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Rihanna celebrates her past 7 albums with 7 Complex covers!

Rihanna covers the February issue of Complex magazine, and to celebrate the event, they shot seven covers to represent her seven albums. Her latest album, ‘Unapologetic’ is represented by the Complex cover above.

In the interview, Rihanna opens up about her obsession with Instagram, about her ‘Unapologetic’ album, and her duet with Chris Brown.

Here are some clips from the interview:

On her obsession with Instagram: “Get a good light. Get a good angle on what’s working for you that day. If it’s boobs, make sure you hit that. If it’s face, make sure it’s fierce. It’s narcissistic, but whatever–everyone does it. I’m capturing personality… Everybody has their thing they like or don’t like to see. It’s all in your head. That’s why people take their own pictures, because it’s difficult for someone else to capture what you seek.”

On media perception: “People take the little bit of information they’re fed, and they draw a picture of who you are. Most of the time it’s wrong.”

On being part of Team Breezy: “We don’t start the trouble, but that’s how we’re defending ourselves–by saying some slick sh-t. That’s how I’ve always been. I was so rude when I was a little girl. I got my ass beat by my mother for that. Most of the time it was because of my mouth.”

On why she is Unapologetic: “When I was making this record I had no intention except the truth. So whatever is there is real. It’s raw. That’s why the album is called Unapologetic. I held back before. I didn’t show a lot of myself. I was very guarded. I needed to be open and free and fearless. Basically say, ‘F**k it.’ What’s the worst that can happen? They’ll hate me? They’ve done that before.”

On her & Brown’s duet, “Nobodies Business”: “It’s nobody’s business,” she says flatly. [Journo repeats his inquiry.] Her voice, usually warm and cut with chuckles, turns cold. “Pardon me?” she replies, her eyebrow slightly raised. Even after the question is repeated, she hesitates to answer. The hands that moved up and down throughout the conversation, suddenly fall flat. “It’s the truth. Remember? You’re still asking me questions about it so clearly you don’t know.”

What do you think of these covers? Which one’s your fav?

Megan Fox opens up about her “bombshell” image, says “I felt powerless”

Megan Fox lands the February cover of Esquire Magazine, and if you can believe it, these pictures were taken AFTER giving birth to her son. Esquire named the piece “Megan Fox Saves Herself”.

The interview is actually pretty interesting. She opens up about hating fame, being raised very religious, and about giving birth to her baby boy. She talks about her “bombshell” image, and how her looks make her feel. It’s hard to hate her after the interview, really. I think she holds her own. She makes sense, and I think she comes off pretty well. Check out these highlights from the interview:

Megan on fame: “I don’t think people understand,” she says. “They all think we should shut the f–k up and stop complaining because you live in a big house or you drive a Bentley. So your life must be so great. What people don’t realize is that fame, whatever your worst experience in high school, when you were being bullied by those ten kids in high school, fame is that, but on a global scale, where you’re being bullied by millions of people constantly.”

Megan on the Bible: “I’ve read the Book of Revelation a million times,” Megan Fox says. “It does not make sense, obviously. It needs to be decoded. What is the dragon? What is the prostitute? What are these things? What is this imagery? What was John seeing? And I was just thinking, What is the Antichrist? When war breaks out in the Holy Land, like it is right now, if that is a sign of the immediate end times, then where are the other signs? Is it possible that it’s the Internet or fame itself or celebrity?”

On giving birth: For the birth, she had no doula, no midwife. She left the hospital in just over twenty-four hours.

On her bombshell image: “I felt powerless in that image,” she says. “I didn’t feel powerful. It ate every other part of my personality, not for me but for how people saw me, because there was nothing else to see or know. That devalued me. Because I wasn’t anything. I was an image. I was a picture. I was a pose.”

Removing her Marilyn Monroe tattoo: “I feel like I willed it be gone,” Fox says. “They told me it was going to take six sessions and it’s nearly gone in one. I started reading about her and realized that her life was incredibly difficult. It’s like when you visualize something for your future. I didn’t want to visualize something so negative. She wasn’t powerful at the time. She was sort of like Lindsay. She was an actress who wasn’t reliable, who almost wasn’t insurable…. She had all the potential in the world, and it was squandered. I’m not interested in following in those footsteps.”

Will she remove any other tattoos?: A quote on her rib cage reads: “There once was a little girl who never knew love until a boy broke her heart.” She thinks it’s stupid now. And she isn’t entirely sure about the line from Nietzsche either: “And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”

Who she admires now: “Ava Gardner. She had power. She was a broad. She got what she wanted and said what she needed.”

