Over the past year nail art has reached new heights of popularity among celebrities — and regular people too. Stars usually step out on the red carpet with a fresh manicure, but of late, nails have stopped being merely an accessory and have evolved into a focal point. Zooey Deschanel kicked off the year with adorable tuxedo nails at the 2012 Golden Globes and Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, Rihanna and Amber Rose have followed suit, stepping up the style on their digits and, for our benefit, documenting their creativity on Instagram and Twitter along the way.
Browse through our gallery and tell us which celebs hit the nail(s) on the head in 2012.
Excuse us while we let out a prolonged “duh!” Hunger Games franchise queen Jennifer Lawrence is beloved all over the world for her acting skillz, refreshing real talk and (of course) her gorgeous style and super hot bod. And now AskMen.com just bestowed upon her the title of Most Desirable Woman of the Year! 2012 has definitely been the year of the J-Law, since her record busting turn as Katniss Everdeen earlier this year. She’s covered W, Vogue and Elle magazine, become the new face of Dior, and most recently switched it up with the indie cred-getting Playbook Silver Linings. That’s a hell of a year for anyone, let alone a 22 year old!
And now she can add Most Desirable Woman to her impressive trophy stash! It’s a pretty serious honor when you consider her stiff competition, including the likes of pop goddess Rihanna, Esquire’s respective sexiest women of the year Miranda Kerr and Mila Kunis, runner/YouTube celebrity Michelle Jenneke and SI covergirl Kate Upton. Head on down to the gallery below to see how they ranked, and which other lovely ladies made it into the top 10.
Taylor Swift is holding hands with Harry Styles of One Direction, Lindsay Lohan is partying down and stealing the sweatshirt of Max George from The Wanted. Boy bands are back in a big way, and they’re stealing some of the brightest lights in tinsel town! But then again, who could blame them with their cool hair and cool clothes and…other cool guys with cool hair and cool clothes around them. Gah, sometimes is really does pay to travel in groups!
Tay and Lilo are definitely not the first famous ladies who have been swayed by the charms of a boy-bander. And chances are high that they won’t be the last either! Sure, everyone knows about Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, but remember that time he hooked up with Jenna Dewan? They obviously didn’t last, but we guess she made out ok in the end by marrying Channing Tatum and all. Before her punch-filled love triangle, Halle Berry stepped out with New Kid on the Block Danny Wood. Joe Jonas can count Camilla Belle and Taylor Swift among his suitors, whereas Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus preferred his brother Nick. Head down to the gallery below to see the boy-band hookups that you totally forgot about!
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If Mad Men’s Jessica Pare only cultural contribution was the musical Prozac known as “Zou Bisou Bisou,” she’d still definitely deserve special mention on this site (and in the history books). But as it happens, she is also incredibly gorgeous and has gone on to become our TV heartthrob of the season. Yes we admit it: We have a crush on Don Draper’s new wife. And if he found out, he’d probably make this face.
Thanks to the sixties setting of the show, we’re used to seeing Jessica rocking seriously groovy classic vintage styles. In fact, it’s kind of gotten to the point that we sometimes totally forget that Ms. Pare exists right now in 2012! And she still looks just as gorgeous as she did in 1966. How many people can say that!? (OK, maybe Cher…) In honor of Jessica’s 30th birthday today, we’ve assembled 20 pictures of her being wayyy too hot for the old fashion world of Mad Men, where the miniskirt is still causing heart attacks. We can’t even imagine what Don would say if he ever saw her scandalous not-safe-for-Sterling-Cooper scene in Hot Tub Time Machine. But whatever he does, it would probably also involve this face.
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We’d like to start by saying that we love our work. We just love pizza, ice cream cakes and those Girl Scout cookies with the coconut a hell of a lot more. And that’s the thing that separates us from the truly great actors. Well, that and a zillion KFC buckets worth of talent! Uber-dedicated movie stars will sometimes go the extra mile and put their bodies through insane physical transformations that make us sore just watching them up there on the big screen. Many hit the gym ruthlessly to purge every excess pound from their body and slim down, while some (occasionally) take a few weeks to pack on the pounds for a role. If it were us we’d choose the pound-packing parts exclusively, but hey!
More recently Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto took the tougher route and each shed an unbelievable amount of weight for their respective roles. Anne famously lost 25 pounds for the part of Fantine in the big screen adaptation of Les Miserables by eating two thin squares of oatmeal paste a day! We imagine that includes no dessert? McConaughey jettisoned his Magic Mike six-pack to play the HIV positive lead in Dallas Buyers Club, and his whopping 40 pound weight loss has lead some to wonder if he’s going too far. It’s got to be rough, but they certainly aren’t the first famous folks to go through such a dramatic body overhaul before going in front of the camera. Head on down to the gallery below for more thespians who took their bodies to crazy town, all in the name of their art. Sit down with a nice bag of chips and enjoy!
