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Actress Gwyneth Paltrow Becomes American Elle’s September Cover Girl 2011

4 Aug

Gwyneth Paltrow becomes American Elle’s September cover girl with a shoot by photographer Carter Smith and styling by magazine’s very own Joe Zee.

The Spellbinder: Gwyneth Paltrow

We all thought we had Gwyneth Paltrow pegged. Then the Academy Award–winning actress, rock-star wife, and cookbook author shimmied with Cee Lo at the Grammys and tangoed on Glee—and we swooned. Hollywood’s most unexpected funny lady opens up to Mickey Rapkin about her marriage, her career, and finally figuring out that“it doesn’t matter what people think of you”

On getting support from Beyoncé on her surprise duet with Cee Lo Green at the Grammys: “This story always makes me cry…It’s 10 in the morning and Beyoncé schleps it all the way down to the Staples Center to watch. I mean, She’s Beyoncé !”

On the advice Beyoncé gave her before her performance: “Beyoncé’s like, ‘Okay. The singing is great. But you’re not having any fun.’ She’s like, ‘Remember when we’re at Jay’s concert and Panjabi MC comes on and you do your crazy Indian dance? Do that. Be you!’” Read More Elle …..

Magazine: Elle US
Published: September 2011
Cover Star: Gwyneth Paltrow
Photography by Carter Smith
Fashion Editor: Joe Zee
Website: www.elle.com

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Beyonce Graces Cover In the UK Edition Of Harper’s Bazaar Magazine September Issue

4 Aug

Photos / Video Courtesy Of Alexi Lubomirski /Harper’s Bazar

Watch Beyoncé as she sizzles in an exclusive behind the scenes video of the Queen B photoshoot for Bazaar by Alexi Lubomirski at Paris’ Ritz Hotel. The bootylicious diva is the embodiment of sex appeal and the perfect cover girl for September’s Strictly Sexy issue.

She’s become one of the most powerful women in music in recent years and Beyonce has revealed that performing in Egypt two months before the country’s uprising was one of the moving experiences of her career.

The 29-year-old popstar says she will never forget seeing women in burkhas singing along to some of her biggest hits.

“There were a lot of women in the audience in burkas,” she tells the UK edition of Harper’s Bazaar magazine.

“They were singing along to ‘Irreplaceable’ – it was amazing! Some of the men got really upset! They were like to their women, ‘We have to get you out of here!’….“I guess some of them (men) do get annoyed. But I never want to do ‘the banner thing’.”

The ‘Best Thing I Never Had’ singer says that she is happy to be called a feminist, as it comes naturally to her, however she believes the movement may need a new name.

“I don’t really feel that it’s necessary to define it,” she says. “It’s just something that’s kind of natural for me, and I feel like…you know…it’s, like, what I live for. I need to find a catchy new word for ‘feminism’, right? Like ‘bootylicious’…”

Beyonce admits that she loves spending time with her female friends, such as actress Gwyneth Paltrow, and says she doesn’t understand women who surround themselves with men

“I’m afraid when women never hang around with other women,” she says. “That’s a little scary to me – why is that?”

The star says she often spends time at the home of Gwyneth and her and husband, Coldplay star Chris Martin, and has great admiration for her friend.

“She pushes her boundaries all the time,” she explains. “You go to her house and she makes you feel like you never want to go home. She is what I strive to be one day.”

Beyonce says that she and her husband Jay-Z have become incredibly close to Gwyneth and Chris because they “have very similar values”.

“We have also been able to become each other’s support systems over the years, as none of us needs anything from the other,” she says.

Beyonce is turning 30 in September and she says admits she is very excited about the future and feels very comfortable with who she is.

“This is such a pivotal moment in my life! I’m transitioning as a woman, and I’m finally able to express myself as I am.”

Beyonce dons a selection of outfits by Azzedine Alaia, Armani, Prive, Hermes, Azzaro and Lanvin in a stunning photo-shoot for magazine.

