Pub. date: 2009 | Online Pub. Date: December 16, 2009 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412972048 | Print ISBN: 9780761929574 | Online ISBN: 9781412972048| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Celebrity and Fan Magazines
Celebrity and fan magazines, also referred to as gossip magazines, feature stories about the personal lives of primarily show business and sports celebrities, often including fashion coverage and especially seeking scandal. They are for-profit magazines intended for the amusement of fans of the popular culture subject matter which they cover. The people who write for these publications often have backgrounds and experience in mainstream journalism. These magazines differ from industry trade magazines, such as Entertainment Weekly , fashion magazines that may feature celebrities on their covers such as Vogue, Elle , or Glamour , and the broader home design and lifestyle magazines such as In Style, Vanity Fair , or Town & Country that often feature celebrity homes and interviews, as well as other types of sports, travel, and leisure publications. They are also distinct from supermarket tabloids, such as the National Enquirer , which traditionally included stories about aliens, ...