Britney Spears covers the Jan. 2014 issue of InStyle magazine.
With a new album and show in Vegas, the Pop Princes is doing just fine. Spears sat down with the magazine to dish on being a mom, her Vegas show and her body.
Check out some InStyle snippets below.
On how she views and treats her body:
“I think it’s important to look good and feel good about yourself, but I go both ways on it. I think it’s cruel how the world puts so much emphasis on our looks. I was just watching ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians,’ and I see Kim and what she went through when she was pregnant – the tabloids were so mean to her because she was big. At one point in the show she was upset and said something like, ‘I would be lying if I said that the criticism from the paparazzi while I’ve been pregnant hasn’t taken a toll on me,’ And I was like, ‘Bless her heart,’ Because I remember that time. First of all you are already emotional, and then the paparazzi are taking pictures of you pregnant. That should be the time [in your life] when your body is the most treasured, I love being pregnant for so many reasons, not to mention the sex is awesome then. But in this business you make a deal with the devil. I’ve learned you kind of have to go with it. What I do calls for me to look good. People expect that.I kind of take it as my job.”
On being a mom:
“As a mom, you have all these situations you go through and you’re like, ‘What is going on? Is this normal? Is this a phase? Or what is this?’ and then you feel silly for asking questions because you know, I’m a mom. I’m supposed to know these things, but you don’t. You’re human. To be honest, I wish I had more mom friends.”
On her Las Vegas rehearsals:
“The physical demands are tremendous, I’m rehearsing at least three or fours a day, sometimes even five. My body yesterday- I just felt so bad, I had to get two massages in one day! When I was younger, I wasn’t as likely to rehearse as hard as I do now. I’m harder on myself these days. Before, I would practice two times, and I’m done. Nowadays I’m very critical of myself.”
On what advice she gives young Hollywood starlets:
“My advice for the next generation of stars? Don’t care too much about what other people think. What matters is your own point of view.”
It’s only been a few days since Kelly Clarkson announced her pregnancy, but she’s been talking about babies for awhile now.
Christmas comes early for Clarkson. Before making the announcement, the singer chatted with PARADE magazine about pregnancy, marriage and her holiday album.
On her getting pregnant:
“My eggs aren’t getting any younger, so we’ve already started trying. I’m totally gonna have a girl. I’m manifesting it! And when I have a girl, you’re gonna be like, ‘That chick knew it!’”
On her body pre-pregnancy:
“Everybody calls me fat all the time, so I can’t wait to have a reason, instead of everybody just being a jerk!”
On her diet plan after birth:
“I’ve never been Gisele Bündchen, so ain’t nobody expectin’ that! I like to set a [low] standard so people don’t expect a lot.”
Former America’s Next Top Model winner Eva Marcille is beaming with pride.
The expectant mother shared a photo (above) of her growing baby bump with her Twitter and Instagram followers.
Marcille, 28, wrote the following caption alongside the photo: “Me and my tummy of joy at almost 6 months!!!”
This is the model’s first child with longtime boyfriend, Kevin McCall.
Eva Marcille (Eva Pigford) is pregnant with her first child with boyfriend and bestfriend Kevin McCall.
The America’s Next Top Model winner and McCall sat down with PEOPLE, to chat about her pregnancy experience so far.
On how amazed she is with the process;
“To see your stomach get bigger, to feel this leg kick inside of you, and then to see the baby, it’s like, ‘Whoa! There’s really a baby in there!’
On that pregnancy glow everyone talks about:
“It’s bulls––––.” She continues, “There is no glow! Your skin changes. It gets horrible … My hair is already oily, so I don’t need it to get any oilier, but it is. And I don’t need it to grow faster. I like my hair short.”
Even McCall couldn’t help but weigh-in on his glowing girlfriend.
McCall on Marcille’s current state:
“She makes up things to hate, because I think she looks great.”
McCall on having sympathy pains:
“You know how they say that when the woman gets pregnant, the guy gets pregnant too?” Marcille asks with a laugh. “He has all of the symptoms! He sleeps all day – granted, he’ll work all night – but he’s exhausted during the day, and he eats my pickles and some of the weirdest things ever.
General Hospital star Kirsten Storms is a married woman!
The actress is expecting her first child, a girl, with husband (yes, you read that right) , Brandon Barash, who played Johnny Zacchara on the ABC soap until last April.
“We’re having a little girl in January,” revealed Barash who secretly wed Storms in June – tells PEOPLE exclusively. ”It’s been the most amazing couple of months of our lives.”
“We kept things quiet because of everything that can go wrong during the first trimester,” Barash, 33, explains. “Kirsten did have a rocky [time] and we were in and out of the hospital.”
It was a rough start to a very welcome surprise for the couple, he adds. “We talked about wanting to have kids and Kirsten was told she could try hormone therapy. It was pretty bleak as far as the probability of her being able to get pregnant … but then we got back from a trip to Amsterdam and discovered we were expecting. We calculated that we conceived the baby in [GH star] Tony Geary‘s guest room!”
With his wife now in her second trimester, Barash says he and Storms are beginning to prepare their daughter’s nursery as they share their happy news.
“A couple of weeks ago she wasn’t really showing, but now her curves have just taken over,” the actor says. “It makes me love her even more. It feels like a fairytale — we are so lucky.”
More information on the couple’s wedding and their baby girl can be found in the Sep. 2 issue of Soaps In Depth ABC.
Tootie’s got a bun in the oven!
Kim Fields is expecting her second child, with husband Christopher Morgan, 37. The pair are already parents to 6-year-old son Sebastian Alexander.
“Sebastian and Christopher are very excited. We’re very, very blessed,” she reveals. “It was planned. We’ve actually been trying for a couple years. We had gotten pregnant twice and [miscarried]. Chris and I were very blessed to really have one another, to have our family and friends and our God to really get us through that.”
“Funny enough, for a minute I thought I was getting pre-menopausal ‘cuz certain things were starting to be irregular and then other symptoms started — my memory and I was clumsier than normal which I couldn’t even believe was possible. Then our son got sick with a stomach virus and I caught it. Chris said, ‘No, babe, you’re a little sicker than Sebastian. You need to go and get that checked out’ and I said,’Okay.’ They tested me and said, ‘Oh honey, you’re not dehydrated. You’re two months pregnant.’”
Morgan and Fields have been married since 2007. Fields will make the official announcement on an upcoming episode of The Real, next week. But in the meantime, check out a glimpse of her announcement below.
Salma Hayek talks pregnancy and body image in the new issue of Glam Bellezza Latina.
The actress is known for her radiant look and gorgeous curves, but even she admits that Hollywood can be very critical of a woman’s body.
Glam Belleza Latina snippets of Hayek’s interview below!
On gaining 50 pounds during her pregnancy:
“I gained so much weight, I got the opportunity to see myself completely disfigured in many different ways – for a very good reason – and I don’t regret it for a second. That’s when I started appreciating my body. The things that I used to criticize they were not bad after all.”
On the pressure women face in Hollywood:
“We’ve got to fight for our confidence every day in modern life because we live in a society that is very harsh to women. You have to be smart and successful and a good mother and beautiful and young and skinny forever.”
On staying young at 46:
“I believe that change keeps you young. I’m a late bloomer; I always have been. A lot of women think that this is the [age] when you start getting depressed. To that I say, ‘No, no, no, no, no!’ I’m having the best time of my life.”