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Q: Who’s the woman in the T-Mobile ads? I noticed she has a new look. —TRB, Peoria, Ill.

A: Canadian actress

Carly Foulkes has traded in her sundresses for a leather bodysuit and motorcycle (complete with pink accents, of course!) in the new ad campaign. In real life, the 23-year-old, who has been the T-Mobile spokeswoman since 2010, can relate to her edgy alter ego. “My personal style is very eclectic,” she says. “I’m also working on getting my motorcycle license!”

Aziz Ansari The 29-year-old Parks and Recreation actor gets animated in Ice Age: Continental Drift. How was your first animated movie role? It was a fun

process. I play a prehistoric rabbit named Squint. Usually I’m playing an Indian guy, so it was cool to do something different. And I was excited to do a project that everyone can see, that’s not R-rated. You’re currently on your third major comedy tour, Buried Alive! What’s it about? My friends are starting

to get married and have kids, which is terrifying to me, so it’s about dealing with adulthood. I still kind of feel like a kid, and it’s interesting when your friends become serious adults—that guy is now a father? He’s a goofball! Everyone can relate to that.



too afraid. Journalism at its best has guts.” Rather, 80, reflects on his 60-year career in journalism in his memoir, Rather Outspoken. “In writing a book, you find out things about yourself that you didn’t know,” he says. “I learned that I had more resilience than I thought.”

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I love doing stand-up. I can come up with a joke in the morning and then try it out at night in front of thousands of people. It’s amazing. Letters to Walter Scott can be sent to P.O. Box 5001, Grand Central Station, New York, N.Y. 10163-5001. P Andrew Zimmern

Q: Is there anything Bizarre Foods’ Andrew Zimmern won’t eat?

—Jennifer Taylor, San Diego

A: The 50-year-old chef has circled the globe tasting strange delicacies, from pigeon

Q: What does Dan Rather think about the state of nightly newscasts since he retired in 2005?

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too polarized,” the former CBS News anchor says. “We’ve become too politically correct and basically

pie to barbecued armadillo, on his Travel Channel show, but there is one food he loathes: walnuts. “I can’t stand them!” he says. “They’re gross. I think they taste like soap.” The sixth season of the Bizarre Foods series premieres with its 100th episode on July 9 at 9 p.m. ET.


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Before there was George and Brad, there was George and Ben—just two of America’s frolicsome founding fathers causing a kerfuffle in the 1700s.

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1. Devastatingly handsome and, according to one historian, “brimming with libido,” Alexander Hamilton was the nation’s first public figure to be embroiled in a sex scandal. The good news: He confessed to the misdeed. The bad news: Instead of offering a simple apology, he described his indiscretions in what was termed “almost picaresque 3. Centuries before the word cougar detail,” making colleagues squirm. became part of the vernacular, Ben Franklin offered a 2. Renaissance pal eight reasons man Thomas why he should take Jefferson was an older mistress. a violinist, an Among them: “Beinventor of words cause there is no (belittle, to name hazard of Children, one), a gourmet, which irregularly and a wine conproduc’d may be noisseur—during attended with much his eight years in Inconvenience.” the White House, he ran up a wine bill of over $10,000 4. He was short and stocky (his (nearly $200,000 nickname around today!).


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5. George Washington had two horses shot from beneath him in battle, but the bruiser had a soft side, too: He named one of his hunting dogs “Sweet Lips.”

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On Aug. 14, 1945, moments after Japan’s surrender in WWII, a legendary Life photo was taken of a sailor smooching a nurse in Times Square. Their ID has been speculated about for 67 years, but a new book, The Kissing Sailor, claims to have solved the mystery.

