Halloween in December? Sure, we’ll take it! A few weeks back we were saddened to hear that Heidi Klum’s annual spooky costume ball was yet another victim of Hurricane Sandy. Seriously, take a look at some of her insanely elaborate costumes from past years; clearly this gal plans for this all year long and she must have been pretty bummed. But luckily for her she was able to reschedule and throw her epic shindig on Saturday, just in time for Christmas! It’s a holiday miracle! The gathering was less creepy-crawly and more Kris Kringle, but she still stole the show with her Cleopatra get-up, complete with jeweled face makeup. And it’s all for a good cause! Heidi teamed up with the Red Cross to raise money for folks who lost a lot more than a Halloween party in the horrific superstorm. We guess the former Victoria’s Secret Angel hasn’t lost her heavenly bent after all. Check out more from the party in the gallery below!
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Wednesday is kind of a lame night for Halloween, so celebs and us regular folks have been celebrating since the weekend! But yesterday marked the final costumed hurrah, where Hollywood A-listers got their last chance to venture out in bizarre costumes, before it’s officially considered weird again. Kim Kardashian showed up to her Halloween party at Miami’s Fontainebleau in a skin tight Cat Woman catsuit, while boyfriend Kanye West donned a Batman outfit (natch), making them 2-0 with the hilarious couples costumes. Batman and his crew were a pretty popular choice this year. Kim’s sister Kourtney went as the Dark Knight alongside Scott Disick, who battled it out with Paris Hilton for the title of the Sexiest Robin. At first we thought Basketball Wives star Gloria Govan ALSO went as the great caped one, but it turned out to be a cat burglar. Our bad.
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson took things down a slightly creepier path (also natch), donning what appear to be Groucho Marx masks to a party at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Or maybe it’s Ernie Kovacs. Whatever it is, it’s just plain scary! Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart cheered us up, going as geeks. And the Hulk made things super easy by going as…himself. But he’s had a rough few weeks, so we’ll forgive him. Check out more costume fun in the gallery below!
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Everyone was worried about how Hurricane Sandy would affect Halloween trick-or-treating for small children, but did anyone give a thought to poor Heidi Klum, who looks forward to her epic Halloween blow out every year? Well we did, and we’re sad to report that the super storm has forced the super model to cancel her annual party this year. She issued a statement yesterday in which she explained this Great Pumpkin-sized bummer.
“I hope you and your loved ones are safe after this devastating storm in the New York City area,” she says. “For obvious reasons, I am canceling my Halloween party scheduled for tomorrow night. I hope to postpone for the near future… maybe a very Haunted Christmas? I hope everyone understands and stays safe.” Awww, we’re so sorry, Heidi. We know how pumped she gets for these shindigs, featuring her insanely elaborate costumes. She already gave us a sneak peak of this year’s edition: A golden Cleopatra. We guess we’ll have to wait for a “Haunted Christmas” to see it. Luckily we have a gallery of her past costumes to tide you over until then. Check it out!
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Heidi Klum is all about the bizarre costumes and presenting herself in the most insane ways possible. There’s no question that she’s totally gorgeous, but she definitely tried to cover it up sometimes – literally. Most recently, she stuck her head right into the mouth of a dragon. We found ourselves cringing and shrieking – “Don’t do it, Heidi!” Don’t look at us like that, the dragon looked hungry! But it was all in good fun, Heidi was just sharing her excitement for DreamWorks’ How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular at Nassau Coliseum in Long Island. Although she’s usually decked out in the most glamorous designer wear, she decided to ditch the couture and go for a viking costume instead. We totally love that she really got into the spirit but it was far from the first time that she dressed to scare. Enter photos from many, many, many famous Heidi Klum Halloween parties. To think that we usually just throw on some cat ears or a red clown nose and call it night! We are not worthy of her creativity. So head on down to the gallery below and just try to resist the urge to say “WTF, HEIDI?!” out loud.
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Elizabeth Banks has squeeed at great length about the opulent costumes worn by her Hunger Games character Effie Trinket; based on the promo photos we’ve seen so far, we’re squeeing along with her. What you can’t see in those photos, however, are all the things Banks had to temporarily give up every time she got her fantastical futuristic nails did. “Once they were on I literally couldn’t do anything,” the actress told MTV News. “I couldn’t iPhone, BlackBerry, use the computer. I couldn’t go to the bathroom. I couldn’t zip or unzip or do a button, I couldn’t wipe.” On one hand, what a dedication to her craft! On the other hand, ewwwwwww. On the other other hand, we want to see those nails. None of the movie stills have shown her fabulous paws long enough for us to get a good look!
