Every week, we bring you the best celebrity social media snaps from Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and now it's time to round up the cutest candids of 2013. Whether it was award-season madness, behind-the-scenes set photos, or just laid-back days at home, social media-savvy stars like Sofia Vergara, Miley Cyrus, and Lea Michele were all about sharing their sweet, silly moments of work and play throughout the year. Gisele Bündchen and Victoria Beckham kept the cute family candids coming, while Beyoncé Knowles, Miranda Kerr, and Bar Refaeli kept our feeds flooded with sexy bikini and vacation photos. Newcomers like Gwyneth Paltrow, Justin Timberlake, and Sarah Jessica Parker joined in on the Instagram action this year as well.
It's the most wonderful time of the year: time to watch as many Christmas movies as you can until you're physically unable to continue! We've decided it might be best to ease you into it, so instead of making you watch the whole films, we've rounded up the most GIF-worthy moments of 12 classic, wonderful Christmas movies. We'll be adding in a new GIF every day, so check back to see which movies make our list!
12. Love Actually
There are so many different storylines in Love Actually, which means at least one of them is going to mirror your own holiday experience. Basically, it's fitting for any mood you're in, from down in the dumps to head in the clouds.
Come on, there's no way you're going to get through this movie without laughing. And if you do somehow manage to make it through without laughing, then you're just a regular Scrooge.
10: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Aside from the fact that the terrifying abominable snowman gave me years and years worth of nightmares, I watched this one countless times as a kid.
9: The Muppet Christmas Carol
Come on. It's the Muppets. What else do you need? Plus, this specific moment embodies almost every dietary moment of the holiday season.
8: The Holiday
It totally nails that whole "hopeless romantic" thing. Also, when's a good time to talk about those houses?
7: A Charlie Brown Christmas
First of all, it's unquestionably heart-warming. Secondly, don't pretend like you didn't try to mimic those sweet dance moves at least once in your life.
6: Find out tomorrow!
Diane Kruger had our undivided attention at the European Film Awards this weekend in a glitzy Valentino Couture gown and a Coach Madison caviar framed clutch. It wasn't just the dress's sparkle that turned heads — the actress, who's never been afraid of a showstopping gown, dared to go pretty sheer, revealing not just a flash of skin but also a pair of black underwear. Sure, the gown's beading helped to conceal so that the peekaboo effect wasn't quite so in your face, but we still got a glimpse of Diane's underthings.
Truthfully, we'd be hard-pressed to find a look from Miss Kruger that didn't play fast and loose with the rules of red carpet dressing. The actress often pushes the boundaries and embraces bold, fashion-forward couture. The question is — can she pull it off? Are you a fan of Diane's latest look?
Coincidentally or not, the dresses on a red carpet often seem to display a common theme — not so for this weekend's TrevorLive event in Los Angeles. The looks we loved ran the gamut from long and slinky to short and sassy, with colors ranging all the way from chocolatey brown to buttercup yellow. Nina Dobrev perfected the princess vibe in a cornflower blue Elie Saab gown and Rupert Sanderson heels, while Naya Rivera did a slinky, sultry brown velvet number that hit at midcalf and wore Stuart Weitzman sandals. Sarah Michelle Gellar might've played it safest of all in a flippy black minidress, and Fergie, as always, jumped furthest outside the box in a high-collared, strong shouldered yellow number that looked pulled from the closet of an '80s power-dresser.
All four women showed up in really different looks, which should make voting for a favorite fairly easy. Tell us, which is your favorite?
Superspecial and often straight from the runway, the dresses paraded down the red carpet all year can seem to exist outside of the stratosphere of normal shopping. But not always. While perusing Net-a-Porter.com's huge designer sale, we spotted a few items that looked suspiciously familiar, like the above Dolce & Gabbana dress ($2,328, originally $3,325) that's basically an unembellished version of the one Lea Michele wore earlier this week. Even if the sale price tag still isn't exactly wallet-friendly, a girl can dream. See the other looks we've unearthed here — including one that belongs to a very famous member of the British royal family.
