Big Apple Bash: Best New Year’s Eve Moments in Times Square (PHOTOS)

Just picture it: Bright lights, the hottest celebrities, rousing musical numbers, a sea of partygoers, and, of course, that big, sparkly ball. There’s no doubt that New York City has become the mecca of merriment for New Year’s festivities.

Year after year, Hollywood’s biggest names gather in the heart of Times Square to take part in the year-end revelry — that always provides for a multitude of memorable TV moments — which have viewers turning up the volume (or, in some instances, switching the channel).

Remember when Lady Gaga shared a smooch with New York’s mayor, Michael Bloomberg, after ringing in 2012? Or when sexy Jennifer Lopez turned heads in nothing but a bedazzled bodysuit as she said hello to 2010.

Prior to making headlines for all the wrong reasons, Lindsay Lohan hit a high note in 2004, performing her song “Rumors.”

And who could forget Taylor Swift joining ex-beau Joe Jonas (and his brothers Kevin and Nick) on stage in 2008 — just months after their break-up. Awkward!

Speaking of TSwift, the “Red” singer returns for another NYE performance as she headlines ABC’s New Year’s Rockin Eve special hosted by Ryan Seacrest on Dec. 31. Also joining the star-studded lineup are Carly Rae Jepsen and Neon Trees in NYC, while Brandy, Flo Rida, Karmin, One Republic, and Pitbull will hit the stage in Los Angeles.

Meanwhile, Jersey Shore‘s Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jenni “JWoww” Farley will ring in 2013 with Ke$ha, Ne-Yo and Rita Ora for MTV’s Club NYE 2013.

What’s been your favorite NYE moment ever? Sound off in the comments!

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Beyonce, Kourtney Kardashian, Miranda Kerr Wear Shorts … in December? (PHOTOS)

The latest way stars are spicing up their holiday style? By showing some leg in — that’s right — shorts.

Though the shorts-and-tights trend was first introduced last year, it’s making a comeback for the 2012 holiday season, offering a fresh way to show off your stems all winter long.

Beyonce, Kourtney Kardashian, and Miranda Kerr are all swapping skirts for shorts this winter, and now you can steal their tricks for styling this summer staple for colder temps.

While the floral shorts Beyonce wore in Florida recently weren’t exactly out of place in Miami, where it’s shorts’ weather year-round, the busy print and coordinating top gave the warm-weather look a more seasonal feel.

For those of us not lucky enough to spend our winters in warm climates, follow the lead of Kardashian, Kerr and recent shorts convert Jennifer Hudson, who have all been spotted in leather shorts this season. The heavier material makes the summery style a winter-appropriate look. Treat leather shorts like you would a leather mini, and pair them with shorts, heels and long-sleeves on top.

If you’re looking for something a little less edgy, try a winter-friendly material like wool or tweed. Kristin Cavallari’s metallic tweed shorts are festive and fashionable yet cold-weather appropriate. A big fan of the trend, the new mom was also spotted in a hot pink pair earlier this fall, which she winterized with a billowy long-sleeve top and heels.

The best part about Cavallari’s shorts is that they’ll work no matter where you live (or where you’re traveling for the holidays), from New York to L.A. and everywhere in between — just add tights when the temps drop below 50.

Ready to try this trend? See how stars are styling their shorts for winter and steal their tricks here.

Are you a fan of shorts in winter? Dish in the comments below.

Hot holiday hairstyles to go with those stylish seasonal shorts in the video below.

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Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Alba, Gwen Stefani: Which Celeb Mom Had the Best Weekend Style? (POLL)

Hollywood’s hottest moms squeezed in some pre-holiday quality time with their families over the weekend. But just because they were hanging with the little ones, didn’t mean these stylish moms were slacking on their style. From cheering their kids on from the soccer field sidelines to hitting up the park and squeezing in some holiday shopping, Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Alba, and Gwen Stefani were all about family — and fashion — this weekend.

From Reese’s sporty-prep and Jessica’s casual-cool to Gwen’s glam-grunge, vote for the weekend’s most stylish celeb mom.


