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Billy Corgan Talks To ‘Rolling Stone’ About Jessica Simpson & The H1N1 Vaccine

"My goal in life is to love whoever I think is worth loving"

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, who has reportedly been canoodling with Jessica Simpson lately, is featured in a new interview with Rolling Stone magazine (which features US Olympic Gold-Medalist Shaun White on the cover) wherein he talks a bit about Jessica, his band and (among other things) his spiritual beliefs. Here are a few preview excerpts from his RS interview:

Here are the first two sentences of Rolling Stone’s first Billy Corgan feature in a decade: Unless you count what he’s done to his career, Billy Corgan has never attempted suicide. Until recently, there were plenty of mornings when he’d wake up to a stark choice: “Go eat breakfast, or go kill yourself.” When Rolling Stone met with Corgan in Los Angeles in early February, the Smashing Pumpkins founder had a lot to say about a very rough 10 years. “There’s a lot of days where you feel forgotten,” Corgan says at one point. In a soul-baring, wide-ranging interview, Corgan discusses the idiosyncratic spiritual beliefs that saved him from suicidal depression (including his association with a vintage hippie cult called Source Family); opens up for the first time about his 2009 split with drummer Jimmy Chamberlin (Corgan says he fired him); reveals his father’s heroin addiction (his dad was arrested two years ago with a needle still in his arm); says that he “loves” Jessica Simpson; and much more.

Corgan on His Critics:
“Do I belong in the conversation about the best artists in the world? My answer is yes, I do,” he says. “I’ve been too productive for too long, and despite what anybody wants to strip away from me, I am influential. I am. So all the Pitchforks in the world can try to strip me of every ounce of dignity, but I belong.”

On the Pumpkins’ Breakup:
“Rather than break up the band, what I should have done is chuck James [Iha] out,” Corgan says. “I should have just said to Jimmy [Chamberlin], ‘You go to rehab, and we’ll continue, and James, get the fuck out of here.’ Instead, I fell on my sword for James, for what I thought was a friend.”

On His Spiritual Beliefs:
Corgan subscribes to the fashionable idea that we’re building to a cataclysm, or at least a major vibrational shift, in 2012; he wonders what was really in the H1N1 vaccine; he fears that the United States is headed toward a Soviet Union-style economic collapse… But when pressed on details, he backs off: “I don’t want to be a dead hero,” he says.

On “Loving” Jessica Simpson:
“If I go, ‘Oh, we’re just friends,’ then it’s like, ‘Did they go out, did he dump her or she dump him, what happened?’ It has nothing to do with any of that. Sometimes people just like being around each other, and good things come out of that. My goal in life is to love whoever I think is worth loving, and I think if people knew her like I knew her, they would love her like I do. It’s really simple.”

Oh man … a bit delusional, totally power-hungry, somewhat paranoid and he prolly really loves Jessica Simpson … yep, sounds like Billy Corgan. I’m curious to read the full text of this interview with Rolling Stone magazine. With Courtney Love back on the scene again, you knew it was only a matter of time before Billy wanted a piece of the limelight. I’m afraid that 2010 is gonna be the new 1996.

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Kirsten Dunst Does ‘V’ Magazine

Glamour Girl

Kirsten Dunst is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of V magazine lookin’ all kinds of old skool Hollywood glam. Ki Ki is lookin’ very much like silver screen starlet a la Jean Harlow or Marlene Dietrich in this beautiful new photospread shot by famed fashion photographer Mario Testino. Here is our first look at Kirsten‘s V magazine coverphoto and a bit of a tease of her coverstory article:

THE ART OF BEING KIRSTEN DUNST” Hollywood’s bored and beautiful blonde has become an icon for a generation, but this year it’s all about reinvention. Art muse, rising director, even serious dramatic actress—you can be anything when you’re Kirsten Dunst. Inside V MAGAZINE (issue #64) Dunst discusses her unique friendships with both the Mulleavy sisters of Rodarte and Japanese pop artist Takashi Murakami as well as her upcoming long-awaited film All Good Things. V64 hit newsstands today.

Kirsten‘s V article is not online just yet but after the jump, you can see a batch of absolutely beautiful photos from her V photospread. I’m not kidding, IMHO these photos are among the most beautiful of Kirsten Dunst ever published — check ‘em out after the jump … More »

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Megan Fox Does British ‘Harper’s Bazaar’ Magazine

"I can never have sex with someone that I don't love, ever."

