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Rihanna’s Michael Bolton Crush Is A Much-Needed Reminder That, Chris Brown Aside, She Is The Best

Rihanna Thrilled By Michael Bolton Fan Tweet

Considering that all of our recent Rihanna posts have something to do with He Who Shall Not Be Named (JK! We mean Chris Brown), we were starting to worry that people were forgetting how excellent Rihanna is as an independent entity. Take her reaction to Michael Bolton‘s very sweet fan tweet, for instant. “@rihanna Ur a truly powerful artist with a distinct voice that I love, and the rare kind who will have a great long career. Your fan, Mb,” the singer tweeted at RiRi last Friday. Rihanna took until yesterday to comment on his baller status compliment, we’re assuming because she immediately started hyperventilating and lost consciousness. “My heart fell to the floor!!! ‪#1love‬,” she gushed about the tweet. “‪#biggestfan‬.” Guys, how adorable is that? The only people we know who love Michael Bolton this much are RiRi and our dad, and they are both the cutest!

Of course, Bolton was only replying to Rihanna’s initial praise for him, which, again, is so great. “This man will forever be a legend in my eyes ‪#MichealBolton‬,” Rihanna swooned last week while posting a picture of Bolton in a sweet leather blazer. Dear sweet heavenly lord, what if they did a duet together? Maybe they can do a cover of “How Can We Be Lovers If We Can’t Be Friends?” Oh wow, that works on so many different levels for Rihanna. We are geniuses! Ending 2012 on the highest of high notes! See you in 2013, ya’ll!

[Photo: Getty Images]

by (@hallekiefer)

Who Should Buy Retweets, Follows And Shout Outs From Soulja Boy Next? How About Everyone?

Soulja Boy, tell ‘em about the fantastic sale going on at Dress Barn! If you’re a person, place or thing that has $10 to spare, we’re excited to inform you that the “Pretty Boy Swag” rapper will hype you on on his music group’s Twitter account. Bossip alerted us to the fact that Soulja Boy’s website is selling everything from retweets and shout-outs for under $5 to a beat or verse for $10,000. You can buy it all right now on PayPal! How much to have Soulja Boy namecheck you in his next leaked dick pic? Too soon?

Considering his personal Twitter profile brags that he “just signed an 8 Million Dollar Endorsement Deal,” we don’t know exactly why Soulja Boy is giving out his Twitter love at such reasonable prices. That being said, there are plenty of people and places we think could use the Soulja Boy boost. Feel free to take our suggestions if you’ve got the $2.99, ya’ll!

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by (@shalapitcher)

Jessica Simpson’s “Big Sis” Tweet Joins 5 Other Adorable Celebrity Baby Announcements Of 2012

Jessica Simpson confirmed her pregnancy with a tweet featuring daughter Maxwell

Jessica Simpson confirmed the pregnancy we pretty much all knew about already with a tweet yesterday that read, “Merry Christmas from my family to yours!” accompanying a deadly cute photo of 7-month-old daughter Maxwell Drew in front of the words “Big Sis” written in the sand. It by far surpasses Simpson’s “Mummy” tweet from last Halloween, and also makes us really wish she’d been able to break this news herself, rather than some “friend” who sold the story to Us weeks ago.

UPDATE: Weight Watchers also let Jessica announce her new pregnancy in a 30-second ad, released today. “Being healthy has become a part of who I am, which is great timing, because I’m having another baby,” she says. (WW made sure to add a printed message on the ad that says, “Pregnant women are not eligible to join Weight Watchers. Jessica has stopped following the plan and intends to return after she gives birth.”)

The announcement made us think back to all the other varied ways in which celebrity moms announced their big news to the world in 2012. Here are some of our favorites:

Snooki’s “OMG! I’m Pregnant!” Us Weekly Headline: This is another one we pretty much already knew about before the story was published, but the fact that we could totally hear Snooki’s voice as we read that headline made it more unique than your typical pregnancy story sold to a tabloid.

