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Hollywood’s Hottest 25 Actresses.


Keira Knightly

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The daughter of actor Will Knightley and playwright Sharman Macdonald. After she requested an agent at the age of three, her parents allowed her to work on productions in her summer holidays. Her first role was at the age of 9, in Moira Armstrong’s A Village Affair (1995) (TV). However, Knightley’s first high profile role came in 1999, as Sabe, Decoy Queen to Natalie Portman’s Queen Amidala in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999). Since then she has completed an impressive array of films, including her Oscar-nominated performance as Elizabeth Bennet in Pride & Prejudice (2005), but is probably best known for her role of Elizabeth Swann in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003). keira-knightley-5

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Emma Stone

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Stone began acting as a child as a member of the Valley Youth Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona, where she made her stage debut in a production of Kenneth Grahame’s “The Wind in the Willows”. She appeared in many more productions through her early teens until, at the age of 15, she decided that she wanted to make acting her career.  The official story is that she made a PowerPoint presentation, backed by Madonna’s “Hollywood” and itself entitled “Project Hollywood”, in an attempt to persuade her parents to allow her to drop out of school and move to Los Angeles. The pitch was successful and she and her mother moved to LA with her schooling completed at home while she spent her days auditioning. lighted_portrait

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Megan Fox

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Megan Denise Fox was born May 16, 1986 in Rockwood, Tennessee. Megan began her training in drama and dance at the age of 5 and, at the age of 10, moved to Florida where she continued her training and finished school. She now lives in Los Angeles, California. Megan began acting and modeling at the age of 13 after winning several awards at the 1999 American Modeling and Talent Convention in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Megan made her film debut as Brianna Wallace in the Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen film, Holiday in the Sun (2001) (V). Her best known role is as Sam Witwicky’s love interest Mikaela Banes in the first two installments of the Transformers series: Transformers (2007) and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009). -Megan-megan-fox-32267655-1280-960

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Abbie Cornish

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Abbie Cornish grew up on her parents 170 acre farm in the Hunter Valley town of Lochinvar with her 3 brothers and younger sister. Abbie started modeling at age 13. Her first acting job was at age 15 on the Australian Broadcasting Commission series “Children’s Hospital” (1997) playing a quadriplegic. Abbie+Cornish+(8)

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Arielle Kebel

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Arielle Caroline Kebbel (born February 19, 1985) is an American model and actress. Arielle is perhaps best known for her roles in films such as American Pie Presents: Band Camp, John Tucker Must Die, Vampires Suck, and Aquamarine, as well as TV series including The Vampire Diaries, Gilmore Girls, and Life Unexpected, on which she played Paige Thomas. She is often considered a Scream Queen, due to her work in notable horror films including The Uninvited and The Grudge 2.  Kebbel was born in Winter Park, Florida. Her mother, Sheri, is a talent manager and owns a production company. Kebbel graduated from Crenshaw School in Winter Garden. Arielle was a contestant at the 2002 Miss Florida Teen USA beauty pageant. Before pursuing a career in acting, Arielle was a fulltime model. She has since appeared in publications such as Maxim, H, Lucky, Men’s Health, Stuff and FHM. She also has visited high schools in the midwest currently Arielle-Kebbel-2

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Kaley Cuoco

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A model and commercial actress from the age of 6, Kaley Cuoco’s first major role was in the TV movie Quicksand: No Escape (1992) (TV) with Donald Sutherland and Tim Matheson. Her other television credits include guest-starring on the series “Ellen” (1994) (where she played “little Ellen” to the Ellen DeGeneres character), “Northern Exposure” (1990), “Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush” (1995) and “My So-Called Life” (1994). In addition, she played a leading role in the miniseries, Mr. Murder (1998) (TV). Cuoco has appeared in the feature films Lucky 13 (2005), Picture Perfect (1997) and Virtuosity (1995). On stage, she has performed in Los Angeles-area productions of “Annie” and “Fiddler on the Roof”. When she’s not acting, Cuoco is an avid tennis player, who consistently ranks well in Southern California Tennis Association standings as a member of a regional amateur division team. In addition, she enjoys spending time with friends, going to the mall and hip-hop dancing. Cuoco is home-schooled and lives in Ventura County, California with her family. Kaley-Cuoco

