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Justin Bieber Reveals Former Hit He Can’t Stand: Is It Because Of A Selena Gomez Reference?

A LOT has changed for Justin Bieber since Face Slimming he got his start in the music industry,and he’s admitting to not liking some of the music he’s previously put out! Could it be because this particular song includes a very specific reference to his ex, Selena Gomez?!There’s nothing like old schoolJustin Bieber, 21, tunes! But for the Biebs himself, there’s some old songs he’s recorded that he actuallydoesn’tenjoy listening back to…and one of them was a major hit single.

“I never really Latex Waist Wrainer liked “Beauty and a Beat,”” he admitted on Bert Weiss’ radio show, of the song he recorded withNicki Minaj, 33, and put out as a single at the end of 2012. “But I understood what it was at the time. And it was music that was popular at that time, as well. But I was never really a huge fan of that song.” Umm…WHAT? “Beauty and the Beat” is SUCH a jam

!What’s interesting, is that that track specifically costume manufacturer names a VERY important person in Justin’s life: His on-off love,Selena Gomez, 23.During her verse, Nicki raps, “Justin Bieber, you know I’mma hit ‘em with the ether, guns out, wiener, but I gotta keep an eye out for Selen-er.” Could Sel be the reason the 21-year-old has such bad memories of this tune?

Even so, Justin had nothing but great things to say about the “Hands To Myself” singer during his interview. “She loves me,” he said. “No, I love her too, always.”And when he was shown a photo of Christopher Mason, the hot guy in Selena’s new music video, he couldn’t help but show his envy. “What is she trying to do to my heart?!” he asks. “Who’s this guy? He’s a joke! This guy’s a chump.”

But, for right now, Jelena is definitely off – Selena even said she is “beyond done” talking about her ex in interviews! And the Biebs has proven that he’s (at least temporarily!) moved on…with Hailey Baldwin, 19.The two have been on a tropical vacation with his family since right after Christmas, and confirmed that they’re more than friends by flaunting major PDA on Instagram. Oo-la-la! Check out Justin’s latest album RIGHT HERE.


Demi Lovato Performs ‘Stone Cold’ For First Time

Demi Lovato absolutely slayed while performing her smooth Face Slimming as silk new hit, “Stone Cold,” for the first time in NYC. This just proves that she can do about anything: pop, rock and Motown-inspired magnificence!Demi Lovato, 23, has been keeping us all on our toes with the release of her new singles, one by one, but it was definitely worth the wait to finally hear her crush “Stone Cold!”Her smooth and sexy song is an incredible followup to “Confident” and “Cool for the Summer,” and some lucky folks at the Highline Ballroom in NYC got to see her perform it for the first time on September 29. So jealous!

Listen to Demi croon “Stone Cold” so masterfully, and you’ll know why she’s the champ. After a slow start – because that crowd can’t stop chatting while she’s beginning the song! – Demi’s voice begins to become more and more powerful, and the audiencehushes. But only for a moment

!Once they hear how fantastic this song is, they start Latex Waist Wrainer cheering and screaming for Demi as hard as they can! Wearing a shiny, golden dress and standing tall in front of the crowd, Demi looks like a gorgeous statuette. But she’s got serious soul, and serious pipes!

Take Our PollRight in the middle of a stunning costume manufacturer spotlight, Demi hits that enormous final note that seems to just keep going and going, and she kills it! There wasn’t a person in the house who wasn’t impressed by that gorgeous performance, and that gorgeous girl.

Demi’s seriously been having the best year. Her new album Confident is due to drop on October 16, and she spent the summer performing her butt off to promote it. “Cool for the Summer” might have been the song of the summer, and we saw her performa fun, sexy rendition of it at the VMAs with some help from Iggy Azalea! She just dropped title song “Confident” on September 18, and now we have that and “Stone Cold” to look forward to hearing so much more.


Are Jacob And Renesmee Getting Their Own Movie Series After Twilight?

Did Stephenie Meyer reveal Face Slimming she’s starting a Twilight spinoff starring Taylor Lautner?Stephenie Meyer already dished the goods on Kristen Stewart’s Bella wedding dress, and now she may have let the cat out of the bag about a new Twilight sequel! In her new interview with USA Today the writer refused to answer whether Jacob (Taylor Lautner) and Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy) are capable of having children, because she might write more about them.

As you guys know, when we leave Breaking Dawn Jacob is a teenager and Renesmee is aging rapidly. But does this mean if Jacob stops himself from aging, as werewolves can do, and they catch up to each other they could have kids?

“That is a question I’m reserving the right not to Latex Waist Wrainer answer, because there is a chance I’ll go back to their story,” says Stephenie. What?! She might come back to the story of Jacob and Renesmee?! We wouldn’t blame her, the whole imprinting plotline is fascinating, although many fans were disappointed that Jacob “imprinted” on Bella and Edward’s baby. As the devoted fans know though, this only means he is protective of her and doesn’t mean he has any inappropriate feelings towards Renesmee. He will wait until she gets older to act on anything, as he should.

