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Following the death of Michael Jackson at age 50, magazines have scrambled to assemble tribute covers detailing his life in images, hits and headlines. Here are some covers honoring MJ’s life:
Managing editor Richard Stengel said of the issue: “We realized his life did fall into these chapters. There was the little Michael Jackson — the Jackson 5. There were the superstar years where he was the most famous, global celebrity and then the very weird, eccentric years. We thought that would be a great structure for the package — with that opening story about the news of his death and then a closing piece evaluating the music.”
“You want to be on the newsstand for those epic stories where people still want to run out (and buy it),” Managing editor Daniel Klaidman said.
The magazine features a double cover, with a special flip editon with his life in pictures.
This is one of the four separate tribute covers available from the magazine’s latest issue.
The issue, which tries to define the “Meaning of Michelle,” features a striking photograph of the First Lady’s face. While we hated how uncomfortable she looked on the cover of Vogue in March, we’re really wondering how much airbrushing this photograph’s been under?
“I’m pretty much who I’ve been for a long time. So that … I just think that people have the opportunity to see all of who Michelle Obama is over a longer period of time,” she says. “And hopefully they like what they see. And I think they actually … to the extent that they saw all of me … liked what they saw then.”
Beyonce has gone all tranny thundercat in the latest issue of Marie Claire, where she’s promoting her world tour, but the mag says on the cover, “She’d rather be in bed with Jay-Z!”
For some reason, we don’t find that appealing–and neither do we find her fierce cat costume (one of 58 over-the-top get-ups designed by Thierry Mugler for the stage) intriguing…Seriously, does one really need to have the panther paws/cheetah spots painted on one’s skin?!
After tearfully confirming that he used a “banned substance” to enhance his playing power, New York Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez appears on the April 2008 issue of men’s style mag Details.
“We live in a world right now where everyone’s keeping score,” Rodriguez says. “And it doesn’t stop when the games end. . . . They’ve crossed over. And you have the Internet stuff, and all these phones. . . . It’s very intense.”
On a lighter note, he even admits to taking the subway after home games in New York: “I have a hoodie on, but all it takes is one person and then you’re done. But it’s great. The fans get a kick out of it, I get a kick out of it. We talk about who’s pitching tonight, and what we need to do. It’s like being on sports radio.