As amused as we are by the fact that some people were shocked when Australian gold medal winner Stephanie Rice posted an Instagram of herself looking super hot in a bikini (given to her by a designer for her birthday), we are even more tickled by the champion swimmer’s responses to people on Twitter.
“Would like to thank News Ltd for the publicity. For another chance to see me in ‘racy’ swimwear tune into the Olympics on Fox Sports,” the 24-year-old quipped on Monday. And when Australian radio and TV host Jason “Labby” Hawkins posted a photo of himself in a pair of trunks, Rice used the opportunity to poke fun at her own photography skills: “@labby_onair the flash needs to be more over ur face, obvi didn’t study the pic well enough.”
We’d like to take this opportunity to show the world what real racy photos of the Olympian look like. The girl won three golds in Beijing and currently holds the world record in 400m individual medley, so she kinda earned this body, wouldn’t you say?
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Ann Curry’s out and Savannah Guthrie is in on the Today show — well, as soon as NBC’s lawyers can get Curry’s contract figured out, according to TMZ and several other sources.
Ann is only in her first year of a three-year contract as co-host, under which she’s supposed to make $10 million a year. She reportedly wants the remaining $20 million, but NBC wants to give her a foreign correspondent position instead. The other option is that NBC would give Curry the money, but under the condition that she doesn’t take a new job for the next two years.
But onto what’s more important, getting to know Savannah Guthrie! The beautiful, 40-year-old former lawyer graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown Law Center, and she’s a member of the bar in Washington and Arizona. She got her TV start as a legal analyst in Arizona, Missouri and Washington before graduating to Court TV and then, in 2007, to NBC, where she’s currently co-hosting the third hour of the show. Decent resume, right?
All eyes were on John Travolta and Kelly Preston at Monday’s premiere of Savages in Los Angeles, but not just for the reasons you’d think. Sure it was their first public appearance as a couple since the latest round of massage lawsuits against the actor, but Travolta and his wife of 21 years, seemed to want to change the story entirely by giving us a big PDA show.
The latest allegations against him seem to have taken curiosity about Travolta’s sex life to new levels. Here’s a little recap of the scandals that have followed the actor since May: Two unnamed masseurs charged him with sexual harassment and battery. Though these two men have since asked to dismiss their cases after holes became apparent in their claims, both have hired attorney Gloria Allred. And now other accusers have come forth, including Fabian Zanzi, a Royal Caribbean cruise steward who also contends Travolta asked and received an inappropriate neck message from him. Robert Randolph, the author of You’ll Never Spa in This Town Again is also suing Travolta for supposedly trying to discredit him as an author. Randolph argues that Travolta and his lawyer, Marty Singer, slandered him in attempts to undercut his book’s claims that Travolta was a gay spa frequenter who hooked up with other male spa visitors.
So, yeah, maybe it’s a good idea for Travolta to stay closer to Preston and away from cozy spa robes.
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Sometimes our jobs are very tough around here. We’re a little more than halfway through 2012, and as we very studiously looking back at all the year’s most newsworthy and RT-ready Twitpic’d, Instagram’d and Facebooked photos, we started to feel a little nostalgic. It seems that many famous people have stopped accidentally sharing naked photos of themselves this year. I mean, good for them for learning, but bad for us. Still, there was no shortage of controversial pics — many thanks to Rihanna, who doesn’t care what we think of that white powder or that possibly racist threat against Karrueche Tran. We had some headline-makers, like Miley Cyrus’ non-engagement ring and Leann Rimes’ “fun” shooting range photos. And there certainly were some steamy snaps — from Disney stars like Selena Gomez and Ashley Tisdale, usual suspects Coco and Kim Kardashian, and even newcomers to the scene like Paulina Gretzky. Not many guys got in on the action, but Usher is worth about a dozen regular men, right? Anyway, enough gabbing, let’s get on to the photos!
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Katy Perry did promise us that her 3-D concert doc, Part of Me, would show everything she was going through while on tour, including her rocky relationship with soon-to-be-ex-husband Russell Brand. Now we’re getting a better idea of just how much she’s showing in the flick, which hits theaters on July 5.
In an interview with MTV News, Perry explained that though it is hard to deal with her split publicly, she wanted to show her fans even the ugly side to her story. “The truth will always prevail,” Perry said. “If you were to have seen that movie and walked out and [my breakup] wasn’t at all mentioned, like it never happened, you’d be like, ‘Eh, this is weird. What is she trying to hide?’ I don’t like to hide.”
