Hello! magazines celebrates its 20th birthday - Press Gazette

Hello! magazines celebrates its 20th birthday

The “Rolls Royce of celebrity journalism”, Hello! magazine, celebrates its 20th anniversary this month.

In a piece on Saturday entitled “the real curse of Hello!”, the Daily Mail argues that the magazine has been the driving force in opening up the world of celebrities to public scrutiny – fuelling what it calls today’s “warped celebrity culture”.

The Sunday Times agrees that Hello! “created a Frankenstein’s monster that has left the master’s control” and reveals that, despite the magazine’s glossy, high production values, the behind-the-scenes operation at the magazine has been “shambolic” in the past.

The Independent, meanwhile, has issued a clarification after it failed to credit any of the pictures in its piece on Hello!’s anniversary, which appeared in Friday’s paper.

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