Posts Tagged: Us Weekly
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Royal Baby Photoshop Shocker

Prince George, the royal baby, is on the cover of Us Weekly—but, in accordance with their traditions, the magazine has altered the baby's appearance to make it more palatable to supermarket-going young women. Here's their altered version of a photograph of the spawn of Kate and whichever of "Prince Charles' sons" is in line to the thieving British crown.

And here's the original image, before the Photoshop crew got to it.

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Angie and Brad are a-okay, Nick Kristof… tells… Us Weekly? "Their love was on display at an October 27 West Hollywood dinner with their friend, 'Half the Sky' coauthor Nicholas Kristof. 'They're attentive to each other. They listen, they're respectful and sometimes finish each other's sentences,' Kristof tells Us. 'When we walked into the restaurant, Brad kept turning around to make sure that Angie was OK.'"

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On Lena, On Rihanna, On Kimye: The Very Necessary Death Of "Vogue"

The idea that there is an appropriate subject for a Vogue cover is a concept that Vogue invented. The years and years of white, able-bodied, skinny and young models and actresses have trained us to instinctively notice what is and isn't Vogue. There is the occasional diversion if the Academy Awards/Grammys/culture demands; but often when Vogue puts aside its insistence that only one kind of beauty exists in order to recognize a different kind of beauty, they do something worse, like the LeBron James cover with Gisele, which was maybe not an overtly racist decision, but certainly an editorial decision that reflected implicitly racist beliefs about the way a [...]

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Marvel At The Masterful Celebrity Industrial Complex

The greatest thing about Janice Min quitting as head of Us is that she is doing lots of press! Here she explains everything there is to know about Us Weekly: "We broke that story at a time when most people had never heard of Jon and Kate. Now they wish they had never heard of Jon and Kate." How can I love someone who did that to America? I suppose one can appreciate mastery no matter how terrible the art form. Like there could be a really amazing mind-blowing painting of dogs playing poker, I think.

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Plus "Mugabe's Diet Tips"

Does this revision of the cover of Harper's as Us Weekly make you want to read it more?

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Why Did Janice Min Leave 'Us Weekly'?

A reader asks: "EXPLAIN THIS, PLEASE." Oh, well, it seems pretty obvious to us, why editor Janice Min is leaving the tabloid mag Us Weekly after seven years: it is a GENIUS time to get out. She WON. They have an ad page downturn of only 10% this year, versus, like, double and triple that elsewhere. That magazine was hot, and agenda-setting, both in the category and beyond. And if I were running a mag, I'd get the holy heck out now, right now, NOW, and continue to look STERLING as the market goes further to hell. Also we figure Janice was probably like, "This time around, I [...]