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Neil Patrick Harris bares all for 'Rolling Stone' cover

Rolling Stone really likes its cover subjects naked. In April, their cover featuring a nude Julia Louis-Dreyfus made headlines (both because Louis-Dreyfus was naked and because there was a big-time factual error involved) and now, Neil Patrick Harris takes center-stage on the cover of its latest issue in all his bare-skinned glory.


Julia Louis-Dreyfus responds to Constitution error on 'Rolling Stone' cover

Julia Louis-Dreyfus better hope her latest tattoo is a temporary one.

The cover image of next month’s Rolling Stone magazine featuring the Veep star depicts a nude Louis-Dreyfus with a tattoo of the U.S. Constitution signed by John Hancock across her back. The problem is, Hancock signed the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution.

Louis-Dreyfus jokingly blamed the blunder on Mike McClintock, the fictional Veep character played by Matt Walsh who serves as communications director to Louis-Dreyfus’ Vice President Selina Meyer on the HBO comedy series. READ FULL STORY

Julia Louis-Dreyfus wears the Constitution -- and nothing else -- on 'Rolling Stone' cover

Oh, so that’s where they keep the Constitution: on Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s naked back.

The Veep star, sans clothes, covers the latest issue of Rolling Stone. In the accompanying interview, the multiple Emmy winner chats with the magazine about how she got from Seinfeld to HBO, how she deals with the industry’s sexism — “I just pay it no nevermind and say, ‘Get out of my way'” — and her meeting with real-life vice president Joe Biden: “I loved that dinner. There was no cynicism, just a very earnest jubilation about being there.”

Check out Louis-Dreyfus’s interview with Rolling Stone when the issue hits newsstands Friday, April 11.

Drake apologizes for complaining about 'Rolling Stone' and Philip Seymour Hoffman

Drake is cleaning up the mess he made yesterday when he told Twitter how mad he was when Rolling Stone replaced him with Philip Seymour Hoffman on this week’s cover. He’s since deleted the offending tweets and even issued an apology on his website.

“I completely support and agree with Rolling Stone replacing me on the cover with the legendary Philip Seymour Hoffman,” Drake wrote. “I apologize to anybody who took my initial comments out of context because in no way would I ever want to offend the Hoffman family or see myself as bigger than that moment.”

Turns out Drizzy was just really excited to get his own cover, and he was hoping his story would be postponed for a later issue. “I would have waited until it was my time because I understand the magnitude of the cover they chose but I just wasn’t given that option and that made me feel violated,” he said. But in the end, the rapper respects Rolling Stone “for being willing to give a kid from Toronto a shot at the cover.” So Drake is still same humble, polite Canadian he’s always been. (I actually have no idea if he has ever been humble).

It’s a nice apology and all — but what I really care about is whether he was serious when he swore off magazine interviews Thursday. Because if this is what happens when Drake gets a magazine story, keep ‘em coming.

Drake claims he's done giving magazine interviews

That’s it, guys: No more interviews for Drake!

This morning, the rapper posted on Twitter that he’s “done doing interviews for magazines” after Rolling Stone published an interview in which Drake criticized Kanye West’s latest album, Yeezus. “There were some real questionable bars on there,” he says in the story. “Like that ‘Swaghili’ line? Come on, man. Even Fabolous wouldn’t say some s— like that.” Drake claims in a tweet that he “never commented on Yeezus” during the interview, implying that Rolling Stone fabricated quotes. Drake is also mad that the magazine “took my cover from me last minute.” Philip Seymour Hoffman is the magazine’s cover subject this week… which makes sense, because that story might just be more important than whatever Drake has (or doesn’t have) to say about Kanye West. Maybe.

The rapper goes on to say that he’s “disgusted” by the cover change, but makes sure to add in an RIP for the Oscar winner. Real convincing, Drizzy. (Maybe he should have gone with #NoDisrespectToPhilipSeymourHoffman?) See what Drake had to say below:


'Rolling Stone' draws criticism for Boston Marathon bomber cover


An iconic photo of John Lennon and Yoko Ono this is not.

Rolling Stone has drawn major criticism after revealing this week’s magazine cover to be none other than accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. On its website, Rolling Stone (who didn’t immediately respond to EW’s request for comment) says the accompanying story is a “deeply reported account of the life and times of Boston bomber [Dzhokhar] Tsarnaev. [Writer Janet] Reitman spent the last two months interviewing dozens of sources – childhood and high school friends, teachers, neighbors and law enforcement agents, many of whom spoke for the first time about the case – to deliver a riveting and heartbreaking account of how a charming kid with a bright future became a monster.”

A monster with a music magazine cover photo that many bands would, err, kill for. Many are saying the photo glamorizes him as some kind of rock star to be idolized, with a pin-up ready soft-lighting picture that many on Twitter are comparing to an old photo of Rolling Stone regular Bob Dylan. The Today show weighed in on the controversy this morning, pointing out that the cover bares a striking resemblance to an old Rolling Stone cover of Jim Morrison. Savannah Guthrie pointed out that there is a bit of a precedent for Rolling Stone toying with controversial political images: The magazine had Charles Manson on the cover in 1970.
Do you think the cover is in poor taste? READ FULL STORY

Jonah Hill, Serious Actor, didn't come here to talk about farting

When it comes to passing gas, This Is the End star James Franco takes a covert approach: “I don’t do it in public, but when I’m at home in bed, I’ll fart! And on a plane, I’ll let it go,” he enthuses to Rolling Stone in the magazine’s latest cover story featuring the apocalyptic comedy’s cast. After all, adds Franco, “on a plane, nobody can hear you fart.” (Remind us never to travel with James Franco.)

Franco’s costar Seth Rogen is even more open about his habits. “I will say I’m a pretty bad farter from time to time,” he confesses. “I have a Japanese toilet at home that cleans my ass for me — it’s great. I only like to sh– at home, so I get some pretty bad farts during the day.”

But one This Is the End cast member is too reserved — or maybe just too self-important — to discuss his farting habits: Jonah Hill, whose eyes “nearly jumped out of their sockets” when Rolling Stone asked how often he lets ‘em rip. “I’m not answering that dumb question!” Hill complained to the magazine. “I’m not that kind of person! Being in a funny movie doesn’t make me have to answer dumb questions. It has nothing to do with who I am.”


Romney is a 'bullsh***er' and 9 other things Obama told 'Rolling Stone'

With the election only 12 days away, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are embarking on the final legs of their campaign tours. Both candidates have plans to appear in battleground states like Ohio and Florida, but they’ve also been paying their dues — Obama especially — to the entertainment beast with recent stints on The Tonight Show, The Late Night with David Letterman and Live! With Kelly and Michael. The latest is Rolling Stone, which, not surprisingly for the historically liberal publication, features a cover-story interview with the President. Conducted by presidential historian Douglas Brinkley — who is staunchly anti-Romney — the interview covers many of the campaign’s familiar talking points: women’s reproductive rights, the economy, Obamacare. But there are indeed some surprises, even for those of us who watched all three debates (or at least saw the highlights). Take a look after the jump at the 10 points that stood out the most.


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