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!
Mr. and Mrs. Draper in Hawaii? The possibilities are endless! Imagine if Mad Men — just for a moment — shed its serious vibe and did a Gidget/Elvis/Brady Bunch-style romp. Well, probably not. Imagine if Jon Hamm had similar difficulty hiding his, er, gifts, as he had on the streets of New York and Boston. Er, no such luck. OK, how about Jessica Pare showing off her flawless skin and body in a super cute floral bikini while Jon gives us a good look at his chest in all its unwaxed glory? Success! Actually, these pics, from the first shoot of the show’s season six premiere, are rather promising. Don and Megan look like they’re trying to smooth out the difficulties their career-related fights caused at the end of last season, but we bet there will still be a considerable amount of tension between them too. Come up with your own theories on what will go down in the Aloha State when you look at these pics:
Did you just realize that even though Halloween isn’t until next week, all your parties are this weekend and you STILL don’t have a costume? VH1 Celebrity is here to save you. Our very creative staff has spent the past week putting off their much more important duties to come up with some clever (and timely!) costumes that you too can pull together with little time and a shoestring budget. We won’t even charge you royalties. First up: One of our favorite memes of election season: Clint Eastwood and his chair, a.k.a. Invisible Obama, from the Republican National Convention. If you’re lucky, this one can cost you less than $10.
1. Find a wooden chair. My husband, Allen (who came up with this whole concept), and I found this one on trash day in Brooklyn. He removed the seat with a very satisfying kick. If no one’s discarding furniture on your block this week, we’re sure you can find something similar at a Goodwill.
Just in time for the Pretty Little Liars Halloween special — where we hear one male resident of Rosewood is going to die! — we’ve brought the Weekly Hotness poll back from beyond the grave. And we’re pretty sure this election has more undecided voters than that other one set to go down in two weeks. Are you hot for teacher Ezra, a.k.a. Ian Harding, and his sensitive literary style. Or does Caleb’s (Tyler Blackburn) lethal combination of bad-boy rep, computer smarts and sculpted cheekbones get you where it counts? Did the “BetrAyal” devastate you and your Toby-loving (Keegan Allen) heart? Or are you rooting for Dr. Wren (Julian Morris) to step in and steal back Spencer or Hanna? (Regardless of where your loyalties lie, you have to admit it’s weird that Wren is still single.) We’ll be back tomorrow with more ways help you make your decision — along with plenty of OMGs over tonight’s ep — but in the meantime, enjoy this extensive gallery of the four rather Pretty boys. And vote! Poll closes Friday at 8 a.m.
Well, let’s just come out and say it: that is just too much pant! Kourtney Kardashian stepped out in Miami today wearing a mathematically-impossible amount of pants while shooting scenes for Kourtney And Kim Take Miami. You could make six pairs of Kourtney-sized pants out of those, easy. It’s not even that we’re saying they are ugly pants. They are just a ridiculous volume of pants. You know those infinity swimming pools? That look like they don’t have an edge because water pours over the side? These is exactly like that, except with pants. Infinity pants. What we’re trying to say is, the limit is zero. The limit of Kourtney Kardashian’s pants does not exist!