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Angelina Jolie Does ‘Vanity Fair’ Magazine

Parties with her daughters in Culver City

Angelina Jolie, dubbed Angelina The Conqueror by Vanity Fair magazine, is featured in the new issue of the mag due out on newsstands this Wednesday. The interview, which was conducted in Venice, Italy where Ange has been filming a film with Johnny Depp called The Tourist, discusses issues ranging from rumored pregnancy (she’s not) to marriage (she won’t cuz she already feels like she is) to the prospect of co-starring with faux hubby Brad Pitt in a movie again (it’s possible but not likely they’d do Mr. & Mrs. Smith 2). Here is a sneak peek at Ange‘s upcoming VF magazine feature along with some excerpts from her interview:

“No, I’m not pregnant,” Angelina Jolie tells Vanity Fair contributing editor Rich Cohen, from the set of her movie in Venice, Italy. Perhaps in the future? “We’re not opposed to it. But we want to make sure we can give everybody special time. They’re kids now, and can play together, but they’re going to need a lot more talking in the middle of the night, like I did with my mom for hours. We want to make sure we don’t build a family so big that we don’t have absolutely enough time to raise them each really well.” Jolie says she and Brad Pitt also are not “against getting married,” but “it’s just like we already are. Children are clearly a commitment, a bigger commitment [than marriage]. It’s for life.” Despite her dedication to her work, she thinks she won’t do it much longer: “It’s not the most important thing in my life. Acting helped me as I was growing up. It helped me learn about myself, helped me travel, helped me understand life, express myself, all those wonderful things. So I’m very, very grateful, it’s a fun job. It’s a luxury. Look, I’m at work today in the middle of Venice. But I don’t think I’ll do it much longer.” Jolie says this reassessment is mostly due to her family: “Because I have a happy home….I got back from work last night, and everybody was playing music and dancing and I suddenly found myself dancing around with a bunch of little fun crazy people.” Jolie talks extensively about her children, explaining that “Mad’s a real intellectual, which I can take no credit for genetically. He’s great at school, great at history. He feels like he could be a writer or travel the world and learn about places and things. Zahara’s got an extraordinary voice and is just so elegant and well spoken. Shiloh’s hysterically funny, one of the goofiest, most playful people you’ll ever meet. Knox and Viv are classic boy and girl. She’s really female. And he’s really a little dude.” Jolie says that when she was growing up she was most like her daughter Shiloh: “Goofy and verbal, the early signs of a performer…. I used to get dressed up in costumes and jump around. But at some point, I got closed off, darker. I don’t remember anything happening. I think you just get hit with the realities of certain things in life, think too much, start to realize the world isn’t as you wished it would be, so you deepen. Then, as I had kids and got older—being goofy, lighter—it all came back.” And what does Angelina think of Brad’s strange, wispy beard? “I love Brad in every state.”

Wow … in just this short excerpt we’ve already learned so much from Angelina, stuff that she hasn’t really shared in the past few years. It’s really cool getting to hear about the kids in this intimate way. I suspect the full interview will reveal even more. Ange and the fam have made their way back home to SoCal so that daddy Brad can do some work here. Over the weekend, Angelina was spotted with her eldest daughters Zahara Marley and Shiloh Nouvel making their way into a party in Culver City. After the jump, check out a couple photos of the ladies here in LA this weekend and read a few more excerpts from Angelina‘s upcoming VF interview … More »

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The ‘Twilight’ Trinity Does ‘Entertainment Weekly’ Magazine . . . Again

The big 3 grace another cover of 'EW' mag

Back in November of 2009, on the eve of the release of The Twilight Saga: New Moon, the principal stars of The Twilight Saga movie franchise — Kirsten Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner — graced the cover of Entertainment Weekly magazine. This week, on the eve of the release of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the Twilight Trinity again grace the cover of EW mag … but this time, they get 2 different covers … that they have to share:

As the highly-anticipated Twilight Saga: Eclipse prepares to descend on theaters June 30, stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner get together in L.A. for a frank discussion about the roles they play within the Twilight universe — both on screen and off. They also open up about their Oprah appearance, staying fit, and what it took to film a climactic scene in Eclipse, in which the three characters are forced to wait out a blizzard in incredibly close proximity.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: One scene fans have been dying to see takes place in the tent during the snowstorm. Jacob warms up Bella with his body because Edward is cold-blooded and can’t do it himself.
LAUTNER: The tent scene is probably my favorite, because it’s the first time Edward and Jacob are actually able to connect and understand each other.

EW: How many takes did you go through to get that scene?
LAUTNER: Two days originally to film it, and then a full day of reshoots.

