The cover story, it turns out, is not exactly an exclusive but, rather, an article cobbled together from quotes taken from previous interviews with Ray. Additionally, the pictures used were outtakes taken from the February 2008 cover shoot Ray did for her own magazine, Every Day with Rachael Ray.
A spokesperson for Ray’s magazine explained why the cover and article don’t have their “seal of approval” (back off — it’s Friday):
We are disappointed that a respected publication such as Good Housekeeping is essentially using, without permission, Rachael’s image, words and thoughts in an attempt to sell a few more magazines.
This is disappointing to everyone, really.