PEOPLE Magazine’s new issue features a sad Demi Moore on the cover. Click here if you missed yesterday’s coverage. The same night she stepped out in New York to host the Girls Like Us benefit gala.

Coincidence or conspiracy?

It’s not like the event wouldn’t have been on PEOPLE’s entertainment calendar. So it seems even more plausible that PEOPLE’s article was released in collaboration with Demi’s people...and to serve what purpose? Sympathy solicitation?

Lately it’s been Ashton and Mila all over the place kissing each other. It’s understandable to want a piece of that attention. And to remind people that they’re together at, sort of, her expense. This happens every day between exes and successors in the real world. Why would we expect it not to happen in Hollywood?