by (@shakeyourbeauty)

Oh My Goth! Celebs Are Loving Deep Dark Lips

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Ever since Lorde hit the Grammy’s wearing dark, vampire-esque lips, celebs everywhere have been popping up with heavy plum lipstick. This goth-lite trend is perfect timing, since it goes fabulously with midwinter pale skin (very Wynona Rider in Beetlejuice). Of course, some celebs look more Manson than others. Kylie Jenner and Rihanna manage to look uber-intense in the look, while Selena Gomez and Katy Perry seem to be playing dress up with their depressed girlfriend’s gloss.

Either way, we’re so into it. The best part? There are a ton of shades on shelves that flatter all skin tones. If you’re fair to medium, try a neutral plum like Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Goldpearl Plum. Darker tones look fabulous in a deeper eggplant, like Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Black Plum. In the meantime, crack open The Bell Jar, cue up your Morissey playlist, and check out the ten best “bleak chic” lips of the moment!

by (@megsokay)

Who’s Your Daddy?!? Hot Young Starlets With Old Celebrity Dads

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Who’s that brand new Hollywood hottie making headlines and modeling in bikinis on Instagram? Well, chances are she didn’t come from nowhere. She’s probably the daughter of an aging male celebrity. At least, that’s the story behind Francesca Eastwood, Ireland Baldwin and Kendall Jenner.

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by (@shalapitcher)

Lily Collins, Carrie Underwood + Other Stars We Didn’t Want To Put On This Week’s Worst-Dressed List

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Every week, we go through this struggle: Do we applaud when stars like Carrie Underwood and Rita Ora take big high fashion risks, even if they don’t look traditionally, well, good? Do we allow for pregnant (Drew Barrymore) or silly (Corey Feldman) stars just to dress how they feel once in a while? Yes, yes we do. But it is also our duty to share in the joy of laughing at/with them, so we basically HAVE to include them in our weekly worst-dressed list. In the case of some celebs, like Thor’s Jaimie Alexander, we’re sure they’re simply thrilled to be noticed. In the case of others, like Lily Collins and her nightie gone bad, we hope they forgive us for noticing their off day. Who do you think truly failed at fashion this week? Peruse the gallery and vote below!
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by (@shalapitcher)

Who Is Your Favorite Fantasy Heroine? The Results Are Here!

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After presenting our own ranking of the top 10 fantasy heroines last week, we asked you guys to weigh in. And, by the Angel, you certainly did. We hadn’t even planned on making anything more of this, but as the voting wars heated up on our site and on Twitter, we thought we’d give your refresh finger a little break and declare an end to the poll today. So, did upstart Clary Fray take the title, or is Bella Swan Cullen still #1 in your heart? Or was it Katniss Everdeen who came from behind, fierce fighter that she is?
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by (@megsokay)

The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones Talking Points: 10 Essential Facts

Clary Fray (Lily Collins) in MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES.

The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones is in theaters now and whether you’ve seen it already or not, you might have a few questions. Don’t worry because we’ve not only seen the movie, but we might have read all of the books in authorĀ Cassandra Clare‘s popular YA series, and we’re ready to spill some secrets about the film, the characters and that controversial ending.

Be forewarned, though, because mild spoilers abound in the first two pages, and MASSIVE SPOILERS appear in the last page.

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by (@katespencer)

What Did Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower Rewrite In The Mortal Instruments Movie?

[Alert! Alert! Spoilers ahead!]

There’s a pretty huge twist at the end of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. (Yes, people who have read the books, that thing.) When watching the movie, I noticed that while the story was the same as in the book, the characters’ reaction to the twist was different — more nuanced and emotional, if you will. Turns out stars Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower had a hand in making that change, quite literally. They rewrote it.
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by (@shalapitcher)

Mortal Instruments Star Godfrey Gao Does An Adorable Lily Collins Voice

It’s hard to imagine beautiful people being shy and nervous about anything, but The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is Taiwanese-Canadian model Godfrey Gao‘s first ever acting gig in English — and he has the pressure of playing one of your most beloved supernatural characters of 2012, warlock Magnus Bane. When VH1 caught up with him at Comic-Con this weekend, he told us how his castmates put him at ease.
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by (@shalapitcher)

Katniss Everdeen, Clary Fray, Melanie Stryder & More: The 13 Heroines Who’ll Make 2013 Kick Ass

The Host, Catching Fire, Prodigy, City of Bones and more stories of great heroines in 2013

If you take stories like The Hunger Games, The Host and Warm Bodies to heart, you might think we don’t have much to look forward to in the distant post-apocalyptic future. But in the more immediate days ahead, like say, the rest of 2013, there’s a whole lot to be excited for — especially if you like ladies who kick ass, stand up for what they believe in and protect their loved ones at all costs. It’s going to be a great year for heroines in movies, on TV and in books — but not necessarily the easy-to-love/worship kind. Jennifer Lawrence‘s Katniss Everdeen (this year in Catching Fire), The Americans‘ Elizabeth (Keri Russell), Beautiful Creatures‘ Lena (Alice Englert) and The Great Gatsby’s Daisy (Carey Mulligan) are complex women and girls who don’t automatically know what’s right, and sometimes they have to choose saving themselves over saving the world. The Mortal Instruments‘ Clary Fray (Lily Collins), Shadow and Bones‘ Aline, Delirium’s Lena and Warm Bodies‘ Julie (Teresa Palmer) have a little self-discovery to do before they become full-fledged heroines. The Legend Trilogy’s June and The Host’s Wanderer/Melanie (Saoirse Ronan) have to navigate between worlds to figure out whom to fight for. And Oz‘s Glinda (Michelle Williams) and Ender’s Game’s Petra (Hailee Steinfeld) are ladies whose strength is obvious, but whose roles in the bigger picture remains to be seen. As for Chloe Moretz’s Hit Girl, who returns in this summer’s Kick-Ass 2 — she’s always going to be in a category all her own.

Whatever your favorite brand of strong female is, we hope you’re looking forward to seeing them in action as much as we are! Check them out in the gallery below, and plan your year accordingly!

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[Photos: Open Road Films, Lionsgate, Penguin, Constantin Films]