Kim Kardashian on Paris Hilton, Caitlyn Jenner and O.J. Simpson

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If you thought you knew everything there was to know about Kim Kardashian, you’d be wrong. The most famous woman in the world is on the cover of Rolling Stone’s July issue, which hits the Next Issue app tomorrow, and she’s revealed where she stands with some of the most notorious people in her life.

Kim on Paris Hilton

They “didn’t really talk” when Kim’s sex tape was leaked. “I probably would have thought, ‘Oh, my gosh, let me give her advice,’ but we had no communication. But our friendship had fizzled before that.”

On Caitlyn Jenner

Twelve years before Caitlyn Jenner’s groundbreaking Vanity Fair cover, a 22-year-old Kim found her stepfather wearing women’s clothing in their garage. She told Rolling Stone: “I was shaking. I didn’t know if I’d just found out his deepest, darkest secret, and he was going to come after me.”

Now-husband Kanye West helped her understand Jenner’s transition, especially around the time of their wedding. “I wasn’t sure if Bruce was going to be comfortable walking me down the aisle,” Kim remembers. “He had just had his trachea shaved, so I knew something was going on…[Kanye] obviously moves to his own drum. He lives his life the way he wants, a really authentic life, and he was like, ‘If you can’t be authentic and you can’t live your life, what do you have?’”

On the person who leaked her sex tape

She knows who it was. But “We’re in major confidentiality, so I can’t talk about it.”

On Kanye

She credits him with her high fashion makeover, calling it “amazing,” but thinks that she would have got there on her own eventually. And she understands his decision not to appear on Keeping Up With the Kardashians: “You can’t expect me to jump up onstage and start singing — it’s not what I do.”

On O.J. Simpson

Kim was living with her father Robert Kardashian in 1994, while he was acting as O.J. Simpson’s attorney. Simpson even moved into the house briefly: “It was surreal, with Johnnie Cochran and Robert Shapiro and all these guys having meetings at my dad’s house,” Kim recalls. “I definitely took my dad’s side,” she says, of the resulting tension between her parents (Kris was a close friend of Nicole Brown Simpson). “We just always thought my dad was the smartest person in the world, and he really believed in his friend.”

On Rob Kardashian 

“It’s not that mysterious, what’s happening with Rob… He has gained weight. He feels uncomfortable being on the show, and that’s OK. Do I think he smokes weed, drinks beer, hangs out and plays video games with his friends all day long? Yes.”

Kim on Kim herself

“I believe that I am so much smarter than I’m portrayed.”

 

Read the full interview in your Next Issue app tomorrow, July 3rd. Not yet a subscriber? Start your FREE trial now.

Don’t Miss Katy Perry on the Cover of Forbes

Katy Perry Forbes CoverKaty Perry is the highest earning female celebrity, and has the Forbes cover to prove it. The star – who came third in the magazine’s annual Celebrity 100 list, beaten only by Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao – Instagrammed the cover to her 23 million followers, explaining why she wasn’t shy to pose for it:

“Before accepting the offer to be on the cover of Forbes, I was told that a lot of women have previously shied away from doing it. I wondered if it was because they thought socially it would look like they were flaunting or bragging or it wasn’t a humble decision. Ladies, there is a difference between being humble and working hard to see the fruits of your labor blossom, and your dreams realized. Hopefully this cover can be an inspiration to women out there that it’s okay to be proud of hard earned success and that there is no shame in being a boss. Also… don’t think that I didn’t celebrate this moment by going straight to Taco Bell and getting my crunch wrap supreme #ontourbreak”

The cover story looks at how Perry raked in $135 million over the last twelve months: by riding the boom in international concert sales, playing 124 concerts in 27 countries. “I am proud of my position as a boss, as a person that runs my own company,” Perry explained to Forbes.  “I’m an entrepreneur… I don’t want to shy away from it. I actually want to kind of grab it by its balls.”

She narrowly beat out One Direction to be the top-grossing musician, with Taylor Swift the only other recording artist to make it into the top 10 (she tied with Robert Downey Jr. for 8th place).

Head to the Forbes website to see the Celebrity 100 list in full, and don’t miss the Katy Perry cover story in your Next Issue app when the magazine comes out on Monday, July 6th. Not yet a Next Issue subscriber? Start your 30 day FREE trial.

NEW Titles: Hot Rod, Truck Trend, and Sound & Vision

Our three newest titles bring expert insights in the worlds of trucks, performance automobiles, and electronic entertainment.

hot-rod-truck-trend-sound-visionWe’re always working on adding new magazines our readers love, and we’re excited to welcome three titles that cater to some specific interests. Check out a few stories from the most recent issues of Hot Rod, Sound & Vision, and Truck Trend.

