14 Facts About People magazine


People is an American weekly magazine that specializes in celebrity news and human-interest stories.

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People magazine ranked number 6 on Advertising Ages annual "A-list" and number 3 on Adweeks "Brand Blazers" list in October 2006.

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The People magazine's headquarters are in New York City, and it maintains editorial bureaus in Los Angeles and in London.

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The founding managing editor of People was Richard Stolley, a former assistant managing editor at Life and the journalist who acquired the Zapruder film of the John F Kennedy assassination for Time Inc in 1963.

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Core of the small founding editorial team included other editors, writers, photographers and photo editors from Life People magazine, which had ceased publication just 13 months earlier.

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People magazine has said that the new publication emerged after a 1995 issue of the original magazine was distributed with two distinct covers, one featuring the murdered Tejano singer Selena and the other featuring the hit television series Friends; the Selena cover sold out while the other did not.

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In 2002, People magazine introduced People magazine Stylewatch, a title focusing on celebrity style, fashion, and beauty – a newsstand extension of its Stylewatch column.

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In December 2016, LaTavia Roberson engaged in a feud with People magazine after alleging they misquoted and misrepresented her interview online.

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In 1998, the magazine introduced a version targeted at teens, called Teen People.

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In exchange, subscribers to this People magazine received Entertainment Weekly for the rest of their subscriptions.

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In 2019, People magazine selected its first Cutest Baby Alive, Andy Cohen's son Benjamin.

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The People magazine Yearbook has had the year written in Bold accompanying the word "Yearbook" on the front cover since the People magazine Yearbook 1995, although this gradually changed in the more recent editions.

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In 2015, a shift happened in the People magazine that changed for the first time the year it actually covered within its pages.

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Magazine has inspired the television series People Magazine Investigates, a true crime series which debuted in 2016 on Investigation Discovery, and People Puzzler, a crossword puzzle-themed game show which debuted in 2021 on Game Show Network.

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