This is always a tough one, guys. You’re supposed to take risks at the MTV Video Music Awards. You’re supposed to be a rock star. But sometimes that backfires. Sometimes you wind up looking like a Christmas tree, and sometimes you’re so scared of winding up on a list like this that you dress like you’re attending a ladies’ luncheon. That’s why we really, really hate to list some of the people we love both here. Taylor Swift, you looked lovely in that white suit — but like you were about to attend an event with your adoptive Kennedy family. And Alicia Keys, you were so close with most of your golden goddess look, until the part where it swallowed your legs. Katy Perry’s gown also could have been improved by a little tweaking. We would have been OK with Ezra Miller looking like a long-lost member of the Black Crowes — he is so awesome in Perks of Being a Wallflower that we love everything he does — but it was distracting from the beauty of Emma Watson’s outfit. And we’ve already mentioned Miley Cyrus borrowing Pink’s steez, but we haven’t yet talked about how she also seemed to be inspired by Morticia Addams. We’re also reluctant to put Nicki Minaj here, since she’s always in a category of her own, but there just seemed to be no unifying theme to her lace bodysuit chauffeur thingy. Our point is, nothing you’ll see here is unforgivable. It’s just, well, disappointing? Peruse the gallery and tell us what you think!
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Who arrives at their destination after a cross-continental flight and looks better than when they took off? Kristen Stewart, naturally. Late last night, the actress landed in Toronto, where she’ll attend the Toronto International Film Festival screening of On the Road today. It will be her first public appearance since that whole traumatic mess blew up in July, so she was understandably press shy as the paps snapped her before taking off and after landing. Still, she looked pretty damn good in her T-shirt, jeans, leather jacket, dark-framed glasses and loose, wavy hair. Unfortunately, she made one mistake that People and Radar have already pounced on: That “Irie” T-shirt is one that maybe-ex-boyfriend Robert Pattinson was photographed wearing when he walked his dog last year. And god, when you think about it, this is really both devastating and embarrassing.
Sure, we watch the MTV Video Music Awards to see our favorite artists pick up a trophy or two for their work in the past year and to watch some phenomenal performances. But there’s a big reason it’s way more fun to watch than, say, the Grammys: Having this many stars in such a party-hard atmosphere always leads to some of the best unscripted moments on TV. A whole lot of those moments are simply fun, but often they turn into car-wreck spectacles. Of course, the latter is what we end up remembering in the decades that follow. From Andrew Dice Clay’s off-color jokes that got him banned from MTV for life to Michael Jackson’s misunderstood birthday cake to Kanye West’s infamous “Imma let you finish” speech, we love those moments that make us cringe in our seats, anticipating the embarrassment the perpetrators probably won’t feel until the morning after. While we eagerly await a whole new batch, here are our top 10 most cringeworthy moments of VMA history:
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It’s come to our attention recently that there are quite a few hot Ryans roaming the earth, with their abs and their grills and their Hey Girls and their father-son soccer games and their cute dates with Blake Lively. You know the ones: Lochte, Reynolds, Phillippe, Gosling…and yet there are more who deserve our love! Lesser-known Ryans, Ryans of decades past, Ryans with the last name of Seacrest – how can so many famous men fit under one two-syllable moniker?
We have chosen our favorites for The 10 Hottest Ryans of All Time (hand-picked by VH1-er and Ryan Expert, Kate Spencer) for your viewing pleasure below. They are in order from 10-1 because if there’s one thing these Ryans deserve, it is to be ranked! Onward.
If you thought that Casper Smart was Jennifer Lopez‘s hot, jacked 20-something dancer rebound following her split from Marc Anthony…well, okay, you’re probably right. But Casper isn’t just a hot, jacked 20-something rebound; he’s also so cute with JLo’s kids, we want to die. The couple was spotted hanging out by the pool at the SLS in Miami Beach yesterday with Jen’s twins. Between Casper’s abs and playing pool games with Emme and Max, we’re surprised Lopez didn’t drop to one knee and propose right then and there. Actually…we sort of want to propose to him now, too. Sure, we don’t have a ring and, yes, we’d just be talking to a computer screen, but explain to us how anyone can look at this adorableness and not squee out loud. We’re approaching Flipper-levels of squeeing over here.
