Selena Gomez is doing the mag's iconic cover wink! Confused? Flip "i-D" on its side.
So, we're STILL waiting for that official make-us-flawless-like-Selena photo filter (yo, Instagram, any day now), but oogling the perfection that is Selena Gomez's i-D Pre-Fall 2013 magazine cover will definitely hold us over till then. Even though Selena's appeared on MANNNY magazine covers in her career, we were confused about this one at first, 'cause, um, why is there a mega-huge pop star on the cover of a more niche-oriented fashion, art, culture, and design publication? Then it all made sense -- Selena did design those Adidas NEO shoes! Also, Selena's face is pretty much the epitome of design perfection, and putting her on the cover is like offering the art and design worlds their next collective muse on a silver platter. (Very clever, i-D!)
Check out more photos from Selena Gomez's i-D magazine photo shoot after the jump!
Cody Simpson demonstrates his selfie mastery at the Young Hollywood Awards!
Awww, Cody Simpson made history! Yes, we're partially talking about his momentous 2013 Young Hollywood Role Model Award win last night, but we're MOSTLY talking about this EPIC moment captured above: It's Cody taking a selfie! Can everyone just wrap their heads around this photo within a photo, "Inception"-level craziness!? Also, extra-credit points to Cody, 'cause it looks like he used some of fellow Young Hollywood Award-winner Austin Mahone's suggestions for how to take the perfect selfie. It's so nice to see hunks helping hunks! Sigh.
The Surfers Paradise singer was snapped snapping a photo of himself, and not only did he NAIL his arrival on the red carpet, but he also brought the house down with a performance of "Pretty Brown Eyes." In addition to "Cody Simpson has pretty hair," this historic photo has taught us a lot -- like, to always push creative boundaries no matter what you're doing. And you know what? I'm going to take a selfie of myself writing about some photog snapping Cody taking a selfie. I'm just doing what I have to do to make it in the world. #ShootForTheStars #SelfieCeption
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Austin Mahone won a Young Hollywood Award award for "Biggest Breakout Star"!
OK, everyone, get ready to start using #AustinFTW on the daily, because Austin Mahone is (and always will be) DOMINATING. Not only is the pop singer BFFing with A-listers like it's NBD and proudly owning his 2013 MTV VMA nomination, but the bro also just took home the "Biggest Breakout Star" prize at last night's Young Hollywood Awards! And if you thought the "What About Love" singer was going to act all shocked with an adorbz "who me, I just can't believe it!?" expression, you'd be straight-up tripping. Instead, he reacted with an "I'M THE CHAMPION OF THE WORLD" acceptance pose. I mean, wouldn't you?
Read more about Austin Mahone's Young Hollywood Award after the jump.
Anyone else kinda creeped out by Justin Bieber in a Guy Fawkes mask?!
Wait, what's that? How do we know that this is Justin Bieber for sure? Well, duh, he's got the Biebs' signature saggy pants and tough-guy tattoos on display. Always remember to look for those two clues! But if all else fails, you can always identify him by taking off his shirt and verifying the curves of his muscles like you're dusting for fingerprints. What, are we the only ones who have every single one of Justin's muscle definitions memorized? Whatever, there is literally zero chance you're going to make us feel bad about our STUNNING ACHIEVEMENT.
Anyway, we can only think of four reasons why Justin Bieber -- seen here arriving at his New York hotel after a performance in Jersey -- would decide to wear a Guy Fawkes mask: Either (a) he finally got around to watching "V for Vendetta," or (b) Justin's officially starting a mask collection, and he's proudly showing off his first acquisition. Or (C) he's co-signing Anonymous? Most likely, however, (d) the "Right Here" singer wore the creepy faux Fawkes look to throw off the paparazzi who, per usual, were bombarding him from all sides. (Hey, that tactic kinda worked for Katy Perry!) We just hope his mask thing blows over soon because it kinda defeats the purpose of being so handsome. NOBODY that flawlessly good-looking should ever have to cover their face. EVERRRR!
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Austin Mahone met Big Sean; someone's got some serious networking skills!
While my most impressive contact is probably that pizza guy who gives me extra toppings when I drop his name during an order (let me know if you want in, I'll share my guy), Austin Mahone's directory's been blowing up with some seriously A-list connections! His phone has to be, like, the celebrity-obsessed Holy Grail now that he's met Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, The Wanted, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Lil Wayne, and now "Guap" rapper, Big Sean! Clearly, Austin's got his schmoozing technique down pat, and if this whole pop star thing doesn't work out (psh, yeah right!), he could teach a "How To Meet Famous People 101" class at any university!
The private jet-setter shared the photo on Instagram along with the caption, "Chillin with @BigSean #boi #ohgawd #idoit #woah." Judging by all the nervous hashtags, it looks like Austin still gets starstruck when he meets famous peeps in the biz. All we have to say is that Austin better get used to bumping into all these celebs now that he's become a world-renowned pop star himself -- and SOON, given his MTV VMA nomination. He's about to be in the same room with SO MANY FAMOUS PEOPLE! Hmm, if he feels overwhelmed, maybe he should just hire a networking assistant that can help him remember names like in "The Devil Wears Prada." (BTW, Austin, if you're reading this, I WILL QUIT EVERYTHING IN MY LIFE TO APPLY FOR THAT POSITION.)
Photo credit: Austin Mahone's Instagram
Rita Ora knows EXACTLY how to hail an NYC taxi.
