We've been following the progress of "Pretty Little Liars" star Lucy Hale's country album for more than a year now—though the actress has had musical aspirations since she was a teen. (Remember her appearance on "American Juniors"?) And as she puts the finishing touches on her debut, Lucy recently opened up in the October issue of Self about her apprehension regarding the release and the one thing she'd like to change about herself.
"I'm scared as hell," Lucy admitted to the magazine. "Some days I go to sleep and I'm like, What am I doing? People aren't going to take me seriously. Music is my favorite thing, and I'm going to fight to make it happen."
If you weren't sure that sunny, sassy Chloe Moretz was the perfect pick to play Stephen King's brooding, tortured telekinetic teenager in the upcoming remake of "Carrie," then you'll definitely want to take a peek at her latest cover spot: W magazine has the actress front and center for its October issue, and girl looks downright haunted. And in her interview, Chloe makes it clear that she's no stranger to the horror-film scene. In fact, it's where she got her start.
"I booked 'The Amityville Horror' when I was 6," she recalled. "I did about four or five auditions and had to cry at every single one. When you’re that young, it’s a huge feat to be able to cry, so I did the same crying scene over and over to prove that I could and that I wasn’t making myself crazy doing it."
It was also on that film that she learned her first, vital lessons about maintaining a nice, fat boundary between the characters she plays and the person she is.
If you like cute flannel fashion and quotable quotes, look no further than the October issue of Seventeen—where the lovely Chloe Moretz is sitting pretty as cover girl! The star of the soon-to-be-released "Carrie" remake (a Halloween-ready horror show in which there is very little cute flannel and very much blood-covered formal wear) is sharing insights and interests in the pages, alongside a photoshoot featuring some very covetable fall looks.
And if you've noticed that Chloe looks different these days, you, sir, are correct: The longtime blondie recently dyed her locks dark as part of her sweet 16 celebration.
She explained, "I've had blond hair for 15 years, so I decided on my 16th year, why not go brown?! I like being a brunette better. It’s more sophisticated."
Ooooh, we just got a chill—and it's not because there's an autumnal frisson in the air, either. It's just that Vanessa Hudgens looks so flippin' fabulous on the cover of October's Marie Claire, where she took part in a smoking-hot photoshoot featuring cutout leotards, bondage booties and various other fashionable items that are decidedly un-Disney. But according to Vanessa, it's all part of her goal: to stay positive, focused, and fully herself as she navigates the transition from high school musicals and teenage growing pains to more grown-up, gritty fare.
"I am so comfortable with myself—honing in on what I love and what makes me powerful. Things I've been doing lately, I’m super-proud of," she declared. "So I don’t really care if someone doesn't like it, because I love it."
Few actresses are poised to have as auspicious of an autumn as Hailee Steinfeld. In October, the 16-year-old will play one-half of the most famous star-crossed pairings of all time, stepping onto the moon-lit balcony as Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet," adapted by "Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes (a project she told us all about late last month). Then, in November, she'll launch into outerspace for the big-screen adaptation of "Ender's Game," starring Asa Butterfield and Harrison Ford. Yet, Hailee somehow found time to pose for the October issue of Teen Vogue and chat with their interviewer all about her surprisingly down-to-earth existence.
"Whether I'm a bit of an old soul or not, I am who I am, and that doesn't change, whether I'm with adults or with my friends," Hailee explained of balancing her very adult responsibilities with her teen sensibilities. "When I'm in this adult world, I get to play dress-up and be a big girl and meet older people. It's the best of both worlds."
Whatever you're doing right now, you should almost definitely stop it, grab your laptop and go hide somewhere in order to read Jennifer Lawrence's feature interview for the big September issue of Vogue. (Unless what you're doing right now is brain surgery, in which case you should finish that first, and then the Vogue.)