Megan Fox is featured on the cover and in the pages of the British version of Harper’s Bazaar magazine wherein her coverstory interview Megan not only reveals that she has only had sex with 2 men but that she couldn’t dream of having sex unless she was in love with her partner. HMMM. Who knew? Here is Megan‘s Bazaar coverphoto and some excerpts from her interview:

Sex symbol Megan Fox has two lovers. Not two at the same time. The 23-year-old Transformers star says she’s only slept with two different people – ever. So does this mean Fox isn’t the vixen she appears to be? “I’ve only been with two men my entire life, my childhood sweetheart and [current beau] Brian [Austin Green],” she tells Harper’s Bazaar U.K. “I can never have sex with someone that I don’t love, ever. The idea makes me sick.” Fox says she isn’t a fan of casual hook-ups, either. “I’ve never even come close to having a one-night stand,” she tells the magazine. To further perpetuate the image of purity, the actress says she has embraced her role as stepmother to Green’s son Kassius. “I am a stepmother to the fullest extent,” she says. “I have looked after Kassius since he was three and he has no memory of life without me. For some reason, no one wants to look at me that way, but I am responsible [for him] and I’ve never struggled with that, from bedtime stories to the school run.”

To be honest … this is a surprise to me. It’s easy to understand how someone who is as sexy as Megan Fox is (who, incidentally, has made a career out of selling that sexiness) would reveal this information like this. It’s not that I don’t believe her … it’s just that it’s a surprise. It’s also nice to hear that she takes her role as “stepmother” to Brian Austen Green‘s son very seriously. Mebbe she is more mature than I gave her credit for. After the jump, check out a few of Megan‘s photos from this Harper’s Bazzar shoot … More »

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Shaun White Does ‘Rolling Stone’ Magazine

The 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist channels his inner Jimi Hendrix

Shaun White, the US Olympian who is lovingly known as The Flying Tomato, is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine. As you may recall, White graced the RS cover 4 years ago after he won his first Olympic Gold Medal so it is only natural that RS would want to put him back on the cover this month after having won his second Gold Medal. Here is Shaun‘s Rolling Stone coverphoto along with excerpts from his interview:

Shaun White has revolutionized snowboarding, won the big gold in Vancouver and lit his snowboard aflame, Hendrix-style, on the cover of the new issue of Rolling Stone, joining an elite club of athletes to appear on our cover not once, but twice. And as the focused, business savvy White tells it, a lot of his recent success on the half-pipe and off can be attributed to a new addition to his life: “Getting into music has changed my personality and my way of doing things,” he reveals to RS writer Vanessa Grigoriadis. “I”m far more open now.” White, who began snowboarding at six and went pro at 13, has recently returned to one of his early loves — skateboarding — but he does more shredding on one of his three Les Pauls. Jimi Hendrix, Guns n’ Roses and Led Zeppelin are in regular rotation; “Whole Lotta Love” is his favorite-ever song. “I think guitar is the best thing in the world,” he says. “It’s the only thing where no matter what I do, I can’t do it all myself.” The 23-year-old White is a bit of a loner, though. He practices his sport solo on a $500,000 private half-pipe Red Bull built him in Colorado and is known to march to the beat of his own disciplined drummer. While fellow competitors gather to watch snowboard or skate videos in their spare time, he opts out (”I’d rather do it, not watch it,” he explains). Olympic teammate Louie Vito even tried to unnerve him a bit by blasting Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the U.S.A.” in the van while White was setting his mental stereo to rock & roll.

This new issue of Rolling Stone should be on newsstands now so all y’all snowboarding fans can rush out and get a copy. I have to say … I like Shaun White. The kid seems so down-to-Earth and there is no question of his talent. I think he does the US proud at the Winter Olympics. After the jump, check out 2 more photos from Shaun White‘s Rolling Stone photoshoot … More »

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More Photos From Lindsay Lohan’s ‘Purple Fashion’ Magazine Photoshoot

Holy Moly

Last month we learned that Lindsay Lohan, doing her best Jesus Christ, was featured on the cover of the new issue of Purple Fashion magazine and today, almost a month later, we finally get to see some photos from the mag’s photospread. I’m certain y’all have been waiting on pins and needles, yes? While the photos aren’t anything very revolutionary, they are pretty sexy … er, and somewhat sacrilegious?


Granted, Lindsay seems happy to bare a breast or buttock whenever asked but I don’t hate these photos. Okay, I hate the ever-present cigarette but these aren’t the worst photos ever. The girl is just so erratic … it’s like she doesn’t know what she wants to be. I hope she figures it out soon, for her sake. It’s not like she can make a career out of throwing liquid products at the paparazzi (despite what she may think). Forgetting that this is Lindsay Lohan (and everything that that entails), what do you think of these pics?

