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‘GQ’ Magazine Selects The Men Of The Year For 2010

Boys' club

Yesterday we got our first look at Babe of the Year Scarlett Johansson on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of GQ magazine … today, it’s the boys’ turn. GQ has selected the Men of the Year for 2010 and here is our first look at some of the years honorees:

Jeff Bridges has been named the Icon of the Year, Drake has been named the Breakout of the Year, James Franco has been named the Leading Man of the Year and Stephen Colbert has been named the Patriot of the Year. Wanna see who else is featured in this new issue of GQ? Pick up a copy when it hits newsstand this week!


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Miranda Kerr & Baby Bump Do Australian ‘Vogue’ Magazine

Bump Watch

A week ago today we got our first look at a very pregnant and very nekkid Miranda Kerr in the pages of W magazine … today, we get to see the heavily pregs Miranda fully clothed on the cover and in the pages of Australian Vogue magazine … behold:

I understand that Miranda is the first pregnant model to grace the cover of Aussie Vogue magazine … she looks absolutely glorious, don’t she? While I think that all pregnant women are beautiful, I honestly think that being pregs actually makes Miranda even more beautiful than she already was. After the jump, check out one of the photos from Miranda‘s Vogue magazine spread … More »

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Janet Jackson Does ‘Health’ Magazine

"I have more of a passion for acting than I do singing"

The stunningly beautiful Janet Jackson is featured on the cover of the new issue of Health magazine. In her accompanying coverstory interview, Janet talks about the insecurities forced upon her at a young age, her passion for acting over singing and her long history with colonics … I mean, it is Health magazine, after all. Here is our first look at Janet‘s amazing coverphoto and some excerpts from her interview:

On having her body criticized as a kid: “When I did Good Times, they used to bind my chest because I was developing breasts at a young age… It immediately makes you think, ‘The way I am isn’t good enough.’ They thought I was too heavy and that I needed to lose weight. When I look back at the show, I was your average-size kid.”

On choosing between acting and singing: “I have more of a passion for acting than I do singing, because singing comes so much easier to me. Acting is more of a challenge. I always say to people, ‘I’m really in the wrong business because I don’t like being in front of huge crowds, and I don’t like it when a lot of people are looking at me.’”

On Hollywood’s obsession with weight: People tend to put entertainers on pedestals. We’re human beings, just like you… whether we have money or not, we still have bills to pay, we still have our stresses.”

On getting colonics at age 11: “Once a month my mother would drive us to downtown L.A [for the procedure]. That played a big part in my life and career, because I learned at a very young age what discipline truly meant, to be able to pass up the French fries and the piece of candy.”

Yeah, I can really do without the colonics talk but, again, I guess Health magazine has to throw in some stuff like that. Janet looks so dang hot on the cover, I can’t even deal. I love how down to Earth she appears to be … hard working, talented. This feature in Health magazine is fantastic. She looks great, don’t she?


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‘Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark’ Does ‘Vogue’ Magazine


Despite the fact that the Broadway show has been delayed a few weeks due to safety concerns, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is STILL coming to Broadway and it is featured in the new issue of Vogue magazine. As you may know, Turn Off the Dark is directed by the amazingly talented Julie Taymor and features original music created by U2‘s Bono. Here is our first look at the lavish photoshoot, shot by Annie Leibovitz, that the cast of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark did for Vogue magazine:

