So that’s why Justin Bieber got so buff. The pop singer is the latest face of Calvin Klein, modeling jeans and underwear.
The entertainer, who has been known to strip down to his tighty-whities at a moment’s notice, will be featured in the brand’s spring ads alongside model Lara Stone. The black-and-white ads are reminiscent of the Mark Wahlberg/Kate Moss campaign in the early ’90s — before the 20-year-old Bieber was even born.
“This is the beginning of an exciting new year for me personally and professionally and being a part of this campaign has been a fantastic opportunity and experience,” Bieber says in a statement.
He told Us Weekly he achieved his chiseled phyique with 45-minute workouts, five days a week with the help of a trainer: “We do three day splits: back and triceps one day, chest and biceps on day two, shoulder and legs on day three, and abs every other day.”
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There’s good news — again — from Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch. The actor and theater director Sophie Hunter announced in November that they were engaged. Now the couple says they are expecting their first baby. Cumberbatch’s spokeswoman, Karon Maskill, confirmed the news in a brief statement. Cumberbatch, 38, has gained recent praise for his role as World War II code-breaker Alan Turing in the film The Imitation Game.
Monaco’s royal twins, including the heir to the throne, have appeared in public for the first time to a cheering crowd. Princess Charlene and Prince Albert appeared on a palace balcony Wednesday, each holding a newborn baby swaddled in white. The hereditary heir Prince Jacques and his older sister — by 2 minutes — Gabriella were greeted by a small sea of red-and-white flags and banners. Albert is the son of the late Hollywood star-turned-princess, Grace of Monaco.
Ricky Gervais has joined the fight to free a female bear that has been an attraction at a central Pennsylvania ice cream shop for almost two decades. The actor and creator of The Office encouraged Facebook followers to sign a petition seeking Little Ricki’s release into a wildlife sanctuary.
John Travolta is going back to the small screen three decades after playing Barbarino in Welcome Back Kotter, which ended in 1979. He’ll play defense lawyer Robert Shapiro in Ryan Murphy’s FX miniseries American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, starring Cuba Gooding Jr. as the disgraced football player. David Schwimmer takes on the role of the late Robert Kardashian, another of Simpson’s key attorneys in the case.
Comedy star Amy Poehler has been named 2015 Woman of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals. The group said Tuesday Poehler’s comedy “fits so well with the Pudding’s own tradition of satire and social commentary.” Poehler will get a parade and roast Jan.29.
TAKING THE STAGE
Sienna Miller will step up to play the fishnet-and-bowler hat wearing chanteuse Sally Bowles on Broadway. Roundabout Theatre Company said that Miller will take over from Emma Stone on Feb. 17 and play the final six weeks of Cabaret through March 29. Michelle Williams last year made her Broadway debut in the role. The current revival of the revival is directed by Sam Mendes and co-directed and choreographed by Rob Marshall. Miller is currently co-starring in Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper.