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Last night Page 6 reported a rumor that Condé Nast will "finally shutter" Lucky Magazine, "the struggling shopping title soon, and move Editor-in-Chief Eva Chen back to Teen Vogue."
WWD, also owned by Condé Nast, published company-wide denials of the rumor that lets everyone in on the metaphorical group hug that must have gone down at the publishing house today. First Eva Chen wrote an email that will most definitely increase their applicant pool by roughly one million people today: "This is all due to YOUR amazing work and the visibility, passion, and life you have all breathed into this magazine. So, keep up the great work—and just know that haters are going to hate." She linked P.Diddy's seminal "Bad Boys For Life" at the bottom ("We ain't going no where because it's bad boys for life).
Lucky publisher Gillian Gorman Round seconded the rallying cry, saying, "This business is in a position of strength in an extraordinarily challenged market. Plough on and show the idiots and haters what we really can do!"
· Lucky Editor, Condé Nast Deny Magazine Closing [WWD]
· Lucky FABB Highlights: Nicole Goes Green, Sophia Frees #Bossy [Racked]