Showing posts with label INTERVIEW. Show all posts
Showing posts with label INTERVIEW. Show all posts

Monday, December 08, 2014


Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert appears on the cover of Marie Claire’s January issue (on newsstands December 16). From raucous Texas bars to regal red carpets, Lambert’s journey has combined glamour and grit. The country music queen, who hits the road this month for her latest album, means what she says, says what she thinks, and won’t apologize for either.

Miranda Lambert Quotes

On writing and singing her own songs: “Early on, an artist told me, ‘Don’t be yourself. Perform and be someone else. And I thought, ‘That seems like exactly the opposite of what I should be doing.’ Then I had people wanting me to adjust my lyrics to be more appealing to the masses or whatever. I said, ‘No, that’s bullshit.’ I’d rather sell four copies of something that’s real than 4 million copies of something that’s fake.”

On marriage: “I’m not sunshine and roses. Blake’s the happiest person on the planet. He pulls me out of my darkness… Literally everything is the best about being married.”

On her 20-pound weight loss: “When you have to walk out there in front of thousands of people, it does feel good to know that your shit’s not jiggling. I’m just like anybody else, insecure and scared of looking bad or being criticized. But everybody’s making this big, giant thing about it. It’s way too much focus on women’s bikini photos, and I hate it. Why do we care? I want women to love themselves whatever they’ve got going on.”

Tuesday, December 02, 2014


Cameron Diaz In Cosmo

Cameron Diaz covers the January 2015 issue of Cosmopolitan, on newsstands nationwide December 9. The star opens up to the magazine about what makes for a successful relationship, what she’s learned from past loves, and even how she felt being asked to sing while playing the role of Miss Hannigan in Annie, in theaters later this month.

Diaz neither confirms nor denies recent reports of an upcoming wedding to Benji Madden, but shares thoughts on what makes for a good relationship:

“You have to find someone in the same place as you are. Timing is everything. If you get into a relationship where you want something the guy doesn’t want, it’s never gonna work. You’re never going to get him to be in that place. No matter how old you are, finding the guy who’s in the same place as you are and wants to show up is the only way a relationship works, period.”

On learning from past relationships:

“Here’s the thing. You make the same mistake over and over again until you learn your lesson. We girls sometimes do the thing where we pick the same person over and over again – they look and seem different, but deep down, they’re the same. And that’s on us."

On having to sing in her role as Miss Hannigan in Annie, which hits theaters December 19:

“It was the most terrifying thing I’ve ever done in a movie. I cried a lot. [Miss Hannigan is] bitter because her chance at fame was stolen, and all she can taste is that taste, which is very much in line with this day and age. People determine your value by how many friends you have on Facebook or if you’re Instagram famous.”

Monday, December 01, 2014


Ray Rice

On CNN’s Reliable Sources hosted by Brian Stelter, ESPN reporter Jemele Hill explains how she landed the first Janay Rice interview, why she agreed to certain conditions, and what Janay feels towards the outcome of the situation.

Hill on Janay Rice’s perception of the situation with her husband: “I think obviously she would not like to relive the situation. However, I think that that's pretty obvious. There were certain positives or a silver lining, if you will, that came out of this. Among the many was the fact that the level and awareness of domestic violence is now, you know, maybe more than we have seen in this country in quite some time. The other side of her, from a personal level, too, is that she felt like she learned a lot about herself, about her own strength, the strength of her family, the strength of her relationship with her husband. So, even though it was horrible and traumatic, and there's going to be some probably long-term emotional damage from this entire episode, I think that she has enough perspective to understand that there was something larger and bigger at play than just the microcosm of her situation.”


STELTER: The rest of that interview will air tomorrow on "The Today Show," but it was ESPN's Jemele Hill who had the first exclusive interview, which was the basis of a first-person essay by Janay that ESPN published on Friday. Jemele, thanks for joining me.


STELTER: You told me during the commercial break this was the first time in your career you have ever had to interview for an interview. Tell me what that was like.

HILL: Well, it was a little bit different process.

Obviously, with this kind of interview, Janay and her family, they wanted to basically have an array of choices. They wanted to figure out who they probably felt the most comfortable with.

And so when I met her and her mom for the first time, you know, I just wanted them to understand my commitment and passion for journalism. And the whole reason that I got into this business was to tell stories. They were already fully aware of what my opinions on the Ray Rice issue had been, and I think they felt as if I were fair.

That doesn't mean favorable, but they felt as if I were fair. And I think that was a big reason why they decided to trust me with their story.

Thursday, November 13, 2014



The Leftovers Liv Tyler

Liv Tyler covers the December / January issue of Town & Country, on newsstands nationwide November 18th. The actress opens up to the magazine about her HBO series The Leftovers, purchasing her first country home in upstate New York, and why 2014 was her best year yet. Tyler, already mom to son Milo, is currently expecting her second child, and was pregnant during her photo shoot with the magazine.

On being pregnant with her second child:

“The most fun thing about being pregnant again is having those mom hormones flowing around. You’re more present in your body, and it’s making me a better mother for Milo.”

On HBO’s The Leftovers, in which she plays the part of Meg:

“When I heard the premise, I thought, ‘That’s right up my street.’ I’m attracted to things that are a little off. Growing up I was a huge fan of The Twilight Zone, Twin Peaks, and Creepshow – things that don’t provide all the answers. Normally I’d say I’m not a competitive person; I kind of think things happen for a reason. But for the first time in my life I really went for a role.”

Steven Tyler on his daughter:

Tyler told our writer that he was most impressed with his daughter’s ability to “recognize what she does have and to know that happiness doesn’t come from stuff we don’t have. She’s taught me that time and time again.”

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


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.”


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 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. 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



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


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.


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

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.”


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

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.”


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


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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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.


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.”


Tuesday, March 04, 2014


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. 


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!”