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James Franco Does ‘Candy’ Magazine

"The First Transversal Style Magazine"

James Franco, the straight actor who is very well known for his gay movie roles, is featured on the cover and in the pages of Candy magazine — the world’s “first Transversal Style Magazine”. Photographed by Terry Richardson, Franco is featured in full drag on the magazine’s second cover … which is limited worldwide to only 1000 copies. Here is our first look at James Franco on the cover of Candy:

According to the magazine’s Facebook page (it doesn’t seem to have an official website), Candy magazine is described as “The first fashion magazine ever completely dedicated to celebrating transvestism, transexuality, cross dressing and androgyny, in all its manifestations.” which, IMHO, is fantastic in its own right … tho, I don’t understand the Franco connection. While I’m certain Franco will get a lot of attention for this bold coverphoto, Candy magazine will benefit most because of the widespread attention (which, I imagine, is a boon for the world’s first transversal style magazine). After the jump, check out one more photo of Franco in drag posing with photographer Terry RichardsonMore »

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Betty White, Jamie Lee Curtis & Kristen Bell Do ‘AARP The Magazine’

Betty White talks geriatric sex drive

Betty White, Jamie Lee Curtis and Kristen Bell — all co-stars in the new film You Again — are featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of AARP The Magazine (which is geared toward the older set). In the coverstory interview, Betty opens up about her sex drive … which, apparently, hasn’t slowed down in her golden years. Sound intriguing? Read on …

“Does desire melt away with age? I’m waiting for that day to come,” the 88-year-old tells AARP Magazine in its November/December issue. “Sexual desire is like aging,” she continues, pointing at her head. “A lot of it is up here.” White, who shares the magazine’s cover with two of her You Again costars Jamie Lee Curtis and Kristin Bell, tells the magazine that her first marriage was totally physical. “I married my first husband because we wanted to sleep together,” she says. “It lasted six months and we were in bed for six months.” After a disastrous second marriage, White met game show host Allen Ludden. She says they were a match made in heaven – even though she wasn’t initially interested. “He bought me a beautiful ring and I threw it back at him,” she recalls, “so he wore it on a chain around his neck. He said, ‘I’m going to wear it until you put it on your finger.’ ” It worked, and the couple walked down the aisle in 1963, and stayed together until his death in 1981. “The secret to our marriage was enthusiasm,” White says. “When I knew Allen was coming home, I would freshen my makeup and put on a new blouse.” And the sex was apparently great, too. If Ludden were alive today, White thinks they’d still be sleeping together. But if he were unavailable, White has a second choice. “I don’t have a fella,” she says, “but if Allen – or Robert Redford – were around, we’d have a very active sex life.”

OK … let’s be honest … I’m not sure many folks are too keen on hearing about the sex drive of an 88 year old woman (except for 88 year old men) but I do love how open, honest and forthcoming Betty is about her personal life in this article. You just know that underneath all those Rose Nylund sweaters beat the heart of a romantic … a sex hungry romantic. While it sounds like Betty ain’t getting as much play as she used to get in her hey day, it also sounds like the desire to get down and freaky ain’t quite sputtered out for her yet either. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing … but it is now something that we are all very well aware of.

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Jake Gyllenhaal & Anne Hathaway Do ‘W’ Magazine

Everyone's fully dressed, damnit

On Sunday we got to check out the sexy new poster for the new romantic comedy Love and Other Drugs starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway and today we get to see a photo published in the new issue of W magazine that features Jake and Anne in bed on the set of their new film. Unfortch, everyone is fully dressed and there is not one iota of sexiness in the photo at all:

I’m not gonna lie … my heart is still CRUSHED that that really sexy, mostly-nekkid photo of Jake Gyllenhaal that I thought was a promo image from the film turned out to be a fake. I’m not gonna lie, I tried to live with the fantasy that the Jakey photo was real but … alas, I had to let the dream go. It doesn’t help matters very much that this new photo is the furthest thing from sexy that you could as for from our dear Jake but … at least it’s something. I’m just hoping that Jake‘s promise to Jimmy Kimmel that he “bares almost all” in the film will turn out to be true … I just don’t think my fragile little heart can take any more disappointment.