EW: Why?
PATTINSON: [The director] wanted it to be more erotic. Seriously.
STEWART: It’s true. In the book there’s a serious sexual tension. As I’m sleeping, Jacob is staring over my vulnerable body, and he’s naked in this fucking sleeping bag because you heat up faster that way, and Jacob and Edward are leveling with each other.

EW: Taylor, you and Rob have some pretty serious confrontations in this movie.
LAUTNER: Some of those scenes were pretty hard for me. I think we ruined a couple of takes in front of the house and in the tent. It’s just, I don’t know, I have a hard time looking at him…
STEWART: Ha! “I have such a hard time looking at him”!
LAUTNER: [Laughs] I wasn’t finished. He and I were this close to each other — we are literally, like, an inch away — and we’re screaming at each other.
STEWART: And about to kiss…
LAUTNER: A couple of moments it felt like that.
PATTINSON: Every single time we had to do a threatening thing to each other — for one thing, you always have your shirt off, and so in the tent scene I literally grabbed your breast. And it’s very difficult to remain in the moment. Also, in that tent scene, I can’t really get over the fact that the word thought sounds like fart.
STEWART: The word thought does not sound like fart.
PATTINSON: It does.
STEWART: Maybe because you are an English person.
PATTINSON: The opening line of that scene is “Can you at least keep your farts to yourself?” I couldn’t quite get over that.

The full EW interview can be read in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly which is on newsstands NOW! After the jump, check out a photo of the big 3 that is featured inside the mag … More »

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Prince To Release His Next Album In German ‘Rolling Stone’ Magazine

"SOMETHING BIG 4 20TEN"

Prince, who is known for being a bit unconventional when it comes to releasing his music, has decided that his next offering (the title of which is still unknown … tho it’s possible it may be titled 20TEN) will be released in the August issue of German Rolling Stone magazine. As you may recall, a couple of years ago Prince gave away free copies of his album Planet Earth with the Daily Mail newspaper in the UK (the album was later offered for sale here in the US). It seems like Prince is ready to give away another album, this time in German Rolling Stone mag. Here is a full page ad in the July issue of German RS that promotes an upcoming concert performance in Berlin along with a rough translation of the text that hints at the release of his next album:

Purple Weeks After 8 years without a show in Germany Prince is finally doing the honors on July 5 at the Waldbuehne Berlin – presented by ROLLING STONE which is hitting the newsstands with the most exclusive Prince bonus there is in the August issue. Nothing more may be revealed…

Despite the fact that it will be very difficult to get a copy of German Rolling Stone WITH this Prince album included here in the US, I am very much looking forward to its release. As much as many folks did not like the album LOTUSFLOW3R which was released last year, I dug it very much and am excited at the prospect of new music to come. My guess is that this new album will be made available in the rest of the world as well … we just may have to wait a bit longer. Any Prince fans excited out there?

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M.I.A. Does ‘GQ’ Magazine

"In the future, I want to move more into art. I think [art is] good for my ADD ..."

M.I.A. who has recently appeared on the covers of NME, Complex and Nylon magazines is now featured in the pages of the new issue of GQ magazine. As you might expect, M.I.A. discusses all the same sorts of things she’s been discussing in the other mags and features in yet another beautiful photospread. Here are a few photos and some excerpts from her chat with GQ:

M.I.A. is perhaps the preeminent global musical artist of the 2000s, a truly kick-ass singer and New York-Londony fashion icon, not to mention a vocal supporter of Sri Lanka’s embattled Tamil minority, of which she’s a member. Her father was a key player in the Tamil separatist movement, and his links to the Tamil Tigers would later contribute to Maya’s rep as a terrorist sympathizer. She also has a 1-year-old son and a third album on the way. When asked about the new rec­ord, Cassette Playa (real name: Carri Munden) says simply, “It’s sick.” Shopping with Maya is fun. “I like this Sade hat … That doesn’t suit me … My head’s too small.” She’s wearing a vintage Louis Vuitton sweatshirt, black tights, and ankle boots, looking disarmingly hipster-suburban. Her moods vary from slightly pissed off to go-fuck-yourself-already, but today she’s bubbly and engaged, doing a sexy-tired southern-ingénue walk. From her song “Hombre”: My hips do the flicks as I walk, yeah. We work our way through reams of ’70s and ’80s shit that reminds me of my own immigrant past. (My parents and I emigrated from the former Soviet Union in 1979.) Taupe-colored “refugee coats.” EZ Spirit. Focus 2000. A Gitano denim coat. We get on the trendy subject of avoiding meat, and Maya says, “What are you gonna do, you know? We don’t have the luxury to even think about being vegetarians or meat eaters. We’re refugees. We’ve been dealing with normal shit, like how to stay alive.” I think to myself, The refugee is strong in this one. She buys a king’s ransom of thrift for $178.72 but still hasn’t found her perfect wedding dress. “I’ve always wanted to get married in a white suit,” she says. “I used to work at a Kodak lab in England, cutting photos after they’d come out of the wash, and in one I saw this couple getting married on a beach in white suits, and their kid was there.”

