Britney Spears is turning the big 3-0 tomorrow, and in honor of her birth we decided to look back on her most insane, over-the-top and confounding fashion choices.Â The woman has never been boring, and we think that is an achievement worth celebrating. Even if it does sometimes get … out of hand. On a related note, we apologize ahead of time for any retinal scarring these photos might produce.
Based on the Britney Spears photos we turned up, we’re going to go ahead and say the years 1999 to 2004 were basically a wash, fashion-wise. Combine trends like metallics, fedoras, one-sleeved numbers, over-tanning and the lightest, softest denim known to man, and you get … well, we’ll let Britney show you.
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What a charming name for a ball. The 2011 UNICEF Snowflake Ball took place at Cipriani’s, New York, and Sarah Jessica Parker really took it upon herself to dress accordingly, looking like a very convincing snowflake in a white silk, cut-work and feather trimmed Louis Vuitton dress — part of the same collection Kate Moss closed earlier this year. Looking at lot more slinky were Uma Thurman and Angie Harmon, who nailed it in a skintight green dress and a shimmery halter gown, respectively.
Other celebrities included couples like Kevin Jonas and wife Danielle (who also looked great in a red gown slit high up the thigh) and Mark Ruffalo with his delightfully named wife, Sunrise. Vera Farmiga, Zoe Kravitz and Natasha Bedingfield were also spotted, the latter two wearing color-blocked black and white. To check it all out, click through our gallery below.
[Photos: Splash News Online]
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.)
Angelina Jolie is sorry for your loss. The 36-year old actress appeared on 60 Minutes over the weekend and admitted that she was considering a career as a funeral director. That is, if her acting career didn’t take off. Not exactly every little girl’s dream. No one could ever accuse of Angie of being a little Miss Sunshine, but this is darker than we expected!
“It sounds like this very strange, eccentric, dark thing to do, but in fact I lost my grandfather and was very upset with his funeral,” she told interviewer Bob Simon. “How somebody passes and how family deals with this passing and what death is should be addressed in a different way. If this whole acting thing didn’t work out that was going to be my path.”
Thankfully the “the whole acting thing” did work out. But it’s never too late to follow your dreams, Angelina! Career changes happen all the time. Check out the gallery below some other jobs we could totally see her doing!
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We’re going to take a break from commenting on Ben Affleck’s new Justin-Bieber-as-a-mountain-man look for a little bit so we can reflect on what appears to be a new tattoo. Or at least it’s new to us. The actor flashed the ink as he took his daughters Violet and Seraphina to lunch in LA over the weekend, and to be honest we’re still trying to figure out what the hell it’s supposed to be. People keep insisting that the tat is a picture of a dolphin, but we’re not so convinced. It looks more to us like it could be one of the following:
1. The fabled Loch Ness Monster.
2. A tribute to the film Free Willy.
3. McDonald-Land character Grimace, after being run over with a steam roller.
4. A shaggy mop-top toupee.
Any suggestions, guys? But regardless of whatever it happens to be, Ben has officially joined our list of the goofiest celebrity tattoos. Check out the rest of the entries in the gallery below!
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Over the last 25 years or so, Christina Applegate has proven herself to be more than just another bubbly blonde actress. From her breakthrough role as sexy punk teen Kelly Bundy on Married With Children to holding her own against comedy’s elite as Veronica Corningstone in Anchorman to kicking breast cancer’s ass in 2008 to her most recent gig on NBC’s Up All Night, Applegate clearly has staying power. As she heads over the hill today and turns 40, let’s celebrate her birthday by taking a look back at her most memorable looks. [Photo: Getty Images, Dreamworks, NBC]
It’s hard to believe Jersey Shore‘s Snooki only “poofed” into our lives two years ago. In that very short time, the world famous self-proclaimed “meatball guidette” has imprinted our memories with countless outrageous outfits. From tiaras to mukluks to giant pickle walking sticks, Nicole Polizzi never bores. To celebrate Snook’s 24th, let’s pour ourselves a beergarita (or five) and take a stumble down memory lane. [Photos: Getty Images, ]
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They don’t call her Scarlett for nothing! Hollywood hottie Scarlett Johansson possesses some of the most enviable lips in the biz. Like Angelina Jolie’s edge mixed with the classic cinema of Brigitte Bardot, Scarlett and her trademark cupids-bow have become iconic. Pouty or grinning, ruby red or pink, her lips are always a highlight, whatever the ensemble. Even at her most cleavage-tastic, her lips are still the first thing you notice? Right!? Is it just us? What can we say, the gal’s got a mouth on her! So in honor of her 27th birthday today, we’ve assembled Scarlett’s 27 most luscious lip looks. Pucker up and head down to the gallery below!
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Taylor Swift has won a record busting number of awards over the course of her music career, yet her mind continues to be blown every time they announce her name. Last November we brought you a video collection of Taylor’s super surprised faces, and now a year later she’s still just as shocked! In fact, we don’t think we’ve ever seen someone so aggressively surprised as T-Swift last night at the American Music Awards. It’s as if she’s witnessing a super natural event! Is there something we’re missing here? We’ve done a lot of thinking and come up with 12 reasons why Taylor could possibly look so dumbfounded. Check them out in the gallery below!
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Today marks the 50th birthday of Meg Ryan, the original America’s sweetheart and queen of romantic comedies. Meg’s breakout role in When Harry Met Sally skyrocketed her to superstardom, and we all wanted to “have what she’s having.” She then went on to star in some of the best romantic comedies of our time, including Sleepless in Seattle, City of Angels and You’ve Got Mail.
Meg seems to have given up on the rom-coms these days, focusing on more serious roles at the moment. We have to wonder if that has to do with her attempts to reverse the signs of aging with some minor tweaks that led to major results. That’s why we like to think of her as the natural beauty she was, the one we still like to pair with a pint of Ben and Jerry’s. So we’ll settle on our couch and celebrate her milestone with a movie after looking at these 20 pictures of Meg Ryan through the years.