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#TBT 8 Iconic Magazine Covers of the 1990’s

The magazine may be a slowly dwindling media format thanks to the internet and its ability to provide up-to-the-minute breaking news easily shared through various social media channels, but throwback to pre-world wide web, where prime time television shows like Friends and Melrose Place were bringing in 20 million viewers weekly and magazines were selling just as many copies of issues where exclusive interviews with A-listers would be accompanied by ‘that’ magazine cover photo.

Whether it be scandalous, beautiful or emotive, magazines in the 90’s provided some of the most iconic covers that still could go toe-to-toe with the likes of Kim K on Paper Magazine or Caitlin Jenner on Vanity Fair. Take a look below at some of the most iconic magazine covers from the 90’s.

Magazine: Vanity Fair | Date: August 1991 Issue | Cover Star: Demi Moore.

Such uproar occurred from this photo of a 28 year old Demi Moore, naked and heavily pregnant on the cover of Vanity Fair’s August 1991 issue that some supermarket’s pulled it from shelves while others hid it, treating it like an issue of Playboy. The pose however would be later recreated by such stars as Natalie Portman, Britney Spears and Serena Williams

Magazine: Vanity Fair | Date: August 1992 Issue | Cover Star: Demi Moore.

It was a mere twelves months later when Demi Moore returned to create another iconic cover for Vanity Fair, once again shot by Annie Leibovitz, once again naked, this time however, covered in a painted on three piece suit.

Magazine: Vanity Fair | Date: August 1993 Issue | Cover Star: K.D Lang and Cindy Crawford.

Vanity Fair cover for August shows model Cindy Crawford giving a shave to singer K.D. Lang. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)

Cindy Crawford clad in a tight black swimsuit shaving a suited up K.D Lang who is happily nuzzled into the cleavage of the supermodel. In 1993, the controversy writes itself with the two women, photographed by Herb Ritz, causing a stir with the gender bending image of Lang who had recently come out as a Lesbian.

Magazine: Rolling Stone | Date: May 19th 1994 Issue | Cover Star: Laura Leighton, Heather Locklear and Josie Bissett

The Melrose Place ‘bod squad’ featuring Laura Leighton, Josie Bissett and Heather Locklear, all clad in night-times whites, tousled hair and alluring stares. The cover was hot but caused a stir when it was revealed the other two stars Daphne Zuniga and Courtney Thorne-Smith were hidden under a flap. This shoot and resulting cover was brought up in the Unofficial Melrose Place Story created by Lifetime that mentioned Leighton contacting her agent with her concern about her co-stars not making the cover.

Magazine: Rolling Stone | Date: May 16th 1996 Issue | Cover Star: David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson


HOT. HOT. HOT. No other words to describe this Rolling Stone magazine cover that sent a million X-Files nerds into boner frenzy. A topless Gillian Anderson offering some side-boob, draped over a topless David Duchovny, arms wrapped tightly around each other. The image played heavily on the public’s want of their on-screen alter ego’s FBI Agents Mulder and Scully to hook up.

Magazine: Rolling Stone | Date: April 15th 1999 Issue | Cover Star: Britney Spears

Coming off the back of her number one hit “Hit Me Baby One More Time”, 17 year old Spears, wound up on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine wearing not much at all. The photos, shot by David LaChapelle caused outrage from the parents of her tween fans while In 2008, the singer’s mother, Lynne, explained how her daughter ended up posing for the controversial photos. “We were in shock at what was going on, and we were in awe. We didn’t have any choice in the pictures. We had no one that could tell us what we were supposed to be doing.”

Magazine: TIME| Date: April 14th 1997 Issue | Cover Star: Ellen Degeneres

42 million people in the USA alone watched Ellen’s alter-ego Ellen Morgan, come out as a lesbian. It was unheard of and the moment became an iconic one in television history. TIME’s magazine cover featuring Degeneres, herself, coming out as a lesbian proved too much for America in 97′ which eventually saw Ellen lose her show and become an unwanted talent in Hollywood.

Magazine: People| Date: September 15th 1997 Issue | Cover Star: Princess Diana

Magazines were feeding into the public frenzy that was the untimely death of Princess Diana in 1997. Covers showing grainy paparazzi snaps of the crash scene or of Diana pre death were everywhere. People’s tribute issue featured a touching black and white photo of the peoples princess, smiling brightly, allowing us to remember the woman so loved by the public. The issue became the magazine’s highest selling issue (3.1 million) until the 2001 9/11 attacks.

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First Run ReRuns – George Lange Delves into his 90’s Archives for New Show.

From ER to Friends, Melrose to X-Files.

For anyone who was pop-culture loving teenager in the 90’s, the name George Lange might not sound that familiar, but his work as a photographer should be more than burned into your teen psyche as Lange’s photographs graced not only the covers of major magazines world wide but also many a teenage bedroom wall (certainly mine) with his iconic photos with the casts of Seinfeld, Melrose Place, Dawson’s Creek, The X-Files and Buffy the Vampire Slayer – just to name a few.

Those iconic photos featured the cast of Friends all dressed in black and white, perching precariously in white shadow boxes on a red backdrop, the cast of Seinfeld, dressed in their character garb, posing under an umbrella with pigeons, X-Files star Gillian Anderson perched high on co-star David Duchovny’s shoulders and Merlose’s Marcia Cross and Thomas Calabro playing in copious amounts of feathers while Laura Leighton shot out of a television dressed in a slinky silver mini.

