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Jake Gyllenhaal Does ‘GQ’ Magazine

"I think I’m realizing my strengths and my faults."

Our dear Jake Gyllenhaal is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of GQ magazine. As y’all should know by now, Jakey poo will be starring in his first big budget action film this Summer, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time … In support of that upcoming film, Jake talks to GQ magazine as well as poses for a few photos … with some of his adoring fans. Here is our first look at Jake on the cover GQ magazine and some excerpts from his coverstory interview where he talks a bit about his late friend and co-star Heath Ledger:

Jake Gyllenhaal has already proven his versatility by starring in films such as Brokeback Mountain and Jarhead. Now he stars in the upcoming Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, taking on his first action role and solidifying his status as a superstar. In an interview with GQ correspondent Chris Heath, Gyllenhaal opens up about his relationship with Heath Ledger, his parents’ recent divorce (“I think it takes a lot of courage for my parents to make the decision that they made”), and his love for his family. As for his own life, Gyllenhaal explains, “I’m trying not to keep things so neat. I think I’m realizing my strengths and my faults. I think I’m trying to see what is me…and what is not me.”

On working with Heath Ledger: “He was very sensitive. He didn’t always have a sense of performance in his everyday life. He knew who he was. I think actors very often, they know how to present something, and that’s part of their job. I think he was just really sensitive. We often used to do a lot of things together, because people were very interested in him and I think we felt safe together.”

On how Ledger’s death affected him: “Even when we did Brokeback and stuff, it was like my work was the only thing that mattered to me. It was like I could only understand or define myself through doing that. Life, I didn’t totally understand. And I think I was afraid of life. And I had success in my work, enough success that you could keep going back there. But after that happened … I think I recognized that it was work. And I recognized that this is for real.”

While I still have my doubts that Prince of Persia will be able to wow audiences, I am really rooting for Jake to succeed with his new film. If he does well, he’s sure to get more action film leads … and action film leads usually have to get all sweaty and half-nekkid on the big screen … which would be a win-win situation for ALL involved. In any event, I’m still very much looking forward to seeing him in Persia — and I’m also looking forward to seeing a few photos from his GQ photospread. Check ‘em out, after the jump … More »

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The ‘Jersey Shore’ Guys Do ‘Interview’ Magazine

With special guest star Bar Refaeli

Back in February, Mike The Situation Sorrentino broke the news that he would be posing in a new photospread with supermodel Bar Refaeli for Interview magazine. Today we learn that the shoot was shot by Terry Richardson and also features fellow Jersey Shore castmates Paul Pauly D Delvecchio, Vinny Guadagnino and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro … behold:

Once upon a time, we learned what happened when seven strangers came to live together in a house, stopped being polite, and started getting real. After 23 iterations of that concept, we learned that we were bored, and an ever-savvy MTV flipped the concept, assembling a group of strangers to live together in a house and act like cartoon characters. As Jersey Shore’s first season debuted, eight sensory assaults masquerading as people—tanned, unquiet, self-proclaimed “guidos” and “guidettes,” some of them not actually Italian-American—assembled in a summer rental to live, laugh, love, malaprop, hump in hot tubs, get arrested, and wander around drunkenly, eating ham. The ratings were meager at first, but the show took off when Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, the show’s heroine, was punched in the nose by a high school teacher after a dispute involving a stolen drink. (This basically tells you everything you need to know about the show’s moral universe.) As Snooki was walloped in the face, so was America, and the whole country became Jersey Shore’s battered paramours—uncomfortable but unable to tear ourselves away … The second season begins shooting this month, and barring any cases of hair-gel toxicosis, it will air on MTV this summer. In the meantime, the four dudes of the show—Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Vinny Guadagnino, and “Pauly D” Delvecchio—talked to Interview about their hopes, dreams, and penis piercings.

You gotta hand it to Richardson, this shoot is kinda fun … in a d-bag sort of way. Interview took the time to talk with each of these guidos but it’s really the photos that are most interesting (cuz these guys are not). After the jump check out the individual shots that Terry Richardson shot of the JS guys with Bar Refaeli for Interview magazine … More »

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Robert Downey, Jr. Does ‘Men’s Journal’ Magazine

"I consider myself a pain-in-the-ass artist self-aware enough to be tolerable."

Robert Downey, Jr., who will be starring as Tony Stark/Iron Man in next month’s sequel film Iron Man 2, is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Men’s Journal magazine. In this new issue, RDJ talks about his recent acting experiences as Sherlock Holmes and, naturally, talks a bit about stepping back into the Iron Man costume. Here is our first look at RDJ on the cover of Men’s Journal and some excerpts from his coverstory interview:

On advice for practicing Wing Chun, a martial arts discipline: “Seriously, don’t worry about looking like an idiot. It’s like life: The less self-conscious you are, the better it works. And remember, lots of ice and Advil afterward. Trust me on that one.”

