October 30, 2013 Last Updated 4:37 pm

Bauer Publishing launches new celebrity weekly magazine, Closer

New title on newsstands in NYC in time for Halloween, nationwide on November 1

Press Release:

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Oct. 30, 2013 — Get closer to the stars you love with new celebrity weekly Closer.

Bauer Publishing, the No. 1 seller of magazines at retail in the country, today unveils the much-anticipated debut of Closer Weekly, a celebrity and lifestyle weekly magazine created for the underserved demographic of women age 40-plus.

Merging the feel-good nature of celebrity with lifestyle content, Closer features stars with long and illustrious careers in an uplifting and positive way while providing a concise, sophisticated take on the home, fashion, beauty and diet information that its readers desire.

CloserMag-cover-lgThe magazine debuts on newsstands in New York today, Oct. 30, and nationwide on Friday, Nov. 1. Two million copies of the first issue will be distributed nationwide at a price of 25 cents and follow with a newsstand price of $3.99.
“I couldn’t be more excited to introduce Closer into America’s homes,” Editor-in-Chief of Closer Annabel Vered said. “Our mission is simple: to reconnect our readers with the stars that they grew up with and love by celebrating them. Closer will offer an inside look into the lives of our beloved stars – past and present – sharing their inspiring tales and uplifting news. We hope you enjoy.”


  • Cover feature: an exclusive interview with beloved star Valerie Harper and her latest stunning health update
  • An at-home photo shoot with Lynda Carter
  • No-holds-barred Q&A with Suzanne Somers
  • Rare photos of John F. Kennedy and Jackie as newlyweds
  • Love updates on our favorite couples from Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell to Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks
  • Recipes from Giada De Laurentiis’ new book Giada’s Feel Good Food
  • And more!


  • Picture Perfect: the front-of-the-book section featuring the best photos of the week
  • Closer to Home: brings readers into their favorite stars’ homes
  • Heart to Heart: long-form Q&A interviews on our beloved celebrities
  • Best Day of My Life: Closer’s favorite stars share the moments that changed them forever
  • My Life in 10 Pictures: a look at the personal and professional highlights of a star’s life
  • Love Notes: romantic news on star couples and how they’ve kept the spark alive
  • Generation Wow!: stars who shine on the red carpet
  • Best Friends: stars and their favorite four-legged pals
  • And more!

Launching simultaneously with the magazine is Closer’s website, www.CloserWeekly.com; twitter, @CloserWeekly; and Facebook page www.facebook.com/CloserWeekly. Closer’s online assets will act as a complement to the magazine, offering the demographic of 40-plus women breaking news and features on the stars they care about, an online community to interact and talk about the issues that are important to them and provide added-value content that enhances the stories they experience in the magazine.

Publisher of Closer Marc Richards said: “The premier issue has attracted many major advertisers, including ABC, CW and E-One Entertainment. They’re seeking to leverage Closer’s anticipated weekly success reaching the celebrated generation of 40-plus women, a group that accounts for the majority of women’s annual $4 trillion consumer expenditure, from travel, health and beauty to fashion, entertainment, diet and automotive. And critically, it is a generation that came of age during the celebrity entertainment category explosion of the late ’90s and is now settled and looking to reconnect with the stars they grew up with.”

  • Tablazines 4 years ago

    why??????? lol. Do we really need yet another one of these rags?