Congrats to Lupita Nyong’o on picking up her first (of what we hope is many to come) Oscar nomination for her role in 12 Years a Slave. The actress has enjoyed a big few months since the movie’s release thanks to a number of honors and accolades for her heart wrenching performance as a tortured and brutalized slave. While she commands a serious presence on screen, her life off has been anything but. A peek inside her Instagram account shows the adorable side of Nyong’o as she goes from awards show to awards show, picking up trophies and new celebrity besties along the way. Oh, hugging Lena Dunham? Check! Selfies with Jared Leto? Mark it off the list.
We can’t wait to see what she’ll post at future shows and who will make her Oscars Hug Checklist. We hope it includes fellow nominees Jonah Hill and Jennifer Lawrence.
Well, technically speaking, the woman with the most popular booty on Instagram is probably Kim Kardashian (12MM followers) or Nicki Minaj (3.9MM followers). However, don’t sleep on the 20-year-old Jen Selter, the Instagram microcelebrity who has amassed over 1.4MM Instagram followers thanks to her spectacular rump.
The selfie is now ubiquitous on social media, so much so that its greatest proponents have started mixing it up, and finding bold new ways to self-photograph. The latest craze in selfie-land is to take your body, cell phone and reverse it — that’s right, we’re now taking it from behind. With Kim Kardashian kicking it off, a whole slew of celebrities have started capturing their perfect tushes in their gratuitous selfies.
From a 14-year-old kid on Keeping Up With The Kardashians to a New York Fashion Week runway model and PacSun designer, Kendall Jenner has already had more than one impressive career — and she’s just turning 18 years old today. (When we grow up, we want to be her.) In putting together this post in celebration of her birthday, we made an amazing discovery: She’s actually had more jobs than we knew.
“HEADING HOME NOW,” Kanye tweeted in response to the above Instagram Kim Kardashian posted last night. For all their bluster and fame-hungry ways, we do love it when they get all romantic with each other. And also, WOW, Kim.
Now that the Grammys are done, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on one of our favorite stars who didn’t show up for the mega show. And we missed her amazo brand of crazy so very much. Lady Gaga — it ain’t a party without you. So, in nostalgia of Gaga Grammy moments past, we picked through her instagram page and brought out a very recent pared down version of the singer — seen on the left — drinking what we hope is a really stiff martini. Compared to the one on the right, pulled out of our archive of her all dolled up drinking a dainty cup of tea. Just lovely. Except, as you’ve probably guessed by now (or not) — That ain’t Gaga on the left. It’s Madonna. Yes, we know. It’s like all their feuding made them morph into the same person, right? We don’t know whether it’s the angle, or the way her bangs are cut, but we really do think Madge is a shoe-in for Mother Monster, without the makeup and all the other frills, of course. The picture was posted on Madonna’s instagram page and was cheerfully captioned, “cheers motherf—s! I’m on instagram.” This is really, really, pushing it. But perhaps the “cheers motherf—s” is aimed at a certain Academy for totally snubbing her album MDNA? Wishful thinking on our part.
[Photo: Instagram/ Getty Images]
If you’re reading this blog, chances are pretty high that you viewed the whole Ravens and 49ers tussle as the opening act to a far greater power: Beyonce. Her half time performance was without a doubt the most anticipated event of the night for us (even more than that Bar Refaeli ad), and Queen Bey did not disappoint! The diva left us all spell bound with a collection of her modern classics like (our fave) ”Crazy in Love,” and even got some help from her Destiny’s Child sisters Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams on “Single Ladies.”
Needless to say, everyone was blown away by her incredible showmanship. But one person on particular was particularly proud…He husband Jay-Z, of course! Hova went backstage after the performance to congratulate his lady in person, and the result was thankfully captured in the cutest Instagram known to human kind. “Lights out!!! Any questions??” the proud husband tweeted soon after, proving that we weren’t the only ones who thought that the half-hour power outage in the 3rd quarter was a direct result of Bey blowin’ some fuses!
Beyonce herself took to both Twitter and Tumblr to share some hot/adorable behind the scenes images from her time at the Superdome. In addition to the pics, she also spread some love with a self-penned thank you note to all ladies who shared the stage with her during Super Bowl Sunday. “What a proud day for African American Women!!!!” she began. How is it possible for even her handwriting to be sexy!? “Kelly, Michelle, Alicia, Jhud- You are all beautiful, talented and showed so much class! It was an honor to perform at the Super Bowl with you phenomenal ladies.”
Check out more in the gallery below!
We don’t know how the weather has been where you are, but here in the North East, it’s been COLD. Damn cold! Christina Milian tried to heat things up with her Miami bikini pics the other day, but that was just a temporary solution. Now we’ve rounded up the 40 hottest Twitpics from the month of January, and suddenly we feel SO much better! Never-shy Tweetpeeps like Rihanna, Courtney Stodden, Adrianne Curry and many many more have set social media on fire with their smokin’ hot selfies, beachy vacay photos, and the occasional fashion shoot. What’s not to love? Supermodels like Miranda Kerr, Bar Refaeli and Heidi Klum got in on the act, but so did grown-up Disney queens like Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens! So if you’re feeling the bitter chill of winter, look no further than the gallery below for some sweet relief. Think of it as a sexy Duraflame log. Enjoy!
News flash: Rihanna really likes weed, you guys! Ok, this should come as a surprise to exactly zero people, least of all Lena Dunham. Just yesterday we told you how the Girls star criticed Riri for her stream of pot-themed tweets and Instagrams. So maybe this most recent shot of the singer is especially dedicated to Lena!
We’re not going to get involved with their beef, but Rihanna definitely wasn’t fooling when she went as the Queen of Ganja for Halloween. It’s always 4:20 by Rihanna’s watch. To prove it, we’ve gone ahead and assembled 20 pictures of Ri blazin’ up…from this past year alone! We’re not going to include those infamous pictures of her at Coachella last year, because we’re still not totally convinced that those aren’t corn chips that she’s eating off that bald dude’s head. But there’s quite a few others in there, from all kinds of occasions. To be fair, some of them could be hand rolled cigs. But it’s just as likely as she and Chris Brown being “just friends”…