"I ... feel stronger than I ever have"
On Monday we learned that the marriage between Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren was officially over as the terms of their very public divorce was made final. As you may recall, we learned earlier this year just how horribly Woods treated his wife Nordegren by cheating on her so publicly (and with so many different women) and just a few months later, the couple are no longer married … Tiger is a lot poorer and Elin is a lot richer. Today for the first time since the Tiger Woods Cheating Scandal came to light, Elin Nordegren is telling her side of the story to People magazine. Here is our first look at Elin‘s People mag cover and some excerpts from her coverstory interview:
Her divorce is final and she’s ready to talk. Elin Nordegren breaks her nine-month silence in an exclusive interview with PEOPLE magazine. “I have been through the stages of disbelief and shock, to anger and ultimately grief over the loss of the family I so badly wanted for my children,” she says in the magazine’s latest issue, out just days after her split from Tiger Woods was made official. The 30-year-old mother of two, who is studying towards a college degree in psychology, says that despite her husband’s betrayal, “I also feel stronger than I ever have. I have confidence in my beliefs, my decisions and myself.” In 19 hours over four visits to her Windermere, Fla., rental home, Nordegren shared never-before-seen personal photographs and opened up to PEOPLE about the emotional roller coaster she’s been on, her life as a mother to Sam, 3, and Charlie, 19 months, and her hopes for the future. “My immediate plan is for the kids and me to continue to adjust to our new situation. I am going to keep taking classes, but my main focus is to try to give myself time to heal,” she says. She tells the magazine this was her first – and last – interview, as she intends to remain a private person.
I’m actually very surprised that this interview even exists … not because I know how private a person Elin Nordegren is but because I was certain the terms of her divorce from Tiger Woods would insist that she never speak publicly about what went down between them. It does not surprise me in the least that Elin vows that this will be her first and last public interview about her failed marriage to the infidelitous Tiger Woods. After the jump, check out a couple photos of Elin with her kids Sam Alexis and Charlie Axel near their home in Orlando, FL and read a few more excerpts from her People magazine interview — including her take on what happened on that fateful Thanksgiving night when Tiger got into the car crash that brought all of his cheating to light … More »
Yesterday afternoon, our dear Britney Spears posted a message on her official Twitter profile alerting us to the fact that she will be gracing the cover and the inner pages of the new issue of POP magazine. Today, we get our first look at Britney on the cover of POP magazine as well as a few teases as to what’s in store when the magazine hits newsstands on September 1. Here is Britney‘s manga-inspired POP coverphoto along with the tweet messages she posted yesterday:
So excited for you guys to see my POP Magazine Cover shoot art directed by the brilliant Takashi Murakami – Britney / I just saw the photos for the first time and they are beautiful. Comes out Sept. 1st. Thanks @TakashiPom – Britney
Woot! I love this! Britney doesn’t normally do these kinds of photospreads so I’m very excited to see the full set of photos directed by Murakami. I was very fortunate to be able to see the Murakami exhibit that was housed at the Brooklyn Museum of Art a few years ago and have been a big fan of his for ages. I have no doubt this POP magazine spread will be inventive and fun. After the jump, check out one more photo from Britney‘s POP photospread and read a little blurb that teases what’s to come in the mag … More »
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"I'm actually a very shy person"
Gossip Girl and Green Lantern star Blake Lively is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Interview magazine. In her coverstory interview, Blake opens up about her shyness and how she managed to overcome it to become a successful actress. Here is Blake‘s Interview coverphoto and some excerpts from her coverstory interview:
Confident. Poised. Stylish. Glamorous. These are the kinds of words typically used to describe Blake Lively. Not shy. But in fact, it’s true. The Gossip Girl star says she is naturally shy, and it was acting that forced her out of her comfort zone, giving her the confidence – or at least, the illusion of confidence – that’s so critical for someone living in the public eye. “I’m actually a very shy person – that’s a big secret, so don’t tell,” Lively, 23, reveals in a chat with Ben Affleck in September’s Interview magazine. “But being in [acting] classes pushed me to break out of that a little bit. It’s like nature versus nurture: I’m naturally very shy, but I was brought up in a way where I had to get up and get out of that.” Affleck directed and stars with Lively in the upcoming heist thriller The Town. In the Interview piece, he remarks on how comfortable she seemed on set, even while filming a sex scene with him on the very first day of shooting.