This GQ mag interview goes on for 6 pages HERE. Yeah, I’m kinda over all the interviews at this point … we never get anything new, which is fine but I just don’t need to read the same stuff over and over. I do love the photos tho. She looks fantastic … as always. I don’t mind more photos, just less of the same kind of interview.

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Watch: Kellan Lutz Behind The Scenes Of His ‘Men’s Health’ Photoshoot

Better seen and not heard

Last week we got our first look at Kellan Lutz on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Men’s Health magazine but today we get to check out a fun behind-the-scenes video of Kellan on the set of his Men’s Health photoshoot … here are a few screencaps:


Kellan does a bit of talking in this video … but that’s not really the draw here ;) As you may recall, we got to see (and not hear) photos of Kellan showing off his Calvin Klein Underwear in Toronto, Canada yesterday but in this video he’s showing off a bit more. Check it out, after the jump … More »

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Michael Jackson Does ‘Billboard’ Magazine

Paying tribute to Michael Jackson's 50 Top Hits

Almost one year after his untimely death, Billboard magazine is featuring Michael Jackson on the cover of their new issue. The magazine is paying homage to MJ‘s 50 Top Hits and reveals his most successful single according to the Billboard charts … and you may be very surprised to find out which of his many songs is his most successful (it ain’t Billie Jean or Thriller). Here is MJ‘s Billboard cover and some deets from the coverstory:

In the days, weeks and months following his death on June 25, 2009, from drug-related cardiac arrest, a popular reclaiming of Jackson as a beloved, once-in-a-lifetime musical genius took hold. While cable-news pundits endlessly pored over the tawdry circumstances of his demise, millions of fans new and old simply shrugged their shoulders and happily popped in their “Thriller” CDs. In July, Jackson regained his spot at the top of the Billboard sales charts, moving 422,000 units in the week after his death alone–to date, the Jackson catalog has sold 9 million copies in the year since he passed, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Spontaneously, kids from Bed-Stuy to Beijing were seen sporting bootleg “Thriller” T-shirts and blaring “Billie Jean” as if it were 1983 and Reagan was in the White House. In the fall, the film of Jackson’s rehearsals for the mocked This Is It tour became the highest-grossing concert movie of all time, earning $72 million at the U.S. box office, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com. (The soundtrack to “This Is It,” Sony Music’s only release of new Jackson material since his death, has sold 1.6 million copies.) In March, the Jackson estate, led by co-executors John Branca and John McClain, signed a 10-album, $250 million deal with Sony that will include the release of a collection of previously unreleased tracks, set for November, as well as repackages of Jackson’s 1979 solo breakthrough, “Off the Wall,” and his 1987 album, “Bad.” One month later, Cirque du Soleil, which had created the Beatles’ show “Love” to great acclaim, announced it would produce both a touring and permanent show based on Jackson’s music.

The coverstory article can be read in full HERE … but just to spoil a bit, MJ‘s most successful Billboard hit was the song Say, Say, Say — his duet with Paul McCartney. Click HERE to see the full ranking list of MJ‘s 50 Top Hits. It’s kinda crazy to think that we are coming up on the one year anniversary of MJ‘s death … and yet, he continues to make headlines. Michael Jackson, it would seem, is destined to live on forever in much the same way that Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley do. He might be even bigger … after all, there is still that treasure trove of unreleased Michael Jackson music that has yet to be released. Who knows, in a few years Billboard may have to amend this list of 50 Top Hits with the addition of a few new songs.

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Abercrombie & Fitch Announces The Return Of ‘A&F Quarterly’

The infamous A&F catalog returns on July 17

After many years of NOT being in print, US clothier Abercrombie & Fitch has announced today that their famed (or infamous) A&F Quarterly catalog will, once again, be available for purchase in A&F stores beginning on July 17, 2010. As you may know, A&F stopped publication of their Abercrombie catalog due to pressure from parents that the catalog was nothing more than pornography. Altho the catalog has NOT been published here in the US, an international hardbound version of the catalog was published back in 2008 for sale outside of the US. Now, out of the blue, A&F has announced that the catalog is back!


