In the UK courts stars have long waged war on their tabloid persecutors.
David Cook, who led two of inquiries, had his phone hacked by the tabloid, his house watched, and his family followed.
The sordid details of their acknowledged sexual encounter were the stuff of tabloid frenzy from the moment the story broke.
The Italian tabloid Novella 2000 reports that she was angry due to his “less-than-warm reception” upon her return.
Fast forward twenty years and many more than twenty tabloid scandals.
A series of choice, tabloid talks—a spiritual meditation for every day in the year.
That's the tabloid novel—one swallow of water, and it's gone.
Instead he threw himself on the bed and read a tabloid newspaper.
For use throw one tabloid into a cup of hot water, wait a minute and a satisfying infusion is the result.
Something about the case caught a tabloid's attention and it was played up as a human interest sob story.
1884, "small tablet of medicine," trademark name (by Burroughs, Wellcome and Co.) for compressed or concentrated chemicals and drugs, formed from tablet + Greek-derived suffix -oid. By 1898, it was being used figuratively to mean a compressed form or dose of anything, hence tabloid journalism (1901), and newspapers that typified it (1918), so called for having short, condensed news articles and/or for being small in size.