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Oprah Winfrey's O magazine will cease monthly printing after 20 years. The news comes amid reports that Hearst Magazines' president quit amid sexual abuse allegations.

According to Business of Fashion, the staff of Oprah's magazine were informed of the decision on Friday, July 24.

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The magazine was a joint venture between Oprah, 66, Harpo, Inc. and Hearst Magazines, and is known for its Oprah-centered content, the book of the month club and the annual Oprah's Favorite Things gift guide.

The magazine's readership -- mostly white women -- speculate that the magazine folded due to allegations of sexual misconduct against Troy Young, who resigned as president of Hearst magazines.

The announcement of Young's resignation came a day after the New York Times reported the 52-year-old's "bullying or harassing" behavior which include making indecent remarks to female employees.

In one case, he reportedly sent unsolicited p0rnography to an editor. Young, who was named editor in 2018, sent a note to staffers saying he was "sorry" for the comments he made and he never realized how offensive they were.

"I am sorry and I'm committed to the work I need to do here," he said in his note, which was published by the New York Times.

Hearst president and CEO Steven R. Swartz said the magazine isn't going away completely. It will become "digital-centric" with more emphasis on the O magazine website run by a smaller staff.

"This is a natural next step for the brand, which has grown to an online audience of 8 million, extending its voice and vision with video and social content," a spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter. "We will continue to invest in this platform as the brand grows and evolves into one that is more digitally centric."

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Stephen Curry's wife, Ayesha, launched her new lifestyle magazine, titled Sweet July.

The premier issue is packed with articles on beauty tips, fashion, recipes, love and relationships, decorating, and profiles on social media influencers.

"I'm so nervous and excited about it," she tells PEOPLE. "This first issue is all about presence and gratitude, which I think is so important, not only in life, but especially right now. I just hope that people find a sense of peace from it."

Ayesha, referred to as "AC" in the magazine, shares photos from "an Epic Ladies Brunch," attended by her mother, Carol, grandmother, Gwendolyn, Stephen's mother, Sonya, and her sister, Maria.

Three generations of Ayesha's family are seen locked in a warm embrace in the "Community" column, and Carol, a mixed-race Jamaican, has her own column where she shares her "wisdom and unique point of view" with Ayesha's readers.

The "Connected" column, accompanied by a photo of AC in bed with her husband, Stephen, features an emotional conversation about love -- whether it's important to say it with words or actions.

And in the "Ask Mom Anything" feature, Ayesha tackles questions from her daughters Riley, 7, Ryan, 4. 1-year-old son, Canon, is featured in adorable photos.

The cover price is $9.99 USD, and the magazine is available via Amazon, Apple News+, Zinio, and the Barnes & Noble Nook.
 

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Lizzo has credited her therapist for giving her the "courage to be vulnerable as a vocalist".

The "Good As Hell" star suffered an emotional breakdown while on tour in 2018. Afterwards she decided to start seeing a therapist.

The songbird described her breakdown as "really scary". Lizzo told Rolling Stone magazine that "being vulnerable with someone I didn't know, then learning how to be vulnerable with people that I do know, gave me the courage to be vulnerable as a vocalist."

Shortly before heading out on the road for her 2018 tour, the 31-year-old, real name Melissa Jefferson, split from her boyfriend - whose identity she has kept secret.

While the split was a difficult time for the star, it's one she knew she needed to go through.

"As f**ked up as it sounds, I needed that heartbreak experience," she explained. "I'm not sad, because I use the pain so constructively. It's inevitable. The pain is human experience."

With the help of her therapist and a new outlook on life, Lizzo is working on a "relationship with my family" and opening herself "up to friendships".

"I open myself up to the idea of children, which is big for me, ’cause my albums are my babies," she added.
 

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American singer Lizzo graces the December 2019 cover of British Vogue magazine. But not all of her fans are excited for her first ever Vogue cover.

Lizzo was styled in a black Versace frock with a feather boa in B&W photographs shot by @Klossfilms. A cheap photo filter effect makes Lizzo appear 3 sizes smaller - which doesn't suit her fans who complained about the unnecessary filter effect.

One fan tweeted: "I love Lizzo so much and am so happy she's on the Vogue UK cover BUT why did they put that ugly filter on her portrait ???"

Another user tweeted: "This cheap glitch / acid blur effect is homophobic".

Lizzo told British Vogue that she felt worthless growing up because thick women like her weren't represented in fashion magazines.

"When you don't see yourself, you start to think something's wrong with you. Then you want to look like those things and when you realize it's a physical impossibility, you start to think, 'What the fuck is wrong with me?' I think that took a greater toll on me, psychologically, growing up than what anyone could have said to me."

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Effeminate musician Pharrell Williams is featured on the cover of GQ magazine's 'New Masculinity' issue.

In GQ's November issue Pharrell Williams apologizes for his masculinity and says he was "embarrassed" for perpetuating rape culture in his 2013 hit "Blurred Lines".

"Some of my old songs, I would never write or sing today. I get embarrassed by some of that stuff," the 46-year-old Aries said.

"It just took a lot of time and growth to get to that place... I think 'Blurred Lines' opened me up. I didn't get it at first. Because there were older white women who, when that song came on, they would behave in some of the most surprising ways ever. And I would be like, wow. They would have me blushing. So when there started to be an issue with it, lyrically, I was like, What are you talking about? There are women who really like the song and connect to the energy that just gets you up. And I know you want it - women sing those kinds of lyrics all the time. So it's like, What's rapey about that?"

The father of four said he realized that men use the same sort of language when taking advantage of biological women.

"...and it doesn't matter that that's not my behavior. Or the way I think about things. It just matters how it affects women. And I was like, Got it. I get it. Cool. My mind opened up to what was actually being said in the song and how it could make someone feel."

 

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Rihanna isn't fazed by people speculating if she's pregnant because she "dreams" of becoming a mom one day. At 31, the Barbadian pop star still has time to become a mom in the foreseeable future.

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The "Work" singer has been at the center of pregnancy rumors over the past couple of months. The rumors intensified when she was spotted with what appeared to be a baby bump that turned out to be a FUPA (fat in upper pubic area).

The U.S. Vogue cover girl addressed the speculation with Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Winter in the November 2019 issue of the magazine.

While Rihanna acknowledged that "a lot of woman get very defensive" about pregnancy talk, she insisted she's fine with it - because she secretly wishes the rumors were true.

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"It's personal, it's our bodies, and of course it's our time," she told TV show Extra. "It's not necessarily everyone's dream to be a mom... but it's mine, so I'm fine. Anna just wants to know what the people want to know," she said.

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The Vogue cover - Rihanna's sixth for the fashion publication - is also her favorite cover of them all, because she's showcasing her own Fenty fashion line.

"To see her (Anna) be so supportive — it's great to see us supporting each other, and it's always an honor," the star continued. "This is unlike any cover I have done with Vogue (because) I am wearing my own stuff."

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Rihanna wears a Fenty tulle coat. Forevermark x Jade Trau earrings. Hair, Yusef Williams; makeup, Kanako Takase. Fashion Editor: Tonne Goodman. Photographed by Ethan James Green, Vogue, November 2019


 

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