In the fourth item on the sidebar of the Us website, one finds an item, “exclusive” to Us, on former 90210 star Trevor Donovan’s nude pictorial, which the actor shot “at a pal’s house.” Okay! The house is not in the ZIP code “90210,” the rag informs us, and Read More
Back when Janice Min was editor of US Weekly, she seemed like a general in the celebrity-industrial complex’s war on culture.
Now that she’s editor of Prometheus’ glossy L.A. trade magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, she says she was always more of a mercenary.
“I found growing the business interesting, but I didn’t find the actual content interesting,” Read More
In the lobby of the Hollywood Life offices in a nondescript Midtown East office tower, a young writer in thigh-high lacy stockings, short-shorts and a black fedora importuned the receptionist for suggestions on what to eat for lunch.
“How about Mexican?” her friend offered.
“Perfect! But do you think they’d give me just the tortilla? Read More
An eagle-eyed Twitter user caught Us Weekly in an embarrassing mix-up last night–a story about Lady Gaga’s acceptance speech shout-out to Whitney Houston was illustrated with a photo of last night’s performer Yolanda Adams. The trouble may stem to a mislabeled Getty Images photo of Adams–one photo was inadvertently labeled “Whitney Houston.” Read More
On Wednesday, Us Weekly‘s website published an item (since deleted, though it’s alive in the magazine’s Google cache and a screenshot is available at GossipCop) about a Sarah Palin appearance on Sean Hannity’s radio show, during which she criticized Christina Aguilera for flubbing the words to the national anthem. One problem: this never Read More
Three more Us Weekly staffers have defected to the West Coast to work with Janice Min at The Hollywood Reporter.
Design director Shanti Marlar, senior online editor Lindsay Powers and staff writer (Min’s former assistant) Lauren Schutte are all following their old boss to Los Angeles, according to Keith Kelly. The three women Read More
Janice Min, Us Weekly‘s formidable former editor and recent Hollywood Reporter recruit, has officially sold her “sprawling” corner loft at 285 Lafayette Street. The apartment, listed at $7.395 million in March, was scooped up 22 days afterward by a “secretive New York family,” according to the New York Post. The Post reported that the apartment Read More
Once again, the right is up in arms, yelling that the Liberal Media is conspiring to distort coverage and silence opposing views so that their chosen candidate might claim the White House. Several specific developments account for the current clamoring.
One is the presidential-level press coverage of Barack Obama’s trip to Afghanistan and the Middle Read More
In today’s New York Post, Keith Kelly reports that Jann Wenner may be trying to sell US Weekly to Condé Nast for $750 million.
That’s a lot of scratch for pictures of Katherine Heigl getting Starbucks, but according to Kelly, the magazine is not only "lucrative" (he uses the term twice), but profitable Read More
Here’s one example of how Michelle Obama is, as the New York Times said in a profile of her today, "softening her image."