So what do you guys think of a Jacob and Renesmee costume manufacturer movie or series? Would you want to see this? Since we haven’t gotten more of Midnight Sun, Twilight told from Edward’s perspective, and Stephenie says she’s not working on it anytime soon, maybe we can get our fix with a Jacob/Renesmee story. (And would anyone else want Taylor and his Renesmee-lookalike-girlfriend Lily Collins to star in it??)


Big Sister

Envelopes Face Slimming  , yes. But can mile-long acrylic nails done up in airbrushed art actually open doors? Talk to Kid Sister (aka Melisa Young), the on-the-verge Chicago rapper who has parlayed a full set of Celia Cruz–style talons into a collaboration with Kanye West, a record deal and talks about a future with MTV.

It’s true: Young, 27, owes much to her Latex Waist Wrainer manicure, her signature accessory since eighth-grade graduation. “It was my first big-girl thing that my mom let me do,” she says, brandishing 10 coral-coated digits painted with white flowers. “They were bright red. I looked like a f—ing harlot! I couldn’t believe my mom let me do it.” Trampy or not, aside from a few years spent away from the acrylics during college, those flamboyant fingertips have become what she calls “my shtick.” So much so that they inspired her hit single “Pro Nails,” a feel-good, old-school-style track with a chorus—“Got her toes done up wit her fingernails matchin’”—that’s undeniably catchy. Last summer, when Young was unsigned and working the music-festival and Chicago club circuits while keeping her day job selling baby clothes, the song caught the right ear—that of Kanye West. He was introduced to it by his DJ, Alain “A-Trak” Macklovitch, Young’s boyfriend. West liked what he heard so much that he added vocals and cameoed in the video, which debuted in December. Fast-forward to spring 2008, and much has changed for Young. Bye-bye baby store, for one; now she’s busy putting the finishing touches on her first album—titled Koko B. Ware, after her favorite WWF wrestler of yore—scheduled for release in late July on Downtown Records.

Young, who has a costume manufacturer film degree from Chicago’s Columbia College, didn’t start rapping until two years ago, when she took the stage at a popular party at a local club hosted by her brother, Josh (J2K), one half of the popular DJ duo Flosstradamus. That performance put her in front of some of hip hop’s hottest up-and-coming acts, many of whom contributed to her record—DJ Gant-Man, Trakademicks, DJs Infamous and Develop, Spank Rock and Nina Sky among them. “Who else is on it?” Young asks herself, nearly forgetting her biggest hitmaking muscle: “Oh, Kanye! Kanye! Duh! Don’t forget that, of course…. Kanye is the one that really got the ball rolling on mainstream exposure.”

Indeed, since West lent “Pro Nails” his golden touch, Young has turned some bigwig heads, not the least of which belong to MTV talent execs. In February she did a stint on Total Request Live, followed by performances at MTV Spring Break in Panama City Beach, Florida. And post-interview, she’s off to yet another meeting to discuss potential partnerships with the music network.

But Young is poised to be more than a West-endorsed one-hit wonder. Her music is a throwback to mid-Nineties female rap—think Salt-n-Pepa. But it’s upbeat, happy and almost wholesome when compared to the explicit material put forth by her predecessors and peers. Or, as Young describes it: “Fun, fun, F to the U to the N and more fun! It’s really carefree, fun dance stuff. I think a lot of music that’s done by someone that people would describe as a hipster or, you know, a scenester, that music often comes with a warning label of pretension, of exclusivity, and I’m just, like, you know what, why do we have to be snobs?”

Young’s look is as fresh as her sound, and she’s not afraid to experiment. A few months ago she was working a retro glamour-girl angle with a blond, Twenties-style marcelled bob. Today she’s a mix of kitschy street—oversize T-shirt emblazoned with a cat, printed leggings, sequined sneaks—and slick, flawless beauty, epitomized by her striking long black hair, which, right now, is a virtually undetectable wig. “When I went platinum, I pretty much chemically cut my hair,” she explains with a laugh. “It evaporated, disintegrated.” And despite the less-than-chic connotations that two handfuls of acrylic-tipped nails conjure, Young is no stereotype. “There are definitely girl rappers out there, girl artists, girl anything, who will straight-up wear underwear, or a bikini,” she says, recalling the raunchfest that is MTV Spring Break. “I’m like, ‘Okay, girls, modesty! We’re all classy girls here.’ I felt like I had to be the modesty police…. I’m a big proponent of, Let’s keep it on, let’s keep it dry, keep it clean.” That means a high-low mix of colorful, often casual and relatively covered-up ensembles punctuated by loads of chunky accessories that play to a ghetto-fab vibe. “I don’t like to look trashy,” says the singer, who spent part of her album advance on shoes (Chloé and Manolo Blahnik), a bag (Miu Miu) and a car (a 1990 Mercedes 420 SEL), yet still shops at Target. “But I like to make a statement, and if the statement is a little trashy, then that’s okay to me,” she concedes.

