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Kristen Stewart covers the June issue of Elle!

Kristen Stewart is the June cover girl for Elle Magazine.

I like Kristen Stewart, I really do, I just tend to have a few issues with her movies (don’t hate me). I’m hoping that with ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’, she’ll finally be able to shake off a bit of the ‘Twilight’ fog that’s been following her for years. Every time I see her in a movie OTHER than Twilight, I just see Bella. (Same problem happens with Robert Pattinson.) I really do think SWATH looks amazingly good, so I have high hopes for Kristen!

Kristen is undoubtedly gorgeous in print. Every time I see her in a magazine, I’m blown away by how beautiful she really is, and these pictures do not disappoint. She looks gorgeous!

Here are some highlights from the interview via Celebitchy:

She loves William Styron’s Lie Down in Darkness: “Have you ever read Lie Down in Darkness?” Stewart asks excitedly. “I want to play Peyton more than anything I can possibly taste or touch in my life. I want to play her so bad. Peyton is bright, beautiful, suicidal narcissist, preyed upon by her father. But Stewart, 22, sees it as more complicated than that. “Oh, dude, she f–kin’ loves it! She’s in love with him. I mean, I think she’s in love with him. It’s not his fault. They’re the most f–ked-up family!… There’s a script adaptation I’ve read and it’s good,” she says, continuing down the aisle. “Two people vying for the part of the father are Daniel Day-Lewis and Colin Firth. Daniel would be perfect.” Stewart stops suddenly and smiles, picking up an autobiography. “Let’s not be pretentious – let’s buy Snooki.” (She doesn’t.)

She calls Robert Pattinson her “f–king boyfriend”: “Oooh, Martin Amis.” Stewart plucks Money from the shelf. “My copy just got soaked – my toilet overflowed.” And then, “Oh my God, my f–king boyfriend just did this movie,” she says, referring to Robert Pattinson while pulling down a copy of Bel Ami. “The French, they’re up in arms that he did it.”

The brown contact lenses she wears to play Bella: “It’s like I always have sunglasses on – soulless, googly-eyed sunglasses. You can’t feel your eyeballs. They ruined me.”

Working with William Hurt in 2008’s The Yellow Hankerchief: “He was the first guy I ever saw take a script and f–king turn it on its head. He threw us all up into the air,” Stewart says fondly. “It was so cool working with him. He is so beat – he’s like, On the Road. Incredibly intense. Dude!”

The book Black Hole: “This f–king store is like kismet!” she says. “I want to do this movie!” The book, about a sexually transmitted plague, “is disgusting, so gross,” Stewart enthuses. “I love the first image” – she turns to a completely black page with a white vagina-shape opening in the center – “a slit. You just grow, like, holes in your body. The imagery is so weird. See” – she flips to another page – “he’s looking at her hand and soon there’s gonna be a little mouth in there. It’s so sexual the desire is so f–king palpable, but it feels so dirty, like [the characters] are so ashamed because they’re diseased, they’re literally getting these holes.”

Riding horses and leading the charge in Snow White and the Huntsman:Despite being terrified of horses, Stewart saddled up to lead an army of 250 mounted men charging down a beach in the rain. “I hated it,” she admits of riding. “I didn’t take to the whole mentality of f–king ordering that thing around – ‘Go now!’ You have to be an a–hole, basically. Not to say that horse people are a–holes to their horses. But you have to basically tell that thing who’s boss, and I didn’t want to do that. I was like, ‘No, do your thing. I don’t even want to be up here.’”

Child-acting and home-schooling: One role begot the next, and from seventh grade on Stewart was homeschooled, something she regrets, in a way. “Because I didn’t go to f–king school, I feel I would have had a bit something extra if I had,” she says. “Maybe because my life is so perfect, when I see the other side of life, it just seems like, almost like I want…” Stewart struggles for words. “You can learn so much from bad things. I feel boring. I feel like, Why is everything so easy for me? I can’t wait for something crazy to f–king happen to me. Just life. I want someone to f–k me over! Do you know what I mean?” That which doesn’t kill you makes you stronger? “Exactly. It’s one of the reasons I want to act. I love living in different worlds, because a lot of times mine is pretty nice and easy.”

She still smokes, and her car is gross: She unlocks a nondescript rental car(she can’t drive her Mini Cooper without being followed by paparazzi), drops the books in back, slides into the driver’s seat, starts the engine and offers up a Camel. Pushing the cigarette-lighter button, she says, laughing, “I went for the high-class rental. This car’s got all the fixin’s!” Scattered on the passenger side floor are a pair of plaid Van sneakers, an empty protein drink, a Coca-Cola can, and a plastic to-go container with a half eaten sandwich covered in mold. A nearly empty Snapple sits in the cup holder, cigarette buds floating in it.

