We’re rather disappointed with this cover photo of Scarlett Johansson for the May issue of Canadian mag Flare. Don’t get us wrong; you can’t make ScarJo look bad. But you can make her look just “pretty,” and that’s a crime. This photograph for us is just beige. Nothing pops and everything blends into the background. We like our Scarlett with a bit of va-va-voom. A brighter lip or nails, perhaps? Because sadly, previews of her interview with the magazine sound just as bland. For instance, she talks about red carpet dressing, stating, “I think it’s nice on the red carpet to wear things that are colourful just because I think there are more options. You can take more of a risk I suppose with colour on the red carpet.” Nothing particularly groundbreaking right?
She also discussed what she plans to wear while promoting her upcoming film The Avengers, revealing, “I’m the only girl in the film, so I’m obviously going to be more aware that I’m surrounded by a bunch of suits. Everybody is going to be wearing black and grey and it will be nice to add femininity and some female sex appeal to the lineup. I think I’ll steer clear of the tuxedo.” Oh, good. She’s going to bust out the big guns! That’s more like it. But seriously, fashion editors. Do justice to women like this in the future. It’s not that hard! With different makeup and styling — and less Photoshop! — that dress would have been ace.
[Photo via Flare Magazine]
You couldn’t have missed the bloody Justin BieberComplex covers we posted yesterday. The unusual dual covers are for the magazine’s 10th anniversary issue next month and they’re not quite done with just showing us the Bieb’s black eyes. There’s a second dual cover for the same issue and Complex have got Nicki Minaj on it. Trippy! Make sure you don’t stare too long ’cause your eyes will start bugging out!
Nicki’s cover story deals with skyrocketing career and the pressure behind it, which you don’t get to see. For instance, did you know that she has a meltdown backstage at the American Music Awards? She revealed, “… The American Music Awards was set to be an amazing performance, but then I had a horrible malfunction with the clothes and the hair ten minutes before I opened. So I was backstage having a fucking nervous breakdown.” When asked to explain further, she replied, “My hair was supposed to light up, my choker was too small. So while I was in the box, waiting for the show to open, I had to rip the shit off, throw it to the side, and act like nothing happened. When I got off stage I freaked out because it was just so emotional. I really, really, really wanted that to be a dope show.” She’s a woman of many mysteries, our Nicki. We’re not going to make you wait till next month to see the second cover. Click after the jump if you’d like a peek. Read more…
Sofia Vergara is amazingly sexy. All of us know that. But Esquire decided to chisel that fact in stone by putting her in a corset on the April cover. And just in case the point wasn’t being driven home enough, they also put the words “sex” in huge letters right across the page. Thanks, Esquire. We get it. We’re not huge fans of Pinup-Girl 101 pit shots, but the Modern Family star knows how to work it like it’s never been worked before.
We also had a good laugh reading the interview, which is, in essence, an American man’s guide to understanding a Latina. It was funny, sharp and will probably be the reason why there will be a huge exodus of men swarming to Colombia. That will happen because of how Vergara describes bathing suits there. “There’s nothing slutty about a dental-floss bikini. You don’t even think about it. The first bathing suit your mother buys you is in the shape of a triangle,” Vergara explains. The addendum was, “Well, in Colombia everybody’s very voluptuous and you’re supposed to be. You don’t want to be skinny when all of your cousins are mermaids. You grow up thinking that’s how beauty is.” See what we mean? Our apologies for interrupting you. You’re already booking a one-way ticket, aren’t you?
[Photo via Esquire]
Heidi Klum is finally talking — well, sorta talking — about her split with husband Seal. And she’s doing it in the best way possible: by looking soft and beautiful off the cover of Elle’s April issue (an alternate cover from the Jessica Simpson one). We’ve actually been waiting to hear from her, since we’ve so far just read the (ex) couple’s joint statement and Seal’s take on the marriage breaking up. Heidi’s sort of addressed it, in a general way, but we’re glad she’s opening up a little more. Of the divorce, the supermodel reveals, “I feel like I’m in the eye of the tornado. It’s emotions inside of your body that are a tornado. And then the outside world doing all this craziness — with you wanting it or not wanting it — is another tornado. But as hard as it is, so is life.”
She also addresses the reasons why she’s trying not to talk about it, especially to the media. Heidi told the magazine, “I don’t want to talk positively or negatively about the ups and downs that we had. Every couple goes through things. Unfortunately, we’re in the public, so the highs are out there. But I don’t think it’s necessary — especially for our children — to have the lows being printed in magazines and talked about.” And just like that, we don’t want to know anymore, because we totally agree with her.
