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Showing posts with label INTERVIEW. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

ARIANA GRANDE FROM NICKELODEON TO POP STAR

Ariana Grande



Ariana Grande appears on the cover of Marie Claire’s October issue (on newsstands September 23). Even as a little girl singing in the car, Ariana Grande had a big voice. At 14, ready for the music world that wasn’t quite ready for her, she took a detour with a Nickelodeon show or two. Now 21, with a hit second album, she’s gone from small screen to mega pop star — which, as we discover, was her plan all along.




Ariana Grande Quotes



On early ambitions: “I was 14 years old and ready to make an R&B album. I was like, 'Where is that Mary J. Blige collab? Where is that Natasha Bedingfield writing session? Where is my session with India.Arie? I’m ready. Let’s go.’ I wrote this song called ‘Higher,’ and the lyrics were too sexual, too mature. And my mom was like, ‘This is a great song, but damn, you’re too young for this.’"



On hiding behind her Nickelodeon character: “People liked her and they accepted her and they thought that I was like her. So I used to pretend to be a little more like her than I actually was.”


DONNIE WAHLBERG GETS US BETWEEN THE SHEETS

Jenny McCarthy And Donny Wahlberg



Single no more! Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy, who tied the knot in August, are in newlywed bliss -- especially after finding her wedding ring! After admitting she lost her 10-carat yellow sapphire sparkler, the "Blue Bloods" and New Kid on the Block hunk tells Wonderwall.com that the ring has been found. As he gears up to host and showcase photography at Canon's PIXMA PRO City Senses Pop-Up Gallery in Boston tonight, Donnie chatted about locating Jenny's ring, their favorite sleeping position, and if they plan to have more kids.



Wonderwall.com: Congratulations on your nuptials! Jenny admitted that she'd already lost her wedding ring. Are you ring shopping again?



"We lost it for about two hours. We found it. It was in the bed sheets. It was off because the diamonds scrape a little bit and she doesn't like scraping me and it was private time. She thought she put it on the nightstand. I thought she put it in the bed and sure enough it was in the sheet. My detective work from 'Blue Bloods' panned out and it was down in the laundry room of the hotel."



WW: So you searched the laundry room for her ring?



"I literally tore the hotel room apart and I went down to hotel security and they went down to the laundry room and found it."


Saturday, August 16, 2014

USHER NOT BLOWING SMOKE IN CIGAR AFICIONADO

Usher




Between his platinum records, his dance moves, and his stewardship of talent on “The Voice,” the entertainer called Usher is the whole package. And, oh yeah, he has those eight-pack abs. The story is featured on the cover of the September 2014 issue of Cigar Aficionado, on newsstands August 26th.



On former protégé Justin Bieber, who has run into trouble lately: “We’re all God’s children. I can only imagine. I mean, it’s a crazy journey at any age. Who knows what would have happened to me or if I’d even be having this conversation from this perspective.”



On his famous 8-pack abs: “I was always athletic and, you know, everyone wants something they’re known for. But I was 5-foot-8. It wasn’t going to be basketball or football. So it was my abs.”



On coaching Josh Kaufman, the winner of NBC’s “The Voice:” “I get bragging rights as the one who won, after six seasons of it ping-ponging back and forth between Adam and Blake.”



On “Yeah,” his multimillion selling song from his 2004 album, “Confessions:” “It was not an automatic hit, at least to me, which is funny considering how massive it turned out to be. When I first got the song, it came from a producer who always gave everybody the same sound. The demo he gave me sounded like the same thing he was giving to everybody else. So I asked him if he could redo it—and when he did, it sounded like something that would be a hit record.”


Monday, August 11, 2014

HOLLAND RODEN ON FELLING SEXY IN SEVENTEEN

Ariana Grande



Seventeen’s September issue includes a great, first-person piece from Holland Roden on how feeling sexy doesn’t mean wearing the least amount of clothes.



Teen Wolf’s Holland Roden: “Pay attention to me, not my body!”

Her character on Teen Wolf loves to show off her assets – but Holland prefers things a bit more demure. The actress on how she learned to feel hot her way.


 QUOTES



Holland Roden on being unsure of her personal style when she was younger:



“When my friends and I were shopping for a Saturday night out, I would try on the things they picked out: bandage skirts, low-cut tanks, and heels. It was fun at first... until I realized I was tugging at my skirt every five seconds, trying to make sure I wasn’t exposing my butt. What bothered me more than that was feeling like everyone was looking at me—it was like I was putting my body out there just for guys to stare at. But even though I knew overtly sexy wasn’t my style, I didn’t realize there were other ways to look and feel hot, so I kept dressing that way.”



