Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Anne Hathaway and All the Biggest Celebrity Makeovers of 2012 (PHOTOS)

Another year, another round of dramatic celebrity transformations.

Bold haircuts were responsible for changing some of Hollywood’s most famous faces — and setting major trends — in 2012.

Between Anne Hathaway’s buzz cut for her role in Les Miserables to Miley Cyrus’ punk rock ‘do, dramatic haircuts became springboards for both beauties to experiment with more daring personal styles.

But hair wasn’t the only thing transforming some of Tinsletown’s brightest stars. Some of our favorite celebs went through some major weight ups and downs this year as well.

A few inches off the top of her head wasn’t all Hathaway lost for her Les Mis role this year — the Oscar hopeful turned to extreme dieting to lose 25 pounds to play the dying prostitute.

 

After giving birth to her first child, Jessica Simpson went with a more healthful approach to shed the baby weight, signing on as Weight Watchers’ newest spokesperson to help her shed the rumored 70-plus pounds she gained during her pregnancy. The new mom recently revealed her jaw-dropping weight loss before announcing her second pregnancy earlier this month.

Some stars, however, weren’t satisfied with just one transformation, shocking us with multiple makeovers in 2012.

Moneyball star Jonah Hill slimmed down in the later half of 2011, leaving fans shocked by this actor’s almost-gaunt appearance. But by mid-2012, Hill had filled out to almost his original weight from years prior.

No stranger to shocking looks, Ke$ha shocked critics and fans alike when she showed off a glam new look at the American Music Awards. But it wasn’t long before the edgy singer ditched her blonde waves and soft makeup for a goth-inspired hair and makeup.

Click through the gallery to check out this year’s most dramatic makeovers.

 

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Leonardo DiCaprio Parties With Pals Jonah Hill, Kevin Connolly and Lucas Haas on a Yacht in Australia (PHOTOS)

Ships ahoy!

Leonardo DiCaprio is ringing in 2013 Down Under — and he’s decided to kick off the New Year’s festivities early with his BFFs Kevin Connolly, Lucas Haas, and Jonah Hill.

The hot Hollywood actors were surrounded by a bevy of beauties aboard a private yacht Dec. 29 while on a cruise around Sydney Harbor for some fun in the Australian summer sun. And even though DiCaprio is back in the land of Oz to re-shoot scenes for Baz Luhrmann’s epic The Great Gatsby, it looks like he and his boys definitely don’t have work on their minds.

While Hill, Haas and Connolly got in some much-needed guy time, 38-year-old DiCaprio — donning his signature baseball cap and shades — mingled with the VIP crowd — and was every bit the perfect host. The superstar capped off the end of the year by letting loose — taking goofy photos with friends, smoking cigars, sipping fruity cocktails, laughing, and we can’t forget — flirting with a very pretty mystery blonde.

The Django Unchained star is a single man once again after breaking up with Victoria’s Secret supermodel Erin Heatherton, 23, in November after dating nearly a year.

DiCaprio has been spending a lot of time over the last year in Australia where he set the gossip world all abuzz after being linked to not one, but two, Aussie beauties — Alyce Crawford, 21, a former contestant on the Australian version of America’s Next Top Model, and model Kendal Schuler, 20.

The Oscar-nominated actor does have a thing for catwalk pros. He dated Gisele Bundchen from 2001 to 2005 and Bar Refaeli from 2006 to early 2011.

What do you think of Leo’s new gal pal? Tell us below.

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‘Django Unchained’: What Do The Critics Think About Tarantino’s New Film?

Writer-director Quentin Tarantino follows up his Oscar-nominated Inglourious Basterds with another must-see movie angling for awards attention: Django Unchained.

Equal parts bloody and brilliant, Tarantino’s tenth film follows the titular slave (Jamie Foxx) as he teams up with dentist-cum-bounty hunter Christoph Waltz on a journey to free Django’s wife from villainous plantation owner, Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio). Tarantino veteran Samuel L. Jackson leads an ecclectic supporting cast that includes Don Johnson, Jonah Hill and Justified’s Walton Goggins.

