Intro for December 28, 2011

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 28, 2011 12:26:53 December 28, 2011 12:26:53

Dear Gossips,

Gwyneth PaltrowΓÇÖs Vogue cover in 2008 was the magazineΓÇÖs worst selling in many years. It was a headline people were very, very quick to celebrate. ThatΓÇÖs how it is with Gwyneth though. We love to make big news of her shortcomings and totally ignore the good headlines.

The list of this yearΓÇÖs best and worst selling magazine issues has been released. GwynethΓÇÖs ELLE cover was actually that publicationΓÇÖs top selling of 2011. Something tells me that wonΓÇÖt be made public knowledge the way her bomb of a Vogue stat was. Even more interesting: Michelle Williams and Reese Witherspoon only moved 296,000 and 303,000 copies of their Vogue issues respectively, both lower than GOOPΓÇÖs 310,000 in 2008; that little factoid probably wonΓÇÖt get too much play on the blogs though, and certainly not for snark either. While GΓÇÖs ELLE was the yearΓÇÖs best, do you know whose ELLE was the worst? Emma Stone. I love Emma Stone. We all love Emma Stone. Which is why Emma Stone wonΓÇÖt be embarrassed online for her poor showing.

And who else sucked at the newsstand? Justin Timberlake.

WHAT?

But Pippy wins at everything!!!

Actually, he doesnΓÇÖt. Not when heΓÇÖs selling as an actor. His W cover with Amanda Seyfried only sold 15,000 copies. And his Esquire was that magazineΓÇÖs worst of the year at 73,000. This, of course, was not his fault. ItΓÇÖs never his fault. Somehow heΓÇÖll find a way to blame it on a co-star or another colleague. But definitely not Mila Kunis. Mila has emerged as a major cover star. ThatΓÇÖs the only time Timberlake enjoyed some success on a cover: when he was sharing it with her.

Click here for more on who worked and who didnΓÇÖt in 2011 at the magazines.

WeΓÇÖre travelling today, in the middle of the day, so itΓÇÖll be light posting in the morning and we will resume tomorrow.

Yours in gossip,

Lainey


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