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Mia Wasikowska Does ‘Teen Vogue’ Magazine

"I thought, Oh, what's the point, I'm much too old to start acting.'"

Mia Wasikowska, who stars as Alice Kingsley in Tim Burton‘s world of Alice in Wonderland, is featured on the cover and in the pages of Teen Vogue magazine. Mia shows off her daring new, short hair’do in a batch of absolutely gorgeous photos and in her coverstory interview talks about her role in Wonderland, which opens in theaters on March 5. Here is Mia‘s coverphoto and some excerpts form the coverstory article:

The original story of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland begins with a bored little girl making the ill-considered decision to follow a foppish rabbit down a very steep hole. As she falls (and falls), she ponders whether cats eat bats and considers what life is like in Australia, where she imagines that people “walk with their heads downwards” and where she expects—given the duration of her tumble—that she might very well end up. So perhaps it’s only fitting that the tale of Mia Wasikowska (pronounced Vah-shee-kov-ska), the 20-year-old Australian actress who’s been picked to star in a new big-screen adaptation of the classic book, starts in what Brits call the Antipodes. Like Alice, young Mia was at loose ends, looking around for something fun to do, when she set her sights on distant Hollywood. The ex-ballerina daughter of two visual artists was attracted to filmmaking because of the opportunity she felt it would afford her to “express a feeling” without having to worry, as she did in dance, about achieving physical perfection first. Not that Mia didn’t have other concerns: Although she was only fourteen, she felt positively over-the-hill. “I thought, Oh, what’s the point, I’m much too old to start acting,” she reports with a giggle. ” ‘Everybody who is an actor has been acting since they were three.’ ” Nevertheless, she began telephoning talent agents in Sydney, about 150 miles from her native Canberra, and when one finally answered, she made an appointment. “I was really adamant,” she explains. “I was trying to make it work.” And so she did. By her seventeenth birthday, Mia had starred in several Australian features and was shooting In Treatment, the HBO series that constituted her first big break. As Sophie, a suicidal teenage gymnast, she was a revelation; spellbinding subsequent turns in 2008′s Defiance and last year’s That Evening Sun (which earned her a nomination for a Film Independent Spirit Award) proved that she was anything but a one-part wonder. Now, with this month’s release of director Tim Burton’s 3-D spin on Alice in Wonderland—in which Mia appears opposite Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, and Helena Bonham Carter—she’s on the verge of becoming very well known.

After the jump, check out more from Mia‘s Teen Vogue article and check out a batch of beautiful photos from her accompanying spread … More »

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Janet Jackson Does ‘Wonderland’ Magazine

Sneak Peek

Janet Jackson is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Wonderland magazine and altho neither the coverstory interview nor the accompany photospread is available online (just yet), we do get to check out a fun preview of JJ in the mag:

Honestly, I’m not too keen on the cover photo because it looks like a photo she has taken many, many times before. Screaming — really, Janet? But the other preview photo that has been made available from this shoot is really cute. After the jump, check out the other photo and a short video clip that gives quick peeks of some of the other photos, too … More »

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Victoria Beckham Does ‘10’ Magazine

Size matters

Yesterday we saw David Beckham on the cover and in the pages of 10 magazine (men) and today we get to see wifey Victoria Beckham on the matching cover of 10 magazine (women). In her coverstory interview, VB talks about dress sizes … and how she and Jennifer Lopez supposedly wear the same size — or some such nonsense:

Victoria Beckham has claimed she’s the same dress size as curvy star Jennifer Lopez. The former Spice Girl is often criticised for her skinny body but in new shots for 10 Magazine she looks unusually curvy. And speaking about her fashion range VB said: “My dresses are for women of all different shapes and sizes. “Actually, the one I tried on yesterday was the one Jennifer wore. And who’d have thought I’d be the same size as Jennifer Lopez!” And after rumours that she is now focused on TV work Posh says she plans to stay in fashion. She told 10: “I still plan to be doing this in 10, 15, 20 years time, so it’s got to be done right.” David Beckham also appears in the same edition of the magazine.

