tabloidy

tabloidy

(ˈtæblɔɪdɪ)
adj
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) censorious characteristic of a tabloid newspaper; trashy
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Through two years of development, fresh reasons were found to dramatize the infamous case--"this tabloidy, National Enquirey thing," as co-creator Scott Alexander deems it--by emphasizing issues not generally part of the 1995 conversation: gender politics, public vs.
He's not tabloidy famous, but he keeps popping up and shocking the world with a glaring headline now and then.
The reader can never quite shrug off the sense that the novel is a sort of laboratory experiment that hasn't entirely gelled, an experiment in which an author who writes with Jamesian attention to emotional nuance has tried to inject a tabloidy story line with literary import.
Andy says: "To be honest I was a bit scared in the beginning because I thought it was going to be a bit like tabloidy television, but it's not been like that at all.
I'm not the kind of person who can just come out with a tabloidy sound bite, I'm much more measured.
It's all really ridiculous, the tabloidy stuff and the chatter that comes with it.
Designer Mario Garcia weighed in on his blog: "It is a bit tabloidy, indeed, but that is good in my way of thinking.
And in these tabloidy times, they are much better role models than Britney/Lindsay/Paris/Nicole.
Phil Stanford's just-the-facts excursion into the bad old days in Portland is rich with tabloidy tidbits.
But the film also covers Luce's visionary efforts - the creation of Fortune magazine as a tony, upscale glossy in the midst of the Depression - as well as his more tabloidy exploits, such as abandoning his first wife for Clare Boothe Brokaw, who would write the hit play ``The Women'' and become ambassador to Italy.
Despite their tabloidy subtitle--"the untold story behind America's favorite movies"--Buhle and Wagner don't dabble much in the anecdote, gossip or movie-set story that would have lubricated their prose or perhaps even parted their sea of subordinate clauses.
I try to stay away from stories that are gossipy or tabloidy and I prefer to work on pieces that are issue oriented.