Is it just us, or are Dianna Agron and Taylor Swift cut from the exact same cloth? That’s probably why they’re such good buddies, and we find the similarities quite remarkable. The obvious is there — that they’re beautiful blonds, rich, young and famous, of course — but how about their personal styles. That whole girly, vintage, ’40′s and ’50′s inspired steez is something they both share. That, and an abiding love for all things Shirley Maclaine. So, why wouldn’t we pit them against each other in a sartorial battle? They’re pretty evenly matched! Dianna and Taylor were both at the “2012 Ripple of Hope” gala held at The New York Marriott Marquis in New York City yesterday. Taylor’s still sticking to that no-red-lipstick thing clearly! She looked pretty dreamy in her comfort zone — sparkles — but we have to say that her bedazzled Oscar de la Renta is just hands down stunning, even though Taylor and shimmer go together like apple and pie. She accessorized cleverly with a pair of neutral Jimmy Choo peep-toes and Lorraine Schwartz earrings. Dianna mixed things up a bit, keeping her ladylike style with a Dolce & Gabanna headband, but vamping it up slightly, with a black dress by the same brand and sexy, baroque-print Christian Louboutin heels. And deep, almost magenta lips! Nice job, ladies. Now all that’s left is for you to write in to tell us whose style you prefer.
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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 and Robert 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.
The nice thing about interviewing celebrities at movie premieres is that you learn something new every time. Take our chat with Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter star Anthony Mackie (aka hot dude from The Hurt Locker soon to be seen in a billion A-Lister packed films) at the film’s premiere last night. The actor told our correspondent Janell Snowden that his #1 golfing buddy is none other than Robert Pattinson. Seriously!?
Mackie tell VH1, “Rob Pattinson, he’s a good friend of mine. We hang out together and play golf together and drink in the pubs. That’s my homeboy.” As for their golfing threads? Anthony just scored a new Puma outfit and says Rob wears “slacks with a nice polo.” What we wouldn’t give to see these two palling around on the green! Anthony told MTV News about his friendship with Rob earlier this year, detailing their karaoke hijinks together.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is in theaters this Friday, and Anthony can be seen later this year in Gangster Squad alongside fellow handsome specimen Ryan Gosling.
Update: We love the reaction our interview is getting on Twitter, which is basically “Really?! Is Anthony for real? Robert Pattinson…golfs?!” That pretty much sums up our response, too. We asked Janell, our correspondent who spoke with Anthony, if she thinks he’s telling the truth or messing around and here’s her expert analysis: I TOTALLY believe Anthony! Having hung out with him once and interviewed him many times over the years, he’s definitely a jokester, but after I told him about VH1.com’s obsession with all things Twilight, it would’ve been cruel of him to be such a tease. Besides, Anthony’s a very well connected guy. At the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, he told me that Robert Redford invited him to his ranch where they sipped Pinot Noir. So if he can wine and dine with Redford, he can definitely suit up and tee off with Pattinson!
We think that Selena Gomez probably got a wee bit territorial because of the amount of time Dianna Agron has been spending with Taylor Swift. The Glee actress and the songbird posted a series of cute (and cutesy) photographs taken together, on Twitter, day before yesterday, celebrating Shirley MacLaine‘s birthday. Last month, Agron and Swift even caught The Hunger Games together. No wonder Selena was feeling left out! But she took care of reasserting her position as Swifty’s BFF yesterday, posting the adorable photograph montage you see above. And get this. The photograph was on her Instagram space, on her twitter account, and on her Facebook page. Triple threat, baby!
The message that went with all three read, “Because you need a best friend that’s sings beautifully, another best friend to dance with you and another to listen. Oh and cupcakes… Cupcakes.” Got that, Agron? She said “best friend.” We’re just kidding about all of this, of course! There’s no rivalry between the three, and they’re all really good friends who share plenty of the same interests — dancing crazy, baking cupcakes, playing the ukulele, playing dress up and the like. Good times!
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Related: Taylor Swift, Dianna Agron Play Dress-Up In Honor Of Shirley MacLaine’s Birthday
You knew that Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin were pals with Jay-Z, but what you didn’t know is that Gwynnie loves her musical buddy so much that she made him her ringtone. For real. Movieline reports that at a press junket for Paltrow’s movie Country Strong, her cell phone went off to the tune of “Dirt Off Your Shoulder.” Lest anyone in the crowd be unfamiliar with the tune, Paltrow explained it was “Y’know, by Jay-Z.” Thanks for clearing that up, G!
So do you think Jay reciprocates the love? Is his ringtone the theme from Country Strong, or maybe the Glee version of “Forget You”? Of course not—it’s totally “Cruisin’” from Duets.
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Rihanna might not have been able to make it to Katy Perry and Russell Brand‘s wedding, but it’s all good! She’s making up for the lost time by spending time with her best pal in the recording studio. When asked if their musical collaboration will appear on her upcoming album, due out on November 10, Rihanna says “No, but we’re actually working on some music together…hell yeah.” So it looks like we’ll have to wait a while to hear their duet, but perhaps the pair might tour together once it finally comes out.