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Jeremy Renner Does ‘GQ’ Magazine

The 'Hurt' looker

Academy Award-nominated actor Jeremy Renner is featured in the new issue of GQ magazine lookin’ gruff, hot and sexy. Jeremy‘s GQ appearance is timed to coincide with the release of the Ben Affleck-directed film The Town which he stars in and attempts to get y’all familiar with his status as “the next big thing”:

“The first one, and the craziest one,” Jeremy Renner is saying, “was Sean Penn. I was backstage at the Palm Springs Film Festival, and it was really dark back there, and he comes over and gets in my face. And he’s like, ‘Dude, you were tremendous in Hurt Locker. You’re going to the afterparty, right? ‘Cause me and you are gonna have a few drinks, and I’m gonna talk to you.’ ” Most of the past year or so of Renner’s life has been about this weird. An invitation to tie one on with one of our finest acting drinkers? Nuts. This sort of thing isn’t supposed to happen. Not to guys like Renner, nearly 40, previously best known for nothing in particular, drawn to parts in movies about tough-sell subjects like Jeffrey Dahmer and the Iraq war. Guys like that aren’t supposed to end up as leading men in films that win Best Picture, let alone at the afterparty with Sean Penn calling them “dude.” But dude—Renner was indeed tremendous in The Hurt Locker, playing Will James, a risk-junkie army explosives expert who “saw a little bit” in Afghanistan, who was broken in ways not immediately apparent. We were supposed to wonder, along with the rest of James’s bomb squad, if his scary calm indicated confidence or craziness; the part demanded an unknown quantity with the self-possession of a veteran. Somebody, in short, like Renner, who’d done fifteen years of quality work under the radar, quietly accumulating the kind of on- and offscreen experience that gives an actor a gravitational pull, becoming scuffed-up enough to be believable as a man who’d seen a little bit … For now, anyway: As the loose-cannon bank robber who guilts Affleck into One Last Score, Renner steals The Town so decisively the performance qualifies as a heist in itself. And he’s set to play the super-archer Hawkeye in Marvel Films’ 2012 crossover-event movie The Avengers. It’s as close to a sure-thing blockbuster as movies get these days, and it will make him as famous as Robert Downey Jr. and/or the Hulk.

The film I remember Renner from pre-Hurt Locker is 28 Weeks Later … and he was great in that film, too. I’m so glad that he is finally getting the recognition that he deserves. I love a story about an actor who’s been working diligently yet under the radar for years and then BAM! over night success. I think I’ll take a pass on seeing Renner in The Town but I am really looking forward to seeing him in The Avengers as Hawkeye. Even tho I can appreciate Renner‘s gritty good looks, I think I’m mostly a fan of his acting prowess. Keep your eye on this one, he’s gonna be huge.

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‘GQ’ Magazine Gives The ‘Jersey Shore’ Guys A Makeover

The 'G' in 'GTL' gets a stylish upgrade

It seems like the guys of MTV‘s Jersey Shore are popping up all over the place, even in places where they really don’t belong … like this month’s issue of GQ magazine. The folks at GQ decided to give the JS guys a much-needed makeover in order to style up their usually unstylish workout wear. Here is what the guys normally look like when they hit up the gym in order to do their GTL regimen:

Let’s be real: The gym can be as much of a meat market as the club. So whether you’ve been wearing tattoo-print pants with fire-breathing dragons or pit-stained, moth-eaten T-shirts from college, it’s time you toned your workout wardrobe. Here, we help Pauly, Vinny, Ronnie, and Mike address the, um, situation with a new breed of simplified sportswear.

