17 Pictures That Blew Up the Internet in 2014
Part of what makes pop culture so exciting is the shock factor, and in 2014, celebrities really kept us on our toes. Kim Kardashian "broke the Internet" with her nude photo shoot in Paper magazine, and Blake Lively captivated her legions of fans with the debut of her baby bump. Proud parents like Beyoncé made us smile with sweet family snaps, while Liam Payne joined the groups of stars who pushed the boundaries of what's acceptable on social media. And then there are those who couldn't stop taking selfies. Now that it's a legitimate form of expression — hey, "selfie" is even in the dictionary — celebrities filled our feeds with more surprising snaps than ever before. Keep reading to see the (slightly NSFW) pictures that blew up the Internet this year, and then check out the sexiest shirtless moments we've seen in 2014.