Shape Magazine and Fitness Magazine to Become One Super Magazine

Meredith Corporation has made a big move, spending a reported $60 million to buy Shape Magazine from American Media Inc. They plan to fold their own fitness mag, the aptly titled Fitness Magazine, into Shape. » 1/28/15 5:10pm 1/28/15 5:10pm

Jillian Michaels Is Made of Pure Muscle, Still Longs for a Better Butt

Shape magazine favorite (and my best friend) Jillian Michaels finds herself in her underwear on the cover of the magazine's July/August issue and sans any clothes altogether on the inside. » 6/18/14 10:00am 6/18/14 10:00am

Shape Will Publish Those Erroneously Rejected Bikini Photos

After much unwelcome attention over their apparent decision to reject a bikini photo of weight loss blogger Brooke Birmingham Shape magazine says they'll be featuring Birmingham in a spread in the magazine, along with five other "real" women. » 5/12/14 5:40pm 5/12/14 5:40pm

Weight Loss Blogger Says Shape Didn't Want to Show Her Bikini Body

Shape magazine has come under fire for suggesting that a woman they wanted to feature on their website for her impressive weight loss keep her shirt on in her "after" photo, an incident they say was "a misunderstanding." » 5/06/14 6:30pm 5/06/14 6:30pm

‘Every Single Woman in America Is Now Curvy’ — and That’s a Good Thing

There's a smart, funny read on The Cut right now that gives the overuse of the word "curvy" as a descriptor for All Types of Women a good talking-to. Lauren Bans takes on the fashion and entertainment media's exhaustive use of the term in all situations involving females, citing loads of examples, and shows how, when… » 12/12/12 4:30pm 12/12/12 4:30pm

Inventor of Spanx is World's Youngest Female Self-Made Billionaire

A product promising to help people look thin has given its inventor a big fat wallet. Thanks to her ingenious idea to combine insecurity, enormous underpants, and elastic sausage casings, Sara Blakely, the forty-one-year-old inventor of Spanx, is now the world's youngest female self-made billionaire. » 3/08/12 11:40am 3/08/12 11:40am

Kelly Osbourne Turned To Drugs After Being Called Fat & Ugly

Kelly Osbourne is on the December issue of Shape (for some reason, she's not standing thigh-deep in water, like most of the mag's cover models), and she tells the magazine that negative commentary in the press really affected her. » 11/18/10 1:01pm 11/18/10 1:01pm

Shape Magazine Calls LeAnn Rimes Cover A "Terrible Mistake"

Editor-in-chief Valerie Latona got many complaints when the October issue hit stands, and sent out an apology which began: "Please know that our putting her on the cover was not meant to put a husband-stealer on a pedestal…" Oops! » 10/29/10 10:21am 10/29/10 10:21am

Kelly Osbourne Dons Bikini; Promptly Cries

She explains: "I just shot the cover of Shape, which was such an incredible experience. I have never worn a bikini in my life before yesterday. I never even thought of wearing one! I cried when I saw the picture." » 10/04/10 10:45am 10/04/10 10:45am

Fall Into Gap Parody: "And We Have Way Cuter Boots!"

Shape On Jenny McCarthy: "We Can't Change The Shape Of Anyone's Body"

Mere hours after we posted Jenny McCarthy's comments about her Shape cover (she called it "a crap load of airbrushing)", we got an email from the PR Director of the magazine: » 4/15/09 4:00pm 4/15/09 4:00pm

3 Ways Women's Fitness Magazines Destroy The Soul

Here at Jezebel, we really want to cover fitness magazines. We buy Shape » 11/24/08 1:20pm 11/24/08 1:20pm and , we read them... and somehow, our brains run dry. After hours of concentrated thought (translation: long plane flight), we've figured out why it's so hard to talk to you about and 's sweatier sisters. It's because they're actually than…
A survey » 11/17/08 9:20am 11/17/08 9:20am of male and female readers of and magazines reports that 7 in 10 male readers claim they please their sexual partners every time... while the same ratio of female readers admitted to orgasms. Curious and curiouser! []

Has everyone at Shape overdosed on endorphins? Folio points out that the October and November covers of the magazine are basically identical. (Seriously, the only difference is that Sheryl Crow's head is attached to the body on one and Heather Graham's face on the other.) Shape says it's just "a coincidence." We say… » 10/25/07 11:45am 10/25/07 11:45am

Women's Magazines Short on Body Fat, Long On Good Eatin'

Women's service magazines aren't just about underweight and underfed models. Glamour Magazine has been ranked towards the top of a list of magazines with sound nutritional information by the American Council on Science and Health, according to MediaPost. Even Ladies' Home Journal, Redbook, Shape, and Self got… » 3/01/07 3:07pm 3/01/07 3:07pm