Celebrities Share Holiday Celebrations on Twitter (PHOTOS)

From dressing up in Santa suits, to fawning over trimmed trees, to loving on their little ones, celebrities celebrated Christmas by sharing their special moments on Twitter.

While some enjoyed snowy scenery and others soaked up the sun in warmer climates, stars like Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera and Miley Cyrus rejoiced the coming of good ol’ Saint Nick with family, friends and plenty of festivities.

There was John Mayer decked out as Mr. Claus, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon‘s cuddled-up holiday card and Neil Patrick Harris sharing the holiday cheer of his 2-year-old twins, Gideon and Harper.

Others opted out of a traditional White Christmas, instead hitting exotic locales for a holiday getaway. Stylist-to-the-stars Rachel Zoe took in some rays on the beaches of St. Barts, on vacation with her husband Roger Berman and their son Skyler.

Jessica Simpson marked a very merry Christmas by confirming she’s expecting her second child with fiancé Eric Johnson. “Merry Christmas from my family to yours!” she shared with a snap of 7-month-old daughter Maxwell sitting next to the words “Big Sis” etched in the Hawaiian sand.

See how other celebrities rang in December 25, from unwrapping presents to festive family dinners. Then weigh in: Which Christmas celebration would you have liked to join? Sound off in the comments below.

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Neil Patrick Harris, President Barack Obama and the First Family Celebrate the National Christmas Tree Lighting (PHOTOS)

With the holidays in full swing throughout the country, the First Family turned to Hollywood to help light things up at the nation’s capitol.

President Barack Obama — along with First Lady Michelle (who also celebrated her recent Grammy nod) and their daughters Malia and Sasha — brought on board a number of celebs for the 90th annual tree lighting on Thursday evening, beginning the official start of the holiday season in Washington, D.C.

With Neil Patrick Harris presiding over the ceremony, stars such as Modern Family actor Rico Rodriguez, the FrayJason Mraz, Colbie Caillat, James Taylor and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds treated 17,000 spectators to fun-filled performances at the Ellipse, a 52-acre park located between the White House and the National Mall.

Although he officially secured his reelection in November, the POTUS couldn’t help but crack one last political joke before kicking off the annual tradition:

“Our tree has been having a hard time recently. This is our third one in as many years,” Obama remarked about 28-foot-tall blue spruce. “It just goes to show, nobody’s job is safe.”

Looks like the Commander-in-Chief’s festive spirit stood unwavered: the Obamas, Harris and the rest of the group closed out the night with a rousing rendition of “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.” Oh, what fun, indeed!

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Neil Patrick Harris, Malin Akerman Volunteer at Los Angeles Mission (PHOTOS)

Volunteering at the Los Angeles Mission has become somewhat of a Thanksgiving tradition for celebrities in Hollywood.

This year, the honor went to Neil Patrick Harris and Malin Akerman, who were photographed handing out food to those less fortunate at the Mission on Wednesday.

They join a long list of celebrities who have given back on Thanksgiving. Just last year, Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Love-Hewitt gave back, while Zoe Saldana and Glee’s Naya Rivera did it in 2009.

In honor of Thanksgiving, Celebuzz is taking a look back at those in Tinsel Town who have given back on this food-driven holiday.

Check it out in our gallery, above.

Britney Spears, Neil Patrick Harris, Ricky Martin: ‘Glee’ Guest Stars We’ve ‘Gleeked Out’ Over (GALLERY)

There have been so many amazing guest stars on Glee, that it’s hard to narrow it down to just a few select favorites.

But in our Celebuzz gallery, we’ve selected the most unforgettable guest Gleek-sters from past seasons of the show. Whether it’s Britney Spears dancing up a storm or a torrid romance involving the unexpectedly hilarious Gwyneth Paltrow, there’s something in today list for everyone.

Take a look at the gallery above, and don’t forget to watch Glee on Thursdays at 9 PM/8 PM CT.

What other stars have made guest appearances on Glee?

In addition to the stars featured in the gallery above, a number of top celebrities have shown off their musical talents on the hit show. This growing, eclectic list of celebs includes: Jeff Goldblum, Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening), Kristin Chenoweth, Matt Bomer and Kate Hudson.

Who has been your favorite Glee guest star? Sound off in the comments below!

Britney Spears, Neil Patrick Harris, Ricky Martin: ‘Glee’ Guest Stars We’ve ‘Gleeked Out’ Over (GALLERY)

There have been so many amazing guest stars on Glee, that it’s hard to narrow it down to just a few select favorites.

