“I felt a bit uncomfortable and awkward. It didn’t come naturally at all. My acting tutor said the hardest thing for me was to get angry. I almost broke down in tears when they tried to get me to be angry. I keep that really bottled up somewhere. I feel unleashing it would be the scariest thing and to let myself be powerful, sexy, all those things—it’s scary for me.”
—Emma Watson talks to Harper’s Bazaar UK about how she felt shooting this spread for their August issue headlined “Good Girl, Gone Bad.” Something about this quote, combined with the image of her posing behind the gate, makes me think she’s about to bust out singing that Smashing Pumpkins’ song, “Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage.” Love the hair, though. [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
It’s not easy being blue. In the new issue Harper’s Bazaar, Smurfette models hot designer accessories, from Marc Jacobs to Louis Vuitton (as seen here). All I have to say is—homegirl looks kinda fly. [Harper's Bazaar] Keep reading »
My first thought upon seeing Emma Stone‘s new cover of Vanity Fair: I need that amazing red and white stripe swimsuit. My second thought after digging deeper into the article: wow, she is so awesome. In addition to being addicted to Farmville, she also reveals that, “I’m a Type A personality who’s trying to convince herself she’s Type B.” I hear that loud and clear. [VF] Keep reading »
The late Princess Diana and the very-much-alive Kate Middleton strut side-by-side on the latest cover of Newsweek. It’s shocking, yes, but it also strikes me as tasteless to play around with the image of a dead person who left behind two children. This Photoshopped cover image appears on a Newsweek double-issue in which editor-in-chief Tina Brown, who published a book about Diana in 2007, opines on what Diana would have been like had she lived to her 50th birthday. (She would have owned an iPhone, got Botox, worn J.Crew, and moved to New York City, Brown imagines.) That is a legitimate enough topic to explore, of course. But Photoshopping Middleton next to her husband’s dead mother in order to sell magazines feels unseemly to me.
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This just might be my favorite Entertainment Weekly cover ever. Since Sunday night brings the “True Blood” season four premiere, EW has issued three covers featuring Anna Paquin posing “American Gothic”-style alongside Alexander Skarsgard, Joe Maganeillo, and her real-life husband Stephen Moyer. My fave is this Alexander one, because both of them have such perfect expressions. My least favorite has to be the Joe version, which you can check out after the jump. In real life, Alcide is the character I lust after the most—just not in those overalls. But nevermind what I think, pick your favorite after the jump. Keep reading »
Because Alcide is so hot that he makes my teeth sweat, I was very excited when I saw that Joe Manganiello of “True Blood” was going to be modeling “7 ways to dress for beach-faring weather” in GQ magazine. However, when I went to look at the images, my dude was surrounded by not one but two hot women, one of them naked and wearing a camera around her neck. Sigh. Fantasy over! Keep reading »
This week’s Entertainment Weekly cover story is titled “Why I’m Obsessed With Ryan Reynolds, By Ryan Reynolds.” So fittingly, Ryan posed for the cover sporting a fake tattoo on his bicep of his own face. The story inside is just as entertaining. “[Ryan] spent a great deal of time with his older brothers and, in turn, his brothers were very close to him. Usually within striking distance,” he writes. Later, in a paragraph about living green, Ryan says, “Reynolds is also careful not to get too self-righteous, and is not one of those finger-wagging celebrities telling you how to live your life. He prefers to put the word out quietly, through the exciting mediums of interpretive dance and Japanese hand fans.” Cute. [EW] Keep reading »
I wasn’t expecting too much when I cracked the spine on the latest issue of GQ and began to read the cover story of Chris Evans. Captain America has always struck me as, well, pretty boring. But the article, written by Edith Zimmerman of The Hairpin, ended up being fascinating if a bit solipsistic. Basically, it’s about the reporter’s flirtation with Evans, which starts innocently enough but builds to him inviting her to parties, introducing her to his mom, and eventually being called the “mystery maiden” on his arm by the NY Daily News. It ends with the writer getting drunk at his house, passing out in a guest bedroom, and eventually climbing out a window to get a cab home.
Here, some choice excerpts. Keep reading »
Jennifer Aniston hops on the no-pants train for the July cover of Marie Claire. I find this ironic considering that one of the coverlines placed over her reads, “The Trick To Buying Great Pants.” Keep reading »
Wow, Cosmopolitan sure has a knack for featuring politicians in embarrassing interviews and photos before they made it big on the national stage. Not only did they snap Senator Scott Brown in the nude back in the day, they also apparently featured Anthony Weiner as one of their “101 Gorgeous Real Life Bachelors” in 1996. In the interview, he said, “I was born September 4, 1964—the same day ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand,’ by the Beatles, was released.” He also revealed what he wants in his future “First Lady.” “Someone smarter than me. I want to be sucked back into the the throes of love.” Hmmm, I think he better focus on sucking his wife back into the throes of love after it’s come to light that he sexted with six women, sending one the infamous photo of his bulge in gray boxer briefs. Keep reading »