Amber Rose Follows Beyonce’s Example: Following a couple of weeks of speculation, Amber accompanied Wiz Khalifa to the MTV VMAs this year in a lacy skintight gown and caressed her little bump on the red carpet, leaving no more doubt about their big news. Months later, it looked like Jenna Dewan-Tatum was doing the same red-carpet reveal in her flowy princess gown at VH1 DIVAS, but she and Channing Tatum decided to let us guess for a few more hours before going the typical publicist-to-magazine route.
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by (@JordanRuntagh)

Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Coco And Co Make Our List Of The 50 Hottest Twitpics And Instagrams Of 2012

The 50 hottest twitpix of 2012

Throughout the year we try our very best to bring you the sexiest celebrity pics that the internet has to offer. But with today being Christmas and all, we knew that we really had to step up our game and go even better to give you the gift of glam. That’s why we’ve painstakingly scoured the web to track down the 50 hottest Twitpics and Instagrams of the entire year! Don’t worry, we weren’t doing anything today anyhow. 2012 has been a great time for social media savvy celebs, as more and more stars can’t resist the chance to give their fans a little sneak peek into their lives (and dressing rooms). All your favorites are in here, from Pop Queens like Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Beyonce, to Booty Queens like Coco, Kim Kardashian, Angela Simmons and Adrianne Curry. If there’s a famous person that you want to see with very minimal clothes, well then you’re in luck dear friend! Have another bite of figgy pudding and head down to the gallery below. Merry Christmas and happy new year, folks!

[Photo: Twitter]

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by (@missmuttoo)

Miley Cyrus Has An Interesting New Driving Companion: A Blow-Up Doll

Miley Cyrus Tweets Picture With Pin-Up Doll

“Does this count for the carpool lane? Such a nice Xmas gift,” said an innocuous tweet by Miley Cyrus. We clicked on the picture feeling all festive and merry, and found the snapshot you see above. Of the singer with — yes, you guessed correctly — a blow-up doll.  We actually think Miley and her gang would be a blast to hang out with, considering this is the sort of present-giving that is acceptable. This is the same crew that brought you Liam Hemsworth‘s birthday penis cake, remember? Here are a couple of things to love about this picture.

1. The blow-up doll has some ‘tude! The saucy wink and thumbs-up reveal this quite clearly.

2. Miley‘s red lipstick. Where can we find that shade? GIMME.

3. The blow-up doll’s pink lipstick matches the shade of her … nether regions? Perplexing and curious.

4. Is it wrong that we actually like said shade of pink lipstick?

5. The blow-up doll has her seat-belt on. Safety first, kids. This could be a metaphor for safe sex, but that’s just us. 

[Photo via Twitter]

by (@hallekiefer)

In Defense Of Dog Smooching: The 10 Cutest Photos Of Miley Cyrus Kissing Her Pups

Miley Cyrus Defends Dog Kissing Photos

If you’ve looked at Miley Cyrus‘ Twitter at any point for any amount of time, you obviously know one thing: the woman loves her dogs! She loves pups Floyd, Happy, Mary Jane, Ziggy (her gift to Liam Hemsworth) and the late Lila so much in fact, she is constantly smooching them, a habit some haters seem to take umbrage with. “If one more person tweets me I’m gross for f—ing kissing my puppies I am gonna show you some real sick s— people do to dogs ok,” Cyrus raged last night. Haha, oh Miley! That’s the opposite of what everyone wants to see!

On one hand, we get it. There might be an upward limit on the number of dog kisses some people want to see online in a day. On the other hand…haven’t you ever smooched an adorable pup? Are we the only ones who understand the slobbery joy of dog love? Are the haters really so immune to man’s best friend? So we thought we’d get Miley’s back by hyping her cutest pup smooching pics for your enjoyment. If you still think it’s gross, we think Miley put it best: “It’s all love. Remember what Thumper said “If you don’t have something nice to say shut the hell up!” Or something like that.” Indeed.

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[Photo: Miley Cyrus' Twitter]

by (@JordanRuntagh)

Rihanna Tweets Another Chris Brown Photo For “Throwback (To Last) Thursday”

Rihanna tweets picture of Chris Brown

We love Rihanna with all of our hearts, but she’s starting to test our patience with all of this Twitter teasing in regards to her relationship with Chris Brown. Although it seems like their rekindled romance is now at an end and she’s living it up on the beaches of Barbados, she can’t quite seem to get Breezy out of her system completely. The “Diamonds” singer has taken social media again to make another reference to her controversy-filled dalliance with the man convicted of assaulting her back in 2009. “#THROWBACKtolastTHURSDAY,” she captioned a photo on her Instagram showing Brown’s hand on her thigh, with her own hand resting on top.

