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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








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BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
Maybe bc she's fug?
Samantha Samantha 10 years
I don't get why everone hates her - she's been good in everything I've seen.
notoriousrem_22 notoriousrem_22 10 years
ewe...i cant stand this girl, she's ugly and annoying...she dresses like sh*t she shouldnt even be allowed to grace the cover of vogue, i was in shock when i got the sept issue and it was her on the cover... "stay far from timid, only make moves when your hearts in it and live the phrase sky's the limit."
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 10 years
those pictures were hideous so I am not surprised
Luna13 Luna13 10 years
kirsten is so boring and plain im not surprised the mag didnt sell...
clepiau clepiau 10 years
Well, I freaking LOVED that cover and the whole shebang (especially the shot inside of Kirsten in the black dress and mask) even though I despise Kirsten herself. I would have framed that thing if I weren't afraid of looking like a total weirdo. That whole issue of Vogue was my favorite ever (even the ads were gorgeous) and I even bought an extra copy after mine got all worn so that my mom could see it in all its glory. So yeah... I don't know what these people saw, but clearly it wasn't what I saw.
flutterpie flutterpie 10 years
i liked the cover but i didnt buy so i guess not enough i know he thinks you're fine and stuff but does he know how to wind you up?
sashak sashak 10 years
duh, its cause she is scary looking & a bad actress
princis11 princis11 10 years
retail - - I think this is just coming out in the news now, but it happened when the cover was originally being shot. if I were Annie Lebovitz I'd be pissed, she is a renowned photographer.
the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 10 years
What is the point of getting upset and demanding for a re-shoot or whatever, the mag came out months before, and isnt it too late to react, like crying and whining over spilt milk? I am curious to see the movie though.
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