Best of 2011

by (@shalapitcher)

Which 2011 Trends Will We Regret In 2012?

Happy New Year, Fablifers! As we wrap up our Best of 2011 lists, we wondered what our future selves will think about the past year’s big trends. In fashion, there were a whole lot of animal prints, mismatched ’90s-reminiscent patterns, super-high heels, super-low-cut gowns, see-through gowns, missing pants, giant fur vests and a whole lot of geriatric-looking outfits. All sorts of ladies died their hair pink or applied Steven Tyler-ish feathers to their locks. Men continued to wear mustaches and beards. On the Internet, TMI Twitpics went to a whole new level (thanks, Anthony Weiner). On TV and in movies, nostalgia reigned, while in books, it was all about fear for the future.

We asked some prominent tastemakers which 2011 trends they think we’ll regret someday soon and got a surprisingly diverse response.

“Planking!” Questlove declared. “I don’t get it.”
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by (@shalapitcher)

Eric Northman, Bella Swan, Count Chocula Top Celebs’ 2011 Vampire Picks

Since we listed our 25 favorite vampires of 2011 last week and asked you to vote for your own, the polls have been HOT. Edward and Damon are neck and neck, but Bones is coming up from behind, as book fans seem to have caught onto the race. It’s exciting to watch on our end (Vampire Academy fans from Russia are a force to be reckoned with!), so we decided to leave polls open until 11 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. In the meantime, let’s look back at who this unusual collection of celebrities would name Vampire of the Year for 2011.

“Anyone from True Blood. They’re all brilliant and fabulous,” Heather Matarazzo told us. And her sentiments were echoed by True Blood werewolf Joe Manganiello: “It would probably be a tie between Stephen Moyer and Alex Skarsgard. I really can’t pick one or the other.”

Alexander Skarsgard’s dad obviously is a big Eric Northman fan as well. “It’s my vampire genes!” Stellan Skarsgard told us.

Bella Swan!” Elizabeth Reaser said, choosing her on-screen daughter-in-law over her own adoptive “children.”

David Cook
went old school, ignoring the “of 2011″ part of the title and choosing Brad Pitt’s Louis de Ponte du Lac from Interview With a Vampire.

Then there were the even less-obvious choices. Questlove nominated Count Chocula. “Hands down, he’s been vampire of the year for me for the last couple of decades.”
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by (@hallekiefer)

The 25 Worst-Dressed Stars Of 2011: Vote For The Best…Of The Worst

2011 brought along with it a host of new fashion trends, from long-sleeved gowns to daytime sequins to the ever-unfortunate mullet dress. The biggest trend of all, however, seems to have been stars looking like a volcanically hot mess. Yes, like a single strand of pearls or a little black dress, celebrities sashaying down the red carpet in cringe-inducing couture never gets old. After all, these are people who all have stylists. Who they pay real money. To make them look good. We know.

Without further ado, check out our Worst-Dressed Stars of 2011 gallery then vote on your favorite misguided celebs. Will it be Paz de la Huerta or Nicki Minaj? Katy Perry or Courtney Stodden? Lady Gaga or Snooki? As long as famous people continue to have little to no taste, we’ll all be winners here.

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by (@JordanRuntagh)

Lady Gaga’s 50 Craziest Looks Of 2011

Lady Gaga has entered her third year at the top of the pop world, and she is showing no signs of dragging when it comes to her fab style. 2011 not only brought us a new album from Mama Monster, but 365 (at least!) deliciously insane outfits that constantly make us put our paws up in reverent salute! This year her gowns got bigger, her stage outfits got wilder, her day wear got more revealing…and of course there’s Jo Calderone. Where can she go from here!? Next year if she really wants to freak us out, she should bust out some Old Navy. Join us in the gallery below as we count down Lady Gaga 50 (yes, 50!) craziest looks of 2011. Enjoy!

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by (@shalapitcher)

Stars Nominate Charlize Theron, J.Lo, Tilda Swinton For Best-Dressed Of 2011

Are you having trouble deciding who among our list of 30 lovely ladies was the best-dressed celebrity of 2011? You’re not alone. We posed that question to a number of other famous folks on red carpets and in the VH1 offices, and many were stumped. But when they did finally answer, they gave us a few names that didn’t make our original list — and now we realize it easily could have been a top 50. Watch on:

“I always think Charlize looks amazing,” Aisha Tyler told us.

Questlove put his choice in context: “The best-dressed celeb of 2011 was J.Lo, considering the tragedy she went through this year. I feel like she’s put on a brave face and she came out smelling like a rose.”

There was a bit of nepotism at play too: “My wife, Paula Patton,” Robin Thicke declared, and Bill Hader nominated his SNL co-star Kristen Wiig.
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by (@JordanRuntagh)

The 45 Biggest Celebrity Breakups Of 2011

Love never dies, but it sure took a battering this year! Celebrity couples of every age and stripe dropped like flies in 2011! From long-term unions like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, all the way down to the ones that can be measured in a television season (*cough* Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries *cough*), Hollywood could have used a giant couples’ therapy session. There were affairs, secret children, super fights, Twitter drama, ugly court cases and sometimes all of those combined. For these couples it wasn’t domestic bliss but domestic blitz! But don’t feel bad if you’ve made the list, guys. Just think of it as a giant singles ad. (You’re welcome!)

As the great philosopher Pat Benatar once said, “Love is a battlefield.” Check out some of this year’s casualties of Cupid in the gallery below. It’s truly a star-studded cast, with Marc Anthony and J.Lo, George Clooney and Elisabetta Canalis, Demi and Ashton and oh so many more. Pick up your crazy hearts and try again in ’12, folks!

