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Victoria Beckham lands the March cover of Elle UK!

Victoria Beckham is the cover girl for Elle UK’s March issue. For the issue, Victoria modeled all Burberry, which kind of surprised me. I wonder why she didn’t wear her own line? Anyhoo, there isn’t much that’s been released from the issue, just a couple quotes.

On her employees:  “You’ve got to trust people. And because I am a control freak, sometimes that’s difficult for me, because I want to micro-manage absolutely everything. I can’t hand over. But I’m trying to do that more. It’s hard because I have such a specific vision.”

No one pays attention to her: “When I was on stage with the Spice Girls, I thought people were there to see the other four and not me. And when I go out with David and people take pictures I think, ‘They’re here to take David’s picture.’”

She has good worth ethic: “I don’t have to work, I need to work. But I have a good work ethic. David has an incredible work ethic. I want my kids to have a good work ethic. I believe you can achieve anything if you work hard enough to get it.”

Her clothing line has taken off like crazy, and she’s going really well for herself. I never thought I’d like her clothes, either, but as the years go by, I’m finding myself recognizing her pieces on celebs – and LOVING them. She has great taste, and I think it’s really cool she’s made a name for herself other than being a Spice Girl.

Is it just me, or does she look like she’s sucking her thumb in this picture below.

Naomi Campbell opens up to Elle Magazine about her new show, ‘The Face’

Naomi Campbell strikes a fierce pose in a new interview with ELLE February, on stands 1/15. She dishes about her new show The Face on Oxygen, that cell phone incident, and her relationship with Tyra Banks.

On mentoring girls on Oxygen’s The Face:
“When I first got Yves Saint Laurent couture, I didn’t know how to take off a cape. I would ask Katoucha and Dalma – the real divas of the runway – ‘Can you show me?’ I’ve never been afraid to ask for help… I care for my girls [on the show]. Every single one of them. I’m not here to put anyone down.”

On the infamous cell-phone-throwing incident:
“I’m never gonna get away from it. It’s part of my history. I was remorseful and regretful. I’ve served. I did that time. And I never want to be in that position again.”

On if she watches Tyra Banks’ America’s Next Top Model:
“I don’t watch the other reality model shows. I’ll never have anything to say. If you ask me about Tyra Banks, I’m proud of her as a woman of color. She’s given girls opportunity, and God bless her.”

Who’s going to be watching Naomi’s new show??

Claire Danes covers Elle Magazine’s February issue!

An 8-months-pregnant Claire Danes glows on the cover of ELLE February, on newsstands nationwide January 15th. In the issue, she opens up about being a working mother, her relationship with husband Hugh Dancy, and even meeting President Obama.

On waiting to have children:

“I’ve always wanted to have kids, but I’m glad I didn’t until now. When I was thinking about [working and being a mother] originally, I was really nervous about it…I think I would make a lousy stay-at-home mom. It just wouldn’t suit me. I feel so fortunate, in that I’ve had this arrow-straight focus…that I wanted to act.”

On her relationship with husband Hugh Dancy:

“Hugh was just the right partner for me. I got very, very lucky. There’s only so much credit you can take when it just sort of works, you know? And obviously we work hard at maintaining our relationship – that is central to both our lives – but at the same time, it’s just this kind of ease that I can’t really account for.”

On meeting President Obama (a fan of Homeland) with her husband Hugh at the White House Correspondent’s dinner:

“Hugh was like, ‘We have to meet Obama,’ and we walked over before we could think and found ourselves shaking hands with him.  Hugh realized that he’d forgotten to actually properly introduce himself, and [President Obama] was like, ‘And you are?’ And Hugh was like, ‘I’m sorry, Mr. President.’  I said, ‘I’m Claire Danes,’ and he said, ‘Oh, you’re a fine actress.’ And I said, ‘You’re a fine president!’  And he said, ‘Oh, you’re a finer actress than I am president.’ I didn’t have any retort.  Hugh and I went immediately to the bar and had a big shot of vodka.”

On teenagers growing up in Hollywood today:

“When I was younger, I was a little bit more restless, but there weren’t as many eyes. There weren’t as many tabloids or the number of cameras that everyone’s armed with. I feel huge sympathy for teenagers who have suddenly found themselves as public figures now, because it just sucks for them.”

Since the interview, 33-year-old Claire gave birth to her first child, son Cyrus Michael Christopher.


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.