We don’t know what our problem is today. Normally we love Jennifer Lawrence‘s brutally honest, self-deprecating sense of humor. Maybe it’s just having been around our families for the holidays, but JLaw’s recent comments to Vanity Fair and South Africa Marie Claire make us want to wrap her in a Slanket and feed her delicious soups while watching our Christmas DVDs. In addition to calling herself “vastly uneducated,” the Catching Fire star told Vanity Fair “There are doctors who save lives and firemen who run into burning buildings. I’m making movies. It’s stupid.” While we all agree medicine and firefighting are pretty much the most important jobs in society, give yourself some credit, Jennifer! You already have an Oscar nomination. How “uneducated” can you be? How meaningless your life goals?
Maybe we’re just still feeling sensitive about Jennifer’s comments to South Africa Marie Claire last week. “I’d rather look chubby on screen and like a person in real life,” Lawrence said about her weight. Whaaaaa? JLaw? Chubby? Is there literally no way to stop Hollywood from brainwashing people into thinking they are overweight? Even when those people are literally paragons of physical perfection?
It turns out that perfect skin, razor-sharp cheekbones and an amazing wardrobe does not guarantee that you will find a boyfriend. But…but…but that’s what all the magazines have been saying! What are we going to spend our money on now? We also would have though a burgeoning film career would help us suss out a significant other, but, as Ashley Greene points out, being a busy actress does not a healthy relationship make. “I’m always here and there – everyone in my industry is,” the Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 actress admits to Marie Claire. “[A]nd that’s why a lot of relationships are fleeting.”
Defying our understanding of reality, Ashley is only the second famous lady to complain about her love life today; Rihanna shared a similar plight in her Vogue interview just this morning. Muses Greene, “I’ve gotten very good at detaching whenever I have to go away for three months, which I realize is hard on friends and kind of selfish. You go on a couple of dates, and then someone ships off to do a movie. It’s not like you’re going to fly out and see them, because it’s not serious enough for that.” Okay, but isn’t the entire point of being rich and famous that you can do insane things like fly all over the world and buy a house next to your boyfriend’s grandma? Taylor Swift, you know what we’re talking about!
[Photo: Marie Claire]
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?
Miley Cyrus is so whatever about her married, she might get married barefoot in a Dunkin Donuts bathroom! She’d happily use an old linty Ring Pop as an engagement ring! Anyone who doesn’t like it can inhale a paper bag filled with mouse turds! That’s the overall message we’re getting from Miley’s Marie Claire interview, in which the cover girl makes it clear in ever conceivable way that she has no plans to be a difficult bride.
“I don’t really care about the wedding or the piece of paper as much as I do the promise we’ve made to each other,” she tells the magazine about her upcoming nuptials with Liam Hemsworth. “And we want to have a long engagement.” While Cyrus is currently sporting a sweet, fat rock, the singer wasn’t particularly worried about the ring she’d be wearing for the rest of her life, either. “I had no input,” Miley said about her vintage Neil Lane engagement ring. “We’d been kind of talking about getting engaged . . . I saw it online at one point and thought it was really pretty.” Says Miley, “Life is too short not to be with the person you want to be with.” Man, only Miley Cyrus can make not giving a paper bag filled mouse turds sounds romantic. Are we allowed to invite a plus 1 to the Dunkin Donuts bathroom, girl? Oh, we’re not invited? We see.
[Photo: Marie Claire]
Leighton Meester might be most well known for having the shiniest hair of all time on Gossip Girl or for that one horrible ear piercing scene in The Roommate (You know the one. It’s terrifying!), but more and more the That’s My Boy star has started opening up about the more…complicated parts of her life experience. “My family has a crazy history,” Meester explains in Marie Claire. “Probably the craziest I’ve heard of.” For starters, both Leighton’s mother Constance and father Doug have served prison time on drug-related charges. “I look back now and I see it in a nice light,” the actress says of her childhood. “It wasn’t uncomplicated. But I played outside. I went to the beach. There were happy, fun times.” Hmmm, considering her mother was accused of making death threats as well as allegedly attempting to steal money from her son’s health care fund last year alone, it sounds like Leighton is being as positive as humanly possible about her past. Maybe even more so!
It’s understandable, then, that Leighton might be a little leery about going the conventional family route. “I’m not sure I ever want to get married,” she muses. “The only time a relationship is good is when you really love them. I don’t want to hang out with some guy I just like.” As Leighton concludes, “You can take what is handed to you and use it as an excuse to mess up. But I’ve always handled what was given to me by life. I consider myself lucky. I was never lied to. And I was loved.” We loved you as Blair, girl. Now we love you even more as an actual person.
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Eva Mendes keeps things professional in her new Marie Claire interview (in addition to looking crazy good on their March cover), but we can read between the lines when it comes to her comments about alleged boyfriend Ryan Gosling. “He’s your dream co-star,” Mendes raves about her fellow The Place In The Pines actor. We feel you, girl! Ryan Gosling is our dream co-star too! In as much as he co-stars in our dreams … as our husband … and also we can breathe underwater? We need to consult a dream dictionary about that. Adds Mendes, “I have never felt so creatively satisfied on a film. He’s amazing.” We bet Ryan helps you feel satisfied! You can’t see our glasses, Eva, but they are all the way at the end of our noses and we are peering over them at you. Suggestively.
Unfortunately Mendes is nothing if not a class act, and as such declines to elaborate on the details of her romantic connection with the Drive star. Details like, what Ryan’s underwear choice might be, or if he ever whimpers our name in his sleep. “Stop, just stop,” Mendes says once her interviewer presses her for more information about her manfriend. “I’m not gonna budge. I feel uncomfortable talking about it. It’s too personal.” Don’t worry, Eva. We already know you two went to Disney World together. We can fill in the blanks from here.
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We already heard snippets from Angelina Jolie’s Marie Claire January cover story. She revealed bits about her home life like, “Well, I have a few girlfriends. I just … I stay at home a lot. I don’t do a lot with them, and I’m very homebound.” The interview is very Angelina, if you know what we mean, but the new batch of photographs from the shoot took us by surprise. The actress is gorgeous, as per usual, but the black-and-white pictures show a lighter side of her. She looks relaxed, and even pulls some faces at the camera. Very different from her normal, carefully crafted image, and we couldn’t help clicking through the whole slideshow.
[Photos via Marie Claire]
There’s no doubt the new Glee Marie Claire covers look banging. Dianna Agron, Lea Michele and Amber Riley have amazing hair, clothes that make our Target dresses look like rags, and glowing skin that bares only the mildest kiss of Photoshop (for the most part). We really hate to point out the flaws in such fabulousness, but what is up with Riley’s cover headline being different than everyone else’s?
On their solo covers, Agron and Michele offer written promise that they’ll discuss “the rumors! gossip! drama!” of their hit show. Yet on Riley’s cover, the actress is quoted saying, “I show girls how to be comfortable with their bodies.” Of all four covers, Amber’s is the only one highlighting the actress’s body, rather than the insanity that must come with working on one of the hottest shows on TV. Riley is definitely a gorgeous woman, but it’d be nice of Marie Claire could single her out for more than just her pants’ size. Like, for example, how she clearly needs to be given a major story line when Glee‘s Lady Gaga episode drops April 26. If it wasn’t for that one glaring difference, the four covers would make for a near-flawless gallerGlee.
[Photo: Marie Claire]