Tarantino’s brand of violence and quotable dialogue, coupled with a scary good performance from DiCaprio, have the critics saying that Django is one of the year’s best. But is it Tarantino’s masterpiece?

Devin Faraci, BadassDigest

“Fist-pumpingly exciting and blood-boilingly provocative, Django Unchained is very much a spiritual sequel to Inglorious Basterds. If there’s a single complaint to lodge against the film it’s that at nearly three hours Django Unchained is too short… How many three hour long movies feel like not enough? Only the very best ones.”

Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter

“The film’s greatest problem is that, especially in the second half, the Django character gets a bit lost in the shuffle… Foxx doesn’t project the sort of charisma that the lucky few have to rivet audience attention even when they’re doing nothing, so when he’s not the center of attention, he seems withdrawn and not that interesting.”

James Rocci, BoxOffice.com

“Django Unchained is a sharp shock of a film in an Awards season very full of movies so noble they become immobile. It’s wildly unlikely to get much love from the Academy, and that’s fine – bluntly, it’s too good for them. Django isn’t just a movie only America could make – it’s also a movie only America needs to.”

Alison Willmore, Movieline

There’s a good movie inside Django Unchained, maybe even a great one, but it hasn’t been carved out of the lopsided excess. There’s no pressure on or expectation for Tarantino to please anyone other than himself…”

Eric Kohn, IndieWire

“Accept Django Unchained on its own gonzo terms and it’s a marvelously enjoyable piece of subversive entertainment — for a little while… This one overstays its welcome, but not before the filmmaker reminds us why we love him.”

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‘Django Unchained’: What Do The Critics Think About Tarantino’s New Film?

Writer-director Quentin Tarantino follows up his Oscar-nominated Inglourious Basterds with another must-see movie angling for awards attention: Django Unchained.

Equal parts bloody and brilliant, Tarantino’s tenth film follows the titular slave (Jamie Foxx) as he teams up with dentist-cum-bounty hunter Christoph Waltz on a journey to free Django’s wife from villainous plantation owner, Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio). Tarantino veteran Samuel L. Jackson leads an ecclectic supporting cast that includes Don Johnson, Jonah Hill and Justified’s Walton Goggins.

Tarantino’s brand of violence and quotable dialogue, coupled with a scary good performance from DiCaprio, have the critics saying that Django is one of the year’s best. But is it Tarantino’s masterpiece?

Devin Faraci, BadassDigest

“Fist-pumpingly exciting and blood-boilingly provocative, Django Unchained is very much a spiritual sequel to Inglorious Basterds. If there’s a single complaint to lodge against the film it’s that at nearly three hours Django Unchained is too short… How many three hour long movies feel like not enough? Only the very best ones.”

Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter

“The film’s greatest problem is that, especially in the second half, the Django character gets a bit lost in the shuffle… Foxx doesn’t project the sort of charisma that the lucky few have to rivet audience attention even when they’re doing nothing, so when he’s not the center of attention, he seems withdrawn and not that interesting.”

James Rocci, BoxOffice.com

“Django Unchained is a sharp shock of a film in an Awards season very full of movies so noble they become immobile. It’s wildly unlikely to get much love from the Academy, and that’s fine – bluntly, it’s too good for them. Django isn’t just a movie only America could make – it’s also a movie only America needs to.”

Alison Willmore, Movieline

There’s a good movie inside Django Unchained, maybe even a great one, but it hasn’t been carved out of the lopsided excess. There’s no pressure on or expectation for Tarantino to please anyone other than himself…”

Eric Kohn, IndieWire

“Accept Django Unchained on its own gonzo terms and it’s a marvelously enjoyable piece of subversive entertainment — for a little while… This one overstays its welcome, but not before the filmmaker reminds us why we love him.”

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Stars Take Refuge from Superstorm Sandy in NYC Hotels

Celebrities have been taking shelter in posh uptown hotels after being displaced from their homes due to Superstorm Sandy’s destruction.

While most of downtown New York City remains powerless, Hollywood’s A-listers are making themselves home in the city’s most famous hotels like the Mark Hotel, The Carlyle, and the Lowell.

So where have they found shelter from the storm?