[Photo: Getty Images]

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by (@JordanRuntagh)

The 30 Cutest Couples Of 2011 *That Aren’t Robsten

We’re gonna level with you, dear readers. Here at the FABLife, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson will get our vote for the cutest couple every year until the end of time. That’s just the way it goes! So, to make it fair for all of the other adorable love birds out there, we’ve taken them out of the competition. But we’ve made Robsten the gold standard by which we measure and rank the rest of the sweethearts! So please Twihards, don’t send us angry letters.

Sure, 2011 was largely seen as the Year of the Breakup. That doesn’t mean love didn’t flourish! We’ve asked stars who they think should earn the title of “Cutest Couple 2k11,” and their answers ranged from the predicable, to the, err … not so predictable. Tehmina Sunny and Amadou Ly both share our Robsten 4Lyfe sentiments, whereas David Cook and Chelsea Rendon were more Selena Gomez/Justin Bieber people.  Roots drummer Questlove was pumped that puppet pals Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy got back together in the Muppets reboot, while Robin Thicke felt that Charlie Sheen and his nose candy made the perfect duo. Err, adorable, right? Watch the vid to see what other celebs had to say!

Now that you’ve heard their views, check out our official TFL Cutest Couples list in the gallery below! Agree, disagree? Let us know in the comments!

[Photo: Splash News Online/Getty Images]

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by (@katespencer)

The 30 Best Rob And Kristen Photos Of 2011

Another year has passed of

2. People’s Choice Awards, January:


3. People’s Choice Awards, January:


4. Holding hands in Vancouver, March:


5. Date night at the movies, March:


6. Breaking Dawn wrap party/Kristen’s birthday celebration, April:


7.Water for Elephants premiere in NYC, April:


8. Water for Elephants premiere in NYC, April:


9. Water for Elephants premiere in NYC, April:


10. Shooting Breaking Dawn in St. Thomas, April:


11. Shooting Breaking Dawn in St. Thomas, April:


12. MTV Movie Awards, June:


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16. Holding hands backstage at the MTV Movie Awards, June:


17. Comic-Con, July:


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20. Hand and foot print ceremony at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, November:


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22. Hand and foot print ceremony at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, November:


23. Twilight Convention, November:


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25. Breaking Dawn: Part 1 premiere in Los Angeles, November:


26. Breaking Dawn: Part 1 premiere in Los Angeles, November:


27. Breaking Dawn: Part 1 premiere in London, November:


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30. Breaking Dawn: Part 1 premiere in London, November:

Related: Our 25 Favorite Vampires Of 2011
Robert Pattinson’s Best Moments Of 2011: Huge Hits, F-Bombs And Everything In Between
Kristen Stewart’s Best Moments Of 2011: High Fashion, Hard-Core Acting And A Little Bit O’ Trumpet

[Photo: GettyImages//Splash News Online]

by (@missmuttoo)

The 30 Best Dressed Stars Of 2011: Vote For Your Favorite Now!

How did we come up with this list of 30 best dressed stars for 2011? Many hours of poring through pictures of premieres, award shows, concerts, events … you name it, we saw it. We also think it’s a pretty diverse list covering our favorites and yours. Will you vote for bombshells like Jennifer Lopez or Sofia Vergara, whose Modern Family co-star, Sarah Hyland, has also made it onto the polls. Or for gamine pixies like Zooey Deschanel, Michelle Williams and Carey Mulligan? If you prefer the ingenues, then Chloe Moretz, Hailee Steinfeld and Jennifer Lawrence are on the list as well. The best clotheshorses in H’town are included and they’re the type who look perfectly at home (translation: drop dead gorgeous) in designer wear. We’re talking about women like  Anne Hathaway, Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde, Amber Heard, Mila Kunis and Blake Lively. The latter’s new boyfriend’s ex, Scarlett Johansson is up for the win, making this an interesting face-off!

You should have a heads up that there are a couple of duos in there, and we’re sorry in advance for making you choose between them. We have the two Emmas — Emma Watson and Emma Stone. There are the Twilight hotties — Kristen Stewart and Ashley Greene. The television cuties — Lea Michele and Nina Dobrev. The yummy mummies (one is currently pregnant and one gave birth earlier this year) — Beyonce and Jessica Alba. And of course, the sunshine blondes — Cameron Diaz and Reese Witherspoon. We know, it’s really hard! What’s even harder is choosing between the trio of besties — Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and Taylor Swift. And finally, rounding up the list, standing tall and very royal is the newly minted Duchess, who hasn’t made a sartorial step wrong all year, Kate Middleton.

So, there you have it. A very fashionable 30. What we need you to do, now, is click after the jump and check out our massive gallery and vote in the poll we’ve got below it. We’ve even got 3-in-1 pictures so you have more outfits to look at! Vote, vote, vote! Read more…

by (@seapeaz)

The 100 Hottest Celeb Bikini Pics Of 2011

It’s that time of year again when we reflect on everything we’ve accomplished, as well as the things we probably could have done better (like eating a few less slices of pumpkin pie) and make heartfelt resolutions for the new year.  After all of the indulgences of the holiday season, we normally include the plan to live a healthier lifestyle at the very top of our list.  If you need motivation to get fit in 2012,  look no further than our collection of the 100 hottest bikini photos of 2011. It’s sure to inspire you to finally use that gym membership!

We’ve ranked the top 10 hottest bikini clad ladies, and included another 90 wildly sexy bikini shots, in no particular order. Enjoy!

1. Halle Berry

Move over Miranda Kerr (Miranda was crowned our hottest bikini bod in 2009 and 2010), Halle Berry wins this year! Peep more Halle Berry bikini pics.

2. Alessandra Ambrosio

See sexy shots of Alessandra Ambrosio and her fellow Victoria’s Secret Angels in this 2011 Victoria’s Secret fashion show mega gallery!

Check out more bikini beauties after the jump!

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