Rihanna explained, “I would love to tour with Katy. She’s a rock star. And when I see her live, she just brings such a fun [vibe], like a colorful rock star. She has all these [props]. She has candy and fruit and a blown-up ChapStick onstage, but then she’s rocking out with a guitar and banging her head and swinging onstage and crowd-surfing. That’s the sh*t that just makes you excited when you see her perform. She’s beautiful, but then she rocks out.”
We’re loving how supportive these girls are of one another, and if they co-headlined a tour, that sounds like one killer stage show. Are you excited for a RiRi-Katy collaboration?
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Katy Perry started off her weekend like a total celebrity – mobbed by paparazzi at LAX, her fiancé Russell Brand was arrested after an altercation where one paparazzo tried to take an inappropriate photo of Katy. (Perry tweeted about the incident, writing: “If you cross the line & try an put a lens up my dress, my fiancé will do his job & protect me. #standbyyourman #don‘tf*ckwiththeBrands.”) Then, twenty four hours later, Katy was in Vegas engaging in what has become and American rite of passage, her own bachelorette party, complete with binge drinking and Cirque du Soleil.
Sure, not everyone who has their bachelorette party in Vegas is accompanied by their best friend and party giver, Rihanna, but it all sounds refreshingly normal and fun to us. On Saturday afternoon, Katy, RiRi and 25 of their closest friends hung out at the Hard Rock Hotel pool, drank, Tweeted about drinking, and then took the official transportation of obnoxious partiers everywhere, the stretch Hummer limo, to the Cirque du Soleil show where they met the show’s cast, then headed to dinner and a strip club. Personally, we can’t get over the part where they met the cast at Cirque – just look at them all. We’re used to Katy and Rihanna being the flashiest people in the room, but they can’t even compare with these people!
For more pics of Katy’s hen party (as they say across the pond), check out our gallery below, it’s quite a cast of characters. And as for Russell Brand, he was charged with misdemeanor battery by the LAPD and was later released. All in all, a busy weekend for the pair.
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We were mesmerized by these pictures of Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin and Jay-Z hanging out at a beach BBQ when we first spotted them two weeks ago. Turns out, these super-rich BFFs don’t just like sipping pinot grigio together, they genuinely inspire one another.
Jay-Z, who is known as Uncle Jay to little Apple and Moses Martin, said of the Martin clan “They are a really cool family with beautiful kids, who happen to be good at the jobs they do.” And fueling the firestorm over whether he and Beyoncé plan to start a family soon, when asked what his plans were, he said ”Kids? Of course.”
The best quote of the interview with Mr. Z though, came when he said that had he come across Chris Martin growing up in Brooklyn, Martin would have been victimized, for sure. Jay explained that had they met back in the day, it would have been “a different scenario.” He went on, ”He couldn’t walk through Marcy. I was a different person then. I wasn’t open to the world and to cultures. I would have been, ‘Yo! Who are you? Give me your money.’ You couldn’t have a guy like Chris walking through Marcy. He’d have to get robbed. At best.” Of course, no one knows why Martin had a cast on his foot at the beach in these photos, it’s possible Jay gave him a beat down after getting “Clocks” stuck in his head one too many times.
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Gwyneth: OMG, Young HOV is here! Welcome to the Hamptons! Sandy jungle where we isolate ourselves among people of our own economic class! There’s nothing you can’t buyyyy!
Jay-Z: Goopster! Don’t you look adorable.
Gwyneth: Thanks! I’m on a Chardonnay cleanse this week.
Jay-Z: Well that and your WASP-y pretentious tendencies keep you young.
Gwyneth: That they do! Is Beyonce here?
Jay-Z: She’s looking for a parking spot.
Gwyneth: You mean, she’s cruising slowly in your off-white Lexus?
Jay-Z: I guess so.
Gwyneth: I love acupuncture!
Jay-Z: I’m going to go talk to your husband.
Gwyneth: Well, on to the next one, as you say!
Jay-Z: You’ve never heard any of my other albums, have you? Reasonable Doubt? Vol. 3…Life and Times of S. Carter? The Blueprint? Most of them are classics, you know.
Gwyneth [Silent, staring at feet]: My UGG boots are made of animals I refuse to eat.
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Welcome to part 2 of our little chat with Ms. Dakota Fanning, who in another lifetime would be that one popular girl at school who is also insanely nice. You know that girl – the perfect one no one can loathe because she’s so damn cool? Yeah, that’s our DF. We finished our precious 6 minutes together chatting about her BFF Kristen Stewart, who is apparently the most adorably domestic 20 year old in all of Los Angeles. We asked Dakota about the girliest thing the pair has ever done together and, well, you’ll have to watch the clip to find out what it is.
Hint: it involves Kristen in an apron (or so we imagine).