Graham, Hadid, Jenner, Wen, Hammam, Aboah and Ceretti appear on the cover of Vogue. Speaking on promoting inclusion and issues of size, Graham:
Sixty-seven percent of the women in America wear a size 14 or larger. Sixty-seven percent. Maybe you could ignore those consumers before, but now, thanks to social media, they’re making their voices heard. Women are demanding that brands give them what they want. And what they want is to be visible.
Most of the people I know in this industry are compassionate and open-minded, and they appreciate creativity and originality. It’s like can’t we just honor that? I mean look around — these are the people actually making fashion. All types, all working together to make magic.
This is my second Vogue cover, and to be sharing that not only with one of my best friends, but with all of these amazing women, is very meaningful for me. With all that’s going on in the world, this cover makes such an important statement. It’s like, Hey, we’ve got our differences, but those differences are beautiful. Everyone is beautiful.
Trump is Time Magazine’s Person of the Year. In the article, Trump talks about his position as president elect:
What amazes a lot of people is that I’m sitting in an apartment the likes of which nobody’s ever seen. And yet I represent the workers of the world. I’m representing them, and they love me and I love them. And here we sit, in very different circumstances.
He talks about seeing a news story on NBC about the Carrier plant featuring a union representative and a plant worker talking in a bar.
[The man looked at the camera and said] ‘We want you to do what you said you were going to do.’ I said, I never said they weren’t going to move, to myself…He energized me, that man. And I called up the head of United Technologies.
He also talks about young illegal immigrants:
We’re going to work something out that’s going to make people happy and proud. They got brought here at a very young age, they’ve worked here, they’ve gone to school here. Some were good students. Some have wonderful jobs. And they’re in never-never land because they don’t know what’s going to happen.
McGregor appears on the cover of Men’s Health magazine. In the interview he talks about how Carvalho’s death affected him.
How do I feel? How would you feel? It’s f**ked up. I wasn’t just watching that fight. I helped train a guy to kill someone, and then someone wound up dying. This is a f**king dangerous game. People call it a sport, but it’s fighting. I’m just making sure it ain’t me. And that’s f**ked up. Damn. I still can’t believe that kid is dead.
McGregor appears nude in ESPN Magazine for its Body Issue. In the article McGregor talks about his life and work.
I dreamt every day of making it as a fighter, every damn day. Sitting on in the car park, on my lunch break, early mornings. I always visualized climbing the ladder of the fight game and reaching the pinnacle…You grow up where I’m from, you must learn how to defend yourself as a young man. I was no different. I got into it to learn how to fight, and that’s why I walked into my first combat gym. I’m just a kid that defied the odds. I’m just a kid that ignored the doubt. I’m just a kid from a little place in Dublin, Ireland, that went all the way, and I’m going to continue to go all the way…The McGregor clan, we are warriors all through. We are famous all through the world for our fighting capabilities of all generations. So I have no doubt that’s stood to me and that led me down this path and gave me what I have.
If I only had to focus on boxing, hell, I’d be neck and neck with Floyd right now….Many people who practice in only one discipline of fighting are lying to themselves. You can’t fight fully. It’s limited. It’s not the full circle. You’re afraid of everything else. You’re just doing this one single thing. But we practice in everything.
Newsweek publishes a cover feature, The Other Side of The Sexual Assault Crisis, that includes an interview with Nungesser and his parents. His father on the graduation day:
I wondered…What would they do if they knew we were the parents of the guy Emma accused? What would they do? Would they spit in front of us?
I would have liked to go to every single parent in that audience and say, ‘I am the mother of Paul, and I am very proud of my son, and I hope you discuss with your sons and daughters what they did to him.’
My faith in justice has been so fundamentally shaken, that I’m hoping by going forth and putting this into a court of law there’s going to be someone who says this behavior that occurred here was [an] injustice. What happened to me…could happen to any other college male. Institutions are capable of intense cruelty without even realizing what they’re doing.
Jolie and Pitt appear on the cover of Vanity Fair Italia, where Pitt opens up about working with his wife
If I’m going to work, I want to work with my wife. [It’s] surprising how much I enjoy the direction of my wife. She’s decisive, incredibly intuitive, knife-sharp, and might I say, sexy at her post. I trust her with my life.
