What Are Some Facts About "OK!" Magazine?


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"OK!" is a U.K.-based weekly magazine specializing in celebrity news and gossip. Originally published as a monthly beginning in April of 1993, "OK!" has more than 30 million readers in 20 countries around the world as of 2015.

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"OK!" is well-known for covering celebrity weddings, including the weddings of Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas, Tony Parker and Eva Longoria, and Prince William and Kate Middleton. "OK!" is also notorious for controversial coverage of celebrity gossip, including affairs, drug overdoses and deaths. In one instance, "OK!" prematurely published a tribute issue about the death of Jane Goody before she actually died. "OK!" also published photos of the dead body of Michael Jackson on the cover of its June 2009 Michael Jackson tribute issue.

After its success in Britain, publishers Northern and Shell launched "OK!" in Australia as a monthly title in September 2004. The Australian version, now published by Bauer Media, then went weekly in October 2006. American Media Inc. launched the U.S. version of "OK!" in 2005.

Readers can access "OK!" in print, online and through mobile apps. Fans of the tabloid magazine can also listen to "OK! Insider," a weekly video podcast about the current issue of the magazine, available on the OK! U.K. website.

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