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Forget her 2014 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Lupita Nyong'o has now earned a real honor: Most Beautiful Woman in the World, according to People, which features her on its cover this week:


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She's earned it! Lupita Nyong'o is the Most Beautiful Woman in the World for 2014.
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Lupita Nyong'o People Cover

She's earned it! Lupita Nyong'o is the Most Beautiful Woman in the World for 2014.

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The Most Beautiful

Lupita Nyong'o has been named the Most Beautiful Woman in the World. We agree, People editors!

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Lupita Nyong'o Wins!

She's a winner! Lupita Nyong'o holds up her Academy Awards in this lovely image.

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Lupita Nyong'o at MTV Movie Awards

Who doesn't adore Lupita Nyong'o?!? Here is the actress at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards.

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Lupita Nyong'o, No Makeup

No makeup? No problem for Lupita Nyong'o! She looks beautiful here.

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Lupita Nyong'o with her Oscar

Show it off proudly, Lupita Nyong'o. The actress holds up her Oscar as an after party in this picture.

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Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars

Oscars MVP? Lupita Nyong'o strikes a pose here at the 2014 Academy Awards.

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Lupita Nyong'o Picture

Lupita Nyong'o topped Jennifer Lawrence to win Best Supporting Actress at the 2014 Oscars.

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Lupita Nyong’o, Oscars Nominee

Lupita Nyong’o was incredible in 12 Years a Slave. Will it earn her an Oscar?

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Emma Thompson Photobomb

Emma Thompson photobombs Lupita Nyong'o in this awesome picture. We love it!

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Lupita Nyong'o: Oscar Winner!

Lupita Nyong'o holds her Oscar night and close. It was well earned, that's for sure.

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Lupita Nyong'o Photo

Lupita Nyong'o strikes a gorgeous pose here at the GLAAD Media Awards. She has enjoyed quite the 2014!

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Lupita Nyong'o Profile

We're totally in love with Lupita Nyong'o. But we're not exactly alone in that department.

The actress has enjoyed one of the most impressive runs in recent memory for a celebrity, sky-rocketing from relative obscurity to win an Oscar for 12 Years a Slave; be named the new face of Lancome; and also grace the cover of Marie Claire.

And she's handled it all with incredible grace, moving folks to tears with her acceptance speeches.

"It was exciting and just a major, major compliment," the 31-year-old says of cover this annual issue. "I was happy for all the girls who would see me on [it] and feel a little more seen."

Nyong'o now joins other Most Beautiful Woman in the World honorees such as Jennifer Lopez, Halle Berry, Beyonce and Gwyneth Paltrow.

For more of an exclusive interview with Nyong'o, and to see personal family pictures, pick up this week's issue of People. It goes on sale April 25.

Do you agree? Is Lupita Nyong'o the Most Beautiful Woman in the World?

 

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Wu Tang Clan founder RZA was stopped by TMZ cameras in Manhattan yesterday.

When asked about Andre Johnson - the rapper who cut off his penis during a suicide attempt - RZA clearly became anxious to end the conversation. 

To his credit, RZA was polite when the topic first came up. He stated that he had been in contact with Johnson's family and wished only the best for the ailing MC. 

When TMZ asked if he had any plans to work with Johnson in the future, however, RZA could hardly contain his laughter. 

"Nah!" the rapper replied when asked if he would still be affiliated with Johnson. He then added for the sake of the cameras, "It's hard to predict what might happen in the future."

So basically, RZA feels bad for the guy, but doesn't plan to feature him on any tracks in the near future.

It seems genital self-mutilation isn't the career-booster it's cracked up to be.

When news first broke of Johnson's suicide attempt, he was described in the media as a rapper who had worked closely with RZA's legendary hip hop crew.

Shortly later, however, Wu Tang denied any affiliation with Johnson, stating - as RZA did again today - that their thoughts and prayers go out to his family, but they won't be rapping with dude any time soon.

Well, this is pretty much as precious as it gets.

A couple days after giving birth to her second baby, Melissa Rycroft posted a photo of new son Beckett being held by three-year old daughter Ava... with some assistance from dad Tye Strickland.

