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Blake Lively is attracted to a man that can dress well!

Blake Lively opens up about her likes and dislikes about men in this month’s Marie Claire.

The 24-year-old ‘Gossip Girl’ actress is currently dating Ryan Reynolds, and it sounds like everything’s going great!

The beautiful blonde starlet, who also poses on the front cover in a very low-cut red satin tuxedo-jacket style dress, says she finds a fashionable man very attractive, especially ones who are well-groomed and have a timeless sense of style.

She said: ‘It’s definitely attractive when a man can dress well.

‘What I love most is when someone, guy or girl, is effortless and has this old-timey sort of feel [that] you could take a snapshot of them and they could exist in any time period.’

The Gossip Girl star also admitted she likes guys who love food because she enjoys cooking so much.

She added to America’s Marie Claire magazine: ‘To be around me, you must love food or I’m the most obnoxious person you’ve ever met.

‘I’m in a big cooking phase. That’s all I’ll talk about.’

And though Blake has no plans to marry in the near future, she admits her love of fashion has spilled over into her thoughts about a dream wedding.

She explained: ‘What I planned before I got into the business has changed.

‘Now I’m like, “Hmm, I wonder what shoes Christian [Louboutin] is going to make me. And which couture house should I go to?”‘

Ryan and Blake’s relationship is getting more and more serious by the minute and the couple just recently purchased a new house in upstate New York for more than $2 million.

After a search for the perfect love-nest, the couple reportedly bought the pricey pad in Bedford, in the Westchester area of the state of New York.

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Kristen Stewart on the July cover of Vanity Fair!

Kristen Stewart lands the July cover of Vanity Fair. On the cover, she looks very beautiful in a gold sequinned dress and dramatic makeup. The actress wore haute couture for the magazine in photos shot around Paris.

Kristen gives a very candid interview about posing for pictures (“I look like sh-t in half my photos, and I don’t give a f–k”), her personal style, and how Twilight changed her life.

Here’s more from the interview, which you can read in full here.

“I have been criticized a lot for not looking perfect in every photograph,” Kristen Stewart tells Vanity Fair contributing editor Ingrid Sischy in July’s cover story. “I get some serious sh-t about it. I’m not embarrassed about it. I’m proud of it. If I took perfect pictures all the time, the people standing in the room with me, or on the carpet, would think, What an actress! What a faker! That thought embarrasses me so much that I look like sh-t in half my photos, and I don’t give a f–k. What matters to me is that the people in the room leave and say, ‘She was cool. She had a good time. She was honest.’ I don’t care about the voracious, starving sh-t eaters who want to turn truth into sh-t. Not that you can say that in Vanity Fair!”

On top of battling personal reluctance, Stewart also struggles with the public’s preconceived notions about her personality. “People have decided how they are going to perceive her,” Robert Pattinson tells V.F. of Stewart. “No matter how many times she smiles, they’ll put in the one picture where she’s not smiling.”

But for all her nose-thumbing at critics who demand perfection, she looks pretty perfect in the photographs from July’s Vanity Fair, in which she poses at locations across Paris in spring’s couture for contributing photographer Mario Testino. In some of the most glamorous photographs, Stewart wears haute couture at the ballet, posing with dancer Jérémie Bélingard in a pantless Jean Gaultier corset and dripping in Fabergé diamonds and emeralds, at right.

Of her personal style, she tells us she’s evolved into loving wearing “some cool sh-t” from the world’s most respected and avant-garde designers, although she wasn’t always attuned to the power of fashion. “Look at a picture of me before I was 15. I am a boy. I wore my brother’s clothes, dude! Not like I cared that much, but I remember being made fun of because I wasn’t wearing Juicy jeans. I didn’t even think about it. I wore my gym clothes. But it’s not like I didn’t care that they made fun of me. It really bothered me. I remember this girl in sixth grade looked at me in gym and was like, ‘Oh my God! That’s disgusting—you don’t shave your legs!”

