Every Wednesday, the tabloids bring tragedy, intrigue, and lust into our lives. It’s kind of like modern-day soap operas, only instead of fictional story lines or made-up characters, they’ve cast celebrities you already know and love and pretend that it’s all 100 percent true. And since reality television has taken over for scripted drama, but real life is kinda boring, writers are forced to cook up dynamic story lines, and the line between what’s real and what’s fake is increasingly blurry. I’m not sure if gifting you with the most important stories is helping or hindering in our inevitable demise, but we are all just part of the system. So enjoy the tabs while you can. After the jump, this week’s big stories.
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Even though we try not to throw away money on pricey foreign glossies, we might have to splurge on the new Lula. Model Chanel Iman looks too cute — and colorful — to miss this issue! Check out the six other covers, all with models wearing bright Strawberry Shortcake-inspired outfits, including the cartoon character’s signature striped tights. [Fashion Gone Rogue] Keep reading »
V magazine is throwing it back to the early days of hip-hop/R&B with an editorial in their 64th issue. Models Liya Kebede and Lily Donaldson seem to be channeling rap pioneer Roxanne Shante and singer Lisa Lisa, respectively, with their neon colors, denim-on-denim, and dancer-inspired wear. They even have the essential ’80s accessory — a boombox. Check out two more photos after the jump. [Models.com via Clutch Magazine] Keep reading »
As the new year settles into same-old, same-old, the tabloids once again grasp for insights into celebrity lives. The weight loss, the weight gain, the cheating, lying, engagements, reunions, and insanity riddles the flimsy pages. These are the all-important “facts” you need to know until next week, when a new set of tabloids arises, like a glorious Phoenix from the flames of a million reputations set ablaze. Luckily, you can get the big stories here every week and remain untarnished by the massacre … Keep reading »
Spring is here, according to the March batch of women’s magazines. Only, it’s totally not and, in reality, it’s freezing yet. But, heck, why not indulge in a little lady publication fantasy? That is what they’re there for. After the jump, I’ve read through and picked the highlights, so you know which of next month’s magazines are worth your $3.50 to $3.99. Keep reading »
This is the best response to Vanity Fair‘s all-white cover of Hollywood starlets we’ve seen: some pranksters mocked up a fake cover of “Vanity No Fair,” with — gasp! — women of color sitting in the same outfits and poses as the actresses on Vanity Fair‘s March 2010 issue. Click here to see a larger version.
Thanks, ladies, for showing us what Hollywood really looks like: more like reality. [Sita Young] Keep reading »