Summer Showdown: Which Star Shone Brightest?
PRINCE GEORGE VS. NORTH WEST
No formal portrait necessary for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby boy, who was snapped alongside his parents by grandfather Michael Middleton for his first official photo. Similarly, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West introduced daughter North on Aug. 23 with a candid snapshot that West revealed on Kris Jenner's talk show.
'NSYNC VS. JESSE & THE RIPPERS
More than 10 years after saying "Bye Bye Bye" in 2002, 'NSYNC joined forces at the Aug. 25 VMAs for a short but totally sweet reunion. A month prior, John Stamos donned his black leather vest to jam with Full House's fictional band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon just like it was 1992.
AVRIL LAVIGNE VS. JIMMY KIMMEL
We've seen Lavigne in black many times, but we wish we could have witnessed her punchy Monique Lhuillier in person when she wed Chad Kroeger on July 1. Likewise, we felt left out when Kimmel and Molly McNearney invited everyone but us (Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston and Emily Blunt, to name a few) to their July 13 nuptials.
JENNY & DONNIE VS. AMANDA & JUSTIN
HEIDI KLUM VS. MILEY CYRUS
CHRIS PRATT VS. NICK JONAS
Parks amp Recreation's Pratt has always been a fan favorite, but the July reveal of his sexy midsection – the result of training for new movie Guardians of the Galaxy – took our appreciation to a new level. Similarly, Jonas let it be known he was all grown up with an in-your-face selfie in which he boasted, "Healthy living and fitness update … #diabeticinshape."
PRINCE GEORGE VS. PRINCE
After what seemed like an endless wait, England's heir to the throne, Prince George Alexander Louis, finally made his arrival on July 22, while rock legend Prince made an equally noteworthy debut by joining Twitter in August. "DID EYE ADD 2 MUCH PEPPER?" he wrote in his third official Tweet, sharing a photo of his salad.
BEYONCé VS. RIHANNA
SUPERMAN VS. WOLVERINE
One can fly and one's got claws, but really, it was nobody's loss when handsome hunks Henry Cavill and Hugh Jackman duked it out for blockbuster success as superhero alter egos Superman and Wolverine. Still, there can only be one.
ONE DIRECTION VS. ROBIN THICKE
With its catchy hook and controversial video, the RampB crooner's "Blurred Lines" was everywhere this summer, including burning up the top of the charts. But the song met its match in 1D fans when "Best Song Ever," the latest from the Brit boy band, took home the MTV VMA for song of the summer.
GEORGE CLOONEY VS. JUAN PABLO GALAVIS
BETHENNY FRANKEL VS. JADA PINKETT SMITH
Forty and fabulous is the name of the game for this pair of age-defying beauties, who hit the beach in barely there bikinis and outdid their younger counterparts. Smith, 41, took a swim while vacationing in Hawaii on June 21, while 42-year-old Frankel left 'em red-y for more during her Miami getaway on Aug. 13.