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Katy Perry Dishes on John Mayer in MARIE CLAIRE [Jan. ’14]

 

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Katy Perry is on top of the world these days. Perry covers the January 2014 issue of Marie Claire.

The singer is getting ready to go on tour, she’s been nominated for a couple of Grammys for ‘Roar” and she’s in love.

Check out some of her Marie Claire quotes!

On Russell Brand:
“There were two weeks of my life after I found out the truth of my marriage where I was like, ‘OK. All right. I can’t feel this. This is too intense right now.’ I was, like, just eating Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and drinking, and that’s it.”

On her relationship with John Mayer:
“He’s just a fantastic partner. I’ve been a fan of his for such a long time. He’s got a brilliant, brilliant mind. It’s a rad, mature relationship.”

On taking a break:
“I took a break from my boyfriend, not one that I wanted. It was like a splash of cold water to search inward on what was going on with me. That is what let me to this new awakening, this realizing, If I don’t do some self-love, I’m not going to be able to keep the love that I want. I still needed to deal with all of my ex-husband stuff. I hadn’t. It’s almost like if I kept talking about it, it would seem like I actually cared about it. I don’t.”

On her parents:
“People don’t understand that I have a great relationship with my parents – like, how that can exist. There isn’t any judgment. They don’t necessarily agree with everything I do, but I don’t necessarily agree with everything they do. They’re at peace with – they pray for me is what they do. They’re fascinated with the idea that they created someone who has this much attention on her. My parents are Republicans, and I’m not. They didn’t vote for Obama, but when I was asked to sign at the inauguration, they were like, ‘We can come.’ And I was like, ‘No, you can’t.’ They understood, but I was like, ‘How dare you?’ in a way.”

On having a family in the future:
“I’m definitely not there yet, and I can’t plan that far in advance. When I decide to have a family, I’ll just want to be Mom for a little bit. [Brand] really wanted me to have children, and I knew I wasn’t ready – I think it was a way of control. I think it was part of, If I have a kid, then I would have to sacrifice – I’d have to be home more. I really wanted to, but I knew I wasn’t ready for it. It wasn’t like, ‘Hey, let’s have a kid because we’re in love.”

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Hudson Covers ESSENCE [Jan. ’14]

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Jennifer Hudson is glammed up for the January 2014 issue of Essence magazine.

The Black Nativity star chatted with the magazine about her upcoming album, her new outlook on life and more.

On her new view on life since turning the big 3-0:
“I spent my twenties figuring out what I wanted to do, and trying everything. But by 30, my foundation was set. I became confident and clear about the path I wanted to take… Now I’ve really settled into myself. And I’m stronger than I’ve ever been.”

On her singing career:
“I learned that I am a musician and I am an artist, and they are two different things completely. It’s one thing to be a musician, where as before I was just a vocalist. Now I’m tapping into myself being a musician and an artist. So I feel like you will find that on this next album.”
On her upcoming album:
“The Jennifer sound is still very soulful and very musician and driven I must say. The music feels like live band, full of tracks. And as far as personality, I feel like it’s more of me coming through since I’ve been writing more. So you’re hearing more from my perspective more so than from someone writing for me and telling me to sing. It’s more like my expression as a person and as a musician as well. And this time around it’s more about lifting people up more so than ‘I’m going to sing you this song and sing it to perfection’ but again it’s more about lifting everyone up.”

 

 

Lauren Conrad Beams About Engagement in Cosmopolitan

 

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Lauren Conrad has a lot to smile about these days.

She’s the January 2014 covergirl of Cosmopolitan magazine. inside this issue, Conrade gives all the sentimental details regarding her engagement. She also dishes on her time on reality TV and her body.

Check out some of her Cosmopolitan highlights below!

On her fiance’s proposal:
“I had no idea it was coming. I thought he would wait until he finished law school. He didn’t even ask my friends [what kind of ring to buy], which was a bold move. He said, ‘I know you, and I know what you like.’ And I love it. It’s perfect.”

On her views on marriage:
“You have the rest of your life to be married. Enjoy falling in love. When girls get caught up in the timeline, it becomes more about wedding than the marriage. you should be with someone with whom you could elope this weekend and be happy. William hates it when I say this, but he really is a very nice guy, and when you meet a nice guy who also manages to keep your interest, that is the dream… If you’re going to settle down, it should be with someone you can’t stop thinking about. Especially if you’re in your 20s. If I were single in my 60s, I would totally settle. I would!”

On her biggest mistakes while on reality TV:
“Being on television all those years, I got to view my own behavior. One thing I realized is that I was too hard on my friends when it came to guys. Instinctively, I wanted to protect them. But when you come off as judge-y and people are reluctant to come to you with a problem. I had to cut ‘I told you so’ from my vocabulary.”

On how she views her body:
“I’m so jealous of people who completely love their bodies. I think most women have trouble areas as well as areas that they like. So you play up your favorite parts and learn to dress around the others. I used to hate my legs, but now I always wear minis. It was an accident. In an effort to look taller, I started wearing really high heels with shorter skirts and ended up showing off my legs a lot.”

 

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