COL Julia Roberts and Jennifer Aniston say Redbook magazine's last two covers display images of the actresses that were cobbled together by computer, without their knowledge, from old publicity or paparazzi photos.

Sarah Michelle Gellar says a recent cover of Seventeen, which used one of her publicity shots, was so poorly computer-altered that it looks like "an alien foot is attached to her arm," her lawyer told the New York Post.

The actresses' complaints highlight what seems to be an increasingly common practice in the lifestyle/entertainment magazine industry: using digital technology to significantly alter or meld old photos to create a new one. As a result, it can look like the celebrity wholeheartedly agreed to associate her image with the magazine when she didn't.

-- Chicago Tribune, June 13

Martha Stewart's indictment has led to a debate among newspaper editors across the country about whether they should continue to publish her syndicated column as she awaits trial.

At least one paper, the Palm Beach Post in Florida, has stopped running the "askMartha" column until her legal troubles are resolved. Others are mulling their options. And many have decided to continue the weekly column that dispenses homemaking tips because there has been no conviction.


Stewart's column appears in more than 200 papers including Newsday. A similar feature, consisting of 90-second radio spots five days a week, is broadcast on more than 330 stations.

-- New York Newsday, June 17

Regarding a New York Times story questioning CBS News offering incentives to U.S. soldier Jessica Lynch to win an interview with her:

"Unlike the New York Times' own ethical problems, there is no question about the accuracy or integrity of CBS News' reporting," said a spokesperson.

-- The Washington Post, June 17

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