When I started working at VH1 and someone mentioned the Bikini Awards, I really thought I heard “Bikini Wars.” That’s wouldn’t necessarily be a misnomer, particularly in the case of the fight these two semi-finalists (or, well, their fans) put up in round 2. Beyonce and her joyous bikini pics narrowly defeated Maria Menounos’ Dancing With the Stars-toned body. And even with Coco tweeting the poll out to her fans, am army of Shemar Moore followers showed up in force to choose the competition’s last man standing over the very bootylicious model. So now these two delicious stars are battling it out for round 3. Will the Bey Hive manage to step up to the swooning ladies who love every opportunity to see Shemar shirtless? We shall see. Voting ends Monday at midnight ET, and then the final round begins Tuesday morning!
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It’s getting down to the wire, ladies and gentlemen. Or the string, whichever you prefer. After rallying her fans on Twitter and Facebook, Mob Wives star Drita D’Avanzo trounced Michelle Rodriguez in Round 2 of the VH1 Celebrity Bikini Awards. That was nowhere near as surprising as Italian model Claudia Romani’s crushing defeat of Selena Gomez. Whither the Wizards of Waverly Place fans? From what we can tell, voters in Italy may have been tipping the scales a bit. Let’s see if they have anything like the enthusiasm of Staten Island’s finest.
Voting for this round continues through Monday (July 23) at midnight ET. Then we’ll begin the finals on Tuesday morning. So vote early and often, bikini fans!
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With movies like The Dark Knight Rises and Les Miserables on the cards, we have a severe case of Anne Hathaway on the brain. But she’s always been around somewhere in the mass consciousness, never once going off the radar, as she rose steadily to become the bona fide A-list movie star she is today. We have photographs here of Anne from a decade ago, in 2002, where she may have been a little rough around the edges, sartorially, but still had that amazing body and Cheshire Cat grin. Apt, because she did end up playing Catwoman. Over the years, through many premieres, events and awards show, you will see Anne’s style sense evolve steadily, in the gallery of 30 photographs we have created. It goes right up to this current time, where she’s a total it-girl in the fashion world. Fashion with a capital “F” really, as she’s a favorite of the most incredible designers like Valentino and Armani. The change really happened when she played the lead role in The Devil Wears Prada back in 2006. Before then, Anne was getting there — but little bits like messy hair, flared jeans and pointy-toe boots gave the fact that she wasn’t quite groomed away. Then TDWP happened, and boom: sleek, chic, hello, everyone! Fabulous actress, always an ingenue, and one of the main reasons why we want to watch The Dark Knight Rises, flip through the gallery to celebrate Anne’s stratospheric fashion evolution.
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Those pouty lips, that porcelain skin, that heart-shaped face…yeah, Once Upon A Time‘s Jennifer Morrison and Sebastian Stan are dating now, alright. They also look like they came out of the same womb! Did we just get too real on you? Of course, Jennifer and Sebastian wouldn’t be the first celebrity couple who, well, coupled with someone who looked shocking like him/her. Take a look at our other celebrity look-alike pairs if you don’t believe us. Of course, they’re all hot, so think of it this way: it’s not creepy, it just means they have good taste. And maybe it’s a little creepy…
Celebrities have never been shy about showing off their bodies, vacations or friends on Twitter, and sometimes they really go over the line. But there’s one thing they can never share enough of, if you ask us: babies pictures! Earlier this week, Victoria’s Secret supermodel Lily Aldridge gave us the first glimpse of her nearly 1-month-old daughter with husband and Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill, Dixie Pearl. Dixie’s Twitter debut features her tiny feet in pink, bunny rabbit footie pajamas. Can we get a resounding awwww? There is no mistaking that this pic is precious, but it does come as a bit of a tease. When do we get to see this little munchkin’s face?
Following in the footsteps of Lily and other celebs who have chosen to announce the birth of their children via Twitter, Curly Sue star Alisan Porter didn’t waste any time tweeting a pic of her baby boy, Mason, born only yesterday. Other stars like Hilary Duff, Jessica Simpson and Alessandra Ambrosio have also recently introduced their bundles of joy on Twitter. These adorable twitpics confirm that celebrities’ children are truly genetically blessed and living the G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S life. We look forward to the possibility of a future modeling or acting career for these youngsters, but for now, we are just happy to get to see their lovable looks. Take a look at some of the cutest celebrity baby Twitpics. They are bound to melt your heart!
Unlike those magazine editors you see on TV and in movies, we website editors are not normally a power hungry bunch. But there are times that do call for us to flex our muscles, so to speak, and one of those times is today. You see, in order to turn the VH1 Celebrity Bikini Awards into a bracket, we needed one more branch to add to the seven contests we posted earlier this month. So we looked back at who hadn’t yet made the cut for round 2 and discovered — gasp! — that our beloved Coco was left out in the cold, shivering in her tiny thong. She faced some seriously tough competition in the Reality-TV category — what with Drita launching a full-on Twitter campaign for herself. But really, Coco belongs in a category all by herself. That’s why we’re making her the Editor’s Choice.
