Gwen Stefani is just a girl…with absolutely fantastic abs. Ok, she’s obviously a lot more than that. But seriously, she’s got one of the all-time great six-packs. And now that she’s back with the triumphant return of her band, there’s No Doubt that we’re going to be seeing them a LOT more (see what we did there?). 2012 has been a huge year for the platinum blonde rocker and mother of two. She made her long-awaited return to music after six years with No Doubt’s new record Push And Shove, giving the world a badly needed dose of ska-pop. But that’s not even the half of it! The first lady of Harijuku hosted a fundraiser with first lady of the United States Michelle Obama in August, and last month she hit up the iHeartRadio music festival in Las Vegas along side P!nk. But despite her busy schedule, she’s apparently still found enough time to do approximately 8 thousand crunches and sit-ups day, because that’s what it has to take to get her washboard looking so fine. So in honor of Gwen’s 43rd birthday, we’ve assembled her 25 most Ab-Tastic looks of all time. Head down to the gallery below and take a look!
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Hilary Duff turns 25 today, and we are happy to say that she’s looking better than ever. Over the past decade (and then some) we have seen her transform from a preteen princess to a sexy, sophisticated wife and mother. There’s no question that Duff hasn’t always been on trend when it comes to fashion, especially during her Disney days, but the star somehow managed to escape her squeaky clean image and has become a full-fledged hot mama! The freshly minted 25-year-old is enjoying her family life, but let’s face it, it’s time for her to get back to work. That’s why we were thrilled to hear that she has signed a talent/development deal with 20 Century Fox TV, in which she will star in a “half-hour comedy vehicle.” We can’t wait! And if it’s half as funny as Lizzie McGuire it will totally be a hit. So in honor of her b-day we take a look back at some of the star’s best looks throughout the years. Enjoy!
Gwyneth Paltrow turns 40 today, and we’re pleased to report that with maturity, the actress has apparently reached a much more stable sense of fashion. In order to appreciate this, we decided to give you a look at Gwynnie’s not too distant past as the queen of style hits and misses. Eccentricity and edginess can really be the game changer when it comes fashion, but this tactic occasionally backfired for Paltrow. From weird, unshapely shoulder pads to long, velvet and silk skirts that she may have borrowed from a gothic witch’s closet. We hope she saved some of these dresses for Apple to play dress-up with, though. We hope Gwyneth Paltrow can take a stroll down memory lane with us, while we laugh off these fashion fails, and she can say, “What the hell was I thinking?”
Christina Milian was criminally left out of out Summer 2012 VH1 bikini awards, and we’re still not totally sure why that happened. Probably something as simple as not being seen out and about in a two-piece when we were putting the competition together. But we truly feel horrible, because she totally has what it takes to go head to head with Beyonce for the bikini crown! Just like Queen Bey, she’s a talented actress with a singer’s voice and the physique of a model. That’s why she kills it at all of those professions. There’s always next year, Christina!
Despite not tasting bikini royalty, Christina’s had a pretty sweet life. She’s appeared in movies like Ghosts Of Girlfriend’s Past and Pulse, and done turns in classic TV shows like Sister Sister, Clueless, Charmed, and Smallville. She even lived the dream by marrying fellow R&B star The-Dream! Sadly they divorced a short time later, but their union produced baby Violet, who is hands down the cutest thing we’ve ever seen. Sorry Kim Kardashian’s new kitten, them’s the breaks. The lovely Christina turns 31 today, so to celebrate/apologize for the bikini awards oversight, we’ve compiled her 15 sexiest swimsuits of all time!
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It’s a big weekend for vets of the Harry Potter series! Emma Watson’s new movie Perks of Being A Wallflower opened yesterday, and today Tom Felton turns 25! The little toe-headed kids we knew as evil Draco Malfoy has grown up into quite the handsome dude, showing up to red carpet events looking like a walking GQ cover. His latest film The Apparition scared the crap out of us in theaters last August, and it looks like his next movie Night Wolf will definitely do the same. What is it with this guy and freaky flicks, huh? Too many years hanging around with he-who-shall-not-be-named, we guess.
On top of his acting skills, Tom’s also a musician and songwriter. In 2010 he released a collection of original songs called In Good Hands. He’s also flexed his comedy muscle with appearances in Get Him To The Greek and British sketches alongside Justin Bieber, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and Keira Knightley among many other famous faces. In honor of his quarter century on the planet, we’ve assembled his 25 most handsome looks of all time. Enjoy!