So … how do the guys look in clothing that doesn’t look like Ed Hardy puked all over them? Find out, after the jump … More »

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Teresa & Joe Guidice Share Their Personal Photos With ‘In Touch Weekly’ Magazine


This post is strictly for fans of the Bravo TV reality series The Real Housewives of New Jersey (and I know there are quite a few of you out there) … haters, to the left. RHONJ castmembers Teresa and Joe Giudice have decided to share a collection of their personal photos (and by “share” I’m guessing they sold the photos to raise much-needed funds to pay down their staggering debt) with In Touch Weekly magazine. Here is one of those personal photos shared with the mag that show Teresa and Joe back in their glory days as a young couple:

Before she became a household name thanks to her star-making turn on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa was just your average Jersey girl. In the new issue of In Touch Weekly Teresa opens up about her whirlwind romance with childhood crush, Joe Giudice and shares never-before-seen photos from their family album.

Bwahahahahahaha! I don’t even know why I love this photo so much … I truly can’t stand either of these two on the show but there is something about the innocent youth of these two snapped in 1984 is, dare I say, cute. If you would like to see more, cuz I would LOVE to see more, you can check out other photos in the new issue of In Touch which is on newsstands now.

How did I know that Joe used to rock a mullet/ducktail back in the day?


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Javier Bardem Does ‘Esquire’ Magazine

"I used to be a hypochondriac"

Javier Bardem, who we learned just yesterday is going to be a father now that his wife Penélope Cruz is 4 1/2 months pregs, is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Esquire magazine. Here is our first look at Javier‘s new coverphoto which accompanies the coverstory article:

To be honest, I have a hard time reading Esquire articles. They tend to ramble and seem to take the very long way around telling a particular story. Fortunately, the magazine manages to publish pretty pictures to go along with these articles … otherwise I’d have nothing to keep me interested ;) If you would like to read the October coverstory article on Javier you can do so HERE. If you would like to see the pretty pictures from his Esquire photospead, you can do so after the jump … More »

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Ryan Reynolds Does ‘GQ’ Magazine

"I’m just a little bit more wary of having my relationship turning into a soap opera"

Hottie actor Ryan Reynolds, who will be seen next year in the big screen adaptation of Green Lantern, is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of GQ magazine. While we have to wait until Spring 2011 to see Ryan in Green Lantern, we only have a few weeks to wait in order to see him in a new thriller titled Buried. Here is our first look at Ryan‘s new GQ coverphoto and some excerpts from his coverstory interview:

Ryan Reynolds is handsome, funny, charming, extremely ripped, married to one of the most desirable women on the planet, Scarlett Johansson, and likable to boot. After a string of comedies, some romantic, some mediocre, Reynolds has been busy making himself a movie star, especially with his latest role as a man who’s been buried alive. Buried is unusual to say the least, the entire film consists of footage of the buried man—Reynolds—in his coffin. GQ’s Chris Heath spends some time with Reynolds, where he opens up about his family, his career, the toll filming Buried took on him, and says that marriage is the “best part” of his life.

Ryan Reynolds on his family’s reaction to his acting career: “My family is as far from a stage family as you could ever possibly find. Even if my father wasn’t speaking to me, he would never, ever miss a baseball game. Even if he was upset with me for a month at a time over some trivial bullshit, I would still see him standing in his trench coat over there at my football games in the rain. But the acting world, that whole stuff was just so foreign to him. He would never come to that stuff.”

On forever being known as Van Wilder: “It made me the party guy. I would walk into a bar and people would start lining up the shots. You could sum up my career at that point as a free shot at a bar. I know it affected me more than I’m revealing, because I know I went years without even saying the worlds ‘Van Wilder.’ Even now, when I say it, it’s a bit of a stretch for me.”

On filming Buried: Reynolds was constantly cut by contact with the unfinished wood of the coffin, and a bald patch formed on the back of his head where it rubbed against the sand on the coffin’s floor, not to mention the terrible insomnia he suffered from. “I’ll never, ever in my life complain on a set again after being on that set. Sixteen, seventeen days of doing that… It was such a state of emotional distress.”

