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People’s Royal Baby Issue Expected to Sell 1.4 Million Copies

People stretched its weekly closing so that it could be the first gossip rag to publish a pic of the Royal Baby, and that gamble has paid off. According to The New York Post, the People issue featuring Prince William, Kate Middleton and George Alexander Louis on the cover is expected to sell 1.4 million copies.

That’s quite a jump from 971,668, which was People’s average newsstand sales for the second half of last year. Larry Hackett, managing editor of People, was pleased with the results. “Everyone knows the newsstand has changed forever,” Hackett told the Post. “In this environment, you certainly can’t be disappointed when you produce your best-selling newsstand cover of the year.”

Looks like People is already enjoying the summer of George.

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People Gets Royal Baby Cover

People magazine has won the celebrity magazine Royal Baby coverage war. At least for now. The New York Post reports that the glossy held up production so it could put a photo of Prince William, Kate Middleton and — most important of all — the Royal Baby, on its latest cover. It’ll be the only gossip rag with the tiny person on the front.

Larry Hackett, managing editor for People, said that he gambled and held up the issue because his man in London was sure the baby would be revealed Tuesday. “The timing was perfect,” Hackett told the Post.

The wait will surely be worth it. The Royal Baby is a nameless blob of flesh endlessly soiling its royal diapers, but that guy is going to move magazines. Even an editor at a rival gossip magazine congratulated People, admitting that “It will be a big seller for them.”

Marie Claire PhotoShops Kate Middleton for Cover

Kate Middleton is a hot commodity, but unfortunately, she doesn’t agree to do magazine covers. Most glossies get this and any picture of her on their covers is obviously not a result of a photo shoot.

Marie Claire’s South Africa edition scoffs at this. The magazine not only photoshopped Middleton onto their most recent cover, but also made it look like she was posing for the title.

We have honored her [Middleton] with a fan-art tribute, dressing her up in clothes by South African designers and placing her in all sorts of fun, everyday situations,” Aspasia KarrasMarie Claire South Africa’s editor-in-chief, said, according to Us Weekly.

We’re sure Middleton is very honored.

The New Republic Gives Kate Middleton a New Look

The latest issue of The New Republic features a cover story about the dour state of Britain’s government, so naturally they plastered Kate Middleton on the cover sporting some rotting teeth.

If the British invade, we’ll all know who to blame.

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Herman Cain Sings and Matt Lauer Goes Missing

In this week’s episode of “5 Things You Need to Know This Week,” Herman Cain sings about sexual harassment, Justin Bieber has a baby with Kate Middleton (I think I have that right), and nobody seems to know the whereabouts of Matt Lauer. Plus, we debut the 1st annual “Where in the World is ‘Five Things You Need to Know This Week?’”

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5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Herman Cain Sings and Matt Lauer Goes Missing

In this week’s episode of 5 Things You Need to Know This Week, Herman Cain sings about sexual harassment, Justin Bieber has a baby with Kate Middleton (I think I have that right), and nobody seems to know the whereabouts of Matt Lauer. Plus, we debut the 1st annual “Where in the World is Five Things You Need to Know This Week?”

For more videos, check out Mediabistro.tv, and be sure to follow us on Twitter: @mediabistroTV


Bill Gates Buys Into LA’s Splash News

As Seattle Times business reporter Melissa Allison so aptly puts it today in her article lede about Corbis Images’ acquisition of 21-year-old LA outfit Splash News, Bill Gates now owns a piece of Angelina Jolie. Or at least a piece of her luscious lipped photographic image.

The two biggest consumer photo licensing companies, Corbis and Getty Images, are both now headquartered in Seattle. To a certain extent, the decision by Corbis to purchase Splash for an undisclosed amount is just one more example of the “TMZ-ization” of the media. Per today’s press release:

””We are thrilled to join Corbis and will continue to do what we do best–deliver the authentic, breaking content that connects the media with its audience,” said Splash CEO Gary Morgan. “We look forward to providing our global network of photographers the ability to expand beyond their current reach through Corbis’ global footprint.”

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LA Times Intern Engineers Plastic Surgeon News Makeover

Kansas City bred LA Times intern Kate Mather (pictured) had an interesting time of it yesterday on the local news desk. After filing a reworking of a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon’s self-promoting press release about being on call at an upcoming Prince William and Kate Middleton polo event, she was the first to later post the (response) news that 69-year-old Dr. Toby Mayer was in fact not going to be on the equestrian sidelines.

Mather’s second item has since been picked up by everyone from Associated Press to LAist, which is completely understandable, because who doesn’t love the idea of a plastic surgeon with egg on their face. The doc appears to have been guilty of excessive—and inaccurate—self-promotion:

“Toby Mayer is not associated with the event. That is an absolute fact. Dr. Mayer is a member of the Santa Barbara Polo Club, but this is a private charity event,” said Geannie Sheller, president of the Polo Training Center Santa Barbara. “It is not a polo club event.”

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WABC-TV and WCBS-TV Sending Reporters to Royal Wedding

Get the strawberries and cream ready, or perhaps the shepherds pie.  

Showing that the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton isn’t just a worldwide affair, but also a “local” event, several New York reporters and anchors are off to London to provide coverage.

WABC/Channel 7 is sending Liz Cho and Kemberly Richardson. They will start filing reports across the Atlantic on Easter Sunday.

WCBS/Channel 2 is assigning veteran Dana Tyler to Westminster Abbey. She’ll also begin her live reports on Easter Sunday.

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Janet Ozzard Back In The Mix At New York Magazine

Janet Ozzard can’t seem to stray too far from New York magazine.  According to WWD’s Memo Pad, Ozzard’s byline appeared on nymag.com on Tuesday — just nine months after her departure to become editor-in-chief at DailyCandy.  Ozzard’s short-lived DailyCandy stint ended earlier this month and her name had not resurfaced until she published an article in yesterday’s fashion section of nymag.com, The Cut.

Ozzard has signed on to help nymag.com with slide show editing for the holiday season.  Tuesday’s two paragraph piece on the dress Kate Middleton wore during her and Prince William’s engagement announcement begs the question: Is Ozzard back at New York magazine in a full-time role?  For a definitive answer, readers will have to keep their eyes open for more of her bylines in the coming days.