With two unforgettable trailers out, The Wolf of Wall Street is one of the year's most anticipated movies, and it's also one of the longest. The Martin Scorsese drama clocks in at two hours and 59 minutes, a lengthy runtime even for the most diehard movie buffs. We're no stranger to long movies, and this got us thinking about other crazy-long films, many of which seem to feature one Leonardo DiCaprio.
Here's how some films stack up against The Wolf of Wall Street's almost three-hour runtime and some activities that put their lengths into perspective.
Titanic: 3 hours, 4 minutes (5 minutes longer than The Wolf of Wall Street)How bad are your teeth? Because this is the time it takes to get four root canals.
Cloud Atlas: 2 hours, 52 minutes (7 minutes shorter than The Wolf of Wall Street)You could watch four episodes of Breaking Bad on Netflix and still have four minutes in between to pause and grab snacks.
Gangs of New York: 2 hours, 47 minutes (12 minutes shorter than The Wolf of Wall Street)Is that the oven timer? Your 11-pound turkey is fully cooked.
See more lengthy films after the jump.
When it comes to having a sexual appetite vs. having a hankering for pizza — sometimes food wins out. And no one knows this better than the funniest food-loving women on Twitter. We've been sharing these ladies' words of wisdom and hilarity every week in Tweets Girls Say, and now we're rounding up some of the best of the best tweets for your end-of-the-year enjoyment. Our first topic is one near and dear to our stomach — the sexy side of food. So grab a slice, and laugh on!
I'm buysexual, you buy me food, I become sexual
— sorry i'm not sorry (@sorrynotsorryy) August 3, 2013
I'm sorry I made sex noises while the waiter was reading the specials.
— Lori (@HeyitsLori) August 13, 2013
looking for a part time boyfriend penis-optional kissing-optional chipotle-mandatory
— erin (@home_napping) November 12, 2013
When it comes to handbags in Hollywood, one day you're in, and the next day you're out. Still, a few bag brands have been able to hold the attention of some pretty fickle celebs month after month, putting them in the running for bag brand of the year. With Michelle Williams as its campaign model and the new Capucine and W bags seen on the arms of celebs like Reese Witherspoon, Louis Vuitton has, it's safe to say, had something of a comeback this year. Meanwhile, Saint Laurent debuted its Sac du Jour bag — and style-setters like Cameron Diaz and Angelina Jolie quickly picked it up. But we couldn't forget Coach's big year: the brand's been basking in the glow of celebrity affection, with Lea Michele and Sarah Jessica Parker making the designer's new Borough bag a full-fledged hit. Lastly, if you're talking about bags with big celebrity followings, you can't ignore the pack of models (Alessandra Ambrosio, anyone?) and trendsetters with Givenchy on their arms, making it an ever-popular bag in the celebrity world.
We can safely say each one of these labels made a big impression this year — but it's up to you to decide which brand had 2013 in the bag. Cast your vote by Dec. 16!
Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs know a thing or two about quality products; the two Food52 cofounders are the masterminds behind Provisions by Food52, an online home-goods shop. Since we're so besotted by the curated items (everything from vintage menu prints to handsome jadeite servingware) featured in Provisions, we asked the two arbiters of taste to reveal what they're secretly hoping to receive as gifts this season.
Terrain Washed Linen Napkins
"Great, reasonably priced dinner napkins are difficult to find. These washed linen napkins ($12 each) — I like them in charcoal — are soft, relaxed, well-made, and perfectly affordable." — Amanda
Suite One Studio Gray-Rimmed Platter
"I like the Alice in Wonderland quality of this Suite One Studio Brushstroke Regency Platter ($96), and yet it's also grown-up and useful. And pretty much any side-dish vegetable looks great on it." — Amanda
Everlane's The Cashmere Stole in Charcoal
"This oversized — and totally sumptuous — cashmere scarf ($250) is on both of our Christmas lists this year." — Merrill