I preferred the weird shit ones - like Weekly World News (I haven't seen it for a while, either, KyotoAngel). I never bought them, but did scan them sometimes for giggles. I miss Bat Boy.
Although I did buy one in which the cover story involved something I wrote in a short story years before, and I made photo copies of it to give to the fiction contest I sent the story to (got 4th place for it), with the note "I hate it when my stories come true ... " It was about the mummy found on board The Titanic
A pity the celebrity tabloids took over. The weird-shit magazines were much more fun to look through.