OPRAH Declutter Your Life With O Magazine

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Are you ready to declutter your life? What better time to clean house than while doing your spring cleaning? Oprah Winfrey is ready to show you the way in the March 2014 issue of O magazine! Oprah did this process last fall when she held that huge auction. It was an EPIC downsizing: the auction raised over $600,000 for the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy College Fund. She talked about the experience in O.

On realizing what’s important in life: “When you’re coming into your own, nobody ever teaches you how to ask for less. But over the years, you begin to make distinctions; you start to focus on what’s important, and you start to realize what’s superfluous. You realize that a single piece of art that really speaks to you can be far more powerful than a wall filled with “important” works, that a meal eaten with feet up and pajamas on is usually a lot more pleasurable than any fancy-schmancy food at a black-tie gala, that good conversation with an old friend beats just about everything – that less actually is so much more.”

On how she felt seeing her belongings auctioned off: “I’ll admit that I did feel a midlevel anxiety attack coming on as I paced up and down the lush lawn of the polo grounds, saying my goodbyes. For just a split second, I considered bidding on my own folk-art needlepoint rug with the lovely leaf design, but knowing what you need is more than knowing what you want. And what I need is dogs and books, light and space. Instead of feeling walled in by stuff, I want to feel surrounded by calm.”

I need to make sure I get this issue. I have some clutter of my own to clear out this spring, and I know I get too attached to my “stuff”- LOL. The March issue of O magazine hits newsstands on February 18. How about you: do you hold onto too much or are you quick to toss unused things out?

Photos Courtesy of O magazine

 

GLAMOUR’S 75 Most Important Women Of The Past 75 Years

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Glamour is honoring the 75 most important woman of the last 75 years in their 75th anniversary March issue. In the issue, some of today’s biggest celebs nominated women that they felt were deserving of such a huge honor.

According to Glamour,

“The March issue pays tribute to 75 barrier-breaking American women who changed the world for all of us. Women on the list range from Estée Lauder to Marilyn Monroe, Rosa Parks, Gloria Steinem, Billie Jean King, Hillary Clinton, and BeyoncéGlamour also invited a few notable friends, including Lea Michele, Elisabeth Moss, and Olivia Munn, to nominate women who inspire them.”

Regarding the specific nominations that they made, here’s what Lea Michele and Olivia Munn had to say:

Actress Lea Michele on why she nominated Barbra Streisand:

“Because, when I was a little girl, my mom said to me, ‘Barbra Streisand never got a nose job—you’re never getting one.’ Barbra showed women that it’s not necessary to alter yourself to become successful. Instead, she made the most of what she had, and it launched her career.”

Actress Olivia Munn on why she nominated Lucille Ball:

“Not only did she have this hugely successful TV show on the air at a time when men dominated comedy, she was also an incredibly smart businesswoman. She changed the game! Her show was one of the first to earn residuals. Lucille Ball turned her talent, and her art, into a commodity, and she made real money off it. She knew that if you bet on yourself and you win, you win big.”

Be sure to pick the issue up on newsstands tomorrow, February 11!

Photos via Glamour and WENN. || Glamour photo credits: Mark Seliger &  Patrick Demarchelier (Cover)

 

DAKOTA JOHNSON Is Fifty Shades Of Gorgeous On ELLE Magazine’s March Cover

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Dakota Johnson, star of Fifty Shades of Grey (she’ll be playing female lead Anastasia Steele), has landed her first ever magazine cover – and she’s rocking it! Dakota’s first major cover is for the March issue of ELLE magazine, although she looks like a seasoned pro!

The starlet – who is a third generation actor – sat down with Stephen Rodrick to discuss her upcoming role, how she landed it, and what it’s like growing up in a famous family.

Check out these excerpts from the March issue of ELLE, and then be sure to pick it up on newsstands February 18!

Dakota Johnson on having the chops and sexual honesty needed for the role of Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey:

“I don’t have any problem doing anything.  The secret is I have no shame.” 

On what interested her most while reading Fifty Shades of Grey:

“Reading the book, I found myself more interested in the ways they were breaking each other down emotionally than the sex scenes.  I think there’s a part of a woman that wants to be the thing that breaks a man down.” 

Dakota Johnson on what it’s really like to grow up having famous parents:

“I think people, especially the press, like to pick on children of famous people and I think that’s fucking awful.  Things get made up.  It’s so, so sad.  And there’s absolutely nothing you can do about it as a 16-year-old.  You’re like….Why?  What did I do?”

Photos via WENN and ELLE. || ELLE Photo Credit: Carter Smith

LADY GAGA Talks Love And Lives With Harper’s BAZAAR

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Lady Gaga sat down with Harper’s BAZAAR for a super candid interview and a gorgeous cover shoot.

