Country music superstar Carrie Underwood is opening up about everything from grappling with all that comes with fame and her personality to her marriage with husband Mike Fisher and what she wrote about herself in her high school yearbook, in the June issue of Marie Claire’s (on stands May 21st).
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?”
On Thursday night in NYC, Samsung celebrated the launch of its Samsung Experience Shops at Best Buy locations nationwide, as well as the arrival of the brand new Galaxy S 4 smartphone, with a big ‘ole megabash!
To get the party started, Rev Run (of Run DMC) joined DJ Ruckus for a 45-minute set, after which guests were treated to an intimate concert by Bruno Mars, who played fan favorites including “Locked Out of Heaven,” “Marry you,” “Treasure” and “When I Was Your Man.”
At the concert, guests – including Rosario Dawson, singer Jason Derulo, Katrina Bowden (30 Rock) and Vincent Piazza (Boardwalk Empire) – were treated to an interactive experience resembling a giant Samsung Experience Shop featuring all of Samsung’s hottest new technology such as the brand new Galaxy S 4 smartphone and Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet, as well as the Galaxy Camera, the Galaxy Note II and more.
If you had any doubts about whether or not to get tickets to see Beyonce‘s “Mrs. Carter Show” this should put it to rest!!!
Queen B sparkles on her new tour and MJ can’t wait to see her when she comes to NYC!
Grammy Award winning artist Ciara stopped by Music Choice to chat with me about her “Body Party” music video (released today!), new self-titled album Ciara (out July 9th!), and lots more… you won’t want to miss the 26:30 mark where “CiCi” teaches me her famous “Ride” dance moves!
About her boyfriend, Future, and what she looks for in a man:
“I like someone who’s confident and someone who knows what they want and isn’t afraid of expressing that. I like someone who likes to have a good time. [Future] is a man — and you know what that is right away when you see it. There’s nothing like when a man is just simply being a man and shows up that way.”
About her new self-titled album:
“["Ciara"] ended up being the best title for this album in particular. The One Woman Army hasn’t gone away; I want my fans to know that. It’s now just a part of the whole movement and journey that is me. It’s a solid combination of R&B and pop. More than anything, I want you to feel something. I want you to feel authenticity, where I come from as a person.
Watch the entire Ciara Music Choice interview below:
This video moved me to tears… so I absolutely had to post!
Last year, out artist Ryan Amador teamed up with co-vocalist Jo Lampert (of the band Avan Lava) for his LGBTQ anthem “Define Me”. Now, we have a music video to go with the beautiful music, directed by Tom Gustafson (Were The World Mine).
So powerful, moving, chilling, inspiring, just WOW!!!!
Beyonce, Halle Berry, Salma Hayek, Blake Lively, Zoe Saldana, John Legend, Ariana Huffington & Olivia Wilde are just some of the celebrities who are joining forces for a new campaign called “Chime For Change,” a new, global campaign focused on girls’ and women’s empowerment.
It serves to convene, unite and strengthen voices speaking out for girls and women around the world, and to raise funds for non-profit organizations pursuing change.
The video is an effort to help raise awareness of the CHIME FOR CHANGE live concert event on June 1, 2013, at Twickenham Stadium in London, which will be broadcast globally to more than 1 billion people worldwide.
“Our goal is to call for change for girls and women in the loudest voice possible,” said Beyonce. “I am excited for us to come together on June 1st to bring the issues of Education, Health and Justice for girls and women to the world stage.”
On Friday (April 12), brotherly boy band Hanson stopped by Music Choice in NYC for a LIVE sit down interview with yours truly. The brothers talked about everything from their famous “Mmbop” track to their new album “Anthem” (out June 18th!) and just about everything in between!
If you haven’t been following the band throughout the years, you’ll learn a lot about what they’ve been up to!
Watch the interview below:
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