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Girl America’s pop princess Katy Perry celebrates the Fourth of July with a new concert film and a new outlook on life By Brooke Hauser

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So, are you going to ask her about Russell Brand?” says a silverhaired navy lieutenant in dress whites and stiff cap. It is the first day of Fleet Week, when vessels from around the world dock in New York City, and on this cool evening in late May, Katy Perry is performing an outdoor concert for the visiting servicemen and women. The lieutenant may not seem like the typical Perry fan, but he is surprisingly up to date on her personal life, even filling in another officer on her split with the British comedian: “They broke up around Christmas. Didn’t you know that?” he says, and sighs. “Oh, well. They didn’t make much sense anyway.” There’s being a household name, and then there’s being so famous that even sailors on a tour of duty know your business. In recent years, Perry’s ascent to megastardom has been so dramatic she decided to make a movie about it. The result is the 3-D concert film Katy Perry: Part of Me, in theaters July 5. Shot during her nine-month, 124-city California Dreams Tour, the documentary chronicles Perry’s life onstage and off, through all her ups and downs—including her split from Brand after 14 months of marriage. Despite being addressed in the film, the breakup is understandably a sensitive subject for Perry. Minutes into our interview the day after her concert, one of her handlers asks to sit in, presumably to screen questions, but Perry July 1, 2012 • 7

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no puppeteer telling Katy what to do or how to be,” she says. “She has a hand in every moment of her career: every costume, every video, every word, every melody.”


erry is proud of the fact that she’s “a bit weirder than the average pop star,” as she puts it. Her parents, Keith and Mary Hudson, are born-again Christian ministers, and she and her two siblings were raised in Santa Barbara, Calif., in a strict household. Perry, who changed her name professionally from Katheryn Hudson because of potential confusion with the actress Kate Hudson, was prohibited from listening to what her mother called “secular music” growing up. Instead, the same woman who would later don a cupcake bra in her video for “California Gurls” sang gospel classics like “Oh, Happy Day.” Now 27, she has come a long way from home, but Perry is still close with I’VE REALIZED her family, fondly THAT IT’S TIME recalling many FOR ME TO SHOW MY AUDIENCE THAT July Fourths spent YOU DON’T HAVE “smuggling fireTO BE PERFECT works either from TO ACHIEVE YOUR DREAMS. BECAUSE the South or from NOBODY RELATES Mexico” with her TO BEING PERFECT.” father. “He loves a firework exit,” she says of the truck stops where they got their goods. “As a kid I was totally like, ‘Yeah!’ Now I realize there are repercussions. I’m like, ‘You’re ggoingg to load the car with fireworks? That thing is going to pop off!’ ” It It’s no wonder Perry, who will perfor form on Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks S Spectacular (NBC, 9 p.m. ET), loves the holiday: She’s full of spark, just like the explosions referenced in her hit “Firework.” But her success hasn’t come as easily as one might think. Prior to earning her status as a pop princess, Perry was an unknown singer-songwriter on the Christia music circuit. Before she became tian Pe and then-husband Russell Perry Brand in April 2011, at the European Br premiere of his film Arthur. pr

the first woman in Billboard history to claim five No. 1 singles from one album, 2010’s Teenage Dream, she was dropped by several labels. It’s all part of the story chronicled in the concert documentary. “There are certain themes you see in the movie: coming out of a constricting, sheltered atmosphere,” Perry says, tucking a lock of purple hair behind her ear. “Not changing when every record label told me that I should be like this other artist who was successful. Overcoming obstacles in so many different ways.”


he marines know all about overcoming obstacles, and thanks to a few days spent at California’s Camp Pendleton filming the video for her single “Part of Me,” Perry now knows something about the marines. In the video, shot in February of this year (not long after Brand filed for divorce), she plays a woman who enlists upon discovering her boyfriend has cheated. “Nine times out of ten, I have a matching visual when I write the song. For this one, I wanted to tell the story of a girl whose heart was broken. She joins the marines, and not only does she get physically strong, but she finds that inner strength again,” says Perry, who got into character by sporting fatigues, going through drills, and dining on MREs, or Meals, Ready to Eat. (“I had the vegetarian barbecue chicken or something,” she recalls. “It’s actually really good. It tasted like a McRib.”) She admits she “didn’t know a lot about people in the service, but it was so intriguing to be at Camp Pendleton listening to everybody’s unique story. They train extremely hard; they’re all, like, Hulks. I have so much respect for them.” Many in the audience at Perry’s Fleet Week concert were impressed in return. “I thought the video was cool because I’ve done the boot camp and officer training,” said a female lieutenant who first heard the song while stationed in Japan. “Most of us recognize it as ‘the Marine Corps video.’ ” After the show, several servicemen and women made their way backstage to meet Perry. “As soon as the week’s over, I’m buying a new cap,” said one sailor, after the star autographed the inside of his. “I’m framing this one!” Performing for the troops was special, Perry


