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Madonna Does ‘Interview’ Magazine

Madonna brings the old skool flavor

Earlier today we got our first look at Madonna on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Interview magazine and right now we get to see a whole slew of photos from her Interview photospread. Since I posted THIS earlier blogpost, Interview magazine updated their official website with Maddy‘s full interview with Gus Van Sant and posted an entire portfolio of photos shot by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott. Here are some excerpts from her interview along with one of her amazing new photos:

GUS VAN SANT: Hey, Madonna.
MADONNA: Gus, is that you?

VAN SANT: Yes. I’m at my house in L.A., just reading the paper.
MADONNA: Are you living in L.A. now?

VAN SANT: I still live in Portland [Oregon], but I have a place in L.A., and I’m starting to work on this film down here.
MADONNA: You’re always working on a film.

VAN SANT: Usually.
MADONNA: But that’s what you do.

VAN SANT: It’s my habit. [laughs] I heard you’re going to Africa.
MADONNA: Yeah. I go to Malawi twice a year. It’s where two of my children were adopted from, and I have a lot of projects there that I go and check up on and children who I look after. It’s sort of a commitment that I’ve made to this country and the hundreds of thousands of children there who have been orphaned by AIDS. I made a documentary about it [I Am Because We Are, 2008], and it’s just become part of my life. I’m going to meet with Jeffrey Sachs [the economist]. I’m sure you’ve heard of him. He’s starting a global education initiative, and I’m going to be his Girl Friday, so to speak. We’re going to hold a press conference to talk about the school for girls that I’m building in Malawi. It’s kind of our way of making sure that every kid has a chance to have an education-more specifically girls, but boys as well. Girls, though, in a lot of developing countries don’t have the opportunity to go to school, nor are they encouraged to go to school, so what we’re doing is the beginning of a dream. But I’m going to Malawi for lots of reasons.

VAN SANT: What’s the economic theory behind the Millennium Villages?
MADONNA: Well, his work is primarily focused on ending poverty, but you know, there are lots of ways to skin the cat. Millennium Villages are an experiment that he has tried all over the world. It costs a certain amount of money, and it takes a certain number of years for them to work, but he’s got it down almost to a science, where for $1.5 million over a five-year period, you can make a series of interconnected villages self-sustainable through education and prepping and diversifying their crops and giving them agricultural tools and medicine and knowledge. Jeffrey has been really supportive of all the work I’ve done in Malawi. So, yeah, we’ll be drinking a gin and tonic and swatting away the mosquitoes down there. By the way, Milk [2008] was such a brilliant film. I cried and cried. I loved it.

VAN SANT: Oh, great. Thanks.
MADONNA: Did you like working with my ex-husband? [laughs]

VAN SANT: I did. Sean [Penn] was amazing.
MADONNA: He is amazing.

VAN SANT: When I called him to see whether he would play the role in Milk, he took half a second to say yes. I guess he knew the elements were there.
MADONNA: I could see why he would be attracted to the role and be able to say yes in two seconds. Watching Milk was such a trip down memory lane for me.

VAN SANT: Yeah? Did you go to the Castro a lot?

After the jump, read Madonna‘s answer and see a whole SLEW of truly fantastic photos from her Interview magazine photospread … More »

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Cristiano Ronaldo & Didier Drogba Do ‘Vanity Fair’ Magazine

Are you ready for some fútbol!

The World Cup soccer tournament is just about a month away and Vanity Fair magazine is getting into the tourney spirit with the cover of their new issue. Fútbol stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Didier Drogba are featured on the cover (and in their undies) of the new issue of VF magazine in a coverstory article that celebrates the upcoming soccer tournament:

In 38 days, it begins. The World Cup captivates more people around the globe than any other event, sporting or otherwise. Every four years, in pubs and corporate boardrooms, thatched huts and flophouses, fans of “the Beautiful Game” gather around televisions and transistor radios—and now, for the deep of pocket, iPhones and 3-D flat screens—to cheer for their heroes. They watch and listen by the billions, holding their breath at every corner kick, falling to their knees or leaping for joy at every goal scored. That this year’s tournament is in South Africa, where apartheid was the law of the land until 1994, only adds to the heightened sense of celebration—this is about a whole lot more than just soccer. For the June issue of Vanity Fair, Annie Leibovitz set out to capture some of the sport’s biggest stars, including Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Ivory Coast’s Didier Drogba, Cameroon’s Samuel Eto’o, and Brazil’s Kaká. Leibovitz’s portraits are, well, revealing. And underwear has never looked so patriotic. In America, these men might not enjoy the same name recognition as the stars of the N.F.L.—that game that we call football—but for most of the planet, they are more than just showstoppers. They are gods. A. A. Gill, in his accompanying June-issue essay, captures just how important football (don’t you dare call it “soccer,” he warns) and the World Cup are to the 6.8 billion of us who live on Planet Earth. “Football took to the world pitch at about the same time as the modern independent nation-state,” Gill writes. “After a flag, a national anthem, and a press release decrying Yankee imperialism, the next thing newly minted nations do is build a stadium and come up with a national grudge match.” Grudges old and new will be settled (or worsened) beginning on June 11, as South Africa opens the World Cup in Soweto against Mexico. Must-see games abound from there on, with England vs. U.S.A. (June 12) and most any matchup from the so-called Group of Death—Ivory Coast vs. Portugal (June 15), Brazil vs. Ivory Coast (June 20), Portugal vs. Brazil (June 25)—topping the list from the opening round.