Our minds are officially blown -- we've been taking taxi rides wrong all this time!! In addition to showing off her totally on-point Captain Jack Sparrow impression, Rita Ora knows that the only real way to take in New York City sights is to ride on the hood of a taxi cab. Forget double-decker buses and guided museum tours -- we're jumping on the next cab we see! Except, um... J/K! You should NEVER ride on the hood of a taxi, because (a) NYC taxi drivers are not exactly known for obeying the rules of the road (or taking you to Brooklyn), which could result in (b) your untimely taxi-hood-riding death. #SCURRRED.
The "Torn Apart" signer shared her taxi ride moment on Instagram along with the caption, "Little sneak peek #DKNY" Ohhh, so this is actually just a DNKY photo shoot and not Rita establishing the next Planking/Owling/ Horsemaning/Milking/Will Vadering/HADOKEN-ing trend. Like, "cab sailing" or something. (THANK GOD, 'cause we really can't keep up with this stuff.) Nope, Rita's actually working on a promotional video for DNKY's streetwear-inspired clothing! Well, we can't think of a better way to promote a business and yourself than by reminding the world that you're fashionable, street-smart, and perfectly able to catch a cab in one of the busiest intersections ever. #Props
Photo credit: @ritaora
Here's your weekly reminder that Justin Bieber still looks good without a shirt.
Perhaps taking a half-naked cue from Jonas Brother Nick Jonas, noted shirtlessness enthusiast Justin Bieber can now add "walking around New York City" to his list of places he's gone sans shirt -- which currently includes "getting a massage," "at home," "in an artistic selfie," "at the airport," and even "while hugging my grandma." It is kinda weird, though, because (not to complain!) it's not even that hot out! We guess this officially proves that he's just hotter than everyone else (ba-dum-ch) -- and that Justin has been taking full advantage of his gym membership. If you stare long enough at the curves in those biceps, they clearly spell out "B. U. F. F." We may have been staring too long.
Snapped in SoHo, the "Right Here" singer may just be onto something here. What better way to work on your tan than by always being prepared to catch some rays? Plus, what if he wanted to pick up some new shirts in the neighborhood (because SoHo = BEST shopping)? This way, he'd get to skip that whole "taking off the shirt you're wearing" part of trying on clothes. Hey, Justin's a busy guy, and going around town half-naked is just him practicing better time management! (Yahhh... That's it...)
Photo credit: Pacific Coast News
Private jets? Austin Mahone is officially a MAY-JOR star.
There's already a bazillion reasons to want to be Austin Mahone, but your bazillion-and-first will now be the fact that HE HAS HIS OWN PRIVATE JET -- Mahomie Air is officially in business! J/K, but imagine: Instead of boring safety announcements, there would be Mahone-ified tutorials like "What About In-Flight Entertainment"! And replacing those lame home-shopping mags cluttered with literally nothing anyone would ever want ever, there would be tabloids filled with hunky Austin photos! Oh, and instead of barf bags... actually, those should stay the same 'cause we might need to hyperventilate from all the Austin overload.
So maybe the MTV Artist To Watch Tour headliner will never own and operate an airline, but we can still live vicariously through the above five-star lifestyle photo posted on Instagram along with the caption (that takes inspiration from Kanye West's and Jay Z's "Otis"): "Can't you see them private jets flying over you ..." Basically, Austin is taking this moment to remind us that he has officially secured his BAWL-LURR status (just in case being a 2013 MTV VMA nominee didn't already) -- and LBR, to boast that he will never EVER have to sit in cramped coach with a bunch of strangers again. #FTW
Photo credit: @austinmahone
Selena Gomez reminds us that we still need a lot of training in taking our own flawless selfies.
Not to sound like a movie trailer or anything, but imagine a world where everyone looks as flawless on Instagram as Selena Gomez. I mean, we've been trying to capture the singer's luminous/angelic/perfect everything on Instagram for MONTHS (we often attempt this by using about fifty different photo apps on one pic), and all we really needed was an official "Selena" filter! So, hi, CAN SOMEONE PLEASE MAKE THIS FILTER HAPPEN? (However, knowing how Sel's been diagnosed with a terminal case of "always photogenic without trying," she probably just snapped this photo before bed and forgot to add #nofilter to the comments. Sigh.)
The "Love In Me" singer posted the photo on Instagram along with the caption, "Under the stars s(he) took my hand and said.." The quotation itself is as poetic as her photograph, but we'd like to think that she's actually giving us a metaphorical hint as to how she made her photo look so out-of-this-world-flawless -- using actual real starlight as a flash in this photo. Yes, we know that sounds ABSOLUTELY ridiculous because stars are, like, a gazillion miles away, but famous pop stars have access to crazy fads waaay before us regular people ever do. So it could totally happen!
Photo credit: @selenagomez
Pop worlds collide: Britney Spears and Katy Perry shared a moment at "The Smurfs 2" movie premiere!
We can only imagine what Britney Spears wrote in her diary this weekend (we like to think that all pop stars keep detailed diaries of their flawless lives because, duh, BOOK DEALS). It was probably something like, "Dear Diary: Not only did I look slamming in my fitted couture at "The Smurfs 2" Los Angeles movie premiere (which I tooootally matched to Smurfett's blue skin tone), but I also took a quick photo with my new BFF/movie co-worker/ fellow pop royalty Katy Perry! THIS WAS THE BEST WEEKEND EVARRR!" Then we'd like to think that Brit made a special note to ask Katy for a future collabo (in addition to Katy's background vocals on "Ooh La La") for her next album!
Check out more photos of Britney Spears at "The Smurfs 2" movie premiere after the jump!