According to a report by Women’s Wear Daily (WWD), the magazines featuring Taylor Swift on the cover in 2012 sold less than those displaying less well known celebrities such as Lauren Conrad and Zooey Deschanel.
Taylor Swift cut a glamorous sight on the covers of Vogue, Glamour and Harper’s Bazaar last year, following the October release of her hugely successful album Red.
The report, by the Alliance for Audited Media, examined sales of the high end women’s monthly magazines in 2012.
Taylor Swift’s Vogue cover in February 2012 sold a solid 329,371 – a little over the magazine’s six month average – but the star was outsold to a large degree by Lady Gaga whose cover appearance moved almost double – shifting 602,000 copies.
However, Lady Gaga’s appearance in a pink gown and hair raising wig featured on the magazine’s September issue, which traditionally sells more.
Adele’s March cover also beat Taylor Swift, selling 410,343, and providing Vogue with its second best seller in 2012.
Although Taylor Swift performed acceptably for Glamour‘s November issue, selling 443,000 copies, she failed to beat Lauren Conrad who proved the year’s “runaway best seller” for the brand with a little over 500,000, while Victoria Beckham’s September edition moved an impressive 482,000.
According to a report by Women’s Wear Daily, the magazines featuring Taylor Swift on the cover in 2012 sold less than those displaying less well known celebrities
Glamour editor-in-chief Cindi Leive told WWD that she believed Taylor Swift’s relationship troubles with One Direction star Harry Styles could have caused her low sales.
“There may have been a little hiccup for her right around the 1-D relationship,” she said.
“But it’s nothing a pro can’t come back from. I’d put money on her for the long run.”
Taylor Swift was also Cosmopolitan magazine’s worst seller of the entire year, with her December cover selling 20% below the six-month average for the magazine.
Scarlett Johansson was Cosmopolitan‘s top performing star, with 1.5 million readers interested in an interview with the Lost in Translation star, with Scarlett discussing what she finds attractive in a man.
Even Ashley Greene outsold Taylor Swift, with the Twilight actress ranking second in the year’s sales.
All this despite Taylor Swift, who appeared on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar in December and Elle magazine in February 2013, usually giving good value in interviews.
She made headlines for her Vanity Fair interview for April in which she appears on the cover, where she criticizes Golden Globe hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
Gwen Stefani also beat Taylor Swift’s Harper’s Bazaar total of 138,412 copies, despite the No Doubt singer having a poor year in record sales.
Celebrities who performed well for the magazines in general include Katy Perry who sold best for Elle and Jennifer Aniston for In Style.
Kate Middleton’s cover was the top selling issue for Vanity Fair, with model Kate Moss also scoring well for Harper’s Bazaar and W magazine.
Helen Gurley Brown, the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan Magazine and author of Sex and the Single Girl, has died at 90 at a New York hospital, magazine publisher Hearst says.
Helen Gurley Brown died on Monday in New York after being admitted to hospital.
She edited Cosmopolitan for 32 years after being hired by Hearst to turn around the magazine three years after her 1962 best-selling book.
Helen Gurley Brown, the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan Magazine and author of Sex and the Single Girl, has died at 90 at a New York hospital
Under her, the magazine became famous for encouraging women to have sex, regardless of marital status.
Helen Gurley Brown said her aim was to tell readers “how to get everything out of life”.
“Helen was one of the world’s most recognized magazine editors and book authors, and a true pioneer for women in journalism,” Frank Bennack Jr., chief executive of Hearst, wrote in a statement confirming her death.
In the latest issue of Cosmopolitan magazine, Khloe Kardashian confided that her mom-ager Kris Jenner sometimes calls her “fat”.
Khloe Kardashian, 27, admits that she was angry, but she dealt with the hurtful words because she had to.
The reality star rationalized to the glossy woman’s magazine: “Listen, my mom believes in us more than we believe in ourselves. But she is also our manager and trying to protect our brand.
“She’ll say, <<Oh, you’re a little too fat right now>>. If she were just my manager, I’d have fired her right then.
“You can’t talk to me like that.”
Khloe Kardashian confided that her mom-ager Kris Jenner sometimes calls her “fat”
During a 2011 episode of her E! reality show, Khloe and Lamar, Khloe Kardashian was on the receiving end of some harsh words from the family’s matriarch.
Kris Jenner, 56, accused her child: “You don’t care and it’s very, very upsetting to me because I’ve worked so hard at creating what I think is a great deal for you girls and you’re not pulling your end of the weight.”
Though she’s singing a different tune now, Khloe Kardashian snapped on the show.
“To tell me I’m ruining a whole brand because of my weight gain makes me feel like s–t. Get over yourself. You’re such a f–king raging lunatic and you’re so evil.
“I’m too f–king fat, too f–king fat. Do you want me to get pregnant? Do you want me to lose weight?
“You tell me you want me to have a baby every second, but I can’t be on some crazy diet. I just don’t get what you want out of me!”
Khloe Kardashian just as frankly talks about her sexual relationship with NBA star husband Lamar Odom.
The reality star shows off an ample cleavage in the top despite not appearing to wearing a bra underneath the top which boasts sheer paneling.
Khloe Kardashian told the magazine how she spices up her relationship with her husband Lamar Odom.
She was asked if she would cook or do a striptease to do something nice for the basketball player.
Khloe Kardashian said: “Both- together! I cook for him naked.”
She also spoke out about the scrutiny and gossip about her and her husband having children.
Khloe Kardashian explained: “People make me feel like I have a problem because I haven’t had a kid yet.”
“We were thinking we had to know when I was ovulating. But seriously? That took the fun out of everything.”
But while she hasn’t fallen pregnant yet Khloe Kardashian is confident it will happen and added: “Lamar and I definitely want kids, and when it happens for us, it will happen.”
Last week Khloe Kardashian also shared snaps of herself and her husband to her Celebuzz page.
She posted: “Hi my loves! Just wanted to post a few pics that I’ve tweeted of me and my hubby recently. It’s been over two years and I still feel like the luckiest girl in the world every single day! There’s no greater feeling than being in love :)”
On Wednesday Khloe Kardashian took Twitter to slam reports that she and Lamar Odom were breaking up after a magazine reported their marriage was over.