THE SCENE
Kate Moss Defies the Laws of Aging

Known for her hard-partying lifestyle and penchant for cigarettes, it’s hard to believe the iconic Kate Moss is 39. Now take that befuddlement, multiply it by infinity, and you'll have our reaction to the flawless images of her in this September's issue of Esquire.

The issue, aptly entitled ‘Made in Britain’ is her first cover shoot for a male magazine in 17 years, having last posed for magazine in 1993. Shot by famed photographer Craig McDean, the spread sees the model in an array of different and somewhat absent outfits, such as a crystal studded body suit and an embellished white tank with no trousers.

ESQUIRE
Mila Kunis Named Sexiest Woman Alive

Mila Kunis may be off the market but she was still named Esquire’s “Sexiest Woman Alive.”

Certainly aided by her hot lady love scene with Natalie Portman in Black Swan, on-camera chemistry with Justin Timberlake, coupled with “that girl” personality in Friends With Benefits, and understanding GF attitude a la Ted, Kunis has no-doubt held many-a-men’s attention, even dream-girl appeal for quite sometime now.

Currently linked to former That ‘70s Show co-star, Ashton Kutcher, Kunis humbly acknowledges her new hot title by simply saying, “What I do and who I am are two different things. And, they will always be.”

DAILY BITES
Esquire Drops Top 20 Restaurants in the US

The release of Esquire Magazine's 2011 Best New Restaurants list today leaves food industry insiders and frequent diners with a single question when making a run for the newsstand: who won? Spoiler Alert: this year, writer John Mariani awarded top honors to San Francisco standout, Michael Mina. Others that received honorable mention included Salinas (NYC), Boulud Sud (NYC) and Grant Achatz's "let's put on a show" style pop-up, Next (Chicago).

Chef John Sedlar of Playa (Los Angeles), won Chef of the Year, and embraced said praise by penning a somewhat snarky note to all "young chefs" who have TV fame on the brain. And not to be outdone in the individual winner's circle, Hannah Mary Marshall was crowned Hostess of the Year for her work at Congress in Austin. Marshall's advice to those looking to seat the hungered masses? "[Get] chickens. Having to deal with something that is frequently obnoxious will teach you...tolerance and patience."

YOUR 15 MINUTES ARE UP
Katy Perry's Nude Album Cover

Katy Perry, who is the daughter of two pastors, just in case you were wondering, is leaving very little to the imagination by posing nude for her album cover titled Teenage Dream.

"Oh my God, what will my mother think?" Perry said after showing off the cover for the first time on Ustream live yesterday.

"It's so gorgeous. I'm so excited. I'm nervous. I'm shaking a bit. This will be my first piece of real art."

The cover art which was painted by artist Will Cotton, is even scented.

"We went through every detail -- it even smells like cotton candy!" said Perry. "It actually stinks."

Katy is no stranger to nudity, but with a body like that who cares? She went topless for her music video of "California Gurls," and the June issue of UK Esquire.

BELLAGIO
Cosmopolitan Announces Restaurant Lineup

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, which has the tough job of being located between the Bellagio and CityCenter, may have just found it's edge against the neighboring competitors.

The two 50-story towers, holding almost 3,000 hotel rooms and condo-style accommodations, feature three pools and over 100,000 square-feet of gaming floor-but Cosmopolitan's real draw will be the restaurants.

AKRIS
Stefano Tonchi: The Next Editor-In-Chief?

Last night when I saw T editor, Stefano Tonchi, at the Steven Klein 30 Seasons of Akris/Bergdorf Goodman event, the last thought in my mind was waking up to hear rumors of him possibly becoming the editor-in-chief of W Magazine.

That explains his grin.

As we previously posted, W Magazine is in a bit of a crunch, parting ways with WWD, and taking some of its senior staff from the magazine with it.