Speigel appears on the cover of of this month’s L’Uomo Vogue. In an photo spread inside, he is seen in a chic car, sporting a leather jacket; in a $6,000 Burberry fur coat snuggling a puppy; and crossing the street in a checkered suit and sunglasses. In the interview he talks about Snapchat:
In the beginning, we just hoped that people would start to think about photographs differently – as a means of communication and not just preservation. Instead of taking photographs of beautiful or important things, we hoped that Snapchatters would take photos and videos to express themselves.
Trump appears on the cover of People magazine’s October 12 issue. Inside, in a feature called At Home with Donald Trump, he talks about his family.
I just don’t have the time that I would love to spend with my children and my wife. I see less of my grandchildren than I might like. But they get how important this is…It’s a little scary for Barron. He thinks he is going to be taken away from friends. But I tell him if this happens, Daddy will help people, and can help children like him, and that makes him happy…My life is so busy and so crazy, and I’m away all the time. If I can just stay home and do nothing, it’s considered a great luxury.
My husband is traveling all the time. Barron needs somebody as a parent, so I am with him all the time…He is who he is. Even if you give him advice, he will maybe take it in, but then he will do it the way he wants to do it. You cannot change a person. Let them be. Let them be the way they are…It’s a long road. I take it day by day. My husband has a lot of people cheering for him. We will see.
I feel very excited. I’ve only ever appeared in MAXIM in bits and pieces so it’s great to be featured in a bigger way! I’m also pretty stoked to have my swimwear range recognized amongst different audiences.
She talks about her Cheeky Swim range:
Well, I’ve been working with Glue Store for a while now. Between social media, campaigns, collaborations, and events, I’ve been lucky enough to have taken such a big part and be involved closely with such a well recognised brand. When you love your job you’ll never work a day in your life — it’s like having good times and fun with friends…I designed the entire range with the help of the Glue Store buying and marketing team — there were some outrageous designs. I’d already thought about designing swimwear a year ago, so I found my old sketch book and started to combine new and old ideas, gather inspiration from Pinterest, and then threw together a mood board of materials, patterns, shapes, colours and moods for the range.
Rolling Stone profiles Trump in an article written by Solotaroff, titled Trump Seriously: On the Trail With the GOP’s Tough Guy. On not having to raise campaignfunds.
I’m owned by the people! I mean, I’m telling you, I’m no angel, but I’m gonna do right by them!
When Solotaroff is sitting with Trump watching a newscast, a video clip zooms in on Carly Fiorina.
Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president. I mean, she’s a woman, and I’m not s’posed to say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?
Zuckerberg takes No. 1 position on Vanity Fair’s New Establishment list, beating Uber CEO Travis Kalanick (2), Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (3) and Apple’s Tim Cook and Jony Ive (tied at 4).
No company in history has ever achieved the scale of Facebook, which now reaches nearly 1.5 billion total users. Nor has there ever been a mogul quite like Zuckerberg. He rules, with near omnipotence, over Silicon Valley’s grandest empire, and remains eager for more.
Trump appears on the cover of Time magazine. The magazine runs a profile and an interview.
Well, I have the right temperament. I have the right leadership. I’ve built an incredible company. I went to a great school. I came out I built an incredible company. I wrote the number one selling business book of all time Trump: The Art of the Deal. I had tremendous success in show business–star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “The Apprentice” was one of the most successful shows. And as you know NBC renewed it, I just said I’m not doing it. They’re not exactly thrilled with me at all. But I’ve had a great career, and I know how to get along with people. I know how to deal with people.
Trump is interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter. On Rupert Murdoch:
We have been friendly. I wouldn’t say friends, but we’ve been friendly. But he had some very evil tweets, and now they’ve been nice lately. I don’t understand it, just like I don’t understand how Roger could have allowed that first [debate] question to be asked. So I have really no answer for it. I think he views me not as a politician but as a great businessman. I’ve got a net worth of more than $10 billion…Now what I’ve heard is he is very impressed with what I’m saying. He is certainly very impressed with my poll numbers. When he looked at the ratings, what happened to the ratings at Fox [News], I think that makes him think about it even from a financial standpoint.
On Bill Cosby:
I’ve never been a fan. I had one bad experience with him. I was on Letterman, and he was following me on the show. He said, “Oh, I want to buy you a suit.” It was nice, he bought me a suit. And then he was on [the Today show], and my name was mentioned, and he went absolutely crazy. And I said, “What the hell was that all about?” I was never a fan. His humor was always, like, slow and stupid to me. I never saw it. And then he’s obviously got this stuff. What amazes me is he was so quiet and then you see these depositions. What was he doing? Was he drunk? You see he admitted all this stuff on top of everything else. I think he’s weird. And I never found his humor good at all. Just sit in a chair, talk very slowly? And I say to myself, “What’s this all about?”
