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Posts Tagged ‘Angelina Jolie’

Harper’s Brown Loves Making “A Fantastical Idea A Reality”

brown.png Harper’s Bazaar features and special projects director Laura Brown spoke with FishbowlNY contributor Diane Clehane for a “What Do You Do?” article on Mediabistro.com earlier this week.

The Australian editor and special judge on Bravo’s “Project Runway” spin-off “The Fashion Show” spoke about the challenges of her unique job including celebrity wrangling and conceptualizing the special features that get the magazine noticed, like last year’s photo feature with Tyra Banks as Michelle Obama.

Have favorite part of the job? “It’s basically being able to make what is seemingly an untenable idea or a fantastical idea a reality — to have a light bulb go on over your head like, ‘How about Tyra [Banks] as Michelle Obama?’ and then having that happen,” she said. “I feel like a little girl from Sydney when I do those things like, ‘Wow, look at that!’”

Getting into the details of how the Tyra/Michelle piece came about, Brown said:

“Obviously, the election was on everyone’s mind. I just said to [Tyra], ‘Why don’t we do this?’ We have one pop cultural icon who is paying homage to a woman who is about to become first lady and is clearly an icon herself.’ She got it straight away. She had no hesitation whatsoever. We shot this months before the election, and we imagined the White House with the family. If we get one point for prescience, we’ll take it…She was great. We got so much press. There were people who loved it — and then there were some people from Harvard who couldn’t believe we put a Harvard sweatshirt on Tyra and thought it was outrageous. I love doing that kind of stuff when you get a reaction from people. That’s the point — you don’t shoot stories to have them die.”

Read on for Brown’s take on which celebrities sell best today and some inspiring advice for magazine writers.

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A Fleshy Approach To Publishing

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Swedish tattoo magazine Tare Lugnt did something a little unusual for their third issue- they published it as a tattoo on a fellow’s leg. Refreshingly analog, and an excellent argument for the importance of copy editors. Who wants to go through life with a typo on their thigh?

The magazine’s website makes the issue available for reading- via large photos of the tattoos. We can’t read Swedish, but maybe they’ll come out with an English translation. We hear Angelina Jolie still has some real estate available…

Found via Neatorama.

Watch a video of the magazine being published after the jump-

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Forbes Has Four Way Tie For Number Two Spot in Top 20 Most Valuable Actors

Fist of Money.gifAngelina Jolie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp are tied, according to Forbes Magazine in their worth currently. Really? Couldn’t figure out a way to rank the top five huh? Seriously?

If everyone is equal – it’s not a Top 20 list now is it?

Wil Smith is number one, according to the magazine. And in case you’re curious (we were) Tom Cruise wasn’t in the top 10. He ranked 13 down from number one a few years running. Alien conspiracy? Probably.

Soapblox Hacked — But Will Be Back…Ack!

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Soapblox, a publishing platform and community for a grip of progressive and liberal blogs, got hacked.

This was posted on the front page this morning:

SoapBlox is Dead
by: pacified
January 07, 2009 at 08:15:46 MST

It was a good ride, but it’s over.

Thanks for all the fish.

All these hackers messing with our stuff, and we here at SoapBlox have no clue what to do. We don’t have enough knowledge, time, money, or care to fix it.

So I hope the Hackers are happy.

Ben Smith on Politco wrote:

The attack is a reminder of how little redundancy there is in big portions of the rapidly-expanding Internet, and how fragile the systems that manage content can be.

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Complete Golden Globe Nominations

frostnix3.jpg“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” lead the nominations in the top categories for the 66th Golden Globe Awards, chosen for drama, actor, director, screenplay and score.

“Frost/Nixon,” “The Reader,” “Revolutionary Road” and “Slumdog Millionaire” rounded out the pics in the drama category, chosen by the 80-plus members of The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.