Declares Banks, “I just want everyone to know how far we had to go to make The Hunger Games.” Oh, we get the picture, Elizabeth. Call us crazy, but we wouldn’t give up the ability to wipe for anything. Just kidding! We’d never wipe again if it meant we could escort Katniss to the Capitol…
We can’t be the only ones whose weekend was ruined by the news that Heidi Klum and Seal are breaking up. They seemed like the ideal couple! In every single picture they’re either kissing or wearing insanely elaborate matching costumes. Honestly, we don’t know how to cope with the thought of never seeing them together at their annual Halloween Ball ever again. So to stave off the impending panic attack, we created the gallery below to relive the good old days. Click away to view the insane cuteness and the insane costumes!
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If you’re unfamiliar with the Hunger Games series, you probably pieced together that the upcoming films are set in a futuristic dystopia where adolescents must fight in a harrowing battle royale. But did you also know it involves fabulous pink wigs? Elizabeth Bank’s Hunger Games character Effie Trinket, in particular, has an over-the-top costume which she described as being perfectly done. “I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t wait for people to see her,” the actress proclaimed to Vulture. “The makeup is incredible. We were actually shooting in North Carolina. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 100 degrees, like 98 percent humidity. ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s, like, 400 extras, or some crazy number. TheyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re all little kids. TheyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re standing in the hot sun. We felt so badly. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re, like, handing out Popsicles to keep their strength up and theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re just dropping like flies.” Those kids probably just fainted due to too much wig fabulousness! Or heatstroke. One of the two.
While Banks is ecstatic about her wardrobe selection, she couldn’t give much away for fear that director Gary Ross would film her in an actual bloodbath.Ã‚Â “All I can tell you is that Effie does have pink hair. When the hair and makeup was finished, we had all these people in the trailer and it was like everybody just got giddy all at once, like, ‘We did it!’ and ‘This is Effie! ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s going to be awesome!’ We were so happy,” Banks says, explaining, “You can get away with a lot of things in a book that you canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t get away with when youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re visually watching kids kill each other. So we just wanted to make sure that she didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t look too clownish. And that we honored the solemnity of whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s going on in the book. I wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t say we toned it down at all, but itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s very specific.” Gruesome hand-to-hand combat, an drag queen-style wardrobe, Stanley Tucci: this movie has everything for everyone.
Someone must have told Anne Hathaway that we weren’t exactly blown away by the sneak peek of her The Dark Knight Rises‘ Catwoman outfit. Goggles and a dramatic lip don’t really scream “feline superheroine,” do they? “I was not going to admit it: I asked someone to send me a few reactions. And I happen to know that MTV’s reaction was ‘meh,’” Hathaway told an MTV interviewer. “What I am happy to say is, if you didn’t like the photo Ã¢â‚¬â€ I’m gonna start with the negative Ã¢â‚¬â€ you only see about a tenth of what that suit can do. And if you did like the photo, you have excellent taste.” Hmm, unless the other 9/10 of what the suit can do involves a real mask, black vinyl with white stitching and a 34-year-old Michelle Pfeiffer, we will probably still have a problem with it.
Of course that isn’t the only Dark Knight drama surrounding Anne’s character. Yesterday one of the Catwoman stunt doubles smashed an IMAX camera when she accidentally drove into the camera person; luckily no one was injured. Okay, we guess that’s technically more like a cat, since they can’t drive motorcyclesÃ¢â‚¬Â¦consider us back on-board!
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As you might have expected, Justin Timberlake’s Comic-Con experience was the same blend of raw geekiness and amazing smooth-ity that makes him our fantasy nerd boyfriend. While at the convention last week promoting his upcoming sci-fi thriller In Time, the singer/actor teamed up with Esquire reporter Chris Jones to dole out secretly sexy hugs while dressed as Sesame Street characters. “If you were at Comic-Con yesterday, and you took a picture with a sketchy Bert and Ernie… I was Bert. Justin Timberlake was Ernie,” Jones tweeted afterwards. People probably should have been tipped off when they saw a generic Ernie costume at a sci-fi/fantasy convention. Or when that same Ernie started radiating such intense sexual mojo, any person wearing a sexy Storm Trooper costume lost consciousness.
“His idea. Also had Elmo and Cookie Monster available. We thought Bert and Ernie made for better bonding,” Jones revealed on Twitter. “I would pay good money to see the faces of the teenage girls who had no idea Justin Timberlake’s arm was wrapped around them.” Well, they were probably just happy to have anyone‘s arm wrapped around them. This is Comic-Con, after all.
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