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Esquire names Kate Beckinsale “sexiest woman alive”

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Isn’t it time to pay more attention to Kate Beckinsale?kate

That is a direct quote from the November issue of Esquire magazine, which has bestowed on the 36-year-old British actress its annual “sexiest woman alive” title.

Beckinsale in recent years has played a rubber-suited avenger in the “Underworld” action movies, a sword wielding vampire hunter in “Van Helsing” and Adam Sandler’s wife in “Click.”

She has not achieved the mega stardom of, say, Halle Berry, last year’s Esquire pick for sexy star of the year, but in Esquire’s “sexiest woman” world, career status is only part of the picture.

Esquire describes Beckinsale as “beautiful, crisp, smart, tough.” And they kate-beckinsale1have the photos to prove it.

‘Practical’ black’s back at Calvin Klein

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winslet3Listen up, all you Oscar fashion watchers.

Black is back in a big way because “it’s practical,” New York designer Francisco Costa told Reuters after his fall Calvin Klein Women’s runway show at New York Fashion Week, which ended on Friday. Black is also among the “in” colors for gowns on the red carpet this year and will very likely make a major appearance at the Oscars on Sunday. Kate Winslet already has been showing a penchant for black during Hollywood’s awards season.

Actress Kate Beckinsale, in a skintight black leather dress, was among thebeckinsale celebrities who packed the Calvin Klein showroom this week to see Costa’s fall collection of  tailored coats and sculptured dresses. Many had asymmetrical hems. The horsehair boots and shoes featured high rectangular heels that were open in the middle.

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