It’s been a very busy week for Miss Azealia Banks. The 21-year-old rapper unleashed a trio of goodies for her fans. I being one of them, was beyond ecstatic. As each day goes by, the more I fall in love with this woman. “Esta Noche” from her EP “1991” has been getting a workout on my smartphone the past several weeks. Sadly, the new music video released this week wasn’t for that track, but rather for “Van Vogue“. Not that I’m complaining. It’s another fantastic display of Banks’ fierceness, which was directed by Rankin who also worked with her on “Liquorice“. Hopefully, there are more future collaborations from these two creative geniuses to come. They make an excellent team.
In addition to a music video, Banks unveiled not just one, but two magazine covers this week. The first one, featured above, was for Dazed & Confused. She posed for photographer Sharif Hamza and sat down for an interview with Karley Sciortino. As you would expect, Banks blowing up a pink condom hasn’t sat well with some people. In fact, the controversial cover has been banned from seven countries so far as revealed by Azealia herself via Twitter.
The second cover the “212” rapper graced was for Spin’s September/October “Look” issue. This time around, Jason Nocito snapped her with styling courtesy of Anastasia Marano. In the series of photos, Banks shows off her ample assets in colorful bras and body-hugging booty shorts. Check out her pictorial for both magazines and her latest music video below.
It’s amazing how a second string quarterback like Tim Tebow gets so much press. Being a hot Bible-thumping virgin really goes a long way ;) Now that he’s been recently traded to the New York Jets, I fully expect him to garner even more press. Hopefully, while in the Big Apple he gets a bit “edgier” and by that, I mean getting his cherry popped among other things. I wouldn’t mind volunteering for that job. Anything for a fellow countryman. After all, we were both born in the Philippines.
Tebow celebrates his 25th birthday today on August 14th and what better way to do it than by having your own GQ cover released to commemorate this milestone birthday. I should also add that Tim’s cover is actually one of two for the publication’s NFL Kick-Off issue. The other honor goes to Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton.
On the cover, Tebow shows off his delicious armpits. Who doesn’t love a good hairy bush right? As sexy as he looks on the cover, it’s one of his pictures inside the issue that’s causing a bit of controversy. As we all know, Tebow is a bit of a Jesus freak. Whether deliberate or not, the NFL player models shirtless for photographer Mark Seliger in a Christ-like pose, without crucifix of course. Talk about having a Jesus complex. Check it out below and see what all the fuss is about.
Scoring the cover of Vogue’s September issue is like winning a gold medal in the fashion Olympics. It’s the issue Anna Wintour and her minions work tirelessly on all year long. Just watch the awesome 2009 documentary titled “The September Issue” to see what is entailed to bring the issue together. This year they must’ve worked even harder since the 2012 issue is a total of 946 pages, -the largest ever for the publication. The 26-year-old singer unveiled the cover on her new social network littlemonsters.com, posting:
“SHH DONT TELL TWITTER/ SEPT ISSUE OF VOGUE MAGAZINE/ Sorry Anna but the underground kids deserve it. bisous!”
Who better to grace the cover of the extra-large issue than larger-than-life pop icon Lady Gaga? This marks the second time she’s landed the cover. The first time occurred in March 2011. With a new album, “ARTPOP“, to promote, Gaga must’ve been elated to score the essential Fall fashion bible for fashionistas everywhere. In the issue, Gaga talks about having sex on beaches, her world tour, launching her perfume, fashion risks and her music.
“I don’t really make records for people to listen to and go, ‘Wow, she’s a genius’. I’d really like you to order a drink, maybe kiss the person you came with that evening or rediscover something about your past that makes you feel even more brave.” – Lady Gaga
Is it me, or does it seem like Jake Gyllenhaal has been MIA as of late. Thankfully with a new movie to promote, “End of Watch“, the 31-year-old actor is out and about doing the PR rounds. I’ve missed his sexy scruffiness. One of those stops was for Details‘ September 2012 issue. Gyllenhaal posed for photographer Mark Seliger for a series of photos and sat down with Ivan Solotaroff for an in-depth interview. Here are a few snippets from their chat.
On Research & Preparation For “End of Time”
“Five months for a 22 day shoot. Three nights a week in ride-alongs with cops. Fight training every morning at a KenboKarate dojo, and I got the shit kicked out of me. Then the shooting range, shooting past each other’s heads, with live ammo. There’s a simulated fire in the movie, but Dave (the Director) wanted us to feel what that’s like, so he had us do a controlled burn… a Saturday where me and Michael Pena drive down to Orange County, dressed like firemen head-to-toe, and suddenly we’re there just sit- ting in the middle of a burning building.”
