I’ve been staring at these photos of Miley Cyrus from her upcoming guest appearance on Two and a Half Men all day now. And while you might get hung up on the photo of her in cute lingerie, sitting in bed with a shirtless Ashton Kutcher, that’s not what compelled me most. Something about the other two cute outfits appealed to me on an entirely different level, and I finally put my finger on it. Miley is totally channeling all the ladies I looked up to in the ’90s! She’s got the skimpy floral thing that characterized oh so many of Tiffani Amber Thiessen’s Kelly Kapowski costumes on Saved By the Bell. And then the combat boots and punky hairstyle that remind me of the edgy feminine styles of Courtney Love, Juliana Hatfield and all the other ladies who stared back at me from the pages of my Sassy magazine. I kind of love it. How about you? Enjoy a little Kelly love and then check out the full Miley pics below.
We never thought we’d feel sorry for Dina Lohan, but watching her squirm while being grilled by Dr. Phil yesterday kinda did the trick. Maybe she was drunk; maybe she was just really embarrassed by another round of accusations that she was responsible for Lindsay Lohan’s downfall and was taking money from her daughter. Whatever the cause, the result was disaster for her/ratings gold for Dr. Phil. But while we confess to having a few laughs over coverage of the interview, we’d like to take this moment to comfort Ms. Lohan. You’re not the first famous person to fall apart on national television, and you won’t be the last. Here are 5 celebrities who have survived (mostly) the aftermath of their terrible sitdowns.
5. Joaquin Phoenix on The Late Show With David Letterman
The audience was nowhere near as shocked as Letterman himself when Joaquin appeared with sunglasses, a scruffy beard and greasy hair and uncomfortably mumbled through their whole interview. The host tried to draw Phoenix out by praising his work and co-stars, but he was having none of it. Turns out, it was all part of his mockumentary, I’m Still Here, which was nowhere near as entertaining as this clip was on its own.
4. Kanye West on Today
“I’m here to say that I made mistakes and that I’ve grown as a person,” ‘Ye told Matt Lauer during their 2010 sitdown, but then he proceeded to do kind of the opposite. As he tried to explain his statement that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” and his interruption of Taylor Swift at the VMAs, he grew increasingly incensed at show producers for running footage while he spoke. We kind of understand his point, but his Twitter rant after the appearance was the stuff of legend. Kanye’s kept his interviews to a minimum since then. Read more…
Sure, we watch the MTV Video Music Awards to see our favorite artists pick up a trophy or two for their work in the past year and to watch some phenomenal performances. But there’s a big reason it’s way more fun to watch than, say, the Grammys: Having this many stars in such a party-hard atmosphere always leads to some of the best unscripted moments on TV. A whole lot of those moments are simply fun, but often they turn into car-wreck spectacles. Of course, the latter is what we end up remembering in the decades that follow. From Andrew Dice Clay’s off-color jokes that got him banned from MTV for life to Michael Jackson’s misunderstood birthday cake to Kanye West’s infamous “Imma let you finish” speech, we love those moments that make us cringe in our seats, anticipating the embarrassment the perpetrators probably won’t feel until the morning after. While we eagerly await a whole new batch, here are our top 10 most cringeworthy moments of VMA history:
They’re both outrageous, outspoken blondes who can sing, but we don’t usually put Lady Gaga and Courtney Love in the same category. For one, every move by Gaga seems to be calculated with precision, while we’re not sure if Courtney knows what’s happening five minutes into the future. But last night, whether carefully planned or not, both daring ladies came dangerously close to flashing the world at inappropriate venues.
Courtney was leaving the afterparty for the New York premiere of Hugo — a kids’ movie!!! — when cameras caught some nip-slippage from the top of her flashy red gown. Lady Gaga, on the other hand, was making a surprise appearance in the press room of the International Emmy Awards. Her unique black floor-length was slit from above the hip down to the knee, and was very close to showing us her lady parts. (Upon close inspection, however, it does appear that she was wearing a string bikini of some kind.)
We can’t help but be glad any time Frances Bean is in the news for any reason other than a Courtney Love lawsuit; the girl has grown up to be a pretty fabulous young lady despite everything (i.e. Courtney Love). This time we’re giving ourselves license to squee, as InTouch reports that the daughter of Ms. Love and the late great Kurt Cobain is allegedly engaged to The Rambles’ Isaiah Silva.
“Yes, sheâ€™s engaged and they moved in together in a big house near Runyon Canyon,â€ their source claims. If we needed further proof (and hey, it doesn’t hurt) apparently the couple of over a year updated their Facebook statuses to “engaged,” with Bean adding, â€œGetting to spend the rest of my life loving my best friend makes me the luckiest woman in the world.â€ Another source confirmed the happy news to People, though the pair have since changed their statuses back. Let’s hope Frances and her man are actually in it to win it; girl deserves all the happiness she can cram in before Courtney Love’s tell-all comes out and blows up her spot.
Interesting trivia tidbit: Courtney Love went to Trinity College, Ireland for two semesters when she was a teenager. And that was enough to make her a valued alumna — well, that and being famous — and she was just awarded the very grand-sounding Trinity College Philosophical Society’s Honorary Patronage. Very cool. Congratulations, Courtney! We see the effort as well. She went as far as to get a Dolce & Gabbana coat, a dress that wasn’t ripped anywhere and high heels with red soles, which means they were most likely Louboutins.
Unfortunately, Courtney forgot to take the rather large tag off her coat and it dangled down her back most of the evening. And lets just say that, a college award seems apt, because she looked like she had just pulled an all-nighter. We also have absolutely NO idea about what was going on, in the photo on the right! But hey … must’ve been an entertaining show!