As the little sister of a pop icon, of course Janet Jackson had it in her genes to be a star. She began her career at the tender age of 10 appearing on her family’s variety show, The Jacksons. Then broke away from the Jackson clan when she appeared on the television series Good Times. But it soon became apparent that acting wasn’t the only talent Janet possessed, and she signed a record deal in 1982. Janet exploded as a true pop star when her third album Control reached the top of the charts with such hits as “What Have You Done For Me Lately” and “Nasty,” while her hot ensembles and killer body made her a sex symbol. Twenty-five years later, Janet still busts a move on her tours and is one of the leading black actresses in Hollywood in films like Why Did I Get Married Too? and For Colored Girls. Today Janet turns 46 years old, inspiring us to take a stroll down memory lane to just where Janet’s success began. Here are 46 pics of her from little Janet to Ms. Jackson through the years.
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Is it really “side boob” if 94% of your chest is visible? Can it be called a ‘nip slip’ if your dress was never designed to cover your nipples anyway? Speaking of nipples. where … where are they? They are going to have to make a Men In Black IV just to get to the bottom of these mysteries! Germany’s Next Top Model contestant Micaela Schaefer took to the Men In Black III red carpet in Germany wearing what appears to be unspooled VHS tape tied to a necklace. We are always telling people to belt it. We’ve just never been referring to Halloween streamers they bought at the party supply store!
Other stars like Will Smith, Josh Brolin and Nicole Scherzinger also attended yesterday’s premiere, not that you’d know it. Seriously, how is it that Micaela here can wear what amounts to an electrical tape gown in public and not be immediately escorted off the premises as the rest of us would? We need answers! Someone get us Tommy Lee Jones, a black suit and one of those dealies that erases your mind! On second though….just the mind-erase dealie. We’re way too lazy to travel through time for this…
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Although Kristen Stewart can glam it up like no other on the red carpet, it’s no secret that she’s much more at home in a pair of jeans and sneakers. Then again, aren’t we all? The only difference is that Kristen can make a vintage t-shirt look just as Vogue-y as a zillion dollar Monique Lhuillier dress! Whatever the occasion, the actress has made a habit of changing out of her high style gowns (or suits) into something a little more chill as the evening goes on. Last night was no different as Kstew ditched the sheer Marchesa she wore to the Snow White And The Huntsman premiere in London for a more rock ‘n’ roll jeans and leather jacket. She reportedly partied until 5 AM at Quo Vadis Private Members Club along side fellow SWATH star Charlize Theron and “boyfriend” (!) Robert Pattinson. Rock on, Kristen! Check out some of her best dress up/dress down looks in the gallery below.
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We had two thoughts when we first saw Gisele Bundchen’s fantastic cover for the June/July issue of Vogue Paris: 1) Damn, we really need to get in shape for summer, and 2) whatever happened to the Coppertone Girl? Of course that was once our minds regained the power of words after processing Mrs. Tom Brady’s fantastic-yet-sandy backside. Imagine the effort that went into that sand placement. There’s no way Vogue would leave that to chance. They probably added each grain piece of piece until they had it exactly to their specifications. It’s like the sexiest mosaic that the world has ever known. The fact that we didn’t even realize she was topless really speaks to the mystical power of Gisele’s booty. We love how she stares down the camera with a look that definitely says, “Yes, I’m covered in sand, but my bottom mustn’t be disturbed.” Who knows what other pix can be found under the cover? We’ll have to wait a few more weeks until the mag hits the streets to find out!
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Love was in there air at the Lakers game on Saturday as two of Hollywood’s biggest couples made their way to the Staples Center and caught game seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals. Newly minted mega-duo/future legal battle Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were spotted courtside cuddling together and holding hands, seeming very much in photographer-friendly love. The two only had eyes for each other, and it’s not hard to see why when you get a look at Kim’s skin tight leather mini-dress. Yeezy must have had a hard time keeping his mind (and eyes) on the game!
As cozy as they looked, the two declined a chance to be on the infamous Kiss-Cam. However, fellow super cute super couple Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel weren’t as shy, and gleefully went at it for the spectators. JT even stood up to cheer for the team and give Laker legend Kobe Bryant a high five! Which twosome was the most adorable Lakers couple? Check out the photos in the gallery below and let us know in the poll!
