We don’t even want to go into the hair. There just aren’t enough hours in the 24/7 news cycle to discuss the half-shaved pink-and-lime studded business sprouting from Avril Lavigne‘s scalp at her Abbey Dawn fashion show in New York last night. Plus we don’t want to have to admit that we kind of like it. What we don’t like, however, is the greasy conjunctivitis-chic Avril chose to smear around her peepers. We guess you’d call it a smokey eye, in as much as our eyes started billowing smoke the second we looked at it. While we’d argue that Avril’s hotness still manages to shine through, that is not the case with these other makeup disasters…
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The air is crisper and cooler; it’s a little darker when I leave the office, and the public pools are closed. I’m always of mixed emotions when we think about the end of summer, until I remember that my DVR will soon be filled with new imaginary friends and enemies. Of course, I’m also happy to see the old ones return — and you should totally have your TV locked on VH1 at all times — but I thought I’d take a second to tell you about the top 10 new shows I’ve had a chance to check out and am already either totally hooked on, or willing to ask out on a second date. Beginning with my favorite…
No one does TV pilots like J.J. Abrams. And for this one, the Lost/Alias/Felicity/Fringe creator teamed up with Iron Man director Jon Favreau and Supernatural creator Eric Kripke, so it’s no wonder it looks and feels like a movie more than an hour-long drama. I am already totally hooked on the quest of a girl named Charlie whose father maybe probably knew why all the power in the world went out 15 years ago, especially because her quest involves finding her uncle Miles, who happens to be played by Billy Burke. Also, there’s some kickass, Lost-ian world-building for good measure. Premieres Monday, September 17, at 10 p.m. on NBC.
What the Critics Say: “Favreau brings a lot of strong energy to Revolution, giving appropriate weight to moments like that opening sequence and delivering action that is more notable and big than is normal for network TV – a sword fight Miles has with multiple foes is incredibly fun and cool, and instantly helps Burke (bringing the right world-weary vibe to the proceedings) establish that yes, the dad from Twilight can play a kickass hero.” — IGN
The Mindy Project
Mindy Kaling won fans and fame playing cute in front of the camera and smart behind the camera on The Office. Now we get to see her meld those qualities more smoothly (again in front of and behind the camera) in a way that will have many ladies nodding their heads as much as we’re rolling on the floor laughing. Her character, OBGYN resident Mindy Lahiri, aspires to live in a romantic comedy — and succeeds in at least getting to part in those movies where she dates the wrong guys, gets in hilariously slapstick disasters and shows how much pluck and ingenuity she has when it really counts. Not life-changing stuff here, but totally endearing entertainment. Premieres Tuesday, September 25, at 9:30 p.m. on Fox.
What the Critics Say: “It warms me to the the cockles of my heart to see a female protagonist on television who is not white or movie star skinny looking hot, banging babes, making mistakes, and being hilarious, and I can’t wait to see the rest of what Mindy has in store for us.” — Crushable
The iconic rapper Missy Elliott is ready to make a triumphant return to music today following a four-year hiatus. It’s been way too long since “Shake Your Pom Pom,” and we’re counting down the minutes until 7 p.m., when she drops not just one, but two new singles! In honor of her comeback we’ve decided to give you a look into the influential rapper’s closet of Supa Dupa Fly looks. Whether it was wearing a big black latex balloon as jumpsuit or full-out Adidas outfit, Missy has always brought us some of the most outrageous clothing the entertainment world has ever known. Today we see the insane looks from Nicki Minaj, but let us never forget about Missy E’s flamboyant jumpsuits and out-of-control costumes. We’ll be reminded of how she can push the limits and “Work It” soon enough with the new album that’s on its way.
Missy has made a few appearances on songs in the past few years like on Demi Lovato’s “All Night Long,” Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night (Remix),” and J. Cole’s “Nobody’s Perfect.” Let’s hope we get more looks to add to the Missy’s craziest looks repertoire with this new era of her solo career!
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Well, we always wondered why Mad Men’s Betty put up with Don’s cheating ways for so long, and why Megan forgave him after that time he left her at the Howard Johnson’s in the middle of nowhere, and why all those clients were OK with his weird “creative” outbursts. Also, in real life, we weren’t why Jon Hamm’s longtime girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt was putting up with all those rumors of him having a little too much fun without her at various bars … all over the world. Well, thanks to some pics snapped of Jon and Jen out and about in New York City on Friday, we have our answer.
Is it because he likes going shopping at Barney’s with his lady? Because he’s so comfortable in his own skin that he doesn’t bother ironing his incredibly wrinkled shirt? Because he’s so darn funny and charming? Maybe…
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.