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Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda Wants Donald Trump to See His Broadway Show

Broadway game changer Lin-Manuel Miranda poses on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter‘s latest issue.

Here is what the 35-year-old Tony-winning actor/composer/writer had to tell the mag about his groundbreaking new musical Hamilton and more:

On racism in Hollywood: “I can’t say I have enough experience with Hollywood to feel that I’ve encountered racism there… I don’t differentiate between black and Latino actors. We’re in the same struggle to be represented in a way that’s even close to honest.”

On his relationship with President Obama: “With the show opening as Obama’s presidency is winding down, it feels very fitting and full circle. I don’t know what his legacy will be. I do know that the thing that Hamilton and Obama have in common is that they’re totally improbable stories — except they happened.”

On Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump: “It would be fun to have Donald Trump see the show….my reaction to his comments about Mexicans isn’t important. What matters is that the world reacted, and he saw that speech has consequences. You can say the most hateful shit you want, and you can be boisterous and loud and get attention, and that has worked very well, but it’s going to have consequences. If Trump performs the magic trick of making working-class people believe in a guy who spends his father’s money, more power to him. But it’s an illusion. This is not a working-class hero. We’ve had characters like Trump in American politics forever… I’m trying to take the long view and not make Trump a part of my life; it’s bad enough we have to endure his ugly buildings.”

For more from Lin-Manuel‘s op-ed piece, visit THR.com!

Taraji P. Henson on Political Correctness: 'It's Bullsh*t!'

Taraji P. Henson is so fierce in this feature for Harper’s Bazaar magazine’s latest issue.

Here’s what the 44-year-old Empire star had to share with the mag:

On her favorite Empire outfit so far:Alaïa black catsuit, hands down. I’ve even worn some of my own stuff, like my Balmain leather. I have to meet [Balmain designer] Olivier Rousteing; I need to be his friend.”

On modeling Cookie after her late father: “He had no buffer. He spoke the truth. It’s heroic because in this society we have been trained to be politically correct. Political correctness is bullsh*t. If I ask you a question right now, the first thing that comes in your mind is the truth. But we’ve all be been trained to breathe, digest the question, and manipulate the answer. Cookie doesn’t do that.”

On her personal style: “It took me a while to get on the chic bus. I was coming from the era of Lil’ Kim and Mary J. Blige, you know, ghetto fabulous. I came from nothing, I was deprived all my life, so when you get money, you go big!”

On what she looks for in a man: “He is funny, has personality; he doesn’t take himself too seriously. He need to be confident in who he is, confident to let me be who I am. And let me shine, you know? My life is only going to enhance his light.”

For more from Taraji, visit HarpersBazaar.com.

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Beyonce Is Stunning for Vogue September 2015 Cover

Beyonce is as breathtaking as ever on the cover of Vogue magazine’s September 2015 issue, on newsstands August 25.

The 33-year-old superstar – who was photographed by Mario Testino for the shoot – is praised by industry professionals in the cover story.

“The word diva is used for so many female performers, and it often means they have reputations for being difficult, but she exudes charm and a lovable quality,” Marc Jacobs says about Bey.

“She’s the whole package: primal, rare, delicate, beautiful, and powerful,” Stella McCartney says. “Her appeal crosses art forms, genders, and generations.”

“There is a magnetic presence to her,” Riccardo Tisci adds.

“The most powerful thing about her persona is the unabashed pleasure she takes in her own body: its beauty, its power, its versatility,” the magazine writes of the star.

Watch a video Beyonce made for Vogue during her shoot below…

FYI: Beyonce is wearing Marc Jacobs on the cover.

For more from Beyonce, visit Vogue.com.

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Lily Aldridge Talks About Her Friendship with Taylor Swift!

Lily Aldridge is striking on the cover of Net-a-Porter’s The Edit magazine.

Here’s what the 29-year-old Victoria’s Secret model had to share with the mag:

On her friendship with Taylor Swift: “Taylor just loves her friends, and so do I. My girls are my girls. We’re such a close-knit group of women, and the most special thing about our group of friends – and it extends so far – is that we all have each other’s backs. It’s about supporting and being happy for each other. When you lift up the people around you, it elevates you as well. Bringing everybody up is the way I hope the whole world changes.”

On her husband, Kings of Leon lead singer Caleb Followill: “He’s the best. He’s an amazing dad. I’m so blessed.”

On starting a wedding fund for her daughter Dixie: “Being a mom makes me respect my mom so much and feel bad for all the times that I was mean to her. I was a good kid, but still, you’re gonna have fights with your mom. [I keep thinking] I should’ve let her do more at my wedding… Oh my God, if Dixie doesn’t let me plan her wedding… I said to Caleb, ‘We need to start a wedding fund for Dixie.’ He said, ‘Don’t even talk to me about this. You’re crazy.’”

