With the ARIA Awards taking place over the weekend, there were plenty of local celebrities at The Star in Sydney celebrating Australian music’s night of nights, including Guy Sebastian and Samantha Jade, who shared photos on social media from the evening (and both took home awards on the night!). In other music news, Justin Bieber met up with The X Factor’s Jai Waetford and said, “Love this kid,” while Taylor Swift took in New Zealand’s beautiful landscapes before bringing her tour to Australia. Also, Rachael Finch indulged in an éclair, Jennifer Hawkins and Kris Smith hit the dance floor, and Jesinta Campbell got styled for an upcoming photo shoot.
Kanye West didn't look like he was in the mood to party when he and Kim Kardashian attended a bash hosted by DuJour magazine in Miami on Wednesday night. Art-lover Kanye took advantage of a small break in his touring schedule to head down to Miami, which is currently hosting Art Basel. Kanye was still pouting when he and Kim met up with Lindsay Lohan and Kim's friend Jonathan Cheban at a different party later that night.
Kanye's serious mood could have something to do with the fact that his Yeezus tour has been getting bad press as of late. The rapper made headlines over the weekend when he briefly stormed off the stage during a show in Tampa, Florida, on Saturday, allegedly because he was angry about his sound effects not working properly. Kanye was also back in the press on Wednesday when it was revealed that he filled less than a fourth of the 18,500 seats at a gig in Kansas City, Missouri, the previous evening.
Kanye's troubles aside, his daughter, North West, got an "art lesson," as mum Kim out it when she met artist Jeff Koons during the Art Basel festivities on Wednesday.
With numerous shoots and secret projects on celebrity agendas, we were transported into the heady world of fashion and beauty through some very cool behind-the-scenes shots. Miranda Kerr revealed a new project (and shared a snap from the set), Jesinta Campbell let us in on a fun-looking shoot with Who magazine, and Jessica Hart gave us a taste of what life is like in the makeup chair. Two Victoria's Secret Angels worked out together, one British It Girl showed off her very fabulous friends (including Sienna Miller), and Jessica Gomes let us have a good look at her stunning manicure. . . But that's not even half of it! Click through now to check out the week's best Instagram pictures.
It's no surprise "selfie" was declared the word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries with the self-snapped pictures popping up all over social media for the last 12 months. Celebrities were all over the trend in 2013, often giving fans an up close look at their lives while working, holidaying, and hanging with friends. Stars took their selfie-taking onto red carpets, movie sets, and even yachts (we're talking about you, Leonardo DiCaprio!) — click through to celebrate the big year in selfies and make sure to check out all of our best of 2013 coverage!
Beyoncé recently shared photos from a girls' getaway with her sister, Solange Knowles. The two singers donned high-waisted bikinis as they explored their holiday spot and also changed into shorts and tank tops to sit in the back of a truck and drink Red Stripe beer together. It isn't clear when this holiday took place as Beyoncé is currently in LA, where she played a concert last night. Her husband, Jay Z, shared big news yesterday, when he announced that he and Beyoncé were going to attempt going vegan. "This all began a few months back when a good friend and vegan challenged me to embrace a 'plant-based breakfast' everyday. It was surprisingly easier on me than I thought," Jay wrote on his blog. "There's something spiritual to me about it being my 44th birthday and the serendipity behind the number of days in this challenge; 22 (2+2=4) coupled with the fact that the challenge ends on Christmas Day…It just feels right!" He added that he didn't know if he and Bey would be sticking to their vegan diet after Christmas, but he was interested in the "spiritual and physical challenge." He also asked vegan fans to send him recipes.
One person in the Knowles clan who might not be trying the vegan challenge is Solange, who said she went vegan back when she was in a "weird Rasta" phase in her teen years. She said in an interview back in 2010, "I definitely would not do that sh*t — at all!"
The Thanksgiving celebrations may be over, but stars are still taking to Instagram to share a glimpse of their festive celebrations. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West hung out with their "family" on the road, Emmy Rossum tried out a new accessory, and surprise friends Jennifer Aniston and Ed Sheeran spent time together. Cacee Cobb and Donald Faison wished everyone a happy Thanksgiving with their son Rocco and Laguna Beach stars Lo Bosworth and Stephen Colletti travelled back to their hometown to enjoy a meal with a view of the Pacific Ocean. Keep clicking to see how the stars celebrated Thanksgiving this year!
The US is in full Thanksgiving mode, and some of our Aussie expats are also getting into the spirit, such as Delta Goodrem and Renee Bargh, who put on a proper feast with their friends. Back home, musicians Samantha Jade and Timomatic celebrated ARIA Week at Sony Music’s special artist showcase in Sydney; Jennifer Hawkins danced the Zorba with makeup artist Napoleon Perdis, and Rachael Finch got excited for her upcoming breakfast radio gig over the Summer with Nova FM — the radio station has prepared a special room for her baby girl, Violet. Speaking of radio, Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O also marked the last morning of The Kyle and Jackie O show on 2Day FM today, and it’s been announced that they’re moving to Mix 1065.
There was so much buzz on social media this week that it was hard not to get swept up in the glamour of it all. Miranda Kerr showed us what her downtime looks like on set (read: much more stylish than ours), Poppy Delevingne tried blue hair on for size, and Jesinta Campbell debuted her new darker locks, to much approval from her many followers. Lara Bingle shared a snap from her shoot with a fashion magazine, and Candice Swanepoel gave us some cheek with her very candid candid — but that doesn't even touch the sides of what else we saw this week! Click through to check out the very best of celebrity Instagram shots this week!
Ali Oetjen, one of this year’s most popular Bachelorettes on The Bachelor, may have mended her broken heart — she told Tim Robards on the post-grand final episode After the Final Rose that she wasn’t in love with him anymore — but something that’s still on the mend is her knee, which she injured on the show during a group date episode on a boat. When we caught up with Ali a few weeks ago she said she still couldn’t straighten it, and this week she had her second knee reconstruction surgery since the injury. She also had some friendly faces dropping by to check in on her, including the show’s eventual lovebirds Tim and Anna, and some of her fellow Bachelorettes. Following surgery, Ali will spend a month in Noosa living with her parents “because they have to look after me [laughs]. And they’ve got a pool, so I’ll be doing rehab there.”
If people are questioning whether Tim Robards and Anna Heinrich are still together after finding love on The Bachelor, the answer lies in their very active social media accounts — and it’s a resounding yes. After having to keep their relationship a secret for nine weeks, the time between the filming of the grand final and when it aired on TV, Tim and Anna are flaunting their love on Twitter and Instagram, from family dinners to their weekend drive up to Palm Beach. And the photogenic couple also stepped out for their first red carpet event together yesterday at the Australian premiere of Anchorman 2. So for further proof that Anna and Tim are still very much together, click through for their candid pictures so far.