In honor of Jennifer Aniston's dog Norman, who died earlier this month at 15, we're taking another look at celebrities posing with animals. Jennifer shared the spotlight with her beloved pet multiple times while Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon let their Water For Elephants costar, Tai, shine in recent magazines. Don't forget there's also Leonardo DiCaprio and cute baby polar bear Knut and Victoria Beckham's sweet puppy cover for Glamour, so click through to see stars strike a pose with kittens, lambs, alligators, and more!
Eva Longoria looks lovely on the cover of Allure's April issue and in the accompanying spread that was photographed by Norman Jean Roy — get a behind-the-scenes look at her sexy shoot and check out her style evolution. The Desperate Housewives star turns 36 today and she celebrated the birthday with a '20s themed bash over the weekend. For the magazine, she sat down to talk about her divorce from Tony Parker and the next phase in her life. Here are highlights:
- On the divorce: “It’s been—every time I talk about it, I want to cry. It’s been hard. Very hard. I’m just trying to get through it as gracefully as possible without any drama.”
- On sharing too much in interviews: “It’s hard for me to censor myself, because I like to be honest and free and say exactly what I’m thinking or feeling."
- On her next phase in life: “I’m in a transition stage, settling into a new routine, and I welcome it.”
- On being the best: “If I’m going to be in the band, I’m going to be the drum major. I love to be a part of every- thing, and I also like to be the best at what I do.”
Britney Spears's face is front and center on the cover of Out Magazine, but inside the issue it's all about her hot body. She wore a revealing leotard that showed off two inner thigh tattoos and her bare behind in the spread, which was photographed by Ruven Afanador. The photo shoot is just the latest in a string of sexy poses for Britney, as she gears up for the release of her new album, Femme Fatale, this month. She was also game for a fun Q & A session where she touched on sex, family, and fame. Here's more:
- On regretting making any of her songs: "No. All of my songs are f*cking amazing."
- On the best advice she's received: "My mom said when you have a bad day, eat ice cream. That’s the best advice. "
- On the perks of fame: "Being able to reach people and hopefully make them happy."
- On plastic surgery: "When it’s time to pull and tuck, I’m sure I will consider it."
Gwen Stefani looked gorgeous while hanging around on the cover of April's Elle UK — check out a behind-the-scenes look at the shoot from photographer Matthias Vriens McGrath. She's the face of its romance issue and chatted with her good friend Shirley Manson for the accompanying interview. The L.A.M.B. designer and L'Oréal model opened up about her 14 years with Gavin Rossdale, her daily workout struggle, and feeling lazy. Here's more:
- On her marriage: "I've been with Gavin for 14 years, and, let's face it, that is a huge accomplishment. I feel so proud of that — it hasn't been the easiest journey."
- On her ideal day: "I think of myself as really lazy. My ideal day would be to never get out of bed. No one can force me to do something unless I'm passionate about it."
Britney Spears made a splash on the cover of the Spring V Magazine, which is out on newsstands tomorrow. She was photographed by Mario Testino in multiple skimpy ensembles for the spread, which is in the same issue that features very sexy Gisele. Britney's promoting Femme Fatale, which is one of BuzzSugar's must haves for March, following the success of her first single, "Hold It Against Me." She opened up about working on the "best album" she has ever made, her boys, and fame. Here's more:
- On if she thinks she was destined to be a star: "If not, then God definitely has a strange sense of humor."
- On what she'd do if she stopped making music: "I'd be a full-time mom which would be cool. I'd miss my fans and all of the love the most, but I definitely would not miss having my picture taken everywhere I go. I wouldn't miss showering in arenas either. So gross!"
- On her legacy: "Two amazing boys and a lot of music that hopefully brings a lot of people a lot of happiness."
- On her other interests: "I love to cook, especially for my boys. I also make a mean southern sweet tea from a recipe my mom passed on to me. It's really good. I love it. I make it for my boys all the time."
- On fame: "I don't think I thought about 'fame' when I was a child. I knew I wanted to perform and I knew I wanted to be on stage but I don't think I ever thought about fame or what comes with being famous."
Mila Kunis strikes a sultry pose for the March cover of W Magazine. Inside the Spring Fashion Issue, which is on newstands Feb. 25, Mila lounges in lace and ruffles in a spread shot by Craig McDean. The Black Swan actress, who is also currently featured in LA Times Magazine, opened up to Lynn Hirschberg about training for the film, her acting career, and her beauty. Mila says she wasn't raised to think she was pretty, but the world seems to disagree since the guys voted her most desirable dream date in TrèsSugar's Valentine's Day survey with AskMen.com. Here's more:
- On her looks: "I was never raised to think that I was pretty. It's not that I was raised to think I was unattractive, but it was just never something that was pointed out to me by my family. They would point out personality traits—'Our daughter is really quirky'—versus what I look like, because inevitably, looks go, so it makes no difference."