It’s no secret that I am not a huge soccer fan (sorry, football fan) but I can’t help but be intrigued by the largest sports tournament that exists on the planet. Even tho it’s a very (very, very, very, very) long shot, I’ll be rootin’ for Team USA to win the whole shebang. While it’s highly unlikely, it’s not outside the realm of possibility … and that, I think, is what makes the World Cup tournament so exciting for everyone. Every single country has the same chance at World Cup glory :) After the jump, check out a couple photos of other soccer stars in the pages of this issue of VF mag and check out a behind-the-scenes video from the photoshoot … More »

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Betty White Does ‘Entertainment Weekly’ Magazine

Talk to 'The Today Show' about her 'SNL' hosting gig

The beloved Betty White, who made an appearance at the White House Correspondents Dinner in Washington DC over the weekend, appears within the pages (alongside a few friends) of the current issue of Entertainment Weekly. Additionally, she has already arrived in NYC to being preparations for her hosting gig on Saturday Night Live next weekend and stopped by The Today Show to promote her appearance on SNL:

Betty White has arrived in New York to prepare for her weekend gig hosting Saturday Night Live. She stopped by Today this morning to chat with Meredith Vieira and admitted she was scared to death, perhaps because she’s drawn the line for the writers at nudity, or rather, “very little nudity.” As EW’s Tanner Stransky reports in his feature on the 88-year-old Golden Girl in this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly, she’d been asked to host the show in the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s, and had always politely declined. It was her agent who finally made her say “yes.”

OMG, this is it!! This is the week that will lead up to the most EPIC episode of SNL EVER!! I can’t even stand it!! After the jump, check out one more photo of Betty in this week’s issue of EW magazine and watch her interview on The Today Show in full … More »

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First Look: Madonna In ‘Interview’ Magazine

Just a tease

Madonna will be featured on the cover and in the pages of the upcoming new issue of Interview magazine and today we get a sneak peek of Maddy‘s new coverphoto. Unfortch, the coverphoto peek is a bit grainy because the image had to be enlarged but it’s still a nice tease for what’s to come:


I understand that Maddy talks with director Gus Van Sant in the mag about topics as varied as her early career in show biz, her devotion to the country of Malawi and his Academy Award-winning film Milk. In addition to this grainy coverphoto preview, we also get to see a much clearer photo from Madonna‘s accompanying Interview magazine photospread. Check out that photo, after the jump … More »

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Sandra Bullock Shows Off Louis Bardo In ‘People’ Magazine

Mother & Child

Yesterday we learned the completely shocking yet amazing news that Sandra Bullock has adopted a beautiful baby boy named Louis Bardo as mother and son graced the cover of this week’s issue of People magazine and today we learn a bit more about Sandra‘s plans for Louis‘s future. Bullock‘s baby boy was adopted from New Orleans, LA and she reveals that New Orleans is where she plans to raise him. In her new People magazine coverstory, on newsstands now, Sandra shares with the world just how important the city of New Orleans is to her:

It’s a city synonymous with rebuilding – so New Orleans seems like the perfect place for Sandra Bullock to raise son Louis. “New Orleans is his city, and he is going to know it inside and out,” she says in the exclusive PEOPLE cover story, on newsstands now. “Without the spirit of the people who live there and take care of the city and honor its traditions, its love for music, its love for life, take those people out and you don’t have why I love New Orleans so much.” Even before deciding to “find our child in New Orleans,” Bullock was establishing significant ties to and a love for the Big Easy. After Hurricane Katrina, Bullock became a major supporter of Warren Easton Charter High School, the first public high school for boys in Louisiana. The historical school sustained $4 million in damages, and the actress, who tells PEOPLE she “felt such a profound need to do something for them,” has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars for renovations, new band uniforms and a new health clinic. She has also established a $10,000 college scholarship. Not to mention, before Bullock scored a Best Actress Oscar for starring in The Blind Side, which was written by New Orleans native Michael Lewis, she used the film’s New Orleans premiere as a fundraiser to benefit the school. Her generosity even earned her an induction into the school’s hall of fame last year. “She acts as if all 800-plus of these children are her own,” Warren Easton’s principal Alexina Medley tells PEOPLE. Adds school board member Arthur Hardy: “She has been our angel. We love her.”

