Okay, wow. Can we talk for a sec about how freakin' gorgeous Dakota Fanning looks in the March issue of Glamour? Not that we're surprised—the girl has been in the public eye since forever, and we knew she'd shed the mantle of child stardom in favor of more adult projects—but her appearance in the magazine comes with a definitive declaration that Dakota is, officially, all grown up. And with her effortlessly glamorous spread and candid interview, we have to agree.
For her part, Dakota still hasn't let stardom go to her head; she shows the same poise and grounded attitude that's always set her apart from the highly visible, hard-partying Hollywood crowd, even as she's getting more attention for her red-carpet appearances. Asked whether she's enjoying her moment in the style spotlight, she replied, "It’s really fun when you’re getting dressed for something. It’s not when you’re in the rain with an umbrella and trying to carry a case of water"—a reference to a much-scrutinized photo of the actress running errands in New York, sans makeup and... well, some other stuff. Or in her words: "Yep, that’s me, alone, coming from Duane Reade. I’m not wearing a bra. Deal with it."
With the just-released trailer for Harmony Korine's gritty, grungy romp "Spring Breakers," actress Selena Gomez made good on her promise to "shock" fans who know her best from the family friendly Disney series "Wizards of Waverly Place" and her candy-pop music career. And, indeed, Selena bares a lot in the fresh footage—and not just because she's clad almost exclusively in a bikini. There's a certain level of vulnerability inherent in the role—one of many topics the 20-year-old tackled in her February cover story for Nylon magazine.
"It was my first audition in years," she recalled. "I definitely felt that with my first stepping-out role, I should choose something that I could understand a little more. I was really nervous, but Harmony took a chance with me. He said, 'You live in this bubble, and I'm going to take you out of it, but you have to trust me.'"
And trust him she did, wrapping a project unlike any she'd done previously, while making a bevy of new BFFs along the way.
We've been waiting forever for the buzz to start buzzing in advance of "The Hunger Games" sequel "Catching Fire"—and alas, we've got to wait a whole lot longer before the movie hits theaters—but in the interim, at least we've got this: the first look in Entertainment Weekly, which features a giant spread of behind-the-scenes intel and interviews with the movie's stars, and a seriously crushworthy cover featuring Jennifer Lawrence and Sam Claflin in their Capitol-issue full-body bathing suits. (Although fans will no doubt be disappointed to see that the shot of Sam in his clingy spandex swimwear cuts off just shy of the interesting parts. Oh, EW, how you tease.)
Meanwhile, Jennifer Lawrence is busy doing what she does best: acting ridiculous in her signature omg-can-we-please-be-BFFs style. Among her soundbites from the interview:
It's too bad Brown University doesn't offer credits in Cover Modeling 101, because starlet Emma Watson would be on her, like, fifth master's degree by now. The "Perks of Being a Wallflower" star—clad all in black and sporting some seriously pouty red lips—graces February's Marie Claire UK, in which she opens up about about her increasingly impressive career and her personal priorities.
It's no secret the 22-year-old hasn't taken much of a break since the "Harry Potter" franchise cast its last spell in 2011. In between college courses, Emma's worked on numerous projects including "Perks," "My Week With Marilyn" and the upcoming "Bling Ring." But that's the way Emma likes it. "I'm a bit OCD about perfectionism," she admitted to the magazine. "I'm my own worst critic. I think that's really hard but it also spurs me on."
If you don't like AnnaSophia Robb's preternaturally adorable face...um, what's wrong with you? The girl is like the human equivalent of a basket full of big-eyed fluffy kittens, seriously, it's impossible not to love her. But whatever, kitten-hater: point is, you'd better prepare yourself to be seeing a whole lot more of AnnaSophia, because with her great new gig as a young Carrie Bradshaw on "The Carrie Diaries" comes great responsibility—including the responsibility to appear in many, many magazines for some in-depth discussion of her new It Girl status. Look, it's already happening! Just feast your eyes on her cover appearance in Teen Vogue next month, where she proves that not only can she hold her own as a model for all things mod in an op-art photoshoot, but has some very Carrie things to say about her career, her love life and the magic land of New York City.