The world’s most famous webslinger is facing his scariest adversaries yet—New York theater critics and audiences—as Julie Taymor’s long-delayed rock musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, with songs by U2’s Bono and the Edge, finally drops in on Broadway in January. On a fall afternoon shortly before the start of previews, the many thousand moving parts of the $60 million production—already infamous as the most expensive of all time—are still syncing up inside the newly renamed Foxwoods Theatre (no gambling jokes, please) on Forty-second Street. In one rehearsal room, the Edge is listening to vocal arrangements. In another, the choreographer Daniel Ezralow, a Momix founder and frequent Taymor collaborator, is working with a group of arachno–chorus girls, who, requiring eight stiletto heels each, could be described as unusually leggy. Onstage, Spider-Man (Reeve Carney) and the Green Goblin (Patrick Page) duke it out on the roof of set designer George Tsypin’s pop-up Roy Lichtenstein–meets–Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Chrysler Building as Mary Jane Watson (Jennifer Damiano), trussed in a harness courtesy of the aerial-rigging designer Jaque Paquin, dangles fetchingly from a stone gargoyle. In the middle of it all, wearing a headset microphone, sits Taymor, back on Broadway following her 1997 triumph with The Lion King. Slim and snub-nosed, the 58-year-old director still exudes the passion and precocity of the bohemian enfant terrible who burst on the scene in the early eighties with visually stunning pieces rooted in the rituals of Asian theater—masks, puppets, dance—and the power of mythology. And though she hasn’t exactly been letting the savanna grass grow under her feet since The Lion King (her acclaimed Metropolitan Opera production of The Magic Flute and her new film adaptation of The Tempest open this month), it is that show, a marriage of avant-garde stage wizardry and Disney schmaltz, that remains her signal achievement. Instead of trying to reproduce the movie, Taymor took the bold step of transforming it into a purely theatrical experience, creating magic by exposing all her tricks—those giraffes were clearly actors on stilts—and inviting audiences to take an imaginative leap.

There are so many things about this Broadway production that make me worry that it is going to be a terrible bomb … but the one, over-riding thing that gives me hope that it will instead be a huge smash is that Julie Taymor is at the helm. Her mastery at bringing animated film The Lion King to life still astounds me … but, it should be noted, she was aided greatly by the fact that her show was based on a well-written movie with well-written music. This new Spider-Man show is an entirely new creation … but, again, my faith in Taymor overrides my fears of the show’s failure. It is a bit disconcerting that the show’s opening had to be postponed due to safety concerns but if they are able to pull off the acrobatic tricks they’ve got planned for the show, then Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark can be a massive smash it. But … I’m digressing. After the jump, check out a couple photos from the Spider-Man feature in the new issue of Vogue magazine to see what lavishness may be featured in the show itself … More »

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Scarlett Johansson Does ‘GQ’ Magazine

Is named The Babe of the Year

Scarlett Johansson, who hosted this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live (to not much hilarity, IMHO), is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of GQ magazine. ScarJo graces the cover of GQ because she has been dubbed by the mag as the Babe of the Year:

“At 26, she remains fresh-faced, curious, trying on new moods and outlets of expression as easily as she changes her hair color. This is what we love about Scarlett: that she’s game, that she’s good, that she can try on all these guises without seeming to try too hard. And all the while still seem genuinely like the observant, inquisitive (and very cute) girl in transition we fell for in Lost in Translation.”

You gotta love that Scarlett is able to score a magazine cover and title like this despite the fact that she doesn’t really have any projects to promote right now. The last thing that I can think of her starring in is Iron Man 2, which came out last Spring. The fact that this little GQ blurb has to mention her film Lost In Translation, which came out 7 years ago, is also a bit comical. But, ScarJo is deffo a babe and to GQ she is the Babe of the Year. After the jump, check out a few photos from Scarlett‘s GQ photospread … More »

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Watch: Behind The Scenes Video From The ‘Glee’ Photoshoot For ‘GQ’ Magazine

The calm after the storm

Last month Glee castmembers Dianna Agron, Lea Michele and Cory Monteith created quite a stir with the racy photos they posed for in the pages of GQ magazine. For the most part, all the hoopla over the photos has died down so, GQ has released behind the scenes video from the shoot to remind us that those photos existed in the first place and to mebbe squeeze out a bit more publicity for their mag:

The vid is short but it does feature all of the photos that were published in GQ last month. If you would like another look at the cast of Glee Gone Wild, check out the video after the jump … More »

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Benji & Joel Madden Do ‘Inked’ Magazine

"When I was like, 18 I got a horrible, horrible dragon on my leg."

