February 13, 1992 |
Pete Rose was in the slammer and the warden was vehement: no journalists, no photos, no interviews. Not today, not tomorrow, not ever. It was just the kind of challenge that starts the journalistic juices flowing at the National Enquirer. If you are not one of the 3.8 million Americans who buys the Enquirer every week--or one of the 22 million who reads it--there are a few things worth mentioning before you hear the Pete Rose story.
April 23, 1992 |
You don't mean to, but you can't resist. You stop. You look. You nervously lookaround to see who's looking at you looking at it. You scan the page. You need to know what's really going on with Madonna's love life. And what if Satan really has escaped from hell? A quick peek inside the Star, the National Enquirer or maybe the Weekly World News will satisfy that urge. Like the 600-pound Australian farmer who was whisked away by a UFO, you are not alone.
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October 5, 1990 |
Television comedian Roseanne Barr and her husband, Tom Arnold, filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit Thursday alleging that two national tabloids stole four love letters she had written to him and published them earlier this year. The suit, in addition to alleging invasion of privacy, took the unusual approach of invoking the RICO federal racketeering statute against the National Enquirer and the Star. The U.S.
August 18, 1989 |
The National Enquirer is interested in dishing the dirt for a whole new audience: the Spanish-speaking population of the United States. On the theory that inquiring minds want to know, no matter what language they speak, the new owners of the Lantana, Fla.-based supermarket tabloid are beginning to seriously study the possibility of publishing a paper to regale Spanish speakers with the same sort of scandal, disease and amazing diets that fill 4.3 million Enquirers each week.
February 23, 2001 |
For the second time in six weeks, the National Enquirer--the weekly tabloid that once staged and then reported on the landing of space aliens--broke a major news story that left much of the mainstream media playing an embarrassing game of catch-up. As early as Thursday in its online edition, the Enquirer revealed that Hugh Rodham, the brother-in-law of former President Clinton, took $200,000 to lobby for clemency for a health marketer convicted of perjury and mail fraud.
February 28, 1998 |
A private investigator whose ties to the Clinton administration are under scrutiny by prosecutors visited the White House half a dozen times, one of them to discuss potential investigative work with a top deputy to the president, Secret Service entry logs show. In addition, investigator Terry F.
December 5, 1995 |
The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for a jury in Los Angeles to decide whether the National Enquirer went too far when it reported on the amount of money that actor and comedian Eddie Murphy gave to support a girlfriend and their out-of-wedlock son. The justices rejected without comment the claim that the press has an absolute 1st Amendment right to report the truth.
July 1, 1994 |
Seventeen days after O.J. Simpson's ex-wife and a friend were found brutally murdered, prosecutors Thursday debuted their case in court, presenting as their first witnesses two cutlery store workers who said they sold Simpson a 15-inch Stiletto knife six weeks before the killings. "I guess something attracted him about the knife. It's a nice-looking knife.
July 19, 2006 |
The National Enquirer apologized to Britney Spears in its British edition Tuesday for reporting that she was ready to divorce Kevin Federline. The articles were published June 5 and June 12 under the headlines, "Britney Marriage Is Over!" and "Britney and Kevin: And Now Their Divorce!" Both stories were vaguely sourced to unidentified friends of the couple. The retraction and apology said National Enquirer officials "now accept that their marriage is not over and they are not getting divorced.
May 12, 2003 |
After Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped from her bedroom here last June, hordes of media -- as has become common in such incidents -- descended to pick over every detail of the Smarts' existence. Her family was distressed by some of the coverage, especially a July 2 article in a supermarket tabloid, the National Enquirer, with the headline: "Utah Cops: Secret Diary Exposes Family Sex Ring."