Zac Efron plays a Marine in the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ “The Lucky One,” and in the May 2012 issue of Men’s Health, the 24-year-old showed off the 18 pounds of muscle he gained in preparation for the role.
“By the end of the movie I didn’t recognize myself,” said Efron. “You hear about guys like Christian Bale who dive into it and are really able to transform. I’ve always wondered if I had the willpower to actually do it. And I’ll always have pride around the sense that I can.”
To bulk up, Efron teamed up with Epoch Training’s Logan Hood and had five one-hour training sessions a week. Hood told the mag there wasn’t a need for an all-day training regimen like we’ve seen other stars embrace: “If you’re eating appropriately and getting enough rest, you don’t need to train all day. All the work’s happening when you’re outside of the gym.”
See more photos of Zac Efron in Men’s Health below.
Scarlett Johansson channels vintage opulence for a luxurious cover and editorial in the Vogue May 2012 issue. She’s captured by famed fashion photographer Mario Testino in a variety of neutral glamorous gowns aside Mark Ruffalo and a leopard.
In the accompanying interview, Johansson opened up about how she’s still recovering from her divorce from Ryan Reynolds. “It was horrible. Of course it’s horrible. It was devastating. It really throws you,” she admitted. “You think that your life is going to be one way, and then, for various reasons or whatever, it doesn’t work out. This was something I never thought I would be doing. And there’s no way to navigate it. Nobody can give you the right answer. It’s never anything you want to hear. It’s a very lonely thing. It’s like the loneliest thing you’ll ever do, in some way.”
Despite the heartbreak, Johansson doesn’t regret her decision to get married, calling it “a beautiful thing” and “a rare opportunity.” See more photos of Scarlett Johansson in Vogue below.
Cameron Diaz flaunts her flawless figure and mile-long legs in this editorial for the InStyle May 2012 issue. In the accompanying interview, the “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” actress talked about life, love and children.
“Society definitely puts pressure on women to make them think their lives should go a certain way,” Diaz explained. “I’ve never said I don’t want children — I just haven’t had children yet. I don’t know what’s going to happen in my life!”
Diaz also opened up about a recent heartbreak — perhaps when her relationship with Alex Rodriguez fizzled? “When I was going through a bit of a heartbreak a little while ago, I said to a friend, ‘Wow, this really hurts!’ And he said to me, ‘That just shows you what your capacity for loving is.’ I would rather have my heart broken a thousand times than never to love at all. I have so much love to give–I’m not empty of love, I’m full of love.”
See more of Cameron Diaz’s editorial for InStyle below. …Read More
Heidi Klum poses in the buff in the May 2012 issue of Allure magazine. In a revealing interview appropriate for “The Naked Truth,” the mag’s theme this month, the “Project Runway” host revealed the struggles she had as a young model.
“I was too curvy and too busty and a little too short, and I was a little bit self-conscious about it,” she admitted. “But I was by no means heavy. I just, well, you have hips and boobs, that that’s it. Haute couture, you don’t really see girls with big boobs. And I always wanted first to be a model. So I had to say, ‘OK, you’re going to find other things to do in this industry, or maybe it’s not my industry.”
With nearly 20 years in the modeling industry, it’s clear that Heidi Klum carved out a niche. Check out more photos of Klum in Allure below. …Read More
Renee Zellweger jazzes up her look in the May 2012 issue of Harper’s Bazaar Russia. The actress looks positively elegant as she poses in fashion from Ralph Lauren. Hair stylist Ryan Trygstad gave the blonde beauty perfect finger waves, while Kristofer Buckle complemented the look with natural makeup.
The editorial, photographed by Simon Upton and styled by Michael Dye, is a stunning tribute to the 20s era. The spread captures Zellweger in a soft light and captures her timeless beauty.
Renee Zellweger’s shoot relates closely to her film “Chicago,” where she played the notorious Roxie Hart. Check out the photo shoot below — which image is your favorite? …Read More