By Jess Cagle
Updated June 16, 2014 12:00 PM

As many actors will tell you, a little face-lift can make a big difference. The same goes for media brands, and in this week’s issue we’ve refreshed a few sections. Starting on page 41, you’ll see that we’ve turned our traditional reviews into PEOPLE Picks, which will give you a dozen terrific things you’ll want to see, hear, read and download every week. This new, curated list will enable us to cover more things—like apps, games, social feeds, online video and theater—in addition to movies, TV, music and books. Editors Tom Gliatto and Steven Snyder will be overseeing PEOPLE Picks and developing an expanded digital version of the section in the coming weeks. Right after Star Tracks, on page 20, you’ll find a new feature called Style Tracks. On these pages style and beauty director Andrea Lavinthal and her team will showcase the hottest red carpet looks and bring you the latest fashion trends from Hollywood. Finally, you’ll find a new Chatter column on page 8. Chatter, a roundup of the week’s most memorable celebrity quotes, has appeared for years on the last page—but that has evolved into the popular One Last Thing interview. So we’ve given Chatter a new home up front. When I was a fact-checker at PEOPLE nearly three decades ago, I dreamed of writing the Chatter page. That dream never came true, but being able to make sure it continues to thrive is definitely the next best thing. We don’t think of any of these alterations as radical surgery; we’re just giving you more of what you like.


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A Preview of Our New Sections

Left to right: Jessica Alba, Mindy Kaling and others sound off in Chatter; Style Tracks breaks down Hollywood’s new pink obsession; The Fault in Our Stars leads off PEOPLE Picks.

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