In the dramatic acting categories, Leonardo DiCaprio, Frank Langella, Sean Penn, Brad Pitt and Mickey Rourke received noms among actors, while Anne Hathaway, Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet and Kristin Scott Thomas were singled out in the actress category.

“Wall-E” received three nominations, including best animated feature and best song and score in the music categories.

The Globes are considered a bellwether for the Academy Awards. Awards are scheduled to air Jan 11 on NBC from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.

FILM

BEST FEATURE – DRAMA
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“Frost/Nixon”
“The Reader”
“Slumdog Millionaire”
“Revolutionary Road”

BEST FEATURE – COMEDY
“Burn After Reading”
“Happy-Go-Lucky”
“En Bruges”
“Mamma Mia!”
“Vicky Cristina Barcelona”

ACTOR – DRAMA
Leonardo DiCaprio – “Revolutionary Road”
Frank Langella – “Frost/Nixon”
Sean Penn – “Milk”
Brad Pitt – “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Mickey Rouke – “The Wrestler”

ACTRESS – DRAMA
Anne Hathaway – “Rachel Getting Married”
Angelina Jolie – “Changeling”
Meryl Streep – “Doubt”
Kristin Scott Thomas – “I’ve Loved You So Long”
Kate Winslet – “Revolutionary Road”

More Nominations Below:

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People in the Tank for ‘Scary Smart’ Brangelina?

angegglina_jolie3.jpgAccording to the New York Times People — one of the few magazines still doing well in this economy, by the way — agreed to give Angelina Jolie and family positive coverage (no using the term Brangelina!) as part of a package deal that included photos of her newborn twins and an interview.

The stars were seeking more than the estimated $14 million they received from the deal. They also wanted a hefty slice of journalistic input — a promise that the winning magazine’s coverage would be positive, not merely in that instance but into the future.

People is categorically denying the charge, even though the Times say they have talked to “two people with knowledge of the bidding.” In the same article Bonnie Fuller says that Jolie, who does not employ a publicist or an agent, is “scary smart” about manipulating the media. The article goes on to disclose that Jolie herself has set up some paparazzi shots as a way to control her image and elicit sympathy in the aftermath of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston‘s divorce. Color us shocked! Shocked!

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W Cover Features Angelina Jolie Breastfeeding

wmagazineangelinajoliebreastfeedingcoverawardsmarkpasetsky.jpgRemember way back in the early nineties, before the Internet and the end of capitalism, how the world almost ended because Demi Moore posed naked and pregnant on the cover of Vanity Fair? Those were the days. The cover of this month’s W features Angelina Jolie breastfeeding.

The “intimate” photos were apparently taken by baby daddy Brad Pitt. Also revealed: the kids like to sleep in bed with them. Larger photo after the jump

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The $14 Million Smile

04_people_lgl.jpgNotice anything strange about this week’s People magazine cover of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt‘s golden children?

Vivienne Marcheline appears to be smiling even though she is only three weeks old. Babies don’t smile until they reach two to four months. Hmm. A case of photoshop perhaps? That’s what Daily Intel is calling it. Or, does this smile perhaps finally prove out Entertainment Tonight‘s source and signify that the twins were, in fact, born earlier than was officially announced.

People Covers the Golden Children

angelina_jolie3.jpgBrad Pitt and Angelina Jolie‘s three week old twins Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline hits newsstands today.

People paid upwards of $14 million to nab the first cover shots of the dynamic newborn duo, and the issue features “19 pages of intimate family photos and the full interview with Brad and Angelina.”

Unconfirmed: People Gets the Golden Children

wyclef-jean-brad-angelina-twins.jpgLooks like People has scored the right to pay between $10 and $15 million to publish pictures of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie‘s newborn twins Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline.

This news comes to us via Just Jared, and has yet to be confirmed (so, sort of similar to John Edward’s alleged love-child news coming to us via the National Enquirer, one supposes). Anyway, the pictures will not be published this week and needless to say, all the money is probably going to charity.

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