The full interview appears in the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK. A behind the scenes video of the photo-shoot is available at  www.harpersbazaar.co.uk

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Singer Rihanna Sits With Glamour Magazine For The Cover Of September Issue 2011

28 Jul

Photos: Glamour

23-year old music megastar, Rihanna, sits with Glamour magazine for the cover of the September issue to discuss her relationship with Chris Brown, her tale of transformation, and her dramatic fashion choices.The pop sensation tells Glamour for their fall fashion issue, “My whole life changed a couple years ago. That’s when I decided to let my guard down completely. There’s freedom in honesty. If you just face it today, tomorrow you can move on to something else”. Her album is one of self revelation and an opening up to her fans.

But it is not the only thing she reveals in Glamour. The cover boasts a back-facing Rihanna sporting a barely-there Dolce & Gabbana top and sequins pants.The fashion sensitive star says, “Getting dressed, I want to pick the most bizarre pair of shorts so I can figure out how to make it look right, or work an outfit that will make people go, ‘What the hell is she wearing?’” Rihanna immediately became a fashion favorite before her very public drama played out with her R&B ex-boyfriend often scoring a position on the red carpet best-dressed lists.

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VIDEO: Rihanna strikes some sexy poses for the September issue of Glamour and dishes on life, love, fashion and music in behind-the-scenes video!

IT’S THE REVEALING SEXY SPREAD THAT HAS POP PHENOM RIHANNA EMBRACING HER OBVIOUS GLAMOUR GIRL.

IN SEPTEMBER’S GLAMOUR, RIHANNA DISHES ON LOVE, LIFE, FASHION AND MUSIC — ALL WHILE STRIKING DESIGNER DIVA POSES, BUT THE SINGER ALSO GOT UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH SOME LUCKY FACEBOOK FANS:

“ANYTIME I GET THE DAY OFF AND I DON’T HAVE TO WORK OR GO TO THE STUDIO OR TRAVEL I LOVE LOVE LOVE WATCHING TV. IT’S THE SIMPLEST THING… ANYTHING THAT HAS THE WORD WIFE OR WIVES IN IT THAT’S WHAT IM WATCHING”

BUT IT’S NOT ALL LOUNGING AND WATCHING TRASHY TV FOR RI, THE SINGER’S IN THE MIDDLE OF HER 89-CITY “LOUD” TOUR

“I’M REALLY ENJOYING PERFORMING ‘WHATS MY NAME.’ IT’S A SONG WHERE THE MUSIC REALLY HITS HOME FOR ME. I’M REALLY BIASED BECAUSE I LIKE WINDING MY WAIST.”

AS FOR THOSE CRAZY OUTFITS RIHANNA’S BEEN ROCKING ON TOUR, THE BARBADOS BEAUTY SAYS THAT’S NOTHING COMPARED TO HER ALMOST NIP-SLIP AT THE GRAMMYS THIS YEAR.

“I WOULD SAY AT THE GRAMMYS THAT JEAN PAUL GAUTIELLER GOWN…I WAS AFRAID TO SMILE AT THE PAPARAZZI I WAS AFRAID MY ** WAS GONNA POP OUT IF I LAUGHED TO HARD HAHAH”
RIHANNA WE LOVE THE WAY YOU NEVER LIE TO US.

Actress Emma Watson Graces Cover Of Vogue July 2011 Issue

13 Jun

Watson’s gamine beauty is offset by a Tom Ford gold chain-mail top. Undercover skirt with brass feather overlay. Louis Vuitton clutch.

Watson in a Calvin Klein Collection metallic shift, Lynn Ban bracelets, and miu Miu heels.

“I’ve probably earned the right to screw up a few times,” she says. “I don’t want the fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about”

Watson in an Aquilano.Rimondi dress. Alexander McQueen nude jewel-encrusted thigh-high boots. Solange Azagury-Partridge rings.

On actor Tom Hughes: Charvet shirt and bow tie. Tom Ford cummerbund. Alexander McQueen pants.

With three British performers on the rise.

On Emma: Dolce & Gabbana dress. Solange Azagury-Partridge ring.