"The start of a new, lifelong relationship," the former Bachelor winner captioned this adorable image.

Check it out now and then flip through many other first-look photos at celebrity babies not long after they entered the world:


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Does it get any more adorable? Melissa Rycroft gives us our first look here of new son Beckett. He's being held by sister Ava.
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Does it get any more adorable? Melissa Rycroft gives us our first look here of new son Beckett. He's being held by sister Ava.

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Simon Cowell Baby Pic

Did you ever think you would see this Simon Cowell cradles his newborn.

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Kevin Jonas Baby Pic

It's a girl for Kevin and Danielle Jonas! Look how adorable she is!

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Jared Padalecki Baby Shepherd Photo

Jared Padalecki's wife reveals baby name and adorable photo. See it now!

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Kim Zolciak, Baby Pic

Kim Zolciak cuddles with her baby in this photo. It's rather adorable, wouldn't you agree?

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Autumn Reeser Baby Pic

Autumn Reeser has given birth to a boy. A very cute one, as you can see here!

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Chris Bosh Baby Pic

Chris Bosh is a father! He poses here with his wife and his newborb.

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Pauly D Daughter

This is Amabella. She is the baby daughter of Pauly D.

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Ivanka Trump Son

Hello Ivanka Trump! And hello newborn son! The reality star gave birth in October 2013.

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North West Picture

It's a new photo of North West! Kim Kardashian posted this shot to Instagram in early October 2013.

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Heather Morris Baby Photo

This is Heather Morris' baby. Elijah was born in September 2013.

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Fergie Baby Photo

In a word? AWWWW! This is a photo of Josh Duhamel and Fergie's baby.

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Royal Baby Portrait

HRH The Prince of Cambridge, a.k.a. the Royal Baby, Prince George Alexander Louis, with proud parents Prince William and Kate Middleton.

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Kris Allen Baby Photo

This is downright adorable. It's a photo of Kris Allen's new son, Oliver Neil.

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Jimmy Fallon Baby Photo

Awww, Winnie Rose is adorable! Jimmy Fallon has posted this photo of his new daughter.

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Channing Tatum Baby

Channing Tatum is a father! He and his wife introduce the world to their daughter in this photo.

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Kristin Cavallari Baby

That's Camden Cutler, Kristin Cavallari's baby!

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Jenna Bush, Baby

Jenna Bush Hager and her baby daughter Mila. It's the first grandchild for George W. Bush!

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Shakira Baby Picture

Shakira has a seriously adorable baby. Check out the singer and little Milan here!

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Holly Madison Baby

Holly Madison poses here with little Rainbow. She's adorable, isn't she?

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Blue Ivy Photograph

Hello there, Blue Ivy Carter! Beyonce holds up her daughter in this photo.

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Gisele Bundchen, Daughter

Say hello to Gisele Bundchen and her daughter! She and Tom Brady are the proud parents of Vivian.

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Snooki Family Photo

Snooki and Jionni LaValle pose with son Lorenzo. Now that is a cute family photo!

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Tony Romo, Son Photo

Tony Romo and Candice Crawford with their son Hawkins. Cuteness.

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David Beckham, Daughter

David Beckham holds his precious daughter close to him in this photo. Doesn't it just make you melt?

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Bruce Willis, Daughter

Bruce Willis is a father once again. He poses adorably here with his baby girl.

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Tiger and Charlie Woods

Tiger Woods kisses son Charlie, born earlier in 2009. How cute is this photo? He's the best, that Tiger.

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Kendra and Son

Kendra Wilkinson shows off Hank Baskett IV. The baby's father somehow didn't warrant a cover spot, apparently.

Katy Perry left children in tears at a recent birthday party when she dressed up like a clown and went insane, she confessed to Jimmy Kimmel in a recent interview.

All in the name of her "Birthday" music video shoot. Not just for kicks.

She wanted to go a dramatically different route on "Birthday", she told Kimmel, because she was tired of filming such wonderful, sexual music videos.

Seriously. Enough is enough with the over-the-top, sexy productions.

She said she wanted to dress in the most unappealing way possible.

