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Is This Beyonce’s Upcoming Vogue UK (May 2013) Magazine Cover?

Beyonce continues to reign supreme! A few days ago, this photo was posted to Instagram, purportedly showing a picture of the “Bow Down / I Been On” singer’s very first Vogue UK cover.

On the cover, Beyonce rocks a blue-and-white striped Jonathan Saunders cropped top and blue sequined skirt. She is surrounded by blue writing on the cover, which definitely looks like it was inspired by Blue Ivy.

This makes the fourth magazine cover that Beyonce has been featured on this year alone … and it’s only April! Beyonce has already covered GQ, Shape and American Vogue.

Neither Beyonce or Vogue Uk have commented on  the cover, so we may just have to wait for it to be released and hit newsstands later this month.

Aww, Poor Kendall Jenner Wishes She Weren’t So Famous and So Thin

Kendall Jenner is rich, famous and just 15-years-old. While most teens are suffering through the horrors of high school and dreading what they’re going to face a few years from now when they graduate during one of the worst economic downturns in history … Kendall is walking in some of the hottest runway shows and counting her millions.

So it’s only natural that she would complain about her early success … LeAnn Rimes style.

In the upcoming May 2013 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine, the reality star talks about how she sometimes wishes she could just be normal.

“The show brought us everything we have, and I realize that, but sometimes I just want to be left alone and be a normal kid for like five minutes,” she said. “That’s tough when the paparazzi are chasing you.”

Sure, the paps are annoying but none of us poor, working class folk want to hear about this chick yapping about it.

Kendall also recently vented in another interview about being criticized for being underweight.

“I’m constantly criticized for being too skinny,” the 17-year-old told Harper’s Bazaar Arabia (via the Daily Mail). “I’m trying to gain weight but my body won’t let it happen. What people don’t understand is that calling someone too skinny is the same as calling someone too fat. It’s not a nice feeling.”

We agree that the constant discussion and critique of women’s bodies is atrocious but being called out for being too thin is not the same as being attacked for being too fat. Apples and Oranges.

Skinny has long been defined as a standard of beauty — especially in the fashion industry — and being too heavy would exclude her from that realm.

Thankfully though, Kylie has good people like her level-headed sister Khloe, and her brother-in-law Lamar Odom (Khloe’s husband) to keep her grounded. Especially Lamar, she says.

“He is really good at giving guy advice,” she adds. “He always tells me to know my worth and never accept less than I deserve.”

As for rumors about a possible “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” spin-off starring Kendall and her younger sister Kylie, Kendall says “that’s not happening … Modeling is my number one priority – one hundred percent.”

Kendall Jenner: May 2013 Cosmopolitan Magazine
Kendall Jenner: May 2013 Cosmopolitan Magazine
Kendall Jenner: May 2013 Cosmopolitan Magazine
Kendall Jenner: May 2013 Cosmopolitan Magazine
Kendall Jenner: May 2013 Cosmopolitan Magazine
Kendall Jenner: May 2013 Cosmopolitan Magazine

Photos: Cosmopolitan

Courtney Stodden Poses Nude on the Cover of “Girls and Corpses” Magazine

Just when you think Courtney Stodden has done it all, she goes and does some sick crap like this. The world’s most famous teen bride slash professional attention whore in all the land graces the upcoming spring cover of … wait for it … “Girls and Corpses” — which is, put simply, a corpse fetish magazine.

On the cover, Stodden is completely nude (except for a wedding veil), and is being groped by a zombie. The magazine’s website describes the whole thing like this:

“Catch the bouquet of our rotting VOLUME 7 SPRING issue of Girls and Corpses featuring 18 year old corpse bride COURTNEY STODDEN in the NUDE with her rotting groom Doug Graves.”

Doug Graves, huh. OK. Clever. Still creepy as hell though.

Now, I’m sure you might be asking yourself, why on earth would someone pose for a sick, disturbing magazine like that?

Courtney explained to E! News, “Girls and Corpses is a silly, yet sexy magazine, which fits my personality perfectly. That’s why I did it.”

Asked what it was like posing with a corpse, Stodden told E! “It was definitely interesting, of corpse…hehe.”

I honestly couldn’t make this shit up if I tried…

Beyonce Covers Vogue UK, Calls Herself “A Modern-Day Feminist”

Beyonce is featured on the cover of the upcoming May 2013 issue of Vogue UK magazine, but we already knew that. What we didn’t know, however, is what was INSIDE the pages of Beyonce’s British Vogue issue — which just so happens to be her SECOND Vogue cover this year alone.

