Meredith Rebrands Time Inc. In-House TV Production Shop As Four M Studios

Meredith Corp. is continuing its overhaul of Time Inc.’s assets as it fully absorbs the acquisition of the iconic publisher, announcing what it calls a “new look, name and direction” of its in-house TV production company.
The shop, fo…

Meredith Corp. is continuing its overhaul of Time Inc.’s assets as it fully absorbs the acquisition of the iconic publisher, announcing what it calls a “new look, name and direction” of its in-house TV production company. The shop, formerly Time Inc. Productions, will now be called Four M Studios. It will be able to draw on content emanating from Meredith titles, including key Time brands such as People and Entertainment Weekly, while also developing long-form projects…

People Magazine Renames ‘Most Beautiful’ Issue, Puts Pink on Cover

After People Magazine announced on Tuesday that it would be renaming its “Most Beautiful” issue, the magazine put Pink on the cover of the now-titled “The Beautiful Issue.”

“The Beautiful Issue” features “41 pages of gorgeous, inspiring stars.” The cover shows Pink and her two kids, Jameson Moon and Willow Sage.

“Over the years the name of the issue has evolved (’50 Most Beautiful,’ ‘Most Beautiful Woman,’ etc.), but the words ‘Most Beautiful’ have always been part of the title,” wrote Jess Cagle in an editor’s note. “This year we’re renaming it ‘The Beautiful Issue’ — to make clear that the issue is not a beauty contest. Nothing else has changed. As always it will feature beautiful women (and a few men) of all shapes, sizes and colors, and it will celebrate the most beautiful qualities of all: strength, humanity and artistry.”

See Video: Watch Pink Defy Death to Perform ‘Beautiful Trauma’ for AMAs

At the time of the publication of the editor’s note, Cagle teased the cover as a woman “who checks all those boxes. She’s a performer, mother and role model whose honesty, humor, confidence and sheer star power make her one of the most beloved and fascinating entertainers on the plane.”

See Video: Pink Doesn’t ‘Plead the Fifth’ on ‘WWHL’ – Even When Christina Aguilera Beef Comes Up

Pink joins previous cover stars like Michelle Pfeiffer, Lupita Nyong’o and Julia Roberts.

The new issue will hit newsstands on Friday.

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After People Magazine announced on Tuesday that it would be renaming its “Most Beautiful” issue, the magazine put Pink on the cover of the now-titled “The Beautiful Issue.”

“The Beautiful Issue” features “41 pages of gorgeous, inspiring stars.” The cover shows Pink and her two kids, Jameson Moon and Willow Sage.

“Over the years the name of the issue has evolved (’50 Most Beautiful,’ ‘Most Beautiful Woman,’ etc.), but the words ‘Most Beautiful’ have always been part of the title,” wrote Jess Cagle in an editor’s note. “This year we’re renaming it ‘The Beautiful Issue’ — to make clear that the issue is not a beauty contest. Nothing else has changed. As always it will feature beautiful women (and a few men) of all shapes, sizes and colors, and it will celebrate the most beautiful qualities of all: strength, humanity and artistry.”

At the time of the publication of the editor’s note, Cagle teased the cover as a woman “who checks all those boxes. She’s a performer, mother and role model whose honesty, humor, confidence and sheer star power make her one of the most beloved and fascinating entertainers on the plane.”

Pink joins previous cover stars like Michelle Pfeiffer, Lupita Nyong’o and Julia Roberts.

The new issue will hit newsstands on Friday.

