It’s not easy to pull off red felt and white fur, but there are a few lucky celebrities out there that manage to look hot in it regardless! Yes, it’s Christmas yet again, the time of the year where we prepare for a large bearded man to break into our homes as we sleep. Wouldn’t it be so much cooler if, for example, Katy Perry were to come down our chimney instead? Or Beyonce?! When famous folks dress up as Santa Claus, it provides a really interesting/weird alternate reality holiday. Or the beginning of a festive porno, depending on how you look at it. Head on down to the gallery below to see 30 Santa’s whose laps you definitely wouldn’t mind sitting on! From Victoria’s Secret Angels like Gisele Bundchen, Heidi Klum and Barbara Palvin, to divas like Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Mariah Carey. So step right up and check out the gallery of the ho-ho-hottest Santas around! It’s not only sexy, it’s tradition!
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The adrenaline kicking End of Watch opens wide across the country today, staring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena as two L.A. cops who get on the bad side of a drug cartel. Costar Anna Kendrick admits to being serious knocked out by Jake’s renaissance man movie-making abilities, and thinks he has it in him to direct a feature film on his own. So what does End Of Watch director David Ayers think of all this? “Absolutely!” he answers emphatically when VH1 News caught up with him at the red carpet premiere. “He gets in everything. He’s brilliant, he’s meticulous, he’s very thoughtful, and he always has the interest of the movie at heart.” David explains that in addition to his stellar acting performance, Jake also acted as his producing partner for the film. “He did a fantastic job,” he adds.
Jake was more modest about his Executive Producer credit, saying that he didn’t do it for the glory but because the finances for the film were so low! “We were asking for favors. I was calling up Eric Garcetti and being like, ‘Can you be the mayor in our movie?’ All the time there’s stuff like that.” In recognition for all of his wheeling and dealing, Ayers award Jake the all-important title. “It was one of the best days of my career so far,” he says of the moment he learned he was being named an Executive Producer. “I love making movies. To me it’s my life, I grew up in that. And to be honored as part of the film making process was just such an honor.” Will Jake follow in the footsteps of fellow acting A-listers like Ben Affleck, Angelina Jolie, and George Clooney and make the jump into the directorial part of the film process? We can see it happening!
Though Robert Pattinson has made his share of independent movies in his career, this week’s Cosmopolis is widely thought of has his big move to make a post-Twilight career for himself. And he certainly wouldn’t be the first hot young actor to make a case for himself as a serious actor by taking a giant step into the world of dark and twisty films. Many a heartthrob has gone from the pages of Tiger Beat to the local arthouse theater quite soon after they made it big, from Keanu Reeves and River Phoenix’s turns as gay hustlers in My Own Private Idaho to Daniel Radcliffe’s recent venture into spooky suspense with The Woman in Black. Sometimes it’s because they really love the art of filmmaking, like Rob seems to, and other times, it seems like a calculated move to make themselves Oscar contenders instead of Teen Choice surfboard winners.
Sometimes, they find their comfort zone in dark and twisty, sometimes, like in the case of Marlon Wayans, who surprised critics with his performance in Requiem for a Dream, it turns out to be a one-time-only deal. Still, we love them all for trying! Here are our 10 favorite arty and deep roles taken on by mainstream hotties:
It’s one of the greatest mysteries since contemplating the beginning of the universe: Who is Taylor Swift “never ever, ever getting back together” with in her new song, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”? It’s all we can think about since she announced the release of Red in an online chat with her fans last night. ”We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” is the first single to be released from the album and, like many of her other excellent breakup songs, the lyrics are driving us crazy. John Mayer? Taylor Lautner? Jake Gyllenhaal? Joe Jonas? Which of these guys is she never going to give the time of day to ever again? Maybe it’s someone we don’t even know! Tay, why must you torture us like this. The blond beauty always sings straight from her heart, so we know this must be a page ripped right out of her diary.
Taylor confirmed the truth to her breakup track in an interview that aired on Good Morning America today. The song is about a breakup that was on and off. But what really inspired it was when a friend of her ex told her he heard she and the mystery ex were going to be rekindling the romance. Her lyrics set the record straight: “You go talk to your friends, talk to my friends, talk to me/ But we are never ever, ever, ever getting back together.”
We hear you loud and clear, Taylor. We know she’s head over heels for Conor Kennedy after purchasing a new house near his family’s compound, so she is definitely not looking for new love anytime soon. But who is this ex who is so new song worthy? Your guess is as good as ours. Here’s a gallery of her real and rumored bfs for you to choose from.
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Donnie Wahlberg, we appreciate the shirtlessness you’re bringing to Twitter. The lip sweaters, not so much. “After 3 months cultivating, countless insults, thousands of requests to shave the #stache,” Donnie tweeted, along with a photo of New Kids on the Block sporting a set of virile mustaches. Countless requests to shave, you say? Yeah, that seems about right. While we’re not going to pretend they’re all suddenly gargoyles now that they’re sporting a little lip magic (Hello, Joey McIntyre. You seem to be doing…very well), overall it’s not a great look.
