Here’s a little something for all you Twihards out there. Everyone’s favorite vampire, Robert Pattinson, lands the cover of the December issue of Vanity Fair. The issue won’t hit newsstands until November 4, but you can read an excerpt of the interview here.
Ashley Olsen is the cover girl for Marie Claire‘s September 2009 Fall Fashion issue. Inside the mag, the fashionista chats about her love of fashion, growing up famous, and much more. Here are some highlights:
On their fashion sense: “I think you’re either born with a sense of style or you’re not. Either you care or you don’t. And we love fashion. When we were going to NYU, I think that was the first time we were aware of the power of our personal style. Not the power of it, but the result of it. Between the big sunglasses and the Starbucks cup and the big sweaters, the hobo-chic thing, we were more shocked than anything [by the media coverage]. I get it; we were fortunate enough to have really nice clothes, and we put them together in this raggedy way. My mom wears glasses this big”—she mimes massive goggles—”from the ’70s, and you wonder where we got it from?”
On having her and twin sister Mary-Kate’s names on everything: “Mary-Kate and I never really wanted our names on a bunch of different things. It wasn’t us — it never felt like us.”
On her busy childhood: “I look back at the things that we did and the clothes that we wore, and I think, ‘Wow, we really were troupers.’ It was almost like I was in the army. School, work, homework, fly to New York, get in at 2 in the morning, do a morning show at 5 am, then another one at 7, then a radio interview at 10.”
On being surprised she never had a public breakdown as a result of growing up in the spotlight: “I look at Britney, and I’m surprised I didn’t end up like her.”
On driving and paparazzi: “I love driving, but sometimes I’m not too good with it because I spend too much time looking in the rearview mirror if I know I’m being followed. You don’t respond like, ‘Oh, there’s paparazzi.’ It’s more like, ‘There’s a man, and he’s gonna attack me.’ That’s how your body responds.
On winding down with Rock Band and her boyfriend: “I swear to you, [Rock Band's] brought out this whole new thing in me. I can be a very serious person, and I take my job very seriously, but at the end of the day, I need a break. . . [Being able to count on Justin Bartha] — It’s more important than anything else in the world.”
Eva Mendes looks gorgeous on the cover of the September issue of Marie Claire UK edition. Here are some highlights from the interview:
On dressing her curves: “I love my curves and I embrace them, but I have to walk a fine line. There are certain dresses that are like: ‘Oh, this is really feminine. This isn’t sexy at all’, but then I’d try it on and it just turned. I think it comes down to being voluptuous, and if your body’s a certain way, then things can go distasteful in a second. I have to walk a fine line.”
On her banned Calvin Klein adverts: “You can’t show your nipples, apparently, in the States. But you can blow up anything you please in a movie or on TV.”
On therapy: “I love therapy! I’m very into it. I’m very in touch with my feelings, so I’m a completely different person. Not that different, but there’s nothing like going in and sitting down and talk.”
The newly married (sorry ladies) Channing Tatum is the coverboy for the August issue of GQ. The interview was conducted at his uncle’s home in Alabama before Channing married his Step Up costar, Jenna Dewan. Here are some highlights:
On how his career got started: “I got crazy lucky. Like, sometimes I think I won the lottery or something. At times it feels like the bottom’s gonna fall out. Just ’cause I don’t really know how I got here. But I just keep moving forward, and it just keeps getting better and better.”
On dieting for a role/photo shoot: “I have a special meal plan that I’m on. It’s pretty much just chicken and broccoli and brown rice. Four times a day. And egg whites. Just to get lean. I got a job coming up, too, that I’m starting in August, that I’m starting to train for. It’s called The Eagle of the Ninth. It’s a Kevin Macdonald film. He did The Last King of Scotland.”
On G.I. Joe: “This is, like, my first step out into the whole commercial realm. I hope it does okay.”
On his life: ”I got crazy lucky. Like, sometimes I think I won the lottery or something. At times it feels like the bottom’s gonna fall out. Just ’cause I don’t really know how I got here. But I just keep moving forward, and it just keeps getting better and better.”
On Alabama: ”I talk different, I walk different, everything. I don’t have one single bad memory [there]. Not one. It was my sanctuary. I hated school, wasn’t good in school, and me and my dad butted heads about that. But nothing mattered when I went home to Alabama.”
On future home-building plans: Channing points out a spot on his uncle‘s property where he he says “I’m a-gonna build mine right about there. Nothin’ big. Just enough for him and Jenna to come and relax, and for Jenna’s folks to visit. Ride horses, four-wheelers. It’s bigger than the tub at the Soho Grand.”