Hurray!! 10, 15, 20 more years of robotic mayhem! Well, if she plans on doing this for the next 20 or so years, I guess she should be commended for working towards longevity. I wish her all the luck in the world. After the jump, check out some of VB‘s 10 magazine photos from her accompanying spread … More »

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Nicole Richie Does British ‘Marie Claire’ Magazine

"I felt it was ... unfair to say someone has an eating disorder when they don’t."

Nicole Richie, fashion/jewelry designer and mother of two extraordinaire, is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of British Marie Claire magazine. In her coverstory interview, Nicole opens up about the allegations that she previously suffered from an eating disorder … allegations she calls “insulting and irritating”. Here is Nicole‘s MC coverphoto and some excerpts from her coverstory interview:

These sizzling pictures of Nicole Richie give little clue to the weight issues which have plague her recent years. With a tiny Size Zero frame giving her a severe case of ‘lollipop head’ syndrome, fans had become concerned for her health, insisting she had become too thin. But Nicole, who is at her curviest best after having two children with boyfriend Joel Madden, has come forward to reassure fans she has always been healthy. The 28-year-old also took the opportunity to blast critics who had accused her of suffering from an eating disorder. She said: ‘I felt it was a little unfair to say someone has an eating disorder when they don’t. It’s extremely insulting and irresponsible. ‘An eating disorder is serious and it’s a disease.’ The reality television star, who is the adopted daughter of singer Lionel Richie, dropped to Size Zero before falling pregnant with her first child. At her skinniest, she was pictured on a beach in 2006 and became the reluctant poster girl for Hollywood’s obsession with weight loss. But since daughter Harlow’s arrival nearly two years ago, she has looked altogether healthier. Her second child, son, Sparrow, was born four months ago and Mother Nature’s impact has been even more dramatic. Nicole previously revealed she is naturally skinny, and sometimes finds it difficult to put on weight. The full interview with Nicole appears in the March issue of Marie Claire magazine She said: ‘I think when you see me in person, you see that I’m, like, five foot one – I’m a small person. When I was heavier, everyone said I was too heavy. You can’t win in the public eye and I find it really hard. So I ignore it now, I really do. The only time it bothered me was when I was in a store trying on shoes and these girls came up to me – they were probably like 13 or 14 – and their mother came over, and she said, “Are you taking care of yourself, because my girls think that you’re not.” That was upsetting.’ Nicole is currently preparing to kickstart her acting career as the star of a new TV sitcom … Nicole will return to the small screen for a half-hour show, which she pitched to bosses at U.S. channel ABC earlier this year. She will also produce the series, in which she stars as a working woman juggling her family and love life.

Irregardless of what Nicole used to look like (and let’s be honest, she was really thin), she looks fantastic these days … motherhood really seems to agree with her. She’s never looked better, never looked happier and I couldn’t be more thrilled at her success at life. I really admire the way she has matured, she is truly a woman that young girls can look up to. After the jump, check out a few more photos from Nicole‘s Marie Claire magazine photospread … More »

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David Beckham Does ‘10’ Magazine

"I still feel quite shy when I see [my] poster or campaign"

David Beckham is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of 10 magazine (men) wherein he talks a bit about how shy he gets when he sees large posters/billboards/banners that feature his massive bulge packed tightly into Emporio Armani underwear:

Most people would be ecstatic to look half as good as David Beckham does on those enormous, half-naked billboards. But for the soccer star, it just makes him uncomfortable. “I still feel quite shy when I see a poster or campaign like that,” he tells 10 magazine of his steamy ads, most notably his Emporio Armani underwear campaign. He adds, “It was a daunting experience stripping off in front of a room of people but after a while you get used to it — although my mum still hasn’t.” Although the 34-year-old athlete maintains that his “priority has always been my football career over anything else,” he does admit to having fun getting photographed. “I’ve done quite a few shoots and you can have fun doing them,” he says. “I’m a footballer and that’s where I’m most comfortable, but I’ve enjoyed working with some great photographers over the years.”

Yeah, shy, whatevs. I mean, yes … I believe that he gets shy sometimes but there is no way he’s not used to it by now. The man gets as nekkid as he can at almost every soccer game he plays and he’s been strippin’ down to his skivvies in public for years now. Sayin’ he gets all shy, tho, makes a good story. After the jump, check out some pics from Becks‘s 10 magazine photospread to see just how shy he really is … More »

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Michelle Trachtenberg Does ‘Complex’ Magazine

Best headline of my life: "Trachtenberg Likes Dicks."

