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    sam smith covers "how will I know," katy perry wants to write hilary clinton's theme song, and more!

    by Yasmeen Gharnit · June 23, 2014

    photo by anna rose

    Sam Smith covers Whitney Houston's "How Will I Know" for Sirius XM. We're not saying whether we like it more than the original...we'll leave that up to you. (Rolling Stone
     
    New BFF alert: Hillary Clinton and Katy Perry. The pop star instagrammed a pic of her with the former secretary of state after they met at a book signing for the Clinton's new book Hard Choices on Friday. The caption? "I told @hillaryclinton that I would write her a "theme" song if she needs it..." Even more exciting? Clinton tweeted back! And like everyone else, she loves "Roar." (CNN
     
    In other Hillary Clinton news...Aubrey Plaza offered to coach the former First Lady for all her 2016 presidential debates. No word on whether it will happen, but here's hoping! (Twitter)
     
    Lana Del Rey's been the subject of some controversy lately after her interview with The Guardian quoted the "Born to Die" singer as saying, "I wish I was dead already." In response, Frances Bean Cobain urged Del Rey against romanticizing death via the most heartfelt Twitter rant we've ever seen. (Stereogum
     
    Liv Tyler spills the beauty secrets she learned from her father. The secret behind the Aerosmith frontman's hair? Two blowdryers and a whole lot of hair flipping. (Glamour
     
    Anna Wintour dished out some major advice to Central Saint Martins students and in not-so-shocking news, it's really good. (Dazed
     
    Gisele Bündchen stars in her first Isabel Marant campaign in three years, providing some much-needed laid-back style inspiration. (WhoWhatWear)
     
    Amy Poehler stars in the first ever non-princess, female-led Pixar film, Inside Out. The film, to be released next year, also features some of our favorite funny people, like Mindy Kaling and Bill Hader. (Vulture)
     
     
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