Big win for Team Coco! Nina Dobrev was on Conan O’Brien‘s show last night, to build up today’s season finale of The Vampire Diaries. We were wondering why she chose to wear a pair of formal shorts for the interview, but as the episode unfolded, we figured out just why. It’s also directly related to why Conan himself said, “Best job in the world!” at the end of the segment. He actually got Nina to get down on her hands and knees to do a super-bendy yoga move called “The Scorpion” on the show!
Nina’s been practicing yoga for years, FYI. Best of all, she had to use Conan as a “human wall” to balance her legs on. And then used his knees to tuck her feet in as she bent them over, reminiscent of a scorpion’s tail. Not only did Conan look like he couldn’t believe his luck, but the expression on guest Joel McHale‘s face was priceless too, especially when Nina’s legs go shooting up. He couldn’t help but exclaim, “This is awesome.” It is awesome, guys, and it’s all in the video above. Her boyfriend, Ian Somerhalder is a lucky, lucky man.
Could little Egypt get ANY CUTER? Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz baby boy looks adorable in his pj’s, all solemn and yogi-like in what could pass off as the lotus pose! We insist it does because, GUYS. This kid is to much to handle. Swizz tweeted the picture writing, “Egypt started is own yoga class today in the house LMAO.” We’re totally gushing about how beautiful he is, we know — but will you look at those cheeks! He’s making our ovaries hurt!
Not very many men get to put Heidi Klum into that position. Unless they happen to be Seal. Fellow yoga partner Russell Simmons’ face elucidates that fact as they practice yoga outside in New York City. Namaste!
Yoga is supposed to enhance tranquility and concentration, unless of course you’re watching Madonna practice yoga in the aisle of your plane. Then those veins in your neck start throbbing and all you can think about is making ninja stars out of your copy of Sky Mall. Apparently the passengers on a recent Virgin Atlantic flight had the distinct displeasure of waiting for hours on the tarmac with Madonna before their flight deboarded…and then it got worse. “It was bad enough having to wait, but then she started doing her yoga in the aisles,” said one passenger. There’s not enough money in the world to pay a flight attendant to try and maneuver the drink cart past Mag in Child’s Pose.
“After about an hour, a bus came along and took her and her party of about 15 off the plane. It seemed a Ã‚Âlittle unfairÃ¢â‚¬â€it’s not like she is the President or anything. The rest of us all had to wait for another two hours,” the eye witness continued. It’s not Madonna’s fault! If she doesn’t do yoga by 8:00pm sharp, a bunch of little Madonnas start popping out of her back. And god help you if feed her gluten-free acai berry granola after midnight. God help you.
No, that’s not a deleted verse from “Bad Romance.” Lady Gaga swung by her old friend Tricia Donegan’s Bikram Yoga Studio in New York City for some spiritual nourishment. Oh, and lots and lots of sweating. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Bikram Yoga is practiced in a room heated to more than 100 degrees! That explains their outfits, skimpy even by Gaga-standards.
Gaga reportedly used to attended Tricia’s classes while a student at NYU, and left her old instructor a note of thanks after her latest visit. “Tricia, Thank you so much for today,” wrote Momma Monster to Momma Yogini, “Lately I’ve been kicking ass in yoga, but I’m excited to embark on an even deeper journey with you. You are such an inspiration. I will be back soon. W more hydration + sleep. Yoga heals me + so do you. Love, Lady Gaga.”
We have to say, we’re impressed with Gaga’s yoga discipline! Bikram Yoga is a particularly intense form of the exercise, with some stricter classes forbidding movement to get a drink of water, or even just to wipe away sweat. But then again, if she can survive those Alexander McQueen heals, she can survive anything.
Here’s something you never wanted to know about us: in addition to blogging about celebrity meltdowns, we also are certified to teach yoga. So imagine our delight when we discovered these pictures of Cameron Diazgetting her om on in the Caribbean (we were delighted). The thing is, that while Cam sure looks bangin’ contorting her body in her signature string bikini, she’s doin’ the yoga part all wrong. Let this be a message to all celebrities: just because you’re good at looking beautiful doesn’t mean you’re good at everything.
Check out pics of Cameron showing off some skin – and balancing skills – in the gallery below, along with our tips on how she can improve her yoga practice. Namaste.