In “Prometheus” Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender played siblings. They’re definitely anything but in the latest issue of W magazine. Unless you’re from the South ;) I kid. The two actors get hot and steamy in a fashion spread snapped by Mario Sorrenti with styling by Edward Enninful. They have sex appeal oozing out of every pour.
Given that “Prometheus” opened in theaters last month, the timing of Theron and Fassbender’s cover seems a little late. Since the film’s release, it has earned over $122 million domestically and almost $300 million worldwide. I’m sure their appearance in the August 2012 issue of the publication will bump up those box office numbers even more.
In the accompanying interview, the two’s chemistry is evident in their playful banter. They discuss the first film they saw of each other, along with what’s more difficult to shoot- sex scenes or death ones. “It depends on who you’re doing the sex scene with,” Theron says. “I don’t have issues being naked [pauses]. That sounds very slutty.” “Kind of. I didn’t want to say anything, but yes,” Fassbender responds. It’s those kind of responses that make the interview an entertaining read. Check out a few more pictures and quotes below.
I have to admit, I have a bit of a crush on Mila Kunis. She’s so damn adorably cute and sexy all at the same time. Her ability to transform in films has certainly helped her land a wide spectrum of roles. She’s been a lesbian ballerina in “Black Swan” and a young Wicked Witch of the West in the upcoming “Oz The Great and Powerful“. Once again, Kunis puts on different personas for two very photo shoots.
First up, the “Ted” actress channels her inner biker bad girl for Interview’s August 2012 issue. The 28-year-old beauty drapes herself over a car while wearing short shorts. Photographed by Craig McDean, Mila is sultry in every photo. On the flip side, she turns all innocent and conservative in a Jackie 0-inspired ad campaign. Wearing a hair bow and black clothing, the 50s themed pics are for Miss Dior. The series of photos are the second set Mila has posed for since signing on to become the face of Miss Dior’s handbag line. Check out more Interview pics below along with the latest Miss Dior ads.
It’s hard to think about warm clothes given the sweltering summer heat, but it’s never too early to starting thinking about your fall wardrobe. Plus, I love me some Colton Haynes who looks super sexy in his Essential Homme fashion spread. I’ve been crushin’ on the 23-year-old actor since I first saw him on ABC’s short-lived summer series “The Gates” where we he played a werewolf. Why I haven’t watched MTV’s “Teen Wolf” where he once again plays a werewolf is beyond me? I hear he’s often shirtless on the series.
Speaking of shirtless, I featured Haynes in my Man Crush series back in 2010. Then, I had pictures of him making out with another dude for a fashion editorial. When he was cast in “Teen Wolf“, reportedly, his people scoured the net in an effort to remove the homosexually-themed pics. Thankfully, some websites still have them online. Proceed with caution ;) Whether or not he plays for our team remains to be seen, but he does hang with “Gossip Girl” actor Chace Crawford who was practically outed by the New York Observer in a recent article. Just sayin’ *wink*. But enough of gossip, let’s discuss his fashionable new spread.
Photographed by Matthew Lyn, the former model turned actor shows off his posing expertise. Seriously, there is not one outfit that looks horrible on him. Must be nice. In the July/August issue of Essential Homme, Colton discusses growing up in Kansas, his new-found fame, and hit MTV show, “Teen Wolf”. Check out the pics and a few quotes below.
Chloe Sevginy’s new series “Hit & Miss” premieres tonight on DIRECTV’s Audience Network. In it, she pays Mia, a transgender contract killer with a secret. FIERCE. Mia’s life is sent into a tailspin when she receives a letter from an ex-girlfriend dying from cancer revealing that Mia fathered a son 11 years ago. “Hit & Miss“ tells the story of a lethal killer at the heart of a troubled family and how all of their lives will be dramatically changed forever.
The 37-year-old actress sat down with Out magazine to discuss her new show and career. Ever the fashion muse, Sevigny also poses for a series of photos shot by famed photographer Terry Richardson. Here are a few quotes from Out’s August 2012 issue where Chloe graces the cover which happens to be the publication’s sports issue. How appropriate given the London 2012 Olympics are just around the corner.
On Her New Show, “Hit & Miss”
“Who doesn’t love a challenge? My manager called me and said, ‘I got some scripts today, and they’re f**king crazy. I’ve never read anything like them, and I kinda think you’re going to be into it,’ A little way into reading the first script, I knew I was in.”
On Playing Mia
“I was worried people would be angry that they didn’t cast a real person who was transitioning, I asked why they didn’t, and the producers said they didn’t find the right person. It’s a big responsibility toward that community, and I wanted to do them right.”