On Republicans in Alabama disliking his politics: ”I don’t care. If they don’t like me because I voted for Obama, then f**k them. I like horses and I like Obama. Nothin’ wrong with that.”
On his mom and education: ”If it wasn’t for her literally doing my homework for me, I would not have even graduated high school. Guaranteed . . . My mom always said, ‘Luck is nothing but preparation and opportunity.’ I think because I’ve had that history of not really being great in school, I probably try to overcompensate. That’s why I try to read so many books. Just so I don’t feel . . . uneducated.”
On what Channing is reading: “I got two books on [Kindle]… [one] about the start and finish of the Roman Empire. I don’t have to read this stuff, but I love it.”
On hunting: “I have a motto: You don’t kill anything you ain’t gonna eat.”
Check out the full interview at GQ. We’ll likely be seeing a lot more of Channing as he promotes his new movie, G.I. Joe, opening in August.
The new face of Burberryand Harry Potter star, Emma Watson, looks lovely in a puffy sleeved satin D&G top and bell shaped skirt on the August cover of Teen Vogue. Emma looks gorgeous in the editorial wearing Monique Lhuiller, Burberry, Moschino Cheap & Chic, D&G, Erin Fetherston, and BCBG Max Azria. Inside the issue, the young thespian talks about fashion, her love life, and acting plans. Here’s a tidbit of the interview.
On acting in the future: ”There’s not, like, a burning passion in me that I have to act and I don’t care what I do. Until something comes along that I feel as strongly about as I did Hermione—like, I felt that it was life or death—I don’t want to act again.”
On her personal style: “I’m young, so I’m still experimenting. But I think [my style] is quite British and very much about individuality.”
On her boyfriend Jay Barrymore: “The only reason it’s ‘on/off’ is because the papers make up so much rubbish!”
On the paparazzi: ”[At my eighteenth birthday party] they laid down on the pavement and took pictures up my skirt. Now I’m going to wear cycling shorts whenever I get out of cars.”
On taking fashion risks: ”There’s nothing interesting about looking perfect—you lose the point. You want what you’re wearing to say something about you, about who you are.”
On her on-screen romance in the Half-Blood Prince: ”At the beginning, it looks like [Hermione and Ron are] on their way to finally being together, but of course Ron screws it up. So she’s jealous, and doesn’t quite realize it, and they have all these arguments.”
One half of one of my favorite designing duos, Georgina Chapman, lands the cover of the July 2009 Tatler UK issue. Fittingly, she wears stuff from her own line – Marchesa Fall 2009 – on the cover and throughout the editorial. Here’s a little tidbit of the interview she gave:
On her earliest red carpet creations being linked to Harvey Weinstein’s films: “I hired Hollywood publicist Nancy Ryder, and she introduced Marchesa to Hollywood’s A-List. If someone doesn’t like what I do, that’s OK everyone is entitled to their opinion. But if they don’t like like what I do because of who I’m married to, that’s unfair.”
On marriage: Marriage is really good. It suits me. I find it really romantic – I like saying ‘My husband’. He’s very kind, incredibly strong. Whenever you are with him you feel safe.”
On movie and fashion parties: “I get incredibly nervous but there’s a romance to it, everyone looks so amazing.”
Oscar winner Aussie native, Cate Blanchett, glows on the cover of InStyle Australia’s June 2009 issue in a black embellished Louis Vuitton dress. In the interview with Juliet Rieden, Cate shares her thoughts on fashion, family, and moving back to Australia from London in order to take on the joint directorship of the Sydney Theatre Company. Here are some tidbits:
On dressing for the red carpet: “I love dressing up for the red carpet. It’s got to be fun, otherwise you’re just wasting your time. It’s not everyday you get to wear couture, so I do relish the chance to dress up.”
On her role as a mother: “They develop differently. You work as hard as you can to not only foster, but protect your children. You want to encourage and help them develop, but most importantly not to screw them up. And then there’s a large part of them – even from when they feed as newborns and the way they sleep as newborns, the way they’re born – that are latent, early manifestations of their personality. If you release those then they gradually become more and more defined.”
On how Australian women differ from other nations: “I’m not one to generalise, but I think Australians are deeply curious, probably driven by necessity and our geographical position in the world. We’re quite outward-looking, and I think we are very optimistic – not a dour nation.
Disney star, Selena Gomez, is the covergirl for the latest issue of Teen Vogue. In the magazine, the teen star opens up about her music, friends, love life, and more. Here are some highlights:
On finding love: ”I used to say that I wanted someone cute and nice, an actor too, so he’d get it. But now I think it would be good for me to date someone who’s not in the business. Being cool, having a ‘cool’ energy, is just not attractive to me.”