- On her acting start: "I started acting when I was nine as a hobby because it was fun, and it allowed me to get out of school. The first thing I did was a Barbie commercial, and I got to keep the Barbie. That's all a kid wants."
- On watching herself dance in Black Swan: "Before I started, I couldn't even lift my arm properly. I literally had no posture, so, yeah, the first time I saw the movie, my jaw dropped. I was like, Oh, my God—I don't suck. And it's great that the performance has been captured on film, because I will never put on those pointe shoes again."
Make sure to click into the gallery for all the gorgeous inside shots of Mila!
Vanessa Hudgens wasn't afraid to show some skin for the March issue of Details. The actress threw on a swimsuit for a photo shoot in the name of promoting her new movie Sucker Punch, though her accompanying interview focused more on her headline-making personal life. She opened up about parting ways with Zac Efron late last year, but the duo apparently are still close. He's not Vanessa's only admirer, however, as she also shared some interesting information about her 77-year-old costar in Journey to the Center of the Earth, Michael Caine. She said:
- On her status with Zac: "We're still friends. . . Who knows what the future will bring. . . We're figuring things out."
- On being a bold person: "I'm not nervous. I'm excited. I get excited. I'm, like, a very hyper, energetic, crazy type of crazy. I have a lot going on. Always. I'll dance on a table sober."
- On working with 77-year-old Michael Caine: "He's uh-mazing. Not only is he uh-mazingly, stupidly talented, but he still kind of hits on me. All the time. If it was anybody else, I'd be like, 'Who the hell do you think you are?' But because it's Michael Caine, I'm like, 'Sock it to me more, baby, come on!' Throughout this whole movie we're trudging through the jungle. So, of course, we're sweating. I can't tell you how much time is spent putting oil on my chest. And Evian. Spraying Evian bottles on my chest and my arms and my forehead, but mostly my chest. Just to look like I'm sweating. But your boobs don't really sweat, cleavage doesn't sweat. So it's kind of funny. But Michael's always telling the makeup artists that he'll take over and do it. I. Frickin'. Love. Him."
Halle Berry digs into a bowl of cherries on the cover of Ebony's March issue. The actress is currently in the middle of a dramatic custody battle with her ex Gabriel Aubry, which has centered around their almost three-year-old daughter, Nahla. Accusations have come from both sides, some of which have involved issues of race between the couple. Halle addresses her daughter's identity and shares her feelings on motherhood inside the magazine in an interview that took place before things turned nasty with Gabriel. Here's more:
- On Nahla's identity: "But I feel like she's Black. I'm Black and I'm her mother, and I believe in the one-drop theory. If you're of multiple races, you have a different challenge, a unique challenge of embracing all of who you are but still finding a way to identify yourself, and I think that's often hard for us to do."
- On motherhood: "Being a mother is probably the most important thing in my life right now. Career is important, but nothing really supersedes my role as a mother. That's the most important thing I'm going to do in this life at this point."
Leighton Meester scored the January cover of Allure, and inside she posed for some racy underwear shots — check out their look back at the actress's style evolution. The Gossip Girl star, who just revealed she's leaving the show in 2012, opened up in the magazine about her upcoming big-screen release Country Strong, which she appears in alongside new Walk of Fame honor recipient Gwyneth Paltrow. Leighton also spoke about her past as a wild party girl, sex, and her rumored rivalry with Blake Lively. Leighton said:
- On partying in the past: "We had craaaazy parties, we had DJ's, bands, an ice luge, a fire twirler. One of my roommates burned off her bangs on the stove trying to light a cigarette . . . I mean, drinking is one thing — overdrinking is another. And drugs are something that I do not tolerate at all. You'd be surprised how many people do it. If you go out and you're living the nightlife scene, that's what people do."
- On her alleged rivalry with Blake Lively: "It's unfortunate when women are pitted against each other, like with Sex and the City. People say, 'They're jealous of each other.' Come on! They're all rich, successful, great actresses."
- On her love life: "It's wonderful to be in love. And it's definitely wonderful to cuddle and have sex and get to experience life with somebody. But it's OK if you don't find him and you're 24. You can find it someday."