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Beyonce, Kate Upton, More Wish You A Happy Fourth: Our 13 Stars In Stripes!

Meryl Streep, Beyonce, Kate Upton

Happy Independence Day, everyone! Why are you online? Maybe you were supposed to be searching for potato salad recipes or fireworks safety guidelines when these pics distracted you. Maybe you don’t like freedom (from the sickly glow of your screen). In that case, allow these beautiful people to impart their patriotism for you. Once you’re done looking at these 13 stars (you know for the 13 original colonies and all) — from Meryl Streep to Kate Upton — in their American flag best, you’ll be ready to shut down the laptop and start singing the anthem at the top of your lungs. Unless you’re British or something. In which case, talk to us again tomorrow.

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[Photos: Getty Images, Interscope, GQ]

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VH1 Celebrity Bikini Awards: Which Disney Stars Are Making Mickey Blush?

Miley Cyrus, Ashley Tisdale, Selena Gomez and Bella Thorne

It’s that time of year again — when celebrities are spending more time on the beach than they are getting arrested or promoting new projects, thus giving us the perfect opportunity to check out their perfect bodies and spur on a little healthy competition. Yes, it’s the Bikini Awards!

As opposed to the contestants in our Supermodel category, the above Disney alumnae (and one current star) are a little less conscious of the camera, which, yeah, we kind of admit makes us feel dirty. Especially when you consider that Bella Thorne (right) is just 14 years old. But we’re not here to make you think gross things about Hannah Montana and High School Musical‘s Gabrielle. We’d just like to point out how much we with we’d look good in a neon string bikini, or a high-waisted polka-dotted number. And we’re so glad Thorne, Miley Cyrus, Ashley Tisdale, Adrienne Bailon, Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez are having so much fun frolicking on the beach and at the pool — even if it’s for work, or under the watchful eye of the paps.

So enjoy the pics below, then choose your favorite. Voting for this round ends July 15 at 11 p.m.!

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[Photos: Splash News Online]
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Ashley Tisdale Has A Beachy Birthday: Bikinis And BFFs Selena Gomez And Vanessa Hudgens

Ashley Tisdale Birthday Malibu Beach: Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens

Belated happy birthday, Ashley Tisdale! Not only is the High School Musical alum a nominee for our annual Bikini Awards, the birfday girl turned 27 yesterday, and spent the day chilling on Malibu beach with her pals. Sounds — and looks — ideal. The Tiz looked pretty amazing in a yellow tasseled bikini and hopped around the surf with her pals and her adorable little pooch. She also got some b-day lovin’ from her boyfriend, Scott Speer, as you can see in the photograph on the left. Scott and Ashley had broken up in December for a couple of months but reunited three months ago and are doing pretty great since then. Her bestie Selena Gomez also joined her on the beach and goofed around, even being hoisted up on one of their male friend’s shoulders. She wore short-shorts and a tank top over her swimsuit, which we’re guessing was from Selena’s own line of bikinis.

Later on, the party shifted to a restaurant in Malibu where Ashley’s other BFF, Vanessa Hudgens joined in with her boyfriend, Austin Butler. Why the sunglasses at night, Austin? The V.Hudge wore her usual crazypants take on fashion with animal-print bell-bottom-like trousers and a lace strappy top. Ashley slipped into a lovely, casual white dress with flat sandals. She really is looking better than she ever has! Happy happies, girl! Looks like you had such a good day! Catch some photographs in our gallery below.

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[Photos: Splash News Online]

by (@hallekiefer)

Reese Witherspoon, Elizabeth Olsen Join The Ranks Of Fugliest Movie Wardrobes

Reese Witherspoon, Elizabeth Olsen In Ugly Wardrobe

Good lord in Fugven! The wardrobe on Reese Witherspoon in Devil’s Own and Elizabeth Olsen in Very Good Girls has our eyebrows kissing the top of our heads. See, this is what can happen when they try to make the beautiful people look less beautiful: they transform a beautiful person…into a blazing hot mess. That paisley? How? What? Wha? No!

