Friday, April 25, 2014

ASME Unveils 10 Finalists For Best Cover Contest Of 2013

ASME Unveils 10 Finalists For Best Cover Contest Of 2013: The American Society Of Magazine Editors (ASME) unveiled the finalists Monday for the Best Cover of the Year contest.

Each of the 10 finalists was chosen by top editors, art directors and photo editors as the winning cover in its category, ASME wrote on its Facebook page, where it listed the covers in the running for the top spot. The 2014 Cover of the Year will be announced on April 30.

Both Sports Illustrated and Boston Magazine won in their categories for their covers on the Boston Marathon bombings last April. George Clooney's polka dot W cover, Bloomberg Businessweek's Twitter cover and Kate Upton recreating the original 1913 Vanity Fair cover are also among the finalists for the Cover of the Year.

Here are the nominees:

Boston Magazine, News, Politics and Business Category:


New York Magazine, Entertainment and Celebrity Category:


Bloomberg Businessweek, Science, Technology and Nature Category:


Sports Illustrated/, Sports and Adventure Category:


O, The Oprah Magazine, Women's Service Category:


W Magazine, Fashion and Beauty Category:


Bloomberg Pursuits, Lifestyle Category:


Bloomberg Businessweek, Brainiest Category:


Food & Wine, Most Delicious Category:


Vanity Fair, Sexiest Category:


Which cover gets your vote?


Kristen Bell, Jenna Dewan And More Pose Nude For Allure

Kristen Bell, Jenna Dewan And More Pose Nude For Allure: Kristen Bell and Jenna Dewan-Tatum aren't afraid to bare all for Allure's much-anticipated "Nudes" feature.

Last year, Jennifer Morrison, Naya Rivera, Clare Bowen and Christa Miller stripped down for the magazine, and this year Bell and Dewan are joined by Nia Long and Minnie Driver in the pursuit of nothing but the naked truth.

Both Bell and Dewan-Tatum are new moms who both welcomed daughters in 2013. And though it's been less than a full year since Dewan, 33, gave birth to Everely in May, she said her husband Channing Tatum was a big supporter of her decision to take it off for Allure.

"Chan was really on board with it— he knows I'm very comfortable in my own skin," she told the magazine.

Meanwhile, 33-year-old Bell, who is just coming off the enormous success of "Frozen," told the magazine, "I talk a big game about being comfortable in my skin. I wanted to put my money where my mouth was."

allure cover, Kristen Bell, Jenna Dewan And More Pose Nude For Allure

For more with Kristen Bell and Jenna Dewan-Tatum, as well as Nia Long and Minnie Driver, head over to Allure.


Cameron Diaz's Plunging Dress Steals The Show At 'The Other Woman' Premiere

Cameron Diaz's Plunging Dress Steals The Show At 'The Other Woman' Premiere: Cameron Diaz's plunging neckline stole the show at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Other Woman" on Monday, April 21.

Even with curvy co-stars Kate Upton and Nicki Minaj pulling out all the stops, all eyes were on the 41-year-old actress who killed it in a little black dress with a deep u-shaped neckline.

Of course, there's no actual competition between Diaz and her co-stars, a message she says is highlighted in "The Other Woman."

"This film lets people know that women can champion one another, they don’t have to be competitive," she told The Gaurdian. "It's about the way these women get through that heartbreak and move forward. Sure, they take the low road for a second, but the story is all about their friendship."

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cameron diaz plunging dress

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Kate Middleton And William Find Trendy Backup Jobs In Australia

Kate Middleton And William Find Trendy Backup Jobs In Australia: Should we start calling him Prince Willex?

Our favorite royal couple proved just how trendy they are on Wednesday by having their hands (literally) at the hottest career choice of the moment -- DJing.

Will required some assistance when it was his turn to spin, but Kate actually kind of looks like a natural. And what is even cooler than a DJing duchess? A DJing duchess in a pink Alexander McQueen ensemble. Let's be real, if these two put out an album, we'd be first in line to buy it.

Looks like the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have everything they need for a steady backup career -- you know, if being royals doesn't work out.

Check out the awesomeness below!

