Picking the men and women for People‘s annual “Most Beautiful Issue” has to be a fun a job—I wonder what exactly constitutes research? But I’ve always wondered how they choose the MOST, MOST beautiful person out of all of the residents of Beautiful-land. My personal theory is that they pick whoever is willing to give them the longest interview and if that is true, Julia Roberts must sure like to blab. Today, the annual issue was released, and she has been chosen the beautifulest for the fourth time. (I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that the photo above was probably envisioned as the full cover, but was bumped to a small size because of Sandra Bullock’s bombshell adoption news.) Julia graced the cover as the most beautiful back in 1991, 2000 and 2005 and she’s also made the list a whopping 12 times. Obviously, Julia is gorgeous and I do think it’s cool that the magazine broke its 20-something woman or 40-something guy rut by choosing a 42-year old lady for top honors. But still, it shows a serious lack of creativity.
Personally, I think they should have run with Sandra Bullock and killed two birds with one stone—they could’ve easily added her to the Most Beautiful People spread, and also gotten the extra mileage of dynamite news story and that adorable baby photo. Who would you have cast to open the “Beautiful People” package? Keep reading »
The pages of fashion magazines are often filled with inspiring images. But then there are times when all we can think is WTF? That was our reaction when we opened T The New York Times Style Magazine this weekend and saw this nightmarish image, which will haunt our dreams forevermore. [T Magazine] Keep reading »
Tamara Mellon, the co-founder and president of Jimmy Choo, let scandal-bound photographer Terry Richardson shoot her in the nude (besides a pair of Choos, of course) for Interview. When was the last time you saw a company’s top brass tout the brand while wearing nothing? “I wonder what they’ll say at the next board meeting,” Tamara told the magazine. She also defended Jimmy Choo’s collaboration with Uggs. “I think Ugg is still relevant,” she said. “The thing about Ugg is that everybody has a pair in their closet.” When the interviewer said she didn’t own a pair, Tamara replied, “I bet you’ll wear the Jimmy Choo ones! The thing about Uggs is that they’re so comfortable. Once you’ve worn them, you don’t want to go back.” [NSFW: Interview via Huffington Post] Keep reading »
The May 2010 issues of women’s magazines are on newsstands now. So which of these suckers will make for the best plane ride and/or lazy afternoon in the park? After the jump, we’ve rounded up the highlights from each magazine so you can see which is worth your $3.99. Keep reading »
It seems that with spring in the air, everyone is boarding the baby train, which I guess makes most people all weepy with joy. But over here at the Curmudgeon Club, we don’t advocate such horizontal hijinks and merry manhandling. Everyone needs to knock it off. I don’t want to read about how happy everyone is—the tabloid business is built on deception and dissing. It’s pure laziness to avoid one’s responsibility to the public. Thankfully, there’s still enough to go around. For now. And we’ve gathered it up in this handy guide to this week’s tabloid sacrifices. You’re welcome. Keep reading »
So her hair might have caught on fire Michael Jackson-style, when it came in contact with a candle on set—but Ashley Dupre hardly looks singed on the cover of May’s Playboy. (Which will, uh, not feature Kate Gosselin.) “I had a lot of fun doing these pictures,” said Ashley. “You’re naked and you’re in front of a bunch of guys—good-looking guys, too, manly men.”
But though she likes getting naked in front of dudes, Dupre says she is no longer doing it for money.
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