Stewart appears on the cover of the September issue of Nylon magazine. In the interview she talks about her sexual orientation.
Google me, I’m not hiding. I think in three or four years, there are going to be a whole lot more people who don’t think it’s necessary to figure out if you’re gay or straight. It’s like, just do your thing. If you feel like you really want to define yourself, and you have the ability to articulate those parameters and that in itself defines you, then do it. But I am an actress, man. I live in the f*cking ambiguity of this life and I love it. I don’t feel like it would be true for me to be like, ‘I’m coming out!’
Elba is the first man to appear on the cover of Maxim. He wears a black leopard-print funnel coat. Editor-in-chief Lanphear:
We’ve never in U.S. Maxim history had a man on the cover solo. This is the very first time, and there was no one else in the world more bad-ass than Idris…I couldn’t be more happy with [the cover]. He’s so sophisticated and complex. There’s so much that he is amazing at.
Swift appears on the cover of Vanity Fair, photographed by Testino. In the interview she talks about using her celebrity for good outside music:
If you look at Oprah, she’s made so many people happy over the years. She’s made so much money, but she’s given so much of it away. . . . Same thing with Angelina Jolie. She’s been so productive, but she’s used that position to better other people’s lives, and I think that’s where I’d want to be.
That was the way that I decided to go on with my life. Not looking for anything, not necessarily being open to anything, and only being open to the idea that, if I found someone who would never try to change me, that would be the only person I could fall in love with. Because, you know, I was in love with my life.
On being a style icon:
I think I know how to put together a good outfit. . . . But any day you’re going to admit to being a style icon is a day you need to look in the mirror and really check yourself.
Lovato poses for the cover of Cosmopolitan‘s September 2015 issue. In the interview
There are a lot of girls in pop. They have badass lyrics, but I feel like I’m the only person other than Rihanna and Nicki Minaj who isn’t afraid to say, ‘Try something on me and I’ll f–king beat your ass.’ There are people who can dress up and play the part, but their music doesn’t say it.
On her boyfriend, Wilmer Valderrama:
The only times we ever broke up were when I was relapsing, whether it was drugs or in a bad place and rebelling against everybody, not just him… People say that relapses happen before you use. Your mind starts setting up the relapse before you take that drink or that first hit. The times we’d broken up, I had already gone to that place of, Yeah, this is what’s happening. I didn’t realize it at the time, but I just wanted to sabotage everything around me so that I could sabotage myself.
New York magazine interviews and photographs 35 of Cosby’s alleged victims, supplementing the story with video interviews with six.
The group of women Cosby allegedly assaulted functions almost as a longitudinal study — both for how an individual woman, on her own, deals with such trauma over the decades and for how the culture at large has grappled with rape over the same time period. In the ’60s, when the first alleged assault by Cosby occurred, rape was considered to be something violent committed by a stranger … But among younger women, and particularly online, there is a strong sense now that speaking up is the only thing to do, that a woman claiming her own victimhood is more powerful than any other weapon in the fight against rape.
GQ magazine’s August cover depicts Schumer dressed as Star Wars’ Princess Leia in the Return of the Jedi bikini-top, with C-3PO’s finger in her mouth, declaring her “The Funniest Woman in the Galaxy.” Similar photos by photographer Mark Seliger are available for viewing now on the magazine’s site.
In an interview with Esquire magazine McCartney comments on how Lennon’s status changed after his murder:
The Beatles split up [in 1970] and we were sort of all equal. George did his record, John did his, I did mine, Ringo did his. It was as we were during the Beatles’ times. We were equal. When John got shot, aside from the pure horror of it, the lingering thing was, ‘OK, well, now John’s a martyr. A JFK.’ I started to get frustrated because people started to say, ‘Well, he was the Beatles.’ And me, George and Ringo would go, ‘Er, hang on. It’s only a year ago we were all equal-ish.
John was the witty one, sure. John did a lot of great work. And post-Beatles he did more great work, but he also did a lot of not-great work. Now the fact that he’s now martyred has elevated him to a James Dean, and beyond. So whilst I didn’t mind that – I agreed with it – I understood that now there was going to be revisionism. It was going to be: John was the one. I mean, if you just pull out all his great stuff and then stack it up against my not-so-great stuff, it’s an easy case to make.