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kate djs


Lupita Nyong'o Is People Magazine's Most Beautiful Person 2014

Lupita Nyong'o Is People Magazine's Most Beautiful Person 2014: It's official: Lupita Nyong'o is People magazine's Most Beautiful Person for 2014, besting other gorgeous ladies Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts and Julianna Margulies.

The annual Most Beautiful cover was unveiled on the Today show Wednesday, April 23:

.@Lupita_Nyongo is @peoplemag's #MostBeautiful:

— TODAY (@TODAYshow) April 23, 2014


This should come as no surprise to the magazine's readers (and to the world, really), and not only because Nyong'o is breathtakingly beautiful. The breakout star of "12 Years a Slave," this years Best Picture, won an Oscar herself for Best Supporting Actress. She soon after landed a contract with Lancome Paris, and constantly lands on "best dressed" lists with every red carpet appearance.

But it's the 31-year-old Kenyan Mexican actress' reaction to the new honor that captures her the most. "It was exciting and just a major, major compliment," she told People after learning she's gracing this year's cover. " I was happy for all the girls who would see me on [it] and feel a little more seen ."


Beyoncé's TIME 100 Title Solidifies Her As Pop Music's Reigning Queen

Beyoncé's TIME 100 Title Solidifies Her As Pop Music's Reigning Queen: Beyoncé landed at the top of the TIME 100, TIME Magazine's annual list most influential people. Hailed as the first "Titan" mentioned and the issue's cover star, Beyoncé was lauded for breaking all the rules in the music biz and championing women's rights to lead.

In keeping with TIME's tradition of casting cultural icons to write affectionate blurbs about the honorees, founder Sheryl Sandberg wrote the ode to Beyoncé. "Beyoncé doesn’t just sit at the table. She builds a better one," she wrote.

Beyoncé's whirlwind 2013 centered around dropping her self-titled LP in complete secrecy in December. She ran a sold out Mrs. Carter Show world tour, was a full-time mom and became the leading voice in support of women in pop culture and music. "Her answer to the question, What would you do if you weren’t afraid? appears to be 'Watch me. I’m about to do it,'" Sandberg wrote. "Then she adds, 'You can, too.'"

Her husband Jay Z was labeled a "Titan" last year and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg sang his praises, adding, "He even put a ring on Beyoncé." The couple is set to continue music domination and will embark on a major summer tour together, the Mr. And Mrs. Carter Tour.

Bey also nabbed a spot on the list last year, where she was then labeled as an "Icon." In the article written by director Baz Lurhmann, he complimented her work ethic and warmth. "When Beyoncé does an album, when Beyoncé sings a song, when Beyoncé does anything, it’s an event, and it’s broadly influential," he wrote. "Right now, she is the heir-­apparent diva of the USA -- the reigning national voice."

Only a year later and Beyoncé is no one's heir-apparent. She's pop music's queen.

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Kate Middleton Steals All William's Attention On Last Day In Australia

Kate Middleton Steals All William's Attention On Last Day In Australia: OK, we get it, William. You and Kate are the cutest couple ever.

The duke and duchess attended a black-tie reception in Canberra Thursday night, and even though there was plenty going on around them, we caught Will staring lovingly at the duchess the entire evening. In fact, it kind of seems like Will isn't paying attention to anything else besides his beautiful wife -- not even the speech given in their honor.

We can't really blame him, of course. Kate looks as lovely as ever in a white Lela Rose dress, black pumps and diamond drop earrings on the last day (*tear*) of the royal tour. We just hope he wasn't quizzed on anything that was said, because we're pretty sure he wasn't paying attention.

Check out his look of love below!

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Prince George REALLY Doesn't Want To Leave Australia

Prince George REALLY Doesn't Want To Leave Australia: Looks like we're not the only ones who get bummed out at the end of a vacation.

Prince George's days of group playdates, petting bilby's and getting seriously extravagant gifts in Australia came to an end Friday, and he does not look too happy about it.

George has stolen our hearts over the past three weeks, and apparently the hearts of parents all over the world, who have flocked to stores and websites where the clothing he has appeared in is sold.

And even though he's being carted around in the arms of Kate Middleton (who looks lovely in a Michael Kors coat dress), he looks pretty pissed off.

