Celebrities were getting more and more into the holiday spirit this week and making sure to share their festive photos through social media. Jesse Tyler Ferguson and John Stamos both made visits to Santa Claus, while Lauren Conrad reunited with her Laguna Beach co-star Trey Phillips for a night of ice skating. Drew Barrymore flaunted a fun polka-dot manicure, while Chrissy Teigen showed off a sleek new haircut, and Kim Kardashian couldn't help but put her giant engagement ring on display while channelling her idol, Elizabeth Taylor. Meanwhile, Cameron Diaz shared a photo of her new, self-confidence-boosting Body Book, while model Jessica Hart's body was in a bikini on the beach — and Beyoncé Knowles is also somewhere in this round-up, although she may be a bit difficult to spot at first glance.
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!
Following Nelson Mandela's passing at age 95, celebrities have taken to Twitter to share thoughtful words and tributes about the great world leader. President Barack Obama called Mandela "a man who took history in his hands," while stars like Kerry Washington, Jennifer Lopez, and Jamie Foxx thanked him for his impact on the world.
Prince William, who had just viewed a screening of the new film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedomwith Kate, said after receiving the news, "It's obviously extremely sad and tragic news. We were just reminded of what an extraordinary and inspiring man Nelson Mandela was, and my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family." Read more heartfelt celebrity messages below.
President Obama remembers Nelson Mandela: "A man who took history in his hands and bent the arc of the moral universe towards justice."
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 5, 2013
RIP Nelson Mandela. God Bless You. http://t.co/yRZh3RrP7K
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) December 5, 2013
For more tweets, just keep reading.
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.
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!
Paul Walker has died at the age of 40. The Fast and Furious star was killed in a tragic car accident yesterday, and his fellow celebrities are already reacting to the news via social media. Stars like Goldie Hawn, Ryan Phillippe and Zoe Saldana have all taken to Twitter to share their condolences and express their sadness, as have co-stars of Paul's including Vin Diesel, Tyrese, Ludacris, Rachael Leigh Cook and James Van Der Beek. Below, we've rounded up some of the heartfelt messages released so far:
All my strength, love & faith to the Walker family during this heartbreaking time. We find our strength.. in his light. Love you brother.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) December 1, 2013
Brother I will miss you very much. I am absolutely speechless. Heaven has gained a new Angel. Rest in Peace.
Our family mourns the loss of Paul. A very special Human being. Our prayers go his beloved family
— Goldie Hawn (@goldiehawn) December 1, 2013
This is awful. Awful. #RIPPaulWalker pls pray for his family, friends & fans. We've lost a great, laid back, sweet, cool man & father
A very sad day indeed. R.I.P. Paul Walker. Our prayers are with you and your family.
— Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) December 1, 2013
"My heart is hurting so bad no one can make me believe this is real Father God I pray that you send clarity over this cause I just don't understand My heart hurts it's broken no one can convince me that this is real.... Prayer warriors please pray real hard for his only child, his daughter and family... #HeartOfAnAngel13YrsFamilyForeverWeJustCelebreatedYour40thBirthday..... My God... My God... I can't believe I'm writing this."
Paul was a truly good person in a town of questionable characters. ..A real life tragedy if there ever was one.
— Rachael Leigh Cook (@RachaelLCook) December 1, 2013
Paul was pure light. I cannot believe he is gone.
Your humble spirit was felt from the start, wherever you blessed your presence you always left a mark,… http://t.co/nUiPPIU9Bb
— Ludacris (@Ludacris) December 1, 2013
RIP Paul Walker!!
— Melissa Joan Hart (@MelissaJoanHart) December 1, 2013
My heart goes out to Meadow and everyone else affected by this terrible loss. We will all miss you my friend. We love you. RIP Paul Walker.
— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) December 1, 2013
Thoughts and prayers tonight are with Paul Walker's friends and family, especially his little girl. So sad. Very heavy heart tonight.
— James Van Der Beek (@vanderjames) December 1, 2013
RIP Paul Walker
Such a heavy heart about Paul Walker...my condolences to all his his family and friends. I heard from many what a beautiful soul he was:(
See more celebrity reactions to Paul's death when you keep reading.
Celebrities came out in flocks to the American Music Awards in Hollywood today, and they shared the best behind-the-scenes moments, from their outfits to their fun run-ins, on social media. We've rounded up the best snaps from the evening, including Emma Roberts's moment with Liam Payne, Naya Rivera's jaw-dropping gown, and Heidi Klum's goofy shot with Kelly Osbourne. Click to see all the best social pics from the night, and don't forget to check back as we add more!
Celebrities went to town on Twitter this week! There was no shortage of funny quips, amusing reactions, and pop culture references — and there was the odd celebrity mention, too! Olivia Wilde dished the dirt on her relationship with her Xbox, Network 10 star Natasha Exelby reacted (in a funny way) to her shock firing, Lily Allen got a bit excited about who was on her plane, and The Bachelor star Tim Robards melted hearts with a gorgeous tweet about his new love, Anna. Katy Perry got real about unconditional love — gotta love her honesty! — and Miley Cyrus is ready to party for her 21st birthday today. Ready to jump in? Click through to catch up on this week's best celebrity tweets!
Who knew Miley Cyrus and Miranda Kerr were friends? In the small world that is Hollywood, the two popular stars linked up at an event and were snapped by famous photographer Mert Alas. There were plenty more girlfriend moments, such as Lara Bingle and Vicki Lee’s trip to Paris, and Delta Goodrem’s birthday celebration with a close friend. Couples also displayed their love on social media — we got kisses from Jennifer Hawkins and Jake Wall, a dinner date night in California from Ricki-Lee Coulter and Rich Harrison, and the first Twitter photo of Tim Robards and Anna Heinrich, who could finally go public with their relationship after the grand final of The Bachelor aired this week.
Is Ben Affleck worried about the Batman competition? On Friday, #Batkid became a top trend when San Francisco transformed into Gotham City to fulfil the wish of 5-year-old Miles Scott, a child who's battled leukemia for years. The adorable, heart-melting Batkid Make-a-Wish day had San Francisco locals gathering all over the city to support Batkid, and several celebrities took to social media to root for the little one, too. Take a look at all the famous faces who couldn't get enough of the sweet Batkid story, from actors who have played Batman to President Barack Obama.
Even Batman couldn't have done better than Batkid.
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) November 16, 2013
During an interview, Christian Bale was over the moon about the whole thing:
"Wasn't that fantastic? I looked on the news and I saw this headline and thought, 'What's that?' And I saw all the pictures of him running around and saving people. It's so touching. He must have been bewildered! Hopefully, later on, he'll be able to look back and say, 'Oh my God, how amazing.'"
We're pretty sure Anna Kendrick speaks for all of us.
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) November 15, 2013
Batkid needed all the help he could get. Thanks, Val!
See the rest of the cute celebrity reactions after the jump.