The Olympics may be over, but we’re holding on to memories of cheering on our favorite athletes for dear life. There’s something truly beautiful about the Olympic Games and how it unites a country (and gives us something to talk about in an awkward elevator encounter). We do not want to say goodbye! That’s why we spent today looking for ways to indulge in the games for just a little while longer. Something tells us some of the Games’ breakout stars will never be too far from our radar! For now, here are 10 of our favorite ways to not let go of the 2012 Summer Olympics:
1. Ryan Lochte will be appearing on an upcoming episode of the CW’s 90210. He will cross paths with recently reunited couple Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) and Max (Josh Zuckerman) at a resort, where they are attempting to strengthen their relationship. For his sake, we hope he acts better than he interviews!
2. Have you seenMichael Phelps in the new Louis Vuitton ad? If your answer is “Hmmm I don’t remember…” then no, you haven’t seen it because it is definitely unforgettable! Michael Phelps has proven to be more than just a trendy athlete to love. He overcame a bad reputation and is now only regarded of as the most decorated Olympian of all time.
3. We can’t get enough of the McKayla Maroney Is Not Impressed meme, and we know it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Her unimpressed face photobombs the most perfectly chosen images throughout the day. McKayla got in on the fun when Aly Raismantweeted this photo of Maroney, Kyla Ross and herself standing outside a closed swimming pool.
There’s nothing more aw-worthy than seeing celebrities from different industries become fans of each other. Justin Bieber tweeted at U.S. Olympic swimmer, Missy Franklin today that he heard that she’s a fan of his. “Now im a fan of hers too. CONGRATS on winning GOLD!” and added the very adorable “#muchlove” tag. We wish we saw more of this celeb interaction! Athletes are glued to their headphones before competition to get pumped up in London and some Olympians have confessed their love for certain artists. What we’d like to see is these artists responding with support for the folks who are seriously earning their celebrity status this summer.
Ryan Lochte loves Lil Wayne. How much so, you ask? Well, Wayne’s song “Sky’s the Limit” is on Lochte’s pump-up playlist. Not only that but Lochte’s dog’s name is Carter, named after a certain Dwayne Michael Carter, aka rapper Lil Wayne. Oh, yeah, and there are those grills.
The Dream Team’s LeBron James loves Big K.R.I.T. James said that Big K.R.I.T’s song, “I Got This” “was one of [the Miami Heat's] theme songs this year.”
When it comes to famous people, airports often end up acting the fool. Take Nicki Minaj‘s distressing run-in at London’s Heathrow’s security checkpoint for example. “Pretty sure I was just overtly fondled @ this check point. By a very old lady w/an accent. Word?,” the rapper tweeted yesterday. Nicki also posted a photo of the alleged groper, adding after the fact: “So TSA always takes pics of me while doing their job! But wld u believe they just told ME EYE couldn’t take pics???? Wow. #luckyIMsick.” Yikes, what ever happened to “the customer is always right. And shouldn’t be fondled against their will”?
Now, as far as we can see, there is no way that woman wouldn’t know she was getting overly familiar with the Nicki Minaj. This isn’t Blythe Danner we’re talking about; Nicki’s luggage is probably made out of neon-colored Barbie clothes. We’re not suggesting that famous people deserve to be treated differently during air travel; sometimes that’s the worst idea imaginable (Gerard Depardieu’s urine-soaked adventure, anyone?). That being said, a huge number of celebrity/airline run-ins are just baffling to us. Don’t they know the public cares about celebrities more than anything? Haven’t they heard about the devastating power of Twitter? In addition to Minaj’s bizarro pat down, a host of other celebs have flown the unfriendly skies. Celebs such as:
Welcome back to the ever-popular and much beloved VH1 Celebrity Bikini Awards! Yes, it’s that time of year again, where we pit your favorite stripped down celebs against one another to see has the most bangin’ bikini bod of 2012. Happy summer, folks!
Pop singers are famous for giving us some of the best ear candy the world has to offer. But now they’re a treat for the eyes as well and the ears as we roll out the pop star edition of our patented Bikini Awards! We’ve got some of the biggest names in music strutting their stuff on the beach. Nicki Minaj is all business as she films her sizzling video for ‘Starships.’ But Rihanna, Beyonce and Alicia Keys are in casual mode, posting stripped down photos to their tumblrs, twitters and facebook. Jamie Lynn Spears ups the “aww” factor by posing with her adorable daughter Maddie, and LeAnn Rimes brings the “whoa” with her rock hard bod. British babes Geri Halliwell and Tulisa Contostavlos do the queen proud in their two-pieces, and LMFAO’s Redfoo, well…he’s just happy to be here. Check out the gallery below and cast your vote for the hottest pop star bikini bod of 2012. Polls close on July 15th at 11 p.m. ET!
Yes, Beyonce and Kim Kardashian are friends now as was most evident from their moshing it together at Jay-Z and Kanye West‘s Watch The Throne concert in London. All those rumors of beef between the Queen B and Kimmy K, are just that — rumors. We love it when things are simpatico in celebrity-land, especially between couples. And couples which are inclusive of bestest of pals Jay-Z and Kanye, that is. It would be a shame if their respective significant others didn’t get along. Swimmingly enough, there was nothing but love between the four at last night’s BET Awards, in L.A., where they all sat together in the front row. Bey looked pretty delicious in a citrus colored gown, and Kim wore a white dress that looked demure from the front, but then she turned around and bam — sexy, booty-highlighting, backless, unzipped fashion moment. Kanye matched his lady wearing white too.