On not liking her sexy Teen Wolf wardrobe:



“On Teen Wolf my character, Lydia, is always decked out in stilettos and push-up bras. She likes using her assets to get attention, but doing that every day at work just confirmed how much I hate it. Wearing things that made me uncomfortable every single day led to an epiphany. I may not be able to change the costumes I wear for my job, but I can change what I wear after hours.”


Tuesday, August 05, 2014

NATALIE MORALES IN WOMAN'S DAY FOR LATINAS

Natalie Morales



Homework! School clothes! Activities! Natalie Morales of NBC’s TODAY show speaks with the Fall 2014 issue of Woman’s Day for Latinas about the simple tricks she uses to keep her busy home humming. Her go-to time saving tricks include keeping a family calendar, instituting family “homework” time, saving hand-me-downs arranged by age for her youngest son, and decluttering her home in short 15 minute bursts.



As she smoothly delivers live TV segments ranging from breaking news to cooking lessons— often while wearing impressively high heels—TODAY news anchor and co host Natalie Morales seems to define the word organized. But the idea makes the 42-year-old chuckle. To hear her tell it, once she’s home in New Jersey with husband Joseph and sons Josh and Luke, she’s just another busy working mom.



“Josh is 10 and Luke is 5, so it’s always chaos in the house,” she says. “I try to keep things organized. But I have to work at it.” This means using the tricks she learned growing up in an orderly Air Force household, the second daughter of a Puerto Rican lieutenant colonel and a Brazilian stay-at-home mother.



“We moved every three years,” Natalie says. “You learned to think fast on your feet, and to get rid of anything you didn’t absolutely need.” These days, decluttering, scheduling and assigned chores help her family stay on track, especially during the hectic back-to-school weeks. The boys make their beds first thing in the morning; later, when homework’s done, Josh helps Mom make dinner— just as Natalie did when she was little. The routine, along with some commonsense tactics, makes life go more smoothly.



“It’s never a perfect balance,” says Natalie. “I just try to put some orderliness in the chaos.”


NATALIE'S TIPS



KEEP A FAMILY CALENDAR: “Our schedule changes constantly,” says Natalie. “It’s a real juggling act!” That’s especially true when the fall means all-new activities for the boys. She uses a big dry-erase board to keep events in full view and allow for easy changes.


MAXIMIZE YOUR MORNINGS: “In my job, you need to just get up and go—hit snooze and you’ll stay in bed all day,” says Natalie. She follows a well-established routine: laying out her clothes and putting her shoes by the front door the night before, then in the morning “religiously” making a fruit-and-veggie smoothie to go. “I know it’s probably the best time to get those good nutrients,” she says.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

ARIANA GRANDE'S WISDOM FROM HER GRANDFATHER

Ariana Grande



Seventeen’s interview with Ariana Grande is sure to be a huge hit.


Ariana’s grandfather passed last week, she wanted to add the following quote: “This interview took place before I lost my grandfather. Reading it back now is, of course, very hard but I'm so grateful that I spoke briefly about some of the wisdom he shared with me in this interview. I hope the Seventeen readers find it helpful and can relate.”




Quotes:



Ariana Grande on putting herself out there and being totally exposed:



“It’s tough to spend some of the most important years of your life in front of so many strangers who want to pick you apart. Insecurity has been the hardest thing I’ve had to overcome. I think everyone my age struggles with that because everyone strives for approval and wants to feel loved.”



How she gets over her insecurities:



· “I focus on what’s important. My grandpa is sick, so I focus on him every day. I’m having the biggest song of my career so far, and all I can think about is my grandpa, because that’s what’s important to me.”



Friday, July 25, 2014

CRAIG FERGUSON SITS DOWN WITH LARRY KING

Larry King And Craig Ferguson




Larry King got the EXCLUSIVE first sit down with CBS’ "The Late Late Show" host Craig Ferguson since announcing leaving the show. Ferguson opened up about why he’s moving on; who should replace him; & if, given the chance, he’d have taken Dave Letterman’s gig. You can see it all on ORATV.


Photo Courtesy Of: ORA TV


Thursday, July 17, 2014

ZOE SALDANA TALKS IN MARIE CLAIRE'S AUGUST ISSUE

Zoe Saldana



Zoe Saldana appears on the cover of Marie Claire’s August issue (on newsstands July 22). This month’s extraterrestrial superhero movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, continues Zoe’s stellar streak as Hollywood’s go-to intergalactic butt-kicker. And, as we discover in the interview, she’s just as feisty and fearless offscreen, too.




