The Internet is a great place to share ideas, stay in touch with loved ones — and for celebrities to act just downright crazy! Browse our gallery to relive every shareable celebrity moment from the last 12 months.
Twitter. Facebook. Instagram. There are just so many ways celebs can share their lives with their fans — and then their fans, in turn, can crash the internet sharing the off-the-wall, water-cooler moments that dominate conversation for weeks! From Ellen’s Oscar selfie to the ultimate ‘Break The Internet’ moment from Kim Kardashian, let’s take a look at all the pics, videos and celeb moments you shared on social media this year.
Kim Kardashian Poses Nude For ‘Paper’ Magazine
She told everyone she would ‘Break The Internet’ — and Kim Kardashian delivered in spades when she surprised the world by posing nude for Paper magazine on Nov. 11. Of course, the spread stirred up conversation and more interestingly, criticism from practically everyone: from Naya Rivera to Chelsea Handler to Jennifer Aniston. Even Madonna made a crack at her!
And the Internet of course took notice! Not only was the picture shared a million times over, fans and foes alike took the picture to new heights with memes and spoofs that were just as delightful as the original picture itself! Go big or go home — that’s Kim K’s motto!
Rihanna, 1D & More Take The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Over the summer in 2014, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge became a global movement, with everyone from your best friend to your favorite celebrity showing their support for further research into a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
The challenge really started to hit it’s stride when Hollywood jumped onto the bandwagon via Instagram and YouTube to give the viral sensation even more exposure. Who could forget how Rihanna let her crew dump a bucket of freezing water on her while in concert? Or when the boys of One Direction started challenging each other and got their fans riled up into a frenzy over their muscles glistening under wet shirts?
But it didn’t stop there. Everyone from Jennifer Aniston to Benedict Cumberbatch allowed themselves to be pelted with water in the name of the cause. Kristen Stewart and her Equals co-star Nicholas Hoult even used ‘dirty bathwater‘ for their challenge! (Ew!) But in the end, the movement did a lot of good, which just goes to show how powerful breaking the Internet could truly be!
So, check out the gallery, Hollywoodlifers! And then tell us — which was your favorite viral moment of the year!
— Dina Sartore-Bodo