Yeezy and Jay won the award for “Best Group” and they also won “Best Video” for The Throne. Hilariously enough, Hov interrupted Kanye’s acceptance speech, jokingly, saying, “ “Excuse me, Kanye, I’m gonna let you continue, but…” a la Yeezy interrupting Taylor Swift‘s acceptance speech at the VMAs in 2009. Remember that? All for Beyonce, who incidentally won “Best Female R&B Artist” this year and was the co-recipient for the “Video Director Of The year” along with Alan Ferguson. Plenty to celebrate between all of them! You can take a look at the list of winner here. Also take a peep at the gallery of different moments from the night between all four of them. And as a bonus, after the jump, we have a truly hilarious photograph of Kim with … Nicki Minaj!
Samuel L. Jackson is notorious for his forcefully loud voice, not to mention the expletives he drops whenever the bleep he feels like it. Since he’s hosting this year’s BET Awards on July 1 we’re wondering which version of Jackson will be in full force. Will it be Long Kiss Goodnight Jackson, Losing Isiah Jackson or Pulp Fiction Jackson? Perhaps it will be a combination, but after watching his promo spoof of Nicki Minaj we’re hoping he’s going to be, well, himself. No toned down PC Jackson, please. Read more…
Trying to keep up with Rihanna’s relationship rumors is like trying to keep track of the most complex soap opera in human history. The “We Found Love” singer seems to find new love about as often as the rest of us change socks. At least it you believe the tabloids, that is. For all we really know, Rihanna could be living the life of a nun…a very scantily clad nun. But barely a week goes by when a story of Riri’s new alleged hookup comes spiraling out into the gossip universe, and this long weekend wasn’t any different.
It’s all too much! So to help you make sense of the swirling vortex that we call Rihanna’s speculative love-life, we’ve assembled this helpful (and very thorough) timeline of all her hookups and relationships, both real and imagined. Enjoy!
Nicki Minaj might be taking over London by storm, but London is taking over Nicki’s speaking voice like it’s some kind of little dapper brain virus. In a new interview with Dave Barry, host of ITV’s Hot Desk across the pound, Minaj sounds all kinds of proper as she slips in and out of a few different kinds of British accents. We know Nicki lets Martha from time to time but this is some next level cuteness; You can almost feel Nicki getting more posh as the interview goes on.. If she calls a truck a lorry, we will squeal out loud.
We wonder if the voices in Nicki Minaj‘s head have started sounding like Helen Mirren yet, too. We wouldn’t be surprised, seeing as how they’ve apparently started issuing commands. Commands like, shut down your Twitter account. “A voice in my head told me to delete my Twitter and that’s what I did,” Nicki said on Britain’s The Graham Norton Show. “I had 11 million followers and I hope they will wait for me.” Did they also tell her to pretend to eat a giant foam Popsicle and wear neon yellow Chewbacca boots while visiting the BBC Radio 1′s Live Lounge. They did, right? We would have gone along with it, too. Everything sounds so much less ridiculous when it sounds like Colin Firth is telling you to do it.
After exploring the dark side of the fashion world for the past couple weeks, Nicki Minaj has finally ditched the leather bondage gear and slipped back into something a little bit more comfortable, a.k.a. 5-inch neon pink PVC platform boots, florescent troll tights and a stank face for the ages. We didn’t think there was an expression that wasn’t already on our list of Nicki Minaj’s 40 Craziest Faces; girl must have been practicing in her hotel room. Do you think Nicki so angry-looking because she’s thinking about all the time she wasted not wearing a tutu covered in hearts and sunshine when she choosing to wear…black? We know, girl, but you have to let it go. If you keep that rage bottle up, your cute little pink beret is going to explode into flames, and that would be such a waste.
Despite that fact that the “Starships” singer has been constantly accompanied by her hype man/allegedly boyfriend Safaree “Scaff Breezy” Samuels during her visit to London, Nicki is at least not snarling over any romanctic drama. “Actually I’m single for all you nosy little woozies,” Nicki laughed during an interview on Power106 FM. Yeah…wearing a sneer and hot pink suspenders seems like the perfect way for a single lady to enjoy the U.K.
When it comes to fashion, Nicki Minaj has got this one all tied up. Do you see what we did there? We are just killing it today! While Nicki may have slipped into her brightest rainbow sherbet colors last month to visit the home of Harajuku in Japan, she squeezed into something a little more constricting for her stay at London’s W Hotel this week with boyfriend Safaree Samuels. You know, like the Queen wears! Oh, we’re all going to pretend Queen Elizabeth doesn’t have that exact same skirt in brown? Okay, whatever. You guys have no idea!
Though she no longer has a Twitter to let us know for sure, Nicki Minaj‘s strappy skirt and Michael Jackson “Bad”-looking jacket seems like another step in her recent edgy wardrobe update, which all started with the Lady Gaga-esque black studded undies she rocked on the Today show earlier this month. While other celebs like Kim Kardashian, Coco, and, well, Gaga have all gotten a little risque with bondage-style fashion, we think Nicki is rocking it hard than anyone. Except for the Queen, of course. No, seriously. Guys, why would we make something like that up?