Lawrence: ‘I always knew I’d be famous’
NEW YORK — Jennifer Lawrence says that growing up in Kentucky she always knew she would be famous.
The best-actress Oscar winner for “Silver Linings Playbook” tells the September issue of Vogue magazine that she used to “lie in bed and wonder” about what would make her well-known.
She says, “It wasn’t a vision. But as it’s kind of happening, you have this buried understanding: of course.”
The 22-year-old also says her childhood was “unhappy” because she was “anxious” and her parents sent her to a therapist. When she was cast in 2007 in the TV series “The Bill Engvall Show,” her mother realized she no longer needed counseling because when she was acting, it made her happy.
Vogue’s September issue goes on sale Aug. 20.
McCartney added to iHeartRadio festival
NEW YORK — Paul McCartney will perform at the iHeartRadio music festival in Las Vegas next month.
Clear Channel said that the former Beatle will perform on the second night of the two-day festival, which kicks off Sept. 20. He joins a list of top performers, including Justin Timberlake, Elton John, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars and Drake.
Ryan Seacrest will host the event from the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Chris Brown, Maroon 5, Keith Urban, Miguel, J. Cole and fun. also will perform.
The event will include a festival dubbed iHeartRadio Music Festival Village. It will feature performances on two stages from Miley Cyrus, The Wanted and Avril Lavigne. Muse, Tiesto, Phoenix, Zedd, Tim McGraw, Ke$ha, and Queen with Adam Lambert also will perform during the main show.
Wilson ready to enjoy ‘Super Fun Night’
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Rebel Wilson says “Super Fun Night” burst from her own social misadventures.
The upcoming ABC sitcom focuses on her character and two gal pals who spend every Friday night together, avoiding contact with the outside world. The Australian-born comedian-actress said she used to sit home many nights with pals watching DVDs. Then she resolved to spread her wings and force herself into social situations.
“Super Fun Night” draws on those experiences.
The series is produced by Conan O’Brien, who discovered Wilson as a guest on his TBS talk show. He said he knew right away he wanted to sign her for a series.
Baldacci to write YA fantasy novel
NEW YORK — David Baldacci has decided to enter the fantasy world.
The best-selling thriller writer has a deal with Scholastic Inc. for a young adult novel, “The Finisher.” Scholastic, a top children’s publisher, announced that the book is scheduled to come out in March.
Baldacci’s book will feature 14-year-old Vega Jane and the frightening secrets of her native village of Wormwood.
Baldacci has written for young people before. He recently contributed the final book, “Day of Doom,” for the Scholastic multimedia series “The 39 Clues.”
Argentine rocker Garcia goes orchestral
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — One of Latin America’s most influential rock stars is preparing to make good on his dream of playing guitar with a full orchestra in the majestic Teatro Colon opera house in Buenos Aires.
Charly Garcia, 61, says the work planned for Sept. 23 and 30 is not a rock opera: It’s more like something from the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper” period.
Mayor Mauricio Macri’s approval for the concert was a vote of confidence for the talented artist with a troubled past. No-shows and drug habits left him in a psychiatric hospital five years ago. Garcia says he also got Yoko Ono’s blessing for his latest adventure.