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Jennifer Garner lands the September cover of Allure Magazine, talks Ben & Botox!

Jennifer Garner may be married to one of Hollywood’s biggest actors, but she wants you to know she’s still her own unique person. In the September issue of Allure Magazine, the 42-year-old actress reveals that she sometimes attends events without husband Ben Affleck in a bid to keep her individuality.

“It’s a very conscious decision,” she admitted. “It can be too much, I think, especially for women. They can really lose their identity and just become ‘wife of. Sometimes it’s a pain because my heels are so high and it would be nice to have his arm. And he’s such a great date!”

Jennifer and Ben, who have three children together,  met on the set of 2003′s “Daredevil.” Even though they starred together onscreen once, Jennifer says she never wants to do it again. “Really, you don’t want to see a couple onscreen,” she said. “People see paparazzi shots of us together all the time. There’s no mystery. … People are sick of us.”

She also confessed that she’s not interested in taking roles that requires her to make dramatic changes to her body. “There were times I had to watch every calorie that went into my body. Doing something like that again…it’s not exactly on the top of my list.”

She’s also not interested in Botox. “I have a big forehead, and I don’t want it to be like this slab, a big glacier.”

I love her. I always have…. started with ‘Alias’ and has continued since then. Sunday night I made my 11-year-old son watch ’13 Going on 30′ with me – and I realize how unbelievably gorgeous she is. She’s just so cute, and so beautiful, and seems SO down to earth. Having three kids in Hollywood – you still never see her with a nanny (which I really appreciate). She’s just do darn cute!

PS: My son LOVED the movie. :)

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Blake Lively is Allure Magazine’s Best of Beauty Issue Cover girl.

 

She is simply gorgeous, a beautiful photo shoot with Allure for the Best of Beauty Issue out today!

Lively is skilled at evading questions about her romance with Ryan Reynolds, whom she married a month and a half after our interview. “I’m a very shy person,” Lively says. “I can be outgoing, but I’m also very private.” However, she does—perhaps unwittingly—reveal some clues about her life. “I’ve always wanted a big family,” says the actress. How many does kids she want? “Oh, I’d love 30 if I could,” she says. Here, Lively poses in a tulle dress by Marchesa.

Lively’s down-to-earth persona is genuine. “I don’t drink. I’ve never tried a drug,” says the actress. How about clubs? “The music is so loud, you can’t have a conversation with somebody,” she complains. “If I were an amazing dancer, yeah, I’d go, but I’m definitely not. My friend calls me a speed walker because my elbows are everywhere.” She adds, “It’s not like I decided on these strict lifestyle choices and I’m enforcing them. It’s just something that I genuinely don’t have a desire for.” Sweater by Balmain, briefs by Michael Kors, and boots by Le Chameau.

We asked Lively about some of her leading men. Of Taylor Kitsch, who costarred in Savages, she says, “Our first day [was filming] the sex scenes. I was in a full-length skirt, a full top, and he was the one with his tush sticking out. But that was kind of empowering, like, ha-ha!” And as for Ben Affleck, who she appeared with in The Town, she says, “As somebody who knows Ben and Jennifer [Garner], they cannot be more sacred with their family and their home life.”

For Lively’s “sexy and undone” cover look, hairstylist Serge Normant sprayed volumizer from roots to ends and blow-dried her hair straight with a round brush. He bent large sections of hair slightly with a flatiron to create a “broken wave that mimicked the texture of naturally dried hair.” After spraying dry shampoo on her roots for body, he rubbed a bit of Serge Normant Meta Sheer Dry Oil Finishing Spray on the ends to give them shine. “I wanted it to be a bit Bardot, without any retro feel,” Normant said.

Makeup artist Dotti wanted Lively to look “very fresh, very ’60s,” so she kept the focus on the actress’s glowing skin. As a first step, she dusted taupe eye shadow on Lively’s eyelids, curled her lashes with a heated eyelash curler, and applied black mascara. “We wanted the eyes to look wide open,” she said. Next, the makeup artist applied a thin layer of tinted moisturizer, dabbed on highlighter, and blended peachy pink cream blush on the apples of the actress’s cheeks and across her nose. For Lively’s lips, Dotti simply slicked on a clear balm. “Blake’s natural lip color is pink; it’s so beautiful,” she said.

