Wherever there is controversy, Kim Kardashian can be found close nearby whining, “Why are you not paying attention to me?” So naturally when Tanning Mom started grabbing headlines with her baked-to-a-crisp skin, Kim could not handle it. This weekend Kim tweeted a pic of super-tanned self with the headline, “The tannerexic [sic] mom has some serious competition!!! LOL”
But unlike the fake bake loving Tanning Mom, we think Kim at least had enough sense to brown her skin with spray tanner. (Right? Right?!) After the jump, 21 other celebrities who got a little overzealous with the spray tanner, too.
Is Queen Latifah finally coming out of the closet? The longtime rumored lesbian — who has never publicly identified as gay or straight, but has been legally testy when it comes to the former — is set to headline Los Angeles’ Gay & Lesbian Pride Festival on May 19. The press release underscores Queen’s membership in the community. Via Vibe:
From hip to R&B, pop to standards, Queen Latifah is the voice of our generation, and her concert here will be phenomenal, for her to make her worldwide Pride debut here in Long Beach is a tremendous testament to the popularity of our celebration and to the strength of our community.
It’s not quite an all-caps announcement on the cover of People, but maybe Latifah is saving that pronouncement for on stage. While I totally commend Latifah for her participation in the event and will be stoked if she officiallyofficially comes out as a proud gay woman, I suspect I’ll be one of many uttering a loud “duh.”
If this happens, Queen Latifah would join a long line of celebrities who came out of the closet to the shock of no one except maybe their most deeply in denial fans. Click through this slideshow of famous gays and lesbians whose coming out was met with a collective yawn.
Sigh. The 2012 Coachella Music Festival has come to a close. Let’s put on some Neon Indian and look back at the celebs who donned cut-off denim shorts and fringed vests and sweated away under the hot Indio, CA sun this year, shall we?
The cover of a recent issue of LOOK magazine features Rihanna looking, well, a little wonky, no? That’s because the photo of the singer is an exceptionally poor composite, cut and pasted together from two separate images. Rihanna’s head is from a photo taken on the red carpet of the “Battleship” premiere in Japan, while her body was from a photo shot at the Stella McCartney presentation at London Fashion Week. Oh, and her body was flip-flopped and her dress was colored pink instead of green. How creative! Why not just draw a picture of the Rihanna with crayons? Seriously. [Red Carpet Fashion Awards]
Sadly, while Photoshop is a necessary and helpful tool, it is often used to excess, especially when it comes to “perfecting” celebrity images. Just look at these other lovely celeb women who’ve suffered at the hands of an overeager Photoshopper.
Oh, Gerard Butler. Maybe Coachella isn’t the best place to go when you’re just a month out of rehab? The actor seemingly stayed sober while bouncing from party to party at the music festival, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t wild out in other ways. According to Page Six, Butler was quite the ladies’ man, even using one of the festival’s Porta Potties for a quick romp. Because nothing is hotter than a coffin-like space that smells like urine! Sexy. [Page Six]
Celebs — they’re just like us! Sometimes they can’t keep it in their pants and find themselves engaging in amorous activities in public. I’m not judging! I once gave a blow job in a bar stairwell. Here are a bunch of other celebs who have either supposedly been busted having sexual relations in public or have bragged about it.
Melissa Rycroft is perhaps best well-known for being proposed to and then dumped by “Bachelor” Jason Mesnick in favor of his runner-up. Since then, however, Rycroft has made the most of her unfortunate initial 15 minutes of fame, finishing third on “Dancing with the Stars,” marrying the boyfriend she had before “The Bachelor,” Ty Strickland, and, in 2011, starring in a reality show on CMT about their life together with baby daughter Ava, born in 2009.
But in the new issue of Us Weekly, Rycroft opens up for the first time about her battle with postpartum depression, telling the magazine that it started as soon as Ava was born. “Almost immediately I didn’t feel right,” she says. “I had just given birth to this perfect baby, but absolutely nothing made me happy anymore. I had no idea what was wrong. I had these great blessings, but I felt empty. I’d put Ava in her crib and go outside and scream for a minute.” Keep reading »
Yesterday, Beyonce quietly launched her own Tumblr, which features a bunch of personal photos from the last few years of life, pre-Blue Ivy. Basically, it is a place I want to go to, i.e. Beyonce’s life according to her Tumblr. There’s snugglin’ on a boat with Jay-Z! Gossiping with lil’ sis Solange! Playing in the sand with her nephew! Cigar smoking! Check out a few of my fave pics in this slideshow and then check out the rest at Beyonce’s official Tumblr.
Prepare to be flabbergasted! Shocked! You’ll likely exclaim “Say what?! They aren’t one and the same?!” more than once. Until the making of this slideshow, I sincerely thought Bryce Dallas Howard and Jessica Chastain were the same person. I also had to triple check that I could actually tell Nina Dobrev and Victoria Justice apart — there’s a small chance I’m still wrong. Let’s all get on the same page — here is a comprehensive guide to celebrity look-alikes.
Earlier this month, Jennifer Aniston popped into a vintage lighting store in New York City and dropped $20,000 on lights for her LA mansion (meanwhile, in Real People Land, we’re debating whether or not to drop 30 bucks on a lamp from IKEA). Obviously $20K is nothing when you’re a super rich celebrity like Aniston, who earned an estimated $28 million last year. Jen’s not the only celeb flexing her buying power. Click through to check out 10 other mind-boggling celebrity shopping sprees… [Us Weekly]