Sideshow: Young Schwarzenegger's guide for graduates

Maria Shriver (left) and daughter Katherine Schwarz-enegger. Mom helped out Katherine by giving her an interview for her new book "I Just Graduated . . . Now What?" KEVORK DJANSEZIAN / Getty Images
Maria Shriver (left) and daughter Katherine Schwarz-enegger. Mom helped out Katherine by giving her an interview for her new book "I Just Graduated . . . Now What?" KEVORK DJANSEZIAN / Getty Images
Posted: March 27, 2014

Lil' Terminator & her mom

Precocious and quite talented, The Govinator's 24-year-old daughter, blogger and author Katherine Schwarzenegger, on Tuesday will release a new book, I Just Graduated ... Now What?: Honest Answers From Those Who Have Been There.

Despite the awkward question-mark-colon conjunction, it reportedly is a useful guide for the young and lost who are bewildered when faced with a future full of possibility. KS chats in the book with grown-up folk dripping with sagacity (and fame), including Anderson Cooper, Eva Longoria, and Serena Williams.

In a journalistic coup and sweet promotional move, she poses similar questions to her mom, journo and former California first lady Maria Shriver, for Elle.com.

Shriver tells her daughter she's troubled by how much energy young girls devote to fantasies about their dream wedding, while not stopping to learn what makes relationships last.

"I think the more time you think about making yourself complete as a human being, the better you will be in a relationship," Shriver says. "They should focus on making themselves whole and complete."

Adds Katherine's mom, "Young women should learn how to provide and how to be smart about their finances."

Kiss-ing the sky

The most powerful folk balladeers since Bob Dylan went electric, Kiss for the first time has made the cover of Rolling Stone mag! Sorry, wrong band. We mean Kiss the face-paint-addled heavy schlock rockers led by tongue gymnast Gene Simmons. They made it after 40 years, dude! The mag honors Kiss' induction next month into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame!

Meanwhile, merchandising management company Epic Rights says it has signed a deal with Kiss to flood the market with more useless Kiss kitsch, albeit "in a highly integrated manner."

He stands by his woman

Julianna Margulies, 47, has become a hero to wronged women with her starring role in The Good Wife, about a politician's wife who has to start a new life as a career woman after her husband was caught cheating on her.

She couldn't have done it, the actress tells More mag, were it not for the support of her husband, Keith Lieberthal.

"I chose the right guy," says JM, who wed Keith on Nov. 10, 2007.

"I feel more secure in the world, like there's this other half of who I am out there who always has my back . . . that kind of security at home has made me braver as an actress."

Gossip petits fours

Good Morning America anchor and heroine Robin Roberts will guest judge for the first time alongside Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, and Carrie Ann Inaba Monday on Dancing With the Stars. . . . Do we love or hate Nick Cannon for wearing whiteface in a promo Instagram pic for his new LP, White People Party Music? "It's official ... I'm White!!!" the America's Got Talent host wrote. He's a racist, some critics say. . . . Hear ye, hear ye! Sean John "Diddy" Combs has announced in a promo vid for his coming album that he has reassumed former nickname Puff Daddy.

Miranda Lambert softens up

Now that she's 30, Miranda Lambert is comfortable poking fun at the "I'll burn your house down if you don't listen to me" attitude she projected as a young, hungry would-be megastar.

"That attitude brought me here and got me where I am," she tells People. "But that was me in my 20s. The chip on my shoulder is gone."


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