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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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Megan Thee Stallion feels betrayed by ex-boyfriend Tory Lanez. In a cover story for Rolling Stone magazine, Megan, 27, said her experience with Lanez caused her to lose trust in men.

Megan was allegedly shot in the foot by Lanez during a squabble in July 2020. He is awaiting trial on the attempted murder charge.

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She says she raps about some of the pain and anguish she endured in her second studio album, which she hopes to release this summer.

"I want to take you through so many different emotions," she says of the album. "At first you was twerking, now you might be crying."

Megan says she still has nightmares about the shooting that nearly ended her life.

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"'Right now we're going through some dark things. You are built for this,'" she says, referring to herself in the third party. "'God must got something good planned for you, because I don't think he'll put you through this if he wasn't going to give you your reward at the end.'"

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"I'm trying every day to get through it and be good," she cried. "I feel so bad because I don't feel like anybody's taking me seriously, but I don't want them to see me cry. I don't want them to know that I feel like this, because I don't want them to feel like, 'Oh, I got you. I'm breaking you.'"

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She has only dark thoughts about the 29-year-old rapper - she wants to see him pay for his crime when he goes to trial in September.

Speaking to herself, she said, "'I feel like you've already tried to break me enough. You've already shot me. So, why are you dragging it out like this? Like, what else? Have you hated me this much the whole time and I didn't see it?'"

"I thought we had a real connection. I thought he knew me. And I never would’ve thought he would’ve shot at me," she said.

She added: "I want him to go to jail. I want him to go under the jail."

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Cardi B and Offset finally revealed their infant son on the cover of ESSENCE magazine's 52nd Anniversary May/June 2022 issue.

The rap artists also revealed their 7-month-old son's name for the first time: Wave Set Cephus.

Cardi B, 29, and Offset, 30 posed on the cover with their 3-year-old daughter Kulture Kiari. Offset is also father to three children from previous relationships: daughter Kalea, 7, and sons Jordan, 12, and Kody, also 7.

Cardi asked the editor during a Zoom call whether she could talk to the editorial and creative team, "woman to woman," about including her stepchildren in the magazine's photo shoot.

She didn't want to spoil the relationships she has with the other mothers of Offset's children. According to ESSENCE, more than anything, she didn't want his other kids to feel left out.

"After we got married, that's when I first met his kids," Cardi said. "I always wanted them to love me, and they really do. They tell me that. I feel it, and I hope that we always have a great relationship."

Offset came from a blended family with siblings of other fathers.

"I have two brothers, and we have three different dads," Offset said. "I never heard of a half-brother—those are my brothers."

"It's a blessing to be able to have them all together, and to have a wife who's open and treats them as if they're her kids," he says. "It could be an issue, but I don't have to go through that, and that's beautiful."

The cover photo was shot by @abdmstudio for Essence magazine. See more photos from the shoot HERE.
 
Correction: An earlier version of this post misidentified Cardi B's son as Wave Cap. His name is Wave Set. We regret the error.

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Rihanna and her famous baby bump grace the May 2022 issue of American Vogue, photographed by Annie Leibovitz at the Ritz Carlton Paris in France. Rihanna wears a lace bodysuit designed by Alaïa, with matching gloves and shoes. She completed her stylish outfit with Chopard earrings.

Rihanna was styled by Alex Harrington and Jahleel Weaver.

According to Tami, of TalkingwithTami, Rihanna, 34, was quoted as saying "I usually hate desserts, but all of a sudden you come close to me with a chocolate-covered donut and you've got my heart forever."

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RiRi says she has sweet cravings and loves tangerines with a little sprinkle of salt.

"It has to be with salt and only with salt, because in Barbados we take our fruits to the ocean and soak them. Trust me, it really is a thing."

Watch the video below.
 

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Teyana Taylor and Iman Shumpert are featured on the cover of Ebony magazine's April 2022 digital issue with their adorable daughters, Junie and Rue.

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Teyana is everywhere lately. She is fresh off her 2022 Farewell Tour where tickets sold like crazy. She and husband Iman recently walked the red carpet at the L.A. premiere of "The Kardashians." And just today, April 11, she attended the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony for rap producer DJ Khaled.

In the cover story, Teyana, 31, gushed about raising daughters Junie and Rue.

