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Michelle Williams Strips Down For Her New GQ Cover

When you think about Michelle Williams, some phrases that come to mind might be “pixie cut” or “Academy Award nominee” or “woman who was blessed enough to film a sex scene with Ryan Gosling.” So imagine our hotness-induced asthma attack when the only thing Williams’ new GQ cover made us think of was all the money we’re pouring into our gym membership…without ever going. As if we needed another pantless celebrity reminder.

“I wouldn’t say that that would be one of my first qualities as a human being — being sexy,” the My Week with Marilyn star admits to the magazine in her new interview. “And I think because my character on Dawson’s Creek was sexy…sexualized…sexual…I saw all the negative attention and connotations that can come along with that. And that those things can keep people from seeing you clearly.” Wearing a headband and long sleeves to the Golden Globes one day, posing sans clothing the next: oh no, we see you girl. On a side not, should we be doing crunches? Is that’s what’s going on here? What about Zumba? Really, any advice would be helpful at this point, Michelle.

[Photo: GQ/Getty Images]

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W Magazine Doubles The Sexiness With Cover Stars Brad Pitt, Charlize Theron

The February cover of W magazine is like a double bonanza. Oozing sexiness on a special dual cover are Brad Pitt and Charlize Theron. Don’t they look drop dead amazing? The interviews with both stars provide interesting tidbits of information. For instance, Charlize reveals her usage of  “cutlets.” You know … bra fillers! She says, “I wear those! If you don’t have boobs, you wear those cutlets. I heard a story of a girl who was on a date, started making out, and thought, Oh, he’s going to touch the cutlets! So she went to the bathroom to take them off, but her purse was too small to put them in there. I always thought that was a funny image, a woman not knowing what to do with these things that you stick onto your boobs. It’s just the most bizarre, unsexy thing there is—so I added that to Mavis.” And indeed, Mavis, her character in Young Adult, has more than one scene featuring said undergarments.

Brad, on the other hand,  talks about movies and whether or not he’s OK with watching himself die on screen. He doesn’t have a problem, it seems, as he revealed, “God, no. I’m just checking the boxes. Hit that. Missed that. Hit that moment. Missed that one. God, I’d like to do that one again.” He also talks about the one film that made him cry. Interested to know more? You’ll have to read the

[Photo via W Magazine]

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Demi Lovato Talks Rehab, “Brutal” Fights With Miley Cyrus In Seventeen

Demi Lovato is on the February cover of Seventeen magazine looking fresh and healthy. We love the sunkissed skin and tousled hair. She opens up about what she went through last year with rehab and what led to admitting herself into the treatment center, saying, “I’m not going to lie. I was self-medicating. I was doing things like drinking and using [drugs], like a lot of teens do to numb their pain.” But she adds that she is doing really well now — and it’s certainly showing, Demi — by telling the magazine, “I don’t drink, I don’t do drugs, I don’t throw up after my meals, I don’t starve myself. There’s nothing that I do that I feel ashamed of.” Demi’s really been on a roll and even made it to our 30 Best Dressed Stars of 2011. Did you vote for her?

Interestingly enough, Demi also touches upon her diametrically different relationship with her two besties — Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus. “There were two people [who were there for me]. No matter how many times we fight, we will always be in each others’ lives,” Demi says adding, “[Miley Cyrus and I] are very strong-headed, so when we fight, it’s brutal and we’re like, ‘We’re never going to be friends again!’ Then two days later, we’re like, ‘I love you and I miss you!’ ” It’s clearly a different story with Selena, as she revealed, “Selena and I, we never fight. She’s not a confrontational person at all. Both of them will never leave my life no matter what happens, because we’ve been through so much together.”

[Photos via Seventeen]

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The Vanity Fair Cover Gives Us Our Fill Of Insanely Hot Dudes

We realized today that we weren’t doing justice to our end of the gender spectrum. We love keeping you up-to-date with all the hottest magazine covers as and when they release, but the majority of those are of actresses and models. What about the dudes? How about a slice of action for the ladies? We and Vanity Fair are obviously on the same wavelength because they decided to establish a little more gender balance with a triple whammy on their February cover. Behold the Holy Trinity of hotness in all their glory — Daniel Craig, George Clooney and Matt Damon. It’s almost too much to handle! We’re definitely going to pick up the issue for the article titled, “The Proust Smackdown: Clooney vs. Craig vs. Damon,” which features all three actors’ responses to the mag’s signature questionnaire.

