Magazines: Cover of the Week — Charlize Theron Should Be A-Shame-d of Herself.

 

For someone who favours strong female roles—think Aileen Wuornos in MonsterYoung Adult‘s Mavis Gary, and her contribution to the upcoming Mad Max instalment—I’m not loving Charlize Theron’s public fawning over known wifebeater Michael Fassbender.

Theron’s been quoted as saying Fassbender is one of the best actors she’s ever worked with and, in regards to his infamous penis, she’s certainly “available to work with it anytime”. ‘Cause sexually objectifying known intimate partner violence perpetrator is just so funny.

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Magazines: Cover of the Week—Tom Cruise Looks Jaxxed Up for His Incarnation as an Ageing Rocker.

Have you seen the trailer for Rock of Ages?

From the looks of it, I don’t think it can compare to the stage version (have you seen Julianne Hough and Alec Baldwin’s hair? So not big enough for the ’80s!), but I am very much looking forward to seeing Tom Cruise play the ageing, prima donna rocker Stacee Jaxx, whom I think he’ll nail.

My friend Clare has a major hard on for Michael Falzon, who played Jaxx in the Australian stage production, and thinks Cruise won’t do the role justice. I, on the other hand, found the character of Jaxx to be completely over the top and irritating, so I think Cruise will be a natural!

Related: Rock of Ages Review.

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Magazines: Cover of the Week—A Farewell to Feminism.

Ahh, Nicole Kidman. You either love her or you hate her.

In her most recent magazine interview, for W, in which she is featured alongside her co-star in Hemingway & Gellhorn, Clive Owen, she discusses the HBO movie about the tumultuous love life of two of America’s greatest writers. Kidman also had this to say about her marriage to Keith Urban:

“He says I’m raw… He thinks the world is not a great place for me because he fears that I’ll be hurt. He says, ‘That’s my job: I’ll protect you’.”

Yes, because one of the most lauded and famous actresses of our time, who was married to the basket case that is Tom Cruise and played such tortured souls as Virginia Woolf, a war activist (Vietnam) and a mother who has lost her son in a car accident needs to be sheltered from the world. And let me guess? She needs her husband’s approval before she buys anything with her millions and must always have dinner on the table for him (which is a bit hard when he’s currently in Australia for The Voice while she’s fiming Grace of Monaco). Because we’re still living in the time Hemingway & Gellhorn is set, didn’t you know?

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