The surfboard is, obviously, the thing you go surfing on. But pop culture has rendered it so much more than that. From the beach movies of the 60s with their barely believable studio beach sets to the surf culture bands and songs that went along with them, the surfboard is just as ubiquitous in pop culture as it is out on the break. Pop culture has taken the surfboard everywhere, too: from its humble Californian beginnings to the Stone Age to the Vietnam War and even into the fantasy world of Marvel Comics.
Now, with Beyoncé‘s “Drunk In Love” charging the charts and BeyHivers everywhere getting about chanting “Surfbort, surfboard”, it seems only right that we pay homage to the surfboard as it appeared in pop culture. Forget the illuminati; pop culture, for the last 60 odd years, has embraced the surf cult. From actually riding waves to robbing banks and winning awards, the surfboard has aided in some of pop cultures most iconic moments.
It’s Presidents Day and while the traditional move might be to celebrate a commander-in-chief’s political plays in the Oval Office, we can’t help but be smitten by their pop culture power moves throughout history. With each passing POTUS, being in touch with the youth, technology, and everything else the entertainment-obsessed citizens of their nation are watching and listening to has become increasingly important. Ronald Reagan always gets cool points for bringing Michael Jackson to the White House. Some say Bill Clinton pulled off his first election victory by playing sax on The Arsenio Hall Show. And who can forget Barack Obama brushing that dirt off his shoulder like the Jay Z song? Check out the rest of the gallery for a full rundown of the greatest pop culture moments in presidential history.
Olympians are often treated like superheroes. After all, they seem to have super human strength, speed and beauty. So, we at VH1 wanted to subject our favorite athletes of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi to the same criteria that we put Superman under last summer. The Olympics might award rankings for speed, technical difficulty and artistic merit. However, we’re focusing our attentions on the Olympic crotches.
Is Charlie Sheen marrying a porn star? Did Jim Henson‘s son pass away? Where can you get your first look at the heroes and villains of Guardians of the Galaxy?
It’s the morning after Valentine’s Day — time to come down off of our snuggly love high and face the harsh realities of real-life relationships. Sometimes they end. But when it happens to high-profile celebrities, more often than not, there’s a hint of over-the-top drama that makes the whole thing incredibly entertaining (yes, we have no souls). Whether they’re royals, politicos, or Hollywood stars, celebs can’t do anything halfway — especially when they know the world’s watching. So even the sad, tragic dissolution of a relationship can be a stage for indulgent excess.
Take Britney Spears and Kevin Federline. Their union was tacky enough — trucker hats on the beach, Cheetos at the gas station — but when you factor in rumors of drug use, infidelities, and BritBrit locking herself in bathrooms for days on end — the whole thing because downright gothic. Or what about Governer Schwarzenneger and his pristine Kennedy clan wife, Maria Shriver? Sure, affairs outside of marriage happen all the time. But it’s very seldom that an actual child is fathered — with the family’s housekeeper. The balls on that dude!
Here, we look back at ten of the most ludicrous, shocking divorces in celeb history. Grab your popcorn.
Did Alec Baldwin celebrate Valentine’s Day with a little bit of yoga? How did Bradley Cooper seduce his 22-year-old girlfriend, Suki Waterhouse? What does Chris Pratt think of Justin Bieber‘s selfies?
Elizabeth Banks can’t have her cake and eat it too, Bethenny Frankel is disappearing from daytime, and Michael Keaton is on board for a Beetlejuice sequel.
You might not feel like breaking out the bikini quite yet, but Sports Illustrated is hoping to change that. Jimmy Kimmel unveiled the magazine’s 2014 Swimsuit Issue live on his show Thursday night, featuring Nina Agdal, Lily Aldridge and Chrissy Teigen on the cover So how does one feel when she makes it on the 50th anniversary cover of a major publication millions around the world will see? If you’re Chrissy, you drop to the floor in disbelief.
[Photo Credit: @chrissyteigen]
The hilarious romantic comedy, About Last Night starring Kevin Hart, Regina Hall, Michael Ealy and Joy Bryant hits theaters today. Last week we asked you to vote and decide which of these two pairs, Kevin and Regina or Michael and Joy should be crowned hottest couple and the results are in…Kevin and Regina take the trophy for the film’s hottest twosome. To celebrate this moment, we bring you a very special Valentine’s Day message from the winning couple.
Keep reading to see more Valentine’s Day messages from the cast.
Happy Valentine’s Day, pop culture lovers! Have all your sexy and scintillating Valentine’s Day dreams come true yet? Well, they’re about to! Love And Hip Hop‘s Erica Mena and Cyn Santana are steaming up Best Week Ever this week. The two hotties want to spread the love this Valentine’s Day. Be sure to tweet @BestWeekEver with your Valentine’s Day fantasy (involving Erica and Cyn) with #VdayFantasy and if you’re very lucky, the ladies might make your dirty dreams come true! And don’t forget to tune in for an all-new Best Week Ever tonight, February 14, at 10/9! SET YOUR DVR!