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If Readers Love This Photo So Much, Why Don’t Magazines Print More Like It?

Earlier this week, Glamour editor-in-chief Cindi Leive wrote a blog post about a photo in the magazine’s September issue that has caused her inbox to overflow. The 3-by-3-inch photo on page 194 of the magazine is of 20-year-old model Lizzi Miller in a practically non-existent pair of underwear. What got Glamour readers so excited was how normal Miller looks. She’s a size 12 to 14, and has a little pudge on her stomach.

Leive suggests readers toast Miller and “the spectacular sexiness of owning who you are,” and goes on to say that Glamour is listening, and asks what kinds of images women would like to see in the magazine. If this is the kind of image that gets women excited, why don’t magazines print more like it? Keep reading »

Kyle Howard Made Lauren Conrad Fat And Happy

Lauren Conrad is on Shape magazine’s September cover. This is the second time in as many years that Lauren has graced the front of that magazine, but since she sells magazines, they’ve found some new things to talk to her about, including the nickname she gave the layer of fat on her stomach. Keep reading »

Tabloid Cheat Sheet: John Edwards’ Baby Mama, Kourtney’s Abortion Dilemma, Jon & Kate Plus Annoying

This week’s humpday brought on lots of, well, humping. If it’s not about baby daddys, baby mamas, or new relationships, it’s not in the tabloids this week. And let me remind you—it is the time of the season for loving. If you haven’t had a summer fling (or five), it’s time to claim yours and get in some kissing under the boardwalk. And because you should be busy with your summer lovin’, I’m going to recap this week’s tabloids so you can’t use reading them as an excuse to stay in tonight. Keep reading »

Artist Carves Faces Out Of Fashion Magazines

We here at Der Frisky are loving these amazing carved fashion magazine artworks by Nate Page. We’re not entirely sure how he reconstructs these deconstructed glossy pages, but it involves “drawing and assemblage,” and the results are beautiful and haunting. Here, he appears to have carved the face out of Naomi Watts on the cover of Vogue Australia to creepy cool effect, leaving nothing but the eyes staring out. I used to keep all my magazines, until they stood in towering stacks. It’s lovely to see someone make art out of what we stare at that stares back at us. (See also: Nina Chakrabarti) One more, after the jump… Keep reading »

Tabloid Cheat Sheet: Palin’s Divorce, Britney’s Bod, And More “Bachelorette” Drama?

Ahh, humpday. Time to woman-up for the remainder of the week and take solace in the fact that while you have to be at work, the only people that care to gossip about you are hovering around the water cooler pointing at you right now. You could be famous and getting pummeled by the rumor mill on a weekly basis! Here are the highlights from the tabloids this week. Keep reading »

Seventeen Mag Goes Retro For September Issue

Of all the high-fashion, high-concept, high-flying September magazine covers out there, this is our fave. Behold the first-ever cover of Seventeen magazine, from September 1944, which will also be the subscription cover of their upcoming September issue for 2009 in honor of their 65th anniversary. We love that the cover model hasn’t changed: a young, pretty, all-American girl. But everything else has! Notice the single cover line? The first edition keeps it simple with “Young fashions & beauty, movies & music, ideas & people,” instead of the standard shtick you see on teen fashion magazines today. (“284 ways to change your look” — anyone?) The magazine was pretty cheap too, only $0.13. Today, it’s $2.99. [Chic Report] Keep reading »

Was Kelly Clarkson Slimmed Down Or Just A Victim Of Routine Airbrushing?

Like many celebrities, Kelly Clarkson appears on the September issue of Self looking more svelte than recent pictures of her in real life. We’ve been talking about airbrushing all week here at The Frisky, and we’ll continue to until it’s less of an industry standard. (Mind you, once that day comes, then we’ll probably talk about the dinosaurs who’re still doing it.) While it’s no big whoop that yet another star is airbrushed on a glossy magazine cover — after all, they all are each and every month — we noticed that Jezebel suggested that the editors at Self had not just airbrushed but also used Photoshop to slim the pop star down. Way down. Keep reading »

Tabloid Cheat Sheet: Kelly Ripa’s Non-Boob Job? “The Bachelorette” Sleaze?

This week, the tabloids had a very diverse spattering of cover stories that dealt with more than just the usual suspects. No “Twilight” drama, no Jon and Kate—just fascinating leads about Kelly Ripa not getting a boob job and Dr. Phil maybe sexually abusing someone over two decades ago. So you don’t have to face the embarrassment of hugging five tattered ‘bloids to your chest at the checkout counter, we found the stories you need to know. Well, maybe “need” is a strong word. Keep reading »

Jessica Simpson Predicts Her Breakup In Glamour Interview

She should have knocked on wood. Jessica Simpson is on the cover of the September issue of Glamour, looking happy and chic. But, natch, the interview and photo shoot happened before Tony Romo told her that he didn’t want to be her Ken doll. So it’s interesting that, in the story, Jessica makes an odd psychic prediction about her life sans Romo:

“If this article comes out and we’re not together, I’d still love him, and he’d still be a huge part of who I am today.”

Check out her other musings, after the jump. [Glamour] Keep reading »

Roseanne Barr Thinks She’s Hitler And Dresses Like Him, Too

The new issue of Heeb has got me downright confused. The hip Jewish magazine’s feature story, “That Oven Feelin’,” features pictures of Roseanne dressed as Hitler, baking and eating burnt “Jew cookies.” The crazy doesn’t stop at the photos. In a pretty shocking interview with the 55-year-old Jewish actress, Roseanne seems to have dropped off the sane-train since her television days. Now residing in Utah, Roseanne blogs and writes essays about menopause and medicine and tells Heeb she’s the reincarnated soul of Hitler. Also that macadamia nuts are the staple of perfection? What the putz!? [Heeb Magazine] Keep reading »

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