It’s hard to believe that it’s been 10 years since Kelly Clarkson shot to fame as the very first winner of American Idol! We met her way back in 2002 as a 20-year-old waitress from Texas, and now she’s a bonafide Grammy-winning superstar. She’s had 10 Top 10 hits, she sang the national anthem at this year’s super bowl, and in December she took her place alongside fellow soulstresses on VH1 DIVAs. So for all that, we’ll agree to forget about From Justin To Kelly…
While other so-called Idols have fizzled (What was the name of that grey-haired dude again? Anyone?), Kelly’s star is still burning bright as ever, with her latest single “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” hitting the number one spot. And she did all of this before her 30th birthday! Yes, the singer turns the big 3-0h today, so to celebrate let’s take a look at ten people who she’s influenced in the last decade. Happy birthday, Kelly! And as you so perfectly put it, our lives would suck without you.
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Carmen Electra’s killer charm and electrifying body has made her a staple in the entertainment world for close to twenty years. The blue-eyed beauty got her start by appearing in minor roles and print ads back in the mid 90s, but it was her role in the television classic Baywatch that launched her into the stratosphere. From there she earned parts on the big screen in movies like American Vampire, Scary Movie, and Starsky & Hutch, and landed on the cover of Playboy an astonishing five times!
But life hasn’t been a total beach for Carmen. Who could forget her tabloid train-wreck of a marriage to Dennis Rodman one drunken weekend in Vegas? And her reality wedding to Jane’s Addiction front-man Dave Navarro didn’t fare much better. Though her love life may have been questionable sometimes, we love her anyway. So to celebrate her 40th (!?) birthday, check out the ageless beauty’s 30 most electrifying looks in the gallery below. Enjoy!
Today, April 18, is the birthday of two lovely ladies from very famous families: Suri Cruise (who turns 6) and Kourtney Kardashian (who’s 33). That fact made us realize that they have so much more in common than we originally thought. For one, they are both fiercely stylish, but can also be painfully cute. And they both manage the constant hounding of paparazzi with grace. Though the eldest Kardashian sister clearly seeks out the spotlight more than Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise’s daughter, we fully expect all those dance and gymnastic classes to inspire Suri to seek out the stage sometime soon. And just because it’s Wednesday and we’re feeling a little silly, we invite you to play a little game of “who wears it better” with these two.
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The little Gucci dress, the little Gucci dress, or … the little Gucci dress? It must be amazing to be Posh. With a slamming figure, four adorable rugrats, a successful designing career and drop-dead gorg husband David Beckham, Victoria Beckham has a whole lot to be happy about. Victoria always possessed an air of beautiful richness, ever since her Spice Girls days. And since then, Victoria has become an author, model, solo artist, and most recognizably a fashion icon, for others’ designs as well as her own. Posh’s look has morphed over the years — and it’s made others morph with her, see her trend-setting short haircut in 2007 — but she’s always maintained a classic, chic appearance. And she’s still killing it, most recently appearing on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar China. To celebrate Victoria’s 38th birthday today, let’s take a look at how posh she’s been through the years:
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Emma Watson turns 22 today, but we still can’t help but want to pinch those grown women cheeks. The Harry Potter starlet exudes total adorableness. From her sleek cut to her polished threads, Emma is that pretty girl you always hated because you secretly wanted to be just like her. Can we blame all those screaming girls gushing tears when they meet her? Although Emma’s days of playing the smart and fearless Hermione have sadly come to an end, Emma’s career is still booming. The Brown University undergrad played the cute wardrobe assistant Lucy in My Week With Marilyn, a critically acclaimed film nominated for two Oscars. She’s got a lead in the much-anticipated Perks of Being a Wallflower, out in September. And the English beauty is currently switching gears to play bad-ass stick-up kid in The Bling Ring, scheduled to release in 2013. No matter the different roles Emma takes, she will always be that darling little lady we first met on the big screen in 2001. Let’s all wish Emma a big happy birthday with her 22 most adorable looks.
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Oooweee. It’s time to crack a window and grab a tall glass of water; you’ll need that cool spring breeze right now. Some of the hottest women to ever grace the Victoria’s Secret runway (shoot to ever walk the Earth) were born in April, making for a very different kind of heatwave than the kind we experience in July.
Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio turned 31 on April 11, and has more to celebrate than her own birthday this year. The original spokeswoman for PINK, who walked the runway just three months after giving birth to her daughter Anja, is expecting her second child with Jamie Mazur sometime this year.
Model-turned-actress Brooklyn Decker has been quite the busy lady. The 5’9″ blonde, who appeared alongside Adam Sandler in last year’s Just Go With It, is spending her 25th birthday today (April 12) while traipsing the globe to promote her latest flick, Battleship.
