“ Heat is a British entertainment magazine published by EMAP Consumer Media, and edited by Mark Frith along with Lucie Cave (the features editor). Heat was launched in February 1999 as a general interest entertainment magazine. „
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This magazine is your go to for celebrity news and gossip, however if you are looking for serious news then this magazine is not for you. The main categories in this magazine would be celebrity weight changes, celebrity relationships, television, music, fashion and beauty tips, celebrity relationships, horoscopes and others. However the main focus of heat is celebrity stories. These stories are about weight changes, celebrity relationships, and celebrities lives in general. If you want to be informed about what is in or out of fashion, there are fashion magazines more suited for this. These are Glamour, Marie Claire, InStyle, ect. However heat magazine is great if you want a bit of fun, looking at celebrities' lives for a bit of gossip and entertainment. Many stars are shown in heat as having 'oops' moments so if you want to feel better about yourself then heat will provide you with some laughs about celebrities. Heat also points out the good things about today's celebrities. So this magazine is everything to do with celebs' lives!
Heat magazine is a women's glossy that is released on a weekly basis. It costs £1.65 for one issue, and it quite long for a weekly magazine measuring in at just under 150 pages. It is primarily what I would call a gossip magazine. There are no articles, reports, or news stories. No real life or reader features. The majority of the magazine focuses around celebrities, many of whom seem to have no real explanation for being famous.
The content of Heat magazine kicks off with a "News" section, which includes photographs of celebrities varying body shapes and sizes, several pages of updates on the latest celebrity feuds and celebrity romances. As if this can seriously be considered news! Do we actually need to know this information? It seems like this section follows celebrity life like some sort of soap opera, and if you enjoy reading this sort of gossip then you are pulled into the trap of always having to know the latest details and changes in these peoples lives (yes they are still people, just famous ones!) and this keeps you buying the magazine week after week even though you don't actually learn anything of use from it.
As well as the celebrity news, there are also interviews with celebrities, large glossy photo pages showing what the celebs are wearing and judging their style. Even the fashion pages are linked to celebrities! These ever so helpful guides show you how you can recreate fashion looks and styles so you can look just like the latest popular celebrities but on a high street budget. The celebs are worshiped in extremity, and although fashion is about following what designers have set as a key look for the season, this takes the copy-cat look even further with ways to copy celebrity clothes, make-up and hair until you are no longer an individual. One of the most unusual items in the magazine is a stalker-ish double page spread that pinpoints and lists the exact locations where celebrities have been spotted out and about just going about their lives.
As can be expected there are plenty of adverts that take up quite a lot of space, but a lot of the ages are also taken up with large photos and then a small amount of text to sort of caption it. There is very little substance and the amount of actual reporting is extremely low.
The magazine finished with a large TV guide section at the back that covers terrestrial channels, some digital highlights, and the latest soap news. You can probably expect Big Brother news here as well although that will soon be a thing of the past!
I'm sure there are plenty of people who feel there is some reward to reading this sort of publication, otherwise it would have been pulled from the shelves a long time ago. But for me, I really do not see any value in the material at all and it is irrelevant to anything I have an interest in. Do we really need this type of magazine that serves no purpose other than to glamorise the celebrity status? I won't ever make the mistake of buying it again, and would be hard pushed to recommend it even for a gap-filler such as coffee break reading.
"We're going to london to buy a heat magazine!"
Even their catchy songs are brilliant! I love heat magazine, i am a true gossip girl, i love the advice on fashion, makeup, celeb gossip, horoscopes they have everything in here that you need.
I buy one with out fail every week, even when we had a weekend away in london i bought one hence i quoted the slogan.
I love it when they point out the fact that celebs are just the same as all of us, they have all the imperfections that we do, spots, wobbles, dimples etc. nobody is perfect even the celebs. One for example showed how Kate Moss (who i expect to be perfect as she is model) had a saggy bum and dimples, doesnt that make you feel that little better.
You can read the film, tv, music reviews. find out which beauty products celebs like which we can afford. They find designer look-i-likeys that we can buy from the highstreet.
If you choose any magazine it has to be HEAT!!