As a long time fan of A&F (I know, so sue me) I am very familiar with the Abercrombie catalog and I am (not really so) proud to say that I own every issue of A&F Quarterly (including the international version which was sold only at the A&F store in London, England in 2008). While it is true that there is some nudity in the publication (and not really many photos of models actually waring A&F clothing), I do love that all of the photographs are shot by one of my fave photographers Bruce Weber. So … I will deffo be getting a copy when the newest issue of A&F Quarterly becomes available next month. After the jump, get your first look at the cover of the new issue and find out how YOU can get your copy … More »

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‘Twilight’s Xavier Samuel Does ‘Interview’ Magazine

"My hair and my accent are sort of my main assets."

Xavier Samuel, the Aussie actor who is about to break into the world of Twilight adoration as the newest hottie vamp on the block in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (due out in theaters on June 30), is featured in the new issue of Interview magazine. Samuel was interviewed by his Eclipse co-star (and fictional vampire maker) Bryce Dallas Howard (who plays vampire Victoria) and is lookin’ pretty good in this accompanying photospread … behold:

BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD: So now that you’re almost on the other side with Eclipse, how has everything been for you? It’s all been a little wild, right?
XAVIER SAMUEL: Yeah, it has. It’s kind of like being struck by lightning in a way, because it all seems so improbable.

HOWARD: Eclipse is your first American film.
SAMUEL: It is. I’ve been doing American auditions for a while, and it always felt sort of like sending these audition tapes off into the ether. So just hearing anything back from anyone was kind of startling.

HOWARD: When we were shooting Eclipse, it was amazing for me to see how the girls all went berserk over you. These girls were totally losing their minds—and much like everyone else in the cast who experiences those sorts of things, you dealt with it really graciously and wonderfully. Were you at all startled by that?
SAMUEL: I mean, it’s kind of bizarre, isn’t it? Having that kind of attention. I’m not under the microscope in the same fashion that a lot of the other cast members are, so I think I can slide under the radar a little bit more, but getting any attention at all is completely new for me.

HOWARD: Well, it’s been interesting to see how these young women have responded to you and your hair and your accent.
SAMUEL: My hair and my accent are sort of my main assets.

For those of you still interested in what the lad has to say about, well, whatever … you can read the rest of his Interview interview HERE. I, on the other hand, plan to just focus on these photos … despite all the clothing, they are much more interesting to me than the banal back and forth with BDH.

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Lindsay Lohan SCRAMs & Speaks

"People should just leave me alone ..."

Lindsay Lohan is speaking out in a new interview with Star magazine where she implores that the public “leave [her] alone and let [her] live”. It would seem that the rumors going around about her alleged illegal alcohol-use are getting to her and she wants the world to know that “enough is enough”. Here is a photo of Lindsay out and about yesterday on an ice-cream run here in SoCal and some excerpts from her new chat with Star magazine:

In her first interview since being forced to wear a SCRAM bracelet, and less than two weeks after the booze monitor detected her consumption of a “small amount of alcohol,” Lindsay Lohan speaks out to Star exclusively about leaving her addiction behind and getting her career back on track. “Enough is enough,” the frustrated starlet says in our June 28 issue. “People should just leave me alone and let me live.” The hard-partying star particularly wants to refute any notion that she’s fallen off the wagon since Star broke the news that the SCRAM went off in the early hours of June 7 while she was partying at Katy Perry’s post-MTV Movie Awards bash. “I haven’t touched any alcohol or anything of the sort,” she insists. Adding: “The lies that get created [are] damaging to my career.” Although Lindsay, who is working to get financial backing for her make-or-break role in Inferno playing porn star Linda Lovelace, is adamant that she’s been playing it straight since she was fitted with the bracelet on May 24, she’s certainly put herself in the way of temptation by hitting the Hollywood party scene hard. “It’s a constant struggle for her to stay sober, one that she faces every day,” an insider reveals in the article.

If you are interested, Lindsay‘s full interview with Star magazine will hit newsstands on June 28. I have to say, I don’t really understand why Lindsay is so surprised by all the attention (both good and bad) she receives. She very often welcomes the attention when it suits her and then wants to say “enough is enough” when it does not suit her. I personally feel she is grossly misinformed by what is actually “damaging” to her career. It’s not the “lies that get created” that are doing the damage, it’s the reckless, dangerous and proven illegal behavior that she has been engaging in for the past few years that are destroying what’s left of her career. Until she is honest with herself and is willing to own her mistakes and PAY FOR THEM, she will never learn and will never get her life back on track. I am rooting for her to do well, I honestly am … but she needs to make serious changes in her life before she can achieve success again. Until then, people are going to talk because her behavior gives way too much fodder for discussion. If she truly wants people to leave her alone, then she needs to find new employment out of the public spotlight … but, to be honest, if Lindsay Lohan actually got her wish, if people actually did not pay attention to her I think she would wither up and die.

