How supremely chic does Emma Watson look on the cover of the October issue of Glamour? Which one, you ask? Good question — because the actress is on the cover of both Glamour U.K and Glamour U.S‘ October editions. The cover on the left, of Emma looking remarkably elegant in the purple off-shoulder dress is the U.K edition. And she’s talking about her love life, probably because romance is in the air for her, due to her relationship with student, Will Adamovicz. “I wish someone had told me at 15: ‘You accept the love that you think you deserve.’ [a quote from Perks Of Being A Wallflower] I would have approached my relationships completely differently if they had. I like this idea of quality control: that we don’t have to accept just anyone into our lives. People talk about love as though it just happens to you – as though you’re a victim in it all, when actually you can make good choices and bad. But women have a natural tendency to want to nurture and take care of men,” the actress says, adding, “You always think that the guy is going to end up coming around and that you’re going to be the one that saves him – like the Oasis song. Actually I don’t think that you can change other people, but women always hope for the best.” Preach!
She’s singing some of the same tune on her other Glamour cover — the U.S version you see on the right — that’s far edgier than its U.K counterpart, but no less gorgeous. While she discusses her obsession with Lena Dunham, working with a stylist and university life, she also talks about getting caught making out with a “mystery man” at Coachella. It turned out to be boyfriend Will, and Emma says, “… My friend got me tickets for my birthday, and what am I going to say? No, I’m not going to go, because I don’t want to be photographed? But it was a huge crowd, and I thought there was no way anyone could get pictures of me, but somehow they found me. It’s difficult on my dating life, because anyone I get photographed with is automatically my boyfriend. So it just makes it look as if I’ve had, like, 6,000 boyfriends!” Okay, not 6,000 — just one very cute boyfriend. And two awesome covers! Good one, Emma!
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If you thought that Kristen Stewart‘s new Balenciaga campaign was the only couture treat we were going to get currently, you were so fabulously wrong. ‘Cause look who’s eyeing us off the cover of Vogue U.K.‘s new October issue — La K.Stew. This one — shot by Mario Testino — has an air of decadence about it that we love. And trust us, we’ve loved plenty of Kristen’s covers. Her Vanity Fair, for one. Or that Interview special with Charlize Theron. Jalouse with Garrett Hedlund was a whole different kind of sexy too. But this one’s going to be right up there with the rest of our favorites, for sure. This Vogue cover seems a lot more poignant due to the recent developments in her life. We mean of the Rupert Sanders kind and the subsequent backlash from their affair.
This quote for instance, seems quite spookily apt. ”I know that if you haven’t thought about how you want to present a very packaged idea of yourself then it can seem like you lack ambition. But, dude, honestly? I can’t,” says the actress. “People expect it to be easy because there you are, out there, doing the thing that you want and making lots of money out of it. But, you know, I’m not that smooth. I can get clumsy around certain people. Like if I were to sit down and think, ‘OK, I’m really famous, how am I going to conduct myself in public? I wouldn’t know who that person would be! It would be a lot easier if I could, but I can’t.” Another quote given in the snippet is vintage Kristen, and while she is talking about her role in On The Road, it’s strangely applicable to her personal life too. “There is always going to be that seam of people who want things differently to the standardised version,” she said. “It’s not necessarily a rebellious thing, it’s just who they are. That world back then, it just seems freer to me than anything I could ever touch and I’m fully nostalgic for it, even though I wasn’t even alive then, ” states Stewart. “It’s the loyalty aspect of it all. I love being on the periphery with a group of people who have the same values that I do. People who don’t get off on fame, who just like the process of making movies and thrive.” We bet she wishes it was that simple, especially with what’s surrounding her these days.
