Real talk: I’m not sure I think either this newsstand cover, or the subscribers’ cover are the best photos of her FACE — in both of them, she looks a little bit like she’s in between expressions, if that makes sense? — but I still understand why TPTB at HB opted for them. The newsstand cover is delightfully like a sunflower. And here, the movement in the skirt, plus the sun and the parachute behind her, combine for a fairly arresting image:

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They’re both so SUNSHINY and bright — a little injection of Vitamin D that I sorely needed from here, The Inside.

The interview is good! I have great sympathy for Demi — she has been through a LOT, including an overdose — and she’s always pretty forthcoming about herself, which always makes for a good read, although she is also very careful in this piece to not stir up any shit if she can help it. To wit:

According to Lovato, she’s not currently close with Selena Gomez either. (The two were inseparable in their early Disney years.) Gomez, though, posted a supportive Instagram story after Lovato’s performance at the Grammys. “When you grow up with somebody, you’re always going to have love for them. But I’m not friends with her, so it felt …” Lovato stops herself. “I will always have love for her, and I wish everybody nothing but the best.”

I mean, I still saw a bunch of headlines this morning that were like, “DEMI AND SELENA: NOT SPEAKING!!!!!!!” but you can only do what you can do.

[Photo: Alexi Lubomirski]