Happy Spirit Day, everyone! If you’re not wearing purple today, you can still show your support for bullied victims and LGBT youth in all sorts of other ways (visit GLAAD.org for some ideas). We decided to mark this occasion with a look back at the meanest and cruelest bullies of pop culture who got their glorious comeuppance before our very eyes. From Heathers and Back to the Future to Pretty Little Liars and Glee, watching the likes of Heather and Biff get put in their place has made us feel much better about our own torturers. Maybe they even made a few real-life bullies think twice about what they were doing. We hope so!
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When Zac Efron burst onto the scene with Disney’s megasmash High School Musical back in 2006, we were sort of suspicious. His 21st century David Cassidy good looks were just a little too perfect. It’s like was created in some kind of teen heartthrob lab, specifically designed to breed cover-boys for Tigerbeat. Case in point? That perfectly mussed hair, those ice blue eyes (not unlike those possessed by fellow Disney star Selena Gomez’s puppy) that sculpted chin…It was too much! Plus he was getting nude pictures sent to him by his smoking hot costar Vanessa Hudgens at the time, so that didn’t help. We’ll admit it: we were hugely jealous of the guy.
But then as the years passed, we started to like him. Like a cool older brother, Zac taught us many things. Like how to unhook a bra with one hand, and the importance of carrying protection on you at all times. Even on the red carpet! Plus we hear he’s a generous tipper, which is always the sign of a good dude. You’re alright, Efron! Today’s Zac’s 25th birthday, so to celebrate we’ve assembled 25 of his hottest looks from over the years. Follow his transformation from squeaky clean High School Music jock to…getting peed on by Nicole Kidman in The Paperboy, and everything in between. Enjoy!
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“My mouth is the Don King of my penis,” John Mayer once wrote on Twitter. We don’t totally know what it means, but it sounds vulgar and gives our brain the bad touch. And that, dear friends, is the general sensation we get when reading John Mayer quotes! They’re so confounding, we bet they even make Charlie Sheen scratch his head in bewilderment. Whether he’s describing his past sexual conquests, what it means to be a man, or even what it is that makes him so damn popular, Johnny has found ways of pissing people off left and right with his loose lips. Everyone remembers his infamous 2010 Rolling Stone profile, but the guitar hero has had a way with words much longer than that. He has since apologized for “those dumb interviews,”…but not for breaking Taylor Swift’s heart. John turns 35 years old today, and he’s been reasonably well behaved lately. With age comes wisdom, ehh? Or maybe he’s just hired a publicist. But in honor of his big day, let’s look back at a few of our personal favorite John Mayer quotes. Enjoy!
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You can’t afford this hotness. Supermodel mom Alessandra Ambrosio is the lucky lady chosen to wear Victoria’s Secret’s annual multi-million dollar Fantasy Bra. Or maybe not so lucky, because it probably hurts to wear bejeweled underwear. In the past these pricey pieces of lingerie have run up to $15 million, but this year’s is valued at a more modest $2.5 million…because there’s a recession and all. The 2012 Floral Fantasy lingerie gift set is decked out with amethysts, sapphires, rubies, and a massive white diamond in the center. On the downside, it’s dry clean only.
“It was perfect for me,” says Alessandra, who will hit the catwalk in the stellar ensemble this November at the 2012 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. “I felt they made it for me. It’s very romantic.” The new mother found out she was the chosen angel just three weeks after giving birth to her son, Noah. “I just wanted to scream,” she says of the big moment. “But I won’t lie, I was really worried. I was in total mother mode.” She’s spent the last five months doing some serious workouts to lose the baby weight, and if these photos are anything to go by, we’d say she’s been pretty successful.
Want to see the rest of the smokin’ hot models who have donned the mega expensive Fantasy Bras over the years? Head on down to the gallery below!
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Rihanna may be a singer first and foremost, but she’s become just as famous for flaunting her flawless body on newsstands all over the world! As far as cover-girls go, you don’t get any finer than the sizzling 24-year old, who graces her second U.S. Vogue cover this month. But that got us thinking about all of the other smokin’ hot mag covers she’s posed for over the years. Who could forget her incredible disintegrating booty shorts from her Rolling Stone cover, or her tiny tube-top in Glamour? Hell, she even made sea-weed sexy on the cover of Esquire, where she was crowned the sexiest woman alive last year! From Complex to GQ, Harper’s Bazaar to Maxim, you never find a Rihanna issue left behind on a train. That’s one you always remember to take with you! So in honor of her second Vogue cover, join us as we rank Rihanna’s 20 sexiest cover-girl moments of all time. Enjoy!
[Photo: Rolling Stone/GQ/Esquire]
The Biebs is bummed today. Yes, Justin Bieber, the young zillionaire (estimate), boyfriend of the mega-hot Selena Gomez and driver of a seriously badass car is super pissed off because someone stole his laptop and camera. Sure that’s a pretty crappy thing to have happen, but for a little bit there we had a hard time figuring out why he was so mad. Surely the kid could afford to find a way to bring Steve Jobs back to life and ask him to personally build him a brand new one-of-a-kind super computer. What’s the problem? Then Justin posted a series of tweets, and it all started to come together. The comp and camera contained “personal footage.” Hmmm, our reading comprehension skill aren’t so great, but that sounds an awful lot like “sex tape.” JK! But not really.
