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Khloe Kardashian: “I’m pretty damn hot, if you ask me”

Khloé Kardashian Odom’s struggle with self-confidence has been a long and strenuous journey.

“I was called fat all the time,” she recalls in an interview with E! News’ David Burtka airing today. “I’ve always been compared to my sisters, who are beautiful and who have always been.”

Kardashian, who has spoken out against bullying and worked with the “It Gets Better” campaign, says that at 5 feet 10 at age 13 and with lighter skin than her sisters, she always stuck out.

“I feel like I was so attacked,” Kardashian. “[I was picked on because] I had to wear braces, I was overweight as a kid, just for no reason.”

Even to this day, adds the E! star and household name, she still gets treated like the ugly duckling.

“I’m called the fat sister…I’m called the ugliest Kardashian,” she says. But the haters don’t hurt her the way they used to.

“I’m proud of myself,” Kardashian declares. “I could break and go get all this plastic surgery and get my nose fixed and get lipo or do whatever, but I haven’t chosen to do that because I know I’m a great person. I’m pretty damn hot, if you ask me.”

Regarding the still-rampant issue of bullying, Kardashian says that she would love it if kids could focus on “how many positives they have.”

“Typically people get bullied because [the bullies are] afraid of that person,” she observes. “There’s a spark, a light, something that the bully doesn’t have—and they’re intimidated, so they want to attack you.”

As for her fellow adults who may be witnesses to child-vs.-child bullying and who decline to step in, saying they don’t want to interfere, Kardashian has no patience for such things.

“A lot of adults don’t think it’s their place to interfere with kids,” she says. “I interfere all the time.”

I have always thought that Khloe was the prettiest of the sisters. I like her down-to-earth look. She’s not made up like a plastic doll like her sisters. She is a “real” woman who isn’t ashamed of her body. I prefer her over the other Kardashian girls any day!

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Find out why Sienna Miller poured ketchup on her hair for a year!

Sienna Miller has a little streak of hippie in her, we all knew that. But she might be a bit more natural than we had expected!

The 30-year-old actress opened up to Marie Claire about a disastrous hair event that led her to use ketchup on her locks for a year!

Instead of visiting a salon to dye her blonde hair brown, she instead opted to do the job herself using henna instead of dye. “I’ve had some real hair disasters. I once used henna to dye my hair brown for an audition, thinking I was being clever as it’s all natural.”

“Little did I know it was the worst thing I could have done as it coats the follicles so that nothing else can penetrate so I ended up having to put ketchup in it for about a year to get rid of the green tinge.,” she told the magazine.

Who would have thought ketchup could be used as a beauty product?

Heidi Klum shares her hair-care secrets and summer fitness tips with Elle!

Heidi Klum is the new face of Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Thereapy, a brand of shampoos and conditioners that promote healthy scalps for healthier hair.

Heidi swears by the product, saying “Before I signed on, they sent me all the products to try out and I really liked them—they smelled great and made my hair super-soft,” says Klum. “I’ve been using the Damage & Color Repair formulas because I’m not a true blond. My hair gets bleached a lot, and so my ends are a little dry and color-damaged. I especially like the conditioner because it moisturizes without being greasy—the wrong conditioner can make it difficult to do hairstyles with a lot of volume or wave; my hair just goes limp and falls like a soufflé!”

She sat down with Elle Magazine and got Heidi’s hair-care secrets, plus her summer fitness tips!:

You just shot several commercials for Clear. What’s up next?
We’re starting Project Runway soon so we’ve been having meetings about that, brainstorming ideas—who’s going to be on, who the guest judges will be, what kinds of challenges we’ll have for the designers. It’s our 10-year anniversary so we want to make it really special. My whole family and I are moving to New York City in June to film the show. We always shoot in the summertime because that’s when the kids are off from school. So right now, I’m getting ready to pack up—it’s a lot to pack up!

With summertime comes bikini season. Do you have any tips for getting in shape?
I actually exercise more in the summer, when I’m in New York, because my kids don’t have to go to school. When we’re in Los Angeles it’s harder to sneak away for an hour in the morning because I have to get them ready and feed them breakfast, and drive them to school. And then, after they go to school, I go to work. In the summer, though, I have an extra hour to myself. I usually run between 7 and 8 a.m.

Eating healthy helps too. For me, it’s definitely more about food than exercising because I don’t have enough to time to exercise—or maybe that’s just an excuse, I don’t know! If you don’t have a lot of time to exercise you have to be stricter about your diet. That’s what I do. I cut out a lot of carbs—you know, muffins, cakes, breads, toast, and spaghetti—and try to eat more vegetables, lean meats, and fish.

What’s your favorite healthy meal?
I like crispy baked chicken, fennel salad, kale salad—it’s yummy. I also like chicken vegetable soup. I eat that a lot, but without noodles. I’ll cook the noodles separately and add them to the kids’ bowls, but I’ll only eat the soup.

What do you carry with you in your purse, when you’re on the red carpet?
When I go to an event, I’ll take a little container of loose powder and blotting papers. I usually take blotting papers by Victoria’s Secret or Johnson & Johnson—they don’t have to be fancy ones. There are some out there with gold pieces in them and all this kind of stuff, but you really just need something to reduce shine. After I take the sweat and oil off my face with blotting paper, I’ll use this tiny Shu Uemura brush to apply powder. Oh, and I also bring snacks! Snacks are very important because sometimes you’ll sit somewhere at an awards show for hours. Chewing on a Power Bar can be good.

Your hair is in good hands now with Clear, but did you always have such perfect hair?
I’ve been doing this job for 18 years now and there have definitely been some dye jobs that weren’t as good. You know, for example, there was a time when I was really platinum blond. They kept the peroxide on for too long and it literally fried my hair off—I looked like I had a little pineapple on top of my head! That took awhile to grow out. I had to hide it and [use products] to keep it from standing straight up.


