Thursday, February 26, 2009

Taylor Swift on the cover of Self




On her birthday presents: “They’re all giving me things because it’s my birthday. These are the coolest shoes ever! (of the new Christian Louboutin’s SELF gave as a birthday gift). And he (Ken Paves) gave me bangs. Bangs and heels…best birthday ever!”

On her fan-friends: “If I sign an autograph for someone, I don’t put them in the category of ‘fan’ and keep them at arm’s length. If we strike up a conversation and we like the same things and we have the same sense of humor, then they’re my friend. It doesn’t matter how I met them. The people who go to my MySpace page are the people who make me happiest. That’s why I like to make videos for them. I like to thank them as much as possible. And when they come to my shows, I like to give them hugs.”

On being honest and truthful: “I don’t think honesty is ever something you should regret. I figure if I’m going to cover things up and try to hide the way I feel and try to be perfect all the time, people are going to see through that. And also, if you’re trying to change yourself all the time to adapt to what you think you should be, you’re going to run out of the things to be after a while.”

On her photo shoot playlist: “I made a playlist for the photo shoot because you always have to have really cool dance music and music with a really awesome beat to it. You need to be in the right energy and mood so I made a playlist that I am very, very proud of. I left my iPod at home, so we had to makeshift one, all the necessities. Jesse McCartney, Justin Timberlake—both are absolutely pivotal to the success of a photo shoot. Britney Spears and Lady Gaga, Beyonce—very, very necessary. It’s a pretty good playlist. They are so good that you can listen to them over and over. You can’t do a photo shoot without music.”


Selena Gomez's OK! Magazine UK Photoshoot





On sticking to acting: “I haven’t been asked and would be too nervous to model. I’d be terrified. I mean, I’m not a model, I’m an actress. I’ll leave the modeling to Heidi Klum.”

On designer Matthew Williamson: “I was given a look-book of his work and I fell in love with every single piece. I wore one of his dresses to the Children’s BAFTAs — my mom was worried it was going to be too short, but it fit perfectly.”


Monday, February 23, 2009

Carrie Underwood at the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Academy Award Viewing Party



American Idol Carrie Underwood rocks out a stunning Georges Chakra Spring 2009 Couture dress at the 2009 Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Academy Award Viewing Party held at the Pacific Design Center in Hollywood on Sunday night.

Did you like her dress? Yes or No?


Miley Cyrus and Queen Latifah at the Oscars



Miley looks stunning in a silver Zuhair Murhad gown as she arrives at the 2009 Oscars held at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday evening.

The 16-year-old Hannah Montana starlet completed her red carpet look with a Mary Norton clutch, Neil Lane jewels and BCBG shoes. Miley’s animated flick, Bolt, is nominated for Best Animated Feature.

81st Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

81st Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

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Friday, February 20, 2009

The Hannah Montana Movie Music Video Hoedown Throwdown and How to video

New 17 Again Promo video

Zac gets down on the gym floor with a few cheerleaders in this new preview for the upcoming flick, 17 Again.

The 21-year-old actor stars as the younger version of Mike O’Donnell, a role he shares with Friends alum Matthew Perry.

17 Again opens in theaters on April 17th.


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Kanye West on the cover of Details Magazine


On having natural talent as a kid: “First beat I did was in seventh grade, on my computer. I got into doing beats for the video games I used to try to make. My game was very sexual. The main character was, like, a giant penis. It was like Mario Brothers, but the ghosts were, like, vaginas. Mind you, I’m 12 years old, and this is stuff 30-year-olds are programming. You’d have to draw in and program every little step—it literally took me all night to do a step, ’cause the penis, y’know, had little feet and eyes.”

On what makes him so hard-working: “People ask me a lot about my drive. I think it comes from, like, having a sexual addiction at a really young age. Look at the drive that people have to get sex—to dress like this and get a haircut and be in the club in the freezing cold at 3 A.M., the places they go to pick up a girl. If you can focus the energy into something valuable, put that into work ethic.”

On being the voice of the voice of this generation: “If not me, then who? Someone could be a better rapper, dance better. But culturally impacting? When you look back at these four and a half years, who’s the icon at the end of the day? Who broke down color barriers? What other black guy would a white person use as a fashion reference?”