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Look, we’ll readily admit this — put Daniel Craig on any cover and we will buy it without blinking an eyelid. Put him a suit and we’ll put the hurt on anyone who gets between us and a magazine copy. So, thank you, Esquire UK, for putting the actor on your October cover … in a suit, because it’s given us a case of crazy eye. How is this man for real? We didn’t know it was physically possible to be this chiseled. He’s also, in our opinion, the best James Bond so far, and we can’t wait to watch the next installment of the series — Skyfall. Esquire’s come up with their “Bond Special” in homage of the film’s imminent release in October and Craig’s breaking down the essence of the stock character for us. “I think what’s always fantastic about the Bond stories is that there’s always a darkness involved,” he says, “but it’s a darkness with a sense of humour. A black humour. It’s about danger, but a good danger, because you’re in the hands of somebody who’s saying ‘F— you’ to risk, ‘F— you’ to dying, ” he describes, adding, “Bond movies live or die on their popularity. They force you to care about what people think. And I’m involved [in the films] on a very deep level. I have it in my mind all the time…So there’s that kind of pressure, and that’s an enemy in any art form, acting especially.” BTW, the writer states right in the beginning that the interview took place over a beer at a pub in London. This is the first time we’ve ever wished we were a glass of lager. Sigh.
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You know how there’s all this talk of Carly Rae Jepsen dressing too young? We agree because the 26-year-old singer — with her propensity for wearing tennis shoes and cutesy skirts — does look extremely twee on many occasions. Wearing a school girl frock with sneakers at the U.S. Open was one (disastrous) example. We get it, she looked sweet and it was for Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day in New York. But she’s not the kid. It’s okay for her to dress her age! Which is why we burst into spontaneous applause when we saw her on the cover of Fashion magazine’s October issue. Girlfriend really lived up to the name of the magazine in that gorgeous, very complementary emerald printed McQ by Alexander McQueen dress and sexy leopard Christian Louboutin pumps, proving that the mid-twenties is a great age to experiment in. Hopefully, she’ll translate this look into future red carpet events. The interview snippets that have been released sound a tad syrupy as she reveals insights like, “Nobody can do Britney again. She did a great job at it. I just want to be the best Carly Rae I can be, ” and “I definitely have a little attraction to bad guys, but they have to be sweethearts underneath. After all, I like to be treated well—it’s important to me.” But we’re going to give the issue a shot anyway, just for that cover. That’s how awesome we think it is.
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We’re kidding, guys. By getting catty, we meant that awesome kitty-ears headband Lea Michele has on, on her Nylon magazine September cover. The snippets from the interview given are pretty meaty, but we feel a little let down by her take on her relationship with Glee castmate Cory Monteith. We were expecting a ton of backstory and juicy details. C’mon, everyone loves a good story! When asked about her “relationships on and offscreen” she replied, “We were Finn and Rachel before–I feel like they come first.” Okay … what does that even mean! More, Lea, more! The next bit we found quite interesting, is when Nylon asked about all those rumors swirling around about Lea being a total diva. Like when she blew off Hailee Steinfeld. Or when she gave attitude to society photographer Patrick McMullan. Stories like that don’t just come out of nowhere. She addresses the talk by saying, “I think I was fighting so hard to change [representations of my personality], that I was not really being myself. [But] I came to a place where I’m much happier personally in my life and because of that I really don’t feel like I need to explain anything or be anything. I’m really proud of who I am.” Which doesn’t deny the fact that she’s a diva, at all. But hey, if she’s “really proud” of who she is — then that’s the way it’s going to be.
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I don’t think Tom Brady’s latest spread for VMAN, or Tim Tebow’s armpitty pics for GQ, are any kind of special effort on the part of the NFL to draw in new female or gay viewers. A) Wrong publications, and B) that’s a terribly sexist thing of me to say, as I know plenty of women and gay men who love the game. BUT, these sexy shots do go a long way in making me, a non-football fan, begin to see these men as more than the padded-up, grunting things they appear to be on the field. Even when Brady’s doing his best to imitate a Doberman pinscher. Because in the interview accompanying his cover story for the men’s fashion mag, he melts my New Yorker heart with this quotes (via E!):
“I grew up [in] … an environment where people weren’t afraid to express how they really felt or to express their emotions. I’m very blessed to be able to do that because with my two boys — I kiss them a thousand times a day.” Awwww. Now tell us about Giselle’s pregnancy already! Why are you pretending that she suddenly has a beer gut? Still not ready? OK, at least he said he wants to have four kids (doing his part for the gene pool!), and he really does look good in that tux.
