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scandal sheet

An inexpensive small-format newspaper (tabloid) that primarily focuses on sensationalist or scandalous stories and gossip. Don't get your news from scandal sheets—they make up half the stuff they put in there! The senator found himself on the cover of a scandal sheet after he was caught leaving a hotel room with someone who wasn't his wife.
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scandal sheet

n. a tabloid newspaper featuring lurid news. I like to read a scandal sheet every now and then.
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The scandal sheet contents will hold high appeal for teens and a probability of censorship from adults.
He was hired by News of the World, a subsidiary of Murdoch's News International, to track missing British teen Milly Dowler for the scandal sheet.
Reilly (as long suffering right hand man Noah Dietrich), Danny Huston and Ian Holm (as the meteorologist Hughes hires to finds him the right clouds for his dogfight footage), peppering with smart cameos (Jude Law as Errol Flynn, Willem Dafoe as the scandal sheet publisher Hughes paid off not to reveal Hepburn's affair with the married Spencer Tracy) and bringing an unexpected erotic charge to not only flying but aircraft fuselages.
The actress joined forces with the FBI and became a star witness in the case against the scandal sheet.
This produces scoops for the scandal sheet and enhances Jack's prestige as adviser to the TV police drama "Badge of Honor.
The Scandal Sheet will enable us to convey the larger story of corporate misdeeds in its fullest possible context.
But top Hollywood magazine Vanity Fair has raked up the story again this month in a feature about the scandal sheet.
Dress well, avoid reading the scandal sheets at the checkout and say hello to people you recognize.
He was married to an elegant wife, Maeve, but their marriage was dragged through the scandal sheets after a Belgium paper claimed, just before Pope John Paul II's visit to Ireland in 1979, that Hillery had had a long affair with a Belgian woman.
The Brits' love of gossip magazines and the scandal sheets sits awkwardly with our national pride in good manners and belief in airing your dirty washing indoors, as it were.
And Charlotte appears in the August edition of the serious music-lovers bible 'Q' proving she can do credible as well as the scandal sheets.
She has rekindled her relationship with former Damage singer Jade Jones, but even here, there is unlikely to be any salacious revelations in the scandal sheets unless engineered by her pop svengali manager, Simon Fuller.
Arnold's supporters are furious that the Los Angeles Times waited until the final week of the campaign before recycling the same material that the scandal sheets ran years ago.
At first, only the scandal sheets would accept his letters and columns, but by the 1960s some of the more "respectable" publications began to print them.
To elucidate the slippage between nature and history in the scandal sheets, Thomas skillfully highlights their discursive strategies (repetition, hyperbole, rhetorical excess, bestialization) and political content (xenophobia, misogyny).
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