Hooked: Selena Gomez Gets Sexy For Cosmo, Rihanna Buys Marilyn Monroe Bling
Time to get Hooked, our bite-sized roundup of fashion-drench music news.
Selena Gomez Shows It Off For March Cosmopolitan Cover
Former Disney princess Selena Gomez looks stunning -- and sexy -- on the March cover of Cosmopolitan magazine, pictured above. The 19-year-old singer looks all grown up in a salacious, pink and red floral printed Nanette Lepore gown with a plunging neckline. With her hair blowing in the breeze, Gomez rocks a smoky eye and an intense stare, adding a bit of drama to her relaxed look.
Inside the mag, Selena dishes in her very public relationship with Justin Bieber. "I'm just like every 19-year-old girl. If you're in love, you're in love to the fullest, and you just want to go to the movies, hang out, and be as normal as possible," she told the magazine. "I'm fortunate that I've found someone who has that philosophy."
Rihanna Buys $160,000 Marilyn Monroe Bling Artwork
Rihanna has quite a bit happening in her world lately. The signer recently landed a fashion reality competition that will air in the UK this summer and will be taking the stage with Coldplay at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 12. So how did she reward herself? A very bilngy and expensive work of art. The singer commissioned artist Claire Milner to produce a custom portrait of Marilyn Monroe using 65,000 Swarovski crystals. "I tried to show the glitter of the public life and the sadness in Marilyn's eyes," the artist told The Sun. "Because of who Rihanna is, everything had to be done through her interior decorators. But they told me afterwards she loved it." The Monroe art piece took four months to finish, measures five by five feet, weighs 182 pounds and is drenched with crystals. Diamonds really are a girl's best friend!
Jullian James Releases New Album Featuring Mya
Rocking the same glittering Dolce & Gabbana blazer Beyonce wore at the 2011 VMAs, Jullian James threw one hell of an album release party on Tuesday (Jan. 31) at NYC's Hudson Terrace. Blending pop, R&B and soul, the singer mixes crooner vocals with the dance moves of Liza Minnelli. "I love fashion. Can you tell by my jacket?" Jullian mused to Billboard at the event. "Nothing is more classic then a man in a suit. A man in a suit is a stellar mansion, with the inside of his home secret and private until he invites you in for a Cuban cigar, and some Earl Grey Tea."
His new album, "From My Integrated Soul," also features a track with the stylish Mya, titled "Secret Weapon." "Mya is my Aphrodite!" James declared. "She is a brilliant artist and I am grateful to have worked with her. She has some fierce style!"