On growing up in a Pentecostal church in Tennessee: “The energy is so intense in the room,” she says, “that you feel like anything can happen. They’re going to hate that I compare it to this, but have you ever watched footage of a Santeria gathering or someone doing voodoo? You know how palpable the energy is? Whatever’s going on there, it’s for real. I have seen magical, crazy things happen. I’ve seen people be healed. Even now, in the church I go to, during Praise and Worship I could feel that I was maybe getting ready to speak in tongues, and I’d have to shut it off because I don’t know what that church would do if I started screaming out in tongues in the back. It feels like a lot of energy coming through the top of your head — I’m going to sound like such a lunatic — and then your whole body is filled with this electric current. And you just start speaking, but you’re not thinking because you have no idea what you’re saying. Words are coming out of your mouth, and you can’t control it. The idea is that it’s a language that only God understands. It’s the language that’s spoken in heaven. It’s called ‘getting the Holy Ghost.’ ”

She’s not into drugs or drinking: “I can’t stand pills. I don’t like drinking. I don’t like feeling out of control,” she explains. “I have to feel like I’m in control of my body. And I know what you’re thinking, Then why would I want to go to church and speak in tongues? You have to understand, there I feel safe. I was raised to believe that you’re safe in God’s hands. But I don’t feel safe with myself.”

She believes in aliens and leprechauns: “I believe in all of this stuff. I believe in all of it…. I like believing. I believe in all of these Irish myths, like leprechauns. Not the pot of gold, not the Lucky Charms leprechauns. But maybe was there something in the traditional sense? I believe that this stuff came from somewhere other than people’s imaginations…. We should all believe in leprechauns. I’m a believer….”

I grew up in a Baptist church which was very conservative, and I went to a private school where they encouraged speaking in tongues. It scares me. To this day it just gives me the heebie jeebies. It’s the scariest looking/sounding thing. I can understand getting yourself to the point where you’re speaking in tongues, but actually doing it – yikes.

I liked the interview, what did you think?

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SNEAK PEEK: Beyonce’s very revealing GQ cover!

The internet is buzzing today about this picture of a nearly naked Beyonce on the cover of what might be GQ’s February issue.

On the potential cover, the 31-year-old singer is seen showing off her Bootylicious body in a cropped peek-a-boob athletic tee (she’s clearly getting ready for her major Super Bowl performance), red leopard panties with zipper pockets (feisty and functional) and plenty of bling (“All Gold Everything”).

No confirmation yet that this is actually the February cover, but I’m thinking it definitely is!

She looks amazing!

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Courteney Cox reveals all her tricks for staying youthful looking!

Courteney Cox is 48-years-old, and hotter than ever!

The ‘Cougar Town’ actress opens up in the new anti-aging magazine New You, about the help she gets in staying young looking. “You know what, I’m game for anything. I’m very open to trying to prolong the inevitable. I’m a big laser believer I really think they are the wave of the future. I just did Ulthera which is supposed to produce collagen. And I’m about to do Fraxel, which will get rid of all these brown spots off my arms, chest and face.”

Despite the gorgeous, orchestrated shots of the polished Cox she feels most beautiful stripped of the glitz and glamour.

‘I feel the best after I’ve worked out, when I have no make-up on and my skin is flushed,’ said the raven-haired stunner.

‘There’s so many beautiful people and there’s so much pressure you put on yourself but David [Arquette, her ex-husband] has always said to me, you’ve got to accept we’re all gonna age and just do it gracefully. And the sooner you accept, the easier your life is.’

One major tip from the mother-of-one is moisturizing and drinking a lot of water: ‘I don’t drink near enough. I’m on this kick where I’m gonna try to drink 64 ounces a day. It’s so hard. I can get the first 32 down, no problem. That second bottle is tough but when I do, I feel different.’

And while Courteney is in awe of great Hollywood beauties like Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn, and Elizabeth Taylor, it’s Helen Mirren that really impressed her.

Cox said: ‘She’s so sexy. You know when people say you get better with age, that’s the perfect example. She’s just a bad ass in every way. She could rival the most gorgeous 30 year old. She’s just so confident, and let’s face it, it’s always about confidence.’

And confidence will definitely be required of the Scream star for her fourth season of Cougar Town – dubbed ‘the year of cleavage’ – airing on TBS this Tuesday.

‘In one episode, Jules and her new husband Grayson [Josh Hopkins] have “Naked Day,”‘ Courteney announced at the winter Television Critics Association press tour.

‘It’s a way to keep their marriage fresh….There will be not one scene where you won’t see my boobs. I want to start taking the focus away from my face, so I’m having them move it down. I figure as I continue to get older, eventually I will be fully nude. I hope it works.’

Her character’s onscreen husband has also been Courteney’s rumoured boyfriend since 2011 after the affectionate pair were spotted taking three tropical holidays together.

She looks great, and maybe now we know why! Lasers and cream and wonder serum! (Hell, I’d do the same thing if I ended up stopping the hands of time, like she has!)

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