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LA Artist Wants Gallery Patrons to Rub Kim Kardashian’s Pregnant Belly

Local artist Daniel Edwards has for some time now been celebrating the “beauty of celebrity pregnancy.” In 2006, he kicked off his Celebrity Baby Boomer series with “Monument to Pro-Life,” which featured a likeness of Britney Spears, nude, giving birth on a bearskin rug.

Next month, Edwards will be adding to the series with a work that is sure to draw lots of vehicles to the parking meters on South La Brea Ave. It’s called “L.A. Fertility”, and will be available starting Wednesday June 5 for touching-viewing at LAB ART Gallery. From today’s announcement:

The life-size full-figured nude Kim Kardashian stands curvaceous and proud, with lactiferous breasts, protruding navel and legs akimbo, and features a voluminous belly designed to entice visitors to give a respectful rub for good luck and success.

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Star‘s James Heidenry: ‘Us Weekly is the biggest culprit of hypocrisy’

In Mediabistro’s latest So What Do You Do? interview, Star editor-in-chief James Heidenry tackles his newsstand nemeses head-on, calling People and Us Weekly “the mouthpiece of celebrity publicists” – and he didn’t mean that in a positive way.

Some of his other beefs with the mags? They pay celebrities for stories but don’t admit it, and they get most of their biggest “scoops” right from the pages of Star.

“Even Bonnie Fuller, who used to run Star magazine, doesn’t give us credit at HollywoodlLife.com. But Us Weekly, I think, is the biggest culprit of hypocrisy,” Heidenry said. “Us Weekly has Kim [Kardashian] on the cover saying ‘Don’t Call Me Fat,’ and when you open up the issue, it points out our cover and says ‘Look how these tabloids are making fun of her’ when they are doing it on the cover themselves — not making fun of her, but using Kim’s pregnancy to sell magazines and trying to take a holier-than-thou attitude. To me, it was just a lack of respect for their readers.”

For more of Heidenry’s thoughts on the competition plus what he looks for L.A. reporters, read So What Do You Do, James Heidenry, Editor-in-Chief of Star?

Star‘s James Heidenry: ‘Us Weekly is the biggest culprit of hypocrisy’

In Mediabistro’s latest So What Do You Do? interview, Star editor-in-chief James Heidenry tackles his newsstand nemeses head-on, calling People and Us Weekly “the mouthpiece of celebrity publicists” – and he didn’t mean that in a positive way.

Some of his other beefs with the mags? They pay celebrities for stories but don’t admit it, and they get most of their biggest “scoops” right from the pages of Star.

“Even Bonnie Fuller, who used to run Star magazine, doesn’t give us credit at HollywoodlLife.com. But Us Weekly, I think, is the biggest culprit of hypocrisy,” Heidenry said. “Us Weekly has Kim [Kardashian] on the cover saying ‘Don’t Call Me Fat,’ and when you open up the issue, it points out our cover and says ‘Look how these tabloids are making fun of her’ when they are doing it on the cover themselves — not making fun of her, but using Kim’s pregnancy to sell magazines and trying to take a holier-than-thou attitude. To me, it was just a lack of respect for their readers.”

For more of Heidenry’s thoughts on the competition plus what he looks for L.A. reporters, read So What Do You Do, James Heidenry, Editor-in-Chief of Star?

Willie Geist’s Parenting Advice to Kanye West; Star Jones Celebrates a Birthday

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After the last few head-spinning Wednesdays at Michael’s kept me ricocheting between Hollywood A-listers (Meg Ryan) and tabloid targets (Rachel Uchitel), it was something of a relief to turn my attention to the restaurant’s core constituency of authors and their agents (remember books?) who have always viewed the dining room at 55th & Fifth as a de facto company cafeteria. When I arrived a few minutes before noon and overheard Tom Connor telling L’Oreal Sherman he was meeting Gretchen Young for lunch, I just had to go over and introduce myself. Gretchen was my editor at Hyperion, and we worked together on two bestsellers: I Love You, Mom! a collection of celebrity essays I edited and Objection! which I co-wrote with Nancy Grace. Like I always say, in certain circles, all roads lead to Michael’s.

Now vice president and executive editor at Grand Central Publishing, Gretchen recently signed Tom’s clients Willie Geist and his father Bill Geist to write a father-son book scheduled for publication next year to coincide with Father’s Day. When Willie (who, it should be noted, is quite the snappy dresser) arrived, I asked him if the dapper duo had ever worked together before. “Aside from some yard work, no,” he told me. The yet-to-be-titled tome does have a subtitle: Birds, Bees and Other Conversations We Never Had. “It’s not going to be one of those super earnest father-son books,” says Willie. Bill describes the book as something “born out of our experiences and what we’ve learned from each other.”

