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Why Do We Care About JonBenet Ramsey?

Carina Kolodny | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Carina Kolodny

JonBenet Ramsey's death was tragic and the circumstances around it remain ominous, but it is a cold case from 17 years ago. Murdered and missing children are, unfortunately, not a novelty in this county.

Bruce Jenner Wants To Be A Woman, According To The Rumor Mill

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 10.18.2013 | Celebrity

The tabloids constitute a genre of literature which lies somewhere between sci-fi and romance. As editors churn away at the rumor mill, they play on o...

Why Star Magazine's New Issue Deserves An 'F'

Ilana Wiles | Posted 08.11.2013 | Parents
Ilana Wiles

I feel a litte bit dirty even reporting on the report cards but if I can save one person from buying the magazine and thus make Star $3.99 less than they would have made otherwise, I've done a good thing.

Bring Back Bernie (Shaw) or CNN Has Done It Again

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 06.19.2013 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

In 1981, Bernie Shaw stood up to his bosses and the opposition networks and kept Jim Brady alive. He was right, the rest of us were wrong and he saved our "unique" credibility. It's too bad there no was no Bernie Shaw at CNN or Fox yesterday.

Who Could Benefit from the Dove Real Beauty Sketch Campaign? Men.

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 06.18.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Maybe we don't need permission to see our own beauty. Maybe what we need is to stop listening to those that tell us what we need in the first place.

3 Success Tips From 'Precious' Star Gabourey Sidibe

Lauren Berninger | Posted 12.24.2012 | Women
Lauren Berninger

It took Gabourey Sidibe 21 years to decide to be confident.

Ex-Lovers Battle In $16 Million Suit Over Prostitution Site

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.10.2012 | Crime

Ruzilya Khusnutdinova says she is no prostitute -- and those who present her as such will have to pay. Big. Khusnutdinova, 24, is suing her ex-boyf...

The Curse of Celebrity

Howard Meitiner | Posted 10.16.2012 | Celebrity
Howard Meitiner

So when the Enquirer painstakingly chronicles that an allegedly drug-addled Culkin "was clutching his stomach, made a face, and then spit up, not once, but twice" -- how can this type of excessive media exposure possibly help Culkin deal with his problems?

Strauss-Kahn and the Killers-by-Virtue

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 07.03.2012 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

This is not a desire to seek the truth: Since Dominique Strauss-Kahn is no longer a candidate for anything, nor the director of any organization whatsoever, this feigned "enlightening" of the "citizens" adds to the violence of this action an alibi of utterly pathetic hypocrisy.

Un-Occupy Hollywood: The Power of Media

April Salchert | Posted 08.05.2012 | Media
April Salchert

I hear Hollywood tends to be liberal. But from what I gather from its messages, it couldn't care less about its main audience: the middle and lower classes. As far as I'm concerned, it is just as bad as Mr. Trump and his birther banter.

What Tabloids Get Right About Motherhood

Ilana Wiles | Posted 07.23.2012 | Parents
Ilana Wiles

Welcome to motherhood, Jessica! You'll want to cry from happiness and tear your hair out with frustration on the very same day.

Organized Gossip

Gabriel Mizrahi | Posted 07.02.2012 | Media
Gabriel Mizrahi

Murdoch's name is now synonymous with a perversion of the journalistic ideal, an incarnation of the profession obsessed with information at any cost and unfettered by the constraints of law, propriety and a commitment to discovering the truth legitimately.

Psychic Pollution

Suza Scalora | Posted 07.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Suza Scalora

Our negative thoughts combine collectively, mixing with the negative messaging in the media to produce a murky ocean of grime that we are all unconsciously swimming in.

Reality Weekly, Reality TV-Focused Magazine, Prepares For Launch

wwd.com | Posted 02.29.2012 | Media

REALITY CHECK: Kim Kardashian and her friends in reality TV land now have their very own mother ship, in the form of a magazine where all their antics...

Police Estimate 800 Victims In Murdoch Phone Hacking Scandal

AP | By CASSANDRA VINOGRAD | Posted 12.10.2011 | Media

LONDON -- The total number of people whose phones were hacked by journalists at the News of the World tabloid is around 800, British police said Satur...

Media Intrusion: Tough Laws Needed, Not Press Controls

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 01.26.2012 | Media
Dan Ehrlich

The answer is not press controls, but stricter laws, both national and international, to police illegal activities from intrusive and threatening paparazzi to phone hackers working for the media.

Michael Calderone

AP Defends NYPD Spying Coverage Against Tabloid Criticism

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.23.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- For several weeks, the Associated Press has reported extensively on the New York Police Department’s secret surveillance of Muslim neigh...

Celebrity Gossip Is Good for You

Anne Sobel | Posted 11.18.2011 | Celebrity
Anne Sobel

Celebrity gossip is Aesop's Fables for adults: a based-on-a-true-story morality tale that teaches a life lesson.

"Shocking Secrets Revealed: Illegal Means Used to Carve Up Live Humans for Human Consumption"

Rev. Barbara Kaufmann | Posted 10.11.2011 | Media
Rev. Barbara Kaufmann

Do you really welcome and enjoy the emotional, metaphorical or actual wounding and bleeding of a fellow human as tabloids claim you do?

How Not to Be a Phone Hacking Victim

Larry Magid | Posted 09.19.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

You don't have to be rich or famous to be a phone hacking victim. Unethical journalism aside, it can also happen to someone involved in a messy divorce, a civil suit or as corporate espionage. Here's what you can do about it.

Murdoch, Britain and the Tabloid Mentality

Robert Teitelman | Posted 09.18.2011 | Media
Robert Teitelman

Sure, pols cravenly kowtowed to the tabloid press, particularly the Murdoch papers. But what gave those papers such power? Well, vast numbers of Brits went out every day and picked up copies of The Sun or the Daily Mail or the Telegraph.

When the Empire Strikes, Will the People Strike Back?

Rev. Barbara Kaufmann | Posted 09.17.2011 | Media
Rev. Barbara Kaufmann

Everybody senses that there is more at stake in the Murdoch affair than the management of newspapers and a "naughty" media-gone-wild. Everybody is right. It's our humanity that's at stake.

Errol Morris Digs The Dirt With Tabloid

Alex Simon | Posted 09.14.2011 | Home
Alex Simon

Tabloid tells the true story of Joyce McKinney, a former small town beauty queen with an IQ of 168 whose obsessive love for a Mormon missionary caused a tabloid scandal that took Britain by storm in late 1977 and '78.

A Murdoch Exclusive

Jonathan Schmock | Posted 09.14.2011 | Media
Jonathan Schmock

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They're Just Like Us

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Nicholas

Stars, politicians, fighting hard battles, they're just like us and the people we love, fighting hard battles too. They will do things we hope our children, our husbands, our parents, we ourselves, would never do.