For more celebrity mom style, check out Fall’s most fashionable mom’s here.

How will Kate Middleton dress her growing bump? See our fashion and beauty editor’s recs in the video below.

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American Music Awards 2012: Red Carpet Beauty Trends (GALLERY)

The eye-catching fashions weren’t the only trends turning heads on the red carpet at this year’s American Music Awards.

From punchy pouts and notice-me-nails to bobs, waves and elegant updos, stars matched their glam gowns with equally glamorous hair and makeup.

Gwen Stefani, Carrie Underwood, Lucy Hale and Ke$ha all wore their hair down in Veronica Lake-esque waves, while Elisha Cuthbert and Heidi Klum countered their gold gowns with slicked-back updos. Bobs — faux and real — and classic updos rounded out the night’s hot hair trends.

But last night wasn’t just about the hair.

When it came to makeup, it was all about the lips. From Hayden Panettiere’s magenta lips and Stefani’s classic red to Nikki Minaj’s hot pink pout, there was plenty of bright lipstick popping against all those shimmery styles. On the other end of the spectrum, Taylor Swift, Klum, Jordan Sparks and Ginnifer Goodwin balanced their sparkly dresses with nude lips and natural glows.

And the night’s biggest accessory? Nails. Whether it was Ke$ha’s vampy nails countering her peachy frock, Pink’s coordinating bronze mani and dress, or Minaj’s candy-colored and glittered nails, fashionable fingernails were as much apart of stars’ looks as their metallic clutches and stilettos.

Check out all the night’s hottest beauty trends in our gallery.

Which AMA beauty trends are you excited to try — and which will you be leaving behind? Dish in the comments below.

Check out more AMA highlights in the video.

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Denise Richards Flaunts Bikini Bod: 16 Hollywood Ladies Whose Bikini Bodies Get Better With Age (GALLERY)

If you’ve got it, flaunt it!

41-year-old Denise Richards’ bikini body has stayed enviable throughout the years, even after two children to wildman Charlie Sheen. The mother of three — she adopted a baby, Eloise, in 2011 – flaunted her killer figure in a red bikini poolside on Nov. 14.

Richards looked confident in the barely-there bikini, showing off her toned abs and muscular arms.

The Anger Management actress is proof positive that motherhood doesn’t have to get in the way of her fitness routine!

Other mothers looking fabulous in their bathing suits are Gwen Stefani and Julia Roberts. Both ladies sported skin-baring bikinis with washboard abs and sexy curves.

Oscar-winner Roberts, 45, stunned in an emerald green bikini while vacationing in Hawaii in July.

Stefani, who stayed covered up in her sarong skirt, proudly showed off her six pack in the sun in 2011. The No Doubt singer’s signature look over the years has been to show off her midsection both on and off stage.

Click on the gallery above for a look at the rest of Hollywood’s leading ladies sporting sexy swimsuits.

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Gwen Stefani, Kate Hudson, Kristin Cavallari: Celeb Mom Style (GALLERY)

These busy celeb moms are juggling big careers, school runs, and diapers, but they don’t let that stand in the way of great style.

Opting for looks that bridge function and flair, Hollywood’s hottest moms — Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, Kate Hudson, Kristin Cavallari, Jennifer Garner, the list goes on — manage to look effortlessly chic even while running errands or chasing their kids.

And you can steal their secrets to looking chic no matter how tired or busy you are.

The first step is investing in versatile pieces that are comfy yet chic: skinny pants, cotton tees and breezy blouses and dresses, and high-quality knits. And they know the power of accessories in taking their wash-and-wear wardrobe to chic new levels: well-made flats, wedges, and boots; printed scarves and statement necklaces, and a roomy tote that doesn’t scream “diaper bag.”

We’ve rounded up the best-dressed moms in Hollywood, from Gwen Stefani and Jennifer Lopez to Katie Holmes and Nicole Richie, to give you tons of outfit ideas so you can steal their easy-to-pull-together outfits, whether you’re headed to the grocery store, office, or playground.

