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Legendary Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown passes on

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Former Cosmopolitan magazine editor Helen Gurley Brown has died at the age of 90. The legendary writer, who was at the helm of the title for 32 years and invited millions of women to join the sexual revolution, passed away at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. Hearst CEO Frank A Bennack Jr announced the news of her death last Monday. Sex and the Single Girl, her grab-bag book of advice, opinion, and anecdote on why being single shouldn't mean being sexless, made a celebrity of the 40-year-old advertising copywriter in 1962. Three years later, she was hired by Hearst Magazines to turn around the languishing Cosmopolitan and it became her bully pulpit for the next 32 years. She said at the outset that her aim was to tell a reader "how to get everything out of life — the money, recognition, success, men, prestige, authority, dignity — whatever she is looking at through the glass her nose is pressed against."

On leaving her post in 1997, she said: "It was a terrific magazine. I would want my legacy to be, "She created something that helped people."

— Daily Mail

Quincy Jones vacations with new girlfriend half his age

He may be 79 years old, but Quincy Jones is not slowing down anytime soon. The American record producer and music mogul looked as though he still very much had his mojo as he holidayed in St Tropez, France, Monday last with a much younger new girlfriend. Dressed in a comfortable black tracksuit and white sneakers, he was seen leaving the land to board a boat. Helped along by his new ladylove, who held on tightly to his hand, the music legend, who is worth north of $300 million, made his way down the jetty. After crew members helped him on board, Quincy settled into his seat where he then received a kiss from his girlfriend. In comparison, Quincy's mystery brunette companion showed off a whole lot of skin and was leggy in a Missoni-style printed kaftan. The woman, who looked as though she was probably in her 40s, teamed the look with a pair of flip-flops and an oversized yellow handbag.

— Daily Mail



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