Zeebatouge

Is Joe Zee, Elle's creative director, ruining the magazine by being a lens fly? Having tasted the sweet nectar of fame with a universally ignored 1-second cameo on Ugly Betty, some staffers are complaining that Zee is losing focus on his actual job and leading the magazine into ruin. Elle's numbers show that something is wrong inside the magazine: newsstand sales have dropped 34.8% since last year, and apparently the publisher is "freaking out" as advertisers and designers move away from the magazine. Is this a rumor started up by recently outed fashion director (and someone who is no stranger to the TV lens), Nina Garcia, or is Zee's personal fameballing actually hurting the magazine? [Jossip]