As a young kid, there’s no dream like qualifying for the Olympics. Whether you grew up admiring Kerri Strug, Mia Hamm or Michael Phelps, you’ve probably pictured yourself on that podium, waving your hand proudly in the air to fans as the National Anthem blares around you. Well, not many of us become professional athletes, but Halloween is that time where we can fulfill that little fantasy of ours. And because the 2012 women’s gymnastics team is AWESOME, here’s how you can become an honorary member of the Fierce Five and take home the gold this Halloween! (And if you can rope in four other friends to join you, even better.)
1. Buy a plain red leotard online at a discount dance supply store ($18.05)
2. Dot the red leotard with Lumiere Dimensional Metallic Paint & Adhesive from an art supply store ($1.99)
All that backlash Clueless star Stacey Dash received earlier this month for tweeting her support of Mitt Romney seems only to have fired her up.
“Fighting the good fight. Godspeed. @reppaulryan @MittRomney #Romney/Ryan20,” she wrote yesterday, posting the above awkward photo of herself and Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan. The unintended consequence of this photo, and its late October timing, may be that the unlikely duo becomes a brand new Halloween costume meme. We’ve seen so many Paul Ryans out there already, a Stacey Dash impersonator would get points for extra currency. (For added impact, we recommend those in warmer climates don the red Baywatch-esque swimsuit she wore in her first controversial twitpic.) Read more…
If you’ve seen Mean Girls (i.e. if you live in the Western Hemisphere and are between the ages of 3 and 70), you know that Girl World has it’s own rules when it comes to Halloween costumes. As Cady Heron (a.k.a. the Lindsay Lohan we have preserved forever in our minds) would put it, “The hard-core girls just wear lingerie and some form of animal ears.” Honestly though, who really needs the animal ears? Not Spy Kids star-turned-hottie bombalottie Alexa Vega, who visited Matthew Morrison‘s Halloween party this weekend dressed as the sexy version of…uh…jeez, Neon Velma from Scooby Doo? Some sort of futuristic burlesque librarian? Anime Black Swan? Tell us if we’re getting close, girl!
When you first hear of a celebrity’s house being broken into, you’re maybe not immediately drawn to the story — those rich folks are always getting burglarized, right? But sometimes, it’s all in the details. Take Tom Cruise’s alleged intruder: First of all, the guy got Tasered by Cruise’s security team (after his arrest he was immediately taken to the hospital). Second, according to TMZ, he was actually Cruise’s neighbor, who was drunk when he scaled a fence last night and was met by aforementioned unfriendly Taser. To be Tom Cruise’s neighbor, you probably have to be enormously rich and successful, right? Which brings us to point number three: Jason Sullivan is reportedly a model and interior designer. Based on the photos TMZ posted, we hunted around the Web and discovered some pretty amazing things about this guy’s life, before he became simply known as Tom Cruise’s intruder. (This is all still speculation, mind you. Maybe this guy just shares the same name, curly blond hair and lithe build as the guy in the cuffs?)
The 41-year-old model Jason Sullivan is from Sydney, Australia. As part of his transition from international male model to international male model/designer, he entered the Aussie reality-TV competition Homemade and won it in 2009. That apparently led to another TV gig, in addition to launching his design career. Here’s his show reel.
Based on those clips, he seems like a pretty nice guy, right? Even the police don’t really think he’s bad. They told the L.A. Times that he “was intoxicated at the time of the incident and may have confused himself and entered the wrong property.” Update:TMZ’s sources confirm this, saying Jason was driven home from a party by friends, and when they dropped him off, he mistakenly entered the wrong yard. Also, they say he’s just staying at this swank house and doesn’t own it.
