Keke Palmer looks fierce in a photo from her spread in Galore‘s latest issues, available now.
The 23-year-old Scream Queens star opened up about growing up in the entertainment industry, advice she’d give to younger girls and how she feels about Miley Cyrus twerking. Check it:
On what advice she’d give younger girls: “I just feel like it’s so much easier to allow life to change you instead of you trying to fit yourself into your ideas of life. Life is a surprising thing to experience and it’s beautiful because it’s filled with mystery and magic…real magic that I’ve seen with my own eyes! I guess my biggest tip would be not to label yourself. When you label yourself unconsciously, because that’s what society does, you don’t realize how much you’re limiting yourself.”
On what she missed because she grew up in the entertainment industry: “I never had a real high school experience. My only idea of it is from watching TV shows, but I think I would’ve liked to have experienced that. I still had those types of dynamics, but maybe I wasn’t in the backdrop of a school, I was in the backdrop of a set.”
On whether she feels the responsibility to speak out on important issues: “I don’t feel pressure to speak up on issues of my culture but I do hate the emphasis my generation (me included) puts on social media in terms of creating changes within our world. To me, the importance has got to start being less about how many posts we’ve put up on the issues and more about what we are doing in the REAL world to create future change.”
On how she feels about Miley Cyrus twerking: “Miley Cyrus has always been that, I’ve known her since she was a kid. That’s always what she’s been into. If she loves hip hop music and she loves hip hop culture, that’s what she loves. My sister is a black girl and she loves alternative music and people think she’s weird [laughing].”
For more from Keke, visit Galore.com.
Lucy Hale sports a wet-haired look on the Fall 2016 cover of Venice magazine.
The 27-year-old actress and singer chatted with the glossy about the final days of Pretty Little Liars, her music and more. Check it:
On saying goodbye to PLL: “It will be weird not dressing up in Aria’s wardrobe and saying her lines. I’ve spent more time with the [“PLL”] cast and the crew than I have my actual family these past seven years. We’ve literally experienced births of babies, we’ve had deaths, and highs and lows.”
On her debut album, Road Between: “I think a lot of people put me in a box and thought it would be easier for me. [Ultimately, people] could tell that thiswasn’t just someone paying me to release a record. This was something I really cared deeply about.”
On calling Los Angeles home: “I feel like this is a town of creative people that I never had growing up. I never felt like the friends around me got it. I always got teased a little bit for singing and wanting that. Everyone else was a cheerleader or whatever it was and nobody really got it.”
On her next project, Dude: “It was 18-hour days, but so much fun, with a lot of up-and-coming actors and actresses. It was so free.”
For more on Lucy, head to VeniceFTL.com.
Emily Bett Rickards gives off a fierce vibe in this shot from her feature in the new issue of VVV magazine.
The 25-year-old actress opened up about playing Felicity on Arrow, the fanbase and her ultimate superhero. Check it:
On her reaction to Felicity’s paralysis: I was shocked. My brain started racing to find answers. I asked if it was permanent. How does she find out? What are we going to be able to show of her emotional growth on learning how to adjust to this entirely new way of movement and life — I’m still not even making sense. It was a difficult story to tell, and I continue to say that I hope we were at least able to scratch the surface of what life would become for someone but I wish we had the time to have gone deeper.
On her favorite superhero: Ahem, Sailor Moon.
On having a devoted fanbase from Arrow and being a part of the universe: It’s educational and rewarding! I didn’t know much about the comics when I started off so I have learned a lot about eras as well as character trajectory and how stories eve love across different platforms. It can be intense and overwhelming but that’s because the universe is so big it has the potential to be endless, and that is very special.
Nick Jonas gets ready to go for a ride in a new photo from his spread in Wonderland magazine’s Autumn 2016 fashion issue, available now.
The 24-year-old entertainer opened up to the mag about what has made his the most proud over his career, getting personal with his music and what has changed the way he writes songs. Check it:
On his music being more personal than ever: “I am way more connected to my music when it comes from a personal place, and so I wanted to find a way to present those stories and lay them out. I really want to see this music resonate with people. The great skill with an artist is to make this music and see it come alive live, too.”