Thank you, W Magazine, for reminding us how awesome the ’80′s were. That decade always gets such a bad rap for its big hair, fingerless gloves and shoulderpads, but people forget that it gave us some pretty amazing fashion moments too. Penelope Cruz on the cover of the September issue of the magazine is a nod to everything that was right about that decade. We’re loving the chunky jewelry, the natural eyebrows and the massive, sideswept hair. We’re also grateful that they didn’t go too ’80′s with the makeup. The matte look is what pulls this whole cover together. The accompanying black-and-white shoot comprises some of the most stunning images we’ve seen of her yet and are are in a completely different stylistic direction than her cover. Look at the photograph on the right? Minimal, arty but completely captivating, right? Each of the pictures is like that, and Cruz really needs to send the photographer a bottle of wine or something, because he just did her a solid.
The interview itself deals with her cinematic career, specifically about with her very fruitful working relationships with directors Pedro Almodovar and Woody Allen. We would have preferred more personal insights, like some stories regarding her story with husband Javier Bardem, but she’s famously quiet about that side of her life. As a result the piece didn’t draw us in like we were hoping it would. So we’re just going to have look at the pictures again. Not that we have a problem with that.
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After a days of teasing fans that she’d show off her September Vogue cover — her second appearance on the front of the mag — with such endearing tweets as “Don’t worry I’ve been txting Wintour all morning trying to get that cover queens. next im sending bagels to VOGUE (complex carbohydrate war),” Gaga finally posted the image and an inside photo, by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, on her LittleMonsters.com site at midnight. “SHH DONT TELL TWITTER/ SEPT ISSUE OF VOGUE MAGAZINE/ Sorry Anna but the underground kids deserve it. bisous!” she wrote on her social networking site, but somehow we think she wasn’t exactly going against the editrix’s wishes by sharing this sneak peek, especially since the time stamp on the same images on Vogue.com read 11:01 p.m. Technicalities. Anyway, while Gaga joked on LittleMonsters and Twitter that she was either channeling “fozzibear” or Ru Paul, with her giant blond cloud of hair and hip-hugging magenta Marc Jacobs gown, we think she looks like a fierce grand dame of fashion. (And OK, we know she’s probably talking about her friend’s dog Fozzibear, but we prefer to imagine a Muppet rivalry going on between her old VMA date Kermit and the piano-playing comic dog.) It somehow gives her the air of an older diva who owns the world. The inside pic, by contrast, in which she’s wearing nothing but a fuzzy magenta Steven Jones hat, shows Gaga looking very young and innocent, like a young maiden in a Renaissance portrait.
“The fact is, these are actors playing parts, and maybe it’s not such a bad thing that people be reminded of that,” Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon told Entertainment Weekly in the magazine’s Fall Movie Preview issue, referring, of course to Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson’s real-life relationship woes.
We are torn as to how to interpret Condon’s words. The cynic in us could read that as: He thinks their entire relationship was staged, just for the benefit of the Twilight franchise. Or he could be saying actors who play onscreen couples don’t belong together, so their breakup is a good thing. Third: People need to back off and be reminded that their on- and off-screen love affair are two separate things, and our only business is with the former. And, OK, maybe what he said after that supports our last theory:
“Both of these actors gave heart and soul to the Twilight movies, not only during shooting, but also by navigating so graciously the whole life-in-a-fishbowl aspect of the phenomenon,” he said. “Above all they have always shown great respect for the fans who made these movies such a success. Now it’s time that some of that respect be returned to them.”
Either way, this other quote from the issue is super depressing. At a roundtable interview, Pattinson talked about how annoyingly rational Edward remained through any crisis. And when Stewart in turn asked him what he learned from that, he replied, “Don’t be pragmatic. Be an emotional idiot.” Oh, dear.
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Kourtney Kardashian give the world our first look at daughter Penelope Scotland Disick in the latest issue of Us Weekly. And we have to say, in her very adorable fashion, the 1-month-old appears to be so over this fame thing. Just look at that face! She already knows there will be cameras following her from now until eternity, when all she wants is to drink her milk in peace.
Big brother Mason, on the other hand, is totally soaking it up. And he’d better, since his mother is really setting these kids up for some sibling rivalry: “Nothing could prepare me for how hard I fell in love with her,” she tells the magazine. Really? Not even having your first kid?
But here’s where we’re really shaking our head. Apparently, daddy Scott is “afraid” to change Penelope’s diapers. And you’re going to let him get away with that, Kourtney? Next thing you know, you’ll be letting him call you a “perfect bitch.”
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