Then maybe you will be singing ... we're going to london to buy a heat magaizine
I love heat magazine, it never dissapoints with delivering the gossip! its a reasonably priced magazine for the gossip that you get for the money! as heat is published weekly, you get the benefits of being up to date with all the celebrity stories, and all the new gossip (break ups and make ups!) as well as keeping up with celebs, it also offers great fashion advice, with a "look of the week" which can be easily followed by fashionistas reading it. Heat manages to publish the exclusive deals with stars such as big brother contestants whilst also dishing the dirt on the shows stars!
Heat magazines fashion pages allow teens and adults to copy the latest trends, also displaying the celebrities (overpriced) new pair of shoes for the week. This offers advertisement for clothing lines and shoes. heats "get the look" bubbles show easily where to get simialr items to your favourite star
At the end of the magazine, it has all the programs and movies on during the week with reviews so you can get the opinion on what to watch! Added to this is "stupid question time with..." which is a hilarious read to finish the magazine on.
Heat is a definate reccomended magazine, I buy it every week without fail! never dissapoints me with keeping up with the news, gossip and stories of the week. its a hilarious read, and the layout is easy to read, and fun and young to look at.
Let me start by saying I LOVE HEAT MAGAZINE! This said i have found that since the editor changed I have not bought it as frequently as before.
It is full of celebrities who are often looking less than their usual airbrushed best! This may make me a bit of a bitch but who doesn't like seeing Celebs looking a bit rubbish? Makes us feel a bit better about ourselves I feel! There is a lot of focus on celebs relationships, their weight and them falling out of clubs lookinf drunk. If i am honest it is quite literally an easy, trashy read!
As well as Celebs looking rubbish heat also has just normal celebrity news. I like this as it reminds me a bit of a Sunday Paper such as The People, but I can read it any day of the week! The way it is laid out makes it easy to read and the articles are often short with big pictures. It makes it a relaxed read which is certainly what I am looking for from a magazine. When I want to read properly I read a book.
The price of Heat is £1.65 which I think is pretty reasonable compared to other magazines on the shelf. There are other magazines now which are selling cheaper but in my opinion they don't come close to Heat for good old gossip.
Heat usually follows shows such as Big Brother and with Big Brother just starting if you are a fan heat usually has all the goss!
Heat also has a TV guide in for the week, with reviews and top picks for each day....handy if you remember to use it, which I sadly don't.
In summary Heat is a good, easy read and is worth it's money!
Heat Magazine has been one of my staples for many years now.
Although as of late, it's popularity with me is slipping. I used to be able to pick a copy of this mag and could not wait to read it (I'd even have argument's with my OH if he dared pick it up to read it before me!) But now I am finding (must be new editors or something) the magazine is getting slightly too catty in nature and is losing it's knack of wit it used to ooze.
Heat is a gossip based magazine, as with most, it boasts certain things like 'official BB magazine' etc etc. Infact Big Brother is what made this magazine boom in popularity, if it had not been for BB this would have been a flop! So I wonder how the magazine will get on now BB is ending this year!
Sections in Heat that make it great are probably 'the week in pictures' where certain pictures of celebs are put in with a small section explaining about the celeb and pic - BUT! they put little witty remarks on the sides which make me titter every so often.
Another nice touch is celeb fashion, they show you outfits of the week, show how you can recreate the look, so on so fourth, the feature isn't unique though as I've seen it in most magazines. Week's best dressed is a nice touch for all the fashionistas out there to glance upon the celebs wearing on trend 'garms' and the better side is 'What were you thinking!?' - basically it is what it says, what indeed were celebs thinking when they went out wearing THAT?!
It's a good mag for us girlys that like to have a titter amongst mates and chat general celeb gossip, but with so many others on the market getting to the same standards, Heat may see a plumet in sales if the cattyness is to continue throughout the magazine.
Now I'm not a great fan of magazines, I prefer books. I like to read a story rather than read about celebrities and what they've been up to. However if I do fancy reading a magazine, Heat is always my number one choice.
Heat is a weekly magazine costing £1.65 per issue. This can seem quite expensive but it does have a full TV guide at the back, which makes it much better value.
Heat is one of the most popular selling magazines in the UK and has a variety of regular features. Each week they have features such as The week in Pictures (what celebrities have been up to in the last week), look of the week (what celebrities are wearing and where we can buy the same looks) and Torso of the week which is an A4 poster of a male celebrity with his top off.