He also discusses the order of the attribution of the Beatles songs, which was supposed to switch according to the main writer.
The original artwork had ‘Yesterday by John Lennon and Paul McCartney’ and a photo of John above it. And I went, ‘Argh, Come on, lads.’ Anyway they wouldn’t do it [change the names around]…I tell you what, if John was here he would definitely say that’s OK. Because he didn’t give a damn. It wasn’t anything that worried him. But I’ve given up on it. Suffice to say. In case it seems like I’m trying to do something to John.
Ora appears on the July cover of Marie Claire magazine:
I would rip my T-shirts and be really punk and not clean. And I would have blonde hair, really dark eyebrows, red lipstick, lots of fake rings that made my fingers go green. I wouldn’t be smelling that great…. But me and my friends, we were really, like, rebel-y. I feel like I lived a lot when I shouldn’t have.
Kaling appears on the cover of June 2015 issue of InStyle. She talks about her romance with B.J. Novak.
My relationship with B.J. Novak is weird as hell. He is not my boyfriend, but he is not my best friend…I guess you could describe our relationship as a romantically charged camaraderie with loud arguments, but I don’t think Facebook would accept this as a new status.
Jenner comes out as Caitlyn on the cover of Vanity Fair., appearing in a corset in a photo by Liebowitz.
If I was lying on my deathbed and I had kept this secret and never ever did anything about it, I would be lying there saying, ‘You just blew your entire life. You never dealt with yourself,’ and I don’t want that to happen.
In the article she describes doing public appearances after winning the gold medal:
Underneath my suit I have a bra and panty hose and this and that and thinking to myself, They know nothing about me. . . . Little did they know I was totally empty inside. Caitlyn. doesn’t have any lies.
Deschanel appears on the cover of June 2015 issue of Cosmopolitan. She talks about achieving success and not posing for a ‘body after baby’ tabloid photo shoot.
Haven’t we all seen those pictures of a sexy new mom in a bikini after one month? I will not be that person. I’ve always gone my own course and never been someone who had the need to be super skinny. I like a healthy look. I don’t buy into that skinny-is-better mentality.
Kendrick appears on the cover of June 2015 issue of Glamour. She talks about gender bias in Hollywood and turning 30.
I felt different at 29 because 29, to me, is 30. There are times when I still feel like an actual toddler in a grown-up—well, semi-grown-up—body. But other times I can’t wait to actually be 30, just so I can say things like, ‘I’m 30. I don’t have time for that. F–k off!’
Portman is interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter and appears on the cover: On Netanyahu:
I’m very much against Netanyahu. Against. I am very, very upset and disappointed that he was re-elected. I find his racist comments horrific. However, I don’t — what I want to make sure is, I don’t want to use my platform [the wrong way]. I feel like there’s some people who become prominent, and then it’s out in the foreign press. You know, shit on Israel. I do not. I don’t want to do that.
On Ramsey leaving Jane Got a Gun, just days before the shoot:
I’m as mystified as I think everyone was, and it was pretty devastating. I mean, maybe she’ll speak to it one day. I don’t know. I got there one week before we were supposed to start, in Santa Fe, and it seemed like there had been stuff going on that I had sort of been sheltered from. And yeah, it was really, really difficult, and we were lucky that [director] Gavin [O’Connor] came on so quickly. She didn’t come on [set]. I saw her like the week before, but on the first day, no. I can only imagine something very difficult was going on for her, and it was devastating.
On married life:
The disappointments are always in myself, and like, when you’re faced day to day with someone looking at you, it’s like a mirror that you have to yourself, and you can see your own good behavior and bad behavior. And it’s a beautiful challenge to be the best person in the mirror that you can be. I mean, I don’t beat myself up over it, but I’m not always as generous as I feel like I could be.
Vergara appears on the cover of May 2015 issue of Vanity Fair. She talks about how she doesn’t care about critics who slam her dress sense.
Sometimes you read in the press, like, ‘Oh, Sofia is wearing again the same shape dress,’ and I want to answer them and say, ‘What the f-ck do you want me to wear?’ Obviously there’s a reason why that’s what I go for.
Kendrick appears on the cover of May 2015 issue of Glamour UK. She talks about her role in Pitch Perfect 2 and why she still finds posing on red capet uncomfotable.