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ABC To Air ‘The Story Of The Royals’ Documentary Miniseries In August

Following last year’s successful The Story of Diana, ABC and People are teaming on a second documentary miniseries on the British royal family. ABC will premiere The Story of the Royals, a four-hour TV event which air over two nights in August.
A co-production of ABC, People and Time, Inc. Productions, the series will showcase the key figures who represent four generations of the crown: Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George. It will include…

Following last year's successful The Story of Diana, ABC and People are teaming on a second documentary miniseries on the British royal family. ABC will premiere The Story of the Royals, a four-hour TV event which air over two nights in August. A co-production of ABC, People and Time, Inc. Productions, the series will showcase the key figures who represent four generations of the crown: Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George. It will include…

Katie Couric Speaks On Matt Lauer Scandal: “This Was Not The Matt We Knew”

Katie Couric, the long-time partner of Matt Lauer on the Today show, has issued her first extensive comments on his sexual harassment scandal and subsequent firing.
“The whole thing has been very painful for me,” Couric said to People magazine. “The accounts I’ve read and heard have been disturbing, distressing and disorienting and it’s completely unacceptable that any woman at the Today show experienced this kind of treatment.”
Couric claimed she had “no idea” about the…

Katie Couric, the long-time partner of Matt Lauer on the Today show, has issued her first extensive comments on his sexual harassment scandal and subsequent firing. "The whole thing has been very painful for me," Couric said to People magazine. "The accounts I've read and heard have been disturbing, distressing and disorienting and it's completely unacceptable that any woman at the Today show experienced this kind of treatment.” Couric claimed she had “no idea” about the…

Time Inc., Meredith Reportedly Near Deal For Magazine Assets In Koch-Backed Sale

The boards of Time Inc. and the Meredith Corporation are reportedly meeting this evening to conclude a deal that would sell Time’s magazine behemoth for $19 to $20 per share.
Time Inc. publishes Time magazine, Sports Illustrated and People magazine. Meredith publishes Family Circle and Better Homes and Gardens. As part of the transaction, Meredith has reportedly arranged a $600 million cash infusion from a private equity firm, Koch Equity Development, run by Charles and Da…

The boards of Time Inc. and the Meredith Corporation are reportedly meeting this evening to conclude a deal that would sell Time’s magazine behemoth for $19 to $20 per share. Time Inc. publishes Time magazine, Sports Illustrated and People magazine. Meredith publishes Family Circle and Better Homes and Gardens. As part of the transaction, Meredith has reportedly arranged a $600 million cash infusion from a private equity firm, Koch Equity Development, run by Charles and Da…

Blake Shelton’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ Title Sparks Mockery on Twitter, ‘Deep Hurt’ From Mike Huckabee

Congratulations, Blake Shelton — you’re People’s “Sexiest Man Alive”! But Twitter is just a wee bit divided over the choice.

“The Voice” coach and Gwen Stefani’s beau Shelton was handed the honors by People this year, succeeding last year’s honoree Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Twitter users, as they tend to do, fired up their accounts to weigh in on Shelton’s honor, with a number of them expressing deep disappointment.

Among the naysayers: Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, who lamented, “Nursing a DEEP hurt today. Was passed over by @people magazine again for sexiest man alive honor that went to @blakeshelton . I sent in photos and everything. Oh well there’s next year. “

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Huckabee wasn’t alone in questioning the choice.

“Donald Trump is presidential; Jeff Sessions is honest; Roy Moore is a Christian; and Blake Shelton is the “Sexiest Man Alive.” It’s like America has totally stopped trying,” another Twitter user wrote.

“Somebody tell me how Blake Shelton won #SexiestManAlive when there are people like Charlie Hunnam out there?!?!” another critic asked.

“Blake Shelton is not the sexiest man alive. Sorry, People,” read another response.

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“How can you trust straight people when they chose Blake Shelton as the sexiest among them,” went another quizzical reaction to the choice.

Read on for more responses.

Nursing a DEEP hurt today. Was passed over by @people magazine again for sexiest man alive honor that went to @blakeshelton . I sent in photos and everything. Oh well there’s next year.

– Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) November 14, 2017

Donald Trump is presidential; Jeff Sessions is honest; Roy Moore is a Christian; and Blake Shelton is the “Sexiest Man Alive.” It’s like America has totally stopped trying. https://t.co/h93GkbaXJu

– Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) November 14, 2017

Somebody tell me how Blake Shelton won #SexiestManAlive when there are people like Charlie Hunnam out there?!?! pic.twitter.com/z35ff0VoSY

– Mackenzie Spear (@kenzeroo95) November 15, 2017

Blake Shelton is not the sexiest man alive. Sorry, People.

