If you're like me, there's nothing you love more than catchin' up with your besties on the latest celeb goss. Did you ever read the latest issue of M and wonder, what's it like behind-the-scenes there? I was at home wondering that myself just a few months ago, and now here I am wrapping up my last day at the mag! My name is Hillary and I had a blast interning at M -- I got to interview all kinds of stars and attend some awesome events...and now I'm going to share my experience with you girls!
From the get-go, this internship was super exciting! On my very FIRST day, I interviewed Lucas Till on the red carpet at the premiere of X-Men: First Class. My first red carpet was awesome, and my second, the Monte Carlo premiere, was no less exciting. Selena's dress was stunning, and Justin Bieber even made a surprise appearance! (Can you find Sel in the pic above being interviewed right behind me?).
The premieres are glamorous, but by far my favorite part of interning has been interviewing stars one-on-one. The first celeb I sat down with was Cody Simpson. Cody's a total sweetheart and his down-to-earth 'tude def put me at ease. I interviewed Cody backstage in his trailer at KFEST, a huge radio station concert in NY with tons of cool artists. Cody and I were backstage, about to do the interview when who comes running over to say "hi" but Allstar Weekend's Cameron and Nathan. Cody introduced us, and I was swooning over Cam!
Flash forward a few months and I'm sitting down with Allstar Weekend in NYC! The guys were just a goofy in person as they are in their hilarious YouTube vids. My fave part was probably when I asked Zach about "James," the new song about Cameron on All The Way. Michael joked, "It's a love story about Zach and Cameron. To which the Zach replied, "Uh, no, not really." with Cameron adding, "Don't even put that out there. People already think weird stuff." I of course, couldn't help blurting out, "Zameron?" and we all just starting cracking up. Highlight of the day? Hmm... prob tied between Cameron remembering me from the meet-and-greets I've seen them that or Zach singing "Mr. Wonderful" to me. Gooood times.
I was lucky enough to chat with so many great stars. Victorious' Daniella Monet and Jessica Jarrell def stand out in my mind because interviewing them was more like a sleepover -- except instead of talking about that guy in homeroom...Jess is giving me scoop on the Biebs and Cody Simpson and Daniella's spilling on Avan, Leon, and the BTR guys!
Speaking of the Big Time Rush guys, did I mention I saw them in concert not once, but twice this summer? The guys are too nice! In fact, when I ran into James Maslow backstage at an event and called him "Jamez," he laughed, and I could tell he appreciated that I watched the show.
My final exciting event for the summer was going to see Joe Jonas perform at NYC's Fashion's Night Out. I was right in the front, Camp Rock's Anna Maria Perez de Tagle was pretty much the only one in front of me, and I shot a great vid for all you M Girls!
Overall, I had THE best summer here! And if you're passionate about entertainment and journalism, I encourage you to pursue it in school! Things like participating in my school newspaper and being an active tweeter are what helped me land this position. Who knows, maybe you could be in my shoes sometime soon?
XOXO M Girls,
So let's dish:
-Which star would you be most excited to hang with? What's your fave behind-the-scenes story?
We love hanging with Jessica Jarrell - not only is she super sweet, funny and talented, but she tells the funniest stories about two of her best friends, Cody Simpson and Justin Bieber! When we recently caught up with Jess was asked to to get totally random and tell us something nobody knows or would expect about herself, Justin, and Cody.
We were super stoked when Jessica Jarrell invited us to hang with her at her exclusive acoustic NYC gig. Jess is working hard on a new album, which she exclusively told M is gonna be big, saying: "The new album, it's different from any of the stuff I've put out before. All of the songs, I feel like I've grown so much! Just from being on tour with Justin [Bieber], I learned so much about myself there. And then, just in time, you know, I grew up a little bit. I'm 16 and I just feel like everything is kind-of, coming together, how I really wanted it to be. Nobody's gonna expect what it is. It's incredible. I really hope everybody enjoys it." Can't wait!
Jessica was celebrating teaming up with Anti-Bullying organization Defeat The Label along with BFF Cody Simpson, who came to the event to show his support. (Aw, what a sweetie!) Jess treated the VIPs and some of her biggest fans at the show to an acoustic set, where she performed unplugged versions of her songs, "Up and Running" and "Key to My Heart," and now you can check out the vids right here:
We have another awesome exclusive M update from Jessica Jarrell as she continues touring with JBiebs!! This week she's checking in from Little Rock and having tons of fun with all the fans she's been meeting. Check out the vid below see the cool thing she did after the show!
So let's dish: What game would you want to play with Jessica and Justin if you met up with them while they were on tour? Comment back!
We've got exciting news! One of our fave new artists (and Justin Bieber tourmate) Jessica Jarrell will be blogging here on the M web site all summer long from the road with JBiebs! Check back here every Saturday afternoon for Jessica's online entries as she shares stories, pics and more from her cross country journey on tour with Justin. Below is just a taste of the exclusive stuff she'll be sharing: Jessica rehearsing the song "Catch Me If You Can." (Psst! It will be on her upcoming CD -- out this summer)
So let's dish: What did you think of Jessica's song? Are you planning on seeing her and Justin on tour this summer? Comment back!
Hey M Girls!
We got a visit today from fabulous new Island Def Jam artist, Jessica Jarrell. She is an absolutely incredible singer, and get this -- she just recently recorded a duet with JUSTIN BIEBER!!! We can NOT wait to hear this one! The song called "Overboard" will be featured on JBieb's new album My World 2.0 as well as Jessica's new album. Here is a video of Jessica with a birthday shout out to Justin, himself, on his sweet 16!
Be sure to check out Jessica's single "Armageddon." It is definitely a song to have on your dance playlist!