It's Friday, so we're going to keep it light...and fluffy...and oh-so gooey. In case the date isn't highlighted on your iCal, today is National S'mores Day, and at least one of our favorite starlets is getting in on the chocolate-marshmallow madness.
Lauren Conrad knows a few things about sweets—her first novel was titled "L.A. Candy," after all, so we trust the former "Hills" star has offered up one life-changing recipe for s'mores bars (which, let's be honest, is probably the only improvement you could make to the campfire staple). We're drooling already.
Esquire's new shortlist of up-and-coming young men with major movie-star potential made us look twice—and not just because it's round, firm and fully-packed with six extremely ogle-worthy hotties. Because while the guys featured all have good looks, great style and mad acting skills, a full 50 percent of them have another something special in common: They've been considered for the all-important and probably iconic role of "Hunger Games" heartthrob Finnick Odair. And hmmmmm, isn't that interesting?
Although they're likely not in the running anymore (insert obligatory grumbling about how long the casting is taking), Esquire featurees Garrett Hedlund, Armie Hammer, and Taylor Kitsch have all been named at one point or another as contenders to play the District 4 tribute. And while we're not saying that the good folks at Esquire have been tracking the "Finnick" tag on tumblr in search of a few fine fellows to showcase in this article...well, we're not saying they weren't, either. Because they obviously did. Maybe.
We always knew our Girl Crush on "Awkward" actress Jillian Rose Reed was well founded, but thanks to her recent (adorable) tweet, we've been sent into infatuation overload with the MTV star.
Now, who do we need to hit up at HQ to make sure Jillian's character, Tamara, gets a pooch of her own next season on "Awkward"? (Seriously, give me a name. I'll go storm their office...)
Target is ripping a page out of the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book this month, offering up a cornucopia of ridiculously priced items to promote the DVD and Blu-ray release of "The Hunger Games" on August 18.
According to Variety, the retailer is going high end (and online only) with a 14-carat gold reproduction of Katniss' Mockingjay pin for $999, a replica of her leather jacket for $349 and a poster signed by stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth for $699. That could buy a whole lot of vittles from Greasy Sae!
Though we'd never drop such coin for keepsakes that will likely end up gathering dust in the garage underneath our dad's Foosball table, we acknowledge that there are plenty of well-to-do sorts who will eat this stuff up, which leaves us wondering why the collection is so, well, small. Here are our suggestions for five more items that would surely cinch the odds in Target's retail favor:
The ladies of Hollywood Crush would like to extend an open invitation to newly minted Olympic-double-gold medalist Gabby Douglas to somersault into the MTV Newsroom anytime for a girls' night, in which marathoning our fave CW series and bedazzling everything not nailed down to our colleagues' desks are at the top of the agenda. Because, in short (no pun intended!), the plucky gymnast is our pop-culture soulmate.
For one, she totally gets our abiding love for bloodsuckers. Her Twitter feed is full of the same breathless exclamations we utter each and every Thursday night following another juicy episode of "The Vampire Diaries." I mean, this tweet pretty much sums up all the feelings after the series' epic season three finale:
by Ashleigh Schmitz
If there was one question the writers of "The Vampire Diaries" hadn't answered about the mythology of bloodsuckers, it's whether or not they can melt (we already know they burn in the sun). But lucky for us, Ian Somerhalder answered that question when he tweeted about wearing a leather jacket on set of the Atlanta-based show.
It's been one of the hotter summers we can remember too, Ian, but we could probably read one of Stefan's journals to find out if it's record-breaking. You know, since the Salvatores have been around for over 150 years and all.
by Ashleigh Schmitz
Nina Dobrev is offering Miley Cyrus an olive branch of sorts following a comment she made to Canada's Fashion magazine regarding the former Disney star's matrimonial plans.
In the cover story, Nina squashed rumors that she and "Vampire Diaries" co-star Ian Somerhalder are engaged, telling the publication, "I'm not going to pull a Miley." While she meant to imply that at 22 she's too young for marriage, many publications construed her words as a jab at 19-year-old Miley, who said "yes" to fiancé Liam Hemsworth's proposal in June. Nina wants everyone to know she didn't intend to start anything between her and the future Mrs. Hemsworth. We believe you, Nina!
We love our summer TV shows, like "Pretty Little Liars" and "True Blood," but the must-see event of the season will undoubtedly be the Olympics. Every other year, the games make celebrities out of a few star athletes, like Michael Phelps and Shawn Johnson, but what if we flipped that trend around and placed some of our favorite celebrities into the mix as Olympic athletes? Here, we present to you some gold medal contenders from the Hollywood Crush Olympic Team.
Archery: Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer studied archery for six weeks to portray the bow-slinging Katniss Everdeen on screen. If she can shoot a squirrel square in the eye, she can hit a bullseye in the Olympic arena.
Women's Gymnastics: Miley Cyrus
The soon-to-be Mrs. Hemsworth is a devoted Pilates practitioner and before her Disney starlet days, she was a cheerleader. Nastia who?
Men's Gymnastics: Channing Tatum
Channing is strong yet flexible, his moves are smooth yet sharp and his body earns a perfect 10. Plus, we know from "Magic Mike" that he’s skilled at showing a bar who’s boss.
You'd be hard pressed to find an employee who's never pilfered a pen or roll of TP from the office supply closet, and the same goes for movie stars... Though their workplace wonders are infinitely more interesting. Take the stars of "The Twilight Saga," for instance, who stopped by for a chat during our two-hour Comic-Con livestream on Thursday. When a fan tweet asked whether they'd taken anything from set, it inspired some interesting answers.
"I'm such a rule follower, and I couldn't possibly steal anything even if I wanted to," Nikki Reed said. But that's not the end of the story. Stay tuned...
by Meg Malone
Forbes magazine recently released their list of the highest-paid celebrities under 30—or as I call it, a list of people whose bank accounts I'd like to pilfer.
There's a few Crush favorites (hi, "Twilight" leads!) among the music stars and actors who've made this year's countdown. No. 1 on the list right now? It's none other than songstress Taylor Swift, who Forbes estimates made $57 million over the last year from her albums, concerts and spokesperson gigs (such as CoverGirl). Even if I actually knew how to sing and play instruments and write songs like Taylor, I can't ever imagine ever receiving a paycheck of that magnitude.
Keep reading after the jump for the rest of Forbes' list: