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Editors at the celebrity weeklies were abuzz about who has more newsstand sales power — Kate Gosselin or Chace Crawford.

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BULKING UP: Richard Beckman, president and chief executive officer of Fairchild Fashion Group, which includes WWD, has recruited two former colleagues from Condé Nast to join his executive team. Lisa Ryan Howard has been named senior vice president, chief revenue officer for the division, while Marc Berger has been appointed as publisher of Footwear News. Howard worked for Beckman when he was president of Condé Nast Media Group, holding positions of executive director of corporate sales and later vice president, interactive. In between, Howard was vice president and publisher of and She assumes her new position July 13. Berger was publisher of Men’s Vogue until it folded in November, and has been an associate publisher at Details and Cargo, and advertising director at Vanity Fair and GQ. Berger’s hire is effective immediately. “I’ve worked with both of these individuals before and we have a very ambitious agenda,” said Beckman, who joined Fairchild in March. “These two executives represent the vanguard of a new era at Fairchild. Lisa’s multiplatform experience will help us realize that agenda. And Marc is a veteran of Condé Nast — we’re happy to have him back in the organization.” Condé Nast is the parent company of Fairchild Fashion Group. — Stephanie D. Smith

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