Selena Gomez is on the July cover of Elle magazine showing a lot of skin, and inside the issue she shares relationship details. Find out what she had to say about the time Justin Bieber cleared out the Staples Center so they could watch Titanic together in today's PopSugar Rush.
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- Fairchild Fashion Media, the company that owns WWD and Style.com, announced today that it has acquired Fashion Networks International LLC, which owns NowManifest. The site plays host to blogs written by Bryanboy, Anna Dello Russo, Elin Kling, and Derek Blasberg, among others. [Fashion Etc.]
- Kristen Stewart wears both men's and women's clothing in the June issue of Elle. In one photo, she plays both a man in a tailored Balenciaga suit and a woman in a Tom Ford crocodile bustier. [Elle]
- Jean Paul Gaultier took his first trip to China this week for a presentation of his Fall 2012 ready-to-wear and couture collections. The show drew a crowd of almost a thousand people. Gaultier joins Dior, Chanel, Burberry, and other European brands that have presented special shows or exhibitions in China, Taiwan, and Japan. [WWD]
- Indonesia's national police have canceled Lady Gaga's June 3 concert in Jakarta after religious groups and conservative lawmakers protested against her sometimes racy choreography and stage costumes. The police said they decided to deny a permit because they couldn't guarantee security at the concert, which would have hosted the largest audience of Gaga's "Born This Way" tour in Asia. [The Cut]
- Tyra Banks wrote an open letter to aspiring models in light of Vogue's new Health Initiative, encouraging women all over the world to embrace their flaws. "Vogue has the power to make and break—whether it's fashion trends, designers, models, and yes, even industry practices," Banks writes. "Their bold stance means that others will follow." [The Daily Beast]
- Rachel Roy has revealed the details of how she and her date Solange Knowles got ready for the Met Gala. In between getting her makeup done and a final dress fitting, Roy squeezed in a "quick phone call to the office" and "a little negotiation on some fabric prices." [Stylelist]
Kristen Stewart looks hot on the cover of June 2012's Elle. She posed for pictures with photographer Tom Munro — check out a preview of Kristen Stewart's interview in Elle. She spoke with the magazine about her impulse to act and why she gravitates toward serious characters. Kristen also spoke about her boyfriend and Twilight leading man, Robert Pattinson, playing coy about a special ring he supposedly gave her. Here are highlights from Kristen Stewart in Elle:
- On a ring she wears that's supposedly from Robert: "Everyone wants to know. Everyone knows already — it's ridiculous."
- On seeing herself on screen: "Laurence Olivier was asked, 'Actors, what's the impulse? Why?' And he was just like, 'Look at me, look at me, look at me, look at me . . .' That was his answer. But at the same time it's like, 'Nooo, don’t look at me. Look at some version that I'm going to present to you. Let me control it.'"
- On playing intense characters: "It's one of the reasons I want to act. I love living in different worlds, because a lot of times mine is pretty nice and easy."
Olivia Palermo has gone a long way from her days starring in The City. Within just a few years, the self-made fashion It girl has been snapped literally everywhere, for her inspirational fashion sense, designed shoes for Stuart Weitzman, and most recently, has started her own style blog. Olivia is now taking her style prowess overseas with a front-page cover and editorial for the April issue of Elle Ukraine. As expected, Olivia looks nothing short of perfection on the cover wearing a bold look comprised of a silk jeweled coat and statement earrings. For her editorial spread, stylist Natalia Osadchaya dressed Olivia in a range of ladylike looks from Lanvin, Mango, and Azzedine Alaïa, to name a few, as she posed pretty in a hotel room backdrop. Take a look at the rest of Olivia Palermo's debut in Elle Ukraine, then tell us what you think in the comments section below.
Jessica Simpson's nude on the cover of Elle magazine's April issue! The host of Fashion Star is soon to be a mother and previously confirmed that her bundle of joy will arrive this Spring.
Jessica revealed to the magazine that she is in fact welcoming a girl with fiancé Eric Johnson. Jessica Simpson's daughter won't have a traditional name, though. She told the fashion magazine that she and Eric are set on a name already. "We're sure . . . It's nothing shocking and nothing you'll have to add to the dictionary. Still, when people hear it, they'll know . . . why." Do you have any guesses as to what Jessica's baby will be named?
Blake Lively strikes a few poses for the new March issue of Elle. The star of Gossip Girl wore some high fashion for a couple of pictures, including a Victoria Beckham dress on the cover, but in other images wasn't wearing much at all. The magazine also rounded up Blake Lively's best hairstyles. In the accompanying interview, Blake spoke about her dreams for a family — including having "trannies" if not daughters — and her friendship with Christian Louboutin. Blake also touched on the men in her life, revealing that she's never slept with anyone who wasn't an official boyfriend. Here are highlights from Blake Lively in Elle:
- On her dating past: "I've had four boyfriends in my whole life. I've never been with anyone that's not a boyfriend. If I spend time with a man, it's because there's somebody that I know well who has been a friend for a while."