Michelle Trachtenberg — star of films like EuroTrip, Mysterious Skin, Black Christmas, 17 Again and TV shows like Gossip Girl, Mercy and the famed Buffy the Vampire Slayer — is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Complex magazine. In her coverstory interview, Michelle talks about her new film A Couple of Dicks and even talks BtVS but it’s her Complex photospread that is really the eye catcher. Here is her coverphoto and some excerpts from her coverstory interview:

Michelle has been playing with sweets since the age of 3, when she spilled cranberry juice for a Wisk commercial. Thankfully, she managed to steer clear of sugary 30-second purgatory to firmly plant herself in the pop consciousness with roles as Buffy’s sister on TV’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer and an exhibitionist co-ed in the film EuroTrip. We should also mention that both roles led to Trachtenberg amassing a rather large number of not-so-secret admirers. So when pedophilic fans of Buffy (and non-pedophilic fans of bikinis) heard that she would be co-starring in something called A Couple of Dicks, you could forgive (and understand) their excitement.

Born and bred in Brooklyn! Did you ever get flashed or groped on the train growing up?
Michelle Trachtenberg: [Laughs.] I did. I was a kid, so I didn’t get groped—that would be really creepy. But there were some men not fully dressed that I saw on the subway. My mom and I would pretend that we were crazy people—because a crazy person doesn’t want to approach another crazy person.

What’s the nastiest thing anyone’s said to you on the streets of New York?
Michelle Trachtenberg: It’s probably been more recent, since I’ve grown into my womanly form. You know, you’ll walk by a construction site and it’s like, “You kiss your mama with that ass?” What does that even mean? I don’t kiss my mama with my ass because it’s back there! My lips are up here, so that’s weird. It worked though, ’cause I turned around and was like, “What does that mean?!” So he won.

And you spoke for several hours.
Michelle Trachtenberg: Um, he’s my boyfriend.

So, A Couple of Dicks. Did you sign on for the title alone?
Michelle Trachtenberg: Totally. Best headline of my life: “Trachtenberg Likes Dicks.” How can you not have A Couple of Dicks on your IMDB page? I sent a mass e-mail to all my agents and managers like, “I would like to thank y’all for your contribution to my 20-year career, because I am now on top of some dicks.”

There must have been lots of dick jokes on the set. What was the best one?
Michelle Trachtenberg: “Are we rolling on Dicks?” “Sort of. Don’t make it hurt.”

The interview excerpts continue after the jump. Read on and see a batch of photos from her HAWT Complex photospread … More »

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Nicole Richie Does ‘Fashion’ Magazine

Rockin' 'Winter Kate' clothes

Nicole Richie posted a sneak peek at her upcoming cover for Fashion magazine which, according to her tweet, features her in Winter Kate clothing and House of Harlow 1960 jewelry … behold:

Rocking Winter Kate & House of Harlow in Fashion Magazine

Unfortch the Fashion magazine website has not been updated with Nicole‘s photospread or coverstory interview (wherein she explains that “Joel is the Best Dad Ever”) so we’ll have to be on the look-out for that. She looks great in this photo, tho. Gotta love her :)

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The Cast Of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Does ‘Nylon’ Magazine

"Love Sucks"

Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder, the principal stars of the CW TV series The Vampire Diaries, share the cover of the new issue of Nylon magazine this month. This ménage of actors will return to the TV airwaves in an all new ep of the series TONIGHT but right now we get to check out their hawt three-way chemistry in the pages of Nylon magazine beforehand:

Those well acquainted with Serena and Little J may find this fact hard to believe: Vampire Diaries, The CW’s budding show about bloodsuckers and the teen girls who love and / or get eaten by them, has double the number of Gossip Girl viewers. What makes it such a hit? It could be the current cultural zeitgeist of Edward, Bella, Sookie, Bill, and immortal drama. It could be the lingering teen appeal of star Nina Dobrev (remember her from Degrassi?). Or maybe it’s just damn fun and funny. Luke Crisell – who calls the show “like Dawson’s Creek with less talk and more action” – sat down with the cast of and asked them himself.

