Today is Rihanna’s birthday, but unfortunately, guys, you can’t lick the icing off her cake. The “Talk That Talk” singer recently wowed us with her simple yet sexy Giorgio Armani gown at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. But that’s not all! Ri Ri also gave an unforgettable performance alongside Coldplay and walked away with two wins for her vocal additions to Kanye West’s “All of the Lights.” She may have a killer wardrobe (and body), but the pop princess is showing a different side on the big screen this spring, making her feature film debut in Battleship, scheduled to hit theaters May 18.
If you don’t want to wait that long for more Rihanna, the Barbadian beauty is rumored to drop the new video for “Birthday Cake (Remix)” pretty soon featuring, yep you guessed it, her ex-beau Chris Brown. Some how in the midst of all this, Rihanna still manages to take to Twitter to chat with her “Rihanna Navy” and post some pretty great Twitpics. Since the good girl gone bad turns 24 today, here are Rihanna’s 24 hottest Twitpics!
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Just weeks after cashing in on a mega divorce settlement (though the divorce won’t be finalized for months), it looks like Vanessa Bryant might be feeling the love for husband Kobe once again. The basketball ex-wife was was spotted cheering on her old flame at a Valentine’s Day Lakers game, and TMZ snapped the two sharing a kiss. Is there a reconciliation in there air, or is she just really grateful for those three mansions she’s getting? $75 million worth of property might make you pretty affectionate!
But still, sparks may be flying between the two once more. Stranger things have happened! In fact, many couples in Hollywood have split up before finding themselves drawn together once again. Sometimes it leads to the altar, and sometimes … not so much (looking at you Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer). Check out the gallery below for our 30 favorite off-again-on-again celebrity couples!
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Terror never looked as adorable as when Shakira was attacked by a sea lion over the weekend! The hip-shaking singer was touring Cape Town, South Africa, when she spotted the cute but not-so-cuddly creature nearby. As she bent down to say hello, the animal apparently thought that her cell phone was a fish and sprang out of the water with its teeth out. The sea lion took a bite out of her hand before her brother was able to come to her rescue and pull the two apart. Both humans suffered scraped hands and arms. No word on the sea lion’s condition, but we imagine it’s doing all right.
Shakira posted pictures of her injuries to her Facebook in an album hilariously titled “Special Report: Attacked by a Sea Lion.” In the captions she dramatically recounts the incident in vivid detail. “One of [the sea lions] jumped out of the water so fast and impetuously that it got about one foot away from me, looked me in the eye, roared in fury and tried to bite me,” she wrote. She made sure to thank her brother “Super Tony” for saving her life and “taking me away from the beast.”
Sure, the whole ordeal seems like a freak accident, but animals tango with famous people much more often than you might think. Check out the gallery below for more celebrities who have survived awkward run-ins with wildlife!
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Have you seen the angel gracing the cover of this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue? Victoria’s Secret Angel, that is! Our prayers have been answered and mega-hottie model Kate Upton has been tapped to appear on the cover of SI‘s prestigious bikini edition. It’s like the Oscars for the only people in the world who are even more attractive than Hollywood A-Listers!
Although she was named Rookie of the Year in last year’s issue, there was some question as to whether Kate would make the front page. Some feared that she was simply too young and hadn’t paid enough dues to receive the honor. But we guess the peeps at SI used their brains (and their eyes!), as Kate victoriously unveiled the new cover last night on the David Letterman Show.
They say that all computer programming is just a bunch of ones and zeros. If that’s so, head to the gallery below for the hottest collection of ones and zeros you’ve ever seen! We’ve got 20 reasons why Kate Upton not only deserved the cover, but the title of Hottest Bikini Babe In History too. Enjoy!
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Obviously the tragic death of Whitney Houston on Saturday cast a long shadow over last night’s Grammy Awards. But that’s not to say that music’s biggest night was completely somber. All we had to do was look at celeb BFFs Rihanna and Katy Perry to feel our spirits lift! The two pop queens have been friends for years, and made sure to get seats next to each other in L.A.’s massive Staples Center arena. Awww! We used to do the same thing with our best friend during middle school! Except that was during lunch time and not Grammy night. But same difference.
