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Big First for Time Magazine's Cover

For first time in magazine's nearly 100-year history, cover doesn't say 'Time' at the top, but 'Vote'

(Newser) - As long early-voting lines continue during an election already well underway, one magazine has put out what Mediaite calls a "very straightforward message" on the topic. On its latest cover , Time magazine features a picture of a person wearing a face mask, as well as a Time first at... More »

Mag Hasn't Had a Solo Man on Cover Since '84. Till Now

Jonathan Van Ness is first non-female to appear alone on front of UK 'Cosmo' in 35 years

(Newser) - For the first time in 35 years, there's a non-female appearing solo on the cover of Cosmopolitan UK . Queer Eye grooming expert Jonathan Van Ness graces the January 2020 cover (see it here ) in a peach tulle gown by Christian Siriano, plus striped tube socks and Nike sneakers,... More »

Model on the Defense After 'Unrecognizable' Vogue Cover

Gigi Hadid says photo shoot 'was not executed correctly' after she's accused of donning 'blackface'

(Newser) - It's expected models will adopt varying looks during different photo shoots, but Gigi Hadid's cover for the May issue of Vogue Italia is raising more eyebrows than champagne glasses. Per the BBC , the 23-year-old was photographed by Steven Klein. She's shown on the cover (see it here... More »

Pregnant Serena Poses Nude for Vanity Fair

Williams' 'full love story' with fiance Alexis Ohanian is offered up in magazine

(Newser) - Serena Williams is showing off her pregnancy with a nude photo on the cover of the August issue of Vanity Fair , the AP reports. The tennis superstar is seen in profile with her right arm covering her breasts and her pregnant stomach prominently on display. The magazine unveiled the cover... More »

She Famously Survived Ebola, Only to Die in 'Silent Epidemic'

Salome Karwah Harris passed away in Liberia after childbirth complications

(Newser) - She became famous for surviving an Ebola outbreak, then heading back to the Liberian hospital that helped her to assist with other patients—part of what landed her among the "Ebola fighters" who won Time magazine's Person of the Year honor in 2014. But the "superpowers" Salome... More »

Kate Upton Gets 3 Separate SI Swimsuit Issue Covers

Because she's Kate Upton, naturally (and because it's her 3rd time on the cover)

(Newser) - Third time's a charm for Kate Upton. Actually, every time on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue has been a charm for Kate Upton, which is probably why the magazine asked her back after two other successful cover appearances. SI made its heart-pounding announcement on (appropriately enough)... More »

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 »

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