Anonymous Hearst staffers have told Page Six that Oprah is tired of shooting covers for O (aka the Oprah magazine aka what Martha Stewart Living wishes it was) and might stop. This is the biggest change in O history, since Oprah decided to share the cover for the first time. Currently, she shoots three covers at once, during daylong shoots, which must be exhausting.
But still! O is one of the only magazines out there to regularly feature a black female. It's the same black female every time, but what other magazine would feature a black woman proudly displaying her natural hair, like the cover to the right? Even if it's a little narcissistic to put yourself on all of your covers, the reason people read Oprah is for her. Her worldview, her vision, her success. If you want a bland interview with a cover starlet, go somewhere else.
Editors are "scrambling" for a way to replace Oprah and, according to Page Six, "one option they’re considering is to decorate big letter O’s, depending on the month." That's a dumb idea. Red Os for February and pastels for spring? No. We have a better solution: just use Oprah's instagram photos.
For someone who may or may not be photoshopped for her magazine, she's pretty real on instagram. Here are some free cover ideas:
"New Year, New You"
Healthy Eating tips for 2014
This might work better as a spring cover, but Oprah doesn't do a lot of instagramming in the snow.
"Oprah's Travel Tips"
Oprah reveals her best travel secrets
Travel secret #1: Be incredibly wealthy.
Something about how kids are the future. Or aren't the future. Or both.
This is just a really great photo. Everyone looks like they found a prize under their seat.
"Out West with Oprah"
Release your inner cowgirl
Another great photo.
The Bieber saga
Considering how timely this is, we'd rush this cover.