All week long, we have been reliving the golden era of hip-hop; specifically, the late ’80s and early ’90s years that Yo! MTV Raps ruled the airwaves. If the nostalgia or the awesomely bad style moments hasn’t convinced you to tune in to tonight’s The 40 Greatest Yo! MTV Rap Moments, perhaps the then and now style evolution of some of your favorite celebrities will. In the most visible transformation, Ice-T traded in his pimp wardrobe for more refined wares. And Salt-N-Pepa retired the spandex (which we kind of loved) in favor of chic dresses.
You can watch the 40 Greatest Yo! MTV Rap Moments special on VH1 tonight at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Looking back at the style choices of the Yo! MTV Raps era sends us on a trip down memory lane. How cool were overalls in the ’90s? They’ve even tried to make a comeback (to which we plead please, folks, let them die!). Seeing Tupac in his custom made T.H.U.G. L.I.F.E overalls or Bobby Brown with his slanted high top fade reminds us of a time when rap was fun. As cool as these styles seemed then, today they would almost certainly make the what-not-to wear fashion list.
It’s all in good sport that we poke fun at the awesomely bad style moments of the Yo! MTV Raps era. Speaking of which, our two-hour special The 40 Greatest Yo! MTV Raps Moments airs this Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET/PT. In the meantime, reminisce on the styles we loved then and chuckle at now.
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Paul McCartney may be turning 70 this year, but “the cute Beatle” still has no trouble attracting the ladies! Dozens of stars turned out on Friday for the L.A. premiere of Macca’s “My Valentine” music video, which the pop legend directed himself! Kristen Stewart put in an appearance, but seemed to have left her rebel roots at home as she made an entrance in a super preppy skirt and blazer. We wonder what her rock ‘n’ roll godmother Joan Jett, who showed up wearing her trademark punky black leather, must have said. But that’s just the tip of the A-list iceberg. Gwen Stefani, Miranda Kerr, Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Zooey Deschanel, Pam Anderson…will the hotties never cease? Beatlemania is alive and well, folks. Check out more in the gallery below!
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To be fair, the guys of One Direction are between 18 and 21, and drinking beer in these photos, but we’re still torn on whether we call them cutie patooties or hottie patotties. “One Thing” we know (see what we did there?!), is that between their energetic, infectious performances on SNL and these playful shots from Sydney Harbour, we’re a hop, skip and a jump from printing out these photos and taping them all over our cubicles Tiger Beat style. Whether you’re a sucker for Louis Tomlinson‘s smile [raises hand] or Harry Styles‘ serious six pack, the boys of 1D generously provided today’s eye candy. Enjoy!
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American Reunion opens wide today, allowing us to catch up with Jim, Stifler (and his mom!), Finch and the rest of the East Great Falls crew. But personally, we’re probably most excited to reconnect with Shannon Elizabeth, who stripped her way into teen movie history as the sultry exchange student, Nadia! VH1 News was lucky enough to speak to the actress at the red carpet premiere of Cirque Du Soleil’s “Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour” in New York City this week, where she looked just as lovely as she did in Jason Biggs’ bedroom.
Even though it’s become a modern classic, Shannon admits it’s still weird to see herself on film 13-years younger in the original American Pie. “We were babies,” she says. “We didn’t even look like adults then! I know at the time we thought we were adults. But now it’s like, ‘OK, now we look like adults.'”
Though the 90s tinge of the original makes it look a little dated, it’s not the fashion choices that make Shannon cringe. “Maybe my lack of costume,” she admit. “I think that might be it for me.” It’s true that Shannon does spend a major part of the film wearing next to nothing. “Yeah, well, it worked for the time for the film, so what can I say? I made it through.” What a pro! Check out more in the video clip, and see the gallery below for some of Shannon’s hottest clothed looks.
