I guess sensationalism is the formula for these tabloid magazines to appeal people. Those magazines do not really focus about the facts of the stories but try to be the very first magazine to disclose the latest scandal of some celebrity. Tabloid magazines play an important role in exploiting celebrity life, which is never an old topic. Moreover, tabloid magazines mainly invoke people’s emotion rather than reasoning or rationality, which is one of the techniques they employ people come week after week. The obsession with celebrities, scandal and gossip appear to be an American culture in particular. There has always been a fascination with the lives of the rich and famous, which most people will never have experience of.
Why tabloid magazines appeal me? Because they have lots of pictures of celebrities. It’s obvious that visual appeal is much stronger than a page full of words. Those magazines also hit to people’s obsession of celebrity. They usually talk about relationship between stars, where they go on vacation, the moment they kiss on the beach, and break up; or they talk about their families. Celebrities are always the pioneers for fashion, so people will look at what they wear, their makeups, and their hairstyles as hot new trends. People want to know about celebrities’ personal lives in part because to form a "parasocial" relationships — the psychological term for the kind of one-sided relationships fans have with stars.
I think the news people love to see most is celebrities’ scandal. And those scandals will be very ideal to be the