Sandra bought a stately manor in the Garden District of New Orleans last September and I wouldn’t at all be surprised if that is where she will be spending most of her time with Louis when she’s not working on film projects. It is very clear that the city already meant a great deal to her … now that her precious baby boy is a gift, shall we say, from New Orleans I suspect the city means all that much more to her. I’m just so happy for Sandra and her newborn baby boy. I truly hope they are able to live happily ever after in the beautiful city of New Orleans.

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‘Glee’s Lea Michele Does ‘ASOS’ Magazine

Sex Pot

Broadway babe turned TV superstar Lea Michele — who stars as the amazing Rachel Berry on Glee — is featured on the cover and in the pages of the UK magazine ASOS. As you can tell from her coverphoto, Lea is lookin’ HOT HOT HOT in her ASOS photospread … nothing at all like her prim and shy character on Glee:


There is no question that Lea is an amazingly beautiful young woman but that beauty is not really showcased in full on Glee. The duty to show the world just how hot Ms. Michele is falls to fun magazines like ASOS here. And if you think she looks good on the cover, you ain’t seen nothing yet. After the jump, check out photos from Lea Michele‘s photospread for ASOS magazine … More »

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‘Scream 4’ Releases The First Teaser Poster

Director Wes Craven speaks

Last month we learned that the upcoming sequel film, Scream 4, was given an official release date of April 12, 2011 (just under a year from now) and today we get our first look at the first teaser poster released for the film:

It’s been 10 years since his last appearance in Scream 3, but Ghostface is back for more, as is the original Scream team of director Wes Craven, screenwriter Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries), and the acting trio of Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette. Dimension Films gave EW.com the first look at the final teaser poster for Scream 4, which will hit theaters April 15, 2011.

In addition, director Wes Craven talks to Entertainment Weekly magazine for the first time about the planned 4th installment of the Scream horror movie franchise:

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: So how did Scream 4 come together?
WES CRAVEN: Bob Weinstein [the head of Dimension Films] felt that 10 years was enough of a wait. He felt it was time to give the original three films their due, so he called Kevin Williamson, who started coming up with ideas. For some years, Kevin had the notion of the general course of the next three movies. There was a point where Bob came to me and said, “We want to start showing you pages — do you want to do it?” And off we went.

Craven‘s interview with EW continues after the jump … More »

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The Ladies Of ‘Sex And The City 2’ Do ‘Harper’s Bazaar’ Magazine

Photoshopping friends together

Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Kim Cattrall are all featured on the cover of the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar Japan magazine to promote their upcoming sequel film Sex and the City 2 (due out in theaters here in the US on May 30). Tho, if you look closely, you can kinda tell that the ladies were not photographed together for the cover … it appears they were actually Photoshopped together in post-production:


I find it a bit odd that the SaTC ladies couldn’t get together to pose for a real magazine cover (especially with a new film to promote) but this isn’t the first time the ladies have pulled stuff like this. They are notorious for never posing for photos together for shoots like these. They each pose on their own and let the Photoshoppers do the rest. They each look very lovely tho (well, save for Ms. Cattrall … what is going on with her head?) but this doesn’t seem like a magazine that I feel I’d need to pick up.

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‘People’ Magazine Selects The ‘100 Most Beautiful People’ Of 2010

The annual list

Because the shocking news that Sandra Bullock has adopted a baby boy without anyone in the world knowing about it takes precedence, her story is the main focus of this week’s cover of People magazine. But People has another big story to share with the world this week, its annual 100 Most Beautiful People list! Here are a few of the folks who made the list this year — including Jake Gyllenhaal, Channing Tatum and Bradley Cooper — but the celeb chosen as THE most beautiful person might come as a bit of a surprise, or maybe not really … she has previously made the 100 Most Beautiful List 12 times and has previously been THE most beautiful person 4 times:

Julia Roberts, who began her career as “Pretty Woman,” is now the most beautiful person in the world, according to People magazine’s Most Beautiful Person issue released on Wednesday. This is the fourth time the 42-year-old timeless beauty has headed People’s list and the twelfth time she’s been named one of the world’s 100 Most Beautiful people. The announcement was made live Wednesday on TODAY by People senior editor Galina Espinoza … A dozen appearances are the second-most in the history of the exclusive list. Only Halle Berry, who this year makes her 14th appearance on People’s iconic list, has more. Following Roberts are nine-time honorees George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Brad Pitt and Nicole Kidman. Of those, only Lopez is back this year … The “Most Beautiful People” issue is broken down into sections celebrating various aspects of beauty. For the fourth straight year, there’s a section on “Stars without Makeup” that celebrates eight women photographed in just moisturizer and lip balm. They include Diane Kruger, 33, of “Inglourious Basterds”; Ashley Greene, 23; Kerry Washington, 33; supermodel Heidi Klum and Selena Gomez, 17. There’s also a section honoring “Beautiful Jessicas,” new to the edition this year. Those include Jessica Biel, 28; Jessica Simpson, 29, and Jessica Alba, 29, who reveals that her real name is Farrahdawn Louisa Alba. “Surprise Jersey Girls” is another new section, honoring women with connections to the Garden State. Those include Sarah Jessica Parker, 45, who was educated in Englewood; Newark natives Queen Latifah, 40, and Keshia Knight Pulliam, 31; former Princeton student Brooke Shields, 44; Jersey City native Martha Stewart, 68, and Christina Milian, 28. “It Runs in the Family” features four celebrity daughters: Meryl Streep’s daughter, actress Mamie Gummer, 26; Phil Collins’ daughter, actress Lily Collins, 21; Jack Nicholson’s and Rebecca Broussard’s daughter, actress Lorraine Nicholson, 20; and Alfre Woodard’s daughter, Mavis Spencer, 18, a student who will attend Columbia University in the fall … On the “Hot List” are reality star Kim Kardashian, actress Zoe Saldana, and singers Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus. This year’s “Hot List” includes 20-year-old Kristen Stewart and 27-year-old Gabourey Sidibe, the “Precious” star and Academy Award nominee, who told People, “For my own happiness, I had to learn to like myself — and take the way I look out of the equation” … “Twilight” heartthrob Robert Pattison, 23, is also on the list as is “American Idol” runner-up Adam Lambert, 28.

While I generally agree with People‘s choices of the “most beautiful”, I can’t help but believe their decision to name Julia Roberts the most beautiful person — again — as a p.r. stunt in her favor. Julia has a new movie coming out so this “honor” will help with promotion of that film. Of all the people People could’ve chosen, like Sandra Bullock perhaps, I cannot for the life of me understand why Julia Roberts would be chosen as the stand out. In any event, People‘s 100 Most Beautiful People list is pure feel-good fluff for everyone involved … it’s nothing really to take seriously at all. Which of YOUR fave beautiful people made the list?

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Sandra Bullock Adopts A Baby Boy!

She also moves forward with her divorce from Jesse James

Okay, in what has to be the WTF?! news of this new century thus far, People magazine has broken the best kept secret EVER that Sandra Bullock is the proud mother of a 3 1/2 month old baby boy named Louis Bardo that she started the adoption process of 4 YEARS AGO when she was still blissfully married to her cheating husband Jesse James. Sandra and Jesse brought home baby Louis before the Academy Awards earlier this year (and before news of his cheating scandal broke) and they managed to keep the secret all this time. Proud new mama Sandra and her adorable baby boy Louis are featured on the cover of the new issue of People magazine, wherein she confirms that she plans to move forward with her divorce from James and will raise Louis on her own as a single parent:

In public, Sandra Bullock has been through the best and worst of times this year – from winning her first Oscar to enduring the breakup of her marriage. In private, she was quietly keeping a joyful secret – his name is Louis, and he is her newborn son. “He’s just perfect, I can’t even describe him any other way,” Bullock reveals exclusively in the new issue of PEOPLE, announcing that she is the proud mother of Louis Bardo Bullock, a 3½-month-old boy, born in New Orleans. “It’s like he’s always been a part of our lives.” Bullock, 45, and husband Jesse James, 41, began the adoption process four years ago and brought Louis home in January but decided to keep the news to themselves until after the Oscars. Their close friends and family – including James’s children Sunny, 6, Jesse Jr., 12, and Chandler, 15 – were essential in keeping the adoption a secret. Then, just 10 days after the March 7 Oscars, Bullock and James separated following reports James had cheated. Bullock says she is now finalizing the adoption as a single parent.

In this age of the 24 hour news cycle, I am STUNNED that a secret like this can be kept underwraps. Not only has this adoption been 4 years in the making but I am amazed that no one knew that Sandra Bullock, who was probably the most sought after celeb in the world for the past few weeks, had a baby boy with her! This has to be the media coup of the century, for sure. I am so happy for Sandra and her new baby … Louis will surely be the joy that will allow her to love life again!

In regards to her slimeball soon-to-be ex-husband, he’s got something to say about the news that Bullock has decided to move forward and divorce him. Read what he has to say after the jump … More »

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