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Taylor Lautner Gets Shirtless For ‘GQ’ Magazine

Feast your eyes

Earlier today we got our first look at Taylor Lautner on the cover of the new issue of GQ magazine — due out on newsstands on June 22 — but right now we get to see some of the photos from inside the mag that I think are worth your while. When I posted the cover earlier today, only one photo from inside the mag was available for viewing … by this afternoon, a few more photos from his spread have been made available … behold:

Yes, my friends … I WILL be buying this issue of GQ when it hits newsstands on June 22. Actually, I’ll be buying two. How about you?

[Photo credit: Mario Testino/GQ; Source]

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Taylor Lautner Does ‘GQ’ Magazine . . . Again

"I’m in the gym ... doing reps ... reading the books ... I’m gonna be Jacob Black."

Twilight beefcake Taylor Lautner, who we learned last month scored his own comic book, is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of GQ magazine. You may recall that Tay Tay was featured in the pages of GQ last October but that appearance was just a small fashion editorial feature on fitted shirts (tho, we did get to see a bunch of hawt pics) … this time, homie is on the cover! Here is our first look at Taylor on the cover of GQ along with some excerpts from his coverstory interview:

At 18 years old, Taylor Lautner has found himself to be the heartthrob of millions of teens around the world, despite his short acting resume. His loyal Twilight fans have propelled him into the spotlight for his role as Jacob Black, (once a mob of rabid “Team Jacob” members swarmed him in a Brazil, forcing him and co-star, Kristen Stewart, to lock themselves in a small room until the SWAT team arrived). But this level of fame, as GQ senior editor Mickey Rapkin discovers (over lunch at the Olive Garden), comes from an extremely humble and oddly fortuitous beginning – one that involves a karate program, the Blue Power Ranger, and his pilot father. And while Lautner seems to have learned to cope better with his popularity, the young star demonstrates an impressive level of modesty and a sincere appreciation for his comparably quiet home-life for someone experiencing such success so early on.

Taylor Lautner on what it felt like to present at the Oscars, with Kristen Stewart:
“I would have passed out if she wasn’t there!” Lautner says. “You’re looking down and you’re talking to George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio—and they’re listening to you!”

Taylor Lautner on having to audition a second time for the role of Jacob Black:
“I’m in the gym, and I’m doing reps, and I’m reading the books, and I’m studying the character. I’m just saying to myself, ‘I want this role. I love this role. I’m not gonna lose it. And I’m gonna know it better than anybody, and I’m gonna do that extra
rep, because I’m gonna be Jacob Black.’ ”

Taylor Lautner on if he’s considered getting his own place:
“Um, you know, not so much. There’s really no point. I’m so busy. I really haven’t thought about it…. The thing I love is that my home life hasn’t changed. I still help out with the garbage. I still help out with the lawn.”

Taylor Lautner on being careful about his rep as a “beefcake”:
“Originally I was supposed to take off my shirt. The script [of Valentine’s Day] said we were walking into school and Willy takes off his shirt. I said, ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa. Time out. He’s gonna take off his shirt in the middle of school? No, no, no. The reason I took off my shirt for New Moon is because it’s written in the book that way. And there’s reasons behind it.”

Awww … our little Taylor is becoming a man so quickly. One day he’s featured somewhere in the pages of the biggest men’s magazine in the world and the next he is gracing the cover with his own coverstory interview. My, how time flies. After the jump, check out one more photo from Taylor‘s GQ photospread to see what’s in store for you when you buy this magazine when it hits newsstands next week … More »

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Kylie Minogue Does ‘BlackBook’ Magazine . . . Again

“I have big ambitions. But I’m really quiet about it."

