When we think of wet t-shirts, we will always think of the godmother of the rained on, white tee — Helen Hunt, bearing not only her tatas but her heart and soul in As Good As It Gets. So while wet t-shirts might be the mythology of spring break style competitions where women are objectified in the most base ways, pop culture has co-opted the iconic symbol in a slightly more refined—but no less sexy!—way.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Backstreet Boys global pop domination. A.J., Brian, Howie D, Kevin and Nick recently stopped by Video Hits One headquarters here in the heart of Times Square to promote their new album, In A World Like This, and our lucky photographer Jen Marigliano got to follow them around for the day.
Stop the presses! All y’all news organizations who already printed your Top 10 Lists for 2013 need to go back and print an addendum, stat, because Beyoncé dropped an album out of the blue (Ivy!) overnight. Sure, a few weeks ago we (lightly) admonished King Bey for failing to release an album in 2013, but as of this morning, we BOW DOWN before King Bey and take everything back. Beyoncé’s self-titled Beyoncé is a game-changer not only because it broke every rule in the book about music marketing, but because it arrived complete with VIDEOS FOR EVERY SONG ON THE ALBUM!
Taylor Swift spent the bulk of her 23rd year on the road supporting Red, her fourth studio album and 2014 nominee for Album Of The Year at the Grammys. The tour began back in March and took her all across the United States and Canada, from sea to shining sea, raking in some $115 million along the way. The tour is currently south of the equator paying a visit to Taylor’s fans in Australia, and that’s where she’s celebrating her 24th birthday today.
Happy Birthday Nicki Minaj! It’s hard to believe but the hip hop hottie is 31 years old today! In honor of her special day, we’ve assembled 31 of her sexiest selfies from Instagram. One sizzling selfie for each of Ms. Minaj’s 31 amazing years on Earth.
Miley Cyrus gave us a very special holiday surprise last night at the Los Angeles Jingle Ball. The scandalous singer took the Jingle Ball stage wearing a red glitter two-piece leotard to sing “#Getitright” and to twerk up on Santa Claus and a couple of his reindeers. Let’s just say she might have given St. Nick a whole new reason to feel jolly…
One of the many reasons to love Lorde is that she doesn’t follow the normal rules that seem to govern most of today’s pop stars. Her album is wholly bereft of that whole Euro-Trance sound that has been dominating radio for the last few years, she’s not constantly posting duck-face selfies to her Instagram feed, and instead of covering “of the moment” songs to gain buzz, she instead prefers to channel Dio or Sheryl Crow. That said, now that she’s established herself as one of the breakout stars of 2013, it’s only a matter time before the paparazzi start crawling around.
We’d like to wish a very happy 44th birthday to one Shawn Corey Carter, better known as Jay Z. The one and only HOV is celebrating his birthday by—we kid you not—going vegan for the next 21 days. “On December 3rd, one day before my 44th birthday, I will embark on a 22 Days challenge to go completely vegan, or as I prefer to call it, plant-based!!” he wrote on his Life and Times website. Well, while we’d certainly prefer to spend our birthday going H.A.M. on a frosting-covered ice cream cake than eating seitan, we applaud Mr. Magna Carta Holy Grail not just for his commitment to healthiness, but for the lady he’ll have by his side during this cleanse: Miss Beyoncé Knowles Carter.
Selena Gomez may have gone wild in Spring Breakers, but she’s taking the holiday season by storm! The sexy singer showed up at last night’s Dallas Jingle Ball looking chic and sexy in a Zara jumpsuit. The catch? The starlet had to go braless to pull the seductive look off! And it seems her sizzling red carpet look was just a pre-game for the heat she was going to bring on stage. Can you say crop tops and splits?
It’s been a difficult couple of weeks for some of our favorite hip-hop and R&B songstresses! Just a week and some changed removed from K.Michelle’s wardrobe malfunction on stage, the one and only Lil’ Kim has apparently been victimized by an overly tight pair of red leather hot pants. (Warning: Pics in the gallery above are NSFW, aka Not Safe For Work.)