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The cast of 'Jersey Shore' celebrates setting the world record for fist-pumping during MTV's "New Year's Bash 2011" on Dec. 31.
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The cast of the Jersey ShoreSnooki, Pauly D, The Situation, Vinny, Ronnie, Sammi, Deena, and JWOWW—helped host MTV's New Year's Eve Bash with comedian Whitney Cummings. And fist pumps aside (they actually attempted to set the fist-pumping world record on New Year's Eve!), the reality show cast came dressed to shock and awe...and show their muscles. If you missed the drama...


Snooki is dropped in a New Year's Ball in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, during MTV's "New Year's Bash 2011."
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Snooki—dressed in leopard print and HUGE hoop earrings, with her signature pouf and plastic drink cup in hand—stepped into a giant glass ball that preceded to drop during the crowds countdown to the new year.


JWOWW and Snooki during MTV's "New Year's Bash 2011."
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JWOWW went for risqué-risqué (that’s double risqué) in a chain link top and pasties, which she teamed with a white blazer, ripped jeans and blue peep toes. Kudos to JWOWW for her confidence, but Snooki's costume change into a red-hot one-shoulder cocktail dress is more our speed.


Mike "The Situation" and DJ Pauly D during MTV's "New Year's Bash 2011."
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The Situation wore aviators, a red T-shirt, tan fur-lined vest and a rosary. Meanwhile, Pauly D played DJ in a black blazer, white graphic tee, a big boy watch and some MAJOR bling.


Sammi and Ronnie during MTV's "New Year's Bash 2011."
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On-and-off again couple Sammi (in a strapless blue minidress that she wore with a statement necklace dripping in jewels) and Ronnie (wearing jeans with a black tee, and velvet suit jacket) couch cuddled during the festivities.


Deena and Vinny during MTV's "New Year's Bash 2011."
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Yin and yang: Deena went over the top with her New Year's Eve ensemble, wearing a flippy lavender minidress with matching eye shadow and a glittery hairpin. Meanwhile, Vinny kept his look super-casual in jeans, a white tee, a black coat and two neck scarfs.

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If a dress is like a Christmas tree, then accessories are definitely the trimmings! Bags and jewelry are small pieces that can have a big, dramatic effect on the overall look of an outfit, as we saw on a number of celebrities this year. From Katy Perry's Gummi Bear ring to Kanye West's bold, gold BET Awards necklace, it appeared that accessories could be just as attention-grabbing as the main outfits themselves.

LADY GAGA'S WHITE BIRKIN BAG: Lady Gaga showed some love to her Japanese fans in a unique way in April when she landed at the New Tokyo International Airport in Japan for her world tour stop. Gaga carried a white Hermès Birkin bag, which had the phrase "I love little monster, Tokyo love" written in Japanese characters with black marker.

Lady Gaga arrives at Narita International Airport on April 13, 2010, in Narita, Japan.
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STEPHANIE PRATT'S ALEXANDER MCQUEEN CLUTCH: Stephanie Pratt jazzed up her little black dress with a fuchsia eel-skin knuckle-duster clutch by Alexander McQueen at a "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" party in August. The finger loops, which were adorned with huge baubles and metallic skulls, added major glam to Stephanie's otherwise basic outfit.

Stephanie Pratt arrives at the 5th Season Party of "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" at Trousdale on Aug. 19, 2010, in West Hollywood, California.
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ALEXA CHUNG'S ALEXA MULBERRY BAG: Oh, Alexa Chung. Oh, leopard print. How we adore you both. The "It Girl" rocked this Mulberry bag (named after her!) during New York Fashion Week in February, and it was the perfect accessory for her low-key but gorgeous outfit.

Alexa Chung attends the 3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2010 Fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Tent at Bryant Park on Feb. 17, 2010, in New York City.
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NATALIE PORTMAN'S BOOK CLUTCH: Natalie Portman showed off a look that was brainy AND beautiful for the New York premiere of Black Swan in November. The actress carried a gorgeous green "Lolita" book clutch made by Olympia Le-Tan.

Actress Natalie Portman attends the New York Premiere of 'Black Swan' at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Nov. 30, 2010. in New York City.
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RACHEL BILSON'S RED CHANEL PURSE: The other Gossip Girl (Blake Lively) may have landed the endorsement deal, but that didn't stop Rachel Bilson from sporting a red version of Chanel's iconic quilted bag with chain straps to Paris Fashion Week. The pop of color made her stand out in the sea of other fashionistas.

Rachel Bilson attends the Chanel Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2011 show during Paris Fashion Week at Grand Palais on Oct. 5, 2010, in Paris.
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KATY PERRY'S ACCESSORIZED HANDS: Katy Perry wore a ring that was downright delicious before a performance in Berlin this September. The ROMEiNGPANDA 3 Finger Multi-Colored Ring featured five colorful Gummi Bears! A few days later at the MTV Video Music Awards, Katy modeled mini-portraits of her beau Russell Brand on each of her nails.

Katy Perry at Postbahnhof Arena in Berlin on Sept. 5, 2010, and the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 12, 2010.
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KANYE WEST'S BIG GOLD JEWELRY: The gold necklace Kanye West rocked at the 2010 BET Awards was so huge, it went all the way down to his waist. The rapper's bling, a pendant of Egyptian deity Horus, looked amazing teamed with his bright red suit, and just-as-large double-pyramid ring.

Kanye West performs onstage during the 2010 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 27, 2010, in Los Angeles.
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NICKI MINAJ'S CHANDELIER NECKLACE: To say that Nicki Minaj's fashion statements are over the top may just be the understatement of the year. But somehow, the singer makes it work every time. At the BET Awards, Nicki decorated her beige dress with a huge, dangling chandelier necklace with oversize crystals that almost outshined her bright orange 'do.

Nicki Minaj arrives at the 2010 BET Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on June 27, 2010, in Los Angeles.
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JARED LETO'S STRIPED SUNGLASSES: Jared Leto showed that animal print isn't just for the ladies (or for clothes) when he wore zebra-striped sunglasses to an MTV press conference in August. The pink and black frames looked hot with his bleached blond hair and bright blue jacket.

Jared Leto of 30 Seconds to Mars takes part in the 2010 MTV World Stage press conference at the W Mexico City on Aug. 25, 2010, in Mexico City.
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When J. Cole, one of Jay-Z's Roc Nation emcee protégés and winner of the MTV2 Who Got Next Sucker Free Summit Award, stopped by the studios recently, we attacked him with style questions. Mainly because he always comes DRESSED, so we were curious to find out his thoughts on fashion. Turns out, J. Cole knows more than a thing or two. He uses his saggy pants style as a representation of rebellion against 9 to 5 jobs (oh, we hear you!), and he's a fan of Rihanna and Cassie's half-shaved heads. He also told us that he doesn't like bold, over-the-top bling. What?! We're SHOCKED. But that might change! He said after seeing the massive diamond-encrusted pieces on the necks of Waka Flocka, Gucci Mane, and Young Jeezy, he might cave and get a piece for himself. Watch the videos below to hear more.

"I'm actually thinking about going to get my first chain. I'm not into anything super flashy. I'm just tired of going to all these shows, like I do a summer jam and Waka Flocka's there, Gucci [Mane]'s there, or [Young] Jeezy's there and they come out and they're just shining like a light bulb, you know? It's against my whole beliefs as a rapper, but when you see it like that, you're like 'Hold up. You're not about to be out here shining on me boy.' So I'm thinking about getting a little chain or something. Just something to just glow a little bit."


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I love these two as a couple. What a festive way to celebrate two important events in their life. Mariah looks like a dream.

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