The ladies are as close as two always-on-the-go superstars can be. Riri organized Katy’s bachelorette party prior to her (sadly short-lived) marriage to Russell Brand. Katy apparently even asked her to strip for it! “When I met her, it was such a breath of fresh air,” Rihanna gushed to Glamour magazine in 2011. “I just couldn’t believe this chick had no edit button.” So in honor of their friendship, we’ve put together a little scrap book of the pair’s cutest photos! Ok, “cute” is a relative term when dealing with these rock ‘n’ roll bad girls. Hence the shot of them flipping the bird. But the pix are still pretty heart warming. Check out more in the gallery below!
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We’ve already marveled at the travesty that is Nicki Minaj covering up her gorgeous face with that giant red hood with out even telling us what the hell it means (and nope, that performance doesn’t really explain it to us either). But she was hardly alone in wanting to make a statement at the Grammys. Fergie openly admitted to it, with her see-through orange “dress.” We also salute those ladies who know that the only way we’ll ask who they are is by showing up wearing machine guns or the hide of a freshly killed zebra. Also, we are still confused about the presence of people like Snooki and Rebecca Black. Not that we’re complaining, mind you. We had a whole lot of fun putting this one together.
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As the music world continued to mourn the loss of Whitney Houston, many of the stars on the Grammy red carpet decided that the way to honor the late diva was not to tone down their dazzling gowns, but to let them shine. Taylor Swift, Jessie J., David Guetta and Carrie Underwood were all aglitter. Amber Rose went in an entirely different direction, lighting up the evening in a bright yellow Versace. And then there were a few ladies and gents whose simple black was not the stuff of mourning, but of total sex appeal: We’re looking at you, Rihanna and Kelly Clarkson. Which were your favorites of the night? Browse through the pics and then share your opinion in the comments!
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Katharine McPhee took over our TV sets once before during her unforgettable run on American Idol back in 2006. And now she’s at it again, with the staring role in NBC’s Smash! The dramatic new series features McPhee as Karen Cartwright, an up-and-coming performer with some serious star power who gets her first shot at the big time. Sound familiar? It’s the role Katharine was born to play! The show premiered last night to record breaking numbers, and we can’t wait to see what’s to come.
But that’s not the only reason Kat is on everyone’s lips today. Her sizzling photo shoot for the March issue of GQ hit stands today, and it’s adding fuel to the flames. Screw the Giants parade, Katharine McPhee officially owns the day as far as we’re concerned. Take a look at the gallery below for her 20 most “smashingly” hot looks. Enjoy!
We could have easily pulled Betty White’s 90 most adorable photos in honor of her 90th birthday today. Everyone’s favorite Golden Girl (sorry, Bea Arthur!) has the cuteness factor of Selena Gomez pushing a baby carriage full of puppies in sailor hats down the aisle of a store that only sells Anne Geddes books. She’s so cute that prolonged exposure to her face eventually results in being unable to do anything but stare at the computer screen and make a noise that sounds something like “GooOooOoooOOOoooo.” So, in order to keep our jobs, we capped it at just 20. We hope you understand.
But it’s true, the ageless and timeless actress turns the big 9-0 today, and she’s just as with sassy as ever. And now we’d like to pay tribute to our honorary grandma in the gallery below. Rock on, Betty!
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If there’s anything that’s more striking than Tilda Swinton’s stellar screen performances, it’s her razor sharp sense of style. Like her movies, her outfits are always unique, unexpected and unforgettable. From film noire-y cocktail dresses, to snow queen frocks, and even vibrant pant suits, Tilda’s looks never fail to stun! So in honor of her Critics’ Choice Movie Awards nomination for her role in We Need To Talk About Kevin, let’s take a look back at some of Tilda’s greatest red carpet looks. Enjoy! And don’t forget to tune in TONIGHT to the CCMA’s on VH1 at 8 PM! But be sure to swing by the exclusive VH1 CCMA live-stream at 6 PM to watch your favorite stars strut the red carpet in high style!
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