When Minka Kelly walked into the VH1 offices earlier this year, we kinda thought there was a real-life Barbie making a special appearance on Big Morning Buzz Live. But no, it was the actress, who was promoting her work for the Heart Truth campaign, to raise awareness for heart disease. So, better than Barbie.
We’re sorry things didn’t work out for the actress’ short-lived series, Charlie’s Angels, last fall. Maybe we still couldn’t picture sweet Lyla Garrity — the girl who got Tim Riggins to go to church on Friday Night Lights, for heavens sake — as a tough crime fighter. That’s silly, though, because clearly Minka, who turns 32 today, is a grown lady, not a demure cheerleader. We bet she’ll have better luck convincing us she’s first lady material when she plays Jackie Kennedy in Lee Daniels’The Butler next year. In the meantime, let’s all celebrate her b-day with her 20 hottest looks.
Oh come on! We knew we were never going to own bikinis like Kate Upton does, but now she has to take one-piece swimsuits too? People had almost forgotten the legacy of Pam Anderson, and now Kate’s busting out a red one-piece in Vogue Spain. Couldn’t you have stuck with those terrifyingly small bikini bottoms you were rocking for awhile, girl? Soon everyone else is going to have to start wearing those old-timey striped swimsuits with built-in shorts from the 1920s to avoid comparison. Why did we type that? Now Kate knows what she has to look good in next!
Of course, as “la novia nueva de America,” Kate’s Vogue Spain shoot is only one of approximately one billion photoshoots we’ve seen so far this summer where the Sports Illustrated model has demonstrated her complete mastery of the swimsuit. There’s her patriotic GQ spread, there are those Terry Richardson photos that somehow manage to look way too wholesome to be shot by Terry Richardson, there’s her own bathing suit line. What other swimware could Kate possibly dominate next? Oh no…if she makes wearing a giant Tweetie Bird t-shirt she won at Six Flags over a bathing suit sexy, so help us god…
Today Abraham Lincoln gets reborn on the silver screen as you’ve never seen him before in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter! We’re pretty pumped to watch Honest Abe kick Dracula’s ass, but those blood sucking fiends aren’t the scariest part of the movie. It’s downright eerie how much star Benjamin Walker resembles the 12th POTUS! Those steely eyes, the bushy brows, the Amish beard…it’s all there!
For your viewing pleasure, we’ve assembled the 20 most scarily accurate celebrity portrayals of historical figures. Some rely on insane prosthetic and makeup, like Anthony Hopkins taking on the great Alfred Hitchcock. Others like Jared Leto and Charlize Theron just do totally nutty things to their body. And some, like Denzel Washington as Malcolm X, are just born with it. But no matter how they got there, the end result is always unforgettable. Take a look in the gallery below!
We all get by with a little help from our friends, but celebs even more so. After all, Hollywood is a tough biz, and the only way to survive the ups and downs of Tinseltown is by surrounding yourself with a few true pals who will stick by your side in good times as well as during the bumps and slumps. We’ve long loved the enduring bond Oprah Winfrey and her BFF Gayle King share, and got teary-eyed this awards season watching Busy Phillips escort her nominated pal Michelle Williams to every event in town. And who can resist dudes like Tom Sturridge andRobert Pattinson and Jay-Z and Kanye West, who are always on hand to support each other’s personal and professional triumphs?
And then there are gals like Snooki and J-Woww, who have stuck by each other from day one in the Jersey Shore house. Through booze, bitch slaps, anonymous note-leaving, Vinny sex and drunken fights on the streets of Italy, they’ve never left each other’s side. The girls have a new reality show premiering tonight on MTV chronicling — what else? — the ups and downs of their friendship. In honor of their unbreakable bond, we’ve got 35 of the Most Adorable Celebrity Besties in the gallery below. Have a fave pair? Shout ‘em out in the comments.
Celebrity couples come and go, but we know one famous duo who will survive until the end of time (or at least until their contract runs out). Of course we’re talking about Snooki and JWoww! From the moment these two exploded out of the small screen in a cloud of hair, booze and spray tan goo, we saw that those two had that certain special something. Sure, the Situation has his abs, Pauly D has his blow-out, Ronnie has his Ron-Ron Juice (fun fact: it’s not steroids), and Vinny has his…err, we’ll get back to you. But Snooks and JWoww possessed something greater: complete and total failure to give a f—.
We’re glad someone finally wised up and gave these two dynamos their very own spin-off reality show, the aptly titled Snooki & Jwoww. And even better news? It premieres tonight! So to mark this momentous occasion, we’ve made a little scrapbook documenting their friendship. If we were making an opening credits montage to their new show, we’d use these priceless pix. Is there a female equivalent of a bromance? A “femance?” A “sister-mance?” Meh, we’ll get back to you on that one, too. But whatever it’s called, these two have it. So head on down to the gallery below to see the 25 most hilarious moments brought to us by Snooki and JWoww. Enjoy!
