Posted in GQ, GQ British Magazine, GQ Magazine, Gracing Pages, magazine, newstands, photos, pictures, Rihanna

Gracing Pages: Unseen Photos of Rihanna in British GQ

Rihanna is the R&B sweetheart who bloomed into a multi-platinum pop bombshell. Check out GQ.com‘s exclusive photos from Simon Emmett‘s explosive shoot with the good girl gone bad after the jump.

To see more pictures and read the revelatory interview with the singer, buy the new issue of British GQ.

The January 2011 issue of British GQ is out now, priced £3.99.

Check out the sexy unseen photos of Rihanna below…

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Posted in 'So Kodak', Drake, Drizzy, Pitbull, Rihanna, Trey Songz, Watch It

Watch It!: ‘So Kodak’ Commercials

Rihanna, Drake, Trey Songz, and Pitbull star in a new Kodak commercial featuring the new Kodak Easyshare M590. It’s the only digital camera with a share button.

In the ‘So Kodak’ commercial, Rihanna attends a fashion show with friends and commemorates the occasion with photos and videos taken on a Kodak digital camera. Then, saying “Boom!” she clicks the share button, which effortlessly transports the footage via social networking sites like Facebook and YouTube, as well as email.

Rihanna says:

“I am excited to team up with Kodak on this project. I am an avid fan of photography and love taking pictures, so this was a natural fit for me,” said Rihanna. “Being on tour, traveling around the world, I have so many cool moments that I have captured on my camera.”

Rihanna at a Fashion Show

Drake

‘So Kodak’ commercial featuring Drake.

Drake On Tour Bus

Drake at Radio City

Trey Songz

‘So Kodak’ commercial featuring Trey Songz.

Trey Songz in the Studio

Trey Songz on Balcony

Pitbull

‘So Kodak’ commercial featuring Pitbull.

Pitbull in the Club

Pitbull Key to Miami

Pitbull with his Boys

More photo clips from the commercials below…

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Sources: Videos via YouTube

Posted in 'Like a prayer', Currently Reading, Givenchy, Gracing Pages, Interview Magazine, Karl Templer, L’wren Scott, MADONNA, Marcus Piggott, Mert + Marcus, Mert Alas, newstands, photos, pictures, Versace

Gracing Pages: MADONNA Graces The Pages of Interview Magazine


MAGAZINE: Interview
NEWSTANDS: May 2010
MODELS: Madonna
PHOTOGRAPHER: Marcus Piggott, Mert Alas

WEBSITE: http://www.interviewmagazine.com/
NOTES: ‘Like a prayer’, Madonna shot by Mert + Marcus for Interview May 2010. Love her or hate her, the queen of pop nabs the cover of this month’s Interview photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Taking on ensembles from the likes of Versace, L’wren Scott and Givenchy, the musician gets rebellious with the help of lace, leather and a few dangerous accessories styled by Karl Templer.

How has Madonna the singer, dancer, actress, writer, activist, shape-shifting re-inventor eternal controversialist, fashion icon, newly minted film director, and toned single mother of four, managed to become one of the most influential artists of multiple generations? By choosing “dare” every single time.

Here are some highlights from his interview.

GUS VAN SANT: Hey, Madonna.

MADONNA: Gus, is that you?

VAN SANT: Yes. I’m at my house in L.A., just reading the paper.

MADONNA: Are you living in L.A. now?

VAN SANT: I still live in Portland [Oregon], but I have a place in L.A., and I’m starting to work on this film down here.

MADONNA: You’re always working on a film.

VAN SANT: Usually.

MADONNA: But that’s what you do.

VAN SANT: It’s my habit. [laughs] I heard you’re going to Africa.

MADONNA: Yeah. I go to Malawi twice a year. It’s where two of my children were adopted from, and I have a lot of projects there that I go and check up on and children who I look after. It’s sort of a commitment that I’ve made to this country and the hundreds of thousands of children there who have been orphaned by AIDS. I made a documentary about it [I Am Because We Are, 2008], and it’s just become part of my life. I’m going to meet with Jeffrey Sachs [the economist]. I’m sure you’ve heard of him. He’s starting a global education initiative, and I’m going to be his Girl Friday, so to speak. We’re going to hold a press conference to talk about the school for girls that I’m building in Malawi. It’s kind of our way of making sure that every kid has a chance to have an education-more specifically girls, but boys as well. Girls, though, in a lot of developing countries don’t have the opportunity to go to school, nor are they encouraged to go to school, so what we’re doing is the beginning of a dream. But I’m going to Malawi for lots of reasons.