There’s one 11-year-old that keeps turning heads because of her free spirit, mega superstar parents and her newfound celebrity. Unfortunately, the attention isn’t always good for Willow Smith. Over the weekend she posted a picture to her Instagram account showing off, wait for it, a tongue ring. After 699 comments–some of concern others of admiration– according to various sources, Willow said the tongue ring is fake. Phew. We’re all about self expression for children, but a tongue ring may have pushed the envelope a bit too much. Read more…
For many people, June 25, 2009, was the day we lost a legend, Michael Jackson; for some of us, it was the beginning of a sleepless week gathering every bit of news we could about his life and tragic death. For Paris, Blanket and Prince Michael, it was, well, obvs, a lot worse. And in the past week, Paris reminded us as much, as she continued what she started three years ago (when she spoke about “the best daddy” at MJ’s memorial service): Making us love and admire her from afar. Seriously, this girl has some incredible poise. “RIP Michael Jackson .. Dad you will forever be in my heart
Tsk-tsk-ing kids these days:
We like this latest rumor, courtesy of the New York Daily News, way better than the ones flying around last month about Beyonce snubbing Kim Kardashian in London. After KK and Bey were spotted dancing together at Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne concert in Birmingham, England, on Thursday — and an eagle-eyed fan snapped the above pics posted on @BeyonceLite’s Twitter, we can tell things are much warmer between the two lovely ladies. The Daily News proposes this explanation of why we didn’t realize until now that the two are on quite friendly terms: Kim knows how much Beyonce and Jay value their privacy. Unlike Kardashian, whose very career relies on her penchant for oversharing.
“She’s hung with them a few times already, but she isn’t saying peep about them,” the source told the paper. “She’s not tweeting or taking pictures with [Beyonce] because she doesn’t want to seem desperate.”
What if instead of robbing the cradle, you moved in and started looking for a good school district to send the kids? That wouldn’t be so bad, right? Kick-Ass director Sam Taylor-Wood and her leading man Aaron Johnson certainly don’t think so; the 45-year-old bride and 22-year-old groom got married yesterday in Somerset, England, Us Weekly reports. The two are parents to toddler Wylda Rae and baby Romy Hero, both took the last name Taylor-Johnson and will someday soon be old enough for news stories to gloss over the fact that, age-wise, they could be mother and son. Maybe in 7 years? 8? Maybe never?
The marriage has been three years in the making; rumors of their engagement have been swirling since 2009, when Taylor-Wood directed Savages star Johnson in Nowhere Boy. Of course, we know empirically that age ain’t nothing but a number. Alec Baldwin is 54 and his fiancee Hilaria Thomas is only 28, and no one seems particularly worked up about that 26-year age gap! Though, even as we type this, we remember that might be because she wasn’t 19 at the time they got together. Oh well, who are we to stand in the way of love? Even weird love? Maybe weird love is the best kind of love! All the May-December romances in our crazy age gap gallery seem to suggest that it just might be:
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It’s models having models up in here! But first, baby news from the woman we model our life after (that’s a good segue, right?)(But seriously, the woman is married to Chris Pratt. Chris. Pratt.) Anna Faris. “He’s doing great!” the Dictator actress gushed at the Samsung Galaxy S III launch yesterday, letting slip that she’s expecting a boy. “We’re growing every day!” The actress and her Parks and Rec star husband are expecting their son in the fall, which means we have over two months to find a spouse…get pregnant…uh, star in several Scary Movie sequels…and meet Sacha Baron-Cohen to catch up with her. Wow, we have not been using our free time wisely at all, have we?
Now to the actual get-paid-to-be-hot model moms: 30 Rock star James Marsden is allegedly expecting a child with model Rose Costa; Marsden has two other children with ex-wife Lisa Linde, from whom he split in October after 11 years of marriage. Marsden and Costa are no longer together, but what better than an adorable baby to bind to insanely attractive people together forever? Meanwhile, Kings of Leon singer Caleb Followill and Victoria Secret model spouse Lily Aldridge welcomed their undoubtedly gorgeous daughter Dixie Pearl yesterday morning in Nashville. No, seriously. Look at this couple and imagine their offspring. There can be no doubt:
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