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Brad Pitt, once considered the sexiest man in the universe, has a lizard crawling on him on the cover of GQ magazine's August 2022 issue. The cover shot was photographed by Elizaveta Porodina and styled by Jon Tietz.

In nearly every photo, Brad looks like he's going out of his mind on psychedelic drugs.

Fans are scratching their heads and asking why GQ chose those particular photos to accompany his cover story.

The 58-year-old actor hasn't been right since Angelina Jolie divorced him and took their six children with her.

Brad looks like he's transitioning into Angelina. In one photo Brad wears a dress that looks like a frock his ex-wife would wear.

"Not them trying to soft boi Brad Pitt," a fan tweeted.

Another fan tweeted: "Brad Pitt looking like he is about to lecture people on why a gay kiss scene in a Buzz Lightyear movie is a good idea."

A third person wrote: "Brad Pitt's plastic surgeon turned his face into Chelsea Handler. I can't stop laughing."

Brad revealed he spends most of his time analyzing his dreams at his Craftsman home in the Hollywood Hills, according to GQ.

He keeps a pen and paper on his nightstand to jot down his vivid dreams when he wakes up in the morning. "I've found that to be really helpful," he told writer Ottessa Moshfegh. "I'm curious what's going on in there when I'm not at the helm."

In a few of his recurrent dreams he is under attack by his demons.

"For a solid four or five years there, the most predominant dream I would experience would be getting jumped and stabbed," he said.

"It would always be at night, in the dark, and I would be walking down a sidewalk in a park or along a boardwalk and as I'd pass under an Exorcist-like street lamp, someone would jump out of the abyss and stab me in the ribs. Or I'd notice I was being followed and then another flanked me and I realized I was trapped, and they meant me grave harm. Or being chased through a house with a kid I'd help escape but got pinned in on the deck-and stabbed. Always stabbed. And I would awake in a terror. I didn't understand why it/they would want to hurt me. This stopped a year or two ago only when I started going straight back into the dream and asking simply why?"

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Two years ago singer August Alsina revealed he had a sordid affair with actress Jada Pinkett Smith, who is married to A-list actor Will Smith.

At the time of his scandalous revelation, Alsina, 29, said Smith, 53, knew about his wife's May-December relationship and gave them his blessing.

In the November 2021 issue of GQ magazine, Smith admitted both he and Jada, 50, have stepped outside their marriage over the years in order to keep their Love alive.

"Jada never believed in conventional marriage," Smith tells the men's fashion magazine.

"Jada had family members that had an unconventional relationship. So she grew up in a way that was very different than how I grew up. There were significant endless discussions about, what is relational perfection? What is the perfect way to interact as a couple? And for the large part of our relationship, monogamy was what we chose, not thinking of monogamy as the only relational perfection."

Smith, who shares daughter Willow, 20, and son Jaden, 23, with Jada, admits they both opted for an open marriage after years of monogamy.

"We have given each other trust and freedom, with the belief that everybody has to find their own way. And marriage for us can't be a prison. And I don't suggest our road for anybody. I don't suggest this road for anybody. But the experiences that the freedoms that we've given one another and the unconditional support, to me, is the highest definition of love."

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Smith said he often called legendary actor Denzel Washington for marital advice over the years.

"Throughout the years, I would always call Denzel. He's a real sage. I was probably 48 or something like that and I called Denzel. He said, 'Listen. You've got to think of it as the funky 40. Everybody's 40s are funky.' He said, 'But just wait till you hit the fuck-it 50s.' He said, 'Just bear with your 40s.' I stopped and I was like, 'The funky 40s and the fuck-it 50s?' And that's exactly what happened. It just became the fuck-it 50s, and I gave myself the freedom to do whatever I wanted to do."

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Will also explained to GQ magazine why he scrapped the making of Emancipation, the film that tells the story behind the photo of "Whipped Peter."

The historic photo of the ex-slave's scarred back, taken during an Army medical examination, became known as "The Scourged Back."

The movie was originally scheduled to shoot in Atlanta, Georgia, but Smith pulled the movie out of Georgia in response to Gov. Brian Kemp's new voter protection bill.

"I've always avoided making films about slavery," Smith told GQ writer Wesley Lowery.

"In the early part of my career... I didn't want to show Black people in that light. I wanted to be a superhero. So I wanted to depict Black excellence alongside my white counterparts. I wanted to play roles that you would give to Tom Cruise. And the first time I considered it was Django. But I didn't want to make a slavery film about vengeance."

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In every relationship one person loves the other partner more. That fact was evident when Russell Wilson and his wife, Ciara participated in GQ magazine's pre-Valentine’s Day "Modern Love" relationship issue.

The Seattle Seahawks quarterback and his pop singer-turned homemaker wife participated in "The Couples' Quiz" in which each partner asks the other questions about themselves that their partner should know.

"What's my biggest fear?" Russell asked Ciara, who responds, "Is it L-O-S-I-N...?" But before she could spell out the word "losing," Russell said, "Yes, losing you."

READ ALSO: 11 Signs That Your Partner Loves You More Than You Love Them

Russell's female fans swooned over his undying devotion to his wife. But the men on one forum had a different perspective on Russell's answer.

