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What the World's Fattest Man Did to Lose 700 Pounds
700 Pounds Lost, a New
Life of 'Wonder' Gained

700 Pounds Lost, a New Life of 'Wonder' Gained

But Paul Mason, once the world's heaviest man, still faces major struggles

(Newser) - He once weighed almost 1,000 pounds, ate nearly 20,000 calories a day, and had become a laughingstock in his native UK. Today Paul Mason, once the heaviest man in the world, is a new man, and Justin Heckert reports on his amazing transformation for GQ . It was seven...

Breaking the Sex-Trade Cycle by Breaking the Patriarchy
Course Teaches Men
to Avoid Sex-Trade Trap
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Course Teaches Men to Avoid Sex-Trade Trap

Innovative program in Washington state aims to break stereotypes, the patriarchy

(Newser) - Ask a guy why he commissions a prostitute and he may come up with a variety of answers, or even a shrug and an "I'm not sure." But in King County, Wash., men who’ve been busted trying to pay for sex—many with girls they believed...

2014's Least Influential People
 2014's Least Influential People 

2014's Least Influential People

'GQ' takes down Obama, Goodell, the Mo. governor, and ... Zach Braff

(Newser) - If you're wondering who "took up vast clouds of oxygen, gave us back nothing of use, and probably helped accelerate the death of our planet" most this year, Drew Magary has 30 of them ranked and ready for our review in GQ's "Least Influential People of...

Ted Cruz: Proud to Be a Wacko Bird

 Ted Cruz: 
 Proud to Be 
 a Wacko Bird 
GQ Profile

Ted Cruz: Proud to Be a Wacko Bird

(Newser) - For its upcoming edition, GQ profiles controversial Tea Party Republican and possible Canadian Ted Cruz. It's a long one, full of colorful anecdotes about the man in the ostrich-skin cowboy boots, so we've plucked out some of the highlights:
  • Cruz has embraced the "Wacko Bird" nickname bestowed

Russell Brand: Why I Made That Nazi Joke

Calls it 'a daft joke by a daft comic at a daft event'

(Newser) - Russell Brand made headlines last week after being kicked out of a GQ award show party for making a joke about event sponsor Hugo Boss' connection to the Nazis. In a slightly rambling op-ed for the Guardian , Brand defends what he calls "a daft joke by a daft comic...

Aniston Gives That GQ Tie to Letterman

Late-night host quick to replace his own with one worn by nude Jen

(Newser) - Jennifer Aniston gifted David Letterman her lone wardrobe item from her famously revealing GQ cover shoot—a red, white, and blue necktie—last night. An eager Letterman ripped off his own cravat to make room for Aniston’s “early Christmas gift,” Extra reports. As she helped him put...

Why Are We Gaga Over Jen?
Why Are We Gaga Over Jen?

Why Are We Gaga Over Jen?

'Movie star' has nude pics, famous breakup, pithy quotes—but no blockbuster, uh, movies

(Newser) - Jennifer Aniston is everywhere. “Have you opened a paper or magazine in the last two weeks and not seen her? Did she finance Marley & Me herself?” asks Ken Levine on the Huffington Post. Even without a blockbuster to her name, the former Friend has become a bonafide movie...

Mad Men Invades Your Closet
 Mad Men Invades Your Closet 

Mad Men Invades Your Closet

Designers and labels copy, coordinate with hit show

(Newser) - Mad Men isn’t just one of the best shows on TV—it’s also a fashion trendsetter, Advertising Age reports. Bloomingdale’s features Mad Men-themed displays and clothing, GQ recently published a 6-page spread with a cast member, and the show’s network has started a Target-sponsored fashion blog....

Keith Riffs on 'Boinky' Groupies, Sexy Mick

Jagger's 'excruciating campness' gets a dig in wide-ranging GQ sit-down

(Newser) - Rolling Stones mummy Keith Richards is still kicking, and GQ got him talking about—what else?—sex, drugs and rock 'n roll in his Manhattan "office" while he downed a vodka on the rocks. Richards doesn't debunk any myths, certainly. "It wasn't just boinky-boinky" with the groupies, he...

Chavez Shows Supermodel Interviewer His Guns

Supermodel-turned-journo interviews Venezuelan president

(Newser) - Naomi Campbell has found a new calling: political journalism. The phone-flinging supermodel interviewed Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez for British GQ's latest issue, reports the Guardian. When Campbell asked the president if he would ever pose topless à la Vladimir Putin, Chavez replied: "Why not? Touch my muscles?"

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