I’ve been a web designer for nearly 10 years. (Yes, I’m older than 30 but not much.) When I saw the new redesign at the US Weekly website, I thought “Holy crap the designer used yeeeah! for inspiration and sure didn’t change much.,” Yeeeah’s signature look is unmistakable. It looks like US Weekly’s designer used the same core design elements: fuschia accent color and diagonal black-striped bar, and just reversed the header so it wouldn’t be too much of a copy. It’s way too close for coincidence.
Someone at Us Weekly needs to have a serious discussion with their design team. It’s possible that an executive or marketing person said “You know, we really like this yeeeah! site, can you do something like this for us?” You think they could come up with a unique design or pick a site to copy that’s not in the same realm so the ripoff is harder to spot.