Just when you thought the buzz surrounding her headline-grabbing MTV VMA performance had died down, Miley Cyrus receives word of another person not impressed with her sexy number. She’s already drawn criticism from everyone, including fellow celebrities, parents, and now she has Steve Chmelar to add to that list.
Who is Chmelar? At 16-years-old, he created the original “No. 1″ hand to support his Iowa high school basketball team. His original version was made of paper-mache and hardware cloth. This inspired Geral Foss to create a foam version. The foam finger was first sold at the 1978 Cotton Bowl game between Notre Dame and Texas, and it has been appearing at sporting events ever since. I’ve probably purchased a handful during my lifetime.
Now 59-year-old, here’s what Steve had to say about Miley using his creation to perform some R-rated actions on stage.
“She took an honorable icon that is seen in sporting venues everywhere and degraded it,” Chmelar told Fox News. He added, “If I had choice between Julie Andrews singing ‘The Sound of Music’ and Miley Cyrus doing ‘Can’t Stop’, I’d go the Julie Andrews route, but everyone has their choice and their decision.”
In other Miley-related news. The “We Can’t Stop” singer graces the cover of Notion Magazine’s 65th issue. As usual, Miley’s being Miley in her latest editorial, wearing marijuana-inspired clothing. Check out the dope shoot below.
Since he came out in 2010, Ricky Martin has been an out and proud gay man. He’s even a father of two boys whom he’s raising with his partner Carlos Gonzalez Abells. In a candid interview with GQ Australia, the 41-year-old Latin singer opens up about having internalized homophobia in his past. He reveals he bullied gay people during his youth as a means of trying to suppress his own feelings.
“I was very angry, very rebellious. I used to look at gay men and think, I’m not like that, I don’t want to be like that, that’s not me. I was ashamed,” Ricky told GQ Australia. “When you’re told you’re wrong by everyone, from society, from your faith – my self-esteem was crushed. I took my anger out on those around me.”
“I look back now and realize I would bully people who I knew were gay. I had internalized homophobia. To realize that was confronting to me,” he added. “I wanted to get away from that.”
Ricky goes on to say that everything feels right these days as an openly-gay celebrity. “If I’d know how good it was going to feel, I would have done it ten years ago,” he shares. Check out Martin’s inside editorial snapped by photographer Miguel Reveriego below. Just like wine, the “Livin’ la Vida Loca” singer gets better with age.
Simply effin’ amazing. Interview magazine gathered some of the most iconic names from the supermodel era to grace the cover of the publication’s model issue. The Trinity, better known individually as Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista, smolder on their respective covers. These three ruled the fashion industry during the 90s and are still as fierce today as they were during their hey day.
“When I started out modeling, there weren’t casting directors and there weren’t stylists, so you just dealt directly with the designer. We were all much closer back then.” – Naomi Campbell
Also receiving their own separate covers are Amber Valletta, Kate Moss and Stephanie Seymour. The only head-scratcher of the bunch is Ukranian-Canadian model Daria Werbowy. While definitely a stunner in her own right, it’s a bit odd she was chosen given she’s only 29-years-old while everyone else is 39 or older. Whatever the reason, props to Interview for bringing Naomi, Linda and Christy back on magazine covers where they belong. Check out the rest of the photos snapped by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott below.
It appears that Justin Timberlake didn’t get the memo about Russia’s anti-gay stance. Given the fact he spent the better part of his youth with the homosexual that is Lance Bass, you’d think he would’ve declined appearing on the cover of a Russian publication. Both Andy Cohen and Wentworth Miller have canceled appearances due to the country’s “gay propaganda” law.
I’m willing to give the “Mirrors” singer the benefit of the doubt. Perhaps, he agreed and posed for the cover try and inside editorial before Putin’s disgusting law came into effect. I will say though, that the 32-year-old looks pretty fly on the cover. Check out more photos below.
There hasn’t been a day this entire week on the site without a Lady Gaga post. Might as well keep the streak alive with another one about the “Applause” singer.
Last year, Gaga graced the cover of Vogue’s coveted September issue. This September, she finds herself on another publication’s cover, or should I say covers. V Magazine tapped Miss Germanotta for four covers. Whether she’s serving Chrissie Hynde fierceness in a sequined bolero or wearing a Versace paperclip dress, girlfriend is givin’ it. Gaga once again enlisted the dynamic photographing duo of Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin to snap her in looks styled by her new fashion director Brandon Maxwell.
It’s definitely been a busy week for Mother Monster. From dealing with the leak of her new single, to hitting gay hotspots in West Hollywood to film the lyric video or just hitting the town in her clown makeup, the 27-year-old has been one busy drag queen ;) Check out all the covers below and weigh in on which one is your favorite.
As hot as all these guys are with their shirts off, I couldn’t justify dedicating a separate post for each. So, you’re getting two (or should I say four) for the price of one.
To promote his new film Kick-Ass 2, Aaron Taylor-Johnson shows off his kick-ass abs for Men’s Health UK. The 23-year-old English actor talks about his brutal training to get in tip top shape for his role. Job well done. Dude looks hot as hell as a result of all the sweat and grunt work.
On Being A Gym Virgin
“Only recently have I been introduced to the gym and heavy weightlifting and things like that. Before that, when I grew up I just did a lot of gymnastics and dance. I had more of an athletic background but nothing where I was in the gym or using any kind of weights.”
Moving on… If you’re not a teen girl or a fan of X Factor, you probably don’t know who Emblem3 is. Luckily for you, I’m both a teen girl and a viewer of the FOX show. To kick off their first tour, opening for Selena Gomez’s Stars Dance Tour, the trio channeled Justin Bieber in their Vancouver hotel. They posed naked with only musical instruments covering their naughty bits. Check out both photos below.
With a couple of movies to promote, James Marsden is on the studio-mandated publicity tour. One of the stops include opening up to OUT magazine about his career and good looks. Yup, his looks. The 39-year-old actor (can you believe he turns 40 next month) knows he has a handsome model exterior but maintains there lies a “drama nerd with a clever plan” underneath. I’m sorry… I don’t attend pity parties ;)
Let’s call a spade, a spade. Cam and Mitchell weren’t enamored by his nerdy side when Marsden guest starred on Modern Family. It was his abs and smoldering bedrooms eyes for sure. His cheekbones were probably also the reason why he was cast as John F. Kennedy in The Butler. Can you imagine him as Richard Nixon? NOT!!!
Inside the September 2013 issue, on sale August 20, Marsden shows off his rugged hotness in clothes styled by Grant Woolhead. Check out his editorial snapped by Matthias Vriens-McGrath below, along with a few memorable quotes from the accompanying interview, including his thoughts on why he turned down Magic Mike.
“I know I have a face like a model. But I’m actually just a goofy drama nerd underneath.”
You’d think with Rush hitting theaters on September 20, the talk would center more about the car racing flick than playing Thor. After all, the Marvel Comics sequel doesn’t open til November. There’s plenty of time to promote that film. I suppose though, since Chris Hemsworth and Thor are more synonymous, Esquire magazine is hoping that’ll sell more copies. They’re probably right. Check out Hemsworth’s interview below, along with photos snapped by Matthias Vriens-McGrath.
“You talk to the comic-book fans, people who’ve been there since the beginning—you know, since the sixties—and you realize the religious significance of this thing. And there is a kind of work that follows. You do your research. You listen and learn what you can. But then you let go. Eventually you’re down to it. You gotta make this guy your own.”