Kylie Minogue, who just launched a new look for her official website today, is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of BlackBook magazine. In her coverstory interview, Kylie talks about her new album Aphrodite, her new single and music video for All the Lovers, the new musical she is working on and the big ambitions she keeps under wraps … Oh and she looks freaking fantastic in the accompanying photospread. Here is our first look at Kylie on the cover of BlackBook and some excerpts from her interview:

“The [All the Lovers] video came down to two treatments, including one that was a little gentler. But the general consensus was that we should go with the edgier option,” she says. Shaking her head, she adds, “I don’t exactly know how we’re going to pull it off.” It’s the mass of people, not the prospect of a little skin, that has Minogue worried. This is, after all, a woman who regularly uses and markets her sexuality to her advantage—even if that means being taken less seriously. “I have big ambitions,” says Minogue, once the most-groped wax figure at Madame Tussauds’ famed London gallery. “But I’m really quiet about it. What’s that saying? ‘Never let people know how much you know.’” Although she’s a shrewd business mogul, it’s Minogue’s body, rather than her brain, that generates the most buzz. Take, for example, her career comeback at the turn of the millennium—thanks, in large part, to a revealing pair of gold booty shorts … Aphrodite, executive produced by Stuart Price, the go-to wunderkind for artists from Madonna to New Order, is an important album for Minogue. It’s her first release since she toured America in 2009, and expectations are high that this will finally be the record that breaks her through, once and for all, into the U.S. market … “I don’t think I’ve ever felt like this about an album.” And it shows. “Although I’m not taking the title too literally,” she says, “Aphrodite is the goddess of love, and as far as the music goes, there’s a feeling of euphoria on this one.” Perhaps this new sound reflects her current state of mind? “Am I happy right now?” she asks. “What’s happy? I have moments of happiness and sometimes they’re even strung together, but I definitely have dark moments, too. Thankfully, those don’t last very long. I can go down very quickly, but I won’t stay there” … With William Baker, her creative partner for the past 16 years, Minogue is also at work on a new Mamma Mia!–style musical, weaving together her songs and an original story. “We’ve been talking about doing it forever,” she says. “I would like to get a couple of writers involved. I think we’ll probably co-direct it.” Laughing at the absurd loftiness of it all, she adds, “Don’t let us get bored for five minutes—we’ll come up with another project! My dad has always said since the very beginning, ‘Kylie, you know you can say no to any of this. You can walk away from the whole thing if you want.’ But I’m a people-pleaser. ‘No’ doesn’t come naturally to me.”

As you may recall, Kylie was previously featured in BlackBook magazine last August but this time, she’s the featured cover star! The fairly long BlackBook interview HERE gives a nice overview of Kylie‘s entire career, mostly interesting to folks who aren’t too familiar with her work. I, for one, would’ve liked more focus and more details about her new projects … but I am not complaining at all. Especially after getting to check out her amazing BlackBook magazine photospread — which you can check out, after the jump … More »

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More Photos Of Megan Fox In ‘Interview’ Magazine

She's the Mannequin

On Friday we got our first look at Megan Fox on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Interview magazine and today we get to see a few more photos from her very striking photospread … behold:

As I said before, I am totally in love with this photospread! Interview magazine has truly outdone themselves on this shoot … pairing Megan with a mannequin doppelgänger is absolutely brilliant. The photos are simple yet effective. She looks fantastic … LOVE these pics, yeah?


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Kellan Lutz Does ‘Men’s Health’ Magazine


Twilight heartthrob Kellan Lutz is featured on the cover and in the pages of the August issue of Men’s Health magazine (on sale June 29) and today we get our first look at Kellan‘s HAWT Men’s Health coverphoto:

OY! Now this is a hot magazine cover. I know Men’s Health is all about getting guys to be more healthy and stuff like that but an issue like this is a MUST OWN for more reasons than just the health tips … yeah. After the jump see a few more photos of Kellan from within the pages of this issue of Men’s Health and find out why YOU must buy this magazine when it hits newsstands … More »

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Megan Fox Does ‘Interview’ Magazine

"I have sort of aided the media in printing ... misconceptions"

Actress Megan Fox, who will NOT be featured in the just-announced Transformers 3, is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Interview magazine. Altho the magazine’s site has not yet been updated, we get our first look at Megan in Interview magazine (lookin’ pretty damn cool, IMHO) courtesy of fansite … behold:

