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New Decorating Magazine, At Home with Chris Madden, To Debut

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Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. President and CEO Jack Kliger announced that the new magazine with celebrity designer, television personality and best-selling author Chris Madden has been named At Home with Chris Madden. Set to debut on May 3, the magazine will explore Madden's unique decorating philosophy based on the themes of renewal, celebration and simplicity. At Home with Chris Madden will illustrate her wealth of decorating know-how gleaned from over two decades that have been dedicated to her mission of turning homes into havens. "I'm thrilled that we're calling my new magazine At Home With Chris Madden," she notes. "It really captures my belief that our homes are places of sanctuary and rejuvenation." Madden, who serves as the title's editorial director, works alongside Olivia Monjo, editor-in-chief of Hachette's Special Interest Publications division. Jim Fraguela, vice president and publisher, oversees the business side. The At Home With Chris Madden name was selected in part by a Hachette reader panel that consists of nearly 150,000 members nationwide. Eighty-two percent of the panel selected this title from various choices before determining their favorite. About Chris Madden Celebrity designer Chris Madden is the creative force and vision behind a home furnishings empire that spans publishing, television, design and licensing. Her mantra of Turning Home Into Haven is shared with millions of women throughout America, through her television appearances -- she was design correspondent for the "Oprah Show" and hosted her own television show on HGTV for eight seasons -- her new magazine, "At Home with Chris Madden," which will be published by Hachette Filipacchi Media in May 2005 -- and her 16 books including the best-selling "A Room of Her Own: Women's Personal Spaces," now in its eleventh printing (published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers). Her latest collection, the Chris Madden for JC Penney Home Collection, was introduced in May 2004, and is the company's largest home furnishings launch in its 100-year history and includes designs for every room of the house. Chris Madden has recently been named spokesperson for The Partnership for the Homeless and its Furnish-A-Future program, the largest furniture bank in the country. About Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. Hachette reaches nearly 50 million readers in the U.S. through its more than 20 titles which also include American Photo, Boating, Car and Driver, Cycle World, ELLE, ELLE Decor, ELLEgirl, Flying, For Me, Home, Metropolitan Home, Popular Photography & Imaging, Premiere, Road & Track, Road & Track Road Gear, Road & Track Speed, Sound & Vision, Woman's Day and Woman's Day Special Interest Publications such as, Kitchens & Baths, Home Remodeling & Makeovers, and Budget Decorating Ideas. In addition to the magazines, Hachette includes book and custom publishing, integrated marketing, database and market research, as well as Hachette Enterprises. Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., Inc., is the New York-headquartered subsidiary of Hachette Filipacchi Medias S.A., a wholly owned subsidiary of Lagardere SCA. The Hachette web site address is http://www.hfmus.com/

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