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Adam Lambert Does Japanese ‘Rolling Stone’ Magazine

Domo arigato, Mr. Glambarto

Last year’s American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert may have graced the cover of Rolling Stone magazine last Summer but he is featured on the cover and in the pages of the Japanese version of the mag this year. Here is our first look at Glambert on the cover of the NEW issue of Rolling Stone Japan:


Between the two issues, I think I prefer this cover of RS to the one we saw last year. After the jump, check out some photos from the accompanying photoshoot which, if you can believe it, aren’t all that dramatic … More »

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Kellan Lutz Does ‘Interview’ Magazine

"I’ll always see myself as young at heart. I mean, I’m 25"

Kellan Lutz, star of Twilight and the upcoming remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street, is featured in the pages of the new issue of Interview magazine. Kellan was interviewed by Mark Jacobs (who is a writer and not THE Marc Jacobs) for the mag and features in a sexy shower room photospread. Here is one of Kellan‘s Interview magazine photospread photos along with some excerpts from his interview with Jacobs:

Actor, action-movie star, farmhand, Calvin Klein underwear model, and nascent motivational speaker, Kellan Lutz is the man of the moment. The determined 25-year-old Lutz has made a name for himself with roles as a cocky, good-looking jock with rich parents on CW’s 90210, a soldier stationed in Iraq in HBO’s Generation Kill (2008), and a vampire in the Twilight series—a trifecta of mainstream masculinity. He is a superhero-in-waiting, unbothered by an unbuttoned shirt, and thirsty for a franchise phenomenon of his own. Born in North Dakota and raised in Arizona with frequent visits to the family farm in Iowa, Lutz has a backstory that is authentically rugged and thoroughly American—a Bruce Weber–esque narrative that became an actual Bruce Weber narrative in 2004 when Lutz appeared, photographed by Weber, on the cover of the A&F Quarterly magazine. But it’s Hollywood time now, and Lutz is hard at work. There’s this month’s A Nightmare on Elm Street remake; a turn as a hotheaded lacrosse player opposite fellow Twilight-er Ashley Greene in Warrior; the independent murder mystery Meskada with Nick Stahl and Grace Gummer; and then, most importantly, more Twilight (the third installment, Eclipse, is out in June). Lutz believes in paying it forward and the laws of attraction. Even stray pups follow him home.

MARK JACOBS: Hi, Kellan? Where are you right now?
KELLAN LUTZ: I am in my backyard in L.A. hanging out with my two dogs.

JACOBS: You spent time on a dairy farm in Iowa while you were growing up?
LUTZ: Iowa is where the big farm was, where my grandparents lived. After my parents divorced, we would visit them. My mom would send me out to the pigpen, where we had these huge, huge pigs. I would stand there for six hours holding a hose, watering pigs. They’d dive in the mud and shake it off, and I’d go home covered in it. I loved the whole thing of getting wet and dirty and then getting in a warm bath.

JACOBS: You also have experience spraying crops and building silos. Are you aware of how this story reads in New York and L.A.? Anything involving uncontrived hard labor is irresistible to the style industry.
LUTZ: I’d rather do manual labor than sit behind a desk. And as my grandparents got older, I’d fly out there and help out around the farm. We’d tear barns down; we’d build barns. I’d rather be outside rolling hay or driving the tractors.

JACOBS: Then how did you choose Hollywood?
LUTZ: I have a lot of older brothers who messed up in different ways in my mother’s eyes. So I learned from all of their mistakes. I can’t go into detail, but while I was growing up, I always tried to make it a goal to relieve some of the stress my mother went through. I applied myself to school very diligently. I wanted to go out of state so I wouldn’t have to depend on my mother. And L.A., where my father lived, seemed to call to me.

JACOBS: Why acting?
LUTZ: In L.A., I was meeting people who were all actors. My mind started to open up to what acting was. I didn’t realize that Brad Pitt was a real person. I didn’t think he was a robot or a machine, but I thought you were just born into acting—that it’s a family tree, kind of like NASCAR. No one can just say, “Hey, I’m going to be a NASCAR driver.” They need to have some way in. Once I was in L.A., I realized anyone could do this. Why not give it a shot? I started going to a ton of acting classes, and I found I had a real passion for it, probably the biggest passion I’ve ever had in my whole life. So I decided to put school aside, put all my scholarships aside, put everything that I worked hard on for my mother and myself aside, and pursue this roller-coaster ride.