For the hot-rodder, every issue of Hot Rod comes packed with technical information, industry commentary, and the latest trends. In the July issue:

  • “Triple Nickel” — Gene Hetland’s 1932 roadster might look like one of those cars that just happened, but there’s an Arthurian legend behind its build.

For consumers of home theater, audio, video, and multimedia products, Sound & Vision is your key to electronic entertainment’s ever-changing environment—all put together in a way that’s accessible, insightful, and fun. In the August issue:

  • “Riders on the Audio Storm” — Half a decade ago, three forward-thinking UCLA film school grads merged their passions to create the perpetual audio movie—The Doors. Here’s how their music has impacted a generation and continued hold up over time.
  • “Beats in the Bubbles” — New Swimbuds Sport Waterproof earbuds are aimed at the serious aquatic athlete. Darren Ankosko tried them out for himself.

And for the truck enthusiast, dig into Truck Trend for the latest road tests, performance style upgrades, and expert information on everything from bare-bones pick-ups to luxury sport utility vehicles. In the July / August issue:

  • “Playing to Win” — Nissan emerges as a legitimate contender in the fullsize market with the Titan XD.
  • “Renegade” — Is the new Renegade a real Jeep or is it simply a rebodied all-wheel-drive Fiat 500L? Find out in a review spanning the streets, freeways, and hills of San Jose, CA.

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NEW title: outdoor adventures in Boys’ Life

Aspiring adventurers shouldn’t miss our newest title. Boys’ Life, the official youth magazine of the Boy Scouts of America, is full of cartoons, campouts, and cross-country bike rides. Learn to tie knots with Pee Wee Harris, or read true-life stories of scouts’ bravery.

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Next Issue subscribers can download the July issue now. If you’re not yet a subscriber, sign up for a free 30-day trial and delve into some of our favorite Boys’ Life stories:

Ride of a Lifetime – 3,800 miles. 64 days. All on bikes. All the way across the USA.

America’s Amazing Artifacts – A tiny sampling of the Smithsonian’s coolest stuff.

Make a Pulp-and-Bottle Shelf – This project is a creative way to recycle materials and craft a practical shelf.

Creative Camp Cooking – Camp cooking doesn’t have to be weird or boring. Check out how recipes for some of your favorite foods can be adapted for your next campout.

Happy Reading!

 

NEW feature: get your favorite magazines faster with Auto Download for iOS

Have all your favorite magazines automatically delivered to your device as soon as they’re published – even while you’re asleep – with our new Auto Download feature on iOS devices.

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Just head to the Settings menu, turn on Push Notifications, and switch on Auto Download for your favorite titles. Then you’ll never be without the latest issue of your favorite read – it will simply appear in your Downloads as soon as it’s been released.

If you’re not yet a subscriber, sign up now for a free 30-day trial.

P.S. We already have Auto Download for Android devices too! Here’s a refresher on how it works.

The first time you open a magazine you will be prompted to set up automatic downloading. If enabled, the app will automatically download the latest new issue of the magazine, even when the app is closed. Users can choose up to 12 of titles to automatically download.

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You can always come back and modify your automatic download settings by tapping on the “Settings” wheel in the top right corner, then selecting “Automatic Download.”

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Happy Reading!

Feminism and Inner Beauty: Meet Maxim’s New Hot List

Maxim is doing their ‘Hot 100′ list differently this year. Their number one woman, Taylor Swift, used it as a chance to talk about feminism. And the cover is a close-up of her face, not a bikini shot.

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Inside the magazine, the women are as stunning as they’ve always been. But instead of being ranked from 1 to 100, they’ve been grouped into categories like “Leading Ladies” and “Women Who Rock,” and introduced by Bad Feminist author Roxane Gay.

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“Physical attraction is undeniably human,” she admits. “But as you enjoy the indisputably beautiful women of Maxim‘s Hot 100, consider the people behind those beautiful faces.” That’s a lot to consider: this year Maxim‘s list celebrates women for their Oscar nominations, snowboarding championships and self-penned songs as well as their Victoria’s Secret campaigns. Candice Swanepoel, who topped the list last year, makes an appearance alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Felicity Jones and FKA Twigs.

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Next Issue subscribers can find out who else made the the list here. If you’re not yet a subscriber, sign up for a free 30 day trial.

NEW Titles: Adrenaline and Adventure with Motorcyclist, Cycle World and Outdoor Life

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This week we’re all about high speed and the great outdoors, with three fearless new magazines. Cycle World and Motorcyclist report from the fast lane while Outdoor Life ventures into all things hunting, whether you want to fish the great lakes or become a better shot.

