We’ve all had our rough patches. We don’t know a single person who hasn’t had a minor meltdown, a hissy fit, or even a mild psychotic break (everyone has That Cousin). But when A-list celebrities freak-out, they’re just so extra with it. They take it to a whole new level, make it theatrical. If it’s a really good meltdown, it could even look like performance art. Read more…
The ’90s were sort of weird. Everyone’s clothes were too big for them, and there was a lot of sincerity going around. It was also a time when some of today’s biggest stars weren’t such big stars yet, and randomly appeared on some of your favorite TV shows. Whether it was a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo or the dominating story arc of an entire episode, everyone from a young Ryan Reynolds to Yoko Ono made a guest appearance on shows as disparate as The X-Files and Mad About You.
By Sarah M. Smith
Las Vegas is known for its long nights and quick marriages. With an abundance of drive-thru chapels and Elvis Presley impersonators, plenty of famous faces have said “I do” in Sin City. But are Vegas weddings always doomed?
We may be going back to a time when we wore headgear and had acne, but amidst the pubescent awkward phase of our lives, was the glory of pop princesses like Britney Spears and heartthrobs like NSYNC totally ruling our worlds.
Independence Day is right around the corner and we’re all getting in the mood for some good old-fashioned patriotism. But while many of us will be be celebrating by simply barbecuing and knocking back beers, some celebs will be touting traditional values and hanging with their right-wing Republican buddies. So which stars have been known to be sympathetic to Republican causes over the years?
The couple that dresses together, stays together. Well, that’s not exactly the case for all the couples on our list — some have stood the test of time while others haven’t — but all have left us with a legacy of matching couples dressing that has truly enriched our lives. From the iconic Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake denim double down to the chic fashions of Future and Ciara, we’ve got some his and hers outfits that will have you cringing, and some that will have you wanting to give your significant other’s wardrobe a makeover to match your own.
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.