Twin brothers and Good Charlotte bandmates, who just released their latest album Cardiology last week, are featured in the new issue of Inked magazine. In their joint interview, the Madden brothers talk about their close relationship with their fans and, of course, talk about some of the tattoos that they’ve gotten inked on their bodies. Joel professes his love for his “terrible” dragon tattoo … which Benji thinks looks more like a sea horse:

Joel talks about life changes and his newest influence: “My kids. But I don’t know that they’ve changed our music. The family has given me some different things to write about and you can hear it in some songs, and they definitely make me work harder.”

Joel talks about how he feels closer to his fans: “It’s weird how 10 years after our first record, we’re closer to our fans than we’ve ever been because of things like Twitter. WE talk to our fans every day. It’s cool. Our whole career was built off of our relationship with our fans. Back in the day I would write them letters.”

Benji compares the decision to change producers to getting a new tattoo: “If you’re going to get a tattoo and you don’t fucking like the drawing, don’t get that shit. You know? Like, you learn, as you get older. When you get tattooed you kind of learn how it works. I don’t want to laser any tattoos off — I’m not going to. So if you’re going to put a record out, you fucking better back that shit. Once it’s out there, it’s out there. So it is kind of like a tattoo. You got to go with your guy.”

Joel on his favorite tattoo: “I like a lot of my old, shitty ones because they remind me of a really good, innocent time in my life.”

The brothers on Joel’s baddest tattoo:

Joel: “When I was like, 18 I got a horrible, horrible dragon on my leg. It’s terrible but it’s awesome!”
Benji: “You mean the sea horse?”
Joel: “Whenever we’re standing around with new people comparing tattoos I’m like, ‘Oh yeah? Check this one out!’ It’s such a terrible dragon that it’s a really cool tattoo.”
Benji: “It looks like a sea horse.”

LOL! Aren’t they the best? I just love Inked magazine so much, y’all have to pick up this copy. Back in the day, in early 2006, I appeared in Inked magazine alongside the eldest Madden brother Josh. After the jump, check out a blast from the past and see Josh Madden and me in the pages of Inked magazine … More »

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‘Out’ Magazine Releases ‘The Out 100’ List For 2010

Honoring those who "made significant strides in the gay community" for 2010

In their yearly effort to honor “a diverse group of men and women who made significant strides in the gay community”, Out magazine has released their Out 100 list of men and women who have made meaningful advancement for the GLBT community and have revealed the people they have chosen to grace the cover of The Out 100 issue … behold:

Out, the world’s leading gay fashion and lifestyle brand, today unveiled the cover to its highly anticipated Out 100 special double issue, also the publication’s 200th issue. This year pop star and new father Ricky Martin, MSNBC news anchor Rachel Maddow, Oscar-nominated actress Julianne Moore, Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir, and designer and TV star Nate Berkus host an “An Affair to Remember” as the Out 100 cover honorees. Find out who made this year’s Out 100 list at “For this year’s cover, the five honorees all reflect major breakthroughs in the profile of the LGBTQ community, including one of the most successful pop stars of all time, a leading commentator on politics and current affairs, a wildly entertaining Olympic ice skater who captured everyone’s imagination in Vancouver this year, the first openly gay male host of a daytime TV show, and the fabulous LGBT ally Julianne Moore, star of The Kids Are All Right, a boundary-pushing movie that quietly and profoundly lent legitimacy to our relationships and families,” said Aaron Hicklin, Editor in Chief of Out. Divided into three distinct sections, this year’s Out 100 features stunning imagery from photographers Larry Fink, Roger Erickson, and Jason Schmidt. Fink’s interpretation of Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball re-creates a time when gay rubbed shoulders with straight and elegance trumped intolerance. Erickson brings the spirit of the Stonewall riots to life, while Schmidt pays homage to the triumph of fame, talent, and individuality that was Studio 54.

After the jump, check out individual portraits of these 5 Out 100 honorees and find out which award they have won this year … More »

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Angelina Jolie Does ‘Vogue’ Magazine

"I'm not the best cook. Pax is a better cook than me."