Though Young claims to be a fashion neophyte, there’s plenty of evidence to the contrary. She made her TRL debut in a purple Hussein Chalayan dress and Valentino slingbacks, and her requests for this photo shoot read like a veteran fashionista’s wish list, straight from the spring runways: “Clothing: Dior, Hussein Chalayan, Alexander Wang, Topshop stuff (not Kate Moss’s line), Etro, Chloé (footwear and clothing), Balenciaga (knee-high gladiator sandals in black and white), Gracie by Alice McCall (Australian designer), Miu Miu…. Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Chloé, Pierre Hardy, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent star heels.”

While a girl can certainly get a decent amount of mileage out of her beauty and fashion sense in the entertainment industry, Young has genuine good-natured charisma working for her as well. When, due to time constraints, lots of luggage and lack of a better option, the postshoot interview is moved to a Dunkin’ Donuts on Manhattan’s East 14th Street, she takes it in stride. “Are you a York Peppermint Pattie shake girl or a Reese’s shake girl?” she asks, grabbing the tape recorder and launching into faux-reporter mode as a noisy blender interrupts the conversation. “It looks like those are $1.99…and I want one now. Okay, back to you.”

Music, looks, personality—it’s a package deal that apparently has big network appeal. When asked how her MTV meeting went during a follow-up phone call a few days later, Young is all good news: “Oh, MTV! Let me tell you what these people told me. They want to give me my own show. I’m not kidding!” She notes that nothing’s set in stone, and details have yet to be worked out, but in other words, she seems to have nailed it.

Body Magic Shaper: The Modern-Day Corset

Being Face Slimming a lady myself, keeping my body in shape is a very arduous task. It is not because I eat too much or I exercise a little. Although I have been doing a bit of dieting and I have been having some exercise regimen, my body still remains flabby as it was before. It would take me more effort, perhaps thrice my current effort, in order to achieve the body that I really wanted.

Being a health care worker has it perks. It makes me easily discover the scientific reason behind each phenomenon that I encounter. And for my body structure, I believe it is my genes. Both my parents have what they call “truncal obesity”, which means that most of their adipose and fatty tissues are focused on the central part of their bodies-the trunk. And the trunk includes the abdomen and hips-the body parts which I have the most difficulty of shedding off pounds. But I believe, if there is a will, there is a way. I do not easily give up without a try.

And indeed, after so many tries, I have Latex Waist Wrainer succeeded. With diet and exercise, I incorporated the use of a body shaper, more of like a girdle. While losing excess weight through diet and exercise, the body shaper facilitated the contouring of my abdomen and hips. Actually, I enjoyed the process of curving my body. While I do belly dancing, I use the girdle. And even when I’m just sitting and relaxing, I wear it for a considerable amount of time daily. And boy was it astounding!

In relation to shaping the central area of the body, there is a new innovative product in the market nowadays called the ” Body Magic Shaper”. Reviews have shown that in a span of a few minutes, after wearing the Body Magic Shaper, the wearer shrinks for up to 3 dress sizes. How cool is that! There may be a lot of options in purchasing girdles for women. But in relation to my experience mentioned above, I believe that body shapers target specific areas of the body that are too stubborn to reduce through passive efforts. The “Body Magic Shaper” is not only a shaper of curves. Its benefits include the following: slimming of waistline, lifting of buttocks, reducing flabbiness on hips, underarms and back. It is like a modern version of a corset. Indeed, it is a corset with a special twist.

Gift Ideas For Girlfriend – A Sexy Corset Is Perfect

Are you looking for a great gift Face Slimming ideas for your girlfriend? It can be so hard can’t it? My husband hates choosing presents for me because he is never sure whether he will get it right (as it happens he is actually very good). But because women are so much more difficult to buy for than men I will give you a bit of insider advice and tell you what your girlfriend would really like.

Now I know that a lot of men shy away from buying lingerie for their girlfriends, not least because it can be so embarrassing going into a lingerie shop or wandering round in the lingerie department of a department store.

Well that doesn’t Latex Waist Wrainer need to be a problem any longer. You can get lingerie online very easily nowadays and that takes all the embarrassment out of the situation and just leaves you with the problem of what to choose.

The other problem some men have with buying lingerie for their girlfriend is worrying about whether it is something they will really like, or whether it could be a bit awkward because of the connotations. Well I suppose you are the only one who will really know how you think your girlfriend might react.

But this also need not be a problem, because the corset is now viewed as a dual purpose garment that can be worn either as underwear or as an outer garment (top). This has become very fashionable recently and so as long as you don’t buy anything too overtly sexy, your girlfriend can decide when and in what circumstances she wants to wear it.

