Dude. Seriously. That’s Cameron Diaz‘s November cover for Esquire U.K. Click on the Esquire link at your own risk, because the first look, well, looks in plural, of her in the magazine are likely to induce a heart attack. To say that they’re NSFW is an understatement because you will be greeted by Cameron in a black leather corset with garters and a leather suspender belt. And leather boots. There’s a lot of leather, and she’s freaking rocking it. The shots that follow are of a red-lipped Cameron with mussed hair, opening up her denim shirt to give the world in general a peek at her black-and-pink satin lingerie set, garter belt included again. Or her squatting down in teeny-tiny booty shorts. Or with her black bikini top peeking out of an artfully ripped white tank over black hotpants. You get the picture. There’s a hell of a lot of skin, but with the body that Cameron has, why would anyone want to wear clothing anyway? And here’s the quote that makes us want to run on treadmill (not really, but we might) till we get those thighs. Cameron tells the magazine, “For the first time in my life I’m content. I’m so excited. Getting older is the best part of life. Like, I know more than I’ve ever known. I have gratitude. I know myself better. I feel more capable than ever. And as far as the physicality of it — I feel better at 40 than I did at 25.” Yes, she’s 40. Forget the treadmill, we’re just going to curl up in bed and shrivel up instead.
[Photo via Esquire/Examiner]
Taylor Swift and Emma Watson aren’t the only celebrities getting double covers in the same month around these parts. Now that the twenty third installment of the James Bond series, Skyfall, is due to release later this month, the martini-swillin’, lady-lovin’ spy is everywhere. And by that we mean, the actor who plays “Bond, James Bond,” Daniel Craig, is everywhere. Hallelujah, right? This month, he covers both British GQ and Vanity Fair‘s November issues, who both have special Bond covers adorning their faces. The magazines have come a little late to the party — Esquire released their Bond October cover with Craig on it back in August! Still, we’re not complaining. The more the merrier! And with Craig hosting Saturday Night Live this week, we’re basically in heaven.
GQ’s really done it in style, though. To mark the 50th anniversary of Bond and the movie’s release, they’ve got special covers for previous James Bonds, before Craig took on the role. Sir Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Sir Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan all have their own — see the slideshow here. Craig brings up the other Bonds in the amazing Vanity Fair interview saying, “What I’m doing is not what Pierce was doing, and Pierce wasn’t doing what Roger Moore was doing, or what Sean was doing, or what Timothy [Dalton] was doing. Things have changed. It’s just kind of the ride of it. Pierce used to say that it’s like being responsible for a small country. It’s kind of like you have to look after it diplomatically. I kind of get that, but I can’t really say that’s my deal. I’m not going to be the poster boy for this. Although I am the poster boy.” Our favorite bit is when he also reveals, “It’s amazing how many times I’ve sat in interviews like this in a bar or a hotel, and it’s 11 o’clock in the morning and someone sends a martini over. And it’s like, Really? It’s 11 o’clock! Cheers! I’m not going to drink it.” Not going to lie. We’d drink it if Craig was sitting across the booth.
[Photos via GQ and Vanity Fair]
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We’re so used to seeing Jessie J over-styled with crazy costumes, nails and makeup, that her November cover for Elle U.K is like a breath of fresh air. We can actually see her face properly and it’s such a pretty one — those cheekbones, FTW. The singer’s kitted out in a very sexy Dolce & Gabbana baroque (spot-on fall-winter trend) lace-edged playsuit for her “best shoot ever.” We can’t wait to get our hands on the issue because there’s a spread of her over multiple pages wearing everyone from Elie Saab to Jean Paul Gaultier. She’s loved every second of it too. There’s a behind-the-cover video as well which was released before the big cover photograph reveal and which gives us glimpses of all the clothes, in which she says, “I definitely am more feminine and I’ve softened my look a lot. I’m just having fun with my style, and like, exploring stuff as I’ve got more confident as a young woman. Everything for me has no boundaries, it’s all about taking risks. It’s not like I want every song I do to sound the same, so why would I dress the same every day, or have the same hair all the time, it gets boring you know? …” Little snippets of the interview have also been give, like the fact that Jessie loves her some lychee martinis and that she plans to give fellow songbird and mamma-to-be Adele a sterilizer as a baby gift. As for having kids herself, Jesse reveals, “I definitely want to get married and have kids and it’s just about making sure that the person who I meet and that I do that with is right for me.”
