Happy 20th Birthday, Zayn Malik! Our Fave Zayn-y GIFs

January 12 is a big day — One Direction‘s Zayn Malik turns 20! Though he’s no longer a teenager, that means he’s just another year wiser, AND another year hotter! While 2012 was obviously a huge year for the guys (touring, TWO albums dropped, and MUCH more), 2013 is bound to be an even bigger year for the new 20-year-old.

Oh, and not to mention he’s happily dating Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards. (They even have an adorable pup together!) To celebrate Zayn’s big day, we put together some our fave AMA-ZAYN GIFs for your viewing pleasure!

Enjoy, and make sure you send him LOTS of b-day love in the comments!

How cute is this birthday montage?! Baby Zayn <3

pretty-little-liars-ashley-benson-shay-mitchell-funny

One of the main reasons we love Zayn? He’s all about dental hygiene.

pretty-little-liars-ashley-benson-shay-mitchell-funny

Oh, and he’s not afraid to get caught in his birthday suit!

pretty-little-liars-ashley-benson-shay-mitchell-funny

And the way he just gets into the music.

pretty-little-liars-ashley-benson-shay-mitchell-funny

And loves PDA (even with Liam Payne!)

pretty-little-liars-ashley-benson-shay-mitchell-funny

Seriously, if we ever met Zayn IRL, on the outside we’d be like…

pretty-little-liars-ashley-benson-shay-mitchell-funny

…but on the inside we’d be like…

pretty-little-liars-ashley-benson-shay-mitchell-funny

Happy birthday, Zayn!

Watch 1D’s Cheeky ‘Kiss You’ Vid!

Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult Split: Report

Wenn

Wenn

It’s being reported that Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult have gone their separate ways. The couple, who met on the set of X-Men: First Class back in 2010, had been dating for just about two years. Apparently, the two split because of their busy schedules. Jen was off filming The Hunger Games: Catching Fire from September to December in both Atlanta and Hawaii, respectively, while Nick has been promoting his upcoming zombie rom-com Warm Bodies.

In addition to Jen’s Catching Firing shooting schedule, she was on the promotion trail for Silver Linings Playbook, and is currently in the midst of a very hectic awards season. On Thursday, Jen won a Critic’s Choice Award for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook, and is also nominated for a Golden Globe and an Academy Award (her second nomination in two years), as well. Also, Nick not only has Warm Bodies coming out on February 1, but his film Jack the Giant Slayer is set to hit theaters on March 1.

Though the two have reportedly split they will reunite to film X-Men: Days of Future Past, the sequel to X-Men: First Class, a little later this year. In the film, Jen plays mutant Mystique, the love interest to Nick’s Beast character.

Jen was never one to shy away from talking about Nick, as she told Elle magazine back in December, “[My boyfriend] is honestly my best friend, and hopefully I’m his best friend too. He’s my favorite person to be around and makes me laugh harder than anybody.”

What do you think about this possible split? Let us know in the comments.

Joey Interviews The Cast of ‘Warm Bodies’

16 (Hot) Pics of Cody Simpson Being a ‘Super Beach Kid’ for His 16th Birthday

Instagram (@codysimpson)

Instagram (@codysimpson)

Happy birthday, Cody Simpson! The Aussie cutie is now 16 years old, so we just had to celebrate. And what could be a better present than 16 rando pictures of the Codester? A bunch of shirtless ones, too! Okay, so it sounds like more of a gift for his fans than for him, but we’re sure there won’t be any complaints. So, for the “Super Beach Kids” singer himself, we’re kickin’ off this celebrity birthday with 16 of his beach-iest Instagram photos. Check out the gallery below, then make sure to leave your bday wishes for him in the comments, Angels!


Cody Simpson

Photo: Instagram (@codysimpson)

Cody Simpson

Photo: Instagram (@codysimpson)

Cody Simpson

Photo: Instagram (@codysimpson)

Cody Simpson

Photo: Instagram (@codysimpson)

Cody Simpson

Photo: Instagram (@codysimpson)

Cody Simpson

Photo: Instagram (@codysimpson)

Cody Simpson

Photo: Instagram (@codysimpson)

Cody Simpson

Photo: Instagram (@codysimpson)

Cody Simpson

Photo: Instagram (@codysimpson)

Cody Simpson

Photo: Instagram (@codysimpson)

Cody Simpson

Photo: Instagram (@codysimpson)

Cody Simpson

Photo: Instagram (@codysimpson)

Cody Simpson

Photo: Instagram (@codysimpson)

Cody Simpson

Photo: Instagram (@codysimpson)

Cody Simpson

Photo: Instagram (@codysimpson)

Cody Simpson

Photo: Instagram (@codysimpson)

Dear Teen: Cody Simpson Meets a Superfan!