Perry was serious about the change in tone, sabotaging a real party dressed like a clown, attacking a dude with a piñata stick, and staging a scary car accident.

The hidden camera gag was shot at Knollwood Country Club outside L.A. this month. While she revealed the stunt on Kimmel, she didn't mention the crazy fallout.

Most guests had absolutely no idea they were getting pranked by the pop star, whose getup was quite realistic, and many of the children were left in tears.

One woman stormed off, she was so upset by the performance art Katy Perry subjected her to, and one little girl cried, "Mommy, I want to leave."

Wow. Think Perry took it too far?

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Hollywood has a bit of a Peter Pan complex sometimes never wanting its child actors to grow up. But grow up they must as people do.

Occasionally, the actors and actresses we love as children make the transition to adult stars...sometimes making a pitstop as amateur porn stars...before going on to transition successfully into adult actors known for more than just their childhood roles.

Sometimes those transitions are less successful and we spend their infamous adulthoods wondering what happened?

(Drugs and alcohol happened, that's what. Looking at you, Lindsay Lohan.)

Others, like second-time mama Drew Barrymore, go through seriously rough growing pains and emerge on the other side bigger and better than anyone could have imagined. Maybe there's hope for LiLo yet.

And then there's Leonardo DiCaprio who just gets better and better with age. Seriously. He's a fine wine.

Take a look at these 21 child actors who grew up and stayed famous. Or infamous. 


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Anna Paquin won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in The Piano. She went on to play Rogue and Sookie Stackhouse. Not too bad.
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Anna Paquin won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in The Piano. She went on to play Rogue and Sookie Stackhouse. Not too bad.

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Amanda Bynes

Okay, so we didn't say they were ALL success stories. Amanda Bynes was a delightful child star whose hard-partying ways caught up to her. Kind of like another star we know...

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Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan had a bright, bright future when she hit the scene. And then her star went completely out and now she can't even keep a reality show afloat.

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Britney Spears

Britney Spears got her start as a Mousketeer (like a few more faces we'll see in this gallery). Now she's a headliner in Las Vegas.

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Christina Aguilera

Teen singing rival to Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera was also a Mouseketeer. She managed to keep her nose clean while growing up and landed a job on The Voice.

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Christina Ricci

Famous for playing Wednesday Addams, Christina Ricci was a rising star in the 90s. She's kept an air of mystery through the years.

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Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning started making films when she was in kindergarten. She eventually landed herself a role on Twilight. Not sure if that's good or bad.

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Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe was only part of the way through filming the Harry Potter franchise when he decided to shed his child-star image by performing in the nude in Equus. Yep. That'll do it.

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Drew Barrymore

Perhaps one of the most successful child stars to make it as an adult is Drew Barrymore. She's still setting trends with that hair of hers.

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Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood will forever and always be Frodo Baggins no matter what. Unless he pulls a Daniel Radcliffe and gets naked on Broadway. Maybe.

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Justin Timberlake

Before he was a sex symbol, Justin Timberlake was a Mouseketeer and boyfriend to one Britney Jean Spears.

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Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst is still making headlines these days, though it's for the controversial things she says and not so much the movies she's in.

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Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardi DiCaprio is like a fine wine. He just keeps getting better and better with age.

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Macaulay Culkin

Once upon a time, Macaulay Culkin ordered pizza while he was home alone. Now Macaulay Culkin eats pizza and sings about it.

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Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen are probably among the absolute most famous child stars ever. EVER.

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Neil Patrick Harris

From Doogie Howser to Hedwig to Barney Stinson, Neil Patrick Harris is still amazing.

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Rupert Grint

Rupert Grint might be Ron Weasley, but as an adult Rupert Grint is just sort of hot. While he's not making too many films right now, we certainly have hopes that will change.

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Ryan Gosling

Hey, girl. Check out Ryan Gosling as a child star and check out Ryan Gosling's pecs now.

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Shia LeBeouf

So maybe Shia LeBeouf's success is on the decline, but he sure did have a good run between the time he was a kid and the time he went crazy.

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Emma Watson

Emma Watson is working her way up the Hollywood ladder by making smart choices and staying out of trouble. Good girl, Emma!