Harry Potter no more. Daniel Radcliffe trades his Hogwarts schoolboy uniform and signature glasses for Gucci, Hermes and other designer threads for his new photo spread snapped by Kai Z Feng for OUT magazine. Someone’s gone all high-fashion on us.
In addition to showing off his couture side, the 23-year-old actor talks about life after Harry Potter. Specifically, his much-buzzed about performance in Kill Your Darlings. Ever since the film about gay writer Allen Ginsberg debuted at Sundance, conversation has been all about the explicit gay love scenes. Here’s what Radcliffe told OUT regarding all the controversy.
“You never see a gay actor getting asked what it’s like to play straight — to my knowledge, at least, there is no difference in how heterosexual and homosexual people fall in love.” – Daniel Radcliffe
One of the highlights from the interview include talk between director John Krokidas and his boyfriend. Krokidas was worried that Radcliffe wasn’t Jewish (down there), but his BF informed him that, “Of course he’s Jewish — everyone in the world knows that. Didn’t you see the shots from Equus? He’s only British from the waist up.” LOL. Love it. Check out a couple of photos and other quotes from his interview below.
After hosting last year’s Academy Awards, James Franco has been relatively missing from theaters with exception to a couple of limited released flicks. That’s all about to change in 2013. The 34-year-old actor has a slew of movies scheduled this year including two in the coming weeks- Oz the Great and Powerful and Spring Breakers. With such a heavy load of movies to promote, expect Franco to appear in numerous publications up until the clock strikes midnight on New Years Eve.
James graces the latest issue of Details. Photographed by in-house staffer Mark Seliger, Franco looks white hot in white denim hanging out at the beach. Inside the issue, the Oscar-nominated actor talks about a wide array of topics including dealing with negative criticism, his career direction and most notably, rumors about his homosexuality. Check out a few photos and excerpts from his feature in the March 2013 issue of Details.
“All you have is what you work on and how hard you work on it. As far as the results or the reception, it’s out of your hands. That’s something I really had to come to understand.”
Hopefully, Vogue approved these pictures with Beyonce’s publicist before publishing them. Otherwise, they should be expecting a “polite” email to take them down, similar to the one asking Buzz Feed to remove those unflattering photos from the Super Bowl. If her publicist didn’t like these Patrick Demarchelier-snapped photos, she’s clearly blind, because Beyonce is gorgeous in these photos.
Vogue stylist Camilla Nickerson (love her) does an impeccable job dressing the “Irreplaceable” singer in looks by Alexander McQueen, Givenchy and Oscar de la Renta to name a few. The 31-year-old singer is the perfect choice to grace Vogue’s Power Issue cover, especially after that energetic Super Bowl performance. The only thing, I’m not crazy about the shoot is that hairstyle. While Janet Jackson rocked it, in her “Love Will Never Do Without You” music video from the 90s, it’s a bit dated here. Perhaps a mixture of this look and other coiffed masterpieces would’ve served the shoot better.
Inside the issue, Bey opens up about her daughter Blue Ivy, her decision to split with her father as her business manager, reading disparaging comments about her on websites and her upcoming album. In addition, she gets a nice little shout out from her BFF Gwyneth Paltrow. Check it out below.
“When she is working onstage, she has more power than any woman I’ve ever seen. She would never say it and has never said it, but I feel she knows with every fiber of her being that she is the best in the world at her job.” – Gwyneth Paltrow
Dave Franco is certainly racking up his editorial work as of late. The 27-year-old actor recently appeared for a fashion spread for British GQ. His latest gig finds the Warm Bodies actor on the cover of another UK publication, Wonderland Magazine.
Once again, we find James Franco’s little bro channeling James Dean in one of the photos. I wonder if it’s the same pair of jeans and white t-shirt from the GQ shoot. Fittingly enough, he appears in the Babes Issue. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Dave is beginning to overtake his brother in the sexy department as he ages.
In addition to posing for photographer Danielle Levitt, Franco gives an interview with the magazine. He discusses brotherly advice he received from James, along with his thoughts on fame, his acting and writing career and much more. Check out excerpts and photos from James’ appearance in Wonderland’s Feb/Mar issue available now.
“For a long time, I can’t say that I loved acting because I was so nervous going to class everyday. But I kept at it and I became a little more comfortable and started having a bit more fun with it [...] The whole acting world is too much. Honestly, I have a freak-out moment at least once every other month, thinking ‘Is this the life I’m aspiring to lead?’ Because I really do cherish the anonymity that I have left.”