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After a long nine years since the last theatrical installment (sorry, we’re not counting those four revered direct-to-DVD masterpieces), American Reunion finally hits theaters today. From what we’ve heard, the latest chapter of the American Pie franchise is gonna be the wildest yet! Although some of the gang is married with kids, it doesn’t mean they’ve mellowed with age. VH1 News hit up the L.A. premiere and managed to catch up with Chris Klein, who plays lax-bro incarnate Chris “Oz” Ostreicher in the series and offered this comparison to the original: “It’s more fun because the jokes are a little crazier, and I think us as a cast is a little bit crazier,” he told our very own Kate Spencer. “I don’t think anybody is any more mature or responsible than we were when we were 18 and 19 years old.” Phew, that’s a relief!
It’s hard to believe it’s been a whopping 13 years since the beloved original was released. Check out the gallery below to see your favorite American Pie stars, all grown up! From pie-shaggin’ Jason Biggs to band camper Alyson Hannigan, Glee-wanna-be Mena Survari to Stifler’s Mom, they’re all here! Head on down to see, and get ready to feel reallllly old…
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Wow, looks like the song worked, Yeezy! Less than a day after we heard Kanye confess to falling love with Kim Kardashian in his new song “Theraflu”, the two love birds have been photographed approximately one million times in each other’s company in New York. Lunching at Serafina’s, shopping at Jeffrey’s, picking up a few things at FAO Schwartz, and that’s just today! Us Weekly reports that Kim and Kanye allegedly spent an evening at the theater last night seeing the Macbeth-inspired show Sleep No More, before mooning over each other during a concert at Manderlay Bar. It must be true love if they are really highly visible, right? Take some notes, Hova and Bey!
But while you could basically make a flip book of Kim and Kanye’s recent romantic adventures, we still can’t tell anything about their relationship. A picture might be worth a thousand words, but do you really think Kanye and Kim are doing much talking? So we used our imagination to fill in the blanks:
As a very wise man once sang, “I don’t see nothing wrong with a little bump and grind.” Knowing R. Kelly, he would have given Channing Tatum and Elton John a standing ovation had he witnessed their sleeveless sexy dancing on stage at the Revlon Concert for the Rainforest in New York. Clearly Tatum doesn’t want to let his Magic Mike skills go to waste: so much squatting! So much fedora! Later in the evening, the 21 Jump Street actor performed a sensuous routine with wife and Step Up costar Jenna Dewan, but since we assume they do that every night, we’re going to concentrate more on these amazing booty-dancing photos. Go for it, Elton! Living the dream!
Jennifer Hudson, James Taylor, Meryl Streep and Bill Clinton also took the stage at the event last night, which we can only assume raised $5,000,000,000 for charity. At least it would have, if we had been there…and had all our cash in ones…and Security let us stuff it in the top of Channing’s tuxedo pants. If this is what it takes to save the environment (and we always knew it was), then may Elton John and Channing Tatum spasmodically gyrate forever.
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Rihanna doesn’t stick with one look for very long! Just a few weeks after dying her brunette tresses blond, the Barbadian beauty went back to black, with a punky side-buzz twist! She unveiled her new look on Twitter over the weekend, where she posted a photo montage with the caption/explanation “Cuz I’m black, bitch.” #UnnecessarilyAgressiveTweet?
Riri has proved to be quite the chameleon since she burst onto the scene. In fact, it seems like the only look she does stick with is “pantsless.” The singer changes her ‘do more often that most of us change our socks. Check out the gallery below for a look at 50 (yes 50!) hair styles Rihanna has rocked over the years!
With The Hunger Games raking in $214 million over its opening weekend and the trailer for Snow White and the Huntsman topping last week’s Twitter trends, one thing seems sure: female action stars are having the best year ever, and it’s only March. And with Rooney Mara‘s Oscar nod for Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, teaser trailers for Breaking Dawn Part 2 (Kristen Stewart as vampire Bella!) and The Host giving us chills and Lily Collins confirming her role in The Mortal Instruments, the ladies leading up 2012/13’s biggest action flicks are in good company.
We took a look at the women who are establishing themselves as the action heroines of the future, as well as some actresses from whom we want to see more onscreen butt-kicking. Did we miss anyone on our list? Check out our gallery and then let us know!