Big news, peeps! In conjunction with our friends over at MTV, CMT and T-Mobile, we’re just going live on what promises to be an EPIC Big & Best of 2012 livestream. All day from noon until 8 p.m. ET, you head over to bigandbestof2012.com to see an amazing variety of talent appear on the show: December 2012 You Oughta Know artist Metric, Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, and Grace Potter, just to name a few. You should really be watching all day, but make sure you head over there at 1 p.m. to catch a very special episode of VH1′s Big Morning Buzz Live, in which our hosts Carrie Keagan and Jason Dundas will be taking us through some of their favorite moments of 2012.
While we’ve got your attention, we’d also like to plug our fantastic VH1 Reality Roundtable, which is on the docket for 6 p.m. ET/5C. Hosted by our very own Kate Spencer, this segment will also feature appearances from Mob Wives‘ Renee Graziano, Love & Hip Hop‘s Yandy Smith and Basketball Wives LA‘s star Jackie Christie.
Don’t forget, we’re live over at bigandbestof2012.com from now until 8 p.m. tonight. Come join in the festivities!
It was a feast for the senses last night during the Victoria’s Secret 2012 fashion show at New York City’s Lexington Avenue Armory. The event featured musical performances from the likes of Rihanna and Bruno Mars, both of whom made sure your ears were being treated right. Even Justin Bieber was there to provide some live tunes for the bra-clad VS Angels strutting down the catwalk, which was sort of jarring because we still think of him as heaving a bedtime curfew.
Also present were dozens of the most attractive women in the world, seducing your eyes the old fashioned way: With lingerie. Although it should be noted that this was really elaborate lingerie. Doutzen Kroes’s attire boasted a body cage, Miranda Kerr was outfitted with swan wings and Barbara Palvin got decked out with oversized candy canes. Others wore sexified raincoats, poodle poofs and lady bug costumes, which just goes to show that some people have really freaky fantasies. But Alessandra Ambrosio brought the real fantasy as she stepped out in the $2.5 million orchid-themed “floral fantasy bra.” The full show will be seen December 4th on CBS, but take a sneak peek in the gallery below!
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Now that Klaine are splitsville on Glee (temporarily, we hope!) we’re looking forward to seeing what kind of transformations Kurt and Blaine go through while coping with their emotional distress. And hoping that means at some point Darren Criss will bring back the gel-less “Broccoli Head” look he sported at prom. We were reminded of what a nice change it is to see guys sport their natural curls on Saturday night, when Bruno Mars ditched his usual pompadour for a bushier ‘do as the host and musical guest on SNL. Maybe that was partly due to the fact that it made no sense to sculpt his hair ever so carefully just minutes before stuffing it into a wig. But we’d also like to think this is part of a new trend. Free your locks from their stiff product prison, gentlemen! Ring in the new era of curl!
We were going to credit Darren with this trend at first, but then we spotted a few Tumblrs dedicated to the adorable Mr. Mars (who made a pretty decent comedian this weekend, if you ask us). Turns out, the very week that Blaine was forced to go natural at prom, Bruno also sported curls at the Met Costume Gala. Spooky! (Not really.) Read more…
Extra! Extra! There’s a hooligan on the April cover ofPlayboy, and he looks like he may be doo-wopping. Thasright. It’s retro dreamboat Bruno Mars covering the men’s magazine next month. The singer (fully-clothed, of course) appears alongside Miss April, Raquel Pomplun for Playboy‘s “Sex and Music” issue. Mars has the honor of being the 10th man in the magazine’s 58-year-old history, to appear on the cover. Here’s a little trivia: The first man to get a cover was Peter Sellers, back in 1964. It’s been a small club since then with men like Burt Reynolds (1979), Steve Martin (1980) and Donald Trump (1990) following suit. The last man before Bruno to get a cover was Seth Rogen in 2009.
The singer’s also posing in a full fashion spread inside, accompanying the interview where he discusses topics like the musicians who influenced him growing up. “Growing up in the showbiz world, I looked up to those guys: Frank Sinatra and of course Elvis Presley. My dad was into the 1950s doo-wop era,” Bruno reveals, adding, “If you look at those groups, or at James Brown, Jackie Wilson and the Temptations in the 1960s, you’ll see you had to be sharp onstage.” The magazine’s out on stands the day after tomorrow if you want a peek.