From left: On Luke Treadaway: Thom Browne. New York jacket and pants. Charvet shirt. Dolce & Gabbana bow tie. On Tom Hughes: Charvet shirt and bow tie. On Jeremy Irvine: Brooks Brothers jacket and bow tie. Prada shirt. Shot on location at the Hartnell Suite at Juicy Couture London

“She can dig deep to find an emotion,” says director David Yates, “and bring it to the scene.”

Prada paillette dress. In this story: hair, Christiaan; makeup, Val Garland at Streeters. Set

British actress and Harry Potter star Emma Watson covers Vogue July 2011 photographed by Mario Testino.  This year Emma will be in Harry Potter and the Death of  Hallows PT 2 and will also play Lucy in a British film titled “My Week with Marilyn”.

“It’s the pixie-cut hair and flawless skin that give her away. Emma Watson is dressed unobtrusively in a cotton flower-print French Connection dress and beige sandals, but she is unmistakable. Fans have accosted her five times in the past half hour alone. Today is the actress’s twenty-first birthday, and she is determined to spend it as she pleases—which means a leisurely mid-morning latte followed by a stroll through the Joan Miró exhibition at London’s Tate Modern.” read full interview here: Vogue Online Website

Do not forget to pick up your July Issue of Vogue 2011!!!!

Celebrity Actress: Reese Witherspoon Graces Cover Of Vogue May Issue

19 Apr

Photographed by Peter Lindbergh, Reese Witherspoon graces the cover of Vogue’s May issue. For her latest role in Water for Elephants with Robert Pattinson, the actress learned to ride an elephant. But, as writer Jonathan Van Meter discovers, that’s nothing compared to balancing fame, family, and marriage.

Read  more Vogue May Article Here: Vogue Online Website

Jennifer Lopez Is Named One Of Peoples Most Beautiful Persons

14 Apr

Jennifer Lopez is having a great year, first she’s selected as one of the new judges for American Idol, her seventh album Love? is dropping in May and now at the age of 41 she has been named as PEOPLE Magazines 2011 “World’s Most Beautiful” woman.

Lopez takes some time in the magazine to talk about how aging has put her in a better place now than when she was younger:

“It’s so crazy. Rarely am I left speechless, but I feel honored. I feel not worthy, you know? I feel happy and proud. Proud that I’m not 25!” she told the mag of her honor. “I feel better, I feel smarter. In my 20’s, I just wasn’t there in my mind and my soul and my spirit. It’s just great to be in the position I’m in now and be able to share that with the world,” she explained. “I think it’s because I have a lot of love in my life. I feel lucky to be an attractive person, but I’ve always felt that real beauty always comes from your heart.”

She goes on to tout her age as a good thing in Hollywood, while explaining how aging is being redefined by various industry players:

“I think with people like me and Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, and Julia Roberts, this generation is redefining what it is to be a woman who is not in her 20’s anymore but is still very viable, sexy and important,” she told PEOPLE. “We have a lot to offer. And people are starting to realize the beauty in that.”

The singers secret for looking young? Plenty of daily workouts.

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Summary: Well, at least one woman’s going to get a title out of American Idol this year. People has named judge Jennifer Lopez the World’s Most Beautiful Woman. And it’s not like you see anybody handing out similar men’s titles to Steven Tyler or Randy Jackson.

“Rarely am I left speechless, but I feel honored,” the 41-year-old singer/actress tells People.

Jennifer Hudson’s also on the “Most Beautiful” list, BTW.

Rolling Stone: Rihanna Graces Cover In Sexy Booty Shorts Get Your Copy

4 Apr

Watch Rihanna answer fan questions at her hot Rolling Stone cover shoot below.

The new issue of Rolling Stone – on stands and online in the digital archive on Friday (subscription required) – features a deep interview with Rihanna in which she talks to contributing editor Josh Eells about her difficult upbringing, the endless rumors about her relationships and why she agreed to let a judge ease the restraining order against Chris Brown. “That’s my decision,” she says. “It doesn’t mean we’re gonna make up, or even talk again. It just means I didn’t want to object to the judge.”