This excerpt of Blake‘s interview with Interview continues behind the cut … where you can also check out a few photos from Blake‘s jailhouse/surveillance video-themed photospread shot by Craig Mcdean. Check ‘em out, after the jump … More »
"I want Hollywood and America to know 40 is not old"
Charisma Carpenter, who starred in both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, turned 40 years old last month … and so, to celebrate, she is bearing her HOT 40 year old bikini bod in the new issue of In Touch Weekly magazine just because she can … behold:
Charisma Carpenter is still a sexy mom and displays her bikini body for celebrity magazine In Touch Weekly. “I ate lobster with butter and three slices of cake — I was really indulgent!” Charisma Carpenter told the weekly entertainment publication while celebrating her recent 40th birthday while promoting The Expendables at Comic-Con. “I love food too much to not eat and I don’t want to be the angry, hungry girl.” Whether it’s eating or working out in preparation for her In Touch bikini shoot, the actress, best known for playing Cordelia on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off Angel says she “doesn’t do anything half-ass.” The report adds her attitude is why she’s turning 40 with a smile — and snagging a plum role in the summer’s most eagerly awaited action movie, with an all-star dream team cast led by director/star Sylvester Stallone, helps. “I want Hollywood and America to know 40 is not old,” she says. “As my mom told me, ‘Charisma, welcome to the best decade of your life, because not only do you look as good as you did when you were 23, but you’re so much smarter.’ I’m now better in every way: I’ve had years to hone my craft. I’m better at acting, I’m a better mom, I’m a better friend. I’m just a more confident woman. It’s awesome!”
Dang. Charisma Carpenter looks good … and yes, 40 is not old. If anything, I hope this bikini feature in In Touch will inspire other women to be proud of their ages … which, you gotta admit, can’t be too hard when you look as good as Charisma does. OY! She looks fantastic … I love this woman :) Don’t you?
More 'True' hotness for you
Yesterday we got to see the SUPER HOT new Rolling Stone magazine cover which features True Blood stars Alexander Skarsgård, Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer wearing nothing but blood spatter and today we get to see a few photos from within the pages of this issue of RS magazine that go along with the coverstory article. Here are a couple photos of the True Blood cast on set as they filmed the current 3rd season of the show:
Yeah, it’s a bummer that these photos don’t quite have the nekkid appeal that the bold coverphoto does but still, I’m sure fans of True Blood will appreciate any bit of their fave show that they can get. After the jump, check out one more new photo that features Alexander, Anna and Stephen all posed together … More »
“It hasn’t fully sunk in yet!”
This past Saturday evening popstar/actress Hilary Duff married her hockey playing fiancée Mike Comrie in a lavish wedding ceremony in Santa Barbara, CA and today we get our first look at the couple’s wedding photos on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of OK! magazine … behold:
Hilary Duff said “I do” to her hockey player love, Mike Comrie last weekend and only OK! was invited exclusively to share their big day. In this week’s issue, check out the photos — the dress! The cake! The flowers! — and interview with the bride herself as she talks all about her special day and her new husband. Plus, learn all about Hilary’s Vera Wang-designed dress. Surrounded by a canopy of flowers, Hilary tied the knot with Mike at sunset on Aug. 15, at a private 1920s estate in Santa Barbara, Calif. Hilary, 22, and Mike, 29, exchanged vows as the bride’s sister, maid of honor Haylie Duff, and 100 of the couple’s family members and closest friends watched. And only OK! was there for the former Lizzie McGuire and Gossip Girl star’s big day. “It feels wonderful [to be married],” Hilary exclusively tells OK!. “It hasn’t fully sunk in yet!”
There she is … the beautiful, blushing bride. I have to say, I’m so used to seeing Hilary as the very young Lizzie Maguire that she kinda looks like she is playing dress up in this Vera Wang wedding dress. But, it’s for real … she is a married woman now. After the jump, check out a couple more photos from Hilary and Mike‘s wedding as featured in the pages of OK! magazine … More »
The Joy of Vampire Sex
Hold on to your fangs, True Blood fans … the 3 main stars of the hit HBO drama are featured on the cover of the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine … OH and they are all completely naked:
The idea of celibate vampires is ridiculous, True Blood creator Alan Ball says in the new Rolling Stone cover story. “To me, vampires are sex,” he says. “I don’t get a vampire story about abstinence. I’m 53. I don’t care about high school students. I find them irritating and uninformed.” On his show, every available orifice is used for intercourse: gay, straight, between humans and supernatural beings, and supernatural being on supernatural being, whether he be werewolf, dog or an enormous Minotaur-looking being called a maenad. None of the sex is quite as good as vampire sex, though, which can happen at the astonishing rhythm of 120 bpm while simultaneously devouring one’s neck and making your eyes roll back into your head. Says Stephen Moyer — who plays Bill Compton, the undead Southern Civil War Veteran — “If we go from a base level, vampires create a hole in the neck where there wasn’t one before. It’s a de-virginization — breaking the hymen, creating blood and then drinking the virginal blood. And there’s something sharp, the fang, which is probing and penetrating and moving into it. So that’s pretty sexy. I think that makes vampires attractive.” He laughs a little. “Plus, Robert Pattinson is just hot, right?”