On how things have changed since marrying someone famous: “Things change when you get married in general. But in terms of being a couple that’s in a public situation and speculated about and all that nonsense, it’s changed a little bit. I’m a little more guarded, I think. I’m just a little bit more wary of having my relationship turning into a soap opera. I’ve just unilaterally not addressed it. That’s kind of been the fail-safe for me.”

On keeping his private life private: “I think it’s embellished upon. It hasn’t been some covert operation. I mean, certainly the wedding was, but I believe anyone should have the right to have a private wedding ceremony.”

It’s clear that Ryan likes to keep it real … tho, it’s also clear that he likes to keep it personal. I think he and wife Scarlett Johansson have found the perfect balance of celebrity and privacy. They work diligently to promote their projects and work just as diligently to keep their private life out of the limelight. When they are working, they each make themselves available publicly. They do not, as a couple, put their private lives on display in order to attain more publicity and THAT, I think, is the key to keeping work separate from one’s personal life. He seems like a totally down guy, which is why I heart him so. After the jump, check out some of the photos from Ryan‘s GQ photospread and see the other reasons why I heart him so … More »

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Kelis Does ‘Wonderland’ Magazine

Kelis in 'Wonderland'

Zac Efron may be on the cover of Wonderland magazine this month but the amazing Kelis is featured inside the mag … and she is lookin’ FIERCE in her Wonderland photospread. Here are just a few of her fabulous photos:

Heh. Considering how sparsely bare Zac‘s new facial hair is lookin’ these days, I’d have to say that Kelis‘s ‘stache in this first photo looks much better than his ;) But in all seriousness, Kelis looks great in these photos … they’re stylish and hip without being too over the top or forced. Kelis is my girl, I love her entirely. This is a great photospread. With Zac on the cover and Kelis inside, this issue of Wonderland is a deffo must have.


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Nicki Minaj Does ‘Out’ Magazine

“I was definitely one of those girls where you heard me before you saw me”

You may not know who rapper Nicki Minaj is just yet but you will … and soon. Nicki, sometimes referred to as the Lady Gaga of Rap, can be heard on quite a few very popular songs on the charts right now and will soon release her debut album. So, while we await the release of Minaj‘s album, let’s get to know the lady who is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Out magazine:

Kanye West even recently proclaimed that she may become the second-biggest rapper of all time, behind Eminem. Nicki Minaj, the 25-year-old music sensation, has already stolen the spotlight on songs with pop heavyweights Mariah Carey and Usher, all while playing hip-hop’s most dangerous game: sexuality roulette. With snappy, bi-curious lyrics and out-of-this-world costume changes, Minaj is soaring in the most peculiar way. Does she have what it takes to change rap’s homophobic landscape forever? Minaj has always embraced her female fans, and they have certainly embraced her back. “I started making it my business to say things that would empower women, like, ‘Where my bad bitches at?’ to let them know, ‘I’m here for you,’” she says. “Then, when I started going to the shows and it was nothing but girls, it was like, Did I go too far with embracing my girls? Because now they want to kiss and hug me.” Yet it was a comparison to Barbie that caused her to feel the heat. “It’s interesting that people have more negative things to say about me saying ‘I’m Barbie’ than me saying ‘I’m a bad bitch,’” she says, noting that the criticism inspired her. “Once I figure something is irritating people, I’m going to do it more because I like to get on your nerves until you realize how fucking stupid you are.” This attitude is precisely what might help her quash the homophobia permeating the rap world. She even muses about hitting the road with her mentor, Lil Wayne. “Normally, Wayne probably wouldn’t have gay guys coming to see his shows much, but they’re definitely a big part of my movement, and I hope they’d still come out and see me,” she says. “I think that will be really, really interesting, just to start bridging that gap. We’ll see.”

Nicki Minaj got my vote for Best New Artist at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards and while I was bummed that she didn’t win the award, I know that there are big things in store for her. I first heard about Nicki when she teamed up with Mariah Carey on Up Out My Face and have been DYING for the girl to release an album of her own. After the jump, check out some of the photos from Nicki‘s Out magazine photospread and see just how creative she can be with her look and style … More »

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