Zoe Saldana Quotes



On her relationship with husband Marco Perego: “I don’t do the ABCs. I do what my heart says, what my heart feels. So from the moment I met my husband, we were together. We knew.”



On the biggest thing she’s learned about relationships: “Not to settle. If you’re not happy with a person, leave. And wait until you find that one person who makes you feel good about yourself every single day and is not expecting you to change, but to grow.”



On disrespect: “I have been in relationships where a man has disrespected me, and I don’t need to be friends with that man anymore. I don’t want to be the one going, ‘I’m cool, because I’m friends with all my exes.’ There’s a reason why you’re called an ex. I crossed you off my list. Moving on. You cross a line, you need to know that you’re going to walk this earth knowing that there’s an individual who has no respect for you.”





Tuesday, July 08, 2014

DOLLY PARTON ON HER COUNTRY WOMAN LIFESTYLE

Dolly Parton



Iconic singer, songwriter, actress, philanthropist and entrepreneur Dolly Parton does it all – the only thing she has to sacrifice is sleep! On the heels of a world tour promoting her new album, Blue Smoke, the self-proclaimed early bird is up before the sunrise and makes time to dream, cook, spend time with her family and live the country woman lifestyle.



Dolly is featured in the August/September issue of Country Woman, which is on stands July 8th.



Her Southern cooking and family recipes: “I’m the one they’ll always ask to bring the chicken and dumplings. I make it like my mama and my grandmas and my aunts. I definitely still cook like a country woman.”



Where she gets inspiration from her songs: “My songs are the door to every dream I’ve had and every success I’ve ever achieved.”



On playing the guitar at age seven and what she used as a fake microphone: “I used to put a tin can on a tobacco stick. And those were not chickens out there in the yard, they were my audience.”



What she would have done if she didn’t pursue her passion: “If it hadn’t been for music, I’d have been a beautician. Or maybe I’d have been a missionary; but where would I get my hair done?”



How Dollywood got started: “I just love [the mountain range] the Smokies. I bought the old home place years ago and fixed it up as a retreat.”


Tuesday, July 01, 2014

MEGAN FOX IS COSMO COVER GIRL FOR AUGUST

Megan Fox



Superstar Megan Fox is Cosmo’s August cover girl, on newsstands July 8th. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles star opens up to the magazine about women in Hollywood, her sexuality, and life with her husband Brian Austin Green.



On someone she finds sexy:



"I think Ellen [DeGeneres] is sexy. Maybe it’s the way she gives off the impression that she’s anti-'the business' even though she’s engaging in it. And humor is always sexy."


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

MARIE CLAIRE ASKS PENELOPE CRUZ 20 QUESTIONS

Penelope Cruz



Penélope Cruz, the Oscar-winning actress and Lancôme ambassador, is featured in Marie Claire’s June “20 Questions” column (on stands now).




Penelope Cruz Quotes



How did you make your first dollar? “It was a peseta, not a dollar. I was 13 and played a ballerina in a commercial. I was a dancer, so they hired me and showed only my feel dancing.”


What splurge is well worth it? “Maybe not in money, but in calories it would be tortilla española, the Spanish omelet with fried potato and egg. Delicious.”


What is your go-to shower song? “I’ll sing the same song so many times I burn out on it. It happened last year with ‘Blurred Lines.’”

Sunday, May 18, 2014

CHARLIZE THERON TALKS ABOUT MOTHERHOOD

Charlize Theron



Charlize Theron is a mom now, but that doesn't mean she's going to be sticking to roles in kiddie movies. While out at the "A Million Ways to Die in the West" premiere in Los Angeles, the actress told Wonderwall that motherhood has made her want to take on more serious and important roles.



"I think it's a personal thing, but for me, having a child only emphasizes how much more I want to explore real issues and things that really matter," she revealed. "Darkness is one of those things that I don't think that I can veer away from just because I have a child."



The "Monster" star, romantically linked to Sean Penn, became more motivated to take part in eye-opening films after adopting her son Jackson in 2012.


Friday, May 16, 2014

VICTORIA'S SECRET CANDICE SWANEPOEL INTERVIEW

Candice Swanepoel



Victoria’s Secret supermodel Candice Swanepoel appears in Marie Claire’s June issue (on stands May 20th). In the photo shoot, she brings her boyish-meets-boho vibe to the shores of Miami. Attached are a few photos from the spread and below are a few quotes from her Q&A with the magazine which can be used contingent upon providing a link back to:




Candice Swanepoel Quotes



Childhood hobby: “I studied ballet when I was growing up. It has helped a lot with modeling because I think about all parts of my body, from my fingers to my toes.”