Now past the initial sting of her harsh childhood critics, Stewart has developed into a wry and at-ease adult, and Sischy caught her in the mood for modest adventures—like when she takes the actress to a quiet, tucked-away table in the back of a Parisian seafood restaurant, where they are offered escargot, a dish that Stewart has never tried. After warily eyeing the snails, she dives right in—washing them down with white wine and bread—and says with a grin, “Pretty good. Though I just don’t want to eat a whole plate of them.”

Of her life as a major star, she reflects on the moment when she realized that Twilight had changed her life. “You can Google my name and one of the first things that comes up is images of me sitting on my front porch smoking a pipe with my ex-boyfriend and my dog. It was [taken] the day the movie came out. I was no one. I was a kid. I had just turned 18. In [the tabloids] the next day it was like I was a delinquent slimy idiot, whereas I’m kind of a weirdo, creative Valley Girl who smokes pot. Big deal. But that changed my daily life instantly. I didn’t go out in my underwear anymore.”

For her part, author Sischy sees “something so endearing, so human, about [Stewart’s] combination of bravado, kindness, self-preservation, self-assertion, and revved-up fierceness that I found her cheering. Of course, her idealism and drive to tell it as she sees it—the voracious, starving shit eaters be damned!–could be just a product of her youth. She could grow up to be another narcissistic snore, but my sense is that’s not in the cards here.”

I do like how candid Kristen is in her interviews. I can appreciate the honesty.

The photos are beautiful!

Malin Akerman’s Summer Shape-Up Secrets!

With five films in the works, including Rock of Ages out in June, and a new ABC TV series debuting in the fall, Malin Akerman is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actresses.  She opens up to SHAPE about how she had to step up her diet and fitness routine before slipping on a bikini for this photo shoot.

On her fix-it list: I’m not going to lie: I was born with good genes [her mother was also a model]. But when I overindulge, I can get a paunch in my belly. And I’ve always wished I had more beef in my booty.

On her diet plan: I’ve never been on a fad diet or tried one of those crazy cleanses. I think they just mess up your system. I believe in eating as nutritiously as I can all the time—not just before I’m putting on a swimsuit. My mother raised me on fresh—rather than processed—foods, and that’s how I eat on a regular basis.

On her indulgences: I have my splurges. I can’t live without chocolate.  Though I barely consider it an indulgence because it’s good for you. I also love a thick steak and French fries. I try not to eat them more than once a week, but if they somehow land on the table in front of me, I won’t hold back . You’ve got to allow yourself the things you enjoy or you’ll just be miserable.

On her exercise routine: I prefer exercising in or near my home. I usually start my day doing some yoga poses and then go for a 45-minute hike in the park nearby. It’s hard to be consistent because of my schedule. There are days I only have time to do a few sets of crunches and push-ups in my living room or 10 minutes of jumping jacks. But no matter what, I try to do something each day.

On kissing Tom Cruise: The script called for the tonguiest tongue kiss of all time.  And we were like, ‘Let’s go for it.’ It was hilarious.  Working with Tom was a dream come true.  I can die happy now.

On how she’s feeling these days: I’ve learned that whether you’re stepping in front of the camera or slipping on your first bikini of the season, it’s not how you look but how you present yourself to the world.


Stacy Keibler talks fitness in SELF Magazine

Stacy Keibler looks absolutely gorgeous in the latest issue of Self Magazine. George Clooney’s girlfriend spoke with the magazine about being healthy, and how important it is to set realistic goals when losing weight.

Stacy on being healthy: “Being healthy and living a healthy lifestyle have always been very important to me. I pride myself in taking care of my mind, body and soul, and not just through exercise.”

Workouts as therapy: “It’s also about getting enough sleep, eating nutritious and organic meals and taking good care of my skin. Working out makes me feel strong and energized every time. It’s my therapy for my mind and my body.”

On her passion for working out: “I love the adrenaline rush exercising gives me—and the payoff isn’t bad, either!”

On confidence: “Confidence comes from within and as long as you are putting forth a respectable effort to take good care of yourself, you should feel confident about that path. Just be sure to set realistic goals for yourself and design a plan that works for you. Also, remember that everyone gets there at their own pace and there’s no losing when you take charge.”

She looks amazing in these pictures! George knows how to pick em!