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by (@missmuttoo)

Relax, World, Kim Kardashian Didn’t Actually Cut Her Hair (But We Wish She Would)

Kim Kardashian Shows Off New Hair, Reveals Bangs Are Fake

Kim Kardashian got well and truly mobbed by paparazzi as she arrived at LAX airport yesterday. And through those resulting photographers, the blogosphere and webternetz went nuts because she had a brand-new look. Kimmy’s hair was much shorter and she had bangs, so boom … you know the headlines. She had also given a little sneak peak on Twitter before, with a photograph captioned as, “Fun shoot today chrismcmillan He just can’t control his scissor hands!” complete with the succinct hashtag, bangs. The truth of the matter, as revealed earlier today, is that the whole thing’s a fake. Of course it is, and of course Kim played it up and let all the news fly around about her for a day before the “haha, joke’s on you” moment. A tweet saying, “these are fake” opened to her Celebuzz page to a post that read, “The Truth About The Bangs.” The explanation reads, “I saw a few of you tweeting me about my bangs!! The bangs are fake! Just clip ons! I had a fun Cosmo cover shoot yesterday and Chris McMillan clipped these on!” Clever again, Kimmy. Letting the world know you’re going to be on the cover of Cosmopolitan.

But here’s the thing. We actually wish she’d chop her hair to this style. The length and the bangs really suit her and she looks years younger. She also doesn’t have makeup caked-on, so we can actually see her face. And we like what we see. Cut the hair for real, Kim! What do you guys think?

[Photo: Splash News Online]

by (@JordanRuntagh)

Rihanna Tweets About Being Single, Posts A Picture Of An Empty Bed Minus Chris Brown

Rihanna tweets about being single

Now you have it directly from the source: Rihanna is single. At least, that’s what she seems to be suggesting on her Twitter. The “Diamonds” singer posted an “R Card” to her fans via Instagram yesterday that read, “Being single sucks. The only thing I get to do anymore is whatever the f–k I want to do.” This comes on the heals of a reported tiff with rumored boyfriend Chris Brown when he went to visit his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran in Paris. After months of increasingly intimate contact, and increasingly mushy tweets that seemed to suggest that their controversial relationship was back on, Riri went on a thinly veiled rant against Brown last week.

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by (@missmuttoo)

Celebrities Threaten To Delete Their Instagram Accounts, Instagram Hastily Amends Policy

Celebrities Tweet Anger About Instagram Policy Change

By now you’ve heard the furor over Instagram’s new policy — which will take effect in a month — that basically allows them to own and sell users photographs without any compensation or prior permission. This happened after Facebook bought out the comapany. Apart from the issues of privacy, which has thousands up in arms, celebrities are also going nuts because the policy states that photographs of users can also be appropriated for advertising purposes. You know what that means. Precious endorsement money gone down the drain. As expected, the world also decided to take their frustration about this decision out on Twitter. Out of all the angry tweets floating about, we culled out the top 10 most mad tweets sent out by celebrities who stated they were going to delete their accounts.

The good news is that with all this fuss and also, all the thousands of retweets of celebrity messages saying they were done with Instagram, the company has had a change of heart. A new, long, apologetic and detailed statement is up on the Instagram blog, written by co-founder Kevin Systrom, saying that, “… As we review your feedback and stories in the press, we’re going to modify specific parts of the terms to make it more clear what will happen with your photos.” The most important point clarified is about advertising, as Systrom writes, “Advertising is one of many ways that Instagram can become a self-sustaining business, but not the only one. Our intention in updating the terms was to communicate that we’d like to experiment with innovative advertising that feels appropriate on Instagram.” And here comes the clarification: “Instead it was interpreted by many that we were going to sell your photos to others without any compensation. This is not true and it is our mistake that this language is confusing. To be clear: it is not our intention to sell your photos. We are working on updated language in the terms to make sure this is clear.”

There’s a lot more in there about ownership and privacy writes, so give it a read here. Until then, enjoy the celebrity tweets that most probably helped in Instagram scrambling to get this statement up! Yee-haw for star power!

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