Inside the latest issue of British Vogue, Beyonce talks about how she considers herself a modern day feminist, while also discussing motherhood, her husband Jay-Z, and her “passion for a job which has seen her singing professionally for nearly 20 years.” (Beyonce has been around for almost 20 years? WOW!)

Read a few excerpts here:

On considering herself a modern-day feminist: “That word can be very extreme…But I guess I am a modern-day feminist. I do believe in equality. Why do you have to choose what type of woman you are? Why do you have to label yourself anything? I’m just a woman and I love being a woman…’I do believe in equality and that we have a way to go and it’s something that’s pushed aside and something that we have been conditioned to accept. But I’m happily married. I love my husband.”

On why she calls herself “Mrs. Carter” now: “I feel like Mrs Carter is who I am, but more bold and more fearless than I’ve ever been. It comes from knowing my purpose and really meeting myself once I saw my child. I was like, ‘OK, this is what you were born to do.’ The purpose of my body became completely different.”

On whether she supports Blue Ivy becoming an entertainer: “I definitely want my daughter to have goals and drive and passion … it has to be a balance.”

For more on Beyonce, pick up the May 2013 issue of Vogue UK — on newsstands now!

Pregnant Jenna Dewan-Tatum Strips Down, Shows Off Bare Baby Bump for Glamour Magazine

Jenna Dewan-Tatum is getting ready to welcome her first child with her husband, actor Channing Tatum, and in the May 2013 issue of Glamour magazine, she is opening up about the experience, while also stripping down and showing off her bare baby bump.

“I thought my body was going to change so quickly with pregnancy that I’d freak out. But it was really gradual,” Dewan-Tatum said. “There’s a reason women are pregnant for nine months; by the end, you’re ready to have this baby.”

In the magazine, Dewan-Tatum shows off her baby curves and talks about how her and Channing are preparing for their soon-to-be bundle of joy

“I have no idea what I’m up against,” she said. ”But I’m as mentally prepared as I can be. It’s an adventure!”

She also talks about how Channing has learned not to argue with a pregnant woman.

“He takes the route of no confrontation, just support, saying things like, ‘Do whatever you want! What do you want to eat? I’m going to leave it up to you.’”

The Tatums aren’t sure what type of parents they will be, but Dewan-Tatum said they will figure it out. The parents-to-be are just ready to focus on their little one, who will be making his or her arrival by summer.

“Most actors and actresses are consumed by careers and getting ahead,” Dewan-Tatum said. ”Channing and I are ambitious, but our relationship comes first. We take everything day by day, saying, ‘OK, how can we make this work together?’”

On the subject of parenting, and what type of parents she and her husband of four years will be, Jenna said, “Who knows what kind of parents we’ll be? We have two dogs, so we’ve had some practice! And as soon as this baby comes into the world, Channing and I will figure it out real fast.”

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Gwyneth Paltrow: The World’s Most Beautiful Woman?

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but when it comes to People magazine’s editorial staff, exactly whose eye was doing the beholding when they decided to put Gwyneth Paltrow on the cover of their annual “World’s Most Beautiful Woman” issue?

Yesterday, it was announced that Apple and Moses’ mom — who, along with her husband Chris Martin, also just so happens to be marital BFFs with Beyonce and Jay-Z — was given the title of “World’s Most Beautiful Woman” by People magazine.

Coincidentally, GOOP’s bestie Beyonce was given that title last year, so we’re sure Gwynnie is totally honored to follow in the footsteps of Queen B.

We’re not saying Gwyneth Paltrow isn’t an “attractive” woman or a “pretty” woman, but “BEAUTIFUL” might be giving her a bit too much. Besides, NO ONE BESIDES BEYONCE, JAY-Z, CHRIS MARTIN, APPLE AND MOSES EVEN LIKES GWYNETH PALTROW and all of her uppityness.

Maybe Stevie Wonder was able to choose this year’s cover girl?

Anyhoo … here’s some highlights from Gwyneth’s interview with People:

She may be PEOPLE’s 2013 Most Beautiful Woman but Gwyneth Paltrow insists her kids, Apple, 8, and Moses, 7, don’t see her as anything but mom.

“Around the house, I’m in jeans and a T-shirt. I don’t really wear makeup. That’s what they’re used to,” she says. As for her husband, Chris Martin, “He’ll make a joke about it. If I’ve gotten fully dressed up, he’ll be like, ‘Oh, wow! You’re Gwyneth Paltrow!’ Because he’s used to seeing me in like baggy shorts and frizzy hair.”

And Paltrow wouldn’t have it any other way. With her second cookbook, It’s All Good, debuting at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list and her next film, Iron Man 3, hitting theaters on May 3, Paltrow credits her workout routine for keeping her looking youthful and less tired.

