilaf” to “Chandler Bing” (you’ll never guess who), we reveal some of the silliest secret superstar pseudonyms, ever. Shhh.
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If celebrities didn’t Instagram and tweet pics of themselves in Santa hats, how would we know it’s the holidays? Lucky for us, we’ll never find out. Every December, celebs seem to go Christmas-crazy on social media, posting flawlessly filtered pics of themselves in front of trees, wrapping gifts, and making kissy faces in red sequined crop tops (oh hi, Miley Cyrus). And we love it, because for one shining moment, these larger-than-life stars are just as goofy and tis-the-season mad as we are — and they seem almost…normal.
Of course, then we’ll come across a pic of Justin Bieber wearing a wifebeater in what’s meant to be a snowy, wintry scene. Which is not a normal, at all.
In any event, check out our ten favorite superstar holiday pics — from Demi Lovato to Puffy!
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It’s undeniable that butts had a huge year — but honestly? Legs got a ton of shine in 2013, too. It seemed like the hottest starlets swanning down red carpets and heating up industry parties had one thing in common: mile-long, endless, taut and toned gams. Whether they were bronzed up and sparkly (a’la Jennifer Lopez and Lea Michele) or model-esque and lanky (like Kendall Jenner and Taylor Swift), legs were the years’s sexiest accessory. We even learned that Kristen Stewart had a fabulous — if a slightly moody and grumpy — pair of stems.
Thanks to the popularity of tiny rompers, itsy-bitsy shorts — and those sparkly leotards favored by international pop stars on stage — legs were front and center more than ever. Here, check out the top ten leggiest looks of 2013.
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We don’t watch reality shows for the sweet characters. The do-gooders, the faithful wives, the lifelong friends who don’t leap across tables to rip each other’s throats out. No, it’s all about the villains! Now, it’s a reality show standard to have a wild card (or two) on each show. Hair-pulling, backstabbing, boyfriend-stealing, tacky tantrums, blatant bullying…this is what the genre is made of!
And the best villains know that the shows depend on them. If they really channel their inner lunatic, these characters can land endorsement deals, book contracts, or, like Real Housewives of Atlanta star Nene Leakes (a reformed villain), they can even score a role on a legit scripted show — hello, Glee.
In 2013, the reality genre experienced a villain boom. Dance Mom’s Abby Lee Miller was like a witch out of a Grimm’s fairy tale, cackling as she tortured the hell out of her dance school students. Love & Hip Hop’s Peter Gunz seemed cool enough, but then we discovered his schizophrenic love life — five babymamas, a secret wife and a girlfriend! Here, we salute the craziest reality cast members of the year.
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