We know that celebrities all eat flax seed and dried seaweed and breezes blowing only from the west, but eventually they, too, need to step off their whole grain high horse and eat something that isn’t measured in pellets. If Simon Cowell‘s vitamin injection story in GQ is any indication, however, he is not one of those health nuts who are in any way aware of how cray-cray they sound. As The X-Factor creator explains to the magazine, one a week he freezes his arm in ice…some of you are going to want to stop reading this right now.
We told you to stop! Cowell is then treated to a half-hour session with “an intravenous drip with B12, magnesium, vitamin C, and, he says, ‘something for your liver,’” which is the most terrifyingly vague answer imaginable. Explains Cowell, “When you have it done, it’s an incredibly warm feeling. You feel all the vitamins going through you. It’s indescribable but very calming, and then it gives you energy for a good few days afterwards.” Okay…well, we guess not every hippie-dippie-sounding treatment is all bad and oh no, we spoke too soon: “It sounds odd, but when you have it, it is fantastic,” Simon tells GQ, “One girl came down and actually had two orgasms during the treatment.” Either Cowell is straight-up out of his mind, or he is about to make 100 billion dollars on the open market. You’re right; it’s probably both.
So we were having a bit of a mid-week slump today. Nothing too serious, but we were a willful second away from digging into the freezer for some fig and walnut ice cream. Luckily, it didn’t come to that, because as always, one particular magazine came to our rescue. Oh, GQ! Joe Manganiello and you make the perfect match! This photograph is jaw-dropping. His abs can’t be for real. It’s a good thing we didn’t scarf down the ice cream because it would have been just too ironic staring at that mountain range of a stomach while eating calorie bombs.
Not that the True Blood actor’s face isn’t worth swooning over either. He takes brooding to an art form. And just because life is unfair, he’s funny too. Posing for the magazine’s July issue, Manganiello talked mainly about his role on the show, specifically being half-naked. He said, “Once they yell action, you’re a werewolf and you’re not thinking about it. But before, there’s a boom guy crouched behind you at ass level.” That’s a job we could get “behind”.
[Photo via GQ]
Have you ever been so exhausted by your own stunning beauty and athletic body that half-way to the pool, you just collapse against the closet in your grandma’s guest room? Yeah, us neither. In fact, we’re not even allowed in there. While Jennifer Lawrence’s GQ photos are just as hot and bikini-fied as we knew the Hunger Games actress could look, based on Jennifer’s facial expression she’s just counting the seconds before she can stop being gorgeous and go play a round of Marco Polo. Last one in has to help Memaw out of the tub!
God bless Zach Galifianakis for always being up for anything. (Anything= Showing off his most private parts for the sake of comedy.) When he last hosted Saturday Night Live, he managed to show off some of his goods while lifting up his Little Orphan Annie dress, and now Galifianakis is in a photo spread for GQ where he’s nude in a bathtub and strategically covered by some live duckies. Galifianakis graces the cover of the magazine as well and is a little more clothed in the rest of the photo spread which you can see on the GQ site. We’re just partial to a man and his ducks though.
As lovely and doe-eyed as Abbie Cornish looks posing for GQ, the Suckerpunch actress isn’t your average girl next door. No, we’re not referring to the secret love of firearms Abbie reveals in the interview. We mean that you’re supposed to wear your bra on the INSIDE of your clothes, woman! And Abbie, let’s not even talk about tucking your shirt into your fishnet tights. Either Cornish is extremely committed to being the rebel, or she had to get dressed in the dark after a particularly regrettable one-night-stand. Either way, we are totally behind her on this.
While training to play the character Sweetpea in the upcoming action flick, formerly docile Limitless star Cornish found a lust for cold, hard steel. “I’m a vegetarian—I’m not the type to want to go shoot a gun,” Abbie admits. “Then I actually got to the range and totally fell in love with an M4. It was kind of amazing.” Can Abbie please go full Tank Girl? We’d love to see her with a shaved head wrecking havoc in Hollywood. Or maybe we’re just trying to fill the Lori Petty-shaped hole in our lives; sometimes it’s so hard to tell.
It takes a whole lot of lady to rock a Sasquatch pelt as hard as she does, but Diane Kruger’s topless photos for GQ remind us that the woman could skin a rabbit and proceed immediately to the Golden Globes’ red carpet if she wanted to. Looking like a sexy Betty Rubble, Kruger chats with GQ about her upcoming thriller Unknown with Liam Neeson, and how she had to fight Quentin Tarantino for her role in Inglorious Basterds….because he didn’t believe she was actually German. “You know how it is,” Diane explains. “Sometimes filmmakers get hung up on something. I basically had to fly to Germany and show him my passport.” Kruger couldn’t be more obviously German if she was working a beer hall on Oktoberfest in a dirndl; luckily that’s where her passport photos were taken (we’re assuming).
Despite her crazy good looks and adorable boyfriend of four years Joshua Jackson, Kruger doesn’t seem to think her beauty is so impressive. “I think I learned very quickly that it doesn’t really matter what you look like,” Kruger said in an interview with Stylist magazine early this week. “Obviously it’s Hollywood and you get your foot in if you look a certain way, let’s not kid ourselves, but there are a lot of beautiful people in the world.” Sure Diane, and the fact that you can wear Mukluks and a white sheet and still look like a super model is totally unrelated to your film success.
If you’re struggling to get through your Tuesday afternoon, accept Channing Tatum’s shirtless photos in GQ as your sweaty, ripped gift for making it through the work day. In addition to taking it off for the magazine, Channing discusses his stripper past at greater length. Apparently the actor and his buddy agreed to work it for the bachelorettes together. “Okay, we’re going to do this for a little while just to be crazy and insane; then we’re getting out,” Channing explained. “I had wanted to tell people … I’m not ashamed of it. I don’t regret one thing. I’m not a person who hides s—,” which we hope means we can look forward to a completely pantless pictorial in Tatum’s future.
As if that’s enough naked male camaraderie for you, Tatum joked about having sex with co-star Jamie Bell in an interview with NYMag about their new film The Eagle. “Jamie and I have a bromance. We’ve been having sex for a few years now,” Channing laughed, explaining that it was “going fantastic,” and despite Bell’s small stature, “He’s a goer.” We wouldn’t so much call that a bromance as an actual romance. And we wouldn’t so much call it a romance as the new beautiful image we see when we close our eyes at night.