Joe Jonas is the April cover boy for Details Magazine. He’s really butching it up for the photo shoot too – although I think the shoot has one big flaw, and it wasn’t Joe’s fault. Norman Jean Roy photographed Joe outdoors in too-bright sunlight, and thus, Joe has this rather weasely-looking squint going on in really every photo. It’s not a sexy squint, either. And this boy is really trying to be a sex symbol, after long last. One of Joe’s many handlers (I’m just going with what the article says!) claims that Joe’s cropped haircut is “Top Gun-Tom Cruise”. SO BUTCH. And Joe isn’t wearing his purity ring anymore! Oh, Ashley Greene is such a slut! And he’s drinking too! Joe tells the reporter that now that he’s living in his bachelor pad in Hollywood, all he does is go to the gym five times a week (for gym dong?) and go to bars, like the Bowery on Sunset. He also says of his neighborhood, “I like to watch all the crazy characters in the neighborhood. I saw this gay homeless guy that got arrested. When the cops said, ‘Spread ‘em,’ he was like, ‘You’d like that, wouldn’t you?’” Joe Jonas cruises the gay homeless! The full Details interview is here, and here is the Details slideshow. And here are some highlights from the interview:
On going solo: “I’m growing up, the fans are growing up. I’ve gone through a lot of stuff in my life so far. There are stories I haven’t really been able to tell. When you’re writing with three people, you wind up with a sound that might be—not average—but, you know, expected.”
On his new music: “I wanted to do something you could hear in a club or something you could dance to, something’s that’s fun—something that’s me.”
The Jonas Brothers aren‘t breaking up: “We’re not breaking up, we’re just taking a break,” Joe says. “I really have a hope for the fans that got older and went, ‘You know what, I’m really not into the Jonas Brothers anymore,’ that I’m able to catch their ear again with my project and they’re able to go, like, ‘Hey, this is cool stuff, I’m happy listening to this, I’m not embarrassed listening to this.’”
“I think all artists have a right to write about what happens to them.” On his album, there will be songs about “different love scenarios that I’ve been through, breakups, hurts. Me hurting somebody and feeling bad about it. I think there’s a lot of scenarios where people might wanna hear my side of the story.”
On his relationship with Ashley: “It feels good. I think what works about it is she really puts my feelings first. She understands my busy schedule. She’ll fly out to my shows—she’s been to places in South America that I can’t even pronounce.” And in January, he visited her in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, while she was shooting the next two installments of the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn: Part I and Part II (Greene plays the psychic vampire Alice Cullen). He also flew to Jacksonville, Florida, to meet her parents. “Her dad can drink me to shame,” Joe says. “He’s awesome.”
On touring with the band: “We’ve seen every state in America besides Alaska and Hawaii, been all over Europe.” Sure, there have been times when it’s gotten a little weird, rocking out for little girls. “We did some things that were like, ‘Really?, We’re gonna do this? Like, go and play for an elementary school, are you serious?’ At the time I was like 17, I wanna go meet girls at high schools.’ And now I’m 21. I wanna go play my music in a club.”
On Danielle Deleasa, Kevin’s wife: “Actually, I hit on her first. And after that she and Kevin hit it off, of course. Now we have a fourth person traveling with us everywhere, so that’s a different thing completely.”
Joe on his exes, Demi Lovato and Taylor Swift: He’s dated the troubled Disney star Demi Lovato (“I wish her the best”) and the actress Camilla Belle. Taylor Swift was so bitter after their breakup that she wrote a song about it (“Forever & Always”) and went on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, in 2008, to complain that Joe had dumped her in a phone call that lasted 27 seconds. Joe countered by saying that it was Swift who had hung up on him. Now he says, “I think all artists have a right to write about what happens to them. But,” he adds with a smile, “I have a right to write about things too.” He won’t say whether his album will contain a Swift rebuttal—just that there will be songs about “different love scenarios that I’ve been through, breakups, hurts. Me hurting somebody and feeling bad about it. I think there’s a lot of scenarios where people might wanna hear my side of the story.”
On the gay rumors: “There’s nothing wrong with being gay,” he says now, “but I’m not.” Adding to the buzz, he dressed up in a leotard and heels and danced to “Single Ladies”—to comic effect—to square a sports bet with some buddies. He got the idea from his fans. The video of his performance got more than 25 million hits on YouTube.
Having his heart broken: But he really did have his heart broken; it was about two years ago, and the young woman was someone in the entertainment world. “I won’t say her name,” Joe says. “But I was in a relationship, and we tried to work things out, and she, you know—I was really upset because she—she broke up with me.” A sadness lingers in his voice.
Okay, now that I’ve read the whole thing, I like Joe a little bit more. He should be allowed to grow up and mature, although I would like him to seriously address all of the purity ring stuff in detail, and how he feels about it now. I also like that he wasn’t afraid of addressing the gay rumors head on, although the boy still beeps on my gaydar. I guess that’s Ashley’s problem, not mine, though. Oooh, and now I can’t wait for Joe Jonas to talk smack about Taylor Swift!! That is going to be awesome.
Photos courtesy of Details, slideshow here.
Written by Kaiser
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