With two well-known people passing away this week, it's only natural that Twitter was awash with tribute tweets and words of reflection. Paul Walker's shock death had scores of celebrities tweeting their sorrow, but none were more heartfelt than those of his Fast & Furious co-stars. Nelson Mandela's passing yesterday was mourned around the globe, and Rihanna was just one high-profile star to mourn his death publically. It wasn't all doom and gloom, though — Joel Madden made sure of that! He and Jessica Biel both made us laugh out loud with their funny tweets, while many others like Anna Kendrick, John Legend and Ellen DeGerenes kept us entertained throughout the week. Click through to read this week's top celebrity tweets!
Britney Spears celebrated her official arrival at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on Tuesday, all smiles while greeting fans and posing for pictures. Dancers in classic Britney getups were on hand for her big night, wearing costumes inspired by her music videos to welcome the singer. She took some time to chat with fans too, stopping to sign autographs and take a few pictures before walking the red carpet. The singer first announced her Las Vegas residency back in September with a big reveal on Good Morning America, and her show, called Britney: Piece of Me, will kick off on Dec. 27.
It's been a big week for Britney, who celebrated her 32nd birthday on Monday and the release of her new album, Britney Jean, on Tuesday. Britney also chatted with Ellen DeGeneres on Tuesday's episode of Ellen's talk show, joking about the recent "tiffy" she had with her boyfriend, David Lucado. Luckily, she said that everything's fine now, and she looked more than thrilled throughout her big night in Vegas.
Britney Spears is back in action and turned 32 yesterday! And we've noticed that her back and shoulders are looking hot. We went straight to the source, her trainer, Bobby Strom, to learn what Britney's been doing in the gym to shape her shoulders. Watch and learn the fun, full-body moves, and then try them at home.
Britney Spears turns 32 today! The singer has brought plenty of hotness since hitting the scene in 1999, including endless amounts of ab-baring ensembles and multiple envelope-pushing dance moves. Britney's role as an X Factor US judge and mentor had her hitting the stage in a different way, and with her new album Britney Jean recently dropping, her star presence and sex appeal are as hot as ever. We're celebrating Britney's big day with a look back at her steamiest stage moments, from sexy schoolgirl to circus ringleader to full-blown femme fatale. Click through to see them all now!
It's Britney Spears' 32nd birthday today! It's so hard to believe that the Princess of Pop is all grown up and in her 30s — can you believe that "...Baby One More Time" was released 15 years ago? Through the ups and downs, good times and bad, we've always been fans of this all-American beauty. To celebrate her birthday, we're taking a retrospective squiz at Miss Spears' changing hair and makeup looks over the past 14 years. We've got everything from some of her first pics, in 1999, to that Rolling Stone cover, those double denim days with JT (sorry Brit, we couldn't resist) to her brunette days, right up until a few weeks ago. Click through to see all the incredible pictures, and happy birthday Britney!
Britney ended the touching letter by saying, "I want to show you the different sides of Britney Spears. I am a performer. I am a Mom. I am funny. I am your friend! I am Britney Jean." We have to admit that Britney's open letter pulled at our heartstrings and got us pumped for her new album. Are you excited to hear her new music?
When you heard the name Miley Cyrus, it used to conjure images of a smiling teenager who made a name for herself playing a secret superstar on the Disney Channel, and who's biggest offence was moving her hips like yeah. Fast forward to 2013, and the Miley Cyrus you knew and loved has transformed into a twerking, smoking, wrecking ball-riding pop phenomenon — and though she's still got that gorgeous smile, it's usually accompanied by a gold grill. Much has been made of Miley's recent exploits — a raunchy MTV VMAs performance, a stripped-down music video, and, mostly recently, a crop of rather risqué Terry Richardson photos — and the country seems to have fallen into two camps; those who miss the old Miley, and those who love her even more.
Throughout all of the Miley mayhem, even some of her fellow celebrities have come out to defend her new image. Industry fixtures like Justin Timberlake, Kanye West and Britney Spears (who contributed to Miley's new album, Bangerz) have all spoken out in support of her current path, while other stars (Sinead O'Connor chief among them) have blasted Miley's public persona as "shocking," "tacky," and "highly styled pornography." We've listed some of the more noteworthy reactions to Miley Cyrus' self-proclaimed "movement" and are tallying up which celebs are on her side, and which are just not having it. See her celebrity scorecard after the break.
If there’s one common theme in this week’s round-up of celebrity candids, it’s Harry Styles. OK, he’s not in that many photos, but the popular One Direction member popped up all over London Fashion Week and posed with lots of stylish show-goers, including Lara Bingle, who met up with him backstage. There were also a few weddings that took place — Nova FM’s Michael "Wippa" Wipfli tied the knot and had his breakfast co-host Ryan "Fitzy" Fitzgerald on hand for his final moments as an unmarried man, while Zoë Foster-Blake and Hamish Blake sported cute heart-shaped glasses for their friends’ nuptials. Baby bumps also featured prominently on social media — Jodi Anasta showed off hers while wearing a bikini, and Rachael Finch is almost ready to give birth!
Unless you are living under a rock, you've probably noticed that stars like Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus are getting a lot of attention for their new, sometimes controversial adult images. However, these two stars are hardly the first pop singers to try breaking away from the bubblegum music mould. We now present our favourite music moments when singers made the often outrageous leap into adulthood.
Britney Spears: From Crossroads to Toxic
Britney Spears put her transition from teen pop star to adult singer into song with 2002's "Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman," which appeared in her coming-of-age film, Crossroads.
However, while "Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman" was part of Britney's transition away from being the princess of bubblegum pop, musically it was classic Britney. Her first real change into the world of adult music was with 2004's "Toxic," which also earned the singer her only Grammy, for Best Dance Recording. It signalled the beginning of Britney's focus on club music and her step away from the straight pop that she had been known for.
Also, it gave us Britney's now-iconic sparkly nude bodysuit look.
Christina Aguilera: Xtina Gets Dirrty
Christina Aguilera was ahead of the curve when she decided to ditch the bubblegum pop scene in 2002 with the release of her raunchy single (and equally raunchy video) for "Dirrty."
The singer, who rebranded herself as "Xtina," got facial piercings, gained an affinity for leather chaps, and started sporting black streaks through her platinum-blonde hair.