“It makes me look younger and feel strong,” says the actress, who does the Tracy Anderson Method five days a week. “When I first started, I thought, ‘I’ll never be good at this. This is a nightmare!’ But now it’s like brushing my teeth, I just do it.”

More importantly, she hopes to instill a good body image in both her kids, especially now that her daughter is starting to become interested in things like makeup. “When we’re home sometimes, she’ll put on mascara. And sometimes I’ll let her wear something out to dinner – but just a little dab,” she says.

“Also having a father who adores you the way that he adores her is very good for your body image. The more we can love her and let her be who she is, the more confident she’ll feel.”

Yeah. Congrats to GOOP, and all that. But we just don’t see it. Sorry.

Kerry Washington, Gabrielle Union, Kelly Rowland, Jennifer Lawrence and others were also contenders for People’s “World’s Most Beautiful Woman” title, so why did they chose GOOP out of all of those beautiful women?

The world may never know…

Nicki Minaj Won’t Be Nice To You Just Because You’re Hot

Considering she cursed out her co-worker on her job, routinely takes jabs at her peers, and has a knack for snapping on anyone who asks her a question she doesn’t care for, it’s not surprising to hear Nicki Minaj say she doesn’t give a damn whether people in the industry adore her.

In her Teen Vogue cover story, Nicki says this about the entertainment industry:

“People treat this business like it’s high school. It can absolutely feel like one big popularity contest, and you know what? I can’t be bothered. I can’t allow myself to play ridiculous games with grown adults in the industry. I can’t be nice to someone just because they’re hot right now. I can’t do it.”

Somewhere Mariah Carey is going, “No shit, dahling.”

On how her childhood influenced the way she deals with people now:

“Every time my parents fought, my mother would have us move and I would have to go to a new school, which meant I’d have to face the task of making new friends. I dreaded it. I had butterflies in my stomach each time: Are people going to like or hate me? … Sometimes there’d be a fight, sometimes not. I let people know I wasn’t going to be pushed around.”

There’s a way to show assertiveness without coming across as Hip-Hop’s Cruella de Vil. Sometimes Nicki straddles that line well; other times she leaps across the line and pushes everyone out of her way. On the latter, you know, HB, they have this magical thing called therapy that helps you overcome poor interpersonal skills attributed to your past. Just a thought.

On how Nicki learned to stop reading everything people say about her on the Internet:

“My journey to who I am today began on MySpace. I love getting real opinions from people.

“I used to read the bad things people said about me,” says Minaj, a regular on Twitter. “Then I asked myself, ‘Why am I reading that when I have millions of people saying great things?’ You cannot give negativity power.

“I tell teens, if you’re having a problem, there’s nothing wrong with deleting your social media. If people keep taunting you and you keep reading it, it’s poison.”

OK, I have nothing sarcastic or jackass-like to say here. She actually makes a pretty really good point!

Will Smith: Don’t Compare My Family to the Kardashians!

Will Smith does not appreciate any comparisons between his family and the Kardashians.

The dynamic father-son acting duo known as Will and Jaden Smith are featured on the cover of the latest issue of New York magazine to promote their newest movie After Earth, and Smith reacted strongly to a statement form the interviewer comparing his family to the Kardashians.

The reporter stated that “the Kardashians have treated their fame as a family business,” and asked Jaden Smith — who is rumored to be dating Kylie Jenner — if he saw his family as the same.

“I’m trying to understand,” Jaden responded.

“Don’t,” Will interjects before Jaden can continue. “You know, he’s never had to, to deal with those kinds of questions.”

When the interviewer notices that Will is none too pleased with the comparison, she quickly tries to backtrack and rephrase the question.

“Well, forget the Kardashians,” the interviewer backtracks. “Maybe you could just…”

“So how do you think your life is similar or un-similar to people’s names in Calabasas?” Will responds in a “mimicking” voice.

He then goes on to explain that being one of the biggest movie stars in the world and married to one equally as talented is not quite the same as being a reality star.

“For our family, the entire structure of our life, our home, our business relationships—the entire purpose is for everyone to be able to create in a way that makes them happy. Fame is almost an inconsequential by-product of what we’re really trying to accomplish.

“We are trying to put great things into the world, we’re trying to have fun, and we’re trying to become the greatest versions of ourselves in the process of doing things we love. So the idea of fame or exploitation or orchestrating the media is sometimes even less than desirable for us.”

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Kerry Washington Talks Politics, Substitute Teaching and Twitter Death Threats

I love Kerry Washington so much. She’s gorgeous, she’s brilliant, and unlike Zoe Saldana, she doesn’t sound like a self-loathing colored who makes comments that make me want to fight the air.

