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Steven Tyler Quits American Idol

You just got played, American Idol.

After a two-year stint in order to become relevant again, Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler is quitting the Fox singing competition show:

“After some long … hard … thoughts … I’ve decided it’s time for me to let go of my mistress ‘American Idol’ before she boils my rabbit. I strayed from my first love, AEROSMITH, and I’m back – but instead of begging on my hands and knees, I’ve got two fists in the air and I’m kicking the door open with my band. The next few years are going to be dedicated to kicking some serious ass – the ultimate in auditory takeover. On Nov. 6, we are unleashing our new album, Music from Another Dimension on the Earth, Moon, Mars, and way beyond the stars. IDOL was over-the-top fun, and I loved every minute of it … Now it’s time to bring Rock Back. ERMAHGERD.”

Of course Tyler is leaving the show just months before Aerosmith drops an album.

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Women Occupy Seven out of The Top 10 Spots in Most Powerful List

Forbes’Most Powerful Celebrity” list is jam packed with women. In fact, women take seven out of the top 10 spots in the magazine’s report, which ranks people according to earnings and fame. Jennifer Lopez takes the number one spot and Oprah — the highest ranking media mogul on the list — is runner-up. Other women rounding out the top 10 include Rihanna (4), Lady Gaga (5), Britney Spears (6), Kim Kardashian (7) and Katy Perry (8).

We’ve seen this “female focused” trend already, when Time’s annual Time 100 list featured 38 women, more than ever before. Does this mean that 2012 is the year of the woman? Are we even allowed to write that considering Forbes counts Kardashian as “powerful?”

Probably not.

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Vogue Launches Tablet Edition

Vogue is now available digitally. Starting today, the fashion magazine can be downloaded on the Nook, Nook Color, Kindle Fire and iPad. To make the launch enticing, each platform is offering free trials and Vogue’s print and digital editions are available now for only $19.99, over 50 percent off the cover price.

The digital launch coincides with Vogue’s April issue, featuring Jennifer Lopez or J. Lo or whatever the hell she likes to be called now. In a profile by Jonathan Van Meter, Lopez reveals that she wears a diamond ring that spells, “I love me.”

Jenny From The Block, everyone!

The A-List Returns! Barbara Walters, Charlie Rose, Barry Diller Hold Court at Michael’s

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As Januarys go, this one has been a bit of a snoozer, but things are finally picking up now that the boldface names have returned to their regular perches at Michael’s. The joint was jumping today as morning talkers (Charlie Rose, Barbara Walters), media moguls (Barry Diller) and fashionistas (Marie Claire‘s Joanna Coles) were all in full power lunch mode. It’s about time!

I was joined today by Seventeen editor-in-chief Ann Shoket and Hearst executive director of public relations Alexandra Carlin. It’s been a while since Seventeen was required reading in my house (I still remember begging my father to drive me to the stationary store,  so I could be the first to get the magazine’s coveted September back to school issue). Back then, I’d devour every oversize page, finding tons of inspiration and validation about surviving the treacherous teenage years in one piece — and in style.

Well, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Ann, who celebrated her fifth anniversary with the magazine last week, says she feels a “huge responsibility” to readers, which means addressing the issues they care most about (a tall order to say the least). Between dealing with ‘sextortion’ (boyfriends threatening to dump girls if they don’t submit sexually) and the barrage of unrealistic images of physical perfection all around them, today’s teenage girls, says Ann, are under “huge pressure” all while dealing with the requisite drama that comes with being a high school girl.  Seventeen‘s mission is to empower teenage girls (the average reader is 16), often by reporting on celebrities who can be a source of inspiration.  For next month’s cover, the magazine scored the first interview with a post-rehab Demi Lovato who opens up about how she battled back from anorexia, bulimia, bipolar disorder and cutting. “Demi was amazing. It’s so refreshing to have a celebrity be honest about their struggles. It’s great for girls to read about someone like that.”

Diane Clehane, Ann Shoket and Alexandra Carlin
Diane Clehane, Ann Shoket and Alexandra Carlin

Seventeen, says Ann, is also a resource for girls about subjects they might want to talk about with their parents, but can’t. Topic A: ‘Digital Drama’ – the magazine’s clever moniker for ‘cyber bullying’ which “sounds so nineties.” Seventeen is so committed to wiping out the epidemic that Ann created the ‘Delete Digital Drama’ campaign for the magazine. “We only had to deal with the mean girl phone calls, but today social media has created so many more outlets for bullying to happen. It’s a serious problem.”

