With two well-known people passing away this week, it's only natural that Twitter was awash with tribute tweets and words of reflection. Paul Walker's shock death had scores of celebrities tweeting their sorrow, but none were more heartfelt than those of his Fast & Furious co-stars. Nelson Mandela's passing yesterday was mourned around the globe, and Rihanna was just one high-profile star to mourn his death publically. It wasn't all doom and gloom, though — Joel Madden made sure of that! He and Jessica Biel both made us laugh out loud with their funny tweets, while many others like Anna Kendrick, John Legend and Ellen DeGerenes kept us entertained throughout the week. Click through to read this week's top celebrity tweets!
The American Music Awards provided some excellent beauty fodder for this week's most beautiful list — just look at Kelly Osbourne's hair! Rihanna looked toned and sexy with wet-look waves and large hair pins. Taylor Swift was channelling all things royal at her visit to Kensington Palace, while local beauties Laura Dundovic and Nikki Phillips rocked bronzed limbs and perfect hair at the Cleo Swimsuit Party. Click to see all 10 who made the list this week.
The 2013 American Music Awards took over the Nokia Theater in LA today, and there were plenty of must-see moments! Host Pitbull kicked off the night by giving audience members a lesson in booty-shaking dance moves with the help of a group of female dancers. Justin Timberlake took home the first award of the night for favourite pop/rock male artist, and he celebrated by running through the audience to dole out high-fives. He later grabbed two more honours. Meanwhile, Katy Perry channelled her inner geisha for a Japan-inspired performance of "Unconditionally" while the boys from One Direction got serious for their soulful new song "Story of My Life." Miley Cyrus confused some by singing "Wrecking Ball" accompanied by a digital cat, and Rihanna picked up a big honour, the icon award, from her mum. So much more went down, including Lady Gaga and R. Kelly's political performance and Taylor Swift's big artist of the year win — click through to see all the action!
Rihanna skipped the red carpet but stole the spotlight at the 2013 American Music Awards in LA today. The pop star nabbed herself a very big honour before the show even started: the icon award. Rihanna is the first artist to receive the newly created award, which honours an artist whose music has influenced the pop world on a global level. Bill Maher introduced Rihanna, saying, "She has become the voice of our time." After the Rihanna's stellar performance of "Diamonds," the star's mother presented her with the icon trophy, saying, "Tonight I applaud and admire for being so strong and so positive and so humble and so focused. It's amazing how you I'm so blessed to be part of this historic moment." Rihanna had another big moment earlier in the show when she won the award for favourite soul/R&B female artist, making it the third time she's won in the category.
It's no surprise we look to celebrities for beauty inspiration — after all, with globally-watched events on every other day, a slew of makeup artists and hairstylists at their beck and call and, usually, the looks to pull any style off, they're in perfect position to show off the latest trends. And when it comes to hair, there's no look our favourite stars won't try. There are the ladies who love long bobs (Charlize Theron and Lara Bingle, we mean you), the long-haired lasses (hello, Sofia Vergara and Olivia Palermo), the brave pixie crop fans (Jennifer Lawrence is the latest) and more — but don't take our word for it, see for yourself! Click through, and you'll find the latest and greatest Summer-ready looks, brought to you by the likes of Miranda Kerr, Karlie Kloss and other beauty icons. Get clicking!
Just when you thought you'd seen all the It hairstyles you could see for 2013, Rihanna, Jessica Paré, and Camilla Belle showed off a new trend. Short hair, loads of layers, and a set of heavy fringe are all aspects of this vaguely '70s crop. Rihanna was the most recent celebrity to adopt the style, and she showed off the cut first on her Instagram. Jessica channelled her inner Jane Birkin at an event last week, while Camilla spearheaded the trend almost two weeks ago. We're loving the disco-gal vibe of this hairstyle, and Summer is the perfect time to try a new hairstyle, but would you wear this trend yourself?
This week was always going to be a big one, with Spring Racing Carnival earmarked as one of the hottest events on the calendar — but we got a lot more than just horse races! At Derby Day on Saturday, Hamish Blake and Zoe Foster Blake stepped out for the first time since announcing their big news, while new couple Jesinta Campbell and Buddy Franklin were loved-up in the Emirates Marquee. The Melbourne Cup and Crown Oaks Day followed, where Buddy mingled with international model Kate Upton, but there was a lot going on in-between races too! From movie premieres with Liam and Chris Hemsworth to royal sightings and Rihanna living it up on the beach, there's heaps to see. Click through now to catch up on all the best celebrity action from the week!
Rihanna put her bikini body on display when she hit the beach in her native Barbados today. The singer is back on her home turf after taking a short break from her Diamonds world tour. Aside from frolicking on the beach with her pals, Rihanna has also been getting in family time during her latest trip to Barbados, as she threw a birthday party for her 85-year-old grandfather, Bravo, last night. The proud granddaughter shared many photos of the family-friendly party on Instagram, including a shot of her and her grandfather wearing matching gold ensembles and the two sharing several dances together. Rihanna also shared a bit of her family history on Instagram yesterday, writing to her grandpa, "If it wasn't for you buying out the whole tray of mangoes from gran gran Dolly that one day you got off your ship in Guyana, and charmed her with that smile laced with a gold cap, NONE of us would be here!"
This isn't the first bikini stop that Rihanna has made during her tour. She also hit up the Dead Sea in Israel two weeks ago and has made beach visits in Monaco and Poland over the break.
They say that Hollywood is a fickle place, and that couldn't be more true when it comes to stars and their hairstyles. Whether they're chopping at their length, opting for fringe, or taking a spin in the colourist's chair, leading ladies of Hollywood are always doing a quick hair change-up. Click through and vote on what you think of these recent style changes!