Hailey Bieber Wears Her Nepo Baby Label With Pride
Jan. 6: Stephen Baldwin's model daughter Hailey Bieber made it her New Year's resolution to weigh in on the nepo baby debate with an iconic cropped message tee. "My point to having worn the T-shirt was not to poke fun at it or be like, 'Yeah, I'm a nepo baby haha,' type of a thing," she later explained on The Circuit With Emily Chang. "It was more so to be like, 'This is what everyone is saying and I want you to know that this is my way of responding to it.'"
Austin Butler Brings Home the Golden Globe
Jan. 10: Turns out the Hollywood Foreign Press Association couldn't help falling in love with Austin Butler's portrayal of the titual music icon in Elvis. "I just am so grateful right now," the actor said while accepting his trophy. "I'm in this room full of my heroes."
Lisa Marie Presley Takes a Final Bow
Jan. 10: Just two days before passing away due to complications stemming from a small bowel obstruction, Elvis Presley's only daughter Lisa Marie Presley turned up at the Golden Globes in support of Baz Luhrman's biopic about the King of Rock.
Paris Hilton Becomes a Mom
Jan. 16: Managing to keep your parenting plans entirely under wraps? That's hot. "It's just been really important to me to keep this a secret," Paris Hilton explained of quietly welcoming son Phoenix with husband Carter Reum. (Even mom Kathy Hilton was in the dark.) "This is the first time that something was just mine." She served up a second helping on Thanksgiving, revealing the arrival of daughter London.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Welcome a Girl—and a Boy
Jan. 19: Cravings author Chrissy Teigen and husband John Legend spent 2023 cooking up quite the surprise. Five months after the parents of Luna, 7, and Miles, 5, had daughter Esti, they revealed they'd welcomed a fourth child into their nest. Son Wren was born via surrogate in June. "It's fun seeing the little milestones that they reach together and separately since they're five months apart," Legend told E! News. "Esti is already close to walking. Wren is still not crawling yet. Just seeing them growing up, it's exciting and fun. We haven't had babies for quite a while now. Being in that baby phase with them is reinvigorating and fun."
Kylie Jenner Gets in Touch With Her Wild Side
Jan. 23: Why wouldn't Kylie Jenner top her custom Schiaparelli gown at the brand's star-studded Paris Fashion Week show with a faux lion head? No notes. 10/10.
Noah Cyrus Frees the Nipple
Jan. 24: Noah Cyrus saw Jenner's lion head and decided to raise the Paris Fashion Week bar (though definitely not her neckline). Her cut-to-there Stéphane Rolland Haute Couture design featured a sizable chainlink attachment and not much else.
TikToker Dylan Mulvaney Makes Her Grammys Debut
Feb. 5: TFW you're living your best life. Mere days after revealing the results of her facial feminization surgery, trans activist Dylan Mulvaney walked the carpet at music's biggest night in a stunning Christian Siriano gown.
Donna Kelce Roots for Sons Travis and Jason
Feb. 12: Mama Kelce's game plan for the Chiefs-Eagles matchup at Super Bowl LVII? Root, root, root for the home and away teams. Wearing a split jersey, Donna Kelce cheered alongside Jason Kelce's very pregnant wife Kylie, who welcomed their third daughter Bennett 11 days later.
Rihanna Reveals Her Pregnancy
Feb. 12: S-O-S, please someone help E! because we were not prepared for the mom to then-9-month-old RZA to reveal she was expecting her second son with A$AP Rocky in the middle of a 13-minute Super Bowl halftime show. And even though she was already three months along, Rihanna put in the work, work, work, work, work, work to ensure her medley of 13 hits impressed. "As scary as that was, because I haven't been on stage in seven years, there's something exhilarating about the challenge of it all," she shared at at the Apple Music Halftime Show press conference. "And it's important for me to do this this year. It's important for representation. It's important for my son to see that."
Ariana DeBose Goes Viral With BAFTAs Rap
Feb. 19: We're gonna say it. West Side Story star Ariana Debose did the thing when she opened the BAFTAs with an epically memorable rap that lavished praise on nominees like Angela Bassett and Viola Davis. "That was the assignment, like, 'Come celebrate women,'" the Oscar winner explained. "I was like, 'Absolutely!' And we did that, and it was fun."
