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Wednesday
Nov142012

Channing Tatum Is "People" Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive 2012

Stuart Wilson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Actor Channing Tatum, who had audiences swooning when he appeared as a stripper in the 2012 film Magic Mike, has been named People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive 2012.

The actor joins the select club of Hollywood heartthrobs who have taken the title since the magazine first began bestowing it in 1985.

Actor Bradley Cooper, who appeared in The Hangover, received the honor last year. Other previous Sexiest Men include Mel Gibson, Nick Nolte, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Pierce Brosnan, Johnny Depp and Richard Gere.

Tatum, 32, hails from Alabama.  He reportedly loves giving massages to his wife, actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum, and wants to start a family.

“I’m ready; I think she’s ready,” he tells People in the issue that hits newsstands Friday.  “The first number that pops into my head is three, but I just want one to be healthy and then we’ll see where we go after that.”

“It’s really easy for us guys to say, ‘I want like 15 kids,’” he continues.  “Jenna will be like, ‘Well you better get another wife!’”

The special issue also names worthy celebrity men in several other categories, including Men of the Year; Chill Guys; Sexy at Every Age -- which recognizes stars in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s; 50 Shades of Grey (which names salt-and-pepper-haired heartthrobs); and Hot Dogs, which lists Hollywood’s dog lovers.

Game show host Wayne Brady and Drive star Ryan Gosling are among the Hot Dogs, while newlywed Justin Timberlake and Taken 2 actor Liam Neeson are on the Chill Guys list.

Former President Bill Clinton, President Barack Obama, CNN host Anderson Cooper and Skyfall bad guy Javier Bardem are on the 50 Shades of Grey list.

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Wednesday
Nov072012

Channing Tatum to Be Named "People's" 'Sexiest Man Alive 2012'?

Stuart Wilson/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Channing Tatum will be crowned People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” next week, Gossip Cop has revealed.  If true, he’s set to topple Bradley Cooper, who currently holds the title.

The star of Magic Mike will be given the honor when the magazine publishes its annual “Sexiest Man” list on Nov. 14.  The actor has been featured on the list before but has never topped it.

A rep for People told Gossip Cop, “We never comment on who the Sexiest Man Alive is until the issue is revealed.”

A rep for Tatum was contacted by the gossip-site, but has made no comment so far.

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Friday
Sep142012

Gwyneth Paltrow Named 'Best Dressed Woman of 2012' by "People"

Ian Gavan/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- There are still three and a half months left to go before the year ends, but the competition for the world's best dressed woman of 2012 is over.

The editors of People magazine give the title to Gwyneth Paltrow in its latest issue, on newsstands Friday. 

A stylist for the soon-to-be-40-year-old actress tells the magazine, "She has a uniform: It's simple, not overdone."

Other women highlighted in the issue include Kate Middleton, Emma Stone, Reese Witherspoon and the Kardashian gals.

The male celebrity community isn't left out: the magazine's Best Dressed Men list features Andrew Garfield, Brad Pitt, Robert Pattinson, Jay-Z, Chris and Liam Hemsworth, and Colin Firth.

There's also a Dress-Alike Couples section that focuses on the fashion stylings of Jennifer Aniston and fiancé Justin Theroux; George Clooney and Stacy Keibler; and four other couples.

Here are People magazine's 10 Best Dressed Women of 2012:

1. Gwyneth Paltrow: World's Best Dressed Woman (chosen by the editors of People)
2. Diane Kruger: Best High Fashion Style (chosen by Pamela Edwards Christiani, People style & beauty editor)
3. Kate Middleton: Best Classic Style (chosen by designer Janie Bryant)
4. Emma Stone: Best Red Carpet Style (chosen by Giuliana Rancic)
5. Jessica Alba: Best Jeans Style (chosen by Lauren Conrad)
6. Rihanna: Best Risk-Taking Style (chosen by Man Repeller blogger Leandra Medine)
7. Jennifer Lawrence: Best Under 25 Style (chosen by College Fashion editor Zephyr Basine)
8. Reese Witherspoon: Best Pregnancy Style (chosen by Camila McConaughey)
9. Miranda Kerr: Best Street Style (chosen by Who What Wear editors Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power)
10. The Kardashians: Best Trend-Setting Style (chosen by Simon Doonan)

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Wednesday
May302012

Jessica Simpson New Weight Watchers' Spokeswoman

People(LOS ANGELES) -- It’s official: Jessica Simpson will be the new spokeswoman for Weight Watchers.

The singer made the announcement on Twitter Wednesday: “So excited to be a part of the @WeightWatchers family!”

The new mother is adding to her coffers with a reported $4 million deal from Weight Watchers to lose the baby weight.

Weight Watchers said in a statement, “We’re thrilled that Jessica Simpson has chosen to join Weight Watchers to adopt a healthier lifestyle and inspire others to do the same.”

Simpson just released her first photographs with daughter Maxwell Drew in the latest issue of People magazine.

She told the magazine that giving birth to her first child May 1 has changed her life forever.

“When I look at her my heart melts,” Simpson, the pop star-turned-fashion designer, said in an interview appearing in the June issue of People magazine. “I didn’t realize how much love I could have.”

