France’s First Lady Wins Suit Against French Celebrity Magazine for Publishing Bikini Photos

France's brand-new first lady and well-known journalist Valérie Trierweiler recently won damages of 2,000 euros from the French celebrity weekly VSD for breaching her privacy and image rights by publishing a cover photo of her sunbathing, building sandcastle scale models of the Châtaeu d'If, bodyboarding, and whatever… »9/05/12 10:25pm9/05/12 10:25pm

Newsweek Recycles Porny Stock Image Photo for This Week’s Cover

Does Newsweek's indecent asparagus cover photo seem a little familiar to you? If so, it means that you either have something to share with all of us about your relationship with asparagus, or you recognize this picture of two slimy asparagus spears dangling over the sexualized maw of a hungry and anonymous woman from… »8/07/12 9:15pm8/07/12 9:15pm

David Beckham Is the First Man to Make the Cover of British Elle

A shirtless and soaking wet David Beckham appears on the cover of British Elle. As promised, Beckham is the first man to score a solo cover of the women's magazine — ever. Inside, the soccer star says such insightful things as, "How would I sum myself up? I don't know, I prefer other people to do that. Erm, a little… »5/29/12 12:10pm5/29/12 12:10pm

Are Women's Magazines the Key to Nurturing More Women Writers?

There's been an ongoing discussion about how poorly represented women are among the ranks of magazine writers. For instance, women wrote just 26.44 percent of New Yorker stories last year and only 16 percent of those in Harper's. But Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of The Nation (which does a bit better women-wise than… »5/02/12 9:15pm5/02/12 9:15pm

This Week In Tabloids: Kanye Kourts Kim Kardashian For Both Bed and Business Purposes

Welcome back to Midweek Madness! Every Wednesday, we search for unblemished "news" in the pages of In Touch, Us, Ok!, Life & Style, and Star. This week, Angelina is pregnant with twin boys and planning a wedding; Jennifer Aniston is pregnant and planning a wedding; and Kanye West is planning Total World Domination —… »3/14/12 3:00pm3/14/12 3:00pm

Cosmo Mangles Dianna Agron, Says 'Sorry' With A Whole New Body

We've discovered "what your va-jay-jay is dying to tell you": Don't pose for the cover of Cosmo unless you want to have your arms lopped off and reattached at an awkward angle. The mag did thoughtfully draw Dianna Agron a new, curvier silhouette — even though there's nothing wrong with her actual torso. »8/25/11 12:45pm8/25/11 12:45pm