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‘People’ Magazine Picks The 50 Hottest Bodies Of 2010

Features Zac Efron's hot bod on the cover

People magazine has published its annual 50 Hottest Bodies issue and has made the very wise decision to feature the insanely hot bod of actor Zac Efron on the cover. As you may recall, a few days ago we got to see HOT photos of Zac lookin’ all shirtless and wet in Maui, HI. Here is our first look at this special double issue of People magazine along with some deets about what can be found inside:

‘PEOPLE’ celebrates the 50 Most Amazing Bodies with Zac Efron and Jennifer Love Hewitt leading the pack in this week’s special double issue featuring 28 pages of celebs, swimsuits, and diet secrets. High School Musical’s Zac Efron, 22, officially graduates (with honors!) to sex symbol status as “Best Chest,” along with Common, Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Phillippe, and Kellan Lutz rounding out PEOPLE’s list of hunks in trunks. Ghost Whisperer star Jennifer Love Hewitt, 31, shows off her amazing bikini body in exclusive photos, and reveals the (real) skinny on how she went from “fat” to fabulous with her diet and exercise tricks. “I ordered a string bikini for the first time since I was 16,” the newly trim and toned Hewitt tells PEOPLE, “and I’m rocking it this year!” When asked if she ever contemplated plastic surgery, she admits, “I’ve definitely thought about it. My hips have always been big. I remember thinking at one point, ‘I know: I’ll get my hips lipo-ed off!’ You can’t – it’s bone. It doesn’t work that way. But everybody thinks about it. And anybody who says they don’t is lying.” Regarding how she feels about her body now, she says, “I’m starting to love it. Not in love yet, but I’m falling in love with my body.” PEOPLE’s Top 10 Body Moments of the Year include Jennifer Aniston’s Smart Water ad, the latest print campaign that left women thirsty to have the 41-year-old’s toned and taut figure; Taylor Lautner’s muscle makeover in the Twilight film series, where the 18-year-old shed his shirt to reveal his newly chiseled torso; and Heidi Montag’s extreme plastic surgery, where the 23-year-old Hills star underwent 10 procedures in one day that left her with DDD breasts, a new chin, and feeling “perfect.” In Perfect Pinups, four bathing beauties – Vanessa Minnillo, Gabrielle Union, Audrina Patridge, and Kendra Wilkinson – strip down to their swimsuits and spill their secrets. After giving birth to her son last December, “My curves shocked me big-time,” admits E! reality star Wilkinson, 25. “It was a whole other woman I was looking at in the mirror. I was used to being fit and skinny. I never had to lose weight until now.” LA-based actress Union, 37, tells PEOPLE she has no desire to be “a freak-show double zero.” Instead, the size 6 star does at least 30 minutes of cardio three times a week so her figure remains “fit – but with boobs and a butt!” She adds, “I’ve gotten to the point where I love the skin that I’m in.” From calorie counting to plastic surgery, five stars – Lisa Rinna, Nikki Blonsky, Garcelle Beauvais, Dayna Devon and Whitney Port – hold a Body Summit, where they sound off about what it really takes to look good in Hollywood. “After I had my twins, there’s a race to lose your baby weight,” Beauvais, 43, tells PEOPLE. “We’re putting too much pressure on losing the weight and fitting into skinny jeans.” And if she wasn’t in Hollywood, “I would be 7 lbs. heavier,” admits Devon, 40. Ballroom pros Cheryl Burke and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are featured in Dirty Dancing with the Stars, a unique photo spread where they recreate scenes from four iconic dance movies: “Dirty Dancing,” Footloose,” “Flashdance,” and Grease.” Finally, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino gives new meaning to Body Language when he demonstrates his signature six-pack abdominals-baring move to male residents of a retirement community in Miami, where Jersey Shore recently filmed. For more information and exclusive video from PEOPLE’s “Most Amazing Bodies” photo shoots, visit www.people.com/hottestbodies

I have to say … I honestly love this annual issue of People magazine cuz I totally see it for what it is … a reason gawk gratuitously at hot bodies … like Zac‘s. And so, just because I love y’all … check out one more photo of Zac Efron‘s hot bod as featured in the pages of People magazine, after the jump … More »

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