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Blake Lively

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Blake Lively was born in a showbiz family in California and quickly followed her parents’ and siblings’ steps. Her first role was “Trixie, the Tooth Fairy” in the 1998 movie Sandman (1998), directed by her dad, Ernie Lively. Her big break came along a few years later, though. Blake was up to finish high school when she got the co-starring role of “Bridget” in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) in 2005.  Blake was so perfect for the part of “Bridget” that, with no big references or even auditioning, she landed the part. According to her, all she did was walk in and leave a photo of herself. It was clear that she was the “Bridget” needed. GOSSIP GIRL

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Brenda Song

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Brenda was named an All-American Scholar in ninth grade and holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.  She stars as London Tipton, the hotel owner’s spoiled daughter, in the Disney Channel’s sitcom “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” (2005). Having acted since age six, Brenda is already a familiar face to Disney Channel viewers. Before beginning production on the new series, she had a recurring role as the hip and trendy Tia on “Phil of the Future” (2004). She also starred in the top-rated Disney Channel Original Movies Stuck in the Suburbs (2004) (TV), the mystery Get a Clue (2002) (TV) with Lindsay Lohan, and The Ultimate Christmas Present (2000) (TV) with Hallee Hirsh and Spencer Breslin.  Her other television credits include guest starring roles on “That’s So Raven” (2003), Santa with Muscles (1996) starring Hulk Hogan, and many many more. Brenda Song - Bikini

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Nina Dobrev

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Nina Constantinova Dobreva was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. She moved to Canada at the age of two and has lived in Toronto, Ontario ever since. From a very young age, she showed great enthusiasm and talent for the arts: Dance, Gymnastics, Theatre, Music, Visual arts, and Acting! Modeling jobs led to commercials, which then turned into film auditions. Shortly after, she booked roles in the feature films Fugitive Pieces (2007), Away from Her (2006) and the popular television series, “Degrassi: The Next Generation” (2001), on CTV.  Nina loves to travel and has often visited Europe both for pleasure, as well as competing internationally, representing Canada in Aesthetic gymnastics. She enjoys playing volleyball, soccer, swimming, rock climbing, wake boarding, snowboarding, and horse back riding, to name a few. nina-dobrev-hot-hot-475604448

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Kat Dennings

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Kat Dennings was born Katherine Litwack in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia, to Gerald and Ellen Litwack. She is the youngest of five children.  Kat was predominantly home-schooled, graduating at the age of 14. Her family subsequently moved to Los Angeles, California to support Kat acting full-time.  After work doing commercials, she began work in television, starting with a role on HBO’s “Sex and the City” (1998), following up with roles on “Raising Dad” (2001), The Scream Team (2002) (TV), “Everwood” (2002), “Without a Trace” (2002) and “ER” (1994), among others.  Kat made the move to the big screen with supporting roles in Raise Your Voice (2004), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) and Big Momma’s House 2 (2006). She later achieved a level of fame with roles in The House Bunny (2008) and Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (2008). kat-dennings-hot

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Scarlett Johansson

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Scarlett Ingrid Johansson was born in New York City. Her mother, Melanie Sloan, is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family, and her father, Karsten Johansson, is Danish. Scarlett showed a passion for acting at a young age and starred in many plays. She has a sister named Vanessa Johansson, a brother named Adrian, and a twin brother named Hunter Johansson born three minutes after her. She began her acting career starring as Laura Nelson in the comedy film North (1994). The acclaimed drama film The Horse Whisperer (1998) brought Johansson critical praise and worldwide recognition. Following the film’s success, she starred in many other films including the critically acclaimed cult film Ghost World (2001) and then the hit Lost in Translation (2003) with Bill Murray in which she again stunned critics. Later on, she appeared in the drama film Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003). Scarlett-Johansson-scarlett-johansson-8836637-1600-1200