While these photos iconic and a flashback to the heights of prime time television that was the mid 90’s, these images slowly faded into fond memories perhaps found years later on a dusty Entertainment Weekly cover found in the attic and as Lange even notes on one of his Instagram posts, they become buried under the weight of history.

For 2019, Lange though, is taking a new positive approach to his archives with a new collection of his classic prints and embracing the work that he was once afraid to look into for fear of being unable to move forward. The collection, titled ‘First Run ReRuns’ offers a look at the never before printed images from some of Lange’s most memorable work. The photos that didn’t make the cover or included in the photo spread.

‘First Run ReRuns’ opens on March 7th at The Dairy for the Arts in Boulder, Los Angeles and runs until April 14th. For those wanting to know more about the images, sessions and Lange’s process can attend an evening with George Lange on March 20th where you can check out scenes from actual photo shoots, hear from those who admire his work and get an inside look at his dynamic process. 

For more info on select photo shoots, visit GeorgeLange.com

People’s Choice Awards TV Winners List

How to get away with murder star Viola Davis wins.
How to get away with murder star Viola Davis wins.

The fans have spoken and they love Big Bang Theory, Greys Anatomy and Ellen Degeneres.  The annual People’s Choice awards were handed out on Wednesday night with awards going out to various categories including Favorite Cable Drama, Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Actor and Favorite Actress in a New Series among others.

Big Bang Theory continues to hold strong with fans taking out favorite TV show, favorite network comedy and favorite comedy actress for Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting while in the drama category, Greys Anatomy proved that after almost 11 seasons, the show is still highly popular winning favorite network drama, dramatic actor, dramatic actress and TV character we miss the most.

Other notable winners include The Flash, Jane the Virgin and Pretty Little Liars.  Check out the full list below.

Favorite TV Icon Betty White

Favorite TV Show “The Big Bang Theory”

Favorite Network TV Comedy “The Big Bang Theory”

Favorite Comedic TV Actor Chris Colfer

Favorite Comedic TV Actress Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting

Favorite Network TV Drama “Grey’s Anatomy”

Favorite Dramatic TV Actor Patrick Dempsey

Favorite Dramatic TV Actress Ellen Pompeo

Favorite Cable TV Comedy “Melissa & Joey”

Favorite Cable TV Drama “Pretty Little Liars”

Favorite Cable TV Actor Matt Bomer

Favorite Cable TV Actress Angie Harmon

Favorite TV Crime Drama “Castle”

Favorite Crime Drama TV Actor Nathan Fillion

Favorite Crime Drama TV Actress Stana Katic

Favorite Network Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show “Beauty and the Beast”

Favorite Cable Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show “Outlander”

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor Misha Collins

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress Kristin Kreuk

Favorite Competition TV Show “The Voice”

Favorite Daytime TV Host Ellen DeGeneres

Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host Jimmy Fallon

Favorite Dramedy “Orange Is the New Black”

Favorite TV Duo Nina Dobrev & Ian Somerhalder

Favorite TV Character We Miss Most Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang – “Grey’s Anatomy”

Favorite Actor In A New TV Series David Tennant

Favorite Actress In A New TV Series Viola Davis

Favorite Sketch Comedy TV Show “Saturday Night Live”

Favorite Animated TV Show “The Simpsons”

Favorite New TV Comedy “Jane the Virgin”

Favorite New TV Drama “The Flash”

Modern Family to Head Down Under

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Modern Family is coming to town!  Yes, the hit comedy has set a deal (or partnership via Twentieth Century Fox and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products as it’s officially known) with Qanatas to bring the show to Australia for a two week shoot!  Funnily enough, both Eric Stonestreet (Cam) and Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Mitchell) recently spent time here (Stonestreet in a deal with Big W and Ferguson for Holidays) – and hopefully both have picked up enough of our slang to get by!

The show has begun a sort of tradition with episodes taking place in holiday destinations – Hawaii, Disneyland and Wyoming (wait…is Wyoming a holiday destination?)  and the show’s creator Steve Levitan says that this vacation shoot will be the “most ambitious yet.”

Levitan also notes “We promise to feature a kangaroo, a koala and a boomerang. I’m sure there will be lots more, but so far that’s all we know about Australia (guess he didn’t watch the Oprah or Ellen Australia specials), our American school system is a disaster … So we thank Qantas for this amazing opportunity to broaden our horizons. Plus it’ll be nice to go to a place where everyone looks like Hugh Jackman and Miranda Kerr. Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!”

So yes, there’s enough Aussie stereotypes in his press release to ensure Jay Pritchett will surely be featured “throwing a shrimp on the barbie” while Phil Dunphey imitates Crocodile Dundee.

The entire cast and crew will be flying into as yet un-named locations (obviously Sydney, hopefully Melbourne) next month, for a two week shoot with the episode to air mid year.

Modern Family currently airs Sundays 7:30pm on Channel 10.

Related Posts:

MODERN FAMILY CAST TO FILM EPISODE IN AUSTRALIA – Nelbie TV and Entertainment News
Could Modern Family be enticed to Australia’s gay-friendly capital? – Canberra Times
Hit comedy Modern Family heading Down Under to film a special episode – Daily Telegraph