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A Day in the Life of a Daily Mail Reporter

In addition to being faithfully linked at the Drudge Report, another way London’s Daily Mail website continues to rack up ridiculous traffic numbers is volume, volume, volume.

As English pudding-proof, consider the trail left in the past 24 hours by LA based showbiz correspondent Sarah Fitzmaurice (pictured). It starts with a dispatch about Jeff Goldblum‘s mystery woman at The Grove and ends with a look at Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member Kim Richardsreturn to rehab.

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Lady Gaga: 2010′s Top Cover Girl

With five Grammy award nominations, a spot on Time’s 100 most influential people of the year list, and eight MTV Video Music Awards in the past 12 months, Lady Gaga had a wildly successful 2010.  One more accolade that the “Fame Monster” can add to her resume is an undisputed spot atop the 2010 print throne.  According to WWD, an Audit Bureau of Circulations report reveals that Gaga-centric issues sold better than any other celeb and the trend is not expected to slow down in 2011.

Lady Gaga’s July 8 Rolling Stone double issue sold 245,000 copies, nearly three times above the title’s January-September 2010 average.  Gaga’s April 2010 Cosmopolitan was a major hit as well, selling 1.7 million copies and making its mark as the magazine’s leading issue through October.  Lady Gaga was responsible for the year’s second most successful issue of Vanity Fair as her September cover sold 450,000 copies and trailed only Angelina Jolie’s cover.   She also opened 2010 with a bang by appearing in the January issue of Elle, one which held up as their third highest seller through October.

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Manager Catfight Ensues with Reagan Daughter

Manager and legal precedent advocate Rick Siegel is backing personal manager Judy Coppage in her fight with Ronald Reagan’s daughter Patti Davis over a lawsuit about whether Coppage tried to get Davis a screenwriting job.pattidavis.jpg

Siegel has been fighting this good fight, first for himself, now for any managers like Coppage who attempt to represent writers, directors and actors though they’re not allowed by an antiquated state restriction that prevents managers from procuring work — even though hundreds of managers exist in Los Angeles all the time by getting work for clients.

Below are the details regarding Coppage and Patti Davis:

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LAT Redesign

34965691-27225506.jpg We didn’t think the LAT was ever going to acknowledge the redesign Spring Street sprung on us a few weeks back — but, alas, they did.

Before you click below for the press release, riddle us this: Is that not the best picture of Jennifer Lopez and Beck that has never been taken? Seriously. You wanna talk redesign? Brangelina are shape-shifters:

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Yahoo Makes Deal with Sony BMG

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Yahoo’s made a deal with Sony BMG so consumers can add music and video content from the label and its artists to their home-made creations.

The deal expands the catalog of music videos on Yahoo Music from Sony BMG, whose artists include Alicia Keys, Daughtry, Bruce Springsteen and Jennifer Lopez. It also allows the distribution of videos through a media player that users can access on other Yahoo properties and embed on third-party sites.

Steven Bryant explains why this is no deterrent to pirates.

We think anyone who wants to add Dancing in the Dark to their wedding video is welcome to do so.

KFC: J.Lo’s Fame Is Finger-Lickin’ Good

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Someone in KFC’s marketing department is getting a raise.

It’s hard — not to mention expensive — to get celebrity endorsements when you’re selling a low-rent product. But lucky for KFC, they found a low-rent star to give them free advertising. And the fried chicken house is giving back.

After Marc Anthony told Access Hollywood that he is a fan of giant greasy buckets of chicken, KFC sent him and Jennifer Lopez an “open letter,” inviting them to host their En Concierto tour after-party at KFC.

The letter is a bit misleading: J. Lo herself is no fan of Kentucky Fried. In fact, the Access Hollywood interview shows her denouncing Anthony’s greasy ways. But that hasn’t stopped the KFC story from taking wing. PETA apparently has even come out to denounce her for her eating habits.

Bravo, KFC marketing department! Britney Spears should have spin doctors as good as you!

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