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The cast of Snow White and the Huntsman capped off three days of interviewing, cavorting through castles and baby-delivering with a live-streamed red carpet premiere in London’s Leicester Square. After walking up and down the carpet to sign tons of autographs for fans, Charlize Theron thanked them all for braving the cold weather, without ever once complaining about how she herself felt in her sleeveless, ultra-sheer, black Christian Dior Haute Couture gown. We’re not sure if the lacy silver and black Marchesa number Kristen Stewart wore provided much more warmth, but it very much suited the gothic-fairytale look of the film. Actually, Kristen told reporters that what would surprise viewers is how beautiful the lighter parts of the movie are, and praised director Rupert Sanders for creating “a world I wanted to live in.” What she had to say about her character is basically everything her fans adore about Kristen herself: “Her strength isn’t about her size; her strength is her mind and heart.”
Of course, new dad Chris Hemsworth made an appearance, still joking about how KStew accidentally punched him in the face. Also on hand were Sam Claflin, Ian McShane, Ray Winstone, >Lily Cole, Eddie Marsan, Liberty Ross and Nick Frost.
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Happy Mother’s Day! In honor of this glorious day saluting all mothers, MILFs, and mommies-to-be, we’d like to thank the mamas who gave us Hollywood’s hottest celebs. You just know there is an amazingly awesome woman responsible for the boy who became Ryan Gosling, and she therefore deserves many, many thanks. Without these moms, we would not have Rihanna’s “Oh na na,” Ellen DeGeneres’ dance moves, or any of Justin Bieber’s swag. Today, we’re celebrating Mother’s Day with little guessing game: We’ll show you picture of a hot mama and you guess their famous son or daughter. Click the pics in order or it’s totally cheating, and your mama wouldn’t approve of that. Now let the games begin!
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This guy again! Is Terry Richardson some kind of warlock? Don’t answer that; the world is not ready to know. After teaching Kate Upton how to Cat Daddy and doing an extensive photojournalistic study of Rihanna’s Daisy Dukes, Terry Richardson posted more of his concert travels with Lady Gaga who, for reasons unknown to the rest of mankind, took out one of the girls complete with an electrical tape pasty for Terry’s camera. “Me as Gaga… Gaga as Me in Tokyo,” the photographer wrote along with the pic. The resemblance is uncanny! It’s like we’re looking at two identically skeevy twins!
Well, at least Gaga’s looking frisky in her photo, which is nice to hear considering the non-stop barfing she’s apparently been doing while on tour. “Yes Tokyo! Tonight was the first BTWBall that I didn’t puke during show. (yes its that hard) xoxoxxxo Love, gaga+terry,” Gaga tweeted yesterday. Unless…unless Gaga being sick all the time somehow explains why she is constantly hanging out with Terry Richardson? Like somehow she got a brain worm that makes Terry seem like way less of a perv than he seems to be? There has to be some sort of explanation for all this, people! We demand an explanation!
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Ouch. One of the slight downsides of dating is that sometimes you gotta do stuff you don’t really want to do in order to make your partner happy. But come on, Kanye. You could have at least tried to put on a happy face when accompanying Kim Kardashian to the launch of her jewelry line in Toronto last night. Lose the hoodie, put on a real shirt and be supportive! We know, maybe you wanted to catch up on House, give your buddy Jay-Z a call, or just kick up your feet and read that new book you splurged on at Barnes and Nobles. But there’s always tomorrow night, so cheer up. The spotlight will be back on you in no time! Check out more of the not-so-happy twosome in the gallery below.
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Guys…it’s just….why can’t….if Ryan Gosling just…we have hands too! Such good hands, that would really…they would hold his hand…so good. It would be… great. And Eva Mendes‘ sunglasses! They’re just…if they were on our face….some sort of beautiful coll angel… Plus, they have sandwiches and coffee! Fists clenched in envy…too much rage…for holding hands…Whoa, sorry we hulked out there for a minute. These photos of Gosling and Mendes taking a romantic stroll around NYC while looking like an ad for The Most Perfect Life Ever sent us into an envy spiral. We go through so many pairs of purple shorts this way!
So much for those precious, precious break-up rumors…we mean, horrible, devastating break-up rumors about Eva and Ryan earlier this spring. Eva even opened up about her dating life this week, albeit in the cutest, most demure way possible. “I’m feeling a little insecure because I can’t help but be super conscious of what I’m saying because I’m so protective,” Eva told USA Today. “That’s the most precious thing to me. And I’m so protective and I just felt my guard go up.” These guys! Looks like the Gangster Squad actor and The Place Beyond The Pines star are doing…they’re doing just great…and we bet those sandwiches are…so good….ARGGGHHHHH!
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