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Vanity Fair Subscriptions Skyrocket After Trump Attack

Folio reports: Vanity Fair’s subscriptions increased 100 fold following a Thursday morning tweet from president-elect Donald Trump which stated without evidence that the magazine had “really poor numbers.” “This was the highest number of subscriptions sold in a single day ever at Condé Nast,” a Condé Nast spokesperson tells Folio. Trump’s tweet was seemingly in response to an article by ...

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Playboy Magazine: No More Nudes

Declaring that the “battle” to see naked women has been won thanks to the internet, Playboy Magazine says they will no longer publish nude photos. The New York Times reports: Last month, Cory Jones, a top editor at Playboy, went to see its founder Hugh Hefner at the Playboy Mansion. In a wood-paneled dining room, with Picasso and de Kooning ...

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Christian Censorship Group To Retailers: Don’t Display Cosmopolitan Because It Encourages Anal Sex

Morality In Media has laughably renamed themselves the National Center On Sexual Exploitation and today they report that more major retailers are surrendering to their demand that Cosmopolitan Magazine be racked behind blinders. From the American Family Association: Dawn Hawkins, executive director of NCSE, tells OneNewsNow the magazine is worse than Playboy. “They package it like it’s an empowering magazine ...

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Laverne Cox Poses As Statue Of Liberty For Latest Issue Of Entertainment Weekly

(Tipped by JMG reader TJ)

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Transgender Man Leads Contest To Appear On Cover Of Men’s Health Magazine

Via USA Today: A transgender man is leading in popular votes for the 2015 Men’s Health cover contest. Aydian Dowling, a video blogger, activist and the creator of a clothing line called Point 5cc, has more than 46,000 votes as of Monday afternoon. If he wins the contest, which is open for entries until June 21, his photo will appear ...

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Meet The Bears Of Sweet Paul

The foodies among you may already be familiar with Sweet Paul, which began years ago as Paul Lowe’s personal cooking blog and has since grown to become a wildly popular print and online magazine. Lowe (above left, also known as “the gay Martha Stewart”) does the kitchen work while the business side of the enterprise is handled by “the other ...

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Magazine Angers Trans Advocates With Photoshopped Image Of Bruce Jenner

InTouch has angered transgender advocates with a photoshopped cover image of Bruce Jenner. BuzzFeed reports that the magazine appears to have superimposed Jenner’s face on that of British actress Stephanie Beacham, lipstick and all. Hollywood Life, an entertainment blog, also quotes an “insider” who claims that Jenner plans to come out as a transgender woman in a future issue of ...

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FRANCE: Magazine Ordered To Pay €20K For Outing Leader Of Neo-Nazi Party

France’s Closer Magazine has been ordered to pay €20K for invading the privacy of a neo-Nazi party leader when it outed him as gay. Via Pink News: Florian Philippot is the deputy leader of the French Front National – which was allied with the British National Party, and has been accused of fostering homophobic violence by aligning itself with aggressive ...

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Michael Sam Is A GQ Man Of The Year

Via the Washington Post: This fall, GQ magazine found room for an athlete on its annual list of celebrities who have left a mark on pop culture. This isn’t any athlete, though. It’s Michael Sam, the first openly gay player taken in the NFL draft last spring. Sam joins “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Chris Pratt, comedian Dave Chappelle, actors ...

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CANADA: Human Rights Complaint Filed After Magazine Publishes Letter From Hate Group Leader Matt Barber

A humans rights complaint has been filed against the Newfoundland Herald after it published an anti-gay screed titled The Coming Christian Revolt from hate group leader Matt Barber. Western Pride NL member Kyle Curlew, who initiated filing the complaint, said his “jaw dropped” when he first saw the two-page letter.​ “I couldn’t even believe that it was published in the ...

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Tweet Of The Day – Chris Meloni

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Newsweek Owner: Gayness Can Be Cured

Last year IBT Media co-owner Johnathan Davis and his business partner bought Newsweek from the Daily Beast. Earlier this month the 80-year old title returned to print with an article that has been met with controversy as its main subject denies being “the face of Bitcoin,” as Newsweek’s cover story about the virtual currency declared. In fact, the man claims ...

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Franco & Rogen Spoof Vogue Cover

Via Gothamist: They had to do it. After Kim Kardashian and Kanye West appeared on the current issue of Vogue, backlash has come from everyone from Sarah Michelle Gellar to Buzzfeed, USA Today reports. But Seth Rogen and James Franco went a step further, reenacting the cheesy cover shot with their own tender rendition that Franco tweeted out. Last year ...

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WI Grocer Covers Gay Wedding Mag

The details: The cover of Milwaukee Magazine’s March issue, with a lesbian couple in wedding gowns, has been “censored” by Sendik’s Fine Foods in Brookfield, Wis. “This apparently happened after a customer complained,” says Milwaukee Magazine assistant editor Abby Callard. “The reader who emailed us [about the hidden cover] asked a clerk and was told the owners deemed it ‘inappropriate.’ ...

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Newsweek To Return To Print

Newsweek stopped producing print copies over a year ago, but it’s coming back. The magazine expects to begin a 64-page weekly edition in January or February, said Jim Impoco, Newsweek’s editor in chief. Mr. Impoco said in an interview that Newsweek would depend more heavily on subscribers than advertisers to pay its bills — and that readers would pay more ...

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Four New Covers By Ebony

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The Week’s Bloomberg Businessweek

The reaction to this week’s cover is mixed: A story about, ahem, underperforming hedge funds isn’t provocative or controversial, but the content could be overshadowed by the cover, writes The Atlantic Wire’s Alexander Nazaryan. “At what point do risque covers actually undermine the reporting they are supposedly advertising?” Nazaryan asks. “And is the purported audience of Businessweek going to be ...

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New Yorker: Happy Mothers’ Day

Jeremy Hooper points out the apostrophe placement in the New Yorker’s latest cover story by Chris Ware. An excerpt: Now that the numbers are in on same-sex marriage, many Republicans are falling like dominos all over themselves to express their support for something that only a few months ago they steadfastly claimed to stand against. They’ll probably soon claim that ...

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People’s Most Beautiful Woman

Vanity Fair reports on the conflicting opinions about Gwyneth Paltrow. In the space of eight days, Oscar winner, self-appointed lifestyle guru, and Beyoncé-song consultant Gwyneth Paltrow has catapulted herself from Star magazine’s Most Hated Celebrity (More Hated Than Chris Brown Edition) to People’s Most Beautiful Woman in the World. Granted the two categories are not mutually exclusive—a celebrity can be ...

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Papal Secretary “Gorgeous George” Makes Cover Of Italian Vanity Fair

Reuters reports: Archbishop Georg Ganswein, Pope Benedict’s private secretary, who has been dubbed “Gorgeous George” by the Italian media, is now a real-life cover boy. The prelate has landed on the cover of Vanity Fair. The cover on the Italian edition of the magazine shows the 56-year-old archbishop smiling, his blue eyes beaming, above a headline that reads “Father Georg ...

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