demurs. “I’m a grown woman. I can handle all questions that come at me. As long as there is a level of respect understood, then we’re cool,” says the star, wearing a tight black minidress and sitting on the floor of an office in Paramount Pictures’ New York headquarters. And should the conversation go off the rails? “I’ll just use some key word,” she jokes, widening her blue eyes. “ ‘Help! Help!’ ” In fact, Perry needs no help sidestepping questions about the divorce. She refers to it only as “the situation”—as in, “I’m very aware that it’s inappropriate to give too much away, and that really the situation is just between two people.” When it’s noted that she and Brand have been respectful of each other in the media, she responds cryptically, “The universe will have its way.” Still, the breakup needed to be acknowledged in her film, she says. “I think if people walked out of the theater and that was completely avoided, they would be like, ‘Well, there’s an elephant in the room that’s still there.’ ” The singer rubs her feet, freed from sky-high Christian Louboutins. “I like to go out there looking like a strong woman, because I am strong. But I am also a woman who goes through all kinds of problems and highs and lows. I wanted to show the complete spectrum. “There are a lot of things that are personally uncomfortable to show, especially me without makeup and completely bloated or crying,” she adds. “But I’ve realized that it’s time for me to show my audience that you don’t have to be perfect to achieve your dreams. Because nobody relates to being perfect.” She takes another bite p g myy of her bunless burger. “I’m okayy with picking ving bad dance nose. I’m okay with having aving horrible moves. I’m okay with having at makes me lower teeth. That’s what me, and for some reason it’s worked out all right.” “She’s very blunt and ate honest, and people relate me to her,” says her longtime k. stylist, Johnny Wujek. Singer-songwriter Bon-nie McKee, who hass collaborated with Perryy on a number of her hits, including “Teenage Dream” and “California Gurls,” agrees. “There’ss 8 • July 1, 2012

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says. “It wasn’t just another show. It’s such a tradition, and it felt very vintagey,” she explains. “In the back of my mind, I was like, ‘Marilyn Monroe did this. Of course I want to be a part of that.’ ” Skilled as she is at working a crowd, she did her homework as well. “I Wikipediaed ‘Fleet Week’ because I wanted to know the history. I don’t want With Kitty Purry, a character based on her cat, in the film Katy Perry: Part of Me. to look like a complete idiot.” Far from it—the star, who in order to pursue her career dropped out of high school and got her GED, is something of an autodidact. “I like to learn,” she says. “If I could go back [to school], I would study language and the origins of words.” While on tour, she and her team made it a priority to experience the culture of each country they visited, taking in Mexican temples and Argentine tango shows. “Everywhere we went, we tried to do something authentic,” she says. They also bonded by getting tattoos of little peppermint faces and playing pranks on each other, including one called Ding-Dong Ditching, where they’d knock on someone’s hotel door and then run away. “Quite silly,” she admits, and laughs. Through all the globe-trotting, Perry has come to realize how fortunate she is to call the United States home. “Not to sound overly cheesy,” she says, “but I really appreciate the freedom we have in America—especially as a female.” Asked how she reacted to President Obama’s support of same-sex marriage, she says, “I was really happy; I probably went down to West Hollywood and had a shot. I came from a different mind-set growing up, and my mind has changed. My viewpoint on all these things— equality for women, the choice to love anyone you want—hopefully, we will look back at this moment and think like we do now concerning [other] civil rights issues. We’ll just shake our heads in disbelief, saying, ‘Thank God we’ve evolved.’ That would be my prayer for the future.” As for her own future, Perry says she’ll one day step back from performing to have a family or be out of the limelight; for anything more introspective, you’ll have to listen to her songs. In “Wide Awake,” she sings, “I picked up every piece /And landed on my feet … /I’m wide awake / Yeah—I am born again.” McKee recalls working on the song with Perry in February. “Katy and I sat down, opened a bottle of wine, and I just said, ‘What are you feeling? Let’s get raw about it,’ ” she says. “When we wrote ‘Teenage Dream,’ it was really about your first love and how magical that is. I think Russell made her feel that way again, and she felt she had found the person she was going to spend the rest of her life with. And when that didn’t turn out to be what she’d hoped, it kind of made sense to talk about waking up.” To see Perry’s One thing’s for certain: The ups and most outrageous downs of her life will work their way into style moments, scan here or Perry’s music. “With songs, I’ve always go to Parade pledged to be honest,” she says proudly. “I .com/katy write my songs because I’ve lived them.”


