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Homegrown Charlize and KS Cover Interview Magazine

Hiya Pouters!

I posted yesterday on our Facebook Page (please like it if you have not done so already, we post so much that you will be missing out on otherwise 😉 ) a picture of Charlize Theron and Kirsten Stewart for their Interview Magazine photoshoot. Asking YOU, our readers and Facebook followers one question… Beautiful or awful? Here are all the images from this shoot for your viewing pleasure.

The general consensus as I expected was beatuiful. A lot of people don’t like Kirsten Stewart and you know, thats fine, some people are not actually fans of Charlize either, and thats fine…

Now, because I’m writing a long post about this, I am NOT loving this shoot and just let me explain myself before you troll yourself silly. I guess I am simply just disappointed because I always held up Kirsten Stewart’s 2009 Interview Mag cover shoot (pictures at the bottom of this post) to be one of her best photoshoots ever. Her styling was gorgeous and dark and glam, and it worked beautifully on her. For this July cover, magazine tries to do “dark/glam”. In my opinion…. They fail.

When it comes to Charlize Theron, I’m biased, I live in South Africa and simply because she comes from Benoni, well, the sun shines out of her ass and if it was just Charlize alone maybe, just maybe this could have worked however putting these two together and styling them like extras in Cabaret… it’s just bad.

To me, Kirsten’s look easily slips into androgyny, the whole vibe seems to be “an older dominatrix and her little boy-toy”. As for the interviews they are epic.

Here are some extracts from Kristin’s piece:

Working with male versus female directors:

“In personal conversations between director and actor, the male directors that I’ve worked with are just as emotional [as women]. Maybe it’s because I had to start having very intimate conversations with adult men at a very young age in order to get the work, but I’m really comfortable with dudes. I mean, we push boundaries in this business in terms of getting to know people. There are things that directors know about me that people shouldn’t know. But everyone’s really different. I’ve worked with women who I’ve never wanted to tell anything about myself to, and I’ve worked with guys who have been pouring wells of emotion. So emotional availability is not a gender-specific thing.”

Relating to Snow White:

“There’s so much that Snow White has been deprived of in terms of having the proper time to really develop and hone who she is. She’s put in jail at the beginning of her life, so she’s a stunted person. She has a really idealized concept of what the world is, and how people should live, and how wonderful things all can be, and there is this debilitating isolation that she feels because she has been locked away in a little cell for seven years. And I can kind of relate to that. There is something . . . It’s not the reason that I wanted to do the movie, but the fans and people who loved Twilight, they do put you on this sort of different plane where you’re not real.”

Snow White is not a ninja:

“I think [the physicality] really helped define the character in a lot of ways. I liked not having to fake it, because in the original drafts of the script, Snow White kind of became this ninja person overnight who was just able to, like, own this six-foot armored man, which would never happen. We wanted everything to be, like, “Oh, fuck. She barely made it through.” Somebody my size couldn’t go into a man war and come out alive with only a sword. That just would never happen.”

On Charlize:

“She is unlike anyone I’ve ever encountered. She is one of those people who walks into a room and everyone knows it… She’s a fucking movie star. It’s funny, too, because she always says, “I’m not really a performer.” But I’m like, “Yeah, not at all.” [laughs] She’s an actor and a performer.”

How she defines success:

“I feel so extremely successful—and not just because I can greenlight a movie now. It’s because I’ve really only worked with people that I truly love, and I’ve only had bad experiences with one or two directors…[What was bad about those experiences…] I think it always boils down to people not being there for the right reasons, and not being there for the same reasons. It’s a miracle when things come together. But sometimes it just doesn’t happen—and when it doesn’t happen, you still have to finish the movie.

Playing an abused woman:

Playing a character like Mallory [in Welcome to the Rileys] is tough. Not to discredit anyone’s personal situation or actual life, but there are so many examples of girls like that, and a film can very easily become an almost clinical rundown of what leads someone to a certain position. It’s hard to play a part like that because you want everyone who has ever walked in those shoes to be like, “Yeah, I mean, that’s the way it goes . . .” Pity is a really odd thing with abused women. You don’t want anyone to think that you feel bad—even though you might. So it was just interesting to play that part and to work with James. I went down to New Orleans to do the film and lived by myself and trudged around the city. But walking away from that character . . . It probably still hasn’t gone away completely, but for the first little while afterwards, I was so sensitive and touchy in a way that my character would never be. I was so protective and defensive of young girls, and sex in general.

