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Tuesday
Mar082011

Britney Spears, Madonna Sharing 'Out' Magazine Covers

Jive Records(NEW YORK) -- Britney Spears and Madonna will be featured on two separate covers of the April issue of Out magazine, a prominent gay publication.

The mag is calling the issue "Ladies We Love," saying it's dedicated to "women who inspire, scandalize, educate and excite us -- in a different way than they excite the other boys."  Spears' cover was just shot, while the Madonna cover features never-before-seen photos taken in 1982, before she became a star.

On Wednesday, Out.com will unveil an intimate interview with Spears, as well as all the photos from the shoot.  On March 14, the Madonna photos will be featured on the website.

The magazine, with both covers, hits newsstands March 29, which is conveniently the same day that Spears' new disc, Femme Fatale, arrives in stores.

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Thursday
Jan272011

Elton John Magazine Photo Censored by Arkansas Grocery Chain

Photo Courtesy - ABC/Ida Mae Astute(MOUNTAIN HOME, Arkansas) -- The customers of Harps, an Arkansas grocery chain, appear to be offended by the Us Weekly cover featuring Elton John and his partner, David Furnish, showing off their new son, Zachary.

When Jennifer Huddleston of Mountain Home, Arkansas visited a branch of Harps not long ago, she noticed the store had placed what is called a "family shield" -- basically, a piece of plastic -- over the magazine's cover.  On the shield are the words, "To protect young Harps shoppers."

The shield is the kind you often see in stores covering the lower two-thirds of adult magazines, like Playboy.

Outraged, Huddleston took a photo of the shield, which she then tweeted, along with the number for the Harps corporate offices, asking everyone on Twitter to bring attention to the incident.  According to ABC News, the company was flooded with calls, and the shields were taken down within a few hours.

A company spokeswoman told ABC News that they'd been put in place to begin with because a customer had complained.

The spokeswoman said, "It's company policy that we use those shields if we get a customer complaint on a certain [magazine] cover.  We have no opinion of what's covered up.  It's strictly because we got a complaint." 

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