Angelina Jolie, who is hard at work these days in Hungary directing her first feature film, is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Vogue magazine. In her accompanying interview, Ange confesses that contrary to popular belief she is NOT a superwoman capable of doing superhuman feats … in fact, there are some fairly simple things that she just can’t do well … like cook. Here is our first look at Angelina on the cover of the December issue of Vogue and some excerpts from her coverstory interview:

That Angelina Jolie is one busy working mom cannot be denied. But what about making dinner for her family of six kids and partner Brad Pitt? Does the star of the upcoming The Tourist and the UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador ever toil over a hot stove? “Sometimes,” she tells Vogue magazine for its December issue, while also admitting she’s “getting better at bacon.” But “I’m not the best cook. Pax [who turns 7 Nov. 29] is a better cook than me. Pax likes to cook. But I try to when I can. Any house that we’re in, we all chip in. But the kids are very sweet … so enthusiastic anytime I cook,” says Jolie, 35. “Especially [9-year-old"] Maddox, he’s just this little man that’s very supportive of me – it’s like he’s raised me a bit. So I cooked them all breakfast before school this morning, and he has that kind of ‘Thanks, Mom! Good job!’ ” At the dinner table: Pitt and those six little faces – and some great tales. Daughters Zahara, Shiloh and Vivienne “did some body painting,” says their mom, which explains why they’re covered in colors. And while a bulldog named Jacques is also part of the family, Jolie mentions that “someone found a lizard yesterday.” The menagerie apparently doesn’t stop there. As recounted by Jolie: “Shiloh found a dead bird, so she came in and said, ‘Can I have a dead pet?’ And I’m . . . ‘Uh-uh, I don’t think it’s healthy, honey. I think they have to put him in a box,’ and I had to run out to find, like, a taxidermy bird.” Said the proud mom: “I just worked it out for her.”

What a cute interview (click HERE to read the full online version of this interview). You just had to know that Angelina Jolie was imperfect in some way … you know, I bet Superman is a bad cook, as well. I have to say … I really love when Ange talks about her life with the kids. The dead bird story is kinda cute … if a bit creepy. It’s funny, back in Angelina‘s pre-Brad Pitt days when she was all goth she prolly would’ve advised her young daughter to wear the dead bird around her neck as an accessory. Ah, how people change over the years. After the jump, check out a few photos shot by photographer Mario Testino for Angelina‘s Vogue photospread … More »

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Iman Does ‘Harper’s Bazaar’ Magazine

"My secret to glamour is wigs, wigs and more wigs."

Iconic supermodel Iman, who plays host on the second season of Bravo TV‘s The Fashion Show: Ultimate Collection (which premiered last night), is featured in the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine. Here are a couple of Iman‘s fabulous photos from her Bazaar photospread and some excerpts from her accompanying interview:

On glamour: “I believe in glamour. I am in favor of a little vanity. I don’t rely on just my genes. Looking good is a commitment to yourself and to others. Wigs, killer heels, Pilates, even fillers—whatever works for you, honey.”

On her marriage with David Bowie: “David doesn’t fight. He is English, so he just stays quiet. I’m the screamer. Then he always makes me laugh. It’s like cabaret. I keep him entertained too. I still fancy him—totally!—after all these years.” “I vowed to myself when I got married that I would cook every night. I find it very therapeutic.”

On her favorite young designer: “Alexander Wang is one of my favorites. But he is like my daughter. He is like 12.”

On whether she considers herself a New Yorker or a Somali: “Absolutely a New Yorker. I can tell you exactly when I switched. We moved downtown when Lexi was born. When 9/11 happened, 12 of our neighborhood firemen were killed. I looked around at the country that had adopted me and I became an American.”

I cannot think of another celeb on EARTH who can pose so effortlessly with an ostrich and make the dang bird look so fabulous. Iman is a legend. Truth be told, The Fashion Show was a disaster when Kelly Rowland hosted the show last year … it’s only marginally better this year and that is due to Iman‘s fabulosity. I will watch The Fashion Show all season long … if only to hear the fierce quips that will come out of Iman‘s gorgeous lips. After the jump, check out two more photos from Iman‘s Harper’s Bazaar photospread and check out video from the set of her photoshoot … More »

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