On how Wing Chun helps him cope: “This is all about focus. Wing Chun teaches you what to concentrate on, whether you’re here or out in the world dealing with problems. It’s second nature for me now. I don’t even get to the point where there’s a problem.”

On being reluctant to punch a stuntman full in the mouth while filming Sherlock Holmes: “I was like, ‘I can’t or he’s not going to be able to play with his kids this weekend.’ And Guy (Ritchie) was basically saying, ‘He doesn’t have any kids.’ ”

On if he is worried about burnout from filming and promoting films: “You don’t worry about something that has already happened,” he says with resignation. “You don’t need to worry about your car breaking down when you’re already on the side of the street with the hood up. Worrying is done. The hubcaps have already come off going around the corners.”

On being an actor: “This is still art for commerce, at best. I consider myself to be a pain-in-the-ass artist who’s self-aware enough to still be tolerable. While I have a little bit of juice, I try not to rub it in anyone’s face, because it’s just disgusting. And I use the term ‘artist’ loosely.”

I have to say, RDJ is prolly my favorite actor right now. I know a lot of people are all ga-ga over Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt but I think I prefer Robert Downey, Jr. over all other actors. He can play serious, he can play funny … he can play seriously funny … and make it all seem totally effortless. If you think back to his troubled days in the 90′s, it’s amazing how well he’s turned his life around … I like that he is flawed and still very successful. He is the only person alive who could ever bring Tony Stark to life and I can’t WAIT to see him in Iron Man 2 next month! After the jump, check out a few photos from RDJ‘s Men’s Journal photospread and read a few quotes from some of his compatriots about RDJ‘s acting style … More »

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Stephen Moyer Does ‘Details’ Magazine

The Men of 'True Blood', Part 3

First we got to see the extremely handsome Alexander Skarsgård on the cover of Details magazine, then we got to see the super hawt Ryan Kwanten on the cover of Details and now we get to see main man Stephen Moyer on HIS own cover of Details magazine devoted to The men of True Blood … behold:


Hot! Hot! Hot! That’s all I can say about these special edition covers of Details mag. It’s evident to me that the folks at the mag had a devil of a time deciding which of these 3 hot men would represent their show on the cover of this new issue so they decided to give them each their own coverphoto … bloody brilliant! After the jump, check out a couple photos from Stephen‘s Details magazine photospread … More »

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Ryan Kwanten Does ‘Details’ Magazine

The Men of 'True Blood', Part 2

Earlier today we got to see True Blood star Alexander Skarsgård on the cover of the new issue of Details magazine. His cover is one of 3 special covers which feature 3 main male stars of the hit HBO drama. Right now, we get to see the second Details magazine cover devoted to The Men of True Blood … here is our first look at Ryan Kwanten on his cover of Details mag:


OHHHHH man, how much do I love Details magazine right now? First Alexander heats up their magazine cover and now Ryan does the same. I believe the word you are looking for is Yummo!! After the jump, check out a couple photos from Ryan‘s hawt new Details photospread … More »

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Alexander Skarsgård Does ‘Details’ Magazine

The Men of 'True Blood', Part 1

Hold on to your hats True Blood fans cuz Details magazine is comin’ after YOU! The new issue of Details will feature 3 different covers devoted to 3 different male stars of the hit HBO series … and right now, I present to you the first look at the new issue of Details with actor Alexander Skarsgård on the cover:


The site has yet to be updated with the coverstory devoted to The Men of True Blood but who needs text when we have pretty pictures to look at instead? After the jump, check out a couple photos from Alexander‘s photospread for Details magazine … More »

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‘Entertainment Weekly’ Celebrates 30 Years Of ‘The Empire Strikes Back’

Bringin' sexy 'Back'

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the classic sci-fi sequel The Empire Strikes Back (more recently renamed Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back), Entertainment Weekly is featuring one of many “previously unseen photos” from the film on the cover of it’s latest issue … behold:

A long time ago (30 years, actually) in a galaxy not so far, far away (right here, in fact) we were treated to the release of what many consider the best sequel ever made: The Empire Strikes Back. In celebration of that achievement and anniversary, Lucasfilm and Del Rey are releasing a new book in October titled Star Wars: The Making of The Empire Strikes Back, that goes behind the scenes of the epic space saga in exhaustive detail. And we’ve got your first taste right here. In an exclusive first look, the new issue of Entertainment Weekly features several rare and never-before-seen photos and quotes from the cast and crew on the Empire set, as well as an original script page (with revisions and notes from director Irvin Kershner), and early sketches of key new characters Yoda and Boba Fett. It’s a visual feast sure to be gobbled up by any Star Wars fan. Plus, in addition to that treasure trove, Dalton Ross explains in the issue why The Empire Strikes Back remains the ultimate Star Wars film. “What makes The Empire Strikes Back the greatest and grandest of all Star Wars films is its emotional resonance,” explains Ross in his essay. “This is no feel-good popcorn film, as the Rebel Alliance is on the receiving end of a pretty much continuous loop of butt kickings, starting from the very first line of the opening crawl: ‘It is a dark time for the rebellion.’”

