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Kirsten Can't Sell Vogue

Kirsten Can't Sell Vogue

Kirsten may be one of the highest paid actresses, making anywhere between $8-$10 million a picture, but that doesn't mean she sells well on the newsstand. Anna Wintour was evidently not happy with Kirsten's Marie Antoinette shots for the September Vogue and demanded it be re-done. It caused a little tiff between the editor and Dunst's publicist. Here's more:

Sources say megapublicist Stephen Huvane was badmouthing Wintour to "anyone who would listen" earlier this fall after wrestling with her over the September issue's portfolio of Kirsten Dunst. Wintour was dissatisfied with the initial images from the Annie Leibovitz shoot, which took place at Versailles and featured elaborate costumes from Marie Antoinette, and demanded it be redone—prompting Huvane to wonder aloud to several friends whether Wintour hasn't amassed too much clout.

In the end, he may have had a point: the cover was a flop on newsstands, selling far fewer copies than the September 2005 issue with Sarah Jessica Parker. "There was some back and forth, but we worked with [Huvane] and worked it out," says a Vogue spokesman. Huvane declined to comment. As for the September issue's low sales numbers, the Vogue rep says, "We knew going in that it wasn't going to be a commercial cover, but we were very pleased with it."

No Vogue rep would be happy with an issue that didn't sell well on newsstands - especially the coveted September issue which is huge in the fashion world. It doesn't look like it's hurting Kirsten's career at all if she's still one of the top paid actresses. For more pics just read more

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