With publicists in overdrive promoting Oscar vehicles and big-budget popcorn flicks this holiday season, recurrent trips to your local newsstand over the last six weeks may have produced a dizzying sense of déjà vu. The nominees for most overexposed diva(s) in a marketing campaign are: Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renée Zellweger for “Chicago,” five magazine covers between them (Elle, Vogue, Marie Claire, Time Out London and Allure); Nicole Kidman and Julianne Moore for “The Hours,” four magazine covers between them (W, Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, and Elle); Halle Berry for “Die Another Day,” three covers (Vogue, Essence, and Cosmopolitan), and Jennifer Lopez, who stars in “Maid in Manhattan” and appears on at least two magazine covers (GQ and Harper’s Bazaar), and countless tabloids. Of course, she was the subject on Monday of a story in the business section of The New York Times about, surprise, being overexposed.
So much for getting the exclusive.
This story first appeared in the December 10, 2002 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.