– Alexis Benveniste (@apbenven) November 15, 2017

How can you trust straight people when they chose Blake Shelton as the sexiest among them

– Eliel Cruz-Lopez (@elielcruz) November 15, 2017

I don’t want to live in a world where Blake Shelton is the Sexiest Man Alive.

– Frank Costa (@feistyfrank) November 15, 2017

The Sexiest Man Alive is Blake Shelton? Will 2017 ever end? pic.twitter.com/AnjNejz8F7

– Ryan Houlihan (@RyanHoulihan) November 13, 2017

So women have to be supermodels to be named People’s Sexiest but men can look like Blake Shelton? Ok.

– Scott Rising ???? (@rising) November 13, 2017

I heard my dude Blake Shelton won People Magazine’s “Sexiest man Alive.” Way to hold I­t­ down for all the 7s out there. We appreciate you ✊????✊????

– Evan Turner (@thekidet) November 13, 2017

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Congratulations, Blake Shelton — you’re People’s “Sexiest Man Alive”! But Twitter is just a wee bit divided over the choice.

“The Voice” coach and Gwen Stefani’s beau Shelton was handed the honors by People this year, succeeding last year’s honoree Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Twitter users, as they tend to do, fired up their accounts to weigh in on Shelton’s honor, with a number of them expressing deep disappointment.

Among the naysayers: Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, who lamented, “Nursing a DEEP hurt today. Was passed over by @people magazine again for sexiest man alive honor that went to @blakeshelton . I sent in photos and everything. Oh well there’s next year. “

Huckabee wasn’t alone in questioning the choice.

“Donald Trump is presidential; Jeff Sessions is honest; Roy Moore is a Christian; and Blake Shelton is the “Sexiest Man Alive.” It’s like America has totally stopped trying,” another Twitter user wrote.

“Somebody tell me how Blake Shelton won #SexiestManAlive when there are people like Charlie Hunnam out there?!?!” another critic asked.

“Blake Shelton is not the sexiest man alive. Sorry, People,” read another response.

“How can you trust straight people when they chose Blake Shelton as the sexiest among them,” went another quizzical reaction to the choice.

Read on for more responses.

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Blake Shelton Named People’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ 2017

People Magazine revealed its 2017 selection for “Sexiest Man Alive” on Tuesday, with the honor going to country star and “The Voice” coach Blake Shelton.

“Y’all must be running out of people,” Shelton told the magazine. “Like, Wow, we’re down to somebody who is somewhat symmetrical.”

Shelton is currently in his twelfth season as a judge on the NBC singing competition, and the singer’s most recent album, “Texoma Shore,” became 11th to reach the top 10 on Billboard’s albums chart.

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Shelton joins a list of honorees that includes Dwayne Johnson, David Beckham and Chris Hemsworth, as well as his “Voice” co-star Adam Levine, who was named “Sexiest Man Alive” in 2013. “I can’t wait to shove this up Adam’s ass,” Shelton said. “As proud as I am and honored that you guys asked me, that’s really the only thing I care about.”

Read the full announcement at People, and see Shelton’s cover below:

People

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People Magazine revealed its 2017 selection for “Sexiest Man Alive” on Tuesday, with the honor going to country star and “The Voice” coach Blake Shelton.

“Y’all must be running out of people,” Shelton told the magazine. “Like, Wow, we’re down to somebody who is somewhat symmetrical.”

Shelton is currently in his twelfth season as a judge on the NBC singing competition, and the singer’s most recent album, “Texoma Shore,” became 11th to reach the top 10 on Billboard’s albums chart.

Shelton joins a list of honorees that includes Dwayne Johnson, David Beckham and Chris Hemsworth, as well as his “Voice” co-star Adam Levine, who was named “Sexiest Man Alive” in 2013. “I can’t wait to shove this up Adam’s ass,” Shelton said. “As proud as I am and honored that you guys asked me, that’s really the only thing I care about.”

Read the full announcement at People, and see Shelton’s cover below:

People

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