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.”
Before we get to the whole Paula Deen debacle, can we just take a moment to acknowledge how great Oprah Winfrey looks on the cover of O magazine this month. The 59-year-old is beyond fierce and from what I read, it wasn’t an easy task. Reportedly, that wig weighed in at 3.5 lbs. All in the name for fashion, I suppose. Anna Wintour would be proud.
While promoting her new film The Butler, Winfrey, not surprisingly, has been questioned about the Paula Deen controversy. The media mogul opened up about her disgraced friend as well as her experience in regards to racism to Entertainment Tonight on Monday. Here’s what she said.
“In the very first days I tried to reach her and then I decided to stay out of it as I saw it blowing up. In time she will be fine. For me, it all just felt kind of sad,” Winfrey revealed. She said, “I think Paula Deen was sort of used as a symbol, but I think lots of people use the [N-word] inappropriately all the time.” She explained she wanted to have a sitdown with Deen, saying, “I just really want to know what happened.”
It’s widely known that Harry Styles is a cougar chaser, but does his affinity towards more mature lovers also apply to silver foxes? The One Direction member was caught off guard when British GQ asked about rumors of a romance between UK television host Nick Grimshaw and himself. The 19-year-old singer responded, “Oh, really? I didn’t even know. We’re not dating, no. We’re just friends.” The publication probed even further and flat-out asked him if he was bisexual. Styles answered, “Bisexual? Me? I don’t think so. I’m pretty sure I’m not.”
Styles isn’t the only one opening up to British GQ, Liam, Zayn, Louis and Niall all get in on the action. The boys also receive their own cover for the publication’s September issue. I’m pretty sure these will be flying off the shelves across the pond.
Speaking of September, as anyone knows, it’s one of the, if not, the biggest month for magazines. Just watch Vogue’s fascinating documentary The September Issue to witness the drama and pressure of putting together the issue. It only makes sense editors-in-chief bring out the big guns. 1D isn’t only fronting British GQ in Aug/Sept, but also covering Glamour and Teen Vogue. They’re just not dominating music right now, but newsstands as well. Check out all the covers below.
Lea Michele looks as gorgeous as ever on the cover of Marie Claire Mexico. The 26-year-old Glee actress graces the publication’s August 2013 issue. She took part in the cover shoot and interview one month prior to Cory Monteith’s untimely death due to an overdose of heroin and alcohol in Vancouver, British Columbia.
During her interview for the magazine, which took place at The Crescent Hotel in Beverly Hills, Lea Michele touched on her relationship with Monteith. Cory even showed up during the shoot to support his real life leading lady. Read her thoughts about him below, along with Marie Claire Mexico editor-in-chief Ariadne Grant’s account of Cory and Lea on that day.
“It’s more interesting having a relationship with someone you work with because we get more attention because we play boyfriend and girlfriend on the show and we are also in real life. But he is the best person I know, he has made my life so incredible, and I am so thankful for him and not only to have him as a partner but also as a co-worker,” Lea told the magazine about Cory, before his death. “It is important to have someone that supports you and encourage you, someone that makes you feel that you are unstoppable, that you can do anything in the world because you have him.” – Lea Michele
The New Normal may be dunzo but that isn’t stopping Justin Bartha from talking about it. The 34-year-old discusses the challenges on playing a gay character with Da Man magazine. In addition to disclosing how to pretend to prefer penis, Bartha dons designer threads for a stylish editorial snapped by Mitchell Nguyen McCormack. Check out a few quotes and pics below from the issue on newsstands now.
“As a straight man, the only unique challenge is to make the sexuality seem as believable as possible. Every role presents its own unique set of challenges. My own personal pussy preference doesn’t hold me back when pretending to prefer penis. Alliteration of the day.”
With famed photographer Annie Leibovitz helming the shoot, you know the finished product would be nothing but spectacular. In my opinion, this is hands down one of Katy Perry’s best photo series ever. Definitely a great way to celebrate her first Vogue cover. She previously graced an issue of Teen Vogue, but this is the first for the fashion bible.
The 28-year-old evokes old school Hollywood 50s icon Jane Russell in the country-themed spread. The “Fireworks” singer is without a doubt the most glamorous farmhand I’ve ever seen. With Valentino, Prada, Ralph Lauren and Michael Kors designs, it’s hard not to look fabulous. My personal favorite though is the Zac Posen dress she’s wearing where she’s laying in a bed of hay. Stunning.
“He’s a very smart man, and I was in love with him when I married him. Let’s just say I haven’t heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31, 2011. At first when I met him he wanted an equal, and I think a lot of times strong men do want an equal, but then they get that equal and they’re like, I can’t handle the equalness. He didn’t like the atmosphere of me being the boss on tour. So that was really hurtful, and it was very controlling, which was upsetting. I felt a lot of responsibility for it ending, but then I found out the real truth, which I can’t necessarily disclose because I keep it locked in my safe for a rainy day. I let go and I was like: This isn’t because of me; this is beyond me. So I have moved on from that.”
Well, isn’t Joe Manganiello one generous fellow. Just last month he showed off his Greek god-like body to Men’s Health UK. He’s once again shirtless but this time it’s for the US version. The 36-year-old covers the publication’s June/July 2013 issue and heads to the beach for the inside editorial.
Clearly, the magazine has a hard-on for Manganiello. Not only is he their cover boy, but he recently ranked as No. 1 pick on their Best Summer Bodies list. I don’t blame them. He’s all that and then some. Side note: Did you catch his hot sex scene on the True Blood season premiere this past Sunday? His butt left me absolutely speechless.
“I’m playing a werewolf. I want to look sinewy. I want to look like an animal when the shirt comes off, but I want it to be a bit misleading when I have the shirt on.”