What’s the deal with postcards? We like sending and receiving them, but they also seem a little bit like bragging, don’t they? “Wish you were here (in this amazing place, but you aren’t so ha.” Especially this collection of missives we received from our favorite celebrities this year — including Rihanna, Lucy Hale, Jennifer Lawrence, Max Greenfield and a certain commander in chief.
Paulina Gretzky, daughter of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky and the extremely flexible Janet Jones, has racked up over 175,000 Instagram followers thanks to her fondness of posting barely clothed pictures of herself. Thanks to her social media savvy and insane bod, she’s quickly becoming a favorite subject of the paparazzi. Their willingness to trail the 24-year-old on a vacay to Barbados with her boyfriend, professional golfer Dustin Johnson, paid off in spades when Gretzky was presented with the opportunity to pose alongside a simian.
Famous daughter and scandalous twit-pic virtuoso Paulina Gretzky has taken to the pages of Complex magazine to urge us to pay more attention to her singing. And we’d like to, honestly we would. But when you see the way she’s dressed -or, rather, undressed- it can be a little distracting. So is the tattoo of her dad Wayne Gretzky’s hockey number on her upper thigh. Does anyone have Dr. Freud on speed dial?
Yes, some have labeled that 23-year old an attention seeker. But as far as she concerned, that’s all part of the package when you want to be a singing sensation. She is classically trained and apparently set to drop her debut in the coming months. “I’m a normal 23-year-old. I know attention is part of the career I’ve chosen, but I wish I was presented in a different light.” She denies rumors that her dad shut down her twitter after those pictures came to light, and clarifies that insane lingerie/dress that TMZ caught her wearing out and about back in April. “TMZ said that I was going to nightclubs in lingerie. I wasn’t. I was at a restaurant eating dinner with friends.” See guys? Perfectly innocent explanation.
At the moment the LA lady admits she’s single, and not so ready to mingle. “I’m focusing on my music, my career, and my family at the moment.” So what can we expect from her big debut? “It’s very pop mainstream. When I first started, I wanted this Avril Lavigne, Gwen Stefani rocker girl vibe, but then I grew up and changed. I have a very raspy voice. My inspiration has always been Stevie Nicks. ” So fans of both Fleetwood Mac and of really hot women should start counting down the days. Check out the video of her interview below the jump!
It’s been kind of a tough week for Twilight fans. And Coloradans. And drought-stricken farmers. And Mitt Romney. And Londoners who still haven’t scored tix to the Olympics. And people who don’t like muggy weather. And Claudia Romani fans. Anyway, we just wanted to remind everyone that it’s Friday, the Olympics are starting, and one day, we will get to see Grown Ups 2, featuring the talents (body parts) of Paulina Gretzky and Taylor Lautner. Also a lot of other people. So cheer up, world! And thanks to Paulina for continuing to provide such a valuable public service on Instagram!
Grown Ups 2 is set…to have the most ridiculous cast list that we could ever imagine, that is. Paulina Gretzky has been added to the list and we cannot wait to see what she has in store for us (in a nervous kind of way)! She recently made an appearance on our list of The 25 Most Scandalous Celeb Twitpics of 2012 but as if that wasn’t enough, she just posted a pic of her and her friend on the set of Grown Ups 2 rockin’ that bikini bod that we’ve become all too familiar with. Funny folks Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Andy Samberg, Maya Rudolf, and Chris Rock are teaming up with a whole grab bag of celebrity wildcards. Twilight heartthrob Taylor Lautner, Hunger Games hottie Alexander Ludwig, Steve Buscemi, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, and Salma Hayek are just a few of the other outrageous cast members that Gretzky will be working side-by-side with in Grown Ups 2. We think she will fit right in to this zany list.
Sometimes our jobs are very tough around here. We’re a little more than halfway through 2012, and as we very studiously looking back at all the year’s most newsworthy and RT-ready Twitpic’d, Instagram’d and Facebooked photos, we started to feel a little nostalgic. It seems that many famous people have stopped accidentally sharing naked photos of themselves this year. I mean, good for them for learning, but bad for us. Still, there was no shortage of controversial pics — many thanks to Rihanna, who doesn’t care what we think of that white powder or that possibly racist threat against Karrueche Tran. We had some headline-makers, like Miley Cyrus’ non-engagement ring and Leann Rimes’ “fun” shooting range photos. And there certainly were some steamy snaps — from Disney stars like Selena Gomez and Ashley Tisdale, usual suspects Coco and Kim Kardashian, and even newcomers to the scene like Paulina Gretzky. Not many guys got in on the action, but Usher is worth about a dozen regular men, right? Anyway, enough gabbing, let’s get on to the photos!
[Photos: Instagram, Twitter]
We know lots of Canadians. They’re not really all that prudish. So we kind of wonder why it is that the Vancouver Sun reacted so strongly to the latest photos posted by Wayne Gretzky’s 23-year-old daughter Paulina Gretzky, calling them “shocking,” “dirty” and “disturbing.” And then linking to a whole slideshow of said pics with a big old warning. Which we clicked. (Oh, wait. Now we get it: Canadians are kind of smarter than us.) Aaaanyway. The photos show her in a bikini, drinking beer and hanging out (maybe spreading her legs here and there, but seriously, they are no Kate Upton video) with her friends in Las Vegas.
If you recall, Paulina made headlines last November after her sexy pics caught the attention of the blogosphere, and then of her disapproving hockey legend dad, and she subsequently went on Twitpic hiatus. But lately, she’s been posting Twitpics and Instagrams all the time — most of them totally family friendly. And the others just seem to show the girl having a damn good time and acting like your typical, filthy-rich 20-something. She’s since taken down a few of the pics that feature raunchier poses, though.
What did we do before celebrities found out about Twitter? Whether it’s hot bodies in bikinis, hot bodies out of bikinis, scabs, famous people without makeup or ill-advised tattoos, 2011 was a great year for celebrity TMI tweets. Everyone from Gaga and Kanye to Katy Perry and Mariah Carey wanted to share the inside of their hearts (and pants and bathroom stalls) with the world. Not that we want them to stop, mind you! Not like we would ever want them to stop. In the meantime, check out the 28 Best TwitPics of 2011: Because you can’t untweet something once it’s been tweeted, no matter how hard you try.
[Photo: Twitter, now and forever]
Taking a page out of the Miley Cyrus playbook, Paulina Gretzky is making more headlines this week because of quitting Twitter than she ever did while she was on it. Well, that is to say, she was making headlines on sites like Coed Magazine before quitting, thanks to her many sexy Twitpics. But now that the 22-year-old daughter of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky shut down this font of cleavage-tastic photos, she’s an even hotter commodity. We chalk this up to supply and demand.
While she’s not posting any more pics on Twitter, you can go to her official website (from 2009), and learn about her music career. Oh, look! Her song “Collecting Dust” was featured on Laguna Beach. And her much more innocent album cover makes her look like a Beverly Hills, 90210-era Jennie Garth. You can also go super old-school and visit her MySpace page for more of her music and photos. See how this worked? Now we are all aware of her work. Good move, Paulina. (We like this theory better than the one that Papa Wayne made her take it down ’cause it made him look bad.)