The Scandal star is hotter than ever and there’s no greater proof of that than seeing Ms. Washington stand tallest on the latest cover of The Hollywood Reporter. Inside, Kerry reflects on the worst jobs she’s ever had to do, bad auditions, and learning how to act on Twitter before joining.

Captions below (courtesy of Madam Bitchie)

On Negative Backlash Because of Her Real Life Political Involvement:

I come from a family where people really participate in the democratic process. I don’t think that being an actor should prevent me from continuing to do the things I do. A lot of people fought for me to have the right as a woman to be able to participate, and as a person of color, and so I don’t want my acting to get in the way of that. I do it as an American. And blowback? Absolutely. After I spoke at the Democratic National Convention — our show has a very active life on Twitter and Facebook — I couldn’t go near any of it because there were threats to my life, sexism and racism. It was shocking that me speaking at a convention incited all this anger. Thank God for block on Twitter! I would never block somebody for disagreeing with me. But the threats to my life … that’s not so good.

Most of the people who don’t like her political beliefs likely wouldn’t care for her anyway, if you catch my drift.

On Social Media:

Yeah. I mean, you read the good stuff. … But I don’t tweet about my personal life. I don’t tweet things that are about me. I work with a woman who is a digital social media consultant because I was terrified to go on Twitter. She helped me to figure out how to engage — as an actor — to promote the work without promoting myself. It’s scary. It’s this whole other universe.

I love that she literally took the time to talk to someone in order to figure out how not to look like an ass on Twitter. Celebrities could learn a thing from that. I’m looking at you, Chris Brown.

On Her Worst Job

It wasn’t one of my worst jobs, but I used to be a substitute teacher for New York City schools. It was great and hard, and I even did it after I started working in films. But I had to stop after I did Save the Last Dance because the students were like, “Chenille is substituting!”

On Her Worst Audition:

It’s a little bit different for me because I’ll audition for something and they’ll just decide that they’re not going “ethnic” with a character, which I hear a lot. If not “black,” then yeah. People have artistic license … that’s what casting is: fitting the right look to the right character. Whereas you could maybe lose some weight, there’s not really anything I can do, nor would I want to, about being black.

Miley Cyrus: People Wanted to Make Me the White Nicki Minaj

In her Billboard cover story, appropriately titled “Miley 2.0,” Miley Cyrus claims that there were numerous people in the music industry who wanted to mold her into “the white Nicki Minaj.”

Bless anyone’s heart for thinking that could ever happen. The only pop star who can get away with sort of rapping right now is Ke$ ha. I suppose a few of y’all would like to suggest Iggy Azalea fill that role, but I’d rather y’all not.

Anyhow, here’s a few excerpts on where Miley’s going musically and why she’s not necessarily going too left with her audience about going Black in sound.

On her new music:

Cyrus is quick to point out that, having left one bandwagon, she’s not about to jump on another. “I’ve always wanted country-rock influences, but now I’m moving over to a more urban side,” she says. “It’s not a hip-hop album, though-it’s a pop album. I’m not coming in trying to rap. It’s more like, ‘I don’t see any girls out there doing what Miguel and Frank Ocean are doing.’” Cyrus pauses, giggling. “We’ve been calling it ‘count-step,’ because it’s like country, dubstep and a little trap,” she says. “I love the Lumineers, but I also love French Montana, Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa and Dolly Parton. If you could put Dolly, some Adele and Juicy J together, you’d have that weird balance.”

On not going completely “urban”:

“A lot of people wanted to try to make me the white Nicki Minaj,” Cyrus says. “That’s not what I’m trying to do. I love ‘hood’ music, but my talent is as a singer.” To that end, Edge is particularly excited about “Wrecking Ball”-a defiant power ballad produced by Dr. Luke with a thrilling vocal performance. “We were inspired by One­Republic, and the way Timbaland used to do those big ballads,” Cyrus says. Edge adds: “When Miley came to us she had really good songs already, including ‘Wrecking Ball,’ which blew us away. It could be a career song for her.”

On what she hopes to accomplish with her forthcoming album:

“I want my record to be the biggest record in the world, and I’ve given everything to get here, even down to friends and family and relationships-I’ve just put this music first. That’s been kind of a trip: It’s not like I’m losing who I am-I actually found out more about who I am by making this music. I’m going on a journey, and that’s more than a lot of 20-year-olds can say. And I’m still going to change so much. Because I’m not the same person I was six months ago-I’m not even the same person I was two weeks ago.”

I’m confused. What Miguel and Frank Ocean are doing have nothing to do with trap music or country or dub-step. However, I’d love to hear a Dolly Parton track featuring Juicy J. Show me what you got, Miley … though you needn’t twerk it. Nah, boo.

[Billboard]