The People’s Choice Awards are known for being a little ridiculous, and the celebrity fashion is no exception. Tonight, we had the pleasure (if that’s what you want to call it) of witnessing sartorial tragedies from Ginnifer Goodwin, Pete Wentz, Kristen Bell, and more on the red carpet.
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!
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Of all the athletes and celebrities who attended the ESPY Awards yesterday at the Nokia Theatre in L.A., seven beautiful ladies really stood out from all the rest. We’ll start with Jessica Biel who nailed it in a retro, flirty, white Christian Dior Resort 2013 mini-dress. We loved the slightly bouffant ponytail and the ankle-strap Nicholas Kirkwood for Roksanda Ilincic Spring 2012 heels with the lime green soles. Hayden Panettiere went old Hollywood-glam in a sparkling, strapless Giorgio Armani column with side-swept hair. We loved the fact that she didn’t go with the expected red lip and went for glowing, sun-kissed skin instead. Then there was the gamine Zooey Deschanel in a bedazzled, gold Oscar de la Renta frock and Edie Parker clutch with a red belt and Sergio Rossi pumps. Very different from the minimal purple Armani gown Olivia Munn wore with Bvlgari jewels. You can’t have an ounce of extra weight to pull that off! Major props to Maria Sharapova as well, who looked stunning in a cornflower blue J. Mendel Resort 2013 gown. There’s more to this list, but you’re going to have to look through our gallery for all the looks. Do tell us who you think deserves the best-dressed title.
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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!
Now that we’ve made Mickey Mouse blush by showing the sexiest Disney stars in bikinis, VH1 Celebrity continues the swimsuit parade with the hottest ladies of reality television. Our last list may have been filled with teen queens, but this time it’s all about the Wives!
We’ve got Mob Wives stars Big Ang, Drita D’Avanzo and Renee Graziano, Evelyn Lozada from Basketball Wives, Imani Showalter and Draya Michele of Basketball Wives LA AND Real Housewives Countess LuAnn, Kelly Bensimon and Gretchen Rossi. That’s a lot of seriously hot wives! Plus we have Ice-T’s lovely wife Coco, and ex-My Fair Brady lady Adrianne Curry. Girl Next Door Kendra Wilkinson recently got married, and even Kim Kardashian was a wife for a little while there, right?
Remember how Scarlett Johansson told Flare magazine that she was the “only girl in the film,” and that she is “obviously going to be more aware that I’m surrounded by a bunch of suits. Everybody is going to be wearing black and grey and it will be nice to add femininity and some female sex appeal to the lineup. I think I’ll steer clear of the tuxedo”? She was talking, of course, about her film The Avengers, which premiered last night in L.A. And no matter how much “female sex appeal” she brought, the men were the clear winners of this round.
Scarlett herself wore a little black dress by Versace which we’re still trying to love, but all eyes were on the dudes. Robert Downey Jr. was flamboyant in an eggplant suit while Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner were all sharp in different shades of gray. Alexander Skarsgard looked totally hot in a black suit, sans tie and white shirt and was accompanied by his father, Stellan Skarsgard. Samuel L. Jackson brought on his A-game in white. A smattering of other celebrities attended as well, and to see what Aisha Tyler, Mark Ruffalo, Dominic Monaghan and such wore, take a look at our gallery below.
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We get that the Kids’ Choice Awards is a casual event, but this year the red carpet was a bit disappointing. Luckily, a couple of ladies cut the mustard and salvaged the situation. Leading the pack was our favorite Kristen Stewart who picked her favorite — a mini dress. What was unusual was the color. She picked a cobalt blue Stella McCartney with lace overlay with matching pumps. Emma Stone looked adorable and quite sedate in a pinkish-beige Antonio Berardi pleated frock. We were also quite floored by Sarah Hyland‘s flowing red maxi by Myne. That long center-parted haired hair was the perfect choice to go with it.
Selena Gomez‘s Dolce & Gabanna may be a controversial decision here, considering it’s pretty much a bustier and tiny, printed skirt. But fashion is all about selling it, right? And she’s looking so happy and confident in the outfit, that it’s pretty much sold. Just like the always age-appropiate Amandla Stenberg who sparkled in a Tony Ward Couture dress and gold brouges, which we are going to go out and buy ASAP. Wearing the same designer was Kelly Osbourne who looked flirty and adorable in a one-shouldered, flounced black dress and hot pink pumps. It even made her pale lavender hair look good! Karina Smirnoff in a ladylike white lace Ema Savahi and Jacqueline Emerson is an electric blue Alice + Olivia shift and a crazy good pair of neon lace-up heels round up the list. As always, mosey over to the gallery to have a look!
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If E!’s sources are correct, then this would be the second engagement that Karina Smirnoff has called off. The first was with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, whose wedding plans with Karina went kaput in 2009. The dancer postponed her January wedding plans with fiance and Detroit Tigers pitcher Brad Penny in October this year, but now the whole thing is supposedly off. A source said, “They are just two different people.” Apparently, the Dancing With the Stars champ started putting on her engagement ring only for publicity shots but the second cameras were turned off, the ring came off too. While Karina’s spokesperson has declined commenting on this story, something tells us to expect a canceled wedding announcement soon.
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Congratulations to J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff who took home the mirror-ball trophy in last night’s finale of Dancing With the Stars. The duo beat out Rob Kardashian and Ricki Lake for the prize, and J.R. isn’t planning to let go of it anytime soon. He told E!, “I joked about gluing it on the hood of my car and just driving around L.A. Or be like rappers and make a chain out of it and just wear it around! I’m going to cherish this thing every single day!”
It’s also a love fest between the three finalists, so don’t expect an sore loser comments. After the show, Ricki said, “I was the last girl standing! I really kicked ass tonight with my tango. I’m really proud. I’m very happy for J.R. and Karina. They were so very deserving, and Rob and Cheryl were amazing, so third is good in my book!” Continuing the feel-good sentiment was Rob, who added, “I really did put it all out there. It was up to the fans, and J.R. deserved to win. I’m super happy, and I learned so much about myself.”
So, now that it’s all over, we wanted to ask you whether you think the correct person won. Let us know in the poll below.
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(It’s that time of year again! Welcome to TheFABlife Bikini Awards, where we pit half-naked celebs against each other and you vote for the finest skin-flaunter of the summer of 2011.)
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These sexy ladies all hail from different parts of the globe. Yep, bikini hotness is an international affair. But who rules all? We’ve got the British Kelly Brock, Barbados native Rihanna, George Clooney ex and Italian hottie Elisabetta Canalis, Dancing with the Star‘s Karina Smirnoff (repping Russia) and Spain’s Paz Vega. Vote below!