30 Rock's Tina Fey Is An Intuitive, Acquisitive, Self-Deceiver

Even though there was a Feyvelanche of Tina interviews when Baby Mama came out last month, did we really learn anything about her? Sure, her face was on the cover of Marie Claire, but the interview inside was a farce (example, "Amy Poehler: Is your name Karen Felcher? Tina Fey: Um, no, although I can see why you're… »5/13/08 3:40pm5/13/08 3:40pm

Heroes' Sexy Kristen Bell Has The Handwriting Of A Hermit; Kidnapper

Just how many blondes are there on the show Heroes? And how many of them have been on the cover of Cosmopolitan over the past year? I don't know the answer to that first question — I've never watched the show — but as to the second, the answer is, three. (Someone at NBC primetime publicity is giving his/her bosses… »5/02/08 1:00pm5/02/08 1:00pm

Dear Cosmo Girl Hayden "Heroes" Panettiere: "Better To Be The Turtle Than The Hare"

It's almost spring, so it's probably fitting that Cosmopolitan has decided to put Heroes actress Hayden Panettiere on the cover of its April issue (right next to the words "SEX GENIUS" in 64-point type!). Not only is Panettiere a budding star — after she gets her first big, silver-screen role her handlers will no… »3/13/08 3:20pm3/13/08 3:20pm

Cosmo Girl Hilary Duff: Intuitive, Practical And Younger Than She Looks

Happy (early) New Year! For its January issue, Cosmopolitan interviews singer/actress Hilary Duff, who talks about her hockey player boyfriend, becoming an adult, and how obsessing about weight just leads to unhappiness. (Something we could all do well to remember.) Not exactly enticing stuff, to be sure, but, as… »12/11/07 2:30pm12/11/07 2:30pm

Cosmo Girl Beyonce Knowles: Detail-Oriented, Thoughtful, Possibly Power-Hungry

It's been a while since our last Signature Psychoses, and that's because Cosmopolitan, the magazine we've come to know and rely on for celebrity scribblings, suddenly wasn't serving them up anymore. What a difference a month makes! For its December issue, Cosmo is back with both a celebrity cover model - Beyonce… »11/26/07 10:30am11/26/07 10:30am

'Cosmo' Cover Girl Ali Larter: Self-Involved, Stubborn, Easily Distracted

Analyzing handwriting is fun! And once again, it's time for an analysis of Cosmopolitan's "Cosmo Quiz". See, every month "The #1 Women's Magazine" includes a spread of illuminating scribbles donated by that month's cover girl. Up for October: Heroes actress Ali Larter. After the jump, our favorite graphologist, Sheila… »9/17/07 3:00pm9/17/07 3:00pm

'Cosmo' Cover Girl Jessica Alba: Emotionally Unavailable, Intuitive, Creatively Unfulfilled

Analyzing handwriting is fun! And while we were all set to have the chicken scratches in Lucky analyzed, we were informed by a Lucky rep that, sadly, staffers do not actually pen the purple-prose laden "Editor's Picks" in every issue. (That "honor" goes to the magazine's art directors). Such is not the case in … »8/21/07 2:00pm8/21/07 2:00pm

Does 'Teen Vogue' Editor Amy Astley Let Anna Wintour Sign Her Name For Her?

In September 2000 Amy Astley, then a beauty editor at Vogue, wrote a story about saying "ciao to hanging hair" and cutting a "chic, sleek bob." Know any other editor with a chic, sleek bob, folks? In short, Amy — now the editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue — takes her hairstyle cues from Anna Wintour, which is appropriate… »8/13/07 11:00am8/13/07 11:00am

'Glamour' Editor Cindi Leive: Smart, Sensitive...OMG We're Really Trying Hard Not To Judge!

Cindi Leive was the daughter of a scientist mom who attended the nation's nerdiest and most self-serious liberal arts college and interned at the Paris Review ... all so she could grow up to edit Glamour? Where her crowning achievements include... the online Do's And Don'ts forum, Alyssa Shelasky, Edgy English… »8/09/07 11:05am8/09/07 11:05am

'Elle' Magazine's Roberta Myers: Creative, Cautious, Constant

Compared to its fashion magazine cousins, Elle is one tough, slightly-feminist chick. One of the few women's titles unafraid of its own (or its readers') intelligence, Elle is overseen by one Roberta 'Robbie' Myers, who, unlike her editrix peers, is not much of a glamourpuss/press whore... mostly because she wants it… »8/08/07 12:00pm8/08/07 12:00pm

'Cosmopolitan' Editor Kate White: Infuriatingly Even-Keeled

The success of the magazine she oversees has long been contingent on exploiting female anxieties (Shouldn't he have asked you to marry him yet? Maybe it's because you're not a good enough cuddler? Or because you talk too much? But it's probably because you can't give a blow-job to save your life!) and then 'solving'… »8/06/07 11:30am8/06/07 11:30am

'Lucky' Editor Kim France's Asian Influences, Hatred Of Authority

Lucky editor Kim France has always been something of an enigma to us. A Dinsosaur Jr.-worshipping Sassy editress in our youth, she later masterminded the first magazine to eliminate basically all text in favor of pictures of shit you should buy. She's spent many of the ensuing years making "No no no, no contradiction… »8/03/07 11:01am8/03/07 11:01am

'Marie Claire' Editor Joanna Coles Has Huge Handwriting, Frontal Lobe

Time for another incredibly revealing look at women's magazine editor signatures. Next up: Marie Claire editor Joanna Coles, who took over the helm of the Hearst magazine 15 months ago. After the jump, graphologist Sheila Kurtz weighs in on the blonde British import, suggesting that perhaps that despite her magazine's »8/02/07 11:00am8/02/07 11:00am

'Vogue' Editor Anna Wintour: Not Exactly Playing Against, Uh, 'Type'

We've worked at enough women's magazines to know that their letters from the editor pages are rarely written by the editors themselves: Usually, a staff writer or junior editor composes the letter, which is then read aloud to the editor in chief in between clothes fittings and assorted cell-phone conversations.… »7/31/07 11:31am7/31/07 11:31am