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Lorde Reveals Why New Zealand is So Important to Her

Lorde looks simply stunning in a Dior look on the cover of Elle magazine’s June 2017 issue, on newsstands now.

Here’s what the 20-year-old singer had to share with the mag:

On having a private creative process: “Everyone’s making music in L.A. now—which is great if you aren’t the shyest, most introverted nerd. I found it a little too social. I made my first record in New Zealand with very little discourse—I was just my own unit. In L.A., it’s very, ‘Oh, what project are you working on?’ I was like, ‘I need to be out of this.’”

On how she balances her celebrity status and personal creative process: “New Zealand. That’s why I am so passionate about going home. Most of my friends are people I knew before I was famous. I’m very thankful that I never feel like the smartest person in the room, or the coolest person in the room, or the funniest. When I’m there, I’m just there. People forget that I’ve done anything. They say, ‘Ella’s this weird old dowager with a nice house.’”

For more from Lorde, visit Elle.com.

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Lorde Reveals Why She Gave Herself a Stage Name

Lorde looks so intense on the cover of Rolling Stone.

Here’s what the 20-year-old entertainer had to share with the mag:

On giving herself the stage name “Lorde”: “I don’t know, it’s a bit boring: Ella Yelich-O’Connor. Can you imagine them shouting it at a festival? It just made sense to me to elevate it.”

On shooting to fame at 16: “Now I can look back and be like, ‘That was f*cked. All of it. F*cked. Insane.’ But everyone’s so crazy when they’re 16. I think if you tell a 16-year-old that they’re going to Mars – ‘We’re gonna get on a rocket and go, and that’s going to be your life’ – they’d be like, ‘OK, like, that’s all well and good, but I’m doing this thing by myself right now, and that’s what’s important.’ Everything kind of normalized week to week.”

On wanting to go back to school one day: “I think that moment’s going to come where I’m like, ‘OK, let’s listen to someone else talk about what it means to be a human being.’”

For more from Lorde, visit RollingStone.com.

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'SNL' Cast Reveal Secrets Behind Their Trump Characters!

THR‘s latest cover features SNL‘s biggest Donald Trump character spoofs including Alec Baldwin as the president, Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer, Beck Bennett as Vladimir Putin, Kate McKinnon as Kellyanne Conway and Jeff Sessions, and Cecily Strong as Melania Trump.

Here’s what the comedians had to share with the mag:

Alec, on playing Trump: “I’m not going to name names, but a cabinet member walked up to me at a restaurant in Manhattan — Manhattan, that’s a hint — and he goes, ‘I gotta tell you something. This thing you’re doing is good, it’s really good,’ ” says the 59-year-old actor. “He goes, ‘I’ll get fired if anybody quoted me saying this, but that’s exactly what he’s like when you do it.’”

Melissa, on transforming into Sean Spicer: “I don’t do impressions. I don’t have the ear for it. But when I read the script, I was like, ‘Oh, God, that is juicy, but I don’t understand how we’re going to physically make it work.’ To which the amazing special effects person at SNL was like, ‘Oh, yeah, that’s not that big of a deal. That’s gonna take me, like, 15 minutes.’ I was like, ‘Hey!’”

Beck, on why his Putin is shirtless: “When I did the cold open with John Goodman [as Rex Tillerson] and Alec [in December], Lorne wanted to make sure that my Putin impression was entertaining throughout the scene as opposed to just one silly beat, which is what it had been before. He said, ‘Let him be that sort of Bond villain — he enjoys his power, he’s having fun with everybody. People want to laugh with him, so let’s see the silly side of Putin.’ Then when we were rehearsing it, he came by and said (in Michaels’ voice), ‘And with the shirt off.’”

For more from the cast, visit HollywoodReporter.com.

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Lana Del Rey Reveals Why She Has Shyed Away From Doing Interviews

Lana Del Rey is on the cover of Flaunt magazine’s The Cadence Issue, photographed by David LaChapelle!

