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

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!”


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.


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


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


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


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.”

Friday, February 07, 2014



Angela Bassett

EBONY magazine salute’s Black Hollywood with actress Angela Bassett gracing the cover, reveals never-before-seen images of our biggest celebrities and crowns the next generation of stars.

Bassett is currently mesmerizing her fans in her captivating role as voodoo priestess, Marie Laveau, on the FX series American Horror Story: Coven, while also receiving acclaim for her role in Black Nativity during the holiday season.

Many know Bassett for being strong, poised and resilient; however, the talented actress opened up to EBONY magazine and revealed that she also has moments of doubt and insecurity. However, she gives readers the scoop on how to exude the same sense of confidence that she possesses while also keeping her feet firmly on the ground.

As the actress reflected on moments when it was hard to secure a role, she offers the following advice on how to keep going:

“You’ve got to keep a good attitude. You can’t think, ‘This is it [during the lean times], because that’s when it’s going to break open for you. You’ve got to be ready; you’ve got to be prepared.”

“Whatever you’re dealing with seems like a mountain to you, but we truly aren’t in it alone. Sometimes we need others to talk us off the cliff or to just talk to us or to be there with us [in order] to support us or love us.”

Despite being a part of Hollywood’s elite and being armed with an Ivy League degree from Yale University, Bassett discusses why pursuing excellence and staying grounded is so important to her.

“I understand where I come from; the strength and the people I come from. I know what has been endured and sacrificed.”


Gloria Estefan

Gloria and Emilio Estefan may have different opinions on what keeps their relationship so strong, but after 35 years of marriage, one thing is sure: they're doing something right!

In the new issue of Closer Weekly, on newsstands now, the 56-year-old diva sings her husband's praises and says that Emilio is so funny he could have a second career as a comedian.

“He makes me laugh!” Gloria tells Closer. “He gets up every day in a good mood and wanting to do stuff. He’s got energy for 10 people wrapped in one!”

But according to Gloria, Emilio claims that he knows the real secret to their longevity. “He claims it’s to say yes to everything a woman says,” Gloria reports with a laugh, “but that’s a crock, if you know what I’m saying!” 

Friday, January 17, 2014


Model Railroader

While many rock stars go to their hotel rooms and deal with their demons, rock legend Rod Stewart does something else: He builds model trains. A lot of them.

The cover story of the February 2014 issue of Model Railroader magazine features legendary singer Rod Stewart and the third-floor train room of his Los Angeles home, where he has been constructing model train set for 20 years—and he says he has three more to go! Filled with cars, roads, skyscrapers, bridges, and stores (including Corleone Olive Oil Co., a reference to The Godfather), the city layout is 6 feet wide and 26 feet long, and set in the mid-1940s. His passion for trains goes all the way back to his childhood; in fact, Rod asked his father for a wooden train station for his 15th birthday, but was given a guitar instead. “That guitar worked out pretty well for me,” he says. In an exclusive interview with Model Railroader, Rod talks about his trains, his music, and what he likes to do in his hotel room.

Select quotes from the piece:

· On his modeling time while on tour: Stewart arranges for a separate room for modeling at hotels along the way. His days consist of a morning workout, an afternoon spent constructing his model railroad, and an evening concert. For many years, he has traveled with large, carefully organized tour cases filled with kits, tools, and paints. “For three or four hours a day I’m in heaven, absolute heaven.”

On what other people think: “People are in such wonderment about it because it’s such a juxtaposition between rock ‘n’ roll and model railroads.”

On a confession he has to share: “I do pretty well considering I’m colorblind.”

On reading and looking through The Fabulous Franklin & South Manchester Railroad by modeler George Sellios, a book which Rod keeps on his breakfast table: “For me it’s like going back and listening to Otis Redding and Sam Cooke. That book is my reference point. He is the master.”

On the recent completion of a section within his set: “That section’s finished, and now I’m going on the road and have nothing to do in the hotel rooms.”

On preparing to build the last remaining section: “We’ve got a lot of ideas we’re kicking around, but the biggest problem is going to be getting from the city into the next scene. It’s a difficult one, because the city got bigger and bigger and now it can’t go any further – otherwise it will just be a city and no railroad. But we’ll come up with something.”

On his plans after he finishes the project: “What I’ll do when it’s all finished, I don’t know. Maintenance and more improvements.”

Friday, January 10, 2014


Sophie Simmons

Singer/songwriter/actress/reality star Sophie Tweed-Simmons stopped by the office to recreate the opening credits to Sex and the City. While she was here, she sat down for a revealing chat about life in the spotlight and the unfortunate pressures that can bring. Check out her video interview with the mag HERE

On her love of Sex and the City:

“I’ve wanted to be Carrie Bradshaw since the show started. I wanted to write for an epic magazine and I wanted to wear shoes that were insanely inappropriate for the weather.”

On maintaining a healthy body image:

“I’m not gonna sugar coat this at all – I’m not a size 2. I’m an 8, sometimes a 10 after the holidays! And I’m ok with it. I think a lot of that came from my family emphasizing that you buy clothes to fit you, you don’t try to fit clothing. I think it’s sad that a lot of girls feel the need to change themselves for some sort of idea of the perfect woman.”

