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Nicki Minaj gives advice to young girls in the new Marie Claire: “Don’t chase any man, put your school first!”

Nicki Minaj lands the August cover of Marie Claire, and she looks pretty good, no? Looks like the craziness is toned down and she looks much more down-to-earth.

In the interview inside, Nicki opens up about her fans (in case you were wondering, she calls them her “Barbz”), her short-lived job as judge on ‘American Idol,’ and speaks openly to girls about boys.

She calls her fans her “Barbz”: “I’m very aware that millions of people on Twitter have no idea what we’re talking about. That’s because we kind of have our own language. I used to think it was just a Queens language or a New York language or an East Coast language, but now it’s a Barb Nation language. I have South African Barbz, Japanese, German, Saudi Arabian. You can be a Barb wherever you live.”

On American Idol: “The perception that people had of me completely changed because there are no cue cards, there’s no script, it wasn’t be performing a song. It was, ‘Let’s see you real personality.’ My core is a genuine human being who roots for other people. I didn’t want to blow smoke up their ass. I wanted every contestant to leave with something that they could remember.”

She wants to try acting at some point: “I at least want to do three more albums. If I can do that, I’ll feel complete…One day, when I start getting a couple gray hairs, maybe it will all be only acting. I just never know…I’ve kind of become the poster child for doing the things that no one expects.”

In another life she wanted to be a lawyer: “I just loved the thought of going into a courtroom with mostly men and defending someone — just being able to persuade people with your words. It seems glamorous in a way. Very inspiring and ballsy.”

Her “ah-ha” moment came last year: “I was on a world tour, a big feat for a female rapper. For the first time, I allowed myself to feel proud of where music had gotten me, and I felt an overwhelming sense of gratitude. You feel the need to pay it forward, which starts with analyzing yourself with a true desire to grow. I was praying every day, ‘You know what, Lord? I want to be a mom one day, and I want to start becoming the woman who I want to parent my child.’ I wanted all of the feelings of entitlement to leave me, because some people have this life for a year or five or 10 — and a lot of them lose it. I didn’t want to become a person who wasn’t enjoying the moment.”

Her advice for girls: “Don’t chase any man. Put your school first. Men love independent women. You don’t have to be a bitch, but there’s nothing wrong with it at times. And: Men are kids at heart. They want to be nourished and pet like a dog.”

I think it’s hilarious – her advice for girls. And it’s not exactly far off, either. I wonder how many girls would actually TAKE the advice, though. When you’re you’re a young girl you don’t think of much else besides boys. I know some girls keep their nose to their books, but it’s hard! I remember the days where focusing on my crushes was more important than focusing on work!

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Scarlett Johansson lands the first issue of French Vanity Fair!

Scarlett Johansson was chosen to grace the cover of the first-ever French Vanity Fair!

According to WWD, Scarlett has been named the “ideal transatlantic muse” by Michael Denisot, editorial director of the new magazine, making her the only choice for the debut cover.

Mark Seliger shot the cover, and was interviewed by Ingrid Sischy.

Speaking of Johansson at a press conference, Michel Denisot said: ‘She has every quality imaginable – the elegance, beauty, wit and impertinence that would make her a perfectly decent Parisian if she decides to move permanently into the apartment she has bought in Paris not far from here.’

Scarlett recently bought an apartment in France, to be near her boyfriend, creative agency manager Romain Dauriac. (See him here!)

The 28-year-old actress confirmed her romance with the 30-year-old Frenchman in the May issue of Marie Claire magazine, as she discussed a night out she had enjoyed at Manhattan hotspot: ‘The next day my boyfriend and I were saying, “We were the best dancers in the whole world last night!

‘[We were] completely delusional. I’m sure we were absolutely, like, ridiculous together.’

Romain is the former editor of French magazine Clark, which specialised in underground urban art and the couple both share a friendship with French tattoo artist Fuzi.

She looks beautiful on the cover!

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Katy Perry’s stunning Vogue cover, shot by Annie Leibovitz!

Katy Perry lands the July cover of Vogue, and she looks absolutely amazing, if you ask me. She’s wearing a gorgeous Rodarte dress, and the photos were shot by Annie Leibovitz.

Vogue has just released the interview along with some more beautiful pictures. Katy admits in the interview that she’s still in love with John Mayer, even though at the time they were broken up (and might still be, who knows these days).

Katy also, interestingly, talks about her divorce from Russell Brand. She confesses that Russell asked for their divorce via text message, which is such a d-bag thing to do.

Is being a celebrity overwhelming? “Of course I get fazed. And when I am in between records, sometimes I doubt myself. I’ll be like: Did I just get lucky, or did I mass-manipulate the world into thinking that seven songs were worth a number-one position? And then I go back into the studio and I start writing, and the true essential oil of who I am comes bubbling back up and reminds me that it’s always been inside of me, that nobody can take this away no matter what comment anyone makes. It’s going to be there because it’s what I was born with and it’s what I’ve worked on my whole life.”

Her childhood: The atmosphere at home, she says, was “not fun.” She told me, “My parents did not spare the rod. I wasn’t going to great schools, because my parents didn’t believe in public education. They wanted the education to be influenced by their religion, so I was going to these halfway education-slash-Christian schools that were like pop-up shop–style education. My father is hilarious. That’s where I get my sense of humor from. Sooo, he’s very funny and a practical joker, but he’s more emotional and driven. I mean, my mother is very emotional as well, but my dad is more of the guts of the family. He was the main preacher, so he kind of had this little Pentecostal flair, but they are born-again. So there’s a little bit of my background.”

Russell Brand in the beginning: “He’s a very smart man, and I was in love with him when I married him. Let’s just say I haven’t heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31, 2011. I mean, I have to claim my own responsibility in things. I do admit that I was on the road a lot. Although I invited him time and time again, and I tried to come home as much as I possibly could. You saw that in the movie.” Katy Perry: Part of Me, a documentary released last year that has garnered $32 million worldwide to date, covers the period before, during, and after her time with Brand. “That wasn’t edited to leave footage out–there wasn’t any footage of him.”

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Drew Barrymore lands the cover of C Magazine, looks amazing!

The gorgeous Drew Barrymore lands the summer 2013 issue of California Style Magazine. I think this is one of the better photo shoots I’ve ever seen of Drew. She just looks so great. Better than ever!

In the interview Drew opens up about her life with husband Will Kopelman and more.

She’s so lucky: “I won the in-laws jackpot. It might be the best karma for having one of the wackiest upbringings. I never had dinner with my mom or dad, let alone together. It’s amazing to think that in life you can completely have a do-over.”

Kopelman enlightened her: “I told him, ‘Dining rooms are stupid. They shouldn’t exist. When was the last time we had a dinner party?’ Family dinners would never have occurred to me, and that’s what I want most. Now it’s my life mission to figure out this room.”

She’s highly likable – don’t you agree?

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