“I think it’s good to get into arguments with people and have them say, “That sucks” or “You’re crazy” or “That’s cheesy” or “What do you think of this?” If anything, it helps you understand what you believe. —Madonna

Seymour Stein is the person who signed me and gave me my first record deal, which was my only record deal… He was in the hospital, and he had me come in to visit him… He made me bring my boom box and play my music for him. He was laying there in bed in his boxer shorts and a wife-beater.—Madonna”

For more on MADONNA, check out the rest of her interview + watch the video at Interview Magazine.

Check out some more photos of Madonna below….














Photo Credit: Interview
Posted in All On The Cover, Currently Reading, February 2010, Jennifer Aniston, John Mayer, Mark Seliger, newstands, photography, photos, Photoshoot, pictures, Rolling Stone, Rolling Stone Magazine, Tiger Woods

All On The Cover: John Mayer Covers Rolling Stone

MAGAZINE: Rolling Stone
NEWSTANDS: February 2010
MODELS: John Mayer
PHOTOGRAPHER: Mark Seliger
WEBSITE:
www.RollingStone.com
NOTES: Dirty Mind, Lonely Heart: John Mayer on Jennifer Aniston, Tiger Woods & Masturbating 

A shirtless John Mayer is on the new cover of Rolling Stone, and inside he talks a lot about sex, finding a partner, and masturbation. Mayer himself has read it, as he tweeted, “Just read my Rolling Stone cover article. I’m still not sure if I would want to hang out with me” “After 30 minutes of twirling my hair into a knot, I say “fuck it.” You can’t go wrong if you tell the truth.”

Here are some highlights from his interview.

About Jennifer Aniston: The 32-year-old singer-guitarist admits he prefers Continuum to his 2009 disc Battle Studies (“I know that I’m supposed to say that my newest is the best one. Bullshit,” he says), that he hasn’t stopped thinking about his split with ex-girlfriend Jennifer Aniston (“I’ve never really gotten over it. It was one of the worst times of my life”) and that his sex life has become an endless loop of new girls rejecting him in clubs (“Blowing me off is the new sucking me off!”).

Mayer also talks about, among other things, masturbation and Tiger Woods: “I have masturbated myself out of serious problems in my life. The phone doesn’t pick up because I’m masturbating. And I have excused myself at the oddest times so as to not make mistakes. If Tiger Woods only knew when to jerk off. It has a true market value, like gold bullion. First of all, I don’t jerk off because I’m horny. I’m sort of half-chick. It’s like District 9. I can fire alien weapons. I can insert a tampon. No, I do it because I want to take a brain bath. It’s like a hot whirlpool for my brain, in a brain space that is 100 percent agreeable with itself.”

And what he’s looking for: Mayer’s in the midst of a massive 10-year record deal and enjoys the pleasures of late-night weed-and-video-game sessions, as well as his $20 million vintage watch collection, but what he truly wants, he tells RS, is to finally find a a female companion. But not just any girlfriend — Mayer is after “the Joshua Tree of vaginas.” “I’ll be happy when I close out this life-partner thing,” he says. “Think of how much mental capacity I’m using to meet the right person so I can stop giving a fuck about it.”

Grab the new issue for Mayer’s full advice for Tiger Woods (”I have masturbated myself out of serious problems in my life”) and more on his journey from bedroom guitar player to the most angst-ridden playboy in rock.

Check out some more photos of John Mayer below….

John Mayer Rolling Stone Cover Shoot Mark Seliger Photo

John Mayer Rolling Stone Cover Shoot Mark Seliger Photo

John Mayer Rolling Stone Cover Shoot Mark Seliger Photo

John Mayer Rolling Stone Cover Shoot Mark Seliger Photo

John Mayer Rolling Stone Cover Shoot Mark Seliger Photo

John Mayer Rolling Stone Cover Shoot Mark Seliger Photo

Source: RollingStone.com

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Posted in 'Rated R', All On The Cover, Celebrity News, Currently Reading, fashion, Fashion Magazine, Fashion News, February 2010, newstands, photography, photos, Photoshoot, pictures, Rihanna, W Magazine

All On The Cover: Rihanna Covers W

Rihanna Covers ‘W Magazine’ February 2010

MAGAZINE: W
NEWSTANDS: February 2010
MODELS: Rihanna
PHOTOGRAPHER: Craig McDean, styled by Lori Goldstein

WEBSITE: www.WMagazine.com
NOTES: Pop Princess proves looking hot is the best revenge! 

