The Olympics may be over, but we’re holding on to memories of cheering on our favorite athletes for dear life. There’s something truly beautiful about the Olympic Games and how it unites a country (and gives us something to talk about in an awkward elevator encounter). We do not want to say goodbye! That’s why we spent today looking for ways to indulge in the games for just a little while longer. Something tells us some of the Games’ breakout stars will never be too far from our radar! For now, here are 10 of our favorite ways to not let go of the 2012 Summer Olympics:
1. Ryan Lochte will be appearing on an upcoming episode of the CW’s 90210. He will cross paths with recently reunited couple Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) and Max (Josh Zuckerman) at a resort, where they are attempting to strengthen their relationship. For his sake, we hope he acts better than he interviews!
2. Have you seenMichael Phelps in the new Louis Vuitton ad? If your answer is “Hmmm I don’t remember…” then no, you haven’t seen it because it is definitely unforgettable! Michael Phelps has proven to be more than just a trendy athlete to love. He overcame a bad reputation and is now only regarded of as the most decorated Olympian of all time.
3. We can’t get enough of the McKayla Maroney Is Not Impressed meme, and we know it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Her unimpressed face photobombs the most perfectly chosen images throughout the day. McKayla got in on the fun when Aly Raismantweeted this photo of Maroney, Kyla Ross and herself standing outside a closed swimming pool.
Long before that Kristen Stewart thing we don’t want to talk about, and even as the steady stream of Breaking Dawn – Part 2 promo pics and teasers began to flow, Robert Pattinson was on a mission. Not to alienate the Twilight fans who made him a household name, but to reel in a whole new audience as well — the film-critic types, the artsy folk, the Wall Street types who’d never be caught dead watching sparkly vampires — with his sexy, weird David Cronenberg film Cosmopolis. We saw it in his European magazine interviews, his Cannes appearances and, of course, in the sneak peeks of the film itself.
And though the rest of us got pretty distracted by his Twilight-entangled love-life woes, the past two days are proof that Pattinson will not be sidetracked from his goal. He gamely showed up for the New York premiere of the movie last night, and was an amazing sport for his appearance on The Daily Show. He knew we’d all tune in to see what he’d say about Kristen, and yet he managed to end the interview on his terms, challenging Twilight fans to help make Cosmopolis a huge success at the box office. And this morning, he and Cronenberg took part in the time-honored tradition of people from all sorts of walks of life ringing the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange. Sure, there are probably plenty of Twi-hards buying and selling stocks and bonds on Wall Street, but it’s also a big push to make Rob’s own stock rise as an actor who can appeal to all kinds of crowds. Also, he made his typically adorable range of faces throughout the appearance. Enjoy!
It’s no secret that birthday girl Mila Kunis is one of Hollywood’s hottest celebs. As evidenced by her July Interview spread, the 29-year-old seems to be getting even more gorgeous with each passing year. We’ve previously discussed how her perfectly shaped and bold eyebrows may totally be putting Mila on a whole new level of beauty, but this girl seems to be pretty much working everything she’s got. She is striking in an unconventional way that makes us ever so intrigued about what’s going on behind her large, dark eyes. She is mysterious while simultaneously being the girl-next-door … well, if you live near extremely attractive people.
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OK, so clearly we have a girl crush on Mila but please tell us how it is possible not to. Not only is she one stunning lady but she radiates a refreshing confidence that is hard not to admire. Starring in successful movies like Ted, Black Swan, Friends With Benefits and The Book of Eli, Mila has demonstrated a unique amount of depth in her acting, talent that may just be the cause for her unflinching self-assurance. Not only can she completely transform into a manipulative ballerina in Black Swan but she also has a knack for comedy, apparent from her long-term involvement in shows like That ’70s Show and Family Guy.
While we might still have mixed feelings regarding Kunis’ recent romance with Ashton Kutcher, we definitely are not confused about how we feel about Mila. This girl is a winner. So without further ado, take a look at 29 of her hottest looks to celebrate the day this wonderous woman was born.
After a whirlwind 15-month reign as the most unhateably ecstatic couple, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Therouxhave announced their engagement today! The two Wanderlust costars have been on a romantic wanderlust of their own since May of last year, and in the process have given us some truly adorable photo ops. It’s incredible, we never thought we’d be happy to see her with anyone other than Ross Geller! So as our way of saying congrats, we’ve assembled a timeline of their relationship, as well as our picks for their 12 cutest photos of all time. Enjoy!
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2007: The pair met while Jennifer was visiting the set of Tropic Thunder. The film was co-written by Justin Theroux with Jen’s good friend Ben Stiller.
Summer 2010: Met again on the set of Wanderlust. Jennifer was actually in this one, as was Justin. She claims to have not recognized him at first because of his long hair and beard he had for the film.
I already know the answer is no, Adam Lambert fans do not at all care whether Adam Lambert’s new tattoo is a misquote, because once he has said/written/sung any words, they are his and therefore completely right. And we actually rather like his “Musica delenit bestiam feram” tat, as celebrity ink goes. But just as a public service, in case you were about to run to your local parlor to copy it, we wanted to mention one tiny little detail. The words, translated to “Music soothes the savage beast,” are a common alteration to the original quote, from English poet William Congreve‘s 1697 play The Mourning Bride, which actually says, “Music has charms to soothe a savage breast.” Then again, modern-day people would feel pretty weird about inking themselves with anything about soothing breasts, even if you know no one means it that way. This is just like how Judas Priest turned the phrase “You’ve got another think coming,” into their signature song “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming.” “Thing” and “beast” make much more sense to me, too.