Kristen Stewart covers the June issue of Elle!

Kristen Stewart is the June cover girl for Elle Magazine.

I like Kristen Stewart, I really do, I just tend to have a few issues with her movies (don’t hate me). I’m hoping that with ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’, she’ll finally be able to shake off a bit of the ‘Twilight’ fog that’s been following her for years. Every time I see her in a movie OTHER than Twilight, I just see Bella. (Same problem happens with Robert Pattinson.) I really do think SWATH looks amazingly good, so I have high hopes for Kristen!

Kristen is undoubtedly gorgeous in print. Every time I see her in a magazine, I’m blown away by how beautiful she really is, and these pictures do not disappoint. She looks gorgeous!

Here are some highlights from the interview via Celebitchy:

She loves William Styron’s Lie Down in Darkness: “Have you ever read Lie Down in Darkness?” Stewart asks excitedly. “I want to play Peyton more than anything I can possibly taste or touch in my life. I want to play her so bad. Peyton is bright, beautiful, suicidal narcissist, preyed upon by her father. But Stewart, 22, sees it as more complicated than that. “Oh, dude, she f–kin’ loves it! She’s in love with him. I mean, I think she’s in love with him. It’s not his fault. They’re the most f–ked-up family!… There’s a script adaptation I’ve read and it’s good,” she says, continuing down the aisle. “Two people vying for the part of the father are Daniel Day-Lewis and Colin Firth. Daniel would be perfect.” Stewart stops suddenly and smiles, picking up an autobiography. “Let’s not be pretentious – let’s buy Snooki.” (She doesn’t.)

She calls Robert Pattinson her “f–king boyfriend”: “Oooh, Martin Amis.” Stewart plucks Money from the shelf. “My copy just got soaked – my toilet overflowed.” And then, “Oh my God, my f–king boyfriend just did this movie,” she says, referring to Robert Pattinson while pulling down a copy of Bel Ami. “The French, they’re up in arms that he did it.”

The brown contact lenses she wears to play Bella: “It’s like I always have sunglasses on – soulless, googly-eyed sunglasses. You can’t feel your eyeballs. They ruined me.”

Working with William Hurt in 2008’s The Yellow Hankerchief: “He was the first guy I ever saw take a script and f–king turn it on its head. He threw us all up into the air,” Stewart says fondly. “It was so cool working with him. He is so beat – he’s like, On the Road. Incredibly intense. Dude!”

The book Black Hole: “This f–king store is like kismet!” she says. “I want to do this movie!” The book, about a sexually transmitted plague, “is disgusting, so gross,” Stewart enthuses. “I love the first image” – she turns to a completely black page with a white vagina-shape opening in the center – “a slit. You just grow, like, holes in your body. The imagery is so weird. See” – she flips to another page – “he’s looking at her hand and soon there’s gonna be a little mouth in there. It’s so sexual the desire is so f–king palpable, but it feels so dirty, like [the characters] are so ashamed because they’re diseased, they’re literally getting these holes.”

Riding horses and leading the charge in Snow White and the Huntsman:Despite being terrified of horses, Stewart saddled up to lead an army of 250 mounted men charging down a beach in the rain. “I hated it,” she admits of riding. “I didn’t take to the whole mentality of f–king ordering that thing around – ‘Go now!’ You have to be an a–hole, basically. Not to say that horse people are a–holes to their horses. But you have to basically tell that thing who’s boss, and I didn’t want to do that. I was like, ‘No, do your thing. I don’t even want to be up here.’”

Child-acting and home-schooling: One role begot the next, and from seventh grade on Stewart was homeschooled, something she regrets, in a way. “Because I didn’t go to f–king school, I feel I would have had a bit something extra if I had,” she says. “Maybe because my life is so perfect, when I see the other side of life, it just seems like, almost like I want…” Stewart struggles for words. “You can learn so much from bad things. I feel boring. I feel like, Why is everything so easy for me? I can’t wait for something crazy to f–king happen to me. Just life. I want someone to f–k me over! Do you know what I mean?” That which doesn’t kill you makes you stronger? “Exactly. It’s one of the reasons I want to act. I love living in different worlds, because a lot of times mine is pretty nice and easy.”

She still smokes, and her car is gross: She unlocks a nondescript rental car(she can’t drive her Mini Cooper without being followed by paparazzi), drops the books in back, slides into the driver’s seat, starts the engine and offers up a Camel. Pushing the cigarette-lighter button, she says, laughing, “I went for the high-class rental. This car’s got all the fixin’s!” Scattered on the passenger side floor are a pair of plaid Van sneakers, an empty protein drink, a Coca-Cola can, and a plastic to-go container with a half eaten sandwich covered in mold. A nearly empty Snapple sits in the cup holder, cigarette buds floating in it.

She wears a mysterious ring: Stewart taps her hands on the steering wheel, her short nails lacquered in bloodred. On her thumb is a silver spoon ring. “All four of my brothers and my mom and dad have these,” she says. “My mom went and got them for Christmas.” And the gold ring circling her index finger? “Everyone wants to know,” Stewart says slyly. She shakes her head. “Everyone knows already – it’s ridiculous.” As painful as it is to be so publicly pushed and prodded, how does she square wanting to be projected on a 40-foot screen? “Laurence Olivier was asked, ‘Actors, what’s the impulse? Why?’ And he was just like, ‘Look at me, look at me, look at me, …’ That was his answer. But at the same time, it’s like, ‘Nooo, don’t look at me. Look at some version that I’m going to present to you. Let me control it.”