The Hollywood Reporter Is Dropping Its Controversial 'Power 100' List 

In an essay published Wednesday, The Hollywood Reporter president and chief creative officer Janice Min wrote that THR would be getting rid of its annual Women in Entertainment Power 100 list. “THR’s Power 100 list, by its nature, pits the town’s most impressive females against one another,” she wrote. “We… »11/11/15 3:35pm11/11/15 3:35pm

Former Us Weekly Editor Has No Right to Be Pissed About the Post-Baby Body Obsession

Janice Min was recently humiliated when—at four months postpartum—her manicurist thought she was still pregnant. Min was so riled up that she penned a piece for the New York Times about how unrealistic, unfair, and unkind our attitudes about new mothers have become, expecting women to get back to their pre-baby bodies… »8/20/12 3:30pm8/20/12 3:30pm

How Tabloid Coverage Exalts Motherhood And By Extension, Sarah Palin

This weekend I couldn't stop thinking about why Sarah Palin, a woman I've never met, upset me so viscerally. »9/09/08 4:00pm9/09/08 4:00pm I was appalled from day one by the way she used her motherhood as a leadership credential but, after seeing Palin's face it hit me: Palin is just another link in the Brangelina chain of fetishizing motherhood.…

Sarah Palin And Indulging In "The Liquor Cabinet"

It is way-back week on Crappy Hour, when my »9/08/08 10:00am9/08/08 10:00am first Crappy Love, Moe Tkacik, agrees to relive our original blogospheric passion for a full five days! Today's edition - for which we decided to stay up late, get drunk, and parse the headlines rather than get up early and hungover - includes my embarrassing encounter with…

Us Weekly Editor On Choosing The Mariah Cover Shot: "She Looks Great, But Not…Skanky."

Nightline went behind the scenes at Us to show how the celebrity weekly works. Editor-in-Chief Janice Min, despite encouraging the ever-expanding ego of the beast they call Speidi, comes off as a totally reasonable person. She tells the interviewer that when her female readers are challenged by their husbands about… »5/21/08 1:30pm5/21/08 1:30pm

'Us Weekly' Takes Obsession With Angelina's Outfits All The Way To The Checkout Counter

Great minds think alike? One day after we ran our gallery of Angelina Jolie's back-to-school style, Us Weekly hits newsstands with a two-page spread on the exact same thing. But the magazine took their version one step further: its editors actually determined not only the designers but the prices of all of Angelina's… »10/10/07 5:30pm10/10/07 5:30pm

'US Weekly's' Ken Baker Was A Nice Guy, Back When He Still Lactated

Yesterday's post on Us Weekly West Coast executive editor Ken Baker, the worst boss in America, drew many comments and a few phone calls from former co-workers. Once upon a time, you see, Ken was a nice, friendly, idealistic Columbia J-school grad with the highest of ethical standards. The only problem was that his… »9/18/07 4:10pm9/18/07 4:10pm

Meet 'US Weekly''s Ken Baker. He'll Promote His Hot Nanny Instead Of You, Then Send The FBI To Your House

The jackass with Paris is Ken Baker, America's worst boss. We always thought there was something a little spooky about how mild and intelligent and reasonable Us Weekly editor in chief Janice Min came across in public, and now we know why: she has a horrible secret and it is not that she had reporters dig through Ben… »9/17/07 6:00pm9/17/07 6:00pm