Jessica Pare and Zooey Deschanel were photographed for People “Most Beautiful” issue and holy crap. Mmkay, so can we all just agree that Jessica Pare should NEVER WEAR MAKE UP AGAIN? That lady is so friggin’ gorgeous it’s ridonkulous. And Zooey? Well, whatever. Fart fart fart. You either love her or think her bangs are a contrived way to drive hipster dudes completely insane. In either case, we can’t wait to pick up the issue (on stands now) and see more of these makeup-free portraits, shot by Ben Watts. Other famous faces featured include Lily Collins, Paris Jackson, Rose Byrne and Paula Patton. And keep clicking through this slideshow to see more stars looking lovely sans fards. How refreshing to see how gorgeous celebs are without their faces on.
Beyonce has landed the title and cover of People‘s World’s Most Beautiful Woman issue, a fairly BS accolade, but hey, it’s the first time in nine years that a black woman has “won” so that’s something. Beyonce tells the mag that she does indeed feel beautiful, and more so than ever since giving birth to baby Blue Ivy. ”I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth,” she said of being a mom. “The best thing about having a daughter is having a true legacy. The word ‘love’ means something completely different now.” Aww, cute. [People]
“It’s so awful that I’m admitting this, but the hell with it: There was such a backlash when they announced it [from people who favor] Ryan Gosling, who I love, and I just made a movie with him and he’s the greatest. And when I say ‘friend,’ I mean me alone, looking at the computer. It’s [paparazzi shots of Gosling] walking around, and he literally looks like he’s in a photo shoot, like he just came off the runway. The peacoat is like this, with the scarf! And then there’s ones of me, and I literally look like the neighbor who never comes out of his house.”
– Bradley Cooper addresses the “controversy” surrounding his being named People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” over Ryan Gosling on “The Graham Norton Show.” I gotta say, even though I don’t believe for a second that Bradley Cooper actually cared that he was awarded such an honor — and I obviously believe Ryan Gosling never wanted it (and, in fact, probably totes turned it down) — I felt kind of bad that the dude couldn’t revel in his sexiness even for a moment. Let me be the first to say, Bradley, that your acknowledgment of Ryan’s handsomeness (and his ability to wear a peacoat with panache) has upped your sex appeal in my book. [NYMag.com]
Bradley Cooper as People‘s “Sexiest Man Alive”? As staff at Salon.com put it, “He kind of looks like a dick.” Personally, we think Brad doesn’t hold a candle to Ryan Gosling, our eternal sexiest man alive (and BuzzFeed has 63 reasons why they agree). Salon has been consistently unmoved by People‘s “Sexiest Men” list that they’ve created a counter-list for the past six years in which sexy is defined in terms more intricate than broad shoulders and twinkling eyes. They take into consideration qualities like principles, cultural contributions, talent, and old-fashioned charm — not powerful publicists. This year, in light of Occupy Wall Street and nationwide Occupy protests, the site was even more passionate about shying away from Hollywood, and sought out men who are truly making the world a better place. We know it’s easy to get drawn into the gossip-ridden gleam of Hollywood, and The Frisky would plead guilty as charged — so we invite you to take a look at Salon’s round-up, a refreshing list that brings the underground, sexy movers and shakers to light. (Like 19-year-old Zach Walhs, above, who was raised by two women and stood before Iowa legislators speaking in support of gay marriage. Swoon!) [Salon.com] Keep reading »
“He [Gosling] really wants it. He’s been saying… the whole time we were on the set of ‘Ides,’ he was like, ‘How did you pull that off?’ So I called up Brad Pitt and we worked with him for weeks on the walk… we told him how to train… everything.”
– George Clooney jokes that his “Ides of March” co-star Ryan Gosling really wanted People‘s “Sexiest Man Alive” title, so he and Brad Pitt — both of whom have won more than once — offered their expertise. I, of course, know better. In the end, Bradley Cooper was the chosen one. [ExtraTV]