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INDIE NEWSROOM: Bieber V Mag Preview…Tumblr Throws Its Journalistic Hat into the Ring…It Pays to Go Digital for Music Industry

- Does this hairless, womanly chin look at all familiar? A Mugler-clad Justin Bieber‘s pouty purse covers the latest issue of V Magazine. [Nicola Formichetti's FBook]

INDIE NEWSROOM: Bieber V Mag Preview...Tumblr Throws Its Journalistic Hat into the Ring...It Pays to Go Digital for Music Industry

- Paris Hilton‘s smelling all the way to the bank. The heiress has been standing (and probably occasionally kneeling) on her own two  for some time now and she’s claimed that since 2005 her fragrances have brought in over $1 billion. If only I had gotten in on the sex tape market before that bubble burst. [Just Jared]

- Ladies in London stood up for their vaginal pride in a Muff March back in December. [VICE]

- Tumblr is getting into the editorial game, hiring a crack team of journalists to “help promote stories people write and share” on the popular blogging platform. Since its inception, 30 of Tubmlr’s blogs have landed book deals, meaning that we can look forward to the further disintegration of literature and a couple more  Fuck Yeah! tomes for good measure. [Gawker]

- Isaac Mizrahi is now a married woman! Mizrahi sat down with his sister from another mister Wendy Williams, revealing that he had recently married his boyfriend of six years. Turns out Wendy and Isaac share the same wedding date, though Mizrahi chose to elope to city hall in lieu of a big ceremony. However, Mizrahi’s not taking a one-year anniversary to-do off the table and naturally he would get Vera Wang to design his gown. [Styleite]

- In other same-sex couple news, the Will Smith-Jada Pinkett divorce rumor fire gets further stoked with the latest news that Jada has hired celebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wasser. [Huff Po]

- For the first time — but certainly not the last — in history, digital music sales surpassed physical sales. Lady Gaga is 2011′s most streamed artist; Nicki Minaj‘s “Superbass” the most-streamed song; and Adele‘s 21 and “Rolling in the Deep” the best-selling digital album and song, respectively. [CNN]

- Lauryn Hill‘s gorgeous 12-year-old daughter Selah Marley is a dead-ringer for her mommie dearest. [The YBF]

- Ryan Murphy cast leading ladies from his two hit shows, American Horror Story and Glee – including Lea Michele, Dianna Agron and future Emmy-winner Naya Rivera  in an editorial homage to his favorite horror movies for Elle. As usual, Amber Riley is conspicuously absent, but considering twas a horror-themed shoot, she was probably killed off in the first 5 minutes. [Elle]

-  French fashion chain La Redoute was apparently asleep at the wheel when it ok’d this image from its latest campaign featuring four adorable kids…and a naked man not-so discreetly (un)tucked into the background. Either that, or this is an ad for their newest To Catch a Predator children’s line. [Styleite via Stylist]

Written by Lester Brathwaite

I was center square from 1969 to 1978, during which I perfected the art of the zing as well as a crippling cocaine addiction. Bea Arthur was responsible for both. @LesFabian lester dot brathwaite at gmail