Meanwhile the winner of "Dancing with the Stars" is used to being recognized as Teyana's husband or Junie and Rue's daddy.

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"People back home might be like, 'Oh that's L'Tanya's son.' If you're a fan of my wife, then it's 'that's Teyana’s husband.' Or, it's 'that's Junie's dad," said Iman. "That's Rue’s daddy. Look, he looks just like Rue. It's always in association with my family. I have 65-year-old women come up to me and say, 'I just love you. You're a great dad—and boy, you can dance!' Kids come up to me and tell me they watch our [reality] show, they have no clue that I even play ball. I'm so many different people to everyone. But it's cool."

Iman, 31, is still waiting for an NBA team to offer him a contract. Until then, he's content to be a stay-at-home girl dad.

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Time magazine named Olympic gymnast Simone Biles its 2021 Athlete of the Year. The 24-year-old Houston native is the most accomplished American gymnast with a combined total of 32 Olympic and World Championship medals.

Time magazine announced the honor on Thursday, Dec. 9. Biles was recognized as an advocate for mental health and sexual abuse survivors.

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Biles is one of the most decorated and recognized American gymnasts. She was a member of the gold medal-winning American teams at the 2014, 2015, 2018, and 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships.

At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Biles won individual gold medals in the all-around, vault, and floor.

At the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, she won bronze on balance beam, as well as silver with the United States team. She dropped out after experiencing "the twisties," a temporary loss of mental awareness, on the balance beam.

In September, Biles went before Congress to testify that the feds and gymnastics officials ignored her complaints about team doctor Larry Nassar sexually abusing her and hundreds of other women.

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READ ALSO: Gymnastics fans criticize Simone Biles for quitting after stumbling in Tokyo
 
Biles, who was born in Columbus, Ohio, was placed in foster care after her mother, Shanon Biles, was unable to care for her and her three siblings.

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In 2000, Biles' maternal grandfather, Ron Biles, and his second wife, Nellie Cayetano Biles, adopted Biles and her sister, Adria, after learning they were in foster care.

Ron's sister, Shanon's aunt Harriet, adopted the two oldest children, Ashley, and Tevin.

Biles first tried gymnastics at age 6 during a day-care field trip. She chose homeschooling so she could focus on her gymnastics training.

Biles verbally committed to UCLA on August 4, 2014, but forfeited her scholarship after announcing she would turn professional in 2015.

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PEOPLE, a publication that caters to a majority white audience, occasionally showcases Black men as "Sexiest Man Alive." But one Black publication still isn't happy.

Actor Michael B. Jordan was named PEOPLE magazine's Sexiest Man Alive for 2020. In fact, PEOPLE's 'Sexiest Man' was a Black man for three years in a row.

But Hello Beautiful and others are disappointed that PEOPLE didn't name another Black star as Sexiest Man Alive for the fourth year in a row.

That honor went to Paul Rudd, a white actor.

Urban blogs like Sandrarose.com regularly feature hawt Black men in Morning Wood or "Hot or Not" posts every week.

But Black Americans prefer to receive approval from other races.

Check out Hello Beautiful's list of 11 Black Men Who Could Have Been PEOPLE's 'Sexiest Man Alive' This Year.
 

1. Damson Idris


 

2. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II


 

3. Skyh Alvester Black


 

4. Da'Vinchi


 

5. LaKeith Stanfield


 

6. Tyler Lepley


 

7. Aldis Hodge


 

8. Idris Elba


 

9. Russell Wilson


 

10. Michael Bolwair a.k.a B.O.L.O

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Lil Nas X posed for a photo shoot in PEOPLE magazine with a gut full of his debut album, Montero.

LNX strapped on a prosthetic belly to celebrate the impending delivery of his "baby" on Sept. 17.

He tells PEOPLE exclusively that he decided to do the shoot after YouTuber James Charles pretended to be pregnant after listening to Megan Thee Stallion's verse on his new song "Dolla Sign Slime" for the first time.

"I was like, 'Oh my God, this is amazing,' so I immediately called my stylist," LNX claims.

"She was like, 'Wow, this all comes together. Your album. Your baby.' I was like, 'Yeah, this is my baby, huh?' As a joke, she was like, 'Yeah, you should do a pregnancy shoot.'

