… And what a shot it is. David Beckham is on the cover of Elle UK‘s July issue. He’s their first ever solo male cover celebrity and the decision was made in honor of the impending Olympic Games to be held in London. And they’ve gone all out. There’s so much testosterone oozing out of the image that we want to fan ourselves. We all know that Beckham is pretty frickin’ gorgeous. But this Beckham is shirtless, with his ab’s out in all their splendor, soaking wet, and in tight Dior Homme leather pants. It’s almost too much to handle. It’s no wonder that his wife, Victoria Beckham, tweeted, “Looking good on ELLEUK!!!! X vb” along with a picture of the cover.
She isn’t the only one who wants to write sonnets about buff Becks. The magazine themselves seem to be very proud of themselves — for good reason, we may add. “David Beckham is a national hero. He is an icon and Elle is known for featuring icons on its cover. This is a first for us on the newsstand and I believe he is loved by men and women alike,” says the editor-in-chief Lorraine Candy. “Anyway, who doesn’t want to see a picture of one of the world’s most handsome men on the front cover of a magazine? …” On another note, we find the quote given by Beckham quite hilarious. He says, ”How would I sum myself up? I don’t know, I prefer other people to do that. Erm… a little bit shy.” Right … shy. With that cover? We don’t think so!
There are few people who can do the intense stare as well as Andrew Garfield can. Remember this Spider-man photo? Emma Stone didn’t stand a chance! We’re very happy to report that a version of that famous stare is now … staring … straight at us off the cover of GQ UK’s June cover. We’re giggling over the fact that the cover line is “Fly Guy,” but can’t deny the fact that it is the truth. Andrew Garfield is pretty flippin’ fly.
We’re also loving the snippets of the interview that have been revealed so far. The one that made us laugh out loud was when he described what happened during a moment where he was about to Google search himself. Apparently, his dog put his paw on Garfield’s hand, almost as if he was admonishing him. Garfield says, “[It was as if he was saying] ‘No! Don’t do it!’ and I looked at him and said, ‘All right. You’re right.’ And I didn’t.” There’s another quote that also made our ovaries explode so, fair warning. When asked if Garfield ever wanted kids, he replies, “I’d love to be a dad! I’d love to. But I want to be sure of what my value system is before that happens.” Emma is one lucky, lucky woman.
This interview — and it’s a long one, folks — was clearly written before Bruce Willis’ wife, Emma Heming Willis, gave birth. ”All I want right now is to be with her, to stare at her belly,” he tells the interviewer. Right now, all he wants to do, probably, is to stare at his newborn daughter, Mabel Rae, of which a twitpic has already been posted by Emma. Adorable! But, this wasn’t the situation when Bruce sat down for this interview which accompanies his cover shot of Esquire’s June-July issue. This chat is all about the movies. But on another note, we’d like to add that we appreciate the styling of the cover. It’s simple and classic with a T-shirt and boots by John Varvatos, Calvin Klein jeans and a Paul Smith belt. No frills, no fuss. Sounds like Bruce!
He’s a very, very busy man these days. Apart from being a new dad, he’s got five films out this year — Wes Anderson‘s Moonrise Kingdom, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, The Expendables 2,The Cold Light of Day with Sigourney Weaver, and Looper, a “return for Willis to visionary science fiction.” He’s also going to start filming the fifth installment of Die Hard. ”I had to think about what I won’t say,” Willis states, “as much as considering what I think is important about the work of these movies.” But then, the interviewer, Tom Chiarella, finally gets an in when Bruce reveals, “I’ve been through enough of these, enough of these to know. I get cranked up, I start talking about Hollywood and what’s wrong with what. Or politics. I might start in on Mitt Romney.” Willis talking movies and talking Romney? It’s a must-read.
We’ve been saying over and over again, that this is Channing Tatum‘s year. Yesterday, we posted his cheeky EW cover with his Magic Mike crew, which had us pretty much fanning ourselves. But that’s just the beginning for Tatum. With Magic Mike out next month, everyone wants a slice of the star. The searing photograph you see above is the cover of Out magazine’s June-July issue. The long interview about him is titled, “From Stripper to Superstar,” so you know exactly what it’s going to be about, right?
Not quite, because the article opens with a series of quotes that really got our attention. Stuff like, “With Joe Manganiello naked in a movie, I think even straight guys are going to be, ‘Shit, I need to see that. That man is a specimen.’” Or, “Elton John had his hand up my ass the other night.” That probably went down when Elton and Channing got some sexy time onstage dancing at the Revlon Concert for the Rainforest in New York last month. When writer Aaron Hicklin asked what that was like, Channing’s response was, “Like any other hand up my ass, but more knightly. I can check that box now. It falls under the umbrella of doing sexual sh– with Elton John in public. I’m sure I’m not the first.” See what we mean? Add to that his hilarious “texture” issues with fruits and vegetables — “F— eggplant — it’s too spongy. I hate spongy stuff.” — and you’ve got yourself a nice little afternoon read.
In his profile of Justin Bieber for the June issue of GQ, writer Drew Magary spends the better part of four pages describing his frustrated attempts to do something other than a typical sitdown with the “Boyfriend” singer. (And by the way, none of it is very surprising for anyone who’s ever tried to interview the Biebs; his people are insanely protective.) But as you laugh or tear your hair out while reading the story, you will also find yourself swinging back and forth on the main premise: Is JB a “swaggy adult” as he hilariously proclaims, or is he a teenage boy? Here are some clues to help you decide:
Bieber Is a Boy:
His “people” won’t let him do any of the manly rites of passage things proposed, such as “drinking, smoking, drinking, going to a titty bar, gambling, drinking, shooting things, drinking.”