Lady Gaga Pens Thought-Provoking Open Letter About Bullying to ‘Fashion Police’ Star Kelly Osbourne

Wenn

Wenn

Lady Gaga is once again speaking out about bullying. The “Born This Way” singer recently penned an open letter to E!’s Fashion Police star Kelly Osbourne about comments she made regarding Gaga’s fans to Fabulous magazine. According to Kelly, who has struggled with weight her entire life, even though Kelly is the slimmest she’s ever been, Gaga’s fans continue to call her “fat” and tell her that she “should kill” herself.

This caught Gaga’s attention, and compelled her enough to write a very long, thought-provoking response. Gaga does apologize on behalf of her fans, saying, “I cannot control my fans, and I discourage them from any negativity and violence, because that is wrong and hurtful — and I do feel baldy that your feelings were hurt.” However, Gaga continues to point out that Kelly makes a living off judging others – specifically celebrities — on their appearance.

“I have empathy for you Kelly, but I feel it culturally important to note that you have chosen a less compassionate path. Your work on E! with the Fashion Police is rooted in criticism, judgment, and rating people’s beauty against one another. ‘Appearance’ is the most used reason for bullying in the world. Your show breeds negativity, and over the years has even become comedic in nature. It glorifies you and Joan Rivers pointing in the camera, laughing, and making jokes about artists and celebrities as if we are zoo animals.”

Gaga continued, urging Kelly that she didn’t write the letter to “take a crack at [her] character,” but she wants Kelly to “take responsibility and accountability for the example that [she is] setting for young people.” Finishing the letter, Gaga writes, “PS. And to any media or celebrities that happen to find this letter in their path, I hope you, too, consider the power of your voices. Lets work together and make 2013 a year of unity.”

To read the message in full, click here. What do you think about Gaga’s message to Kelly? Too much? Or was it deserved? Start the debate in the comments.

Teen Reader Shares Their Story About Being Bullied

Get Tickets to a Screening of ‘Mama’ in NYC or Houston, Texas!

Universal

Universal

Hey Teen readers in NYC and the Houston, Texas area — want to see Jessica Chastain‘s newest movie BEFORE it hits the multiplex? We’ve got you covered! We’re giving away 10 pairs of tickets to see the scary flick Mama at screenings in both NYC and Houston, Texas. So, you and a friend can head to the theater and get freaked out by this edge-of-your-seat thriller.

Produced by scare master Guillermo del Toro, Mama is about a couple who take in their young nieces after they were abandoned in the wild for five years. However, there are some supernatural forces at hand that suggest these girls weren’t exactly alone.

The screenings will each take place on January 15 at their respective locations. In NYC, you’ll be heading to AMC 34th Street, while if you score tickets for the Houston screening, you’ll go to Edwards Grand Place. Both screenings will take place at 7 PM.

Update: All the tickets have been snatched up! Click HERE to register for the NYC showing, and click HERE if you want to see it in Houston. And make sure you get there early, since seating is first come, first serve!

Get Your Tickets For’Mama’!

Tina Fey in Talks to Star in New ‘Muppet’ Movie

Wenn

Wenn

It looks like Tina Fey is going from 30 Rock to the world of Muppets. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Emmy-winning actress is in talks to star in Disney’s upcoming sequel to 2011′s The Muppets. Tina, who is hosting Sunday’s Golden Globes Awards on NBC, would be joining controversial British comedian Ricky Gervais as one of the “human” leads in the flick. Also, Modern Family‘s Ty Burrell has a role in the film as a “lazy Interpol inspector.”

The film would be a sequel to Jason Segel‘s comedic-musical reboot The Muppets, and though not too much is known, this time the Muppet gang would find themselves getting into some misadventures in Europe. If Tina does in fact join the cast, she’ll star as a Russian prison guard. James Bobin, who directed The Muppets, is back for this film as well, with the film apparently beginning production in London this month. Though IMDB says the movie release date is set for some time in 2013, it’s seems more than likely that the film will hit the big screen some time in 2014.