[Photo via Vanity Fair]

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Rachel McAdams Brightens Up Our Day On The Glamour February Cover

After the rather disappointing Harper’s Bazaar cover with Uma Thurman we posted yesterday, we were hoping that all February covers weren’t going to be damp squibs. Luckily for us, this little ray of sunshine popped up. Rachel McAdams on the cover of Glamour’s February issue made us break into a huge smile. She looks so happy and healthy with that mane of blond hair and bright pink lips — this is a cover. The interview itself is called “OK, We Love This Girl!”, which we agree with. When asked about how everyone she comes in contact with can’t stop talking about her —- co-stars, ex-boyfriends, etc — she responds, “I’m paying them. But, no, that’s lovely to hear.” If it’s the shoot that you really want to check out, then click after the jump for two bonus shots of Rachel. Read more…

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Uma Thurman Looks A Bit Off-Kilter On The Cover Of Harper’s Bazaar

We’ve always been huge fans of Uma Thurman. The tall, blond actress just brings that something extra and isn’t your typical cookie-cutter Hollywood pretty. So when we hear she’s on the cover of a magazine, we expect that certain je na sais quois she has to shine through. A face with that bone structure can’t photograph badly, right? Wrong. Here she is on the February cover of Harper’s Bazaar UK — one of the first of the crop of February magazine issues we’re expecting — and she looks … off. We can’t quite put our finger on what it is, but something about her face doesn’t look quite okay. Is it the nose or the mouth? Help us out here, and tell us what you think. Either way, we’re not happy.

[Photo via >Harper's Bazaar UK]

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Taylor Lautner Fake Isn’t Joining These Awesome Coming Out Covers

You have to feel sorry for Taylor Lautner. No, not because someone faked this People magazine cover story in which he apparently comes out of the closet and is “more liberated, and happier than I’ve ever been” as a result. (Just in case you didn’t smell a rat about such a story being a “special double issue,” a People rep confirmed that it was fake to GossipCop.com. Also, that quote should seem mighty familiar to some of you … more later.) But because he’d be in some really great company if he were gay and chose to come out in this manner. So many celebs have been announcing their sexual preference via their own websites or TV interviews, but the tradition of the heartfelt magazine cover story interview — whether it’s a shocking revelation or confirming years of rumors and speculation — has a warm place in our pop-culture hearts. Scroll down for some classics:

Back in 1976, Elton John’s first admission in print that he was bisexual isn’t even mentioned on the cover of Rolling Stone. In fact, it isn’t discussed until the very end of the article. We’re not sure if that’s because it was too shocking or not shocking in the least. “There’s nothing wrong with going to bed with somebody of your own sex,” the singer declared. “I think everybody’s bisexual to a certain degree. I don’t think it’s just me. It’s not a bad thing to be.”
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Carey Mulligan Sexifies Herself For W Magazine Cover

Carey Mulligan! When did you decide to become so smoking hot? Posing for the upcoming issue of W Magazine, the Shame actress dressed up her goodies in white lingerie for an unusually slinky cover photo. We always knew the Great Gatsby star was adorable in a sweet apple-pie-school-teacher way (you know, one of those school teachers made out of pies?). We had no idea she was so…so…so seductive! Now that we think about it, Carey is almost always mouse-ified for her roles; her wardrobe in Drive looked like it came straight out of our grandma’s closet. The less cool grandma. We have to assume this new come-hither look is the result of working with Michael Fassbender. One day on the set and our shirts would be exploding off too.

[Photo: W Magazine/Getty Images]

by (@missmuttoo)

JWoww Busts In And Out Of Maxim Magazine

Maxim magazine has chosen to give us quite an eyeful of Jenni Farley a.k.a. Jersey Shore’s JWoww. They have her bursting out of bikini’s and swimsuits both on the cover and inside the issue. We pored over the interview and giggled when she spoke about the food in Italy. “The Italian food out there is organic and fresh and light. They don’t even have penne à la vodka!” she says. No vodka in the pasta? For shame.

Jenni also talks about how she’s calmed down a fair amount over the course of the show, and she almost became “the mom? I feel that way. I was in a bad relationship during the first two seasons, so I took that out on people I shouldn’t have. I was definitely more of a bitch.” But she’s also got some advice from her fight club days to dish out. Her guidelines, if you ever get in a guidette’s face are, “Pull your hair back. You don’t want some bitch yanking on your hair.” That sort of wisdom is priceless. Lookin’ good, JWoww. Is it just us, though, or is there something wrong about her mouth on the cover shot on the right?

[Photos via Maxim Magazine]

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Florence Welch Ushers In The New Year At Vogue U.K.

We’ve always thought that Vogue U.K. was far ahead of the pack, and they’ve proved us right by putting our girl crush, the generally amazo Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine, on their January 2012 cover. And the shot, by Mario Testino, has her looking like herself (or as much as a Vogue cover could allow) in a pleated silk Chloe gown. By that we mean, they haven’t styled the f— out of Flo, and she looks as statuesque as ever. Of the experience, she told the magazine, “It was really fun. It was quite energetic, ’cause I had to do lots of … We were kind of going for an Isadora Duncan meets Patti Smith thing and so it involved a lot of jumping … and wind! That’s kind of good for me ’cause it keeps your energy going so I got to just run around a lot.”

There’s also a shoot inside the magazine, and they’ve stuck to a whole bohemian-hippie chic vibe. It’s all radically different from the October 2011 cover she did for Vogue Nippon, which was shot and styled by Karl Lagerfeld and was a lot stronger and more androgynous. Click after the jump to check out that photograph and tell us which cover you prefer. Read more…