Selena Gomez goes back to her childhood in the new issue of i-D.
“I was actually really shy as a child,” the actress-singer tells the magazine. “My first audition did not go well. I was very awkward. It was in front of a bunch of suits at Disney and I definitely felt I blew it. It took me a long time to let go.”
When Britney Spears burst onto the scene in 1999, a seven-year-old Gomez was transfixed.
She tells the magazine, “The Baby One More Time… concert was amazing. I sat all the way up in the nosebleeds and I could barely see her, but I remember it being the best day of my life.”
“I had my hair in a ponytail and I knew all the words to the songs. I’ll always remember it,” adds Gomez.
The star now puts on her own live shows, and is
committed to making them great experiences for her fans.
Of her upcoming “Stars Dance” tour, Gomez says, “I wanted it to be bigger and better than the last tour, so the stage and the presentation are gonna be really fun.”
As for her photo shoot with i-D, the performer is happy to be authentic instead of overly styled.
“It’s so easy to wear incredible, beautiful dresses and look super glamorous, because you have the power of Photoshop, but a shoot that’s really stripped-down and raw is really fun to do,” she says. “I was being rained on, it was freezing, I was covered in a giant sweater and my hair was all over the place. I got to just be in that moment and feel like I was there.”
Lady Gaga tore into the Russian government for its stance on the LGBT community on Monday.
The singer, who returned to Twitter in advance of the release of her new album, ” ARTPOP,” tweeted, “Sending bravery to LGBTs in Russia. The rise in government abuse is archaic. Hosing teenagers with pepper spray? Beatings?
“The Russian government is criminal. Oppression will be met with revolution. Russian LGBTs you are not alone. We will fight for your freedom,” Gaga continued.
The singer even taunted Russian officials for not arresting her when she performed there a few months ago.
“Why didn’t you arrest me when you had the chance, Russia?” she wrote, adding, “Because you didn’t want answer to the world.”
In only two weeks, fans will get the chance to
hear Lady Gaga’s new single, “Applause.” In the
meantime, she’s gifting her Little Monsters with
some teases of what to expect.On Sunday, the
Mother Monster tweeted out some new lyrics
from the DJ White Shadow-produced track. She
wrote, “i stand here waiting/ for you to bang the
gong/ to crash the critic saying/ is it right or is it
wrong?” Lady Gaga (@ladygaga)
So, now fans know several lines to the track to
memorize ahead of its release, including the previously released lyrics, “Give me that thing
that I love/ Put your hands up make ’em touch/ A-
P-P-L-A-U-S-E.”She also had a message for her
fans, sharing, “Thank you monsters & street
teams for initiating ARTPOP revolution. Your
passion is beautiful & we love you. We can’t wait
to see you dance!”
Last week, Gaga confirmed that in addition to
premiering her new song on August 19, she will
also debut the music video for the lead single of ARTPOP Days after she premieres “Applause,”
Gaga is slated to take the stage on August 25 at
the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards taking place
live at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.Gaga has
been busy on social media as of late after being
sidelined by a career-threatening hip injury earlier
The 2013 MTV VMAs are so close we can almost
FEEL them, and we’ve already gotten a barrage of
need-to-know facts about this year’s show ( the VMA Moonman got a Kaws/Brooklyn makeover, Lady Gaga will perform her upcoming new single,
“Applause,” for the first time, etc.), and now?
HERE’S S’MORE. The acclaimed genius behind
Yeezus (one of the summer’s most groundbreaking
musical ventures) and father to li’l baby North West
(one of the summer’s most groundbreaking baby
names), Kanye West, will be making his SEVENTH(!) live musical appearance at the MTV VMAs to perform his new single, “Black Skinhead.”
Actress Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries) covers the September 2013 issue of Cosmopolitan. In the interview, Nina talks about yoga, dating and her friendship with Julianne Hough.