[Photos via Elle]
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Just as we were cooing over Taylor Swift without makeup at LAX yesterday, she throws another diametrically different look at us. Forget the red lips and curly hair and forget the bare face, we want to see designer Taylor a lot more now. The songbird has graced the April cover of Harper’s Bazaar Australia, and they’ve taken her style quotient up a notch. While we loved Taylor on the cover of Vogue, that photograph was slightly bohemian and still in keeping with her personality. Harper’s has put her in a drop-dead sexy Gucci dress and made her up in nude and gold tones. The result is unbelievable. She’s not showing any skin, her hair is not untamed but still windblown, and she looks so statuesque and just the right amount of grown-up. You have to check out the photograph after the jump, as well. It’s a Dries van Noten beautifully textured dress and it’s a black-and-white portrait. You don’t want to miss it.
Katy Perry‘s April cover for Interview Magazine was leaked yesterday so they hurriedly put up a ‘sneak peek‘ of the shot on their website to minimize damage. We’ve never seen Katy like this before and are totally enamored of this photograph. A lot of buzz on the internet has been about Amy Winehouse comparisons, because of the hair and eyeliner. We think she looks more like an early 90’s supermodel with that styling. The metallic bustier, the gloves, the earrings, the pout … she could totally be Tatjana Patitz or someone of her ilk. We also can’t wait to read the issue because the interview has been conducted by one of our favorite funny ladies, Kristen Wiig, so you know it’s going to be a hoot.
[Photo via Interview Magazine]
Rooney Mara is everywhere these days, thanks to her breakout role as Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo released last year. The actress’ turn as the ass-kicking computer hacker also earned her an Oscar nod, and we can’t wait to see what she’ll be wearing this Sunday. Mara isn’t the only new (or new to us) face stepping out this awards season. During our Breakout Actress week, we’ve so far looked at the meteoric career graphs of Melissa McCarthy, Berenice Bejo and Shailene Woodley, and today it’s Mara’s turn to grab the spotlight.
Who: Rooney Mara
What she did before 2012: Rooney’s been acting since 2005, popping on our TVs with roles on ER and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit before a brief but notable performance as Erica Albright, a.k.a. the girl who broke Mark Zuckerberg’s heart in 2010’s The Social Network. Rooney also had roles in 2009’s Friends With Benefits and A Nightmare On Elm Street.
Note to American parents, if you want your children to be competitive with in the world 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover model Kate Upton may have a lesson for you. After being the magazine’s Rookie of the Year in 2011, the 19-year-old beat all those gorgeous foreigners to take the cover, which hits newsstands today. In her video profile on SI.com, as she poses seductively in the sand, she tells us in voice-over how she got there: “If I got the cover, I would be so excited. It’s always what I talked about. I grew up in an American family, it always was on the coffee table. And to be that girl on the magazine on the coffee table would be really groundbreaking for me.”
Um, so yeah, America. Leave copies of magazines featuring scantily clad ladies around the house, and your daughters will grow up to be supermodels who may or may not be dating New York Jets quarterbacks. (Thanks a lot, Mom and Dad, for leaving The New Yorker and National Geographic around our living room. Geez.)
Taylor Momsen is back. And what better way to remind us about what we’ve been missing than by posing half nekkid on the cover of March’s FHM? Nothing much has changed. The 18-year-old has still got raccoon eyes and hasn’t really moved on from wearing stripper heels and thigh-highs. The magazine has given us the gem that is “FHM at Taylor Momsen’s house party,” which we’re guessing the photograph on the right is a nod to. Taylor also brought along “her adult superstar chum Jenna Haze” for the festivities. Right, we’re heading to the showers now, although we never may feel clean again.
[Photo via FHM]
The Mad Men season premiere must be getting closer (March 25), because today we have two MM-related headlines that we’ve decided to mash-up into the story we’d really like to read. Story 1: Christina Hendricks and her slamming bod are on the cover of the March Cosmo U.K. In the interview, she talks very sweetly about how she met her husband, Geoffrey Arend, and what she thinks of being a sex symbol. “It’s incredibly flattering and surprising, and I didn’t think for a second when I started Mad Men that people would talk about me as being sexy or a pin up. ‘My husband has a good laugh about it, of course.’ ”
Story 2: Fashionista is reporting that after the success of their first Mad Men-inspired line, they’ll be releasing a second one, with 40 pieces of men’s and women’s clothing and accessories designed with the help of the show’s costume designer, Janie Bryant.
Now the story we’d like to read: Buying these items of Banana Republic clothing will instantly make you look like Christina Hendricks or Jon Hamm. I mean, really. It’s not the 1960s anymore, can’t science come up with this product?
[Photo courtesy Cosmopolitan.co.uk]