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  • Allred (AP/Kita Wright)

    Celebrity attorney Gloria Allred attended an Oscar viewing party at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Sunday with Ginger White, the woman who alleges she had a 13-year affair with Herman Cain.

    Allred alerted media of her party plans in an email, but accidentally copied her personal distribution list instead of blind copying them, so that each recipient was visible to all others.

    One of the 380 recipients did not let the faux pas pass: "Dear Gloria: Thanks for sharing your entire mailing list with your entire mailing list."

    Allred's entire message is below, with email addresses removed:

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  • (Bloomberg Businessweek)
    A month after nearly publishing a cover featuring a bloody Mitt Romney, Bloomberg Businessweek finally pulled the trigger--albeit without the blood.

    The cover of the Feb. 27 issue of Bloomberg Businessweek features an image of Romney, his back turned to the camera. An outstretched arm holds the iconic cover of Bruce Springsteen's 1984 album "Born in the U.S.A." in front of the former Massachussetts governor's backside, supporting the coverline: "SCORNED IN THE USA."

    The cover, conceived by editor Josh Tyrangiel and creative director Richard Turley, illustrates the idea--offered by columnist Clive Crook--that neither Romney nor President Obama can strike a populist tone, and how both could take a lesson from Rick Santorum, who channels The Boss in his rage against the ruling class.

    "We both knew we wanted to avoid an image of Romney or the old Ampad factory, neither of which promises much depth or surprise," Tyrangiel wrote in an email to Yahoo News. (Ampad is a paper manufacturing company acquired by Bain Capital under Romney's watch. During that time it declared bankruptcy.)

    And according to Tyrangiel, the timing is "dead solid perfect."

    "The Michigan primary is Tuesday, and Romney's had a real challenge explaining how his past in private equity translates into skills that can help middle and working class people," Tyrangiel continued. "Paul Barrett's story on Ampad is the best explanation I've seen of Romney's business expertise, but it also points out a political weakness: Knowing how to manage a business and generate profits isn't the same thing as knowing how to generate jobs. So the piece really gets at the paradox of the Romney campaign. Meanwhile, Rick Santorum is surging with the people Romney's struggling with. And oh yeah, Springsteen has a new album out."

    Andrea Saul, press secretary for the Romney campaign, did not return a request for comment.

    Bloomberg Businessweek did not ask for clearance from Springsteen or Columbia Records to use the album cover. A representative for Springsteen could not be reached.

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  • Click to enlarge. (Time)

    Time magazine's March 5 issue, hitting newsstands Friday, carries the coverline: "Yo Decido. Why Latinos will pick the next President."

    "For the first time in our history, we have a Spanish sentence as our cover line," Rick Stengel wrote in his editor's note.

    The cover, illustrating Michael Scherer's story about how Latino voters in Arizona could impact the 2012 presidential election, features the faces of 20 people readers would assume are Latinos.

    But at least one of them is not. Michael Schennum, who appears on the cover photo in the top row, half hidden by the letter "M" in Time's iconic logo, says he is half-White, half-Chinese--and definitely not Latino.

    Schennum, a staff photographer at the Arizona Republic, was one of more than 150 "Latino" voters photographed by Time photographer Marco Grob in Phoenix earlier this month. But according to Schennum, neither Grob nor Time ever told him the subject of the shoot.

    "They never told me what it was for or [asked] if I was Latino," Schenum wrote in his Facebook page, according to his friend Michelle Woo, a blogger for OC Weekly.

    The magazine says it's sorry for the mix-up.

    "Over the course of three days we photographed 151 people for the current cover," a Time spokeswoman said in a statement to Yahoo News. "We took steps to ensure that everyone self-identified as Latino, that they are registered voters and that they would be willing to answer our questions. If there was a misunderstanding with one of our subjects, we apologize."

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