On Yoga: “I want to open my own yoga studio. Planning construction and looking at properties is fun. I’m using a different part of my brain. You know that feeling when you use a different muscle? You’re excited to be exercising it but you get a little sore! Yoga changed my life. Hopefully, it will do that for others.”
On What Attracts Her to a Guy: “You either have
chemistry or you don’t, but a lot of what attracts me is a guy’s mind and humor and talent. I need to get to know all those things before I fall for someone. I’m not a one-night-stand kind of girl. I’m a relationship girl.”
On Her Friendship With Julianne Hough: “It’s been cool to find an active buddy – there are lots of girlie girls around. We don’t talk about makeup; we talk about life.”
You can view some of the photos from the cover shoot here. The issue arrives on newsstands on August 13. Here is video of Nina’s Cosmo cover shoot. Part of the shoot was shot near a stream. Nina says if she could have a super power it would be invisibility. Take a look:
Oprah Winfrey sports a massive afro on the cover of the September O.
Of the 3.5-pound wig, she says, “I wish I could say it was all mine. In fact, though, it’s borrowed. And it feels like carrying around an extra head.”
“My own hair is shorter, not quite so spherical, and a lot lighter. But that doesn’t mean it never gives me
grief. When it comes to hair, I’m in the same boat as most every other woman,” admits Winfrey in the
magazine, which tackles a series of hair-related issues.
The media mogul further notes, “The way we feel
about our hair is universal: We love it when it looks
great, we can’t stand it when it looks not so great, and we all want it to tell the world something about us.”
While Winfrey says she used to be “particular” about her hair, nowadays, “as is the case in many other areas of my life, I’ve relaxed. No more bad hair days — just days when I might need a headband.”
And even though she enjoyed “hanging out with Wild Thang,” which is what she called the giant wig, Winfrey tells O, “I know for sure that your true crowning glory comes not from what’s on your head but from what’s in your heart.”
The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) yesterday celebrated Nollywood diva Omotola Jalade Ekeinde for being one of Time Magazine 100 Most Influential people in the world.
The party held at Oriental hotel Lagos. Congrats to the Queen of Nollywood.
Nigerian rap superstar Ice Prince was in the Big Brother House this afternoon to speak with Housemates about extreme poverty in Africa and the Africa Union’s role in eradicating poverty in Africa before 2030. He was in the house to represent the biggest charity organization in the
world, One, co-founded by U2’s Bono. Ice Prince and 2face are the only One ambassadors in Africa at the moment.
I’ve heard severally that Genevieve is a silent
philanthropist. She helps a lot of people but tries not to make it public. The star actress shared the photos above today on her instagram page and wrote about her plans to find a better home for the motherless children.
She wrote: “Soon I will need your help to relocate them to a better home. Can I count on you?”
Over the weekend an up and coming rapper named Liv (pictured below with Jay) claimed Jay Z tried to ‘hit it’ while married to Beyonce…
Liv tells PNC Radio:
“For the most part, Jay hit me on some, ‘I’ll hit you
when I’m in town’…This is while he is married to
Beyonce. For me, I’m not that chick. I could do a lot of things but (I choose not to.). I have a lot of respect for Beyonce. As an artist, as a woman, as a wife.”
“I could do a lot of grimey things, so I could get in a position, but I would have to look at myself in the
mirror…Why not just work for it?… I’m not even on
that. I’m not trying to compromise for this game.”
That’s not all. Liv talked about her supposed encounter with Jay Z in one of her songs.
On The Invasion Part 2, Liv raps;
“I could have messed with Jay, but got respect for Bey / We were on the same set of a commercial, see / I was sitting by myself, and he sat next to me / I was handling it well, and he was shocked to see, I was getting up to leave, he sent his guards to me/ Excuse me Miss, do me a favor, put your number on this piece of paper When Jay get settled and he’ll call you later/ I know most chicks would have took the bait, but then those chicks be the ones I hate / I wonder to this day if I’d have gave it up would it be me on stage throwing it up!”