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Amanda Seyfried

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Amanda Seyfried grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and began modeling when she was 11-years-old. She acted in high school productions as well as taking singing lessons, and landed a recurring role in the long-running US soap, “As the World Turns” (1956), when she was just age 15.  More soap work followed as she completed her schooling and she had already secured a place at Fordham University when she was offered a role in the Tina Fey-penned teen hit, Mean Girls (2004). She deferred the university place to complete the film.  More TV work followed, raising her profile across America, while her appearances in Mamma Mia! (2008) and Red Riding Hood (2011) helped establish her international fame. amanda-seyfried-hot-01

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Zoe Kravitz

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Zoe Isabella Kravitz, the daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet, was born on December 1, 1988 in New York City. Zoe’s love and interest in acting developed from classes she began taking while in school. Wasting little time, Zoe started working on two films during her senior year in high school; No Reservations (2007), directed by Scott Hicks, where she worked alongside Catherine Zeta-Jones and Aaron Eckhart, and The Brave One (2007), directed by Neil Jordan, starring Jodie Foster and Terrence Howard.  Outside of her film endeavors, Kravitz has kept busy with various projects. She is currently serving as lead singer and co-writer with her band, “Elevator Fight”. Kravitz is also the new face of Vera Wang’s “Princess” perfume. The campaign launches in November 2009. Zoe starred in 2008 in Jay-Z music video for his single, “I Know”, off his “American Gangster” album. She was also featured with Jessica Alba, Ryan Phillippe, Tyrese Gibson, George Lopez, John Leguizamo and several other celebrities in Will i Am’s “We Are the Ones” video during Barack Obama campaign. Zoe Kravitz Wallpaper @ go4Celebrity.com

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. She grew up in Salt Lake City and North Carolina many years of her life and actually had an ambition to become a ballerina, for which she attended Joffrey Ballet School in Chicago at the age of 11 and started taking acting lessons too.  Her most notable roles are in movies such as Sky High (2005), Final Destination 3 (2006), The Ring Two (2005) and the horror remake, Black Christmas (2006).  On the small screen, Winstead is probably best known for her role as “Jessica Bennett” in the popular NBC daytime drama “Passions” (1999), for which she received nominations from the Hollywood Reporters’ Young Star Awards and the Young Artist Awards for her performance on the show. Other television credits include the CBS series “Wolf Lake” (2001), the MTV original telepic Monster Island (2004) (TV) and guest roles in popular shows such as “Touched by an Angel” (1994), “Tru Calling” (2003) and “Promised Land” (1996). Mary-Elizabeth-Winstead-18

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Freida Pinto

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Freida Pinto traversed the modeling circuit in Mumbai [represented by Elite Model Management India] for two years before gaining her big break when director Danny Boyle picked her out in the audition process to play the female lead, Latika, for his project Slumdog Millionaire (2008). In a promo interview, Boyle likened spotting her to his discovery of Kelly Macdonald for Trainspotting.  Surprisingly, Freida, who studied at Mumbai’s St. Xaviers College, only began taking acting classes [she has done amateur theatre before] after completing her debut film – when she attended a three-month workshop by Barry John, the veteran theatre guru.  Between 2006-07, she anchored ‘Full Circle’, a travel show which was telecast on Zee International Asia Pacific. She went on assignments to Afghanistan, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and Fiji among other countries. freida-pinto-walls23467

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Katerina Graham

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Katerina Alexandre “Kat” Graham (born September 5, 1989) is an American actress, singer, dancer, and model. She has appeared in numerous television shows and film productions, as well as music videos. In 2009, she began appearing in a supporting role as Bonnie Bennett in The CW television network show, The Vampire Diaries.  Graham was born in Geneva, Switzerland and raised in Los Angeles, California. Her father, Joseph, is Liberia, and her mother, Natasha, is Jewish (of Russian and Polish origin). Graham was born in Geneva, while her father was working as a journalist for the United Nations. Graham’s father was a music executive and the godfather of two of Quincy Jones’ children, while her grandfather was a UN Ambassador, serving for 40 years in The Netherlands, Sweden, Romania, and Kenya. Kat-Graham

