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Is Vogue’s April 2008 cover racist?

March 21, 2008/1.02

Vogue’s April 2008 cover with the Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James and Gisèle Bündchen has been branded by some as being racist. As noted by the Plain Dealer over in Cleveland, Ohio: LeBron shares the April cover of Vogue magazine with supermodel Gisele Bundchen. It’s been noted by some that his open-mouthed screaming face and the […]

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Is Naomi Wolf pulling punches for Dove’s Real Beauty campaign?

February 15, 2008/23.08

In its quest to become a brand associated with more than a bar of soap, Dove has launched an enviable feel-good campaign that seeks to remake the way women feel about beauty advertising. Dove ads challenge the domination of thin, pouty-lipped supermodels in beauty advertising. When critics claim the ads are simply good for the […]

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Katherine Heigl in scrubs

January 24, 2008/11.59

I still think of Katherine Heigl as the girl I should have tried harder to secure a cover with, because she’s now huge in 2008. Prior to that, Katy came into conversation as she was a classmate of a Lucire team member, and I had probably seen Under Siege 2 more times than I should […]

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Unpublished in 2007: Katharine McPhee, Diesel models

December 27, 2007/2.28

With less on the newswires today except for more Sarko and Bruni, we thought we’d put up a few of the unpublished images from our server. Here are two that didn’t make publication for one reason or another: American Idol’s Katharine McPhee (mentioned by Summer Rayne Oakes in Lucire 20) at a skin cancer benefit […]

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People’s best and worst of 2007

December 25, 2007/22.54

In today’s video, People’s Ericka Souter discusses her magazine’s end-of-year double issue featuring the best and worst of 2007. Patrick Dempsey is the stand-out celebrity, and makes the cover as ‘Star of the Year’. Inside, there’s an interview with President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush.    In addition, People pays tribute to […]

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Van Cleef & Arpel sues Heidi Klum, Mouawad

December 23, 2007/3.16

Reuter reports that Van Cleef & Arpel ?led a lawsuit in New York last Friday against Heidi Klum GmbH and Mouawad USA, alleging that its Alhambra clover design had been copied and that the companies bene?ted from its reputation. Van Cleef & Arpel claims $25,000.    In copyright, the plaintiff has the onus in proving objective […]

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On the blogs: a real story about the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

November 30, 2007/23.01

Spotted on Stevie Wilson’s LA-Story site: a video on the casting of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Yes, really: it’s from the show, rather than Heatherette two years ago (I see even the respectable Times of India has reported the Miranda Kerr–Paris Hilton non-incident with the wrong year and venue now).    The show is […]

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The Miranda Kerr v. Paris Hilton incident actually happened in 2005

November 28, 2007/12.56

Quite a few people will have caught the gossip that Miranda Kerr, the Australian model, was upset when Paris Hilton waltzed in to a Heatherette show in 2005 and chose a pink dress that Kerr was scheduled to wear on the catwalk. The organizers obliged and Kerr decided she would leave the matter to karma. […]

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The Kin hit the Troubador with Josh Kelley and the Pat McGee Band

November 24, 2007/22.55

[Cross-posted] It’s not all the time I hit the clubs. There are musicians who can attest to that—mostly because of deadlines or time frames of when they are going on and the distance I have to drive.    Recently the Kin toured with Josh Kelley and the Pat McGee Band for well over a month […]

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