Get inspired by our gallery of stylish celebrity moms. Which mom earns best-dressed status in your book?

Check out the latest celeb mom news in the video below.

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Gwen Stefani Flaunts Rock-Hard Abs in Paris: 19 Muscular Mothers (GALLERY)

Donning a strapless, cropped black top and baggy plaid pants, Gwen Stefani flaunted her six-pack abs and sculpted biceps as she rocked the stage on Tuesday in Paris, France — proving that motherhood is certainly not interfering with her fitness plans.

The mother of two — Kingston Rossdale and Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdalepreviously told Harper’s Bazaar that she gets a full cardio workout while jumping around onstage during concert performances in front of her countless screaming fans.

Stefani, 43, may even be in better shape than her previous No Doubt days.

The wife of Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale revealed, “There is no secret: you just have to eat healthy, work out, and torture yourself!”

Although Stefani claims to “hate talking” about her body all the time, she gushed about how important it is for her to cram in some much-needed gym time.

“I like to wear clothes too much, so I try to keep focused,” said Stefani, “but it’s more for my brain than it is for my body.”

She isn’t the only celebrity mother with a super hot buff body. Click through our gallery above to see more of Gwen’s rock hard abs and other muscular mothers.

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Style Scoop: A Peek at the Kardashians’ New Fashion Collaboration, Gwen Stefani’s Kids’ Line for Target, Snooki’s HSN Collection and More Style News (GALLERY)

Get caught up to speed with all the latest fashion news, from the can’t-miss celebrity collaborations to the fashion show you can watch from the best seat in your house.

They’ve taken L.A., New York, and Miami, and now The Kardashians  are conquering the Brits, with the launch of their new fashion line for England’s high-street clothing chain Dorothy Perkins. While Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe each have their own unique look, they share a chic, sexy aesthetic, which informed the aptly-named Kardashian Kollection. Available online on Nov. 8,  the 100-piece collection includes plenty of body-conscious dresses and lace-adorned blouses that you could easily imagine the sisters wearing.

The wings are out! Though the televised show won’t air until December 4, the 2012 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will actually take place on Nov. 7 — and a slew of new models are scheduled to get their wings during this year’s show. Hilary Rhoda, Cara Delevigne, Jessica Hart, and Jourdan Dunn will join Victoria’s Secret veterans Miranda Kerr and Alessandra Ambrosio for the star-studded lingerie show, which will also feature performances by Rihanna and Justin Bieber. [Huffington Post]

With a thriving women’s clothing line under her belt, Gwen Stefani is expanding her fashion empire, teaming up with Target on a clothing line for the toddler set that hits stores on Nov. 13. Stefani’s Harajuku Mini Collection for Target features graffiti-inspired hoodies for boys and tutus for the girls, with the mini rockstar vibe that has made the mom-of-two’s boys — Kingston and Zuma — the best-dressed kids at the playground. [Fashionista]

Stefani isn’t the only famous mom launching a new fashion line this month. Snooki left new son Lorenzo at home, while she headed to Florida to promote her new fashion and beauty collection for HSN. Launching on Nov. 7, the Jersey Shore star’s latest line for HSN includes nail polishes, sunglasses, and a second perfume, Snooki Couture.

Another new mom with a new foray into fashion, Giuliana Rancic will take her hosting skills to the fashion runways on Nov. 15, joining pop star Natasha Bedingfield for a star-studded fashion show at the new  Westfield UTC shopping mall in La Jolla, CA., where the E! News Host will also help present a check to the Surfrider Foundation, a charity dedicated to protecting the world’s oceans and beaches.