On using “gay” as a compliment: “Titles are very important. I like to embody titles, y’know, or words that have negative connotations, and explain why that’s good,” he says. “Take the word gay—like, in hip-hop, that’s a negative thing, right? But in the past two, three years, all the gay people I’ve encountered have been, like, really, really, extremely dope. Y’know, I haven’t, like, gone to a gay bar, nor do I ever plan to. But where I would talk to a gay person—the conversation would be mostly around, like, art or design—it’d be really dope. From a design standpoint, kids’ll say, ‘Dude, those pants are gay.’ But if it’s, like, good, good, good fashion-level, design-level stuff, where it’s on a higher level than the average commercial design stuff, it’s, like, gay people that do that. I think that should be said as a compliment. Like, ‘Dude, that’s so good it’s almost . . . gay.’”


Why I haven't posted

I am so sorry that I have not posted. My Computer hard drive broke and had to be replaced. I also heard about the Rihanna and Chris situation, that was awful of him to hit her. You never hit a women! Hopefully she will move on and date someone way better.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Taylor Swift's Nashville Predators Commerical

Kelly Clarkson's PopEater Interview

You just set a record on the Billboard Hot 100. What was your reaction, and where were you when you found out the news?

Funny story -- I actually had been up all night the night before because we had this big, huge ice storm, and I have dogs and horses, so I was trying to take care of all my animals. I was up really, really late. I actually literally got three hours of sleep before Barry Weiss, the head of my record label, was calling my phone, but I didn't recognize the number. It was pretty funny. I was so tired. I was like, "What?" and he was like, "Congratulations!" and I was like, "Oh!"

'My Life Would Suck Without You' is obviously a tale of love/hate. What was the inspiration behind the song?

Honestly, [songwriting duo] Max [Martin] and Luke [Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald], who wrote [my song] 'Since U Been Gone' ... it kind of came about the same way. They sent me the song, but it was kind of a different take on the message. I said, "I love the beat, I love the song, but I'd rather it be something I would really say, and I'll sell it better if it is something I would relate to." They kind of rewrote the message around this tough take on a sweet relationship. It's saying, "We're horrible for each other, but at the same time I don't want anyone else."

Your last album, 'My December,' was quite a personal affair. How would you describe the new album, 'All I Ever Wanted'?

It's kind of like a roller coaster, because 1) I'm a woman, but 2) I love that ride through an album because it tells a story. But there's some really fun stuff on here that I've never done before -- like this one song I did with Ryan Tedder from OneRepublic called 'If I Can't Have You.' It's very like Eurythmics meets the Killers -- very different for me. It's a lot sexier. People think it's so funny because they know I'm not that girl. Then there's other stuff like 'Cry,' which is the most personal song on the album and is about betrayal. Anyway, [the album] is very personal and all over the place. All my albums always have been. I don't know about you, but I get really pissed off when I buy an album and every song's the same. I'm like, "Man, you just wasted my money. I could've just got one song." Some artists complain about leaking a bit of the album with each song. I'm like, "That's just forcing you to come out with better music."

Is it accurate to say, as Rolling Stone magazine did, that Katy Perry is a major influence on your new album?

Um, no. I mean, what's funny … I like Katy Perry. Katy and [new 'American Idol' judge] Kara DioGuardi wrote a song, 'I Do Not Hook Up,' which is probably going to be my second single. But we're very different. I honestly don't think we're very comparable. I'm a huge Katy Perry fan, but no, I think people are saying that because I worked with Max and Luke. But I mean, I worked with Max and Luke before [her].

Your friend and former tourmate Clay Aiken recently came out of the closet. What is your reaction to that? Did you have any conversations with him prior to his declaration?

I was actually on vacation when I found out. He called and he just said, "You'll probably get a lot of calls about this, but I just wanted to give you a heads up." I honestly don't care if he is gay or isn't gay, and I don't care if he tells people or doesn't tell people. I'm not friends with him for either of those reasons. If I'm a fan of an artist, I don't really care if you're gay or not gay, as long as you're making cool music.

Have you met his son, Parker, yet?

Oh, yeah! I went to actually see [Clay] in 'Spamalot' in New York. Me and my manager and some friends met [Parker]. A lot of my friends work with Clay, as well -- it's kind of a tight-knit group.

A large part of your fan base is gay, and there's a longstanding rumor that you are a lesbian. Is there any truth to that?