But in our Celebuzz gallery, we’ve selected the most unforgettable guest Gleek-sters from past seasons of the show. Whether it’s Britney Spears dancing up a storm or a torrid romance involving the unexpectedly hilarious Gwyneth Paltrow, there’s something in today list for everyone.

Take a look at the gallery above, and don’t forget to watch Glee on Thursdays at 9 PM/8 PM CT.

What other stars have made guest appearances on Glee?

In addition to the stars featured in the gallery above, a number of top celebrities have shown off their musical talents on the hit show. This growing, eclectic list of celebs includes: Jeff Goldblum, Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening), Kristin Chenoweth, Matt Bomer and Kate Hudson.

Who has been your favorite Glee guest star? Sound off in the comments below!

Pauly D Satisfies Sweet Tooth, Kardashians Break a Sweat: Beyond the Velvet Rope (PHOTOS)

Who needs the Jersey Shore when you’ve got the Big Apple?

Pauly D crossed the bridge this week and GTL’d his way through Manhattan, only stopping for a bite of his favorite candy. Two of the Kardashian sisters, meanwhile, hit up a gym in Miami and worked on their fabulous figures.

Want more details on these celebrity sightings – and many more? Join us as we go beyond the velvet rope – and see all the action in our photo gallery!

THE WHO: Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio 

THE WHAT: Satisfying his sweet tooth with Sour Patch Kids

THE WHERE: NYC

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: He’s as tasty as that candy!

 

THE WHO: Kim and Kourtney Kardashian

THE WHAT: Taking an early-morning cardio class called “Junk”

THE WHERE: DavidBartonGym Miami

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: Kim + Kourtney + Sweat = HOT.

 

 

THE WHO: Erin Andrews

THE WHAT: Enjoying a delicious dish of spaghetti

THE WHERE: Scott Conant’s Scarpetta Beverly Hills

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: We’ve never met a sportcaster who looks quite like her.

 

The WHO: Debra Messing

The WHAT: Getting a time response skin renewal facial and a skin immersion “shock therapy”

The WHERE: At AMOREPACIFIC Spa in New York City

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: Um, who doesn’t want to go to the spa with Grace Adler herself?

 

THE WHO: Leonardo DiCaprio

THE WHAT: Taking a break from filming The Wolf On Wall Street and browsing the winter jackets at A|X Armani Exchange

THE WHERE: SoHo, NYC

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: We’d scream, “We’ll never let go, Jack — we promise!”  Just for fun.

 

 

 

THE WHO: Abbie Cornish and Vanessa Hudgens

THE WHAT: Enjoying grilled cheese, shrimp cocktail and mini sliders  — plus a side order of girl talk

THE WHERE: The after-party for Seven Psychopaths, hosted by Cinema Society and Appleton Estate Reserve, at No.8 in Chelsea

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: Grilled cheese is our favorite.

 

THE WHO: David Beckham

THE WHAT: Bumping into Jesse Metcalfe

THE WHERE: Rock & Reilly’s on The Sunset Strip in West Hollywood

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: Becks and Jesse Metcalfe? No-brainer.

 

 

 

THE WHO: Neil Patrick Harris and Emma Roberts

THE WHAT: Dancing to Madonna hits

THE WHERE: A|X Armani Exchange’s takeover of HYDE Lounge at the Staples Center in L.A., celebrating Madge’s “MDNA” concert

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: We’re always ready to get into the groove!

 

THE WHO: Halle Berry

THE WHAT: Keeping it casual with a fedora, sunglasses and Gap 1969 Sexy Boyfriend Jeans

THE WHERE: Harry Morton’s Pink Taco Sunset Strip

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: She was with fiancé Olivier Martinez, and that’s definitely a cute-couple alert.

 

 

 

THE WHO: Betty White

THE WHAT: Receiving two honors at the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards – and making a very furry friend

THE WHERE: The Beverly Hilton in LA

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: Rose was our favorite on The Golden Girls. Dorothy was a close second.

 

THE WHO: Mario Lopez

THE WHAT: Launching his underwear and t-shirt collection, MaLo

THE WHERE: A Kmart in LA

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: He didn’t strip to his skivvies, but he’s still worthy ogling.

 

 

 

 

THE WHO: Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland

THE WHAT: Dancing with friends

THE WHERE: Mister H at Mondrian SoHo

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: Her body’s so bootylicious!

 

National Coming Out Day: 12 Celebrities Who Are Out of the Closet (GALLERY)

“Coming out” has always been in tough in Hollywood — but nowadays, celebrities are having an easier time declaring their sexual orientation thanks to numerous campaigns — like Dan Savages‘ It Gets Better — encouraging acceptance.