Just for fun, here are some pics of Lambert’s other tattoos, about which my inner English major can’t find anything to nitpick: Read more…
Seriously, what is wrong with people? This is one of those things that makes us never want to look at the Internet again, despite the fact that it pays our rent: Apparently all sorts of people were commenting on Tia Mowry and husband Cory Hardrict‘s 1-year-old son Cree, calling him ugly. A 1-year-old child. Not that we deny there is such a thing as unattractive kids, but why would anyone ever say such a thing aloud, let alone in a public forum where his mother can see it?
“It’s disgusting that some focus on looks. I brought a beautiful child into this world,” Tia wrote on Facebook last week. And since then she’s posted a handful of other photos only proving that, even if it’s wrong to focus on looks, this baby is doing just fine in that department. He makes some pretty goofy faces, mind you, but they adorable goofy faces that only prove that he’s inherited some of his mama’s comedic skills. Here are a few photos just to show the haters how wrong they are:
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Just one thing we’d like to mention to Tia, however. Even though you’ve written a book, Oh, Baby!, about pregnancy and are clearly just doing your best to promote it, this kind of statement does kind of rub non-parents the wrong way if that is all that ever comes out of your mouth.
For those of you who already bought your one-way flight to Barbados to see Rihanna in a soaking wet dress on the beach, we have some bad news. It turns out she’s just shooting an ad campaign for the Barbados Tourism Board; she’s not going to permanently frolic in the waves in an attempt to draw visitors to her native country. We should have guessed; there are only so many hours a person can stand in the ocean in a damp garment before their skin starts to dissolve and they catch pneumonia.
So maybe this is actually good news for you after all! For all we know, RiRi might be posing near a body of water in the U.S. this weekend, and that’ll be a lot more convenient for most of you. Did you buy flight insurance so you can get your money back when you cancel your trip? No? Well…we’re sure Barbados is very nice even when RiRi isn’t frequenting it’s beaches. Probably. Rihanna may have shot promos for the island’s ad campaign yesterday, but she also took time to have a beer with her adorable granddad, as evidence by her Instagram account. So at least we know Grandpa RiRi lives down there! We bet he’ll scamper through he surf with you, but let’s not get crazy. The man is still a grandpa.
Let’s not lie, the Disney Channel’s original movie Motorcrossed made us want to defy gender stereotypes, cut our hair, and become bad-ass BMX racers. Thankfully, U.S. Olympian Alise Post from St. Cloud, Minnesota, has brought our dreams to fruition, while even managing to keep her long locks and girly fashion (bonus points!) At 5’2″ and 128 pounds, this fierce 21-year-old has a body of a gymnast, and while gymnastics is yet another area she excels in, don’t let her petite frame fool you. After finishing with the eighth best time of 39.890 in her Olympic BMX seeding run on Wednesday, Alise continues to prove that she is a staunch competitor and that this sport is not exclusive to boys. We hope she flies around the race track today during the women’s cycling BMX finals. And while you watch her tear it up, be sure to check out the reasons why we love Alise Post.
Alise Post has so much swag that she has earned the nickname, “The Beast”
Alise is way more accomplished than most her age, and she has a winning streak, including being the youngest to win the pro championship, to show just how unstoppable she is. She’s also has been called the most successful modern-day female BMX racer. Casual.
She doesn’t let her involvement in a male dominated sport affect her girl time
According to ESPN, Post manages to be a typical young woman, obsessed with Gossip Girl and shopping. Read more…
I have never seen a full episode of The X-Files, nor could I tell you which one is Mulder and which is Scully. And yet when I heard last night’s rumor that former co-stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are in luv and shacking up together, I immediately lost my mind with excitement. You don’t need to be a File-head (that’s what you call yourselves, right?) to appreciate how magical it is when co-stars on a show/film filled with UST (that’s unresolved sexual tension for you internet newbs) actually get it on.
I asked X-Files super fan and awesomely hilarious comedy writer Annie Stamell why this rumor sparked such a frenzy of excitement, and she told me: “Ask any female fan of the X-Files, and the only person they’d be okay with dating Duchovny over themselves would be Gillian Anderson.”
Sadly, Duchovny’s rep said today that there is nothing going on between the pair. To which I say: SO WHAT! I can still find these two adorable and I can still dream of a day when they fall in love IRL. Until then, I should probably watch an episode or two.
Below: 10 glorious photos of David and Gillian being absolutely precious through the years.
Kate Upton, you had better watch your completely naked back! Miranda Kerr is gunning for the venerable title of Hottest Nude Shoot of Early to Mid-August 2012, and you’re totally exposed! Also, you’re naked! While most of us tend to take our shoes off first, Miranda stripped down to her $700 boots for frequent Upton collaboration Terry Richardson in her new Harper’s Bazaar spread. Kerr also has a Fashion Q&A where she extolls the benefits of eating healthy and organic, in case you somehow looked at these photos and thought for even a second she must be slamming down Cool Ranch Doritos every meal.
To be fair, we question why either of these ladies even wear clothes. We guess there are “laws” they have to “obey” and Miranda probably wouldn’t want to “have her son taken away as a result of her being publicly naked all the time.” We know the premise of Kerr’s photoshoot is basically “If I buy these boots, will I also get Miranda Kerr’s crazy model body?,” but the bigger question in our minds would have to be, who is working it out more without clothing: Miranda in Harper’s or Kate Upton in Competitor? At least Miranda is ostensibly modeling something, unlike Kate. Doesn’t that even mean anything to you pervs, though? Thoughts?