On dealing with the haters:

“Yes people write nasty things about me – you can’t pay attention to that. Why does someone writing from their living room across the country affect how you feel about yourself, without ever actually meeting you or knowing anything about you?”

Tuesday, January 07, 2014


Jessica Simpson In Redbook

Jessica Simpson is featured in Redbook’s February issue – this is her first magazine cover since the birth of her first child, Maxwell.

On what it felt like when the press attacked her weight:

“I never listen to it, no matter who the press talks about when they¹re pregnant. It¹s ridiculous and unfair. I think any woman who is pregnant and creating a life is pretty much entitled to eat whatever she wants as long as she¹s healthy. I wasn¹t going to let the media take away from what was one of the happiest times in my life.”

On what will keep her upcoming marriage to Eric Johnson healthy in the long run?

“I¹ve learned that sometimes love is not enough. You can have a soul mate and be madly in love with that person, but it¹s not necessarily enough. I think you have to have personalities that mesh well. You have to be the yin to their yang. You also have to be open to figuring things out together and communicating even when it¹s the last thing you want to do. I have to admit, it doesn¹t hurt that Eric is one of the hottest men I¹ve ever seen and he looks amazing naked!”

On the infamous high-waisted blue jeans:

“What’s so unbelievable is that I was probably at least 15 pounds smaller than I am right now. What’s more unbelievable is that the press could create something like that out of a pair of jeans…what woman wants to be brought down for wearing a pair of jeans?”

Monday, January 06, 2014


Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore appears on the cover of Marie Claire’s February issue (on stands Jan. 14). In the interview with Marie Claire, Drew discusses her family life, her career as an actress and cosmetics mogul, her love of cooking while pregnant, and more.

Drew Barrymore Quotes

Will Kopelman [Drew’s husband] on falling for her: “Sometimes whom you least expect is the person you fall for. It was a combination of moments: watching her with my nephew. Traveling with her. Going to museums with her. I knew, adding them up, this was it.”

On her childhood and teenage years: “When I was a kid, everything was so unplanned, my parents were so erratic, and my world was so inconsistent… I was 14 when I moved into my own apartment. I was so scared. I didn’t know anything. I didn’t know you had to throw food out when it rotted in the fridge. I was convinced someone was going to crawl through my window. I would go to the Laundromat and sit there reading Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath.”

On growing up without a family and her loyalty to her friends, including Cameron Diaz: “I hated growing up alone. I hated it… I don’t fuck anyone over. My friends are the loves my life.”

On her relationship with her mother, Jaid Barrymore: “Ugh, I mean, my relationship with my mom is so complicated that… I’ve always been empathetic toward my mom, and I was even more so when I had a kid and we had a really amazing conversation about it. However, it hasn’t enabled me to lessen the distance. It’s the hardest subject in my life. I’ve never just been angry with her. I’ve always felt guilt and empathy and utter sensitivity. But we can’t really be in each other’s lives at this point.”

On marrying into the Kopelman family: “I didn’t think I would ever get to experience that. This is so safe and positive and healthy because they have their values intact. It was huge for me. And that’s what I want for my family.”

On the modern world: “I’m so weary of the modern world. I’m not really of this era, so I’m struggling with that… I don’t want to talk about sex anymore. I used to be so open. But now people are like, ‘Let’s explore our sexuality!’ And I’m like, ‘Let’s not!’ I’m such a prude these days.”

On baby #3? “I think I’d like to have more. In the back of my head, I’m already timing if I was to have another when that would occur.”

On David Sedaris: “He is my absolute favorite ever. If I saw him in person, I’d freeze and say nothing. And then I’d say too much. I’d be a crazy person. And probably vomit. And pee on myself. I’ve never downloaded a book, and I never will. If you want to buy a book, buy a fucking book.”


Seventeen Magazine

Troian Bellisario, star of ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars, appears on the cover of Seventeen's February 2014 issue (on stands January 7th). The new season of Pretty Little Liars also premieres January 7th. In a very personal interview with Seventeen, Troian discusses her challenges with being a teenager, her past struggles with self-harming and what makes her happiest now.

How she responds to her fans saying she’s perfect: “I’ve heard fans say that I’m perfect on the show and I want to tell them I’ve been through two hours of hair and makeup. Don’t hold yourself up to that!”

On dealing with the challenges of being a teenager: “I started self-harming when I was a junior. I would withhold food or withhold going out with my friends, based on how well I did that day in school.…I didn’t know what was right and what was wrong, so I think I created this bizarre system of checks and balances to create order in my world. But it really backfired.”

How she differs from her onscreen persona Spencer in Pretty Little Liars: “Sometimes I feel like I’m trying too hard, like I don’t belong. I just look around at Lucy [Hale], Shay [Mitchell], and Ashley [Benson], and I’m just like, Why am I on this show? Sometimes I’ve felt like a fraud. Like, I’m not like these other girls – I don’t dress like that and don’t know how to do my hair. The minute I’m off that stage, I try to get as “me” as possible. I do that by piling on my black eyeliner, and I put on my ripped tights. Dressing like myself again helps.”

On what makes her happiest now: “My friends and my family – the people who I love and who love me back. Whenever I get down, when I want to crawl under a rock, I just look around at them and I see how rich my life is. You have to remember what’s most important in life. I am loved by so many people and have a wonderful job. I know I’m incredibly blessed. I am a completely lucky human being.”

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