Looking dashing in a gray suit matched with a pink shirt, NBA superstar LeBron James appears on the latest cover of GQ.

“It shows that I’m fashionable,” James says of his February 2009 cover. “I never thought I would be on the cover of GQ. But I’ve done some things I never thought I would do.”

It was only in April when James became the first black male to appear on the cover of Vogue in its 116-year history, with Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen.

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Men’s style magazine GQ has put President-Elect Barack Obama on one of its four “Men of the Year” covers. The accompanying article, which proclaims the groundbreaking 44th President of the United States of America “Game Changer of the Year,” was written by Senator Ted Kennedy.

Joining Obama in GQ‘s 2008 “Men of the Year” ranks: Gold medalist Michael Phelps, Oscar-nominated actor Leonardo DiCaprio, and Mad Men star Jon Hamm, who all grace the other three covers.

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Featured in the latest issue of GQ, quirky singer Janelle Monae says of signing with Diddy, “I wanted to work with someone who’d get excited then leave me alone creatively.”

The Atlanta native’s debut EP, Metropolis: The Chase, is also called an “explosion of retrofuturistic funk, a bombastic one-woman sci-fi rock opera,” by the magazine, which also compliments her on having “the looks of a girlie Grace Jones.”

Of her style, which she has picked up from studying footage of James Brown, Buddy Holly, Mick Jagger and Judy Garland, the 23-year-old says, “I just learned how to let my own inner whatever-it-is come out.”

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From his sexual tension-filled chemistry with Mary Louise Parker in Weeds to his funny sidekick roles in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Baby Mama and (Blindie’s personal favorite) Blades of Glory, comedic actor Romany Malco lands in GQ‘s Comedy Issue.

Dubbed “The New Funny,” Malco appears–all dressed up, of course–in the men’s style magazine, as one of the “8 serious reasons that the future of comedy has never looked better!”

Here’s some highlights from his QA with GQ:

  • The Funniest Movie Ever: 48 Hours
  • The Funniest TV Show Ever Made: Cops
  • The Funniest Person You Know: My dad! To this day, he resents his younger brother for punching his pet monkey.

PHOTO: Peggy Sirota for GQ

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