As her fourth album, Rated R, receives accolades and she gets ready to kick off her international tour, Rihanna is only getting hotter. Here, she sizzles in Gucci’s cotton dress with sexy cut-outs on the February 2010 cover of W Magazine, as captured by Craig McDean and styled by Lori Goldstein. Less than a year ago Rihanna was virtually in hiding. But now, with a hit record and a new sense of bravery, she’s ready to show the world who she really is.

Here are some highlights from her interview. 

On the best part of her day: “When I’m with my glam team getting my hair and makeup done—we talk so much s—!”

On her fashion sense: “My stylist Mariel Haenn and I always try to do something sexy but never too girly—we always try to put a little toughness in there.” 

On never once wishing herself back in Barbados, living a quiet life: “Oh no, I never fantasize about that. Because if I were back there, I know I’d be fantasizing about all this.” 

Check out some more photos below….








Photo Credit: W
Posted in All On The Cover, Celebrity News, Currently Reading, ELLE, Elle Magazine, ELLE US, fashion, Fashion Magazine, Fashion News, Jennifer Lopez, Joe Zee, Music, newstands, photography, photos, Photoshoot, pictures, Tom Munro

All On The Cover: Jennifer Lopez Covers Elle US

MAGAZINE: ELLE
NEWSTANDS: February 2010
MODELS: Jennifer Lopez
PHOTOGRAPHER: Tom Munro, styled by Joe Zee

WEBSITE: www.elle.com
NOTES: Jennifer Lopez is soooo back!

American singer and actress Jennifer Lopez graces the cover page of fashion magazine Elle US for the month of February 2010. J-Lo talks about on motherhood, heartbreak, and the future of her career, and revealed that she never considered in vitro fertilization because she’s a traditional woman. 

Here are some highlights from her interview. 

On why she never considered in vitro fertilization, like her character in The Back-Up Plan: “When it comes to family and relationships, I’m quite traditional. Just because of the way I was raised. And I also believe in God and I have a lot of faith in that, so I just felt like you don’t mess with things like that. And I guess deep down I really felt like either this is not going to happen for me or it is. You know what I mean? And if it is, it will. And if it’s not, it’s not going to.”

On the merit of her romantic comedies:  “I think Maid in Manhattan and Monster-in-Law are very layered movies. And that’s why they’re so successful. People don’t like shitty romantic comedies. Nothing that’s shitty is going to make $100 million.” 

On hosting a dinner for Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor: “She didn’t realize what she was going to symbolize. And it’s always scary to be thrown into it–that’s what I felt like when I did Selena. You’re thrown out there, and all of a sudden you’re not anonymous. You are now known. And that’s a lot to handle. It’s scary at first. Then you get used to it. And so she was in that moment of her life where it’s just like, What the hell? Everybody’s clapping for me. People are writing about me, talking about me, I’m on TV. She was just a judge in New York.”

On competing with twenty-something pop idols as a 40-year-old mom: “This is what I do—what, because I have kids and a husband now I’m not supposed to be me? I’m a more heightened me if anything. Hyper J.Lo. Everything I wanted before, I want twice as much now. And that doesn’t mean material things; it means to explore more, to think more. Being an artist doesn’t start because you’re 21, and it doesn’t end because you’re 51. You are who you are until the day you die.”

On betrayal: “This is something I haven’t been through once in my life. This is something I’ve been through a few times in my life. Where you really have your eggs in one basket and that breach happens and you know you should go but you’re still in love and you just don’t know what to do. It hits you because it’s not like you’re a cheater, and a liar, and I hate you, and you’re no good, and I’m leaving. It’s not that. It’s like, I’m tormented. Even though you’ve done this and I know it, I still don’t know what to do. I know I should go, but I don’t want to. And that’s why it’s such a fucked-up thing.” 

Check out some more photos below…. 




 

Photo credit: Elle.com

Posted in "Dirty Dancing", "Grandview U.S.A.", "Red Dawn", "The Beast", "The Outsiders", Ashton Kutcher, Barbara Walters, Breaking News, C. Thomas Howell, celebrity Deaths, Celebrity News, Chris Farley, CNN, Demi Moore, ghost, Larry King, Larry King Live, NEWS, Patrick Swayze, photography, photos, R.I.P., Twitter, Youtube

Breaking News: Patrick Swayze Loses His Battle With Pancreatic Cancer

Patrick Swayze, the hunky actor who danced his way into moviegoers’ hearts with “Dirty Dancing” and then broke them with “Ghost,” died Monday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 57.

“Patrick Swayze passed away peacefully on Monday with family at his side after facing the challenges of his illness for the last 20 months,” his publicist, Annett Wolf, said in a statement Monday evening. Swayze died in Los Angeles, Wolf said, but she declined to give further details.

Fans of the actor were saddened to learn in March 2008 that Swayze was suffering from a particularly deadly form of cancer. He kept working despite the diagnosis, putting together a memoir with his wife and shooting “The Beast,” an A&E drama series for which he had already made the pilot.

Swayze said he opted not to use painkilling drugs while making “The Beast” because they would have taken the edge off his performance. The show drew a respectable 1.3 million viewers when the 13 episodes ran in 2009, but A&E said it had reluctantly decided not to renew it for a second season.

When he first went public with the illness, some reports gave him only weeks to live, but his doctor said his situation was “considerably more optimistic” than that. Swayze acknowledged that time might be running out given the grim nature of the disease.

“I’d say five years is pretty wishful thinking,” Swayze told ABC‘s Barbara Walters in early 2009. “Two years seems likely if you’re going to believe statistics. I want to last until they find a cure, which means I’d better get a fire under it.”

C. Thomas Howell, who costarred with Swayze in “The Outsiders,” “Grandview U.S.A.” and “Red Dawn,” said: “I have always had a special place in my heart for Patrick. While I was fortunate enough to work with him in three films, it was our passion for horses that forged a friendship between us that I treasure to this day. Not only did we lose a fine actor today, I lost my older ‘Outsiders’ brother.”

Other celebrities used Twitter to express condolences, and “Dirty Dancing” was the top trending topic for a while Monday night, trailed by several other Swayze films.

Ashton Kutcher — whose wife, Demi Moore, costarred with Swayze in “Ghost” — wrote: “RIP P Swayze.” Kutcher also linked to a YouTube clip of the actor poking fun at himself in a classic “Saturday Night Live” sketch, in which he played a wannabe Chippendales dancer alongside the corpulent — and frighteningly shirtless — Chris Farley.

Larry King wrote: “Patrick Swayze was a wonderful actor & a terrific guy. He put his heart in everything. He was an extraordinary fighter in his battle w Cancer.” King added that he’d do a tribute to Swayze on his CNN program on Tuesday night.

Check out some photos below of Patrick in “Dirty Dancing”

Source: AP

“I was such a huge fan of the movie, “Dirty Dancing”. I had the movie that I used to play in my VCR over and over again. My cousin and I would dance and try to do the lift he used do, but we just seemed to never get it right. He was such a great actor and he will surely be missed.”

Rest in Peace Patrick Swayze 1952 – 2009.

Posted in "She Wolf", Currently Reading, Gracing Pages, Jackie Kennedy, Jessica Diehl, Michael Roberts, Music, newstands, October 2009, photography, photos, Photoshoot, Shakira, Vanity Fair, VF

Gracing Pages: Shakira Graces the Pages of Vanity Fair

[Shakira lounges in a dress by Gaultier Paris. Her ring is from Cartier.]

Magazine: Vanity Fair
Gracing: Shakira
Newstands: October 2009
Photographed by: Michael Roberts
Styled by: Jessica Diehl
Website: www.vanityfair.com
Notes:
Colombian-American singer Shakira adorn in fresh-off-the-runway couture for a sexy photo shoot for the Vanity Fair Magazine for the month of October 2009. She talks about her new music album “She Wolf” which is coming out in October. Jackie Kennedy is on the cover page of the magazine.

[Shakira sure knows how to wear that Armani Privé jacket.]

[Shakira in a stunning Valentino Haute Couture headpiece.]

[In the case of this Givenchy top, all that glitters is gold.]

[Shakira channels Bettie Page in Dior Haute Couture.]

[The She-Wolf gives us something to howl at in Chanel Haute Couture.]