Lively is the rare actress who actually eats at restaurants—and she shares. After she digs into writer Brooke Hauser’s sorbet, Hauser takes a small spoonful of Lively’s chocolate soufflé. “Can you take a bigger bite, please?” Lively scolds, loading up a perfect bite and thrusting the spoon at Hauser.

People often ask Lively about her diet and exercise regimen, and the truth is, she doesn’t really have anything of the sort. “I wish I could lie and say that I do something, but…” She cuts herself short, perhaps realizing how unfair it sounds. “I obviously have plenty of imperfections on my body, but I’d rather have a little bit of cellulite and go do a food trip and try every ice cream place in the South.” Here, Lively photographs Kate and Baylen, her niece and nephew.

With Gossip Girl coming to an end after its sixth season, Lively is looking forward to having more time to travel. “I’ve worked on a lot of characters in the past five years, but I haven’t had time to work on my own character. That’s something that I’m really excited to do. I thought, I can’t wait for Gossip Girl to be done because there are so many movies I want to do! But right now, I’m so peaceful. I’ve never been happier in my life.”

Check out more in the Allure Best of Beauty issues on newstands today or at Allure.com

Anne Hathaway on the Catwoman suit: “It was a psychological terrorist”

Anne Hathaway is Allure Magazine’s July cover girl! The ‘Batman: The Dark Knight Rises’ actress shows her famous dimples, and long brown hair for the cover. (Shortly after this shoot, she buzzed her hair off to play Fatine in ‘Les Miserables’.

In the issue, Anne opens up about both roles, and the physical changes she underwent for them. She opened up about what it took for her to wear the Catwoman suit, how she’s dropping weight for ‘Les Miserables’, and how she’s comfortable getting nude on film. Here’s more!

On wearing the Catwoman suit:

Hathaway says that becoming worthy of the Catwoman suit for the upcoming Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, permanently changed her relationship with her body. “It was a psychological terrorist,” she says. “The suit, thoughts of my suit, changing my life so I would fit into that suit…. It dominated my year.” She added, “I didn’t understand how you could be thin and strong. I went into the gym for ten months and didn’t come out.”

On being told to undergo plastic surgery:

Despite her obvious star potential early on, Hathaway was constantly subjected to suggestions for remodeling. “Someone wanted to gift me Lasik surgery,” said the near-sighted actress. And she was told to get Botox at 23. “I was like, ‘Can we maybe discuss heavy creams first?’” Not to say that she’s adamantly opposed to any kind of intervention. “But I reserve the right to figure that out until after I’ve pushed out a bunch of babies.”

On getting nude on film:

It was clear early on that Hathaway was both fearless and sophisticated in knowing what she could pull off and what she couldn’t. Nudity? Fine. Even today, as an A-list actress, she’s surprisingly unbothered by it. “I’m as vain as the next girl,” she says, “but I think it’s my job to show people as they live, and nudity is part of life.”

On turning down the lead in ‘Knocked Up’:

At the same time, she’s passed on roles with scenes she just couldn’t wrap her mind around. Example: Hathaway turned down the role Katherine Heigl took in Knocked Up because of an explicit birth scene. “My issue with it was that having not experienced motherhood myself, I didn’t know how I was gonna feel on the other side about giving birth. And by the way,” she adds, laughing, “I could pop a kid out and think, Oh, well, I really should have done that movie.”

On her fiance, Adam Shulman, and having children:

Hathaway is engaged to her boyfriend of three years, Adam Shulman, an actor turned jewelry designer. While family is very much on her mind as her next step, she isn’t sure how many children she’ll have. “But I’ll start with one healthy one,” she says.

On her vegan diet:

She is hoping, too, that she will be able to maintain her vegan regimen. She describes the diet changes as a “transformation.” Not that she doesn’t have her moments: “I mean, cheese is amazing,” she says. “[But] once you’re over the cheese hump, there’s really nothing left.”

