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Lucire expands to cover web video with InTheSeen tie-up

December 14, 2008/11.40

Lucire, New Zealand’s internationally published fashion magazine, has formed an alliance with InTheSeen (, which will provide original online video programming for the title at This means that Lucire will enter 2009 covering print, web, mobile and online video media.    InTheSeen will provide custom, original programming for Lucire, initially in its New Zealand […]

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E! says Karolína Kurková is world’s sexiest woman

November 22, 2008/10.25

Above: Karolína Kurková in La Perla, as featured in Lucire in 2001. E! Entertainment Television has named Karolína Kurková as the world’s sexiest woman for 2008.    Model Bar Rafaeli and actress Angelina Jolie took second and third places.    Rounding off the top 10 were Gisèle Bündchen, Scarlett Johansson, Adriana Lima, Heidi Klum, Penélope […]

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Fiction from The New York Times, courtesy the Yes Men

November 12, 2008/21.51

A prank edition of The New York Times, published by the Yes Men, had me going a bit earlier today.    After receiving a realistic looking release and knowing that 1·2 million copies had gone out in print, it was a heck of an expensive prank from the liberal group. But it worked.    My […]

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European Car of the Year to be announced Nov. 17

November 11, 2008/7.22

Final voting is under way for the European Car of the Year 2009 and the result will be announced on the 17th inst. at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London at the Autocar Awards.    Interestingly, the shortlist is not too dissimilar from the Car to Be Seen in finalists that Lucire announces next month. […]

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Michelle Obama looked perfectly fine in Narciso Rodriguez

November 8, 2008/14.21

I know we are a fashion magazine, but to see polls criticize the United States’ future First Lady, Michelle Obama, for choosing a dress from the Narciso Rodriguez spring 2009 collection and to say it wasn’t up to snuff is a bit much.    Mrs Obama wore the dress at her husband’s victory speech on […]

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Meghan McCain humanizes her Dad’s campaign

October 23, 2008/6.06

One of our team, who hails from Washington state, thinks I remind her of Gov. Sarah Palin when I say, ‘You betcha,’ which I have used as part of my regular speech for around 20 years. A lot of my family is American but it’s not from that, but from a line uttered by Andy […]

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Was newspaper editor dropped due to sexuality?

October 4, 2008/13.23

Finland’s news outlets have been reporting heavily on the cancellation of Johanna Korhonen’s appointment to editor-in-chief by newspaper Lapin Kansa, allegedly because of her registered civil union with a woman.    Lapin Kansa’s parent company, Alma Media, has denied that the cancellation has anything to do with Korhonen’s private life and has said it was […]

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In defence of lipstick

October 2, 2008/9.41

Above: Sen. Barack Obama and Gov. Sarah Palin. On the experience question, Sen. Obama had it easy with the American media. And no one questioned whether any of the men vying for the top two executive spots in the United States would be a fit father by pursuing his career. It has been fascinating to […]

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Question marks raised over He Kexin’s age

August 22, 2008/10.48

[Cross-posted] You’ve all heard the controversy over whether Red Chinese gymnast He Kexin is 14 or 16. A hacker has found documents in the Baidu (the Red Chinese search engine) cache that indicate she is 14. Some commenters have attacked the hacker, pointing out some potential errors in the search. A few point out that […]

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Keira Knightley admits to inadequacy through not attending university

August 2, 2008/8.11

Above: Keira Knightley in her Academy Award-nominated role in Atonement. Although she’s received more press in fashion magazines this year than any other, and a recent Forbes list puts her as Hollywood’s second-highest-paid actress, Keira Knightley admits to Tatler, in the next issue on sale Thursday, that she feels inadequate next to better educated actors […]

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