And, in other exciting news, CNET included us in their rundown of three subscription services that are totally worth it. Click through to see why writer Rick Broida recommends Next Issue, or check out some of our favorite stories from our three new titles below. Subscribers, tap on an article from your smartphone or tablet to start reading immediately.

Cycle World

The Recently Undead – It takes time to build a good reputation, so instead, would-be manufacturers have gone name-shopping in the graveyard.
Motocross Memories – Ten of our favorite vintage bikes from Tom White’s Early Years of Motocross Memories.
Crazy, Not Stupid – Keanu Reeves doesn’t live in the same world as the rest of us. Guys like him, when they want a custom bike built, end up owning the company. Or starting one anyway.

Outdoor Life

Summer Fishing Special – Fish the great lakes from a canoe or kayak, catch topwater bass with deer-hair bugs, and master your fish finder.
The Gun and Shot Test 2015 – We take to the windswept prairies to evaluate this year’s crop of new firearms and shooting optics.
North of 60 – As change creeps toward the remote villages in Canada’s Northwest territories, subsistence hunters try their hand at a new gig: guiding sportsmen from the South.

Motorcyclist

School’s Out – We can’t explain it, but the pitter-patter of 300-class machines makes us feel like it’s the first day of summer vacation.
Another Brick in the Wall – Shuttling 75 bricks through a snowstorm to celebrate 75 years of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
Rupp Roarin’ – The story of Japan’s entry and rapid rise to dominance in America’s minibike sector is well chronicled. But another company, one hailing from Mansfield, Ohio, of all places, was somehow able to match Honda and the other Japanese manufacturers step for step during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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The Ten Best Magazine Covers of 2015

The ASME have chosen the ten best magazine covers of 2015, and singled out The New Yorker as their Cover of the Year. The magazine’s ‘Broken Arch’ illustration, by Bob Staake, shows a split Gateway Arch and beat out every other cover in the country for the title.

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Across other categories – the awards span everything from ‘Brainiest’ to ‘Most Delicious’ – the ASME recognized celebrity photography, food styling and photo manipulation. The New York Times Magazine showed Lena Dunham as an ancient Greek bust, while Bloomberg Businessweek created an overweight Coke bottle to play on the brand’s “fat problem.”

Eight of the ten winners are available on Next Issue now and, because we offer access to their back catalogues, users can find and download the winning issues. Not yet a subscriber? Sign up for your free trial here, and check out our winners gallery below (* indicates available in Next Issue).

Transgender model and Ultimate Guy contender make waves in Vogue and Men’s Health

From Bruce Jenner’s hugely-anticipated interview with Diane Sawyer to Cosmo’s recent feature on Chelsea Manning, America is talking about gender in a whole new way—and two Next Issue titles are playing a huge part in the conversation.

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Men’s Health is hosting the annual Ultimate Guy Search, and 27-year-old Aydian Dowling has a strong chance of being the first transgender man to grace the cover. Dowling has been transitioning for 5 years, documenting the journey on his Youtube channel. He trains other transgender males on becoming healthy and fit (both physically and mentally) and leads several groups dedicated to the cause. But does he have what it takes to be the next Men’s Health Ultimate Guy?

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Vogue is also breaking barriers with the May 2015 profile of Andreja Pejic—the first transgender model ever featured in Vogue. The fashion world has always been keen on shifting societal norms, and Vogue asked Pejic if she thinks we’ve finally reached the “transgender turning point.” Her response: “There are just more categories now. It’s good. We’re finally figuring out that gender and sexuality are more complicated.”

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TIME 100: Elon Musk on Kanye the boundary-breaker, Martha Stewart on Kim Kardashian

“Every time I crash the Internet, it’s like this little drop of truth.” – Kanye West, TIME 100 Titan

Look out for the annual TIME 100 in your Next Issue app Friday, April 17th.

Every year since 1999, TIME editors have carefully vetted, deliberated on, and determined the 100 most influential names in the American world.

Our favorite part? Each artist, leader, icon, pioneer, and titan receives a special dedication from another influential powerhouse, making for some rather unique commentary.

This year, you’ll find Jack Nicholson’s write-up on friend and comedic king Lorne Michaels, Rand Paul on the Koch brothers, Martha Stewart on Kim Kardashian, and Elon Musk on Kanye West to name a few.

See who made the TIME 100 in Next Issue Friday, April 17th. Not yet a subscriber? Start your 30 day FREE trial.

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