Viola Davis has a fascinating feature in Los Angeles Times Magazine in which the actress talked her lifelong love of acting, character preference and desire to mentor young people.
“Human life is about a culmination of moments, and 99 percent of those are quiet but powerful,” said Davis when asked about her preference of underrated characters.
Davis also added that she recognizes her role as a mentor for today’s youth. “I am doing this out of necessity,” she explained. “If I am not the instrument of change, I can meander through this business and be the black woman who always has two or three scenes but with fabulous actors around me.”
Read Viola Davis’ full interview here and see photographer Ruven Afanador’s accompanying pictorial below.
Nicole Scherzinger is the latest face of London Fog, and in the first ads from the campaign, we see the former Pussycat Dolls singer in a trio of trenchcoats.
Scherzinger replaces Christina Hendricks, who was the London Fog spokesmodel for a year. Starpulse reports that the clothing brand switched things up because Scherzinger is “a little more modern and contemporary.”
“I love trenchcoats, and London Fog coats are timeless,” Scherzinger said. “My style has evolved into being a little bit more grown up. It’s rock ‘n’ roll inspired, but chic. Glam rock. If I wear a lace dress, I throw on a leather jacket to toughen things up, or I wear some crazy boots.”
Check out more photos of Nicole Scherzinger modeling London Fog trenchcoats below.
Amanda Seyfried is on the cover of the March 2012 issue of Glamour, and in the accompanying interview, the actress talks about promiscuity and what she thinks of rival actresses like Emma Watson.
For starters, Seyfried assures us that she won’t go through a man-crazy phase in her 20s, saying, “No! I’m terrified of being promiscuous. I don’t like the feeling you get when it’s not something that you truly want to do, and I hate the emotional abuse you give yourself afterward. It’s just uncomfortable when you’re with somebody and you’re like, ‘I don’t know if I’m even comfortable with this. Why did I? Eww!’ I think dating can come without sex.”
Seyfried also declared that the “era of a diva actress is coming to an end,” citing the kindness of her contemporaries like Watson and Carey Mulligan. Check out more photos of Amanda Seyfried by Ellen von Unwerth for Glamour below.
In the February 2012 issue of Angeleno Magazine, cover model Olivia Wilde reveals that she’s proud to take smaller roles. “Some people think I’m stupid for taking so many supporting and smaller roles, but I love it,” she said. It reminds me of being in a company of actors, where you might be playing Lady Macbeth in one play and a nameless girl in another; you learn so much.”
Wilde also spoke briefly on politics; you may recall that she campaigned for President Obama in the 2008 election. “It’s much harder to run on the concepts of hope and change,” she admitted when asked if she would support Obama again. “Student loans? Banking reform? People want specifics now, and they deserve them. I’m an advocate of youth participation in politics, and I hope there will be a swell of participation again, but I hope it’s based on actual knowledge of policy.”
Check out more photos of Olivia Wilde by Markus Klinko & Indrani below.
Melanie Brown has announced that she’ll host “Dancing With the Stars” Australia. Her new gig is a natural progression, as she’s already a host on the Australian version of “The X Factor” and competed on the U.S. version of “Dancing With the Stars” in 2007.
“Doing ‘Dancing With the Stars’ in America changed me,” said Brown. “I’ve danced all my life, and, of course, with the Spice Girls, but there was something so intoxicating about learning to dance in such a classic, trained way… I will be bringing my experiences to the show, and will be very protective of this year’s group.”
Melanie Brown says that her children “love it” in Sydney, adding, “It’s a similar lifestyle to L.A. but it’s somewhat better.” Her DWTS Australia gig is reportedly worth $1 million.