Pharrell celebrated his birthday and Saturday Night Live gig with a star-studded soiree in New York City over the weekend. While his guests included everyone from Alicia Keys to Hot 97′s Miss Info, the real VIPs were Nickelodeon superstars SpongeBob and Patrick. Hey, with an upcoming role on NBC’s The Voice, he’s got to learn the ropes from TV veterans.
Darn that Jewish calendar — Hanukkah is crazy early this year, isn’t it? The Festival of Lights begins at sundown tonight, and we’ve hardly had time to shop for presents. We did, however, plan the most amazing Hanukkah on the planet, featuring the most beautiful and famous Jews on the planet, from Bar Refaeli and Drake to Shia LaBeouf and Scarlett Johansson.
Is it Monday already? While you were out seeing The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Instagram helped solve the mystery of Miley Cyrus and the Disappearing Eyebrows, as well as provided a safe haven for James Franco and Seth Rogen to declare their undying love for one another.
Sure, it will be Kim Kardashian’s third trip down the aisle when she weds Kanye West. But something tells us that ‘Ye’s first wedding will be the hottest ticket in … the universe? We are certainly doing our best to wrangle an invitation. We’ve got a chance, right? But you know who doesn’t have one? The many, many people who have publicly feuded with Kanye West or bashed his bride-to-be. It was so cool to poke fun at Kim back in the day, but look where that got you now, Jon Hamm/Katie Couric/Cher! Nope, we don’t think the invite is in the mail for 50 Cent or George Bush, either. Who else is going to miss out? We have a few theories above.
Though Amanda Bynes has taken to Twitter (shock!) to say that the above pic of her with an adorable puppy is not, in fact her, we think she’s just messing with us again. Who else has such awesome wig and leggings game? But the sight of the actress-turned-performance-artist with such a cuddly creature got us thinking: What if this is a sign that she’s turned over a new leaf? Or what if this was her true self all along?
We always appreciate celebrities who take to Twitter and Instagram and share their lives with us. And while a lot of what they share is amusing insight into their world, it’s safe to say some of their most entertaining tweets are shots of their ink. Let’s face it, tattoos are fascinating forms of self-expression and it’s always interesting to see what people permanently etch into their skin — especially celebrities.
Lady Gaga, Drake, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Adam Lambert and more got their ink on this year. And despite commending them for braving the needle, some tattoos are just worse than others. We’ve ranked them from our least to most favorite, so browse through our gallery of 20 Instagram shots and Twitpics and tell which is your favorite celeb tattoo of 2012.
Shwew! Kristin Chenoweth is alright everybody! After a pretty nasty lighting equipment accident she was rushed to the hospital but she was released this afternoon. Prior to her release, she was seen rocking a blue hospital gown and a neck brace which we’re sure she made look absolutely beautiful!
Kristin isn’t the only celeb to have gotten some serious bumps and bruises on set. Here’s a list of a bunch of other celebrities who know how K.Chenoweth feels (and hopefully this makes her feel a little bit better!):
When Angelina Jolie was performing a stunt for her movie, Salt, she bumped her head pretty bad and started to bleed. She was rushed to the hospital but, don’t fret, Angelina was totally fine.
Robert Pattinson was on the set of New Moon when a massive gust of wind knocked over a metal sign and banged him in the back of the head. He was disoriented afterwards and took the rest of the day off. He came back to the set the next day but sporting quite the shiner!
Shania Twain took a tumble at the 2011 CMT Awards. Not only did she immediately laugh it off, only hours later she posted a video of it!
Jon Bon Jovi tore his calf muscle near the end of a concert of his in New Jersey. He finished the concert with a performance of “Livin’ on a Prayer” and was then seen limping off stage.
In November 2009, Justin Bieber took a fall on stage at London’s Wembley Arena and was quickly rushed to the hospital – but he had to finish his set, of course! Later on Twitter he said that he felt his “ankle roll in a very bad way.” Ouch, Biebs!
Drake tore his ACL, LCL, and MCL during the America’s Most Wanted Tour in 2009, after injuring his knee not once but twice!
The list could go on but this is really just bumming us out. To all of the celebs out there, please be careful, you’ve really scared us. And to Kristen, from all of us here at VH1, we wish you the best with your recovery!
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Tony Parker isn’t taking his scratched retina injury incurred from the Chris Brown and Drake brawl lightly. Can you blame the guy? He kind of needs to see well to play basketball. TMZ reports the San Antonio Spurs player filed a lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court against W.i.P. club for $20 million. In the lawsuit Parker accuses the club’s security of negligence for letting in both Drake and Chris Brown in at the same time. He also says the club knew there was “bad blood between Drake and Brown” and they continued serving alcohol to all parties involved in the melee despite their visible intoxication. Parker is trying to take ballin’ (and we’re not talking about on the court) to a whole different level. Read more…
Magazine interviews have to go through a whole lot of fact-checking and editing, so I’m pretty sure that Claire Hoffman was not just writing fiction as she described the setting of her interview with Drake for GQ‘s April cover story. But damn, it sounds like my fantasy: “Waterfalls gush all around, surging over enormous boulders. Bronze animals—lions, elephants, giraffes!—checker the lawn, glimmering in the last light of the San Fernando Valley sun. A giant fire, fit for a king from Middle-earth, burns in an outdoor fireplace, and a flat-screen TV plays Sixteen Candles.” Drake greets her from his couch, they drink wine spritzers, then he gives her a tour of his bedroom (which he has to punch in a key code on a bookshelf to enter!) and shows off the projector operated from his bed. This can’t be real! What did I do wrong in our careers not to be Claire Hoffman.
Oops, sorry, did I write that aloud? Anyway, we all benefit from Claire’s hard work. Because we find out that not only does the man know how to set up a ridiculously romantic date, he talks like a Ryan Gosling “Hey Girl” post, downplaying his interest in casual sex and talking about his search for something real.
“I’m trying to find the same feelings that I had for women when I had very little going on, which is tough,” he said. “When I was in my mom’s house, I had nowhere to go, no real obligations. My girlfriend at the time, if she was mad at me, my day was all f—ed-up.”
Any time we see Drake in a Hollywood-ish setting, like during his plane-delayed performance at Sundance last weekend, some of us still have a tiny uncool voice in our head saying, “That kid from Degrassi sure is talented.” And so, of course, VH1 News asked the Take Care rapper when he’s finally going to return to his thespian roots.
“I’ve been reading scripts for a while,” he said. “I want to do something great. I want to do something for my culture: the younger people who are still in tune with everything going on. I’m actually writing with my friends right now, [Maz Elsadig and Al Mukadam]. They have a production company called By Any Means Necessary, so we’re writing together trying to figure out the right movie.”