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New AARP Cover Boy: Luke Perry

Yes, he's 50

(Newser) - He used to be on magazine covers geared to a much different age set, but Luke Perry just had a milestone birthday. As a result, the former 90210 star is on the front of AARP's magazine, notes CNET . Perry turned 50 earlier this month, officially putting him in the... More »

Hillary Mag Cover 'Deeply Weird'

NYT Mag explores Clinton's 'political universe'

(Newser) - New York Times staffer David Joachim tweeted a photo of the newspaper's Sunday magazine cover, declaring that it shows Hillary Clinton "as you've never seen her before." That's an understatement. It depicts Hillary as a planet (or a "faceplanetball" in the words of Mediaite... More »

Mindy Kaling on Elle Uproar: It Was Glam, Pervs

Critics up in arms over B&W photo, lack of skin

(Newser) - Less than three months after it got into hot water for putting Melissa McCarthy in a vast coat , Elle magazine is facing another cover controversy. This time, Mindy Kaling was featured as one of four cover stars for the "Women in TV" issue. But while the other three (white)... More »

Time Puts Fat Joke on Christie Cover

Refers to him as the 'Elephant in the room'

(Newser) - Chris Christie's landslide reelection win has landed him on the cover of Time —and that cover has landed Time in hot water. That's because over a silhouette of the governor, the magazine went with the headline "The Elephant in the Room." Which, Mediaite notes, is... More »

Stewart Scolds Newsweek for 'Crazy Eyes' Bachmann

Use her words against her, not a bad photo, Daily Show host says

(Newser) - Newsweek's Michele Bachmann story this week came with a highly unflattering cover photo, even drawing criticism from some of the GOP hopeful's foes. Jon Stewart also slammed the magazine for the choice of photo, accusing Newsweek of adding weight to conservative claims of liberal media bias. "One... More »

Top Nude Celeb Magazine Covers

(Newser) - After Lady Gaga appeared nude on the September cover of Vanity Fair, her hair discreetly covering her lady bits, Styleite dug deep into the archives to find other celebs who took it all off for memorable magazine cover shoots. Check out the strategically placed limbs, instruments, shadows and yes—even... More »

Unairbrushed Model? Not Groundbreaking

Jennifer Hawkins not 'brave' for showing off tiny flaws, say critics

(Newser) - Australia’s Marie Claire took the oh-so-courageous step in the fight for positive body image of featuring a naked, unretouched woman on its February cover...a woman who just so happens to be supermodel Jennifer Hawkins. The issue will benefit an eating disorder organization that defends the choice, saying the... More »

Forget Demi's Hip— That's Not Her Body

Funny, model Anja Rubik's model looks exactly like the cover shot

(Newser) - The alleged Photoshopping of Demi Moore on the cover of W appears to go quite a bit further than just a missing chunk of hip. The Frisky brings our attention to the clever detective work of Pop Culture Madness , which has unearthed a photo of runway model Anja Rubik wearing... More »

Demi Moore: That's Really My Hip!

W mag cover not photoshopped, she says, even if unbelievable

(Newser) - The latest Photoshop scandal to hit the magazine world involves Demi Moore, who is apparently missing a portion of her hip on the cover of W—but she says the image was not touched up. A close-up courtesy of the Huffington Post shows that a chunk of her leg appears... More »

Leggy Palin Pic Is Gender Neutral: Newsweek

Nothing sexist about leggy cover, says editor

(Newser) - A Newsweek cover of Sarah Palin in running shorts showing lots of leg met a "gender neutral" standard despite Palin's complaints of sexism, said the magazine's editor. "We chose the most interesting image available to us to illustrate the theme," Jon Meacham said in a statement provided... More »

For That Photoshopped Look: Airbrush Yourself at Home

Effect of digital retouching on real women's body issues is now creepily tangible

(Newser) - As if the fake beauty of those Photoshopped magazine covers wasn’t enough, enter Temptu, a home “airbrush system” that can give anyone that flat, plastic look in the flesh. Chloe Angyal is appalled. One really needs to focus in order “to think about just how incredibly screwed... More »

Why Do Twits Grace Women's Mags?

Women's mag covers have gone from models to celebs to Kate Gosselin

(Newser) - Aymar Jean Christian is fed up with the faces that appear on the covers of women’s magazines. Once upon a time, the women there were simply pretty. “Then sometime in the late 1980s and early 1990s, celebrity became more important than beauty.” And that was great, because... More »

Plus-Sized Model Renn: I Risked My Life To Be Thin

She finds success by scrapping the diet

(Newser) - Crystal Renn’s success as a model didn’t come when she reached her ideal weight after a grueling regimen. It arrived when she came to her senses after that regimen and decided to be a plus-size model at age 18. She was never going to “meet the weight... More »

Sharon Stone Goes Topless on Mag Cover

(Newser) - A bare-chested Sharon Stone has hit French newsstands, Fox News reports. The 51-year-old actress poses topless and in bondage gear on the cover of Paris Match. Stone, who memorably revealed another part of her anatomy in Basic Instinct, says posing nude is easy; it just depends on motivation. “I’... More »

Breakthrough Black Model Naomi Sims Dead at 61

(Newser) - Naomi Sims, the first black model to grace the cover of Ladies Home Journal—and arguably the first black supermodel—has died at 61, the New York Times reports. Her family says the cause was cancer. Sims burst onto the scene in the late 1960s, but chose in the ‘... More »

Vogue Editor Tells Oprah: Lose 20 Lbs!

(Newser) - Vogue's editor-in-chief gave Oprah Winfrey some advice before she graced the mag's cover in 1998: Lose some weight, babe. Like 20 pounds. "It was a very gentle suggestion," said Anna Wintour in an unaired portion of her 60 Minutes segment last night, Us reports. "I said... More »

Portfolio Misses Another Historic Cover

Magazine editor becoming known for bad decisions

(Newser) - The bad cover decisions at Portfolio just keep on coming, writes Ryan Tate in his continuing persecution of the mag on Gawker. Sure, “diva editor” Joanne Lipman has made some poor choices of what to feature instead of the current economic crisis—a clothier, Sarah Palin. But her worst... More »

Gawker to Portfolio: Cover Your Beat

Why must business mag put Palin on cover in midst of meltdown?

(Newser) - This should be Joanne Lipman's big moment. But the Portfolio editor blew it, complains Ryan Tate at Gawker: Instead of using her position at the helm of a major finance magazine to cover a once-in-a-century financial crisis, Lipman put Sarah Palin on the April cover. It's as bad as her... More »

Michelle Obama Will Be on Vogue Cover

(Newser) - Michelle Obama will appear on the cover of Vogue’s March issue, only the second first lady (after Hillary Clinton) to have the fashion honor, the Washington Post reports. While most first ladies in the modern age have had spreads inside, editor Anna Wintour says Michelle's "serene and secure... More »

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