When Mariah Carey had technical issues at her New Year’s Eve concert in Australia, she dealt by making up her own song on the spot. Her improvised number wasn’t half-bad. She sang about her dress and her shoes and the faulty sound system and how she needs an alcoholic beverage right away. I think she might have a future in stand up comedy. [Zap2It]
New Year’s Eve is considered one of the biggest party nights of the year, which is why it’s also generally considered one of the most annoying nights of the year. So as you can imagine, only the most irritating celebrities turned out for very public New Year’s parties in Las Vegas and New York. (We’re looking right at you, Kim and Kanye.)
But what were they wearing? Click through to find out.
First of all, Happy New Year, you guys! Did you kiss anyone special when the clock hit midnight? Sadly, I was smoochless, but even that’s preferable to the kissing Kathy Griffin and Jenny McCarthy engaged in on New Year’s Eve. Griffin was, as usual, hosting CNN’s New Year’s coverage with Anderson Cooper and thought the ball dropping was the appropriate opportunity for her to drop to her knees – to kiss Anderson’s crotch and simulate oral sex on him, live on camera. (First video above.) Multiple times. As he uncomfortably giggled and covered his manly bits with his hands, pushing her away. Nothing says “2013 is going to be a great year!” like sexual harassment, amiright?
Meanwhile, the makeout session between Jenny McCarthy and a soldier (second video above) was far more consensual — the comedienne has a tradition of picking a random New Year’s reveller to lock lips with. After they were done playing tonsil hockey, Jenny interviewed the lucky fellow — and it became painfully clear to everyone watching that something was going on above his upper lip. Something red and inflamed and … sore looking. Lipstick? Possibly. But many on Twitter thought the dude was rocking a herpes outbreak on his mug. Yikes. [Hyper Vocal]
Does “99 Bottles Of Beer On The Wall” even count as a drinking song? Because if so, a 4th grade field trip is the last time I ever got jolly enough to sing the praises of alcohol. I think we can all agree that drinking songs are olde-timey and therefore rad and New Year’s Eve will be so much better if you and your friends know the lyrics to “Glorious Beer.”
So click your way through 1930s-era song book published by John Labatt Limited, a Canadian brewery, which the blogger over at Retronaut found at an antiques sale. “I Wish I Was Single Again” might come in handy sometime! (The song with a racist reference to “darkies,” not so much.) [Retronaut]
Champagne and sparkling wines are wonderful on their own, but sometimes you want a little something extra. If you’re looking to change up your New Year’s Eve sipping options, click on the gallery to check out 7 simple champagne-based cocktails perfect for toasting to 2013. Cheers!
At this point, New Year’s Eve could probably just be renamed “National Sequin Day,” and I, for one, have no problem with that. If you’re in the mood to get crafty this weekend and want to add some extra sparkle to your NYE outfit, check out these awesome cocktail rings made from wooden beads and sequin strings. For best results, pair your new sparkly jewelry with a sparkly dress and sparkling wine. [Martha Stewart]
If you’re planning to get all dolled up and go out on the town for New Year’s Eve, we’ve got your sparkly dress needs covered, but what if you’re opting for a romantic night in? Many of the most memorable midnights happen in the comfort of your own home, kissing somebody you’ve kissed a million times before. If that sounds like your kind of celebration, here’s everything you need for a perfect, private date to usher in the new year…. Keep reading »
Not sure what to wear this New Year’s Eve? Why not take a cue from what a few of our favorite stars wore on the red carpet recently? You don’t need to steal their whole look, but even just one of these elements — be it Anne Hathaway’s blush-colored sequins or Kristen Stewart’s sexy peekaboo mesh inserts — will make your New Year’s outfit party-worthy…
If you’re planning to party like a rock star this New Year’s Eve, you might want to take a break from pounding Jagerbombs to pounding a plate of sauteed asparagus. According to a study in the Journal of Food Science, certain amino acids and minerals found in asparagus have the power to flush out “cellular toxicities.” As the lead researcher explains, ”These results provide evidence of how the biological functions of asparagus can help alleviate alcohol hangover and protect liver cells.” This study doesn’t guarantee that asparagus will cure your hangover, but hey, weird-smelling pee is a small price to pay for the possibility of a headache-free morning on the first day of 2013. Now that we’re on the topic of hangovers, do you have any of your own hangover remedies you’d like to share? Have you ever tried the asparagus cure? Did it work? [Pop Sci]
Still looking for the perfect New Year’s Eve dress to ring in 2013? Something with enough sequins and sparkle to be seen from space? Don’t worry–we’ve got you covered. Click through to check out 10 show-stopping party dresses, all for $60 or less…