On Anne’s friend Kate Lee doing her makeup during the shoot:

When she arrived on the set, Hathaway and her close friend, makeup artist Kate Lee, shown here, jumped up and down and screamed when they saw each other. For the cover shot, Lee created eyes that were “more Liz Taylor than Sophia Loren.” First, she drew a thin black line from the outer edge of the lashes inward. “It’s not your stereotypical ’50s swoop,” Lee said. She swept medium brown powder under Hathaway’s cheekbones and blended a creamy nude luminizer on top. As a final step, Lee used a liner in the same shade as Hathaway’s lips to enhance their shape.

On styling Anne’s hair for the shoot:

Hairstylist Serge Normant (shown below) wanted to give Hathaway a “polished bedroom texture” for the cover. After spritzing on volumizing spray, he blow-dried her hair with a medium-size boar-bristle brush. He blasted a little dry shampoo on the roots to pump them up and smoothed dry oil on the ends for shine.

RELATED: Listen to Anne Hathaway sing in the new ‘Les Miserables’ trailer!


Kim Kardashian’s “very low-key, natural” looking Allure photo shoot

Kim Kardashian graces the March issue of Allure Magazine. According to Kim, the shoot was different, because they were going for “a very low-key, natural look.” By that she must mean she didn’t cake on 100 layers of makeup like she normally does. I’ve always said Kim looks so much more beautiful looking like this. No spider-leg lashes, no more orange foundation, no more caked on eye makeup. This look suits her so much more. In the interview she opens up about some of the same ol’ stuff she typically talks about.

On having children: “Do I want kids of my own? Absolutely. But I don’t know if that’s what’s meant for me. Maybe I’ll just work, work, work, and not think about it.”

On her 72-day marriage: “Is it tough to watch [the show]? Yeah. Tough to see an unhappy time in your life. Do I think there are more haters than before? Not really. But I think this has given them a platform to have a louder voice.”

Reality TV: “Will I be more private of a person? Am I more guarded? Absolutely,” she says. “But, also, I’m a firm believer that my show is who I am. People [think] because you film your life on a reality show, you live everything for the cameras. But we all have limits. My mom has no limits. We need someone, right, to have no limits? That’s my mom. When I saw Khloé and Lamar get married—and they had their wedding on TV—I thought, Oh, my gosh, that’s so exciting! That’s what I want! If you were to ask me now, that’s not what I want.”

On dating again: If Kardashian has regrets about sharing so much of her personal life on camera, she doesn’t dwell on them. Still, she says, the experience “definitely made me want to be more private with my relationship, whenever I choose to get into one again. I’m not ready, but when that time comes, I’ll be more cautious about who I let my world open up to.”

“Joking” about surrogacy: “Khloé joked with me and said, ‘Will you be my surrogate?’ I said, ‘I think I have a couple more years when I just want my body to myself. At 35, I promise I’ll consider it.’”

On getting married again: “I would just want it to be so special, with our family and close friends, and that’s it. Somewhere on a deserted island, very private,” she says, lowering her gaze. “No cameras.”

On Kim being a “natural beauty”: ”Kim is a natural beauty,” said makeup artist Fulvia Farolfi. “So we wanted to show her as naturally as possible, like she had just come back from the beach.” To achieve this, the makeup artist skipped both mascara and eye shadow, and instead simply drew a red-brown pencil on the upper and lower lids. She then swirled a bronzy cream foundation on Kardashian’s cheekbones and dabbed on a pink-beige lipstick. To give her a dewy look, Farolfi misted water and Rodin Olio Lusso onto Kardashian’s skin. Hairstylist Serge Normant curled Kardashian’s hair with a one-inch curling iron to give it random waves. Then he smoothed on a dry oil for a damp-looking sheen and dabbed pomade near her roots to add weight and texture.

Read more at ONTD: http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/66569167.html#cutid1#ixzz1mTbqPQy9

I can’t believe she’s already talking about getting married again. Twice married already, Kim shouldn’t marry again for a very long time.

Anyway, enjoy the pictures! (The rope picture is just so….. bleh)

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