As far as patterns go, camouflage doesn't have as innocent a history as, say, polka dots or houndstooth. It was originally worn by the military as a way to blend in to natural surroundings, aka to avoid getting shot at. Despite its serious connotations, camo was quickly adopted by the fashion industry and right now it's particularly hot. Just about every trend-focused celeb has been seen sporting the pattern recently, from the Biebs to Our Girl Carly Rae Jepsen. Camo's a toughened-up alternative to floral, with the same flexibility-meaning it goes with lots of colors and even mixes up nicely with other patterns like stripes or dots. Read on for five pop-star-approved ways to rock the look.
1. Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber jumped on the camo bandwagon early, donning a printed tee for the Teen Choice Awards red carpet in July. Topshop has a similar shirt for $44.
2. Miley Cyrus
Looking like she wished that no one had spotted her, Miley Cyrus snacked on Pinkberry in LA in
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- Popdust | Fashion – Tue, Nov 13, 2012 10:51 AM EST
As far as patterns go, camouflage doesn't have as innocent a history as, say, polka dots or houndstooth. It was originally worn by the military as a way to blend in to natural surroundings, aka to avoid getting shot at. Despite its serious connotations, camo was quickly adopted by the fashion industry and right now it's particularly hot. Just about every trend-focused celeb has been seen sporting the pattern recently, from the Biebs to Our Girl Carly Rae Jepsen. Camo's a toughened-up alternative to floral, with the same flexibility-meaning it goes with lots of colors and even mixes up nicely with other patterns like stripes or dots. Read on for five pop-star-approved ways to rock the look.Read More »from 5 Pop Stars Teach Us How to Rock the Latest Trend: Camo
- Popdust | Fashion – Thu, Nov 8, 2012 1:41 PM EST
With Psy's "Gangnam Style" breaking all sorts of YouTube records and nearly topping the Hot 100 (LEVINE!!!), our country is officially at its most feverish pitch of dance craziness in years. But Psy is hardly the first guy to pop up out of nowhere and command the nation's eyes, ears, feet and other necessary body parts-he's part of a rich tradition that includes Van McCoy, Rednex, Freak Nasty and DJ Casper, people whose names you might not recognize, but whose dances you surely will.
Where does the South Korean rapper's anthem fit in that tradition? Well, see where he ranks in our list of the Top 40 Dance Crazes of All-Time-the 40 songs that have moved you, body and spirit, across generations of weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, proms and backyard hoedowns. Cha cha, baby.
1. THE RUNNING MAN
Song Most Associated With: Janet Jackson, "Rhythm Nation"
Era Most Popular: '80s
Brief Description: A more forward-looking version of the Moonwalk, the Running Man is simple:Read More »from The Biggest Dance Crazes of All Time: From the Locomotion to the Macarena to Gangnam Style
She can sing. She can dance. She can drop 55 pounds of baby weight quicker than you can count to 6-pack. How does rocker Pink juggle being "P!nk" with taking care of a one-year-old? Figuring that surely she was rocking some sort of Five Chinese Brothers situation, we asked her what a typical day looked like. She broke it down for us, providing the definitive guide to being a breastfeeding rock star with a seriously impressive set of abs.Read More »from How Rocker-Mom Pink Spends a Typical 24 Hours
Breastfeeding : "3-4 hours these days."
Co-sleeping : "2-3 hours in the daytime and morning."
Songwriting : "3-5 hours on a good day."
RELATED: The Truth About Pink, The 21st Century's Most Underrated Pop Star
Online Shopping : "Honestly? A lot of minutes!"
Lullaby Singing : "All day, 24/7."
Worrying : "800 hours a day. I'm really good at it."
WATCH: Pink's "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" Music Video
Yelling : "HaHa. Me?"
Boozing : "4 minutes."
Click here to see how Pink spends the rest of her day. What reality show is her guilty pleasure?
Taylor Swift Election DayIs there any artist in pop music harder to pin down politically than Taylor Swift? In a world where Lady Gaga stumps for gay marriage and Jay-Z parties with the President, Swift maintains a prim inoffensiveness, always careful to stay within the bounds of acceptability for both the country fans at Wal-Mart and the latte-sippers in Starbucks. As Swift told NPR, "I don't have enough wisdom about myself as a person yet to go out there and say…'Vote for this person.'"
In that same NPR interview, Swift revealed that she is definitely voting in this election, and that she has no plans to reveal whether she's leaning left or right. That doesn't mean that we can't speculate, though. Looking at demographics, philanthropy and the messages in her lyrics, it's time to figure out once and for all who Taylor Swift is voting for.
If, as they say, demography is destiny, then it should be fairly easy to get a handle on who Taylor Swift supports: Just look at the preferencesRead More »from Who is Taylor Swift Voting For?
- Popdust | Work + Money – Tue, Nov 6, 2012 10:31 AM EST
From protest songs to Rock The Vote efforts, pop music and politics are always going to be entwined. After all, both are fundamentally about using language and symbols to craft a pleasing narrative. But many of our most eloquent artists have stumbled when they enter the political arena, where words and standards are more strictly enforced.
To celebrate the madness that happens when pop stars go political, we've rounded up a list of the misinformed, inelegant or just plain stupid things musicians have said when they're trying to make a point.