Of course, Donnie and the gang aren’t the only hot dudes whose facial hair lowers their babe quotient. We know! It doesn’t really make any sense! We love guys with ‘staches and beards as much as you do! But from Leo DiCaprio to Tom Sturridge, Shia LaBeouf to Ben Affleck, we guess some guys just look better clean-shaven. Guys like…
Guys, today is the day Magic Mike comes out and changes our lives forever. Okay probably not, but we do get to see Channing Tatum strip on the big screen, and that still feels pretty important. Despite the way everyone woman (and, let’s be honest, man) is foaming at the mouth to see Alex Pettyfer and the gang take if off this weekend, it turns out Magic Mike is only the most recent in a long line of awkward, dramatic, sexy, humiliating moments in male movie nudity. From Jason Segel‘s weepy reveal in Forgetting Sarah Marshall to basically every movie Ewan McGregor has ever done, enjoy what we consider to be the top 10 moments in cinematic dude nakedness. Though…aren’t they all pretty excellent? Warning: There will be butts.
According to Variety, Jake Gyllenhaal is now replacing Dominic Cooper as the strong, silent type in the upcoming action-drama Motor City, a thriller that costars Amber Heard and Gary Oldman and follows “a recently released felon [who] seeks revenge against those who framed him and put him in jail.” Gyllenhaal will be so silent, in fact, that his protagonist allegedly speaks one sentence the entire film. If the movie follows the novel it was based on, that is. So basically the film will be like The Artist…but with more felonies!
Now, we could make a joke about how we don’t need Jake to say more than one line because all we want is to see that sweet, sweet, chiseled jaw on-screen. However, that wouldn’t really be a joke since the sentiment behind it is true. While we’re interested to see what Gyllenhaal and his sweet, sweet sinewy torso will do with the role, we’re more interested in finding out what that one line is. We’re sure the screenwriters will adapt it from the book, but in the meantime might we suggest one of the following:
- “GIVE ME BACK MY SON!”
- “You guys are such jerks!”
- “Dude, you dropped your wallet like way back there.”
- “With pleasure!”
- “No seriously…who farted?”
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Reverent footballer Tim Tebow is rumored to be dating most of Hollywood, and so is Taylor Swift. So it seemed like only a matter of time before the two would be somehow linked in a match made in slow-news-day hell. The two were first spotted together at a pre-Oscar party last weekend. “They were together for almost an hour,” a witness told Celebuzz. “She approached Tim and he looked more than happy to be talking with her.” And any elementary schooler knows that when a boy and a girl talk, it’s because they like each other.
But maybe there is something to the rumors after all. Apparently the two shared a meal an Italian restaurant on Monday. Maybe it’s love … or maybe it’s just love of spaghetti arrabiata. Who knows? It would definitely make sense that the two squeaky clean celebs could find some common ground.
But then again, Taylor does tend to have quite the active dating life. Wasn’t she supposed to be with Zac Efron, like, last week? She’s been linked to so many people that it’s hard to keep track! So as a public service, we’ve compiled a comprehensive history of Taylor Swift’s boyfriends, real and imagined. No need to thank us. Head on down to the gallery below to see the men behind all those breakup songs!
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Taylor Swift’s musical oeuvre would look a lot different if she just found some nice boy to settle down with. Luckily she hasn’t, and it’s the rest of us who are reaping all the benefits! “There’s just been this earth-shattering, not recent, but absolute crash-and-burn heartbreak,” the “Mine” singer admits in the latest issue of Vogue, “and that will turn out to be what the next album is about. The only way that I can feel better about myself — pull myself out of that awful pain of losing someone — is writing songs about it to get some sort of clarity.” Awwwww. Here, let these millions of dollars and thousands of screaming fans soothe your troubled soul, Taylor.
Back in 2010, there were plenty of rumors swirling about the male inspiration for Swift’s Speak Now album. While “Dear John” was allegedly about her relationship with John Mayer, “Back to December” was rumored to be about her ex Taylor Lautner. Seeing as how Swift allegedly canoodled with Jake Gyllenhaal, Garrett Hedlund and Chord Overstreet in the past year, which devastatingly handsome man do you think broke Taylor Swift’s heart this time … only to have her turn it into artistic greatness?
Merkin Christmas, everybody, and a Happy Pube Year! Have we discussed how much we truly love merkins? You know what we always say: if a movie doesn’t require actors to wear a tiny pubic wig, then it’s not worth watching. Luckily, it sounds like the upcoming film The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo has the request crotch costuming to make it one of our favorites.
Said the film’s star Rooney Mara to Metro, “There was a lot of discussion that went into my merkin for the movie, because I was naked quite a lot. And I don’t think a lot of people will notice all of the attention that went into that. But there was a lot of discussions around that.” Ah, but what of Daniel Craig‘s merkin? We would like to have a discussion about that! Mara continued, “Well, you know, in the book she’s meant to have strawberry-blonde hair originally and she dyes it, so we had a special merkin made that was, you know, strawberry-blonde so that it would fit.” We can all breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the soon-to-be-released thriller is so committed to authenticity. Then take a few more breaths as we gasp in delight at other celebrity merkin experiences:
Evan Rachel Wood, Mildred Pierce: “I looked at Kate and she was like, ‘You’ve got to do it. Trust me, it’s so brave. Put a merkin on and you’ll be fine,’” Wood said, reminiscing about her nude scene in the HBO miniseries. “Let’s just say, I had to wear a wig because it was in the 30s, and everything had to look like it was in the 30s.”
Kate Winslet, The Reader: “I had to grow the hair down there. But because of years of waxing, as all of us girls know, it doesn’t come back quite the way it used to,” Winslet remarked about her 2008 Oscar-winning role. “They even made me a merkin — a wig — because they were so concerned that I might not be able to grow enough.”