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Katy Perry Talks “Roar” and Miley Cyrus with ‘Marie Claire Australia’

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Katy Perry covers the new issue of Marie Claire Australia.

Katy Perry is standing up for her fellow musician, Miley Cyrus. In the new issue of Marie Claire Australia, Perry supports Cyrus’ decision to live her life the way she sees fit.

On “Roar”:
“I think it’s just for anyone who feels a little bit down in the dumps, like they don’t have any strength. Sometimes I write these anthems because I need that boost too. I wrote [it] when I felt like I was going inward with my problems. Sometimes your biggest bully in life can be yourself – can be the person standing in the way of your success, and sometimes you have to give yourself a boost. That was what ‘Roar’ was about. It is me, as I would imagine, an uptight New York girl who crashed in the jungle, and over the course of the music video she finds her strength and makes friends with the animals she was scared of at first.”

On Miley Cyrus:
“You know what – she’s so young and she’s trying to figure it out, too. She’s just finding her bearing right now – and, God you really don’t know how much pressure and insane scrutiny there is in this world until you’re in their shoes. I think that everyone just deserves in [that] type of position because it’s a really hard level to play at.”

On her album, Prism:
“I started PRISM in November 2012 and I was in a darker place in my life. There was a song called ‘By the Grace of God’.. Which paints a picture about how low I was… Feeling like I wasn’t enough, it wasn’t possible for me to be loved. From a lot of search for help… through a lot of changing how I think about myself… On this record, there’s a song called ‘Love Me’ which is a song about loving yourself first in order to be loved properly.”

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Angela Lansbury Thinks “Murder, She Wrote” Remake is a Mistake

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Angela Lansbury isn’t giving the Murder, She Wrote remake her stamp of approval.

Just a few weeks ago, it was announced that a remake of the show was being developed, with Octavia Spencer taking on the lead role. Lansbury, a veteran actress, spent 12 seasons playing the witty detective, Jessica Fletcher on the CBS show.

“I suddenly became a worldwide-known character as Jessica Fletcher and really built an enormous audience, which I have to this day,” the 88-year-old said in a weekend telephone interview from her New York home. “That was the thing that really made me a star in the minds of everybody.”

Lansbury made the role what it was and what it will always be -iconic. She earned  12 consecutive Emmy nominations for her work on the show and worldwide fame. Given this, Lansbury is a little uneasy about remaking the show.

“I think it’s a mistake to call it Murder, She Wrote, Lansbury said, “because Murder, She Wrote will always be about a Cabot Cove and this wonderful little group of people who told those lovely stories and enjoyed a piece of that place, and also enjoyed Jessica Fletcher, who is a rare and very individual kind of person …

“So I’m sorry that they have to use the title Murder, She Wrote, even though they have access to it and it’s their right.”

Lansbury is a fan of Spencer’s work, but not for this role in particular.

“I saw her in The Help and thought she was absolutely wonderful, a lovely actress,” Lansbury said. “So I wish her well, but I wish it wasn’t in ‘Murder, She Wrote.'”

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Janelle Monae Named Billboard’s ‘Rising Star’

 

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Janelle Monáe has been named Billboard’s Rising Star.

The singer will be honored with an award at the 2013 Billboard Women in Music event, to be held on December 10  in New York.

This prestigious honor coincides with the release of her second album, The Electric Lady, which bowed at No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200 and at No. 3 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.

“Being recognized for your hard work and passion is always humbling and encouraging. I feel honored Billboard has taken note of my journey in the music industry thus far,” Monáe says. “I hope by receiving this award I’m encouraging aspiring acts to stay true to their own artistic visions and never give up.”

Monae’s career took off after she nominated for a Grammy for the song, “Cold War,” from her 2010 debut album, ArchAndroid.
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Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen Collectively Cover ‘The EDIT’

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Those infamous Olsen Twins cover the new issue of THE EDIT magazine.

Mary-Kate and Ashley have gone from childhood stars to adult fashion designers. They chatted with the magazine about their fashion careers, dealing with the paps, and fame.

Check out some highlights from their interview The Edit below!

Ashley –

On The Row:
We saw a space in the market. We knew there wasn’t another brand offering basics in a luxurious and contemporary way. If I wear certain designer brands, or too much of something, I look crazy, and I need something to break it up. If you are wearing a Chanel jacket and you need an anonymous piece that will show just how special that jacket is, I hope that is what The Row gives you,”

On becoming famous at a young age:
“We were nine months old when we started, so fame has always been part of our lives. There wasn’t any weirdness where we decided that we want to be famous. Then as we got older, we were very fortunate that we could hire and work with amazing people who want to protect us.”

On dealing with the paps:
“There is a threshold in New York, and once you pass that and are considered a New Yorker, they leave you alone. But we’re at the office every day, then home or out for dinner, so there aren’t the opportunities for them to take pictures. For the most part you try and avoid it… [I do] at least.”

Mary-Kate –
On fashion and their career:
“We were designing clothes for ourselves as we were so petite. So I think that is when we became obsessed with fit, and now the obsession has become a profession.”

 

Photos: Miguel Riveriego for The Edit

Report: Kim Kardashian Engagment Ring to Be Auctioned Off in NY

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Kris Humphries is finally letting go of Kim Kardashian once and for all.

Humphries,28, is reportedly auctioning off the 20-carat Lorraine Schwartz diamond engagement ring he once gave the reality star.


According to Us Weekly, the ring will be on sale on October 15 at Christie’s Auction House in New York.  The auction does not clearly state who the owner of the ring is, but  Christie’s did confirm that a custom Lorraine Schwartz ring featuring a 16.21-carat center stone and two 1.80-carat stones on the side is up for sale.

The only details given about the seller is that he is described as a “gentleman.”

Kardashian return the stunning ring, in silence, over a year ago. Humphries has had the ring ever since. The ring is expected to sell for anywhere between $300,000 and $500,000 at the auction. It was reportedly worth $2 million when the NBA star popped the question in 2011.

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Report: Simon Cowell & Laura Silverman Expecting Baby Boy

 

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Simon Cowell, 53, and girlfriend Lauren Silverman, 36,  are expecting a baby boy, according to the  New York’s Daily News.
“He is over the moon to be having a son,” a source told the Daily News‘ Confidenti@l blog.
The child is said to be due in February.
Cowell and Silverman’s relationship was a secret until July, when it was revealed that they were expecting a baby together.

This will be the first child for Cowell and  the second child for Silverman, who has a seven-year-old son with estranged husband, Andrew.

Naya Rivera, Demi Lovato Pose Together on ‘GLEE’ Set

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Make way for Dantana!

Naya Rivera posted a photo via her Instagram account of Demi Lovato and herself on the set of GLEE.

During a red carpet interview at the 2013 VMAs, Rivera revealed that Lovato would be her character’s love interest on the FOX series.

“She’s playing my love interest, so I’m very, very excited about that. We get to sing a song together. It’s gonna be good.”

No word on what Lovato’s character’s name will be, but underneath the photo Naya wrote “Dantana?” which is a combination of her character’s name (Santana) and Lovato’s first name.

Lovato will be playing a struggling New York  artist, who also becomes friends with Rachel (Lea Michele). The X Factor judge will also share scenes with fellow guest-star,  Adam Lambert.

Lovato will make her first appearance on the October 3 episode of GLEE.

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