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Olivia Wilde

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Olivia Wilde was born Olivia Jane Cockburn in New York City. She was raised in Washington, D.C. and went to school there, as well as in Andover, Massachusetts, where she graduated in 2002. Her father, Andrew Cockburn, was born in England and later became an Irish citizen, giving Olivia dual American and Irish nationality, and facilitating her brief study at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland. After appearing in the short-lived Fox television series “Skin” (2003), she made her Hollywood debut in The Girl Next Door (2004) and then came to public notice in “The O.C.” (2003), but it was as Dr. Remy “Thirteen” Hadley in “House M.D.” (2004) that she achieved international stardom. She has since starred or co-starred in the films TRON: Legacy (2010), Cowboys & Aliens (2011), In Time (2011), People Like Us (2012) and The Words (2012). 13286_olivia_wilde

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Jennifer Lawrence

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Actress Jennifer Lawrence, best-known for playing Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games (2012), was born in Louisville, Kentucky on August 15, 1990. Her career began when she spent a Summer in Manhattan at the age of 14. During that time, she scored some small commercial and film roles, and shortly thereafter her family moved to Los Angeles so she could further pursue her dream. She was cast in the TBS sitcom “The Bill Engvall Show” (2007), and in smaller movies like The Poker House (2008) and The Burning Plain (2008).  Her big break came when she played Ree in Winter’s Bone (2010), which landed her Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. Shortly thereafter, she secured the role of Mystique in franchise reboot X-Men: First Class (2011), which went on to be a hit in Summer 2011. Around this time, Lawrence scored the role of a lifetime when she was cast as Katniss Everdeen in the big-screen adaptation of literary sensation The Hunger Games (2012). That went on to become one of the highest-grossing movies ever with over $407 million at the domestic box office, and instantly propelled Lawrence to the A-list among young actors/actresses. Three Hunger Games sequels are currently scheduled for release in November 2013, 2014, and 2015, with Lawrence reprising her role at least for the first one (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) jennifer_lawrence_hot-wide

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Mila Kunis

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The talented Milena “Mila” Markovna Kunis was born to a Jewish family in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, USSR (now independent Ukraine). Her mother, Elvira, is a physics teacher, her father, Mark Kunis, is a mechanical engineer, and she has an older brother named Michael. After attending one semester of college between gigs, she realized that she wanted to act for the rest of her life. She started acting when she was just 9 years old, when her father heard about an acting class on the radio and decided to enroll Mila in it. There, she met her future agent. Her first gig was in 1995, in which she played a character named Melinda in Make a Wish, Molly (1995). From there, her career skyrocketed into big-budget films. Although she is mostly known for playing Jackie Burkhart in “That ’70s Show” (1998), she has shown the world that she can do so much more. Her breakthrough film was Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), in which she played a free-spirited character named Rachel Jensen. Mila-Kunis-Cliff-Watts-Esquire-2012-7

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Yaya Alafia

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Yaya Alafia was born and raised in New York City along with her sister and two brothers. She got her first acting gig at the age of eleven when her junior high school drama teacher, Ann Willis Ratray, encouraged her to audition for educational films. She continued to perform in school shows throughout high school and college and in 2005, made her feature film debut in Take the Lead. In 2008, she made her Off-Broadway debut in “The First Breeze of Summer” at The Signature Theater, for which she garnered rave reviews and won the Vivian Robinson/AUDELCO Recognition Award for Excellence in Black Theater. She has portrayed a range of characters, from Danny Glover’s frail teenage daughter in John Sayles’ Honeydripper, to Mark Ruffalo’s voluptuous lover in Lisa Cholodenko’s The Kids Are All Right. She has been tagged one of Hollywood’s new “it girls” by many, including Lynn Hirschberg who featured her on the cover of W Magazine in September, 2010. softfocus-1749082485

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Hayden Panettiere

Hayden-Panettiere-WidescreenHayden Leslie Panettiere was born on 21st August 1989 in Palisades, New York to Lesley Vogel and Skip Panettiere, along with younger brother Jansen Panettiere. Her mom got her started in the business by doing commercials when she was just 11 months old. Then, at only 4 1/2, she was cast on the soap opera “One Life to Live” (1968), where she remained until 1997. Since then, she has gone on to appear in many feature films and TV movies. But she is probably best known in the United States for her role as “Claire” on the hit TV show, “Heroes” (2006/II).  As for movies, Hayden starred in Remember the Titans (2000) with Denzel Washington and Joe Somebody (2001) with Tim Allen. When Hayden isn’t working, she enjoys singing, dancing, horseback riding, gymnastics, taking piano lessons, and swimming.

