Katy Perry sports a form-fitting green dress on the August cover of Cosmopolitan South Africa.
After wrapping up her vocal role as Smurfette in Smurfs 2, Perry sat down with the magazine to chat about growing up in a strict religious home, following her calling and the responsibility of being a role model to young women.
For Perry’s full feature, pick up this issue of Cosmo, on newsstands now! Check out her interview with Cosmo in the gallery below.
The month of August is going to be a busy month for VH1.
The network recently announced the premiere dates for some of its most popular shows. August will see the return of Basketball Wives, T.I. & Tiny, Marrying The Game and even a special co-ed edition of Tough Love. Check out a synopsis of each show and their air-dates below.
“T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle” Premieres Monday, August 5th at 9PM ET/PT
The royal first family of Hip Hop is back once again for the wildly popular”T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle” premiering on Monday, August 5 9PM*. Featuring rap megastar T.I. “Tip” Harris, his wife, entrepreneur and singer, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, and their brood of six children.With the recent success of T.I.’s new album “Troubleman: Heavy is the Head” and thepremiereof the Hollywood comedy “Identity Thief,” T.I. finds himself spending more and more time in the spotlight. With Tip’s career in full swing, Tiny is busyathome taking care of business with the OMG Girlz! and working to develop a new girl group,French Kiss, with hopes of taking them to the top of the charts. Even though T.I. and Tiny are busy with their own hustle, they always have timefor their six kids and each other. With T.I. behind the wheel in the entertainment fast lane this season is sure to take viewers on a ride they won’t soon forget.
“Marrying The Game” Season 2 – Premieres Monday, August 5 @ 9:30pm ET/PT
VH1′s unlikely duo Tiffney Cambridge and Jayceon Taylor, better known as rapper “The Game,” are simultaneously brought together and torn apart by love in the newest season of “Marrying The Game.” In the months after Tiffney called off the wedding and moved out of their home, she has regained her independence but drama unfolds as she still longs for a normal relationship with Jayceon – but not until he is ready to leave rapper “The Game” behind and rededicate himself to his family and her. Now that they are in a state of transition within their relationship, they must navigate the twists and turns of co-parenting their two children, Cali Dream (2 yrs old) and King Justice (6 yrs old). Find out if Tiffney and The Game can start a new life together or if the problems from the past are bound to follow them into the future when “Marrying The Game” Season 2 premieres Monday, August 5 at 9:30PM*.
“Basketball Wives” Season 5 – Premieres Monday, August 19 @8PM ET/PT
VH1′s window into the world of women romantically linked to professional basketball players returns for a fifth season. This time around, “Basketball Wives” double dribbles both excitement and surprises, beginning with Evelyn Lozada’s first attempts at extinguishing the media flames surrounding the altercation with her now ex-husband. Back this season with their own passions and ambitions are Tami Roman, Suzie Ketcham and Shaunie O’Neal. New to the scene this season is Evelyn’s friend Tasha Marbury whose tabloid-worthy marriage of seventeen years to Stephon Marbury of the Beijing Ducks has the rest of the girls whispering. Season five also witnesses the return of a notorious wife from seasons past, a confrontation with a woman whose alleged relationship with a player puts one of the wives in an uncomfortable position, and another unforgettable turmoil-filled girls’ trip to London. “Basketball Wives” Season 5 is set to premiere August 19 at 8PM*.
“Tough Love: CoEd” – Premieres August 28 @10PM ET/PT
VH1′s match-making expert Steve Ward tackles his biggest challenge yet in the sixth season of “Tough Love: CoEd.” For the first time ever, Steve’s no-nonsense boot camp features four women and four men whose reckless dating habits have left them hopelessly single. Drama will unfold when all eight-cast members live under one roof as they search for love and resist temptation. The co-eds are in for a dose of reality when Steve enlists the help of his sister Monica Ward to offer her female perspective on relationships. Together, the Wards will lay down their essential rules for dating and put these love soldiers to the test in a series of difficult weekly challenges. Jealousy, rivalries, and romantic twists are sure to follow when “Tough Love: CoEd” Season 6 premieres in August 28 at 10PM* with ten 1-hour episodes.
Dwayne Johnson flashed his million-dollar smile on the new cover of Essence magazine.
Johnson’s show The Hero has been a hit with fans and he has been hitting the gym hard as he film the new Hercules movie.
The actor-wrestler spoke with Essence ‘s senior writer Jeannine Amber on what he wants in a woman, what he loves about Black women and much more.
On the type of women he likes:
“…..engaging in good conversation” is essential in a healthy relationship, but “embracing the power of kissing” doesn’t hurt.
On what he needs and wants in a relationship:
“I want someone who can trust that my big hands are going to take care of them.”
On how his divorce helped him be a better man:
“I want to be a man who is truthful and who won’t let pride get in the way of my ripping myself open to my partner and saying, ‘Here I am. This is me.’ I feel there’s something powerful when a man reaches a point in his life when he can be completely vulnerable.”
For more with Johnson, pick up the August issue of ESSENCE now.
Boy band One Direction and Rosie Huntington collectively cover the Music Issue of Glamour magazine.
The August issue of the magazine features all five members– Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, and Niall Horan– smiling from ear-to-ear alongside British beauty Huntington.
The boy band is about to be busier than ever, as they gear up to promote their upcoming movie, This Is Us, which opens in theaters on August 30.
To read the complete interview with One Direction, pick up the August issue of Glamour, on newsstands nationwide July 9, or download the digital issue on July 2.