[Photo via ELLE UK]
Tina Fey is on fire these days. And by that we mean, she’s hot. Best-dressed at the Emmys, super sexy in vintage Versace at the SAG Awards this year and not to mention that orange Oscar de la Renta last year … she just keeps getting better and better. We literally wanted to get up and applaud her EW cover recreating Audrey Hepburn‘s iconic look from Breakfast At Tiffany’s, but y’know, with that extra Tina edge. The cover and interview is an homage to 30 Rock which will sadly wrap up early next year of which Fey says, “ “I think it will be hard.” But she does give up a heads up of what to expect from the show before it ends. Matthew Broderick will return as Cooter — remember the episode? There will also be a “sexual awakening” for Liz Lemon, Fey’s character on the show, which we can’t wait to see. And lastly, and this has us most intrigued, a Skype conversation between Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin‘s character) and Ann Romney’s horse Rafalca. Don’t leave us, 30 Rock! She also mentions she’s open to another TV show, which gives us that necessary glimmer of hope.
[Photos via Entertainment Weekly, Movie Poster]
There’s a section in this article about Keira Knightley in the October issue of Vogue — she’s on the cover, natch — where the author prompts the actress to scrounge around her handbag. The reason why she’s being the bag lady is because Keira has to prove that she doesn’t use any special makeup or has special tricks to make her look that gorgeous. We were hoping that she did have some tips and tricks so that we could steal them and use them. But no, all she had to say was, “Just use a thin mascara brush. I find with a big mascara brush, you can get a very clumpy finish.” If only using a thin mascara brush would make us look like Keira. But we don’t, and the shoot inside of the actress dressed as a modern day Anna Karenina took our breath away. It’s not like Knightley is any stranger to period films (Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, The Duchess, A Dangerous Method) but this Joe Wright directed film looks like it’s taking epic to the next level. The role of the title character was a challenge for sure, but one she relished, saying, “When I reread the book last summer, I went, ‘Oh!’ It’s not a romance at all. I don’t think that Tolstoy is saying this is what you should do for love; quite a lot of the time he is saying the reverse. He hates Anna at certain moments. She is both a villain and a heroine. She can be incredibly vain and manipulative. She is somebody who breaks her own moral code, and yet the shame and disgust she lives with because of that make her fascinating.” We haven’t read the book in a while, but we’re guessing that Keira, dressed in those gorgeous silks and duchesse satins, is what’s going to be fascinating about the film. Those cheekbones are pretty unreal.
[Photo via Vogue]
It’s that time of the year again. The leaves are going to start turning soon. Wardrobes are too, to accommodate the changing seasonal trends. It’s a tricky path though, because there’s so much information out there. What we’ve done is gleaned the top 10 trends out of all the tomes of “what to wear” out there and put them on the list. More than anything, these are the 10 trends that our fashion-forward celebrities have been wearing out and about, on magazine covers, in campaigns and for various events and premieres.
1. Burgundy: The plum shade for fall. Anna Wintour put Lady Gaga on the cover of Vogue‘s September issue, so you know it’s a big one for the season.
2. Oversized Coats: Another massive trend this season, be certain that your coat is big enough so it looks voluminous and chic, but not big enough so that you look lost in. Make sure you’re wearing it, and it’s not wearing you. Ashley Olsen got it right on the subscriber cover of Elle UK!
3. Monochrome: This fall trend can be worn in many avatars. Celebrities like Rihanna, Chloe Sevigny and Victoria Beckham have channeled monochrome into different looks — funky, mod and classic. So can you.
4. Modern Country/ Americana: Taylor Swift‘s Vogue cover got this trend spot on. Oversized hats, chunky knits, tweeds have been revived into modern silhouettes. It’s the new nostalgia. Think lots of Rodarte!
5. Capes: When Gwyneth Paltrow wore that white Tom Ford cape and gown to the Academy Awards, there was a collective gasp of … something. Then Lana del Rey wore one to the Met Ball to approval because people started getting used to the idea of capes. Kim Kardashian even wore one in Paris. Yup, it’s big. Read more…
I’ve always been a huge Kate Hudson fan, and am pleased to report that I’m thoroughly satisfied with the styling of her October cover for Harper’s Bazaar. The vintage edge suits her perfectly and if you flip through the slideshow, you’ll see how most of the photographs have that retro touch which works so well. She talks about what a ride it was getting to her 30′s and puts it all into perspective by summarizing, “I shot Almost Famous at 20, and I got married [to musician Chris Robinson, Ryder's father] at 21. I had Ryder at 24 so, you know, a lot happened in my 20s. I was working a lot, and there were times that were extremely tumultuous. So 30 kind of felt like ‘Oh, okay.’ I had a different kind of confidence.” I feel kind of like an underachiever now because I’m a smidgen away from 30 and well … my life isn’t exactly Hudson-esque. Kate also talks about who her go-to gal pal in London is, where she shares a home with fiance and Muse rocker, Matt Bellamy. We’re talking about her Royal Goopness, Gwyneth Paltrow herself, who Kate gushes about, saying, ”She’s been my go-to about where to get things done—grocery shopping, a good mani-pedi, you know, all that. I look up to Gwyneth and how she has been in her life. She’s the real deal.” Right. We’ll be by the Cheetos.
