Sometimes, things don't work out the way you hoped. It happens to the best of us, and celebrities are no exception. This year was fraught with splits, from Britney Spears and Jason Trawick calling it quits to George Clooney and Stacy Keibler throwing in the towel. We were floored when Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom broke the news of their breakup and equally saddened when Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder ended their two-year romance. And let's not forget Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus, who called off their engagement, and Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, who had us rooting for them more than once. Let's talk about all the biggest celebrity breakups that left us totally flabbergasted — vote now!
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.
Amy Poehler and Rashida Jones were just one of the adorable celebrity pairs at the 2013 Gotham Awards in NYC on Monday night. The two Parks and Recreation costars mingled with a crowd of film stars, including Gotham Award winners Michael B. Jordan and Brie Larson. Amy was at the event to support her boyfriend, Nick Kroll, who acted as the host for the evening. Other guests included Jared Leto, who accepted the award for best actor for his Dallas Buyers Club costar Matthew McConaughey. Jared called up Matthew on the phone when he took the stage and relayed Matthew's famous catchphrase, "Alright, alright, alright," to the audience. The big winner of the night was Inside Llewyn Davis, which won the award for best feature ahead of its theatrical release on Dec. 6. However, the big news of the night was director Lee Daniels reaction to the raucous crowd at the award show, telling them to "shut the f*ck up" when they were talking loudly over his tribute speech to Forest Whitaker. Lee reportedly wasn't alone in his anger with the audience as Julie Deply jokingly threatened to set herself on fire to get the audience's full attention when she was presenting a tribute to Before Midnight director Richard Linklater.
We saw — and sighed at — so many celebrities as they tied the knot this year, including Halle Berry, Chrissy Teigen, and Jimmy Kimmel. Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard surprised everyone when they opted for an impromptu courthouse ceremony, which Dax later revealed cost only $142. Kate Bosworth, on the other hand, went all out with a sweeping, rustic wedding in Montana, and Keira Knightley took her celebrations to France. We're here to help you reflect on nine pairs of famous newlyweds from this year, but it's up to you to pick a favorite. Vote now!
What exactly does a modern-day, self-described feminist look like? An award-winning, media-dominating actress who's unafraid to speak up. In other words, Claire Danes, who told Glamour, "I am a feminist. And I'm so glad that Lena Dunham exists, because she is one too, and she's quite vocal about it." Beyoncé also dropped the f-word in a recent interview, explaining that while she's not a big fan of labels, she does consider herself a modern feminist. And other famous women have been even more unabashed about declaring themselves feminists, like Miley Cyrus, who says she considers herself to be one of the biggest feminists in the world.
Not all of these stars' celebrity peers are so eager to call themselves feminists, though. Lady Gaga infamously said awhile back, "I'm not a feminist. I hail men; I love men," as if loving men and advocating political, social, and economic equality for women were mutually exclusive. But famous feminists do have some company. Read through for quotes from famous women who are proud feminists.
Claire Danes may play a troubled CIA agent on Homeland, a role that's won her multiple awards, including two Golden Globes, but she seems anything but in her interview with Glamour. Claire sat down with Logan Hill for the magazine, which hits newsstands on Dec. 10, to chat about her guilty pleasures — strawberries, really?! — and open up about her sweet relationship with husband Hugh Dancy. She even addressed her much-memed "cry-face" — read on for more from Claire Danes in Glamour's January 2014 issue:
- On her guilty pleasures: "I have a lot of shoes, I buy a lot of shoes, it's true. That's a little shameful. Oh, and I like chairs, I have a real affinity for chairs. Chairs and lighting fixtures — and shoes and strawberries."
- On keeping things fresh with her husband: "People talk about 'date night,' and it is true: Sometimes you have to apply yourself, or at least apply lipstick to yourself. You kind of have to dress up, just because. You know, wear heels to your own dinner table. Sometimes it feels totally absurd, 'cause we're just going down the block and he's wearing his 'smart' blazer. Like, who are we kidding? We know where this is going: We're going back home to watch Breaking Bad. Still, those gestures are important. It just hasn't stopped being fun."
- On Hugh: "Well, it's true that you often kind of forget to see the person you're most intimate with, but occasionally I'll come to and sort of think, Oh my God! You're really, really good-looking! [Laughs.] I'm embarrassed now! It's nice to occasionally have that flash."
Orlando Bloom and Benedict Cumberbatch: they brought the sexiness factor to the NYC premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on Monday evening. Orlando, who took a break from his Broadway play, Romeo and Juliet, chatted with his costar Evangeline Lilly on the red carpet. Benedict looked dashing is a black tuxedo, which probably explains why he tops Glamour UK's list of the Sexiest Men of the Year, beating out stars like Ryan Gosling and George Clooney. and Unfortunately for Sherlock fans, Benedict did not pose with his costar and Hobbit star Martin Freeman, who was busy on the red carpet with his partner, Amanda Abbington. However, fans will have more than their fair share of Benedict-Martin time as Sherlock season three premieres on PBS on Jan. 19.
While Orlando looked like he was having fun on the red carpet with his movie costars, his reunion with estranged wife Miranda Kerr set fans abuzz over the weekend. Miranda and Orlando took Flynn out for a walk in NYC on Saturday, with the tiny tot shaking around a play sword while being carried in Orlando's arms. While the two aren't together, they have been meeting up on what looks like friendly terms in the Big Apple as they divide their time with Flynn.
Kate Moss earned herself another big honor just as her first-ever spread for Playboy was unveiled. She was the woman of the hour when she attended Monday night's British Fashion Awards in London, where she will be receiving special recognition for her work in the fashion industry. Earlier that day, Kate showed off her spread for Playboy's 60th anniversary issue, which included pictures of the supermodel in the brand's iconic Playboy Bunny suit and a shot of Kate going topless. Of course, Kate is no stranger to nudity, having gone nude for a number of fashion campaigns over her career.
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 judge and mentor had her hitting the stage in a different way, and with her new album Britney Jean dropping on Dec. 3, 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!
We're kicking off our best of 2013 coverage this month and we want you to weigh in. It was a big year in babies with many celebrities welcoming little ones for the first time. Kate Middleton giving birth to Prince George may have snagged the global spotlight, but plenty of other stars — including Kim Kardashian, Malin Akerman, and Jenna Dewan — joined the mom club over the last 12 months. So tell us — who is your favorite new celebrity mother? Vote in our poll below and be sure to relive the best celebrity baby debuts from the past year!