Maxwell, known as “Max” or “Maxi,” arrived two weeks early, by C-section. She weighed 9 pounds, 13 ounces.

“As one of the nurses exclaimed when Max was born, ‘She’s a chunk,’” People magazine’s Suzanne Zuckerman told Good Morning America.  “But she is a beautiful baby."

“There was a wonderful family bond that was instantaneous,” Zuckerman said.  “As Max was being born, Eric was holding both Jessica’s hand and the baby’s hand so there was that sort of continuous bond from the moment she arrived.”

Maxwell has Simpson up every few hours for feedings and diaper changes, even though her father, former NFL player Eric Johnson, is a very hands-on dad.

“He has found his calling,” Simpson said of her fiancé. “Maxwell’s definitely going to be a daddy’s girl.”

Maxwell “is my career at the moment. I know I was always meant to be a mom …,” Simpson, 31, told People.

“She says that she’s never before kept to such a schedule in her life,” Zuckerman said.  “What’s also remarkable is this confidence that’s just bubbling over with Jessica.  When it comes to being a mom, she fully admits she’s doing a fantastic job.”

During the revealing interview, Simpson, who was criticized for gaining too much weight during her pregnancy, also discussed her plans for losing weight.

“Jessica actually planned to work with Weight Watchers even before she knew she was expecting but she is committing to that program as soon as its healthy for her to do so,” People’s Zuckerman told GMA.

“It would be nice to feel comfortable in a bikini, but that’s not my goal,” Simpson says in People. “I just want to fit into jeans.”

She said she’s putting off exercising until she fully recovers from the surgery, but laughingly admitted she had broken one rule. “I think I have the sexiest man in the world. So that’s the rule I break.”

She also acknowledged that she’s eager to get back to her pre-baby weight.

“After you have your baby, it’s like, ‘Oh my God, what happened to my body?’  This is not me,’” she said.

The singer has big plans for her wedding to Johnson, and says she wants to feel “really great in a wedding dress.”

Simpson will launch a new maternity clothing line that will be the 24th line in the Jessica Simpson Collection. The singer is well on her way to earning $1 billion by year’s end just from her fashion empire alone.

“She’d love to have more kids although she very openly says she wants to devote her full time and attention to Max right now, so no immediate plans,” Zuckerman said.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
Apr252012

Beyonce Is "People" Magazine's 'Most Beautiful Woman' of 2012

Kristian Dowling/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Beyonce has an enviable career, a loving husband, an adorable baby daughter and, now, the coveted title of World's Most Beautiful Woman, courtesy of People magazine.  The is the ninth time that People has included Beyonce on its "Most Beautiful" lists, though it's not the ninth time she's won the top honor.

Michelle Tan, People’s senior editor, appeared on ABC's Good Morning America on Wednesday and called Beyonce a "strong role model" who's had a remarkable year.

The star says that it's her daughter, Blue Ivy, who has upped her beauty quotient, which was already -- let's face it -- pretty much off the charts. "I feel more beautiful than I've ever felt because I've given birth," Beyonce tells the magazine. "I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth." 

Bey reveals that her and Jay-Z's daughter, born January 7, is "just the cutest thing," and swears she "loves" changing diapers, which is a musical activity in the Knowles-Carter household.  "I make up songs" for Blue, Beyonce reveals.  "They become the ‘change a diaper’ song, the ‘bathing’ song, the ‘go to sleep’ song, the ‘I want to hear you coo’ song,” She loves it.  She tries to come in and give her little ad libs.”                      

As for whether the baby resembles her gorgeous mom, Beyonce says, "She looks like Blue. She's her own person." B adds, "The best thing about having a daughter is having a true legacy. The word 'love' means something completely different now."

First lady Michelle Obama and Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence are also on People’s Most Beautiful list this year.

Last year, People named American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez its Most Beautiful Woman.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Thursday
Feb092012

Ray Romano Reveals Wife’s Battle with Breast Cancer

Mathew Imaging/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Ray Romano and his wife have disclosed in the new issue of People magazine that she has overcome a battle with breast cancer.

Romano’s wife of 24 years, Anna Romano, was told in February of 2010, after a doctor discovered a lump in her right breast, that she had “invasive breast cancer.”

Romano, 48, says she underwent four rounds of chemotherapy, which forced her to focus more on herself than on the couple’s four kids. She says, “I take on everybody’s stress, but this had to be all about me.”

Anna adds, “I’m not like that!”

Ray Romano, who has starred on Everybody Loves Raymond and Men of a Certain Age, says they “dodged a bullet” and are now going public with his wife’s cancer battle in order to “help people.”

The new issue of People magazine hits newsstands on Friday.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Dec272011

Fake 'People' Cover Claims Taylor Lautner Is 'Out & Proud'

Andrew Cooper© 2011 Summit Entertainment, LLC(LOS ANGELES) -- Taylor Lautner is not "out and proud," as a mock People magazine cover would lead you to believe.

The alleged cover of the Jan. 7 issue of People, which has surfaced online, features a picture of Lautner with the headline "Out & Proud," along with the statement, “Tired of rumors, the Twilight star opens up about his decision to finally come out.  'I’m more liberated, and happier than I’ve ever been.'"

