Fresh off a week of the Internet wondering whether singer Indie.Arie lightened her skin on the artwork for her new single, there’s a new Black woman looking awfully light-skinned. “Scandal” stars Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn posed in flagrante on the cover of this week’s Entertainment Weekly and if you aren’t distracted by Goldwyn’s chest hair peeking out from underneath his shirt, you’ll notice Washington’s looking a lot lighter-skinned than her usual gorgeous chocolate brown skin. The reason, I suppose, is probably the same reason as it was for Indie.Arie: the set lighting and camera flashes wash her out. Given all the attention paid to magazine covers by an art department staff (and trust us, there is a ton of attention paid — covers are what move magazines), we know the choice to leave it that way is deliberate. I think Kerry Washington looks gorgeous no matter what. But I also think women of color are beautiful no matter the darkness or lightness of their skin. I wish our culture, including our pop culture, didn’t privilege the light-skinned and lighten darker women. [Entertainment Weekly]
The Bluths are back, baby, and they look better (and more ridiculous) than ever, decked out in royal finery in a photo for Entertainment Weekly‘s reunion issue. Look at Buster’s hook down there in the corner! And Tobias’ vacant, beaming smile! The new season of “Arrested Development” (it still feels surreal to type that) will hit Netflix next spring, and I. Can. Not. Wait. [Entertainment Weekly]
I am so depressed that “Game of Thrones”‘ second season has come to a close, and “Mad Men”‘s finale airs this weekend. Thankfully, “True Blood” starts up again on HBO this Sunday and Entertainment Weekly is honoring the show with 11 bloody covers featuring the cast. Even Pam gets one! [Entertainment Weekly]
I am loving the cover of Entertainment Weekly, featuring the cast of “Bridesmaids” in tuxedos. The six funny gals were named “Entertainers of the Year” by the magazine and I can’t help but agree. Based purely on the number of times the movie made me laugh so hard I almost peed my pants, “Bridesmaids” gets my vote for most entertaining film of the year.
It’s t-minus three months until “Breaking Dawn” arrives in theaters, and the flick has landed its second Entertainment Weekly cover. I guess the first one sold like hotcakes? For the mag’s fall movie preview, they selected what appears to be a still from the movie, with Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart frolicking in a waterfall. And they both look hawt.
After the jump, another new image from the movie. Keep reading »
Entertainment Weekly readers are starving for “The Hunger Games.” And so this week’s cover features Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson, who will play Gale and Peeta in the flick. Last time we saw Hutcherson, he was a little scrawny in “The Kids Are All Right.” He did hardcore training and put on 15 pounds of muscle in order to look like a guy who’s been carting flour and other supplies his whole life. And while they are rivals on screen, these two guys became fast friends on set. ”I think it’s going to blow people’s minds when they see that Peeta and Gale are actually best friends in real life,” says Hutcherson. [EW]
After the jump, EW has a new picture of Katniss for us, too. Keep reading »
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 »
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 »
Happy Memorial Day! Behold, the latest cover of Entertainment Weekly. It is basically everything I want on this holiday—the beach and Jason Bateman. EW has dubbed Jason the official “Boy of Summer 2011″ since he has two movies coming out in rapid succession—”Horrible Bosses” and “The Change-Up,” co-starring Ryan Gosling. Personally, I love that Jason agreed to get buried in the sand for this shoot. But man do I wish EW had used their alternate cover, in the inset, as the main one. So cute. Plus, it makes me want a sandcastle hat. [EW] Keep reading »
Today, Entertainment Weekly‘s annual Entertainers of the Year issue hits newsstands. And Taylor Swift is on the cover, in a suit and bowtie, touching the rim of her top hat. It’s pretty obvious why EW decided to bestow the honor upon TayTay, making her their youngest Entertainer of the Year ever. This year, she reeled in four Grammys, starred in “Valentine’s Day,” and had some high-profile romances, including with hot new boyfriend Jake Gyllenhaal. Not to mention that her new album, Speak Now, has sold more than a million copies, making it the biggest release in five years. But still, she’s so … milquetoast. Keep reading »