Lorde Opens Up About 'Mockingjay' Soundtrack: 'This Was Right For Me As An Artist'

Lorde Opens Up About 'Mockingjay' Soundtrack: 'This Was Right For Me As An Artist'

Lorde graces the cover of Billboard‘s November 8th issue.

The 18-year-old singer/songwriter opened up to the mag about taking over control of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 soundtrack, not being the best phone caller and more. Check it:

On approaching other artists for the soundtrack: “I’m the worst person ever at talking to people I don’t know on the phone — I can’t even order pizza. I would put off calling him [Kayne West]. I’d say, it’s 12:57, I’ll do it at 1.”

On taking creative control of the album: “It would’ve been selfish for me to make ambient house music. With a film like that, everyone likes it, not just people like me. I knew this was right for me as an artist and I felt it would be cool for my career. People that see me as having a couple of hits and performing on an awards show would see that, between records, I’d committed to a pretty serious body of work.”

Taylor Swift on Lorde: “She brings an intelligence, an edge and a wit that we haven’t seen in mainstream pop music in a very long time. We play each other new music we’re working on. We cheer each other on. I’m so lucky to have her in my life.”

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Suki Waterhouse & Jamie Campbell Bower Hit Up Haunted Halloween Gala

Suki Waterhouse & Jamie Campbell Bower Hit Up Haunted Halloween Gala

Suki Waterhouse shows off her fierce face at the Unicef UK Halloween Ball at One Mayfair on Thursday night (October 30) in London, England.

The 22-year-old model was joined at the big bash by Jamie Campbell Bower and his girlfriend Matilda Lowther along with Hugh Grant who hit the red carpet with a horse mask on.

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During the event, Suki hit the stage and showed off her musical talents performing a song with singer Bryan Adams.

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Justin Bieber & Usher Catch Up at Cleveland Cavaliers Season Opener

Justin Bieber & Usher Catch Up at Cleveland Cavaliers Season Opener

Justin Bieber and Usher show their love for basketball while attending the Cleveland Cavaliers’ first game of the NBA season in a new posted pic on Instagram!

The two guys were joined court-side by Michael Strahan at Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday (October 30) in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Usher and Justin rooted for LeBron James‘ Cavaliers, who lost to Carmelo Anthony‘s New York Knicks.

The game marked LeBron James‘ return as a Cavalier since his departure from the team in the summer of 2010.

Also pictured: Justin wearing orange shorts while exiting Aire Ancient Baths after a pampering session on Tuesday (October 28) in New York City. More Here »

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Echosmith Bring 'Cool Kids' To 'Ellen' - Watch Their Performance!

Echosmith Bring 'Cool Kids' To 'Ellen' - Watch Their Performance!

Echosmith run into Steve Harvey while getting backstage for The Ellen Show on Tuesday afternoon (October 28) in Los Angeles.

The band — made up of siblings Jamie, Sydney, Noah and Graham – performed their hit song, “Cool Kids” on the show.

“TV ALERT our @TheEllenShow performance is on tomorrow 10/28. This was so much fun & a dream come true! #GratefulEveryday #EchosmithOnEllen,” Echosmith tweeted after taping their appearance.

But don’t worry if you missed it, JJJ has it below so you can watch!

FYI: Sydney is wearing a Luis Antonio ensemble.


Echosmith – “The Cool Kids” – Ellen Show, 10/28
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Laura Marano Sends Sweet Birthday Wishes To Sister Vanessa Marano

Laura Marano Sends Sweet Birthday Wishes To Sister Vanessa Marano

There are so many people celebrating their birthday this week — and Vanessa Marano is one of them!

The Switched At Birth actress turned 22 TODAY (October 31) and her younger sister, Laura, made sure to spread the cheer around social media.

“HALLOWEEN MAKES ME SO HAPPY! Not only because I get to dress up but also because it’s the birthday of one of the most amazing girls I know,” Laura wrote.

She added, “Happy birthday to my darling, non social media using sister. Happy birthday Vanessa.”

So sweet!

Ariana Grande Gets Her Scare On At Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights

Ariana Grande Gets Her Scare On At Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights

Ariana Grande is surrounded by scary vigilantes while visiting Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 24 in Florida on Thursday night (October 30).

The 21-year-old actress, along with her friends, bravely roamed the terrifying streets and came face-to-face with the iconic masked vigilantes in the frightening street experience, The Purge: Anarchy.

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Ariana is also hosting her own Halloween bash tonight!

“Also zankie is gonna be together at my party tonight. I’ll be creepily in a corner analyzing their behavior all night,” she told fans on Twitter.

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Sadie Robertson Dresses Up As Grease's Sandy For Halloween

Sadie Robertson Dresses Up As Grease's Sandy For Halloween

Cutie Sadie Robertson shows off her Sandy Olson costume in this cute shot with pro partner Mark Ballas — yes, that’s really him — as Cookie Monster.

The two stopped by Live Access in Los Angeles early in the morning on Friday (October 31) for a fun segment before practice later in the day.

“West Coast! Catch me and @sadierob on @LiveAccess at 11 today! #cookiemonster #grease #halloween,” Mark reminded fans earlier on Twitter.

Just the day before, Sadie and Mark were spotted arriving at the dance studio for practice for Dancing With The Stars.

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