I am going to be quick because I am super tired and oh, by the way, totally coming down with a cold even though I NEVER GET SICK but ...
People's Most Beautiful People issue comes out today! I LOVE that issue. Does that make me superficial? Well, then, GUILTY. I love it and I always, always have. I remember being really young, like 8 or 9 years old, and going up to my room and shutting the door and not coming out until I'd gone through the whole thing from cover to cover. It is one of my favorite things ever.
OK, but ... I do not get Kate Hudson as the most beautiful person in the world! We had a whole conversation about it at work the other day. Kate Hudson is cute. Kate Hudson is fine. Kate Hudson, however, as the cover girl of the 100 most beautiful people in the world? RANDOM! The thing is, usually there's some reason--some newsworthy, buzzworthy reason--behind why magazines pick their cover subjects for these issues. Like Matt Damon as the Sexiest Man Alive? He was in one of the biggest movies of the year, and Brad Pitt and George Clooney had been jokingly campaigning for him for years. It made sense. Kate Hudson does NOT make sense. She's not starring in a summer tentpole movie. She's not dating Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise or George Clooney. She's not Angelina Jolie. I do not get it.
Actually, I get it a little bit. I went through the photo gallery of past cover stars, and you've got your Brad Pitt, your Nicole Kidman, your Julia Roberts, your Jennifer Aniston, your Halle Berry. But then all of a sudden last year they go with Drew Barrymore. And then this year, Kate Hudson. Like they're purposely trying to send this message of, you know, "We embrace nontraditional beauty! Earthy chicks are beautiful too!" Which ... of course they are. But it's the MOST beautiful people issue! I want my George Clooney on the cover!
I know, I'm terrible. But at least I didn't say anything about RUMER WILLIS being in there. Rumer Willis! In my most beautiful people issue!
Oh, well. At least there will be shirtless Jason Taylor action. Oh, yes, it's true. LOVE this issue!
(Obligatory job update: There's not exactly one, even though the deadline theoretically was today. I am like the most noncommittal person alive. Or, as my darling coworkers prefer to call me, "high-maintenance" or merely "DRAMA" with, yes, all caps. I hope to have an update soon. Like sometime before I die.)