Video, Photos: Rihanna’s Hot Rolling Stone Cover Shoot

She hasn’t heard from Brown in a very long time. “We don’t have to talk ever again in my life,” she says. “I just didn’t want to make it more difficult for him professionally. What he did was a personal thing – it had nothing to do with his career. Saying he has to be a hundred feet away from me, he can’t perform at awards shows – that definitely made it difficult for him.”

Other highlights from the story:

• She went through an incredibly difficult time after the Brown incident. “I put my guard up so hard,” she says. “I didn’t want people to see me cry. I didn’t want people to feel bad for me. It was a very vulnerable time in my life, and I refused to let that be the image. I wanted them to see me as, ‘I’m fine, I’m tough.’ I put that up until it felt real.”

• Rihanna’s hit single “S&M” is semi-autobiographical. “Being submissive in the bedroom is really fun,” she says. “You get to be a little lady, to have somebody be macho and in charge of your shit. That’s fun to me…I like to be spanked. Being tied up is fun. I like to keep it spontaneous. Sometimes whips and chains can be overly planned – you gotta stop, get the whip from the drawer downstairs. I’d rather have him use his hands.”

• Next May she’s going to play a Navy weapons expert in the big-screen adaptation of the classic board game Battleship. She spent three months filming in Baton Rouge and Hawaii, including many 18-hour days on a barge with 350 people – and just one outhouse bathroom between them. “There were times I would walk up to her like, ‘Are you really handling this?'” says Battleship director Peter Berg. “She would just laugh at me. She said she was really enjoying not having to drive the ship – not having to be running this huge Rihanna machine.”

Stylist B. Akerlund had never worked with Rihanna before she got the assignment to choose her outfits for the current issue of Rolling Stone – but she immediately had some ideas. “Her people told me the direction that we were going was if Kid Rock and Rihanna had a baby,” she tells Rolling Stone. “So I tried to think of things she hadn’t done. And everyone kept on saying super sexy, super sexy, and I’m like, okay, I’ll give you sexy.”

The result was a cover shot of Rihanna wearing a pair of barely-there, torn metallic shorts with a Levi’s logo on the back, a midriff-baring white tank top and a red bandanna tied around her wrist. But it was the shorts that had everyone talking. Or as Popdust put it: “Rihanna is sporting a revolutionary booty-flaunting garment that’s part shorts, part apron and part nothing.”

Rihanna Opens Up Like Never Before in Rolling Stone Cover Story

Akerlund commissioned the shorts from designer Michael Schmidt, whom she frequently collaborates with. “I like everything that sparkles, so I was just trying to think of, like, what can we do that’s not crystals, because we’ve done a lot of it, and then I was trying to come up with like, what is the hottest short on the planet, basically,” says Akerlund, who has worked with Lady Gaga, Madonna, Fergie and Kate Moss. “And then we came up with this concept of photo digitizing on top of metal mesh.”

The stylist and the singer didn’t have a chance to meet before the photo shoot, so Akerlund knew she was taking a chance with the shorts’ fit. “I was just looking at the pictures online of like, her bum,” she says, laughing. “I was just trying to figure out how she liked her shorts, and how they would end and cut.”

The stakes were even higher because the shorts – which took a week to make – couldn’t be altered after they were finished, because of the fine detailing along the ripped hem. “I just kept on saying, go shorter, go shorter,” she says. “I knew we couldn’t go much shorter, but I think the end result was just right.”

Rollingstone

Summary: It’s hard not to notice Rihanna’s Rolling Stone cover. The pop star’s flawless booty takes center stage, barely covered by a teeny-tiny pair of denim hot pants. Only they’re not denim. The magic booty “shorts” are actually “metal mesh shorts” according to the credits (Rihanna tweeted that they were “chain mail”), custom made by Michael Schmidt Studios for the shoot’s stylist, B. Akerlund.

To get the whole story as well as all the photo’s go pick your personal copy up or check it out on digital Friday! Also check out Rolling stone for future articles as well.

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