"I was like, 'You know what? That's actually brilliant.' So now we have this entire thing coming out, and it's going to be amazing."

Earlier this week, LNX trolled Drake by sharing an album cover of pregnant men emojis. Drake's Certified Lover Boy album, featuring pregnant female emojis on the cover, drops Friday.

"I was like, 'There's no way the universe is lining up this perfect for this to happen," LNX laughed.

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Isn't she lovely? Isn't she wonderful? Isn't she precious? Kandi Burruss shared new photos of her adorable children, daughter Blaze Tucker and son Ace Tucker.

She captioned the photos: "My Hearts!"

Fans who stalk Kandi's timeline waiting for new updates left over 1,600 comments on the post.

One Instagram user wrote: "She is your twin Kandi!!!"

Another user wrote: "wow Blaze turned out kandy's twin."

And a third person wrote; "Man how she look just like kandi though Amazing!"

In related news, Kandi graces the cover of Hello Beautiful's Fall Preview issue.

Kandi recalls writing in her diary and praying every day for her R&B group, Xscape, to get a hit record before high school graduation.

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Her prayers were answered when the group got their first big hit with their debut single "Just Kickin' It" in 1993.

She says one of her worst days was when her diary was stolen (probably by an Xscape member) while the group was on tour.

The diary contained her darkest and most sinful secrets. Kandi was accused of bed-hopping with a plethora of music producers.

To this day she says the stolen diary is still a sensitive topic.

"I don't want to talk about it. It was a very bad day," she told Hello Beautiful.

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Studio singer Beyonce Knowles-Carter is almost unrecognizable on the current cover of Harper's Bazaar magazine.

Many Twitter users confused the 40-year-old singer's photos for her mother, 67-year-old Tina Lawson.

Beyonce posed in denim pieces from her new Ivy Park x Adidas line. In another photo she wore a black cowboy-inspired outfit complete with a cowboy hat and boots.

When asked how she occupied her time on lockdown, the "Formation" star revealed that she's "been in the studio for a year and a half" working on new music.

"With all the isolation and injustice over the past year, I think we are all ready to escape, travel, love, and laugh again. I feel a renaissance emerging, and I want to be part of nurturing that escape in any way possible."

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Explaining her creative process, Beyonce continued:

"Sometimes it takes a year for me to personally search through thousands of sounds to find just the right kick or snare. One chorus can have up to 200 stacked harmonies.

"Still, there's nothing like the amount of love, passion, and healing that I feel in the recording studio. After 31 years, it feels just as exciting as it did when I was nine years old."

The "Halo" singer, who recently told Destiny's Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams she's been "cooking" tracks during lockdown, added: "Yes, the music is coming!"

The mom-of-three and stepmother of two is best known for Emo songs such as "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," "Drunk in Love" and "Crazy in Love."
 
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Megan Thee Stallion's amazing body proportions will be showcased on the cover of Sports Illustrated's 2021 Swimsuit issue.

The "WAP" rapper will be among the models gracing the 2021 cover, according to New York Post's Page Six.

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A source told Page Six Megan is one of the hottest rappers out right now, thanks to her raunchy collaboration with Cardi B.

"She's the biggest star [right now], so it's a no-brainer and they love surprises," the source said, referring to the magazine's male readers.

While it is rare for a non-model to grace the cover of the Swimsuit edition, Sports Illustrated has been evolving into a "woke" publication for years now.

Megan isn't the first artist to appear on the SI cover. Studio singer Beyonce posed on the cover of the 2007 SI Music issue when she was at her peak.

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Aspiring rapper Saweetie says she recently rejected a lucrative offer in order to maintain her morals and integrity.

The "Tap In" musician says she was recently given the chance to make big money, but the offer required her to "violate" her values and integrity.

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"When you are a young woman in L.A., sometimes you're put in situations that can help you financially but will take a jab at your soul, your body. I remember basically just having the opportunity to get some money, but in doing so I would have violated my morals and my values. I was broke but I was like, I will never do anything to disrespect myself... no matter how desperate I get."

Saweetie stopped short of sharing specifics about the situation, but she recently received a $100,000 Cash App offer from NBA baller James Harden if she would go out with him.

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The rapper reportedly rejected the promiscuous NBA superstar's generous offer of $100K for a date.