Among the topics that the eccentric singer discussed with the famed fashion mag was the fact that she’s pretty much a nomad (a fabulous one, but a nomad none the less)! When asked about what her home was like, Lady Gaga responded,

My “home” is a controversial topic. I don’t exactly have one. I live all over the world. I keep a small rental in New York, where I hang many of my hats when I come to see my parents and New York pals. It’s like a tiny jewel box, covered in rose-gold mirrors, with an oversize pink couch, an expensive vase, a white Marilyn piano, and a boudoir. I do not keep a lot of clothes here—mostly punk wear. And the three most expensive items I’ve ever purchased, including an actual house: my sable, a strand of diamonds, and my Mikimoto pearls.

The singer also discussed her personal life, telling the magazine that the end of 2013 led her into a bit of a depression, and that she’s feeling much healthier having conquered her eating disorder.

The March issue hits stands on February 18, so be sure to pick it up!

Photos via Harper’s BAZAAR and WENN.

JULIA MANCUSO Olympic Superstar Steams Up GQ

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GQ is getting into the Olympic spirit! Olympic gold medalist Julia Mancuso posed for the February cover of GQ’s “Love, Sex & Madness” edition. Julia talked to the magazine about her winning track record.

It’s not a shock to me when I have a good race. I started to tell people I’d just worn my lucky underwear.”

That quip wasn’t just hot air, either. Julia designed an underwear line in 2010 called Kiss My Tiara. LOVE that name. You can read Julia’s entire interview in the February issue of GQ, which is on newsstands now. There’s also some web-only video you can check out at GQ’s website! Can you believe the Olympics start tonight? I’m SO excited.

Photo by Marc Hom/GQ

TAYLOR SWIFT Lands The March Cover of GLAMOUR

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Taylor Swift has landed herself on the cover of Glamour magazine, and looks absolutely stunning!

She sat down with editor-in-chief Cindi Leive to discuss the mega advantages of superstardom (fancy awards parties, dating a Kennedy!), her songwriting process, and also the totally normal day-to-day stuff about her life – like the fact that she had plans to bake cookies with her girlfriends that weekend!

The March issue hits stands on February 11, so make sure you go out and grab a copy. In the meantime, take a look at what Taylor had to say about balancing “pushing the envelope” and remaining a role model for her younger fans.

I find it relatively easy to keep my clothes on because I don’t really feel like taking them off. It’s not an urge I have. For me “risky” is revealing what really happened in my life through music. Risky is writing confessional songs and telling the true story about a person with enough detail to everyone knows who that person is. That’s putting myself out there, maybe even more than taking my shirt off.

Photos via WENN and Glamour

VANITY FAIR ‘Hollywood’ Issue Is Amazing

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Vanity Fair has released a sneak peek cover of their annual Hollywoodissue – and it’s everything you hoped it would be and more.

The cover, which is a three-panel foldout that was shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, features a stunning array of Hollywood royalty, including:

  • Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
  • Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
  • Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)
  • Idris Elba (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom)
  • George Clooney (Gravity)
  • Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station)
  • Naomie Harris (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom)
  • Brie Larson (Short Term 12)
  • Chadwick Boseman (42)
  • Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street)
  • Léa Seydoux (Blue Is the Warmest Color)

Photo via Vanity Fair, shot by Annie Leibovitz

MILEY CYRUS Changes Her Look For W Magazine

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If you can’t beat’em, join’em. Miley Cyrus W magazine pics were leaked online, so she posted a few to her Instagram account. I can’t post all of them: one shows a little TOO much. What do you think of these pictures? I don’t know what they did, but Miley doesn’t even look like herself. Honestly, I’m not sure I’m a fan of this look. I do appreciate the artistry in the photos, though. Ronan Farrow interviewed Miley for the magazine. She made some interesting- and sad- comments.

On friends: “I have a lot of people that I could call and hang out with, but I have very few friends, if that makes any sense. Like, I just don’t tell a lot of people anything. Everyone’s always like, ‘You’re so sketch.'”

On having nothing to prove: “You know, I’ve made my money. If no one buys my album, cool. It’s fine. I’ve got a house, and I’ve got dogs that I love. I don’t need anything else.”

On haters: “Anyone that hates on you is below you, because they’re just jealous of what you have.”

On dating: “I don’t need you to impress me.”

On guys watching porn: “Guys watch too much porn…those girls don’t exist.”

On the legalization of marijuana: “I just want it to be back to where it’s, like, organic, good weed.”

It’s kind of sad to think Miley feel like she has a lot of close friends, although I can understand it. When you get to her level of fame, finding people who truly like you for you is probably hard. I’m sure Miley says even more interesting thing in her W magazine interview!

Photos Courtesy of Miley Cyrus