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Schwarzenegger's New Gig: Editor of Muscle Mags

Former Mr. Olympia returns to world of bodybuilding

(Newser) - Arnold Schwarzenegger's post-politics world is expanding from action films to magazines. The former Mr. Olympia will be the new executive editor of Muscle & Fitness and Flex, reports the Hollywood Reporter . True Arnold aficionados will recall that he took the same post in 2003 just after being elected governor,... More »

Now Magazines Airbrush Models Bigger

And some say it's just as controversial as the opposite

(Newser) - Not long ago, all the controversy surrounding magazine airbrushing seemed to focus on models and actresses being made to appear way too thin (to the point that some actually lost limbs ), but not so anymore. These days, magazines are increasingly Photoshopping models to appear heavier, because that's what... More »

Spin Magazine Sold to Buzzmedia

Will expand presence of alt-rock mag online, but print fate unclear

(Newser) - A big change for Spin Media, which has been printing alternative-music magazine Spin for 27 years: It's been sold to Buzzmedia, a Web presence including such music and celebrity blogs as Stereogum, Idolator, and Celebuzz—as well as sites for Kim Kardashian and other such boldface names. Buzzmedia acquired... More »

Food & Wine Gets Reality TV Twist

'Top Chef Magazine' section to grace January issue

(Newser) - Reality television apparently isn't too lowbrow for Food & Wine. The magazine's January issue will feature a 24-page special section called Top Chef Magazine. The articles, which will be labeled as an advertorial, will focus on aspects (culinary, we assume) of the Bravo show's contestants. If it... More »

10 Hottest Magazines of 2011

Despite a struggling industry, some still shine

(Newser) - Despite a recent downturn in the magazine industry, a few powerhouse titles have emerged victorious over the past year. In its 31st annual Hot List, Adweek notes the 10 most successful and influential of the bunch:
  1. Food Network Magazine: As Condé Nast was shuttering Gourmet, Hearst's "lower-brow" food
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New Newsweek Not a Total Flop

Newsstand sales of first three issues up over 2010 average

(Newser) - Jack Shafer may have called Tina Brown's Newsweek "a meal that a homeless person would walk away from," and the April 12 issue may have had a slim six ads , but score one for Brown: Her Newsweek isn't festering at the newsstand. Sales of Brown'... More »

Over-40 Stars Dominate September Issues

Take that, Ke$has of the world

(Newser) - The September issues—typically the biggest of the year for fashion magazines—are out soon, and many of them showcase a trend: Hot over-40 women. Vogue has Halle Berry, 44 on Saturday; Harper’s Bazaar features Jennifer Aniston, 41; and Elle has Julia Roberts, 42. “I love that they've... More »

Palins Score $100K for Tabloid Cover

And Bristol 'guarantees' she's going to stay a virgin this time

(Newser) - Sarah Palin continues to clean up in her post-public-servant life, pulling in $100,000 for her mother-daughter appearance on the cover of In Touch magazine with Bristol and both of their babies, the New York Post says. This on top of her $100,000 speaking fees—including the Tea Party... More »

Obama to Write Cover Story on Haiti for Newsweek

President agrees to play essayist

(Newser) - President Obama will write a cover story about Haiti for the next edition of Newsweek, which will hit the newsstands Monday. How did the newsweekly snag him? Editor Jon Meacham simply called up David Axelrod, who put the question to his boss, the Wall Street Journal reports. More »

Rolling Stone Gets Into Restaurant Biz

Hollywood lounge plans to outclass Hard Rock; chain possible

(Newser) - Aiming to sidestep the pitfalls that have bedeviled countless other entertainment-industry players, Rolling Stone magazine is opening its own Hollywood restaurant. “We've been looking for the ideal opportunity to expand the Rolling Stone brand," co-founder Jann Wenner tells the Los Angeles Times . And no, it’s not because... 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 »

Plus-Size Models Hurt Self-Esteem, Too

Sorry, Glamour : A model's size doesn't matter to an overweight woman

(Newser) - Never mind the hoopla surrounding Glamour’s decision to grace its pages with plus-size models—looking at any model will damage an overweight woman’s self-esteem. Meanwhile, underweight women's self-esteem climbs no matter the size of the model they’re looking at, New York reports, citing a recent study. The... More »

Shuttering Mags, Conde Nast Turns to ... Online Dating?

Publishing giant makes 'very bizarre' venture into new business

(Newser) - OK, so Gourmet wasn't working out, seven staffers at Glamour were just given the boot, and the remaining mags in Conde Nast's stable are slashing up to 25% of their budgets. But obviously the time is ripe for Conde Nast to launch…an online dating site, the New York Daily ... More »

German Women's Mag Bans Models

'Whole industry is anorexic,' says fed-up editor

(Newser) - The most popular German women's magazine is banning professional models from its editorial pages. Brigitte will use only "real woman" from now on to illustrate its stories, declared its editor, who said he was "fed up" with having to retouch pictures of underweight models who bear no resemblance... More »

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