Heat also reviews book, music, cinema, films and television programmes, has a horoscope page and dedicates a large amount of pages to fashion.
As far as magazines go, Heat is the best because it has such a wide variety of features. I will never be someone who has to buy the weekly mags to see what a celeb has got up to or is wearing, but I do sometimes enjoy a quick catch up with heat. I love that they do book reviews as most mags do, but not in enough detail. I also think it's great to have reviews of upcoming TV programmes and have an idea of what they are about.
I'm not a big follower of fashion. I know what suits me and like to wear clothes I like, not just because they in this season. It is however nice to be able to see how you can find the same look in clothes at portion of the price by shopping in high street stores, rather than with designers.
Overall I would say that Heat is a good buy. There is bound to be something for everyone and they have a good choice of features, although they do lean quite heavily on the celebrity obsessions.
My favourite celebrity magazine ever, I have grown to buying heat weekly for a few years now! Along with all of the latest celeb gossip, heat magazine also provides useful reviews on television programmes, films, books and more!
As well as useful reviews, if you purchase heat magazine - you will no longer have a need to purchase a TV guide every week as heat has an extremely useful one at the back of the magazine, handy eh!?
I personally enjoy reading up on all of the latest celebrity gossip, and i also like to look at the "hoop of horror" page, which is a comedic page where heat editors put rings round celebrities when they do silly things by accident.
I am also a big fan of the torso of the week page ;)... but I'm female, that's my excuse! Many of my male friends have also been guilty of reading heat (it's their secret passion!), so really heat magazine is for everyone and anyone!
I would recommend heat magazine to anyone, not only is it good value but it also provides a ton of fun and interesting reading!
Hope I helped anyone who hasn't read head magazine before (I can't imagine life without heat magazine!).
In any shop you are now bombarded with an army of womens magazines with one of the most popular being Heat. It is a weekly magazine and costs £1.65 an issue. It is probably one of the more comical magazines and doesn't take itself as seriously as others such as Vogue or OK!.
The focus with Heat is celebrity gossip. Plastered on the front will be a drastic headline - more often than not featuring Jordan or Victoria Beckham. Included will be stories on celebrity fashion, love-lives, gossip and their bodies. While there is no doubt that the majority of these are complete conjecture and fabricated lies, they are entertaining to read. It's nice to see the lovely clothes they wear and very comical - the hoop of horror is a particular favourite of mine!
You will also find fashion pages inside showing you the best of the high street at that time and where items seen on celebs come from etc. There is also a TV guide for the week and reviews for that weeks best music, films and books along with interviews with celebs.
Overall, Heat is an entertaining and funny read. Yes, some argue that it is a load of crap - and admittedly the constant stories about Jordan and WAGs get very tiring and irritating but I still choose it first if I'm buying that kind of magazine. Good to have a flick through on a lunch break or if your lazing about the garden on a sunny day!
Now and again, like I suppose most teenage girls and women do, I like to treat myself to a magazine. Not always, as sometimes I can't be bothered with some of the rubbish that goes into some of these magazines and if I read too much I just become bored. But other times there is nothing more fun and relaxing than flicking through the pages of a glossy magazine.
Right now I have a copy of Heat on my desk in front of me, so I thought I might as well write a review on it. This copy cost me £1.65 and is last week's edition. I have bought it before and I think it is always £1.65.
Heat is a celebrity magazine packed full of all the latest celebrity gossip (although they call it news I would call it gossip) and includes other pages such as fashion pages, pages at the back telling you what's on TV that week, interviews with celebs, pictures of celebs, and a few hotlists and reviews on things like books, film releases and new DVDs.
And also there are quite a few adverts, but there aren't too many of these thankfully.
Reading through this I have to say I found it interesting for the first couple of minutes, midly entertaining for the next few minutes and after about ten minutes of reading this I was bored out of my mind.
This magazine comes out weekly and sometimes it is full of great, interesting stories, but more often that not it is just packed with rubbish.
Compared to Reveal which I also bought last week, at only 60p (£1.05 less than this one) I would describe this magazine as a waste of money and would not recommend it. I prefer other magazines like Look, More and Glamour. So, not recommended.
