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Yesterday we got to see a new ABC promo for the forthcoming 5th season of Scandal and today we learn that Scandal creator and all around queen of TV Shonda Rhimes is featured on the cover and in the pages of this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine. Shonda and her insanely successful ABC shows Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder are also featured on variant covers of EW magazine as well. It’s Shonda‘s World and we are just living in it. Click below to see the 4 different Shondaland covers of EW this week and learn more about what we can expect when the mag hits newsstands tomorrow. More »
Because, of course
Earlier this month, Bobbi Kristina Brown — the only begotten child of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston — was laid to rest after she passed away after months in a coma, which stemmed from injuries she suffered from her bathtub drowning back in January. As you may recall, Bobbi Kristina‘s boyfriend Nick Gordon was not allowed to attend the funeral or the burial because the Brown/Houston family faults him for her death. Today we learn that Nick paid a recent visit to BK‘s gravesite so that he could be photographed by The National Enquirer for a cover story feature … for which he was reportedly paid $40,000. The National Enquirer will feature “10 dramatic photos” in their new issue, two of which are featured on their magazine cover … which you can see below. More »
"It’s a different tone. But it’s still the show"
The cast of American Horror Story: Hotel is featured on the cover and in the pages of this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine, with it’s new lead star Lady Gaga front and center. The new season of the show is the focus of this issue and as you can see in the gallery presented here, we get our first look at the various characters who will be introduced and featured on the show. Ryan Murphy tells EW magazine that this season of AHS will have a different tone without Jessica Lange as the lead actress but he promises that it will still be American Horror Story. Click through the gallery to see actors like Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Naomi Campbell, Max Greenfield, Evan Peters and more in character as they will appear on AHS: Hotel and then click below to learn more about the storyline of the show, direct from creator Ryan Murphy himself. More »
“I have to take care of myself in order to live life the way I want to”
Scandal star Kerry Washington is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Self magazine, looking about as HAWT as she ever has. In her cover story interview, Kerry talks about the fitness regimen she employs to look absolutely fabulous. And while her Self magazine interview is interesting to read, it’s the photos that I can’t get over. It’s amazing how Kerry is able to be a veritable superwoman and still find the time to work out and stay healthy. Click below to check out photos from Kerry‘s Self photospread, read excerpts from her interview and watch behind the scenes video from her photoshoot … and prepare to be jealous of her flawlessness. More »
BTW, Bey is only the THIRD black woman to nab a September cover
So here is a fun fact (just kidding, it’s not that fun)—only 19 black women have been featured on the cover of Vogue solo and Beyoncé just became the third black woman (after Naomi Campbell in 1989 and Halle Berry in 2010) to rock their most important cover of the year—the September issue. Naomi. Halle. Beyoncé. In 123 years of Vogue publications. So yeah, just some food for thought. And then there’s this adorable shot of Blue Ivy and Bey from Beyoncé‘s 2013 cover shoot. Click inside for more!
"The Reign of Beyoncé"
Beyoncé, the queen herself, is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Vogue magazine … and not just any issue of Vogue but the hallowed September Issue of the world’s fashion Bible. “There is only one September Issue, and there is only one Beyoncé. Moving, morphing, leading, flaunting: such is the power of Beyoncé that just one letter tells us who she is. Margo Jefferson, pulitzer-prize winning cultural critic, explores what it takes to run the world.” Bey‘s cover story feature has yet to be released online but the first images from her spread have been released for our viewing pleasure. Photographed by Mario Testino, Beyoncé commands the cover of Vogue this month. Click below to see Beyoncé‘s cover photo, as well as a few photos from the accompanying photospread, and read a tiny preview of the forthcoming cover story feature. More »
The Fall Movie Preview
Entertainment Weekly magazine releases its Fall Movie Preview issue this week and as you can see in the gallery presented here, they have chosen the forthcoming Star Wars sequel The Force Awakens as the cover star of the issue. Bad guy (?) Kylo Ren is featured on the cover and in the pages of this week’s issue of EW magazine among a neat collection of new images from the film. Just a couple of days ago, we got to see a new Korean trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and that new trailer features a new scene of footage from the film. The photos collected here offer other new looks at the movie both as it will appear as a finished product and behind the scenes. Additionally, director JJ Abrams spoke with EW magazine about the movie and he gave some bit of spoilery plot information about the much-anticipated movie. Check out the gallery of photos and then click below to learn more about The Force Awakens. More »
So much Henry right now
Henry Cavill, who will reprise his role as Superman / Clark Kent in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice next year, can be seen in Guy Ritchie‘s new action film The Man from U.N.C.L.E. this month … as well as on the covers of the two biggest men’s fitness magazines. Henry is featured on the cover of both Men’s Health magazine and Men’s Fitness magazine this month and as you can see in the gallery presented here, we get to see two different sides of the hunky actor. In Men’s Health, Henry looks bearded and beefy. In Men’s Fitness, he looks slim and clean-shaven — take your pick, determine which Henry you like best. After you check out/salivate over Henry‘s photos, click below to preview his interviews in Men’s Health and Men’s Fitness respectively. More »
"Apple treated me like I was a voice of a creative community that they actually cared about”
Taylor Swift is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Vanity Fair magazine where she talks about pretty much everything that has been going on in her life … except for direct reference to her new boyfriend Calvin Harris. Everything else? Yeah, she is happy to talk about that. The accompanying photospread, shot by famed photographer Mario Testino, showcases Taylor in all her glam fabulousness but it’s her interview that I find most interesting. Click through the gallery to see Taylor‘s VF photos then click below to read excerpts from her interview where she talks about her new friendship with Kanye West, her surprise that Apple Music backed down after her criticism, her enduring friendships will her horde of BFFs and her relationships with men (except for Calvin Harris) … AND watch behind the scenes video from the VF shoot where Taylor plays a game of Word Association. More »
Also, she's very glad she didn't try Botox
Salma Hayek may be baring a lot of skin in the August issue of Allure Magazine, but the interview she gives is far more interesting than all that. I’ve always been a fan of Hayek‘s work, and although our politics don’t always line up perfectly together, I’m happy she’s speaking out about the benefits of getting older, especially in an industry where that’s, like, against the rules for women. Click inside to check out some photos from her Allure shoot and to read the dating advice Hayek gives to her younger self.