By Kara Warner
Although we don't technically need a reason to celebrate our favorite men in music, we were inspired by the happy news that Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill married Lily Aldridge last week and the even happier news that there is still one King on the market: Jared Followill.
In honor of Jared's commitment to bachelorhood (however long it may last), we present our favorite bachelors in music. Also, before the comments section lights up with "He has a girlfriend!" "He's dating so-and-so!" statements, please note that the term "bachelor" refers to an unmarried man, girlfriend or no). Here they are, in no particular order:
Adam Levine: pop-star playboy
Those who've been following Levine and his band Maroon 5 know that the frontman has a certain spunk and smolder about him (Exhibit A: the "Makes Me Wonder" video), but thanks to his judging stint on "The Voice," we've been seeing a fun new side to him.
Jared Followill: Southern gentleman with a bad-boy edge
Not that Mr. Followill is a bad boy, by any means, but there's something about Jared ... not only his talent and good looks, but a playful mischievousness. Although if his tweets are to be believed, he might not be on the market for long.
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By Jessica Hyndman
There's nothing quite as timeless, or bad-ass, as the classic "hot chick on a motorcycle" photo. It's become a quintessential ploy in not only selling bikes, but solidifying any woman's hardcore reputation. Lady Gaga has dutifully spun this time-honored masterpiece modern by turning herself into a motorcycle for the cover of her highly-anticipated "Born This Way" album. In honor of her immortalization as a chopper, we've dug through the past to present some great females on bikes. From Jessica Alba to Megan Fox, motorcycles are an integral part of the tough-chick status.
Angelina Jolie has forever ingrained her position at the top of the list of bike riding bad-ass women. Few can forget her moves in the "Tomb Raider" series or self-performed stunts in "Salt," and she actually rides outside of the big screen with-or-without husband Brad Pitt.
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Megan Fox became the new-age ultimate biker babe when "Transformers 2" hit theaters. Carrying over the rugged image of Mikaela Banes working under the hood of a car, Fox hops on the back of an orange Aprili toting co-star Shia LaBeouf. Read More...
Lindsay Lohan is no stranger to nudity — she famously stripped for a New York Magazine pictorial last year and appeared half-nude on the cover of Entertainment Weekly in 2004 — but her latest exposure has come via her personal Twitter. Lohan snapped a topless pic of herself using her BlackBerry, with most of her torso covered by her long locks.
"OLD PHOTOS," she wrote. "I'm THAT bored."
Lohan took the shot while on the set of a photo shoot for Fornarina, an Italian fashion label. Lately she's been in the news mostly for her ongoing on/off relationship with Samantha Ronson, though in the past several months has rolled out a line of leggings and appeared in a video on FunnyOrDie.com where she poked fun at her breakup. Follow the jump for the full photo.
Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt have already proclaimed they want forgiveness from their "I'm a Celebrity" co-stars for storming off the show (which Heidi claims the devil made them do). But we won't know until next week whether the couple will get to stay in Costa Rica alongside two Baldwin brothers, Janice Dickinson, Lou Diamond Phillips and a few other familiar faces. And NBC exec Paul Telegdy promises that when the decision comes down Monday about the couple's jungle fate, their very value system will truly have been tested, because he thinks that the couple is "everything that's wrong with America."
By Kathleen Newman-Bremang
If you know anything about Rose McGowan, it's probably that the actress used to date over-the-top rocker Marilyn Manson or that she's notorious for bad-girl, vixen-esque acting roles.
So when we ran into the star at the Burberry event celebrating the opening of the British company's new headquarters in New York and asked her who her Hollywood crush is, we kind of expected McGowan to say something that made more sense — like Johnny Depp. Or Adam Lambert even — someone with at least a little bit of edge or controversy. But no.
Instead, we got an answer no one was expecting: Cary Grant (also random) and — wait for it — Zac Efron.
Yes, Disney's boy wonder and generally squeaky-clean teen heartthrob is Rose McGowan's celebrity crush. Read More...
By Kathleen Newman-Bremang
Ask any reporter who's had to cover a red-carpet event and they'll all probably tell you the same thing: Most of the time, it ain't glamorous.
They'll tell you to be prepared to check your shame at the door and get ready to throw some 'bows in order to keep your spot on the carpet. Well, at least that's the advice I got from seasoned MTV News vets, hip-hop editor Shaheem Reid and writer Eric Ditzian when I went to them for tips on covering last night's Burberry event in New York City — and they weren't kidding.
Last night Micaela Rogers, our rock-star production manager who's just learning to become a shooter, and myself, news intern and reporter-in-training, packed up our gear and headed to the New York Palace Hotel for a red-carpet event featuring some big names like Orlando Bloom, Claire Danes and Blake Lively.
By Jayson Rodriguez
LeBron James and company might have left Orlando on Sunday night with their heads down after losing to the Magic, leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers down 2-1 in the Eastern Conference Finals.
But Cavaliers minority owner Usher was in good spirits as he took in the NBA playoff series from his courtside seat, and he even brought a friend — embattled R&B singer Chris Brown — with him to Game 3. Of course, earlier this year Usher courted controversy by telling Brown, on a video posted on Jermaine Dupri's Web site, to "have a little remorse" over his alleged altercation with Rihanna; photos had emerged of Brown gleefully riding a jet ski that week. Usher later apologized for the remark.
The two singers chatted it up throughout the game, which may have provided Brown with some distraction from his upcoming court appearance later this week.
By April Richardson
On May 22, 1959, in Davyhulme, a section of Manchester, England, Steven Patrick Morrissey was born and the course of history changed forever.
You see, it's hard for me to avoid hyperbole when talking about Morrissey (I can truthfully say that he's the person who has had the greatest impact on my life, second only to my own mother), but I really feel his influence cannot be overstated. Some say Morrissey pretty much invented indie rock when he formed the Smiths in 1982 (with Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce), his intelligent and articulate lyrics contrasting greatly with what was on the radio at the time. While you might not agree with this and you might not even like him, his influence can be heard far and wide and probably in the music of some of your favorite bands — from Pete Wentz's lyrics to Brandon Flowers' stage presence to Andre 3000's songwriting (yes, dude wishes he'd written "Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me").
About three weeks ago, it appeared that Taylor Lautner and Selena Gomez were embarking on a lovely little romance up in Vancouver, where they are both busy working (Taylor on "New Moon" and Selena on "Ramona and Beezus").
Since then, the two have been seen all over Vancouver hanging out, laughing and snuggling. Now comes word from Life & Style Weekly that the duo are officially romantically involved with one another. On May 4, they reportedly went to dinner at the Keg restaurant, and afterward, "Taylor walked Selena back to her hotel," a source told L&S. "When she didn't think anyone was around, she wrapped her arms around his neck and gave him a big kiss!" Afterwards, Lautner was seen sneaking out the back door of the hotel.
Yesterday, we hypothesized about who was missing from the partially revealed Maxim Hot 100 list of entertainment's most gorgeous female stars.
Upon its full reveal this morning, we were immediately struck by a wave of optimism, having correctly put #10 (Jennifer Love Hewitt) and #9 (Jordana Brewster) on our list of nominees.
From there, however, the whiffs begin. We completely spaced on the lovely Rihanna (#8) and are wearing "Watchmen" flavored egg on our face for forgetting Malin Akerman (#4).
Our triumph continued, however, by hitting their #2 spot-on by predicting "Transformers" star Megan Fox.
Our shame peaked at #1 with Olivia Wilde, who didn't even factor into our snap predictions yesterday. We're sorry, Olivia. We really do like you.