Emmy Rossum is not happy with the Heidi Montag cover story in People magazine, where ‘The Hills’ star and aspiring singer opens up about her decision to have 10 plastic-surgery procedures in one day to become “the best me.”
Emmy tells her Twitter followers (@emmyrossum):
It upsets me to see young women in the spotlight advocating plastic surgery. ANY surgery is extremely dangerous&should not be taken lightly,
..much less, used as a tool to increase notoriety or popularity.
By putting this on magazine covers, we are somehow legitimizing the dangerous lengths to which some will go for fame and “beauty”
There are so many REAL ISSUES in this world that NEED attention. Let’s try to take a moment to be grateful we are ALIVE.
Emmy Rossum checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@emmyrossum) on Sunday (September 21), sharing a story about her experience being around dolphins. The singer/actress told readers:
Here’s one more pic of summer!
This was a pretty cool experience. If you’ve all been checking out my youtube videos at my youtube channel at youtube.com/emmyrossumchannel you might have heard me answer “dolphin” to the question “if you could be any animal other than a human what would you choose?” Well, this is about as close as I’ll get! The dolphin’s skin is so smooth and soft, they are are the sweetest, most intelligent creatures. It was an awesome, albeit a little man-made, experience. Very memorable. Check out my dolphin smooch! Hope you are enjoying what’s left of the summer.
Emmy Rossum checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@emmyrossum) on Sunday (September 7) with progress on her second album, which has her working with a ex-boyband member. Emmy said in her message:
Just met up with my friend, fellow musician Matt Goss. He’s a wonderful singer and songwriter. He’s got an incredible voice, he looks like David Beckham and he’s the perfect English gentleman. It makes you wonder if there’s ANYTHING wrong with him, maybe he’s got a funny toe or something. Just kidding, I’m pretty sure he’s – as Mary Poppins would say – “practically perfect in every way!” He’s got a stellar voice and great writing instincts and we’re writing on a song together.
Emmy Rossum checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@emmyrossum) on Wednesday (August 13), discussing progress on her second album, the follow-up to the singer and actress’ 2007 debut ‘Inside Out’. The 21-year-old writes:
I’m starting to work on the new album… still trying to find the perfect “sound.” Someone really smart told me that you have to make records in order to find out what kinds of records you should be making. I think that they put it pretty well. It’s a discovery process, kind of like an archaeological dig… The perfect sound is there somewhere and just has to be uncovered. I’ve been writing and recording with artists and producers in London, Copenhagen and Los Angeles in the past few weeks. I’m pretty psyched that I’m getting to write and collaborate with some of my favorite artists. So you can “see” what I’ve been doing, I’m posting 2 new pics of me in the studio. One is of me, goofing around, wearing sparkly antennae at Matt Hales’ studio in London. He’s a great guy and we have a lot of fun in the studio. I love Aqualung – if you haven’t heard “Strange and Beautiful”, iTunes it immediately, it will make your day that much better. The black and white photo was taken here in LA in the studio last week.
I have also been working with Susan G Komen for the Cure and will have some exciting news about my specific involvement with them pretty soon. I’ll also be able to play you a song I wrote for them, called “Why Oh Why”.
Yahoo! Music’s ‘Who’s Next’ features Emmy Rossum, where the 21-year-old actress talks about auditioning for the opera at age 7, showing off her musical talent in film roles, getting a record contract offer after ‘Phantom of the Opera’, musical influences such as Seal, Sting, Annie Lennox and David Gray, why her debut album is entitled ‘Inside Out’, how she describes her sound, and her songwriting process. Rossum then performed ‘Slow Me Down’, her debut single.
“My second grade teacher, she set up an appointment for me to go to the Metropolitan Opera to audition,” Emmy said about her musical beginnings. “I went over and there were a hundred kids auditioning. The chorus director called me into the room and she said sing Happy Birthday. I said okay. I was 7. So she played it on piano and she said welcome to the opera. I was just like home. For the first time in my whole life I felt like I fit in. I never really felt like I fit in in school. I was not that cool person. It was just a place I knew that I fit in the world and I knew that I wanted to do that forever.”
“I worked with a bunch of producers before I found Stuart Brawley, from rock people to pop people,” Emmy said about the creation of her ‘Inside Out’ debut. “We just totally clicked musically and we had the same kind of influences and references and we thought the same way musically and we made this record together.”
On her sound, Emmy offered, “I think it’s pop, but it’s definitely not bubblegum pop. The whole bubblegum thing just wouldn’t fit very well with me. I would call my music ambient pop. I want it to be the contemporary woman. They’re not walking around in hot pants, you know, strong and vulnerable and they have history and they’re beautiful and sexy and feminine. That’s kind of the music that I wanted to write.”
Video of the interview and performance at Yahoo.com has since been removed.
MySpace Fashion takes viewers behind-the-scenes shopping with actress and singer Emmy Rossum as she visits Dolce & Gabbana, Milk and Decades in Los Angeles. The clip features Emmy, joined by friend and stylist Annie Jager, taking the camera on route to each hot spot and talks candidly about her “classic Hollywood” style and thoughts on the music industry.
“Lyrically I really want to write for a woman who is smart and confident and sexy in a kind of vulnerable, real way,” Emmy explained. “I guess I listen to the radio and so many of the girls on the radio seem so kind of objectified in their videos, and I guess I kind of want to be more of a real girl, so that’s what my music is all about.”
“When I first finished part of my record, I really wanted to get the music out there right away, because it’s so personal and so close to me and I wanted to know what people thought about it, so I immediately put it up on my MySpace page. In fact I made a MySpace page, I didn’t have one, so I could get the music out to people and get feedback. That’s what’s amazing about MySpace. Three minutes after I put it up I got comments back on what people liked and what they didn’t like.”
Video at MySpace can be viewed below.
Emmy Rossum is out with the music video to her new single ‘Slow Me Down’, from her debut album ‘Inside Out’, out October 23rd on Geffen Records. Watch the Thomas Kloss directed video via YouTube below.