It’s that time of year again! Whether you’re eyeing them as diet-and-workout inspiration or ogling for pure pleasure, we know you love a good photo of a celebrity in a bikini. This year’s Bikini Awards, celebrating the hard work our favorite stars have put into those flauntable curves and muscles, kicks off with a collection of former teen queens — and a current one for good measure.
It might actually be harder to find a good roommate than it is to become famous in Hollywood. That’s why we’re in absolute awe of these 10 famous pairs of celebrity friends who bunked together before–or while–they were becoming big.
Jim Rash with Mike Schur and Amy Poehler of ‘Parks and Rec’ on Sundance Channel’s ‘The Writers’ Room’
Jim Rash’s plate is already pretty full: When he’s not donning ridiculous costumes as Dean Pelton on Community, he’s an Oscar-winning screenwriter (The Descendants, The Way Way Back) and the host of The Sundance Channel’s new talk show The Writers’ Room, where he interviews the folks behind shows like Breaking Bad, Parks and Rec, Game of Thrones and more. Plus, he and writing partner Nat Faxon just got a pilot commitment from Fox for a new comedy next season. Still, we wanted to give him one more job and asked Rash to play blogger for a minute. Here, he told us about his favorite things on TV right now:
Has it really been 10 whole years since Newport’s preppy dirtbag Luke Ward uttered the phrase, “Welcome to the O.C., bitch!”? It really has. Oof. The O.C. premiered in August 2003 on Fox and became an immediate addiction for some of us, thanks to the music, the melodrama, and of course, The Nana. A lot can happen in 10 years, which is why, when we were checking out some old episodes recently, we realized that the series has a huge share of guest stars who went on to become the next big thing.
Who says period dramas are all stuffy girls corseted up to the chin and foppish gentlemen with stiff upper lips? Probably people who don’t watch period dramas. The truth is that most period dramas are full of simmering sexual tension, bawdy maids, and torrid love scenes you can only find on premium cable.
We went through the archives and found our 20 favorite sex scenes in historic dramas.
Saint-Tropez, a once-sleepy fishing town on the French Riviera, owes a lot to the stars. It was the 1956 French movie And God Created Woman, starring blond bombshell Brigitte Bardot, that put the place on the map, instantly transforming it into a playground for the rich and famous. So, no, it wasn’t Diddy who made this place hot. But we did wonder why the likes of Jay Z and Beyonce, Neil Patrick Harris, Kate Moss, Rihanna and more choose to park their yachts there, of all places.
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It’s a good thing they sent us all these postcards to tell us why they love Saint-Tropez. Wish we were there!
Here, for extra viewing pleasure, is a clip from And God Created Woman.
The Spectacular Now opens in theaters today and critics are already praising it as one of the best teen movies of the year and touting Sutter Keely (Miles Teller) and Aimee Finicky’s (Shailene Woodley) love story as one of the best teen romances of all time. That’s a tall order, and we hope that Sutter & Aimee join Kurt & Blaine, Bella & Edward and Noah & Allie on our list of the 20 Most Epic Teen Romances Of All Time.
Ermahgerd, memes! There is little that makes us happier than a new meme. Every time one comes up on our Tumblr dash, we do a little dance of excitement. Since 2013 has been one of the best years yet for pop-culture-driven, fan powered Internet humor, we thought that halfway through the year would be a good time to showcase a few of our favorites, including Actresses Without Teeth, Interrupting Javert, Sleeping Tilda Swinton, and our personal favorite Flower Crowns.
We think arms are one of the most under-appreciated body parts around. I mean come on, what’s better than a good hug? Oh, yeah, a good hug from your favorite celebrity. The stars are known for sculpting and toning every last inch of their biceps, delts, triceps and forearms just for our viewing pleasure. The least we can do is be able to I.D. them on sight. Do you think you can tell the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Mario Lopez, Jamie Campbell Bower, Aisha Tyler and more without seeing their faces? Prove it now!