To see The Edit’s full interview with Lily, go to www.net-a-porter.com or download the free Edit app at the App Store.

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Ariel Winter Talks Having Breast Reduction Surgery

Ariel Winter looks amazing after having breast reduction surgery!

Check out what the 17-year-old actress had to share about undergoing the surgery with Glamour.com:

On growing boobs overnight: “It really did happen overnight. I remember being in my sister’s wedding and being so flat and thinking, I just wish I would grow boobs! And then overnight I did. But then they kept growing and growing and growing, and it didn’t seem like they were going to stop…I was 15 years old with [size] F [breasts]. It’s like, How do you navigate that?”

On when she decided to have the surgery: “I went to a swimsuit store with my cousin a few months ago and couldn’t find a bathing suit that fit me. I really felt bad about myself. I didn’t feel happy. I just kept saying, ‘What am I going to wear? There’s nothing for me to wear at the beach, at the pool.’ I can’t go to a party with my friends and wear the same thing as them. I have to be completely covered up; otherwise I’ll look a certain way that I’m not intending to look.”

On getting advice from her Modern Family cast about the surgery: “I told [only] Julie Bowen because I had talked to her before about my desire to have the surgery. She was really supportive and understanding. I just saw Sofia [Vergara] the other day, and she was like, ‘Oh my God! I love them! They’re great!’ I was like, ‘This is hilarious.’ It’s funny—it’s like the guys don’t want to say anything, so they don’t and they just are [thinking], There’s a change. Which is good, I mean [laughs], but it’s funny now for them to notice and see the reactions. Everyone is really happy for me and has been super supportive. They understand I’ve been struggling with this for so many years.”

On sharing her story: “I didn’t want to not tell anybody and then have another million stories [say], ‘What happened to Ariel? She looks so different.’ And I also think there’s some good that can come from [telling] my story. It’s something that I did to better my life and better my health, and I think that can benefit a lot of young girls. I have felt happier with myself than I ever have. I am living a dream that a lot of girls my age would love to be living, and I’m aware of that. I’m really grateful that I’m able to do that and have a voice that I’m able to speak to teenagers. I don’t want to do anything to mess that up.”

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Sophia Bush Opens Up About the Death of Dan Fredinburg: 'It Shattered Me'

Sophia Bush goes glam on the cover of Health magazine’s September 2015 issue, on newsstands August 14.

Here’s what the 33-year-old actress had to share with the mag:

On living life since her ex Dan Fredinburg passed away: “Losing one of my best friends a few months ago [Google executive Dan Fredinburg] shattered me. There were days I felt like my body had been turned inside out. I felt like my heart was on the outside of my body and everyone who came near me was stabbing me. And the crazy thing is that since Dan died, the lessons have come like Mack trucks. There is no next time. There is no excuse to wait a day to do what you want to do and to change the way that you want to change.”

On feeling pressure to look good: “I think it’s hard for everyone…. We are so conditioned as women to hate on ourselves all the time, but look at what we can do…. This is me, whether I like it or not. I will never be as tall as Gisele. I will never have bone structure like Hilary Rhoda. I will never have Penélope Cruz’s hair. So who cares?”

On her biggest fear: “The word enough is a monster for me. I don’t know how anyone ever feels that they are enough: successful enough, smart enough, pretty enough, healthy enough. I got so scared the first time I decided to say, ‘I am terrified of not being enough.’ And what came back tenfold—women who identify, women who sympathize and women who experience all of that—was mind-boggling to me. We are so in this together. And that helps. A friend said to me, ‘Let it be enough, whatever you did today. You went on a two-mile run and you didn’t do a circuit-training workout? Who cares? Let it be enough.’”

For more from Sophia, visit Health.com.

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Kristen Stewart on Her Sexuality: I Don't Feel Like It Would Be True for Me to Say 'I'm Coming Out'

Kristen Stewart looks so cool and chic on the cover of Nylon magazine’s September 2015 issue, on newsstands August 25.

Here’s what the 25-year-old American Ultra star had to share with the mag:

On her sexuality: “If you feel like you really want to define yourself, and you have the ability to articulate those parameters and that in itself defines you, then do it. But I am an actress, man. I live in the fucking ambiguity of this life and I love it. I don’t feel like it would be true for me to be like, ‘I’m coming out!’ No, I do a job. Until I decide that I’m starting a foundation or that I have some perspective or opinion that other people should be receiving…I don’t. I’m just a kid making movies.”

On the future of finding an identity: “I think in three or four years, there are going to be a whole lot more people who don’t think it’s necessary to figure out if you’re gay or straight. It’s like, just do your thing.”

On her perceived personality: “It’s like I’m involved in a weekly comic book. I have this assigned personality…which I helped create, I suppose. People stand to make a lot of money on people like me—it’s this booming industry, so why would you go and change the character that people are paying for?”

For more from Kristen, visit Nylon.com. More Here! »

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