Here’s what the 31-year-old entertainer had to share with the mag:

On the election: “I feel like this election jolted almost everyone who was floating around, feeling weird, whatever… right into the current moment,” Del Rey says. “I know several people that had a sort of drifter mentality that are now in the thick of it, considering things, and considering their own contributions, and what matters. I’ve known what matters to me for a long time, so I was already kind of there, but I didn’t really see it going this negatively. I feel like we’re in a bit of a Hitchcockian experience, and you’re in a scenario, and every day you wake up and you can’t believe the things being said and done are real. And I think some people are questioning if this shit is actually happening, like especially with the North Korea issues, which are really the scariest because you’re talking about nuclear annihilation.”

On shying away from doing interviews: “Because it’s hard to talk about your innermost feelings if you feel the reception will be cold. And I hung back for a while. I did a handful of interviews, but not many in the last few years. But also I was writing and writing, and digging through stuff, and not writing things as easy to digest or discuss. It still comes from me, but as I’ve evened out as a person, I don’t have as much I don’t want to say. I feel comfortable.”

On writing music: “I know a couple of people who love to write and love to rhyme, love melodies, and I do too. But to me it’s so much more than that. It feels like a life’s work and it feels like it’s really important just to me, so I put a lot of time into it.”

For more from Lana, visit Flaunt.com.

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Zoe Kravitz Reveals Her Mom Lisa Bonet's Reaction to Bill Cosby's Scandal

Zoe Kravitz shows off her gorgeous self on the cover of Allure‘s June 2017 issue.

Here’s what the 28-year-old Big Little Lies star had to share with the mag:

On her style vs her Big Little Lies character’s style: “I think people always assume I’m much more hippie-dippy than I am.”

On her mom’s reaction to Bill Cosby‘s allegations: “I think it bummed her out. Though she didn’t seem incredibly surprised. I don’t think she wants to hear about anyone being abused, especially by someone she spent so much time with. It feels sh*tty. You want to shower.” (Lisa Bonet, Zoe‘s mom, starred on The Cosby Show, alongside Bill Cosby for years.)

On her racial identity: “I am mixed. My parents are mixed. The more I experience life, I am identifying more and more with being black and what that means— being more proud of that and feeling connected to my history… “And now I’m so in love with my culture and so proud to be black. It’s still ongoing, but a big shift has occurred. My dad especially has always been very connected to his history, and it’s important to him that I understand where I come from.”

For more from Zoe, visit Allure.com.

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Gigi Hadid Is Working on Her Runway Walk: 'My Walk Has Really Improved'

Gigi Hadid opened up in her Harper’s Bazaar cover feature about a story that went viral last year where she admitted “I’m not the best on the runway.”

The 22-year-old model was criticized for her runway walk, but now she’s revealing that she is working and improving!

“I’m flat-footed, and I pretty much have a forced arch in my foot from playing volleyball my whole life. In the last six months, my walk has really improved because I’ve started to learn how to pad my shoes correctly to support my feet. It’s like you learn little tricks, and you focus on those,” she said.

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Gigi Hadid Goes to Space for New 'Harper's Bazaar' Cover!

Gigi Hadid is covered in pink feathers on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar‘s June/July 2017 issue, on newsstands May 23.

Here is what the 22-year-old model, who posed for a space-themed shoot with a little help from NASA, had to share with the mag:

On the constant paparazzi attention: “I understand that it comes with the territory, but it’s also very intense to always have to consider. I don’t think it will ever be normal, and if people ever feel like it’s normal, then that’s weird.”

On her anxiety while walking a runway: “I’ve really been working on trying to get better and to learn from every show, so I take it as a learning experience, because I always want to do my best. But I think it’s always going to be nerve-racking for me. There’s always a little thing, like the shoes [are tight] or the dress is heavy or whatever, so that’s what you’re focused on, to make sure your walk is going to go well.”

On her sister, Bella: “She’s so understanding of the demands of this job, and it’s really great that I can talk to her about it, because a lot of the time I feel suffocated by my own work ethic and by the expectations I put on myself. It’s really nice when you have people who say, ‘It’s okay to take time for yourself.”

For more from Gigi, visit HarpersBazaar.com!

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