Ever since I first laid my eyes on Jason Momoa on Baywatch Hawaii, I’ve had a major crush on him. Just like fine wine, the 33-year-old actor is getting better with age. I always thought he had a great body during his fake lifeguarding days, but holy efffin’ WOW. He’s turned into one sexy beefy daddy after bulking up hardcore to fill Arnold Schwarzenegger’s shoes (or loincloth) in 2011′s Conan the Barbarian remake. The Hawaiian hottie shares his fitness regime and guilty pleasures with the UK edition of Men’s Health.
“I love carbs but denial is good training for the mind. After finishing a one-month cleanse, I had a giant bowl of pasta and I swear to Christ it was like I was on heroin.” – Jason Momoa
Given his sickening physique, it’s hard to imagine Momoa chugging down a pint of beer, but he does. “I love cigars and booze,” says the actor, “If you’re going to pound the beers you’ve got to suck it up. It [the treadmill] gets you going, man. Then you can have that beer.” So… that’s the secret!!! I wonder what his beer to minutes on the treadmill ratio is? Probably not as low as mine because I look nothing like him. LOL. Check out his punchy photoshoot with the publication below. It’s not fair that Lisa Bonet (The Cosby Show) can enjoy this piece of meat whenever she wants ;)
My favorite issue of any month of any publication is here. Vanity Fair’s annual Hollywood Issue is one I look forward to all year long. Typically, they gather a group of talented actors to pose for an epic photo shoot with an iconic photographer. This year, the famed Bruce Weber snapped the cover and the inside editorial which was more monumental than previous years. Reportedly, a whopping 75 different celebrities posed for 100+ photos for this year’s theme of “Adventures in Hollywood.”
Receiving the huge honor of gracing the cover (and not in the flap) are Ben Affleck, Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper. While not one of my favorite covers, I like the fun aspect of Emma in the middle while Ben and Bradley wear a bear suit and gorilla costume respectively. This is the first time for both Affleck and Cooper to make the cover, but second for Stone. The Easy A actress first appeared in 2010′s “It Girls” theme shoot. Back then, Stone was hanging around with Evan Rachel Wood and Anna Kendrick on the third flap of the extended cover.
Speaking of the 2010 issue, that year received numerous complaints for being too whitewashed. I’m sure the 19th annual Hollywood edition will also raise some eyebrows. Two women of color made the cover, but in the second and third flap. Find out who they are below, along with all the previous eighteen VF Hollywood Issue covers.
I could be super cheesy and start this post by saying, “It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman,” but I won’t. OOPS, I think I just did ;)
Henry Cavill in all his superhero glory graces the new issue of Empire magazine. As fine as he looks on the cover, I can’t wait to see his super buff body in 3D when Man of Steel hits theaters June 14. Now that, is worth lining up for. Empire chose the highly-anticipated movie to front their 2013 movie superhero preview. In this calendar year alone, The Wolverine, Thor: Dark World, Iron Man 3, Kick-Ass 2 & The Lone Ranger are gunning for a piece of the cinema pie. Speaking of Tonto’s best friend, when did the Lone Ranger classify as a superhero???
A lot is riding on Zack Synder’s reboot of the Superman franchise. If it does well, most likely the long-awaited Justice League movie will finally become a reality. Speaking for myself, I’ve been waiting for Wonder Woman, Batman, Green Lantern and the gang to appear in the same movie for a long time. Not going to lie, I was more of a DC Comics guy than a Marvel one growing up.
In addition to Cavill, Man of Steel also stars Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Michael Shannon, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, and Russell Crowe. Check out a couple of promos of Crowe as Jor-El and Michael Shannon as General Zod below, along with the cover of Empire without all the cover-line text.
Taylor Swift has made a career of turning heartbreak into record sales. It only makes sense that Justin Bieber take a page from the “I Knew You Were Trouble” singer’s playbook. The 18-year-old Canadian pop star just debuted his brand new song on Billboard.com. A track he wrote about his breakup with longtime girlfriend, Selena Gomez. Dare I say it, but I absolutely love it. I kinda like this gentler less-cocky side of him.
“I’m not in the happiest place that I’ve ever been. I’m trying to get through what I’m going through. Like I said, I have my really close friends to cheer me up and keep me going.”- Justin Bieber
“Nothing Like Us” will appear on his album, Believe Acoustic, available today. The remix compilation will feature brand new acoustic arrangements of several tracks from Believe along with brand new songs, “Yellow Raincoat” and “I Would.” In addition to giving the exclusive premiere to Billboard magazine and gracing the cover, Bieber sits down for, according to him, his “most honest” interview yet. Listen to how Selena broke his itty bitty heart below.