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Jessica Simpson‘s husband Eric Johsnson celebrated his 33rd birthday over the weekend and his wifey just posted some pictures of the celebration. Their daughter Maxwell was the center of attention, clearly. Jessica tweets linked to her website and the first one read, “Last year at Daddy’s party, Maxwell was in my belly. This year she’s in my arms!” Another tweet followeed by, “Daddy’s 33rd Birthday!” The two photographs you see above were attached to these messages and we couldn’t help but coo over them. How adorable is little Max’s bow! Jessica’s been a busy mom this week as she also wrote a column for iVillage on motherhood. It’s the five points Jess has learnt since having Maxwell. One of them is, also seeing Eric in a new light as a did. She gave him major props, by saying, “Watching him as a dad is probably one of the sexiest things I have ever seen. There is something about having these big hands on this little baby that is, by far, one of the sexiest things in the world.” She also revealed that she’s become a germophobe, writing, “I’ve never been germ-a-phobic at all. And when we were on the plane and I was wearing socks and normally when I get up to go to the bathroom — I know it sounds bad — but I don’t put my shoes on. I just have socks on. And this time I was like ‘That is SO disgusting!’ My daughter’s going to be sitting in my lap!” There’s the Jessica TMI we know and love so much, right?
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It’s been a bit of a long, slow climb to the top for Tom Hardy, but as the Lawless star turns 35 today, we think his success couldn’t come at a better time. After breaking into the scene as a model and stage actor, the Londoner starred in a number of British TV movies — notably making many swoon with his Heathcliff in 2009’s Wuthering Heights for ITV. Most of us on this side of the pond were still unaware of his talents, and those stunning blue-green eyes, until his role in 2010’s Inception. That basically opened the floodgates for him — he’s since starred in Warrior, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, This Means War, The Dark Knight Rises and Lawless. Next up, he’ll take over Mel Gibson’s titular role in Mad Max: Fury Road. But after seeing him rap to his young son, smile sheepishly after winning a modeling contract and play paintball with Reese Witherspoon, some of us are hoping he’s got some romantic comedy roles in the works too. In the meantime, let’s all wish him a happy birthday and fantasize that he’s starring in our own romance by perusing his 35 hottest looks:
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Emmy Rossum has way more talent than you. No offense, but it’s just a fact. While most of us were still sticking carrot sticks up our noses, 7-year-old Emmy was in New York’s Metropolitan Opera singing with greats like Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti. We were still having trouble mastering “I’m A Little Teapot” at that stage. And then at the ripe old age of 12 the precocious tween switched career paths and took up acting, getting herself an agent before graduating high school…which she did at 15! She went on to study at Columbia University while appearing in films like Songcatcher, Mystic River, and portraying a young Audrey Hepburn in a 2000 made-for-TV movie.
Emmy broke into the showbiz big time with her role as Christine in the 2004 silver screen version of Phantom of the Oprah, and she’s stayed in the A-List limelight ever since. More recently she’s made us laugh (and cry) as Fiona Gallagher on Showtime’s Shameless and just wrapped filming for the movie adaption of Beautiful Creatures, due out next year! So the big question is: How can someone with all of that talent also be so gorgeous!? Life can be unfair like that. Emmy celebrates her 26th birthday today, so in honor of the special occasion we’ve assembled her 26 Most Shameless-ly Sexy Looks ever. Enjoy!
It can’t be a coincidence that Beyonce was born right in the heart of MTV VMA season. The Queen Bey is just as much a part of the show as the Moonman, putting in a showstopping appearance nearly every year for over a decade. It’s fate, you guys! Or should we say, destiny. Ever since her Destiny’s Child days, she’s lit up the stage with a killer combo of jaw-dropping outfits and fierce dance moves. And who could forget last year when she announced on the red carpet that she was expecting little Blue Ivy Carter? The diva legacy lives on. We wonder what surprises she’ll have for us on Thursday night! Beyonce has become an icon of the awards show, and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate her 31st birthday than by checking out her hottest VMA outfits through the years. Enjoy!
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For some, the road to the top ain’t easy. Cameron Diaz had to survive doing The Mask alongside Jim Carrey before reaching superstardom. OK, putting that stuff in her hair for There’s Something About Mary probably wasn’t a walk in the park either, but from there Diaz has skyrocketed into the A-list stratosphere! She’s done turns in comedy classics like My Best Friend’s Wedding , and has not one but two mega-franchises under her belt: Charlie’s Angles and Shrek. Just this year she cracked us up in What To Expect What You’re Expecting, and we expected absolutely nothing less. The only thing as impressive as her acting career is how amazing she looks. Would you be able to tell that the statuesque leading lady is turning 40 today? We’re just as shocked as you are! Head on down to the gallery below to see our favorite Cam styles through the years.
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