You will earn even more brownie points if you identify an item of clothing that your girlfriend already has in her wardrobe and suggest that she might team it up with the corset you buy her. This is two- fold. Firstly you will get kudos just because you know what is in her wardrobe, which means that you have ‘taken notice’ and secondly your girlfriend will pleased to know that you are in touch with your feminine side. It might not work for you but believe me; we girls love a man who is in touch with his feminine side!

Changing Society – One Pant Leg at a Time

Wait! Are my eyes deceiving me Face Slimming ? Is that Aston Kutcher flaunting his Ginch Gonch undies in the new movie Spread? Can someone please tell me when things suddenly changed without my knowledge? I Remember a time, not to far too long ago, when guys wearing anything but the traditional “tighty whites”, were ostracized for their underwear choice. In fact, men who dared enough to wear anything remotely sexier than a functional pair of underwear had their masculinity directly attacked! Yet, somewhere along the way these old limitations became obsolete with the introduction of a new, more acceptable form of man, the metro sexual! This new genre of guy, engaging in “man-scapping” practices(body shaving); wearing the latest in men’s designer fashions, and even wearing flamboyant underwear styles, have become the acceptable norm for expressing for individuality. Fascinating, isn’t it?

Well, how fascinated are you with the topic of men’s underwear? Not sure? Well it’s probably more than you think! Interestingly enough, when conducting top searches about “men’s underwear” on the Internet, the results reveal a plethora of underwear website pages specifically targeting men who want to know more about the undies they wear. At the time of this article, there are over 8,990,000 related websites pages about men’s underwear. This includes men’s underwear blogs, men’s online underwear stores and other websites with topics on men’s underwear. After perusing the abundance of men’s underwear blogs it is interesting to discover the tens of thousands of followers that regularly scan through the various articles on the subject of men’s underwear. Whether it’s the allure, or just a mere fascination of what’s hiding beneath those tight pair of jeans, the men in our society are changing; one pant leg at a time!

Looking at yesteryears gone by, it is not hard to Latex Waist Wrainer acknowledge the monumental changes marking the evolution in men’s underwear, or the focus on feeling sexy in the right kind of underwear. Popular icons have sprung up throughout the years including Marky Mark who seemingly changed the world by showing off his underwear goods; Calvin Klein billboards flaunting those sexy male models in their skivvies; and dare we say “The Naked Cowboy” who has been regularly spotted in New York walking around in his underwear strumming his guitar. While these people, places and events may seem unrelated with their impacts, these images and figures have slowly desensitized public view to create a modern man’s society yearning to look like they just jumped out of the pages of a GQ magazine. So guys! Where does that leave us in the new millennium?

Alright guys! Let’s take ourselves back almost two decades ago while we toiled with social acceptance in our formidable teenage years. Yes, we’re talking about that horrible time period when young social pressures dictated what we were going to wear, or more importantly what we would not be caught dead in during our school locker room days. Well, it appears that in adulthood, those days are over! There seem to be many acceptable styles now that still include the “tighty whities”, but have also expanded into the bikini and square cut underwear styles. An expert in the field of men’s underwear and men’s swimwear, this is the most exciting time for us guys! New underwear designers are springing up everywhere. Designs and colors are becoming more stylish, daring and sexier than ever. Additionally, new types of innovative construction in underwear have helped many men with those irregular body parts; whether trying to hide something or improve an attribute. Recently, the male enhancement underwear has been a newly inspired rage sweeping across the underwear industry.

Keira & James


Face Slimming  It’s a snowy December afternoon in New York, and Keira Knightley and James McAvoy are huddled over a plate of Chinese dumplings, still recovering from the previous night’s carousing at the West Village’s trendy Beatrice Inn. “I tried to get pissed so I could sleep in, but I still woke up at eight. I’m so hungover,” says Knightley, sighing. Her skin glowing, her hair shiny and her eyes without the slightest trace of red, she looks no worse for the wear.

“I didn’t get in till five,” counters McAvoy, his Scottish brogue making “till” sound like the shade of greenish blue. “There was really good dancing. We dominated the dance floor. And I lost my phone. Some woman named Stephanie picked it up in a car. I’ve been spending the whole morning on the phone going, ‘Stephanie? Stephanie? Can you hear me? It’s a bad connection but don’t hang up!’”

Knightley and McAvoy Latex Waist Wrainer may sound like just another pair of underemployed, hard-partying twentysomethings, the type who can stay out until the wee hours and sleep all day without consequence. But in fact, the opposite is true. The two are in the States to promote Atonement, the Joe Wright–directed adaptation of Ian McEwan’s much loved novel, and because the film has garnered the sort of advance buzz that makes studio heads dream about statuettes, McAvoy and Knightley are being trotted around New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco like a pair of prize ponies. Last night’s dance floor domination, coming as it did after multiple photo shoots and interviews, was a much needed chance to blow off some steam.

