Bradley Cooper: Cover model for Desert Magazine at the Palm Springs film festival

Desert Magazine hits homes Jan. 26, 2013, for The Desert Sun and www.mydesert.com subscribers. (Cover photo by Taili Song Roth)

Bradley Cooper — Hollywood celebrity, heartthrob and now Desert Magazine cover model.

I got a sneak peek tonight at the upcoming issue of our magazine, and I couldn’t keep it to myself.

This stunning photo was taken during an exclusive photo shoot with Desert Magazine backstage at the Palm Springs International Film Festival awards gala on Jan. 5, 2013.

As magazine goddess Carla Howard wrote on the cover of the issue: “You’re welcome.”

While freelance photographer Taili Song Roth set up, Cooper was hanging in our photo gallery with his “Silver Linings Playbook” director David O. Russell as well as Ben Affleck.

Russell pointed out his own Desert Magazine photo shoot, which was taken in 2010 with Mark Wahlberg and was on display with several others.

The very-playful Russell even grabbed a self-portrait with actor Jeremy Renner’s portrait, also on display. (Russell, Renner and Cooper are working together on untitled project.)

Desert Magazine will hit homes Sunday for The Desert Sun and www.mydesert.com subscribers.

Can’t wait? See our photo gallery of Bradley Cooper at the film fest.

Local troops in The Tonight Show’s all-military audience

Tonight's episode of The Tonight Show features an all-military audience. (Photo by The Tonight Show via Facebook)

Tonight’s Thanksgiving episode of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno features an all-military audience, including local troops.

Two buses of Marines and Sailors from the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms loaded up and headed to Burbank for the show’s taping Wednesday. 86 local service members were in the Leno audience. The show’s guests included Bradley Cooper, Natasha Leggero, and musical act Psy who performed “Gagnam Style.”

The Tonight Show airs at 11:35 p.m. on NBC.

Jay Leno with Thanksgiving show guests Psy, Natasha Leggero, and Bradley Cooper. (Photo by The Tonight Show via Facebook)