Jennifer Lawrence is on the cover of Vogue!

Jennifer Lawrence is on the cover of Vogue Magazine‘s September 2013 issue!

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Excerpts from the interview:

David O. Russell on Jennifer: “When she first showed up on the set ofSilver Linings, she was asking Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro what it’s like to have people come up to you on the street. That wasn’t really happening to her. People didn’t really know who she was. But by the time the film was released and we did an event in Santa Barbara, it was like being at a Beatles concert.”

David O. Russell on Bradley Cooper and Jennifer “I remember Bradley Cooper and I saying, ‘Is this kid even paying attention?’ Because she’s goofing around or eating my potato chips or making fart jokes. And then all of a sudden, she comes in, and bam! She’s like a lot of great athletes. You see that they stay loose, and that’s how they can be so in-the-moment while under enormous amounts of pressure. If there’s two minutes left in the game, they can come in and do something extraordinary because their jaw is not getting clenched. Jen stays loose. And then she hits a three-point shot from some ridiculous distance and we all just look at each other and go, ‘Wow.’”

Francis Lawrence on Jennifer: “It’s all spontaneous; it all comes out of her gut, in the moment. I’ve never seen anything like it.”

She was always going to be famous: “I’ve never said this before because there is no way to say it without it being completely misunderstood… But I always knew” — here she lowers her voice — “that I was going to be famous.”

On Fame: “I am just not OK with it. It’s as simple as that. I am just a normal girl and a human being, and I haven’t been in this long enough to feel like this is my new normal. I’m not going to find peace with it. If I were just your average 23-year-old girl, and I called the police to say that there were strange men sleeping on my lawn and following me to Starbucks, they would leap into action. But because I am a famous person, well, sorry, ma’am, there’s nothing we can do. It makes no sense.”

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Jennifer Lawrence is on the cover of Vogue!

3 Things You Still Don’t Know About Kris Lawrence

Get to know more about the Philippines’ newly crowned Prince of R&B (Jay-R was promoted as “King”) Kris Lawrence who recently launched his third studio album and first from GMA Records titled “Spread the Love.”

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THREE THINGS YOU STILL DON’T KNOW ABOUT KRIS LAWRENCE

1. He tried to audition in American Idol

“Actually pumila ako pero sa sobrang dami ng pila sumuko ako. It’s so long, I swear the line is so long. Imagine here to E-Rod, the line like that punong puno ng tao. They’re camping out, doon ka matutulog sa labas naka-sleeping bag ka lang, tapos inisip ko na what if I get sick tapos sipunin ako, mapaos ako, tapos wala rin namang lalabas na boses…I give it up to those guys talaga,” he said.

Kris tried to audition for season 2 in the Pasadena leg of American Idol, the next year when Ruben Studdard won.

2. He is scared of cockroaches and ghosts

“Oh my God I’m scared of cockroaches. Ang pangit nila noh? Also, I’m scared of ghosts. I’m scared of the dark, my mind is the one who play tricks on me, let’s say bababa lang ako para kumuha ng tubig tapos sobrang dilim sa baba, tatakbo ako para lang kumuha ng tubig tapos tatakbo ulit paakyat,” he said.

3. It was his bestfriend Jay-R who convinced him to come home to the Philippines and join a singing contest

“I was so lucky that feeling ko sobrang swerte po ako nung dumating ako nung time na yun. Kasi there’s a lot of Fil-Ams trying to make it here. Ang dami, they came here to sing, they came here to act, but for some reasons they don’t catch their break.”

“Sobrang swerte ako na bestfriend ko si Jay-R kasi nung time na ‘yun. He went home (US) for vacation. Then he told me alam mo ‘yung mga uso ngayon ‘yung mga contests.’ He said ‘i-try mo kaya.’ In a matter of two weeks, I quit all my jobs, sumabay ako sa kanya umuwi dito. After 8 months I got in, the show started (Star in a Million) after 8 months, who would have thought na ako ang mananalo, so that’s when it all started,” he shared.

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Kris is a mainstay of the GMA weekly musical variety show “Sunday All Stars.” He’s a contract artist of GMA Records and recently, he launched his new album called “Spread the Love.”