Don't worry, Georgie! Now you get to go home and play with those giant stuffed animals!

Check out the look, and the baby-angst, below.

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sad george 4


Emma Stone Is Dreamy In Nude Cut-Out Gown At 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Premiere

Emma Stone Is Dreamy In Nude Cut-Out Gown At 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Premiere: Emma Stone might play a comic book character in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," but she looked more like something out of a fairytale for the film's premiere in New York City.

Stone was dreamy in a nude Prada gown with side cut-outs and metallic piping in NYC on Thursday April, 24. The 25-year-old, who plays Gwen Stacy in the follow-up to the 2012 blockbuster, looked all sorts of gorgeous as she posed for photos on the red carpet.

"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" hits theaters May 2.

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emma stone

emma stone


Beyoncé Runs The World, No Matter What She's Wearing

Beyoncé Runs The World, No Matter What She's Wearing: Some people are upset that Queen Bey is wearing underwear (possibly a bathing suit) on the cover of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World issue.

They claim that TIME is inappropriately sexualizing Beyoncé, and that others who have formerly filled that spot were never pictured in their underwear. They're essentially arguing that in order for a woman to be considered influential, powerful and successful, she should fit the image society has created of those things.

Here's why that theory is majorly flawed:

For starters, the photo of Beyoncé is tasteful; she looks gorgeous and physically strong. But more importantly, she looks like Beyoncé -- a woman who celebrates her body, is often seen in short shorts, and won't apologize for it.

Her outfit on the cover is perfectly on par with her image and signature style. She shouldn't have to stray from that to be considered influential.


Beyoncé's recent self-titled album has become somewhat of a feminist soundtrack, bringing conversation about women and equality to the front lines of pop culture. The song "***Flawless" includes an excerpt from novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's TED talk. She says, "We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings, in the way that boys are."

And teaching girls to be comfortable with their sexuality is exactly what Beyoncé is trying to do. In her own words, girls "Run The World," but at the same time, they can embrace their bodies, be proud to be "Bootylicious," and sport a "Freakum Dress" if they're so inclined.

Those who insist that showing Beyoncé in her underwear somehow reduces her, because she should be dressed similarly -- and therefore equally -- to her peers, have completely missed the mark.

In a January essay for The Shriver Report, Beyoncé wrote about gender equality:

Humanity requires both men and women, and we are equally important and need one another. So why are we viewed as less than equal? These old attitudes are drilled into us from the very beginning. We have to teach our boys the rules of equality and respect, so that as they grow up, gender equality becomes a natural way of life. And we have to teach our girls that they can reach as high as humanly possible.

The equality she refers to is equal opportunity, pay and respect -- it is not conditional on how you choose to present yourself.

In response to her cover placement, Beyoncé said, "It's something important for me as an artist, because it's not about fashion or beauty or music, it's about the influence I've had on culture."

That influence, in part, is changing what it looks like to be a strong woman. That woman could be in a pantsuit, she could be a CEO, she could be a waitress working a double shift to feed her kids -- or she could be a pop star who happens to look amazing in underwear.

In her profile for TIME, Sheryl Sandberg writes, "Beyoncé doesn't just sit at the table. She builds a better one."

That's certainly a table I'd like to sit at -- wearing whatever the hell I want.


Gorgeous new Jackets from Ralph Lauren

Gorgeous new Jackets from Ralph Lauren:

I've found a fabulous collection of Ralph Lauren Jackets! There's a huge selection of styles and colors to choose from in leather, suede, cotton and linen, just to name a few.  Follow the black and white trend, with the striped nautical themed jackets, or stand out with a gorgeous leather jacket in bright pink or turquoise. The options are unlimited for you to look absolutely stylish and chic in any one of these Ralph Lauren Jackets. The jackets are from the different labels, including the Blue Label, Lauren, Lauren Jeans Co., and Denim & Supply Label from Ralph Lauren. Enjoy!
Blue Label
Blue Label
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Blue Label Striped Linen Jacket

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Blue Label Belted Leather Jacket
Blue Label Linen Tweed Jacket

Blue Label Herringbone Linen Jacket
Blue Label Cotton Canvas Coat
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 Denim & Supply Military Jacket
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