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The Obamas All Over the Glossy Newsstand, Once Again

Michelle and Barack appear on the covers of 'Ebony' and 'Essence.' But Meghan McCain has an interview in 'Glamour'! Plus the latest on Barbara Corcoran, John Thain, and the other captains of industry.

Ew, Lance Armstrong Is Hooking Up with Ashley Olsen?

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Lance Armstrong and Ashley Olsen hooked up at Rose Bar and then left at 2 a.m. The Jewish Theater of New York claims that the Times won't review its plays because the paper is anti-Semitic; the Times says it won't review its plays because they are bad. Kim Cattrall actually showed up to work before the other SATC cast mates for once. AOL chairman and CEO Randy Falco was roasted by Bob Costas and Brian Williams, among others. Ivana Trump made a kind of funny joke about Harper's Bazaar editor Glenda Bailey being the devil in Prada at Denise Rich's Angel Ball. (Diddy also left the ball with model May Anderson.) Michael Jackson went to Brooklyn to shoot a cover for Ebony magazine and was sweet despite prattling on about how much he likes kids.

Barack Obama Is Clean, Articulate, and Has Great Newsstand Draw

Just one last bit of gooey romanticism before you get thoroughly disgusted with all vestiges of Valentine's Day. Remember the Ebony issue that went on sale last month? The one with the profile of Barack and Michelle Obama — that's Barchelle to you, Us Weekly — that included the sexy pic of Barack nuzzling his wife's ear and the quotes from Michelle about how husband is a real man? Yeah, well, it turns it the Big O rocks not just Mrs. O.'s world but also the newsstand. The Politico is reporting today that while final numbers aren't yet available, the real-life Huxtables sold better than any Ebony issue in recent memory. The politics Website says the Obamas are "bringing sexy back to politics." What? Politics wasn't sexy already? Get Ready for Barchelle [The Politico]