“Sucks when you take personal footage and people don’t respect your privacy,” he angrily wrote on twitter on Wednesday. “Yesterday during the show me and my tour manager josh had some stuff stolen. really sucks. people should respect other’s property. I had a lot of personal footage on that computer and camera and that is what bothers me the most. #lame #norespect” Things got even worse for the 18-year-old a few hours later when a nude photo surfaced that appeared the show his lower torso and his, err, “Scooter Braun,” if you catch our drift. However, his loyal band of Belieber fans are quick to point out that his belly button and nipples don’t match those of the real Bieber. This may prove that the photos are fake, but definitely proves that these folks spend far too much time studying Justin Bieber’s nipples.
One Direction heart-throb Niall Horan is having a pretty crappy week. Not only is Demi Lovato insisting that they’re not dating, but he’s also nursing injuries sustained by a particularly brutal squirrel attack! That’s rough dude, but it happens to the best of us. Right guys? Or maybe it just happens in John Hughes movies. Despite being seen having an “intimate” dinner at L.A.’s Pick Taco following the VMAs on September 6th, Demi basically gave Niall the “Let’s Just Be Friends” talk via Teen Vogue.”He’s a really awesome, sweet guy, but not my boyfriend,” she says. “I’m in a place right now where I really need to focus on myself. Obviously, I’m still going to like people – or love them – but I need to not be in a relationship for a while because I need to be okay with being alone, first.” The newly minted X Factor judge has been shooting down dating rumors left and right in the past few weeks. Is it for real, or does the lady protest too much?
Rejection’s gotta sting, but probably not as much as Niall’s squirrel injuries. The boy band singer was seem limping out of a London television studio on crutches, and has recently undergone surgery to repair torn ligaments in his knee as the apparent result of a squirrel run-in. “I got attacked by a squirrel in Battersea Park,” he told a British magazine. “They’re dangerous. It’s rare. I’ve torn most of the ligaments in my knee.” What the hell kind of squirrel was it!? We’re kind of thinking (wondering, hoping) that Niall is kidding about the whole squirrel thing, otherwise we’re going to have to think twice every time we go for a stroll in the park. But for now, we’re going to add it to our list of celebs who have gone head to head with the wild…and lost. Check out more bizarre celebrity animal injuries in the gallery below!
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Today Mila Kunis follows in the footsteps of mega hotties like Rihanna, Charlize Theron and Angelina Jolie as she assumes the title of Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive. That’s a pretty heady distinction, but there’s no doubt in our mind that she totally earned this honor. Don’t believe us? Well we’ve got 45 reasons right here that prove without a doubt that the lovely Miss Kunis is definitely the world’s sexiest woman this year, and possibly every year! Take a look…
1. She Saved A Dude’s Life
For real. When a man started seizing in her home, the actress busted out some quick EMT skills before the professionals arrived.
2. She Speaks Russian
Is there anything hotter than a woman speaking a foreign language? Yes: A woman speaking a foreign language while laying the smackdown. Sure, Russian may not be the international language of seduction. Yet Mila totally pulls it off.
Being from Boston, we were always very proud of Matt Damon. Sure, it was pretty cool when he won an Oscar for Good Will Hunting at the ridiculously young age of 28 along side fellow Boston bud Ben Affleck. But to be honest, we just never thought we’d see an action hero who spoke with that accent. You know, dropping the “R’s” left and right. OK we had Mark Wahlberg. But let’s be real, for a while he just couldn’t compare. His street cred took a hit after those underwear ads. Yet from the moment we saw Matt pack heat in Saving Private Ryan, Boston had a new hometown hero. Need more reasons? There are so many to choose from! Of course there’s the Bourne series and the Ocean’s 11, but there’s also The Departed, The Adjustment Bureau and Syriana. Hell, even Dogma kicked so much ass that it made us forget all about Stuck On You…after a while, at least. And he’s better than ever and still going strong, having just wrapped filming on the sci-fi thriller Elysium. Would you believe that the bay-state badass is turning 42 today! How ’bout them apples? Head down to the gallery below to check out his 20 best action star looks!
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The mark of a great competition movie is if you go into the theater either despising or not at all caring about the sport/art/craft in question and you leave promising yourself to buy tickets to the next real-life event in your area. That happened to me with Best in Show 12 years ago — I have been to at least five dog shows since then — and now I’m seriously looking into the next collegiate a cappella showdown after seeing Pitch Perfect. Will I feel the same way about Butter? We’ll see. Anyway, on the occasion of not one but two movies featuring weird but bizarrely obsessive niche contests opening this weekend, we thought we’d look back at some other faves of the genre. Some are high quality films — like Drumline, The Hunger Games and Glengarry Glen Ross. Others are pure camp — Bring It On, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Strictly Ballroom. And a few are great if you fast forward to the preparation montages and the contests/battles themselves — Breakin’, Stomp the Yard, Step Up 2 the Streets. What’s your favorite? Check out the gallery and weigh in!
[Photos: Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures, Lionsgate]