This year was a big year for the GLBT community as President Barack Obama officially declared his support on same-sex marriage.

“I’ve just concluded for me personally, it is important for me to affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married,” the Commander in Chief told ABC News on Wednesday, May 9.

Who in Hollywood has also spoke up for the gay community since then?

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper — whose sexuality has been under the microscope for years — finally came out in a letter to The Daily Beast.

“The fact is, I’m gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud,” he wrote.

Aside from receiving an outpour of warm regards to his coming out, many celebs have since followed suit.

The Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons and Odd Future rapper Frank Ocean also came out in 2012.

Celebrate National Coming Out Day and launch the gallery — above — for more inspiring celebrities who have stood proud and out.

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Zac Efron Teaches Elmo on ‘Sesame Street’: 11 More Stars Who Have Visited the Neigborhood (GALLERY)

Zac Efron’s most recent job – teaching patience to Elmo. The star, who can be seen in the upcoming film, The Paperboy, hit up Sesame Street this week to play basketball with everyone’s favorite red monster from the show.

Elmo is very anxious to start playing but Efron is busy trying to tell everyone the word of the day – “Patience.” As a perfect example for learning the word, our furry friend is having a tough time and needs Efron to tell him, “You have to wait in a calm way, you have to show patience.”

Efron, 24, is just one of many celebrities who are hanging on Sesame Street during the landmark show’s 43rd season. Other guest stars set during this season include Kristen Bell, David Beckham, Halle Berry and many more.

What other celebrities have shown up on the Street over the years?

Many celebs often help children learn the word of the day on Sesame Street. Emma Stone has appeared to demonstrate the word “balance” while Jude Law had fun explaining the word, “cling.” Sofia Vergara even made an appearance to describe the Spanish word “baile.”

Other stars have gone on the show to sing songs such as Adam Sandler, who made up his own song about Elmo. Neil Patrick Harris, who has appeared on the program multiple times, recently sang a song about the things that make him happy including pajamas.

To see these and more stars who have made a mark on Sesame Street click through our gallery above.

Who’s your favorite Sesame Street guest star? Sound off in the comments below!

 

Miley Cyrus, Darren Criss, Neil Patrick Harris and More Stars Who Rock the Vote (VIDEO)

Less than two months before Election Day, Hollywood is telling you: “We will vote!”

In a brand-new PSA from Rock the Vote — the nonpartisan group that enlists celebrities in efforts to encourage young Americans to get to the polls — stars like Miley Cyrus, Kathy Griffin and Neil Patrick Harris are rallying for voters to make their voice count.

Directed by Step Up‘s Adam Shankman, the video — which doesn’t skew toward either party or presidential candidate — delivers a clear message from the politically-active celebrities: “We will.”

Who chimes in?

“We will be counted,” says So You Think You Can Dance‘s Twitch. “We will matter,” adds Joel McHale. ”We will stand out ground,” declares Cyrus. ”We will be brave,” proclaims Josh Duhamel. ”We will be heard,” announces Glee star Jenna Ushkowitz.

“We will vote,” says Modern Family‘s Jesse Tyler Ferguson. “Because we make a difference,” adds his on-screen partner, Eric Stonestreet.

Spliced between the stars’ testimonials, Shankman features shadowy figures striding into a voting booth. And in his true directorial style, he highlights some smooth choreography, with a clan of dancers breaking it down.

Watch the celebrities’ message, above.

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Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker and More: Stars Who Are Parents to Twins (GALLERY)

Everything is better in pairs — especially for new parents Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, who welcomed twins into the world.

“The babies were born a few weeks early, but are in good health and both Mom and Dad are overjoyed,” said a joint statement from their reps on Wednesday.

And the True Blood costars-turned-lovers certainly aren’t the first celebrities to get a double delivery from the stork.

So what other couples in Hollywood are proud parents to twins?

From Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, to Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, plenty of A-listers have had a dose of double baby joy.

On their third wedding anniversary, Carey and Cannon welcomed fraternal twins, son Moroccan and daughter Monroe in April 2011.

Parker and Broderick didn’t want to settle for one offspring: In June 20092, the Sex and the City star and her actor hubby welcomed twin girls Marion Loretta and Tabitha Hodge via surrogate, joining big brother James Wilkie.

And Brangelina added to their seemingly ever-growing brood in July 2008, when the actress gave birth to fraternal twins Vivienne and Knox in Nice, France.

Find out what other celebrities have dealt with twice the diaper duty in Celebuzz’s gallery.

Who is your favorite set of twins? Weigh in below!

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