In addition to her hosting duties for the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards this Sunday (with her former Saturday Night Live co-star Amy Poehler), the series finale of 30 Rock is set to air on January 31, and she has a new movie with Paul Rudd and Nat Wolff titled Admission, hitting theaters on March 8. In Admission, Tina stars as a college admissions officer who is up for a big promotion, and ends up meeting a teenager (Nat), who might be the son she gave up for adoption while she was in college.

What do you think of Tina possibly being part of the next Muppets movie? Let us know in the comments.

And The Golden Globe Nominees Are…

First Round of Grammy Awards Performers Announced: Rihanna, Taylor Swift and More

Wenn

Wenn

Taylor Swift and Rihanna are ready to rock the Grammy Awards. The first round of performers for music’s biggest night have been announced, and some of music’s hottest acts are among the line up. In addition to the country cutie and the “Diamonds” singer, British folk group Mumford and Sons will take the stage, as well as “Some Nights” crooners fun. The 55th annual Grammy Awards will air live from L.A.’s Staples Center on February 10. Changing things up a bit from previous years where there has been no host, NCIS: Los Angeles star LL Cool J will helm the night’s festivities.

Though many more performers will no doubt be announced, this is the first crop of confirmed acts. Each artist or group announced has a varying number of nominations, as Taylor and Rihanna were both nominated for three awards, while Mumford and Sons snagged six nominations.

This won’t be the first time Rihanna has taken the stage at the Grammy Awards. In 2011, Rihanna performed “What’s My Name,” and in 2012, she performed “We Found Love.” Taylor is no stranger to Grammy Awards performances either, as she sang “Mean” in 2012.

In addition to their multiple Grammy performances, both Rihanna and Taylor already have their fair share of Grammy Awards as well. Taylor has won six over the last five years, while Rihanna has earned herself five Grammy statues.

Click here for a full list of who is nominated this year, and make sure you tune in to the Grammy Awards when they air on CBS Sunday February 10.

Are you excited to see Taylor and Rihanna perform? Who else do you think should take the stage? Sound off in the comments.

Taylor’s Top Moments From 2012

Happy Birthday, Nina Dobrev! Pics to Show Why We’re Jealous of Her

NYLON

NYLON

Although there’s still a little over a week until the return of The Vampire Diaries‘ fourth season, we can still talk about Nina Dobrev because… it’s her 24th birthday! And, just like we do on all of the best celebrity birthdays, we’re throwing her a celebraysh, Teen.com-style. For our first big bash of the year, we’re revealing the top reasons why we’re jealous of the Perks star. See our list, then tell send her your bday wishes in the comments!

A girls’ night with her looks like this:

Tumblr (likeshipinthenight)

Tumblr (likeshipinthenight)

She can handle being in between two of the hottest guys in the world without breaking a sweat.

Tumblr (miss-salvatore-gilbert)

Tumblr (miss-salvatore-gilbert)

Heck, she’s even dating one of ‘em…

Tumblr (damonsaviour)

Tumblr (damonsaviour)

…and they get to do this!

Tumblr (damonsaviour)

Tumblr (damonsaviour)

But she’s a good enough actress to pretend she doesn’t love Ian IRL.

Tumblr (littlefrienchie)

Tumblr (littlefrienchie)

Plus she can tame even the most ferocious of beasts.

Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev

And wearing a corset-back dress? NBD for Nina.

Tumblr (perwaines)

Tumblr (perwaines)

Oh, and let’s not even talk about her hair…

Tumblr (speedywilla)

Tumblr (speedywilla)

That Feeling You Get When Ian’s Shirtless…

Miley Cyrus’ Kid Sister Noah Turns 13! 5 Reasons She’s Just Like Her Sis

January 8 is a big day for Noah Cyrus, she’s turning 13! Thanks to her sister Miley‘s fame, millions have watched her grow into the young lady she is today. Now, they say sisters make the best friends, and it’s easy to see that Noah’s big sis has had somewhat of an influence on Noah. So, to celebrate Noah’s big day, we came up with five reasons why Noah is just like her big sis. Check them out below!

1. Noah loves animals.

Instagram

Instagram

Miley’s dog brood just keeps on expanding (she adopted little Bean last week!) and while Noah also has a soft spot for animals, Noah is more of a horse person. In fact, Noah just sent out this tweet hours before her b-day:

Do you think Noah will get into acting or singing like Miley? Sound off in the comments, and make sure to send her some b-day love!

