2014 NFL season preview: NFC West

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No reason to believe otherwise: this is the NFL’s best division. But just because it’s the best division in football, doesn’t mean that it’s going to be the toughest to figure out. As a whole, it’s led to believe that this will be a down year for the division. The Seahawks are still the favorite but are dealing with minor issues to coincide with the Super Bowl hangover. The rest of the division is simply dealing with lots of injuries and we could see less of a dominance with their out-of-division games. How will things shake out for each individual team?

Seattle Seahawks: I’m sure that I don’t need to stress how difficult it is to repeat as Super Bowl champions. If Seattle were to accomplish the feat, it will have been the first time we’ve seen a team do that since the Patriots of the early 2000s. Despite the obstacles, this Seahawks team is the first team with a real chance to repeat in a long time. There’s a real chance that we’ll see them regress from last season but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t the favorites to win the division, and the conference, once again. Questions linger on the offense: how will Marshawn Lynch do and who is Russell Wilson going to to throw the ball to? Combine that with a few key departures on defense, mostly in the backfield, and we have a less potent team. Seahawks still win the West, but it’s not as impressive.

San Francisco 49ers: My argument still stands: the 49ers were the best team in the NFL the past two seasons. Unfortunately they had to deal with playing in the best division in football and suffered losses that felt more unfortunate than telling. Did San Francisco’s window close a bit after last season? Now that Colin Kaepernick got his big “but team friendly” contract, how does the pressure affect him? A healthy Michael Crabtree plus Steve Smith will certainly help things but the offense will need to be much more effective, seeing as their defense is dealing with some injuries and off-the-field issues that will result in suspensions. Can this team rely more on their offense? Some say that if they don’t compete once again for a title, this might be Jim Harbaugh’s last season. There’s potential for regression, but I think the Niners are, at worst, the second wild card.

Arizona Cardinals: By default, the Cardinals are the dark horse of the division. Especially with the Rams’ chances going down the drain. Arizona has been a playoff-caliber team for the past two seasons but are unfortunately in tough spot to actually make the postseason. Can they finally overcome their obstacles? Carson Palmer must, MUST, cut down on the turnovers. Their defense was solid last season but a couple of key players will be missing, so much like the 49ers, the Cardinals need to rely more on their offense. I like a big year from RB Andre Ellington and more focus on WR Michael Floyd. It’ll also be interesting to how well their secondary does with the return of Tyrann Mathieu. I like the Cardinals more than most people but maybe, just maybe if they were in another division, they could see success.

St. Louis Rams: This Rams team was showing signs of a breakout season, the only thing holding them back was a decent and healthy season from Sam Bradford to get things going in the right direction. But this is the NFL and sometimes, the worst of your team’s injuries occur before the season has even begun. Bradford tears his ACL during preseason and just like that, St. Louis’ season is pretty much lost. Their defense, particularly their front line, will be great but it won’t be enough. Bradford isn’t en elite quarterback by any stretch but he’s better than every single back up in the league. Now the topic turns from  “Can the Rams be a playoff team?” to “Do the Rams part ways with Bradford?” because of one play in a meaningless game. With their starting QB gone, the Rams are looking at a long season.

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2014 MTV VMAs: Oops, We Forgot About The Always-Sultry Ireland Baldwin!

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Here’s aspiring model Ireland Baldwin spicing up the red carpet at the 2014 MTV VMAs with rapper Angel Haze (sounds like the name of a crazy drug that we wouldn’t mind trying). So, are these two scissor buddies or what?

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2014 Emmys: (Possibly Pregnant) Lena Dunham Smoking Red Carpet Fashion Crack

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Unfortunately, as the creator, writer and star of the hit HBO series ‘Girls’, Lena Dunham is here to stay. For a long, long time. I know it’s wishful thinking, but let’s hope she’ll realize (sooner than later) that she’s above all these stupid red carpet events & opt to stay at home.

Check out the full list of nominees and winners. Visit Emmys.com for complete coverage of this year’s show which was hosted by Seth Meyers.

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Pregnant Hayden Panettiere At The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards

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Since we’ve been following Hayden Panettiere since she was an innocent jail bait years, it’s only fitting that we cover the actress now that’s expecting her first child with fiance & world champ heavyweight boxer Wladimir Klitschko. She proudly & beautifully showcased her growing belly on the Emmys red carpet.

