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:
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!
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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]
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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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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!
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We’ll admit it: we were kind of stunned when we got wind of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ divorce. Celebrity marriages are supposed to last forever! They’re the most sacred of all marriages! But even though they might be ending their wedded bliss of five years, Tom and Katie have at least one good thing that came out of their relationship: a teeny tiny stylish pixie known as Suri Cruise. Between her adorable babyhood, sassy faces to the paparazzi and iconic Anna Wintour bangs, we thought it would be a darling homage to the Cruise-Holmes round up a bunch of squee-inducing family photos featuring the six-year-old. We’re going to be honest; the cuteness does feel a little bittersweet knowing the rents are splitting. But Suri will be okay, you guys! They’ll all be okay! We’ll all be okay! These photos of Suri being the best will definitely help!
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How’s this for a sad start to your weekend? People is reporting that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are getting a divorce.
“This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family,” Holmes’ attorney Jonathan Wolfe told People. “Katie’s primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter’s best interest.”
Update: According to TMZ, it was Katie who filed for divorce in New York yesterday, citing irreconcilable differences and seeking sole custody of 6-year-old Suri. The site claims Tom was “blindsided” by the whole thing.
Cruise, 49, and Holmes, 33, have been married for five years. They got engaged in June 2005, following a whirlwind romance, and shortly after that announced that Katie was pregnant. They were married in Italy in November 2006 when daughter Suri was 7 months old. This was Tom’s third marriage and Katie’s first.
We’ll keep you updated as more news becomes available. Part of us is still hoping this is just a publicity stunt to boost Rock of Ages’ box-office numbers and they’ll live happily ever after very soon. Sigh.
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Guys, today is the day Magic Mike comes out and changes our lives forever. Okay probably not, but we do get to see Channing Tatum strip on the big screen, and that still feels pretty important. Despite the way everyone woman (and, let’s be honest, man) is foaming at the mouth to see Alex Pettyfer and the gang take if off this weekend, it turns out Magic Mike is only the most recent in a long line of awkward, dramatic, sexy, humiliating moments in male movie nudity. From Jason Segel‘s weepy reveal in Forgetting Sarah Marshall to basically every movie Ewan McGregor has ever done, enjoy what we consider to be the top 10 moments in cinematic dude nakedness. Though…aren’t they all pretty excellent? Warning: There will be butts.
Other than her hair color (which we pray she never bleaches into oblivion), Lourdes Leon is growing up to be the spitting image of her mom. Looks aside, whether she’s co-designing their Material Girl and Material Girl Beauty lines or, um, crying outside a Kabbalah Centre, Lourdes has basically become a little Madonna. So is it so surprising she’d want to try on the most iconic look of her madre’s career: the cone bra? Lola tweeted a photo of herself rocking the leather Jean Paul Gautlier bustier her mom has been wearing on her current world tour, explaining, “Lola backstage at MDNA.” Is it wrong we think this is kind of sweet, in a weird way? It’s not like Lourdes got her hands on a copy of Sex, after all. Then Madonna would probably have to go to jail for being a terrible parents.
Unfortunately for Lourdes, the photo and tweet were later yanked off Twitter, which we’re assuming means Madonna’s eldest is struggling to hold back tears in the backseat of a limo right..now. Our heart goes out to her; we would not want to be on the receiving end of Madonna’s mom wrath. Maybe this will make you even more like your mom, Lourdes? We’re sure Madonna was grounded for a million years when she was in high school too.
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We hate to be all “Simpsons did it!” about two pop stars who switch up their look every 72 hours. Seriously, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga must have a think tank of designers and mathematicians working around the clock just to avoid wearing the same thing twice, let alone to avoid looking like one another. That being said, Katy Perry’s mod new Vogue Italia spread, shot by photographer Francesco Carrozini, is ranking pretty high on our Mother Monster meter. Blond micro bobs? Stylized cat eye make-up? Crawling around in clothes that cost more than a normal person’s rent? It’s hard not to read Katy’s photos as more than a little Gaga-esque. Plus, wasn’t it Lady Gaga who predicted mint would be a big color this year?
Don’t get us wrong; Katy looks amazing in every shoot. We just like the idea of Lady Gaga busting out Katy’s recent popcorn skirt in retaliation. Or…did Gaga already wear a popcorn dress? Has anyone taken a photo of these two ladies standing next to one another? Either way, take a look at our gallery of these eerily familiar “Lady Perry” looks and tell us if we’re crazy to see the similarities. We’re not crazy, are we? Not about this, right?
[Photo: Vogue Italia/Interscope]