Who said she was nuts? Megan Fox has revealed her thoughtful, sensitive side in Interview magazine’s latest issue, in which the star chats with, of all people, “The Hangover” funnyman Zach Galifianakis about the pressures of fame and how much her bad-girl image is a result of her own attempts at misdirection. The result is a surprisingly thoughtful portrait of a woman who has been pegged as, alternately, a brat, a lunatic or an ingrate throughout the years by the media. For example, Fox gives a reasonable explanation for her dislike for the paparazzi. “I don’t really resent being on the red carpet as much as I do having to deal with the paparazzi,” she says. “The photographers on the red carpet, that’s their job.” It’s a surprisingly levelheaded comment from someone who’d gone from the love interest in “Transformers 3″ to the villain of the production. Last month, Fox was dumped from Michael Bay’s film before shooting started. Nobody can seem to settle on an official reason (Bay says she’s too skinny; Fox says she quit voluntarily; most people think she was straight-up fired), but the second it was announced (Fox was replaced by Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley), everyone’s minds flashed back to an interview where Fox compared Bay as a director to dictators like Hitler and Napoleon. A mistake, she says, that doesn’t indicate her real demeanor. “In the past, I’ve been reluctant to share any bits of truth about myself or to really let people in on my reality,” Fox told Galifianakis. “So I have said some things to throw people off the scent of what’s really going on in my life. So I have sort of aided the media in printing these misconceptions, which I regret.” In any case, Fox won’t have to contend with the “Transformers” circus any longer. She’ll be appearing in this month’s “Jonah Hex” alongside Josh Brolin, and after that, it’s “Passion Play” with Mickey Rourke and Bill Murray. Her projects after that are unclear, although IMDB has her listed as rumored to play a mermaid in “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” the fourth entry in Disney’s massively lucrative franchise. So just remember: If she releases a statement saying Johnny Depp is like Kim Jong Il on set, she doesn’t really mean it, people.

The interview I could really do without … but the photos, now those are worth checking out. As you can see from this stylish cover, Megan is rockin’ a seriously cool wig for her Interview magazine photospread. Check out a couple more photos after the jump … More »

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‘True Blood’ Season 3 Does ‘Entertainment Weekly’ Magazine


As you prolly know by now, True Blood season 3 premieres on HBO in just 3 days on Sunday June 13 and to celebrate, Entertainment Weekly has put the show’s 3 main stars on the cover of this week’s issue. Here is our first look at the True Blood-covered issue of EW mag:

Summer is heating up and so will television screens with Sunday’s return of HBO’s sexy and scandalous vampire series, True Blood. We’ve got the scoop on the new season, which includes scary werewolves, even scarier new vampires, and the search for Bill Compton. We’ve also got your introduction to all the key new players, including werewolf Alcide, played by Joe Manganiello. And Manganiello tells EW that — shocker! — it didn’t take long for his clothes to come off. “Having been a fan of the show, you know you’re going to be naked at some point,” says the newcomer. “I will say that I was welcomed into the brotherhood of the sock. When you’re naked on the show, you have to wear a sock, and it’s not on your foot.”

LMAO! Love the sock comment!! I, as I’m sure are many of y’all, am so excited for the season 3 premiere of TB this Sunday night. I cannot believe how ravenously hungry I am for any new bit of promo info for the show that comes out … it’s kinda crazy. The HBO publicity department really outdid themselves. After the jump, check out one more photo from inside this issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine and read about about what other True Blood scoop will be included in the issue … More »

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Kristin Cavallari Does ‘Dirrty Glam’ Magazine

The 'Dirrty' girl is planning to write a book

Kristin Cavallari, star of MTV‘s The Hills, is featured in the new issue of Dirrty Glam magazine lookin’ about as hawt as I’ve ever seen her look before. Here is our first look at photos from her latest magazine spread:

Throwing her head back in apparent ecstasy, it looks like Kristin Cavallari hasn’t a care in the world. The Hills star showed off her impressive figure in a shoot by photographer Elias Tahan for French fashion magazine Dirrty. But while she obviously enjoys her fame, Kristin is apparently tiring of her role on the fake reality TV show, rebelling against being asked to create ever more dramatic scenes. Recently she refused to follow directors orders to kiss a gay man at a bar, in order to provoke a fight with boyfriend Brody Jenner. ‘She totally lost it,’ a source told U.S. magazine Life & Style. ‘She screamed that she’s sick of being made to look like an idiot.’ The 23-year-old is already planning for life after she leaves the show, after making her first TV appearances in the original Laguna Beach when she was a junior in high school. She wants to out the people behind the show for trying to create fake drama for the cast. Internet rumours claim The Hill’s executives have been plying the cast with alcohol, paying them to spread gossip about each other and even encouraging them to make sex tapes to leak to the press. ‘Some producers are definitely manipulative and dishonest,’ cast member Alex Jervy Smith told Intouch magazine. And despite making a living from the show, Kristin plans to expose all the dirty secrets once the final episode has aired. ‘After The Hills I plan to work on many business opportunities,’ she said. ‘I have always wanted to write a tell all book.’ She will be following in the footsteps of her ex co-star Lauren Conrad who wrote LA Candy shortly after she quit. The novel is loosely based on her own life and hit the New York best-sellers list shortly after it was released.

You know what, Kristin rules! I’ve been a fan of hers for years, I’m still a big fan. The only reason I watch The Hills anymore is because she is the lead protagonist (and, well, because Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are no longer featured on the show). I love her … and I love this Dirrty Glam photospread. Check out a few more pics from this issue after the jump … More »

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Jay-Z Does ‘Rolling Stone’ Magazine

"[Beyoncé]'s a magnificent A&R ... So I defer to her on those sort of questions."

Jay-Z, arguably the biggest rapper in the world right now, is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine. Jay talks about how he became the biggest rapper in the game and also shares a tiny bit of his personal life with his wife Beyoncé. Here is the Jigga‘s RS coverphoto and a sneak peek at his coverstory interview:

He’s had more Number One albums than Elvis Presley. He hangs with Barack Obama at the White House. And he’s riding high after leaving his longtime label Def Jam to work a $150 million deal with Live Nation, delivering some of his best live performances ever. At the age of 40, Jay-Z qualifies as an elder statesman of hip-hop, a fact that’s more remarkable considering other rap peers have hung up the mike to pursue careers in Hollywood. So how does he run the game? In the latest issue of Rolling Stone, contributing editor Mark Binelli goes one-on-one with the New York legend, watching Jay-Z try on a new suit in his sprawling Manhattan office and tagging along to the Four Seasons, where the rapper goofs by mispronouncing actor Kelsey Grammer’s name at a watch auction (after calling the Frasier star “Chelsea,” he asks Binelli how to spell “faux pas”). It seems the man who made his name rhyming about hustling and hos in Brooklyn’s Marcy Projects is actually more comfortable around an unlikely new crowd: indie rockers. “I love the energy coming out indie rock right now,” he says, name-checking Grizzly Bear. “It has this rebellion thing that hip-hop is missing now, the thing that made hip-hop hip-hop.”

“Sometimes on creative stuff, one of us will ask, ‘Do you think this is cool?’ ” the rapper, 40, tells Rolling Stone, which for its latest issue features the publication’s first ever peel-off cover. “She’s a magnificent A&R, if she ever decides to do that, for things like pitch. So I defer to her on those sort of questions.” But while he might occasionally depend on his wife of two years for input in his work, Jay-Z says the two tend to “pretty much stay out of each other’s business.” Case in point: The hip-hop star, 40, raves about Beyoncé’s appearance in Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” music video but says that was a decision she made on her own – and he never advised her on whether or not she should participate in it …One thing the couple does agree on: Their love of music, specifically watching other artists perform and getting to experience the same thrill their fans enjoy when they’re on stage.

Stars don’t get much bigger than Jay-Z, he is SO the man. Couple with wifey Beyoncé, they are truly the first family of music. After the jump, check out the alternate Jay-Z coverphoto for this issue of Rolling Stone magazine … More »

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Heidi Klum Does German ‘GQ’ Magazine . . . Again

'Aber Heidi!'

Heidi Klum, who appeared all nekkid on the cover of German GQ magazine back in early 2009, is featured — not entirely nekkid — on the cover and in the pages of the latest issue of German GQ. Here is her new GQ coverphoto:

As you may recall, Heidi (who just celebrated her 37th birthday at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA with her family) first showed off this shorter new hair’do back in April … so it looks like she thought it wise to pose as nekkid as possible to draw attention away from her new ‘do. After the jump, check out a few photos from Heidi‘s sexy new GQ photospread … More »

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