McAvoy, who’s been at it for a week longer than Knightley because she was wrapping up her next film, The Duchess, seems particularly fed up. “I do find it strange, doing magazine shoots,” he says. “Photographers always go, ‘Why don’t you like to have your picture taken? That’s what you do for a living anyway. Just pretend you’re acting. It’s the same thing!’ And I’m like, ‘No, it’s f—ing not! Give me a script then. Or tell you what, how about if I just stand here, and you pretend I’m acting? Would that make it easier for you?’”

Onscreen, as ill-fated lovers Robbie Turner and Cecilia Tallis, the two have a palpable sexual chemistry, with one scene involving them, both dressed in black-tie finery, furtively going at it while slammed up against a bookcase. In person, however, McAvoy and Knightley come off more like siblings, with the preternaturally poised actress seeming more like the elder sister, though she’s 22 to his 28. When asked what it was like working with Knightley, for example, McAvoy quips, “She has smelly feet!” before hastily adding, “I’m just kidding. Please don’t put that in.”

Still, despite his borderline brattiness, there is something undeniably charming about McAvoy. Maybe it’s the accent, or the fact that he’s a tough guy with an unabashed feminine side. (He keeps a stash of his favorite Swirling Mist white tea in his backpack and excuses himself midconversation to apply Dr. Hauschka lip balm, which he swears was a freebie from the hotel when Knightley ribs him about it.) Director Kevin Macdonald says that when he cast the actor as Idi Amin’s personal physician in 2006’s The Last King of Scotland, he was taken off guard a bit at his wife’s gushy reaction. “She was like, ‘Oooh, I just love him! He’s so cute!’” the director recalls. “It’s strange because from my point of view he’s not exactly eye candy. But he has this quality that women really respond to.”

Raised largely by his grandparents in a bleak Glasgow housing project, McAvoy had his first exposure to show business when he was 16, after Glaswegian actor and director David Hayman came to speak at his school. “He’d done loads of movies and worked with f—ing Schwarzenegger, and as a young kid I was like, ‘Oooh, that’s interesting,’” McAvoy remembers. After class, he asked Hayman if he could make the tea or run errands on his next film, but when Hayman called six months later, it was to offer McAvoy the chance to audition for The Near Room, a movie he was directing. McAvoy landed the part, and though it wasn’t exactly instant stardom—“I had no agent, so I had no way of getting other work,” he explains—the experience was enough to pique his interest. Two years later he enrolled at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. “I wanted to leave the life that I knew,” he says. “I wanted an adventure.”

And so it has been. McAvoy first began attracting major attention in the UK in 2004, with a well-reviewed small film about two wheelchair-bound young men called Inside I’m Dancing (released in the States as Rory O’Shea Was Here), and the television series Shameless, where he met his wife of one year, actress Anne-Marie Duff. His powerful performance in The Last King of Scotland earned him a BAFTA nomination and an international reputation. Says Macdonald, “He’s the best actor under 30 in Britain, and maybe beyond that. I’ve seen many of the young American actors as well, and I can’t think of anyone who even compares.”

Tim Bevan, who produced Atonement and Inside I’m Dancing, agrees that McAvoy’s acting chops were never in doubt. The real question was whether the five-foot-seven, slightly built, ghostly pale Scotsman had what it takes to be a true screen idol. “He’s one of those guys who was always going to be a fantastic actor but the worry was, is he going to crack it to become a movie star?” says Bevan. “Atonement has proven that he has that quality. He can get away with crying onscreen, and it’s very moving. He plays like a man, not like a wuss.”

Strangely, until quite recently, Knightley was in almost the opposite position—that of a sexy, beautiful movie star who, despite having worked steadily since she was seven, was widely underestimated as an actress. Just a few years ago, for instance, even with the success of 2002’s Bend It Like Beckham and 2003’s Pirates of the Caribbean behind her, she had trouble convincing director John Maybury to let her audition for the lead in the 2005 thriller The Jacket. “He said to me very plainly, ‘I don’t think you can act. I don’t want you in this film,’” remembers Knightley. (She eventually got the role and held her own against costars Adrien Brody and Jennifer Jason Leigh.)

The actress found herself in the same situation the following year, when director Joe Wright got it in his head that she was too pretty to play Elizabeth Bennet in Pride & Prejudice. “Funnily enough, he had the same reservations about her that I had initially,” says Maybury, who has since wrapped a second film with Knightley, The Edge of Love, written by her mother, Sharman Macdonald, and due out later this year. “I told him, director to director, that he’d be insane not to have her.” Knightley, of course, received a best actress Oscar nomination for the role, and Wright went on to cast her in his next film, Atonement.

