DAVID PEREL’S NATIONAL ENQUIRER WINS BEST PHOTOS OF THE DAY
Check out the Carnie Wilson and the “TV Star Caught Doing Cocaine” photos!
Wow! Those are two strong photos!
I’m wondering why the Carnie Wilson photo isn’t he main cover???
However, the Olsen Twins battle over their fortune is STRONG. I could see how they had a tough time deciding. Looks like they are going for the younger demographic while Globe will be grabbed by the majority of the senior citizen community. It’s counter-programming at AMI!
Bottom Line: Readers love battles over money so this one has a good shot this week!
P.S. In the internal battle at AMI, my vote for BEST COVER OF THE WEEK goes to Candace Trunzo’s Star Magazine.
TONY FROST’S GLOBE REVEALS PAUL NEWMAN HAS SIX MONTHS TO LIVE
I hope that’s not true! Paul Newman is one of the greatest actors of our time and if this is true, that would be very sad.
In terms of the other stories, the Globe features two items on the baseline that caught my attention.
David Archuleta “Tormented by Bully Dad.” Poor kid. He was on Star Search and now he’s under the gun on American Idol. I hope his Dad isn’t one of those over-demanding types that’s putting all this pressure on him. You knows what happens to kids when they’re raised by these types of parents! (They shave their heads and enter rehab!)
Dancing with the Stars’ Priscilla Presley is in a LOVE TRIANGLE. You know Star did well last week if the Globe used this LOVE TRIANGLE line!
And for country fans, Garth & Trisha Split! The evidence on the cover is the famous “NO RING!” pic.
Bottom Line: Much better than last week’s cover!
P.S. Is there some magical formula that Globe is using by putting American Idol on the bottom left hand side of its cover?
STAR’S CANDACE TRUNZO FOLLOWS COVERAWARDS’ ADVICE
And Creates a Winning Katie Holmes Cover!
On Monday, I predicted that one of the weeklies would go for a TomKat cover!
Why? Maer Roshan’s Radar published one of the most in-depth pieces surrounding the attack on Scientology. It included a ton of details from ex-Scientologists that left what Radar calls “Tom Cruise’s cult.”
So, the next logical step for one of the celebrity weeklies is to do what Star Magazine did this week!
The main line is ”Sick Katie Collapses,” accompanied by the lead in “She’s finally cracking under the strain of life with Tom.” (Is the “strain” from Scientology, the demand for more babies, the fame??? Star doesn’t answer these questions on the cover but believes the reader will get it. I agree.)
What are her symptoms? Blinding headaches, dizzy spells and wasting away! (Poor thing. I hope Katie sees a doctor. For those headaches, I recommend Excedrin. Just take three and call me in the morning.)
Topping it off you have an incredible picture of Katie Holmes where she looks completely despondent. (Star’s photo director should feel pretty good today.)
Bonus: Three strong insets. The Britney one is particularly strong because of the success of her appearance on “How I Met Your Mother.” This would have been a better cover line for last week’s TV Guide. While everyone is praising Britney for her comeback, Star claims to have the inside story on her “secret meltdown.”
Bottom Line: This cover of Star will fly off the newsstands.