Have you all been watching HBO‘s new miniseries Show Me a Hero? If not, please get on that. Now, it may have taken me a minute to come to the conclusion that Oscar Isaac Hernández is hot, but I have now arrived. And damn. I was editing this interview one of our writers at Paste did with him, and I’m not gonna lie—when I read about his nationality (Guatemalan, Cuban and French… Lordt), a lightbulb went off and I was all, “Ohhh, is that what it is?” As in, “Is that why I’ve been trying to figure out where he came from and why I find him so ridiculously attractive, even when he’s playing former Yonkers mayor Nick Wasicsko?” So yes. Please enjoy this gallery of hotness featuring the incredibly hot Oscar Isaac. Who is hot.
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Because, of course
Earlier this month, Bobbi Kristina Brown — the only begotten child of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston — was laid to rest after she passed away after months in a coma, which stemmed from injuries she suffered from her bathtub drowning back in January. As you may recall, Bobbi Kristina‘s boyfriend Nick Gordon was not allowed to attend the funeral or the burial because the Brown/Houston family faults him for her death. Today we learn that Nick paid a recent visit to BK‘s gravesite so that he could be photographed by The National Enquirer for a cover story feature … for which he was reportedly paid $40,000. The National Enquirer will feature “10 dramatic photos” in their new issue, two of which are featured on their magazine cover … which you can see below. More »
“I have to take care of myself in order to live life the way I want to”
Scandal star Kerry Washington is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Self magazine, looking about as HAWT as she ever has. In her cover story interview, Kerry talks about the fitness regimen she employs to look absolutely fabulous. And while her Self magazine interview is interesting to read, it’s the photos that I can’t get over. It’s amazing how Kerry is able to be a veritable superwoman and still find the time to work out and stay healthy. Click below to check out photos from Kerry‘s Self photospread, read excerpts from her interview and watch behind the scenes video from her photoshoot … and prepare to be jealous of her flawlessness. More »
BTW, Bey is only the THIRD black woman to nab a September cover
So here is a fun fact (just kidding, it’s not that fun)—only 19 black women have been featured on the cover of Vogue solo and Beyoncé just became the third black woman (after Naomi Campbell in 1989 and Halle Berry in 2010) to rock their most important cover of the year—the September issue. Naomi. Halle. Beyoncé. In 123 years of Vogue publications. So yeah, just some food for thought. And then there’s this adorable shot of Blue Ivy and Bey from Beyoncé‘s 2013 cover shoot. Click inside for more!
"The Reign of Beyoncé"
Beyoncé, the queen herself, is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Vogue magazine … and not just any issue of Vogue but the hallowed September Issue of the world’s fashion Bible. “There is only one September Issue, and there is only one Beyoncé. Moving, morphing, leading, flaunting: such is the power of Beyoncé that just one letter tells us who she is. Margo Jefferson, pulitzer-prize winning cultural critic, explores what it takes to run the world.” Bey‘s cover story feature has yet to be released online but the first images from her spread have been released for our viewing pleasure. Photographed by Mario Testino, Beyoncé commands the cover of Vogue this month. Click below to see Beyoncé‘s cover photo, as well as a few photos from the accompanying photospread, and read a tiny preview of the forthcoming cover story feature. More »
So much Henry right now
Henry Cavill, who will reprise his role as Superman / Clark Kent in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice next year, can be seen in Guy Ritchie‘s new action film The Man from U.N.C.L.E. this month … as well as on the covers of the two biggest men’s fitness magazines. Henry is featured on the cover of both Men’s Health magazine and Men’s Fitness magazine this month and as you can see in the gallery presented here, we get to see two different sides of the hunky actor. In Men’s Health, Henry looks bearded and beefy. In Men’s Fitness, he looks slim and clean-shaven — take your pick, determine which Henry you like best. After you check out/salivate over Henry‘s photos, click below to preview his interviews in Men’s Health and Men’s Fitness respectively. More »
"Apple treated me like I was a voice of a creative community that they actually cared about”
Taylor Swift is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Vanity Fair magazine where she talks about pretty much everything that has been going on in her life … except for direct reference to her new boyfriend Calvin Harris. Everything else? Yeah, she is happy to talk about that. The accompanying photospread, shot by famed photographer Mario Testino, showcases Taylor in all her glam fabulousness but it’s her interview that I find most interesting. Click through the gallery to see Taylor‘s VF photos then click below to read excerpts from her interview where she talks about her new friendship with Kanye West, her surprise that Apple Music backed down after her criticism, her enduring friendships will her horde of BFFs and her relationships with men (except for Calvin Harris) … AND watch behind the scenes video from the VF shoot where Taylor plays a game of Word Association. More »
New Zombies! New Characters! New Cookies?
We are still 2 months away from the premiere of The Walking Dead season 6 on AMC but the time has come for the show’s promo to begin in earnest. The Walking Dead season 6 is featured on the cover and in the pages of this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine and as you can see in the photo gallery presented here, the new season will feature our fave TWD characters alongside new characters to the show … and a bunch of new zombies. The cover story feature in this week’s issue of EW gives us a nice preview of the new season, which you can read excerpted below. But I am so here for the photos. There’s something magical about the sight of Andrew Lincoln‘s Rick and Norman Reedus‘s Daryl patting one another on the ass while Melissa McBride‘s Carol looks on. Amazing. Check out the photos, then click below to preview this new TWD feature in the new issue of EW magazine. More »
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"The pioneers ... made it easier for me"
On June 1, Caitlyn Jenner made her worldwide debut on the cover of that month’s issue of Vanity Fair magazine. But, the road to the cover of Vanity Fair was a long one, chronicled by a short film documentary titled Call Me Caitlyn. The embed above features the full 10-minute documentary, filmed and released by VF magazine, and shows us behind the scenes footage from the shoot along with interviews with members of the Vanity Fair staff and, of course, Caitlyn Jenner herself. Caitlyn offers some really great insight in this short documentary film, particularly her acknowledgement of the trans pioneers who came before her. Check out the video above, I think you’ll enjoy it as much as I do.
"I felt ashamed. I was embarrassed to be me."
There are many reasons people blame the media for some of the biggest problems impacting the world, but I think the main reason is that the media—all media, really—wields power. Something as simple as an image on the cover of a magazine can speak volumes and can send a strong message about how we should all be feeling. In this way, the media controls a huge aspect of our society’s moral compass. So, putting 35 women on the cover of a magazine—women who were all questioned and called liars at one point—sitting them down in chairs facing the world, and leaving a single empty chair sends a powerful message about the face of rape culture, and gives agencies to those most effected (and to those who still haven’t spoken out, or those victims who are surely still to come). Click inside for a better look at New York Magazine‘s latest cover.