She wears a mysterious ring: Stewart taps her hands on the steering wheel, her short nails lacquered in bloodred. On her thumb is a silver spoon ring. “All four of my brothers and my mom and dad have these,” she says. “My mom went and got them for Christmas.” And the gold ring circling her index finger? “Everyone wants to know,” Stewart says slyly. She shakes her head. “Everyone knows already – it’s ridiculous.” As painful as it is to be so publicly pushed and prodded, how does she square wanting to be projected on a 40-foot screen? “Laurence Olivier was asked, ‘Actors, what’s the impulse? Why?’ And he was just like, ‘Look at me, look at me, look at me, …’ That was his answer. But at the same time, it’s like, ‘Nooo, don’t look at me. Look at some version that I’m going to present to you. Let me control it.”

Kim Kardashian for Vogue?

Kim Kardashian was spotted with short hair over the weekend – during a photoshoot for Vogue Italia. A Kardashian in Vogue!? What has the world come to!

Kim, 31, tweeted the photo below, writing “Amazing shoot today for Vogue Italia! Thank you @Rushka_Bergman & @akafrancesco for your creative genius!!!”

She wore a pixie-cut wig (which makes her look like her mom’s twin), sunglasses and a leather jacket for the shoot.

Her boyfriend, Kanye West, stopped by the shoot for a little support.

Kristen Stewart’s ELLE UK June cover!

Kristen Stewart graces the cover of Elle UK’s June cover. What do you think of her Texas hair?

Since the day we revealed that Kristen Stewart would star on the cover of our June issue, through the well-documented shoot in Los Angeles and all the hints sprinkled along the way, you’ve been so patient with us. Thanks for that.

The long wait is over. Feast your eyes on our June 2012 cover. Note the spring-ready Jil Sander ensemble, the sleek ‘60s-inspired hair, the ice-blue gaze… it’s totally Kristen, right?

The June issue marks Stewart’s second time as ELLE cover star. Since appearing on the July 2010 cover, the actress has risen to new heights of acclaim and adulation.

Not only does Kristen land the cover of ELLE UK, but she also was named Best Dressed Woman in the World by Glamour UK.

It was reported recently that Hollywood stylists are refusing to work with her thanks to her careless off-duty attire and alleged bad attitude. But Kristen Stewart has defied her critics by being crowned the world’s best dressed woman by fashion bible Glamour magazine. The Twilight star, 22, placed ahead of Victoria Beckham, Kate Moss and the Duchess of Cambridge as the most stylish of the stars.

While she used to smirk at the thought of couture, Kristen has developed an appreciation for fashion of late, turning up to Paris Fashion Week and dazzling in designs by Balenciaga, Chanel, J Mendel and Roberto Cavalli in the past year. The tomboy actress has also ditched her penchant for wearing trainers on the red carpet, but they remain her day-to-day uniform, paired with jeans and T-shirts.

The magazine praises Kristen for her progression from ‘awkward teen to style queen’ and for always being ‘effortlessly on-trend’. She also topped the best-dressed couple rankings with boyfriend and co-star Robert Pattinson.

Harry Potter star and Burberry model Emma Watson slipped from top spot in 2011 to second place in Glamour’s top 50. Singer and former X Factor judge Cheryl Cole also dropped from second to eighth in the rankings, but the magazine says the pop star has the ‘fashion factor nailed’. Spice Girl turned fashion designer Beckham has shot-up 12 places to third, with the magazine praising the ‘adorable co-ordinating looks’ she shares with ‘her new favourite accessory’ – baby daughter Harper.

This year’s top 10 is completed by flame-haired singer Florence Welch, My Week With Marilyn star Michelle Williams, Gossip Girl actress Blake Lively, US socialite reality TV star Olivia Palermo, and Rihanna. The top 20 includes supermodel Kate Moss, X Factor judge Kelly Rowland, actress Keira Knightley and Dannii Minogue. Sister Kylie is at 45. Rising style-setter Rosie Huntington-Whiteley placed at number 17, followed by Fearne Cotton and Jennifer Lopez, with Mila Kunis rounding out the top 20.

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Redbook reveals 2012′s Most Valuable Products!

For the 2012 MVP Awards, REDBOOK assembled a crack team of industry pros—all busy moms—to select the year’s best new beauty products, from blushes to blow-dryers. Actress and author Ali Wentworth joined the magazine’s editors and 22 judges, including makeup artist Sonia KashukCindy Barshop, owner of Completely Bare spasLisa Price, founder and president of Carol’s Daughter; Dr. Amy Wechsler and other top dermatologists, celebrity makeup artists and hairstylists, to pick the winners, which are featured in the May issue and online at http://www.redbookmag.com/mvpawards.   Today, Wentworth and REDBOOK editor in chief Jill Herzig celebrated the winners at a breakfast in New York City.

