In Touch Weekly

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In Touch Weekly
In Touch Weekly magazine cover.png
Editorial Director David Perel
Categories Tabloid / Gossip
Frequency Weekly
Total circulation
(June 2012)
First issue 2002
Company Bauer Media Group
Country  United States
Language English
ISSN 1580-8280

In Touch Weekly is an American celebrity gossip magazine. The magazine is focused on celebrity news, fashion, beauty, relationships and lifestyle, and is geared towards a younger readership, billing itself as "fast and fun", along with making claims about their lower cover price on their front cover to encourage buyers to purchase their magazine rather than the other titles on a supermarket checkout rack.

The magazine was launched in 2002 by Bauer Publishing;[2] Richard Spencer was editor from its launch until 2010.

The magazine shares a publisher with its sister magazine Life & Style Weekly, a similar weekly gossip magazine. Whereas In Touch is focused more on celebrity gossip, Life & Style bills itself on giving readers lifestyle tips on how to incorporate celebrity beauty and fashion into their lives.

On September 18, 2006, after the death of Daniel Wayne Smith, son of Anna Nicole Smith, Getty Images sold the last photos taken of Daniel alive at his mother's bedside to In Touch Weekly and Entertainment Tonight for a reported $650,000.

On May 21, 2015, the magazine controversially released a police investigation of Josh Duggar from the 19 Kids and Counting reality TV show, from an investigation carried out in 2006, when Josh was 18 years of age, about events occurring in 2002, when Josh was 14 and still a minor, when he was accused of molestation. In spite of no charges being laid, In Touch Magazine implied that Josh Duggar was a rapist, paedophile and child molester, and that his family were paedophile enablers. They published the full contents of the police report, which were not redacted sufficiently to protect the identities of the victims, in spite of a judgement by Judge Stacey Zimmerman on May 21, 2015, which ordered for all copies of the police report to be destroyed.[3][4][5][6][7][8]

According to the website, as of 2010, In Touch Weekly sells for $2.99 on newsstands, $.50 cents less than competitors US Weekly and Star Magazine. Subscribers pay $1.49 per issue.


  1. ^ "eCirc for Consumer Magazines". Alliance for Audited Media. June 30, 2012. Retrieved December 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ David Carr (25 October 2004). "A Down-Market Publisher Dresses Up". The New York Times. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Judge orders Josh Duggar's record destroyed". Chicago Tribune. May 22, 2015. Retrieved June 7, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Release of Josh Duggar's Police Report Raises New Legal Questions". Fox News. 2 June 2015. Retrieved 4 June 2015. 
  5. ^ Henry, Larry (24 May 2014). "Senator: Springdale Police Chief Should Be Fired Over Child Sex-Crime Report". 5 News. Retrieved 4 June 2015. 
  6. ^ Chasner, Jessica (26 May 2015). "Bart Hester, Arkansas lawmaker, wants police chief fired over release of Josh Duggar report". The Washington Times. Retrieved 4 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "City Of Springdale Responds To Josh Duggar Sexual Molestation Accusations". 5 News. 4 June 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2015. 
  8. ^ Helsel, Phil (5 June 2015). "Josh Duggar Molestation Scandal: City Defends Release of Record". NBC News. Retrieved 5 June 2015. 

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