On the similarities between Twilight, True Blood, and Vampire Diaries:
“When the show first started… you automatically thought Twilight. But once you continue, there’s a whole other side of it that goes a lot deeper… It’s about letting everyone know that we’re different but we all respect each other.” — Nina Dobrev

On the sudden success of the show:
“Do I thing the show would be successful as it is, if it weren’t for all that? No.” — Paul Wesley

Hey Ian, is there any similarity between LOST and Vampire Diaries?
“[My character] is gonna be the coolest character on television. There was no doubt about it. It reminded me of Sawyer, Josh Holloway’s character on LOST. He was always the character I secretly wished I could play.”

I didn’t think I was going to but I have really become a fan of this show. I started watching it just because it was new but I didn’t expect to get wrapped up in the storyline … at all. I’m not sure what it is, exactly, but I keep wanting to tune in to see what is going on in the shadowy town of Mystic Falls. I’m glad the show is returning from hiatus tonight because, as I understand it, things are about to get really interesting. But, I digress. After the jump, check out a few photos of Nina, Paul and Ian from this issue of Nylon magazine … More »

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Nicholas Hoult Does ‘VMan’ Magazine

A 'Skins' Man

Nicholas Hoult, who starred in the first two seasons of the hit UK drama Skins and appears in the new Tom Ford directed film A Single Man, is featured in the pages of the new issue of VMan magazine … behold:

I’ve been a big Hoult fan since his days as Tony Stonem on Skins and while I’ve yet to see A Single Man, I’m dying to see him in action on the big screen. I understand that Hoult will also be starring in the movie remake of Clash of the Titans which stars Sam Worthington as Perseus. After the jump, check out a few more photos of Nicholas Hoult in the pages of the new issue of VMan magazine … More »

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John Mayer Does ‘Rolling Stone’ Magazine

”Blowing me off is the new sucking me off!”

John Mayer, musician and 140-character quip aficionado, is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine. In his coverstory interview, Mayer talks about his split with Jennifer Aniston (admitting that he “never really gotten over” the split and that it was “one of the worst times of [his] life”), his difficulty with dating these days and his opinions on the affairs of Tiger Woods … among other things. Mayer tweeted last night, “Just read my Rolling Stone cover article. I’m still not sure if I would want to hang out with me.” which is a sentiment that I think speaks volumes of what we can expect from this Rolling Stone coverstory. Here is his shirtless coverphoto and some excerpts from the article:

John Mayer may be the king of the confessional Twitter, but all his 140-character missives about spectacular bowel movements don’t measure up to the explosion of deeply personal details he reveals to Erik Hedegaard in the new issue of Rolling Stone, on stands tomorrow. The 32-year-old singer-guitarist admits he prefers Continuum to his 2009 disc Battle Studies (”I know that I’m supposed to say that my newest is the best one. Bullshit,” he says), that he hasn’t stopped thinking about his split with ex-girlfriend Jennifer Aniston (”I’ve never really gotten over it. It was one of the worst times of my life”) and that his sex life has become an endless loop of new girls rejecting him in clubs (”Blowing me off is the new sucking me off!”). Mayer’s in the midst of a massive 10-year record deal and enjoys the pleasures of late-night weed-and-video-game sessions, as well as his $20 million vintage watch collection, but what he truly wants, he tells Hedegaard, is to finally find a a female companion. But not just any girlfriend — Mayer is after “the Joshua Tree of vaginas.” “I’ll be happy when I close out this life-partner thing,” he says. “Think of how much mental capacity I’m using to meet the right person so I can stop giving a fuck about it.” Grab the new issue for Mayer’s full advice for Tiger Woods (”I have masturbated myself out of serious problems in my life”) and more on his journey from bedroom guitar player to the most angst-ridden playboy in rock.

No doubt, John Mayer is a talented guitar player … it’s the public persona that turns me off. Even with his ability to display his wit with ease, it just seems so unappealing when he takes his talents into doucheland. The man is incredibly smart, insanely talented and yet … I’m not a huge fan. I can appreciate that he likes to have fun and isn’t all that serious and is really into enjoying his life … I cannot fault him for that. After the jump, check out a few photos from Mayer‘s RS photospread — for those interested, there are more shirtless pics ahead … More »

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