Planet13 - 4:58 pm on Dec 8, 2011 (gmt 0)
The Enquirer has a long history of breaking stories - albeit celebrity focused stories - before many mainstream rags.
A recent example was an extramarital affair that then-presidential candidate John Edwards was having.
Many people dismissed the claims because it was reported in the Enquirer first, only to have egg on their face when more mainstream publications began to cover it as well and witnesses came forth.
If memory serves, I think the Enquirer was also the first to cover that the LAPD's suspicions that OJ had murdered his ex-wife and her then boyfriend (and the possible issue at that time of a warrant for his arrest).
Of course, O.J. was found not guilty by a jury of his peers, so it just goes to show that even the Enquirer gets it wrong sometimes...
I am not really interested in celebrity news all that much myself, but if I were, I would definitely read the Enquirer.