Knightley insists that she never took the directors’ doubts about her personally. “I was already so aware that that was how everybody felt,” she says. “I think if you’re actually honest about it, then we can have a discussion, and I can actually do something. But if nothing is said, you’re going to go away with the same opinion, and I’m going to go away feeling s— about myself.”

It’s a remarkably evolved attitude for someone so young, but having worked as an actress for a decade and a half, Knightley has developed showbiz survival tactics well beyond her years. Those who know her remark that she somehow skipped over the entitled-starlet phase entirely, to the point that even the most devoted tabloid reader would have a hard time coming up with a single diva moment or drunken scene reported in the gossip rags. “Her parents [Sharman Macdonald, an actress-turned-playwright, and Will Knightley, an actor] raised her with her roots in the earth,” says Gore Verbinksi, who directed her in all three Pirates films. “She doesn’t get caught up in all the hype. Even at 17 she was remarkably stable and confident.”

“From a very young age I realized that you didn’t get parts if you acted like a child,” says Knightley. “So even at seven I remember picking a way to behave, a way that worked. Though in my personal life I don’t think I’m particularly mature. I don’t particularly want to be mature!” Until recently, for example, her London apartment looked more like a college dorm than a movie star’s abode. “It always looked very transient,” she says. “We were sitting on folding chairs.”

But that changed at the beginning of last year, when Knightley took six months off between projects—the first proper break she’d had in five years. “It got to the point where you just get tired, and then you start to forget what you love about what you do,” she says. “I wanted to be able to say to my friends, ‘Yes, I will be there for your birthday.’ I was having that discombobulated feeling of being homesick but not knowing what I was homesick for.”

What she did during that half year off, she says, was “all the normal stuff: going to farmers’ markets, cooking, reading books.” And her most gratifying accomplishment was purchasing a sofa—“a big, huge, f—-off thing that you sink into and never want to get out of. I never realized what a difference a couch could make!”

As stable as she might be, growing up in the spotlight has not been without its moments. The reed-thin Knightley has been widely criticized for her weight, with one British newspaper going so far as to run a photo of the actress in a bikini alongside an article about a teenager who’d died of anorexia. The headline was a quote from the girl’s mother: “If pictures like this one of Keira carried a health warning, my darling daughter might have lived.” Knightley, who has widely denied having an eating disorder and who, in person, looks the picture of health, sued the paper for libel and won.

“It’s like having piles of s— put on your head,” Knightley says of the things written about her in years past, which, in addition to accusations of anorexia, included stories about her breaking the heart of her ex-boyfriend, model Jamie Dornan. “As a teenager you put enough on yourself. You’re a spotty emotional wreck whose body is changing, and you’re just not equipped to deal with that sort of thing.” The experience has left her cautious, to the point where she won’t even admit to her current relationship with Pride & Prejudice costar Rupert Friend—with whom she is often spotted around London—saying things to reporters like “I have no idea who that person is” when his name is brought up.

But these days the public seems less interested in her weight and her relationships than in her Oscar chances—though that kind of attention can also be tricky. When a movie has been hyped as aggressively as Atonement, with full-page “For Your Consideration” ads in Variety day after day, there is an enormous amount of expectation involved. (A week after this interview, the film was nominated for seven Golden Globes, with both Knightley and McAvoy singled out for acting.) When the topic of Oscar expectations arises, Knightley offers the usual demurrals. “If the film gets awards or anything, great, but if it doesn’t, it certainly doesn’t devalue the project,” she says. But she does admit that part of what made her last go-round on the award-show circuit so enjoyable was the fact that people had low expectations for Pride & Prejudice. “It was great fun, and it was partly great fun because I was absolutely certain that I wasn’t going to win, so it was just sort of going along for a jolly.”

McAvoy, who recently wrapped the action flick Wanted with Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman, admits to feeling a bit more pressure. “I won’t lie and say that I’m completely unfazed by it all. I am fazed by it all. I want the movie to do really well, and I want it to win lots of Oscars and BAFTAs, and I want it to win the adulation of every single member of the human race,” he says, only half kidding. “But at the same time I would hate to think that any of us should feel any less proud simply because it didn’t garner lots of awards. So it’s a strange conflict. There’s a part of me that wants to forget all of these things, and there’s a part of me that can’t.” It doesn’t help, he says, that he’s spent the past two and a half weeks being asked about how it feels to be an Oscar hopeful. “Journalists keep telling you, ‘Sooo, I hear Oscar!’ And you’re like, ‘Oh really? Great.’”

He finds sitting for interviews, it seems, just as tiresome as having his picture taken. “I had one guy, and I’m not going to tell you who it was because he’s quite well known, say, in a TV segment, ‘So, Atonement, it’s about as hot as a bucket of chicken with biscuits on the side!’ I don’t even know what that means,” McAvoy rants. “But I’m not going to moan on about journalists anymore. Sorry about that.”


