Washington Is (Still) the Key to Cosmo's Future Success

Recently appointed Cosmopolitan editor Joanna Coles is trying hard to turn her magazine into something women don't read just as a guilty pleasure. Coles hasn't kept her goals a secret, but it's her tactics that are worth paying attention to: instead of attempting to convince her fellow media-hounds that the magazine… » 10/09/13 1:50pm 10/09/13 1:50pm

Gretchen Carlson Explores the Suspicious Obamacare/Cosmo Connection

Just three days into her new show The Real Story on Fox News where she's trying to "hold everyone's feet to the fire," Gretchen Carlson pulled out the big guns by hosting a "power panel of women" that included former Real Housewife of New York Jill Zarin and new Miss America Nina Davuluri. The women decided to tackle the… » 10/03/13 3:40pm 10/03/13 3:40pm

Cosmopolitan Editor Wants to Cover More Politics

On the heels of magazine editors the industry across discussing ladymags' devotion to "serious journalism," Cosmopolitan editor Joanna Coles has said it's her plan to add more politics to the women's mag, which is considered by some to be only good for sex tips like what a good idea it is to leave fruit in your mouth… » 6/19/13 5:50pm 6/19/13 5:50pm

Gwyneth Paltrow Tsk-Tsked for Shilling Kiddie Bikinis

The British anti-child abuse advocacy group Kidscape is pissed off that Gwyneth Paltrow hawks bikinis for four to eight year-olds in her latest GOOP newsletter. She captioned images of the swimwear, a collaboration with designer Melissa Odabash and exact replica of adult bikinis sold on the site, that it's "great for… » 4/23/13 9:00am 4/23/13 9:00am

Will New EIC Joanna Coles Change Cosmopolitan?

Joanna Coles, the current editor of Marie Claire (and regular "Project Runway All Stars" judge), will replace Kate White as the editor of Cosmopolitan, America's most popular women's magazine and bible for fun fearless women who aren't afraid of psychotic sex tips. » 9/04/12 2:00pm 9/04/12 2:00pm

Naomi Campbell Is Still Mad That Ethnic Models Aren't Working

  • "Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington would go to big designers and say: 'If you don't want Naomi to be in your show, then I don't want to be in it'...Women of colour are not a trend...That's the bottom line." — Naomi Campbell, still fighting for the cause of models of color. [Vogue UK]
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Dear Marie Claire editor-in-chief Joanna Coles: We understand; it's not easy to be the editor of a fashion magazine. It's not easy to have to pose for pictures next to otherwordly vessels of ubersymmetry like Helena or hang out with Angie and the kids. And it's not any magazine editor who's willing to not only chase… » 1/14/08 12:45pm 1/14/08 12:45pm

Marie Claire Editor Does Joan Rivers Drive-By On 'Today'


This morning, plastic surgery aficionado Joan Rivers, Marie Claire editor Joanna Coles and a psychiatrist from iVillage turned up on the Today show to talk about the pros and cons of plastic surgery. (Is it just us or is Joan beginning to resemble Jocelyn Wildenstein? Joan: stop! Didn't you hear the news?) Other than… » 12/13/07 4:20pm 12/13/07 4:20pm