On how having sex changed the way he wrote songs: “Sexuality is important, as an artist, to embrace and use it as ammunition in your creative life, and understanding that part of your life and how it makes you feel. Anytime I approach writing a song I think about that fact that since I started having sex, my creative life changed dramatically and my ability to write a song with more genuine depth, more reality.”
On one of his proudest moments: “Recently I was back at the White House for our president’s birthday celebration, and it was great moment to be there eight years after the inauguration. Stevie Wonder was there, who thanked me for embracing soul into my music. Me and my brothers played with him back at the Grammys in 2009, and he said that he remembered how soulful I was then, and that he was glad I’d stuck with it. That was pretty cool.”
For more from Nick, head to WonderlandMagazine.com.
Katherine McNamara is a total beauty in this new feature for the latest issue of VVV magazine.
The 20-year-old Shadowhunters star opened up to the glossy about the show, her career, and more. Check it:
On what she wants to see in season two: “We barely scratched the surface of Clary’s journey in the first season, which is part of why I am so excited to dive into season 2! We left
season 1 off with a huge cliffhanger – Clary’s mom is finally awake and Jace is potentially aligned with the evil that is Valentine. This leaves Clary with her first mission resolved and a new clear mission to get her brother back season 2. Also, now that Clary is dedicated to figuring out her relationship with Jace as a brother, we will get to see a lot of their characters growth in that sense. The major journey for Clary this season is going to be her solidifying her place in the shadow world as she learns to use her unique gifts and mundane upbringing to become a new kind of Shadowhunter.”
On whether she wants to get into music: “Yes! I have been working on music quite a bit this hiatus and plan to release it very soon! Stay tuned.”
On what she’d be doing if she wasn’t acting: “I honestly have no idea. If I had never found acting, I probably would have simply gone down my originally intended path and ended up in the world of finance and economics. At this point, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else with my life. I love what I do and I hope to be acting for the rest of my life.”
For more on Kat, visit VVVMag.com.
Asa Butterfield sports a killer mohawk for this new Teen Vogue feature!
The 19-year-old Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children star opened up about the film and his career. Check it:
On how he got involved with the film: “As soon as I heard that Tim Burton was at the helm of it I really wanted to be a part of the project — I’ve always loved his stuff.”
On his character: “My character, Jacob, is a regular boy who is taken by a girl into this totally alien universe filled with kids with special powers. So the movie really suited Tim’s gothic-inspired way of filmmaking.”
On transforming into new characters: “With each character you play you’re acquiring new skills and meeting new people and learning new things — you figure out how to adapt and just go with it.”
For more on Asa, visit TeenVogue.com.
Naya Rivera strikes a pose in a photo from her spread in VVV Magazine’s Fall/Winter issue, available now.
In the mag, the 29-year-old former Glee actress opened up about life as a new mom, her upcoming projects and what she’d be doing if she wasn’t acting. Check it:
On how being a mom has changed her: “I still feel like the same me but…now I have different priorities. Having someone else to look out for other than myself is a really beautiful thing, it gives you a whole new dimension of joy, and elevates your life in so many ways.”
On what she’d be doing if she wasn’t an actress: “I’d probably be a writer in some form, either songwriting or screenplays. I really love writing and…that’s one of the reasons I really wanted to write my book.”
On what she has coming up next: “There’s a lot in the air, but to be honest I’m taking some time to figure out exactly which project I really want to do next. Being a mom, which I love, certainly changes your priorities. As much as I love singing, dancing and acting I really want to find a new balance between my work and my family life. My son Josey is now my number one priority, which eliminates all those long location projects.”
For more from Naya, head to VVVmag.com.
The Atomics take the cover of C California Style‘s October issue, on newsstands on Tuesday!
The band of siblings – Daisy Clementine Smith, Lucky Blue Smith, Pyper America Smith, and Starlie Smith – talked about family, their music, and more. Here’s what they shared…
Starlie, on their music inspiration: “It’s surf-[rock] influenced with a cool groove.”
Daisy, on being siblings: “I think we get along more than your average siblings. Being in a band has only helped our relationship.”
Lucky, on his sisters: “We all take care of each other.”
For more from the band members, visit MagazineC.com.