I thought my day was made when I saw that photo of Tyler Blackburn, Michael Trevino, Stephen Amell and other TV hotties on Bullett earlier today. But I wasn’t the only one to notice that the photo was suspiciously devoid of a pair of Salvatore brothers. Sometimes, all you have to do is ask the Internet, and you shall receive your heart’s desire. Actually, MORE than your heart’s desire. You receive one Salvatore brother, in the form of Ian Somerhalder, and one Fierce Five member, Gabrielle Douglas. (If this pic were photobombed by Paul Wesley and McKayla Douglas, I would spontaneously combust, so this will do just fine, thank you.)
“Eating @gabrielledoug ‘s Gold medal!yummmmmmm…,” Somerhalder wrote with the pic. Is Gabby making an appearance in Mystic Falls as Bonnie’s long-lost cousin? Pretty please?
Nina Dobrev, who used to compete in rhythmic gymnastics, was super psyched about Gabby’s visit to the Vampire Diaries set. “First thought at 530am when I woke up this morning: ‘What to wear when meeting an Olympian Gold Medalist?’” she tweeted.
BTW, Ian fans, the actor is participating in a live Twitter chat tonight at 9 p.m. with @TomsofMaine for something called #50SFG. And yeah, we got excited thinking that was a 50 Shades of Grey reference, but it’s actually for a nonprofit contest Ian’s helping to judge, called 50 States for Good. OK, we can get behind that too.
Much to our disappointment, there weren’t any cameras allowed to document President Obama’s fundraiser hosted by Jay-Z and Beyonce last night. Well, none except the very official one that took the pic above, which was posted to @BarackObama earlier this afternoon. And that tweet was shortly followed by a nod to International Talk Like a Pirate Day (today) — a photo of the president talking to a pirate with the caption “Arr you in?” And Obama’s appearance on Letterman last night gave the show its highest ratings since 2010. Clearly, the president’s philosophy on mixing with pop culture is controlled but broad-reaching. It’s the kind of populist approach that garnered him the youth vote in 2008, so he’s sticking with it.
On the other end of the spectrum, we now know that Republican candidate Mitt Romney is very cautious about appearing on shows, as he said in his infamous (“47 percent”) fundraiser video posted by Mother Jones this week. Now that he’s appeared on Leno more than Letterman, he told supporters, “Letterman hates me now.” Though he was asked, he said he won’t be appearing on Saturday Night Live, because, “You want to show that you’re fun and you’re a good person but you also want to be presidential and Saturday Night Live has the potential of looking slapstick and not presidential.”
This post is going up a little later than planned because we basically spent the past hour staring at the photo on the left. Our photo agency Splash News says that it is Lady Gaga performing in Amsterdam last night. And indeed, it is with a batch of other photos from the show. But even though Mother Monster does seem to have added a tiny bit of meat to her bones (insert meat dress pun), we don’t think this photo looks like her AT ALL. Especially when we see the photo on the right, which was taken this morning and does not show her to have a massive double chin. So, maybe you guys can help us decide. Is this just a terribly unflattering photo of Gaga? Or is it a body double she had onstage? We haven’t seen her on her latest tour, so maybe that’s part of her act? Not that we care if she gains weight — girlfriend has been touring nonstop for three years and she deserves to fuel her body.
We are less concerned about the NSFW video posted below, in which Gaga accepts and lights up a joint from among the many gifts thrown to her onstage during the show. She’s of age and it’s perfectly legal in the Netherlands. Some of you disagree and say she’s setting a bad example for the kids back at home. Well, it’s not like she’s lighting up on the Disney Channel. Parents, get your kids away from Youtube if they are susceptible to such examples — ’cause they’re bound to find way worse things than someone taking a little toke.
How could anyone keep up an arbitrary feud when they have cuteness like this in their lives, right? Not that we’re suggesting the timing of the release of another batch of super-adorbs pics of Moroccan and Monroe Cannon is in any way related to Mariah Carey quashing rumors that she’s feuding with fellow new American Idol judge Nicki Minaj. It’s just a very good argument in favor of Mariah being a sweet and fun mama, not the diva she’s been painted as.
“How are we gonna feud in two days? A feud takes a little longer to spread out [than that],” Carey told MTV News as she sat with the rest of the judges before taping auditions in New York on Monday. “It’s fun, it’s music, it’s singing, it’s laughter,” she added of what her first few days as a judge have been like.
And now for your own fun, and cooing pleasure, here are the “Dem Babies” photos Mariah and hubby Nick Cannon released yesterday, the proceeds from which will go to the Fresh Air Fund’s Camp Mariah.
It’s been a bit of a long, slow climb to the top for Tom Hardy, but as the Lawless star turns 35 today, we think his success couldn’t come at a better time. After breaking into the scene as a model and stage actor, the Londoner starred in a number of British TV movies — notably making many swoon with his Heathcliff in 2009′s Wuthering Heights for ITV. Most of us on this side of the pond were still unaware of his talents, and those stunning blue-green eyes, until his role in 2010′s Inception. That basically opened the floodgates for him — he’s since starred in Warrior, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, This Means War, The Dark Knight Rises and Lawless. Next up, he’ll take over Mel Gibson’s titular role in Mad Max: Fury Road. But after seeing him rap to his young son, smile sheepishly after winning a modeling contract and play paintball with Reese Witherspoon, some of us are hoping he’s got some romantic comedy roles in the works too. In the meantime, let’s all wish him a happy birthday and fantasize that he’s starring in our own romance by perusing his 35 hottest looks:
[Photos: Getty Images, 20th Century Fox]
Who puts a short curvy woman in a boxy blazer and takes away her pants? What Not To Wear‘s Stacy and Clinton must be spinning in their graves. Er…in their accessory closets right now! Kim Kardashian stepped out today to visit Jacob the Jeweler in New York while wearing what appears an old blazer Kanye received as a hand-me-down from his great-granduncle. When his grand-granduncle died. On his yacht. We were so aghast when we saw it, it took us a moment to notice that Kim is awkwardly holding the blazer closed. We shudder to think which of Kim’s outfits Kanye threw away to make room for this number. We’re assuming she does too.
