There’s a whole lot of Brad Pitt happening in these parts, what with his lame-o Chanel teaser video yesterday and this Interview October-November cover today. We aren’t calling Pitt himself lame, by the way. The decision by the Chanel folks to give us basically nothing in the teaser video, was. But this cover more than makes up for the disappointment mainly due to the amazing photo shoot. There’s a slideshow of some incredible black-and-white pictures of Pitt in different avatars — dread-locked and very sexy, an Hollywood star and a hitman, to name a few. And he rocks every single look. That’s the kind of Pitt we want — lots of him (take note, Chanel.) The interview itself has been done by the actor’s director in Snatch — Guy Ritchie — and the two of them have a long chat about Pitt’s new crime film, Killing The Softly. Pitt says it’s not just about crime, though. It’s also a political film, he reveals, saying, “… And what made me laugh and what I think presents so many parallels to politics was that, what these guys in the film were dealing with, wasn’t really the issue itself, but the perception of the issue. It was about getting the perception right so that the people who were making money could continue to make money and everyone else would fall in line as they were supposed to. Again, that’s something that relates to the way that our economy works—and, really, politics itself works. The political discussion in America is very seldom about the issues—it’s often more about the perception of the issues …” Have a read, and then you can go back to looking at the pictures — we promise!
[Photo via Interview Magazine]
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We found this piece on the Harper’s Bazaar November cover celebrity, Nicole Kidman, rather interesting. She reveals things about herself that we never would have attributed to her. It’s all about perception right? And admit it, you’ve always thought that Nicole, phenomenal actress that she is, is staid and a bit boring in real life, right? We did! No shame in that, and it’s nice to see her being so on the down-low with husband, Keith Urban, whom she describes as “more like an ocean; he took me out.” The interview does delve into their relationship deeper, and she goes on to say, “He just gave me confidence through just being very kind to me and understanding me, opening me up to trying things, my sexuality, those sorts of things.” But you want to know about the what surprised us about her, right? Well, this is Bazaar’s “Daring” issue, and even though she may not see herself as bold, she not only used to jump out of planes, but also used to “do arabesques on the wing. I have a video of it! I used to really love those extreme sensations. I still do. Hmm, is that daring or is that just an extremist?” She also likes to go scuba diving at night because, “I find it strangely peaceful, out of my body. It straightens me out.” See what we mean? Whole different side of Nicole, and we like it!
[Photo via Harper’s Bazaar]
Looks like the U.S. Esquire just edged out Cameron Diaz‘s Esquire U.K. cover, which, as you can see, is no easy feat. But they did it by pulling out a trump card which comes in the lissome form of Mila Kunis. Mila Kunis, without a top on. Are we surprised that she’s been named as their “Sexiest Woman Alive”? Hells to the no. Sorry, Cameron! We still love you. But here’s the thing about Mila. She’s not only drop-dead fine, she’s also hysterically funny. How much did you crack up at her character Jackie on That ’70s Show over the years? And the only person who doesn’t think she is, is Mila herself, who revealed, “I think I stumbled upon doing funny things, but I’m not funny. I just know how to deliver a joke. There are people who naturally exude humor and are constantly saying funny things, and there are the people who know how to deliver a joke. It’s a learned skill. Through twenty years of doing this, I practice it. I think that the second you think that you’re funny is when you stop being funny.” This was said in an interview that was split over L.A. and New York and covered everything from politics to her involvement in political street-art, which she cant talk about, “because it’s illegal,” to her immigration story. It’s a big one, and it almost makes you forget that she’s on the cover, with her bare back, looking suggestively at the camera. We said almost.
[Photo via Esquire]
You have to admit that Sarah Jessica Parker is looking pretty fierce on this November cover of Elle. Love her or not-so love her, you still have to admit that SJP really has the goods! That very sexy cut-out dress in Calvin Klein and the spectacular, almost tribal looking necklace is by House of Lavande, FYI. This cover story has also piqued our interest. It’s a “Women In Hollywood” section filled with stars like Emma Watson, Octavia Spencer and Elle Fanning, apart from Sarah Jessica, talking about their experiences in the industry. All styled to the nines of course! Emma, for instance, talks about her Harry Potter history, stating, “I just knew, from the moment I read “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” that I was meant to play that role…I put one of the Potter films on the other night. And it was amazing to me that I had done all of that. I have to remind myself every now and then.” Octavia’s story is a juicy one, as she talks about standing up to a powerful producer in H-Town, revealing, “Early on I had to stand up to a producer – I won’t say who, but he is famous, famous. He dressed me down in a crowded office. I told him right there in front of a hundred people, ‘You don’t know me well enough to use that tone’…And then I ran to the bathroom and cried like a baby. But he never addressed me that way again. And he is known as a yeller.”
As for our cover celebrity, SJP brings up playing the character of “Carrie” on Sex And The City for so long. While wearing a gorgeous Alexander McQueen dress and Casadei heels, of course. She says she doesn’t want to repeat the same role in the future, with, “I don’t love the idea of playing another woman who loves fashion and is slightly flawed in New York City. I loved Carrie, and I don’t want to do the poor man’s version of her. And while those are often the lucrative things to do, it’s more reason to look in the other direction.” Apparently, there’s going to be a “Women in Hollywood” event mid-month too, so we’re going to keep our eyes peeled for that one.
[Photo via Elle]
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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Yesterday, we showed you Taylor Swift’s newest iteration of her “surprised” look, this one more seductive than modest, on the cover of this month’s Glamour. Today, we’re checking out an entirely different expression of hers on the cover of Marie Claire U.K.: She’s more of a sassy know-it-all, looking at you from the side, with her hands on her hips. These poses are two sides of the same coin, though.
Consider the quotes she gave to MC about falling in love (via the Daily Mail): She believes in love, she says, “Even after it explodes into a million pieces and burns down and you’re standing in a pile of the ash of what it once was thinking, ‘Why did I have to meet this person, why did this have to happen?’ But then, when you make eye contact with someone across the room and it clicks and, bam, you’re there. In love again.” That’s the side of her that appears on the Glamour cover, we think. And then there’s her quote on whether she warns boyfriends about her penchant for writing songs about them: “Ha! Well … it’s not like it’s in fine print, but music is absolutely everything that I am and everything that I stand for. It’s not my fault if someone gets into a relationship with me and then cheats and I write a song about it.” Totally the sassy girl on Marie Claire, right?
Anyway, which cover do you prefer?
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]
It’s no surprise to us that Taylor Swift covers the November “Hair Issue” of Glamour. We’d probably kill for her luscious blond waves, if such a deal could be made. Still, the singer looks surprised in the photo — though this time it’s not, her “Gosh! You picked me?” surprise face, it’s more, “Oh, you caught me! It’s a good thing I had my hair all done and this pretty gold dress on.” In all seriousness, she looks as awesome as ever — with her fave red lipstick matching her nails, belt and a random swath of tulle — and we want lessons in how to apply blush so perfectly. We also want lessons in playing coy the way she did with the interviewer.
When the Glamour writer brought up “Dear John” and her ex-boyfriend John Mayer’s comment to Rolling Stone that it was about him, she responded, “How presumptuous! I never disclose who my songs are about.” And apparently, she managed to shield herself from anything Mayer said to RS about feeling “humiliated” by the song. “No! I don’t want to know, I don’t want to know,” she said as his quote was about to be read to her. I know it wasn’t good, so I don’t want to know. I put a high priority on staying happy, and I know what I can’t handle. … It’s not that I’m this egomaniac and I don’t want to hear anything negative, because I do keep myself in check. But I’ve never developed that thick a skin.” Read more…
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]