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Kylie Minogue Covers Elle UK’s January 2013 Issue.

Kylie Minogue has admitted that there are times where she wants to “scream” at how she has aged, comparing her face to “a Spielberg special effect”.

The 44-year-old told Elle UK that although she occasionally feels like bringing “those hot pants out of retirement”, she has started fixating over her appearance.

“I’m not going to lie about this. There are lots of times I look in the mirror and I see that gravity has taken hold,” she said.

“Or I suddenly see my face on a phone or on Skype and it’s like a Spielberg special effect and you just scream, ‘Who is that?’

“Sometimes, I forget [I'm 44] and think, ‘I must get those hot pants out of retirement’ and then some mornings I look in the mirror and I see 94 not 44. That is the reality before the make-up. And midriff tops are definitely out for good.”

Minogue also revealed that she would consider having cosmetic surgery, arguing that it is no different to using make-up.

“I haven’t gone down that route yet and I don’t know whether I will but I’m not against it,” she said.

“We put make-up on every day, we tint, pluck, wax, we do anything to make ourselves look as good as we can and I think it’s pointless being hypocritical about something that if it’s done well can be really good.”

Minogue went on to address her battle with breast cancer and the bond she now feels with every woman who has gone through the ordeal.

“Women come up to me in the street and just start talking to me about what they are going through… I stand there in the street and I just hug them,” she said.

“I hug them because we both know what they are feeling. I feel close to every one of them and I think they do to me, it’s not about anything else but what we’ve all been through.”

The full interview appears in the January issue of Elle UK, on sale Wednesday, December 5. Also available as a digital edition.

Watch a behind-the-scenes video of Kylie Minogue’s photoshoot on the Elle website.

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Jessica Biel lands the January 2013 cover of Elle Magazine!

Jessica Biel looks gorgeous in Dior on the cover of the January issue of ELLE. Posing with some of fashion’s greatest visionaries in Paris, Biel proves she can rock any look and have fun doing it. In her interview with the magazine, Biel opens up about choosing that pink wedding gown, her honeymoon bliss, and even husband Justin Timberlake’s penchant for pie baking.

On choosing her wedding dress:

“I wanted the dress to be very romantic and feminine and a shape that I very rarely wear. I have never been crazy about all-white wedding dresses, for me at least. [Giambattista Valli] had created that same fabric in a fuchsia-and-pink combination for a dress in a previous collection, and I asked him if he could create that same pattern in a white combination, and he suggested pink. It was a bit of a leap of faith at the time, but it turned out better than I could have ever imagined. [Putting it on], I felt like I had made the right choice. I felt elegant. And it moved like a dream.”

On the best part of being a newlywed, Biel wrote exclusively to ELLE from her honeymoon, rumored to be in Tanzania:

“Honeymooning is the best thing about being a newlywed. I wish I could honeymoon forever.”

Biel’s thoughts on marriage:

“It means always having someone there to open the pickle jar…to share the ups and downs with, have adventures with. Someone to go swimming naked with. That kind of thing.”

On Justin Timberlake’s domestic side:

“He bakes pies. He’s Southern, so he’s got all this influence from his grandma. He does a three-layer pie…and blueberry crunch cake, which is pretty unbelievable. It doesn’t happen all that often, thank God. Otherwise, it would be a big problem.”

On plans for the future:

“My goal now is to work with great directors. Small role, big role, medium-size role- it doesn’t matter. I just want to work with someone who’s going to push me to a scary, exciting place that I’ve never been before.”

I really think Jessica’s beautiful, but she has GOT to do something about that hair. Yikes. Time for the bangs to go.

Jennifer Lawrence: “In Hollywood, I’m obese!”

Jennifer Lawrence covers the December issue of Elle Magazine. The 22-year-old actress opens up about her weight in the interview, saying by Hollywood standards, she’d be considered “a fat actress”.

She says, “In Hollywood, I’m obsese. I’m considered a fat actress. I’m Val Kilmer in that one picture on the beach.” (Okay, zing!)