“It’s really our humorous take on things,” says Willie, which seems only fitting since his first book, the bestselling American Freak Show, was a send-up of our tabloid culture featuring imagined conversations with characters like ’President’ Sarah Palin. The upcoming title will chronicle life growing up in the Geist household through a mix of essays and interviews. “I think we’ll both write things and then bounce it off each other,” says Bill. Sounds like there’s no shortage of material. “There’s the time the Christmas presents were accidentally locked in the trunk of dad’s company car and a sledgehammer was wielded,” recalls Willie. “And then there was the summer I was sent off to what was supposed to be an idyllic summer camp in New Hampshire, and I’m not exaggerating when I say the counselors were fresh-out-of-rehab juvenile delinquents, and there were literally knife fights going on around me. We’ll basically write about what not to do.”

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Taylor Swift Doesn’t Sell Magazines

Poor Taylor Swift. So young, talented and rich and yet… Her face doesn’t sell magazines. Swift has appeared on the cover of a slew of glossies — from Vanity Fair to Glamour to Elle — but unlike The Kim Kardashian Effect of years ago, her image doesn’t mean much.

According to WWD, each time Swift has appeared on a cover, the sales have been nowhere near what would be expected. When Swift was on Vogue, the issue only sold 329,371 copies. That was way below Lady Gaga’s issue, which registered 602,000 issues sold. Her Cosmo cover ended up being the worst-selling issue for the magazine. And while Swift’s Glamour cover was good 443,000 copies sold, once again the songstress was beaten out, this time by Lauren Conrad. Now that’s depressing.

The evidence is clear: A Swift cover doesn’t guarantee better sales. So the only question now is, how long until Swift writes a break up song about magazines?

DuJour Puts Kim Kardashian on Cover Because Why Not?

DuJour’s latest issue hits newsstands in March, but the online version is up now. The magazine decided to put Kim Kardashian on the cover, because why the hell not? The Kim Kardashian Effect might be a thing of the past, but she’s still good for at least a little press. As you can tell, we fell for it.

Celeb Boutique Didn’t Get the Memo About Shooting

Well, this is awkward.

Shopping website Celeb Boutique somehow missed the tweets, text alerts and breaking news headlines on Friday morning regarding the shooting in Aurora, Colorado and decided to troll for customers on Twitter.

(And of course Kim Kardashian was the celeb name they dropped. Of course.)

Following instant outrage from their Twitter followers, they tweeted the following apology:

We are incredibly sorry for our tweet about Aurora – Our PR is NOT US based and had not checked the reason for the trend, at that time our social media was totally UNAWARE of the situation and simply thought it was another trending topic – we have removed the very insensitive tweet and will of course take more care in future to look into what we say in our tweets. Again we do apologise for any offense caused this was not intentional & will not occur again. Our most sincere apologies for both the tweet and situation.

Damn you, outsourcing.

Pitch ‘Girlfriend Commentary’ to Clutch

Digital magazine Clutch prides itself on providing information and community for African-American young women. And, with 90 percent of its content penned by outside contributors, the freelance-friendly site is looking for pitches from the readers who know it best.

“We love having voices of people who actually read the site, from actual Clutchettes,” said founder and editorial director Deanna Sutton.

Fresh off a redesign that focuses on one feature daily, the site has grown by leaps and bounds, but Sutton said she’s still very attuned to what will appeal to her target audience. ” I know I can’t talk about Kim Kardashian. I know I can’t talk about [model] Amber Rose. There are certain topics that are going to cause a fight if we try to go there.” So, Clutch focuses instead on the 1,000,000,001 other subjects that are relevant to readers’ lives.

For more details and editors’ contact information, read How To Pitch: Clutch.

Andrea Hackett

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Pitch ‘Girlfriend Commentary’ to Clutch

Digital magazine Clutch prides itself on providing information and community for African-American young women. And, with 90 percent of its content penned by outside contributors, the freelance-friendly site is looking for pitches from the readers who know it best.

“We love having voices of people who actually read the site, from actual Clutchettes,” said founder and editorial director Deanna Sutton.

Fresh off a redesign that focuses on one feature daily, the site has grown by leaps and bounds, but Sutton said she’s still very attuned to what will appeal to her target audience. ” I know I can’t talk about Kim Kardashian. I know I can’t talk about [model] Amber Rose. There are certain topics that are going to cause a fight if we try to go there.” So, Clutch focuses instead on the 1,000,000,001 other subjects that are relevant to readers’ lives.

For more details and editors’ contact information, read How To Pitch: Clutch.

Andrea Hackett

AvantGuild logoThis article is part of Mediabistro’s AvantGuild program. If you’re not a member, sign up now for access to 157 “How To Pitch” articles, course discounts and more.

Ronda Rousey is Ready to Beat Up Kim Kardashian

Meet Ronda Rousey, Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion and my new hero.

The 25-year-old MMA star and ESPN the Magazine nude cover girl took to the red carpet earlier this week and called out Kim Kardashian.

(The original video was pulled but Rousey had a fantastic interview on TMZ Live on Thursday.)

Finally, someone not afraid to speak their mind about a Kardashian. If you haven’t seen Rousey in the ring, she would give Kanye West a run for his money.

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