Hey, it's not just celebrity magazines which specialise in lingering puff-pieces! Jon Friedman gives People magazine what you might call the People magazine treatment on CBS Marketwatch today, gushing over its circulation, its ad revenue, and the way it "makes every news story seem glamorous" (his emphasis).
Much more interesting, however, is People's own list of its best-selling issues, at the end of the article. In reverse order, they are: (5) Grace Kelly, dead. (4) John Lennon, dead. (3) John F Kennedy, Jr, dead. (2) Princess Diana, dead. (1) 9/11. Could it be that the best celebrity is a dead celebrity?