Photographed by Mario Testino in a shoot that features some seriously covetable high-fashion coats (yay!) and some even more seriously covetable dogs (double yay!), Jennifer exudes that effervescent je ne sais quoi that makes her Hollywood's most indomitable darling—and over the course of what her interviewer describes as a seven-hour bender, she's offering up some typically unguarded observations on what it's like to have catapulted from indie-film obscurity to the top of the A-list in just a few short years.
Holy houndstooth, Batman! That's one serious set of textiles being sported by "Vampire Diaries" star Nina Dobrev on the cover of Cosmopolitan, where the actress donned a smoking pair of heels and matching tube dress for her command appearance. And inside, she's got lots to talk about: from what she looks for in a guy (gentlemen, take note) to how she relates to her bestie, Julianne Hough.
It was just last week that we caught a glimpse of Nina and Julianne goofing off at Selena Gomez's birthday party, so it's no surprise to hear from Nina that their friendship is the real deal; she says that she and Julianne have bonded over their mutual love of an active lifestyle.
“It’s been cool to find an active buddy—there are lots of girlie girls around. We don’t talk about makeup; we talk about life," she explained. And before you ask: no, they're not bonding over their respective recent breakups with high-profile Hollywood men of a certain age. Nina said, "That’s not what our friendship is about. Unfortunately, that’s how it’s perceived, but there’s more to us. People aren’t defined by their relationships. The whole point is being true to yourself and not losing yourself in relationships, whether romances or friendships.”
Zooey Deschanel is looking quite sultry on the cover of Marie Claire's upcoming September issue—but don't you dare think that her seductive expression or gorgeous clothes or ridiculously perfect hair means she can't have good ideas, dammit. Zooey has always had some choice things to say about the intersection of femininity and intellectualism (shockingly, they're not mutually exclusive!), and in her interview, she continues the trend by dissecting the small, moldy minds of the people who make such a big, dumb deal about her frilly, feminine style.
"My theory is that people in this day and age want to dismiss things," she explained. "So they want to be able to dismiss you. They say, ‘You don’t belong, you don’t deserve this because here’s why, and let me find an intellectual argument for why you wearing pink or cuff sleeves or a bow makes you not worthy of your accomplishments. Everything you’ve done doesn’t matter because you wore the wrong thing or you speak in a way that’s feminine or you identify yourself as feminine.’ And I just think that’s bullshit. And smart people are doing it, and that’s surprising to me. I’ll give them being smart, but they’re being very shortsighted."
As September's Seventeen cover girl, Lily Collins is sporting a vibrant aesthetic that's all about bold prints and bright colors—all the better to complement her new outlook on life, which is less plan-ahead, more live-in-the-moment.
The star of "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" is about to be one of this summer's biggest superwomen, courtesy of the exciting book-to-film franchise that puts her in the same star caliber category as Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence (whom she told the mag she admires for their ability to handle fame and take on new roles). And just in time for her to hit the A-list, Lily explained to Seventeen that she's embracing the art of letting go and getting (at least a little bit) wild.
Among the noticeable differences: her personal sense of style, which the actress says she's playing with as she tries to carve out her own place on the celebrity landscape.
Brace yourselves, y'all: This petite Marie Claire feature on Shailene Woodley might not seem like the first drop in a non-stop deluge, but that's just because none of her hotly anticipated movies have dropped just yet. Once "The Spectacular Now" makes its way to theaters, followed by "Divergent," followed by "The Fault in Our Stars"...well, let's just say that you'll have to burrow at least 100 feet underground to not be hearing about the actress. (And even then, a vole or an earthworm or something will probably come up to you like, "Gurl, have you seen those pics of Shailene's pixie cut for "TFiOS"? OMG I'M SO STOKED.")
In the meantime, though, Shailene still has a few months before she's officially mega-famous—and she can still keep a pretty cool perspective on her Hollywood life. One of the most interesting takeaways from her interview: the way she's had to reconcile her earthy leanings with the decidedly surface-y glitz and glam of being famous, and how it helped her connect to the character of Tris in "Divergent".