First let’s just get how good Blake Lively looks on the March cover of Elle out of the way. Because this is one of the best covers we’ve seen in a very long time. It’s chic, beautifully understated and the hair, makeup and styling is spot on. The shoot inside is a different story altogether, because can someone say steamy? What we find interesting in the interview is how Blake reveals, “I’ve had four boyfriends in my whole life. I’ve never been with anyone that’s not a boyfriend. If I spend time with a man, it’s because there’s somebody that I know well who has been a friend for a while.” Does this include Ryan Reynolds, her current flame? And Leonardo DiCaprio, the ex of a couple of months ago? And can someone point out that Blake is only 24 so her “whole life” doesn’t really apply here? Because we have a feeling we’re going to see a fair amount of A-Listers on Blake’s arm in the future.
[Photo: Elle Magazine]
She may look like she’s the envy of all women, but Ashley Greene has now officially graduated to being the envy of all men too. Ashley is a breath of fresh air on the cover of March’s Lucky magazine, as well as in the shoot inside. Make sure you catch the interview as well, because Ms. Greene talks about making out with the very beautiful Olivia Wilde, in their new film Butter. The actress is quite breezy about the love scene, revealing, “It wasn’t that awkward. It’s the same idea when you’re having to kiss a male co-star and it’s not real. Olivia is such a cool chick and very professional. So we were just messing around and cracking up in between scenes, and it ended up being really fun. And now I’m the envy of every straight male everywhere!”
[Photos via Lucky magazine]
If we hadn’t already seen evidence of Kristen Stewart’s upcoming Vanity Fair spread, we know there’d be an uprising about her absence from the cover of VF’s annual Hollywood Issue. After all, there are two other alumnae from the 2010 issue returning for this year’s cover: Mia Wasikowska and Jennifer Lawrence. They share the mag’s front image with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’s Rooney Mara and Jessica Chastain, she of The Help and every other critically acclaimed movie of 2011.
Behind the fold are some other rather recognizable faces from the past year, albeit made up in ultra-glam ’30s-era styling for the Mario Testino photo that makes them nearly unrecognizable: Elizabeth Olsen, Shailene Woodley, Paula Patton and Lily Collins. Three of the actresses are buzzy but not yet getting mainstream recognition: Adepero Oduye, star of the indie fave Pariah; Like Crazy’s Felicity Jones and Brit Marling, who co-wrote and starred in last year’s Another Earth and co-stars opposite Richard Gere in the upcoming hedge-fund drama (!) Arbitrage.
Kristen Stewart’s got a big year of publicity ahead for her, what with Snow White and the Huntsman out in June, Breaking Dawn Part 2 in November and On the Road set for sometime in 2012. So we imagine the big photo shoot she did with Mario Testino and Karl Lagerfeld in Paris for Vanity Fair is just the beginning of her many amazing shoots in the coming months. E! has the pics of her all dolled up and 19th-centuryish in a huge Christian Dior couture gown with a huge fascinator as she posed with horses in the park. After the jump, we present you with a closeup of her makeup for the shoot, and a shot of her in another outfit as she chats with Lagerfeld in a cafe (can you get any more Parisian than that?).
We get it. Miranda Kerr is Wonder Woman, OK? That face and that body are not of this world. How is it fair that one woman could be an angel and a super heroine at the same time? Because not only do we see Miranda strutting her stuff in her skivvies on Angel duty for Victoria’s Secret all the time, she’s now on the cover of special edition issue of Grazia Australia magazine as Wonder Woman. A couture version of Wonder Woman, that is. Mrs. Orlando Bloom is wearing a bodysuit by Alex Perry. The patriotic issue is in honor of Australia Day which is coming up on the 26th of this month — tomorrow. Light up those barbies and break out some beer. Can we also say that we love the cover line, “Kerr Pow!”
[Photo via Grazia]
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]
Justin Bieber’s 18th birthday is still more than a month away (March 1, if you don’t have your calendar marked), but V Magazine got a jumpstart on the celebration, putting him on the cover of its music issue. In the accompanying interview, the always-cautious Biebs doesn’t reveal anything too earth-shattering, but he does show us just how ambitious he really is.
Asked what his goals are, Bieber answered frankly, “My goal at the end of the day — right now — I want to be successful and be great at what I do. But eventually, I want to become the best at what I do. I want to be the best. In the world. I want to be better than anybody that’s ever done it. And in order to do that, I need to strive to be the best, be good to people and treat people with respect, and work as hard as I can. Because for me, I work so hard and this consumes my life, and it’s not worth it if I’m not the best.”
The savvy singer says he isn’t content to be known as a “teen superstar.” He’s ready to put in the work for the long term, and reach Michael Jackson-like status by the time he’s 30.
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]
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]
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…