I get that all the time. People are like, "Are you secretly a lesbian? Because I'd really love it." Lesbians tell it to me all the time. I'm like, "I'm glad it works for you and I wish I liked women like that because oftentimes men are very hard for me, but I happen to like boys." I could never be a lesbian. I would never want to date [someone like] myself, ever. I'm a crazy person. I need some kind of stable, quiet man. I don't really care if you're black, white, yellow, gay, straight, crazy, whatever. As long as you're cool and you like the music, and you're coming out to have a good time at the shows, I don't really care. I have everything I just said in my family, so I'm just used to being surrounded by that. I just don't know any different.

Celebrity gossip blogger P.e.r.e.z Hilton seems especially concerned about your weight and sexuality. How do you handle such scrutiny?

Honestly, I don't know what the hell I did to [P.e.r.e.z]. He's very concerned about my sexuality and my weight, which I'm not. I learned at a very young age from my father: "Honey, you're never gonna be able to control what people think about you or say about you; you might as well just stop worrying about it." I learned on 'Idol' not to read any of it -- never. You're either going to become one these people that you know have just totally lost perspective because everybody's tooted their horn so much, or you're gonna crawl in some hole and want to kill yourself because people are just so mean. I enjoy our conversation right now, but I won't read what we do.

Speaking of 'Idol,' are you watching the new season?

Oh, yeah. Kara DioGuardi, the new judge, is one of my friends. So I watch it to see her. Kara's very opinionated and blunt. She's such a kick-ass vocalist and writer. I thought it was kinda cool that they brought her on to freshen up the show.

There was talk of you possibly making a country album, fueled especially by your tour with Reba McEntire. Will you, in fact, make a country album?

I never know, obviously, what I'm gonna do in the future, but I grew up loving country music. It's one of the things that's been really close to me. I did a lot of country events, so I think people were thinking I was gonna [record a country album]. But the thing I love about pop music is that you can kind of incorporate any style you want. 'Cry' is very much influenced by country -- it's a waltz. There's always gonna be those influences in my music, but I'll probably never just do one thing. I would be bored out of my mind.

Would you ever consider doing a duet with fellow 'Idol' Carrie Underwood?

Definitely. She's got a kick-butt voice. I like Miranda Lambert, too -- I'm a huge fan of hers. I love Carrie, but the thing I dig about Miranda -- and I got to know her a little better -- is she's just so feisty. She doesn't care. It's very admirable, and I dig her writing.

You once said that you sold more than 15 million records worldwide, and still nobody listens to what you have to say because "I'm 25 and I'm a woman." Do you consider the record industry to be a boys' club?

I just know for a fact ... why I said that was because I was actually on a phone call with two people who did not know I was on the phone, and I literally heard somebody I used to work with say, "Well, you know what, he can get away with it because it's a guy. She's a girl, so let's just face it, it's different." And I was like, "Is this the 1950s?" I hung up and didn't listen to the rest. I'm like,"I don't get it." No one thinks that ... and I'm from a frickin' Republican state. It's just sad. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people in the industry that do think like that. I absolutely know that for a truth because I heard it from their mouths. It's a blow to the stomach. It kind of hurts when you work so hard and take the high road so much ... it's lonely.

We just elected the first African-American president. Do you think in our time we'll see a female president?

Oh, definitely. I don't care regardless -- female, male, whatever -- I just want someone that's about change, and that's what [Barack Obama] campaigned on, and that's what I'm hoping happens. I'm very much a Barack fan.

How'd you celebrate the inauguration?

I was actually with two of my friends here in Texas -- we were in my kitchen watching it on TV. We were crying -- all three of us. Seeing Aretha Franklin -- who in her lifetime has seen oppression and now seeing a black man become President -- sing ... that in itself is such a beautiful message to the rest of the world.

Your new album is called 'All I Ever Wanted.' You've achieved more than most at 26, so what is it that you want for the future?

I should've thought about this before I named the album that [laughs]. I've never been too greedy. But I do have goals; I'd love to do musical theater one day or theater in general. I'd never want to do movies or TV because I'm not about having to do the same thing 50 times. And, like every other girl, I want to get married and find someone I can love. It doesn't have to be now, but I'd like that. It's taken five years to get here, but I'm happy.


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