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Editors Talk Booking Celebrities

magazinesEvery fashion magazine editor wants the biggest, hottest celebrity for their cover, which can make booking the stars quite difficult. These are famous people, after all. Their lives are more important than anyone else’s!

At The Daily Front Row, a few of the editors responsible for lining up the actors, musicians and more, discussed their jobs. Below are some highlights.

Jill Demling, entertainment editor, Vogue, on the biggest misconception about her job:

That my job is easy because I work at Vogue. Cover stars have so much to juggle that this turns into a matter of balancing schedules more than anything else.

Marni Golden, entertainment director, Allure, on biggest booking:

Jay-Z for Best Life. It was not an obvious fit, so I was proud when it came together. He sent me a bottle of champagne as a thank you!

Tracy Shaffer, entertainment director, Marie Claire, on her dream booking:

The holy grail is Emma Stone — she’s incredibly cool, talented, gorgeous, and so approachable.

Rihanna Graces March Vogue Cover

Rihanna is Vogue’s March cover girl.

The accompanying cover story features the sentence “Being a bad bitch in Rihanna-land is a good thing” and RiRi explaining, “More than anything, I like a jacket.” So there’s that.

This is the third time Rihanna has graced the cover of Vogue. Our favorite is still the November 2012 front, which had Rihanna provocatively proclaiming “I love to have fun.”

The Kim Kardashian Vogue Cover is (Maybe) Happening


Ask and Ye shall receive. According to Jezebel, “a well-placed source” said Kanye West might finally get to see his girl Kim Kardashian on the cover of Vogue.

West has been begging Anna Wintour to put Kardashian on the cover for months. Wintour, being Wintour, didn’t seem to be interested in the idea. Eventually West escalated things from begging to pestering. Last week he even interrupted Wintour during lunch to protest the idea that Lena Dunham was more deserving of a Vogue shoot than Kardashian.

We didn’t think it could be done, but apparently West has finally wore Wintour down. There is one caveat though. The source merely said Vogue photographers were “in LA shooting her RIGHT NOW.” There’s no mention of Kardashian grabbing the cover.

Despite the lack of a cover specification, you would think at this point Wintour is just going to give it to Kardashian so Wintour can live her life in peace. Until North West gets a little older, that is.

Kanye West Confronted Anna Wintour About Lena Dunham Vogue Cover

We interrupt your day to bring you this EXCLUSIVE BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Kanye West is mad about something. This time, West’s anger is directed toward the great and powerful overlord of Condé Nast, Anna Wintour. Radar reports that West confronted Wintour during a recent lunch because he was upset that Wintour gave Lena Dunham the Vogue cover treatment instead of Kim Kardashian.

According to Radar’s sources, West told Wintour that Kardashian is “just as talented as Lena, if not more so;” and that “Kim has a much bigger fan base and appeal than Lena.” The source did not comment on if West was severely intoxicated or under the influence of powerful psychedelics while delivering these statements.

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Jezebel Offers $10K for Unretouched Lena Dunham Photos to Prove… Something

As you know, Lena Dunham graced the cover of the latest Vogue. The photos, taken by Annie Leibowitz, were undoubtedly photoshopped a bit. That’s nothing new; Vogue retouches photos. So does pretty much every other magazine. Yet Jezebel wants to prove something about Vogue and photoshopping by offering $10,000 to anyone who will send the site the unretouched Dunham photos.

Here is Jezebel’s explanation for the cash offering:

This is about Vogue, and what Vogue decides to do with a specific woman who has very publicly stated that she’s fine just the way she is, and the world needs to get on board with that. Just how resistant is Vogue to that idea? Unaltered images will tell.

Except this isn’t about Vogue. It’s about Jezebel. It’s about using a bullshit cause to cover up an extremely juvenile idea. The fake cause: “Showing the public what Vogue really does!” The real idea: “Hey, we’d get a ton of hits if we post unaltered pics of Dunham!”

Everyone knows Dunham was retouched. So what. And what, exactly, does publishing the unretouched versions prove? Nothing! Aside from the fact that Jezebel will go to any lengths for page views. Even bashing a woman who seems to stand for the exact values the site acts like it supports.

Lena Dunham’s Vogue Cover is Here

Well, the Vogue cover featuring Lena Dunham is here. How does it make you feel? Good? Bad?

What are you thinking? That her apprehensive pose annoys you? Or are you more concerned with how mad Kanye West is right now?

You have to have an opinion about this. YOU HAVE TO.

Cover Battle: Outside or Vogue

Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle. This round we have Outside taking on Vogue. For its February cover, Outside featured Julia Mancuso, an Olympic alpine ski racer. Take a look at that amazing suit. If Mancuso doesn’t wear that thing everywhere — like to the grocery store, walking a dog, everywhere — she’s making a big mistake.

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Lena Dunham to Grace Vogue Cover

The Lena Dunham Express’ next stop is the cover of Vogue. According to The New York Post, Vogue is dedicating its February issue to Dunham’s hit show Girls, and Dunham will appear on the cover.

This is bad news (or maybe good news?) for the many Dunham haters out there, like Gawker. Nothing like gracing the cover of one of the world’s most popular magazines to stoke the flames of irrational hatred. For the record, FishbowlNY is not exactly a fan of Dunham either — her false modesty act is beyond aggravating — but there are plenty of people way worse than her. Like Pitbull. Or Johnny Depp.

Dunham appears ready for the comments her Vogue cover is bound to bring. She told the Post, “We live in a culture that really comes down on people for inconsistencies, and everyone is waiting for the next news story. So you do have to be careful, but you also just kind of have to be impervious.”

Kate Moss Joins Vogue as Contributing Editor

Kate Moss GKate Moss — yes that Kate Moss — is joining British Vogue as a contributing fashion editor. WWD reports that Moss will work with Vogue’s stylists and have her choice of photographers and models.

British Vogue’s editor, Alexandra Shulman, told WWD that Moss was a natural addition to the editorial team, explaining that her “depth of fashion knowledge and understanding of what makes a wonderful image will be exciting to see.” Moss’ first piece is set to debut next spring.

We honestly have no concept of Moss aside from “That skinny model known for looking like she loved heroin,” so we’re going to withhold judgement here.

Meredith Melling Burke Leaves Vogue

Meredith Melling Burke is leaving Vogue. WWD reports that Burke, a senior markets editor who has been with the magazine since 1997, is leaving to start a new venture with Valerie Boster, Vogue’s bookings editor. No word on what, exactly, the new company will be.

In related Vogue news, Cynthia Smith and Kelly Connor have both been promoted to market editor.

Instead of a replacement for Burke, other staffers —including Smith and Conner — will take up her duties. Boster will be succeeded by Helena Suric. She most recently worked at DNA Models.

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