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As we ring in 2014 in a matter of hours, now is a perfect time to pause and reflect on the year that was ... by wasting time looking at the Best Vines of 2013.

"Best" is a term used loosely in this case, of course.

Designed to spread viral clips spanning six seconds or less, Vine has transformed social media into even more of an ADD-inducing haze. But a fun one!

Check out hundreds of rapid-fire highlights below!

From Slap camming (a more harmless Knockout Game) to BatDad-ing, getting hit by cars and everything in between, Vine was weird, lame, hilarious and embarrassing.

All at the same time. It's like a microcosm for the Internet. A lot of animals and cute little kids made the above montage at least, so that's good. Everyone likes those!

As we bid adieu to 2013, check out what is probably our favorite Vine (Zombie Prank) as well as the best news bloopers from the past 12 months. They're classics:

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A new promotional photo for the upcoming ninth season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians has been released, and the six ladies are front and center.

Three Kardashians (Kim, Khloe and Kourtney) and three Jenners (Kris, Kylie and Kendall) pose for the smoldering new image promoting the reality show:

Keeping Up With the Kardashians Promo Pic (Season 9)

In the shot, Khloe Kardashian shows off her 30-pound weight loss, while Kylie and Kendall Jenner show off their youthful, chic and trendy looks.

It's Kim Kardashian who stands out most as usual, though, in the same white dress she wore to the Dream For Future Africa Foundation in October.

She'll stand out on the show as well, as her engagement to Kanye West will be among the featured events we'll see play out beginning January 19.

Khloe Kardashian's divorce from Lamar Odom, Kris and Bruce Jenner's separation, and Kendall and Kyle coming of age will also be key focal points.

Kourtney? She'll be around, and probably chastising Lord Disick for his typical antics, but her life has been the least crazy in 2013 by comparison.

Follow this link to watch Keeping Up With the Kardashians online to catch up on Season 8, then follow the jump for a Season 9 promo and sneak peek!

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MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry is in hot water for making jokes about Mitt Romney's adopted, African-American grandchild on the air last weekend.

The comments came during a segment in which a roster of comedians were riffing on notable photos from the past year, and things went off the rails.

A photo of the Romney family with Mitt's latest grandchild, Kieran Romney, who is adopted and African-American, on Mitt's knee, sparked laughter.

“One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just isn’t the same,” sang out Pia Glenn, one of Harris-Perry’s guests on the show.

Harris-Perry herself said she would like to see the “gorgeous” child and North West, daughter of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, get married some day.

“Can you imagine Mitt Romney and Kanye West as in-laws?” she said.

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Not everybody loves Taylor Swift, at least in Rhode Island. Neighbors are reportedly upset over work she's having done on the seawall outside of her mansion.

The 24-year-old is rebuilding a giant rock wall outside of her beachfront Westerly, R.I., estate, which some observers say will now encroach on a public beach.

An opinion column in The Day (New London, Conn.) claims the construction was being done on a "public" beach without a single permit from the town.

Spokeswoman Laura Dwyer of the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council begs to differ, however, defending the singer's actions.

Dwyer tells the The Westerly Sun (R.I.) that the "revetment repair" is kosher, will not hamper beach access and that proper permits were obtained.

"It all started during [Hurricane] Sandy," Dwyer explained of the work being done at Taylor's residence. "The wall sustained damage during Sandy."

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Anderson Cooper tweeted a topless photo of his friend and New Year's Eve co-host Kathy Griffin, joking that it may be what she wears this evening.

The CNN personality joked that the comedienne "just sent me this photo of her outfit for New Year's Eve. She's kidding, right? Please tell me she is."

We can't speak to that ... but this is what you get when you send Anderson Cooper selfies with no top on. Instant Internet infamy. Mental note made.

  • Kathy Griffin Topless
  • Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin

If she's gonna get naked tonight on CNN, where she's hosted New Year's Eve live with Cooper since 2007, Griffin will be braving harsh conditions.

She's been Tweeting about the inevitably cold weather she'll be facing in Times Square from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. ET: "Let the nipple freezing begin!"

The unfiltered Griffin has proven to be the perfect comedic foil for the straight-laced Cooper, who is actually a terrific journalist in the proper setting.

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Katie Holmes wowed onlookers in a hot pink bikini yesterday, soaking up the sun and lounging by Dawson's Creek a pool in Miami with Suri Cruise.

The 35-year-old actress is currently laying low on vacation with her seven-year-old daughter and was seen in the vibrant two-piece by the pool.

Katie, who is single, seemed content to kick it with her little girl.

Suri Cruise was close by, spending time with friends and practicing her ballet moves, blissfully unaware that mom is the subject of endless fascination.

Holmes is currently filming a role in the movies adaptation of the novel The Giver alongside Taylor Swift, Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, and Alexander Skarsgard.

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Following a deluge of accusations regarding Britney Spears lip syncing in Vegas, the star is now being criticized for faking her abs as well. Yes, her abs.

Photos from opening night of Spears' "Piece of Me" gig at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino show her in some skimpy outfits. No surprise there.

The getups were so revealing, however, that fans got a long, hard look at Britney Spears, and some questioned if the singer's abs were the real thing.

Exhibit A: This photo posted by Brit herself on Instagram:

Britney Spears: Fake Abs?

Some critics were quick to wonder if (or just leave snarky comments stating as fact) her rock hard abs had been painted on. Which it does kinda look like.

Defenders noted that performers often use heavier body makeup specifically for the stage, where the bright lights tend to have a wash-out effect.

Hayley Hoover of beauty blog The Gloss cites Kim Kardashian as an example of a celebrity who uses contouring, shading, and makeup magic.

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Was Joyce Giraud extolling the virtues of eating disorders on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills last night? Maybe not intentionally, or overtly, but ...

“You can never be too thin, too rich or too sexy,” she said.

Too thin?

The comment on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 4 Episode 9 didn't sit well with Brandi Glanville, who slammed the former beauty queen.

“Joyce saying you never be too thin really bothered me, because in fact you can," co-star and frequent sparring partner Brandi wrote on her Bravo blog.

"Young women have enough problems with eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia ... [to have a beauty queen] perpetuate that one can never be to thin is just wrong."

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"Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?" The mere title of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 4 Episode 9 hinted right from the start that trouble was brewing.

As expected any time there's a dinner party and the wine starts flowing, Brandi Glanville and Joyce Giraud clashed during an event meant to unite the ladies.

And by "unite" we mean bring them together to get them feuding on film. Well played, Bravo producers and Lisa Vanderpump. Bravo to all on that maneuver.

Meanwhile, Carlton took her mother-in-law to the sex shop with her, modeled bikinis and proved that she's more open about her love of sex than we knew.

Finally, Yolanda presented her husband with some sexy pics to mark their seven-year anniversary, Kim went racecar driving and Kyle's girls tried on clothes.

Want to see it unfold for yourself? Just click the pic of drunk Brandi below to watch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills online from start to finish:

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It was quite the year for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, one that earned the couple a #2 ranking in our Celebrity of the Year Countdown.

They became parents. They got engaged. They dominated the headlines like only a talented, slightly insane rapper and a totally vapid reality star can do.

And now Kim has posted her very own video montage of 2013, posting it under the title "Kimye Love" and setting highlights of the couple's year to Rihanna’s “Stay” and Keri Hilson’s “Knock You Down."

Watch now to see Kim and Kanye discuss their romance, along with West propose and other exciting moments from the past 12 months:

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