There's no question that any story taking place in the world of "Sex and the City" needs a certain amount of respect for the "city" part—and according to AnnaSophia, she absolutely shares her character's awe of the island of Manhattan.
"I want to be a f--king feminist and wear a f--king Peter Pan collar. So f--king what?"
"So f--king what?" is right, Zooey Deschanel! The "New Girl" actress, who charms weekly on her quirky Fox comedy, covers February's Glamour magazine and has uncharacteristically salty words for her critics. "I’m just being myself," she told the magazine. "There is not an ounce of me that believes any of that crap that they say."
The 32-year-old, whose divorce from Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard was finalized in December, had plenty more to get off her chest regarding her leap from the big to small screen, starving actresses and her own image in the industry.
"I think a lot of people think that they know me. I’m not Jess; I just look the same," Zooey said, adding that she has no delusions about her status in Hollywood:
Listen up, gossip mavens: Kristen Stewart ain't ascairt of you. Or us. Or anything, really! At least, that's the takeaway from her latest newsstand appearance. The actress is on the cover of V magazine next month, where she "comes clean" in a typically blunt interview (we count at least three f-bombs in this one!) and a neat-o photoshoot in which she sports wild, wet hair and some variously menswear-inspired minimalist black-and-white duds.
These days, Kristen is talking about her latest role in "On the Road" and what's in store for her now that she's finally escaped the insatiable (and sometimes malicious) scrutiny of the "Twilight" fandom. And after the year she's had—including the now-infamous "cheating" scandal with her "Snow White and the Huntsman" director—it's nice to see that KStew is more or less the living embodiment of don't-give-a-damn.
"I have realized that you can close yourself off to life if you put walls up, but it’s a difficult thing," she said, explaining that she's more or less given up on trying to shield herself from the public eye. "You can’t see over, people can’t see in, and you also can’t see out. So I’ve gotten quite comfortable with just being unafraid. I keep saying the same thing: it’s not about being fearless but really just embracing the fears and using them."
We didn't need 1 million men to tell us that Jennifer Lawrence is the ne plus ultra of smokin' hotness, but it's nice to see our girl crush's greatness confirmed in print: the "Hunger Games" star is on the cover of Vanity Fair's February issue, where she chows down on a daisy just above a headline declaring her status among menfolk everywhere as the world's most desirable dame. And inside, the actress is typically straightforward about her career beginnings, her empathy for Katniss Everdeen and how having no privacy makes her crazy.
Celebrity complaints about being chased by the paparazzi are nothing new, but Jennifer's combination of brutal honesty and self-awareness on the subject is refreshing.
Lea Michele is gracing the cover of Marie Claire's January issue, and in case you can't tell by that fierce face she's making, she means business; just look at the cover line next to her, promising a no-holds-barred discussion of CATFIGHTS, HOOKUPS AND HER DIVA RAP! And that's only the tip of the iceberg in this interview with Lea, where she not only defends herself against nefarious rumors of diva-dom and opens up about her relationship with Cory Monteith, but anthropomorphizes her body parts into the bargain.
For starters: that diva reputation—which goes hand in hand with a much-gossiped-about conflict between Lea and guest star Kate Hudson on the "Glee" set—is a bunch of baloney, the star says.
Why yes, that is Anne Hathaway in short hair and even shorter shorts on the cover of January's Glamour! The recently married star is front and center in the magazine's special "Self-Expression" issue, where she made a statement in both a casually styled photo shoot (she's seen in a limited-edition tank top for the One Billion Rising movement to end violence against women) and an interview with Eve Ensler that revealed her as not just a major star, but a thoughtful and passionate activist for the causes she cares about.
And now that Anne is a major celebrity at the top of her game, she says she's determined to use her star status for good.
"At this stage in my life—and this moment will not last forever—me walking my dog is news," she explained. "And because I take very seriously the idea that I can make an impact in the world, I hold back my voice so I can make more of an impact when I do use it. A cause like One Billion Rising is something I want to scream about, and I want you to take that scream seriously because I don’t fall out of nightclubs."