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'ET' Launches Special Edition Magazines

CBS Television Distribution’s Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday launched a series of collectible magazines titled ET: Before They Were Famous.

Distributed by Topix Media Lab, each 100-page, single-topic edition will be available at more than 50,000 newsstands nationwide as well as online at onnewstandsnow.com and ETOnline.com. Each issue will tap into ET’s extensive archive for stories and photos about each star’s childhoods, early jobs, young romances and more. On tap for coverage are celebrities such as Jennifer Garner and Hugh Jackman.

ET—hosted by Nancy O'Dell and Kevin Frazier and executive produced by Brad Bessey—is entering its 35th season on the air. 

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.