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Victoria Hearst Wants Cosmo To Stop Selling Their Dirty Mag To Kids!

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Hearst Corporation founder William Randolph Hearst's born again Christian granddaughter wants to ban the sale of Cosmo to minors!

Victoria Hearst along with model and Christian leader Nicole Weider have a launched a campaign asking the publisher of the sex bible to "have a moral compass and put it in an opaque bag and make it sold only to adults."

The two have made multiple attempts to contact the magazine, but to no avail, so they're straight to the source and staging a protest outside their headquarters in New York City.

Nicole says they're going to embarrass Cosmo by "putting dirty sex tips from the magazine on our signs".

Yeah. That'll show 'em!

Thoughts???

[Image courtesy of Cosmo]

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O Magazine Sales Tank!

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Bad news for Oprah Winfrey.

According to the the latest report from the Audit Bureau of Circulations, O magazine sales dropped from 608,212 copies to 413,363 copies compared to the same period last year. For all you non-math whizzes that's 32%.

The magazine's total circulation also saw a 5% drop, bringing the total to only 2,380,782.

Hearst Corporation president David Carey explains:

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Former Intern Sues Harper's Bazaar For Not Paying Her

Filed under: Legal MattersMedia Minute

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A former Harper's Bazaar intern is suing the Hearst Corporation for not paying her a damn thing during a year-long internship.

Xuedan Wang, an Ohio State graduate, 'terned for the magazine from December 2010 to December 2011 anywhere between 40-55 hours a week coordinating sample pickups and returns, maintaining records and processing reimbursements requests from expense reports.

The lawsuit claims:

"Employers’ failure to compensate interns for their work, and the prevalence of the practice nationwide, curtails opportunities for employment, fosters class divisions between those who can afford to work for no wage and those who cannot, and indirectly contributes to rising unemployment."

The court docs also insinuate Hearst's unpaid internship program violates the United States Labor Department's guidelines which states:

"Unpaid internships are only lawful in the context of an educational training program, when the interns do not displace regular employees and the employer derives no immediate advantage from the intern’s work."

Harper's Bazaar definitely should have compensated her because she was pretty much a full time employee, BUT didn't she know going into this she wasn't going to be paid? So why did suffer through a whole year?

Sure, she could probably argue that she thought Harper's Bazaar would hire her, but most companies usually say employment isn't guaranteed once the internship is over.

It's an effed up situation, but it kinda sounds like both parties are at fault and they don't want to take responsibility.

What are YOUR thoughts? Should she be allowed to sue if she knew at the beginning she wouldn't be paid???

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