Check out the full list of nominees and winners. Visit Emmys.com for complete coverage of this year’s show which was hosted by Seth Meyers.

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Celebslam: Meet Terese Pagh Teglgaard; Dlisted: Sofia Vergara Is Also A Feminist Like Queen B; Tuna: Thirsty Natalia Proza

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- Putting Sofia Vergara On A Spinning Pedestal Wasn’t Sexist, Says Sofia Vergara [Dlisted]
– Billy Crystal Tribute To Robin Williams Feel Good Video Of The Day [I'm Not Obsessed]
– Model at Midnight: Terese Pagh Teglgaard [Celebslam]
- Natalia Proza’s Sexy Swimsuit Pictures [HollywoodTuna]

- Gwen Stefani Can’t Pronounce ‘Colbert Report’ [The Blemish]
- 20 Years Later, “Natural Born Killers” Isn’t All That Disturbing Anymore—Blame Real Life [Complex]
– Wipeout’s Jill Wagner Hits The Beach! [Popoholic]
- Kirsten Dunst Covers Vs of the Day [Drunken Stepfather, NSFW]

- Podcasters of Sex S2E7: Leaving B*tchtown and Entering the ’60s [Pajiba]
- Watch Alec Baldwin Catch A Stray Ball At The U.S. Open Like It Ain’t No Thang [BroBible]

- Hong Kong Skyscraper Crazy Selfie [Vidhuntr]
- Quotables: Watching Taylor Swift Grow Up is, Like, the Best [Fishwrapper]

- Are you a Bastardly Lady of the Day? [The Bastardly]

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NYC: THANKS, MOM & DAD! Rumer Willis Enjoys Shopping in SoHo!

EXCLUSIVE: Rumer Willis seen enjoying some time with friends as they click photographs and share some laughs in the streets of Soho

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Looks like somebody had a lot of fun over the weekend with friends in NYC! Rumer Willis was seen shopping around SoHo, even hitting up Agent Provocateur for some lingerie. Was she buying it for herself? Maybe something special for her mom Demi Moore? We’re going to assume it was for herself.

Anyway, it appears as if she’s treating herself to a shopping spree since her birthday just passed earlier this month (August 16). I’m sure her parents wired a little birthday love into her bank account, so Rumer’s obviously having fun spending some of it! Nothing wrong with that, especially considering there’s plenty where that came from!

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Feminist Beyonce Brings THe Afternoon Links!

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- Miley Cyrus’ Tongue Action Is Back [HollywoodTuna]
– Nicki Minaj’s Dress Announced “I Quit This Bitch, Literally” Seconds Into Her VMA Performance [Dlisted]
- Beyonce Is Your New Feminist Icon [IDonLikeYouInThatWay]

- Missed the VMAs? Let me catch you up! [Evil Beet]
– Suge Knight was shot SIX times at Chris Brown’s pre-VMA party this weekend [Celebitchy]
- Masters Of Sex Season 2 Episode 7 recap [Lainey's Gossip]

- Elsa Hosk for Marie Claire Italy of the Day [Drunken Stepfather, NSFW]
- The Hottest Men Hitting The Red Carpet At The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards [Socialite Life]
– Champagne Glass Shaped Like Kate Moss’ Left Breast [HiConsumption]

- Child Hookers? Why Not? #VMAs [The Superficial]
- Selena Gomez Attends A Funeral In A Low Cut Dress And No Bra [Celeb Jihad]

- Are you a Bastardly Lady of the Day? [The Bastardly]

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Nina Dobrev @ 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

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Since we know there are a lot of Nina Dobrev fans, we figured we’d give ‘The Vampire Diaries’ actress her own post featuring pics off last night’s red carpet at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.

I think it’s also worthwhile to mention that Nina has a new film in theaters. The comedy ‘Let’s Be Cops’, which stars Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans, Jr. and Rob Riggle, hit theaters earlier this month (August 13) and appears to be doing fairly well despite getting really shitty reviews. The film had a budget of around $17 million and has grossed roughly $47 million at the box-office, so not bad at all! Check the trailer below…

Don’t forget to check out the full list of nominees and winners. Visit MTV.com for complete coverage of the 2014 VMAs.

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