Marie Claire Magazine (April 2012)
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Leighton Meester is mellow in yellow on the cover of Marie Claire‘s April 2012 issue, on newsstands Tuesday (March 20).
Here’s what the 25-year-old actress, who wore Reed Krakoff on the cover, had to share:
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nights, Underwood a nd Fish er got into a tiff. "Mad Gab [a board game] got me into trouble. I am competitive. I called peo ple stupid. And Mike got mad," Underwood recalls backstage before the performance begi ns. "We made everyone around us feel very uncomfortable. My husb and calls me the queen of awkward moments. Anything that can be made awkward, I will make it awkward." She tells a story about meeting Randy Travis and blubbering like a baby. "He was like, 'Thank you so much; patting me and