Wingardium leviosa! Levitating yet? Wait, let us try it again … wingardium leviosa-ahhh. Still not? Sorry, that’s the best we’ve got, looks like we need to get back to our spell books after this. Annnnywaay. Our favorite wizard is turning 23 today, and we couldn’t be more excited to draw some geeky yet charming lightening bolts on our foreheads. We can’t believe how grown up Mr. Radcliffe has become! It’s hard to believe that the same boy who ran into the wall at Platform 9 3/4 in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is the same man who gave us a major case of the heebie geebies in The Woman in Black (we still haven’t forgiven you for that). Daniel has climbed his way to the top through eight Harry Potter movies, various other silver screen appearances like his role in December Boys in 2007, and his Broadway roles in Equus and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. No matter how hard we try, we’re still reluctant to picture him without Emma Watson and Rupert Grint by his side. If you’re as nostalgic as we are, we can’t offer you a Time-Turner, but we’ve got a gallery filled with Daniel pics, it’s the next best thing, right? So grab your owl and your wand and enjoy the show!
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Our favorite Wizards of Waverly Place star has finally reached her 20s! Selena Gomez has grown up right before our eyes. We’ve loved her from from her years of flaunting a punky-girly-rock style on Disney Channel to rocking gorgeous floor-length gowns in music videos for songs like “Who Says.” She’s also graced the red carpet time and time again in some of the hottest evening wear that we totally covet (sometimes, maybe even more than we covet that boyfriend of hers).
We also love how Selena is more than just a gorgeous figure and pretty face. She’s become so invested with UNICEF and concerned about the devastating impact that lack of safe water has on children all over the world. And it’s great to see how her relationships with BFFs Taylor Swift and Ashley Tisdale are so important to her. But back to her wardrobe, we adore practically everything she wears! So much so, that to celebrate her 20th, we want to take a look back at some of her hottest looks.
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When we tweeted out the first of our Bikini Awards Round 3 matchups, we were half joking/half thinking wishfully with our request for Claudia Romani and Drita D’Avanzo to send us new photos to help with your decision-making. But Italian model/actress Romani tweeted back to us within minutes, and we soon found 15 hot new pics of her in our inbox. That’s a competitive spirit!
If you’re wondering just who this European beauty happens to be, here are a few facts about her. She was born in L’Aquila, Italy, and moved to Copenhagen after high school. That’s where she was discovered on the beach by a scout for FHM Denmark. She’s been modeling all over the world ever since, and these days calls Miami home — that’s where the paps have been snapping all sorts of pics of her in a bikini. But here we present to you some more polished photos, courtesy of the lovely Ms. Romani herself. Now we’re eager to see what Drita does in response.
[Photos courtesy Claudia Romani]
Donnie Wahlberg, we appreciate the shirtlessness you’re bringing to Twitter. The lip sweaters, not so much. “After 3 months cultivating, countless insults, thousands of requests to shave the #stache,” Donnie tweeted, along with a photo of New Kids on the Block sporting a set of virile mustaches. Countless requests to shave, you say? Yeah, that seems about right. While we’re not going to pretend they’re all suddenly gargoyles now that they’re sporting a little lip magic (Hello, Joey McIntyre. You seem to be doing…very well), overall it’s not a great look.
Of course, Donnie and the gang aren’t the only hot dudes whose facial hair lowers their babe quotient. We know! It doesn’t really make any sense! We love guys with ‘staches and beards as much as you do! But from Leo DiCaprio to Tom Sturridge, Shia LaBeouf to Ben Affleck, we guess some guys just look better clean-shaven. Guys like…
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!
[Photos: House of Jackie Brown, Splash News Online]
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!
[Photos: Twitter, Splash News Online]