November 2, 2004 |
American Media Inc., home to the National Enquirer tabloid and glossy celebrity weekly Star, said Monday that it would team with "Rocky" actor Sylvester Stallone to launch a fitness-focused magazine. The monthly magazine will be called Sly, the Hollywood action star's nickname, and will be aimed at men ages 35 to 54, American Media said. It will join other magazines -- such as Oprah Winfrey's O, the Oprah Magazine and Martha Stewart Living -- that are named after their muses.
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March 6, 2004 |
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will announce today at his fitness convention here that he has agreed to become executive editor of two fitness magazines. The magazines, Muscle & Fitness and Flex, were owned by publisher and bodybuilding promoter Joe Weider for years until he sold them to American Media Inc., publisher of the National Enquirer. Weider brought Schwarzenegger to the United States in 1968. The governor, a seven-time Mr.
February 26, 2003 |
Thomas H. Lee Partners is teaming with Evercore Capital Partners to take control of the company that owns the National Enquirer. Boston-based Thomas Lee and Evercore will split a $508- million investment in a transaction valuing American Media Inc. at $1.5 billion. American Media's properties include the Enquirer and the Star tabloids.
November 28, 2002 |
American Media Inc., owner of the National Enquirer and the Star, said Wednesday that it would buy fitness publisher Weider Publications for $350 million to expand into consumer magazines. Boca Raton, Fla.-based American Media, which has pursued Weider since September, would gain seven magazines, including Shape, Flex and Men's Fitness.
September 2, 2002 |
The largest team of investigators since the FBI began checking for anthrax at the former headquarters of the National Enquirer descended on American Media Inc.'s offices, beginning a 12-hour shift, police officer Jeff Kelly said. Officials wouldn't say how many people were in the Boca Raton building or if any evidence had been found since crews in protective gear reentered the building Friday for the first time since last fall's contamination. The investigation will continue until Sept. 11.
August 31, 2002 |
Clad in white protective suits, investigators set up devices inside the quarantined former headquarters of the National Enquirer to take samples and search for clues in last fall's anthrax attack. The teams of FBI agents and scientists hope to find the letter or package that brought the anthrax into the Boca Raton building and fatally infected a photo editor. FBI investigators also want to compare the anthrax spores found in the American Media Inc.
August 27, 2002 |
FBI officials said Monday that they will go back into the anthrax-contaminated American Media Inc. headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla., this week to collect evidence they hope will aid in a stalled criminal investigation into who sent the deadly bacteria. The latest search of the quarantined building comes nearly 11 months after 63-year-old Robert Stevens, a popular photo editor at the tabloid publisher, was killed by an anthrax infection--the first such death in the United States since 1976.
February 4, 2002 |
Journalism, the art and craft of catching history on the fly and pinning it down on a sheet of newsprint, reserves a special place of honor for those who practice it in cases of extreme adversity. In the annals of American newspapering, however, what happened in this seaside, upscale Florida town last autumn was unprecedented. In the inimitable style of the publications that were involved, it might be summed up in punchy headlines: "Germs Invade Supermarket Tabs!
October 16, 2001 |
Despite having the world's leading psychics and astrologers on their payroll, America's supermarket tabloids apparently didn't foresee an outbreak of anthrax at their headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla. More than a half-dozen employees have been exposed--one fatally--in what is being investigated as an apparent terrorist attack on American Media Inc., owner of the National Enquirer, Star, Globe, Weekly World News, Sun and National Examiner.