GossipCop The release of Blake Lively’s cover photo spread for the June issue of Vogue raised eyebrows in certain corners, where it had been speculated that Kristen Stewart would be next month’s cover subject.
Supposedly, Stewart’s stubborn refusal to open the interview to questions about her personal life led Vogue editor Anna Wintour to bump the Eclipse star from the mag’s cover.
But Lively did not “replace” Stewart after any kind of power struggle between the latter and Wintour.
A rep for Stewart tells Gossip Cop there was no June cover bump because she was never expected to be on the June cover.
Stewart’s rumored Vogue cover was nothing more than speculation from the start.
She did shoot a long-planned Elle cover for June and a two-page story for Vogue.
As it happens, those two pages originally were scheduled to run in Vogue’s July issue, a Stewart source confirms to Gossip Cop. The article was actually moved up a month.
There’s also a basic governing principle in play here: Competing magazines do not want to have the same person on their covers in the same month. As preeminent media columnist Keith Kelly of the New York Post tells Gossip Cop, stars like Stewart “can’t go on any other magazine” at the time of another scheduled cover in the genre. “No editor in their right mind would go for that.”
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