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The Medical Class includes (1) clean-up workers and (2) certain people who resided in speciďŹ c geographic areas in coastal and wetlands areas along the Gulf Coast during speciďŹ c periods in 2010. The website has detailed descriptions and maps to help you determine whether a geographic location may be included in one of these zones. Additionally, you can call 1-866-992-6174 or e-mail info@DeepwaterHorizonMedicalSettlement. com to ďŹ nd out if a geographic location is included.



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WHO IS INCLUDED IN THE ECONOMIC & PROPERTY DAMAGES SETTLEMENT? The Economic and Property Damages (“E&PDâ€?) Settlement Class includes people, businesses, and other entities in the states of Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi, and certain counties in Texas and Florida, that were harmed by the oil spill. The website DeepwaterHorizonSettlements. com has detailed descriptions and maps to help you determine whether a geographic location may be included in the E&PD Settlement. Additionally, you can call 1-866-992-6174 or e-mail questions@DeepwaterHorizonEconomicSettlement. com to ďŹ nd out if a geographic location is included.

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few years after

Mom died, Dad showed up for lunch wearing the soft smile that took over his face whenever he was thinking about her. “Found these,” he said, handing me a lumpy plastic bag. “She would have wanted you to have them.” When I started to peek into the bag, he cleared his throat and said, “Later, okay?” Off we went, to a burger joint down the street. That evening, I opened the bag to find dozens of clamshells, each one ssue wrapped in white tissue paper and bearing Mom’s on: Stone handwritten inscription: Harbor, N.J.—8-98. The shells were bleached dirty white and streaked with tiny threads of gray and brown. Pretty plain, but to Mom, they were evidence of her endlessly magical life. She was 61 when she collected these shells, and already showing signs of the lung disease that would kill her the next year. We didn’t know that then. We just knew something was wrong and Mom needed an adventure. She suggested dinner and a movie. Two friends and I had bigger plans. Our working-class mother never took beach vacations, unless you counted the hundreds of bike rides to Lake Erie’s shore. Mom had been to the ocean only twice, on trips to the East Coast with Dad after I went to college. She loved the seashore. Her kitchen, decorated with souvenirs from those two trips, looked like a shrimp boat.

saw a backseat full of confusion. “Mom,” I said. “You mean Dead Poets Society.” “That’s it!” Mom yelled. Laughter filled the car. We went on to discuss The Unmasked Man (Man in the Iron Mask), Wanting Ned (Waking Ned Devine), and my own favorite, Texas Jigsaw Massacre. “No, Janey,” my friend Fleka told Mom. “You mean Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The Jigsaw Massacre was the sequel, when they tried to piece back together all the body parts.” Once we got to Stone Harbor, Mom acted like the town mayor, greeting everyone as if they were loyal constituents. She giggled herself pink when a stranger flirted with her, read tabloids when she thought I wasn’t looking, and spent hours collecting shells on the beach. The morning we left, I found her photographing every inch of her bedroom. “I don’t ever I treasure the shells Mom found on a 1998 want to forget this,” she said. beach trip. They’re a daily reminder For a long time, Mom’s shells of her “pinch-me” attitude about the world. stayed buried in a drawer, out-ofsight reminders of my loss. Last When I called Mom with our You would have thought we were month, I rediscovered them while plans, she was sitting on the couch on the road to Aruba. rummaging for something else. One of my favorite memories Nearly 14 years later, they’re a colwith her dog Amber on her lap. As soon as I said “Jersey Shore,” Mom was a discussion about movies. lective nudge from a mother who shrieked and Amber tumbled to Mom loved them but often got never lost her sense of wonder. the floor. When I told her she’d be the titles wrong. “Ohhhh,” she One by one, the shells are findable to hear the ocean from her said, “what was that ing a new place in our movie about the window, she started to cry. home. One sits by my For Mom, the adventure began teacher at the boys’ A CAR RIDE computer. Another with the long drive. Everything school? With the rests on the windowsill TO NEW about it—a minivan full of females, Mork & Mindy guy?” over the kitchen sink. I JERSEY B e f o re a nyon e turnpike food, all of those output them where I’m WAS AS of-state signs—was evidence of could answer, she sure to see them. Every THRILLING so often, I pick one up her pinch-me life. Over and over shouted, “I rememAS A TRIP she shouted—she always shouted ber! The Dead Man’s and squeeze it, grateful TO ARUBA. for the reminder to live in vans and airplanes—“I can’t Poet!” I looked in the believe I’m going to New Jersey!” rearview mirror and a pinch-me life. Mom in 1993, five years before she collected these shells

