Every year, a handful of relative unknowns and mid-level stars break out to become megastars. For example, Miley Cyrus was a big star before 2013, but there’s no doubt that the past year elevated her to an unimaginable level of stardom. So who will own 2014? I have a few ideas.
Austin Mahone: With singles like “What About Love?” and “Banga Banga,” Austin become a star in 2013. Now with a little experience and confidence, we think he’s truly ready to become the next Justin Bieber .
Ariana Grande: On the strength of her debut album, Yours Truly , Ariana’s stock gained serious momentum in the second half of 2013. We think she’ll keep riding that wave in 2014 and hey, she may even overtake the Selena Gomezes of the world.
Jamie Dornan & Dakota Johnson: Soak it in, the final moments before Jamie and Dakota are household names.
Lennon & Maisey Stella: These two adorable sisters have already taken over YouTube and Nashville, but will 2014 be the year they make a Taylor Swift-sized leap?
Lorde: Can Lorde actually overtake the pop darlings she previously put down in 2014? Let’s put it this way — we’re not going to bet against her.
Lupita Nyong’o: Lupita is this year’s Quvenzhane Wallis . The actress was the highlight of the highly acclaimed movie, 12 Years a Slave , and as an Oscar nom favorite, we think Lupita will be breaking out this year — and stunning us all on those awards show red carpets.
So youngmonsters who do you think will break out this year? Let me know!
What a view, right?!
Lea Michele can definitely demand attention with her powerhouse vocals, but this time she did it while staying completely silent and showing off some of her other great assets. The Glee star made her Instagram followers stop mid-scroll on their news feed when they saw a snapshot of the 27-year-old celeb posing in a revealing thong bikini while vacationing in Mexico.
“What an amazing week in Mexico…New day. New year. #Bringit2014,” she captioned the picture. Once you peel your eyes off of her backside, you realize that there’s actually a gorgeous scenic view, as well.
The brunette beauty has been keeping a low profile over the holidays, after working hard to promote her first solo album Louder .
However, she made sure to send her well wishes to Twitter followers as the new year approached.
“Wishing everyone a very happy new year.. Sending much love.. So grateful l to all of you for all your endless love and support this year.,” Lea tweeted .
Before getting cheeky in Mexico, Michele became one with nature by enjoying a hike in sunny California over Christmas. “Christmas in California:) #freshair #hike #nature,” she captioned the pic-framed photo on Thursday, Dec. 26.
The star had vowed to put her “feet up recharge, relax and breath in some fresh air” over the holidays, and it seems like she’s doing just that (and some).
Sometimes you need a night on the town with the girls!
That was exactly the case when Miley Cyrus stepped out in Los Angeles with her “We Can’t Stop” director and friend Diane Marteloff on Thursday night.
The two gal pals stopped by Hollywood hot spot Warwick late in the evening for some quality girls’ time.
“Miley arrived with one of her friends and they sat in the downstairs living room near one of the fireplaces,” a source tells E! News.
“She danced a lot! She danced to her own song “23” and kept taking selfies. It was amazing!”
And according to our insider, fellow clubgoers were respectful of the twerking songstress and made sure not to cramp her style.
“Everyone knew who she was and kept staring at her, but no one bothered her which was really nice. She got to have a good time with her friend,” the eyewitness said.
“She was really casual and just had a great time.”
Miley even tweeted after the evening outing, “Best night ever @DianeMarteloff”
So he’s a tad hairy. This gym selfie (a.k.a. a “healthie”) is why we fantasize about X-Men ‘s Wolverine .
Beyoné shows off her toned tummy in a cropped tee on Thursday while soaking up some sunshine in Miami Beach, where she celebrated the new year with husband Jay-Z and daughter Blue Ivy,
“Now I’m in my 30s, and those children that grew up listening to me have grown up, and I always felt like it was my responsibility to be aware of kids and their parents and all these generations,” the platinum-selling superstar muses in “Self-Titled Part 5. Honesty,” the latest installment, exclusively obtained by E! News, of her documentary chronicling the making of her pioneering Beyoncé .
“And I felt like, in a sense, I could not express everything,” she continues, radiant in a plain white T-shirt and jean shorts. “I’ve done so many things in my life, in my career, that I feel like at this point I’ve earned the right to be me and to express any and every side of myself.”
Case in point: The black and white video for “Rocket,” in which a lingerie-clad Bey most certainly comes into her own.