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Jessica Szohr

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Szohr is of Hungarian descent, one quarter English, and her maternal grandmother is African American.  She was born in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, a place she describes as a “family-oriented small town”.  The oldest of five children, Szohr played soccer, served on the student council, and was part of the cheerleading squad while in school.  She started a cleaning company with a friend, cleaning their teachers’ houses.  Szohr started modeling at age six. Her first national campaign was for Quaker Oats at age ten, and she also appeared in print ads for Kohl’s department store.   Subsequent modelling gigs followed, including prints for Crate & Barrel, Mountain Dew, Sears, Jockey and JanSport.  Szohr graduated from Menomonee Falls High School a semester early and moved to Los Angeles with her mother at the age of 17 to pursue an acting career.  She told Seventeen magazine that she “almost moved home like five times.”

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Aly Michalka

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Alyson began acting at the age of five in stage productions by churches her family attended outside Seattle, Washington, and in Thousand Oaks California. She was featured in numerous musicals including “Jailhouse Rock” and “A Time to Remember”. Alyson, who plays piano and guitar, also writes music and sings with her younger sister, AJ Michalka, as the pop-music duo of 78violet. The sisters are platinum selling recording artists with “Hollywood Records”. When she isn’t acting, Alyson enjoys drawing. Her artistic talent was recognized by Hallmark Cards. When she was in the fourth grade, she won a contest for a Christmas card in 1999, when she was 10. Lately, Alyson is interested in fashion and sewing, and has plans to design a clothing line. The Torrance, California, native has two dogs, Saint and Bandit, and lives with her parents and sister in Los Angeles, California. Aly-Michalka-Alymichalka

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Azealia Banks – ATM Jam feat. Pharrell Williams


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Azealia Banks presents the official video for track “ATM Jam” featuring vocals from Pharrell Williams (although he doesn’t feature in the visuals). Directed by Rony Alwin – a man best known for his photography work – the vibrantly colored video and sees Miss Banks and a group of friends spending some time by the pool at her LA mansion. “ATM Jam” comes from Azealia Banks’ upcoming debut album Broke With Expensive Taste, which is due out sometime next year.

Lady Gaga feat. R. Kelly – Do What U Want


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Lady Gaga teams up with R. Kelly for her new single, Do What You Want, off her forthcoming album, ARTPOP.


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Check out these amazing make-up and fashion skeletons that were created, some of them giving the optical illusion of hollowed out eyes, scars and more.

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Milky Pin-Up by Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz


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Utilizing high-speed techniques, photographer Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz has created incredible pin-ups, snapping the models just as milk covers them to give the impression of clothing. The photos are for a 2014 “Milky Pin-Ups Calendar” that will be available in November.

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Pusha T Ft. Chris Brown – Sweet Serenade


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Pusha T gathers a few sexy women for his dark music video “Sweet Serenade,” which sees the Virginia emcee aggressively rapping about the life that he made while celebrating his success. In the Colin Tilley-directed steamy visual, Pusha chills on a beach chair surrounded by bikini-clad, alluring women; one making the booty clap on a stripper pole. Brown lends his support by crooning the smooth chorus.

“‘Sweet Serenade,’ it doesn’t sound really sweet, it’s pretty dark, so to capture that, we came and shot on the beach at nighttime. It gives it that eery feel, but still soothing,” states Pusha.

Bubble Shooter


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Check out this swimwear editorial inspired in retro videogame Bubble Shooter that was photographed and CGI by Mikel Muruzabal. The beautiful model was Rocío La Fuente, while her make-up and styling was done by Cristina Garcés and Ara Rodríguez.

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