- On her dreams for a family: "I hope to have a few girls one day. If not girls, they better be trannies. Because I have some amazing shoes and bags and stories that need to be appreciated."
- On getting Louboutin shoe advice: "When I'm going to an event, I'll send Christian (Louboutin) a picture of my outfit and say, 'What shoes do you think I should wear with this?'"
>> The 2011 results are in: Sarah Jessica Parker, Heidi Klum, and Jennifer Aniston regularly and reliably pulled in the top sales at the newsstand, and Mila Kunis was the year's breakout cover star with some of the best-selling issues across titles. While the biggest-drawing names may not come as a surprise, here's what does: the inconsistent ability of some stars to bring in sales — Gwyneth Paltrow, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, and Emma Stone all had some of the best and worst performing covers of the year. Click through to see who else had cover hits and misses in 2011, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations and Rapid Report.
Jessica Biel wore a Donna Karan New York dress for the cover of Elle's December 2011 issue and inside spoke about her aspirations and career. One topic that the actress wouldn't touch on, though, was her on-again relationship with Justin Timberlake. Jessica has been busy shooting both Total Recall in Vancouver and New Year's Eve in NYC recently. Nonetheless, she's had plenty of time to hang out with JT in places like LA and Las Vegas, as well as a few hours for a chat with the magazine. Jessica said:
- On her status with Justin Timberlake: "A girl doesn't kiss and tell."
- On a role that got away: "The Notebook. That's one that I wanted so badly. I was in the middle of shooting Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and I auditioned with Ryan Gosling in my trailer — covered in blood. [Director] Nick Cassavetes put me through the wringer in an interesting, excitingly creative way. But there's a million that get away. We're gluttons for punishment. It's just rejection."
- On whether she would consider leaving show business: "Absolutely. I'd love to write. I wrote a lot of short stories and poetry when I was a kid. That was my creative outlet. I've written a short film, and I write poetry."
Jennifer Aniston's piercing blue eyes stand out on the November issue of Elle, on stands Oct. 18. Jen slipped into a sexy black tank top from Balmain, Balenciaga shorts, a Cartier necklace, and David Yurman bracelets for her cover shoot while boyfriend Justin Theroux watched her pose for photographer Alexei Hay — shop Jen's luxury look now! Inside the magazine she talks more about the rumors surrounding her personal life, including pregnancy speculation, and reveals her experience working in front of and behind the camera. Jen's not the only famous face inside the issue; she's joined by veteran actresses like Naomi Watts, Viola Davis, and Michelle Pfeiffer as well as newcomers like Elizabeth Olsen and Evan Rachel Wood — see the full spread on Elle.com. The ladies talk about what it's like working in Hollywood in addition to pinpointing the moment they all decided to become actresses. Here's more:
- Jennifer on baby rumors: "But it's not what you read. There's no desperation. If it's meant to be, it's meant to be. I'm at peace with whatever the plan is. But will you hate me if I say I don't want to talk about my relationship?"
- Jennifer on the first time she stood up to a male director: "I threw a chair at a director. It wasn't my proudest moment. He was treating a script supervisor horribly . . . When the director walked in, I threw a chair at him. I missed, of course. I was like, 'You can't speak to people like that.' I can't tolerate it."
- Naomi on her breakthrough role in Mulholland Drive: "It was a game-changer, but I knew I had to be careful. You can get a lot of attention and still be gone in a flash."
- Naomi on becoming an actress: "One of the things was seeing the movie Fame, as cheesy as that sounds. I was like, That looks fun! It wasn't that I wanted to be famous. I just wanted to go to acting class."
- Elizabeth on taking a year off school to make her film debut: "They're all indies, so the shoots were relatively short — it was great because every single film was a genre, and the directors were so completely different. It helped me figure out what worked for me and how I would adapt. It was difficult at times — like a great year of conservatory training. It was that intense."
- Elizabeth on her desire to act: "Watching old Frank Sinatra musicals when I was, like, 6. I wanted to be one of the love interests when I got older."
Life is sunny for Doutzen Kroes. The 26-year-old Dutch supermodel recently married DJ Sunnery James, is mother to their adorable 8-month-old son Phyllon, and is one of four Victoria's Secret Angels to grace the October cover of Elle. Recently, Doutzen told us that hitting the runway, as she will for the Victoria's Secret fashion show in November, often requires an inner pep talk. "Many times I'm nervous or shy," she said. "But I know that it has to happen, because people expect it from me. So I make a little switch inside. I think, 'I can stand here and not know what to do — or go for it and do the best I can.' It works, and then the confidence comes naturally." And while Doutzen has become a beauty icon as an adult, primping wasn't always part of her routine. "I didn't grow up having my nails done or blow-drying my hair," she says. "But things are changing [in the Netherlands]." Now, the 5'10" stunner counts these tips as the best she's picked up during her career: use an eyelash curler if you have light lashes, clean your skin before going to bed, and find as much work-life balance as possible. It's sound advice for all women, supermodels or not.