Mean Girls was released nearly 10 years ago, catapulting its star Lindsay Lohan to teen icon status. Barely 18 at the time, Lohan became a fixture on the Hollywood scene after the film’s release, hanging out with It Girls like Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie, with mom Dina by her side. The attention bestowed upon her and her own group of Plastics soon shed light on a new batch of modern celebrities: the reality star. Reality television became a legitimate form of entertainment in the 2000s, spawning many successful personalities like Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, and legitimizing the inexplicable draw of heiresses with sex tapes.
1999 was a much simpler time. Brad and Jen. Julia and Ben(jamin Bratt). Teenage films starring actual teenagers topping the box office. Without the addition of reality television and internet celebrities, movie stars were the biggest names covering the pages of tabloids and MTV’s TRL was a must-hit stop for anyone wanting to make an impact on an audience under 30. Before the onslaught of reality star sex tapes and power couple portmanteau, Julia Roberts was just a girl, dating a Law and Order hunk and Nicole Kidman was still married to Tom Cruise. (Pause for laughs.)
It’s the morning after Valentine’s Day — time to come down off of our snuggly love high and face the harsh realities of real-life relationships. Sometimes they end. But when it happens to high-profile celebrities, more often than not, there’s a hint of over-the-top drama that makes the whole thing incredibly entertaining (yes, we have no souls). Whether they’re royals, politicos, or Hollywood stars, celebs can’t do anything halfway — especially when they know the world’s watching. So even the sad, tragic dissolution of a relationship can be a stage for indulgent excess.
Take Britney Spears and Kevin Federline. Their union was tacky enough — trucker hats on the beach, Cheetos at the gas station — but when you factor in rumors of drug use, infidelities, and BritBrit locking herself in bathrooms for days on end — the whole thing because downright gothic. Or what about Governer Schwarzenneger and his pristine Kennedy clan wife, Maria Shriver? Sure, affairs outside of marriage happen all the time. But it’s very seldom that an actual child is fathered — with the family’s housekeeper. The balls on that dude!
Here, we look back at ten of the most ludicrous, shocking divorces in celeb history. Grab your popcorn.
The “snake scarf” is a ubiquitous staple of celebrity. It’s a mark of decadence and courage, screaming, “Look how rich and brave I am!” as a giant python languishes around ones neck. A trend, like most weird-ish celebrity penchants (see also: chair dancing; pube skimming pants) that was immortalized into the pop culture psyche by Britney Spears, who by now is basically The Pope of all that is wonderfully gaudy and ostentatious about pop music. We bow before you and your serpent king, all powerful Britney.
While we’ve all held a snake at some time or other in our lives, it’s likely said snake wasn’t the reptilian kind we’re talking about here (*chuckle!*). The latest inductee into the snake grabbing celebrity crew is, obviously, Beyoncé, who, for Blue Ivy’s birthday, got up close and personal, stroking a giant snake as it pressed against her tiny body. It’s probably also important to note that the snake was similar to the one Britney brandished at the 2001 MTV Music Awards — or in other words, watch out Brit, Bey is coming for you.
A symbol also of sex and yeah, penises, the snake has found its way into the hands and across the bodies of many of our favorite stars. Most of them are naked, too, with snakes strategically positioned against their breasts and vaginas, raising the stakes on the power of suggestion. From Adam and Eve metaphors to jungle themes and vampires, we’ve got everyone from Salma Hayek to Kate Moss doing the sexy snake thing. Try not to get hissss-tertical as you browse our gallery of sexy babes holding snakes.
The 2014 People’s Choice Awards were held in Los Angeles tonight, hosted by 2 Broke Girls stars Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs. Yes, awards season is now officially in full swing, and tonight’s event tested how long we can last watching beautiful people thank their cat’s managers without taking a bathroom break.
Meet Alexander Kjellevik. If you’re a Britney Spears fan, you may already know and kind of hate him for breaking Brit’s heart in her “Perfume” video, which premiered today. Or maybe you know him because you’re a connoisseur of male models. Either way, it’s Tuesday night, and we have a long week ahead of us, so we just decided to share a little eye candy.
Celebs are super-secretive about so much of their personal life — where they live, who they’re dating, whether or not they live with the person they’re dating. But, for some reason, many A-listers are surprisingly candid about one of the most intimate moments in a person’s life: losing their V-card. From Khloe Kardashian to Weezy F. Baby, these stars spill the deets on when they first did the dirty deed.
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Do troubled young pop stars have a thing for Robin Thicke? It was only a few months ago when Miley Cyrus twerked all over the singer during the MTV VMAs and now, rumors are circulating that Thicke may have hooked up with Britney Spears. The singer, who’s about to launch her Las Vegas residency, reportedly had a quick fling with the JT-like performer before he was married to Paula Patton.
It looks like trouble’s brewing in paradise. An emergency meeting was called to address the Britney Spears lip-syncing rumors. Planet Hollywood executives are not happy with all the leaks surrounding the singer’s upcoming residency. Everyone is worried about how all the stories will impact ticket sales.
While fans are getting excited for Britney Spears‘ Las Vegas show, the singer is not. Marianne Garvey tells The Gossip Table Spears is reaching new levels of stress. All the trouble is forcing the singer to pre-tape her radio interviews because she’s having trouble answering questions. Adding to her stress could be her father, Jamie, who serves as the singer’s conservator. He recently filed a court petition asking for more money.