Welcome back to Midweek Madness, our long-dormant weekly revue of all the best and the worst but mostly deeply whateverness that tabloid media has to offer us. But first… a passage from Revelations:
I am the Alpha and the Omega. The first and the last. The end and the beginning. Itsa me……Jojoo Siiiiwaaaaaaaaaa………………
Let’s dive in.
Has People always been a murder sandwich on fluffy, white celebrity bread? This week’s issue opens with an exclusive photo spread from Good Morning America anchor Lara Spencer’s wedding, a little in-depth look at Chris Pratt’s budding romance with Arnold daughter and apparent author Katherine Schwarzenegger, a cute li’l joint interview with Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick about their new movie together, then suddenly it’s like “NEW SECRETS, UNENDING PAIN: THE WATTS FAMILY MURDERS” and “HORRIFIC MURDER, SHOCKING DEFENSE: DID AN INTERNET MEME LEAD A TEEN TO KILL?” and then we’re back to thoroughly benign content like the best-dressed celebrities of 2018 (Meghan Markle, Cate Blanchett, Lupita Nyong’o…) and fall shopping guides (plaid, hoop earrings, anything yellow…). There’s also a retrospective on why former First Lady Betty Ford was good and an excerpt from Michelle LeClair’s new memoir about leaving the Church of Scientology after falling in love with a woman.
Asher Angel, Loren Gray
Amandla Stenberg Q&A
Corbyn: Pasta! Yep. That’s all.
The fuck is Hayden Summerall????
Millie Bob’s friend? Sadie Sink.
Blake Gray and fan? They hit the rink.
Female masthead, Ariana
10 free posters, if you wanna
Brady Tutton, Trevor, Sunny
All these teens have lots of money
Unforeseen in-depth reporting
On gun violence… brain contorting
Nathan Triska, Edwin, Jace
Jojo Siwa? Has a face.
Cameron Dallas, Tayler Holder
Influencers, eyes that smolder