CosmoGirl: One Of The Smarter Newsstand Choices For Teens

Today it was announced » 10/10/08 1:00pm 10/10/08 1:00pm that is folding. Hearst has decided to "consolidate its teen publishing activities into ," though the brand will continue online. Founded by Atoosa Rubenstein in 2000, was the smarter, less sex-obsessed little sister of . Atoosa supposedly came up with the idea of in 48 hours, scrawling the…

The House Bunny: Ridiculous Flick, Surprisingly Tasteful Red Carpet

It seems somehow tragically appropriate that CosmoGirl » 8/19/08 10:30am 8/19/08 10:30am should have something to do with last night's screening of at New York's Joseph Urban Theatre. It is, after all, the stirring tale of a Playmate becoming house mother to a group of college-age frumps and bringing out their inner fun, fearless females by means of…

Cosmo Girl Has The Spiciest — And Smartest — Advice When It Comes To…

Down Under, two of the major teen magazines, rivals Dolly and Girlfriend, are banding together to fight government suggestions that the magazines come with "audience age recommendations," because of the sexually-explicit nature of their question-and answer-sections. According to the Daily Telegraph, "Tasmanian Senator… » 5/01/08 3:00pm 5/01/08 3:00pm

The Cosmos

"10 Questions You Can't Ask Anyone" was the tantalizing Cosmo Girl!cover line that won our hard-earned $3.49 this month. The touted story is a Nancy Redd advice column that addresses the usual array of teen "ick!" topics — stretch marks, itchy asses, third nipples. (One in 20 women have one!) But then there was this one,… » 4/28/08 2:45pm 4/28/08 2:45pm

Cosmo Girl!: Match Your Religion With Your MySpace Wallpaper!

Men are... immeasurably interested in acquiring fixed ideas of God, of the soul, and of their common duties to their Creator and to their fellow men. This is, then, the subject on which it is most important for each of us to entertain fixed ideas; and, unhappily, it is also the subject on which it is most difficult…
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Fashion Mags: Big Girls Gain, Tween Titles Flounder

Thanks in part to the mostly useless advertorial Conde Nast supplement Fashion Rocks, Vogue regains its spot as head bitch in charge of all lady mags: Anna Wintour's brainchild had the most pages this year, with 3,222, barely edging out #2, In Style, which had 3,197 pages, says Women's Wear Daily.. The other fashion… » 11/16/07 2:30pm 11/16/07 2:30pm

Why Do Women's Magazines Lie About Such Stupid Shit?

So remember way back yesterday, when we shared the harrowing story of Laura Wells, whose employers subjected her to the demeaning experience of getting her "natural russet hair" dyed BLONDE simply because it looked better on TV? Well, a reader who purports to have attended college with Laura Wells in the nineties gave… » 10/11/07 2:00pm 10/11/07 2:00pm

Teen Boys Love Implants Almost As Much As They Hate Period Bloods,…

OMG the Heidi Montag issue of Cosmo Girl! keeps giving, like a full heaving bosom full of saline and strawberry Quik. And like, where would a Heidi Montag-lionizing issue be without a story on breast implants? Specifically, how boys your age really feel about them. The magazine finds seven guys to dish. "I consider… » 10/10/07 1:30pm 10/10/07 1:30pm

Atoosa Rubenstein: Don't You Just Hang On Her Every Word?

Atoosa Rubenstein. Have you been DYING to know what's going on with everyone's fave "Alpha Kitty" her since she broke free from the confines of her job editing Seventeen and went feral?? Well, surely you know some disenfranchised teen with a big dream who has been DYING to know what she's got up her poufy sleeve. Right?… » 10/04/07 9:30am 10/04/07 9:30am

In 'CosmoGirl!' The Jeans Are Not The Point

The "special style issue" (the new way to say "back to school"?) of CosmoGirl! has a denim story shot by photographer Ben Watts, (who is actress Naomi Watts' brother) and starring actress Paz De La Huerta. [What the hell has she ever been in? -Ed.] We like Watts as a photographer, but for a jeans story in a teen magazine,… » 8/08/07 5:00pm 8/08/07 5:00pm

Now That Sarah Silverman Is On Gap's Payroll, You 'Really' Won't Be Able…

  • Sarah Silverman is going to be in ads for The Gap. What are the odds this genius plan was hatched in a corporate marketing meeting during which someone employed the term "edgy"? [WWD, sub req'd]
  • Menswear designer Thom Browne: Now bringing his shrunken jacket, cropped pant stylings to (lord help us) a womenswear line.…
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Creative Writing Contest: How I Went To Prom And Soiled The Pretty…

We here at Jezebel spend a lot of time longing for a time when we weren't so goddamn bitter and sardonic, and from your heartfelt comments and feedback we think you readers can help. Flipping through the latest issue of Cosmo Girl PROM, we had an idea along those very lines: a themed creative writing contest!… » 6/01/07 4:45pm 6/01/07 4:45pm