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New York Post launches gossip magazine

For those who can’t get enough gossip about starlets and socialites, The New York Post launched a glossy magazine Thursday based on its hugely popular gossip fixture, Page Six.The 76-page magazine was distributed as an insert to Thursday’s editions of the newspaper, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.Angelina Jolie graces the cover of the first issue, which also has a quiz for read
/ Source: The Associated Press

For those who can’t get enough gossip about starlets and socialites, The New York Post launched a glossy magazine Thursday based on its hugely popular gossip fixture, Page Six.

The 76-page magazine was distributed as an insert to Thursday’s editions of the newspaper, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.

Angelina Jolie graces the cover of the first issue, which also has a quiz for readers to guess the false names celebrities use to register at hotels, and an Academy Awards preview. A piece called “Tale of the Tiaras” compares the lineage, loves, pet projects and bankrolls of the Hilton and Hearst heiresses.

In his opening letter, Editorial Director Richard Johnson writes, “You are holding in your hands the culmination of 30 years of blood, sweat and tears — and plenty of threatened lawsuits.” Page Six was started in 1976.

The magazine also includes an interview with a Victoria’s Secret model, a roundup of new nightclub openings and a Hamptons real estate preview.

Johnson told The Associated Press a second issue is scheduled to be released in September. Page Six, which these days is more likely to appear on Page 8 or 10 of the Post, features celebrity sightings and gossip about Hollywood and high society figures.

Despite its regular financial losses, the New York Post is a key part of News Corp.’s global media conglomerate for the presence it gives Murdoch in New York.