The full Rolling Stone interview can be read when the new issue hits newsstands on Friday … but what you really want to see is the photos, right? Well, thus far all we have is the full size, NSFWish nekkid coverphoto of True Blood stars Alexander Skarsgård, Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer — which you can check out, after the jump … More »
"[It's not] uncomfortable as long as everyone else has to do it"
Hottie actor Joe Manganiello, who plays werewolf Alcide on the hit HBO drama True Blood, is featured in the new issue of People magazine (lookin’ as insanely hot as ever) and in a quick interview with the mag, he explains how he has no plans to slow down on the nekkidness. Manganiello has been upgraded to series regular on the show, which means there will be a lot more shapeshifting to come … which, in turn, means there will be more nekkidness to be had as well:
The exposure comes easy to Joe Manganiello as protective and loyal werewolf Alcide on HBO’s True Blood because, hey, his costars are shedding their clothes too! “[It's not] uncomfortable as long as everyone else has to do it,” Manganiello told PEOPLE at the 9th Annual InStyle Summer Soiree in Hollywood. “Everyone else has to do it, so when it’s your turn, it’s your turn.” And fans of the new Hollywood heartthrob, 33, can rest assured, those racy scenes will keep coming. “I’m never going to stop shape shifting,” Manganiello said. “So I’m sure there will be more [nudity] in the future. I would bet money on that.” But as a serious, theater-trained actor, Manganiello cares more about people appreciating his art than appreciating his abs. “For years, I’ve been begging people to watch the shows I was on, and now I don’t have to,” he says. “It’s definitely the best thing [about fame].”
I love the philosophy that if everyone else is doing it, so can he! Joe Manganiello is a very welcome addition to the cast of True Blood and I am tickled pink that his nekkidness will continue to be featured on TB, aren’t you? After the jump, check out one more hot photo of Joe in the pages of the new issue of People magazine … More »
"At the moment, I'm just being single and running around chasing girls."
Film and theater star Daniel Radcliffe is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Out magazine. In his coverstory interview, Daniel talks about a wide range of topics … including his recent singlehood and how much fun he is having running around “chasing girls” despite his troubles with dating. Here is our first look at DanRad‘s Out magazine cover and some excerpts from his coverstory interview:
Daniel Radcliffe has admitted that he gets nervous about taking women out on dates. In an interview with Out magazine, the Harry Potter actor said that after ending a long-term relationship, he found it hard to readjust to being single. “I was in a relationship with somebody for just about three years, and we broke up just shortly before we hit that mark,” he explained. “But [the breakup] was very amicable. At the moment, I’m just being single and running around chasing girls. I’m not getting too many responses, but, yes, I’m having a go.” He continued: “It’s quite nerve-racking because it’s not something I’m used to. Not that I struggle with talking, but I have this incredible anxiety about awkward silences and pauses and all that stuff, which I think everybody worries about. “But I get quite wound up about that beforehand. I do actually manage to get quite chatty in the end – probably too much – and probably a bit boring. I just try to make girls laugh. That’s really the only thing I’m particularly good at on dates.”
Ain’t he just the cutest thing? I love how comfortable DanRad is with talking about the personal aspects of his life. It is confidence like this that impresses me wholeheartedly … not only is the young man extremely talented but he also seems like a genuinely nice guy who is, well, actually genuine. After the jump, check out a few photos from Dan‘s Out photospread and read the press release issued by Out that highlights Radcliffe‘s commitment to the GLBT community … More »
"I'm not done with love, but I refuse to settle"
Halle Berry, rockin’ a fabulous short hair’do that rivals the hot new ‘do that Emma Watson has been rockin’ lately, is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Vogue magazine. As you may recall, Halle called it quits with her babydaddy Gabriel Aubrey earlier this year but has managed to stay friendly with the male model for the sake of their daughter Nahla Arelia. In her Vogue coverstory, Halle talks about how she is ready to find true love, despite her romantic setback with Aubrey:
Halle Berry is still waiting for her own Hollywood happy ending. After a very public split earlier this year with boyfriend Gabriel Aubry, the Monster’s Ball Oscar-winning actress, 43, has not given up on finding Mr. Right. “I’m not done with love, but I refuse to settle,” Berry tells September’s Vogue. “I am a hopeless romantic. And I won’t stop till I get it right.” Berry is not bitter toward her former beau, calling him an “amazing father” and “absolutely the right person” with which to have had her daughter Nahla, 2. “We have always been friends, we’re still friends, we love each other very much, and we both share the love of our lives,” she says. “And we are both 100 percent committed to being the best parents we can be … She will see as she grows that we have a lot of love for each other” … “It’s just that you realize you are not meant to go the distance with everybody,” she says. “We were meant to bring this amazing little person into the world. And I think that’s why we came together. And because of that, we are going to be together forever, all three of us. We are a family until we are not here anymore” … Months after their split, Berry is just as confident in herself (“If the world wouldn’t persecute me, I’d take nude pictures every day of the week”) and ready to take on her career. “I’m so looking forward to getting back to work,” she says. “It’s been good being a mom, and I love it, but Nahla’s gotten to a point where it’s okay for me to get back to what I love, to have that creative outlet.”
I’m relieved to read that Halle is doing well in the wake of her break-up with Gabriel. I really loved them together but it really sounds like it just wasn’t meant to be. I agree with Halle that she and Gabriel were meant to be together long enough to bring little Nahla into the world … I am so thankful that they managed to fulfill that destiny. This Vogue coverstory is fascinating but you MUST see the accompanying photospread. Shot by Mario Testino, the photos of Halle are simply stunning — STUN-NING. Check ‘em out, after the jump … More »