The only good part of Kim’s look is that it reminded us of Kanye’s verse on Nicki Minaj‘s song “Blazin,” which is what we’re going to call “Kanye making you wear a blazer dress” from now on. Our favorite part of Kim’s outfit it is how psyched Kanye seems over his sartorial selection. Look at his eyes! “Yes, my blazer looks very becoming on you. Then again, if I were on you…” and so forth. You know this is only the beginning, right? We’re going to see soooooo many Kanye outfits on Kim from now on. The man must own 1,000 pairs of baggy leather trousers alone!
[Photo: Splash News Online]
The second night of The X Factor premiere was just as good as, if not better than, the first night. And our girl, Britney Spears, continued to be the star of the show, bringing insightful critiques to the judging table, as well as two MILF-worthy dresses. But what she wore and said weren’t the only unforgettable things about Brit Brit; she also gave face. Happy, disappointed, confused, she let it all hang out — and it was amazing! We couldn’t help but wonder: What the heck was Britney thinking at those exact moments? Worry no more, fine readers. We took it upon ourselves to find out (you’re welcome). Okay, so maybe we actually made all of these thoughts up, but luckily there’s some amendment in the Constitution that allows us to do so. We’re pretty sure our guesses are spot on anyway.
What Britney’s Thinking: “Really? Those shoes with that dress. Don’t you have a stylist?”
What Britney’s Thinking: “Y’all didn’t tell me these were sour Skittles!”
Great news for McKayla Maroney and fans who were hoping to see the Olympic gold medalist on the Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastic Champions: She emerged from an unspecified surgery on Thursday and was soon back to her tweeting and Instagram-ing ways. “I’M ALIVE!!!! hahaha just kidding..(; I just woke up from my surgery a little bit ago and was told it was successful!!#ThumbsUp #ThankGod,” she wrote in a caption to the above photo.
Both McKayla and fellow Fierce Five member Aly Raisman injured themselves on the uneven bars during the Kellogg’s tour stop in Ontario, California, on Monday. Raisman bruised her knees, but Maroney fractured a tibia, according to USA Gymnastics. We’re unsure if that was the reason for her surgery on Thursday.
Of course, a little injury wasn’t about to keep McKayla or her fans from keeping her infamous meme going. She retweeted this pic sent to her from fans.
It seems like it was only yesterday when we were looking at the tattoo inside Ke$ha‘s mouth. Well, it was yesterday, but that’s only because we happened to be looking at our 20 Worst Celebrity Tattoo post. Apparently a lot has changed to Ke$ha’s style since, um, late June. We got a few hints that the Animal singer was upgrading her look at the VMAs: first when host Kevin Hart riffed about her failure to wear a shocking/busted outfit, second when we saw her hair. That gorgeous champagne blond! That’s some Gwen Stefani hair right there. Check it out after the jump if you didn’t see it the first time around. There weren’t any visible roots or bugs in it or anything!
Then we saw photos of her stepping out in Hollywood at the premiere of Book of Mormon last night. A crisp white blazer unsullied by Dorito dust or Jack Daniels vom? This seems like a change for the better. Of course, that doesn’t mean we can’t mourn the passing of Dirtbag Ke$ha with a few of our favorite unkempt looks. Like the Bible says, to everything there is a season. The Bible is an allegory about Ke$ha’s wardrobe, right? Oh good! For a second there we thought we had wildly misunderstood everything up until now.
[Photo: Splash News Online]
Since Ryan Lochte is planning to launch his own fashion line soon, it makes sense that he’s all over the runway shows of New York Fashion Week. But now we’re kind of wondering how much he’s actually studying the fashion and how much he’s studying the ladies near him in the front row. But that’s his job too now, right? His antics with Prince Harry practically proved he’s ready to be American royalty, and thus we are obsessed with matching him up. How fitting, then, that the latest object of his attention appears to be Miss USA herself, Olivia Culpo. The pair were first spotted together last week, at a show for Evening Sherri Hill, and later that night at 1Oak. “We just met last week, so I can’t say anything for that, but he’s a good guy,” she told reporters.
But Ryan was even more effusive about the beauty queen when E! caught up with him yesterday, when he was again snapped in the front row with Olivia. “She is beautiful. I love hanging out with her. She has a great sense of humor, she makes me laugh, she’s just a good girl to hang out with,” he said. “She was telling me yesterday that she had never done a pageant until like a year ago, and now she’s Miss USA. She’s got something.”
Wow, those were a lot of words coming from the notoriously brief interviewee, which means either he’s getting better at this, or he’s in loooove.
And in other news, he made some great faces with Tyra Banks…
[Photo: Getty Images]