While you were sunning yourself on a tar beach or enjoying the air conditioning at your local movie theater, celebrities were summering harder than you in much more fabulous places. But just because you can’t afford a plane ticket to the mythical island of Ibiza, doesn’t mean you can’t be privy to all of the gossip that went down there this year.
This week was all about reliving our childhoods. Flip through our favorite ‘Got Milk’ ads to see young Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow wearing matching milk mustaches, read up on the 15 MTV movies all millennials must watch including Crossroads starring Britney Spears, get to know the actors who are playing our favorite childhood turtles in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more.
Need a dose of celebrity news to close out your day? Kendall Jenner had a brief run-in with a famous socialite, Robert Downey, Jr. hauls in more cash than his fellow actors, and Jason Biggs sees the error of his ways.
Nicole Richie — star of the new VH1 show, Candidly Nicole — delighted fans on Thursday when she sat down to answer just about anything during a Reddit AMA. The online Q&A series is notorious for connecting fans directly to their favorite stars and getting those unexpected (and candid) answers. Richie proved to be no different, taking on questions about her former BFF and The Simple Life co-star Paris Hilton (“It’s been great“), her father Lionel, and all things Britney Spears. (There were a lot of questions about Ms. Spears.)
We never expected to learn so much about the reality star but we’re happy we did.
Once upon a time they were just two A-list socialites, children of the super rich and mega-famous. But when Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton turned in their Louboutins in exchange for overalls on The Simple Life, we were immediately hooked. Between cow-tipping and sex tapes, the storied friendship of Nicole and Paris has become a huge, weirdly addicting pop culture phenomenon.
Getting into the Independence Day spirit definitely involves donning a little bit of red, white, and blue. However, even when we do decide to wear the colors of our flag, we have to keep in mind that the patriotic palette probably wasn’t chosen for sartorial purposes. Apparently, some celebrities didn’t get the memo and have gone a little wild when using their outfits to show their love for the United States. So which famous folks have committed fashion treason?
The art of the interview… Some hosts have mastered this technique, and some have not. Awkward moments in celebrity interviews are like a car crash: we cringe watching them, yet we can’t look away. What happens when stars and journalists share these uncomfortable moments? Internet gold that lives on for all of eternity.
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.
Tired of taking the subway? Hate the hassle of flying coach? Celebrities who live in mansions would never be caught dead on public transportation, which is why they’re spending millions on pimped out rides all their own. We’re talking the luxurious jets, yachts and Maybachs (on bachs on bachs) that successfully transport the likes of Paris Hilton and Patrick Dempsey from Point A to Point B.