Every year that goes by, I think that my on-camera smile is going to get easier…And it’s got worse and worse, to the point where I’m giving that Britney Spears terrified smile, where the lips are upturned, but there’s nothing but fear in the eyes.
Azalea appears on the cover of May 2015 issue of Maire Claire. She speaks out about her decision to embrace her flaws.
I hope women think, Iggy Azalea actually has a body that is relatable to my body…and you should feel f***ing good about that…I’m a little scrappy for sure, but I like that about myself. Even with paparazzi pictures of me looking like complete s**t, and people are like, ‘She should try harder,’ I’m like, no. There’s something to say about not being so contrived all the time. You should hold on to that as long as you can.
Hewitt appears on the cover of the May 2015 issue of American Baby. She talks about motherhood and her second pregnancy.
Because so many of us are busy or driven, we forget to take care of ourselves. But when you’re pregnant, it’s all about you – and that baby inside of you. Enjoy a nap; for some reason our generation thinks we can’t do that.
Mulligan appears on the cover of May 2015 issue of Vogue. She talks about her preference to keep her personal life as private as possible.
I have always felt that the less people know about me, the better. The more similar you look job to job, the more they relate to you from your previous roles That’s why I’ve done loads of really stupid things to my hair in the past to try to not look the same.
Mulligan appears on the cover of the May 2015 issue of WSJ magazine. She talks about about early career struggles and regrets she has about roles she has accepted and rejected.
My parents were really protective and didn’t think this was a particularly solid career. They didn’t exactly forbid me, but they wanted me to go to university. I had other plans...We have this running joke in my family about how they were right. They say, ‘See, we told you that you were never going to make it.’ They have all proverbially eaten their hats.
Jenner appears on the cover of May 2015 issue of GQ. She talks about her modeling career and living a life surrounded by paparazzi.
I didn’t do it because I felt like I had to prove something…This is a career that I’ve always wanted. And I mean, what else would I be doing? I probably would have gone to school to get the degree to go to work, when work was already there.
Madonna appears on the cover of May 2015 issue of Cosmopolitan. She talks about longevity in her career and ageism.
Don’t be fooled, not much has changed — certainly not for women. We still live in a very sexist society that wants to limit people. Since I started, I’ve had people giving me a hard time because they didn’t think you could be sexual or have sexuality or sensuality in your work and be intelligent at the same time. For me, the fight has never ended.
Witherspoon appears on the cover of May 2015 issue of Instyle. She talka about how she wants to raise her children and what she does to stay in shape.
I try to exercise every day. I like to run for about an hour, and I’m big into working out with girlfriends,” says Witherspoon. “It’s an acquired skill, being able to discuss your love life, children and friends, all while you’re running! But we have mastered it.
Jenner appears on the cover of May 2015 issue of Harper’s Bazaar. She talks about working with Cara Delevingne and her love for Kim Kardashian’s fashion sense.
I think she could be a major fashion icon. It’s so fun to be in Paris with her, but I’ll walk out and be like, ’Oh, my God, I love my outfit,’ and then I’ll see Kim and I’ll be like, ’My outfit sucks compared to yours!’
Jenner appears on the cover of May 2015 issue of Teen Vogue. She talks about what it’s like growing up in the spotlight.
I feel like I’ve heard the worst anyone can say about me over and over every day. So it’s like my self-esteem definitely wasn’t good at a point, I guess?… But especially having the most beautiful sisters in the world…I just try to find what makes me feel good and be as confident as possible.
Clarke appears on the cover of May 2015 issue of British Vogue. She talks about her parents reaction to her becoming an actress, and what it’s like working on Game of Thrones.
I went back to Game of Thrones and it was like coming home. Just the smell of the hotel in Belfast made me feel safe…I told myself, forget the big game plan; all I want is to do jobs that make me happy.
Theron appears on the cover of May 2015 issue of Esquire. She talks about her experiences during the filming of Mad Max: Fury road.
It’s material that’s really frightening — we didn’t have a script. Tom and I are actors who take our jobs seriously. Both of us want to please the directors we work with, and when you don’t know if you can deliver on that, it’s a frightening place to be — and for Tom more than me, because he was stepping into big shoes.
Swift appears on the cover if June 2015 issue of Glamour UK. She talks about how she manages to stay grounded despite her fame.
I think that part of me not going crazy is me admitting my life is weird and not normal… My [mom] is really good at putting things back into perspective for me. And it’s really nice when she says, I know there’s no way I could possibly understand what you’re going through, but here’s what I think.