Features in Janice Min overhaul include roundtable discussion with Oscar-contending actresses, oral history of “Dancing With the Stars”
The Hollywood Reporter is set to relaunch its print publication as a weekly glossy on Wednesday, and the first issue of the multimillion-dollar overhaul has some of the Janice Min trademarks developed at the helm of Us Weekly.
No surprise, then, that it will look right at home at the supermarket (as would those outfits — earthtones much?).
On the cover (click to enlarge) is a gaggle of Hollywood actresses who, according to THR, are leading the race into awards season: Amy Adams (“The Fighter”), Annette Bening (“The Kids Are All Right”), Helena Bonham Carter (“The King's Speech”), Nicole Kidman (“The Rabbit Hole”), Natalie Portman (“Black Swan”) and Hilary Swank (“Conviction”).
The six also participated in an “hour-long freewheeling and often fun” roundtable discussion for the issue. (The resulting cover photo is not unlike Vanity Fair’s “Young Hollywood” issue — and just as white.)
Other highlights, via THR, from the 156-page relaunch issue:
>> “The Great Late-Night Poll” – a commissioned research about America's late-night viewing habits, conducted ahead of Conan O'Brien's TBS debut.
>> “Dancing With the Stars: An oral history.” (Tied to the show’s 200th issue.)
>> “Tron Legacy: An exclusive first look at the costumes before the Dec. 17 release.”
>> “Marvel: A 3,800-word account of its executives, its ruthless negotiations with talent and how they pulled themselves out of bankruptcy to dominate Hollywood.”
>> The first in THR’s “Anatomy of a Contender” series focuses on “The King's Speech.”
>> An interview with CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler, who “talks Twitter feeds, sharing credit for success and how she spends her day.”
In addition to its subscribers, THR says the relaunch issue "will be available at Barnes & Nobles nationwide, in L.A. at local newsstands, in Gelson's and Bristol Farms markets, and airport newsstands."