On her upcoming debut album: ”It’s what I’ve gone through with heartache, friendships, and things like that. I want my fans to know me a little bit better after they hear this record.”
On her BFF, Demi Lovato: ”We’re both surrounded by adults 24/7, and we have to act professional, but when we’re together we can just be sixteen. We both go through a lot, so it’s nice to know that no matter what, I’ll always have her.”
On Taylor Swift: ”She has helped me through some really hard times. And the thing I can’t stand about that girl is that she doesn’t even need to dress up and she still looks pretty.”
Here’s a video of the photo shoot and some pictures from the issue including a couple behind the scene ones as well:
On the food that he thinks is sexy: “There’s nothing sexier than a Big Mac. I don’t eat a lot of them, but it’s just a whole complete package.”
On the type of woman he finds sexy: “Someone confident but not arrogant or entitled, without an air of desperation,” says Crawford. “I’m attracted to girls that are a little more spontaneous.”
On clothes that makes him feel especially sexy: “A nice, tailored suit will make you feel like a million dollars,” Crawford says. “Calvin Klein suits are classic and simple and that’s cool. Dolce & Gabbana and D&G as well.”
In the June 2009 issue of Vogue, Cameron Diaz talks about everything from her new movie, My Sister’s Keeper, to aging to her father’s death.
On her latest movie, My Sister’s Keeper: “It’s about falling in love. It’s about all different kinds of love. Parents falling in love with their children. Children falling in love with their parents. Falling in love for the first time. Falling in love with being a teenager. All of the things that you fall in love with, that our hearts give way to over a lifetime, and then the heartbreaks when those things get taken away.”
On her role in My Sister’s Keeper: “This is a woman who does not waver…That’s not something you want to accept about anybody you love – particularly if you are mother…That’s what I held on to as I was telling her story. You are a parent. You fight to keep your child alive, no matter what it takes.”
On the roles she chooses: ”People who put labels on themselves limit themselves. If you are a woman who’s been labeled as a sex symbol, for instance — I mean, I am not saying that’s the label people would apply to me. But if you see yourself that way, inevitably you get to a point when you are no longer a sex symbol. And if you can’t move past that, you’re putting a limit on yourself; you’re arresting your development. And that’s where I think a lot of women get in trouble.”
On being relaxed about her movie career: “It’s been fifteen years now, and I really feel like I’m just understanding it. You know, the toolbox is just taking shape. And I like that because, if you are lucky, life’s a long journey, and I love the learning process. There are so many movies that I still want to make, so many different kinds.”
On loving the Big Apple: “It’s the best thing ever! New York is the best city in the world, no doubt about it. No other city possesses what New York possesses.”
On the death of her dad: “I think… emotionally, it definitely took its toll..It’s the human experience…You know, that’s what the heart does. Things are given to us, and things are taken away. And I think the heart becomes stronger, more capable.”
On aging: ”It’s a journey. It’s a total journey. But it’s also true. I mean, I’m not 25 years old anymore, nor do I want to be. I wouldn’t even want to go back to being 30. You know what I mean? That journey—I’ve done it already. I don’t want to do it again. It’s a lot of work to get through it, and I am excited about moving forward. I think that people get caught up in getting back to some place that they already passed. Or to a place where you cannot stay.”
Our favorite Upper East Side Princess, Leighton Meester, is the covergirl for the June issue of Cosmopolitan. Inside the magazine, Leighton spills on her role as Blair Waldorf and her boyfriend, Sebastian Stan (who plays Carter Baizen on Gossip Girl).
On playing Blair Waldorf: “The evil side of Blair is somewhere in me. Acting her out is like therapy. I get to do things nobody would every say or do in real life.”
On guys: “I’m not into bad boys. I think the term is stupid. A guy who cheats on you or is not nice to you? What is that? Nowadays, I’m much more mature in relationships. I’ve let go of the bullshit. I think more about the deal makers than the deal breakers. I want a guy I can look up to.”
On Sebastian Stan: “I’ve never fallen in love right off the bat. I get scared to say, ‘I love you’ too soon because it means so much. It means you’re not seeing an end to things.”
On Blair’s romance with Chuck Bass: “They’re so perfect because they get each other. Chuck knows about her deep, dark side and he finds it hot. But the best part of their relationship is that it’s realistic. People don’t always date for a while and then slowly fall in love. They start by hooking up one night. It takes time to get to know someone, and then you realize that you’re in love later on.”
Check out the rest of the interview on stands today.
Megan Fox lands the cover of the June issue of Elle looking muy caliente. Inside the issue she talks about losing weight, her relationship, and growing up.
