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Us Weekly vs. Star Magazine: Glass houses, big stones

Us and them.jpgMore on the Brad/Angelina photo kerfuffle! Us Weekly, which paid somewhere between half a mil and a million bucks for the intimate Brad-and-Angelina-just-like-to-hang-in-Kenya pics, is irked at Star Magazine (and former Us EIC) Bonnie Fuller for slapping a composite photo on Star’s cover which makes it look like Brad and Angelina are together on the beach. Tricky Bonnie!

Us Weekly editor Janice Min isn’t so impressed. “Trust for readers is very important,” sniffs Min to Keith Kelly in the New York Post. And then to Mediaweek: “It’s tough when other publications do things your publication would never venture to do.”

Fair enough, Janice – except when your publication did the exact same thing for the April 18, 2005 edition. That cover featured what looked like Brad smiling at Angelina, sized perfectly with a well-matched background. Celebrity magazines – they’re just like each other!

Undoctored photo evidence after the jump.


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