If she weren’t a model: “I think I would have continued with ballet, or maybe I would have become a veterinarian.”



On being a Victoria’s Secret Angel: “It comes with a different kind of responsibility. It’s not just about posing for shoots. People know your name and your personality.”



Hidden talent: “I am very good at pretending that I am not nervous!”




Sunday, March 09, 2014

THE DALAI LAMA SITS DOWN WITH LARRY KING NOW


Larry King With Dalai Lama





The Dalai Lama sat down for an exclusive half-hour interview with Larry King on “Larry King Now,” the daily internet show carried by Ora.TV and Hulu, to discuss social and political issues, but what stood out is the Dalai Lama’s sense of humor. The show airs March 10th, and is a interview you do not want to miss.


The Dalai Lama and Larry King talk like old friends and the result is commentary like never before from the Dalai Lama:


A female Dalai Lama is “very possible” in the future (especially if she’s pretty).


The Dalai Lama is eager to meet the new Pope and finds the Pope’s philosophy similar to his own.


When he was younger, the Dalai Lama was actually “a lazy student,” uninterested in learning.


The Dalai Lama isn’t concerned about leaving a legacy.


It’s up to the Tibetan people to decide if there will be a successor, or if the Dalai Lama is “no longer relevant” the institution “will automatically cease.”


All religions deserve respect; “it’s not we versus they.”


He wants to see universal morals and inner values taught in formal education.


Everyone has “the same potential to reach inner peace.”


Same-sex marriage is okay and “an individual’s business.”


The Dalai Lama discloses his predictions for future of Tibet and China.



DUDES OF 'DIVERGENT' TALKS ABOUT TRUE HAPPINESS

Miles Teller



The dudes of new trilogy-based movie Divergent sit down with Seventeen for the April issue (on stands March 11th). In the interview, Theo James, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Christian Madsen, Jai Courtney and Ben Lloyd-Hughes talk about first dates, love and dealing with girls who play games, finding true happiness in life, getting sloppy seconds on the dance floor, and of course, working on set of their new action-packed film.



Theo James: 


- Would you say that you’re a lot like Four [his character in Divergent]? “Definitely. He likes to play outside the rules and is someone who sees through the BS. He has a strong sense of who he is. I like to think I have that in me too.”



Miles Teller: 


- How would your friends describe you? “My best friends would say that I’m not a good dancer and get their sloppy seconds. None of that is true. I’ve always been the best dancer and I get the girls first.”



Ansel Elgort: 


- Caleb [his character in Divergent] tells Tris [the lead female character] to think about what she wants before they choose a faction. What do you think of that message? “That’s an important quote. Some parents want their kids to become doctors or lawyers, but some kids want to be actors or dancers. You have to think of yourself because otherwise, you may have made them happy but you’re unhappy.”


Photo

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

LEA MICHELE SPIN-OFF ON THE HIT SHOW 'GLEE'

Lea Michele In Seventeen



Lea Michele appears on the cover of Seventeen's April 2014 issue (on stands March 11th). In her interview with Seventeen, she discusses life after the death of boyfriend and Glee costar, Cory Monteith, and how she plans to follow her passion and find lasting happiness after heartbreak. She proves that even when your life is turned upside down, you have the strength within to find your happiness and live your best life. 



INSIDE THE LEA MICHELE INTERVIEW



Lea Michele on rumors of a Glee spin-off: “Let’s do it. I think it could be Rachel living in New York and working on Broadway!”


Lea’s tips on how she plans to follow her passion and find lasting happiness:


Figure out who you are: “I set out to make a really pop-heavy album that was fun and empowering – I love Katy Perry and Kelly Clarkson! But then I found myself picking and writing these songs that were very emotional and dramatic. Louder has songs that express extreme love and some pain. I look at it and think, That was my year. I didn’t record any songs that I didn’t completely relate to.”


Find true love: “I only have happy memories of Cory. He was not his addiction – unfortunately, it won. But that wasn’t who he was. Cory made me feel like a queen every day. From the minute he said, ‘I’m your boyfriend,’ I loved every day, and I thank him for being the best boyfriend and making me feel so beautiful.”



Get body confident: “I’m very comfortable with my own body. I come from Broadway – everybody’s naked on Broadway. I like to think of myself as more granola. I’m not going to run around naked or anything like that unless I’m at my own home. Today, I walked into my backyard and was standing out there naked for a while. Don’t tell: My neighbors will freak out!”