Posted in "Scream", "True You", ABC News, All On The Cover, Blanket, Brotherly Love, Currently Reading, Diane Sawyer, Harper's Bazaar, Janet Jackson, Janet Jackson's Tribute to Michael Jackson, Jermaine Dupri, King of Pop, Michael Jackson, Michael Jackson Tribute, MTV, newstands, October 2009, Paris, photography, photos, Photoshoot, pictures, Prince Michael, Tom Munro, VMA's

All On The Cover: Janet Jackson Covers Harper’s Bazaar

All On The Cover: Janet Jackson
Magazine: Harper’s Bazaar
Newstands: October 2009
Photographed by: Tom Munro
Website: www.harpersbazaar.com
Notes: A surprise October 2009 issue of Harper’s Bazaar, featuring Janet Jackson both on newsstands and the subscriber’s cover. Miss Jackson breaks the silence for the first time since Michael‘s death in a world exclusive interview for Harper’s Bazzar, which is already available at Bazaar’s website. More Janet Jackson images by Tom Munro including a few excerpts from the interview below.

In her first interview since her brother’s death, Janet talks to Harper’s Bazaar about how she coped in the days following Michael‘s passing. In the article, Janet reveals for the first time that she has indeed split with Jermaine Dupri, confirming rumors that they had broken up this summer.

The title of her new book “True You” is also confirmed and will be released next year. The article also states that her new album will come out next spring and that she will go on tour next year, however it does not explain whether the tour simply means a promotional tour or a concert tour.

ABCNews.com posted a photo of the magazine cover along with an article that contains some short portions of what Janet said in her Harper’s Bazaar interview.

Janet Jackson Opens Up About Losing Michael….Brotherly Love: The Pop Star Talks About Growing Up With the King of Pop…

There had always been a powerful bond between Janet Jackson and her brother, Michael. Perhaps this is why she says she hasn’t watched television or read a newspaper in the two months since her brother’s sudden death.

“I’d, I’d just like to say that to you, Michael is an icon. To us, Michael is family,” the pop star told Harpers Bazaar. “And he will forever live in all of our hearts.”

She also opens up about her relationship with Michael and their last day together, and how she’s coped by immersing herself in a new album and book.

The Michael Jackson Only She Knew…

As a 14-year-old, it was Janet‘s job to take care of her superstar brother. “I would shop for him. I washed his clothes and cleaned his room. When mother would go out of town, she’d say, ‘I’m leaving you in charge. Take care of Michael.'”

She knew early on that her brother loved clothes that stood out. For the 25th Anniversary of Motown special, Michael grabbed his famous sparkly black jacket from his mother’s closet.

“If it was shiny, if it had any kind of bling, he loved it,” Janet said. Except for his shoes. He danced them down to the soles. “He would wear his shoes all the way down,” remembered Janet. “His penny loafers would have huge holes in the bottom.”

She recalls the joy of making the 1995 music video “Scream” with her brother. “We had so much fun back then. We would organize our days together.”

She also fondly remembers the last time she saw Michael — a month before his death.

“The last time we were together, he’d laugh so hard, he’d just start crying.”

In 2002, Janet told Diane Sawyer how important her brothers were to her.

“I was close to my brothers growing up, and I missed them a great deal when they would go out on tour,” she recalls. She admits that she used binge eating as a way to cope with the pain of their absence.

“I can be an emotional eater,” she says. “Of late, I have been doing that, yes. It started when I was very little. My brothers were gone on tour a lot, and I would miss them so much.”

Moving On as a Family…

Jackson says that they are going through the ordeal of her brother’s death as a family. She’s especially proud of Michael‘s children, Blanket, Prince Michael and, especially, Paris. She said that people have told her that the way that Michael‘s daughter spoke at his memorial really gave them a sense of how he was as a father.

She says the kids are doing well. “They’re with their cousins,” she says. “That family love will keep them going.”

*Source | Harper’s Bazaar/janet-xone.com

P.S…
Don’t forget to check out the VMA‘s Tonight on MTV for Janet Jackson’s Tribute to Michael Jackson. Check back for more updates.

Posted in Carter Smith, Celebrity News, Currently Reading, ELLE, Elle Magazine, ELLE US, fashion, Fashion News, Gracing Pages, Joe Zee, Justin Timberlake, newstands, photography, photos, September 2009, William Rast

Gracing Pages: Justin Timberlake Graces Elle US

Magazine: ELLE US
Newstands: September 2009
Gracing  Star: Justin Timberlake
Stylist: Joe Zee
Photographed by: Carter Smith
Website: www.elle.com
Notes: Justin Timberlake in a fashion spotlight for the September issue of American Elle Magazine, photographed by Carter Smith. Log on to elle.com for more info.