Now, fugly wardrobe is not to be confused with an actor or actress who purposely become less hot in order to transform into an actual preexisting human being (Charlize Theron in Monster, anyone?), like those Oscar nominees featured in our list of Scarily Accurate Historical Figure Portrayals. It is simply a costume that was carefully hand-selected by a film’s wardrobe department to depict a certain time period or personal style…and also happens to be very, very, very fugly. Reese and Elizabeth, you know what we’re talking about. Why does Dakota Fanning look relatively normal and Elizabeth have that monstrous shirt on? Okay, sorry. Let us do our breathing exercises for a second. You can’t see it, but we’re shaking our heads on your behalf, ladies, and on behalf of everyone else on our Fugliest Movie Wardrobe list:

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[Photo: Splash News Online]

by (@hallekiefer)

Couture Over Converse: Kristen Stewart’s New Perfume Ad Reminds Us Of Her Best Model-y Moments

Like most of you, Kristen Stewart shuffled into our hearts as the lip-biting, sneaker-wearing, tangle-haired, vampire-sexing beauty next door, but her new Balenciaga Florabotanica ad reminded how much we love that KStew also gives wicked good face in every photoshoot she does. After being named the face of Florabotanica last week, the couture label premiered their first photo of KStew, and girl is hitting all. her. angles.

“When I first stood there, I was like, ‘OK, do you want me to show the curves of the dress? Do you want me to stand like this? Like that?’ And they were like, ‘Just be comfortable,’” Kristen told Women’s Wear Daily about the new spot. We’re comfortable saying that almost no one else can move so seamlessly between ragged cuticles and sweatshirts to just straight werking it. Sometimes both at the same time. We might not know much about fashion (or…anything) but we know all our favorite moments that had Kristen unleashing her inner model. Did we miss any? Oh no, don’t worry; we got the drag photo from Elle. And her goth lounge act with Charlize Theron in Interview. Any others besides those? Check out the amah-zing gallery we assembled below, and let us know:

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Peep Beyonce, Soulja Boy And All The Other Celebs Crying During BET Awards Whitney Tribute

The stars were out last night at the BET Awards to celebrate some of the biggest names in music. But there was not one person in the audience that didn’t get emotional during a 20-minute tribute to the late Whitney Houston, who died in February at age 48. Mariah Carey introduced Monica, who completely rocked a rendition of “I Love the Lord,” and then Brandy kicked off the party with “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” Later Whitney’s mother, Cissy Houston, took the stage and we already felt the tears welling up in our eyes. We knew already to expect greatness from the soul and gospel singer as she began singing “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” She dedicated the song to her late daughter saying, “This is for you, Nip.”  That’s when the tears really started to flow. A beautiful teary-eyed Beyoncé was caught on camera as well as Soulja Boy not afraid to show his emotional side. Kanye West was also shown to be deeply invested in the song.

Here’s a look at some of the tear-filled moments:

Cissy Houston


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Naomi Watts Channels Lady Diana On Film Set, Joins Our List Of Scarily Accurate Historical Figure Portrayals

Naomi Watts as Lady Diana in new film

Naomi Watts was photographed on the set of Caught In Flight, the first big screen biopic of the late Lady Diana. The Australian actress sparkles in her portrayal of the English Rose, who tragically passed away 15 years ago this August. Crowds gathered around London’s Royal Opera House as Watts strutted past the red velvet roads in a form fitting sequined gown, clutching Diana’s signature hand bag. Due out in 2013, the film will explore the final two years of Diana’s life, including her romantic relationship with heart surgeon Dr. Hasnat Khan as well as her more famous tryst with Dodi Fayed.