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More Taylor Lautner ‘Men’s Health’ Magazine Outtakes Surface

More, More, More

Back in November we got to see Taylor Lautner on the cover of Men’s Health magazine and in December we got to see the first batch of outtake photos from that shoot. Today we get to see another batch of outtakes from that shoot because, well, one can never have too many outtake photos of Taylor Lautner:


As you may recall, this shoot for Men’s Health featured Mr. Lautner fully clothed … he wasn’t even wet! But, the photos turned out a’ight anyways. After the jump, check ‘em out … More »

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Joan Jett Talks To ‘Interview’ Magazine

While Kristen Stewart & Dakota Fanning pose for pictures

Rocker Joan Jett is featured in the new issue of Interview magazine wherein she talks to interviewer Evelyn McDonnell about her life in The Runaways and the upcoming biopic of the same name. While new photos of Joan are not featured in the mag, new photos (shot by director Floria Sigismondi) of Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett (along with Dakota Fanning as Cherie Currie) are featured with her interview. Here is one of those photos and some excerpts from Joan‘s interview with Interview:

In the four years that they were together, the quintet of teenage girls that made up The Runaways cut a swath of hard rock, harder kisses, and, eventually, scary-hard drugs through the legendary glam scene of 1970s Los Angeles. Their exploits-and exploitation-are the stuff of legend and now of The Runaways, the debut feature film from photographer and video director Floria Sigismondi. Based on trouble-doll lead singer Cherie Currie’s 1989 autobiography, Neon Angel, Sigismondi hones in on the relationship between Currie and the band’s co-founder, songwriter, and guitarist Joan Jett (Currie’s book, written with Tony O’Neill, is being published in an updated version this month by HarperCollins). Dakota Fanning plays the beautiful, damaged Currie; Michael Shannon steals the show as the evil genius svengali Kim Fowley; and Kristen Stewart plays Jett, all black-leather attitude and sex appeal-Elvis plus estrogen. In part because of rights issues, The Runaways pays short shrift to the band’s other members-guitarist Lita Ford, bassist Jackie Fox, and drummer Sandy West. But driven by great songs, the film-and the feeling of liberation, love, and pain teenagers find in music and each other-is dead on. “I was looking for raw,” says Sigismondi, who has directed videos for the likes of Marilyn Manson, The White Stripes, David Bowie, Björk, The Cure, and Interpol. “This very short period of time held a big place in all of their lives. It was a very delicate thing, but it wasn’t all heartfelt. There was anger. There was resentment. There was sorrow. They were breaking new ground. They were taking risks. They were doing things that brought them up against walls.” I recently spoke to Jett-creator of some of the greatest-of-all-time anthems like “Bad Reputation” and “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” and who, with her manager, Kenny Laguna, executive-produced The Runaways-about what it was like to see her youthful triumphs and excesses (including some steamy scenes with Currie) on screen. “Joan Jett-she’s just one of a kind, and has never veered from her path,” Sigismondi says. “She’s gone out there and said, ‘This is who I am.’ And she’s still doing that.”

Joan‘s interview begins after the jump — where you can also check out other photos of Kristen and Dakota as photographed by FloriaMore »

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New Outtake Photos Of Taylor Lautner Have Come To Light

More from his hot 'Rolling Stone' and 'Entertainment Weekly' mag shoots

Back in August we saw photos of Twilight star Taylor Lautner in the pages of Entertainment Weekly magazine and in November we saw photos of Lautner in Rolling Stone magazine … today we get to see a few outtake photos of the now very legal Taylor Lautner from both of those magazine shoots … and, believe me, they are worth seeing:


All of these new outtake photos look pretty good but, as I’m sure you can imagine, the Rolling Stone photos are the better ones. Check out 2 outtakes from the EW shoot and 2 from the RS shoot and see which ones are YOUR faves … More »

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More Photos From ‘Robert Pattinson’s ‘Details’ Photo Shoot

More NSFWness for you

Last week we got our first look at Robert Pattinson on the cover of the 10th Anniversary issue of Details magazine and today we get to see a couple more previously unseen photos from that shoot:


Details just published a new batch of photos from this photoshoot helmed by photographer Norma Jean Roy. After the jump, check out one more new NSFW photo of R. Pattz posing with those topless models again … More »

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See What The Future May Hold For Brangelina’s Kiddies

'Life & Style' magazine predicts what celeb kids will grow up to look like

Back in December we saw a few manipulated photos of celebs that predicted what they might look like in the future as they age … today, Life & Style magazine does the same with photos that predict what celebrity children (like Brangelina‘s kiddies) may look like in a few years time when they grow up. Here is what L&S mag thinks Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt may look like in 10 years time:

Watch out, world — Zahara is 15!
Z’s already an adorable diva, so Angie and Brad should have their hands full when she hits her teens. “Zahara’s a smart-ass,” Angelina has said. “So dramatic and creative and loud and charming. She’s definitely the biggest personality in the house.”

Ever wonder what Hollywood’s cutest kids will look like when they grow up? Now you don’t have to! Life & Style tapped a forensic artist to predict what our favorite tykes will look like in 10 years. Using sophisticated age-progression computer technology, we’ve enhanced the features these tots already have while also taking into consideration their parents’ signature assets. Here’s Tinseltown 2020! For more photos of what Hollywood’s cutest kids will look like in 2020, pick up the latest issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now!

After the jump, see how Life & Style thinks Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt will look in 2020 … More »

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