She told Teen Vogue: "That's a story within itself, but I think it was a moment where I was like, 'It's OK. You'll eventually get what you want out of life as long as you're praying and working hard.'"

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Saweetie, 27, recently split from Migos star Quavo, 29, earlier this year after an embarrassing viral video showed her fighting with the promiscuous rapper in an elevator.

Now she's put her love life on the shelf to focus on her music and improving herself for a real man.

Saweetie said she is optimistic about the future after settling into a new home -- by herself.

"I just got a new place. I feel refreshed. I feel like it’s a new chapter. I just want to be a good person and help people while being a pretty a** b**ch," she said.

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Teyana Taylor has officially arrived. The former child star was named Maxim magazine's Sexiest Woman Alive.

The singer, dancer, model and business woman is the first Black woman to receive the honor.

Teyana appears on the cover of Maxim's July/August 2021 "Hot 100 Women of Influence" issue.

She wore a cutoff wife beater over camouflage cargo pants, gold hoop earrings and her hair in braids extensions.

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Teyana made the transition from singer to directing music videos for other artists such as Macy Gray, Queen Naija and Monica Brown.

"Honestly, directing is one of the best things that I've ever done, and one of my favorite things in my career that I'm doing, 'cause I kind of always had that eye,” Taylor said to Maxim.

The aspiring songwriter has also written songs for Usher, Chris Brown, and Omarion.

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The 30-year-old Sagittarius released her debut mixtape, From a Planet Called Harlem, in 2009.

She shares two daughters, Iman Tayla, 5, and Rue, 8 months, with NBA player Iman Shumpert, also 30. They were married in 2016.

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Law Roach was named "Top Stylist of the Year" by The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

The 42-year-old designer graces the cover of The Hollywood Reporter issue that spotlights the 12 tastemakers who made the most impact during the pandemic.

Law shares the cover with his longtime client, model and singer Zendaya (left) and model Anya Taylor-Joy (right).

He wears Louis Vuitton and Harry Winston accessorized with boots by Christian Louboutin. Model and singer Zendaya is wearing Valentino and Bulgari with Christian Louboutin pumps. And Anya wears a Dior frock and Louboutins.

Law is best known for creating stylish looks for everyone from Zendaya and Lady Gaga to Viola Davis and Ciara Wilson.

Business boomed for the gender-bending stylist despite the lockdowns.

"I run a global, multimillion-dollar business. I did really well, even in COVID," he said. "So that part of it is great, you know. As a person, I just want to do the things that I'm doing now and figure out more ways to help other people."

Law shared images from the THR cover shoot on Instagram. He captioned the gallery:

"Thank You @hollywoodreporter for naming me STYLIST OF THE YEAR..... thank you to my @zendaya and @anyataylorjoy for making this cover so special. And thank you to all my clients for trusting me with something so important as your image!!!! I’m truly grateful."

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Rapper, songwriter Saweetie covers the April 2021 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine. The 27-year-old California native is perhaps best known for dating Migos rapper Quavo Huncho.

Their very visible internet relationship crumbled after Quavo, 29, reportedly sent a repo man to pick up a Bentley he leased for her.

The "Back to the Streets" rapper blocked Quavo on social media, changed her passwords, and moved on.

The rapper recalled a disturbing encounter with a radio host while on a promo tour for her first hit single "Icy Girl". She recalls the radio host ambushing her and flat-out insulting her freestyle as "basic".

The radio man told her she needed to do more to "impress" him. Saweetie describes feeling gut punched after the encounter.

"It was a really dark point in my life. I went from being so loved so quickly because of 'Icy Grl' to, on my first promo run, well, you saw the interview. The script flipped really quick, like night and day. I was like, Wait... I had PTSD from that."

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She said those early experiences makes her more appreciative now.

"I'm really grateful for my start. Because the mistakes, the struggle, the grind—it allows me to appreciate the rewards that come now because I know what it feels like to sleep in motels, to drive and do promo, to be stressed out."

Saweetie and her grandmother launched a non-profit, The Icy Baby Foundation, to support single mothers, low-income communities, education efforts, and people living with autism.

"Money beats court cases, money buys medicine, money fixes potholes, money puts food on the counter, and money keeps the heat and electricity going. So if I can spread the wealth, that's what I want to do."