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Posts Tagged ‘Valerie Latona’

Valerie Latona Out As Shape‘s Editor In Chief

Valerie Latona, who found herself in the midst of a reader backlash at Shape for placing country singer LeAnn Rimes on the magazine’s cover after her extra-marital affair with (also, at the time, married) actor Eddie Cibrian, is out as the title’s editor in chief.

The New York Post reports that Tara Kraft, formerly Star magazine’s beauty and fashion director, will take over as EIC this Friday and will lead the magazine as it shifts its focus to more lifestyle coverage.

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Clownfish of the Week: Valerie Latona

Yesterday, the TelePictures blog TooFab.com revealed the text of an apology email circulated to several dozen readers of Shape Magazine by editor Valerie Latona. Apparently, this group was extremely displeased with the publication’s October 2010 cover photo of LeAnn Rimes in a red bikini, along with the teaser tag ‘How Working Out Saved Me,’ a reference to her extramarital affair with CSI star Eddie Cibrian.

Wrote Latona:

Please know that our putting her on the cover was not meant to put a husband-stealer on a pedestal-but to show (through her story) how we all are human. And this woman in particular found strength in exercise in what she said was her most difficult personal moment.

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