This week’s cover comes courtesy of US Glamour‘s November 2009 issue (below), making a colourful reappearance on this month’s Cosmopolitan Australia.
I have to say, I think Cosmo has done a better job of complementing the flirty shot of Scarlett Johansson with the bright green background and typical busy cover.
Another week, another Rolling Stone cover…
For my money, RS seems to be surpassing VF (Vanity Fair for you laymen) in terms of revolutionary—or at the very least, eye catching—covers.
This month’s Australian edition features the Glee cast, but only the yawn-fest-y vanilla stars, ie. Cory Monteith, who plays whiney Finn Hudson, the annoying Rachel Berry, played by Lea Michele, and the most palatable of the three, Dianna Agron, who pays Quinn Fabray, make appearances on the cover.
With the exception of the sexy white-boy-rapper thing Matthew Morrison’s character, Will Shuester, has going on, and the hilariously dry Sue Sylvester, played by the ineffable Jane Lynch, I would love to see some of the ensemble’s other stars on the cover, namely Mark Salling’s Puck, but also Artie (Kevin McHale), Kurt (Chris Colfer) and/or the stunning Santana (Naya Rivera).
But I’ll take what I can get when it comes to Glee.
To commemorate the one year anniversary of The King of Pop Michael Jackson’s death, I thought I would post some of my favourite covers that have emerged over the past year… and being an avid MJ fan, of course I collected almost every one!
Vanity Fair, September 2009. Part of a split cover with “Fallen Angel” Farrah Fawcett.
Rolling Stone (Australia), September 2009. Doing his thang.
Grazia (Australia), July 6 2009. The tabloids getting in on the Balmain-ia surrounding the death of the “King of Fashion”.
GQ (US), September 2009. “When Michael Was Cool”, with jerry curl and all.
Q (UK), August 2009. This issue went to print before Jackson’s death in anticipation of his shows at London’s O2 Arena, and the editor’s letter issues an apology for anyone who may have taken offense to the poignant cover image.
Time, July 7 2009. This is by far my favourite cover, not just of Time or Jackson, but of magazines in general.
This weeks cover is the April 28, 2008 edition of New York magazine with the then-fresh faced cast of Gossip Girl.
It was considered controversial at the time as the show was seen to glamorise underage sex and promiscuity. Not to mention that Taylor Momsen (top left) was only 14 years old when this picture was taken.
While NY dubs GG “Best. Show. Ever”, JustJared calls it the “Best. Cover. Ever”. Agreed.