Seeing as how she’s already busy touring with Enrique Iglesias, as well as working with Anthony on their singing competition show, we understand now why Jen would drop American Idol to fit more of this beauty in her life. Who knew a few photos would give us a completely new level of comprehension about JLo’s decision-making process?
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We can only assume that Britney Spears saw yesterday’s Hottest Bikini Bods of Summer 2012 poll and decided she needed to be in on the game. Unfortunately, she also just missed the cutoff for our Hottest Twitpics of August post. Whatever, Britney deserves to be in a category all her own, right? Especially with an adorable photo like this one.
“Having some fun in the sun… don’t want summer to be over!” she wrote. That sentiment, combined with the super-cute ’60s floral print bikini she’s wearing, makes her seem more like an innocent teenager (who doesn’t want to go back to school) than she has since, oh, 1999. Her body looks great, and those glasses give her a touch of the hipster/I’m-not-onstage-so-I-can-relax vibe.
This is the perfect antidote to all those nasty rumors about Simon Cowell ordering Brit to “clean up” her look for The X Factor and her banning pretty women from working on the show. Look, we’re not naive; we don’t think things are all perfectly smooth and easy behind the scenes with two first-time judges who have a history of emotional fragility and are rarely forced to share the spotlight. But we are seriously looking forward to watching what happens this season, and no rumors are going to crush that … at least not until the first episode airs on September 12.
Are August doldrums getting you down? Well here are some of the sexiest ladies in entertainment to add some more heat to these dog days of summer! Yes, it’s time again for our monthly twitpic roundup! All the usual suspects are here, including Kim Kardashian, Coco, Rihanna and so many more ladies who just can resist flaunting their fantastic physique for all of their followers to all to ogle. We have Victoria’s Secret angels Miranda Kerr, Heidi Klum and Candice Swanepoel, and ladies who fall on the less-angelic side like Lady Gaga, Aubrey O’Day, and the newly punky-pixie-haired Miley Cyrus. Bask in this bikini bumper crop as summer winds down and the coats get zipped up. The hotness from these photos will keep you warm all winter, that’s for sure. Head on down to the gallery below for more!
With the summer coming to a close we’ve decided to celebrate the only way we know how … by remembering this season’s sexiest celebrity bikini bods. Between all of the Twitter and Instagram uploads and paparazzi shots, there was a never-ending stream of photos of scantily clad stars, so it was hard to narrow it down to just 20 top shots, but we did it! It should also be noted that there were plenty of runner-ups including Aubrey O’Day, Brooklyn Decker, Vanessa Hudgens and Irina Shayk. (And of course, our Bikini Awards runner up, Claudia Romani, whom we didn’t include because she got a place of honor in our Breakout Stars of the Summer feature.) Browse through the gallery of our top pics and vote for the celebrity you think had this summer’s hottest bikini body.
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New York Fashion Week starts next Thursday, but trend-watchers are getting an extra treat this week as we watch a very different kind of show going on in Tampa. The Republican National Convention provides a very, er, unique venue for folks to show off their personal styles. From hats and buttons to Hawaiian leis and patriotic footwear, accessories seem to be the name of the game for the GOP. Seriously, the Dems are going to have to step up their game this year if they want to match this level of expression. But then again, there are plenty of protesters showing off their own stars and stripes, and privates, so we’re not too worried about their ability to flaunt it.
As day 2 (and a half?) of the RNC winds down, here are 15 of our favorite trends:
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*Sigh* They grow up so fast. When we first met Courtney Stodden in May of 2011 she was just a 16-year old girl about to settle down with the (50-year old) man of her dreams, Doug Hutchison. And now she’s an 18 year old woman! Where on Earth does the time go? We watched her grow up before our eyes. Oh, wait…she was kind of already there.
She’s still insanely young, but just look at what she’s done so far! She’s invented the floor flashing craze, become a twitter poet laureate, been banned from facebook, and ceaselessly campaigned for animal rights. She posed a serious challenge to Kate Upton’s Queen of the Cat Daddy throne and is now busting into the wide and wild world of reality TV on VH1′s own Couples Therapy. And she’s done it all while wearing some of the most fabulously crazy outfits of all time. So in honor of her big day, let’s take a look back at Courtney’s 18 Most Outrageous Outfits Ever! *tear* Thanks for the memories, Courtney. (Cue Wonder Years music)