With a New Will Ferrell Film, Eva Mendes Is Showing Off Her Funny Bone


Face Slimming  Eva Mendes was riding in a cab through New York’s SoHo in May when it stopped at a red light on Houston Street. Looking out, she saw herself splashed 50 feet wide across a billboard, writhing in a white tee and skinny Calvins. “There I was,” she says, “all greased up, my head thrown back, and I thought, Who are you? Are you kidding me?” Later that day the curvy beauty, now ensconced in a banquette at the Carlyle hotel restaurant, laughs as she recounts how disconnected the sighting made her feel. “There’s that little surreal moment,” Mendes says. “I’m proud of it, absolutely, because why not? I can access that side quite easily, and I enjoy it, but certainly how boring if that was all I had to offer. The goal is to explore all sides.”

Coming from an actress who has posed nude Latex Waist Wrainer for the cover of Maxim, provoked a controversy with her bare nipple in a 2008 TV ad for Calvin Klein perfume and spotlighted her shapely breasts in countless photo shoots—in Italian Vogue, they were smushed upward by an unseen woman’s feet—this may strike you at first as disingenuous. But spend a little time in Mendes’s company and you begin to see that her most substantial assets are not just the ones on perennial display.

“Can I get something out of the way really quickly?” she asks as she scans the menu, holding up her slender hands to show me her crazy long fuchsia nails. “Not me! These are fake nails for a photo shoot, and they won’t come off. I was looking at my hands and thinking, Ugh! What are these?”

Talons aside, Mendes, 35, is surprisingly delicate and unadorned in person, with a quick wit and the kind of boundless optimism that reveals itself in the way she says “aMAZing!” when asked to describe an experience. Tonight she’s wearing a white gauzy summer dress with a plunging V-neck, and her hair is loosely piled atop her head. She has willowy arms, a forehead that furrows and slightly buck teeth, as she calls them, that lend her generous smile its warmth.

“It’s very hard for me to be seen as funny, and the truth is, that’s where I’m most comfortable,” she says when talk turns to her latest film, The Other Guys, which opens in August and also stars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. Mendes plays über woman Sheila Gamble, a Knicks dancer–turned–doctor married to a dunderhead of a forensics cop (Ferrell) who doesn’t realize what a babe his wife is. “These are the two comments I get from people when they meet me,” says Mendes, who lives in Los Angeles but is in New York for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute gala. “‘You seem a lot taller on film,’ and ‘You’re funny.’ If people hang out with me, they see I’m a ham.

In the past 12 years, Mendes has appeared in 24 movies, though it’s safe to say that despite some memorable performances, none have propelled her to the top of Hollywood’s A-list. She’s longing to stretch, she says, having been cast more typically for her looks, so redolent of the full-bodied Sixties Italian sirens Sophia Loren and Gina Lollobrigida, than for her acting cred. Among her best-known roles: Denzel Washington’s mistress in the 2001 police drama Training Day; Joaquin Phoenix’s sexy squeeze in the compelling 2007 cop thriller We Own the Night; and the canny, fast-talking gossip columnist Sara Melas in Hitch, the 2005 blockbuster romantic comedy that costarred Will Smith as the dating coach she falls for. Though Mendes was singled out for praise, it was the heavyweights Washington, Phoenix and Smith who got the lion’s share of critical attention.

With The Other Guys, however, Mendes may well give her co-stars a run for their money. “It was completely liberating,” she says of the opportunity to play in another key. “Never have I had so much fun with a character and felt so natural at it. Had I done this movie three years ago, I wouldn’t have had the confidence to throw it back at Will, and now, if anything, I was overly confident. I didn’t know when to stop!”

Mendes, Ferrell recalls, was nimble on her feet and always knew where the joke lay. His and McKay’s method is nonstop improvisation, a working style they’ve honed in such films as Anchorman and Talladega Nights, but one that was new to Mendes. Asked to sing a little ditty they’d composed called “Pimps Don’t Cry,” Mendes “made up this funny, weird, touching moment where she’s caressing my face and singing this song like a lullaby, completely seriously,” says Ferrell. “It was odd and insane and funny all at the same time.”

No stranger to being the lone female in a testosterone-fueled ensemble, Mendes happily jumped into her next project, tentatively titled Last Night, because it allowed her to work alongside Keira Knightley and to inhabit a buttoned-down, understated character for the first time. The film, which does not yet have a release date, features Knightley and Sam Worthington as a married couple tempted to stray. Mendes plays the husband’s alluring business associate, and though she’s the other woman, “she is not seen as overtly sexy as she’s been in other films,” says freshman director Massy Tadjedin. “There’s a softness and subtlety­ in her performance that makes it a very real depiction of a woman.”