She doesn’t want to talk about acting:

“I think people are used to seeing actors be wide open and desperately giving of themselves, and while I do that on a movie set as much as I can, it’s so unnatural for me to do it on television, in interviews, in anything like that. I also don’t find that my process as an actor is really anyone else’s business. A lot of actors have felt like that. I mean, there’s that awesome quote where Joanne Woodward said, “Acting is like sex: you should do it, not talk about it.

From Interview Magazine

If you can’t tell, these interviews are extremely verbose and Elvis Mitchell (the interviewer) let’s Charlize and Kirsten talk as much as they in their seperate interviews. In all fairness, I have to put this out there – Kirsten comes across a lot better when you can read all of what she has to say in context. She speaks of how much difficulty she has being entertaining on talk shows, and how she’s not good at delivery soundbytes, which… at least she is self aware, you know? She’s also not a stupid girl, in my opinion. She’s bright and she’s neurotic and she’s twitchy, of course… but then again, so am I. But she really does think about her work and she promotes her work… and she’s more interesting than I give her credit for most of the time.

As promised at the beginning of this post, here is my favourite KS shoot.

 So, please let me know if I am still wrong in thinking the shoot with Charlize is not great, and why? Would love to know everyones opinions and thoughts 😉

until next post…



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Celeb Spotlight : Stylish Lil Chloe Moretz

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Pout Perfection is watching this star blossom on and off the screen, and at only 15 years old, Chloe Moretz already has a list of movie titles under her belt and is growing into a distinguished young woman. If you have teenage daughters and they have rolemodels like Miley Cyrus or Lady Gaga, maybe point them more in her direction. Chloe seems to have her head screwed firmly on her neck and just appears to be a perfectly a well mannered, bright, strong minded, pretty, young lady.

But in a new interview with Flaunt Magazine, the young star lets the world know that there is still far more to come from her, she went as far to reveal that she is holding back from offers to front fashion campaigns until she is older.

In the magazine she shows how she can pull off the moody fashion poses in what has been argued all over the web as her most mature photo shoot to date.

She reminds me slightly of the Olsen sisters in this shoot, as she moodily slouches and pouts into the camera wearing incredibly stylish threads. THUMBS UP STYLIST!

Talking to Flaunt, she explains about turning down the fashion campaigns and other things 15 year olds talk about, like university:

I’m not doing campaigns yet. I want to wait a couple years, because I think if I do it right now, where am I going to go when I’m 20 and I’ve already done two campaigns or something? You know, I figure, why do everything so young and so fast. I’m only 15. Why rush everything? I’m saving a lot of stuff for later. A fashion campaign will come in due time. I’m hopefully going to Columbia University. I want to do a minor in Art History and major in Criminal Psychology. I find criminal psychology incredibly fascinating and scary and how volatile the human mind can be. And I really love classical art, definitely. I mean I’ve been to so many amazing places in Paris and London, and I’ve seen some beautiful pieces.”

In another interview with David Letterman recently Chloe spoke about the Carrie remake film she is currently shooting, saying its going to be darker and more psychological than the original 1976 movie. She will be playing the titled role of the bullied schoolgirl who discovers she has psychic powers and usies them to cause havoc in her neighbourhood and revealed the movie will have similarities to 2010 psychological thriller, Black Swan.

It’s darker and much more psychological. More Black Swan. You’re really looking into her mind and it really looks into the relationship of Margaret and Carrie. It’s set in modern time, so it’s a lot different.I’m actually not looking at the original, even though De Palma’s movie was one of the best movies ever made. It’s completely iconic and I’m proud to be able to be doing a retooling of it. We’re kind of going off the book

But before we get to watch the remake of Carrie from Chloe, we can all watch her in Dark Shadows which she co-stars alongside Johnny Depp… I mentioned the film in this post.

There you have it, your requested dose of Chloe Moretz!

Keep smiling, pouters!



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Celebs Showing Their “Bumps”

Hiya Poutlings!

The thought of pregnancy and childbirth, really freak me out, so much so, I never want to be pregnant and never want kids. That is however, another discussion for a different day.

Sandylashxx, I apologise profusely, I know, that even more than me you do not like pregnancy bumps. haha. But I have a point. Promise.