The album is now available in all branches of Astroplus, Astro Vision, Odyssey, The Landmark and SM Music and Video outlets nationwide. It is also available worldwide on digital format thru iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and OPM2GO.

Kris Lawrence, the new Prince of RnB, inviting you to grab his latest album “Spread the Love”:

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3 Things You Still Don’t Know About Kris Lawrence

Kris Lawrence Bags ‘Prince of R&B’ Title, Launches New Album ‘Spread the Love’

There’s no shortage of love in this long-awaited album from Kris Lawrence. On “Spread the Love”, his third album and first since signing with GMA Records, the R&B Prince finds himself exploring the emotive trappings linked with all things love and gives his own interpretation of it-with, more often than not, insistently impressive results.

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Fans of R&B and pop will find much to appreciate on Kris’ 12-track effort. Leading the soul-fueled record is the imploring mid-tempo single “Sabihin Mo Naman”. Layering keys, synths, and beats, it’s a slow burn ballad that builds to memorable infatuation pleads. Hardly desperate yet effectively sincere at getting his message across.

As much as Kris knows his strengths, he isn’t afraid to let loose and shape his sound. Throughout the record, Kris works alongside the who’s who of the local music scene to craft songs that cater to both avid fans and new listeners.

Opening track “Nightmare”, despite its foreboding title, is the stuff of friendly R&B dreams, carried by shimmering synths and smooth vocals that recall quintessential Usher. Throw in a rap verse from Elmo Magalona in the mix and this fizzy sonic jam about choosing to sleep and dream about the woman she adores than be without her shows promise.

“Rider” follows in the footsteps of its predecessor but instead favors a heavier, war-drums hiphop base where Kris’ smooth vocals and Q-York’s slick verse slide on the punchy beats.

There is plenty of polished R&B jams and power ballads infused in this record too that incorporate Kris’ signature vocal stylings: the spoken-word opening of “Tell Me” sets the sensual “I Wanna Know” ala Joe attitude prodded by its gently strummed guitar and Kris’ beautiful range, hitting those high notes and falsettos easily. While the classic sounding carrier single “Ikaw Pala” may appeal to lovesick fans, it’s the melancholic piano-led “Di Na Matatanggap” that proves to be one of the highlights. “Dito na magwawakas. Ngayo’y alam ko na ang tunay kong nadarama. Pag-ibig ko sa’yo ay wala na,” he laments, singing a classic case of moving on after the fire between them have burned out.

Incidentally, “Ikaw Pala” is the theme song of GMA’s primetime Koreanovela “The Innocent Man” which began airing last July 22.

As the album progresses, more attention-grabbing songs reveal themselves. The Rachelle Ann Go collaboration track “Unbreakable” is a thumping piece of spacey, dance-pop goodness that features K-pop flourishes, a dubstep sample, and club music credibility that Kris definitely possesses. Next is the retro soul, blues styling of “Addict”
that adds dimension to the record’s overall theme.

The album works best when it’s focused on Kris’ versatile, warm vocals as shown on his duet with Bryan Woodart of IV Example on the piano ballad “I’d Rather Be Alone” where his vibrato stands out in the sea of vocal layerings. “Try Again” is one of those self-motivational songs that speak straight to his listeners’ hearts, dropping optimistic advice after advice. “What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger… get up and try again,” he sings reassuringly, drawing perhaps from personal experience prior to fully realizing this album.

“Make Me Whole” with its symphonic production and restrained vocals shifting from clean notes to heartfelt vibratos that sound like it belongs in a movie soundtrack, and the twinkling jam of “Yesterday” end the album on a positive note.

Kris explores themes about love that lurches into the romantic kind then dives into its pitfalls, lacing up tracks with melodies and musicality that project more ambition. He sings with grit and a sense of purpose to connect with people, and on this solid record, he does it more successfully than ever, proving his place right up there with the country’s best.

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Kris Lawrence‘s “Spread the Love” is now on CDs in Astroplus, Astro Vision, Odyssey, The Landmark and SM Music and Video outlets nationwide. It is also available worldwide on digital format thru iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and OPM2GO.

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Kris Lawrence Bags ‘Prince of R&B’ Title, Launches New Album ‘Spread the Love’