Miley Speaks Out On Recent Bieber Twitter Trend

Teen Facebook Readers Respond to Justin Bieber Fans Reportedly Cutting Themselves

Instagram

Instagram

Justin Bieber fans were very vocal on Twitter Monday afternoon, after photos of him allegedly smoking weed surfaced over the weekend. Justin fans reportedly began cutting themselves, and posting the graphic photos, with the trending hashtag “#cut4bieber” in attempt to get him to stop smoking.

Taking to Twitter to respond to the photos of him allegedly smoking, Justin said, ““Everyday growing and learning,” he continued,“Trying to be better. u get knocked down, u get up.” However, fans seemed to take things a little too far with the alleged cutting photos. Teen started up the debate on our Facebook page, and got some really well thought out responses. We prompted readers to share their thoughts on the cutting photos, and here’s what some readers had to say:

Alyssa M. said: Teens cutting themselves will get Justin upset, he’s eighteen and can do what he wants. It’s not like he’s smoking pot every second of the day, it was one time.

Chelsea C. said: Self harm is a serious issue and what these “fans” are doing is messed up and they obviously need some serious mental attention

Hawls M. said: I don’t think that cutting means you’re pathetic but it does mean you need help. If you are cutting over Justin Bieber though, you honestly have no dignity. I agree that Bieber’s being kind of dumb but seriously how many celebrities do you know of that haven’t done that at least once? Not many. If you want his attention then egg his house or something, don’t hurt yourself for someone who could care less.

Nienke J. said: Cutting is NOT something to joke about. There are people who are actually suffering from self-harm, this is so disrespectful.

Meggan Elise H. said: I love justin too , but i would never cut myself just to get him to stop smoking. Thats just ridiculous, he just experiencing life , like everyone else. This why is people don’t liike jusitn because of his crazy fans smh

Lilly Lavender L. said: How dare they blame their mental illness on an 18 year old guy! He’s a teenager, he’s supposed to smoke pot and wreak a little havoc and it’s none of their business! They need to chill out and leave him alone! Freakin crazies!

Natasha C. said: Sick children . They are going to lead Justin to worse things then weed . People seem to forget he is a human to . Who feels so seeing people who he cares about because they helpes get his dream be so stupid . I feel bad for anyone in the public eye .

Autumn C. said: What if that was your daughter? (or, I guess sister) The world needs to do something other than call them stupid and pathetic. If we’re playing the blame-game, how about start with all the insults you throw at children on a daily basis.

Samantha L. said: Not funny. These teenagers shouldn’t be cutting themselves because their idol is smoking pot. They should just get over it and move on. When Miley smoked salvia, her fans didn’t cut themselves. I know it’s different, but still. They should put down the knife or whatever sharp object and relax. Justin will realize what he’s doing when he sees what his fans think of this.

What do you guys think of the whole situation? Keep the debate going in the comments section.

One A Lighter Note…Justin’s New Ink

Ryan Lochte Getting Own Reality Show on E!

Wenn

Wenn

Ryan Lochte is going from Olympian swimmer to reality star. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the 28-year-old Olympian will have his own show on E! premiering in April. Titled, What Would Ryan Lochte Do, the show will focus on “inside the unpredictable and offbeat life of the 2012 London Olympic Games’ breakout star.” It will also chronicle his continuing workout regimen, as well as his search for the “right girl.”

Some reporters have already seen short clips from the series, and say that the swimmer — who had hearts racing this summer thanks to him winning Olympic gold — seems a bit “dense.” However, the network doesn’t think that will stop viewers, as E! President Suzanne Kolb told EW, “How many people fall in love with the smartest guy in the class? They fall for the fastest swimmer,” adding, “He is an incredibly endearing personality who is sexy, entertaining and fun.” There also promises to be what E! as coined as, “Lochteisms,” which include quirky quotes from the swimmer.

This won’t be Ryan’s first time on TV besides the Olympics games, last year the swimmer made a guest appearance on the award-winning NBC comedy, 30 Rock. Ryan played a dumbed down version of himself, and yes, appeared shirtless.

Ryan joins celebs such as the Kardashian family (Keeping Up With the Kardashians), as well as Kevin and Danielle Jonas, (Married to Jonas) who all have reality shows on the network. What Would Ryan Lochte Do currently has a six episode order.

Will you tune in to Ryan’s reality show? Let us know in the comments.

Ryan Lochte’s B-Day Celebration