Call us old fogeys, but when we were in high school and college, we dressed like it. Ripped denim, sneakers, tees, letterman jackets. Even when we got dressed up, like for the prom, we looked age-appropriate (if tacky) in ruffles and kitten heels. Shockingly, this dress code no longer applies to today’s teen queens– especially celebs. We’re not sure when the shift occurred, but these days? If you’re fifteen through twenty-one, no one bats an eyelash if you’re dressed like a twenty-five year old cocktail waitress at a boob bar in the Valley. We’re talking crop tops, leather hot pants, fringed miniskirts, and plunging necklines! While super-hot on grownup bombshells like Rihanna or Scarlett Johansson; it’s not quite the thing for thirteen-year-old Willow Smith or sixteen-year-old Kylie Jenner.
Here, we beg the most scantily dressed members of Hollywood’s under-twenty-one set to please, please, put some damned clothes on!
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We’ve already been waiting for two years for the alleged Annie remake with music by Jay-Z. Now we’re thinking the movie was destined to take forever so it could feature a different leading lady. According to Variety, while Jay-Z is still penning the musical’s music, Will Smith is still producing and Easy A‘s Will Gluck is directing, Willow Smith is no longer involved. Which we think is kind of good news, since Quvenzhané Wallis is clearly the best choice to play the lead character in the new Annie!
Think about it: Quvenzhané is 9, while Willow is already…oh our God, Willow Smith is only 12?!?! The fact she isn’t even a teen yet and she’s given “Whip My Hair” to the world makes us look at our resume and weep. Okay, so while Willow is clearly still young enough to play the musical’s titular orphan, her musical tastes already seems a little mature for such kid’s fare. Did you hear her most recent song “Sugar And Spice”? Willow doesn’t seems like she wants to be dancing around with a dog and a bald guy. Quvenzhané, however, would bring the same intense, adorable energy to the remake as she did to Beasts of the Southern Wild. The only thing that could make an Annie remake better is if a Best Actress nominee starred in it, right? Right.
Related: Quvenzhané Wallis: 7 Reasons To Love The Youngest Best Actress Oscar Nominee
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Harry Potter starlet Bonnie Wright showed up at Jo Malone’s Thoroughly Proper Party in London on Wednesday lacking her long flowing locks. After years of being linked to her character Ginny Weasley with trademark titan tresses, maybe she followed in the footsteps of Emma Watson, who famously cropped her hair as soon as the series ended to get some distance from the franchise. Or she’s just hopping on the short hair band wagon!
It seems like ever A-lister has gotten the urge to hack of the hair this year. Some like Anne Hathaway, Charlize Theron and Evangeline Lilly went super short for film roles, whereas former American Idol singer Kellie Pickler got a buzz to support her friend being treated for cancer. And then there are music mama’s like Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys who went short just for the hell of it. Head on down to the gallery below to see 20 lovely ladies who took the hair plunge in 2012!
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We know that all celeb kids are cute. Obviously. We have eyes with which to see. It’s just that some celeb kids have a preternaturally developed sense of style, while the rest of us are wearing old soccer t-shirts with grape juice stains. As adults. So while we are more than happy to squee over the most shabbily dressed bundle of joy, we’d like to give props to the Best of 2012 celeb kids and babies, from Moroccan Scott Cannon to Suri Cruise, who will be dictating what America will be wearing in five to ten years. Or right now. We already feel compelled to wear short pants, bow ties and pull-ups. Don’t tell us we can’t because we already stopped listening!
“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!
Stick with MTV as we count down the Best of 2012, including the Best Songs of 2012, Live Performances, Movies and EDM Videos of the year.
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Ever since she brought it like a lady thrice her age in the “Whip My Hair” video last year, people have been after Willow Smith (and subsequently her mom Jada Pinkett Smith) for everything from her fake tongue ring to her music career to her amazing technicolor dream hair. With regards to the latter, Jada finally addressed Willow’s hair haters on Facebook, particularly those aghast that she had “let” her daughter chop off her hair. Would that we could be half the celeb mom! She said in part:
“Willow cut her hair because her beauty, her value, her worth is not measured by the length of her hair. It’s also a statement that claims that even little girls have the RIGHT to own themselves and should not be a slave to even their mother’s deepest insecurities, hopes and desires. Even little girls should not be a slave to the preconceived ideas of what a culture believes a little girl should be.”