While waiting for her Monster, the indie movie that turned Charlize Theron from babe into Oscar-winning actress, Mendes has tried to be savvy about the roles she accepts. Her winning turn as Nicolas Cage’s prostitute girlfriend in Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) may have been overshadowed by Cage’s deliriously whacked-out performance, but the chance to be directed by Werner Herzog, she says, was reason enough to sign on. She initially turned down director James Gray when he approached her about We Own the Night because she wanted a more complex, sensual character than was written. Only after Phoenix joined the roster and Gray promised to allow her greater input did she go forward. “She’s now trying to avoid ‘sultry, hot’ Eva Mendes,” says the director. “She’ll say, ‘Can you please write me a part?’ She has a very deep commitment to the craft of acting in a way that most actors of her generation simply do not.”

Mendes did not grow up with any ambition to become an actress. The summer before her senior year at California State University, Northridge, where she was dabbling in communications without much focus, her neighbor, a photographer, happened to snap a few pictures of her, which caught the eye of an agent. Soon she was booked for an Aerosmith video (“Hole in My Soul”) and won her first film role, as a screamer in the straight-to-video horror flick Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (1998). Her utter lack of experience led Mendes to seek out L.A. acting coach Ivana Chubbuck, with whom she still regularly takes class.

Her big break came three years later in Training Day, and though the script didn’t call for it, she suggested to director Antoine Fuqua that she appear fully nude in her first scene. She and the character played by Washington had just made love, she reasoned, so why was she topless but wearing her underwear? “I’ve never had a problem with nudity, but I don’t put it out there without a reason,” says Mendes. “I’m not an exhibitionist. But, honestly, for my art I’ll do anything, almost. I’ll go there.”

She certainly went there in We Own the Night—in the opening scene, Mendes masturbates in her underwear. “I remember calling my acting coach after seeing that first scene and telling her how embarrassed I felt, and she said, ‘It means you bared your soul.’ I was like, ‘Right,’” she says in agreement, adding earnestly, “I’d never felt that before.”

When asked whether all the nudity makes her feel objectified, Mendes doesn’t flinch. “I know I walk a fine line between being a respected actor and being what they call a sex symbol,” she says. “It’s a hard one to walk if you want to be known as a real, credible actor. But I’ve never felt objectified. Nothing you see me do is an accident. I might act like it’s an accident, but the opposite is true. I’m incredibly calculated when it comes to my career.”

And she’s not shy about using her celebrity to open doors. After admiring a gallery show by Francesco Vezzoli while she was in Rome last year, she arranged to meet the Italian artist and suggested they do something together. Soon after, Vezzoli, known for his clever use of celebrities, cast her in a new project at the Jeu de Paume in Paris. The work took the form of an ad campaign for a fake museum show, and included a video that evoked Fellini’s La Dolce Vita, in which Mendes channeled Anita Ekberg as she promoted the museum. Also included were photographs of Mendes re-creating famous sculptures of women, all of them, in the artist’s eyes, icons of carnal desire.

For all her steamy allure, Mendes has, in fact, led an exceedingly sheltered life. The youngest by more than 10 years of four children, she grew up in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles in a tight-knit, rambunctious household. Her Cuban-émigré parents divorced when she was about 10, and Mendes was raised by her tough-minded mother, whom Eva regularly accompanied on weekends to Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, where her mom, Eva senior, worked in the gift shop and the box office. Afterward, they’d see a movie together. She still remembers the way her voluptuous mother dressed for work (in a “long geisha gown—gorgeous!”) and always had her hair done, even off duty. Money was forever tight, and Mendes recalls the anxiety she felt whenever the phone or the electricity was cut off.

But they always had meat on the table, courtesy of her father, a meat distributor, who occasionally took five-year-old Eva on his rounds to the slaughterhouse. “I loved my dad so much and wanted to go to work with him,” she says. “He’d put me in a room to draw. I couldn’t see what was going on, but then my dad would come out, full of blood. So now I don’t eat anything from a slaughterhouse.”

A member of the drill team in high school, Mendes ran through a variety of odd jobs, including one at Hot Dog on a Stick. She was fired after she gave what she thought was an amusing secret Santa gift—comprised of personal-care products she’d bought at a drugstore—to a fellow employee. “The girl I gave it to didn’t have a sense of humor,” she remembers, and in an instant she’s back there. “In your face, Marcelle!” Still, she was, by her own admission, “a late bloomer.” She shared a bed with her mother until she was 17, and didn’t leave home until she was already working as an actress. “I’ve never really lived on my own,” says Mendes. “I didn’t dorm anywhere or have those experiences that a lot of my friends had.”


Your fat comes are beautiful

Face Slimming  ‘Your fat comes are beautiful': Iskra Lawrence shares moving lingerie selfie as the girl encourages ladies to accept their figure

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A week ago, the plus-sized model, who will be a healthy size 14, distributed a video of herself pouting in the mirror, presenting her figure in all their particular glory.

She distributed: ‘Health just isn’t one size or appearance. It’s not merely being able to lift the most or run the longest.

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