Alec Baldwin and new wife Hilaria escaped to the ultra chic Lowell Hotel after their SoHo apartment lost power. Joining them at the uptown hotel is movie magnate Harvey Weinstein and Marchesa designer wife Georgina Chapman.

Sarah Jessica Parker was spotted at the Plaza Athenee, according to the NY Post. Her West Village home is among the millions that went without power due to the powerful storm.

The Mark has become a veritable who’s who of hurricane refugees. Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber were spotted checking into the hotel with their sons, Sasha and Samuel, late on Tuesday evening.

Helena Christensen, Vogue editor Anna Wintour, Russell Crowe, Marc Jacobs, and Kelly Ripa were also among the famous faces spotted at the luxurious east side hotel.

Also at The Mark, Emma Stone and Jonah Hill were doing their best to avoid cabin fever by sipping on cocktails in the hotel’s lobby bar.

The Carlyle is a home away from home for lovebirds Mary Kate Olsen and beau Olivier Sarkozy. Models Lily Donaldson and Karlie Kloss are also staying at the Upper East Side landmark.

Other celebrities, including Real Housewives of New Jersey reality stars Joe and Melissa Gorga, rode out the storm in their home with the help of a generator.

More than 8.2 million homes and businesses were without power due to superstore Sandy on Wednesday.

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On Tuesday, President Barack Obama declared the New York and New Jersey region a major disaster area, NBC News reported.

‘Django Unchained’: Jamie Foxx Gets Medieval on Slaveowners in Quentin Tarantino’s Revenge Thriller (VIDEO)

The second official trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained suggests a staid, corseted period drama that will offer a nuanced, sober-minded, historically accurate depiction of the thorny complexities of slavery in the antebellum South… Nah, just kidding, it looks like a badass, ultraviolent, revenge-minded, revisionist-history spaghetti Western that should do for the pre-Civil War era what Inglourious Basterds did for World War II: blow it up real good.

Unlike the first trailer, released in June, with its deliberately anachronistic’70s-funk soundtrack that made the movie look like a typical Tarantino guns-and-guts joint that happened to be set in the 19th century, the new trailer is backed by mournful horns and distorted guitars that make the footage look more like the spaghetti Western Tarantino’s been promising, something along the lines of a Sergio Leone epic like The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

The new trailer also offers some new surprises that help flesh out the plot.

From the first trailer, we knew that Django (Jamie Foxx) is a slave acquired by bounty hunter King Schultz (Basterds Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz), who offers Django his freedom in return for his help in hunting down the elusive Brittle brothers. Along the way, the pair determine that Django’s long-missing wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington) now belongs to sadistic plantation owner Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), and that freeing her from his clutches will be their most dangerous mission.

In the new clip, we learn more about the wicked Candie, including the fact that he stages gladiatorial fights between his slaves. We learn that his house slave Stephen (Tarantino regular Samuel L. Jackson) is quick to suspect newcomers Django and King. And, in a bit of comic relief, we meet Jonah Hill as a member of a proto-Ku Klux Klan posse who has forgotten his hood and wonders if anyone else brought an extra one.

Most of the rest of the trailer is gunfire, explosions, and bloodletting, but staged with the kinetic excitement and inventiveness that Tarantino fans have come to expect. Through it all, Foxx stays unnervingly quiet, as if he’s busy mentally adding up the likely psychic and emotional toll of unleashing his justifiable fury.

What do you think? Does the clip make you excited to see Django Unchained when it opens on Dec. 25? Let us know below.

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Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas: Kids’ Choice Couple (PHOTOS)

Teaming up on the orange carpet, Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato were side-by-side at the 2010 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday (March 27).. Held at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion, the “Camp Rock” couple smiled for pictures as they joined up with Joe’s brotherly bandmates, Nick and Kevin Jonas.

The 2010 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards are set to be hosted by Kevin James – honoring the favorites of today’s youth.

Presenters include, Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Miranda Cosgrove, Chris Rock, Shaun White, Jonah Hill, Keke Palmer, Queen Latifah, Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith while Justin Bieber and Rihanna will be performing.

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