Jay Leno Reveals His New Face
March 1: Three months after Jay Leno sustained third-degree burns to his face, arms and hands in a gasoline fire, the comedian unveiled a whole new look during an appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show. "This is a brand new face," he declared, before joking, "Only for the second time in my career am I the new face of comedy. I got it once in the '80s and now I get it again."
Britney Spears and Husband Sam Asghari Separate
March 4: The way they were. Five months after Britney Spears paid tribute to then-husband Sam Asghari on her Instagram, the actor filed to end their 14-month marriage. Spears, meanwhile, emerged stronger than yesterday, releasing her memoir The Woman In Me in October.
Cole Sprouse Smokes and Spills on Call Her Daddy
March 8: Appearing on the Call Her Daddy podcast (cigarette in hand!), Cole Sprouse was down to dish, talking about his "really hard" split from Riverdale costar Lili Reinhart ("I know we both did quite a quite a bit of damage to each other") and losing his virginity during a family trip to Florida when he was 14. Detailing how he turned up at the women's hotel room after meeting her on the beach, he shared, "I looked at her, and I was like, ‘So, are you like DTF?'"
Elizabeth Banks Pokes the Bear at the Oscars
March 12: Not only did we not have the premise for Cocaine Bear—loosely inspired by the real life black bear that ingested several kilograms of the illegal powder—on our 2023 Bingo cards, we never would have guessed director Elizabeth Banks would present the Oscar for Best Visual Effects with an actual real life bear. (Okay, fine, an actor in bear suit.)
Taylor Swift Shows Why They'll Never Be Another Like Her
March 17: Twelve-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift reminded everyone she can still make the whole place shimmer when she returned to the stage after a five-year hiatus to kick off her ongoing 151-date Eras Tour.
Gwyneth Paltrow Notches a $1 Legal Victory
March 30: Sorry retired optometrist Terry Sanderson, but you will not be rewarded the more than $300,000 you sought after claiming Gwyneth Paltrow plowed into you on the slope. But she does wish you well. "That whole thing was pretty weird," Paltrow told the New York Times. "I don't know that I've even processed it. It was something I felt like I survived." And we were gifted with this viral moment and a London musical.
Ariana Madix SURves Up an Epic Revenge Dress
April 3: This one's for you tonight, was the message Ariana Madix gave ex Tom Sandoval when she turned up to film the Vanderpump Rules season 10 reunion mere weeks after learning of his affair with fellow castmate Rachel Leviss. Asked if her red cutout Mônot look was a revenge dress, she told host Andy Cohen, "I feel like it certainly looks that way. I think his eyes are gonna bleed."
Millie Bobby Brown Gets Engaged
April 11: She's loved him three summers now, honey—but she wants 'em all. Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown announced her engagement to lover Jake Bongiovi—the son of singer Jon Bon Jovi—with an Instagram post and a Taylor Swift lyric.
Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes Enjoy a Steamy Night at Coachella
April 14: When every touch is ooh, la-la-la you can hardly blame exes Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes for reuniting to enjoy a sealed-with-a-kiss night out at Coachella.
Lindsay Lohan Officially Becomes a Cool Mom
April 16: How excited are we for Lindsay Lohan, who welcomed son Luai with husband Bader Shammas three months after her April baby shower? The limit does not exist.
Ariana Grande Transforms Into Glinda the Good Witch
April 17: Who's to say if we've been changed for the better, but we've certainly been changed for good after spying this first bewitching glimpse of Ariana Grande filming 2024's Wicked.
Sofia Richie Marries Elliot Grainge
April 22: Model Sofia Richie said au revoir to single life when she wed music executive Elliot Grainge in a trés chic wedding on the grounds of Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in the South of France. The lavish affair featured a stacked guest list (including her dad Lionel Richie and sister Nicole Richie, of course), three Chanel gowns and a fireworks finale.
Francesca Farago Gets Engaged to Jesse Sullivan
April 28: After stints on Too Hot to Handle and Perfect Match, reality star Francesca Farago found her well, you know, in TikToker Jesse Sullivan, who proposed in what Farago labeled "the most magical night ever." Now on the hunt for the perfect gowns, she told E! News, "I'm thinking of going all out for the ceremony dress, while keeping the reception and after-party dresses more romantic and sleek."