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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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Jennifer Hudson Does ‘Fashion’ Magazine

Baby Love

A super slim Jennifer Hudson is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Fashion magazine. Altho the coverstory article is not yet available we do have a couple of photos from the photospread to check out … including an adorable one of J. Hud with her baby boy David Daniel. First up, here is what Jen‘s new Fashion coverphoto looks like:

Now I know that Weight Watchers is paying Jennifer Hudson to be their new celebrity spokesperson but, DANG!, she really needs to be paying them. She looks amazing! You may recall that we got our first look at the new J. Hud back in April and it looks like she’s managed to keep her body in shape. After the jump, check out a couple photos from Jennifer Hudson‘s Fashion photospread and see just how big her baby boy has grown since last we saw himMore »

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Ryan Gosling & Michelle Williams Do ‘W’ Magazine

Be my 'Valentine'

In May of 2009 Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams were bizzy filming their new movie Blue Valentine, in May of 2010 they brought that film to the Cannes International Film Festival … today we get to see the duo on the cover of the upcoming new issue of W magazine to bring on the promo phase of the film’s release … behold:

UGH … they look so good together, don’t they? Yeah … I hate her, too! OK … I don’t really hate her but no one person (I’m talking to YOU Michelle Williams) should be hoggin’ up all that hawtness (I’m lookin’ at YOU Ryan Gosling). After the jump, check out a few more preview photos of Ryan and Michelle in the new issue of WMore »

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Marilyn Manson Shows His Love For ‘Eastbound & Down’

The surest form of flattery

Marilyn Manson is such a big fan of the dark HBO comedy Eastbound & Down that he took off all of his gothy make-up so that he could pose as the show’s protagonist Kenny Powers in the new issue of Interview magazine … and wouldn’t you know it, the skinny rocker makes a pretty good chubby dude … behold:

While visiting the set of HBO’s Eastbound & Down this summer in Puerto Rico, I learned from co-directors Jody Hill and David Gordon Green that two of the series’ most diehard fans just happened to be icons of hard rock. Hill was thrilled to find out recently that Jack White can’t wait for the second season. And the other? Green let out a chuckle of disbelief. “Yeah, Marilyn Manson, he’s fucking obsessed with the show. He goes so far as to dress up like Kenny.” I found it impossible to conjure a visual of Manson, dark prince of androgyny, fashioned like Eastbound’s Kenny Powers, the overweight enfant terrible of major league baseball and Southern hostility that’s made Danny McBride a comedy icon. I requested evidence from director Adam Bhala Lough … Lough produced this exclusive photo, and offered an eye witness account. “Whenever I see Manson, he’s repeating entire chunks of dialogue and dressed like Kenny,” says Lough. “He just walks around dressed like this and fucks with people on the street. If a waiter or valet tells him, ‘Have a nice day,” he’ll respond, ‘Don’t tell me what to do.’ Stuff like that. He’s even dressed like this when I’m at his house watching Béatrice Dalle films and Hoarders.” I ask Lough what Green thinks of the method role-playing … “I think David’s actually frightened for Danny. Because Manson wants to kidnap Danny on some King of Comedy shit. Danny should be scared.”

LOL! See, even famous rockers can be psycho fans of other celebs … obsession is not relegated to tween Twihards. It’s no surprise that Marilyn Manson likes to play dress-up, after all, he’s made an entire career out of doing just that … it’s just funny to see him play dress-up in reverse. Who knew that a guy who got famous from dressing like a freak could get off by dressing like a putz? Any Eastbound & Down fans out there? Are you impressed with MM‘s tribute?


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James Franco Does ‘The Advocate’ Magazine

"I don’t smoke pot. I’m not gay."

James Franco‘s new film Howl is about to hit theaters and to promote the film’s release he is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of The Advocate magazine. Despite what people think from the stoner and gay roles that Franco is fond of playing, he wants readers of The Advocate to know that he is neither a stoner nor is he gay. Here is our first look at James‘s new coverphoto for The Advocate and an excerpt from his coverstory interview:

As James Franco prepares for the release of what was arguably his most challenging role, iconic gay poet Allen Ginsberg, he sat with The Advocate’s Benoit Denizet-Lewis to discuss inspiration, playing gay, and how he came to tackle the role of Ginsberg in the upcoming biopic Howl. Despite having conquered numerous gay roles, the heterosexual and wildly handsome Franco feels comfortable with his own sexuality. When Denizet-Lewis asks Franco if he would admit it if he were gay, Franco replies, “Sure, I’d tell you if I was. I guess the reason I wouldn’t is because I’d be worried that it would hurt my career. I suppose that’s the reason one wouldn’t do that, right? But no, that wouldn’t be something that would deter me. I’m going to do projects that I want to do. Everyone thinks I’m a stoner, and some people think I’m gay because I’ve played these gay roles. That’s what people think, but it’s not true. I don’t smoke pot. I’m not gay. But on another level, there’s something in me that is able to play roles like that in a way that’s convincing.” Why, then, does Franco continue to portray gay? He finds these roles, still notably absent from the big screen, both more interesting and more challenging. “In this history of cinema, there are so many heterosexual love stories,” Franco notes. “It’s so hammered, so done. It’s just not that interesting to me. It’s more interesting to me to play roles and relationships that haven’t been portrayed as often.” That said, nothing and no one would stop him from taking on the role of Ginsberg. “You want to know what my agents did try to talk me out of?” Franco recalls. “General Hospital. They didn’t think me acting in a soap opera was the greatest idea. But they know that I’ve always wanted to do a movie about the Beats, so no one tried to stop me from playing Allen Ginsberg.”

You know, I can respect a man that is so at ease with playing gay roles because the question of “are you really gay” is bound to come up on almost a daily basis for the length of his career. It’s clear that James is happy to take on roles that he finds challenging, whether the roles are gay or not is irrelevant … what is relevant is the care that Franco takes to make the roles believable. James Franco has impressed me on more than one occasion (specifically in his Milk performance) so it does not surprise me in the least to hear him express his attitude in regards to the types of roles he takes on. I can’t wait to read the full Advocate interview. But, until then, I’m happy to content myself with some of the photos from his photospread. Check out some of those photos after the jump … More »

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