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… » 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

Marie Claire Editor "Really Needed A Lloyd"

ForbesLife Executive Woman » 11/21/08 2:40pm 11/21/08 2:40pm has an article about what several high powered women, including Editor Joanna Coles, look for When Coles was looking for an assistant earlier this year, she told HR she wanted a right hand man like the fictional Lloyd, Ari Gold's beleaguered assistant on . "I'm not sure they knew what I…

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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Sex And The City Movie: Now With More Burberry

  • Carrie Bradshaw in Burberry in Sex and the City movie ads: Potentially even more damaging to the brand than the chavs? [Vogue UK]
  • Quick turnaround! Halston redux will be available on-line on Net-a-Porter the day after its runway show next week? Says Net-a-Porter chairman Natalie Massenet:"I am sure this will be a…
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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