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KURT’S CLONE?: Details has got egg on its face. In the August issue, the magazine ran what it thought was a story by Kurt Andersen about men who gossip. It even carried a contributor’s blurb about Andersen, with his photo. There was only...

KURT’S CLONE?: Details has got egg on its face. In the August issue, the magazine ran what it thought was a story by Kurt Andersen about men who gossip. It even carried a contributor’s blurb about Andersen, with his photo. There was only one problem: the story wasn’t written by Andersen. Details is investigating the matter.

Daniel Peres, the magazine’s editor in chief, said in a statement Thursday, “Details magazine has learned that it was misled in relation to an article published in its August 2002 issue. The article, ‘Dudes Who Dish,’ which carried the byline of Kurt Andersen, was not, in fact, authored by him. Mr. Andersen had no involvement whatsoever in the preparation of the article. Details is actively investigating this matter and apologizes to Mr. Andersen and its readers for the publication of this article.”

Andersen said in the statement, “I was shocked to learn a week ago that in its August issue Details magazine published an article, ‘Dudes Who Dish,’ under my byline. I did not write this article and had no role in its creation. The whole affair has been unsettling. I appreciate, however, that once editor in chief, Daniel Peres, became aware of this despicable act perpetrated against me and the magazine, Details responded swiftly and conscientiously to alert its readers and the public generally.”

Reached Thursday night by phone, Andersen elaborated about what happened. “My wife saw this Details when she was working out at her gym last Thursday, and said, ‘I didn’t realize you wrote an article for Details,’ and I said, ‘What are you talking about?’”

“I was totally shocked and I’m not shockable,” said Andersen. “I feel terrible. They were hoodwinked and there was a scam perpetrated.”

A formal apology will be printed in the October issue.

PEOPLE MOVES: On June 25, WWD reported that People was in talks to bring freelance art director Rina Migliaccio over to the magazine permanently, which People denied at the time. On Thursday, the magazine named Migliaccio its creative director, a new post. The magazine’s current art director Philip Simone will remain at the magazine for now and will report directly to her.

KURT’S CLONE?: Details has got egg on its face. In the August issue, the magazine ran what it thought was a story by Kurt Andersen about men who gossip. It even carried a contributor’s blurb about Andersen, with his photo. There was only one problem: the story wasn’t written by Andersen. Details is investigating the matter.

Daniel Peres, the magazine’s editor in chief, said in a statement Thursday, “Details magazine has learned that it was misled in relation to an article published in its August 2002 issue. The article, ‘Dudes Who Dish,’ which carried the byline of Kurt Andersen, was not, in fact, authored by him. Mr. Andersen had no involvement whatsoever in the preparation of the article. Details is actively investigating this matter and apologizes to Mr. Andersen and its readers for the publication of this article.”

Andersen said in the statement, “I was shocked to learn a week ago that in its August issue Details magazine published an article, ‘Dudes Who Dish,’ under my byline. I did not write this article and had no role in its creation. The whole affair has been unsettling. I appreciate, however, that once editor in chief, Daniel Peres, became aware of this despicable act perpetrated against me and the magazine, Details responded swiftly and conscientiously to alert its readers and the public generally.”

Reached Thursday night by phone, Andersen elaborated about what happened. “My wife saw this Details when she was working out at her gym last Thursday, and said, ‘I didn’t realize you wrote an article for Details,’ and I said, ‘What are you talking about?’”

“I was totally shocked and I’m not shockable,” said Andersen. “I feel terrible. They were hoodwinked and there was a scam perpetrated.”

A formal apology will be printed in the October issue.

PEOPLE MOVES: On June 25, WWD reported that People was in talks to bring freelance art director Rina Migliaccio over to the magazine permanently, which People denied at the time. On Thursday, the magazine named Migliaccio its creative director, a new post. The magazine’s current art director Philip Simone will remain at the magazine for now and will report directly to her.