As Think Like A Man Too continues to rake in money at the box office, we have to ask: Is the sequel to the ensemble film based on Steve Harvey‘s self-help book succeeding because of its commentary on gender and relationships, or its terribly unclever title? When big movies warrant a continuation, the temptation to go for the pun becomes way too real. Puns are fun! People like to laugh! As much as slapping a number on the end of each spin-off can feel like the easy way out, it’s also the least embarrassing way to go.
In addition to Being Mary Jane and starring in films like Think Like A Man Too (out Friday), Gabrielle Union somehow finds time to show up to NBA games on the regular. It helps that she’s engaged to Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade, but our girl has always been athletic. Back in 2007 she was interested in dating dudes in the sports world, but not necessarily the one who eventually put a ring on it (sorry, D!).
Did Scarlett Johansson lose a job over her love of soda? Which Oscar nominee has been disqualified? Will Anna Paquin‘s Rogue appear in X-Men: Days of Future Past?
Gabrielle Union isn’t ashamed of what comes naturally, The Wolf Of Wall Street gets even raunchier, and the X-Men get to use a secret weapon in the franchise’s next flick.
Is Prince William going back to school? Does Tim Tebow have a new job in football? Where is Stephen Colbert in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug?
Athletes are like modern-day Greek gods, aren’t they? They’re bodies are flawlessly sculpted and yoked, they inspire slavish hero worship, and more often than not, they’re beautiful (were Greek gods rich? Because they’re that, too). It’s no wonder that the biggest sports stars attract some of the sexiest, most sought-after celebs in Hollywood. Yesterday, the folks at the Gossip Table had some fun picking out their favorite celeb-athlete couples, from Carrie Underwood and Mike Comrie to Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade. Now we’re taking a look at the ladies who aren’t necessarily coupled up with just one sports god — but let’s just say they have a type.
Ah, Gabrielle Union. What men wouldn’t do to be with her, what women wouldn’t do to know the secret anti-aging potion she takes. Seriously, the Bring It On babe is turning 41 today, and we can’t see a single sign of the years that have passed since she first took the Clovers to victory. Just take a look at her Instagram and you’ll see it’s not even makeup keeping her looking so baby-faced. To prove our point, we put together a gallery of her from her first modeling gig to the present, and we want you to tell us what order they go in. The answer key is below. No cheating!
Last night’s ESPY Awards were a largely uneventful affair, albeit one filled with awkwardly dressed athletes and a bunch of bros bro-ing down. Despite this general lack of excitement, one thing that people ALWAYS get geared up for at events such as this is to find out who’s sexing who!
Merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, joyful Kwanzaa, and — why not? — happy birthday too, while you’re at it! It’s the holiday seasons, folks; the time of year for giving to our nearest and dearest. And for you, dear readers, we could think of no better gift than 100 of the sexiest bikini photos that this year had to offer! We’ve got some of everybody, and we do mean everybody. There might even been one of you in there. We’ve got that many!
Of course this uber-gallery is presided over by Beyonce, who ruled over our 2012 Bikini Awards just like she does with the rest of the known universe. In fact, she was able to defy time and win the coveted award with pics that were (technically) from 2011. That’s the power of Queen Bey! In addition to her, our list is chock-full of other pop queens like Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga, and big-screen A-listers like Scarlett Johansson, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Alba. TV personalities Maria Menounos and Angela Simmons made a strong showing, too. We’ve also got shots from the usual suspects like reality star Kim Kardashian, never-shy Twitter mama Adrianne Curry and Coco, the Patron Saint of Donks.
Some of our very own VH1 stars like Mob Wives’ Drita D’Avanzo and Basketball Wives’ Evelyn Lozada put in an appearance, as did Hunger Games leading lady (and our personal favorite) Jennifer Lawrence. Professional hotties Kate Upton and Brooklyn Decker look straight out of the pages of Sports Illustrated, while Victoria’s Secret Angels Miranda Kerr, Heidi Klum and Adriana Lima are simply heavenly.
So tear off the wrapping paper and dive in to our terrific 2012 retrospective of everyone’s favorite two-piece. Happy Holidays!
“The Big & Best of 2012: A Year End Celebration Presented by T-Mobile” goes LIVE at 12 p.m. ET on 12/12/12. Watch at BigAndBestOf2012.com for eight hours of live performances from stars like Bruno Mars and Miguel, surprise guest appearances, prize giveaways, special editions of “RapFix Live,” “Big Morning Buzz Live,” “MTV After Hours,” “You Oughta Know” and much more!
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On Friday were devastated to learn that rapper and Bring It On actress Natina Reed passed away in Georgia. The horrific news was made even more sad when we realized that it happened on the eve of former co-star Gabrielle Union’s birthday. So we’d like to send all sorts of good vibes and positive energy to her, as well as Reed’s loved ones and family.
When we told our friends that Gabrielle was turning 40th today, they all had the exact same reaction: “She’s 40!? Wait, that’s impossible!” The actress still brings it on with timeless looks and a killer bod that just gets better as the years go by. Seriously, the lady hasn’t aged a day since Clinton was in office! Obviously in our minds she’ll always be our 90s teen movie queen, with memorable parts in classics like She’s All That, 10 Things I Hate About You, and (of course) Bring It On. But she’s gracefully graduated from the high school roles in the last few years, with parts in Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds, and most recently in Think Like A Man.
She may have hit a rough patch in the mid-2000s when her marriage to NBA star Chris Howard dissolved, but now she’s found love yet again with basketballer Dwyane Wade. So in honor of her turning the big 4-0, let’s take a look back at Gabrielle’s 40 hottest red carpet styles (and of course) her most bangin’ bikinis. We’ll prove that she hasn’t aged a dang day. Happy birthday Gabrielle!
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