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Wiz ‘spread the word’.

Wiz Khalifa

Interview Magazine
June/July 2011 

Photographed by Mikael Jansson
Interviewed by Matt Diehl 

DIEHL: You got your stage name tattooed on your 17th birthday. What was the significance of that event?

KHALIFA: That name was given to me by my granddad. In the Muslim religion, khalifa means “spread the word.” It’s about the word, the message, and the impact that I’m having on people’s lives.

DIEHL: Do you see yourself as a rebel?

KHALIFA: You could say that, but there are connotations that come with that word, rebel. When you think about a rebel, you think about people who are going against things. I don’t really go against anything; I just do exactly whatever the fuck I want to do. I just do what’s natural, and go for it, and deal with it later.

DIEHL: A lot of hip-hop artists used to seem afraid of the Internet, but with the way you’ve used it, I feel like I know where you are all the time, that I’m in your world. How do you think it has impacted your career?

KHALIFA: [coughs] Well, anybody who cannot embrace the power of Internet is just limiting themselves. I just had to make it work for me. Before my album came out, when I was releasing the whole mixtape project online, I would just do songs or concepts and put them out there to the point where people eventually got to know me, or know what to expect from me and my personality. They know that I smoke weed and like a laugh and have fun and jump around and make up words and stuff. People can get all that about you now, whereas, back in the day, they just got the album, and videos, and then you might see some behind-the-scenes footage if you were lucky, but that was it. So the Internet did let me bring people into my world—and for free, so that when it came time to support what I’m doing and pay for it, they wanted to. They’re not being forced to support it; they want to support it. The main thing is keeping it all in your hands. I’m as involved now in everything I do as I’ve been since day one. I mean, I used to make all these videos on my own, and I don’t make them by myself anymore but I’m sitting here right now with my camera guy, who is making a day-to-day thing of me on tour that we’re gonna put up at night. So, you know, you gotta keep it movin’.

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Alexander eats alligator

Alexander Skarsgård

He is one of the stars of HBO’s hit show “True Blood”. He’s the son of famous Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård and they both happen to be part of the cast of Lars von Trier’s latest film “Melancholia” which features Kirsten Dunst in the lead role. He was the ‘boyfriend’ in Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” music video and recently filmed the movie “Battleship” with Rihanna.

Interview Magazine
June/July 2011 

Photographed by Steven Klein
Styled by Karl Templer

Female model = Crystal Renn

Skarsgård is interviewed by Win Butler (of Arcade Fire).

Interview Magazine on True Blood:

(It) is gothy, frothy, sexy, and soap-operatic. It’s filled with thriller-like twists and turns and plenty of camp-horror violence and elaborately photographed nudity. But it’s also smart, self-aware, and novelistic in its storytelling, and watching the action unfold, one gets the sense that the fangoria might in fact be more than it seems, which it very well might be—vampiric even, as it bites from and nips at a variety of B-movie tropes and American historical themes.

SKARSGÅRD: . . . When we were shooting in Shreveport, me and a couple of friends went down to Lafayette, because they had a big Zydeco music festival down there. We spent two days dancing to Zydeco music, eating fried alligator . . . It was one of the craziest festivals I’ve ever been to in my life, but I loved it.

BUTLER: When was the first time you came to the States?

SKARSGÅRD: In ’84. My father is an actor [Stellan Skarsgård], and he would work on movies.

Season 4 of True Blood premieres on June 26th on HBO. Peep the trailer for it below…

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Nicholas.

Nicholas Hoult

Blackbook Magazine
June/July 2011

With his hair slicked back like that, he looks a little like the lead singer of the HURTS. Nicholas Hoult is part of the cast of “X-Men:First Class”, playing the role of Hank McCoy / Beast. X-Men is out in cinemas now.

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You Dunn Know

She is easily one of my favourite models.

Jourdan Dunn

Numéro Magazine
June/July 2011

Photographed by Liz Collins 

Photos courtesy of nathalie-models.blogspot.com

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How to become Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds

Details Magazine
June/July 2011

Photographed by Matthias Vriens-McGrath

Excerpt from Details Magazine

HOW TO BECOME RYAN REYNOLDS

Step one: Come out of nowhere (which is to say, Canada) and hustle your way into TV movies and a kids’ series despite discouragement from your working-class Vancouver family. Step two: Make the jump to the big screen (1993′s Ordinary Magic—he played Ganesh, a boy raised in India sent to live with family in Ontario. Sample dialogue: “They are not so very different, basketball and yoga”). Step three: Drive to L.A. from Vancouver “on the whimmiest of whims” in 1995 with an aspiring-actor friend and, after a few years, land a part on a sitcom (Two Guys and a Girl). And here’s where the steps pile up and blend together, until finally, two decades later, you’re People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive and the CGI-swaddled flying green lead of a summer blockbuster.

Ryan wears the likes of Calvin Klein Underwear, Gucci, Prada, Dior Homme and John Varvatos.

This Summer sees him as the Green Lantern in GREEN LANTERN. He’s currently filming SAFE HOUSE with Denzel Washington, Brendan Gleeson & Olivia Wilde, which is set for a February 2012 release.

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Snack snaps

Some more snack snaps for you all to enjoy…

Daria Werbowy

The New York Times
T Style
Summer Travel 2011

Photographed by Cass Bird

Bradley Cooper 

covers the June/July issue of US Esquire June/July 2011

Florence Welch 

fronts the June/July issue of Nylon

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Bazaar Britney

Britney Spears

US Harper’s Bazaar 
June/July 2011

Photographed by Alexi Lubomirski

Britney covers the June/July issue of US Harper’s Bazaar, wearing a beautiful Bill Blass white dress. The spread sees the singer rocking the likes of D&G, Emanuel Ungaro, Isabel Marant, Blumarine and Christian Louboutin.


LAURA BROWN: What has been your best fashion look?

BRITNEY SPEARS: I went to the Grammys in 2002, and I had really curly, curly hair. I had a red dress on. It wasn’t short and saucy; it was a long red dress. That dress was fun. (photo below).

LB: What was your biggest fashion mistake?

BS: Ten years ago at the Billboard awards, I wore this orange hat and orange bra and orange booty pants and purple fishnets. Oh, and I had an orange jacket on.

LB: Was it Halloween?

BS [laughs]: No, it wasn’t Halloween. I actually thought I looked hot at the time. But, um, I definitely stood out. I thought it was just a marvelous idea to wear this purple and orange outfit; it was like high school colors. I was a cheerleader for a school I didn’t know. People were talking about it, but not in a good way.

Read the rest of the interview HERE.

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