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November is traditionally the month that we all give thanks, and we definitely have a lot to be thankful for with these hot social media savvy celebs! Gorgeous superstars like Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus couldn’t resist sharing intimate snaps with their adoring Twitter and Instagram followings. But that was just the start! Tennis legend Serena Williams showed off her championship bikini curves while on vacation, and Scarlett Johansson showed off her scandalous new tattoo. Jessica Simpson showed off her fab new post pregnancy bod, while former Spy Kid Alexa Vega showed off the fact that she grew up. What a bunch of show offs! We also heard from a crew of supermodels including Bar Refaeli, Miranda Kerr, Heidi Klum and so many more, who offered up a heaping helping of sexy shots. There are so many to choose from, it can be a little overwhelming. But don’t worry, we’ve done all the hard work and assembled a list of the 50 hottest Twitpics and Instagrams from the last month. Enjoy!
Jared Leto showed off his newly shaved eyebrows Monday night as he arrived at the 22nd annual Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York City. Thanks, Jared, we weren’t planning on sleeping between now and Christmas, anyhow. The freaky new look is apparently for his role in The Dallas Buyers Club, the same flick that caused Matthew McConaughey to starve himself down to the size of our pinky. Jared himself was recently photographed in some very loud drag for the role. Damn, this movie has gotta be some serious Oscar-bait!
We’ve all heard about actors changing their hairstyles for film roles, but it’s a bit more rare to be told to buzz the brows! But still Leto is by no means the first guy who’s had to do crazy stuff to his eyebrows in the name of Hollywood glory. Head down to the gallery below to see 10 famous faces with some wacked out brows!
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Many people know Jon Stewart for one thing and one thing only: his long-running hosting gig on The Daily Show. While his sardonic political commentary is enough to make him an unforgettable entertainment legend, let’s not forget that Jon has in fact had employment elsewhere. We know it’s hard to believe, and even Jon himself poked fun at his unmemorable repertoire while hosting the 78th Academy Awards in 2006. “Tonight is the night we celebrate excellence in film, with me, the fourth male lead from Death to Smoochy. Rent it,” he joked. Let’s also not forget his riveting performance in The First Wives Club — which was later deleted — and his portrayal as Adam Sandler’s roommate in Big Daddy.
While it’s safe to say Jon Stewart may not be a draw at the box office, we are happy to say that he is a huge hit on the small screen. But a good rule of thumb in showbiz is: “Never forget where you came from, otherwise you’ll never remember where you’re going.” So in honor of his 50th birthday, we decided to pay homage to the career before the career, when his hair was a little less gray and his name a little less well known. We hope you enjoy it!
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We can’t be sure, but it looks like Rita Ora is making a grab for Lady Gaga’s insane fashion throne! Mother Monster has been laying relatively low lately where the WTF styles are concerned, save for a few side boob flashes here and there. So who’s going to pick up the crazy clothes slack? Enter Rita, who has certainly been doing her part for fashion freedom over the past year. The “Hot Right Now” singer celebrated her 22nd birthday last night at a Big Sean gig in London before hitting the town. Her evening even featured a costume change from a massive charcoal fur coat into a sheer white onesie. The jury’s still out on which one is weirder.
The birthday girl also had another reason to party: she’s snagged her first movie role in the next installment of The Fast And The Furious! The part was reportedly ear-marked for Rihanna, who had to back out due to touring commitments. Hence the spot going to Rita, who has often been accused of jacking Riri’s steez…even by Rihanna herself! Or is it Gaga’s, with those bizarro outfits? Or maybe it’s Gwen Stefani with her peroxide blonde hair. Lay off, haters! She’s definitely her own unique brand of DGAF*-ery. Head on down to the gallery below to check out our 20 favorite examples of her fashion insanity. Enjoy!
*”Don’t Give A F—”
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Everyone has something negative to say about Lindsay Lohan these days and the same goes for her new Lifetime biographical piece based on the love of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Liz & Dick. Last night was the debut of the highly anticipated film, and today it’s the butt of jokes all over social media. Of course so much was riding on the her performance in this film; not only did she have the tricky task of doing the screen legend’s diamond-encrusted life justice, but the flick was generally seen as a make-or-break attempt at a career comeback. Unfortunately, the film didn’t capture the hearts of viewers the way Liz has so many times throughout her career in films such as the sexually frustrated Cat in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof or the dynamically powerful Cleopatra.
But regardless of whether Lindsay’s acting in the film was horrible or not, we have to remember she has made some films in her career that are staples in pop culture history. Who could forget Mean Girls, where we see every high school girl of this generation’s life being simulated through a quirky story of lies. Don’t get us started on the young starry eyed, red-haired girl we all fell in love with when she fooled us all into believing she had an identical twin in The Parent Trap. Then there’s the under the radar film Bobby, based on the shooting of Robert F. Kennedy where she shined bright as Hollywood Film Festival’s Best Breakthrough Actress of 2006 playing the role of Diane Howser.
We’re not sure whether or not Lindsay Lohan’s career can rise from the ashes, but instead of joining the roasting session this time around, we’ll take a second to bask in some of her best on screen moments.
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