When it comes to pop culture news, we can all agree that predictable stories of celebs playing it safe are quite yawn-worthy. That’s why we’re shining a light on this week’s most daring moments — the exciting, dicey stories that made your eyes widen and your jaws hit the floor.
From dramatic makeovers to thrilling sports victories, there was no shortage of bold behavior this week. Let’s take a look at five of the best examples.
Itching for more deets? Find out more about each of these deliciously daring stories below.
Keke Palmer became your new go-to hairspiration.
Oh HEY there, bombshell! The actress ditched her long mane and debuted a positively stunning pixie cut this week, putting your back-to-school makeover to shame. No worries, we’re sure Keke won’t mind if you steal her look for your next salon date.
Lauren Conrad proved herself at New York Fashion Week.
Remember when LC unabashedly proclaimed her passion for fashion on “The Hills” and you were all, “Yeah, yeah, let’s see if she ever makes it big.” Well, guess what? The reality-star-turned-designer made her NYFW debut and stunned the pants off of everyone with her impeccable, gorgeous designs. Bonus: the occasion also inspired a “Laguna Beach” mini-reunion. Double win!
Apple continued to be a tech pioneer with some exciting announcements.Giphy
The three major takeaways? A pair of new iPhones (including a fancy rose gold option!), an updated Apple TV and a gigantic iPad. Plus, a lot of other cool things. Is it too early to start making a holiday wish list?
Stephen Colbert made his “Late Show” debut.CBS/Giphy
Colbert is back on TV! And his late night return was packed with amazing, weird and hilarious moments, including candid discussions about Donald Trump’s stance on Oreos and appearances by Jimmy Fallon and George Clooney.
Serena and Venus Williams had a sibling showdown at the U.S. Open.
It’s hardly the first time these star sisters have faced off against one another, but this match carried a lot of weight. Serena’s having one of the best eras of her career, and was gunning for her fourth Grand Slam title this year, which would’ve made her the first woman to do since 1988. Unfortunately, that bid ended when she fell to Roberta Vinci on Friday (Sept. 11), but the Williams sisters’ match earlier in the week was epic, dramatic and daring in every way.