But this is your only save, Coco. Now it’s time to face the Awards’ last remaining male competitor, the delectable Shemar Moore. We were honestly surprised to see the Criminal Minds star so easily beat the likes of Joe Manganiello and Channing Tatum. But it seems Shemar and his abs have had quite the following, long before anyone hear the words Magic Mike. Can his physique stand up to the likes of Coco’s fabulous rear end? We’ll see, after voting ends tomorrow at midnight!
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If anyone questioned Coco’s position on nudity, please look no further than the above photo she posted last week. It’s sure to shock even those that understand that “appropriateness” has an entirely different definition for the model/reality-TV star.
“Haha, I have fun taking Thong Thursday pics…That was taken after boxing class,” Coco tweeted on @cocosworld. We have definitely seen our share of provocative photos from Coco, but this latest image is, well, extra unfiltered. On one hand, we gotta hand it to you, Coco: We applaud you for your obvious self-assurance in your body image and give it up to you for your dedication to boxing class…your perky, firm butt definitely confirms your workouts have been paying off. (No cellulite here!) On the other hand, maybe this pic falls more under the category of a photo you text to Ice-T? But whatever is working for you, Hunny. Check out the whole NSFW shebang after the jump, and tell us if you think she should hold back or keep those Thong Thursdays coming.
In this corner, we have a pop megastar and new mommmy, whose ability to bounce back into bikini shape after giving birth is either incredibly inspiring or maddening, depending on who’s looking. In the other corner, we have a TV host whose confidence in her body is so great, she keeps making bets that have her strutting in the freezing air/water in a tiny two-piece, sometimes on national television. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, Beyonce, the easy victor of the Bikini Awards pop-star category, is up against Extra host Maria Menounos — who handily defeated all the other gorgeous ladies of our “multi-talented” category.
Whose bikini bod reigns supreme? We have no idea how you’ll possibly choose between these two, but you’ll have to do it before tomorrow at midnight!
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Related: VH1 Celebrity Bikini Awards Round 2: Drita Vs. Michelle Rodriguez
VH1 Celebrity Bikini Awards Round 2: Selena Gomez Vs. Claudia Romani
We’re not sure what it is, but Mila Kunis looks even more stunning than she normally does on her new Interview spread. We’re not crazy, right? Compare these images to, say, her Elle UK cover. The actress looks beautiful on both, but Interview is the stand-out photo. Maybe Kunis is radiating the confidence that comes with starring in a slam-dunk like last month’s Ted. Or maybe just it’s those eyebrows. Actually, it’s totally the eyebrows. Damn, Mila! Eventually, over the course of all her future photoshoots, Mila’s just going to have one gigantic fierce brow where her head should be and the rest of us will have to look away lest our eyes be burned from their sockets in a blinding flash of hotness. Okay, maybe it’s not that much of a difference, but still. Lady is looking fine.
“Listen, in five years I do hope to have a family, and, you know, who knows?” the Oz the Great and Powerful actress revealed in her interview. “I think in this industry people have such a short shelf life, truly, that I don’t know what I’m going to be in five years in regards to acting.” How can someone have a short shelf life when they keep on getting more beautiful? They should build Kunis a total new shelf! Wait a minute…Mila didn’t get her lips done, did she? Now we’ve thrown our whole eyebrow theory off completely! To the archive of Mila Kunis photos!
[Photo: Interview Magazine]
If our husband were Channing Tatum, we’d make him take us on a romantic, sunny boat ride to make up for showing the entire world his butt, too! Then again, if our husband were Channing Tatum, we would constantly be encouraging him to show people his butt since, you know, he’s Channing Tatum. Don’t we get to brag on that butt a little? Hmmm, you know, the whole situation is a real Catch-22. A Channing-22, if you will. Luckily, Jenna Dewan had plenty of time to ponder the existential intricacies of her beloved’s big-screen pantslessness as the Magic Mike star and his bride motored around Italy’s Lake Como this weekend. The couple was visiting George Clooney and Stacy Kleibler at Clooney’s estate in Villa Oleandra, so at least Jenna had someone to commiserate with. Someone who understands her pain. Pain which is also sheer joy about your husband’s butt.
In addition to nautical pastimes, the two couples visited Bellagio and dined at Villa d’Este, which we are 98 percent certain are not the Italian names for Arby’s and Burger King. That’s where our partners typically take us by way of apology to us. Because they know and love us for who we really are. That’s what‘s all normal couples do, Right?
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