A new trend recently has been that all these prenant celebs, or “famous” mums-to-be take photos of themselves during the pregnancy for the world to see. We saw Jessica Simpson in all her pregnany glory on the cover of Elle and Nia Long did the same on the cover of Ebony.

Alessandra Ambrosio is no different, her pregnancy which she just gave birth to a healthy boy recently – I posted about it here. This time it was not for a magazine cover, but for a Brazilian jewelry company named Vivara.

The company could be promoting “push gifts“, which is present a man gives his child’s mother for giving birth.

In any case, Alessandra, one of the most famous Victoria’s Secret Angels, looks beautiful, albeit a bit creepy to me (sorry pregnancy lovers) but, even if I didn’t think it was a bit creepy, if I looked past my views on pregnancy… I just think a pregnancy photo to promote and sell jewelry seems a bit odd.

Alessandra posted the picture above from the shoot on her Facebook in April.

I haven’t come across a full advertising campaign as of yet, but I’m sure if I wasn’t too lazy to google it, I’m sure somehwere… I’d find it.


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Father of Six’s Crazy Discovery

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Five years ago, a gentleman who had been happily married for 25 years who had six children went to the hospital with a kidney stone and left with a piece of Earth changing news – he was actually a woman.

Steve Crecelius, now known as Stevie Crecelius, is sharing her story. Steve was happily married to his wife and working as a photographer in Denver, Colorado, when he learnt he was actually intersex, born with both male and female anatomy. Stevie explained her story:

“I had a kidney stone and we’re in the emergency room. The nurse is reading the ultrasound and says,’huh, this says you’re a female’

It validated everything I had always felt inside. I remember wearing my mom’s clothes and makeup, very secretly, not telling anybody. And I thought I was hiding who I was, and I wasn’t”

Steve decided to begin living as Stevie, as a woman. Part of the process was explaining the decision to her children, but all of them, and Stevie’s wife were supportive.

“Within a few minutes, all of them said, ‘I don’t care dad; I love you for who you are.”

Five years later, today, Stevie lives happily as a woman. She takes hormones but has no plans to undergo gender reassignment surgery… and she is still married. Her wife, Debbie Crecelius told Fox News:

I didn’t sign on for this but who signs on for anything, she’s still the same person she was as a he on the inside.”

Stevie and Debbie

Stevie spoke about her marriage to Debbie and simply said:

She relates to my heart and soul, and I still relate to hers, and I think that’s the essence of true love.”

I think it takes a strong person to change their entire way of living, from being male to female, even if they have all the bits there. So I take my hat off to Stevie for being so mentally strong about this, and even more so to Stevie’s wife and children for being loving and supportive of their fathers decision. I can’t even imagine how hard it must be to wrap your head around that information when you first get told that your partner is no longer the opposite sex, they are the same sex as you, and that your dad is no longer your dad, he is now your mom 2 or daddette. It boggles my mind


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Your Daily Aww : Inca & Raya

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Since it’s Friday and I’ve been on a very serious blogging mission this week, time for missfitz to lighten the eff up!

Let me tell you a beautiful love story! Grab the tissues – you may need them!!

Inca and Rayas are a pair of Gentoo penguins who have been in a comitted relationship since they first met at a Madrid zoo six years ago.

With their flamboyant red/orange beaks, white feather caps, and peach-colored feet, gentoo penguins stand out against the natural drab, rock-strewn Antarctic habitat.

Every spring since then, they’ve built a nest together in the apparent hopes that they could hatch and raise a baby penguin, but every year the nest has sat empty and year after year they have been forced to watch from the sidelines as other mating couples doted on their new additions.


As they are both male, one can understand that they may be having problems in having a baby penguin together. So the zookeepers needed to find a home for an egg this year and they decided to give desperate dads Inca and Rayas their shot at fatherhood.

Their zookeeper, Yolanda Martin has reported:

“We wanted them to have something to stay together for – so we got an egg. Otherwise they might have become depressed”

Inca is carrying out the traditional ‘female’ duty of keeping the egg warm by sitting on it and partner Rayas is standing guard over the nest, gobbling down fish to regurgitated at a later date to feed the new hungry mouth.

The imminent arrival of the baby penguin next month, has according to the keepers put Raya a little on edge, but it also seems to have the desired effect of keeping the love alive between the penguins.

Now, if all goes well their little one should make an appearance by the end of June.

Now, who wants to chip in for a baby shower gift?



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