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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Some celebrity couples are bigger than the sum of their parts. Even after they’re kaput. For these dynamic duos, it doesn’t matter how many years have passed since the breakup, how many marriages they’ve endured, or how much their star has risen or fallen — we’ll always root for them stop being silly and get back together, already. Honestly, is there anyone more right for Ryan Gosling than Rachel McAdams?
There’s something about male celebrities with good hair. They get a pass that real dudes don’t. In real life, when you see a man with better hair than you, it’s totally off-putting. First of all, it’s unfair. Secondly, if you can detect that there was actual effort involved in the creation of the ‘do, the dude suddenly seems metro and twee. But when it comes to guy stars? Fabulous hair is expected. Part of the gig. Bring on the long, bouncy, princess curls a la Jared Leto!
Who doesn’t love a juicy biopic? It’s delicious getting a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of luminaries — but only when the casting works. The actor doesn’t even have to look exactly like the icon being portrayed, as long as the performance is genius, we’re all in (hello, Ali and Mommie Dearest). But more often than not, biopic casting goes way off the rails. Lindsay Lohan and her plumped-up lips as Elizabeth Taylor? Travesty! Teenybopper-voiced Jennifer Love Hewitt as the luminous Audrey Hepburn? Unfathomable. Colin Farrell mincing about in blonde highlights as Alexander the Great? We’re giggling just thinking about it.
Athletes are like modern-day Greek gods, aren’t they? They’re bodies are flawlessly sculpted and yoked, they inspire slavish hero worship, and more often than not, they’re beautiful (were Greek gods rich? Because they’re that, too). It’s no wonder that the biggest sports stars attract some of the sexiest, most sought-after celebs in Hollywood. Yesterday, the folks at the Gossip Table had some fun picking out their favorite celeb-athlete couples, from Carrie Underwood and Mike Comrie to Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade. Now we’re taking a look at the ladies who aren’t necessarily coupled up with just one sports god — but let’s just say they have a type.
It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and we’re all feeling fat. Celebs are not immune to this feeling. In fact, they’re not immune to actually getting chubby. Like us, they stuff their faces on holidays, get a tad too amped at the craft services table, and gain pesky pregnancy weight. But unlike us, they can afford the veddy veddy best trainers, nutritionists, dieticians and lipo technicians. They can afford to pile on the pounds because they have the means to drop the lb’s faster than you can say “Jenny Craig contract.”
Last week, Christina Aguilera and Miranda Lambert showed off svelte new, slimmed-down figures at the AMA’s and Country Music Awards. In the past couple months since Princess North West was born, Kim Kardashian has gone from “Shamu” jokes (and shame on the tabloids for that) to her pre-preggo, Playboy-perfect figure. And we’re not even going to go into Perez Hilton’s flirty new physique.
Here, we celebrate the ten sexiest celeb slimdowns of the past six months. Some post-Thanksgiving feast inspo!
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A lot of focus is always put on how short men in Hollywood are. It’s like the ultimate optical illusion, right? They seem so larger-than-life on screen, but in real life they’re itty-bitty Lilliputs with lifts in their shoes (we’re looking at you, Tom Cruise). The awkward part of the equation? There are a ton of super-tall female stars in celebdom! Pairing Amazonian beauties with legs up to their chins with tiny guys only makes the dudes look smaller — and the women look enormous.
Hence, the lowkey platform man-shoes. And kitten heels for the women. As Nicole Kidman famously quipped on David Letterman, shortly after her divorce, “I can finally wear high heels again!”
Seems unfair. Women should be able to flaunt their height for the sexy-as-hell asset that it is — Napoleon-esque dudes, be damned. From Liv Tyler to Ciara, these 10 lusciously leggy superstars do exactly that. They’re the tallest women in celebdom, and they own it! In unrelated news, we’d like to come back in our next life as Charlize Theron.
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Celebs are super-secretive about so much of their personal life — where they live, who they’re dating, whether or not they live with the person they’re dating. But, for some reason, many A-listers are surprisingly candid about one of the most intimate moments in a person’s life: losing their V-card. From Khloe Kardashian to Weezy F. Baby, these stars spill the deets on when they first did the dirty deed.
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We totally get that Kim Kardashian wanted to debut a hot new look after giving birth to Nori. But blonde was so not the move. Our lush Armenian goddess now looks like every other bleached babe in L.A. (and very J. Lo circa 2000, besides). She’s certainly not the only star who’s golden locks look unnatural instead of glam. From Katy Perry to Emma Stone, these 20 stars need to accept that blondes don’t always have more fun. Here’s to brunette fabulosity!
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With all the Botox, sneaky nips-and-tucks and surprisingly great cosmetic surgery happening in Hollywood, it’s easy for celebs to look youthful, longer. But a handful of stars just naturally look amazingly young. Whether it’s good genes, good makeup or good sex, these A-listers have managed to basically look 20-years-old for ages — and yes, we hate them for it. From Leonardo DiCaprio to Gwen Stefani, check out the most shockingly ageless stars in celebdom!