Nicki Minaj aspires to be like her idols Oprah Winfrey and Madonna.
The Heartbeat singer wants to emulate these two mega stars in her own career, but admits her own success doesn”t compare to theirs at the moment.
“I just have a desire to be that kind of woman that I look up to when I was young. That kind of woman like the Oprahs and the Madonnas.
“Those are the women that I look at and I”m like, ”If you can do what you do, I can do this,” because what I”m doing is such a small fraction of what their days must be like,” she told Access Hollywood.
Nicki also was candid about the evolutionary nature of pop music, and how you have to move with it.
The star, who is known for her bright stage costumes, says reinvention is part of the job.
“I definitely do feel the pressure to reinvent. I think any artist would be lying if they told you they weren”t. That”s just a normal human feeling.
“You”re in a business that”s constantly changing and because we”re in this internet era, people see things one second and forget it the next. And it”s like, you know, you”ve gotta be really special to stick around,” she explained.
In-between her evolving pop act, the star says she”s left with very little time.
As well as music Nicki also has her own brand of perfume, a make-up collaboration with MAC cosmetics and is about to launch a fashion line.
“I don”t even know how [I make my schedule work] – it really is just mind over matter. Like, you”ve really gotta will yourself to do it because sometimes I feel so overwhelmed, like I”m not gonna get this done,” she said.
Ke$ha’s new songs are “dude-orientated” after a recent breakup.
In an expletive-fuelled rant, the singer revealed that a man had recently treated her badly.
In response to the situation, the 26-year-old singer wrote tracks to express her feelings.
“Right now [my new songs are] more dude-oriented, because I recently had this boy just be a total piece of sh*t, douchebag piece of garbage [to me].
“He’s just a lying sack of sh*t, balls, sh*t -filled b**lsack, he’s just a giant pair. And he has a tiny penis, and he sucks real bad, so I’m writing about that,” she vented to MTV.
The singer is known for her outlandish stage outfits as well as her outspoken personality.
She recently admitted to having a crush on One Direction star Harry Styles, though her recent heartbreak might mean a break from men.
“I blocked him, because he was being such a f**king psychopathic piece of garbage dog sh*t. So I wrote a song called F**k You, but then that title was already taken, so U Suck A*s is another title.
“It’s talking about fake orgasms every time I had sex with him, and how I pawned all the diamonds he bought me in Vegas and bought some Chanel earrings,” she fumed.
Ke$ha also has her own reality TV series on MTV, which will be aired for a second season.
Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life offers her fans a look through a window into her life, but her ex won’t be welcome.
“Don’t f**k with me. Out of all the b***hes to f**k with. I’ll write a whole album and tell somebody in an interview all about you, all the fake orgasms, tiny wieners. Don’t f**k with me,” warned Ke$ha.
Blake Lively is starting her own lifestyle company.
“It’s something that will be launching in a few months and that I’m really, really thrilled about,” she tells Vogue UK .
The star adds, “The main element of it is that it’s about storytelling and it’s about living a very one-of-a-kind,
curated life, and how to achieve that. There’s nothing like it out there – it’s without a genre.”
Lively, whose interests in fashion and cooking are well known, tells the outlet, “I have so many passions outside of acting and things that I grew up being good at and that I don’t utilize when acting. Acting was something that my family did so I just kind of got into it by default, but there was so much that I cultivated, thinking that I wouldn’t be an actor.”
She seems thrilled to be expanding her professional horizons.
“A lot has changed for me in the last year!” says Lively. “I got married, I finished Gossip Girl after six years, I had my first break in a while and I’ve been working on this company… it has been nice to have a separation from my show.”
The chairman of Barilla Group is under fire after he said he wouldn’t feature gay people in his advertisements and said
critics can “eat another brand” of pasta.
Guido Barilla told Italian radio show “La Zanzara” on Thursday, “I would never do [a commercial] with a homosexual couple, not for lack of respect but because we don’t agree with them. Ours is a classic family where the
woman plays a fundamental role,” according to a Reuters translation.
The CEO added, “Ours is a classic family where the woman plays a fundamental role… if [gays] don’t like it then they will not eat it and they will eat another brand.”
His comments caused a firestorm of controversy in Italy, with a number of gay rights activists urging people to boycott the company.
Barilla later apologized for his remarks, saying in a statement, “I only wanted to underline the central role of the woman in the family.”
A number of celebrities in the U.S. are now taking to Twitter to react to Barilla’s comments.
Chrissy Teigen tweeted, “Barilla has a right to believe whatever they want. And I have the right to boycott them or fully fund a gay porn made in a tub of linguine.”
Ted Allen , the host of “Chopped” who appeared on “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” wrote, “Funny/weird, considering Barilla once hired me for a national PR gig–while Queer Eye was on the air…”
“Thinking of lasagne? Skip over Barilla pasta,” said Jodi Picoult .
I will update as more stars tweet about the controversy.
Tell me what you think of Barilla’s comments below.
“ Snooki & JWOWW ” is gearing up for Season 3 in October, and a trailer for the new episodes has just premiered.
We see lots of shenanigans involving the “Jersey Shore” duo and their respective beaus, Jionni LaValle and Roger Mathews .
Snooki’s baby Lorenzo also gets a lot of
cute camera time, and we’re blessed with the unforgettable image of Snooki squatting in a wedding dress.
Rihanna gets cozy with A$AP Rocky in his music video for “Fashion Killa.”
The clip shows the two stars on a high-end shopping trip.
Amanda Bynes could remain in psychiatric care for the next year and a half.
The star’s lawyer Gerald Shargel appeared in court regarding Bynes’ bong-throwing case on Thursday,
and told the judge she would not be fit to stand trial for up to 18 months.
Shargel is now working with prosecutors in New York to settle the case.
The Easy A actress is currently getting psychiatric treatment at UCLA Medical Center in California.
Last month, Bynes was placed under long-term psychiatric hold and legal conservatorship following several months of erratic behavior.
The star’s mother has since dropped her bid for permanent conservatorship because Bynes is under a LPS hold, meaning doctors have control over her
However, Bynes’ mother maintains the power to make medical and financial decisions for her daughter under the hold.
Kim Kardashian has announced her fifth perfume, Pure Honey. Kim announced the new fragrance on her blog.
She says it has “notes of red rose, freesia, vanilla and musk — and of course, honey.” Lighthouse Beauty says
the star ingredient is The Breche Abeilles Absolute Orpur, which it says is a raw wild honeycomb.
Kim says, “I wanted Pure Honey to be both light and sweet but also powerfully seductive. As women we all have these dual natures. We can be girly and playful but also tempting and captivating at the same time.
Combining the two elements was the perfect way to capture our full femininity. I created it to be delectable and crave-able, like all beautiful women are.”
The fragrance is available for purchase here on the Lighthouse Beauty online store. It is also being sold at Kardashian Khaos, the Kardashian store at The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas.
Photo: Lighthouse Beauty
Melissa Joan Hart was high on ecstasy when she posed for Maxim in 1999.
The actress opens up about her past drug use and wild partying in the memoir “Melissa Explains It All.”
“I experimented with weed, ecstasy, mushrooms and mescaline for about a year and a half,” Hart reveals about her “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” days.
How did she wind up on high for her Maxim shoot?
Jason Derulo is without a doubt one of the biggest male stars on the planet but it seems that he is about to get even bigger. With the release date of his album creeping closer and closer, Jason took to the stage at Under the Bridge in Chelsea (literally IN the Chelsea football club grounds!) for his intimate Album Launch party