Today in gossip: Don't get caught sexting at Hearst or they'll let you go, Anna Kendrick is single now, and Taylor Swift did not sleep with Ed Sheeran.
A judge may have thrown out class-action status for the lawsuit against Hearst for using unpaid interns at its magazines, but the disgruntled former coffee-fetchers will continue the fight.
The two interns suing Fox Searchlight for their unpaid internships on the set of Black Swan just had their case upgraded to a class action by a New York federal judge, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Previously unseen court documents show that the former Harper's Bazaar intern suing Hearst allege that she did not do her job that well, but her lawyer, who is crusading against the practice of unpaid internships in glamorous fields, says that doesn't change the law.
September brings some shifts in the world of women's magazines. Joanna Coles, Marie Claire's editor in chief since 2006, has been named the editor in chief of Cosmopolitan, replacing Kate White, who helmed the world's largest women's magazine for 14 years and is leaving to focus on her established writing and speaking career.
There are two types of unpaid interns: The kind who have a fair shot at suing their employers for illegal abuse of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the kind who can’t do anything about it. The government employs the second kind.
After years of complaints that American companies are exploiting unpaid interns, a former Harper’s Bazaar intern is suing the Hearst Corporation for allegedly violating labor laws, and the lawyers are hoping to turn it into a class action suit.
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