She admits, “I eat like a caveman. I’ll be the only actress who doesn’t have anorexia rumors.”

She says she will never be convinced to starve herself for a role. “I’m never going to starve myself for a part. I keep waiting for that one role to come along that scares me enough into dieting, and it just can’t happen. I’m invincible.”

She wants to be a good role model for her fans. “I don’t want little girls to be like, “Oh, I want to look like Katniss, so I’m going to skip dinner.”"

“That’s something that I was really conscious of during training, when you’re trying to get your body to look exactly right. I was trying to get my body to look fit and strong, not thin and underfed.”

Elsewhere during the interview, Lawrence lifts the lid on her relationship with her British actor boyfriend Nicholas Hoult.

She gushed: ‘[My boyfriend] is honestly my best friend, and hopefully I’m his best friend too. He’s my favorite person to be around and makes me laugh harder than anybody.’

Jennifer goes on: ‘We can eat Cheetos and watch beach volleyball and we turn into two perverted Homer Simpsons, like, “Oh, she’s got a nice ass.” I never thought we’d have such different opinions on asses.’

Lawrence also admits to having something of a foot-in-mouth syndrome.

‘I never know what’s going to come out of my mouth, and it’s horrible. I don’t find it positive in any way.

‘When I get older, I’ll be more mature and poised. And I’ll have control over my mouth.

‘One day, I’m going to grow up…When we leave [the interview] I’m going to have a knot in my stomach. I’m going to be like, “Oh, did I say something wrong? I’m going to get in trouble!”‘

Jennifer also appears to reveal how much she is worth – but says she still lives modestly.

‘Ten million dollars and I’m still living in my parents’ condo,’ she tells the fashion magazine.

‘I’ve always lived in a tiny rat-infested apartment in New York, or a little condo in LA, or a normal house in Kentucky. I think it would be very bizarre to live in a big mansion by myself.’

I really love Jennifer. I like her honesty. I think she’s refreshing. She’s great.

Except her hair on the cover. Her hair is quite bad. But that’s cosmetic. :)

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Sarah Jessica Parker covers Elle Magazine’s “Hollywood Issue”

Sarah Jessica Parker graces the November cover of Elle Magazine, their “Hollywood Issue”. Besides SJP, Elle also covered actresses like Emma Watson, Elle Fanning, Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig, Uma Thurman, Susan Sarandon, Shirley MacLaine and Octavia Spencer.

Here are some tidbits from the interview:

Sarah Jessica Parker:
“I don’t love the idea of playing another woman who loves fashion and is slightly flawed in New York City,” Parker says of future roles. “I loved Sex and the City’s Carrie [Bradshaw] and I don’t want to do the poor man’s version of her. And while those are often the lucrative things to do, it’s more reason to look in the other direction.”

Octavia Spencer:
“Early on I had to stand up to a producer – I won’t say who, but he is famous, famous. He dressed me down in a crowded office. I told him right there in front of a hundred people, ‘You don’t know me well enough to use that tone,’ ” she says of standing up for herself. “And then I ran to the bathroom and cried like a baby. But he never addressed me that way again. And he is known as a yeller.”

Emma Watson:
“I just knew, from the moment I read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone that I was meant to play that role,” she says of the character Hermione Granger. “I put one of the Potter films on the other night. And it was amazing to me that I had done all of that. I have to remind myself every now and then.”

Elle Fanning:
“I can’t really remember my life without movies,” Fanning says of growing up in the spotlight. “I make movies the same way other kids play tennis or go to piano lessons. I’m trying to get better at what I want to do, just like other kids are trying to get better at what they want to do.”

I love Sarah Jessica Parker, honestly I do. But I actually really only love her in ‘Sex and the City’. She’s perfect as Carrie Bradshaw, and that might be about it. Maybe it’s just me, but I haven’t seen her in anything else that I like nearly as much. She doesn’t have any movies in the works right now, up next all she has is her appearances on ‘Glee’. She should be good on that… don’t you agree?

PS: She looks gorgeous in these pictures!