“Once again, we’ve wrangled the industry’s leading experts to help seek out our MVP award winners,” said Jill Herzig. “This year’s panel included renowned hair, beauty and skincare pros; a group of super-busy moms who are always on the lookout for products that work as hard as they do.  After putting hundreds of products to the test, we can’t wait to share their verdict.”

And the MVPs go to. . . .

MAKEUP: The champion makeup and nail colors:

Best Eye Shadow: Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Longwear Luminous Cream Eyeshadow, $36

Best Eyeliner: Physicans Formula Shimmer Strips Eyeliner Trio, $10.95

Best Mascara: Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking Mascara, $30

Best Lipstick: Shiseido Shimmer Rouge Lipstick, $25

Best Lip Gloss: MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Lipglass. $19.50

Best Lip Balm: Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy (regular), $25, and Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter (tinted), $7.49

Best Blush: Maybelline New York Dream Bouncy Cream Blush, $7.99

Best Primer: La Roche-Posay Anthelios daily anti-aging primer with SPF 50, $39.50

Best Concealer: Almay Clear Complexion Concealer + Treatment Gel, $9.99

Best Powder: Koh Gen Do Snowy Pink Powder, $42

Best Foundation: Clinque Repairwear Laser Focus All-Smooth Makeup, $32.50

Best Bronzer: Josie Maran Argan Brightening Bronzer, $30

Best Tinted Moisturizer: Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30/PA+++, $42

Best Highlighter: Tarte Maracuja Blush & Glow, $32

Best Bright Nail Polish: Sally Hansen Diamond Strength No-Chip Nail Color in Heart to Heart, $4.95

Best Neutral Nail Polish: Essie Nail Polish in Brooch the Subject, $8

 

SKIN, BODY, AND FRAGRANCE: The top-ranked products in skin care, body care, and fragrance:

Best Face Wash: Yes to Cucumbers Gentle Milk Cleanser, $8.99

Best Day Moisturizer: Cetaphil DermaControl Moisturizer SPF 30, $15.99

Best Eye Cream: Aveeno Positively Radiant Eye Illuminator, $14.99

Best Exfoliator: Simple Smoothing Face Scrub, $7.99

Best Anti-aging Serum: PCA Skin Intensive Clarity Treatment, $106

Best Acne Treatment System: Olay Professional Pro-X Clear Acne Protocol, $42

Best Anti-aging Cream: Olay Regenerist Advanced Anti-Aging Wrinkle Revolution Complex, $24.99

Best Sunscreen for Face: Neutrogena Clear Face Sunscreen Liquid-Lotion Sunblock SPF 30, $10.49

Best Body Lotion: güd by Burt’s Bees Natural Body Lotion, $7

Best Body Wash: güd by Burt’s Bees Natural Body Wash in Orange Petalooza, $7

Best Body Scrub: H2O+ Sea Moss Black Sand Body Scrub, $18.50

Best Sunscreen for Body: Alba Botanica Natural Sunscreen Sport Spray SPF 40, $10.99

Best Hand Cream: The Body Shop Almond Hand & Nail Cream, $18.50

Best Scent for Day: Chloé L’Eau de Chloé eau de toilette, $85

Best Scent for Night: Guerlain Shalimar Parfum Initial eau de parfum, $85

 

HAIR: The gold-medal cleansers, treatments, and stylers:

Best Shampoo & Conditioner: Organix Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner, $7.99 each

Best Leave-in Conditioner: For fine hair: Pantene Pro-V Aqua Light Weightless Conditioning Shake, $5.99; for normal or thick hair: L’Oréal Paris EverCrème Nourishing Leave-in Spray, $8.99

Best Deep Treatment: Alterna Bamboo UV+ Color Protection Rehab Deep Hydration Masque, $24

Best Hairspray: Garnier Fructis Style UV Color Shield Anti-Humidity Hairspray, $4.29

Best Volumizer: Oribe Hair Care Maximista Thickening Spray, $26

Best De-frizzer: Joico Smooth Cure Leave-in Rescue Treatment, $19.95

Best Curl Definer: For fine or normal hair: L’Oréal Paris EverStyle Curl Defining Gel, $6.99; for coarse or ethnic hair: Mizani True Textures Curl Soft Moisturizing Leave-in Crème, $18.99

Best Shine Booster: Dove Style+Care Frizz-Free Shine Cream-Serum, $3.76

Best Heat-protecting Spray: John Frieda Full Repair Style Revival spray, $8.99

Best Curling Iron: Sultra Bombshell 3/4-inch Rod Curling Iron, $130

Best Blow Dryer: Solano 3300 Xtralite Dryer, $159

Best Flat Iron: Corioliss Straight 2 Curl Professional Titanium Styling Iron, $195

What’s the verdict? Do you see your favorite here?