Newsweek Courts Controversy, Imagines: What Would Princess Diana Be Doing Today?

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Seriously, Newsweek? We know sales have been abysmal and you were on the verge of going under a few months ago, but this seems like an extreme way to generate headlines.

The latest issue of this magazine features a digitally-altered photo of Princess Diana, imaging what she would look like at age 50, and places it alongside Kate Middleton, as if the two are old pals out for a stroll.

It's an eerie attempt to bring the dead back to life, and to put even more pressure on the beautiful head of Prince William's bride than already exists.

Newsweek Cover

Editor Tina Brown, who penned the cover story, says of her vision of Diana:

“There is no doubt she would have kept her chin taut with strategic Botox shots and her bare arms buff from the gym. Remarriage? At least two, I suspect, on both sides of the Atlantic.”

Hypothesizing about what this icon would be doing if tragedy hadn't struck in 1997? Juxtaposing a photoshopped version of her on the sidewalk with Middleton? Do you find this blatant attention-grab to be in poor taste?


She'd be in jail for having murdered the Queen Bitch!


One word.......Weird!


Its bad enough to have to remember the fact that this great lady died on my birthday but to put her on newsweek like that is horrible. Thanks. Idiots.


Leave the woman in peace, and respect her memory Newsweek!


Is there a truth to the words rest in peace, if so it seems that Newsweek would leave Diana to her resting place. Princess Kate have enough on her plate without being placed side by side on a magazine cover for comparisons to her husband's late mother. Tina Brown Needs a New hobby that does Not include being responsible for magazine covers!!


It could be interesting, it depends on how it's written. I'd have to read it to find out, and I guess that's the catch. However, if it's a lot of speculation on her possible plastic procedures and affairs, I wouldn't bother. I don't think that was the interesting part of Diana.


Wow,super tacky newsweek..super tacky.


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