[Photo via Harper's Bazaar]
As far as timing goes, this Allure October cover of Blake Lively has it nailed. It comes right on the heels of her wedding to Ryan Reynolds. The lady is looking absolutely glorious too, and the cover shoot is all soft and glowing and everything a new bride would want to look like. The interview was done a month and a half ago but her nesting instincts really came out when she was questioned. ”I’m a very shy person. I can be outgoing, but I’m also very private, ” Lively says, adding, ” I’ve always wanted a big family.” Kids? Hells yes, she replied, saying, “Oh, I’d love 30 if I could.” The dress she’s wearing in the shot is by Marchesa, FYI. Also fortuitous, because guess who designed her wedding gown — Marchesa! Then there’s the part we’re jealous about. She’s talking about her food habits which totally belie her slender frame. Does she exercise? Diet? Not really. She explains, ”I wish I could lie and say that I do something, but …I obviously have plenty of imperfections on my body, but I’d rather have a little bit of cellulite and go do a food trip and try every ice cream place in the South.” South … like South Carolina? We’re making a not-so subtle reference to Charleston, which is where she got married. Nicely done, Allure. Quite a coup!
[Photo via The Hollywood Reporter]
Bradley Cooper can’t look anything but hot, and this cover of The Hollywood Reporter — out September 14 — proves that statement. But the photograph also looks quite pensive, probably because it needed to reflect the tone of the piece on the actor inside the magazine. His Hangover director, Todd Phillips, has this to say about him, “He is ridiculously different in real life. People think he is just playing a version of himself, and that couldn’t be further from the truth. He is very vulnerable — insecure is not the right word — and that character is just straight-up confident. And there’s a warmth to him you would never know.” And then comes the revelation that surprises us. Cooper himself reveals, “I don’t drink or do drugs at all anymore. Being sober helps a great deal.” He apparently gave them both up when he was 29 years old, when he realized they were too much for him to handle.
Case in point, this experience, Cooper relates, “I was at a party and deliberately bashed my head on the concrete floor — like, ‘Hey, look how tough I am!’ And I came up, and blood dripped down. And then I did it again. I spent the night at St. Vincent’s Hospital with a sock of ice, waiting for them to stitch me up.” Woah. Did you know this about him? We didn’t? We’ve only seen Bradley’s “Sexiest Man Alive ” avatar! The confessional tone of the article continues as he adds, “I was so concerned what you thought of me, how I was coming across, how I would survive the day. I always felt like an outsider. I just lived in my head. I realized I wasn’t going to live up to my potential, and that scared the hell out of me. I thought, ‘Wow, I’m actually gonna ruin my life; I’m really gonna ruin it.’ ” Luckily, he got his act together and proceeded to have a really kick-ass career. Which is what brings him, looking all casually sexy in jeans and a white T-shirt, to this cover. Things worked out for everyone!
[Photo via The Hollywood Reporter]
Wearing Italian flag booties and a onesie with a chain printed on it, Lorenzo Dominic LaValle and his mama, Snooki, grace the cover of this week’s People. Not that you’re really paying attention to his outfit at first, ’cause that mug of his is distractingly cute. Which makes up for the fact that most of the quotes Snooki gives about motherhood sound exactly like every other magazine interview with a first-time mother.
“It’s a different kind of love that I never felt before,” she told the magazine. But she also made a promise that pretty much explains why the Jersey Shore is ending at just the right time, following the upcoming season: “When I got pregnant, everything changed. The partying is long gone. I’m a new person.”
Fiance Jionni LaValle and Snooki also explained the origins of their son’s name: Jionni knew a kid in his hometown named Lorenzo, and Dominic is the name of Snooki’s late uncle. “I did it for my dad,” she said.
Another adorable photo of the happy family is available on MTV News.
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