While I find it a bit difficult to believe that there actually are “never before seen photos” from the world of Star Wars (like this coverphoto, which I’ve seen many times before), I guess I can believe George Lucas sat on a treasure trove of rare photos to publish in a new book like this. Even if die hard Star Wars fans have already seen it all, I’m certain this issue of EW is a must-own. I can’t wait to see what little treats are featured in this new mag and I really can’t wait to get a copy of this new Star Wars book. Wee!!

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Rihanna Does ‘NME’ Magazine

No product placement for her

Rihanna is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of NME magazine. In addition to posting with a sequined bird on her shoulder, Ri Ri explains to the mag that she — unlike other artists — is pretty opposed to using product placement in her music videos. Here is our first look at Rihanna‘s NME coverphoto and some excerpts from her interview:

Rihanna said in a recent interview with NME Magazine that she despises product placement in videos. Some people have said that Rihanna was having a sly dig at Lady GaGa and her blatant product placement in the video for Telephone. Rihanna said: “I don’t like things to be so commercial. I hate product placement in my videos. Videos should just tell the story of the song. With product placement, it becomes this big ad campaign. I just don’t like that. Sometimes we have to (use products in music videos), for whatever political reason, but it’s never my first choice.” She added: “The mystique I have kept has been because I don’t say a lot. There are a lot of rumours about me, every day it’s something new. I guess by not replying people never know what’s true and they never know what’s not true.”

Gotta love Rihanna for keepin’ it real. I’m not a big fan of product placement either … commercials should be commercials and product placement should stay in commercials. That being said, tho, I kinda like seeing products that I love featured in TV shows and/or movies that I also love. I only like being sold things when I already have them … does that make sense? In any event, while I think it’s good that Rihanna is so open about her beliefs on product placement she should be careful … she may live to eat her words when a company throws a big, fat check at her to feature one of their products in the future. After the jump, check out another photo of Rihanna within the pages of this new issue of NME magazine … More »

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Jessica Simpson Does ‘Marie Claire’ Magazine

No make-up, No airbrushing, No problem

Earlier today we learned that Jessica Simpson, in support of her new TV series The Price of Beauty, is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Marie Claire magazine. But, what is so special about this particular magazine cover is that Jess was photographed without make-up. And, to take things a bit further, the final photos were not airbrushed or re-touched in any way. Here is our first look at Jess‘s untouched and totally natural Marie Claire coverphoto:

Jessica Simpson graces the May cover of Marie Claire (on newsstands April 13) with absolutely no makeup or retouching. This was all done to help promote Jessica’s new initiative, “A Beautiful Me” – a program she is launching to encourage young women to love themselves and feel comfortable in their own skin. The program launches at the close of her VH 1 series in May. Jessica is the magazine’s May guest beauty editor and embraces the new natural look with air-dried hair and no makeup. Jessica opens up to Marie Claire about herself:

“I don’t have anything to prove anymore. What other people think of me is not my business. If I’m in a mood to go out and feel hot and sexy, I want long hair that I can feel on my back. But I also like bed head.”

Jess is a brave woman to be going au naturale on the cover of a major magazine like this. She is a natural beauty, tho, so she can really pull it off. After the jump, check out two more untouched photos from Jessica‘s Marie Claire photospread … More »

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Jennifer Lopez Does ‘Redbook’ Magazine

“I always wanted to be great at what I did."

Jennifer Lopez, who’s new film The Back-up Plan will be hitting theaters shortly, is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Redbook magazine. In this latest coverstory interview, J. Lo talks about the 3 most important things in her life right now — marriage, motherhood, and fame — as well as her upcoming new film, her upcoming guest appearance on Glee and her new album Love? which will finally be released this Summer. Here is out first look at Jenny‘s Redbook coverphoto along with some excerpts from her interview:

On marriage and finding “the one”: “I think you can love many different people, but that’s different from what makes a great partner in life, which Marc is for me… He inspires me to be better at everything—a better person, mom, singer, performer, friend, and wife. A marriage is long, and you’ve got to like the person as much as you love or lust after them. You’ve got to be friends first.”

On how motherhood has changed her: “I can’t help but be a different person now that I’ve had kids. That really does change your whole perspective on life for the better. I definitely feel like I’ve grown up. So, I guess in a way parts of me are going to be different, but in general I’m still the same girl from the Bronx who had big dreams.”

On fame and accomplishments: “I always wanted to be great at what I did—that’s what drove me. If I got rejected, I wouldn’t take it personally. I was like, Make them a fan and they’ll bring you back in for something else. I never thought about money or fame, and I never really thought that would happen to me. All that was just a by-product.”

Another interview where it seems that Jenny from the Block is just giving the same answers to the same questions. Thankfully, the accompanying photospread appears to be a bit more interesting. After the jump, check out a couple photos from J. Lo‘s new Redbook spread … More »

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