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Devin Nunes' California Dairy Farm Is Actually in Iowa

'Esquire' digs in, finds a lot of paranoia related to undocumented immigrants

(Newser) - One fact seems to emerge in every profile of Devin Nunes, the powerful GOP chair of the House Intelligence Committee and one of President Trump's staunchest defenders: As the familiar story goes, Nunes' family runs a dairy farm in California, and that farming background is central to his very... More »

He Hits the Gym 360 Days a Year and Can't Stop

Luke O'Neil writes of his 'exercise bulimia' in 'Esquire'

(Newser) - You've heard of bulimia. But exercise bulimia? Thus the headline on Luke O'Neil's piece in Esquire : "Most People Will Never Understand My Eating Disorder." Think of it this way: A person with bulimia feels the need to purge by vomiting. For those with exercise bulimia,... More »

Muslim Marine Trainee Killed Himself ... or Did He?

Mystery of Raheel Siddiqui's death gets closer look from 'Esquire'

(Newser) - The Marine Corps Recruit Depot at South Carolina's Parris Island hosts nearly 20,000 recruits each year for 12 weeks of basic training. Alex French looks into the journey of one recruit, Raheel Siddiqui, for Esquire's March issue, exploring the 20-year-old Muslim's likely first moments at the... More »

Esquire Declares This Year's Sexiest Woman

It's Emilia Clarke

(Newser) - Esquire is here, as always, to tell us which woman is the sexiest one on the planet, and this year it's Emilia Clarke. Or, as you may know her, Game of Thrones' Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen , the First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of Meereen,... More »

Charlize: Sean and I Both 'Shocked' by Relationship

And also, she thinks he's 'hot'

(Newser) - Charlize Theron graces the cover of Esquire's May issue, and inside, she opens up about her relationship with Sean Penn. "We've been friends for 20 years. He was married, I was in a long-term relationship, our spouses—not regularly, but we were in each other's lives,... More »

Sean Penn on Charlize: 'I'm in Love'

He talks to 'Esquire'

(Newser) - Sean Penn is on the cover of Esquire 's March issue—and, yes, in the accompanying interview, he does talk about rumored fiance Charlize Theron. In a series of quotes offered up at the end of the article are these three:
  • "I’m in love with a woman
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And the Sexiest Woman Alive Is ...

Penélope Cruz, according to Esquire

(Newser) - Esquire has named Penélope Cruz the Sexiest Woman Alive, and the magazine is very serious about her sexiness. The five most dramatic sections from Chris Jones' article on Cruz, which is somewhat oddly interspersed with a story about bullfighting in Spain:
  • "Penélope Cruz lifts her perfect
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Clooney Jabs Leo's Trash-Talkin' B-ball Buddies, and More

Fun basketball story included in 'Esquire' interview

(Newser) - George Clooney gives a predictably charming, wide-ranging interview to Esquire , and the best anecdote involves Leonardo DiCaprio. It seems Clooney and DiCaprio both have homes in Cabo, and once ran into each other there. They got to talking about their respective, semi-famous ongoing basketball games and decided to play against... More »

Now Esquire Calls CNN's bin Laden-Shooter Story BS

Says a September CNN exclusive contradicts its latest report

(Newser) - First came the story , via Esquire, of the Navy SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden, only to now find himself unemployed and without health care. Then came rebuttal No. 1 , in which Esquire and Stars and Stripes battled over the health care claim. This week saw takedown No. 2, in... More »

Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive Is ...

Hottie Mila Kunis, who also gives good quotes

(Newser) - Move over , Rihanna: Esquire 's new Sexiest Woman Alive not only turns heads, she gives a pretty darn good interview. Quotes from the mag's chat with actor Mila Kunis:
  • The Biz: "People in this industry lie so much, they believe their lies. That's what I
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2011's Sexiest Woman Alive Is...

Rihanna, according to 'Esquire'

(Newser) - Rihanna takes the "Sexiest Woman Alive" crown from Minka Kelly in the new issue of Esquire . But, of course, the most interesting quote from her interview has to do not with sexiness, but Chris Brown. Though she resented her ex for a while, that anger "was taking up... More »

2010's Sexiest Woman Alive Is...

...Minka Kelly, says Esquire

(Newser) - Minka Kelly is Esquire ’s Sexiest Woman Alive for 2010. The Friday Night Lights star and girlfriend to New York Yankee Derek Jeter discusses her life before acting with the magazine ("My mom lived a fast life. It was all about what we could do to have fun... More »

Hey, Guys: Here Are 100 Things You're Doing Wrong

Things you really need to know about penis jokes and shoes

(Newser) - Esquire celebrates all things female in its cleverly named "Women" issue, and it tries to do right by the ladies of the world by telling men all the things they're doing wrong. Straight from the mouth of the fairer species, Esquire collected 1,000 tips—and shares a select... More »

Oprah Books Ebert

Film critic will use computer for interview on Tuesday's show

(Newser) - Roger Ebert can no longer speak , but he's been booked on the Oprah Winfrey Show. The legendary film critic, who lost his lower jaw during cancer treatment, communicates with computer assistance. He's been in the news thanks to an Esquire profile and his good-natured reaction , and the queen of all... More »

And the Alternative Oscar Goes to...

The best of the stuff Oscar overlooked this year

(Newser) - Julia and Julia may be an Oscar fave, but the folks at Esquire think Notorious, starring Jamal Woolard, did the best job of resurrecting the dead. It lists the best stuff Oscar overlooked this year:
  • Best Widow: Carey Mulligan in Brothers. Her portrayal of a widow of a US soldier
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Roger Ebert: I'm Not Dying

And he's fine with the jarring photo in 'Esquire'

(Newser) - Like others who read the profile of Roger Ebert in Esquire, Ebert himself got a "jolt" when he saw the full-page photo of face, now altered by cancer surgeries. But he has no regrets about it. "Not a lovely sight," he writes in the Chicago Sun-Times . "... More »

Blagojevich Sorry for 'Blacker Than Obama' Remark

Ex-gov says comment was 'stupid, stupid, stupid'

(Newser) - Rod Blagojevich took back his claim that he is "blacker than Barack Obama," explaining that he was speaking metaphorically. "What I said was stupid, stupid, stupid," the ex-governor said in Illinois today. But he took advantage of the publicity his off-the-wall comment garnered to register his... More »

Publishers Forming 'Magazine iTunes'

Online newsstand to combat slumping sales

(Newser) - The latest bid to save magazine publishing may soon have readers browsing the online racks of an iTunes-style newsstand. Major magazine publishers including Time Inc. and Conde Nast hope to exert some control over digital readership with a joint venture enabling readers to buy copies of the New Yorker, Sports ... More »

Harry Potter Is Neutering America

At the box office, the chaste rule, writer says

(Newser) - Remember the old teen sex comedies, where hormones ruled and no one talked about their feelings? Hollywood doesn't, ST VanAirsdale writes in Esquire. Today's sexless blockbusters—think the Harry Potter flicks and Twilight—reflect how "our PG-13 imperative has scrubbed mass culture of its libido." The new leading... More »

31 Things Men Can't Go Without

(Newser) - There are certain things men cannot do without, that if lost “we would briefly mourn and immediately replace.” Esquire offers up 31 male necessities.
  • Cast-iron skillet: "it will last longer than you."
  • Waiter's corkscrew: corkscrews should not "require instruction manuals."
  • WD-40: "a man's
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