Sadly, my only addiction is for glossy celebrity magazines...I can't go one week without my fix and Heat magazine just hits all the right points for me.
The front cover always features the latest stories in the celebrity world accompanied by a big headline, usually in a bright colour right across the centre of the magazine. An overview of the main stories inside are also featured in the bottom and top corners of the front cover.
As the front cover is the first thing you see on a magazine, I would say that Heat is successful in making it look appealing and packed full of gossip. The use of the bright colours always draws me in and makes me want to buy it, even when I have no money. I love glancing at the exploits that are displayed on the front, even if I don't pick it up to purchase it, as they are usually quite informative in just a few words. The logo of Heat is easy to recognise, the simple red colour and font used are typical to the branding.
Inside the magazine, the bright colours and layout remain the same as the front cover, with lots of pictures and big headlines to grab your attention. The magazine is methodically laid out, with the main gossip celebrity stories packed in at the front, moving onto the less newsworthy, smaller information towards the middle, before ending with the fashion pages and the television guide for the week ahead.
Fashion wise, Heat are usually one of the few magazines that source the cheaper best buys or find similar products to the ones that celebrities use, at a fraction of the price. I love the styles that they create and follow, as well as the shoes and accessories they find to match an outfit. I love that they are always on hand to give you tips on how to get the correct make up to match a particular celebrity look as well as the way in which to get the latest red carpet hair styles. The only problem is that I tend to want all of the clothes that they feature as they are usually beautiful.
As the bigger stories are set at the front, I am much more likely to flick through the magazine once to look at all the pictures and headlines before returning to the beginning and working my way through it again, whilst reading every detail. The layout of the stories are easy to work through and are interspersed with big glossy adverts for various fashion stores and lines.
I haven't got a favourite part of this magazine and there is nothing I don't love about it, though I do tend to laugh a lot more at the sections titled What Were You Thinking and Hoop of Horror. Tuesday is one of the best days of the week as I know I can go and pick up Heat and stave off the boredom for at least a couple of hours.
Heat are very clever in attracting their customers and I don't think I have met anyone that hasn't read at least one of their magazines. I even have to fight my guy friends for the first read as they are as addicted to the celebrity gossip and stories as I am!
Clearly Heat is not a magazine aimed at me, but having flicked through enough copies of it in dentist's waiting rooms and the like over the years I've become more familiar with it than I would ideally have liked. The magazine consists of lowest-common-denominator celebrity gossip of the worst kind, and if you didnt already know otherwise then it would likely lead you to conclude that every single woman on the planet was a preening, airheaded idiot unable to comprehend anything beyond the mechanics of shoe-shopping and basic soap plotlines.
The mag is an ultra-depressing blur of plastic surgery stories, make-up and break-up celebrity waffle, sideways snipes at models for being too fat (or too thin), and pictures in which emptyheaded female celebrities are alternately raised up on a pedestal or cut down with scathing hyperbole as a result of what colour dress they decided to throw on that morning. Then there are the 'psychic advice' pages in which parasitic frauds offer up vague, meaningless advice to anyone stupid enough to lap this garbage up.
Neurotic, myopic, depressing, and incredibly irritating, Heat magazine feels like it was written by a rudemintary computer program called "Bored Housewife 2.0". Unless the empty lives of mindless minor celebrities is your bag, you'd likely find more entertainment value in reading the back of a milk carton.
I am a big lover of womens mags, and you can usually find a magazine or two lying around my house at any given time. I buy at least 2 magazines a week, and Heat Magazine is usually one of them.
Heat Magazine is a weekly magazine that is usually full of celebrity gossip, real life stories and up to date fashions. Many different celebrities are featured in the magazines each week, and we get to know the highs and lows of their lives. We get told of things like award wins they get, relationship problems, health issues, weight changes, and anything else that goes on in their lives, the more scandolous the better. The current main running issue in Heat seems to be all about the Cheryl and Ashley Cole, which to be honest is doing my head in and I hope Cheryl gets a back bone and gets rid of Ashley, but then she is a moron, so I won't hold my breath.