Some men referred to the effeminate quarterback as a "simp" who is more in love with his wife than she is with him.

"If i was his parent i would have a stern talking with him. Ol simpy mcsimp [sic]," wrote one commenter on the male-domination forum theColi.com.

"Yeah, that brother is starving," wrote another commenter.

Another commenter gave a more detailed analysis, noting that Russell "leveled up" to Ciara.

"Russell seems like a good guy, but she has his nose wide open," writes Crude Superstar.

"You can tell he didn't have anything near her caliber before he became this all pro football player and one of the most recognizable faces in the NFL.

What's funny about that is Ciara isn't anything special. She might have a dynamite personality, but chances are he just leveled up and she also realized that she isn't getting anything better than him either so she's on her absolute best behavior.

Going from a guy like Future to Russell must be like daylight and dark."

 

 

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GQ magazine has named Megan Thee Stallion Rapper of the Year. The 26-year-old "Savage" rapper was chosen from a short list of rappers who don't mumble.

Megan, who is best known for her stripper anthem "WAP" with fellow rapper Cardi B, covers GQ's 25th annual Men of the Year issue.

She said: "I want [Black women] to be sassier. I want us to demand more, be more outspoken, keep speaking and just keep demanding what you deserve."

She added: "Don't change — just get better. Grow from these situations. Don't be beating yourself up about these situations. I feel we keep this stuff in and there's some kind of way we flip it on ourselves. We didn't f--- up — we didn't do something wrong."

It isn't clear what criteria GQ used to pick the Rapper of the Year. It must be her in-your-face attitude that scored points with the judges.

She did share her personal take on the Tory Lanez shooting that made her a household name over the summer.

"Like, I never put my hands on nobody," she told GQ. "I barely even said anything to the man who shot me when I was walking away. We were literally like five minutes away from the house."

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The Centers for Disease Control has changed its guidance on face masks once again. This time the CDC emphasizes that face masks protect you, rather than just the people around you.

The CDC's old guidance, which changes with the political climate, claimed face masks don't protect you, they protect those around you.

The CDC's updated guidance also advocates cloth masks over the blue surgical masks littering beaches and city landscapes.

According to the CDC: "Studies demonstrate that cloth mask materials can also reduce wearers' exposure to infectious droplets through filtration, including filtration of fine droplets and particles less than 10 microns."

The coronavirus is 1 micron or less.

The CDC suggests wearing multiple layers of cloth with higher thread counts such as silk, which the CDC claims filters "nearly 50% of fine particles less than 1 micron."

The CDC maintains that silk "may help repel moist droplets and reduce fabric wetting and thus maintain breathability and comfort."

About the cover

Maryland rapper IDK, real name Jason Mills, is pictured above on the cover of British GQ Style issue 31.

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IDK, who was born in London, is the first artist ever to creative direct his own GQ cover, which was shot by Micaiah Carter.

IDK (Ignorantly Delivering Knowledge) explains, "The cloth represents roots. The doll represents youth. And I represent the 70 per cent [sic], which is education."
 

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Singer John Legend is People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive 2019. It shouldn't be a surprise that the liberal magazine chose Legend, who is a very vocal anti-Trump critic.

Actor Idris Elba, People's 2017 Sexiest Man Alive, congratulated Legend by joking with actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (People's 2016 Sexiest Man Alive).

"My G Congratulations brother!!! You deserve it," Elba, 47, wrote. "DO NOT TELL @TheRock He still thinks he’s got the title, I didn't have the heart to tell him when I took it."

The regression of male masculinity is very evident in the men People magazine chose over the years.

Hollywood has waged war on toxic masculinity, so-called traditional masculinity norms that they say are harmful to women and children.

Hollywood is going to great lengths to redefine and ultimately erase masculinity in males as we know it.

Pharrell Williams, who is decidedly feminine, covered GQ magazine's 'New Masculinity' issue last month.

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Williams, 46, appeared on the cover wearing a floor length yellow bubble coat that caused quite a commotion on social media.

People magazine and GQ are making it clear that a new bar has been set for manliness in America. Get used to it.
 

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Effeminate musician Pharrell Williams is featured on the cover of GQ magazine's 'New Masculinity' issue.

In GQ's November issue Pharrell Williams apologizes for his masculinity and says he was "embarrassed" for perpetuating rape culture in his 2013 hit "Blurred Lines".

"Some of my old songs, I would never write or sing today. I get embarrassed by some of that stuff," the 46-year-old Aries said.

"It just took a lot of time and growth to get to that place... I think 'Blurred Lines' opened me up. I didn't get it at first. Because there were older white women who, when that song came on, they would behave in some of the most surprising ways ever. And I would be like, wow. They would have me blushing. So when there started to be an issue with it, lyrically, I was like, What are you talking about? There are women who really like the song and connect to the energy that just gets you up. And I know you want it - women sing those kinds of lyrics all the time. So it's like, What's rapey about that?"

The father of four said he realized that men use the same sort of language when taking advantage of biological women.

"...and it doesn't matter that that's not my behavior. Or the way I think about things. It just matters how it affects women. And I was like, Got it. I get it. Cool. My mind opened up to what was actually being said in the song and how it could make someone feel."

 

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If they keep this up, someone might be convinced they are a real couple after all.

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