The “I’m pretending to sleep but actually I’m totally awake and taking this photo myself” selfie has become ubiquitous, and has spawned many a hilarious meme in which the perpetrator has been caught by an unfortunately placed mirror, revealing they are indeed lucid and photographing themselves pretending to sleep. Celebrities have caught onto this craze despite it being glaringly obvious when one is taking one’s own selfie, eyes closed or not.
Ahhh, February…It’s the shortest month of the year, but we sure cram a lot in. Assorted awards shows, the Super Bowl, a long holiday weekend, tons of snow storms and, of course, Valentine’s Day. It’s a month of love, and that’s why we’re pretty sure you’ll fall in love with this bumper crop of super hot celebrity social media snaps from the last 28 days! Rihanna, Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Nicki Ninaj…they’re hot, there here, and spring is around the corner. What more could you want out of life?
There’s no doubt we all like to let our freak flag fly on occasion. Sometimes it’s from a sugar rush, sometimes it’s from lack of sleep, and sometimes its from being born with a genetic piece of pure nuttiness (myself included). Fortunately, celebrities are just like us and have moments of extreme weirdness. Yeah, I’m talking photobombing. Whether they’re at the Emmy Awards or the Grammys, nothing will stop a determined celeb from committing the ultimate prank: jumping in on someone else’s serious photo op!
Belly chains are weird. In theory, they’re stupid and superfluous, a bit of jewelry around a part of the body that doesn’t normally have a necklace-type chain wrapped around it. In practice, they’re pretty stupid too — unless you’re a gorgeous celebrity with a sexy body, of course. Mere mortals should avoid the belly chain at all costs, but for those who are endowed with perfect curves — our girl Rihanna, for instance — the belly chain is their best friend.
Speaking of Rihanna, her gratuitous use of the belly chain and copious Instagram beach selfless have really piqued our interest in the belly chain. While we mostly associate the belly chain with the early 2000′s, body jewelry is having a renaissance among the celebrity set, with everyone from Beyonce to Kendall Jenner flaunting their perfect abdominals with gold chains. Take a look at this collection of the best belly chains from the past and now.
The surfboard is, obviously, the thing you go surfing on. But pop culture has rendered it so much more than that. From the beach movies of the 60s with their barely believable studio beach sets to the surf culture bands and songs that went along with them, the surfboard is just as ubiquitous in pop culture as it is out on the break. Pop culture has taken the surfboard everywhere, too: from its humble Californian beginnings to the Stone Age to the Vietnam War and even into the fantasy world of Marvel Comics.
Now, with Beyoncé‘s “Drunk In Love” charging the charts and BeyHivers everywhere getting about chanting “Surfbort, surfboard”, it seems only right that we pay homage to the surfboard as it appeared in pop culture. Forget the illuminati; pop culture, for the last 60 odd years, has embraced the surf cult. From actually riding waves to robbing banks and winning awards, the surfboard has aided in some of pop cultures most iconic moments.
If you live in the north east, you’ve probably noticed that it’s cold. Damn cold. In fact, there have been record low temperatures caused be what the press are dubbing a “polar vortex.” It’s sounds kind of ominous and deadly, but never fear because we’ve got the cure: These 40 scorching Twitpics and Instagrams from the past month. They’re sure to get your heart pumpin’!
Movie couple chemistry is everything. A film could have an abominable script, be shot terribly, and have the dumbest trailer ever, but if we believe that the onscreen duo actually wants to rip each other’s clothes off, it’s a hit. Sadly, no amounting of perfect casting can predict whether or not a pairing will work. Who’s sexier than Brad Pitt and Catherine Zeta Jones? And yet, in Oceans Twelve, they behaved like they were just meeting after a few awkward texts on Tinder. And what about Natalie Portman and Hayden Christiansen in the Star Wars series? Their relationship was supposed to be so epic that it begat Luke and Leia — but the duo was so sexless that you almost believed their kids came into the world via immaculate conception. And we won’t even get into the wasted beauty that was Beyonce and Idris Elba in Obsessed…
Here, the ten terrible movie couples we love to hate.
[Photos: 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros., Fox Searchlight]
Saturday Night Live has finally cast its first female black cast member since Maya Rudolph left the show five years ago. Her name is Sasheer Zamata. We told you back in October that she was totally ready for Saturday Night Live, and now that she’s been officially cast, we want to share with you all the reasons why she’s ready to be a featured cast member. (Hint: one of those reasons are her killer Beyoncé, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Michelle Obama impressions.)
Good morning, 2014! While we’re still not quite ready to make our own New Year’s resolutions, we thought we’d warm up to it by dictating some to others. After watching the stars F things up for themselves in 2013, we think we have their best interests in mind with these plans. For instance, Lindsay Lohan, stop tempting fate and just go home before midnight. We have an easier one for Rihanna:
It’s New Year’s Day, which means that the holiday season is officially behind us. We’re know you’re probably pretty bummed, but don’t worry because we’ve saved the best gift of all for last: a mega gallery featuring the 100 hottest bikini photos from the past year! If that doesn’t cheer you up, we don’t know what will.