“What I love about this song is, it takes you through this journey,” she says over clips of the sexy video. “You’re flirting and you’re talking all of your arrogant s–t. Then you climax, and then you have your cigarette.”
But while “Rocket” seems to be about one thing, “this song actually is about singing from the heart, and harmonies and adlibs and arrangement,” Beyoncé says.
“One of the things I love about this project,” she continues, as the featurette cuts to her working at the piano, “how willing all these incredible artists were to write together. Justin Timberlake, Miguel and myself all worked together to write ‘Rocket.'”
Ke$ha has admitted herself into rehab to treat an eating disorder.
The singer started her treatment on Friday morning, at Timberline Knolls near Chicago where Demi Lovato also worked on her issues.
According to the pop star, she wants to focus on being healthy again.
“I’m a crusader for being yourself and loving yourself, but I’ve found it hard to practice. I’ll be unavailable for the next 30 days, seeking treatment for my eating disorder … to learn to love myself again, exactly as I am,’ Ke$ha said in a statement to TMZ.
The 26-year-old has previously admitted to facing criticism over her looks, and says it’s something she had to overcome. According to Ke$ha, she refused to allow people to destroy her dreams of being a performer and credits her mother with giving her the courage to fight despite constant negativity. ‘I’m a white girl from Nashville who-kind of-raps,’ she told Self magazine in 2012. ‘It’s weird, but I’ve always believed I was put here to do what I’m doing. I’ve had to endure so many people telling me, ‘No, you can’t do that, ‘No, you’re not pretty enough,’ ‘No, you’re not skinny enough,’ and I just had to be like, ‘You’re not stopping me. Get out of my way.’ Some of that comes from my mom, but I also think I was born with balls.’
Enrique Iglesias shared maybe a little too much information about himself during a recent interview.
The singer recently participated in a Q&A session at an event for fans in Miami when he was asked how he spends his time off while in the city.
“I go skinny-dipping if there are no paparazzi around,”
Iglesias was quoted as saying, according to the New York Post .
Pressed to say whether he goes completely nude, the heartthrob joked, “I’m not going to tell you because it would ruin my career. There’s not a lot to show off.”
He later got even more… detailed.
“My worst defect is from my waist down. I’m sorry, no, that’s not my worst defect… but it is a little curved,” explained Iglesias, presumably still joking.
There you have it.
Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber can’t seem to stay away from each other. Just a few weeks after the “Heartbreaker” singer told Power 106 that he and his ex were “not talking,” the two were spotted riding Segways near Bieber’s Calabasas, Calif., home.
The exes were photographed together for the first time in months on Thursday, Jan. 2. Gomez — who recently canceled her Australian tour to “spend some time on [her]self” — donned gray leggings, a white tank, and a big black coat for the outing, while her on-again, off-again beau sported black shorts, a white T-shirt, and a baseball cap.
The 19-year-old pop star recently opened up about his relationship with the Spring Breakers actress during an interview with Power 106’s Big Boy. Asked how his song
“All That Matters” came about, Bieber admitted it was inspired by his ex.
“‘All That Matters’ was written when I was in a great place in my relationship, and at that time, you know, she was all that mattered in my life,” he explained.
“I was definitely in love,” he added. “[The breakup] affected us, especially when we are in front of so many people. It’s such a public thing. It’s just hard for the both of us. But, you know, she’s a great woman. I love her to this day…I think we’re going to be the greatest friends.”
The One Direction singer stopped by Tattoo Magic in Weymouth, England on Thursday, when he got freehand work done on his arm sleeve, according to Celebuzz.
Photos published by the website show the 20-year-old at the parlour with pals and later with his fiancee, Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards, who has family in the town.
According to website UnRealityTV, the star asked for an eye crying tears that turn into smoke.
It wasn’t Zayn’s first time at Tattoo Magic. He previously visited with Perrie last summer, when he got a tattoo of a wolf inked on his leg and was swarmed by screaming fans.
Bosses said they shut the entire shop down this time for the pop star’s session.
‘We had to lock the door this time in case, but it meant that Perrie, who turned up later, couldn’t get in either so she had to meet up with him afterwards,’ Tattoo Magic’s Paul O’Connor told The Dorset Echo. ‘He was here for about an hour with Perrie’s brother. He was relaxed and talkative’ but I couldn’t get a wedding date out of him,’ Paul mused.
Zayn reportedly spent $160 on the tattoo and later took Perrie out for a bite to eat.
The couple became engaged in August.