Brit beauty Rosie Huntington-Whiteley went from strutting around in her undies for Victoria’s Secret and Burberry to fleeing evil aliens in Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Rosie turns 24 on April 18, and you can pay homage to her bday by perusing her pics in Vogue Brazil’s April issue.
Last but certainly not least in the looks department is Orlando Bloom’s smoking wife Miranda Kerr. The Aussie model and mum of 1-year-old Flynn acquired quite some fame being the first Australian model to become a Victoria’s Secret angel. We can’t say we’re surprised she was chosen as the first. Miranda turns 29 on the 20th.
In the spirit of a catwalk showdown, we’re putting these heavenly creatures in direct competition with each other. We’re asking you to select which April birthday girl is hottest. Are you up for this decision? Here’s a gallery of Alessandra, Brooklyn, Rosie and Miranda to make your choice a little easier (actually, probably not):
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Every time we post anything on Kristen Stewart, we are completely blown away by the response from fans. There are few stars out there who elicit so much unconditional love. So, on her 22nd birthday, we decided that a simple photo gallery wasn’t enough to celebrate our Bella/Joan/Snow. We asked you to tell us on Twitter why #KStewRules. And the answers made us really, really hope this list makes it to Kristen somehow, and really, really wish there’d be a camera handy at the time. Because she is pretty fun to watch when she’s showered with compliments.
Many of you shared similar thoughts about her independent streak: “#Kstewrules bc love or hate her, she is an original who dares to be herself in a world of manufactured celebs in artificial,” @ALotMoreofMagic said. And @JessieDior wrote, “#kstewrules because she’s independent, knows what she wants, doesn’t pretend to be anything else and is so genuine! We love her.”
A lot of you were most proud of the example she sets. “#KStewRules because she taught me that It’s okay not to be okay,” read one of 11 tweets from @thisbigreeneyes. @pikixina called her “Gaga for Twilight’s fans, she motivates you to be yourself no matter what the people will say.”
Of course, her badassery earned comments like, “#KStewRules because she wants to play the superhero, not the superhero’s girlfriend. AND SHE IS. #SWATH,” from @MyCleverAlias. And her unique fashion sense was another fave: “#KStewRules because she kicks off her high heels on the RC and puts on converse <3,” wrote @steje92.
Because we know Kristen wouldn’t want to leave anyone out, we’re going to share all of the tweets we got with the hashtag since Friday (in reverse chronological order): Read more…
Kristen Stewart beats to her own funky fashion drum. And we’re willing to bet that drum has the Converse logo on it. She consistently sports dark shades, a knotted tee, and a pair of grungy kicks — when she’s not legging it up in mini dresses at her many premieres. The erstwhile Bella Cullen is most definitely doing her thing onscreen too. With two expected blockbusters due out this year, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 and Snow White and the Huntsman, and the buzzed-about On the Road, Robert Pattinson better be planning some extra special celebrations for his lady.
Today, we thought we’d honor one specific side of Kristen’s real-life and onscreen persona. Since her Panic Room days, Kristen has landed a number of tough-girl roles, and we already named her one of our 15 favorite current female actress stars. And when she’s not in a movie, she’s being rebellious with defiant poses in magazine spreads, giving mysterious answers in interviews, and shooting dark looks at the paparazzi. So, as Kristen celebrates her 22nd birthday today, we’ll be celebrating her 22 most bad-ass looks.
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In her Sports Illustrated days, Elle Macpherson received the nickname “The Body.” Geez, I have no idea why. The supermodel just has the most amazing set of legs on this planet and a killer 6′ frame to match. After 30 years, Elle proves she still has “The Body” and much more. Once Elle graced a record five Sports Illustrated covers, the supermodel turned super entrepreneur created a line of lingerie and skin care products. Those longs legs must keep Ms. Macpherson running as she produces and hosts “Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model” and NBC’s “Fashion Star.” Two handsome adult sons and an obvi fantastic closet later, Elle is still a babe. How does she do it, is what we’re trying to figure out. Either way, she looks fantastic at 48-years-old. Let’s give Elle a big, jealous happy 48th birthday by looking at how she’s managed to keep that body through the years. Happy Birthday!
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Lady Gaga has become quite the queen of bizarre fashion. With daring ensembles including sparkling heelless shoes, peculiar wigs, facial horns and of course, red meat, the “Edge of Glory” singer is expected in at all times. It’s safe to say one of Gaga’s biggest jaw-droppers was when she dressed as Jo Calderone. Mama Monster loves to defy gravity and nature often.
But underneath the costumes and makeup, we sometimes forget that Lady Gaga also has striking features and flawless skin (which she attributes to spinach and sex). We often can’t see her true beauty under all that insanity — though we suspect that’s part of the point. But today, as Lady Gaga turns 26 and in honor of her birthday, we’d like to remind everyone that Gaga’s not just crazy, but crazy pretty! Here are 26 pictures of Gaga at her prettiest. Enjoy!
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