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We have a theory: Adele and the Brit Awards producers must have known that no one would treat “Adele wins” as a big headline-worthy deal this week, after she swept the Grammys last week. So they purposely cut her off during her acceptance speech, and she flipped them the bird. Yep. That worked! The triumphant songstress’ middle finger livened up her otherwise risk-free appearance, but other stars at last night’s show let their gowns (or lack thereof) do the talking. For her performance, Rihanna switched out her breathtaking, beaded gold gown for a sweatshirt and some boxer brief. Jessie J flashed us her underpants through a gauzy, flamenco-style red gown. And Florence Welch looked a bit like wild animals tried to rip her dress off her — but the look kind of worked on the energetic singer. It was a night when risks paid off, after all.
Check out the looks that wowed us, and a few that we’d like to splash with some of Coldplay’s Day-Glo paint, just to liven things up a bit.
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As the music world continued to mourn the loss of Whitney Houston, many of the stars on the Grammy red carpet decided that the way to honor the late diva was not to tone down their dazzling gowns, but to let them shine. Taylor Swift, Jessie J., David Guetta and Carrie Underwood were all aglitter. Amber Rose went in an entirely different direction, lighting up the evening in a bright yellow Versace. And then there were a few ladies and gents whose simple black was not the stuff of mourning, but of total sex appeal: We’re looking at you, Rihanna and Kelly Clarkson. Which were your favorites of the night? Browse through the pics and then share your opinion in the comments!
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While Kanye West, Adele, the Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars are surely celebrating the many nods they received at last night’s Grammy nominations special, the winners of the evening were definitely zombies, who got a big nod from Lady Gaga during her performance. Other groups who will benefit from the evening: podiatrists (because we want Nicki Minaj’s and Taraji P. Henson’s shoes now) and gyms (because between Melle Mel’s arms and Grace Potter‘s legs, we are all feeling a little inadequate this morning). Losers: the color pink, because Katy Perry’s abuse of this monochromatic thing is making us weary of it; jeans — well, just Jason Aldean’s sad, holey, unhemmed pair; and the cows who gave their lives to Reid Perry’s pants. For a full account of the Grammy nominations, head over to VH1 Tuner.
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“There’ll be no sunlight, if I lose you, baby,” Bruno Mars sings in the Breaking Dawn – Part 1 soundtrack single “It Will Rain.” And while the video for the song, which premiered last night, features more of Bruno and a model than Rob and Kristen, it also has a whole lot for Twilight fans to like. Here’s a little countdown:
5: The anguish of Bruno’s lyrics and song, plus the images of rain on the window pain, are so much like the pain we felt when Edward left Forks in New Moon. And like when we finished reading Stephenie Meyer‘s books for the first time and realized there were no more. Or, you know, when you experienced real-life heartbreak. Same thing.
How Bruno Mars and his band pulled off this look is beyond us. The singer and his musicians put on sunglasses and hot pink jackets with black lapels and detailing yesterday at the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards in Belfast, Ireland. They looked pretty terrific — retro but not twee. They didn’t even clash with the pink carpet. Bruno picked up Best New Act, BTW. Note, Katy Perry. This is how you do awards show pink. Looking good, guys! Do you disagree? Let us know in the poll below.
All hail the king! Over 30 years after his death, Elvis Presley remains perhaps the most iconic entertainment figure of all time. Considering his legendary status, you’d think that A-listers would be lining up to play him in a biopic-to-end-all-biopics. But weirdly, the role of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll has generally been relegated to a motley crew of supporting actors, off-kilter comedians, retro-musicians and brooding models. In fact, the best that fans can hope for is the occasional mid-level celeb staring in a TV movie. And now this puzzling trend continues as Eric Bana signs on to portray Presley in the upcoming film Elvis & Nixon. How will The Hulk do as Mr. Hips? Will he outdo Bruce Campbell’s stellar interpretation in the 2002 classic Bubba Ho-Tep? Only time will tell. Until we can see it for ourselves, check out the gallery below to see other head-scratchingly random dudes who have played Elvis. And as a little hint to casting directors, Best Week Ever has a list of five actors who might be more appropriate for the job.
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