Bar Refaeli topped the Maxim 2012 Hot 100 list and we listed 30 steamy reasons why she deserved that honor. In keeping with tradition, where there’s a “Hot 100 List” there must be a Hot 100 party. And there was one, but we were a little disappointed by the turn out. The Maxim bash took place at the Dream Downtown in New York last night and Bar held court in a black jumpsuit with a keyhole neckline. But not many other celebrities turned up on the red carpet. None of the top 10 were there. Instead, folks like Makim Chmerkovskiy and his brother Valentin showed up. So did Lance Bass, who, surprise surprise, got another guest pretty worked up, but in a totally fangirl way.
Spotted after a long time, was Jenni “JWoww” Farley in a tight, lowcut black dress, red extensions and rakish black boots. Where ya been, Jenni? The Jersey Shore star tweeted a picture with Bass from the event, which got her gal-pal and co-star Snooki all hot and bothered. Snooki tweeted JWoww immediately, saying, “Your such a w—e I’ve loved him since N*sync. Don’t talk to me.” Could JWoww be working it more than Bar? We demand a recount!
Do you miss the late ’90s? Were some of you even born in the late ’90s? If you remember a time where puka shells, frosted tips and matching track suits were enough to steal your pubescent heart, Lance Bass’s boy band reality show is going to make you fall in love all over again. “It’s a really great music show, starring all your favorite boy bands. It’s going to be really fun,” Bass explained Vulture. “I got a member from Backstreet Boys, A.J. McLean. A member from *NSYNC, Joey Fatone. A member from New Kids on the Block, Joe McIntyre. And a member from New Edition, Bobby Brown.” Add Chris Kirkpatrick to that list and he’s already managed to assumed our favorite band of all time. OF ALL TIME!
Adding to the same trend that spawned NKOTBSB’s summer tour, Lance explains that each veteran singer is “going to form a boy band, each, from the most talented guys in America that I’ve scouted, and then they’ll go head-to-head in a competition to see who the best band is, so it’s bragging rights for the guy in the group, for sure.” Though Lance admits he doesn’t officially have everyone signed on quite yet: “I think Bobby will do it. I think he’d love it.” You kids today with your Justin Bieber. Do you even remember the majesty that was “Dirty Pop”? You’re in for a real treat.
Logo’s The A-List: New York starts tonight and, despite what you may have heard, it is far from another Real Housewives clone. For example: way less bad plastic surgery, way more hot guys making out. In order to get you ready for the premiere, let us present you with the show’s top ten “guilty pleasure” moments, the ones that will make you embarrassed to admit how much you love The A-List…until you realize that everyone else secretly does too.
1. More chiseled abs than your eyeballs can handle: Best known as Lance Bass‘ ex and a former Amazing Race competitor, Reichen Lumkuhl cannot seem to keep his shirt on. And we ain’t complaining! Especially considering Reichen has what is commonly known in the medical community as a “24-pack.” When examining a photo he took for a fashion shoot, Reichen murmurs, “Your eyes go right to the nipples.” Believe us, yours will too.
2. Kelly Rowland has already made a cameo: Edgy fashion photographer Mike Ruiz shoots a veritable parade of fabulous guest stars, the first being a divalicious Rowland, wearing a jacket constructed out of toy lion heads. “Your girls look fierce”, Mike reassures her, which is what everyone wants to hear when they are wearing leather bat wings as a hat.
3. Lindsay Lohan crashes on their sofas: Former model and current model manager Derek Saathoff proudly describes how Lohan sleeps at his place while she visits New York. We hope he remembers to flip those couch cushions over when she leaves!
Britney Spears celebrated her 27th birthday last night at Manhattan hotspot Tenjune, which was transformed into a Circus for the singer and her celebrity pals — including Lance Bass, Jeremy Piven, Heidi Klum and Jamie Presley.
Guests were greeted outside by a man on stilts, a juggler, a screen over the entrance of the club that showed images of Britney and a circus — not to mention around 30 police officers lining the street. The walls were lined with posters of circus images as well as lyrics from Britney’s new album scrolled in black. The main room was decked out to look just like a circus tent, with billowing multicolored fabric hanging from the ceiling.
Newly separated Jamie Presley arrived around 12:30 am with an entourage who was escorted into the curtained off VIP. Behind the black curtains of the VIP area, Britney and her A-list pals mingled among hot dog and popcorn carts that flashed Britney’s name, as well as a bevy of circus acts and contortionists.
Lance Bass sat at a private table and talked with Britney’s manager Larry Rudolph, while music mogul Russell Simmons moved in between the VIP and main room and mingled with guests.
The DJ spun hip hop, 80s tunes, and of course Britney’s own hits “Gimme More” and “Womanizer.” After he gave a shout out to Britney and wished her a happy birthday, he ironically played one of Justin Timberlake‘s hits.
Britney was given her second birthday cake of the day (the first one was presented to her after her Good Morning America performance), by Barry Weiss, CEO of her record label who said, “We are so proud and so happy to be a part of your life.”
Partygoers left with polaroids of themselves in a special birthday card, which were shot by a party photographer, and memories of a fresh faced Britney smiling and celebrating her birthday in a much healthier way than last year. [Photo: Getty Images]
Lance Bass, enjoying his return to the spotlight on Dancing With The Stars, toldE! that he’d like to stay on TV after the music stops. “I’m enjoying being back in front of the camera. It’s nice. After this, I’m hoping to do a sitcom or something like that.”
Sure, a sitcom! Lance is kinda charming, kinda cute. Sounds like a great idea…until you remember what a brain-melting drip the N’Syncerator was in the failed romantic comedy On The Line. Then again, you probably didn’t see it.
Still awake? After watching that clip, it’s hard to imagine him playing anything other than a one-line extra on One Tree Hill (“lady, you dropped your phone!”). Maybe he was just badly miscast as a shy heterosexual romantic, and he’ll show off his acting talents yet. Or maybe he should stick to space travel.