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Member Name: Emmald
Advantages: A good celebrity gossip magazine
Disadvantages: nothing major
I can remember the first ever `Hello` magazine that I ever bought as if it were yesterday, my GP was getting remarried to an actress and they had sold their story and photographs to the glossy magazine. The local newsagents cant have known what had hit them that week. The GP was a well respected member of the community and everyone wanted to see the photographs.
The pictures didn't disappoint and the fairytale romance story of how they met and so much enjoyed each others company had all the females in town in raptures.
The `Hello` photographers always seem to capture the moment perfectly, the pictures are crystal clear and the photographs seem to bring out the best in everyone...mind you I'm sure some manic air-brushing must go on before we end up seeing it!
I suppose you could say the magazine was a picture book for adults, the story of the event is told by photograph and under each picture the stars or celebrities in question answer the interviewers questions...Was it love at first sight?...Where did you meet?...How did you propose?
I have to read it all in triplicate lol.
The magazine comprises largely of photographs of high profile people, celebrities and film or pop stars, where they eat, where they party, who they keep company with and most importantly what they wear. I'm no fashionista by any means but I do like to see what the designers have created for the Hollywood stars, the outfits worn to the Oscars and the Golden globes.
To see if Cate Blanchett looked better than Nicole Kidman lol.
At the moment they are running a `Most attractive Celebrity` competition, I'm plumping for Colin Firth, dark and smouldering. Mmmm..
Of course there's the usual sob stories which are in most mags these days, Alexandra Burke, winner of the 2008 X Factor only manages to pocket £250 a performance and Paul Gasgoine avoids bankruptcy, Ulrika Johnson wants to be the first to get voted off of `Big Brother` and Pete Doherty is moving to Paris.
The magazine makes a good job of telling you who is up for what award, I enjoy a goggle at the Awards ceremonies when they are televised, the fashions, the debates over whether they deserved the award or not. Who has been nominated for a Bafta or a Grammy.
A couple of pages are dedicated to the pop stars, Lily Allen has been on a diet, Britney is in `Mum` mode, Charlotte Church`s baby is a week overdue and Kylie Has a new man in her life.
There is a section dedicated to travel, a couple of pages of recipes ( I have to admit I have never tried any!) and the usual Beauty tips which usually include using the most expensive cosmetics on the market,so tey are way out of my reach.
Apart from all of the glossy photographs I have another favourite section, the back few pages.
These pages show the Royal family at different functions, charity balls and dinners and I just love to see what they wear and read any interesting snippets of gossip.
A lot of the photos are taken casually which makes them a whole lot more interesting.
All I seem to have talked about are the Stars, the glossy photos and the gossip, but that really is what `Hello` is all about.
I wouldn't ever describe it as a mans magazine, it is a woman's mag through and through.
The horoscopes? I only believe mine if its good!
At £2 a month it has to be a luxury but if I'm on track with my budget I am always sorely tempted to buy a copy.
Summary: A good girly/woman gossip magazine.
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