We might even forgive his really narcissistic Twitter feed — hey, he’s a model, what do you expect? Still, these photos are kind of irresistible, in that they make Jason seem kind of like a made up character that should be played by, say Woody Harrelson, Matthew McConaughey or Owen Wilson. See for yourself:
Er, maybe watching The Walking Dead in the middle of hunkering down for a natural disaster wasn’t the wisest thing in the world. As it is, the nonstop news coverage of preparations for Frankenstorm Sandy has those of us in the Mid-Atlantic region whipped into a frenzy of battery shopping, canned-goods hoarding and … well, working from home like normal bloggers. But yeah, watching Andrea and Michonne’s introduction to the creepy town of Woodbury didn’t make us feel much better about this hurricane deal. Especially now that we’ve seen pictures of what it looks like out there. Just watch the original intro to Walking Dead (we’re not even going to touch season three’s much starker version), and then scroll down look at what New York and the surrounding region look like today:
It’s the Sunday before Halloween, and while you might have already attended some of the parties this past weekend, actual Halloween falls upon a very inconvenient Wednesday this year, and I have the perfect costume for you. Think about it. What’s everyone going to be talking about next week? If you work with the right people (and I know you do) they’re all going to be talking about tonight’s Homeland.
That’s right. The one show whose antics always carry straight through the week — from water coolers to message boards — now that’s the costume you win in-office Halloween costume contest prizes with. And it’s a super easy one to put together.
Halloween means candy corn, haunted houses, and your dad wearing that musty vampire outfit yet again. But it also means Halloween specials on TV! Throughout the years, the small screen has captured the fun of dressing up for the holidays. It’s a time for our favorite characters to get creative and just a tad inappropriate as they sport costumes from the topical, the slutty, or other clever ideas that perfectly reflect their own personalities. Here’s a list of some of our favorite Halloween costumes from TV over the years that may give you some inspiration of what to do…and what not to do.
Best Mystery Costume – The Slutty Pumpkin (How I Met Your Mother): It was that crisp, autumnal night on Halloween when Ted Mosby thought he met the love of his life…in a costume that has become the show’s famed “Slutty Pumpkin.” Though her face was veiled, this mystery woman became the object of Ted’s harvest-filled fantasies. Many years later, we discovered that the woman was none other than Katie Holmes! Even though the costume doesn’t have much originality, we give them props for mocking the “slutty fill-in-the-blank” outfit. Read more…
Congrats to all the ladies (and gents) out there who go week in the knees for a British accent and/or a set of scrubs. Your persistent voting paid off, and Julian Morris, a.k.a. Wren on Pretty Little Liars, beat out his three co-stars who get way more screen time than he does. Julian got a whopping 45 percent of the votes, crushing second-place Keegan Allen, third Tyler Blackburn and fourth Ian Harding. Now if only you could convince Spencer that her sister’s ex is a much healthier choice than Team A member Toby, we’d be all set. (Sorry, Spoby fans, Keegan’s abs don’t make up for murder and blackmail!)
We will reward Wren lovers with two more steamy videos below. The rest of you can still enjoy our full gallery of all four PLL hotties.
Halloween is almost here, and it’s definitely not just for kids anymore! These days it’s less about the mini candy bars and more about the seriously hot mini outfits. October 31st has become the unofficial the last gasp of bikini season, the final strip-off before winter sets in and everyone turns into Slanket mummies for 6 months. But for now, the goal is to be the most creative with the least amount of clothing. And no one does that better than Hollywood A-listers! These stars have brought us some truly awesome costumes over the years. Who could forget Kim Kardashian as Jasmine, Mariah Carey as a scantily clad bride(?) and Snooki as…the Queen of the Pickles? We think? Okay, we’ll be honest: we don’t know what a lot of these outfits are supposed to be. But that’s the magic of Halloween: We don’t have to! It’s the one night of the year where it’s not skanky, it’s a costume! Tons of stars and starlets have stripped down to celebrate over the years, so we’ve assembled the 75(!) most scarily sexy costumes of all time. Just think of it as a big basket of fun-sized Snickers on a doorstep and a sign that says “Help Yourself.” Dive in!