IN the entertainment business, image plays a leading role. But are looks everything? In the current issue, available now at newsstands everywhere, Galaxie ponders this question.
Scratching beneath the surface, Galaxie makes some tough calls, formulates an opinion and decides who among the handpicked bevy of beauties and handsome hunks featured in the Oct 1 cover story have gotten by on their talent and who have merely made it big on their appealing visages.
Among the top stars in the spotlight are its cover girl Taylor Swift, Transformers hottie Megan Fox, diva Beyonce and High School Musical cutie Zac Efron.
It is a no-holds-barred rating system, where even popular favourites like Swift and Fox come under heavy scrutiny. Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson suggested that Swift’s incredible success is manufactured, and that she lacks individuality while Fox herself has admitted, that she’s “no Meryl Streep” and doesn’t expect to win an Oscar anytime soon.
So check out this riveting read and decide for yourself if these stars got the part because they look the part, or are they true contenders for knockout talent?
Galaxie also gives readers a chance to get upclose and personal with singer Ke$ha, whose rags to riches tale unfolds. While you’re at it, you can also acquaint yourself with the music that made Ke$ha a star, and correctly sing the lyrics to her latest hit Take It Off in Galaxie’s Songwords section.
For those who love juicy gossip, the magazine has loads of that too. There’s the latest buzz from Hollywood to Bollywood and across the globe. Exposed this issue are Glee’s Lea Michele whose diva antics aren’t earning her any gold stars, Robert Pattinson’s near death experience and Adrian Brody’s big apology for calling on Kristen Stewart to quit acting if all she can do is moan about it.
There are also loads of pretty pictures to glance at in Snapshots and posters of Tokio Hotel, 2PM and Chace Crawford to stare adoringly at, and of course, contests to score cool merchandise and Adam Lambert concert tickets.
The Oct 1 issue has something for everyone. Most importantly it is entertainment at its most page-turning.
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