This nasty booster track, released at the height of the 2008 campaign, was the exact kind of endorsement Obama didn't need, and in a move reminiscent of Bill Clinton's Read More »from The 10 Dumbest Things Musicians Have Said About Politics
- Popdust | Fashion – Thu, Oct 25, 2012 11:53 AM EDT
Taylor Swift prefers her clothing to be red and her boyfriends to be from a powerful stock of blue. With Taylor grabbing headlines this summer following photographed beachfront hand-holding with presumed boyfriend Conor Kennedy. If you're prone to jumping the gun when it comes to celebrity relationships, there's nothing better than going as the pop country queen-who's made everyone jealous they're not 22-blended with one of her own classic style and spousal icons. Taylor hasn't been shy about revealing her deep fascination with the political family, having researched the Kennedys, rented a summer home near their Hyannis Port compound and written a song about them-plus, it's an election year. Consider dressing as Taylor Kennedy a service to your country.
Click here for the printable version!
Check out all four of our Halloween masks, inspired by Bloody Bieber, 1D, and "Gangnam Style."
Taylor Kennedy Halloween Mask
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- Popdust | Love + Sex – Thu, Oct 25, 2012 11:52 AM EDT
Say this about Taylor Swift, she knows what she wants and she knows how to get it. Date a Kennedy? Done! Break sales records on iTunes? Easy-peasy! But there's one thing Taylor's always been best at: giving swift lyrical jabs to the haters, horrible boyfriends and mean girls who stand in her way. Want to follow in her footsteps? Read our comprehensive guide to Taylor's best put-downs, and then put them to use in your own life! Just put one barb in front of the other, and you'll be clawing your way to the top in no time.Read More »from 10 Taylor Swift Quotes: The Guide to Put-Downs, Revenge and Otherwise Getting Your Way
1. IF YOU GET DUMPED BY A COUNTRY BOY... "I hate that stupid old pickup truck, that you never let me drive." -"Picture to Burn"
2. IF YOU GET DUMPED BY A SELF-PROFESSED "NICE GUY": "Every smile you fake is so condescending." -"Cold As You"
3. IF YOU WANT TO EMASCULATE AN EX WHO'S SHORTER THAN YOU: "He didn't like it when I wore high heels. But I do." -"Begin Again"
Related: "Begin Again" Lyrics Breakdown - Moving on with High Heels and Hope
4. IF YOU GET DITCHED BY
- Popdust | Style Crush – Tue, Oct 23, 2012 3:07 PM EDT
Unlike other pop stars her age, Taylor Swift has developed a pretty flawless signature style. You never see 22-year-old Swifty dashing out in see-through tops or emerging from limos pants-less. Instead, she has a carefully cultivated, ladylike look and its linchpin is a pretty, flirty dress-often in the singer's favorite shade, red. In honor of the official release of Taylor's fourth album, Red, here are 16 of her most gorgeous cherry-hued dresses. They range from long to short, from lacy to sparkly, from sleek shifts to retro-feeling and polka-dotted. What they all have in common, aside from a color family-they all make Taylor look really, really beautiful.Read More »from 7 Spellbinding Pictures of Taylor Swift Wearing Her Signature Color in Honor of New Album "Red"
1. Taylor picked this silky, three-quarter sleeve number for a Good Morning America appearance Monday morning.
2. The singer donned a lace frock for the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas last month.
3. For an MTV promotional appearance in August, Taylor chose a flower-print dress.
RELATED: All 90 Taylor Swift Songs
- Popdust | Beauty – Thu, Oct 18, 2012 10:35 AM EDT
At this point, it's scientifically impossible to be in the same place for an hour an not hear Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe." After Justin Bieber tweeted of the song's stick-in-your-head-in-a-good-way factor, Jepsen became an overnight sensation, eventually outselling the hand that fed her. The 26-year-old Canadian has had quite a year, and we believe her star is only starting its rise. She may never tell you what she wishes in wells (don't ask her), but she did tell us some of her favorite things. You'll learn something new, no "maybes" about it.Read More »from 10 Things "Call Me Maybe" Singer Carly Rae Jepsen Can't Live Without
1. Favorite Pick Up Line: "Hey! I just met you."
2. Favorite Reality TV Star: Jillian Harris from Canadian "Bachelorette"
3. Favorite Tweeter: Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow)
Related: Carly Rae Jepsen Introduces Herself, "Call Me Maybe" To American TV Audiences
Carly Rae Jepsen's Favorite Things
4. Favorite Actor: Ryan Gosling
5. Favorite Celebrity Baby Name: Gwyneth Paltrow named her baby Apple. I kinda like it.
6. Favorite Justin:
Pop culture crushes don't always have to be relegated to the talented performers who thrive onstage, especially if their parents can make you weak in the knees. Father's and Mother's Day come but once a year, which is why we're taking the time to recognize the beautiful men and women shepherding their talented children from behind the scenes. From Justin Bieber's MILF-y mom, to Mr. Malik's own interpretation of Ththe Harry Styles swoop, enjoy our selection of the hottest moms, dads and maybe, just maybe, grandpas of our favorite pop stars. They're not all single, but you can dream. (And, after you're done reading, vote for your favorite pop-star parents right here!)
Justin Bieber and Mom1. Justin Bieber's mom, Pattie Mallette
As a young, single mom raising the boy who would become the biggest star in the pop world by 2012, Pattie donated all of her time to helping support Justin Bieber's amateur YouTube work and dreams of stardom
2. Selena Gomez's mom, Mandy Teefey
SelenaRead More »from The 7 Foxiest Moms and Dads of Pop Stars