Miley, Kelly Reveal What Makes Divas Happy
Even though showbiz is filled with tales of outrageous tantrums and requests, what makes the music industry's most glamorous stars feel content couldn't be more ordinary. No white flowers or ‚Äúgreen M&Ms only‚ÄĚ here...
Kelly Clarkson, who says she‚Äôs wearing a ‚Äúdiva feather‚ÄĚ on her midnight-colored gown, ushered in 2009 with the single My Life Would Suck Without You. Who or what makes her feel that way?
‚ÄúProbably my family and my friends, I guess,‚ÄĚ Kelly tells me on the red carpet during VH1 Divas. ‚ÄúThat‚Äôs the cheesy answer, but it‚Äôs totally true for me. I live in Texas with my family, and they keep me grounded and they‚Äôre fun. My little nieces and nephews are killer. I don‚Äôt know ‚Äď I love ‚Äėem.‚ÄĚ
For Miley, joy can be found on her pillow.
‚ÄúSleep!‚ÄĚ Miss Hannah Montana says. ‚ÄúThe best way I think is to just take yourself out and dream for a little while, so I love just laying in my bed and watching movies and eating popcorn and reading all the Harry Potters and whatever, so that‚Äôs fun.‚ÄĚ
She also delights in her music, meeting her idols and maximizing her potential.
‚ÄúParty In The USA is one of those songs that makes you happy,‚ÄĚ she says. ‚ÄúWhen you put it on, you want to sing to it. That‚Äôs really important for me to have a song like that that‚Äôs light-hearted.‚ÄĚ
The Climb is also putting a smile on Miley‚Äôs face.
‚ÄúThat‚Äôs the reason why I want to be a singer ‚Äď to sing songs like The Climb. There‚Äôs not many songs like that on the radio. There‚Äôs not many songs that you turn on, and you feel like you‚Äôre a better person after listening to it, and I feel like that song is something people want to hear, especially in trying times.‚ÄĚ
How would she feel if she got a Grammy nomination for it?
‚ÄúUm, stoked,‚ÄĚ Miley says. ‚ÄúI‚Äôm not going to get my hopes up though.‚ÄĚ
Being here tonight with Sheryl Crow is something Miley cherishes.
‚ÄúShe‚Äôs really my inspiration, and someone I‚Äôve looked up to since I was little,‚ÄĚ Billy Ray's daughter says. ‚ÄúTo be here with her is really sweet. She really takes me in as her own and shows me the ropes. I love hanging out with her.‚ÄĚ
She continues, ‚ÄúWe were over there with the cameras, and Sheryl was like ‚Äėthis is so weird.‚Äô I was like ‚ÄėI don‚Äôt like it either. I don‚Äôt like everyone yelling my name.‚Äô And the fact that she‚Äôs been doing it all this time, and still thinks that, it‚Äôs just nice to see someone that it doesn‚Äôt change.‚ÄĚ
New mom Jennifer Hudson celebrated her birthday earlier this month.
She tells me, ‚ÄúMy birthday was special this year because I have a new baby. I‚Äôm a mom for this 28th birthday of mine, and it‚Äôs like ‚Äėwow.‚Äô That‚Äôs all I wanted to do was spend it with my child.‚ÄĚ
Her definition of a diva? ‚ÄúDefinitely self-confident, in control, very focused and talented,‚ÄĚ she says.
Leona Lewis has a new single called Happy. What makes her happy?
‚ÄúWhat makes me happy is my family because they give me all the love and support that I need,‚ÄĚ the British singer tells me.
Liza Minnelli is pleased that the young‚Äôuns are performing. ‚ÄúThese kids work so hard, and they‚Äôre so intense, and they‚Äôve given their all.‚ÄĚ
Sneak attack! How does she feel about Michael Jackson's passing?
‚ÄúAll I can say is that he is one of the greatest entertainers we‚Äôve ever had. He is a dear friend, a close, close friend, and the rest is mine.‚ÄĚ
Jordin Sparks is pleased to be part of the evening, following in the footsteps of her idols Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Aretha Franklin.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs amazing for me because other girls who are going to be watching this show, like, ‚ÄėI want to do that.‚Äô I‚Äôm so excited to be here. I cannot wait to perform.‚ÄĚ
Pick up the OK! on newsstands now for more coverage of VH1 Divas. The cover line is Jennifer Aniston: ‚ÄúPregnant at 40!‚ÄĚ