W Magazine

Nicki Minaj Poses as the Picturesque Renaissance Woman for ‘W’

Chicken leg necklaces are so five minutes ago. Now it’s all about eye jewelry — preferably worn from your eye. We know, because wild tastemaker Nicki Minaj is rocking an eye adornment as she graces the cover of W‘s November 2011 Art and Fashion issue. In the photoshoot, she is transformed by artist and satirist Francesco Vezzoli into a high society lady of the Renaissance era, complete with frills, bows, gilded frames and all. Don’t worry, though, she hasn’t gone totally proper on us — all the photos are still a little weird, set off-kilter by Nicki’s trademark wide-eyed stare and playful smile. Click through to see Nicki on W‘s November cover, as well as a few portraits of Nicki in of proper Renaissance wear. Classy and fun or trying too hard? Let us know what you think in the comments! … Read More

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JT and Amanda Seyfried Play the Perfect Political Couple

We won’t know until the sci-fi thriller In Time hits theaters whether or not Justin Timberlake can carry an action flick on his back or whether or not Amanda Seyfried can play the role of sultry femme fatale. No disrespect to either of them, it’s just Timberlake’s acting chops have been proven in the comedy genre and as a supporting player in dramas, while Seyfried has cornered the market on the awkward, best friend role. If the October cover story in W Magazine doesn’t change that perception initially, at the very least, the duo look the part of the leading man and lady thanks to the work of photographer Michael Thompson.

Regarding the movie’s plot, the interview doesn’t help matters. “It’s set in the future, where money buys you time. My character falls in love with Justin’s character—she wants to give him all the time he needs so he can save the world. It’s very romantic. No matter what’s happening in my life, I can always get lost in the romances of my characters,” Seyfried offered by way of a plot description. Click through to check out the images, and let us know in the comments what you think of their take on the perfect political couple. … Read More

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What’s on at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we washed our mouths out with soap after reading The Periodic Table of Swearing out loud. We chuckled over the 10 funniest movie credits of all time. We got a comprehensive history of both Muppets bands and LOLcats on the Internet. We weren’t buying the supposed “secret”… Read More

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