There are penises drawn all over the grease board in his studio. (We don’t know who drew them for sure.)
He (or his people) suggests boxing with the writer as an appropriate interviewing activity.
“Like every other teenager in the universe, Bieber evades questions by staring directly at the floor.”
He records temporary vocals on a track with a mouth full of Swedish Fish.
What more can one say about this? It’s Michael Fassbender, staring at you with those icy blue eyes, on the cover of the June edition of GQ. It’s enough to make you go completely slack-jawed. When we recovered enough to start writing this piece, our research took us to the his photo shoot inside the magazine. Bad move. Because it took us another 15 minutes to recover. It’s pretty hot, guys. There’s a reason why the cover line says, “Amp Up Your Sex Appeal — Learn From This Guy — Michael Fassbender.” The interview itself is a bit old, even though the cover shot is very new. It’s a fab piece, still, in which Michael talks about his love for metal and how he looked the part back in the day — “I had long hair, down to here … [he says, holding his hand level with his chest] …ten-hole Doc Martens, and combat shorts cut at the knee.” But if that’s distracting you from looking at the photographs, don’t bother. We totally understand!
“I don’t know where I end and he starts,” Maya Rudolph brags of her lookalike boyfriend (OK, her) in the 2005 Saturday Night Live ad for “Me Harmony.” And we can’t help but wonder if that eerie feeling we get from seeing comedians standing next to themselves in drag is part of what inspired Elle’s art department to pose Kristen Stewart with masculine, slicked back hair and wearing a suit, looking on admiringly and possessively at a much more feminine version of herself, all sexed up in a bustier and leather skirt. Or are the magazine’s people big fans of Lady Gaga’s Jo Calderone act — particularly when the two romance each other on a piano in her “You and I” video? Was Gaga channeling Rudolph, Horatio Sanz and Rob Riggle? Cross-dressing ladies are no new thing (see: ancient history, Shakespeare), nor are stars who poke fun at the narcissism of stardom. But we think Gaga and KStew do a damn sexy job at portraying something so fundamentally creepy as romancing doppelganger, don’t you?
The photograph on the left is Kim Kardashian, if you can believe it. We had to look twice just to make sure it was her. Kim wore the short, choppy wig for a shoot for L’Uomo Vogue. It’s not hard to figure out what the editorial is about considering the photograph at hand. Lights! Paparazzi! Sexy heiress who wears short trench coats with nothing underneath! Kim tweeted the picture yesterday along with a message reading, “Amazing shoot today for Vogue Italia! Thank you Rushka_Bergman & akafrancesco for your creative genius!!!”
Bergman happens to be the contributing fashion editor for L’Uomo Vogue, Vogue Italia and as her twitter biography reveals, she was also Michael Jackson‘s personal stylist. She also, very sweetly, but pointedly, corrected Kim’s mistake in her response tweet, which stated, “Thank you darling Kim for all your support of the L’Uomo Vogue photo shoot and for an incredible beautiful day. Big love !!! Got that, Kim? L’Uomo Vogue, not Vogue Italia. Get your magazines straight! On another note, though, we wonder whether their stylists took pointers from Kim’s mom, Kris Jenner for this shoot? Kim’s hair certainly looks like hers, and so do the sunglasses. And Kris’s necklines definitely do wander towards the deep south plenty of times. Think we’ve caught onto something here?
Before we get into anything else, can we please just say how delicious Andrew Garfield looks on the June cover of V Man? We’re crushing hard-core. What’s really awesome about this spread, though, other than the pictures, is the fact that they got the original Spider-Man himself, Tobey Maguire to interview Andrew. How cool is that? It’s like — Peter Parker, meet Peter Parker! The whole piece is quite conversational in nature and full of them cracking jokes. For instance when Tobey, laughingly, asks Andrew, “Would that be the release of The Amazing Spider-Man?!” and Andrew replies, “That’s the one! Do you know about this movie?”
The conversation reveals the actors’ mutual admiration, as Tobey responded to that previous statement, “I do know about it! Actually, when it was coming together, I was particularly excited at two moments: One was when [director] Marc Webb got involved. I think he’s an interesting and cool choice. And then I was certainly curious as to who was going to play Peter Parker. When I heard it was you, I was literally like, F— perfect!” The two also chat about the audition process for the role, and how physically demanding it is, while comparing notes about their own particular experiences. We have to say, it sounds kind of grueling, emotionally and mentally more than anything!
You won’t be able to miss V Magazine‘s Americana issue, out on newsstands on May 10, even if you wanted to. The cover features Ke$ha‘s face with tricked out big hair, like a lion’s mane, and her face painted with the Stars & Stripes. It’s colorful and almost hypnotic. We never thought we’d call someone who pees on the street hypnotic, but there you have it.
The magazine’s editorial team published a bit on why they chose the singer to cover the issue, amid the regular explanations of the magazine’s contents. They said, “In this edition of V you’ll find historic fashion figures, musical geniuses, and a fair amount of kitsch. Our cover star, the indomitable Ke$ha (shot by Inez & Vinoodh and styled by Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele), ticks all three of the aforementioned boxes.” They also propped her up, adding, “Not only is she fearless with her style, but as the self-made songstress from Tennessee reveals to senior editor Patrik Sandberg, she is equally passionate about her loyal fanbase and her furry four-legged friends. ”
Ke$ha herself reveals a hilarious take on what she thinks about her image in the magazine, stating, “I do feel like there are the pop stars of the world and then I’m like their dirty little sister, running around with sh– on my face in combat boots because I can’t walk in heels.” As far as quotes go, we have to applaud the self-effacing honesty of it. What do you guys think of her cover?