The magazine also has a section of puzzles, like arrowords and cross word puzzles and sudoko, to keep you amused after you have finished reading the magazine.
You can never say that Heat is really an in depth magazine, or for the intellects of the world, but Torso of the week is always a good thing for anyone to feast their eyes on, especially when a bit of Robert Pattinson is on display for all to see ;)
I recommend this magazine for all women, especially if you fancy reading something that won't take a lot of though to process, makes a nice break from the hard working world of today.
This magazine can be bought in all good newsagents, WH Smiths, SUpermarkets pretty much anywhere that magazines are sold, as this really is a well known commerical magazine, that I enjoy reading quite often and I think many people will do, so go grab yourself a copy for less than £1.50 and have a good read.
Coming up to at least 10 years of trash celebrity culture the nation of Britain needed trash celebrity magazines. Almost over night magazines like Heat, Closer and Star magazine were littered all over magazine stands. These magazines were cheap, cheaper than Ok and Hello which up until then weren't that popular and were slightly boring and very expensive.
Heat caters for the young teens and twenty somethings as well as anyone who is remotely bored and wants to switch off and read a trashy mag. I for one succumb to it every 3 or 4 months nowadays.
Whats in it.
As with celebrity culture these are glorified gossip mouth pieces, where 'friends' of stars splurge Z/C list celebrity secrets. These are often to do with celebrity break up and public rows over who gets the children. Further into the magazine the editors and writers will take pot shots at celebritys clothes and makeup, ringing in red ink their problem areas. The next page will be about stars weight, whether they are too skinny or too fat, usually the next page the magazine will either celebrate 'curvy figures' or put forward a diet to lose weight. It doesnt make sense to me either.
The magazine does have some issueless features like current trends and where to buy them, hair and makeup How tos etc. It also has a weekly TV page, starsigns and a problem page.
Despite the fact that it sounds like I'm criticising the magazine I'm not. Humans love to gossip and thats what made Heat so popular. Its trash, hypocritical and you can read it front to back in about half an hour (if that!) but aren't most magazines anyway?
I will from time to time succumb to the urge to wast a lot of money and buy a trashy magazine. My favourite has got to be Heat as it seems the easiest to flick through and probably contains the most celebrity gossips than other magazines of this type.
Heat is a weekly published glossy magazine that claims to have "The hottest Celebrity News". For the privilege of reading the magazine you would have to pay out £1.65p which is a little higher than lot of the other magazines similar to this. However I find this extra is probably because Heat is slightly thicker than other mags and doesn't really contain any of that "True Life - I am Having My Granddads Baby" stories, for which I am slightly grateful. However because of the price of this mag being around 65p more than others I would perhaps be less inclined to buy it on a regular basis.
The magazine is full of celebrity gossip, photos and style. There are of course the weeks top celebrity news stories littering the first few pages. This weeks one is mainly about Jordan apparently being furious that Pete has been seeing another woman for a good while. There are lots of large photos but minimal writing and it is easily to move on to the next subject without too much effort.
Other stories this week include Ashley Cole and Cheryl Cole and there ongoing sagas. Of course as with all the other mags and papers they are on the side of the wronged party, being Cheryl's side. The magazine also has many pages filled with weight loss tips and meals that are always accompanied by photos of celebrities before they lost a few stone and after. Most of these pictures are bad ones before and far better posed ones after.
There are a lot of adverts donning whole pages of the magazine which again makes the pages seem to fly by and the mag as a whole seems very short on actual words.
There is an interview with Sharon Osborne and I think that they will often do a large interview such a star and the questions are always funny and easy to keep up with. Not much brain power needed to digest all the information as a whole.
There is lots of pictures of what celebrities are wearing which is always good to have a look at and get possible ideas. Alongside this there are always top sellers in make up and beauty products which again makes for interesting flicking.
On the whole I think it is a rather good magazine to flick through but higher priced than most. It does seem to have little writing and a lot of pictures and adverts. I think because of this I will award a 3 out of 3 star rating and a slight recommendation. If other cheaper ones are available I think I would opt for those and I have no loyalties to this particular trashy mag.
It does make for some light reading and nice to see what the fashions are so its not too bad and doesn't harm anyone so it is most certainly worth a look from time to time.
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.