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Ask Marilyn By Marilyn vos Savant

If a person did not smile at all, would he or she develop the same wrinkles around the mouth as people who do smile? —Marissa Tautunk, Agoura Hills, Calif.

No. Smiling (and frowning) does cause many of the permanent facial creases that develop as skin ages. Some people are so attentive to this that they stay as expressionless as possible. Most people, of course, think that’s too high a price to pay for a somewhat smoother face. Besides, other factors are at work: sun exposure; a loss of facial fat, collagen, and elastin over time; and more. There’s no solution, but one thing you can do is stop “making faces.” Some people routinely use facial muscles to amplify their remarks, get attention, and communicate nonverbally, the way new parents do with a baby. This habit repeatedly stretches your facial skin—and worse, it makes you look like a lightweight!



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Something to Cluck About Norah Jones, whose latest album is Little Broken Hearts, spent years perfecting this crispy delight


W ho doesn’t love fried chicken? I grew up eating it cold, since my mom would make it to take on car trips. It tastes so good that way. Six years ago, I was in Memphis shooting a movie and someone brought fried chicken from Gus’s. I got really obsessed. It started me on my fried chicken path, and I’ve been tweaking my recipe ever since. Theirs had something spicy in it, so I started adding hot sauce to mine; I like a little kick. And I only use legs and thighs—they ’re smaller and they cook more evenly. The onions are special, too; they add a nice sweetness. Some people run

cold water over onions before cutting them up, but I always forget and end up weeping. If an onion gets stuck to a piece of chicken, don’t separate them. Whoever gets that piece is lucky!

MY MOM WOULD TAKE COLD FRIED CHICKEN ON CAR TRIPS. IT TASTES SO GOOD THAT WAY.” 1. In a large bowl, combine chicken, onion, buttermilk, ½ tsp onion powder, ½ tsp garlic powder, ½ tsp cayenne, hot sauce, and salt. 2. Cover and set aside for at least 30 minutes. 3. In a paper grocery bag, combine flour, black pepper, and a dash each of onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne, and salt. 4. In a large, heavy skillet, heat oil over medium-high until very hot. It should be deep enough to cover chicken halfway. 5. Drain chicken and onion rings. Shake them in grocery bag until coated with flour mixture. 6. Transfer chicken and onion rings to skillet. Be careful not to overcrowd. 7. Fry, turning occasionally, for 10 to 14 minutes per side or until golden brown and fully cooked. Remove onion rings earlier to avoid overbrowning. 8. Drain chicken and onion rings on a wire rack. 4 shakes hot sauce (like Sprinkle with parsley. Valentina)

Fried Chicken and Onions 10 chicken legs and thighs 1 large yellow onion, sliced into rings 4 cups buttermilk Onion powder Garlic powder Cayenne pepper

Salt 2 cups flour 1 tsp black pepper Vegetable oil 1 Tbsp chopped parsley

“What—you mean yours doesn’t do this?”


300 calories, 4g carbs, 30g protein, 17g fat, 105mg cholesterol, 100mg sodium, 0g fiber



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