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

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 3:30pm 8/20/12 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 4:00pm 9/09/08 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 10:00am 9/08/08 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,…

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 1:30pm 5/21/08 1:30pm

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

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 5:30pm 10/10/07 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 4:10pm 9/18/07 4:10pm

Meet 'US Weekly''s Ken Baker. He'll Promote His Hot Nanny Instead Of You,…

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 6:00pm 9/17/07 6:00pm