Nick and Drew Lachey called into Ryan Seacrest’s radio show this morning to announce that 98 Degrees would be reuniting this summer … for just one show, on August 18 at the Summer Mixtape Festival in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Disappointed that it’s just for one show? Or, um, disappointed that this is 98 Degrees reuniting and not ‘NSYNC. Aw, these guys can’t catch a break, even more than a decade after they formed in the shadow of those other beloved boy bands. But then again, maybe it’s time to give the Lachey brothers, Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons another chance at your teen-girl screams. After all, they probably aren’t content to rest on their laurels, so they’ll be trying harder. And that Nick has aged quite nicely, wouldn’t you say? You keep making those movies, Justin Timberlake. Continue your mindmeld with the New Kids, Backstreet Boys, we’d like to celebrate the very hotness of the “Thank God I Found You” singers.
Looking back over the years of Nicole Kidman’s impressive acting career and closely followed love interests, we can see how many times she’s changed roles, husbands and hometowns. We can also, for better or worse, see a definite evolution of her face. When she broke into the industry at the ripe age of 16, the Australian actress had more of a quirky girl-next-door look, with those red curls and that open face. As her hair has become sleeker and blonder, she seemed to be waging war against any kind of
After continuously boasting that her face was “completely natural,” Nicole finally admitted to using Botox in an interview with German TV Movie magazine in 2011. “I even tried Botox but I didn’t like how my face looked afterwards. Now I don’t use it any more –– and I can move my forehead again.” OK, we’re not sure how that explains her continued lack of wrinkles, but maybe she’s discovered some other beauty secret not yet available to regular folks?
Whatever is the case with her new face, Nicole is still definitely killing it, recently playing alongside hot co-stars like Zac Efron, Matthew McConaughey and Clive Owen. Efron did tell reporters of his role in The Paperboy, which made quite a, um, splash at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival that doing love scenes with Nicole Kidman “was the highlight of my life.” Meanwhile, she’s got a happy home life, with hubby Keith Urban and their two young daughters. All teasing aside, we’d like to wish Nicole a happy 45th birthday today, and hope for many more interesting pics of her to come!
Rhianna is the badass princess of the pop world. She’s the good girl gone bad, hard and rated R! She’s the girl next door…if you live next door to the Hells Angels. And with a reputation like that, she’s gotta have some awesome ink to match, right? Last Saturday in the midst of the insane Chris Brown/Drake drama, Riri revealed her 17th tattoo along with the post “Falcon: a light that shines in the darkness! Never close their eyes during sleep.”
But with this unveiling, we have realized that it’s hard to keep track of where she keeps the rest of her body art. Of course there’s her infamous typo tattoo, and most recently her knuckle duster tats. But what else? After going on quite the treasure hunt (and then throwing a little victory dance party for ourselves), we were able to track down each and every last one of her tattoos. Check ‘em out in the gallery below!
You’d think that Kate Upton would be an old pro when it comes to wearing swimsuits. She’s been modeling for the likes of Victoria’s Secret and Sports Illustrated for years, and now she even designs her own! But barely there bathing suits can still be pretty temperamental, no matter how much experience you have. In Kate’s interview with GQ, she tells a wardrobe malfunction that occured during the sizzling cover photo session. And although it was nightmare for her, it’s probably every dude’s dream.
“We were on that ride where the seat spins while the actual ride is spinning, and I’m wearing a one-piece,” she explains in the upcoming July issue. “And all of a sudden the whole entire top falls off! I’m holding myself, laughing, turning bright red, but a lot of people are watching, so they kicked us out of the Santa Monica Pier—it was so embarrassing.”
Elsewhere in the revealing piece (*rim shot*), the model opened up about the epic “Teach Me How To Dougie” viral video that made her famous. The clip shows Kate gettin’ down at a Clippers game last spring, and has been playing on loop in our minds ever since. Although it looked like she didn’t need anyone to teach her how to Dougie, she insists that she’s a rookie. “That was my first Dougie!” Kate’s a woman of many talents. Check out more from her GQ spread in the gallery below, and get a behind the scenes look at the photo session in the video above! No, it doesn’t feature the wardrobe malfunction, but we have a feeling that you’ll enjoy anyway.
Today’s a big birthday for pop icon, Paula Abdul, as she turns the big 5-0! She’s showed the world all she’s got since the early 80s and we know she’s not slowing down any time soon! Pop isn’t all she’s got – Paula is known for her wacky and fabulous wardrobe. The colors, the designs, the sparkles – OH MY! Abdul ‘s unique threads are always show stoppers. Her originality radiates in every red carpet pose from the Kids’ Choice Awards to the Grammys. Abdul has come a long way since her days on her high school cheerleading team and has proved to be the powerful woman she set out to be.
This past January Abdul announced that she would not be returning to be a judge on the X-Factor. So what’s she up to now? Well a few days ago she was spotted at Citizens Bank Park during the Phillies/Dodgers game. She was there there supporting the Prostate Cancer Foundation and getting down with the Phillies mascot, Phillie Phanatic. Check out some of her wildest outfits, craziest ‘dos, and sweetest dance moves in the gallery below!