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Taylor Swift Is Already Jaded At 24

“Wow, I really used to think that happily ever after was a thing. [Now,] I think that no matter what you find in terms of happiness and compatibility, there’s always going to be a struggle attached to it. I used to believe that you find the one and that’s it — nothing’s difficult after that. But then again, I know nothing now. I know legitimately nothing about lasting relationship experiences because I don’t have them.”

In the December/January issue of LuckyTaylor Swift talks about how her views of love have evolved — and made her kind of jaded. I mean, I can’t blame her too much for feeling worn down by the world. It’s not always the most cheerful place. I’m glad she acknowledges that nothing in life is 100 percent easy, including relationships, but does love really have to be that heavily associated with constant struggle? Relationships take work, but with the right person, difficulty shouldn’t be the defining factor, right? Then again, just like Taylor, I’m too new to the world to make that kind of judgment call either way. [Us Weekly; Lucky] [Image via AKM-GSI]

Katy Perry Talks Depression

“I wanted to share that side of my story, because I know there are so many other people out there that have gone through things like that, and you always feel like you’re the only one going through that. You walk out the door, and you see someone you know, and they ask you how you are, and you just have to say you’re fine when you’re not really fine, but you just can’t get into it, because they would never understand. Well, then comes along a song that speaks to you, that makes you feel like ‘Gosh, I can get through this if she can get through this, I can get through this.’”

Katy Perry got real about the lyrics to her song “By the Grace of God” in an Australian TV appearance. The lyrics allude to contemplating suicide, and Perry confirmed that she really did experience those feelings. After her divorce from Russell Brand she struggled with depression, and I love her reasoning for being open about that in her music. At our lowest moments in life, it’s so easy to feel like we’re completely isolated. I’m so glad Perry uses her platform to remind others that they aren’t alone. Music can be a life changer when we need it most. [Refinery 29]

Nick Jonas Is Loving His Post Purity Ring Sex Life

“Sex is such an important part of a healthy life, in the sense that it’s such an intrinsic part of who you are. When your sex life is not healthy, you resort to other things as an outlet.”

Nick Jonas, former purity ring enthusiast and talented crotch grabber, is presumably enjoying all the sexytime he wants these days. He “came out” about taking off the ring in September, citing a change in his relationship to his religion, and this quote from the December issue of Attitude magazine has left me assuming he’s a practicing a very, ahem, healthy sex life in his free time. I mean, all that underwear modeling experience couldn’t just go to waste in the bedroom, right? [E!] [Image via AKM-GSI]

Keira Knightley Poses Topless And Unretouched In Interview Magazine

“I’ve had my body manipulated so many different times for so many different reasons, whether it’s paparazzi photographers or for film posters. That [shoot] was one of the ones where I said: ‘OK, I’m fine doing the topless shot so long as you don’t make them any bigger or retouch.’ Because it does feel important to say it really doesn’t matter what shape you are. … I think women’s bodies are a battleground and photography is partly to blame. Our society is so photographic now, it becomes more difficult to see all of those different varieties of shape.”

Keira Knightley was tired of retouchers Photoshopping her out of the Itty-Bitty Tittie Committee over the years, so when Interview magazine asked her to pose topless, she had one very firm request, she told The Times: No. Changing. Anything. The result isn’t particularly shocking — as a slender woman, she hasn’t had to deal with her overall body shape being altered — but it’s definitely refreshing to see she’s got one breast that’s slightly bigger than the other and little armpit chub, just like me. See the NSFW version (NIPPLESSSS) after the jump! [The Times via TIME; Interview] Keep reading »

Sophia Loren Finally Explains Why She Gave Jayne Mansfield Such Epic Side-Eye

“She came right for my table. She knew everyone was watching. She sat down. And now, she was barely… Listen. Look at the picture. Where are my eyes? I’m staring at her nipples because I am afraid they are about to come onto my plate. In my face you can see the fear. I’m so frightened that everything in her dress is going to blow—BOOM!—and spill all over the table.”

Surely you’ve seen this infamous photo before, of Sophia Loren giving fellow Hollywood actress and glamazon Jayne Mansfield epic side-eye. While I’m sure many have theorized about all the possible reasons for Sophia to be shading Jayne — did she steal her man? claim the designer gown Sophia wanted to wear? steal her parking space?! — Loren told Entertainment Weekly that the truth is actually pretty ridiculous. She was just keeping her eyes peeled for a massive wardrobe malfunction! Apparently, the photo was taken at a party that Paramount had thrown for Loren and Mansfield, who passed away in 1967, was the last to show up. “For me, that was when it got amazing,” she told EW. Indeed. [Entertainment Weekly]

Eva Longoria Talks Workplace Sexism

“People tend to put women in boxes: She’s sexy, she’s ambitious, she’s smart, she’s a mom … but women are complex, and we are always underestimated. Women are all of those things at the same time…There’s a conversation to be had on stages like this or world stages, about gender rules and women’s identity. How can we be all those things? Sheryl Sandberg’s book talks about those things – ‘Women can have it all!’ – and I’ve been told that, but women can’t have it all at the same time…I think traditionally, the sexism in these fields is still prevalent. I did my masters thesis specifically on Latino women in STEM fields, and I found a lot of them were discouraged even to this day from going into these fields. I want to challenge all the women here today to become mentors to young women, and show them the way, and show them your path. Because without mentors, the system does not work.”

The ever wise Eva Longoria is at the Dublin Web Summit conference this week, where she’s been speaking about her philanthropic endeavors, or as she calls it, philanthro-preneurship. She was interviewed by Jemima Khan and expressed her concern for young women succeeding in tech careers. Longoria’s on a mission to open up STEM fields to more talented women, and encourages all of us ladies to help each other get there. The actress also discussed Hollywood’s ageist attitude toward female stars. Longoria feels that one of the biggest reasons for the film biz’s mistreatment of actresses is the lack of women working behind the camera to produce and write and direct (and I happen to agree with her), and she’s involved herself in directing and producing lately to help combat that. It’s such a pleasant surprise to see a celeb using their influence and wealth for good! [Guardian UK] [Image via AKM-GSI]

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