Archive: Marie Claire

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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Carrie Underwood lands the June cover of Marie Claire, proclaims, “I’m not a mushy person at all.”

Carrie Underwood lands the US cover of Marie Claire (earlier today we saw Miranda Kerr’s racy Australia cover). I think she looks absolutely gorgeous on the cover, and in the picture inside. It’s not a typical magazine cover, and I think I kind of like that. She looks very beautiful.

In the interview, she talks about how she’s perceived by the public, and how she can’t help her personality. It’s obviously gotten her where she is today, so who’s complaining?

Here are some highlights:

On her personality: “I’m not a mushy person at all. We were never a huggy family. Or a ‘let’s talk it out’ family. Technically I have siblings but they are quite a bit older than me – I was the accident – so I have the only-child syndrome going on. I’m a little more selfish, a little more independent, a little closed. I do wish I were softer. I wish I were able to form relationships better. But hey, I mean…I’m not a sociopath.”

On anxiety: “At the beginning of my career, I used to have panic attacks. People were touching me, screaming – it made me really nervous. In public, I just get nervous. It’s a physical reaction, feeling like the walls are closing in. The fans are great. It’s not their fault. I don’t ever want to come across as ungrateful. But on my end, it is hard for me to process. Because I am still just me.”

On awkward moments: “My husband calls me the queen of awkward moments. Anything that can be made awkward, I will make it awkward.”

What she wrote in her high school yearbook: “You were supposed to say what you would be doing in 10 years, and I said, ‘I will be rich, famous, and married to a hot guy.’ I guess I should have added a few more things.”

On having kids: “I don’t feel old enough to have kids. I know I am mature. But being responsible for another human?”

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The gorgeous Mila Kunis lands the April cover of Marie Claire UK

Mila Kunis lands the April issue of Marie Claire UK, and she looks absolutely gorgeous! Mila is promoting her new movie, ‘OZ the Great and Powerful.’

The magazine hasn’t released much yet, as far as the interview goes, just a few clips. She does talk about wanting to cut back on work at some point. Maybe when she and Ashton start making babies.

On fame: “To say my life hasn’t changed would be a lie. It has changed, I don’t really know how. I can’t complain, not that I am complaining, but I can’t leave my house as freely as I used to. But I’ve also travelled a lot for work, so that’s changed. I have been very lucky.”

On recovering from near blindness: “I have [one] glass lens. It’s very dramatic. I had it fixed. I did it three years ago maybe four. It’s not that big a deal.”

Does she censor herself? “Lately, more. More. But I’ve always said that it is much easier to be honest than to be caught up in a bunch of lies. At least this way, you know who you are.”

Looking towards the future: “I don’t think I can do this three-movies-a-year thing. It’s too much. There comes a point in your life where you want to be….home. I want to explore other parts of this industry to see what aspects of it I can get myself into, so that I can… work out of home maybe. Like producing. Then I can have, like, a life, in one location.”

I love the pictures that go with this interview. The one below with the rose is beautiful. Her eyes are so beautiful!


Megan Fox wants more babies soon, says “I’ve never been validated by work or fame or Hollywood”

Megan Fox lands the March cover of Marie Claire UK, and here are some images from the mag. Megan Fox is changing, no? I swear she’s had a lot of work done on her face. Her cheekbones have gotten bigger, for sure. What other work has she had done? Her lips?

Anyway, in the magazine, she opens up about being a mom. She recently gave birth to her first child with husband Brian Austin Green, and she can’t wait to have more kids.

While the devoted mother-of-one is grateful for her successful Hollywood film career, she has admitted all she wants to do is spend time with her four-month-old son Noah and hopes to give him siblings as soon as possible.

The ‘This is 40′ actress said: “I’ve never been validated by work or fame or Hollywood or any of that. I recognize the blessings when they come – like, I recognize I’m so lucky to work with Judd [Apatow] – but the ultimate satisfaction for me is being with my son. I just want to give Noah as much of myself as I can. And I want to have more kids. That is where my heart is.”

Megan, 26, confessed having a baby has been a lifelong dream and she is now finding it a struggle to juggle her filming commitments with motherhood because she feels work has become redundant.

She sighed: ”All I wanted to do my whole, whole life was have a baby and, now, I’ve finally done it… It’s very hard for me to do this stuff, because I feel like this isn’t my job any more. My job is to be with him.”

Fox also credited Noah with helping her battle against OCD, explaining: “When they come out they are covered in all kinds of stuff. I took him right on my chest and, from that moment, nothing he does freaks me out. I don’t want to give him a complex.”

The brunette beauty also revealed the secret to her marital bliss with ‘Beverly Hills, 90210′ hunk Brian Austin Green – who she wed in June 2010 – claiming it takes hard work and a good dose of tolerance because the pair are polar opposites of each other.
Megan told Marie Claire magazine: ”I just think we got lucky. I believe he’s my soulmate. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t take work, because we are very, very different. ‘But we are tolerant of each other and we try to be patient with each other, and I don’t try to turn him into me and he knows not to try to turn me into him. He really is amazing. I should never, ever even think about complaining.”

I really liked her interview. I found it interesting that she doesn’t need Hollywood, but for some reason I believe her. She does seem so much different since becoming a mom. She seems more real…. well, except for that face.

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