Even though she totally looks the part, Naomi admitted to be “absolutely terrified” of playing the legendary princess. “She is a part of our history, an incredible woman and fascinating but a tragic ending,” she says in the Daily Mail. “The film-makers came to me and it’s a good script and it’s very scary and I kind of wanted to say ‘no’ but I couldn’t.” We’re glad she did, because she looks uncannily like the People’s Princess. We can’t imagine anyone else taking the role! Check out more insanely accurate celebrity portrayals of historical figures in the gallery below!

[Photo: Splash News Online/Getty Images]

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Lindsay Lohan’s Hairvolution: 50 Shades Of LiLo On Her 26th Birthday

 

Our girl Lindsay Lohan has definitely gotten into her fair share of trouble, even when she’s supposed to be on the road to rehabbing her reputation. From car accidents and indecent exposure to being too diva-licious and some sad Terry Richardson photos, she’s given us plenty of reasons to be worried for her. But then we close our eyes, take a deep breath, and go to our happy place: The Parent Trap! (Cue butler/Lohan secret handshake.)

So, for our lovely LiLo’s 26th birthday, all things bad are forgotten. We decided instead to celebrate one trait that Lindsay hasn’t yet managed to sabotage beyond repair: her hair. Here we take you for a tour through the shades: from brilliant red to platinum blond to jet black and back, Lindsay is always keeping it fresh on and off set. So turn up “Here Comes the Sun,” kick back, and enjoy our LiLo montage!

[First photo on left: Walt Disney Pictures]

[Other photos: Getty Images]

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The VH1 Celebrity Bikini Awards: Supermodels Strip Down And Face Off!

bikin awards models edition

Welcome back to the ever-popular and much beloved VH1 Celebrity Bikini Awards! Yes, it’s that time of year again, where we pit your favorite stripped down celebs against one another to see has the most bangin’ bikini bod of 2012. Happy summer, folks!

Step back, beach babes: It’s time to leave it to the professionals! We can’t have a bikini contest without mentioning these lovely ladies who get paid to strut their stuff on runways and beaches around the world. Kate Upton has been shaping up to be the queen of the summer with her reign on the Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover and her super hot (and patriotic) GQ spread. But she definitely has some rock hard competition in the form of former SI cover girl Brooklyn Decker, not to mention mega-hot model mamas Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima and Doutzen Kroes. We’ll let Gisele Bundchen join in the fun too, even though she’s technically only got half of a bikini. But her husband, Tom Brady, lost the Super Bowl, so we have some sympathy for her. Factor in supermodel legend Naomi Campbell, Victoria’s Secret angel Irina Shayk and Italian superhottie Claudia Romani, and you realize that it can be anybody’s game.

Check out the gallery below, and cast your vote for the hottest super model bikini bod of 2012. The polls close at 11 p.m. on July 15th!

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[Photo: Beach Bunny/Twitter/Splash News Online]

by (@hallekiefer)

Enjoy Sharon Stone’s Completely Visible Underboob, Everyone!

Sharon Stone‘s underboob (the rarest of all boobs!) was the life of the part at last night’s amfAR’s Inspiration Night in Paris, and it’s presence on the red carpet was not an accident. The actress decided to go commando underneath her sheer sweater at Thursday’s benefit because….well, because she’s Sharon Stone. What other reason could she possibly, possibly need? It was almost Friday, too. Are you satisfied yet? Just look at Sharon’s sweater again if you aren’t.

Now, we do have one small critique of Stone’s ensemble. We would never hate on a see-through garment, as our 40 Most Scandalously See-Through Outfits in Red Carpet History gallery can attest. It’s just that…Sharon’s top is very visually confusing! It’s sort of sheer, then it’s opaque, then the solid top panel is covering everything completely and you think you can relax for two seconds, then all of a sudden it’s so transparent, Rebecca Wang has to look awkwardly away so she doesn’t see Stone’s entire bidness from the waist up. It’s like a nipple kaleidoscope! But somehow not in a fun way! If you’re going to go sheer, we say go completely see-through, Rose McGowan-in-a-fishnet-dress-style. Something to think about for next year’s event, Sharon!

[Photo: Getty Images]