January 10, 2014 |
The event: W editor in chief Stefano Tonchi, editor at large Lynn Hirschberg and hotelier André Balazs hosted a massively star-studded shindig Thursday at the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood, in celebration of the Golden Globes Awards, which are set for Sunday, and the magazine's “Best Performances” issue. The scene: Celebrants swarmed into a penthouse suite thick with Golden Globe contenders, presenters and other A-listers straight from W's past, present and future movie-themed pages.
January 7, 2014 |
Mindy Kaling has slammed the lid down on the brouhaha surrounding her Elle magazine cover, one of four shots featuring different ladies for the mag's Women in TV Issue. And she's done it by being funny, which makes it even better. "I love my @ELLEmagazine cover," Kaling wrote Tuesday on Twitter. "It made me feel glamorous & cool. And if anyone wants to see more of my body, go on thirteen dates with me. " PHOTOS: 50 most beautiful female celebrities "More of my body" refers to the heart of the controversy: "The Mindy Project" star, 34, was the only one of the four to be cropped in tighter, so that the shot showed mainly her face and not her bod. Another "controversial" point: Kaling, who's of Indian descent, is the group's only woman of color, and the only one not shown in color.
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December 19, 2013 |
If Hugh Hefner strove to put a suave, air-brushed image on sexual freedom in the 1960s, rival publisher Al Goldstein was the polar opposite. Unabashedly abrasive and foul-mouthed, the cigar-chomping, obese Goldstein called his explicit magazine Screw and seemingly reveled in giving the middle-finger sign not only to his enemies but also the world at large via an 11-foot sculpture of the gesture outside his Florida home. "To be angry is to be alive," Goldstein - who aggressively championed free speech rights - said in a New Times Broward-Palm Beach interview in 2001.
December 14, 2013 |
Note to music journalists crafting their year-end lists: Omitting Wale has dire consequences. As most publications are rolling out lists of their top albums of the year - Pop & Hiss' year-end review is right around the corner - Complex magazine issued a list of its 50 best albums of the year on Monday. Daft Punk made the list, as did 2 Chainz, Arcade Fire, Haim, Eminem, Drake and Kanye, whose polarizing “Yeezus” took the top spot. Not on the list? Wale. And he didn't take the news kindly.
December 13, 2013 |
"What do journalists, CEOs and senior citizens have in common?" an editor for website BuzzFeed tweeted the other day. "They are the only groups of people left who care about reading things in print. " So goes the digital punch line in 2013. Conventional media wisdom maintains that print is headed remorselessly toward extinction, with many old-school publications continuing to struggle and, most recently, the legendary weekly magazine New York announcing that its print edition would soon go bimonthly.
December 10, 2013 |
When Katy Perry's short-lived marriage to Russell Brand ended, she coped in a way we can relate to, as she told Marie Claire. "There were two weeks of my life after I found out the truth of my marriage where I was like, 'OK. All right. I can't feel this. This is too intense right now,'" she says in the January issue of the magazine. "I was, like, just eating Flamin' Hot Cheetos and drinking, and that's it. " [Marie Claire] Beyonce spent the first week of the new vegan diet she and husband Jay Z adopted dressing against the spirit of the endeavor, Allison P. Davis points out on The Cut blog.