Wanna know more about Mr. Lutz? Read on to find out how he got his first Abercrombie & Fitch Catalog cover, see a bunch of photos from his Interview photospread and watch a behind the scenes video from his shoot … More »

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Sarah Jessica Parker Does ‘Vogue’ Magazine

"We four [Sex and the City] women ... have never been better."

Earlier today we got our first look at the new Sex and the City 2 movie poster which features Sarah Jessica Parker‘s Carrie Bradshaw character and right now we get to check out SJP herself on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Vogue magazine. Here is our first look at SJP‘s Vogue coverphoto, which was shot by Mario Testino, along with some excerpts from her accompanying coverstory interview:

On having children with a surrogate mother: “Meeting your children rather than giving birth to them, it’s as if, um, it’s—suspended animation. The gestational experience is gone. It’s as if everything else disappears for a moment, and the world goes silent and—I can’t explain it except to say that nothing else existed. I don’t remember anything but the blanket on the bed that they were lying on and my husband’s face and their faces and my son’s. It’s literally as if sound is sucked from the room. Time stands still. It’s so different, and equally extraordinary.”

On the importance of keeping perspective: “We painted our patio furniture ourselves…. I make my children’s food myself. We put together their high chairs ourselves; we do a lot ourselves! We do our own grocery shopping, we go to the market ourselves, you know? I do my laundry.”

The upcoming Sex and the City sequel: “We four women, despite I guess what a lot of people hope, have never been better. This movie—and maybe it’s because we actually lived together—it was the best! We were together all day long, at night, in the restaurants, in our hotels. It was wonderful.”

Sex and the City getting older: “We’re still playing—uh, I don’t know how old Carrie is! Is she about 42 now? I think Carrie’s younger than I [Parker is 45], and Miranda and Charlotte are younger than they are in real life. Samantha was always the older lady, so she’s 52 now and talks a lot about what comes with that. In the movie. Talks about menopause. Comedically.”

Her introduction to New York and Halston: “I came to New York originally in 1976, and then I got this part in Annie around the corner from Studio 54. I was a little girl, and for some reason they always invited the cast of Annie to Studio 54, so there I was at thirteen and fourteen, and the doorman would usher us in, literally underneath his arms. And it was 1977 in New York City, and you couldn’t be alive and not know the name Halston.”

Her new position with Halston: “There was every reason to say no, and there were very compelling reasons to say yes…. It’s an exciting time at that company. It has had some false starts that are well documented and it is relaunching itself. It has a wonderful legacy, and I couldn’t say no.”

I am so glad that SJP talked about her surrogate babies … I’ve been dying to know as much about her situation as possible. It seems so interesting to me that a couple can have a baby of their own and then just let someone else carry it to term and then delivery it to them at the end of nine months. It sounds like a pretty sweet deal to me. Tho, considering that many women LOVE the magic of carrying their babies inside their own bodies, I guess I’ll have to defer to the experts. In any event, and for whatever reason, SJP and hubby Matthew Broderick now have a beautiful set of twin daughters as part of their little family. After the jump, check out a few photos featured in SJP‘s Vogue photospread … More »

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Jake Gyllenhaal Does ‘GQ’ Magazine

"I think I’m realizing my strengths and my faults."

Our dear Jake Gyllenhaal is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of GQ magazine. As y’all should know by now, Jakey poo will be starring in his first big budget action film this Summer, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time … In support of that upcoming film, Jake talks to GQ magazine as well as poses for a few photos … with some of his adoring fans. Here is our first look at Jake on the cover GQ magazine and some excerpts from his coverstory interview where he talks a bit about his late friend and co-star Heath Ledger:

Jake Gyllenhaal has already proven his versatility by starring in films such as Brokeback Mountain and Jarhead. Now he stars in the upcoming Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, taking on his first action role and solidifying his status as a superstar. In an interview with GQ correspondent Chris Heath, Gyllenhaal opens up about his relationship with Heath Ledger, his parents’ recent divorce (“I think it takes a lot of courage for my parents to make the decision that they made”), and his love for his family. As for his own life, Gyllenhaal explains, “I’m trying not to keep things so neat. I think I’m realizing my strengths and my faults. I think I’m trying to see what is me…and what is not me.”

On working with Heath Ledger: “He was very sensitive. He didn’t always have a sense of performance in his everyday life. He knew who he was. I think actors very often, they know how to present something, and that’s part of their job. I think he was just really sensitive. We often used to do a lot of things together, because people were very interested in him and I think we felt safe together.”