Remember begging your parents to let you shave your initials into your head, or dye your hair purple, or wear your pajamas to the drug store during the summer? Why not, right? You didn’t have to go to school! You could finally taste glorious freedom! Your parents probably said no, but that’s because they weren’t fashion-forward millionaires with a huge children’s clothes budget. We’ve noticed a lot of celeb kids busting out edgier looks than usual this summer, and as such thought it was time to give a shout-out to the famous children who are leading the sartorial pack. From Willow Smith to Lourdes Leon, Maddox Jolie-Pitt to Julez Knowles, these kids are walking to the park like their walking down the runway. Kingston Rossdale in particular makes us want to reconsider every single one of our outfits. And our glasses. And our hair. And the fact our shoes don’t always have dinosaurs or bugs on them…
Related: Suri Cruise, Zuma Rossdale, Other Celeb Kids Show Us How They Spent Their Summer Vacation
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The next generation of fashionistas is already making its presence known. And each has a completely different style profile from the other. Consider the photograph above, with shots of our three fashion-forward young ladies, taken at the Kids’ Choice Awards. One the left we have the punk rocker, Willow Smith, who wore the hell out of her trilby and pink hair. May we also mention that she’s just 11 years old? What’s the bet that her alternative style is going to get better and better with age? We’re looking forward to seeing this cool chick’s evolution.
In the middle, we have the very pretty 13-year-old Madison Pettis and she’s already the babe of the bunch! We love how fresh-faced she looks with those masses of curly hair, youthful coral mini, and let’s not forget that thoughtful (teenager) touch of turquoise nail polish. She’s definitely going to keep on wowing us on red carpets as she gets older. Finally, on the right, we already have the certified sartorial star, Kiernan Shipka. How appropriate is it that this 12-year-old stars on Mad Men, because her personal style skews towards elegant and slight retro. She’s the classic young lady of her generation and one only has to regard her chic, messy updo and pleated dress to see that.
So there you have it. Three young stars. Three totally different styles. Which young ladies look do you see yourself identifying with the most?
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Do you remember back in the early days of Twilight, when people who weren’t teenage girls (or those early-adopter Twi-moms) kind of only sheepishly admitted to being Twi-hards? Ancient history. The proof is in the guest list of last night’s black-carpet premiere of Breaking Dawn Part 1. In addition to all the cast of the films, we expected to see a who’s who of young Hollywood, so folks like Ashley Tisdale and Ashley Benson were no surprise. But Ron Artest? That was such a surprise that none of the photographers seem to have snapped him. Other interesting guests included Heather Locklear, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Danica Patrick and Rob Lowe. Even electronic dance musician Kaskade made an appearance. So, were they there for a photo op, or really excited to see Edward and Bella’s wedding? Flip through the pics of these random celebs and let us know what you think.
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Today we celebrate our Independence Day … sequels! Will Smith’s rap career is already cycling back around, so why shouldn’t the movie that made him an international superstar? Vulture reports that Fox has decided to move forward with Independence Day 2 and 3, both follow-ups to the 1996 sci-fi hit, even though Will Smith hasn’t technically signed on to star in them yet. OK, forget about Big Willie for a second: What about Jeff Goldblum? We need our Goldblum! You already know Bill Pullman is in. He’s just been biding his time for this exact moment and waiting … always waiting.
Smith worked most recently on Men in Black III, and has yet to commit to his next film. However, Fox Studios allegedly balked at his combined $50 million dollar pay check, as well as some of Will’s … artistic choices. “It’s complicated because of where and how [Smith] wants to shoot; he wants to be close to home, to the kids,” their source explains. “There’s also been talks about him wanting to include Jada [Pinkett Smith] and maybe even Willow [Smith] in the movie, too.” Sign. Us. Up. If world-wide hair whipping can’t subdue those extraterrestrials, then nothing will.
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It’s our sad duty to address the uber-depressing rumors that Will and Jada Pinkett Smith are splitting up! This is according to an In-Touch Weekly story that says The Coolest Couple In Hollywood are separating after13 years of marriage. They met in 1990 on the set of Smith’s sitcom, The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, when Pinkett was auditioning for the part of his character’s girlfriend. She didn’t get the part, but she ended up getting the real Will instead. That’s not a bad silver medal!
They have two children together, the super-talented Jaden and Willow, as well as Trey, Will’s son from a previous marriage. Will has spoken about divorce before with Ellen DeGeneres, saying that it “just can’t be an option. It’s really that simple.” We’re hoping that In-Touch is full of it. Can someone please use that flashy thing from Men In Black and make us forget all about this?
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