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?
After getting silver in the 200m for two Olympics in a row, American Allyson Felix knew she had to bring something a little different to London if she was going to climb to the top — especially against such fearsome competitors as Jamaicans Shelly-Ann Fraser Price and Veronica Campbell Brown (who beat her in those other two Olympic showdowns), and Americans Carmelita Jeter and Sanya Richards-Ross. Last night, we saw a quick feature about her training regimen, which, sure that’s something. But we also think the key to Felix’s victory was all right in front of us to see: her amazingly fierce face, which can transform so miraculously into beautiful, contagious joy. That kind of focus and clarity has to have something to do with winning.
Here are 10 examples of Allyson Felix showing her every emotion before, during and after her 21.88 second race:
After a days of teasing fans that she’d show off her September Vogue cover — her second appearance on the front of the mag — with such endearing tweets as “Don’t worry I’ve been txting Wintour all morning trying to get that cover queens. next im sending bagels to VOGUE (complex carbohydrate war),” Gaga finally posted the image and an inside photo, by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, on her LittleMonsters.com site at midnight. “SHH DONT TELL TWITTER/ SEPT ISSUE OF VOGUE MAGAZINE/ Sorry Anna but the underground kids deserve it. bisous!” she wrote on her social networking site, but somehow we think she wasn’t exactly going against the editrix’s wishes by sharing this sneak peek, especially since the time stamp on the same images on Vogue.com read 11:01 p.m. Technicalities. Anyway, while Gaga joked on LittleMonsters and Twitter that she was either channeling “fozzibear” or Ru Paul, with her giant blond cloud of hair and hip-hugging magenta Marc Jacobs gown, we think she looks like a fierce grand dame of fashion. (And OK, we know she’s probably talking about her friend’s dog Fozzibear, but we prefer to imagine a Muppet rivalry going on between her old VMA date Kermit and the piano-playing comic dog.) It somehow gives her the air of an older diva who owns the world. The inside pic, by contrast, in which she’s wearing nothing but a fuzzy magenta Steven Jones hat, shows Gaga looking very young and innocent, like a young maiden in a Renaissance portrait. Read more…
Kourtney Kardashian give the world our first look at daughter Penelope Scotland Disick in the latest issue of Us Weekly. And we have to say, in her very adorable fashion, the 1-month-old appears to be so over this fame thing. Just look at that face! She already knows there will be cameras following her from now until eternity, when all she wants is to drink her milk in peace.
Big brother Mason, on the other hand, is totally soaking it up. And he’d better, since his mother is really setting these kids up for some sibling rivalry: “Nothing could prepare me for how hard I fell in love with her,” she tells the magazine. Really? Not even having your first kid?
But here’s where we’re really shaking our head. Apparently, daddy Scott is “afraid” to change Penelope’s diapers. And you’re going to let him get away with that, Kourtney? Next thing you know, you’ll be letting him call you a “perfect bitch.”
Now that Megan Rossee and Michael Phelps are out as a couple — they made their red-carpet debut together yesterday at a Speedo party (of course) — it’s not like there’s any doubt as to what they see in each other. She’s a gorgeous model (and cocktail waitress), and he’s basically got the best body in the world. OK, there are probably less superficial reasons for them to like each other too, but we don’t know those yet. Here’s what we do know … and what others are guessing:
The 25-year-old Megan and 27-year-old Michael have been dating for either five months or since January. They met at Blok, the L.A. nightclub where she works.
Though she’s still got to serve drinks to make ends meet, she’s apparently walked in runway shows for Michael Kors and Betsey Johnson.
She’s 5’9″ tall, blonde and has blue-green eyes, according to her ModelMayhem.com profile. All of which works very well for her in the photos below.
She has an athletic background too, if we can judge from this picture of her college soccer friends.
Radar says “Michael is like a puppy dog around Megan – he’s completely in love with her,” according to a source, and is even considering popping the question. His “friends,” however, are worried that she’s just using him for fame. Well, whether or not that’s the case, it’s certainly working!
Here are some pics of Megan and Michael, so you can judge for yourself how suited they are for each other.
Heidi Klum is all about the bizarre costumes and presenting herself in the most insane ways possible. There’s no question that she’s totally gorgeous, but she definitely tried to cover it up sometimes – literally. Most recently, she stuck her head right into the mouth of a dragon. We found ourselves cringing and shrieking – “Don’t do it, Heidi!” Don’t look at us like that, the dragon looked hungry! But it was all in good fun, Heidi was just sharing her excitement for DreamWorks’ How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular at Nassau Coliseum in Long Island. Although she’s usually decked out in the most glamorous designer wear, she decided to ditch the couture and go for a viking costume instead. We totally love that she really got into the spirit but it was far from the first time that she dressed to scare. Enter photos from many, many, many famous Heidi Klum Halloween parties. To think that we usually just throw on some cat ears or a red clown nose and call it night! We are not worthy of her creativity. So head on down to the gallery below and just try to resist the urge to say “WTF, HEIDI?!” out loud.
As we mentioned this morning, after seeing Usain Bolt‘s gold-medal celebration, we have certain high expectations for how we’d celebrate Olympic victory … in our heads. But there are all sorts of ways to express your joy over emerging as the greatest person IN THE WORLD at whatever it is you do. We figured we could group them into categories, for convenience sake, as we relive some triumphant — and totally gleeful — moments from the past week and look forward to more in the days to come.
1. By yourself:
Serena Williams caught some flak for doing her little victory dance after clenching her first ever singles gold on Saturday morning — the cute, joyful move has its origins in gang culture and is called the Crip Walk. But we’re pretty sure it’s been removed from that context by now, no? Read more…