JESSICA ALBA TALKS CRAIGSLIST WITH REDBOOK

Jessica Alba In Redbook



Jessica Alba graces the cover of the new Redbook coming out March 18th. The Earrings are by Alberto Parada and were made from reclaimed gold and fair-trade gems.



QUOTES:


Jessica Alba on her love of Craigslist:


"I bought my hot pink desk off Craigslist. I have a problem. I love vintage furniture, and refurbishing is one of the most Eco things you can do. I also got a couple of cool chairs and Danish mid-century credenzas off of Craigslist.”



She thinks people who don't kiss their kids on the mouth are sorta weird:


"Really? Why?! It’s your baby. People allow dogs to lick at their mouths.”



On her gal pals from Mommy and Me: 



"They're some of my closest girlfriends. "It’s weird when we’re doing normal mom things and there’s paparazzi around. That’s the only thing that makes everyone uncomfortable.”



What she and her husband, Cash Warren, are addicted to:



"All he watches is sports. Fantasy football is so annoying—there’s always a game on. Though he says I’m addicted to Instagram, so it goes both ways!"


 Photo By: James White For Redbook


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

KHLOE KARDASHIAN ON COSMOPOLITAN'S COVER

Khloé Kardashian In Cosmo




Khloé Kardashian covers the April issue of Cosmopolitan, on stands March 4th. The interview - her first since filing for divorce from Lamar Odom – features candid remarks from both Khloé and her mom Kris on relationships, making mistakes and learning as they go. Writer Laurie Sandell sat down with the Kardashians in their home in California for the exclusive chat, complete with a cameo from soon-to-be family member, Kanye West.



Khloé on her close knit family:


It makes me a better person. We live in the public eye, so if one of us makes a mistake, it affects everyone…I have a such a great support system here. We're so judged when we leave these walls that we try never to do that to one another.



On Bruce Jenner: 


Khloé: It makes me sad that people think Bruce is no longer a part of my life. I talk to him every day! I consider him my second father.

Kris Jenner: He's my best friend and I adore him. We talk on the phone several times a day. But he's better living in Malibu.


Thursday, February 20, 2014

SATURDAY EVENING POST INTERVIEWS 'MAD MEN'

The Saturday Evening Post Mad Men Cover


Window Washer
As cable television readies itself for the first half of the final season of AMC’s acclaimed period drama Mad Men, The Saturday Evening Post interviews Jon Hamm and five other key cast members as well as series creator Matt Weiner. In March/April 2014’s cover story, legendary Hollywood reporter Jeanne Wolf sat down with the cast, asking how they’ve grown and why fans project so much love and hate on their characters. The Post complements the story with a cover based on a Norman Rockwell illustration that appeared in its Sept. 17, 1960 issue. Fans will enjoy the bonus section following the interview. In “Real Mad Men at Work,” the Post throws open the doors to its archives to presents a look back at the “new” look of vintage ’60s-era art and advertising.




John Hamm on Don Draper: “Don Draper is a guy that looks good in all appearances and yet is essentially a disaster.”



January Jones (Betty) on fans’ reactions to her character: “People come up to me, and they straight up say that they dislike me.”



Vincent Kartheiser (Pete Campbell) on his wildest post-fame purchase: “The wildest thing I’ve bought is a Japanese toilet, a Toto, a fancy and expensive toilet … The Ferrari of toilets.”



Tuesday, February 11, 2014

THE KRISTEN STEWART MARIE CLAIRE INTERVIEW

Kristen Stewart



Kristen Stewart appears on the cover of Marie Claire’s March issue (on stands today). In the interview with Marie Claire, she discusses love, fame, press and poetry.



On making choices based on what frightens her: “Dude, I have no idea what I’m doing, and that’s kind of how I love it. I had no idea Twilight was going to be huge. Certain movies I’ve done I thought were going to be amazing did nothing. So it’s fun not having so much control. It’s kind of a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants lifestyle – it’s fun, but it’s scary as fuck. If it’s not scary, it’s usually – you kind of have to step back and go, ‘You’re probably making this decision because it’s right on paper.’ But unless you get that irking fear, it’s not right.”



On being thrown into the unknown: “I really like being thrown into the unknown and then finding my way. I don’t want to show someone something. I want people to watch me find something.”



On falling in love: “You don’t know who you will fall in love with. You just don’t. You don’t control it. Some people have certain things, like, ‘That’s what I’m going for,’ and I have a subjective version of that. I don’t pressure myself…If you fall in love with someone, you want to own them – but really, why would you want that? You want them to be what you love. I’m much too young to even have an answer for that question.”