On how Ledger’s death affected him: “Even when we did Brokeback and stuff, it was like my work was the only thing that mattered to me. It was like I could only understand or define myself through doing that. Life, I didn’t totally understand. And I think I was afraid of life. And I had success in my work, enough success that you could keep going back there. But after that happened … I think I recognized that it was work. And I recognized that this is for real.”

While I still have my doubts that Prince of Persia will be able to wow audiences, I am really rooting for Jake to succeed with his new film. If he does well, he’s sure to get more action film leads … and action film leads usually have to get all sweaty and half-nekkid on the big screen … which would be a win-win situation for ALL involved. In any event, I’m still very much looking forward to seeing him in Persia — and I’m also looking forward to seeing a few photos from his GQ photospread. Check ‘em out, after the jump … More »

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The ‘Jersey Shore’ Guys Do ‘Interview’ Magazine

With special guest star Bar Refaeli

Back in February, Mike The Situation Sorrentino broke the news that he would be posing in a new photospread with supermodel Bar Refaeli for Interview magazine. Today we learn that the shoot was shot by Terry Richardson and also features fellow Jersey Shore castmates Paul Pauly D Delvecchio, Vinny Guadagnino and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro … behold:

Once upon a time, we learned what happened when seven strangers came to live together in a house, stopped being polite, and started getting real. After 23 iterations of that concept, we learned that we were bored, and an ever-savvy MTV flipped the concept, assembling a group of strangers to live together in a house and act like cartoon characters. As Jersey Shore’s first season debuted, eight sensory assaults masquerading as people—tanned, unquiet, self-proclaimed “guidos” and “guidettes,” some of them not actually Italian-American—assembled in a summer rental to live, laugh, love, malaprop, hump in hot tubs, get arrested, and wander around drunkenly, eating ham. The ratings were meager at first, but the show took off when Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, the show’s heroine, was punched in the nose by a high school teacher after a dispute involving a stolen drink. (This basically tells you everything you need to know about the show’s moral universe.) As Snooki was walloped in the face, so was America, and the whole country became Jersey Shore’s battered paramours—uncomfortable but unable to tear ourselves away … The second season begins shooting this month, and barring any cases of hair-gel toxicosis, it will air on MTV this summer. In the meantime, the four dudes of the show—Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Vinny Guadagnino, and “Pauly D” Delvecchio—talked to Interview about their hopes, dreams, and penis piercings.

You gotta hand it to Richardson, this shoot is kinda fun … in a d-bag sort of way. Interview took the time to talk with each of these guidos but it’s really the photos that are most interesting (cuz these guys are not). After the jump check out the individual shots that Terry Richardson shot of the JS guys with Bar Refaeli for Interview magazine … More »

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Robert Downey, Jr. Does ‘Men’s Journal’ Magazine

"I consider myself a pain-in-the-ass artist self-aware enough to be tolerable."

Robert Downey, Jr., who will be starring as Tony Stark/Iron Man in next month’s sequel film Iron Man 2, is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Men’s Journal magazine. In this new issue, RDJ talks about his recent acting experiences as Sherlock Holmes and, naturally, talks a bit about stepping back into the Iron Man costume. Here is our first look at RDJ on the cover of Men’s Journal and some excerpts from his coverstory interview:

On advice for practicing Wing Chun, a martial arts discipline: “Seriously, don’t worry about looking like an idiot. It’s like life: The less self-conscious you are, the better it works. And remember, lots of ice and Advil afterward. Trust me on that one.”

On how Wing Chun helps him cope: “This is all about focus. Wing Chun teaches you what to concentrate on, whether you’re here or out in the world dealing with problems. It’s second nature for me now. I don’t even get to the point where there’s a problem.”

On being reluctant to punch a stuntman full in the mouth while filming Sherlock Holmes: “I was like, ‘I can’t or he’s not going to be able to play with his kids this weekend.’ And Guy (Ritchie) was basically saying, ‘He doesn’t have any kids.’ ”

On if he is worried about burnout from filming and promoting films: “You don’t worry about something that has already happened,” he says with resignation. “You don’t need to worry about your car breaking down when you’re already on the side of the street with the hood up. Worrying is done. The hubcaps have already come off going around the corners.”

On being an actor: “This is still art for commerce, at best. I consider myself to be a pain-in-the-ass artist who’s self-aware enough to still be tolerable. While I have a little bit of juice, I try not to rub it in anyone’s face, because it’s just disgusting. And I use the term ‘artist’ loosely.”

