How the stars rang in 2016

Story highlights

  • Some stars hit exotic locations
  • Kathy Griffin shared a kiss with Anderson Cooper

(CNN)Stars: They're just like us.

Well, sort of.
You may not have spent New Year's Eve jumping out of airplanes with your "squad" in Hawaii, like actress Nina Dobrev, but you might have snapped a selfie with your favorite family member, like singer Ariana Grande.

    A photo posted by Nina Dobrev (@ninadobrev) on

    We love you and hope your 2016 is ALREADY off to a GRANDE start! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ #newyearseve #2016 #happynewyear

    A photo posted by Frankie James Grande (@frankiejgrande) on

    Celebs rang in the New Year around the world. Some turned up, and some turned down, but they all documented their experiences for their fans.
    Rapper/actor Ludacris wished folks a happy New Year from a remote island.
    Justin Bieber served up just what the Beliebers wanted: him leaning up against a wall to welcome in 2016.

    Happy New Years lets go

    A photo posted by Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) on

    Actor Wilmer Valderrama shared an up close and personal image of his girlfriend, singer Demi Lovato, performing in New York's Times Square during "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve."

    Watching one of the best vocalist in music.. And my little angel. #NYE2016 #HappyNewYear #RockinEve2016

    A photo posted by Wilmer Valderrama (@wilmervalderrama) on

    Comedienne Kathy Griffin finally got her NYE kiss from CNN's Anderson Cooper and couldn't wait to share the pic with fans.

    Tonight I made a dream come true. #KATHY #CNNNYE

    A photo posted by Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) on

    And Taylor Swift (perhaps taking a cue from her new BFF Kanye West) dropped a little something for her fans. The superstar released the video for her song "Out of the Woods."