However, a rep for the magazine tells GossipCop.com that the photo is "absolutely fake."

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
Nov162011

Bradley Cooper Named 'People's' Sexiest Man Alive for 2011

Theo Wargo/WireImage for Tommy Hilfiger(NEW YORK) -- Actor Bradley Cooper is People magazine’s pick for the 2011 Sexiest Man Alive.

The 36-year-old actor’s blue eyes, alluring smile and all-American appeal would make many woman swoon, but it’s more than just looks that landed The Hangover star the coveted title.

“He’s more than just a good-looking guy,” People senior writer Alexis Chiu said Wednesday on ABC's Good Morning America.  “This guy speaks fluent French, he cooks...he rides a motorcycles, went to Georgetown, loves his mommy a lot and still opens the door for women.”

Cooper follows in the footsteps of past “Sexiest” honorees and Hollywood heavyweights such as George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and, most recently, Ryan Reynolds.

A number of other A-list hunks scored honorable mentions, including fresh faces Liam Hensworth and Chris Evans, musicians Justin Timberlake and Tim McGraw, and actors Josh Duhamel, Taye Diggs and James McAvoy.  Jennifer Aniston’s current flame, Justin Theroux, also made the list, as well as Crazy, Stupid, Love star Ryan Gosling.

People’s “Sexiest Man Alive 2011″ issue hits newsstands this Friday.

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Tuesday
Mar222011

Best in Film: The Greatest Movies of Our Time

Ryan McVay/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- What's the greatest film of all time? The best action film and best comedy ever made? What's the most memorable line ever delivered in a movie?

In an unprecedented collaboration between ABC News and People Magazine, it was America's turn to decide. They gave movie fans the opportunity to vote online for their favorite films of all time in 15 different categories, from best sci-fi film, best musical, best action flick, to greatest screen kiss and more.

Online voters selected the winners from a list of English-language film nominees created by an elite panel of film industry experts, including dozens of well-known actors, producers, directors and critics.

Over 500,000 votes were cast in the online poll, powered by Sodahead.com, which was open from late November 2010 to early January 2011.

Category Winners:

1. Best Film -- Gone with the Wind (1939)
2. Best Comedy -- Airplane! (1980)
3. Best SciFi -- Star Wars (1977)
4. Best Animated Film -- The Lion King (1994)
5. Best Musical -- The Sound of Music (1965)
6. Best Suspense/Thriller -- The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
7. Best Action Film -- Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
8. Most Romantic Screen Couple -- Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet
9. Greatest Film Character -- Forrest Gump in Forrest Gump
10. Greatest Line -- Gone with the Wind, "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."
11. Best Horror Film -- The Exorcist (1973)
12. Best Western Film -- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
13. Best Chick Flick-- The Notebook (2004)
14. Best Political/Historical Film-- Schindler's List (1993)
15. Greatest On-screen Kiss-- Gone With the Wind (1939)

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Wednesday
Mar162011

'Bachelor' Brad Womack on Emily Maynard: 'It Hasn't Been a Fairy Tale'

ABC-TV(LOS ANGELES) -- The current king and queen of reality TV don't have a fairy tale story after all.

One day after Brad Womack proposed to Emily Maynard on the season finale of ABC's The Bachelor, the couple revealed that they've got a long journey ahead before they say "I do."

"Though we are madly in love, it has been a bumpy couple of months for us and our priority right now is to focus on our relationship," Womack and Maynard said in a Tuesday statement to People magazine.

In an interview with featured in the magazine's latest issue, they said their relationship is plagued with problems. Womack, 38, and Maynard, 25, have broken up multiple times.

"It hasn't been a fairy tale," Womack said. "We were facing a lot of adversity."

"There have been numerous times where either she or I have said, 'To hell with it. It's just too difficult,' " he added. "We've thrown in the towel, broken up. But at end of every day I'd call and say, 'I know you might not like me today, but I love you.'"

"We'd break up at night and then in the morning we'd forget about it," Maynard added.

Watching The Bachelor and seeing Womack woo other women made Maynard jealous.

"He had a tendency to say the same thing to a couple girls," she said. "So I felt less and less special. I get that it's a show. But it's still hard. You're not sure what's real and what's reality TV."

Online rumors purporting that Womack spent Thanksgiving with "Bachelor" runner-up Chantal O'Brien didn't help matters. Womack said the stories were pure fabrication.

"She called me in tears and said, 'Please tell me [our relationship] isn't some hoax,'" Womack said. "I said, 'Babe, you can't believe everything you read.'"

In an effort to soothe Maynard's nerves and win her heart while the season played out on TV, Womack mailed her thousands of dollars worth of gifts. (He told People he "went broke sending flowers and shoes.") On The Bachelor, he fought hard to win her heart in ways viewers didn't see.

"No one knows, but I flew her father to South Africa, to the proposal site, from West Virginia," Womack said. "I made it very clear I would not ask her to marry me without his consent. It was off-camera. I looked him in the eye and told him, 'I'm very much in love with your daughter. This isn't for show.'" 

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