I have to say, RDJ is prolly my favorite actor right now. I know a lot of people are all ga-ga over Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt but I think I prefer Robert Downey, Jr. over all other actors. He can play serious, he can play funny … he can play seriously funny … and make it all seem totally effortless. If you think back to his troubled days in the 90′s, it’s amazing how well he’s turned his life around … I like that he is flawed and still very successful. He is the only person alive who could ever bring Tony Stark to life and I can’t WAIT to see him in Iron Man 2 next month! After the jump, check out a few photos from RDJ‘s Men’s Journal photospread and read a few quotes from some of his compatriots about RDJ‘s acting style … More »

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Stephen Moyer Does ‘Details’ Magazine

The Men of 'True Blood', Part 3

First we got to see the extremely handsome Alexander Skarsgård on the cover of Details magazine, then we got to see the super hawt Ryan Kwanten on the cover of Details and now we get to see main man Stephen Moyer on HIS own cover of Details magazine devoted to The men of True Blood … behold:


Hot! Hot! Hot! That’s all I can say about these special edition covers of Details mag. It’s evident to me that the folks at the mag had a devil of a time deciding which of these 3 hot men would represent their show on the cover of this new issue so they decided to give them each their own coverphoto … bloody brilliant! After the jump, check out a couple photos from Stephen‘s Details magazine photospread … More »

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Ryan Kwanten Does ‘Details’ Magazine

The Men of 'True Blood', Part 2

Earlier today we got to see True Blood star Alexander Skarsgård on the cover of the new issue of Details magazine. His cover is one of 3 special covers which feature 3 main male stars of the hit HBO drama. Right now, we get to see the second Details magazine cover devoted to The Men of True Blood … here is our first look at Ryan Kwanten on his cover of Details mag:


OHHHHH man, how much do I love Details magazine right now? First Alexander heats up their magazine cover and now Ryan does the same. I believe the word you are looking for is Yummo!! After the jump, check out a couple photos from Ryan‘s hawt new Details photospread … More »

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Alexander Skarsgård Does ‘Details’ Magazine

The Men of 'True Blood', Part 1

Hold on to your hats True Blood fans cuz Details magazine is comin’ after YOU! The new issue of Details will feature 3 different covers devoted to 3 different male stars of the hit HBO series … and right now, I present to you the first look at the new issue of Details with actor Alexander Skarsgård on the cover:


The site has yet to be updated with the coverstory devoted to The Men of True Blood but who needs text when we have pretty pictures to look at instead? After the jump, check out a couple photos from Alexander‘s photospread for Details magazine … More »

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‘Entertainment Weekly’ Celebrates 30 Years Of ‘The Empire Strikes Back’

Bringin' sexy 'Back'

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the classic sci-fi sequel The Empire Strikes Back (more recently renamed Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back), Entertainment Weekly is featuring one of many “previously unseen photos” from the film on the cover of it’s latest issue … behold:

A long time ago (30 years, actually) in a galaxy not so far, far away (right here, in fact) we were treated to the release of what many consider the best sequel ever made: The Empire Strikes Back. In celebration of that achievement and anniversary, Lucasfilm and Del Rey are releasing a new book in October titled Star Wars: The Making of The Empire Strikes Back, that goes behind the scenes of the epic space saga in exhaustive detail. And we’ve got your first taste right here. In an exclusive first look, the new issue of Entertainment Weekly features several rare and never-before-seen photos and quotes from the cast and crew on the Empire set, as well as an original script page (with revisions and notes from director Irvin Kershner), and early sketches of key new characters Yoda and Boba Fett. It’s a visual feast sure to be gobbled up by any Star Wars fan. Plus, in addition to that treasure trove, Dalton Ross explains in the issue why The Empire Strikes Back remains the ultimate Star Wars film. “What makes The Empire Strikes Back the greatest and grandest of all Star Wars films is its emotional resonance,” explains Ross in his essay. “This is no feel-good popcorn film, as the Rebel Alliance is on the receiving end of a pretty much continuous loop of butt kickings, starting from the very first line of the opening crawl: ‘It is a dark time for the rebellion.’”

While I find it a bit difficult to believe that there actually are “never before seen photos” from the world of Star Wars (like this coverphoto, which I’ve seen many times before), I guess I can believe George Lucas sat on a treasure trove of rare photos to publish in a new book like this. Even if die hard Star Wars fans have already seen it all, I’m certain this issue of EW is a must-own. I can’t wait to see what little treats are featured in this new mag and I really can’t wait to get a copy of this new Star Wars book. Wee!!

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