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Ashley Greene stuns in GQ Magazine!

Ashley Greene covers the December issue of GQ UK, and she looks absolutely stunning!

The ‘Twilight’ actress talks about her career, and I’m surprised she doesn’t bring up Twilight (at least from what I’ve read). She’s expressed a desire to get away from the vampire films – which isn’t surprising. I think if anyone can make a successful break from ‘Twilight’ it’s Ashley. Like Anna Hendricks before her, she probably has a great career ahead of her.

Here are some highlights from Celebitchy:

Ashley on men using her enormous fame for their own gain: “When I’m dating a guy and he says, ‘I don’t want press’, and then says, ‘Let’s go to Katana for dinner’ – I’m like, ‘Really? You don’t want to just walk down the street to some dive? You don’t want to get photographed but you want to go to a place where you know there’s paparazzi?’”

Dating is super-hard when you’re famous: “Dating is a hard, hard thing when you have this job. Sometimes I wish I could just go back to Florida and, like, date my home-town boyfriend. It’s really frustrating whenever I can’t go and do something because I know it’s going to be on the internet.”

She can’t even hang out with dude friends or her brother: “It’s really frustrating whenever I can’t go and do something because I know it’s going to be on the internet. Like if I go to a friend’s house, they’ll be, ‘She’s dating him!’ It’s like, ‘Oh, am I dating my brother now? Is that what’s happening?’ Or when theywrite that I was with a ‘mystery man’, and I’m like, ‘He’s gay, by the way, so it is a mystery!’”

On drinking and tweeting: “The worse thing you can do.”

She looks beautiful in these pictures!

Britney Spears covers Lucky Magazine in a terrible wig.

Britney Spears is featured on the December cover of Lucky magazine, talking about whom she admires, style wise, and what her two boys think she does when she goes off to be a judge on “The X Factor,” reports ExtraTV.com.

Britney laughed, “They try to figure out where I go when I go film ‘X Factor.’ They’re like ‘Mommy’s going off to be a superhero.’”

Britney said she admires fashionista Jennifer Lopez, because she is “a classic beauty,” and Sarah Jessica Parker because “her looks are really bright and funky and young.”

It kind of looks like she’s trying to hold the wig down in the picture below…

Halle Berry covers NY Times Magazine, talks about her bad taste in men.

Halle Berry covers the NY Times Magazine, and inside the magazine she talks about her upcoming role in the new film ‘Cloud Atlas’. It’s an epic new movie with six plotlines that span space and time. I’m not sure if I’m entirely sold on the movie (watch the trailer below). It looks like it could be good, but I’m leaning more towards it looking more like a hot mess. (Rotten Tomatoes has given the movie a 76%, which is a decent rating, but the movie’s not out yet, so that could change.)

Here’s some from the very long interview, via Celebitchy:

On the paparazzi
it’s not O.K. that they’re doing terrible things to my daughter. One night, after they chased us, it took me two hours just to get her calmed down enough to get to sleep.

On if Cloud Atlas is a “comeback” for her
“I never went anywhere. I just seized the chance to be in an extraordinary filmwith an extraordinary cast, exploring an idea that’s relevant to everyone.”

She’s asked ‘Why have you made such bad choices in men?’
“My picker’s broken,” she says with a laugh. “God just wanted to mix up my life. Maybe he was thinking, ‘This girl can’t get everything! I’m going to give her a broken picker.’ ” She says it’s fixed now.

Something vague about how she’s insecure
“Just because they see my face doesn’t mean they see me. A person’s self-esteem has nothing to do with how she looks. If it’s true that I’m beautiful,” she adds, “I’m proof of that.
“Self-esteem comes from who you have in your life. How you were raised. What you struggled with as a child.”

Her struggles as a mixed race child
After her mother showed up for the first time at her all-black elementary school, Berry was shunned. “Kids said I was adopted,” she says. “Overnight, I didn’t fit in anymore.” When the family moved to the suburbs in search of a better education for Berry and her sister, she was suddenly the lone black child in a nearly all-white school. People left Oreo cookies in her locker. When she was elected prom queen, the school principal accused her of stuffing the ballot box and suggested she and the white runner-up flip a coin to see who got to be queen. Berry won the toss.

On proving herself
“I always had to prove myself through my actions,” she says. “Be a cheerleader. Be class president. Be the editor of the newspaper. It gave me a way to show who I was without being angry or violent. By the time I left school, I had a lot of tenacity. I’d turned things around.”

On how her mom helped her with her identity
When she was 16, her mother stood with her in front of a mirror and asked what she saw. “My mother helped me identify myself the way the world would identify me,” Berry says. “Bloodlines didn’t matter as much as how I would be perceived” — as beautiful but also as a black woman in a world in which the images of beautiful, successful black women were notably absent.

How a black counselor became her mentor
“My mother tried hard,” Berry says. “But there was no substitute for having a black woman I could identify with, who could teach me about being black.”

A black school counselor named Yvonne Sims entered her life in fifth grade. She remains one of Berry’s closest friends. “Yvonne taught me not to let the criticism affect me. She inspired me to be the best and gave me a model of a great black woman.”

On being biracial
We speak of her own experience, but also that of President Obama. She hasn’t met him, but she attended the inauguration and feels a connection to another dark-skinned child of an absent black father, raised by a white mother. “Being biracial is sort of like being in a secret society,” she says. “Most people I know of that mix have a real ability to be in a room with anyone, black or white.”

Winning the Oscar didn’t change much for her
“I come from humble beginnings,” she says. “I always felt like the underdog. Behind the eight ball. I learned not to be too high on the hog. Even that night I won the Oscar, I had a fundamental knowing, it was just a moment in time. Driving home that night, back to my house, I felt like Cinderella. I said, ‘When this night is over, I’m going back to who I was.’ And I did.”

Why she’s trying to move to France
“I can’t grow my daughter in L.A.,” she tells me. “You take a little child who is just trying to learn about the world and have all these people with cameras chasingafter her, calling things out to her about her mother. It’s starting to make her feel special and different. I want her to feel special and different, but not for the reason of being my child.”

What she’d do if she wasn’t famous
“I’d go to the market with my daughter,” she says. “Go to Santa Monica Pier and take her on a ride. Nothing special. Just live some normal life for once.”

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Kate Upton shows off her curves in the new issue of Vogue Magazine!

Kate Upton shows off her curves in the November issue of Vogue Magazine. Curves that the’s very proud of, admitting she’s happy to be considered a role model for young women.

“I think it’s important to look at magazines and think a healthy lifestyle is attainable,” she told Vogue. “Now that the fashion industry likes the idea of me, I’m happy if I can have an influence.”

She claims she’s not interested in starving herself again. “I still want to hang out with my family and be a normal girl,” she added. “You have to be confident, and that doesn’t mean starving yourself.”

Her Vogue spread has a seven-page photo shoot by famed photographer Steven Meisel, which includes the 20-year-old bombshell blonde in swimsuit attire.

Earlier this year, Upton was criticized by an anonymous blogger on the website SkinnyGossip.com trashing the model for having “huge thighs, NO waist, big fat floppy boobs, terrible body definition.”

The blogger later apologized for the “intentionally outrageous” post, but said she was merely expressing her opinion about her preferred body type.

Upton received an avalanche of support after the controversy.

Her personal trainer, David Kirsch, told Vogue that he’s one of her biggest fans.

“I have trained a lot of models and celebrities, and let me tell you she is so determined and willing to do whatever it takes,” he told the glossy. “She’s incredibly smart and driven.”

She looks beautiful! Love the pics!

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