On getting down to 99 pounds while shooting Jennifer’s Body: “I decided I would turn myself into a zombie. I got super, super skinny, stayed out of the sun for four months, and got to where I was losing my eyelashes and my eyebrows.”
On maturing early: “I’ve lived the life of a 35-year-old since I was 18. I’m so suspicious of boys-slash-men. I just don’t like them or trust them.
On misbehaving while growing up: “I was grounded for all my childhood. Not most–all. I wasn’t doing anything particularly crazy. I just never appreciated authority figures preaching to me.”
On the theory that her sudden success emasculated Green: ”He went through this already, and he doesn’t want it back–It was horrible. So he has sympathy. He’s the one person that I know that if I’m struggling and everything’s getting crazy, I can call.”
On wanting to keep the status of her relationship private: “No, I do not want to comment on my relationship, period. It’s private. It doesn’t belong to the world. It’s mine. It’s Brian’s. It’s not for other people to judge and talk about and write about in In Touch Weekly.”
Yummy Mummy, Jennifer Garner, lands the cover for InsStyle‘s May issue. Inside the magazine, she talks about her mother, Ben, two lovely daughters, and much more.
On cooking skills she’s learned from her mom: “She taught me to proof my yeast with a little bit of sugar. And she also taught me how to stretch a roasted chicken to make three meals. Though Ben could eat an entire chicken in one sitting.”
On sharing household duties with Ben: “Ben will do the school run. He dresses her and does her hair. It’s pretty funny. You can always tell when he has been at it, just two random barrettes hanging in there. It’s so sweet.”
On her daughters: ”Violet has taught me to slow down and appreciate things. With Sera, I’m so sure of her sweetness as a person. She’s taught me that there’s an innate goodness in people that’s real. And it’s there from birth.”
On getting advice from Reese on juggling family/career: ”I always quiz Reese about how she does it. I feel like she does a really good job.”
On fashion and makeup: “I never go nuts with my look. It’s easy to feel like you’ve gone into caricature territory when you do. These days I wear less makeup than earlier in my career, but I know a lot more about it now.”
On Ben’s fashion eye: ”Ben can be pretty clueless when it comes to my clothes or makeup. But when he does notice and says something, he’s so sweet that I forgive him.”
On relaxing: ”I have a glass of wine with a girlfriend. I wish I meditated, but it’s wine and chocolate. Let’s face the facts!”
Halle Berry is on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar’s May issue. And inside she talks about everything from her baby girl, her hottie boyfriend, her new fragrance, and how’s she’s just a normal girl next door (yeah right on that last one, lol).
On Obama changing things for Nahla: “Nahla will grow up in a completely different America. Obama is someone who’s more like her than not, who shares her history. Hopefully she’ll grow up in a world where it’ll be easier than I had it. I had a rough time. I was accused of stuffing the ballot box for my high school prom-queen election because they couldn’t believe the only black girl in the school won.”
On her golf dates with Gabriel: “The only reason I learned is for love. I was like, I’m not golfing; that’s the boringest thing in the world. Then we only went a couple times and I realized, Oh, this isn’t the boringest thing in the world. It’s really fun and a good way to spend time with him.”
On whether she’ll marry again: “No. I’m done. Also, I happened to find a person who feels done too, and he’s never even been married before. So it works.”
On her love life: “I have a 33-year-old man. That’ll keep your mojo mojo-in’.” She also says the sexiest wardrobe is a tank top and pumps. “Any pumps! You just need length to your legs.”
On her sexiest outfit: Tank tops and pumps. “Any pumps! You just need length to your legs.”
On her “average” wardrobe: “I’m not the girl for superhigh fashion because I don’t have the right body. When I want to get dressed up, I’m a Roberto Cavalli girl. Also, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Calvin Klein …”
On the value of her career vs. family:“I used to work a lot because I had nothing better to do. What I’ve learned, especially by having a baby, is that you can’t bring that stuff home anymore. For example, I was alone filming Monster’s Ball. I was married to someone else, and he wasn’t really around much. Thank God that was only a 20-day shoot.”
On maintaining her “normal” body: “Having a baby takes so much from you. It’s the most glorious thing you’ll ever do, but the aftermath is not so glorious! So now I’m having to exercise, eat a little bit differently, take a lot more vitamins.”
On her “normal” diet: “I like Doritos. I’m usually watching The Biggest Loser eating Doritos.”
On actresses who say they don’t workout to stay slim: “God bless them if they’re telling the truth. It’s questionable if they are. I always had to diet. I’m diabetic, so it’s a lifestyle for me anyway just to stay healthy and not end up in the hospital.”