Want to own a piece of movie fashion history, such as Judy Garland’s famous blue gingham dress worn in The Wizard of Oz? On Nov. 9 and 10, you’ll get your chance. Julien’s Auctions will be auctioning off over 800 pieces from some of Hollywood’s most iconic movie sets, including Marilyn Monroe’s personal collection of makeup at their Beverly Hills Gallery

Bada Bling Brides, TLC’s new reality show centered on the always-entertaining search for the perfect wedding dress, premieres on Nov. 8 at 10 p.m. Tune in to see what happens when you mix Italian glitz-loving brides and more over-the-top gowns than you can imagine at one family-owned bridal shop in New Jersey. Think: Don’t Mess with the Dress meets Real Housewives of New Jersey.

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Rihanna, Cee Lo Green and Kate Moss: Hottest Star Sightings of the Day (PHOTOS)

Rihanna had a very good Halloween, thanks to a new honor bestowed on the “Diamonds” singer.

On Wednesday night, the 24-year-old superstar was crowned West Hollywood’s Queen of the Carnival at the Greystone Manor Supperclub. The bash was attended by a slew of famous friends including Rihanna’s ex Chris Brown, who donned a head-turning costume.

In other Halloween celebrations, Cee Lo Green was spotted hanging out with a couple of superheroes on Hollywood Boulevard. While The Voice mentor did not put on a costume, it looks like he had a few meaningful conversations with Spiderman as the Green Lantern looked on.

Continuing the Halloween spirit, Gwen Stefani was spotted with her No Doubt bandmates in London. Rocking a pair of leather pants and a pink jacket, the singer had some Halloween fun with fake blood makeup on her neck and head.

Elsewhere in London, Kate Moss looked chic in a leopard print jacket and yellow clutch while running errands on Thursday.

For more of the day’s hottest celebrity sightings, check out Celeb Snaps, above.

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Gwen Stefani, Alyson Hannigan and Mel B: Hottest Star Sightings of the Day (PHOTOS)

The last 24 hours have been all about the family for some celebrities.

Gwen Stefani touched down in style with her youngest son Zuma as the pair arrived at Heathrow Airport on Wednesday. The singer looked chick in a pair of pink-framed sunglasses and a leather jacket, while her 4-year-old son sported a Darth Vader outfit for Halloween.

Stateside, Alyson Hannigan held onto her adorable 3-year-old daughter Satyana, who looked ready for Halloween with her giant Minnie Mouse balloon.

Over in Sydney, Australia, former Spice Girl Mel B and her family got into the Halloween spirit. While the singer wasn’t spotted in Halloween gear, her husband Stephen Belafonte celebrated the scare fest with a bright blue wig. Their two youngest daughters, Angel Iris and Madison, wore a orange headpiece and orange tutu respectively for their trick-or-treating outing.


Outside of Halloween sightings, Lady Gaga brought her Born This Way tour to a sold out crowd in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The 26-year-old super star belted out her hits in a studded outfit as her fans screamed on.

For the hottest celebrity sightings of the day, check out the Celeb Snaps gallery, above.

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Gwen Stefani Is Pink + Plaid on Nylon Cover

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Gwen Stefani covers the November issue of Nylon in pink (on her lips) and plaid (on her hips)!

Stefani fluctuates between being a glamazon and a fashionista, and a punk rocker, in her many mag covers. As she has been promoting No Doubt‘s ‘Push and Shove,’ she has let her rocker side rise to the surface even more. We like it when she does that.

For this mag spread, she retained her signature platinum locks, but traded her blood red-stained lips for electric pink, which is equally as bold and just as beautiful. Stefani can pull anything off, makeup wise. Her lips are so inviting and pouty in these images.

We love seeing her ditch tall platforms in favor of Doc Martens in the pose with her boys in the band, too. We’re also coveting that gold arm cuff she’s wearing in the shot where her hands are her guns.

She also dishes on fame (“Being Number One or playing in a garage–they’re both super fun”) and the how the VMAs have changed over over the years — “It used to have so much weight. People even paid attention to the categories! Now if you win one–I don’t even think anyone takes your picture. It’s like, whatever.”

In case you missed Stefani’s other fall covers, check out her abs-baring Marie Claire cover and her pink couture Harper’s Bazaar cover. You might say that her Nylon cover mixes elements of both of those previous, high fashion covers!

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